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Press-Republican. (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) 1966-current, August 25, 1973, Image 1

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2 Pness-Republican -^Saturday, August 25, 1973 supplies dwindling rikes make newspapers retrench TORONTO (CP) —. Newsprint supplies, already disrupted by indi- vidual strikes at several companies in Ontario and Quebec, are being further reduced as the rail strike tightens its grip on the country. Abbitibi Paper Co. Ltd., with headquarters in Toronto, an-. nounced *b at its m *^ &t~ SmojotbL^ Rock Falls north of-Timmijis ,in down Friday with about 500 employe! laid off. And a second of the company's milts-at Saul.te Ste. Marie', Ont., is to close Sunday morning, affecting 600 worker*;. Eric Izzard, company spokes- man, said Friday that other mills can probably keep going for about another week before shortages of materials halt production. The company employs -about 9,500 persons at its 16 Canadian ' mills, six of which produce news- print. Four of these are in Ontario with one. each in Manitoba and Quebec. About 75 per cent of news- pring production toes to the United States. ' . .Izzard said newsprint shipments already are one* week behind because of previous, rotating rail\ strikes and if the present national strike continues until Sept. 3 they will fall another week behind. •Spruce Falls Power and paper Co. Ltd. at Kapuskasing, Ont/, cut newsprint and pulp production Friday by more than 5fr per cenf ~^ff workers today. * ~ Abo.ut 500 employes for 72 hours one week ago when •rotating rail strikes caused a short- age of box cars for shipment. T. P. McElhatiney, manager of industrial relations, said that m addition to shortage of cars for i — \pFoduci Uniled States— the company will, face shortages of incoming chemicals used in production. Ontario Paper Co. Led.'s Thorold, Ont,, mill wrll this weekend load a company ship wi.th the Gfeat Lakes. Normally it would go by rail. , '- A spokesman said the company is also, planning to bring in wood supplies from Quebec via the Sl._ Lawrence Seaway. . , . More than 90 per cent of the .mill's newsprint goes to the United States and. the balance to.Canada. The spokes-man said, no layoffs are anticipated at the mill although delays in newsprint supplies- are likely. \\ - . . ' uman relations By STEPHEN GROVER Dow Jones-OtUway News Service Ann Ladders, the advice col- umnist, is getting heavily blue-pen- ciled, comic strips are shrinking in^ size and photos eliminated as U.S. newspapers grapple with a short- age of newspring. supplies. The shortage, eaused by strikes— at Canadian paper mills^ is jalso_ forcing many papers to curtail their press runs, eliminate Satur- Morning and Sunday Times and The Evening Independent/ both owned by Times Publishing Co., are cutting their \news hole\ — that is, the amount of space de- voted to news — by 35 per cent next week — advertising space is being cut 25 per cent. Donnell F. Shorteil, production manager -for—both--papers^ -at- jributed difficulties to the fact that last June the paper switched par- tially to offset printing. In the of this year, starting in September. \The companies which had been supplying us just didn't have offset paper,\ Shorteil said, \and at the time we made the switch we had no way of knowing these (Interna- tional Paper) plants would be struck. We got caught with our britches down.\ As a result, a cojumn by Ann Landers — \probably the^most popular* columnist in the paper,\ ^hlSrtettsays-—is-be4ng shortened*, and material by certain other < The New York Times said it was faced with a severe shortage of rotogravure paper needed for the printing of its weekly magazine • and book review sections. But despite the paper mill strikes, and a number of rotating Canadian reailroad strikes that have forced it to use alternate means of trans- portation, including boat, the Times isn't presently planning any cutbacks in its regular editions. Nor is the Washington Post faced with difficulties at the moment. Both the Post and The New York Times own minority interests in Canadian paper mills that haven't been struck. day editions and cut back on news and advertising. Not all papers are affected — many are supplied by mills that are continuing to operate. But a few papers are faced with a critical situation. In St. Petersburg, Fla., The process they arranged with International paper Co., one of the companies whose Canadian mills are being struck, to provide them with about 45 per cent of their paper needs, .including offset paper, during the last four months umnists is being eliminated. Another newspaper that cut out its crossword puzzle, The Minne- apolis Tribune, reinstated it after being besieged by reader com- plaints, said Wallace Allen, the managing editor. Abitibi says strike's unlikely TORONTO (AP)'— A spokesman for the Abitibi Paper Co. Ltd. says the company is \not anticipating a strike \by its 2,^000 employes represented by-four international unions. Eric Izzard. public . relations officer for the company, said Thursday talks are continuing between the company and rep? resentatrv^s of union workers at eight plants in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec. Abitibi is one of the Press-Re- publican's newsprint suppliers. The firm has reduced availability * \ *~\5rlnt to^this amTotficrncws irrtH: J__, _ wEFotKcrTicws- possible date for strike action by the unions. * Jim Buchanan, spokesman for the United Paper Workers Inter- national Union, the chief union in ahe negotiations, saicf Friday he is pleased with the company's at- titude. * . .\They have requested .further meetings and we are prepared to meetlhem,\ he said. \Mr. Izzard's comments make me somewhat more optimistic.