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California >3302 Nixon plea gets Al Cio 1972 confrontation begins Miami Beach Fla. Apr president Nixon a Blunt pledge to press wage Price controls whether organized labor likes it or not has met with brusque dismissal by a hostile Al Cio convention. The confrontation apparently signals a major presidential Campaign clash in 1972. I Bor sources expressed mixed views Over who came off Best politically in the rare Public clash Between Nixon and president George Meany of the Al Cio at the federation s convention Friday. A Nixon was speaking to a National audience a said Peter t. Schoemann a member of the Al Cion a powerful 35-Man executive Board that earlier won convention approval to refuse cooperation with Federal wage controls. Many labor leaders viewed Nixon a speech before some 2,000 delegates alternates and guests As the opening rally in the presidents bid for re election. A the did t win any friends Here but in a afraid its going to have a big effect in the nation a a another Al Cio official said of Nixon s face to face showdown with labor critics. Nixon said whether he gets cooperation from labor and other groups or not a it is my obligation As president of the United states to make this program of stopping the Rise in the Cost of living succeed a the audience at Best gave scattered polite applause and laughed when Nixon contended that his 90-Day wage Price freeze was a remarkable Success and that a if you Don t think so go Home and ask your wives w to go to the grocery Meany and most other labor leaders Are waiting Only for the democrats to Settle on a presidential nominee before throwing All their support that Way. Democratic presidential contender sen. George Mcgovern of South Dakota got a comparatively warm Welcome in a speech backing labors pay demands he suggested that Nixon be a phased out of the White House next year. Many of the labor leaders Here talked More favourably about a democratic ticket headed by sen. Henry m. Jackson of Washington with possibly sen. Edward m. Kennedy of Massachusetts As Jackson running mate. A while some of you May be against me politically and some of you May be against my party. I know from experience Over the last three years that when the chips Are Down organized labor is for America a Nixon said in one of numerous appeals that fell All but Flat. Al Cio officials refused to introduce Nixon Over their Loudspeaker refused to permit live television coverage of his speech and sent their musicians out of the Hall so they could t play the traditional presidential greeting of a Hail to the chief a there was no escort committee for Nixon when he finished his speech and Meany Cut Short Nixon s Effort to Duck under a rope to shake hands with some labor delegates. Nixon appeared shocked and angry when Meany banged his Gavel and ordered delegates Back to their seats. A we will now proceed with act ii a Meany said. Nixon stalked from the big convention Hall and returned to Washington. The White House denied that Nixon changed plans to relax for the weekend in key Biscayne and the Bahamas because of anger Over the labor reception. A a in be got to get out of Here so you Guys can have your meeting a Nixon was overheard saying As he left the room. Jerry Wurf president of the american federation of state county and municipal workers and a member of the Al Cio executive Council said Nixon a speech was an attempt to a a manipulate workers and would fail. A you can to Hustle people a Wurf said. A the stumbled a said president Edward j. Carlough of the Sheet Metal workers in criticizing Nixon s speech. A the was telling us he is president of the United states and that we be had it a said another Union official. But the clash did t break up Nixon a pay Board despite Meany s Challenge to Nixon to a kick us off if he did t like labors terms. At the same time Nixon w As speaking Here. The pay Board at a meeting in Washington softened earlier rulings against pay increases due contractually during the 90-Day wage Price freeze exempted workers earning less than $2 an hour and approved a first year wage hike of a three year contract negotiated for some 100,000 striking Coal miners Early sunday minutes after the wage Price freeze ended. The Al Cio denounced the latest retroactivity ruling As a piecemeal inadequate derisive and repeated its demand for full Back pay for All workers. The convention wound up fridays session by hiking Meany a salary As president of the nearly 14-million-member labor federation from $70,000 to $90,000 a year and Secretary treasurer Lane Kirkland a from $45,000 to $60,000. Aides said they did t know How the pay boards general wage limit of 5.5 per cent a year would affect the raises about 28 per cent for Meany and More than 30 per cent for Kirkland. It was also Learned that the Al Cio had refused a White House bid for Nixon to speak at the opening convention session thursday. President Nixon spoke Friday during Al Cio convention in Miami Beach with George Meany left president of the labor federation listening. Nixon told the delegates he will continue his anti inflation efforts whether or not he gets their cooperation. Delegates gave Cool reception to his pay control a wire photo troop pullout in j a a boost far above Viet starts Early South Viets on Cambodia Border Phemom penh. Cambodia fit thousands of South vietnamese troops and armoured vehicles were seen massing along the cambodian Border today poised for a possible attack against North vietnamese and Viet Cong bases. The cambodian Cwm and s chief spokesman said earlier in the Day that a South vietnamese thrust into enemy bases along highways i and 7 in Eastern Cambodia would help ease the pressure on