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May 25, 2022



May 25, 1972

Sweet Home firemen answered a call from the Boise Cascade plant west of town to extinguish a small blaze in a pile of sawdust near the mill.

The fire was caused when a dump truck hauling the sander dust from a bin to the dump site hooked a power line and set the load on fire. There was no damage and the driver was not injured, but power to the plant was cut off.

The House passed legislation amending the Fair Labor Standards Act for the fifth time since 1938.

When the act was last amended in 1966, the minimum wage was increased to $1.60. The new action would raise the minimum...



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