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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 24, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes Miami Beach Fla. A the Al Cio cays president Kennedy economic recovery program is in efficient to Stop rising unemployment unless augmented by a $5 billion temporary income tax labor federation again advised that withholding tax pay ments taken from workers pay checks be Cut by $10 a week for 10 weeks to give every taxpayer Quick extra $100 of spending Power. Nearly $5 billion would be pumped into the Economy in less than three months. The report by the Al Cio economic policy committee headed by Walter Reuther Auto workers onion president elaborated on organized labor s View that or. Ken Nedy s programs Are Fine As for As they go but that More Impact is needed to reverse the economic downtrend. The report says or. Kennedy is planning Only a 3k per cent annual increase in the Pace of economic activity. It said tails rate of increase must be More than doubled to achieve a 15 per cent Rise in the next two years. Unless or. Kennedy s proposals Are adopted by Congress the re port said unemployment will climb steeply to a rate of 11 per cent of the work Force by the endow the year or about 8 million Idle. The unemployed now number . Plan for jobless is complicated varied Washington Opi the United Stales unemployment insurance system is More complicated and More varied than similar programs Inether industrialized nations. Unlike is. Old age insurance which is a Federal plan unemployment insurance in the United states is a combined Federal state system. The Federal unemployment act of 1935 provides Only some guidelines. Each about 5.5 million or 6.6 per cent of the work Force. I even if or. Kennedy s proposals Are adopted the report said they won t Stop the unemployment rat because not enough new jobs would be created to employ an expected 1.2 million Rise in the work Force this year. It was pointed out that Many of or. Kennedy s Long Range programs for Aid to Educa Tion housing depressed areas and Urban renewal won t be Felt until1962. It is for that reason the re port added that Strong entire cession measures should be under taken in the next few weeks including a temporary tax Cut to boost consumer income if. Jobless Ness reaches 7 per cent of the labor Force As now appears ,.stanley Ruttenberg Al Cio research director said business economist contend that inventories have declined close to the Point where they will have to be replenished. But he said sales have declined even More than inventories and the replenishment process won t get started until sales demand improves. Thus he said a Quick pow Erful stimulant is needed at the consumer level. We feel production won t pick up to rebuild inventories unless nth h of fac done sales Ruttenber Al Cio chiefs door review of i activity in the Campaign. They plans to step up get out the vote Dris congressional electio1960 successes. It was. Also decide Ual unions will be i political contrib the basis of $1 per per cent of theurl totals. The quota cent of membership s dentist Campaign be Faa reports Progress on traffic system Washington univ the fed Cral aviation Agency Faa has reported to Congress that it i making continued Progress toward automation of s Nir Traffie control system. This was the highlight of the Agency s second annual report to Congress. Faa. Reviewing its i960activities, said the Post 12 months a the delivery of the first component of a new semiautomatic in traffic system. Computer involved the system called data processing Central involves a com Tiu a which prints flight Progress trips updates and memorizes flight data and warns controllers of conflicting flight plans. Such data now in recorded on hand written slips of paper. The first Complete computer system will be installed at bostonian october 1962, the Faa said. Program outlined other 19go Faa accomplish ments outlined in the report by the end of they a. Nearly 18,000 controllers were operating 646 air traffic control facilities. Faa tested and approved 36 new types of aircraft including 12 new transport planes. The Agency expanded activities at its aeronautical school in Oklahoma City. Okla., where More than 6,000 Faa employees completed various courses. 54 00 or chewed Faa processed record 5,000violation reports and took action on 4.000 of them. Faa approved 375.airport Ai projects involving More than $81 million in Federal funds. Through cooperation with the airline Industry and various communities. Faa Cut Down the num Ber of complaints Over Jet noise. State and the District of Columbia has its own unemployment insurance Law and operates its own pro Gram. Benefits Are paid through Public employment offices at which unemployed workers have to Register for employment. As of now about two thirds of America s labor Force that is about 45 million people out of 70 million Are entitled to draw unemployment amount of the benefits and the length of time for which they Are being paid vary widely states. Average weekly payments now amount to about $35 and the aver age duration of payments is approximately 20 weeks. Some states provide up to about $50 per week for a duration of up to 39 weeks. Because of the present economic slump Many Long term unemployed have used up