The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 16, 1958 · Page 3
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PRESSES STILLED IN NEW YORK Negotiators Try Again to End Paper Strike ,/ Tuesday, Dee. 16, 1958 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD- 3 Body of Aurora Man Found NEW VOftK (AP>-tfegOtfetoM, deadlocked lit dlstgfcenittit, try again today to end the continuing shutdown ot nine major New York daily newspaper*. Joseph F. Flnrtegan, top national mediator, meets again with the striking Newspaper Mail and De- livertrs Union and the Publishers Assn. of New York City against a backdrop of pessimism and mounting losses on both sides. Hie publishers association said after Monday's talks: "There was no effort on the part of the union to come back to the bargaining table as an alternative to shutting down the press of the world's greatest metropolitan area." Unwillingness to Discuss Asher Schwartz, attorney for the union, ,told newsmen: "the main stumbling block is the unwillingness of the publishers to discuss any of our proposals." The 4,500-member deliverymen's union struck the papers a week ago in a dispute over wages and working conditions. The walkout followed a rank-and-flle rejection of a $7-a-week wage package offer that had been tentatively accepted by union negotiators. The papers stopped publishing Thursday when printers balked al crossing a Deliverers' picket line at the New York Daily News plant. Publishers Assn. President Barney G. Cameron blamed 105 deliverers for causing the strike. He emphasized that less than 1.700 of the union's 4,500 eligible members voted in the 877-to-772 rejection of the $7 offer. "In other words, 105 members of • 4,500-man union were re sponsible for t strike that shut down the nine daily newspapers serving an area of 12 million people and affecting the jobs of 20,000 men and women in the various newspaper crafts. . ." he said. Meanwhile, other unions criti cized the publishers for suspend ing operations. The Allied Printing Trades Council, representing eight me chanical unions, said in a state ment: "We resent the fact that the publishers saw fit to lock ou their employes and we will take every means to collect their los pay." M. Michael Potoker of the American Newspaper Guild said, Entitled to Insurance "The unions feel that the men laid off are entitled to unemployment insurance from the state because they were suspended because of lack of work." In suspending publication, the New York Times said refusal ot the printers to work at the Daily- News violated the printers' contract with all nine papers. Schwartz said the Deliverers' Union, which originally asked a $10 weekly wage package, is now willing to take the publishers' $7 package spread over two years—I Girl, 9, Tries to Stop Car; Injury Fatal INDEPENDENCE, Mq. (AP)— "I tried to stop the car, Daddy, but I couldn't," 9-year-old Pamela Sue Fronkier told her father. She died in a hospital half an hour later. The family car had crushed her against a tree as it rolled down a driveway. Elton E. Fronkier had parked the car in the driveway, leaving Pamela Sue and two other children in the vehicle while he made a magazine subscription collection call. He said his youngest child, Rob ert, 22 months, apparently re leased the parking gear and the car started rolling down a slight incline. Pamela jumped out, ran in front and tried to hold the car. Actress Sues Mike Todd Co. WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Actress Evelyn Keyes wants an accounting of the corporate funds of Mike Todd Co., Inc., whose principal asset i> the movie "Around the World in 80 Days." Todd, husband of screen star Elizabeth Taylor, died in an airplane crash last March. Miss Keyes, in a complaint filed by her attorney in the Delaware Court of Chancery Monday, said corporate funds were used to pur chase jewelry, paintings, can, airplanes and yachts unnecessary to the company's business. Miss Keyes' suit stated she bold* 100,000 shares of stock in the Todd company. The company was given until Jan. 27 to answer the complaint. provided othef contract betieflta are Included. The baste wage for deliverynten > flow $103.82 a week. Modified Demand The union has also modified its demand for a reduction in the 40- hour work week, Schwarti said. Instead 6f a 88-hour week as originally asked, the union is prepared to accept a 37-hour week, with the reduction in JTOUM spread over two yean, he said. A publishers spokesman called the proposal for « shorter work week fantastic. The union is still insisting that the weight of newspaper delivery bundles be reduced from 63 to 80 pounds. the publisher* granted this demand originally, but withdrew it after the union voted to turn down the tentative settlement terms. AUflOnA, Minn. (APT - The body of an Aurora man was found in deep snow about 100 yards from his home Monday after a night when the temperature dropped to 10 below. fir. Davis A. Sher, cfeputy St. Louis County coroner, said the victim, Joseph J. Karich, 42, died of a heart attack while taking a shortcut home that carried him through heavy drifts. Karich was last seen Sunday night while attending a fund raising program. A neighbor, Jack Kesti, came upon the body. READ THE CLASSIFIED ADS IN SCHOOLS Group Votes to Keep Aid Level ST. PAUL (AP) - State school aids should be maintained at present levels whether it requires a sales, a boost in the state income tax "or any other revenue sources" to accomplish it. This was voted Monday by the State Coordinating Committee on Education, already on record as supporting an income withholding tax plan. State funds now cover about 43 per cent of all school maintenance costs. 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