Fifty years ago today, July 18, 1967
Strike Ends Here
Local railway workers, who went on strike at 4:30 a.m. today, took down their pickets at about 9:30 a.m. and apparently will be back on the job Wednesday. J.W. Simmons, local union president, said, “I was instructed to take the picket signs down and when I went on the job, they wouldn’t let anyone go to work until tomorrow. I was told our President wanted us to go back to work because of the Vietnam situation, and when I go back, they tell me there won’t be any work until tomorrow.”
Directors of the Columbus Transportation Co. voted today to accept the city’s offer of $285,000 for the company’s bus lines and to recommend that the stockholders accept the offer, according to Director George Trussell Sr.
Jack R. Howard, president and general editorial manager of Scripps-Howard Newspapers, said today that joint operating arrangements are “essential to the survival of many newspapers in the country.” He made the statement in testimony prepared for the Senate antitrust subcommittee, which is holding hearings on legislation to authorize arrangements under which two competing newspapers share printing facilities and business departments, while maintaining separate news and editorial staffs.