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Chillicothe Constitution Tribune (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Chillicothe, Missouri Che Chillicothe Constitution Cri Hune vol. A xvii i Chillicothe missouri�?64601 monday december 5,1f77 fourteen pages n0.285 Miller says Midnight Coal strike certain by David Espo associated press writer Washington a United mine workers president Arnold Miller said today there is no Chance of avoiding a nationwide Coal strike set to begin at Midnight tonight. Asked what the chances were for a strike Miller said a a there la be Miller said the status of the unions talks with the bituminous Coal operators association were a a not too Federal mediators who took charge of the negotiations last week said a cogitations would continue. An Industry spokesman re ported that 28 Coal association mines were shut Down today because ump members had walked out ahead of the strike deadline. He had no estimate of the number of miners involved. The spokesman said Boa companies operate about 1,800 mines. More than 2,200 miners were reported off their jobs late last week in Ohio and West Virginia in apparent anticipation of a National walkout which would the 10th for the ump in 40 years. Miller was interviewed As he arrived for today a bargaining session. Today is the final work Day of the expiring contract. At the end of sundays bargaining session Wayne l. Hor Vitz the chief Federal mediators said a a we be got some hard problems. We re working on them. That a the nature of this operators president Joseph p. Brennan asked whether there had been an agreement on any substantial issues said a you done to reach agreement on substantial issues until you tie it All any strike by the us we a 130,000 miners could be expected to last at least to Days because the unions ratification process takes that Long. A i said last week that if we went out it Only 2.7 % Are out of jobs Here states rate is 4.7 Livingston county a unemployment rate was 2.7 per cent in mid october Well below the statewide average of 4.7 per cent according to the latest available statistics from the Missouri division of employment Security. The state figure was a drop of one tenth of one per cent from 4.8 per cent in september. News notes of local happenings enter hmm patients entering Hedrick medical Center include mrs. Veda Savely 207b Maple Park Apt. Mrs. Leland Anderson 500 Vine mrs. Thomas rash Cowgill Terry Deatz 1030 Sunset mrs. Frances teeters 428 Cowgill or. Oda Savacool Gallatin and mrs. Dannie Slater Brookfield. Domestic science club Domestic science club Mflwc will meet wednesday afternoon at 2 of clock at the Home of mrs. John Hill 517 Elm. Livingston county also showed a decline from september when the figure was 2.8. As of mid october the Missouri labor Force consisted of an estimated 2,040,400 Job holders and 100,100 persons seeking work with the total civilian labor Force at 2,140,500. Employment was up by 600 from september a 2,039,800. Missed p Call 646-2411 missed your paper beginning tonight you Are requested to fall the newspaper office at 646-2411 Between 6 30 and 7 30 and someone will deliver a newspaper to you. Calls on saturday should be made Between s 00 and 6 00 pm. Please make a note of the number or remember the next time your Carrier fails to leave you a paper Call our office at 646-2411 at the times listed above and your newspaper will be delivered to you. The division of employment Security reported unemployment insurance Benefit payments of $12,963 in Livingston county in october. Similar payments in other counties included Caldwell $9,757 Carroll $6,577 Chariton $25,280 Daviess $9,285 Grundy $14,284 Harrison $10,582 Linn $48,844 unemployment rates by counties included Caldwell 2.6 Carroll 3.0 Chariton 4.8 Daviess 3.0 Grundy 3.2 Harrison 2.5 Linn 5.4 nonagricultural wage and salary employment reached a new High level in october at mid month water and salary jobs totalled 1,850,900, up 4,800 from september and 50,100 Over the year ago figure. Manufacturing totalling 443,900 at mid month provided no new jobs with All the nonfarm employment growth occurring in the no manufacturing sector. Looked like it might be a Long one a Miller said sunday. The last Union strike in 1974, lasted 42 Days. The longest in 1946, ran 59 Days. Since 1937 there have been nine strikes in the 19 contract negotiations involving the ump a Union with a tradition of a no contract sources say the Coal companies Are prepared to accept a work stoppage of at least one month. Coals Best customers have Laid