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Sebring, Ohio.
V.
THE POTTERS HERALD
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF
THE NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS
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EAST LIVERPOOL TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL
Published every Thursday at Liverpool, Ohio, by the N. B. of O.
P.. owning and oi ^tmg the Beet Trades Newspaper and Job
Printing Plant in the iSurte.
Entered at Postoffice, Fr.=t, Liverpool, Ohio, April 20. im2, as second
class matter.
Acct
for mailing at Spv i.-ii IIP'-s of Postage
provided for in Section live. Act of October 13, 1V17, authorized
August 20, 1918.
General Office. N. B. of O. P. BuiIHn«, W. 6th St. BELL PHONE 575
HARRY L. CTt.L.______________________ Editor and Business Manapei
One Year to Any Part of the United Stateb or Canada------- ™—S2.'i
President—Jan.™ M. Duffy. P. O. Box 6, East Liverpool, Ohio.
First Vice Pi- lent—E. 1. Wheatley, Room 215. Biuiul Street National
Bank Buil.t
i-.k’.
Ohio.
Trei.U'ti. s, N-« Jersey.
Second Vice i’it-.-udent—i.aak Hull. 6111 Pacific Blvd., Huntington
Park. Calif.
Third Vice president—James Slaven, Cannons Mills, East Liverpool,
Fourth Vice President—Charles Zimmer. 1045 Ohio Avenue, Trenton,
Fifth Vice President—George Newbon, 847
New Jerw j.
Sixth Vice President—George Turner. 215
pool, Ohio.
Seventh Vice President—Charles Jordan,
That is too small. We need something bigger to
shoot for, that will enlist every union member and
'pack our union meetings.
“Organized Labor is now at the stage when
we must show we are out for a new social and
world order free from fear, hate and greed, and
Tire the heart of every union member to live, work
itnd fight for that new world daily. We can all do
it by creating in the Labor movement the pattern
of family life, loyalty and real brotherhood that
we know must come if there is no other way as
I see it.
“When material values and machines come be
fore men and human values then totalitarianism
wins. The American labor home, morally rearmed
and demonstrating teamwork and caring, can be
the biggest bulwark against totalitarianism and
diss conflict. Labor’s concern need no longer be
f*r one group, but rather to* lead the workers in
their greatest contribution to America, in forging
an ideology of teamwork in industry and the na
tion. Then all people will thank God for Labor and
its patriotic leadership.”
WOMEN AND THE PEACE
(From tin? New York Tiinw)
I/OR NE’ARLY 25 years American women
Iti ih*
voted. In that time they have shown intelli
gence and wide range of capacity. It is notorious
that they have not had anything like their fair
representation in public office, state, national,
municipal, local.
Realizing their strength and their power of
organization, some 500,000 of them have now
foi med a Women’s Artion Committee for Victory
and Lasting Peftce. Two hundred delegates of 75
jtanizations, in conference at the White House,
Xeaolved to do what they can to put qualified
women into responsible posts for “the conduct of
national and international affairs.” Especially they
urged that qualified women should be appointed
“delegates and advisers to international confer
ences and as members of national policy-making
bodies.”
There have been a few such appointments.
There should be more. It would be superfluous to
dwell on the high feminine competence obvious to
everybody. Women voters are now a majority in
the United States, as they have long been in
Great Britain. Tn this case they are asking for a
reprv.M-’itation in official place at least not so dis
proportionate to their numbers as at present.
THE AMPAIGN
KOW IS the time for all good men and women to
come to the aid of their country. Never mind
which political party. Just follow the appeals,
aiguments and pledges they make to your coun
try. There is no other duty more mandatory than
that—for the people of this country to understand
the issues thoroughly. Don’t take anything for
gi .uded. Who’s telling you all this? Yours truly,
A fellow in Washington who has watched the
political game for over thirty years.
8,
MelroM Avenue, Trenton, 9,
W. Fourth St., East Liver-
176 East Virginia Avenue,
Eighth' VL e President—Joshua Chadwick.
Virgil.ia.
