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All of
Labor Scores Huge
.? Victory In Primary
“^36 Out Of 41 Candidates In
dorsed Win Nomination
In California -f
Los Angeles (FP). United labor
Vj-egistered an almost perfect scon? in
the California primary May l(i, nomi
nating 30 out of 41 candidates it had
indorsed and sending .to defeat Repre
sentative John M. Costello (D), vet
eran member of th» notorius Dies com
mittee. -.
By TRAVIS K. HEDRICK, Federated Press
Washington (Fl’).—Those tuneful songsters, the Almanac
Verse that
Which side tire you on
Which side are you on
Will you be a goll Hum scab
Or Im* a union man?
Tossed on the same political scrap
heap as his -olle:|gues Martin Dies I),
Tex.) and Joe Starnes (D, Ala.) Cos
tello lost out In the Democratic prim
ary after AFL, CIO and railroad
unions turned their biggest guns
against him. Although Costello cam.*
out first in the Republican primary,
California law forbids him to inn as
a Republican, having been defeated In
his own itarty.
The same primary saw Senator
Sheridan Downey, administratipg sup
porter, renominated by a sweeping ma
opponent, Lt. Gov.
a Roosevelt baler.
four votes to every
in the Democratic
many
jority over his
Frank Houser,
Dowm*y captured
one for
primary
Houser
and received half
as Houser in the Republican
In Los Angeles county, united poli
tical action by the AFL, CIO and bro
therhoods brought almost complete
victory. All nine~of labor's congres
sional candidates were successful.
Twenty-three of the 28 state assembly
candidates were either nominated or
cinched their seats without need- of
furl iter contest.
Victory likewise came to three
county candidates who had joint or
ganized laltor indorsement. District
Attorney Fred N. Iltnvxer led the race
to succeed himself, although late May
38 he still faced the possibility of a
runoff against .:nti-later
Ware. Su]M*rvisor Gordon L. McDon
ough was reelected easily and Sujterior
Judge Stanley Mosk was the highest
of three candidates for his office witli
every pros|Hct of winning a subse
quent runoff.
which is a means of introducing today’s theme on the men
of parts of the Democratic party who are scabbing it for the
Readership
opposition.
In the May issue of The National Republican released May 1», there is
some food for fruitful thought.
Who are Hie Republican publicity hacks using .to demons!rate what they
Avant to show the country? Professed Democrats, the men who are feeding in
the public through by virtue of their membership in the Democratic party and
who publicly accepted its program and policies.
First .there is old Senator Ellison D. (Cotton Ed) Smith (D. S. ’.), who is
'quoted on Page 1 of the National GOP organ as commenting that the initials
FDR have a new connotation. According to this Democrat, FDR means
“Federal Debt Raiser.”
Another juicy quote is published, also on Page 1, from Representative Louis
f.utllow (I, Ind.) who attached “bureaucracy and bureaucrats” for the part
of Hoover, Dewey anil Bricker.
Next in tin* lineup comes Representative J. F. O’Connor (D, Mont.) who
takes sharp issue with the Democratic farm policy in tin* Republican paper ami
says “1 never dreamed we would send needed farm machinery to foreign coun
tries and tints deny tlie needs of our own farmers.”
Representative Ludlow’s little contribution was used by the national paper
of tin* Republican party to support its big smear piece thato pened with this
statement: “The government of the U. S. 1ms ceased to be a constitutional gov
ernment. The theory .that the government at Washington Is a government ‘of
the iieople, by the jteople,’ lias been abandoned.”
Nice going for a Democratic congressman, licit? In tills writer’s lodge he’d
be thrown out on his large white can.
Of course there are other quotes from Republicans anti from the trained
seals of the Republican party among the nationally circulated columnists who
write for the daily press, DO per cent of which is standpat Republican in view
point and reactionary in tone.
Which side are these gentry on?
There is a national political campaign in full swing right now. And here
they are, aiding and allotting the enemy.
