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WETZEL UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE. (09/16/60)

September 16, 1960

WETZEL UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE.


Appeal, No. 122, Oct. T., 1960, by claimant, from decision of Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, No. B-55531, in re claim of Anthon Wetzel. Decision affirmed.

COUNSEL

Anthon Wetzel, appellant, in propria persona, submitted a brief.

Sydney Reuben, Assistant Attorney General, with him Anne X. Alpern, Attorney General, for Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, appellee.

Before Rhodes, P.j., Gunther, Wright, Woodside, Ervin, Watkins, and Montgomery, JJ.

Author: Gunther

[ 193 Pa. Super. Page 86]

OPINION BY GUNTHER, J.

The Bureau of Employment Security found the appellant ineligible to receive benefits under the provisions of sections 402(a) and 401(d) of the Unemployment Compensation Law. This decision was modified by the referee, and affirmed as modified by the board.

A resume of the facts states that Anthon Wetzel was last employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company, as a floor hand at $2.92 per hour. His last day of employment was September 19, 1958.

After 15 months of unemployment he was offered a job with the Hellertown Motors, as a garage mechanic at $1.50 or higher, depending upon his experience.

The appellant refused to accept the referral because he did not desire the job. He stated that he was waiting to be recalled by Bethlehem Steel Company. Appellant

[ 193 Pa. Super. Page 87]

    had sufficient experience for this type of work and was offered the prevailing wage rate.

The record discloses that he was receiving, in addition to his unemployment benefits, the amount of $31.00 a week ...


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