Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 25, 1963 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 25, 1963
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PAGE TWELVE ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1963 Unemployment Story Seniority Rights, Fringe Benefits Keeping Youth Out of Big Industry Public opinion reporter Samuel Lubell has turned up Some startling findings about our unemployment problem alter interviews in 23 major cities. In the second the Telegraph's series of five articles today, he looks into the younger workers' area. By SAMUEL LIJBBLL During the past five years something of a "wasted generation" of younger workers has developed in most of our industrial centers. In city afler cily that I visited while interviewing unemployed workers I was s t r u ck by how many youngsters were pushing 30 and even 35 years of age and still have never held a steady job. Just what has kept these youths from finding a place in the economy is worth exploring, since it foreshadows what could happen to many of the teen-agers who will be pouring out of the schools in record numbers this summer and in years to conic. Limited education and a lack of vocational skill arc only a small part of the difficulty. A much more important obstacle, my interviews indicate, is the fact that since the 1958 recession younger workers have been virtually walled out of employment in many trades and in the major manufacturing industries by the structure of seniority rights and high fringe benefits. With each jobless youth interviewed I made a point of tracing his work history back to when he left school. Although much of my interviewing was done in ma- jo;- industrial centers, like Detroit, Akron, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and St. Louis, few of these youths had ever worked for one of (he bigger companies. The overwhelming majority have had to forage for jobs in the scrub Dines of smaller, shakier employers, at relatively low pay and "with no union to protect you." Firm Foldrd In a fifth of the cases at least one firm they worked for had folded. Others had been employed by "family affairs" and "got bumped to make room for the boss's relatives." In the Minneapobs unemployment center one 20-year-old remarked, "It may sound funny to you but I often dream that at last I've got a union card!" Negroes was the fact they generally were younger and had helc non-manufacturing jobs like elevator operators, car washers, or porters. Two-thirds of them had not worked for their last employer as long as a year. Negroes, of course, are the principal sufferers from job discrimination. Still it is important to note that the job-hunting cards tod;iy are stacked against a 1 1 young workers, whatever their color. Even where they have been lucky enough to get a seniority- protected job, the younger workers still bear the brunt of any joblessness that develops. In Dear- born.a 35-year-old truck driver took out his unemployment compensation book and counted up "only ten weeks of work this year.' In Chicago a 27-year-old who! He explained, "Under our liad bounced among three jobs in the last year exclaimed with fervor, "I sure would like to work for a big company! You'd know where you stand." This tendency to shunt younger workers off into the most vulnerable parts of the economy holds for Negroes as well. In my analysis I divided the unemployed Negroes who were interviewed into two groups — those who voiced confidence that they soon would be back at work and those who complained, "I keep looking but get nothing." Both groups had an equal proportion of high - school graduates. What marked off the gloomy Teamster contract my company guarantees every regular driver 40 hours of work. But ten per cent of the drivers are called casuals. I'm one. We work when an extra driver is needed, maybe for a day, maybe a week." Still, this driver was pleased with the arrangement. "I get $3.13 an hour when I work," he volunteered. "When enough of t h e older fellows retire I'll become a regular driver. That will fix me for life." Asked how long that would take, he replied, "At least five years. I'll be forty-one before I can count on steady work. Still, before I got this job, it didn't look like I'd ever get anywhere." Crude Justice This acceptance of the seniority system as a crude form of ma- chne-age justice is pretty general among union members. One result has been an abrupt decline in worker mobility. In some industries, like steel and autos, workers draw better than two-thirds of their pay even when unemployed. Those