Secreti. x-' inurer—John D. McGillivray. P. O. Box 6, East Liver
pOol,
Grant Street, Newell, Weet
GENERAL WAIS STANDING COMMITTFF ________
Manufacturers ...................... J. LYNCH. W. A. BE 1 z
Op.iHtive.-4, JitllN NIIUVJIAY. LOUIS riE.-lXJCK, F. HAYNES
EASTERN CHINA WARE STANDING COMMITTEE
Manufacturers............. ................... .......... -—F K. KOOS
Operatives. E. L. WHEATLEY. JOHN T. BALbAGF. Jr., A J. OWEN
CHINA WARE STANDING COMMITTEE
Manufacturer* ........... E. K. KOOS. H. M. WALKS V.. A. I
Opwatives BERT CLARK. IE X- HAIBLOP. CHA. ..j JOI
4’ DECORATING STANDING C-'IMITTEE
ManufactuKrt, ROBERT PfETZ, Sm, MAI? iRET PARKER, RAY
... W. A. Bt:t
OpwaUvaa, JAMES SLAV KN. J4UGO M1LLX1L ROLAND HORTON
A SOLDIER’S VIEW OF LABOR’S TASK
FROM THE battlefields of Italy a good union
1 soldier with the Fifth Army writes to a buddy
in Detroit, giving him his thoughts on hov to
safeguard labor’s future:
“I was thinking qf you and all the lalxir fam
ilies. Labor knows sacrifice and understands
human needs readily. Can Labor now take on the
task of understanding and thinking for the whole
country, and so provide the statesmanship Amer
ica and the whole world is hungry for?
“America’s greatest need n rv is for* men of
moral stature who will’make WHAT’S right and
not WHO’S right the baJc principle for national
teamwork. This is a working principle that your
Alm al Ifi-Armament work has given us, and by
applying it Labor will safeguard democratic pro
cedure in industry and so foil the attempts of
those forces whose aim is to foment class hatred.
“The greatest gains of Labor over these years
have not alone been in the obvious results of in
ci rasod wages and better conditions, but in the
rcognition that selfishness and its materialistic
.approach to human problems is the real enemy of
t- both labor and management in the forward march
‘of American industry. ’IherTTore we cannot win
!F»by making wages and conditions our only goal.
have
‘j-
TROUBLE FOR ANTI-LABOR LAWS
fARGANIZED labor’s fight against restrictive
u labor legislation in the states is bearing fruit.
Last year many legislatures passed labor restric
tive laws. This year all pending bills of the kind
lave been defeated in the 7 regular sessions held
I jy state legi.Matures.
Also, Libor is making gains in its legal war o
state anti-union laws. In South Dakota, AF
unions have just won a partial victory in an at
tack on a law passed last year. One clause was up
held but others drastically curbing long-estab
lished union rights were declared unconstitutional.
An analysis of a decision by the Alabama Su
preme Couit, handed down in Mav, also shows
some gains for labor. The court upheld the larger
part'of the law, it is true. Specifically it upheld
the requirement of labor unions to file copies of
their constitution and by-laws a ban on the col
lection of money for work permits and a prohibi
tion against executives, managers and supervisory!
employees from becoming members of unions.
The court, however, struck out portions of the
law as unconstitutional, including a ban on work
ers refusing to handle or work materials or sup
plies not produced by union labor. The court held
such action “is simply a refusal to perform a con
tract for personal service, and that it infringes
closely upon the Thirteenth Amendment to the
federal constitution prohibiting involuntary servi
tude of any character.” The court also voided a
section prohibiting strikes except when author
ized by secret ballot of a majority of employees,
since “a prohibition to ^trike placed upon a minor
ity group, unless sanctioned by secret ballot of
othei& who are without interest in their welfare,
is an unreasonable and arbitrary restraint.”
The court also ruled on a question of national
interest when it eliminated from the law a pro
vision making illegal trade union political contri
butions. The decision held that it was evident that
“the legislature intended to put organizations of
employees and employers on the same basis andi
that the exclusion of the organizations of em
ployers from the provision of this section” is
against the legislative intent and therefore void.
