The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on December 18, 1958 · Page 5
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 5

Austin, Minnesota
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Thursday, December 18, 1958
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WANT 35-HOUR WEEK Mayor, Officials Meet on N. Y. Paper Strike NEW YORK (AfMftftit Rob- •rt f. Wagner and three nationil «nd city mediation officials meet today to dlseusi the nine-day-old ItHke agaiast nine city newt- paper*. Peace talk* broke down completely Wednesday. Grous repre- •enting publisher* and the striking Newspaper and Mall Deliverers Union failed to agree on « resumption of negotiations as they met with federal mediators. "We see no point in an early meeting," a spokesman for the publishers said. He added that the publishers will remain subject to * new call from federal mediators. Extra Holiday Asher Schwartz, lawyer for the union, said: "We asked for re' iumption as early as possible of negotiations for a 86-hour week, rick leave, an extra holiday and other demands that have been rejected. "The publishers, taking a stand-pat attitude, Indicated a reluctance to meet again." Federal Mediator Herbert L. Haber said: "The meeting has been adjourned subject to our call, insofar as Joint meetings are concerned. In the meantime, the Federal Mediation Service will continue to have separate meet- Ings with representatives of both parties." Presses at the nine papers have been still since shortly after the •trike of deliverymen began Dec. 9 over wages and other contract issues. 1H Mfflkm • Day The newspaper industry is los- ing an estimated 1% million dollars a day in advertising and circulation revenues and in suspended wages of nearly 20,000 nonstriklng but idle employes. in t separata action, the New York Board of Trade called on President Eisenhower, Goy. Ave» rell Harriman, Oov.-elect Nelson A. Rockefeller and Wagner to intervene. Intolerable Disservice The board said the strike is "an intolerable disservice to the public which is resulting in irretrievable losses to many lines of business." At Wednesday's brief joint meeting, the publishers held firm on their offer of a two-year, $7- a-week wage package. The deliverers' membership turned down this offer when,the strike began. Union negotiators agreed Tuesday to resubmit the offer, but were overruled in a membership meeting. Present deliverers wage Is $103.82 a week. Santo Glaus Day at Lyle Saturday LYLE, Minn.—Santa Claus Day will be held in Lyle Saturday, with a program In the City Hall starting at 2 p.m. At the same time, the Commercial Club announced that Lyle stores would be open until 9 p.m., starting Friday through Tuesday, except Saturday when they will close at 8 p.m. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, instead of 8:30 p.m. DUG AN'S DAILY Gift Suggestions Baseball Gloves Bat and Ball Set Footballs - Basketballs Funballs - Scoopballs Boxing Gloves - Striking Bags Shop Early - Lay away Now Free Gift Wrapping FIGHT BOGOTA FIRE _ Firemen and volunteers rush into the smoke-blackened entrance of the Vida Department Store in Bogota, Colombia, where 82 Christmas shoppers perished in a fire and panic Tuesday night. Authorities said the fire started when a Christmas light display short-circuited. (AP Photofax) PARTIES, GIFTS Firms Are Pro, Gon on Holiday Problems By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP)-With Christmas just a week away, business firms have lined up today pro and con on the perennial holiday problems: Business gifts to customers and suppliers; office parties; how long a holiday to grant. More office workers this year will have the day after Christmas off — possibly on the theory that they wouldn't do much work on Friday anyway. Banks Open But it's far from a universal Holiday. Most banks will stay open and so will department stores. And many factories report that the recent increase in new orders makes it necessary for them to produce Friday. A number of textile mills, however, will take a long holiday with an eye to trimming inventories. The employes of the federal government and some state governments will have a four-day weekend. Stock exchanges will be closed Friday. More people are saying bad things about office parties this year—both employes and employers. But the number of firms fn? them seems not to be large. A record number, however, are reported holding them outside the office itself, turning the entertainment — and policing — chores over to professionals. Gi/ts Under Fire The practice of business firms giving presents is also under more fire this year, although few companies dropping the practice give the recent recession and its squeeze on earnings as the reason. Some big companies are telling others they prefer their employes not receive gifts, and some are warning their workers about what they should accept and under what conditions. The practice of giving to charities in the name of freinds of the business seems to be growing. Gifts by business firms last year — Including those to their own employes — has been estimated to have cost 