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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 20, 1971, Bluefield, West Virginia Oceana. Clashes with Ceredo Kenova in double a title game today at Berkley. Wavu Marshall close out football season. Sports. National world state vol. Xxvi no. 323 Bluefield w.va., saturday morning november 20, 1971major test of wage guidelines Washington a the pay Board okayed the first year of the new Coal Industry contract by a 10-3 vote Friday in a key test of president Nixon a phase 2 wage guidelines. The agreement easily surpasses the boards wage guideline of 5.5 per cent a year for new contracts although even the boards members disagreed on How much the Coal miners Are to receive in the first year of the pact. The five labor and five management members approved the contract signed just 15 minutes before Nixon a wage Price freeze ended at Midnight nov. 13. But three of the five Public members said in a statement that such an increase in wages clearly runs against the goal of the stabilization Effort. They said the actual hourly compensation amounts to a 16.8 per cent increase in the first year. Magnitude Are permitted a the three Public members said. They said however they would have allowed an Ltd ver All boost of 12.5 per cent including a 4.1 per cent Rise to take into account a shortage in he unions health and welfare fund. The management members said the increase to take care of the health and welfare fund a a has no flow through effect on pay but goes to protect. Existing benefits to retired and disabled miners. Therefore it does not adversely affect the objective of reducing the Price commission however raised the possibility that it might not be willing to Grant Coal companies Price increases to reflect higher wage costs than the commission considers a pressure Democrat opposition resident Nixon. Firm on Economy policies Nixon slaps Meany with firm policy today news highlights Long illness claims j. Hudson Huffard association and As a vice i president of kiwanis inter j National died Friday night in i Bluefield sanitarium. He was \ coming sunday then and now a stacks at the open Hearth furnaces at u. S. Steels Fairfield works near Birmingham. Ala., spew red smoke during Normal operations in the top picture. Bottom shows the same stacks. From a different Angle thursday after operations were Cut Back during As air pollution crisis. A wire photo Charleston a despite approval of their new contract Friday by the pay Board in Washington there was uncertainty in the appalachian coalfields As to when Many of the nations miners would return to their jobs. Page 1. Rain eases Birmingham pollution crisis Day was the first imposed in j were no reports of discomfort Der emergency Powers of the other than slight burning of the clean air act of 1970. Eyes. Except for the 25,000 workers Jefferson county birding employed by the firms most Ham health officer or. George residents of this Industrial Cen Hardy said area hospitals did Ter went about their business As not report an increase in the usual during the crisis caused number of respiratory patients by temperature inversions nor did area doctors. His office which trapped stagnant air had warned people with heart close to the ground. About 9,000 or respiratory ailments to reemployed actually lost work main indoors and avoid estime As the firms moved to excise. Comply with the order. The City was covered with downtown streets were j _ crowded with shoppers. There a Page two column three Birmingham Ala. A rain came Early Friday and washed away a three Day air pollution crisis that had provoked a unprecedented Federal shutdown order for nearly two dozen major industries. With the change in the weather . District court judge Sam Pointer cancelled the restraining order that for All practical purposes shut Down 23 firms which local and Federal officials had labelled major polluters. The injunction issued thurs Stock Market prices made a modest recovery but still remained broadly lower Friday As investors continued to Manifest concern about the International monetary situation and phase 2 of president Nixon a economic policies. Page 10. Pari by. Cloudy and Cool today highs in the 40s, Low tonight in upper 20s and 30s. Continued Cool sunday

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