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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - August 17, 1966, Cedar Rapids, IowaGambli profits hit record High United s profit up aids you bet pictures Story on Page 12 Over 65 Iowa s Independent newspaper citizen times Empire 5-6078 a journal of Aad opia Ioa 606 4th Avenue South East volume thirteen published weekly in Cedar rapids August 17, 1966 Friday August 19, May be marked on historical calendars As the end of the great airline strike of 1966. During the pre ceding week it seemed as1 if the International association of machinists would react favourably to the newly offered airline contract. The new agree ment contains the Cost of living escalator clauses Oyer which _ most of the debate raged. P. L. Sie Miller the Union presi in urging government s economic guidelines and opposition to is c Al a tar Clau s is would be overcome. Congressional record As evidence that the Public will not Long allow the machinists to impose their will on the country there is now a terrific clamor for anti strike legislation. This is the kind of response that one can expect any time Union goes strike. In this Case however there has been a thundering silence a bout the other Side of the Story. Few have com of its Derby diary win or lose it s great an occasional voice has been heard asking whether or not it is a Good 7966 airline profits , 1966 , 1965 gain or loss United Northwest National trans world Eastern total the contract includes a 56% wage increase ver three years plus a Cost of living clause that could pay up to 6 cents More an hour. Up until this stage of the negotiations the coun try has been witness to a noisy and rather one sided debate on the subject. Torrents of rhe 1 topic have been expended concerning possible solutions to the forty plus Day old strike. Most of the talk and solutions have been predictably anti Union. Editorials and editorial cartoons have suggested Gress take the impudent machinists to thet Wood shed. Implied that s Elfi s h l of Fici Al s were interrupting an essential service to satisfy the greed of congressmen placed let ters from voters in the 7.4 precedent to legislate a against collective bargain ing. But nobody has been Able to be successfully convincing that there is a National emergency now which justifies anti strike legislation. It can hardly be a Surprise that 75% of the striking mechanics voted against the Compromise settlement worked out by the Lwhite House. Most experts expected a no vote and its hard to see How . Johnson got Hiir self into the trap and boasted of haying won a settlement. It reputation at achieving consensus. The Union went easy in its demands three years ago when the air lines were near bankruptcy. This Rise in pro fits reflects the Overall picture As Well. Between cent. On Page 5 Square d refuses offer workers out the International association of machinists local 831 is reported As this Issue goes to press to be on strike at the Square d company As of 6 . Thursday aug ust 18. to reach a settlement after a positive strike vote earlier week the loto by Burianek Rick Brown Rick Brown recently returned from representing Cedar rapids at the Nat ional soap Box Derby in Akron Ohio. While on his trip Rick made notes on the highlights of Der by Days. The citizen times reprints them Here. Pm arrived Akron after 12 hours on the turnpikes. Rapids Chevrolet s con r yer Tible performed like it was made to. Pm checked into the Holiday swimming Pool act. Cont. On Page 7 accepted company terms but will Honor the strike and not Cross the picket line mrs. Culver also on Campaign Trail mrs. John c. Culver wife of the second District congressman has been Active in Northeast Iowa this week. Monday mrs. Culver att ended the All Iowa fair in Cedar rapids a Church picnic at Little Turkey near fort Atkinson and the annual commercial club Celebration Tabern Ard in Dubuque county. Mrs. Culver is the former Ann Cooper of c Edar rap ids. She was at the All Iowa fair and the Dubuque county fair on wednesday afternoon and appear before the Jack son county democratic women s club wednes Day night in Maquoketa. Today thursday the congressman s wife will attend the Winneshiek county fair at Independence in the evening. Friday afternoon mrs. Culver will be at the Dubuque county fair and Friday night she will att end Sweet Corn Days in Elkader. She will go to the Winneshiek county fair on saturday

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