in stockpiles they say could last up to 90 Days. Ump miners working mostly in Appalachia produce about half the nations Coal Down from 70 percent in 1974. All sides said bar gainers began serious discussions Over the weekend on a substantial these include the unions demand for a right to strike at individual mines and for refinancing of the depleted health and pension funds. Coal companies hit in recent years by Wildcat strikes Are proposing penalties for miners who join in illegal walkouts and incentives for increased production. Miller also has said the Union is seeking an increase in the miners a of More than $60 a Day. But pay has not surfaced As a Public Issue in the talks. Beta Zeta chapter mrs. Beverly Foster 1301 Walnut will entertain members of Beta Zeta chapter of Esa tuesday evening at 7 30 for their monthly business meeting. Mrs. Connie Jones is co hostess. Members Are to bring scissors As gift wrapping will be the program. Kettles bring in $252.49 combined efforts of the boy scouts of troop 120 and the american legion and veterans of foreign wars brought in a total of $252.49 at the salvation army kettles on saturday. Boy scouts manned kettles at the location near place s and brought in $61.60. Standing at the kettles at Mateo and Wal fact and fiction club members of fact and fiction club Mflwc will meet with mrs. Elizabeth newcomer 913 Cherry wednesday afternoon at 2 o clock. Farm forum featuring Eagleton and Bergland pleasant Grove club mrs. John Hill 517 Elm will entertain members of the pleasant Grove Extension club thursday afternoon at 1 30. There will be a gift Exchange. Dog bite Howard l. Wilburn of Laclede reported to police that he was bitten on the lower part of his right leg at la . Saturday by a dog owned by Jesse lamp 212 Ryan. The injury to Wilburn was treated at Hedrick medical Center and the dogs owner advised police he would keep the dog up according to the report. Continued on Page la death notices mrs. Opal Laverne Buckman or. Nell Eckelberry mrs. Vera Shatto Loyd t. Woolsey Page la senator Tom Eagleton today reminded All Western missourians that he is hosting a farm forum this saturday december to from to to 11 30 ., at Cameron senior High school. The senators guest will be Secretary of agriculture Bob Bergland. Eagleton said of the forum a i am pleased and honoured that Bob Bergland has accepted my invitation to meet directly with Missouri a Farmers in an open question and answer session. It is the Hope of Secretary Bergland and myself that citizens involved in Missouri a largest Industry agriculture will attend this free Public discussion of ideas and problems. This will enable the Secretary and me to hear first hand the needs and problems of those engaged in agriculture and farming a Eagleton concluded. After Brief opening remarks by Eagleton and Bergland the question and answer session with the audience will begin the Public is invited and urged to attend Weot amp sex Mart were members of the vow and american legion and they collected $190.89. Capt. Robert Aldridge local commander for the salvation army reported that the army a tree of lights Campaign is now just Over $4,000. The goal for this year is $7,200. It a. We a a a att it a a is in 4 \ _ Yew Topsy Turvy a passenger was injured when this station Wagon skidded on icy . Highway 65. And overturned upside Down in a deep Ravine three and a half Miles North of Chillicothe at 7 45 o clock this morning. The state Highway patrol said the 1965 Oldsmobile was driven by 42-year-old Dean Newbrough of Chula. His daughter Mickey 20, suffered a Back injury and was taken to Hedrick medical Center by private car. The patrol said the station Wagon received extensive damage and was a owed by Barnes Baker photo. Snow this afternoon with an Inch or two further accumulation during the afternoon ending Early tonight falling temperatures during the Day to Zero to 5 above tonight Strong Northwest winds 15 to 25 and Gusty through tonight tuesday decreasing cloudiness and quite cold with the High in the upper teens to around 20. Official temperatures saturdays maximum 37 saturdays minimum 26 yesterdays maximum 35 yesterdays minimum 25 today a minimum 24 precipitation 1 00 . V4�?