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Atchison Sunday Globe (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Atchison, Kansas Law sights strike Point in Detroit apr after five weeks of no Progress bargaining the United Auto workers launches a Homestretch drive toward new contracts with the big three automakers this week with the selection of a strike target for 1976. Will it be Ford because its the no. 2 makers turn or maybe Industry giant general motors because of its Strong financial position and what about Chrysler always a possible candidate because it s so vulnerable to a strike. The Law which has not tipped its hand thus far will provide the answer on tuesday when its International executive Board convenes to debate the Issue. Union officials say there still is no agreement among leaders on who the target a Hoied be and there Likely wont be until after they thrash it out in closed session. A we never make a selection until the last minute Quot said one official. Quot we like to discuss All the pros and cons first. We May go in to the meeting expecting to name one company and then come out with a different Veteran labor observers see Ford As the front runner for 1976, mainly because Ford Hasni to been the target since the 1967 round of triennial talks. A settlement was reached that year after a 66-Day strike. Pm was the target in 1970, when it was hit by a 67-Day walkout and Chrysler was tagged in 1973, when there was a nine Day strike. Law president Leonard Woodcock has said repeatedly All year that Ford won t be the target simply Quot because its weekly Wall Street Tyche Currier a business writer new York a Stock prices skidded to their lowest mint of the summer this past Veek amid some doubts about he Outlook for corporate it profits. The Dow Jones average of 30 Industrial stocks fell 16.12 to 174.07 for its biggest weekly decline since Early april. The averages close Friday Vas its lowest since it finished it 964.39 on june to. Standard amp poor a 500-Stock average dropped i 88 to 102.37, my the new York Stock Exchange composite Index of Nore than 1,500 common stocks Vas Down .98 at 54.71. Big Board volume remained Duggish averaging 16.80 tuition shares a Day against 15.32 million the previous week. The focus of concern was the government s report thursday hat business earnings registered their smallest Quarter to Quarter Rise in five quarters for the april june period. Brokers said the news compounded concern Over recent signs that the Economy s recovery from the recession had slowed Down. It also sent some analysts Back to their electronic calculators for a review of their sirenious optimistic profit forecasts for the full year. Another source of caution was the word from Korea of the killing of two . Officers. On Friday an american aircraft Carrier was reported getting ready to head for korean Waters in what an official described As a precautionary move. The Market itself supplied some discouraging news when it faltered once again at the 1,000 level in the Dow Jones Industrial average. The Dow touched 1,001 Early in wednesdays trading but Sellers moved in immediately and the average embarked on a straight line drop of More than 25 Points through the end of the week. Among the weeks biggest losers was Hewlett Packard which took a Steep drop on Friday. The company reported lower earnings for the Quarter ended july 31, and announced among other things that its pocket calculator business operated at a loss in the Quarter. General dynamics also fell sharply in fridays activity. On thursday the Security and Exchange commission said it planned to look into matters relating to a ship contract general dynamics has from Burmah Oil. Gap stores which joined the nose list Only a few weeks ago also sold off after the company posted a quarterly loss. The weekly tally of nose listed issues showed 585 gainers and 1,233 losers among the 2,068 traded new highs for the year came to 159 against 79 new lows. On the american Stock Exchange the Market value Index dropped 2.01 to 101.79. The associated press 60-Stock average was Down 6.2 at 313.5 Fords and Union officials Are Quick to Point out there Are Many Good reasons for going to Ford pm or Chrysler As Well As Strong arguments for not picking any of them this year. The Union which is bargaining for 680,000 Auto workers will be sifting through those pros and cons in determining who it la go to either to set an Industry pattern settlement or to strike when current three year pacts expire sept. 14. Quot we have to assess where we can get the most in the quickest time Quot a Law vice president said. Bar gainers and rank and file members at each of the big three appear equally enthusiastic about having their companies selected so that won t be a Factor in tuesday s decision Law negotiators at each