The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 19, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT CIO Wage Policy Study Completed Union to Press for Increases But Plans • Ho Specific Demand ' PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10. (UP) — The CIO United Steel Workers 174- m^ri wage policy committee competed work today oil the draft of demands to the industry and prepared to file strike notices wltli 44 companies to bolster the proposals. The committee fixed no figure but proposed "substantial wage Increases." social insurance, portal- to-portal pay,, a guaranteed nnnunl wage, paid holidays and premium pay for work on Saturdays and Sundays. , Negotiations will start about Jan. IS, a month before contracts vvitli 70 to 86 basic steel producers cx- |>lre. The negotiations will affect Immediately some 509,030 taste steel workers, and later l.OOU.COO, including those In- fabricating plants. The strike notices will be filed at the same time as a technical procedure. A union official salct they would not cany "any malice," but merely because they arc "handy to have on hand," in event the negotiations break down. ' Philip Murray, president of the CIO and USW, said the steel workers would -go Into the IICBO- tiations with our cards and the table and hope that the management will match our desire to settle matters peacefully without resorting 10 strikes." { "I am against strikes always," he said, "and I firmly believe that the steel industry 1 * can meet our demands without increasing the price of Its products." No Snetiflc Wage Demand ' Murray said no attempt would be made to set up a specific wage ?^' b " 1 lilat "fSOtiallons would be tak^ri on the bais of eacn company's ability to pay. jj c said the umon would seek' to eliminate wage differentials based on geotrra- Pb'f 3 ' -'a™ lion. He said this was aimed at the industry in the south were laborers received 14 or 1» cents below the 9(3 cents an hour ' ' BLJTTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BEST PRESENT OF ALL-YOUR PRESENCE eZ ,' For the first time the union will a?k a minimum wage rise for white collar workers based on the common labor rate. Other demands' : A union shop instead of the present maintenance of membership and continuance of the check-off' Social insurance calling for a plan covering old are retirement benefits, life, accident, health and other forms of group insurance .. mcdlcal care aml hos P'- Protection of a worker's salary •Then the worker is shifted to another job. Double time for holidays worked, *uigle time for not working- time- «nd-a-half for Saturday and double-time for Sunday work; promotions through seniority, improved protection for jobs of returning service men, broader vacation benefits and elimination of any probationary clauses. Workers in the fabricating and orc-rnining industry consider themselves apart from basic steel During the spring strike the fabricators complained thej were "caught in a squeeze play" . between big Show in Virginia Force* Six U. S. Navy Plants to Make Emergency Landing I'lTTSBORO, N. C., Dec 19. (U.P.>—The Navy today accounted lor nil six F3F planes will-in made forced landings after encounlerlng a snowstorm over Virginia on a flight from an air gasc n:nr Phll- iidpl|))ila to Qrensboro, N. C. The planes crash landed light niter Hying off coiir-ie. one plane crashed into an nuto- noblle seconds after the occupants if (he car had Jumped out. One plane landed on Hie highway. Another attempted to lanu on the paved strip but crashed ill" an embankment. Two others hose an o,icn field. The linn plane struck the car which' had been occupied by three Chi.ilotle, N. C, persons, whose najnos were iot revealed, and the sixth plane anclcd safejy at the H.ileig'i- Uurliiim, N. C., airjjort. mf.'f:-* v : ~- r^Z p>» ,-^v^ &#&' SS&*' -^-2S!3* f-~ ^ . ^'t&jjifc-^ .••?£??:'%>>''M&' fc-^'J, -*•'"• Zs-v'"' -.& ',-:'%?• •P- r-^&X-r • in-jf^:: .,.-.<-..,.•*. -A-*-*-' •j ( AV,-S;'.'.'.!. f ,,ft!''.V <: .fo ""•'"' ^.','J^l ( !&& : :!\*:-'.—'''.>^'; iwai QBTPTV rnuwfii '•••;:; £JW. : :V ';J^'" y ?'&'''f <-<*•: f-^rf^fy jf XK* 1 t-V*':- -'--'••* '' •'r f -')fj*' ' -•••£'•'•-'' '•'-•'• i'jjgiV"''"'' .'.•''V 1 ' •- • -.', '',•''~'' '•'.•-••••"""•' •'*'.'>•' . -.'•'^•'^"j^t -Jyf'.'." 1 ,- ••.(JV'FViT,-, .••••" .V-' 1 '''. '- -'.' •-"*""\ J -*'•*•.'( ' ' .-•*'* i yt>^.'iy*G-' Greek 'Rescue' Mission Brings Death to Leader of Guerrillas BV ROBERT VERMILUON (United Press Staff Cm respondent) ATHENS. Dec. 19.—A shell fragment whined through n window and ripped away the left side of Apostolon Nasto's face. He died a few hours later with a etude bandage over the open wound. Three Americans were partially responsible for Apostolu Nastro's death. We had been reported missing in "bandit" territory and Greek Army units had come to the village of Louz;stia lo rescue i::. We didn't need rescuing, though. We were not In any clanger. The p.m. 50 guerrillas opened fire on the advancing soldiers. The three of us were on a mountalntop. The valley echoed with the crunch of exploding mortar shells and rllle fire. One of the shells landed 40 the courtyard of a tiny inn near 5ilr(ls fl ' om Apostolou Nnslo's home. the guerrilla frontier. | "|1 cl , WnS i ! ulln|s , nt thc , wl «dow 0,ir purpose was to talk with mm"h/t?»c