�Snow River stage stationary 7.5 year ago today maximum 32 minimum 22 five Day forecast Missouri extended Outlook for Missouri wednesday through Friday partly Cloudy and cold wednesday and thursday. Lows in the teens and Low 20s High in the 20s and Low 30s. Chance of rain or Snow and not quite so cold Friday. High in the 30s and 40s. Kansas City to. A Bull Shoals 646.30 7.70 feet below Normal level up 99 see these articles inside s ports pages and 3 editorials 4 people in the news 5 Christmas 8 tory 8 letters to Santa 8 Winter is Here for sure Winter is striking a mighty blow today As Snow and wind blew across Missouri bringing on warnings for travellers sending Snow Crews Back to work and forcing a Host of cancellations of meetings. Sgt. Ben Patchen of the state Highway patrol reported to the it at noon today that highways in Livingston county were Snow and ice covered and were becoming extremely hazardous. City streets also were Snow and ice covered and police urged motorists to use extreme caution. A Little More than an Inch of Snow was on the ground before noon today. It followed freezing rain and sleet last night and Early today. Highway Crews started to work with Snow plows at mid morning. Today a Snow follows by eight Days the first Snow of the season but the weather service was forecasting this one to be a major one. In addition to an expected three inches of Snow the weather service said that it would turn colder and would become quite Windy. School for r-2 students was scheduled to dismiss at 2 30 today for their regular teacher s meeting. Lights were blinking in the City late this morning because of weather problems with thefts at Marshfield said $2,000 to $3,000 Tom Eagleton police Are continuing their investigation today into the Leas of Between $2,000 and $3,000 in Money and items from Marshfield Homes 400 Mitchell Road. Investigating officers were first called to Marshfield Homes yesterday and returned again today. Police said they could find no sign of forced entry into the offices and their investigation is continuing. Listed As missing Are a Carton of cigarettes package of gum portable radio stereo with two speakers part of a toy train set which was being stored As a Christmas gift $100 in Cash and coins part in Silver dollars 35-mm. Camera and Lens a cassette sales kit valued at $800coveralls sunglasses and other assorted items. The items and Cash were taken from the office area sometime Between 3 30 saturday and 9 30 sunday working on the investigation Are chief of police Maynard Hall sgt. Jim Ogan and patrolman Jim Hankie. 69,000-Volt lines on the Supply Grid serving Chillicothe through the new electric cooperative Keith Beardmore manager of the municipal utilities advised the Constitution Tribune today ice wind cause lights blinking noon. Beardmore said a dispatcher advised that High voltage lines with ice on them were bumping in the wind at two or three different locations one was reported to be near Avalon. The fluctuations cause voltage problems on both the Supply Grid and in the City. A it makes us very uneasy a said Beardmore. Highways and roads across much of Missouri turned into icy ribbons today As freezing rain turning to Snow and accompanied by falling temperatures moved through the state. The National weather service issued a travellers advisory for the Northern and Central parts of the state after a Low pressure system produced the drizzle and scattered Snow. One to three inches of Snow was expected in the Northern third of Missouri before the system moved eastward tonight with a Chance of rain across the rest of the state. Temperatures inched into the 20s North to near 40 in the Boot Heel today but a cold air system is expected to plunge readings tonight to around Zero near the Iowa Border to the Low 20b in the South. Clear and to partly Cloud and cold weather is forecast tuesday with highs in the upper teens and 20s. Temperatures Are expected to climb into the 20s and 30s wednesday and thursday with lows in the teens and Low 20s. It should be warmer with a Chance of rain Friday highs ranging from the 30s to 40s Snow Cut rain fell Over most of the state sunday night and Early today with 1.79 inches recorded at Cape Girardeau and 1.55 at West Plains. A Trace of Snow was reported at Sci and St. Joseph. Highs sunday ranged from 52 at Springfield to 29 at Kirksville while overnight lows dipped to 41 at Cape Girardeau and Down to 30 at Kansas City International Airport and Grandview. Moving traffic and weather elements continued to get the blame for at least some of the vehicle accidents in Chillicothe during the weekend and again this morning. At 8 36 . Today at Calhoun and Highland a 1974 Ford pickup being driven West on Calhoun by Matthew Trager 16, of 311 fifteenth Street reportedly Slid into a 1973 Ford being driven West on Calhoun by Goldie e. Yates 45, of 342 Webster according to police. The Yates car was attempting a left turn