The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on November 16, 1945 · 4
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Friday, November 16, 1945
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Auto Union Rejects GM Offer of 10 Pet. Pay Hike Ford Asks Assurance UAW Will Abfde By Contract, Guarantee Production DETROIT, Nov. 15. (AP) The United Auto Workers (CIO) today flatly rejected a general 10 per cent wage rate Increase offered by General Motors as a compromise on the union's demands for a 30 per cent boost. The action, announced by Walter Reuther, UAW vice president in charge of Genera! E HIT Iff STRIKES VOTE TOGETHER PI Wages Not Issue in Walkouts At Boeing and Bendix Motors negotiations, came soon after the company increased its previous offer of 8 to 10 per cent increases for the majority of the Company's workers. Reuther, terming the latest company offer "a streamlined approach to Inflation," declared that if General Motors "raises Its auto prices 1 cent, the UAW will go Into court and get an injunction to stop such action." HINGES ON OPA. Harry Anderson, General Motors vice president, commenting on the threat of court action, said: "If the OPA sets up prices, I don't see how any court could take seriously any injunction request from the union." Anderson said the 10 per cent wage increase would be presented to the OPA as part of the production cost data being compiled to aid the OPA in setting new car prices. In another major development en Detroit's auto front, the Ford Motor Company demanded the union offer it guarantees against work stoppages and assurances of increased productivity by union workers. ASKS SECURITY. The Ford proposal, made in ad vance of the opening of similar negotiations next Tuesday, demanded assurances of "company security" equal to that given the union in the four year old con tract that, provides for a union shop and checkoff of union dues. Also contained in the Ford proposals addressed to Richard T. Leonard, UAW-CIO director for the Ford Company, was a suggestion the union be required "to reimburse the company for aiy damages it may suffer by reason of violations of the provision prohibiting strikes and other Interferences with production." The company also asserted it does not believe the present "is the time to attempt to settle on general wage increases." Leonard assailed the Ford statement as a "union busting and strife provoking document." Striking Met Chorus S ettl es Union Row, Resumes Work NEW YORK, Nov. 15 fAP An interunion dispute which resulted in a three-day walkout by the Metropolitan Opera chorus was settled today and the members wnll return to work tomorrow, Joseph Brodsky, counsel for the chorus, announced. Brodsky said the jchorus' union, the Associated Actors and Artists of America, had agreed to make two changes in the basic contract negotiated with the Opera Association by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AFL), an affiliate. The AAAA, Brodsky said, also agreed to reinstate a member of the chorus suspended by the AGMA. Brodsky said the AAAA had acceded to chorus demands for a one-year instead of a two-year contract and elimination of a clause for replacement of any member after four weeks' absence because of illness. By Til AstiH-lRirrt Prfst, Two new strikes were added to the national list yesterday, but settlement of others kept the total number of workers involved around 275,000. Production was halted at the Eclipse machine division of Ben dix Aviation Corporation, Elmira Heights, N. Y when 800 day workers joined 400 others in a strike by the CIO United Auto mobile Workers for a change in shift hours. ASK 3 SHIFTS. N The strikers want three eight-hour shifts instead of two of ten hours. About 500 persons were affected by a walkout of Boeing Aircraft supervisors in the Seattle and Renton, Wash., plants. The supervisors were protesting an arbiter's decision that downgraded supervisors were ineligible for jobs under the jurisdiction of the Aero Mechanics Union when union members are available. SHIPS TIED IT, The Alaska Steamship Company reported schedules for the movement of 1,283 troops southbound and 1,437 northbound had been tied up by a union dispute over overtime and use of passenger dining rooms of ships for meetings at sea. Seventy-one CIO union mem-' bers were involved. I Block Plan for Single Delegate To Veto Parley Decisions WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. (AP) Industry and the CIO teamed today to beat down an attempt by the AFL and John L. Lewis to require all labor-management conference decisions to be unanimous. The AFL-United Mine Workers'! proposed voting procedure would have allowed a single delegate to block conference action. Instead, a plan drafted before the conference began, with the AFL's apparent assent at that time, was adopted by the rules committee. This provides that fifteen votes each of labor's eight een and management's eighteen delegates, or thirty in all of the total 36, will be needed for the conference to approve any proposal. Lewis had contended he could not be bound by any conference vote to which he might disagree. PUBLIC RIGHT. Lewis and the AFL argued that any conference action should be without a single dissent in order to have compelling weight. But the CIO. together with the Na tional Association of Manufacturers and the United States Chamber of Commerce, argued the public had a right to know "the overwhelming sentiment of the conference." The rules committee decision was by a six to two count with industry casting four votes and the CIO two for the fifteen of eighteen plan and the AFL record ing its two votes against. Lewis did not have a vote. 2 