maker have asked to be the target citing the unanimous backing of their membership. Quot we always want to be the target a said Law vice president Ken Bannon at Ford. Quot that Way we can negotiate a package tailored to our members needs rather than be forced to accept what s been reached somewhere once a target is selected bargaining at the other companies ceases to await a settlement at the chosen firm. If there s a strike the other makers would continue uninterrupted production. Ford May be the target because it could afford Law demands better than Chrysler and pose less of a financial Drain on the Union than pm should there be a walkout. Labor observers also note that Law has a better Chance of reaching its main goals a reduced work time improved Job Security and bolstered Layoff benefits a at Ford where the Union first won a Modem vacation plan pension program and jobless Benefit fund Irving Bluestone Law vice president of the pm department sees the situation differently. A a pm should be the target because of its profits and because we have an Opportunity to make excellent achievement in the goals we Are pursuing Quot he declared recently. Bluestone argues that pm cannot deny workers a fair shake because of the Quot bulging profits Quot it has accumulated a a record $909 million in the Spring and $1.7 billion for the first half of 1976 Ford and Chrysler however also have reported record quarterly earnings a $442 million and $155 million respectively. Law vice president Douglas Fraser head of the Chrysler department says that firm May have been ruled out in 1975, when it piled up record losses of $260 million Quot but it can to plead poverty this year and has to be in the Chrysler always is a potential target because it cannot afford a Long strike and would meet Union demands in Shorter order but unionists concede that if Chrysler is picked All the time pm and Ford eventually May sense the Union is afraid to take them on and will ignore any pattern reached at their Little sister. Quot when you really think about it you can to Rule out any of the big three Quot Fraser said. The Only maker definitely out of the running in 1976 is Little american motors. The Law has said it wont go there because of a severe sales slump which is producing mounting losses for the firm. If bargaining stances provide any clues pm would be the most Likely target. The hardest positions have been taken there so far with both sides exchanging salvos. By contrast talks have been More cordial at Ford and very Low keyed at Chrysler. The Union has a record $175 million strike fund at the ready enough to last from two months at pm to six months at Chrysler. But a key Factor in the selection of a target May be whether the Law would risk another devastating pm walkout like the one in 1970, the costliest strike in the history of the . Labor movement. St Louis a when it comes to presidential races Fred Heimburger a bread sales Are proving to be a half baked indicator. The St. Louis county Baker began Selling breads two months ago that correspond to the chief presidential candidates. But despite the polls forecasts Ford bread outsold Carter bread. And despite republicans convention voting Reagan bread outsold Ford. To straighten out his forecast for the fall Campaign Heim Burger plans two new bread lines corresponding to the vice presidential picks of president Ford and Jimmy Carter. Quot customers buy it by their presidential preference Quot he said saturday. Quot they take it Good Nat redly. But certainly they buy the candidate of their but the customer is not always right. Although polls were showing Ford trailing Carter in popularity the Gerald Ford bread a a White heavy textured bread with Rice flour Topping a was the Best seller until last week. Then sales of the Ronald Reagan bread a a traditional san Francisco sourdough a surged into the Lead Only to find Reagan lose to Ford at the Republican National convention in Kansas City. Now the Jimmy Carter bread a a Peanut butter and Honey bread in the old South tradition a is cutting into the Ford sales although Heimburger notes that Quot the Ford bread has an advantage because White bread appeals to More people. Quot we started this whole thing just for the fun of it Quot the 46-year-old Heimburger said. Quot i m always looking for new ideas and recipes and one thing just led to because of Carters Peanut farming background Heimburger found no difficulty Matching a bread to the democratic candidate. But Ford was a different matter. Quot i called some friends in Michigan who run a bakery and they did no to have any idea of a characteristic Ford bread so i tried the grand rapids chamber of Commerce a Heimburger said. The chamber officials in Fords Hometown weren to much help in the bread line but they did Tell Heimburger there Are Many German