Free spt*ech? That might be their word for it. In most other vocabularies
Ihe term is treason and back-biting.
There are many others lite GOP writers have omitted for lack of space who
do an equally eilicient job for Republican parly promotion. But maybe some
of these are tyo close to be publicly excised in the party organ.
While on the subject of Republicans, perhaps It might not be amiss to touch
Up Governor Thomas E. Dewey a little.
Arthur Sears Henning, who serves as an intellectual barman for Colonel
Robert R. McCormick’s Chicago Tribune, has surveyed Dewey's |N»sition as an
American Firster and Nationalist, and reported him sound. In fact. Henning
recommends unanimous support by the GOP for the New York governor as its
candidate against President Roosevelt.
Although some of Dewey's recent utterances didn't sit so well on Colonel
^McCormick's isolationist stomach. Henning serves some bicarbonate of soda
■with the thought that “many nationalists are disposed to waive their objections
^to the Dewey s]ieech in the interest of the most vital objective: .the deficit of
the Roosevelt regime, believing that their views wills prevail in the writing of
The plat form .to which, the V- Jy.*1*1!’!*!’
Wallace
Most significant .trend in the prim
ary was the fact that 31% of Hie Re
publicans cast their votes for labor
indorsed, pro-Roosevelt candidates. Of
the ent in* Los Angeles county vote cast
in botli Demoeratic and Republican
primaries, about .■»!% went to candi
dates backed by labor stud openly
pledged to fight the reactionaries. More
than one-quarter of the .11% came
from registered Republicans.
For every three lk*mocrats who
voted for win-the-war progressive can
didates. one Republican junt|»ed party
lines and did the same, taking advan
tage* of tin* extensive cross filing by
registered Democratic candidates per
mit ted under state law.
Roosevelt, in
here Is jubilant at
success, predicting
returns spell excel
a victory
including
Organizud laltor
the extent of its
that the primary
lent pros|»ects for
labor’s candidates,
the November
of uni led
President
elections.
Singers,
a
'in the
Sen. Mead Offers
(Continued From Page One) ,..
figure at 23.4 per cent above January,
UH.l.
It has been long and universally
recognized that the ]»ostal employees
are highly eilicient, skillfully trained,
and underpaid by comparison. During
the present war, practically no defer
ments have la*en asked for them or
granted. More than 3,"i,(XM( postal em
ployees have te*en inducted into the
armed forces. This has thrown a huge
additional burden upon the remaining
employees and the manner in which
the greatly increased volume of mail
has lieen handled in spite of the loss
of such great number of .trained em
ployees is high tribute to tH* loyalty
and efficiency of those who have had
to carry on through longer hours and
greater production.
While workers in private industry
have also had their work-day and
work-week extended, it is almost uni
versally adopted practice (and the
practice is universal in all occupations
coming under the jurisdiction of the
War Labor Board, and establislied by
Congress) that those workers receive
compensation at the rate of time and
one-half for oveilime, Senator Mead
|mtints out.
Postal employees, on the other hand,
receive pay for overtime at only a
straight-time rate and that rale is
computed, not on tin* basis «»f a 5-day
or 40-hour w«*ek, but upon a basis of
a 48-lmur w«*ek established in 1925,
nearly 20 years ago.
San Jose Pottery
(Continued From Page One)
our West ('oast Oilice, an appeal to
the War Labor Board for reconsidera
tion of a partial award decision ren
dered by the War Labor Board on
Form 10-A application for wage
crease. Inasmuch as the loss of
old section of our plant may alter
our
in
the
our
War I^iIhu- Bott rd case, we are look
ing for a full attendance at. the special
meeting.— 108.
DISUNITY DANGEROUS Deputy
Prime Minister Jan Masaryk of
Czechoslovakia warned American
workers against forces preaching dis
unity of the I’nlted Nations. Masaryk
willed his government at the re
1 nt ernational Organization con
(Federated
cent
ference in Philadelphia.