288 million dollars. Some experts in the gift field predict a drop this year of around 4 per cent, while others say about 80 per cent of the firms they've surveyed are spending as much this year as last. The Sierra range of the Andes in Peru includes ten mountains which rise to more than 20,000 feet. FREE! A BRAND-NEW RCA VICTOR RECORD OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC! CAROLS BY THE AMES BROTHERS...BELAFONTE...COMO ...RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL SYMPHONY AND CHORUS. STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE RECORD ODAY $1.29 value-absolutely free! Over 1,000,000 records avaUable nationally. You don't have to buy a thing. Remember, the world's greatest artiste say "Merry Christmas" for you when you give RCA Victor L.P. albums like these: PUCCINI MADAMA T TERFLY MUCH I CiSARt WUMMU, *t At* 4»MM mt ovUUt m AUSTIN (Minn.) HERAlD Thursday, Dee. 1ft, 1958 Officials Argue Their Immunity on Race Charge MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) Six Alabama officials will argue their immunity Jan. S to a U.S. district judge who ordered them to answer Negro charges of discrimination before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. A state Judge and five voter registrars, who refused to testify at the federal agency's Inquiry here last week, had been under federal orders to appear with their registration files before the commission, of second bearing Friday. However, Judge Frank Johnson Jr. agreed Wednesday to give the officials a chance to try to convince the court that as immune judicial officers they have a legal right to defy the agency. Pending Final Ruling After Johnson postponed until Jan. 9 the deadline for obeying subpoenas for Friday's hearing, a spokesman for the commission in Washington said resumption of its inquiry was postponed pending Johnson's final ruling. The registrars who refused to testify, take the oath or surrender their records to the commission are E. P. Livingston and Grady Rogers of Macon County, W. A. Stokes Sr. and J. W. Spencer of Harbour and M. T. Evans of Bullock. Livingston and Rogers have resigned as registrars since the agency's first hearing, but they are still under subpoena to produce records and submit to questioning at the next hearing. Refused to Appear The sixth official whose defiance brought federal subpoenas is Circuit Judge George Wallace. He was subpoenaed to produce the Harbour and Bullock records, which he had Impounded. He refused even to appear before the civil rights agency. If the six defendants fail to convince the federal court that they and then- records are immune from investigation, they will be under order then to produce the evidence to the commission Jan. 9. Disobedience at the second commission inquiry would be at the risk of possible jail terms for contempt of court. 'Vice Admiral 1 Overdid Act; Found Phony COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Decorations and campaign ribbons adorned his naval uniform. Three stars on the bumper of his imported sports car denoted his rank as vice admiral of the U.S. fleet. Or did it? The FBI says Vice Adm. Alan McKenzie is a phony; that he is Arthur Ward Hunt, a 56-year-old Englishman who was convicted in New York City In 1551 of illegally wearing a uniform. He was departed after serving a prison term. His downfall was caused Wednesday when, inspecting a defense plant,. he told officials he had commanded the U.S. submarine fleet and was en route to Washington to take a new command. A skeptic called the FBI. Russian Vessel Has Open House SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Capt. Igor Sergeev invited the public to visit his Russian merchant ship today, but only after overcoming vociferous opposition from Police Chief Tom Cahill. The chief expressed fear that anti-Communist elements here might cause trouble. "But we are being welcomed so warmly," argued Sergeev after docking the Vityaz Wednesday, "and we want to offer our hospitality in return." Cahill compromised for half- hour guided tours of the vessel's scientific laboratories by groups of no more than 60. IM-222* BACH 406 N. Mqin MUSIC COMPANY Open Even i 1191 Until Christmas Austin Cotton has been used for more than 3,000 years. As early as 1500 B.C., people In India raised cotton, spun the fiber and wove it into cloth. A thousand years later the Chinese were weaving fabric* out of cotton. At that time cotton was unknown in Europe. Wool was the common textile fiber there. When Europeans first learned of cotton, and for many years thereafter, they called it "cotton wool." 0 Encjrelope4l» MORRIS FURHITURE Chrlstm HOME Showpiece Sectional GIFT LAMPS Stunning conversational pieces for any fl*4 QIC room ... from yVivv Luxurious sweeping 3- p!ec« sty!*; hat foam rubber cushions, bras* ferruled legs. Cholco of colors and fabrics. Famous .Floxsteel .construction. DRUM TABLE Mahogany vtnear; bras*- Beautiful Dining Suites Drop Leaf Table, 4 Chairs and China. Select from Limed Oak, Walnut or Maho- ganyl NEW HASSOCKS special holiday value! 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