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June 30, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30,1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREft CIO, US Sted Sign Contracts; Others Expected to Follow PITTSBURGH (AP) — The CIO United Steelworkers had pen and ink ready today for basic steel producers to follow the lead of U. S. Steel Corp. and sign contracts giving 600,000 men a 5-cent-an-hour pay boost, higher pensions and improved insurance programs. U. S, Steel, employing 190,000 USW members and usually the contract pace setter for the industry, was first to sign yesterday. A few hours later, the second largest producer, Bethlehem Steel Co., agreed to the same basic settlement and said it would sign for its 80,000 employes in New York today. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., the fourth largest producer with about 25,000 USW employes, signed the same agreement as U.S. Steel. Contracts Expire A spokesman for the big union headed by David J. McDonald said all other basic steel producers with which the union has cuiiii'acto expiring at midnight tonight are expected to be in the fold soon. He explained they could either formally sign contracts or memorandums that they will agree to the basic pattern established by U. S. Steel. Average hourly rates under the new U. S. Steel contract, which runs for two years, will be from $2.19 to $2.29. The 5-cent hike becomes effective tomorrow. U. S. Steel said its starting rate will become $1.57 an hour "and the present spread of 5% cents (an hour) between job classes is retained. ..." The insurance and pension benefits take effect next Nov. 1. The insurance program will be • frozen at its new level two years and the pension plan for three years. Pension Cost Varies U. S. Steel explained its pension setup this way: It now pays a minimum pension of $100 a month to employes with 25 years service. This includes federal social security. Under the new plan, an employe retiring at 65 with 30 years of service will get a minimum pension of $140 monthly, including social security. And the agreement calls for retention of the present differential if social security benefits are boosted. U. S. Steel workers and the corporation each will pay an additional 2 cents an hour for the improved insurance program. Under the old plan, the company paid 2^ cents an hour and the employes the same. The union estimates the pension improvements will cost about 5 cents an hour for each worker. There was no comment from U. S. Steel on this. Sources close to both industry and union say the cost may vary with different steel companies, depending on the type of pension plan now in effect. McDonald, who termed the new pact 4< an historic and successful contract," estimated the total contract cost to U. S. Steel at about 12 cents an hour. The company didn't comment. As soon as word of the contract agreement came there was spec- uation in industry sources that steel companies ultimately might boost prices by $2 to $4.50 a ton. No company would comment. 15 Cent Coffee Gives 300% Profit Official Charges MIAMI, Fla. W — Fifteen cents per cup of coffee gives restaurants more than 300 per cent gross profit, says Dr. Roberto E. Canessa, minister of foreign affairs of El Salvador. Dr. Canessa told the Chamber of Commerce of the Americas here yesterday that the public shouldn't blame coffee producers tor these prices and said government leaders "have leaped on the coffee price bandwagon." He said 1 cent per pound increase in the price of coffee costs American consumers 27 million dollars, but four fifths of this remains in the United States. Battle of Dimensions Still Rages In Hollywood: 'Todd-Ao' Latest By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Lit — The battle of the dimensions still rages. This week saw much activity in behalf of new movie techniques. Paramount's deluxe huckster. William Holden was circling the globe to sell the studio's process, vista- vision. RKO was demonstrating its superscope throughout the United States. And m Hollywood, the press trooped out to see two new developments. One was the long-awaited Todd-Ao process, in which "Oklahoma" will be filmed. It's good. Mighty good. In fact, it may be the best. The screen is broad, slightly curved and taller than the ribbon-like cinemascope. It excells in clarity. The film is 65mm instead of the normal 35mm. And the film runs through the camera at- 30 frames per second instead of the usual 24. These factors, plus a great bug- eye lens, give a picture that seems as close to real life as anything I've seen on a movie screen. The other showing was the improved methods of cinemascope. Its p a r e n t, 20th Century-Fox, shewed some films using a new lens that seems to eliminate the fuzziness that plagued early cine- mascope films. The depth of focus is pleasing to the eye. It's time for our semi-annual refresher course on new dimensions and what is happening to them. Pay attention now! Cinemascope — it squeezes a wide scene onto normal film, A special lens projects the result on a broad screen. It is still the most used of the new techniques. Cinerama — three projectors throw a continuous scene on a huge, semi-circular screen, giving the audience a sense of being in the picture. It is doing great business in a dozen cities, but is limited to a roadshow operation. Vistavision — the image is received on two frames of normal fiim. The bigger negative can be blown up to fit any size screen and still retain clarity. This has not yet been seen by the public. Superscope — a trick lens can convert any kind of film to fit all screen sizes. It is still unseen by the public. Todd-Ao — a mammoth lens, 65mrn film and big screen combine for utmost clarity. This also appears destined for limited, road- show use. 3Ds — the viewer looks through polarized glasses at two images, achieving an illusion of depth. Not much life left in 3D. Weather Bureau Says Drought May Be Coining By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Officials of the U. S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock admit a drought may be approaching, but they say it isn't here yet and there is no cause for alarm. L. H. Wiland of the Federal-State Crop Reporting Service says Arkansas crops "are generally in good condition." However, he added: "We could use a good rain, particularly in the hilly areas." Naturally, he said, farmers are beginning to worry about the lack of a general rain. But he added that the situation could not be called a drought yet. "If we get a good rain In the few weeks,"' Wiland said, "the crops will be in fine shape." Foreign Agri Students Study At University FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. UP)—More than 130 men and women from 17 states and seven foreign countries yesterday began a three-week short course in agricultural extension methods at the University of Arkansas. This is the sixth year that the Southern Regional Extension School has been sponsored by the College of Agriculture. Arkansas has 27 extension workers enrolled in the course. Japan Reportedly Has 5-Year Plan tor Air Force TOKYO UPI — The English-language edition of the newspaper Mainichl said yesterday Japan has an unannounced five-year plan for building her new air force to 1,300 planes, including 525 Sabre jets, A defense force spokesman «aid, "We have never heard of the plan." SHOE STARTS THURSDAY, JULY 1st. 1,000 prs. WOME N'S & CHILDREN'S VALUES TO 8.95 - ALL SIZES -WHITE - BLACK - RED - BLUE PUMPS - STRAPS - TIES - WEDGES-PLAY SHOES-DRESS SHOES YOUR CHOICE: $ $ Jiedel's has never offered such shoe values as this before ... This is the time to buy several pairs at this low price! ALL MEN'S SUMMER SHOES HALF PRICE JIEDEL Decision Expected Monday on State's Industry Plant LITTLE ROCK (ft— The Arkansas Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision Monduy concerning the authority of the suite Resources and Development Commission to dispose of a manufacturing plant donated to the state last winter. The building—originally designed to Ue a bulb-manufacturing plant- is located on Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs. The Westinghouse Corp. gave it to tne state alter abandoning plans for using it. The Supreme Court advanced the case on its docket and took it under submission as a matter of public interest. WASHINGTON, N. C. Wl—Officers said it must have taken two sticks of dynamite planted under the hood of Mrs. Susie Key's automobile to have done all the damage. T*9 blast shattered the car's front end and windows in a nearby home, dug a deep hole in the ground and hurled part oC tb* actor and hood 25 feet. Officers said they didn't know who did it. 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