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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1983 BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Steel Industry Begins Debate on New Round of Wage Hikes This Week By SAM DAWSON MEW YORK (AP) — Steel management and labor this week start the big debate on whether there'll be another round of wage and price hikes this year. The industry in the past lias usually been the leader. Whatever spiral it starts generally moved through the rest of the heavy industries. But with the price trend for most other commodities downward, with the cost of living a little below its peak,, and with other unions apparently concentrating more this year on fringe benefits than on big wage boosts,~hiany observers feel that the debate getting under way this week may take a different turn from former years. The executive board of the CIO United Steelworkers is meeting today to discuss what demands to World's Needy Get Clothing NEW YORK (#)—Half a million garments take a lot of making. That is the number which have been made up new in 13 years and shipped from the sewing room of the yriends (Quaker) Meeting House here. The Quakers send the garmenis to devastated areas in 28 countries throughout the world. Hundreds of women from 11 denominations Work with the Quakers. Much of the work li done in the sewing room which also acts as receiving and shipping center for outlj'ing areas. In addition to handling new garments, the center collects and ships thousands of tons of used garments. A number of manufacturers donate materials for the new garments or provide them at reduced prices. make when negotiations with management open in June. Directors of the two largest steel companies—U. S. steel Corp. and Bethlehem—meet this week, too. Steel prices are already pushing upward. Three of the largest companies—Bethlehem, Republic and Jones & Lnughlin are raising extra charges tacked onto some major steel products. Another big one, Colorado Fuel & Iron, is raising base prices o! steel rails, tiepates, joint bars and spikes. Reflect Rising Costs These price increases — first since decontrol—are said by the companies to reflect rising costs which they weren't permitted to pass along under the control law. Others in the industry may follow this lead, regardless of what the coming wage negotiations may bring forth. Some leaders in the steel industry, however, think that for base prices in general the question won't be settled until after the June wage negotiations. The theory is that a general price increase ijow would be bad policy while management is trying to hold down wage demands. Still others question whether the steel industry can make a general price rise stick very long. Demand lor steel is very high now and the industry says the strong demand will last at least till fall. But steelmen have the example of other metals to watch. Sharp drops in the price of zinc, lead and tin illustrate how quickly a tight supply situation can change to one oi abundance. Cherry Says Lawsuits May Follow Court Ruling on School Segregation LITTLE ROCK (/P) — A series of j lawsuits attacking Arkansas Racial segregation laws was predicted by Qov. Cherry today it the U. S. Supreme Court sets a time limit for providing equal school facilities for •Negroes. Cherry Raid little at his Monday news conference about what effect he thought an anti-segregation ruling would have in the state. The chief executive said that, if a time limit is imposed on states with segreiation laws, he believed it would • be followed by lawsuits seeking to determine what constitutes equal facilities. "I don't see any other way they could do it," Cherry observed. The U. S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on a series of suits attacking Southern segrega- tion laws as applied to public school systems. If the Court rules on the broad question of the constitutionality of segregation it will be the first such action since before the turn of the century. The Court in 1896 upheld the constitutionality of the Southern "separate but equal" doctrine and all suits reacting the court since then have been decided on their individual merits. Cherry said it is possible that states refusing to provide equal facilities for Negroes would be ordered to allow Negroes to attend the best schools available. He said he aid not believe equal facilities could be set up overnight because ol the time required for construction i JAPANESE "FENCe-MENDING"-l-°aded down with Japanese politicians. » campaign truck: pauses along a road near Tokyo and an orator appeal? for votes. Parliament was dissolved recently, forcing new nationwide elections. Oil Surplus, Hint of Higher Prices Come Out of Meeting ST. LOUIS W>—The possibility of another oil surplus this summer and hint at possible higher prices same in separate reports at the mid- ear meeting of the Independent 'etroleum Association of America Monday. State Considered For New Industry, banker Says LITTLE ROCK (/P)—A New York lanker returned to his native Little lock yesterday with word that Ar- :ansas is being considered for a najor new industry, and a predic- ion that a Korean peace would not iring on a recession. "There are some plans in the mi or a major new industry or a ne efense installation," said Roland C rvine, executive vice-president he Chase National Bank. "They are top drawer, confiden ial matters and depend largely o he military preparation I 'eel wi ontinue." Irvine is here to participate i he National Old Line Life In&ur nee Company's celebration of hav ng reached the 100 million dolla nark." 