who are laid off do little hunting for other work — unless it is for odd jobs that do not show up in taxable payrolls — and simply wait to be recalled. Near Pittsburgh a West Homestead steelworker calculated "since 1958 I've been out half the time." Still he felt, "If I went anywhere else I'd be low man on he totem pole and would be laid off every time there was a slowdown. This way every year brings me closer to the day when I'll have enough seniority to work all he time." In New Haven, Conn,, a factory worker explained why he didn't ook for a job in another line, by asking, "Who would hire me? They know I'd go back to my old company as soon as work picked up." Since the 1958 recession relative- y few new workers have been brought into most major manu- 'acturing industries. With many steel companies, even the dra- natic lift in production this past April and May did not exhaust the seniority recall b'sts. Most auto plants, though, with sales soar- ing toward the 1955 peak, ran through their recall lists this spring and now are hiring "from the streets" for the first time in five years. This pattern has been aggravat ed by two other trends. In all manufacturing automation has been cutting the number of jobs needed to yield the same output At the same time the trend of collective bargaining has moved steadily toward a stronger job monopoly and higher fringe benefits for the workers who are left. These fringe benefits have been pushed to where many companies figure it is cheaper to pay overtime than to hire a new man and foot his insurance, hospitalization and other benefits. In four unemployment centers young workers told of being hired for temporary jobs and being "dropped the week before I could qualify for fringe benefits." One Detroit youth had gone through two such "temporary" work periods with the same auto company. To sum up, if the job crisis of younger workers is to be eased the economy plainly has to generate more work opportunities. Still, a considerable widening of apprenticeship openings for be- linnng workers is overdue. Also, the trend of union bargaining needs modification so that the burden of unemployment does not continue to be pushed off so completely on the younger workers. TOMORROW — Economic growth is a two-faced wench. Thursday 4-H Achievement Day At Greenfield CARROLLTON - Mrs. Eloise Tholen, Greene County home adviser, will attend two 4-H Club Achievement programs this week, one to be given in the Methodist Church in Greeenfield Thursday at 2 p.m by the Do-It-Yourself Club. Guests will be members of the Greenfield Day and Night units of the Greene County Homemaker's Extension Association, who had previously entertained the club members Tuesday. The other was a meeting of the Happy Pixies Club Monday at the home of Mrs. Elmer Batty. Mrs. Tholen will go to Ashland Wednesday to be a judge at the Cass County 4-H Club share-the- fun program. Bake Sale CARROLLTON — The Candy Stripers of Boyd Memorial Hospital will sponsor a bake sale Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lukeman Garage. Once-a-Month Club CARROLLTON - Members of Lloyd McLane and Mrs. Robert a dinner meeting Monday eve ning at Day's Colonial room. Hostesses were Mrs. B. W. Mehl, Mrs. Lloyd McLane and Mrs. Robert Dougherty. Company Picnic CARROLLTON - Sgt. Harold L. Robinson of Camp Carson, Colorado Springs, Colo., who is spending a leave with his wife, who is employed in the office ol the General Telephone Co., will be guest of honor at a picnic supper to be given by the telephone company employes and their families Thursday evening in the city park. Entertain at Fish Fry CARROLLTON — Deputy Sheriff and Mrs. James Tuey entertained Carrollton Civil Defense Auxiliary Police and their families at a fish fry and picnic supper at their home Sunday evening. Wolf ley funeral CARROLLTON — Funeral services for Mrs. Martin Wolfley were conducted Saturday at Mehl Funeral Home by the Rev. William Boston of Jacksonville. Mrs. Lawrence Thien was musician for the service. Pallbearers were Eugene Camerer, Darrell Carn,er- er, Carl Camerer, John Byland, Paul Byland and Kenneth Byland. Burial was in Richwoods Cemetery. Ex-Resident flonored CARROLLTON — Miss Eleanoi McMahon of Washington, D.C., formerly of Carrollton, was hon ored at a picnic supper Sunday evening at the Robin Hood Country Club. Miss McMahon was a sveekend guest of Miss Ella Black and was enroute to Oregon and California. In the group were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Norris of Carlinville, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Longmeyer