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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Arlington Heights, Illinois Chrysler pact oked in Canada the daily Herald monday december 13, 1982 Section 1�?3 from Herald Newt services Toronto a workers at Chrysler Canadian plants overwhelmingly approved a new contract sunday ending a 38-Day strike that won wage gains for both Canadian and . Employees of the struggling automaker. The 13-month contract which Calls for an immediate pay raise of $1.15 an hour in Canadian currency was approved by More than 85 percent of the Canadian workers. Chrysler employees in the United states will vote Friday on a contract approved by their Union leaders saturday and were expected to approve it by a a comfortable the overwhelming approval ended the strike and six Chrysler plants closed by the walkout were to reopen today. Robert White the Law chief who led the Canadian workers on strike after their . Counterparts agreed to wait for new talks in january said the Canadian strikers were pleased they could help win a bigger settlement for . Workers. A i think the Chrysler workers will be extremely proud of the accomplishments that they have achieved a White said. A i feel somewhat Walter Mccall spokesman for Chrysler Canada ltd., said maintenance workers were being called in to get production lines ready to begin moving with the first Day shift at 7 . Today. The new contract gives Chrysler workers in the United states and Canada a Basic 3 percent wage hike plus a Cost of living adjustment of 47 cents per hour for the americans and 87 cents per hour for the canadians. Workers in the two countries had been making identical wages a but with the americans paid in . Dollars and the canadians in the less valuable Canadian Dollar. The new contract recognizes differences in currency values inflation rates and general economic conditions Union and company officials said. The hourly pay of an assembler at a Canadian Plant will jump from $9.07 to $10.21 immediately on his return to work. The new wage is equivalent to about $8.27 in . Currency. Hourly pay for an assembler at a . Plant will increase from $9.07 to $9.81. The crippling strike began nov. 5 with warnings from Chrysler corp. Chairman Lee Iacocca that the militant Canadian Law would bankrupt the no. 3 automaker. Analysts estimate the strike has Cost Chrysler about $60 million and the new contracts including a settlement with 43,000 . Workers will Cost another $80 million. A it was unnecessary but its behind us thank god a Iacocca said. A it came at a time when we could least afford Italy on limb with bulgarian charges from Herald new services Rome a allegations that three bulgarians were involved in the shooting of Pope John Paul ii have added another sensational Page to Western charges of a a bulgarian connection to International terrorism gun running and espionage. The accusations against the bulgarians Stem from three separate investigations a one into the May 13, 1981, shooting of the Pope another into a massive weapons and drug smuggling operation uncovered in Northern Italy last month and a third into bulgarian efforts to infiltrate and spy on the now banned polish Solidarity labor Union. Italian investigators have gone out on a Long limb by implicitly accusing bulgarian agents of various intrigues in Europe. The bulgarians deny any such italian newspaper reports sunday added yet another dimension to the controversy with allegations that bulgarian agents also wanted to assassinate Lech Walesa Leader of the outlawed Solidarity Trade Union in Poland during his visit to Rome nearly two years ago. Bulgarian agents have been implicated in the dec. 17, 1981, kidnapping of . Army Brig. Gen. James l. Dozier the a Poison umbrella murder of a bulgarian defector in London a similar murder attempt in Paris and at least three espionage cases. Even if Only part of the accusations against the bulgarians can be proven conclusively they Are a political and diplomatic Bombshell. . Intelligence a think in spots Excia official Washington up . Intelligence is a pathetically think in developing countries where the greatest conflicts of the next decade will be played out former Cia Deputy director Bobby Inman said sunday. Inman who resigned from the Cia in june said the administration is working to rebuild the organization but the process will take several years. A we have not yet recovered from All the buffeting of the last to years. We Are still suffering from the scars a said Inman in an interview with . News amp world report. The a Good news a he said is a a we re at our Best in picking up warnings about a major use of soviet Force outside their Borders. We can count what they have understand How they operate it How they train How they use Inman also former director of the National Security Agency said . Intelligence also is Good in areas where there has been conflict for a number of years such As Korea and the Middle East. A but if you believe As i do that the next decade will be dominated by Competition for raw materials markets and influence in unstable third world nations our capabilities Are marginal at Best a he said. In these regions Inman said including a your allies or Neutral countries our knowledge is very thin a at times pathetically for example he said president Reagan might have handled sanctions against the soviet natural Gas pipeline differently a if we had known in More detail the economic situation confronting France Germany and great Britain. Inman said the administration has begun to rebuild the Ciao a ability to Analyse information collected an improvement that Inman said will take years. A you do not have skilled analysts waiting out there to be hired. They must have great in depth knowledge on countries All Over the have to develop that kind of Talent and it takes years a he said. Inman said he is wary of Covert action such As backing the overthrow of unfriendly leaders. A an unfriendly government that you know May be easier to Deal with than one you be