1966-Oct-09 Catatonia Morgue mentioned in Things to Do Article
Highlights Decatur in Review By Jon Woods Herald and Sunday City Editor Labor problems on two fronts made news the past week. Furnaces at the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. plant in Mount Zion were shut down following rejection by union members of a final company offer. Shutting down of the furnaces means idling of the plant for at least two months the length of time needed to get the plant back in operation after a shutdown. The mayjr issue appears to be multiplant bargaining, which the union wants to put it on an equal footing with other PPG glass plants. The company apparently fears that multiplant bargain ing would put unions in a posi tion to strike and shut off all or most of the company's glass production. And from a report of the University of Illinois College of Commerce came the estimation that 22 per cent of the city's work force was idled by strikes in 1963, the highest percentage in the state. came after an investigation of alleged gambling on pool tables in a tavern. Another new club has been formed, this one to study and investigate unidentified flying objects (UFO's). Founders hope it will take up where an earlier club left off by trying to gather scientific data on unexplained aerial phenomena. Essex Wire Corp. announced plans this week to expand its plant's production capacity 50 per cent within the next nine months. The increased production will not appreciably increase employment, currently at the 150 mark. And, it finally happened. A teen - age club opened Friday under the name Catatonia, a name derived from medicine. The term normally is used to describe a mental condition marked by alternating periods of stupor and activity. Another teen-age club, The Morgue, after running into legal red tape with the city, is still dormant.