and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Longmeyer of Rockbridge, Miss Ella Black, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Field and family, Mrs. A. A. Schmitz, Mr. and Mrs. John Longmeyer, Miss Helen Goeddey, Antone Schnelten and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Forrest of Carrollton. Enters Hospital CARROLLTON - Mrs. Ray Fraser of White Hall, mother of Mrs. Howard Kessie and Mrs. Ray Hipkins of this city, entered Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville Sunday and expected to undergo surgery today. Open 6:45—Starts 7 p.m. Hurry! TONITE & WED. MflRISN BRANDO in the most important adventure of our time! UGLYAMERiCAN I Sandra Church - Put Hintrle Shown 7:00, 0:10 STARTS THURS. nope Anita EKberg coin I "$OOiN: Tl Savage~Sam"~ I "The Longest Day" J Open 6:30 — Starts 7 p.m. CoinfoiiablyCOO/. C WILDEY TONITE-WED.-THURS. 8SR8S8K*sBS»KS6SWS8S!**<i Walt Disney •llowttowf) Cubs BONN — A Little Tibet is being planned in West Germany with the arrival of 12 Tibetan children to live in Pestolozzi Children's Village on Lake Constance. FORTY ODD By Peg Bracken and Rod Lull "You know, Jen, the airplane's not much older than I am, but it seems to have got a,lot farther faster." 20th District Legion Will Meet at Graf ton Open 7:00 — Starts Dusk CAPRI DID ST LOUIS RD. CL.4-7114 LAST NITE LIZ & KOCK "GIANT" "SUMMER PLACE" ALFRED HITCHCOCKS 'TheBirds* Open 7:00 — Starts Dusk BEL_*AIR HWY 66 &1I1 TR 6 9636 — LAST NITE — IIKO PAKK "Hercules and the Captive Women" "Flight of the Lost Balloon" STARTS WED. * uiM maaiteaceat GRAFTON — The 20th District American Legion Convention will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at Legion Home. Speakers and guests will be Edward Kunkel, 20th district commander from Mt. Sterling; Lloyd Hoseman, first vice commander, White Hall; Harold Goodwin, junior commander, Jerseyville; Frank Webb, 3rd Division Commander, Mason City; Edward Akins of Mason City; Wilford Campbell, Jersey County Commander, Grafton. Robert Freeman is commander of the local post. There will be a parade at 2 p.m. and a Water Ski Show, featuring t h e Ski Pals of Alton, at 3:30 p.m. and a dance at 7 p.m. Car Wash GRAFTON — Members of the Youth Fellowship of the Methodist Church will have a two-day car wash, Friday and Saturday, at the Bradfisch Cities Service Station. Home on Leave GRAFTON — Airman Second Class Michael G. Brainers is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brainerd. At the termination of his leave he will go to Korea. Home on Leave GRAFTON — Pfc. Francis Powers, who is stationed at the Bergstrom Air Force Base in Texas, arrived Saturday to spend a 14-day leave with his father Frank Powers. Benefit Party GRAFTON — Members of the Altar Society of the St. Patrick's Church will sponsor a benefit party Thursday, June 27, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the home of Mrs Everett Snyders. Hostesses wi! be Mrs. Edith Plummer, Mrs Betty McConnell, Mrs. Francis Roentz and Mrs. Snyders. Grafton Notes GRAFTON — Mr. and Mrs. Don McCombs of Leavenworth, Kan are visiting this week with Mr. and Mrs. Orson White and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Baxter left Wednesday for Omaha, Nebr., where they will visit several days at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Capt. and Mrs. George B. Baxter and family. HOPS Anita EKbGIS Your Favorite Family Drive-In Box office Opens at 7:00 KHJMMBI HELD OVER 2nd WEEK NOW Thru NEXT TUES. Ecstasy In the south seas I Former Worden Pair to Mark Golden Wedding WORDEN — Mr. and Mrs. 51enn Madison of Collinsville, brmer residents of Worden, Rte. 1, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. Open house will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Westerner Club grounds in East Alton. Worden Notes Worden — Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Opal entertained with a swimming party Sunday afternoon followed by a barbecue in honor of their daughter, Cheryl, who was observing her 12th birthday. Miss Kathleen Luer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Luer, is attending Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis. Miss Ginger Heinemeier is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hartman at Grosse He, Mich. Kay Wedel and Edward Blotevogel returned home Sunday after a two weeks vacation in California. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Luer anc daughter, Kathleen, Miss Kathy Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wiesemann, and Mr. and Mrs Carl E. Ashauer and children have returned home after a visi: in Wisconsin. A birthday party was given recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Finke honoring their twin daughters, Susan and Cecile, who were 8 years old. Mrs. Jon Cockrell attended the state FHA leadership conference at Bloomington last week. Mrs. Etta Best is a patient a: Staunton Community Hospital for treatment of a broken arm re ceived in a fall at her home. Carrollton Notes CARROLLTON — Mrs. Georgo Buck and children of West Palm Beach, Fla., are spending a month here with her mother, Mrs, Elmer Williams, and her grand mother, Mrs George Clough. Miss Ann Cunningham and Mis? Edie Currithers of Chicago spen the weekend with Miss Cunningham's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jo seph L. Cunningham. Miss Marilyn Bruns of 822 E. 5th St., and Miss Mary Thiesen of 1508 Central Ave., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Darr in Carrollton. The Darrs are rela- ives of Miss Bruns. Comedienne 9 ! Life Not All Humor-filled B> CYNTHIA LOWBV AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP)-The life of a comedienne, even a successful one, isn't all jokes and the lovely iound of laughter. Take, for instance, the case of Ann B. Davis, the young actress •ho was catapulted to fame and 'ome fortune several seasons >ack with the role of "Schultzy," Bob Cummings' secretary in a :omedy series about a photogra- )her with a roving eye. Actually, Ann came off better n the show than Cummings, him self. When the series, as all series nust, had run its network course, here was great interest in de- 'eloping a special series tailored o her talents. One property in vhich she was particularly inter- ;sted was based on a cartoon character, an indomitable charac- er named "Hazel." For a year, Ann held back on sther commitments and worked tn the "Hazel" project. Then it vas announced that the property lad been acquired by a major tudio and that Shirley Booth vould star in the role. 'Of course, we had conceived f a character very different from Shirley Booth's," conceded Ann. And that isn't a disparagement, Because her character is just ;reat." So Ann and her associates took -heir concept of "Hazel," moved er into a different situation—a ecretary—and gave her another ame. They came up with a new cries. There was an interested ponsor and network, and the eal was on the verge of being ompleted. Then, suddenly, the ponsor pulled out. That took care f another year. Meanwhile, Ann, a speech and rama major from the University f Wisconsin, was not really suf- ering. She had plenty of motion icture and theater work, did ummer stock and had a fine in- ome from the re-runs of the "ummings Show. But she hankers for her own elevision series. Recommended tonight: "Picure This," premiere, CBS, 8:30-9 CDT)—Jerry Van Dyke hosts a ew game show; "The Keefe irasselle Show," premiere, CBS, 9-10 — a summer replacement va- iety hour; "Focus on America," remiere, ABC, 9:30-10 — a summer series of programs produced >y AB affiliate stations. Woodburn WOODBURN - The Philathea Class of the Congregational Church will meet Thursday af- ernoon at the church. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Reaske md children of Villa Grove, 111., /isited during the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arnold. Sunday they along with the Arnolds attended the Braden reunion at he Box Board club grounds in Godfrey. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Buhs en- ertained with a party Sunday evening honoring their son, Dennis, on his 10th birthday. The Youth Fellowship of the Congregational Church met Sunday evening at the church. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a unique preserve of desert plants in southwestern Arizona. Tuesday Evening IT Digest (R) Denotes REPEAT Progrnm KTV1 (ABC) 2, KMOX (CBS) 4, KSD (NBC) 8, KfLfc 11 «>00—2 4 5 News 11 Three Stooges (R) 6:10—4 5 Weather 8:15-2 City Camera & Weather 4 News: Cnmkite 5 Hunlley-Brinkley 11 Rocky & his Friends 6:30—2 Combat (R) 4 Special —A Proclamation of Policy ... the Germans & JFK 5 Laramie (R) U People Are Funny 7:00-4 Lloyd Bridges (R) 11 Best of Groucho (R) 7:30—2 Hawaiian Eye (R) 4 Red Skelton (R) 5 Empire (R) 9 P.S. 4 11 Conte Presents (R) 8:00—9 What's New? 8:30—2 Untouchables (R) 4 Picture This 5 Dick Powell (R) 9 Perspectives 11 Speed Spectacular 9:00—4 Keefe Brasselle 11 Movie — "Stranger at My Door" (1956) Patricia Me- dina, Macdonald Carey 9:30—2 Special — Presidential Mission 5 Special — Pres. Kennedy in Germany 9 Don Pasquale 10:00—2 4 5 News 9 Face of Sweden 10:10-2 4 5 Weather 10:15—2 Steve Allen 4 Eye on St. Louis 5 Johnny Carson 10:30-4 Movie - "Cleopatra" (1934) Claudette Colbert, Warren William 10:45—4 Movie — "News Is Made at Night" (1939) Lynn Bari, Preston Foster 11! 