their rights under the existing Laws. To help these workers president Kennedy has proposed Federal contributions to pay up to 13 weeks additional benefits for Long term unemployed. In addition to Federal state Bene fits workers in some industries notably steel and automobile manufacturing receive additional pay ments bused on contracts Nego rated Between their unions an their employers. Under these plans employers pay certain amounts into funds which Are being jointly administered with the unions. You too can own a stradivari1 fiddle Michigan senator to head aging panel Washington up sen. At Man Arnora. D-mlch., was Des gated chairman of the Senate s new nine member special commit e on problems of the aging. Mcnamara and the committee s ther eight members were appointed by vice president Lyndon b. Johnson. Senate president pro Emp orc Carl Hayden a Ariz. An ounces the appointments in Ohnson s absence. The committee was set up to replace a Senate Abor subcommittee on the aging. Iso headed by Mcnamara. Since most folks can t afford or even find a genuine violin a company to put on the Market a plastic do it yourself violin kit. Tom Maiero of Chicago holds the finished which i made from 22 part and takes Houra to assemble. Ship repair firm never repaid $3,500 Mats aide tells quiz of to Washington up a $10,86q-n-year government shipping supervisor waterfront loaned $3,500. To a firm doing Busi Ness with his Agency. He denied any wrong doing saying his Only on the new York has acknowledged he failing was being an easy the military sea transportation service Mats official Henry p. Wood denied the unsecured loan to the ship repair firm on the new York waterfront made him silent partner in the now defunct Enterprise. But he admitted the Money never was repaid. I be probably been what is known As an easy touch he told the Senate investigations subcommittee. The subcommittee is look ing into alleged improper relation ships Between government employees and private contractors on the waterfront. Wood a 20-year government employee has worked 11 years for Bride to be a Hope Chest holds stolen House Gary. Ind. Up Lake county sheriffs deputies said that a couple arrested last weekend on burglary charges apparently stole enough building material to construct honeymoon cottage. Deputy Tom Curley said Paul Trothier. 23. And Ruth Ilene Thompson 17, arrested on Bur Clary and larceny charges near Gary said they planned to be mar lied soon. Curley said deputies found at miss Thompson s Home a huge Quantity of building supplies Worth thousands of dollars including 50 Light bulbs thousands of Concrete blocks siding shingles roofing lumber trim nails a sink water tank plumbing supplies and tools. Also arrested were miss Thomp son s father. Floyd. Thompson 55, on a charge of receiving stolen property and two boys 14 and 15years old. Curley said a stolen door was found behind miss Thompson s bed. Troehler charged with first degree burglary told police he took the materials from Homes under construction near his work As a Well drilling labourer. He planned to build his Home in time for a summer wedding he said. Miss Thompson and the two boys were assigned to juvenile authorities. Mats. The Agency that arranges for shipment of military cargo Sand personnel overseas. Wood said he gave the Money in april and May last year to Sygmund j. Pehel president of the now defunct Pehel industries,inc., of Brooklyn . He testified that the purpose of the loan was to help Pehel liquidate the company and Salvage Parton its assets and not to provide capital to form a new company to seek ship repair contracts wit hosts. Pehel chief witness at the hear ing repeatedly invoked his constitutional Protection against self incrimination when asked about his dealings with the government. Pehel s accountant Leonard har Ris joined him in refusing to answer questions on an alleged $3,000 payoff to an income tax agent and reported gifts to Mats employees. Jack Balaban and j. Murray Gold subcommittee investigators said Harris told them last month that he used the $3,000 to Clear up the Pehel firm s income tax troubles. You Fellows know what it was they quoted Harris As saying. Trousseau troubles Milwaukee up Barbara Simon 21, was placed on a year s probation for starting her Trousseau with someone else s credit card. Miss Simon who was arrested a Day before her scheduled wadding said her Fiance has forgiven her and they la be mar ried saturday. You know Pehel Indus trouble with Jirs internal the subcommittee staff diced affidavits showing spent $142,360.34 in the period for liquor Theatch fruit baskets jewelry die baskets 1 and other fax the exhibits drawn Pany records indicate least 41 government a engineers lawyers an benefited mostly for less i sen. Edmund s. Muskie j asked Pehel to Bear of possible self in Cir the Sake of helping the so tee raise standards . Pehel pondered the conferred with his Cociu then respectfully set fifth amendment s protect in Laws not a outlaws expert Oakland. Calif Man s own mom is More wreck his marriage Mother in la. Or says s relations expert. -. " Paul Popenoe of los president of the statute of family Here that the wife helpless. Only the i effectively convince i that her Little enough to take care Popenoe said

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