The foregoing shows that labor can make
progress against anti-union laws in the legal field
as well as in the legislative field. The lesson is
plain. The campaign must be pushed with vigor,
to forestall further retrogressive labor legislation
and remove from the statute books such legisla
tion already in effect.
PLANNING GROUP SCORES
CYXCE AGAIN, in the midst of turmoil, and, at
a time when political fervor runs high, groups
of labor, farm and business leaders unite upon a
program for America. This time the subject is
social security. The program offered is objective,
nor-partisan, constructive. This notable, timely
statement is sponsored by the National Planning
Association.
The effort of enemies of social security to
create the impression that business is not for
.security advancement is corrected by this bro*
ehure. Members of the business committee, who
sponsor this statement on social security, include
representatives from such prominent corporations
os General Electric, Aluminum Company of
America, Johns-Manville, Illinois Central, Her
cules Powder Company, and McGraw-Hill Pub
lishing Company.
Farmer leaders include Iowa Farm Bureau
Federation,
National Cotton Council of
foundation, General Mills,
Farmers’ Union.
It is heartening to have an objective statement
in the national interest from such powerful
operating groups.
WAGE KICKBACK IN OUR CAPITOL
rFHE RULERS of the greatest democracy in the
1 world employ in their Capitol children as page
l)oys, and in order to evade the child labor laws of
the District of Columbia they provide a so-called
school for them, so that their education will not
be neglected.
Federal laws stipulate what they shall be paid
for their work, and Senators and Representatives
are assigned a certain numbei’ of them as their
patronage. The boys and their parents use cer
tain forms of influence to accomplish appoint
ments to these soft jobs.
A week or so ago the mother of one of these
boys made affidavit that her son, employed in the
office of Representative Richard M. Kleberg of
Texas, by law paid a salary of $129 a month, was
required to “kickback” $39. In addition it was
asserted that these employees, for the privilege
of working for such distinguished employers, are
required to perform extracurricular services for
their employers on their own time, without pay,
of course.
Congressman Kleberg, who is the multi
millionaire owner of the million-acre King ranch
in Texas and a rabid anti-unionist, blamed the
whole matter on a secretary, who fortunately for
him had recently died.
It is difficult to believe this is an isolated case,
:nd it might be worth while for members of Con
fess to look into this matter. Perhaps members
Congress, who enact federal laws, will want to
comply with them as they expect other employers
to do.
A kickback is a kickback, whether it is for the
purpose of defraying other office exjenses or
'vhether it goes into the
congressman.
League,
Eastern Oregon Wheat
America, Giannini
Inc., and Nationa
representatives en-
Railroad, AFL and CIO
dor|e the program,
"The brochure has this to
troversial subject of health insurance and medi
cal care:
“Medical care, including facilities for hospital
ization and rehabilitation, must be made available
to all our people. An expanded program of hos
pital and health centre construction, especially in
rural areas, is not only essential if this objective
is to be achieved, but would also open new avenues
of employment. A practical method of adequate
medical care and one which would be in keeping
with the desire of our people to pay their own
way as far as possible would be to make this pro
vision through social insurance. Under such pro
gram, insured persons and their families would be
entitled to medical care hospitalization and neces
sary rehabilitation measures.”
say about the con-
THE POTTSES HERALD
Mg
a
ai
CO-
pockets of the employing
or
1Lnihocnilir
Texas Democrats
if I only knew.”
Lit th* Luther
In
Im »r-h:i ter.
gfc
FACING THE FACTS
With PHILIP PEARL
Here is an ieii letter to Thomas E. Dewey, newly nominated Republican
candidate for the Presidency of the United States? ,5
Dear Tom:—Congratulations! We always like to see a'yohng fellow come
along and you certainly hate Ixi'ii traveling fast. As we sat In the gallery
at Chicago Stadium and heard delegation after delegation pile up si record
breaking first-ballot vote for you, we were impressed not only by your popu
larity with your fallow Republicans but also by tlie efficiency of your personal
organization.
Congratulations also on your forthright declaration at the morning-after
press conference in hicago that tlie platform adopted by the G. O. P. conven
tion is ambiguous |n spots and needs clarification. You promised to fill in the
blank spatvs and char up its uncertainties in your speeches as the campaign
goes on.