cambodian forces near phenom Penni and on the northeastern front. Informants returning from the Border area said that some Saigon forces already had been moved from Mekong Delta in South Vietnam across the Border into Cambodia. Cambodian forces launched two new Clearing operations North and South of phenom penh in efforts to ease North vietnamese pressure on the capital. At the same time military Headquarters reported 69 cambodian troops killed in the first two Days of a third drive on phenom Penhos Western outskirts. The cambodian command claimed 300 North vietnamese troops were killed. The new operations Are entered 15 Miles Southwest and 25 Miles North of the capital. The commands chief spokesman it. Col. Am Bong said he doubted that two North vietnamese regiments totalling about 3.000 troops would attempt an attack in strength on the capital itself. More than 8,000 cambodian troops oppose the two North vietnamese regiments just to the West of the capital. Am Kong ruled out the use of South vietnamese allies near the capital. A that is out of the question a he said. Am Kong added however that a South vietnamese drive into enemy sanctuaries along Highway 7 in Eastern Cambodia would help ease the pressure on government forces both near phenom penh and along Highway 6 on the northeastern front. If such an attack is launched by the South vietnamese military strategists say it would draw away North vietnamese forces from other Battle zones to reinforce their own base Camps. The Saigon government has about 13.000 troops based along Highway 7 in Eastern Cambodia around Krek and to the South of the town on the South vietnamese Side of the Border. Am Rong said the North vietnamese 5th and 7th divisions have re established bases in the rubber plantations of Eastern Cambodia. He said an assault by the South vietnamese would relieve pressure particularly on a 20. Too in an cambodian task Force pinned Down by the North vietnamese 9th division on Highway 6, about 50 Miles Northeast of phenom penh. He added that the enemy has been Able to withstand his losses of men in Cambodia and that the current North vietnamese and Viet Cong strength is roughly 55,000 to 60,000 men no significant change from enemy troop Levels in recent months. Saigon tit a the . 101st airborne division the captor of bloody hamburger Hill began phasing out of combat today six weeks ahead of schedule As part of an accelerated troop pullout to Send thousands of gis Home from Vietnam for Christmas. The 101st is the last remaining . Combat division in Vietnam and its withdrawal Marks a Milestone for president Nixon s Vietnam nation program. When Nixon took office in january 3969, there were nine full . Combat divisions and separate brigades the equivalent of two More divisions operating in South Vietnam. The . Command said 1,585 troops of the 101st we Ere pulled out of combat in today s initial phase and stood Down in preparation to phase out of the Northern Battle zone below the demilitarized zone. But some of the men won t be going Home. Only those who have completed the major portion of their 12-month tour of duty or Are being discharged Early will return to the United states. Others will be transferred to . Units still Active in South Vietnam. The first units to stand Down included the Headquarters of the divisions 3rd brigade an infantry battalion the 3rd battalion 187th infantry and an artillery battalion the 2nd battalion 319th Field artillery. The . Command also announced the phaseout of four other units outside of the 101st division which will Cut strength by another 695 men. These included an air defense artillery battalion and three Engineer companies. President Nixon has ordered . Troop strength Cut by 45,000 men Over the next two months to an authorized ceiling of 139,000 by the end of january. The 101st was not scheduled to begin phasing out until Early next year but its schedule was moved up after Nixon announced a week ago that he was increasing the rate of withdrawals from 14,300 a month to 22,500 a month for december and january because of the Christmas and new years holidays. Senate sets vote monday on Campaign finance plan cambodian soldiers carry wounded Comrade near Samrong about to Miles West of phenom penh Cambodia. Soldier was wounded in North vietnamese ambush. Fighting in area is the closest to cambodian capital in current enemy countrywide a wire photo Washington a the Senate has broken its deadlock Over a bitterly controversial presidential Campaign financing plan and agreed on monday As the Day to vote whether to add it to the $27 billion tax Cut Bill. Republican Leader Hugh Scott made the proposal Friday night for a monday vote and w on the acceptance of his Republican and democratic colleagues. The agreement came after a lengthy acrimonious session which democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said a a a has not been one of the Senate s finest hours. A we have been dilatory we have been engaging in tactics of obstruction we have been playing politics a he said. Democrats continued to insist they had the votes to tie the plan to the tax Bill which is a key part of president Nixon a economic program. They Defeated a Republican Effort to kill the plan on a 49-46 vote thursday. Gop senators said the weekend respite would give them time to try to change enough votes to get a Senate rejection. Agreement also indicated republicans wanted to get on with the tax Bill which already is behind schedule and is stalling other major Senate business. The Senate put the Campaign financing Issue aside for today and took up half a dozen amendments dealing with with various tax benefits in the Bdl. The presidential Campaign financing plan could give each major party nominee up to $20.4 million in tax funds next year. It would be particularly attractive to democrats who have had Money problems since the 1968 election. The Money in the fund would come from taxpayer checkoff designating on income tax returns that $1 of the tax payment is to be allocated to Campaign finances. Scott in proposing his agreement to vote late monday took another shot at various democratic senators contending for the presidential nomination. He declared they were voting for a a slush fund which could Benefit them personally and that speakers would be out in the Campaign a going from one end of this i Hintry to the other and pointing out this colossal conflict of Reader Index Page Ste. Ann Landers. 