Pictures)
Citations To Be
Presented Labor
Papers May El
Newark, N. J., To Be Scene
Of Two-Day Annual
Convention
Newark, N. J.—Official presentation
of Award of Merit, citations for out
standing achievement in the field of
labor press journalism, will take place
at tiie annual banquet of tiie Eastern
Labor Press Conference, scheduled for
opening day of its two-day annual con
vention, Saturday, May 27th. at Mili
tary Park .Hotel, Newark, N. J.
The decision to withhold until the
convention, identity of winners in tit’s
year’s contest, participated in by more
than 100 lalmr publications throughout
the United States, was reached at a
meeting of the Committee on Awards,
nt tiie organization’s headquarters in
Newark, Friday, Slay 12.
Among classifications for which
awards have been designated by the
committee are: Editorial excellence,
ty|K»graphical excellence among publi
cations of International Unions, as
well as laout^^gyeml-irtuBlIi^ and
weekly labor papers the liest single
editorial: best original cartoon l»est
pictorial display: best front page and,
most effective editorial crusade. First,
second ami third awards are to be
made in each classification, with a
total of 34 citations to
Im*
to see a jost-war
which will guarantee
Ity with jobs for all.
“In November out
faced with a critical
presented to
througii-
lalsa- publicathibs scattered
out the country.
Among prominent speakers
address
Green,
who will
William
Major
i* Second
the convention art*
President of AFL
T. A. Terry, of Hie
Command, U. S. Army
I’resi-
dent Louis P. Marciante and Mayor
Vincent J. Murphy, of the N, J. Fed
eration of I^ibor, and others.
Tiie Eastern Lalor Press Confer
ence is a regional branch of Hie Inter
national Labor Press of America, and
is headed by Arnold S. Zander, Inter
national President of the
and Local Government*
Union. The (’dfimiittee on
composed of Lewis M.
Chairman, Newark George Simmons,
Philadelphia Rut It Taylor, New York
John ’., Saylor, Wilmington Harry S.
Heustis and Sid Lavine, New York.
A FL Stati?
Employees’
Herrmann,
A-B-C UNITE ON 4TH TERM
N. J. (FPL—FDR foi
ls an issue
brotherhood
Jersey ’ity,
a foil i it term
and railroad
solidly united on.
A Fl
A joint statement issued Ity Presi
dent Joseph E. Quinn of the Central
Labor Union, President Joint Grogran
of the Industrial Union Council and
President Frank C. Mooney of tiie
Jersey City Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainnten said:
"Tiie winding of this war and thi»
establishment of tiie firm and lasting
peace are matters of grave concern
to Hie working jieopie everywhere, as
well as to all other patriotic Ameri
cans. We want fascism dwst’oytal so
that it can never rise again. We want
era established
peace and secur-
to continue on tin* road to victory as
to full employ meat or to embark on a
career of defeat, of fuehrerism and
joblessness. There is only one political
figure in tbexU. S. today whose elec
tion would gdpranlee the former. He
is Franklin D. Roosevelt.”
I
POTTERS HERALD
THE
STARRING TRIO OF "GASLIGHT
Jos«*ph (’otton, Ingrid Bergman and (’harles Boyer arc tin* higli-jsiwered scarring trio of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's
“Gaslight,” which opens Friday at the Ceramic Th*at«*n Story of a man who deliberately sets out to drive his wife
insime. "Gaslight" was directed by (Jeorge Cukor and produced by Arthur Hornhiow, Jr., with a cast including Ihiine
Mav Whitty, Barbara Everest and Angela Lansbury. __________________________________
OBITUARY
WILLIAM M. MAC KEY
William M. Mackey, West
Sixth St., a poitter. died Monday tit 8
p. m. at City Hospital following a brief
illness.
