Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 2, 1968 · Page 7
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July 2, 1968

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

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TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1968 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE A*9 Illinois Bell may ask federal mediators to poll the rank-and- Je of the Electricians Union to etermlne if they would accept new three-year contract with total wage increase of $24.50 y&t week by the third year, it was learned today. Included in the poll would be he union demand of $29 in- HONORED —• Navynian Kay A, Courier receives the Navy Commendation Medal from Capt. Robert S. Salzer in ceremonies aboard the USS Benewah in Vietnam's Mekong Delta during a lull hi the Mobile Riverine Forces' almost continuous operations. Commendation for Godfrey Navynian A U.S. Navyman from Godfrey, has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for his heroic actions while serving with a river assault flotilla in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Engineman 2. C. Kay A. Courier, 22, husband of the former ship was anchored in the My Tho River deep in the Delta. Courter, son of Mrs. and Airs Kay H. Courter of Godfrey attended Southern Illinois Uni versity prior to entering the Navy in January, 1966. He is a graduate of Alton High School Bell May Seek Poll on New Offer Alton Girl Works for Rockefeller Miss Gladys Levls, a student at Washington University, St. Louis, has been appointed Missouri state co-chairman of t h e Mew Majority for Rockefeller in Missouri. Miss Levis Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Levis, I, of Fairmount Addition, Alon. Her appointment was announC' ed in New York by Robert G. larris, national director of the New Majority for Rockefeller. The New Majority is a divis on o the Rockefeller for Presi dent Committee and is responsible for organizing and coordinating the powerful force ol young Americans who support kelson A. Rockefeller. Its membership includes high ;chool and college students and young adults — single and mar ried — under the age of 27. State Chairman of the Mis souri Rockefeller for Presiden Committee, James F. Mauze said Miss Levis would be re sponsibie for directing th distaff activities of New Major ity organizations throughout th state of Missouri. rease in wages during the last 8 months of an existing three- ear contract. If taken, the poll would not e binding, however, the com- pany feels the union membership will accept the new contract since other Bell System employes, in other states, have accepted the new contract and the $24.50 increase. The poll would include approximately 110 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers employes In the greater Al- Man Charged After Breaking Into Ex-Wife's Apartment A Granite City man was ar* ested on two charges Monday fter he broke into his ex-wife's Vood River apartment and ttemptpd to take their baby aughter William Hausman, 21, of 2011 Missouri Ave. ( was charged ivith disorderly conduct and deduction of property. He was ater released on $50 bond. Police said that Bailsman's x-wife, Paula, told them Hausman bmke a glass pane in the oor an>i entered the apartment bout 4:30 p.m. Hausman, granted visitation rights by the court in the divorce decree, was allowed to see his daughter only on Sundays police said Hausman claimed his ex-wife would not let him see the baby which nwde him angry. His ex-wife told police she refused to let Hausman visit the infant because he has not pro* vided any support payment. In other police news, an Alton girl was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way after a two-car collision at Ferguson and Central Avenues at 6: 15pm. Monday. Mary Lane, 20, of 511 Miami, was. driver of a car attempting to make a left turn onto Ferguson Avenue when her car col lided w<^h one being driven by Robert Hamilton, 19, of 128 Hampton. Bethalto. A wrist watch valued at $16.6 was reported stolen at the Wood River swimming pool. Mrs. Robert Garrison, of 40 Marguerite, Wood River, said her son discovered the watch missing after dressing into streel clothes. Sharon E. Carter of Alton, was presented the medal for distinguished action during combat last Dcember. Courter was serving as engineer aboard armored troop carrier which was providing support for elements of the 5th Battalion, Vietnamese Marine Corps, while transiting the treacherous Rach Ruong Canal in Ding Tuong Province deep in the Delta. As Courier's assault craft was proceeding up the canal it came under heavy Viet Cong small arms, automatic weapons and B-40 rocket fire from concealed enemy placements on both sides of the canal. During the initial moments of the attack, Courter suffered minor wounds as his assault craft was severely damaged by enemy rocket fire. Despite his injuries, Courier remained at his battle station and placed heavy fire on enemy positions only 20 yards away. As a result of his actions, friendly ground forces were able to maneuver and successfully assault their objective. A citation accompanying the medal cited "his outstanding professionalism, sense of responsibility and courage under fire" as being "in keeping with ihe highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." Courier was presented his award aboard the MRF flagship, USS Benewah, by Capt. Robert S. Salzer, commander of the river flotilla, during a lull in the force's almost continuous operations. At the time, the Probation Of Jersey Boy Revoked JERSEYVILLE — The probation of a 15-year-old