helped that does not have the capacity to govern a he said. Herald photo an outdoor nativity scene sponsored by our redeemer a United from nearby communities to perform and View the Christmas Story. Methodist Church in Schaumburg sunday brought children and adults Mother Mary played by Heather Ryan 6, watches Over baby Jesus. Kids bring nativity scene to life by Joan Chojnacki Herald staff writer Mary Joseph and baby Jesus faced the crowd that gathered around the homemade stable just outside our redeemer a United methodist Church in Schaumburg sunday. Youngsters dressed As Angels shepherds a drummer boy and three Wise men came from nearby communities and stood within the enclosed area trying to stay warm and petting an assortment of animals which had been rented for the evening from Elgin. A David lost his hat a he a one of the Wise men a Debra Sloan of Bartlett called to someone in the crowd. Sloan Mother of 5-year-old David was trying to gather her son s belongings. David s shift was nearly Over and they were getting ready to head Back Home. The children ranging in age from kindergarten to High school students and adults from throughout the Schaumburg area had parts in the live nativity scene sponsored by members of our redeemer a United methodist Church at 1600 w. Schaumburg Road. All were acting out the Manger scene dressed in appropriate costumes and taking half hour shifts in their respective roles. As did other parents Sloan said David a participation in the nativity scene was helping him understand the Christmas Story and the birth of Jesus. Quot the idea that Jesus grows up still Hasni to dawned on him yet a she added. Seven year old Laura Fisher of Hoffman estates an Angel also was beginning to understand the True meaning of Christmas. But she said she still could not wait for Santa Claus. A we get to pet a lot of animals and its about urn i forget his name. Baby Jesus a she said. The outdoor nativity scene this year was taking the place of the churches annual Christmas program Church member Tamara Dohn said. But some say that because of its Success it could become a yearly tradition. A the whole Point of it is the kids Are having fun a Carl Dohn of Schaumburg said. County Board Power split aids suburbs continued from Page i an Eye to making substantial changes. The panel was told to return with tentative recommendations by feb. 7. The payoff for gop commissioners was simple a piece of the action. Under the committee assignments proposed by Dunne the republicans had Only a Token chairmanship of a minor committee. It was different Story with the coalitions proposal a republicans will chair both the administration and the legislation and intergovernmental affairs committees As Well As several vital subcommittees. We hat the suburban delegation makes of those chairmanships is answerable Only by time. Far reaching potential is there. By chairing the legislation and intergovernmental relations committee for example commissioner Harold l. Tyrrell of Lagrange Park will be in a position to persuade the Illinois general Assembly to enact or repeal statutes affecting Cook county. In the past Tyrrell has complained that Dunne stymied legislative consideration of suburban concerns. Dunne makes no secret he is trying to Handicap the City suburban coalition by luring away one of the 14 votes so it cannot override his promised veto. Speculation As to the probable target of his lobbying has focused on commissioner Jeanne Quinn of Oak Park the first Democrat to win a suburban seat on the Cook county Board in 46 years. However she insists she wont defect and Dunne admits he Hasni to found a defector. If he a not telling All he knows and if a he does crack the coalition Dunne will be poised to frustrate its will. But a and Here a the Crux of it a even with in Carl Hansen Daniel of Brien the Aid of one or two defectors Dunne still be Able to push through his own preferences and have whittled away much of the leverage now wielded by suburban commissioners. In order to win approval of his own initiatives and preserve the rules that constitute his authority Dunne needs to put together his own coalition of nine votes. He currently has just three and one of them is his own. It will be difficult for him to find six More. No matter what suburban commissioners stand to gain. As Long As the City a delegation is split the suburban commissioners individually and collectively will be the key that unlocks veto proof Power. The coalition that reared its head last week hold together through thick and thin gop commissioners observe. And in All probability it wont. Its expected to shift and shuffle from Issue to Issue. A no one presumes that All 14 votes will stick together on All matters a said Hansen. A some will go their own Way along partisan lines. Some will continue to split along Chicago suburban lines. Some will follow personal conviction. That a healthy. That a a healthy and open legislative Tyrrell agreed and suggested the revolt will ironically work to Dunne a favor. A they talk about this being anti George but this May be the Best thing that Ever happened to George Dunne a said Tyrrell. A when the time comes to broach a controversy it now will be a committee that does the dirty work and develops a recommendation not be that As it May the imposing strength of Dunne a veto is sure to diminish. Under current rules to override a veto requires a four fifths majority which is 14 of the boards 17 commissioners and because Dunne is one of the 17 commissioners As Well As the boards president for All intents and purposes the override margin is 14 out of 16 votes. That works out to 87.5 percent a far in excess of the most extraordinary margins used in Congress or the Illinois general Assembly. A i served in the general Assembly both in the Senate and the House Over the last to years a said commissioner Daniel p. Of Brien a Byrne supporter who helped organize the revolt a and i done to know of any other legislative body in the country where you need a four fifths vote to override