He was employeil as a turner at
Plant 4 of the Homer Laughlin 'Ilina
A., and was a memlter of Local Union
No. 10 of the National RrotherhNHl of
(|M»rative Potters and the Fraternal
Order of Eagles.
lit* is survived by three ’sons. Petty
Officer (2c) Charles E. Mackey of
Atlantic City. Cpl. William J. Mackey
of San Diego, mid Sgt. Roliert F.
Mackey of Washington his mother,
Mrs. Reliecoa Mackey of East Liver
pool two brothers. Guy
East Liverpool and Edgar
Texas thrt*e sisters, Mrs.
Niece of Cleveland. Mrs.
and Mrs. Minnie Hester of
]hioI,
and one grandchild.
Mackey of
Mackey of
Nellie Mc
Ethel Orin
East Liver­
held today
Funeral services will Im?
a.t 2 p.
Home.
in. at the Dawson Funeral
William Nrrikitj?, lay pastor of the
Anderson Methoitlst Church will offi
ciate. Interpient will be in Spring
___ ___ .......
GEORGE K. BELL
Clarksburg, W. Va.—George K. Bell,
age 08, died Saturday. May 20 in St.
Mary’s Hosifttal,^following a three
w»*ek illness.
A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Bell
was Imhh December 2, 1880. a son of
William Scott and Mary Ann Korn
gaehel B»*ll. He is survival by his
widow, Blanch, and one daughter, Mrs.
Raymond Kirkland, at home. Mr Bell
came here from Wheeling in 1010.
Funeral services were held from the
(’luirclt of Immaculate Conception
with Rev. Father Charles Carroll,
officiating. Interment was in Holy
Cross Cemetery.
Unions Want Congress On
A Coast-To-Coast Hookup
resolution from Local i. Building Serv
ice Employ(*es International Inion
(AFL), of Seattle, the Peoria Tyades
questing that the proceedings of Con-
will umleistaml clearly the functions
of democracy in the making.’’
organ, commented that this had been
tried in New Zealand with great suc
cess. It hampered the style of two
faced friends of labor—they were not
ret urm*d to office,
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Avery Files Libel
Suit Against Paper
Feelings Are Hurt To The
Tune Of One Million
Dollars
Chicago (FP). Sewell L. Avery’s
feelings are hurt—to the tune of one
million dollars.
Avery, board chairman of Montgom
ery Ward & Co., filed a libol suit for
that amount in federal district court
here against Publisher Marshall Field
for what he termed “false, scandalous,
malicious and defamatory statements'*
in article in Field's Chicago Sun.
The article ap)M*ared May 15 as the
first in a series called Sewell Avery
vs. Tlx* People.
Picturing Avery as a defender of
law and order, the suit charges that
the Sun “acclaimed tiie action of tiie
administration and violently attacked"
Avery in "a des|M*rate effort to offset
tiie public indignation which swept
across tla* country lM?cause of the re
cent seizure of Ward's.”
In reply Field, wh.get up his pajier
lien? to combat the America First doc
trines of the Chicago Tribune, said he
lielieved that'“tiie people are entitled
to know the government was
eventually driven to taking action.”
The libel suit against tiie Chicago
Sun is part of 11m* eJalsirate Avery
t*chniiue for fighting the New Deal.
Still in Hie courts is a similar million
dollar suit filed by Avery against The
Spotlight.
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Washiiigton^~Few things are harder
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pb*rTH». You sit .down to the old type
writer with a deep f‘-*-lirig of regret
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Martin Die* i* »ick. Hi* throat—ali
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1» counties in the district contbined. A
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was punched. Jefferson
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of peojrfe would have
of him
out on
But a lot
thought more
and fought it
if he’d stayed in
the issues.
for liberate and
picture
So far the
labor is very good Indeed.
Every indicator points to real gains
in congress and in the states. In every
major test with reaction, the progres
sives, the New Deal. Roosevelt ami la
bor crowd ba come out ahead.
It would be a good thing if all labor,
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