The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 18, 1937 · Page 11
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 18, 1937
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V f$«3r^f*1^t£*x~ -« i«-_'2tv_-^»M--".a." i ,, MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 18 · 1987 MINERS DEMAND HIGHER WAGES Producers Say Demands Would Mean 270 Million . More Paid Annually. NEW YORK, W) --Soil coal producers estimated Thursday the increased wages and shorter hours demanded by the United Mine Workers would increase the country's coal bill by at least $270,000,000 a year. Philip Murray, vice president of the miners' union, immediately challenged this figure. He told reporters the 30 hour work week and 15 per cent pay increase the miners ask lor their new agreement with the operators would "not by any means" cost 60 cents a ton, The operators on the other hand maintained their estimate was conservative. T h e i r spokesman, Charles P. O'Neill, said they had not included the miners' demand lor a guaranteed annual income of $1,200 in their calculations. "No one can lell what that would cost," O'Neill said. Says Demands "Amazing." Wednesday O'Neill called the miners' demands "amazing" and "utterly impossible." This sentiment echoed through the operators' hotel rooms after their accountants had estimated how the demands would affect them individually. Their brief cases 'bulging with statistics, the miners and operators went into their conference room prepared to argue for a few hours and then turn over'the negotiations to a subcommittee. Tlie present agreement does not expire until midnight March 31. I t precedent in drafting previous agreements is followed, the subcommittee will recess for a few weeks before give-and-take negotiations are started in earnest. Appalachian Area Affected. Only the commercial mines of the Appalachian production area-reaching along the Appalachian mountains from central Pennsylvania to Tennessee--are affected directly by the agreements to be drafted by the joint conference here". These mines turn out about two-thirds.of the country's annual soft coal production. All other soft coal miners' wages and hours, however, are based on the Appalachian scale. Most miners are paid by the ton, but the entire soft coal wage structure is based on the pay of the mine mule driver, now $5.50 in western Pennsylvania and $5.10 in southern West Virginia. The present agreement calls for a 35 hour week. . :.Opcrators' f Demands Contrast. A The union now-asks to increase the mule'-'driver's daily pay to $6 in western Pennsylvania and $5.60 in the,"?uth. The miners also ask an increase of 15 cents a ton in the combined cutting and loading rate for those men who work by the ton, a 20 per cent increase for deadwork (slate picking and the like) and a 25 cents a ton raise for pick mining. The operators counter with a demand for a 40 hour week with a 15 per cent decrease in the hourly rate (Ihe same pay', each, day for an extra hour's work) and no change in the tonnage rates. Chariton Farmer Is Killed in Collision 1ND1ANOLA, W) -- Branson Wicker, 22, Chariton farmer, was killed early Thursday when his automobile crashed into a truck driven by Walter Hickman ot In- riianola three and a half miles north of Liberty Center. Coroner C. H. Mitchell said evidence showed that Wicker was driving on the wrong side of the road. He said there will be no inquest. Hickman suffered minor injuries. ELEVEN SINCE 1893 Mrs. Lawson Funeral Is Held at Corwilh C O n W 1TH--Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia Lawson, 76, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter,.Mrs. A. A. Neff, in Chicago following a short illness, \verc held at. the Methodist church Wednesday .afternoon. The Rev. KarJ W. G. Hiller had charge of the services with the concluding portion conducted by Paradise Chapter, No. 384, Order ol the Eastern Star. Mrs. Lawson was a past worthy matron of Paradise chapter, O. E. S. and oJ the Daughters of the American Revolution. Surviving are the son and daughter, Budd and Mrs. Neff and one granddaughter, Carol Lawson. SERVICE AT SWALEDALE SWALEDALE--Baptist services as follows: Sunday school, 10 a. m. Preaching service, 11 a! m. Subject, "The Good Shepherd." Young People meet at 1 p. m. Prayer meeting Thursday evening, 7:30. To All Who Suffoi From Acate Attacks Asthma-Bronchitis Persistent Coughs Two or three doses of the FATUOUS BUCKLEY'S MIXTURE In sweetened hot *al3r and sipped slowly just before retiring usually ensures a restful night's sleep. Asthma-Bronchitis sufferers enfoy a eoughlon nteht; you'd sleep sound and wake refreshed rf you will bo just wlsa tnougb TO do Irth before you go to bed Nofo--Wbito BUCKLEY'S it nut offered K « cur for Asthma or Bronchitis It will give Immediata rolief from that chokinc, £a*prng struggle for breath. BUCKLEY'? 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