’J,
For your information/ labor feels that the plank dealing with its own
particular problems i- not what it should be. We are looking to you to spell
out some of the double-talk without delay. Your record as Governor of New
York St.tie hits been, oii the whole, friendly and sympathetic to labor. In view
of that record, it would be somewhat inconsistent for you to appeal to the
workers of America for their support on the basis of the disapiwinting labor
plank handed to you by the convention. -....
6/ FAMILIAR TVNE
Remember, Tom, the Republican Party has been out of power in Washing
ton for twelve years and has gone down to three successive, humiliating defeats
in the national elections.
You should know the reason why. It is liecause the Republican candidates
failed to gain the (jpnfidence of the majority of the common people of America.
Their policies and program were devised not to ap|»eal to the great masses
who work in the factories and office buildings and op the farms of pyr country,
but to tlie relatively small group of business men.
If you expect to win in 1044, Tom, this has got to be changed. Y’ou have
got to convince the prople with the votes that you are concerned over their
interests. You can 1» this by developing a labor program In your campaign
which goes far lieyond what the Republican Party platform offers.
In essence, the platform tells the people that the way to help the nation
is to help business first—then every one else will lx* able to pick up a few
crumbs. This is a familiar old turn* and it is no longer popular. The American
people insist that the Government put first things first—their collective and
individual security.
We hope you won’t be offended if we offer a few hints for your campaign.
The tender is made in a helpful spirit. We are not partisan. We would like
to set* you and your Democratic opponent—whoever he may be—get off to an
even start and let the best man win. No, here goes!
HELPFUL HINTS
America is determined to win the war and to win tlie peace. Winning the
war, we hope, won’t be a political issue in this campaign. But tlie American
people expect their next President to help them in .the peace.
That means banishing future war through an international organization
empowered to enforce tlte peace. It means ex|Minsion of social security through
Enactment of the Wtigner-Miirray-Dingell Bill. It means restoration of the
normal fr«*edoms of the American people through the prompt lifting of war-time
controls and the repeal of such repressive legislation as the ’onnally-Smith
Act. It means effective measures to protect the millions of young men who will
be demobilized from th** armed forces and the millions of workers who will
lose their jobs in war plants.
If you can go for that kind of prograin, Tom, you ought io make a strong
nice. I tut if you are going to limit your campaign to lambasting and criticizing
the New Deal, you are more (him likely to join the ranks of Hoover, Landon,
Willkie and other G. I’. ims-be**ns.
Certainly the New Deal has made errofs—some of them grievous ones,
[tut a narrow, “hate Roosevelt” campaign will earn you the votes only of such
iiiper-haters as Newell Avery, Col. McCormick, Pegler, Hearst, the Pews and
he Grtmdys and the defendants in the seditionist. trial. That kind of support
is fatal.
One other tip. Il will lx* a gixid idea to muzzle your running mate between
now and election. During his pre-con vent ion campaign he said some harsh
things about you and also about labor. If lie keeps on talking in that vein, he
will cost you votes.
We have tried in this letter to give you .the straight goods. We hope you
will not resent this advice, but profit by it. This is a neutral corner. As you
enter the ring, we wish you tlie lx*st of luck.
ITS A
GREAT
By JOHN PAINE, Federated Frees
Baseball magnates bo|x* the Anglo-American vs. Soviet ra*e to Berlin gets
ver before September so guys standing on tlie corners will get back to tull$iug
bout the American vs. National League race.
LITTLE LUTHER
“Things are jotting ileinorralic around heroT’ announced Butch as tlie
Jttle Scorpions ‘lul» prepared io elect officers for the coming year.
“Whaddayanioan, tx, democratic?” qneried Little Luther.
“I mean, we run our club like It wax a democracy, which everyone who
•eads Pegler knows is simply mohocracy,” Butch explained.
“It’s worked pretty well,” Little Luther insisted. “What do you want here,
soviet
"No, no!” yelleii Muggsy Miller, the kid just hack from reform school for
stealing pennies from a blind newsman. "Not that.”