and dutch residents in the grand rapids area. Quot the Ford bread is very characteristic of those people Quot Atchison businessmen and professional directory o Keefe Ball o Keefe amp Lacey anon Maurice p. Of Keefe Steadman Ball Maurice p. Of Keefejr. Philip c. Lacey sos 367-2032 Stillings amp Caplinger it Hart red to. E. Stilling Robert d. Caplinger Law Omen suit i. Berger bldg. 367-1111 Duncan Senecal Bednar amp Mears Chart Rad anon Ai Law Robert f. Duncan Richard p. Senecal Robert j. Bednar i jut r. Mean 817 Han to i 367-1412 Waggener amp Foley anon a Balie p. Wagener Gerald w. Foley a Marc sating bldg. 367-5246 May and Tuley anon Al lao John s. May Charra m. Tuley 708 i omm Arrial 367-3231 j. David Farris anon Al can 117 to. Sib 367-2424 Richard Dempster anon Al la count coun Houa 367-1037 Ria mum snit or Sam Nan this account of a heavy rainstorm and the damage that it did is from the Junction City Union August 19,1876 Quot a storm of unusual severity As to amount of water fall and of great duration has just left this Section of the country in a dilapidated condition. On tuesday night the air was dense and hot making sleep almost an impossibility. At about four o clock in the morning a quiet rain commenced falling which continued increasing until about eight of clock when a sudden and Strong wind brought the water Down in sheets. Long before this hour everything was flooded and it looked for a time As though the terrors of a Tornado were to be added to those of a deluge. Soon however there w As a Lull but it w As noon before the storm had entirely ceased again at night a heavy rain fell and by thursday morning Junction City was about As wet a place As a Man could readily find. Quot As Early As ten o clock on wednesday morning rumours were freely circulated of great damage to Railroad and other property and though much of the information was exaggerated still a few of the rumours fell Short of the actual facts the principal damage to the Kansas Pacific was East of Here and consisted of a washout of a Hundred feet and several culverts. A freight train due Here on tuesday morning ran into a soft place and though the engine passe Over it safely the cars were ditched we did not hear of anyone getting Hurt. Quot on the Junction City amp fort Kearney Road the loss will in heavy. The regular mixed train ran into a washout about one mile this Side of Milford the engine disappeared in the water and mud and the tender was turned Bottom Side up on the Side of it three cars loaded with Grain and flour then shagged on the wreck the Engineer and fireman jumped in time to save themselves no one was Hurt though about a dozen passengers were on the train Quot the water entirely covered the surface of the ground. During the heaviest fall of water the Smoky Hill and Republican Bottoms looked As though a violent Snow storm were sweeping Over them in the town almost every cellar was flooded and considerable damage was done to Wells. At fort Riley the water stood four feet in the government warehouse and considerable damage was done to Grain piled up there. Every county Bridge and Culvert North of this City to the county line has been washed out a mrs Laverna Pickens Nortonville has been appointed to conduct a House to House Campaign there to raise funds for multiple sclerosis the funds will help to support services forms patients in the chapter area and to Advance the society s National research programs that Are directed to finding the cause and cure of is. The Atchison Lions club will meet monday at 7 15 at Jerry a ii 509 on the mall. Charles Bennett club president announced both the Lancaster and Shannon township fire departments answered alarms at Shannon Friday afternoon when grass near the Railroad right of Way caught fire. There was no damage reported. Atchison Globe 5 sunday. August 22 19/6 hosiery up Winston Salem no. It api nearly 1.37 billion pairs of pantyhose knee highs and stockings will be sold in the i s this year according to i eggs products inc lore than 33 per cent will be purchased in supermarkets drug and convenience stores compared with 20 per cent six years ago san Francisco Cable cars were first introduced in 1873 farm and Home listings needed to Sci or rut then Cau buyers galore More Ano More Marcell f. Natoma realty and insurance 725 Kansas a presidential shows Ford 6rising9 he said. The rising closeness of the Ford Carter bread sales race has forced Heimburger to add two More breads to his line. For democratic vice presidential Choice sen. Walter Mondale of Minnesota Heimburger plans a scan Dana Ian creation for his shelves next week. And for Ford s running mate sen. Bob Dole of Kansas what else a for the Dole bread we Are thinking of a wheat bread since Kansas is the wheat state Quot he said. 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