Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 4, 1977 · Page 14
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 14

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, October 4, 1977
Page 14
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'j—ThcPtang-Tripune, Logansport. Ind. Strike May Halt Boeing Production SEATTLE (UPIi - Nearly 24.000 members of Ihc International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers went on strike against the giant Boeing Co. early today and the union's chief negotiator predicted the walkout would halt production on Boeing's jetliners. Wages were the central issue in the dispute. The union is seeking a to per cent pay hike in each year of a three-year contract, but the IAM says the company offered only 3 per cent each year. The first evidence of the strike came at 12:01 a.m. local time in Wichita. Kan., where 3,395 members of IAM District Lodge 70 walked off the job. The strike spread to Boeing's home plant near Seattle two hours later. Al Schultz, chief negotiator for the 23,800 1AM members, warned "it could be a long strike." Schultz also predicted the walkout would shut down production of Boeing's 707, 727, 737 and 747 jetliners, but a company spokesman said Boeing would attempt to keep its facilities open. It was the first strike by machinists against Boeing in 12 years. Any ultimate settlement between Boeing and the three IAM Locals involved is expected to set a nationwide pattern in the aerospace industry. In addition to Witchita's Lodge 70, the strike covers 18,652 workers from District Lodge 751 in the Puget Sound, Wash., (Seattle) area. 1,027 employes from District l/xlgc 24 in Portland, Ore., and another 740 union members scattered at missile bases and other facilities in Washington, California, Missouri. Nevada, Wyoming. Montana, Utah, North Dakota and South Dakota. The IAM represents more than a third of Boeing's 63,197 employes — 52,000 of them in the Seattle area. The last strike against Boeing — in 1965 — lasted 19 days. Amnesty Program Concludes WASHINGTON fUPIl President Carter's amnesty program for Vietnam-era veterans ends tonight. Only about 15 per cent of those with undesirable discharges who stand to gain the most have sought to take advantage of it. A special center in St. .'Louis that has been handling telephone inquiries will stop taking applications at X p.m. EDT. when the six-month program Carter established lo fulfill a campaign pledge will formally close. In announcing that fact, Pentagon spokesmen who termed the program "a success" released figures which showed lhat most of those who had been barred from veterans benefits because of undesirable discharges ignored the program. A total of 161,000 veterans who received undesirable discharges in the Vietnam war years were eligible. As of Sept. 27, only 25,009had applied. Of those, discharges for 13,046 so far have been upgraded to honorable, giving (hem access to such benefits as home loans, and Gl bill education grants, and several thousand are still awaiting consideration. Whether those so far upgraded will receive the benefits is still not definite Legislation that would specifically require a case-by- case review of upgraded discharges before the Veterans Administration could grant the benefits Is now on Carter's desk. Inmates Fast MICHIGAN CITY, Ind, (UPI) — Twenty Inmates at the Indiana State Prison refused to eat today for the second straight day. Warden Jack Duckworth said 28 inmates began the hunger strike Monday, complaining about visitation procedures, medical care and the prison food. Bibby To Attend James Blbby, planner for the Four County Comprehensive Menial Health Center, will attend the annual meeting of the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers Oct. 19-2] at the Rodeway Inn. Indianapolis. Speakers will include Dr. William Murray. Indiana mental health commissioner. and Dr. Richard Cravens, chief of Community Mental Health SenrlcetSupport Branch of the National Institute of Menial Health in Rockvlllo.Md. • PRICES IN THIS AD ARE GOOD THRU SAT., OCT. «TH AT RANCH IN lOGANSPORT. WE ALL SAY — "THANKS LOGANSPORT!" MEANTIME BACK AT THE... WE WERE ALL CELEBRATING, CAUSE COME AND JOIN THE FUN! ANNIVERSARY!!! • WHAT FUN! POLISH FRESH GROUND BEEF ANY AMOUNT SAME LOW PRICE LB. SMK. SAUSAGE away FAMILY PAC LB.ONU... CHUCK STEAK CORTLAND • MclNTOSH • WINESAP BLADE CUT USDA CHOICE LB. USDA CHOICE LB. USDA CHOICE] '*• USDA CHOICE T-BONE STEAK IB. DELI-SLICED BOLOGNA SLICED THICK OR THIN ECKRICH IB. CHOCOLATE/LOW FAT V2 OR HOMOGENIZED IDAHO BAKING POTATOES MILK YOUR CHOICE GAL. CTN. DIETZENS HOLSUM BREAD BEST- EVER RED RADiSHE$*oz IB. BAG TOUR CHOICE EACH DELICIOUS—BANQUET COOKING BAGS 20 OZ. LOAVES ^SEVERAL VARIETIES S-OUNCE.EA. OR. PEPI REGyi FULL GALLON SAVE 61 C IPK-140Z MTTUS LKUS I DEPOSIT CHIP DIP LARGE *V -f\f- ^ SPANISH ; s_ (•/.* ir < t ^-v ONIONS - RED OR RED OR GOLDEN DftlCIOUS APPLES 10LB.BAG MIKE EIDSON MANAGER \ . ,-••£• GARYHAUPERT ASSfTMGt. " "• i IEVI TRUSTY MEAT MM. - I

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