Vile". fragment struck the on fi r.ompriKi population of 270 had fled into, the hills behind the town. On Dec. 11 the village was empty, except for a few men building a coffin for Nnsto and six women who were I kneeling near his body. The guerrillas expected a^ccond attack. The Army troops had withdrawn after some. 25,000 ucoplc in ilhiBcs mid the nioini- tiiinous badlands of Northern Greece. The area is about 150 miles saly and Thrace. "The Battle of LQiivostia," designed to "rescue' us. began the utter- noon of Dec. n. Greek Army units • — i *..... fi *... *.,t [luvii UL uci:. :r. tjreoK Armv uniLs three of us-John Phillips, of Time waded across the swift-flowing Pi- and Life Magazines, Tom Polites, n| 0 s River, which forms the u'oun- n Greek-si>eaking New York artist, clary bitwcen government and guer- and I—had abandoned our jeep In rllla territory. They found the jeep —• , and were told that" we had procecd- stccl and the USW. ' ?n» ^ ! lu " cb " :;k lo Kustania. n^yil- Thc new demands arc the second n ^[. il-ll.'i.JV'r S ,, lc wcs . 1 - Tlli ^ since the war. The first set of | I' 5 i,^ ' l"'°P rict0 '' of demands resulted in the month-. . , . long strike early In the year ami 1 l nstcn[ ' °' hcudiiiR West, the an 18.5 cents an hour wage in-, . y » n 't—°f nboul -13 men- -turn- heavy fighting. "They were looking for you." old woman said. "We are that you've come to talk crense which became the pattern ccl ^. outh 'ownrd Louzrjstlsi, about hafipy -- to 'tis and we want you to stay—but there are few here to talk to now mid one who will talk no more. 1 Clashes like the one at Louzestia are almost daily occurrences in Northern Greece—though not for the same reason. In Northern Thessally. jusl M miles west of Larissa, the entire area is streaked with human misery. I There are no doctors. People : are J . hungry most of the time. The An- Dream Robes FOR HER CHRISTMAS y floral |ninl. .] crc|ir. Sofl piisli-1 rayon lining. -Mir-cs' ^"' J2 - 2 °- 12.15 " Wearable, Wonderful Gifts! WHITE BLOUSES for Ker wool suits! Rayons; •Unlutif or «liarkekin-lype wc»ve«. 32-38. J 93 CARMOAN SWEATERS, fine „..,. „„.. i Crew-neck boxy ilylem.j;«y.color«.,34-40. 3.93 / WOOL SKlfTS with the new'sty ling she loves! i « -. ^.^^.r™,,!!^. CHENILLE ROBES. rnlors in lioop pile flicuille. Si/.c* 12 lo _THUItSI)AY, IXECKMBliU 19, UM(> clartrs. or "armed groups of the o|)picsscd" ns they call themselves. Imvo taken over the territory. Four Andartes leaders represent all the "law" there is. I I wanted to find out the "why" of all this. Why the Andartes fight the Government? What It is they want that the government won't give them? Wixwtolou Nasto's death makes this iX.-nwaUon seem pretty valuable now. Here's what I discovered. Most of the Andartes are young men. Tliey are Catholics and deep 1 [y rcllijious. Most of them were members of the ELAS leftist rcsis- liince movement during the German-Italian occupation.. They fight for the same reasons they fought then, according to their :| teir.ciuT.. Ncarl v . all these "bandits" arc liouii'sick. but they arc afraid to go home. They said they were driven lo the hills by beatings and threats of arrest. A few of them, of course, prefer the guerrilla life, but most of them are sick of being hungry outlaws. Four leaders command the ap- orcximntcly 500 armed Andartes In Northern Thessaly. The armed men in turn "police" the 54 villages under Andartes control. There is a system of taxes to. provide food uml ammunition. Andartes. head- nimrtcrs Is a "roving" headquarters. Only the top officers know where it's to be established at a given lime. The Andnrtes I talked with listed these demands: (1) A general amnesty "we can depend upon," (21 withdrawn! of British troops. (3) \rrcst of all former axis collaborators, and (4) new "free elections with all parties, including the Communists and other groups in the Leftist coalition, taking part. ,Most of these youths said they would trade all these demands for > real amnesty which would guarantee their freedom from future irrcst and allow them to return lo their homes and families. House Leveled By Fire Soon To Be Rebuilt TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 19. (UP) — Carpenters took over today in the race lo rebuild veteran . Gilbert KniBhlen's home before CiylsLmss | And the chances to meet the deadline werii bright. Volunteers worKed feverishly on actual construction to enable the Knlghtens to spend their first postwar Christmas In their own home, i Two clays ago the Knlghtens] were In despair when fire gutted I their homo. Knlghleii did the con- strunion after months of solitary labor. Tlut now it was a community project. Generous people contributed money and labor to rebuild the home. Cash'donations totaled $750. An insurance firm prepared a one-year paid up fire policy. The Knightcns' slept last night in a trailer donated by a stranger. Already the foundations arc set. Lumber supplies have arrived and the walls should bs up by Monday, i.mi possibly the roof. Designs call for a gabled home with t'.vo bedrooms, kitchen, bath, dinette, living room nnd front porch. Hardware and restaurant supply concerns have promised to contrU butc kitchen equipment to he installed as soon us the kitchen Is laid out. 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