a president or a speaker of the of Brien noting the practical requirement of marshalling the votes of 88 percent of the commissioners aside from Dunne characterized the Board presidents veto Power As an a abusive concentration of Power in one Many a for the time being the rebellious commissioners have the margin and they intend to press for legislation in Springfield and to pursue litigation in the Hope of reducing it to two thirds. To the extent they can they also intend to make changes unilaterally by applying the county a Home Rule authority. The big question is whether when push comes to shove Over revising internal rules the coalition will persevere. Says of Brien a we have the votes. Poland to suspend martial Law by year end continued from Page i into full normalization. One must move towards it step by step consistently by a common Jaruzelski did say the policy of protective internment under which authorities could intern anyone they suspected May be dangerous would end. More than 10,000 people were interned Over the past year. He hinted at amnesty for other political prisoners but made no mention of whether the remaining 200 or so internees a mainly activists of the banned Solidarity Union a would be freed. But the general a speech left the impression Little would change in Day to Day polish life and that martial Law suspension was just another step in the continuing process of easing dramatic Rigours introduced with the crackdown a year ago. Jaruzelski made no mention of a letter from Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa in which the hero of the Independent labor movement listed his conditions for cooperation with the government to solve the nations a deep and prolonged the letter written dec. 4 and made Public by Walesa saturday called for amnesty for All Solidarity members jailed or fired from their jobs for Union activity. It also demanded restoration of the Gdansk agreements of August 1980, which for the first time in the soviet bloc recognized the right of workers to form unions Independent of communist party Winter cant strike out Hardy White sox fans if the dusting of Snow on rooftops along 35th Street was not evidence enough that summer had faded months ago the icy wind surely was. A it whipped incessantly Down the Street under a Gray december sky penetrating Flimsy mittens and Coats and making the 33-degree temperature feel like it was Only eight above Zero. I but the presence of Snow and the numbing windchill did no to matter to the half dozen people standing at the Comiskey Park ticket window just before 9 . Friday. And it did no to matter the Calendar still had to get to Christmas Day and new years Day and St. Valentines Day and St. Patrick a Day before it would get to opening Day. It did no to matter a bit. These were True baseball fans. And As always they were thinking baseball. There was Barbara Bowman of Chicago wrapped in a toasty fake fur coat and wearing a pair of Matching earmuffs talking about How a Fly Ball just missed her in the right Field stands last summer while she was sitting there Reading a harlequin Romance. There was her 15-year-old son David on permission from mom to be out of school keeping warm under a stocking Cap and bragging that he has been a White sox fan since the Day he was born. There was Tony Camerano a 69-year-old South Sider who has been coming to the opening Day game for the last 40 years complimenting himself for wearing his Long underwear and complaining about the multimillion Dollar salaries the ballplayers Are making. There was Chris Pfeiffer Down a Lpaul Gores the Way from Highland Park proclaiming a a there a Only one baseball team in town a the there was Bob Reczek an opening Day regular at Comiskey Park answering a question about the loss of Star outfielder Steve Kemp to the Yankees with a question of his own a a who a Steve Kemp a soon there were others gathered outside the White and Green Walls of the ancient Ballpark. And All of them Hafl been drawn to the White and Green Walls of the ancient Ballpark one last time in 1982 by the same bait a the Sale of tickets for the White sox april 12 Home opener against the Baltimore orioles. A i always look Forward to opening Day a Reczek said. A we bring about to to 15 people out Here and we have a tailgate party in the parking lot. Its like a reunion All the buddies from he said one of the tricks to buying tickets for opening Day a which can sometimes be pretty cold itself a is to make sure they Are for seats in the right Field stands. A a you be got to make sure you re in the Sun a he explained. But Camerano said it does no to matter to him whether the temperature on opening Day is 30 degrees or 80. Opening Day is opening Day and he miss it. A a in a retired but even when i was working i would take the afternoon off to be Here a he said. A i like opening Day festivities even if its cold or snowing Pfeiffer who has been alive Only about half As Long As Camerano has been coming to opening Day games has his own simple explanation for Why people stand in the december cold and wait to buy baseball tickets. A a we re serious baseball fans that Sall a he said. Cathy Mcgowan a 41-year-old resident of nearby Bridgeport would agree. She has been coming to sox games since she was a child and remembers sneaking into games under the Fence. A it gives you something to look Forward to in the Spring a she said. Its not that they dislike football or basketball most of them say. They follow the bears and they cheer for the bulls during the fall and Winter months. But there is something about baseball a in the Park not on television a that has become special for them. The Ballpark has become a place where memories Are made. The outdoor setting the excitement the players and the crowd Combine to create experiences they will remember the rest of their lives. And even in an eight degree windchill the Prospect of buying into some More Good memories is just too much for some baseball fans to resist

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