7 i business and finance 31 3 Church. 4 i classified 74 3 comics 77 3 editorials 14 2 features 15 2 metropolitan Section 9 2 Oil la 3 sports _ 17 3 television 6 i theater 7 i vital statistics 30 3 a fall this does a lie shouted a is to bail out a political party from its own shortcomings and from its inability to raise its own sen. John o. Pasture d-r.i., chief sponsor of the plan said Scott a remarks were a pure a the coffers of the Republican party Are bloated with he asserted. A fall we want is a Little gop senators offered a Long series of amendments to the Pastore rider to delay a vote on it. All were Defeated except one that Pastore agreed to accept. Republicans grumbled at setting the monday deadline voicing fears they might not get to offer the Many amendments they still had on hand. But Mansfield said every Effort would be made to accommodate them. One gop source said president Nixon who returned from Florida unexpectedly Friday after planning a Long weekend at key Biscayne May take an Active part in see finance Page 2 guidelines Washington apr despite opposition from its Public members the pay Board has approved a pay increase for striking Coal miners about three times higher than the boards own phase 2 guidelines. The action Friday sparked immediate criticism from Arch n. Booth executive vice president of the . Chamber of Commerce who called it a obviously a if monopolistic unions Are to continue to get preferential treatment by using the strike weapon and arrogant threats of coercion a Booth said a it is difficult to conceive How the vast majority of the american people can be expected to show the restraint necessary to make the anti inflation program three of the five Public members of the 15-member tripartite Board said the agreement clearly runs against Hie goal of the presidents economic stabilization Effort. The other two Public members abstained from voting but said they would have opposed the miners pay hike. The three opponents said in a statement the United mine workers of America contract signed Only 15 minutes before the wage Price freeze expired at Midnight nov. 13, amounts to a 16.8 per cent increase in hourly compensation during the first year of a three year agreement. The pay boards original phase 2 guideline called for a maximum 5.9 per cent National average wage increase. The five management members of the Board who voted their approval along with the five labor members said 4 per cent of the increase goes to make the unions welfare fund solvent and la per cent remains for salaries. They said that was a permissible catch up wage hike. There was no immediate explanation of the differing figures Given by the two sides. Jmwa president . A a Tony Boyle called on his striking miners to a return to work without the miners had remained on strike to await the pay boards review of their new contract. The government meanwhile announced that the nations Cost of living crept up again last month despite the Price freeze. The Bureau of labor statistics said the consumer Price Index Rose 0.2 per cent in october which is halved to 0.1 per cent to compensate for the fact that prices usually Rise a Little at this time of year. President Nixon hailed the increase As a the lowest in four years and said it made the freeze a Worth but democratic National chairman Lawrence f. Of Brien said the Cost Rise was a continued evidence of the total Lack of Confidence across this nation in or. Nixon a ability to Cope with the economic crisis he has brought upon the along with the Price increase the bus announced that average weekly earnings for private nonfarm jobs dropped two cents last month to $129.11. That figure appeared to Back up critics of the freeze who had said it would hold Down wages More effectively than prices. The labor department attributed the Cost of living increase to rising prices of 1971 cars clothing and housing that offset a Harvest time decline in food prices. In other action Friday the pay Board decided that retroactive pay increases will be permitted in cases where the freeze caused a severe inequity by preventing otherwise fair wage hikes. The Board said it would allow retroactive pay under the following circumstances a workers making less than $2 an hour who were denied increases during the freeze. A some fringe benefits such As insurance payments that would have gone up if there had been no freeze. A in a tandem relationships involving informal pay practices that permit workers to get raises if a pattern setting hike is won by other workers in the same Industry. Teachers were not specifically excluded in the decision but sources said the Issue of Back pay for teachers will be dealt with again next week. Rep. Wilbur d. Mills chairman of the powerful House ways and Means committee told the Young democrats National convention in hot Springs .ark., that the Nixon administration had stifled economic growth and Cost the nation billions of dollars in lost production

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