(ARK.T COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 39, 1MB Bo«t Gwg« Mtoity Soys; Power of Merged Labor Unions Wi// Be Used to Nation's Benefit i, _._ .„ i,i« n .-. nn »«T,t i3rt. HvMti*>c flft«»i* th p mprirer. This i> By NORMAN WALKER another supports his opponent. liticnl support of the AFL-CIO thus **/ ----- ! ijticni support 01 me A?-L,-^UJ mua isiFW YORK fAP) — The first man to concede tnai me js ]ikelv to be more mea ningfui ISUll A v/*n* V / _,, ,1 UfnarJnn ArCTail. I . _, "_ ._ _ J _.„..„ V,.> ni*nenaf>. r\ H w Y (Jjxiv \f\r } — -~ i '»"- A" «* **»*»»» v— --------- AFL-CIO merger will tend to concentrate and broaden organ- hed labor's economic and political powers is George Mcany, who will boss the job. But Meany says the powers will body and establish a rival be used to benefit the nation a whole. Economically, he argues that unions have won much of the nation's present prosperity by increasing worker purchasing power and that the merger will be aimed at advancing that cause. Politically, he says: "Fears have been expressed that there will be too much powea loo much concentration of power, and that it might be used politically. Well, in my book it will be used politically. . . "Not with th idea in mind w running the country, not, with the Idea in mind of seeking public office for trade unionists — although there is nothing wrong with that, we have some pretty good ones— but with the idea of continuing the forward march of American labor, getting for American labor the fair share of what we produce. "Didn't Choose Battleground "Let those who worry about labor's political power remember this: We did not choose the battleground, this political battleground. If they can pass laws that can hamstring, weaken and destroy the trade union movement, then our place to defend ourselves is in the same halls where they passed those laWs." Meany has recognized that misuse of increased labor power may be countered by new legislative curbs against unions. He has counseled that union powers must be used wisely or face that consequence. The merger, which becomes effective next week, will throw together 108 AFL unions and 30 CIO unions into one federation. The CIO group is to remain intact as a Department of Industrial Organizations within the new federation. Presumably this will leave the CIO Iree, in the first few years of the merger at any rale, to quit um, 't.^ i uwj n..u - ,no- OS federation just :.s happened m IS Jo . when a group of unions withdrew AFL to form the CIO. from Nobody, however, seems to be wor rying now about another schism. $35,000 a Year Meany will draw the same 35, 000 per year salary as head of the and thus courted more by prospective candidates. Same as in Past Will the merger lead to more strikes and pressures on employers? Unions will operate much as they have in the past, each bar- , gaining separately on its own with employers. However, the CIO's Waller Reu- Court Orders College Must Admit Negroes NEW ORLEANS WI — Texarkana (Tex.) Junior College has been ordered by the U. S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals here to admit qualified Negro students. The litigation started when the school denied admission to Negroes in a letter dated June 9, 1962. The decision, which reversed a ruling made by U. S. District Judge Joe Sheeny, said that Negroes' applications for admission must be judged as If they were from white applicants. or the S76.000 rece vea „,-,:";„,„„ cooperation in strike Harrison, president of oerha p s wider use of the labo AFL-CIO as he presently receives as AFL president. While this is, above the average union leader's) salary, it's less than the S50.000 m paid to miners chief John L. Lewis or to Teamsters Union President Dave Beck, or the S76.000 received j by George Harrison, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks Little effect of the merger is expected on the forthcoming presidential campaign. For the next year or more, the combined AFL- CIO plans codirectors of political activity, one for AFL unions and one for CIO unions. They probably will operate more closely than in the past, however. A two-year period after the nier- iher, who probably will remain as chief spokesman for CIO union; within the new federation, has pro ,, posed establishing a huge strike i'Jtund from Which all AFL-CIO un 1 ions could dr w for money r.id dur nits. He has offered to start such a fund with a million dollar contribution. Thus, there is a possibility of - ger has been arranged to perfect the dovetailing of the thousands of state, area