45—2 Peter Gunn (R) 12:00—5 Tonight in St. Louis 12:15—2 News & Sports 12:20—4 Movie — "The Longest Night" (1936) Robert Young, Florence Rice 12:30—5 11 News 12:35—5 Almanac 12:40—5 Weather 11 Newsreels & Religion 1:20—4 News & Religion Wednesday Daytime, June 26 5:4&—4 Give Us This Day 5:50—4 News: Tom Brooks 6:00—4 Town and Country 6:30-4 P.S. 4 7:00—4 Morning Scene 5 Today: Hugh Downs 7:30—2 Mahalia Jackson 4 News: Carmichael 7:35—2 Farm Report 7:40-2 News Break I World of Mr. Zoom 7:45—2 Camera Two 8:00—2 Community Album 4 Capt. Kangaroo 8:15—2 Tree House Time 9:00—4 Calendar 5 Say When 9:15-2 King & Odie 9:25—5 NBC News: Newman 9:30—2 Romper Room 4 I Love Lucy (R) 5 Play Your Hunch 0:00—4 The McCoys (R) 5 Price is Right 0:30-2 Girl Talk 4 Pete & Gladys (R) 5 Concentration 0:55—2 News: Jim Brady .1:00—2 General Hospital 4 Love of Life 5 1st Impression 11:25—4 News: Reasoner 11:30—2 Seven Keys 4 Search for Tomorrow 5 Truth or Consequence: 11:45-4 Guiding Light 1:55—5 NBC News: Scherer Noon—2 Ernie Ford 4 News-Weather: Roby 5 News: Jim Burke II Yesterday's Newsreelt 12:05—4 My Little Margie (R) 5 Charlotte Peters ^2:15—11 Modern Almanac 12:30—2 Father Knows Best (R) 4 As World Turns 11 Jack LaLanne 1:00—2 Divorce Court 4 Password 5 Ben Jerrod 11 Movie — See Tues., 10:45 p.m., Ch. 11 1:25-5 News: Kalber 1:30-4 House Party 5 The Doctors 3:00—2 Day in Court 4 To Tell the Truth 5 Loretta Young (R) 2:15—U Movie - See Tues., £ p.m., Ch. U 2:25—2 News: Dreier 4 News: Edwards 2:30-2 Jane Wyman (R) 4 Millionaire (R) 5 You Don't Say :»:00—2 Queen lor a Day 4 Secret Storm 5 Match Game 3:25—5 News: Vanocur 3:30-2 Who Do You Trust? 4 Edge of Night 5 Make Room for Daddy (R) 4:00—2 American Bandstand 4 SS Popeye 5 Wrangler Club 11 Three Stooges (R) 4:30—2 Discovery '63 4 Movie — "Wells Fargo" (1937) Joel McCrea, Francis Dee 4:55—2 American Newsstand 5:00—2 Superman (R) 5 Range Rider (R) 11 Mickey Mouse Club (R) 5:30—2 Highway Patrol (R) 5 Sea Hunt (R) 11 Deputy Dawg 5:55—4 Sports: Carmichael Achievement Day Planned For Greene CARROLLTON — Miss Betty Lorton of White Hall, a 4-H club member who gave a demonstration at the state fair in Springfield last year, will conduct a training school Wednesday afternoon in the Farm Bureau building for 4-H club girls who will give demonstrations at the July 5 Greene County 4-H Club Achievement program at the Carrollton High School Gymnasium. Miss Lorton will be assisted by Mrs. B. L. Adkins of White Hall', who atetended the state fair demonstrations. Hospital Notes CARROLLTON - Mr. and Mrs. James Pogue of Carrollton are parents of a son born Sunday In Boyd Memorial Hospital. Mrs. D. C. Grizzle of Carrollton received treatment in Boyd Memorial Hospital Saturday evening for a thumb injury which she received when her thumb was caught in a car door. Admitted to the hospital Saturday as medical patients were Mrs. Theresa Kaffer of White Hall and Louis Carter of Carrollton. Admitted Sunday as medical patients wore Michael Roth and Play Varble of Carrollton and Miss Gertrude Arnold of Greenfield. Franklin Schroeder of Eldred was admitted Monday as a medical patient and Miss Connie Varble of Carrollton was admitted lor surgery. Dismissed Sunday were Mrs. Ethel Margeson of Kane, Mrs. Kay Giberson and Mrs. Ruby Moss of Carrollton and Mrs. Ada Thiel of Rockbridgc. Michael Roth was dismissed Monday. Licensed to Wed CARROLLTON — Two marriage licenses were issued June 21 in the office of Richard McLane, Greene County clerk. One was Issued to Lloyd Wade of Hillview and Miss Kathy Blake of White Hall. The other was issued to Leo Hill of Batchtown and Miss Loretta Daniels of Carrollton. Our 38th Year INSTALLED WHILE YOU WAIT ~**^$ REPLACE FAULTY GLASS NOW! WE USE PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO. DURIBBON GLASS SEALER ON ALL BENT GLASS INSTALLATION! PANORAMIC WINDSHIELDS DOOR GLASS • VENTILATORS BACK WINDOWS See your insurance agenf, then see LYONS GLASS GO. 2400 Belle St. DIAL HO 2-2731— ALTON, ILL M MITCH mSBE ROOM MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY TECHNICOLOR' TWutl urn BCHMtDH mi mm mmm FIRST TIME AT POPULAR PRICES! CHILDREN ADMITTED FREE! Tues., Wed., Thurs, Are Family Nights. All Seats 25e KIDDIES' MATINEE Continuous from I p.m. Every Wednesday TONIGHT, WED., THURS. COM" h TUOH. und Thurs. 8:48 Wed. 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