Students Tell Strike Roles Suit of Warden Off EXAMINER BUREAU, Sacra mento, Nov. 15. Finance Direc tor James S. Dean said today the State has abandoned considera tion of possible legal action against former Folsom prison warden Clyde I. Plummer to re cover an estimated $14,000 in alleged liabilities prior to his resignation. Tire Ration End Jan. I Seen As Civilian Supply Mounts Pair Hazy on Details Of Film Picketing LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, (AP) Two University of Cali fornia at Los Angeles students shed little light on student partici pation in recent Hollywood film picketing as the assembly in terim committee investigating the strike moved its hearings to the UCLA campus today. Jerry Pacht, son of former State Supreme Court Judge Isaac Pacht, and Bill Stout, editor of the Daily Bruin, student news paper, said that a Jack- Daley, whom they identified as a screen publicist, arranged to have stu dents join the picket line at Warner Brothers Studio October 20. Stout admitted under questioning by William Beirne, committee counsel, that he was in the picket line, but was vague as to the number of his fellow students who participated. Stout also admitted posting a sign in the Daily Bruin office, urging students "to get their pictures taken picketing Warners," but said we iijeant it facetiously. Sixteen students and three other persons were on call to testify. nnni nTrnn nn Hlill DltrS Ur III. DM Til I Friday, Nov. 16, 1945 cccc &au jffraurlBru Examlurr 4 Baptists Assail Truman On 'Gambling, Drinking' 13,000 Doctors to Leave Service By First of Next Year CINCINNATI, Nov. 15. (AP) Your family doctor, the one who packed up and went to war some time ago, may be hanging up his shingle between now and the first of the year. According to Maj. Gen. George F. Lull, Washington, deputy sur geon general of the Army, pres ent plans call for the return to civilian status of 13,000 Army doctors more than one third the 34,000 in service by January 1, 1946. In a statement issued in his name last night at the thirty-ninth annual meeting of the Southern Medical Association, Lull said the Army already has released more than 12,000 medi cal officers and has demobilized 18,000 nurses and 2,178 dental officers. Nurses and dentists are being released at the rate of 1,000 a week, he said. An effort is being made to give preference in releasing Army doctors who are needed in their own communities or whose families are facing hardship, General Lull said. FORT WORTH (Tex.), Nov. 15. I'AP The Baptist General Convention of Texas today leveled criticism at President Truman for what it asserted was his atti tude toward gambling and drink ins. The convention, on motion of the Rev. L. L. Roloff, Corpus Christi, instructed trustees of all Baptist colleges and universities not to confer an honorary degree on persons holding "to such a position." The resolution: "Because of the reported attitude of the President of the United States as a Baptist toward gambling and drinking and because of the invitation of Baylor University to confer upon him the. high recognition of a honorary degree, I move that we instruct the trustees of all our colleges and universities not to confer any honorary degree on those holding to such a position." At Waco, Pat M. Neff, presi dent of Baylor, replied "no com ment" when told of the resolu tion. "No Baptist school should confer a degree on a man who likes his poker and drinks his bourbon," the Rev. V. h. Shut-tlewortli, Houston, chairman of the, Civic Righteousness Committee, said. i 1 A "I know that we all agree that no man even the. President of the United States-could be a good Baptist and drink his liquor." "! The convention was the sixtieth annual -meeting, attended by about 4,500. ' ' ' In Washington there ; was no immediate ' comment . from 'the White House. " ' TWA Gets Plane For Europe Flight Transcontinental and Western AirfLines, Inc. accepted delivery yesterday on the first of' thirty-six Constellation transports which will operate on a daily basis from San Francisco to New York and European capitals. ' Flights, traveling as much as 340 miles an hour, will' operate from San Francisco to New York on an eleven and a half hour schedule, and from the Bay area to Europe on twenty-four hour flights. , , i MOORE'S HOME OF HART SCHAFFNER & MARX- F ! N CLOTHES WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. (INS) Civilian Porduction Administrator Small said today tire rationing might end after January 1 and that CPA might go out, of existence by March, 1916, except for continuing controls over a few scarce items. Small said he hoped enough tires' would have moved into dis-tribuption lines by the end of the year to permit cancellation of the rationing program. He said CPA officials were uncertain whether newsprint restrictions could be lifted by January 1 because the supply situation had not improved as rapidly as had been hoped. The CPA chief predicted five million workers in the metals industries would be turning out $40,000,000,000 worth of goods in June, 1946, if labor and supply problems are solved. Jt a ' 8 i 9 8 & o e t. u m 9 6 e 4C s 8 V fa fa 8 a 8 Jt . m 0 Round Breton in black, brown or navy wool felt. 7.95 Or in white wine, grey, moss, gold and red. 10.95 Millinery, First Floor Jdfc- THE STETSON "RITZ" From the jaunty snap of its flip brim to the sharply contrasting trim, this Stetson is terrific! $7 '5 Q Brown-n-tan, bluc-n-sky, giinmetal-n-stccl, I and boxwood-n-igt green. Besides, it's value-priced OTHER STETSONS $10.00 UPWARD SAN FRANCISCO: 84 0 MARKET 141 KEARNY OAKLAND; 1450 BROADWAY BERKELEY: SATHER GATC

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