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Available in Decorator's Fabrics. .50 109 CM. SMART FURNITURE Inc. The Supply and Demand Committee of the organization said current U. S. production plus imports total 7.910,000 barrels a day while the summer demand is expected to be 7,858.000 barrels daily. The Cost Study Committee in another report, said there has been no general increase in crude oil j prices since 1947 while costs have, climbed, causing "a disparity of I prices received from the sale of oil I as related to increased costs." I The supply and demand report: said the Industry recently cut back! domestic production by about 350,000 barrels daily and may make further reductions to bring production more in line with demand. Higher costs of finding, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas "substantially reduced" earnings of the industry during 1952 the cost study committee told delegates to the two-day session. Stepper-up efforts to tap new sources of oil required new properties, plants and equipment, thus contributing to higher costs the committee added. British Papers Warn of Booby Traps in Offer LONDON W| — Leading British newspapers took the vl-.v Monday that Russia's latest offer of talks to settle outstanding world troubles may hold booby traps, but nevertheless urged the West to explore the offer without delay. Pravda. official newspaper of the Communist Party, published a long statement Saturday replying to President Eisenhower's foreign policy speech of April 16. Although the statement showed no sign of a retreat of as much as an inch from any Soviet position, it nevertheless declared readiness to enter into "business like" discussions. In effect, it apeared to toss the ball back to the West for the next Play. Communist Hungary Monday followed up the Pravda statement with a reply of its own to President Eisenhower. An editorial in Sznbad Nep, official Budapest newspaper of the Hungarian Communist Party, like the Pravda statement was notably tven-tempered. But it supported Pravda in nearly all particulars. Most editorials In the British press cautioned that a full settlement of all outstanding issues between East and West was too much to hope for now. But the independent influenti.nl Times summed up the over-all at- tiude of the British press In these words: "Even if a single area of friction could be regulated the effort would be worthwhile." The conservative Mail declared: "Snags may be hidden in the milder messages from behind the Iron Curtain. These may be Intended to lull us into a false security, to divide Britain from America or to end the war in Korea because the Reds want to concentrate on Indochina . . . "Yet there still remains something we have not had since 194G— a spirit of reasonableness which has been completely absent from the Commnuist side." MORE TROUBLE FOR BRITAIN?—Newsmap indicates where Iran is reportedly massing Iroops along its southern coast, opposite tho three British-protested islands of Tunb, Abu Musa and Sirri. Iran h;is long claimed the islands, together with oil-rich Bahrein Island, farther north. Britain recognizes the sovereignty of the Sheikhs of Trucial Oman over the three islands, and any invasion of Ihe sparsely populated bits of land, used mainly for grazing, would'presumably involve Britain, Obvious Cancer Symptom Given LOS ANGELES (J?) — Cancer of the larynx, which early manifests itself by prolonged hoarseness, is the only form, of cancer which shows such an obvious symptom in its early stages, says Dr. Joel Pressman, University of California surgeon. However, few affected persons go to the doctor until the condition has been prevalent for six months or longer. Dr. Pressman says that with early diagnosis most cancers of the larynx can be successfully treated with modern surgical and radiological techniques. Quake Hits Formosa TAIPEH, Formosa (/P) — A strong earthquake was felt In Hualien on the east coast Sunday but caused neither damage nor casualties. Adams Appliance Co. Inc. RHEUMATIC PAIN? KIDNEY-BLADDER IRRITATION? Mountain ValleyWorer and kidney-bladder' > for over 75 5 becaui* it help* to; Stimulate kidney functions. Neutralize iiiiC acidity. Discharge waste. RICHARDSON'S Cash Grocery ' Corner nf nth * Main Casualties Identified WASHWGTON (ffj-The Detenu Department identified 59 Korean War casualties In a new list No. 199 that included 9 killed 48 wound, ed, I injured and 3 captured, yesterday. Read Courier News Classified Adi. tepare Our High Quality Paint Prices! DeLuxe Outsida House Paint Gal. Vi if ..1.73 ..1.44 ..1.34 DeLuxe 4-hour Enamel, Qt. .., DeLu.xe Floor Enamel, Qt. . DeLuxe Varnish Stain, Qt E. C. 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