"I think we ought to have the Little S^orpiontj more like a republic, more
like the U. S. government,” Butch went on.
‘fDon’t sis* much wrong with .that," Little Luther said. “How would we
change it to make |.t. more like tin* U. S. A.?’’
“Well,” Butch suggested, "we don’t get much action in our elections. Some
body nominates ,v»u for president and somebody nominates Muggsy. and you
win, and that’s all there lx to It. 1 think we ought to have an electoral college."
"What’s an electorhil college’/’’ asked a xmall vole** at the back.
"Well, say we have a l.uthocratie party, with Little Luther for the leader,
and a Muggsyan party, with Muggsy for the leader.” ex plained Butch. “Then
we don’t vole for Luther or Muggsy. We just vote for the Lnthocnitic electoral
«dleg* dt*legale
the Muggx^an delegate. Th**n whichever delegate gets elected,
lie can pick tlie president.”
"Sounds sort of complicated.” Little Luther lemprr**d.
“An* you mi Ainerlcan?" demanded Butch.
"I don’t s**e any sense in it,” declared Little Luther, “If you're tlie
electoral college delegate and I’***- W«*e’x tin* Muggsyan delegate,
I he Little Scorpions will vote for you. And when you meet with yourself, you'll
vote for me, being tlx* delegate of my party.”
“That's where you’re mistaken,” Butch announced, “As a member of the
hilt devoted to seeing tin* early institutions of the republic restored to their
troper place after being trodden underfoot by a ruthless dictatorship, I would
have to think over very, very carefully who 1 was going to cast my vote for.”
“You sound like my old man,” said Little Luther. “Yon guys rend text many
speech*** by isdliax Demoiats. You try a trick like getting elected on a
promise to vole lue, Lhen yule fur Muggsy, the guys in this club would
kill you.”
Ji
I'm afraid of, admlttixl Muggsy.
figure on gutting away witli
ns his friends well know,
But hi? xuyx In- ff proud to lx* a labor baiter hater.
women
who had Iwn hired to replace the
segregated night shift at Piuuud's.
A. F. OF L. LOCAL SAVES 34 NEGRO
WOMEN FROM UNJUST FIRING
An AFL fedeiin union in New York saved the jobs of 34 Negro women
employees whom the I’iiunid Cosmetics Co. triixl to fire in a discriminatory
action which vlol.ihxl seniority principles. Negregated on the night shift by
management, the women'bad protested both their segregation mid unusually
pixir working conditions. Io which management replied with announcement of
discharge of the entire shift.
Tlie workers went to Business Manager Benjamin Press of Cosmetic Soap
and Perfumery Workers Local 20,646. who promised full union protection. And
union action made management back down. Neniority was enfore«*d, the Negro
were kept on. the union offered to place in other shops the 17 women
ho had been hired to replace the Negroes and now there is no longer a
.■
“I wish 1 knew how those
it. I could get you out of office,
|s neither a lalior-baiter nor a
w
COMMENT ON WORLD
r, EVENTS
v-
The issue of feeding the children of
German-occupied Europe will not
down. Even though France has been
invaded and the fight to liberate
Europe seems to be progressing favor
ably, diplomatic representatives of
France, Belgian, Holland and Norway
fear the childron of heir countries
may have to endure another winter of
German rule and have asked the
United States to send vitamins and
essential foods to prevent starvation.
This is the course favored by tlie
American Federation of Labor, whose
executive council last January asked
sending of food to the children, with
proper precautions taken to prevent
its benefitting the Germans.
The Temporary Council on Food for
Europe’s Children has urged sending
of food for many months and in April
the council’s chairman, Howard E.
Kershner appealed to President Roose
velt to “start, tlie merchant ships be
fore it is too late.” But nothing was
done, apparently because of the stiff
necked opposition of the British gov
ernment, which has blocked food re
lief to any extent, except to Greece.
That the Allied Military Government
is doing a good job of delivering food
to Italian war victims in liberated
parts of Italy is indicated by a report
of .the War Shipping Administration.