\** , _ \There have been several set- tlements, in- the^. industry since our last talks,\-hesaid; discussed since then. He said a meeting had been scheduled for Tuesday. Other union officials involved in the negotiations represent the International\ Union fc of Opefating Engineers and the the four unions are bargaining jointly with the pulp and paper industry and are demanding, salary increases and a cost-ofhving escalator clause in the 1973 contracts. YOU CAN'T BUY BETTER DRY CLEANING THAN OUR NATIONALLY ADVERTISED SANITONE • We Pamper Your Knits • We Fuss Over Finicky Fibers • We Add Life to Your Polyesters SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE AT THESt THREE CONVENIENT LOCATIONS SHELTON CLRS. KWIK CLRS. SKYWAY CLRS. lake Shore Rd. jlpptr Cornelia Street Skyway Shopping Center #r»~ 4*m about the abolish He added th«t th circulating whtct He said the pro] mental reorganl apparently the roc and that it was re] city that this plan of the MLD. papers in the United Stales A conciliation reporT *\~ Buchanan said serious \cussiuns; dis- Aiig. 16, making Sept. 1 the earliest and only minor issues had been r Deep Throat' exhibitor fined $26,878 A Syracuse theater operator, convicted of obscenity for showing the sex film \Deep Throat,\ drew a Herman Ha us man. 52, was fined after spurning an offer by Judge William J. Burke to discharge the case if Hausman agreed not to show any more X-rated movies at this Franklin Art Theater. Burke levied the fine under a section orthe obscenity statute that permits a penalty equal to double Tfie* profits \gained selling- a product deemed pornographic. * . series planned ALBANY — The State Education Department has announced that work has begun on the production of a series of 78 fifteen-minute videotape programs, designed to eliminate or reduce the negative effects cxf racial isolation among young children. The series is being produced with a SI.5 million grant from the U.S. Office of Education under the Emergency School Aid Act. .\'•••' Yanna Kfoyt Brand of New York City has joined the Education Department staff as executive producer of the series. Project \administrator Bernarr Cooper, chief of the department's bureau of mass communications, stat-ed that Ms. . Brandt was selected to develop the programs \because of her outstanding record as a television producer. Most recently,—ahe—produced experimental pilot programming \vvi ..ilie ixooei Si^ii Ltnicr iot* me Fake Bordeaux wine shakes Bordeaux ' To everyone's horror,.authorities at Bordeaux, France, have dis- covered the equivalent of two m-iilion bottles of fake Bordeaux wine m the cellars of that wine-making region. None of the wine has been sold to consumers, but the fake Bordeaux, if undiscovered, could have been worth some S2.5 million. More than just money is at LI H U A.III •iiniiiim •• naiH instigators have found a link to one venerable wine-making and distributing firm whose products are sold all over the worjd. ' \.'•.. . U.S. ponders gds-eater car tax Seeking weapons againSt the energy crisis, federal officials are thinking of a tax penalty for new cars that consume a lot of gasoline. Interior Undersecretary John C. Whitaker said Friday in Wash- ington that various federal agencies are studying the tax idea, aimed at encouraging the sale of vehicles with good fuel economy. Arts and Sciences, in under a grant from the Ford Foun* many programs for WNBC and WNJ Vibrations.\ one of her series, was s^eer. on Public Broadcasting Serx^celasT^eaf ' Ms. Brandt alscr produc-ed the Peabody award winner. UN Day. Concert with Pablo Casals. Home of EtbanAllen^ OPEN SUNDAY from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M; RVRBROWSINfifiNlY Every Customer Is A Teacher s Pet tains, a section on which states that be abolished. \How can he s\ never had any in the MLP?\ Der \I am in accor passing the petitu \If I kad known ii Today Only... ONE DAY STOREWIDE 10% BACKTQ-SCHOOL SALE Shop for\ bargains in every department at Grant's sensational Back-To-Scbool 10% off. pay. Prices will be chopped 10% throughout the store in order to enabJe everyone to get ready for the upcoming school year Bring the> kids for bgrgpms inL cjgjhing ondhnrk tn *rhr>nl <Lnppiio* if y^u jilre n cKprg^ a ui/ith grant's charge plon. 5o remember, for back TO school ^dvirigs be Qf Grants will start at 9:30 AJSA. and will continue until 9:00 P.AA. So be there and buy! SAVE 10% IN ALL DEPARTMENTS center-beach cc board appointe nights Common was described by Pierre Friday as unit. The beach com of Alderman Ro Klineberg, chain and Rnyinoffd f.f North CpuntiyKl Shopping Center WLwl Plattsburgh New York WITH $10 PURCHASE Except Fair Trade and Sale items the more for your moneysworth store Discounts Apply 9:30/LM. to 9:06 P.M. Sat, Aug. 25 •• CHAMPLAIN VALLEY The beach com to the mayor, wa mittee of retired addition to the oi oversaw the bea< such time as a ful the complex was Since this was with the hiring o committee cease tion. 4 The time thi work they did wa Pierre said Frn fabulous job.\ The new ady Pierre continuec from a cross se< nwnity. There are men clubs; women organizations as tatives of the C merce and the ventibn Bureau Downtown Merc] Only on attendant is Here for your browsing con- vernence Upper Cornelia Street Plattsburgh. N.Y. See, Hear and Jive to.. BIB & TUCKER Five Piece Band from Syracuse Sunday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 2 ~ -SEPT. I,- 1973 Essex Jet., Vt. ROY CLARK FESTUS 2$howt FnJUa 31 IOIIT MIROiSS A CISSY «N0 p$w Tftt HttSH 29 i -- DOM CO*N€U A II TT THf NEW MIGS BUNNY TS 31 2 11AM& 2PM HARNESS RACING --= KMUDOI BCMT w

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