off of Calhoun and was damaged on the right rear and trunk police said. Damage to the pickup owned by Michael Trager was listed to the front and Hood of the vehicle. Police were informed that a 1976 Ford station Wagon owned by Doris Fitchett 1119 Bryan was damaged on the left Side while it was parked at Gully lanes parking lot saturday night. The damage was reported to police at 11 40 saturday. Police investigated an Accident at 3 10 . Saturday at Washington and business route 36. According to officers a 1972 Chevrolet pickup being driven South on Washington by Bryan Harrison Evans 18, of Trenton was damaged on the right Side and a 1972 Chevrolet car was damaged on the left front when the two southbound vehicles reportedly collided. The car was driven by Georgia b Anderson 66, of 1447 Broadway. According to police the Accident occurred As the Evans pickup was changing lanes of traffic damage was reported to two vehicles in an Accident at 1 30 . Saturday on South Washington just South of the Green Street intersection when a 1979 Ford driven by Charles r. Place 23, Jamesport and a 1973 Chevrolet driven by mrs Denise k. Moore 20 Braymer collided As both were southbound on Washington the place car was damaged on the front and Hood and was towed by Davis motor wrecker to Davis motors. The Moore vehicle was damaged on the rear according to police. Kevin Lee Shirley 16, red 2, told police he apparently went to sleep and the 1972 Mercury he was driving South on Many traffic mishaps in City Washington near the Curtis intersection went across the median scraped a Light pole went across the Lane of traffic continued on Page la Park free in Chillicothe during Holiday season. Many stores open nights. Osha revoking Mickey mouse safety rules like toilet seat shapes by Harry f. Rosenthal Washington of the labor department made Good today on its Promise to rid employer and worker of nitpicking outdated and Hist Plain silly Job safety Rule by moving to dump More than 1,100 regulations. No longer must toilet seats in businesses be of the open front Type. No More must fire extinguishers be no higher off the floor than 34 feet in some cases 5 feet in others. Labor Secretary Ray Marshall noted that thousands of injuries and illnesses Are suffered by workers each year but a to the Best of our knowledge none has been caused by the shape of a toilet seat or because a fire extinguisher was two inches too Hie proposed new rules were made Public with no Little Pride by the departments occupational safety and health administration a much maligned Agency in the past. A a today a announcement Marks one of the few times in history a government regulatory Agency has decreased its rules rather than adding More a said Eula Bingham head of Osha or. Bingham had vowed last May to Cut a the Mickey mouse out of Oshay much criticized rules. Her office estimates that 62 million workers and 5 million employers Are covered by the regulations. The new version will eliminate a prohibition against putting ice in drinking water a a Rule that goes Back to 1930, when ice often came from Ponds with a notable water. It will Ako do away with specifying the gauge of Sheet Metal in duct work required for ventilation purposes. Many of the rules being eliminated Are duplicated by those of other agencies. Others Are obsolete through technological change. And others simply insult intelligence. A tanks May be of any shape or Type consistent with sound engineering design a says one provision that will be out one requirement dealing with areas containing hazardous chemicals forced employers to keep a daily roster of employees entering regulated areas and to hold on to the lists for 30 years. The Rule wont be in the new version. A special edition of the Federal Register will completely reprint All 250 pages of closely spaced Small Type that detail Oshay general Industry standards. Provisions to be revoked will be in Black brackets. Or. Bingham said that because of the High interest expected the usual 30-Day period for Public comment will be expanded to 90 Days. Then bearings will be held on matters that Are controversial after that a probably by the Abd of 1978 a the proposals will become effective meanwhile Oshay 1,400 in spectres have been told to win at most but not All violation of the rules that Are slated to b discarded. The government term for this is a de Minimise enforcement. Quot revocation is a length process a said or Bing Harr a we Are concerned with Takin action now to implement of common san Quot t

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