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Partly cloudy,
chance of showers

Tuesday, August 3, 1971

Ann Arbor Michigan

News Phone: 764-0552

Tr*'ainmen win
42 prcent
wage increase
~ WASHINGTON -About 190,000 trainmen won pay
hikes of nearly $1.50 an hour over 42 months in a nation-
wide contract settlement yesterday and called off their
crippling strike against 10 railroads.
Rail officials said trains will be rolling quickly to start
moving tons of stranded food, grain, coal, steel, autos and
other shipments in large areas of the South, Midwest and
West affected by the strike.
k Passenger trains affected were expected to be back on
schedule by today.

CITY POLICE DETECTIVES examine the damage at Kroger's supermarket shortly after a small
bomb exploded there last night, injuring four persons and causing a blaze.
0 0
Four injure cas bomb explodes
/a de he'
~it crouwded supermarke hre
By JONATHAN MILLER at the front of the store near unless the manager put a large
Four p e r a o n a were slightly the manager's office. sum of money in a bag and left
injured, glass was shattered and The explosion r i p p e d the it outside the store a bomb
a fire started when a small shopping cart to pieces and be- would explode.
* bomb exploded last night in a gan a small fire in the store's "We never gave them any-
crowded local supermarket. bakery department. thing," said Courter last night.
The explosion occurred at ap- The bombing came after the The supermarket m a n a g e r
proximately 7:20 p.m. at the store had received five tele- and the police said that there
Kroger's supermarket at West- phoned bomb threats in two was no prior warning of last
gate Center. Officers on the weeks, according to Kroger's co- night's explosion.
scene said the device was placed msanager, Dick Courter. On June 30, the manager of
in a shopping cart abandoned The callers had warned that a nearby Wrigley's supermarket
ion Stadium Blvd. left $2,000
outside his store after receiving
a similar threat. Officers found
no bomb.
Last week, at the Kroger's
store, a package containing
flares was discovered and the
store evacuated after a threat-
ening call.
Bomb s q u a d detectives dis-
mantled the device.
All four of those injured last
night were taken to St. Joseph's
Hospital where they were re-
leased after treatment.
Health officials ordered Kro-
gei's closed last night pending
an examination of the damage
caused to the food by smoke,
fumes, fire and blast damage.
Courter expressed hope last
night that the store would be
able to open today.
He said he had no idea why
.the bombing had occurred, ex-
cept that "what they were after
was money."
Agents of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, bomb squad ex-
perts from the state police crime
lab in Pontiac and city police
detectives are investigating the
No arrests have been made
and the police apparently have
no suspects or leads on the
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The settlement between the
AFL-CIO United Transportation
Union and the nation's rail in-
dustry brought expressions of
pleasure and relief from the
White House.
Secretary of Labor James
Hodgson said the agreement in-
cluded provisions allowing the
railroads to change work rules
for greater efficiency, offsetting
some of the costs of the 42 per
cent in wage hikes over 42
The agreement will boost cur-
rent average wages from $3.50
to nearly $5 an hour over the
life of the contract covering
brakemen, conductors, switch-
men, firemen and other workers
who operate the trains.
The settlement also got the
White House off the hook of
having to consider proposing
emergency strike-halting legisla-
tion to Congress,
The new union tactic of strik-
lug a fev vrailroads at a time,
approved by federal court rul-
ings only in recent months,
seemed likely to set a pattern
that could change the nature of
future rail labor disputes.
The union first s t r u c k two
railroads and then gradually es-
calated to others until some 30
per cent of the nation's rail sys-
tems was shut down.
The railroads won the right to
modify long-standing work rules
-principally ones that had re-
quired crew changes every 10
miles and prohibited over-the-
road and train yard crews from
doing each other's work.
Details of the rule changes
will be worked out with the
union on each of the 73 major

U.S. Steel
8 per cent
ty rhe Associated Press
U.S. Steel, the industry pace-
setter, announced yesterday a
price hike averaging eight per
cent on virtually all its products,
and other companies followed
The move promised to drive
up the cost of all kinds of con-
sumer products, ranging from
trucks to toasters, but probably
not immediately.
The U.S. Steel increase was
intended mainly to offset the
cost of a new three-year con-
tract approvedaSunday between
the industry and the United
Steelworkers, the company said.
The new contract will raise
the pay of 350,000 workers by
30 per cent over three years,
plus other benefits.
"Certainly it's inflationary,"
said R. Heath Larry, U.S. Steel
Corp. vice chairman of the new
contract adding that the indus-
try granted it to spare the na-
tion's e c o n o m y a damaging
Deputy press secretary Gerald
Warren said that "price increas-
es of this magnitude and at this
time are bound to have an ad-
verse affect on the tonnage of
steel produced in the United
States and on jobs in the steel
i n d us t r y."'

-Daily-Jim Judkis
Let Hertz put you
Ann Arbor firemen re-enact a scene from a timeless 'television
commercial ye'sterday during a practice drill.

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