and city AFL and CIO organizations, some 01 • hich have maintained strong rivalries for ears. They are supposed to merge all down the line and, if they haven't at the end of the two-year period are to be forced provided, they together, Lenders of the AFL and CIO seem to feel they'll be able to collect more voluntary political contributions from union members under the new setup. However that turns out, the main union political advantage out of the merger is likely to be that one AFL-CIO organization in each state eventually will have the power to give or withhold substantially all organized labor support. In the past, unions have sometimes diluted their over-all influence— one supporting one candidate while Infected Guinea Pigs Escape EXETER, England W) —Four guinea pigs which could kill a whole class room of youngsters were being hunted in an extraordinary police operation yesterday. The animals, infected with salmonella enteritidis bacteria vanished from a public health service compound here. Authorities feared they might have been taken by children. The bacteria with which the pigs are infected could cause a serious form of food poisoning, frequently fatal and perhaps wider use of the labor boycott or refusal to handle goods produced by an employer embroiled in a labor controversy. Union lenders predict consider ably expanded union organizing ac tivities after the merger. This i likely to get under way slowly but persistently. However, Philip Ray Rodgers. a member of the National Labor Relations Board, report* the number of cases corning to the NLRB this year indicates a considerable burst of union organizing effort well in advance of the merger. Rodgers. former aid to the late Sen. Robert A. Taft IR-OMo*. toW an employer group in California a few weeks ago that "it's my sincere belief this merger will achieve: a notable success." "It's an plmost certain event," Rodgers said, "that this new organization will find millions of ready buyers for its product and services, with the result that oth unionisation and collective bargaining will come to encompass an ever-broadening part of our econ- my. "The result of such a development, measured against experience, would seem to promise both general and specific economic advantages." For_Every Boy on Your Gift List Gasoline Suit Sent Back to Chancery LITTLE ROCK W}—A suit to enjoin sale of Lion gasoline in the Port Smith area at. tank wagon prices, which allegedly are below cost, yesterday was sent back to Sebastian Chancery Court for trial. The Arkansas Supreme Court decision was on a preliminary legal ruling. A determination of the issues of the case was not involved in the Supreme Court's action. The suit alleging unfair price cutting was brought by the Arkansas Independent Oil Marketers Assn., Inc., against Lion Oil Co., which since has been merged into Monsanto Chemical Co. A summons was served on J. Aubrey Yates of Fort Smith as agent for Lion. the lower court in awarding Mrs. Cooepr $12.50 a week for child maintenance and judgments totaling $1,132 as half interest in a fire insurance policy the Coopers had collected and as payments she had made on an automobile. The decree noted that Cooper remarried after returning from Nevada to Arkansas, but the second | marriage was not formally involved In today's decision. ] The court held that a signature | n a real estate deed which has! been on record in Union County; since 1937 was tat of Annie Mae Simmons. When J. A. Hancock and his wife filed suit in 1954 to confirm their title in the property, Mrs. Simmons ir Ltion. title in uie property, «us. OLIUHLUO^ Lion contended that Yates, the con t e nded that someone had forged Fort Smith area distributor of Lion hel . sj gna t ure to the deed. products, was not its agent but an independent contractor and that proper legal service could not be had on him. Chancellor Franklin Wilder agreed and cancelled the service of summons. The association appealed. The Supreme Court after discussing terms of the contract between Yates and Lion at length disagreed v/ith Wilder and sent the case back to Chancery Court with instructions to overrule the Lion motion to quash the service on Yates. The Supreme Court agreed with Columbia Chancery Court in holding invalid a Nevada divorce obtained by J. W. Cooper from Dorothy Cooper. The court said the evidence was "overwhelming" that . Cooper was never a legal resident of Nevada but went there merely to get a divorce after having three times dropped an action in Columbia County. 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