Food supplies, taken to the Anzio
beachhead by American merchant
ships are reaching the hungry within
5 hours of German evacuations north
of Rome, the WSA says. More than
5,000 tons of cargo are being delivered
daily at Anzio, Lieutenant (j.g.) John
A. Singerhoff, USMS, a WSA repre
sentative in Italy advises.
Truckloads of sorely needed food,
first step to rehabilitation of liberated
areas, arrived at Cisterna and Valle
tri, on the outskirts of Rome less than
5 hours after Allied forces had shelled
the Nazis out of those towns, Lieuten
ant Ring^rhoft, former Washington
newspaper man, reports. Food trucks
from .the beachhead went forward im
mediately behind munitions, artillery
and troops of the front-line units. In
almost every village, food and
ment for rebuilding arrived
civilian refugees returned to
homes from hillside shelters.
This column endorses the following
short, fluted editorial entitled “Fin
land,” in the Wall Street Journal of
July 3:
“Risking a snarl from our red and
popular front contingent, we express
the belief that the vast majority of
Americans will regret the situation
which caused our government to break
relations with Finland.
“On the eve of the American inde
l»ende.nce day, we believe that most
Americans will cherish the hope that
at some future time the Vnited States
will be influential in helping the Finns
regain their indeiiendence. That is
that little nation is asking.”
AFL TRUCKERS WIN WAGE
INCREASES THROUGH Wl.B
g'-y
equ ip
before
their
Allied
Within 10 hours after the
forces entered Rome huge vans of
wheat, flour and canned goods awaited
systematic distribution to the needy.
Other Army Transport trucks, similar
ly laden, were
troops on their
yond the Tiber.
assigned to follow
victorious march be-
all
EDWIN PHELAN REPRESENTS
ILO AT MONETARY MEETING
J.
Montreal (1LNS). Edward
Phelan, acting director of the Inter
national Labor Office, is altending the
I bated Nations Monetary and Finan
cial Conference at Brotton Woods, N.
H., as an official observer, it was an
nounced at ILO headquarters her**.
The invitation to the International
Lalxir Ollie** to be represented by an
observer was extended by Dean Ache
son, Assistant Secretary of State, on
Ix'half of the U. S. Government, at
whpsp call the cqnferejice has been
convened.
In accepting the invitation, Phelan
ixiinted out that it was “the established
ixilicy of the International Labor Or
ganization to cooperate to the fullest
ixissible extent with other international
organizations and conferences.”
The recent International Labor Con
ference, in adopting the Declaration of
Philadelphia, pledged the full coopera
tion of the ILO “with such interna
tional bodies as may lx? entrusted with
a share of the responsibility” for
“measures to expand production and
consumption, to avoid severe economic
fluctuations, t*» promote the economic
and social advancement of the less de
veloped regions of the world, to assure
greater stability Ln world prices of
primary products and to promote a
high anti steady volume of interna
tional trade.”
Washington (FP). Truck drivers
and hel|M*rs in 16 Michigan cities out
side of Detroit and at Memphis, Tenn,
were awarded wage increases in lieu
of overtime by .the National War La
bor Board’s trucking commission June
29. All are mernliers of the Interna
tional Brotherhood of Teamsters,
Uhauffieurs & Warehousemen (AFL).
The Michigan truckers, checkers,
dock workers and helpers, 3,(MX) strong,
will get a 5 cent general increuse from
2f)l companies. At Memphis, 1,500
workers in 26 companies get a 3 cent
increase ix?r hour beginning June 20
and 2 cents more a year hence. Check
ers get .two 5 cent increases on
sjime dates.
Demand the Union Label.
the
3:
Thursday, July 13, 1944
THE'
CHERRY TREE
IF Acre With Our Little Hatchet
We Tell the Truth About
Many Things, Sometimes Pro
foundly Sometimet Flippantly
and Sometimes Recklessly,
Clare Booth Luce is on the loose
again, with loose thinking.
In »her major political speech, the
lady from the Nutmeg State practical
ly dumped the blame for the war on
the President.
Her statement was so broad that she
came near nudging Britain’s Lyttelton
for a place in the same beclouded sun.