youth was revoked here Monday In Circuit Court and the boy was committed to the Illinois Youth Commission at St. Charles, 111. , The youth's probation was revoked following charges of theft of a bicycle and admission tickets, to Donor's Swimming pool. The youth had been granted probation earlier this year for burglary. ; In FejJfliwy the youth was found living in an empty house without heat, water or electricity, following his expulsion from school. Alton Man ChargedWith No License Harry Nf^on Henjey, 19, of 312 Dooley Drive, Alton, was charged with having no operator's license Tuesday after po< lice stopped htm on a routine traffic check at N. Hanry ana Daotey Streets, Henley was released on $50 cash bond. \.Y. Guns Turned in NEW YORK (AP) — A month-long gun amnesty period, which began a few days prior to .he assassination of Sen. Robert ?. Kennedy, ended Monday with city police collecting 234 guns and one bazooka shell. The annual June amnesty period, during which the public can turn in guns without being subject to prosecution, yielded only 31 weapons in 1967. Band Program Listed on Metroplex. The 1BEW has been striking llinois Bell Telephone Co. for he past 55 days while negotia- ons have continued, the latest eing three full days of talks in lie office of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. However, no statements have been issued as to whether any progress was made. The last meeting In Daley's iffice concluded at 4 p.m. Sun day, w'th the only announce ment .coming from union offic- als, who said: "We want more more man any other (compa^ ny)." There is a $3 million separa Ion between the company offer and the union demand, which had been the big hold up in negotiations. While negotiations are expected to continue later this week n Chicago the IIBEW strife ers in Alton continue to follow company trucks driven by supervisory employes. When the supervisors, who are EDWARDSVILLE — The fourth summer concert of the Eriwardsville Municipal Band, will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in city park. The program is as follows: "The School Musician" theme; "The Washington Post March"; "The An- nivers?ry Waltz"; "English Folk Song Suite"; "Yankee Hash"; "My Faith Looks up to Thee"; "Illinois March"; intermission; "March of the Olympians"; selections from "The" Merry Widow"; "America the Beautiful"; "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"; "Civil War Suite"; "Lullaby of Broadway"; "Americans We" march. The concession stand will be operated this week by the Edwarcfsville High School cheerlpaders. CARTERS 'iTTLE PILLS. Taken by millions for over 75 years in homes like yours Shop Our Summer Sale Catalog Alton Plaza Dial 465-4271 oing emergency repair and in- tallatio-i work, stop to do a job, he unhn sets up a picket line n front of the home or busi- ess. Saturday, a picket line was set n front of the HlWay Motel 'here a Bell truck had been parked <n the lot behind one Of the buildings. 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The IBEW leaders in Illinois have made their demands quite clear: They want MORE-far MORE-than the increases accepted by hundreds of thousands of other workers. They want: MORE than the increases accepted by 350,000 other telephone employees throughout the country. MORE than the increases agreed to by thousands of other IBEW members. MORE than the increases granted by other major industries such as auto, can, rubber, aluminum, and Western Union. All of these employees have accepted new three year contracts with increases both in wages and fringe benefits. Increases in other industries range from 17.58 per cent to 19.18 per cent The telephone company tops them all with increties. of nearly 20 per cent Yet the IBEW bargaining team in Illinois demands MORE. IBEW members could be enjoying these benefits We have offered the IBEW a substantial three-year contract. Top craftsmen in Chicago, for example, would get increases totaling $26 a week within two years, including an immediate increase of $ 14 a week. This means each man getting these increases would collect $3,120 in additional pay over the next three years. In addition, they would enjoy improvements in many fringe benefits such as overtime pay, vacations, pensions, medical and life insurance, and disability payments. Overall, these increases which would become effective over the next two years add up to about a 20 per cent increase in compensation. Again, the IBEW leaders in Illinois rejected this offer, repeating their demand for significantly more than everyone else has received. Illinois Bell Telephone Pirt of thi Nitignwide Bill 8yi UN These union leaders appear bent on achieving some kind of record for themselves. But we must ask: Is this a valid'reason for penalizing the many customers waiting for telephones, threatening to disrupt the Democratic National Convention, and depriving thousands of telephone families of their regular income? Someone must stand up for the public You're tired of this strike by now. So are we. But this dispute cannot be resolved until the union leaders abandon their position that they must get significantly more than anyone els* Obviously, we cannot negotiate a contract that is far out of line with those in our own and other major industries. This would not be fair to the pubttflV which must eventually pay the bill* Nor to our other employees. Meanwhile, we want to assure you that we are prepared to continue giving near-normal telephone service for an indefinite period. And we stand ready to resume negotiations at any time*

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