The lady from Connecticut is a good
speaker. That is, she has a pleasant
way of speaking. Her delivery, tech
nically, is good. But what she delivers
Is .too often tripe. ,'
In her Chicago speech the'tripe was
ripe.
Now a
tics has
pathway
right to do a bit of technical lying. But
if she does, she must expect to be
called for Lt.
lady engaged in partisan poli
a right to get a bit off the
of accuracy. She even has a
Partisan politics calls for a good Bit
of smearing and this campaign will
produce its share. But to accuse the
President of being the cause of the war
seems carrying things a bit too far.
Mrs. Luce said it wasn’t a Republi
can President who dealt with Hitler
and with Mussolini and with Hirohito.
Hideous thing, it was a Democratic
President.
That, Lady, comes pretty doggbned
near to hitting somewhere below the
belt.
And this isn’t a Democratic column/
It seeks to lie a column of fairness.
That’s all.
It just hajipens that Mr. Hoover had
been invited out of the presidency le
fore the advent of Hitler and the
horrible muss, but Republican presi
dents certainly did deal with the Jap
anese emperor and
crats, INCLUDING
RUSSIA.
with other auto
THE CZAR OF
In an earlier speech Mrs. Luce coin
ed the so-called word “giobaloney” and
some of her best advisers had to sug
gest to her that she cut out that type
of wise crack. The reaction was too
swift and hurtful.
.Since then the lady has been care
ful—until her Chicago blast.
She talked about G.I. Jim, the boy
who won’t come back—and how im
portant it is that G.I. Joe who does,,
come back shall find a nation worthy
of his buddies’ sacrifice.
Every politician in both parties will
sing that song Itefore the battle ends
—and that’s fair enough.
But to lay at the feet of the I’resi-.!'\
dent the Inferential charge that HE is
resiMHislble for the war is surely pretty
far on |he road of dirty pool.
Hitler made his intentions perfectly
clear in Mein Kampf. Hirohito imide
his intentions clear at Pearl Harbor.
Some good canny partisan politician
ought to come fortli with a statement
to show how we could have kept out
of war after we were darned near shot
into a staggering defeat at Pearl Har
bor by Japs who came stilling .through
tlie sky while their top leaders were
in Washington prattling of peace to
blind our eyes to reality. If we hadn’t
wanted peace we would have lx*tter
seen tlie war that was coming with the
precision of a charted destiny.
I NION MEMBERS TRAINED
AT INSTITUTE FOR LABOR
Chi
hold
who
Perhaps that is a job for the
eago Tribune, or for those who
Hitler medals—imrticularly those
haven’t sent those medals back.
It is interesting to recall that the
National Press (’lul), surely no lover
of autocracy and dictatorship, once
made Mussolini it life member, not see
ing, of course, the fiitliy purpose be
hind the Mussolini facade of assumed
friendship. Lady and bretheren it
doesn’t pay to hit low, even in politics.
—CMW.
New York City (ILNS).—The sev
enth Institute of th** International
Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union run
at .the Nchool for Workers, University
of Wisconsin, opened at A^idison June
25 for two weeks of intensive study.
The syllabus includes training of rec
reational and educational officers, ap
plied psychology, aims of the labor
movement, technical changes in the
garment Industry.
Union officers visit the school and
talks to assist the .teachers In charge.
The 41 students came from 26 locals,
17 cities and 0 states. In the main the
sudents were officers, staff members
and chairmen of their respective locals,
and the emphasis is placed uixm train
ing theiu, for special work ip their
locals. V
RECREATION PROGRAMS VOTED
Si. Raul (1LNS).— Recreation pro
grams, which labor is sup|Mrting, are
being established in Minnesota cities.
St. Paul will have a new recreation
commission of 25 members. The group
will survey recreational facilities and
programs and will act as a coordinat
ing agency to advise municipal au
thorities on reci'eational ne**«|s of the
community. International Falls will
have a year-round community recrea
tion commission to lie maintained by ..
the city and the school board, and Red.
Wing, voters recently approved a joint
recreational program to be curried on
by the city council and school board.
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