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$2.00 Fine Will Be Assessec
Those Unable To Produce
Reasonable Excuse
'it Duty Of Every Member To
((jb ... Support Candidate^
w Friendly To Lgbgr
The decal girls at Taylor, Smith &
‘Taylor have been notified to attend our
next meeting on November 24.
The division of 60-40 Ismus on decal
machines was again up for discussion.
The longer this condition exists the
more serious it becomes and unless
something is done in the near future,
anything might happen.
President Duffy attended the meet
ing and siMike Ln liehalf of the hospital
levy which will lie up
Local Union No 124 Takes
Action When Decal Girls!
Fail To Appear At Meeting
Following several complaints from
the decal girls at Hall China Co. re
garding equal division of work, the
local in endeavoring to remedy the
situation notified all employees of that
department .to appear at our last meet
ing, subject to fine. While there was
a large representation on hand, there
were many who failed to appear. Un
less these individuals appear at our
next meeting with a reasonable excuse
for their absence they will be fined
for renewal at
November election. Tlja local
unanimously endorsed the %-mill levy
and urged every member to do all in
their ifewfer to aAsure ftn pa&agfe.
With election time drawing near and
without trying to influence you one
way or another, we cannot help hut re
mind you .that the labor movement has
friends in both parties who, when they
promise to help pass bills for the bene
fit of tlie worker in
within their power
promise good.
general, do all
to make that
about the candi-
If you are in doubt
for whom you should vote, your
Federation of Laltor has a com
record of how your representa
voted on bills benefitting
ing people. If you think they
good job, help send them back
If not, do your best to defeat
regardless of the party to which they
belong.—O. C. 124.
did a
Workers Quit War
Jobs, Paper Says
Thousands Seeking Perma
nent Peacetime Work,
"Journal" Declares
Over-optimistic newspaper wnr head
lines and official pronouncements about
cutbacks have started a “reconversion”
program among war workers that
threatens .to get out of hand, according
to the “Wall Street Journal.”
It reported this week that a survey
had revealed that migrant workers
are going home by the tens of thou
sands, and added:
“They are moving back to the farms,
the small communities and the towns
from which they were drawn by high
wages in the arms plants. They want
employment with a peacetime future.
“Los Angeles county alone is losing
6,500 war plant and transiKirtation
workers monthly.
Commission officials
estimate that
are departing
months ended
migrants in
“Reports a
War Manpower
at San Francisco
shipyti rd workers
month. In the 12
1 the number of
Maryland shrank
Detroit manpower
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Four States Help Finance Local Plans
For Post-war Public VJfprks Projects
’Chicago (ILNS).—New York, Cali
fornia, Michigan and New Jersey
now give financial assistance to local
governments for the preparation of
plans and specifications for post-war
public works, the American Public
Works Association points out.
New York First To Act
New York in 1943 was the first to
provide such aid when the temporary
state commission for post-war public
works planning was granted $3,000,000
for state public works planning and
grants to local agencies on a matching
basis. The state pays one-half the cost
of preliminary plans up to one-half of
1 per cent for the detailed plans if the
total cost of
planning does not exceed
In trying to digest the mulligan
stewing in the [tolitical pot, I believe
our greatest need is ending the present
war in such a manner that history will
proudly record our participation not
alone as victors, but as one of the
nations with the wisdom and leader
ship among its jieople that succeeded
in segregating the causes of war and
insisting on remedial policies avoid
ing future destruction of life, property,
health, resources, trade and friend
ship. Economic provisions producing
opportunity for all to secure the earned
income to provide proper subsistence
and education for the family and as
suring the
Our industrial system of this coun
try tit present will provide tlie above
environment, permitting a reduction of
working hours and a wider spread of
opportunity for family wage earners
or self-dej»endent citizens, to perform
their share of productive duties.
War and civilian production now
should convince anyone of the ease
with which the people could provide
themselves w’ith the needs assuring
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Washington, D. C. (ILNS). The
U. S. Employment Service placed al
most half a million war veterans in
jobs from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31 of this
year and the rate of placement is
rising each month, the War Manisiwer
Commission says. Placements totaled
83,633 in August as compared with
48,102 in January. __________
2 ier cent of the cost of construction.
The other 3 states entered the field
this year. California appropriated
$10,000,000 of which $7,000,000 is to lie
used for plans and specifications and
$3,000,000 for site purchases.
Micidgan appropriated $5,000,000 to
defray one-half the cost of local public
works planning. The Michigan plan
ning commission receives and approves
the applications of local governments
for funds to defray the cost of surveys,
plans and specifications.
New Jersey created a department
of economic development to supervise
allocations amounting to $500,000 to
local governments for plana and spe
Chicago (ILNS).—Stockton’s month
ly payment plan for collection of prop
erly taxes is an example of a practice
by municipalities allowing citizens io
pay their city
the Municipal
elation reports.
taxes in installments,
Finance Officers
years ago, this
Must Chart Course
To Escape Path O:
Another World War
After Victory In Europe
Many Now Working
Will Be Without Jobs
by your own members
bard and complicated
arise in union work.
Starting 10
fornia city has used the system
duce property delinquency from
1 per cent, to provide a stable flow of
revenue into the city's coffers and to
eliminate great influxes in personnel
requirements in the city auditor’s
of lice.
to re
14 to
Union No.
on October
matters in
Cambridge, Ohio.—Local
122 met in regular session
4 anil disposed of routine
the customary manner. ..
Brothers Dales Allison and Frank
Campbell reported Brother Hughie
Toland, handler, has entered the Swan
Rr^qiltal fe* observation.
Sister Fleming, finisher, has been
away from her liench due to Illness.
Some of our members are wondering
what effect recent action taken by
various locals regarding the trade
referendum relative .to convention ac
tion on salaries will materialize.
any coercion.
same for the coining gen-
to develop mentally, phy
spiritually as individually
sically and
desirable without interfering with or
restricting the liberty of others.
Eradicating from .the social values, the
wrongly dignfied reverence of ac
cumulated wealth that cultivates greed,
selfishness and tyranny.
The shop committee
protest over the loss of tanks
could have lieen saved under the
fire system. This case is still under [state appropriation Is provided for hls
negotlation. |pdtais.
We have proven the strength of our
world again the great heart of Ameri-I
can labor. Donate an hour a month
Mr eight month,. Your donntlon
JZaSlHllCllvS Vzl yjfCUIlS[national
1X1 IlQuOnCU income at
127 Billion Is Forsoon As[porti(II1
Probable 1947 Totab
Ditfsvll Out I interest
Waahlngtou. D. C. (ILNSl-Many tkma. BhtadMrtl aahl.
rurthermore. the Increase In th New
and savings, the study adds.
other income shares may
The Potters Herald
‘i^^^'Official Organ •/..
of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters
Sanitary Potters Organized Labor WLB Will Not Ask
Our sjieelal committee appointed to [some memlier of your family may be |living.”
handle the War Chest Drive will re-1hurried to the hospital for an emer
With confidence we expect labor to [done to save the life,
this chest represents, the very heart| [duties.”
of America. .JCvary evgauteitloa cre-L
ated to care for our own and other un-l *w
All Workers Are Urged To ive Till It Helps
To Give One Day's In District Indorse President To Endr'^IDOr
Pay In Fund Drive Hospital Tax Levy Wage Ceiling Curbl
Confident Quota Will Be Proper Care For Patients Labor Members Assail De-
Convention Delegates %-Mill Tax Levy Dereliction Of Duty
Trenton. N. J.—We were pleased to I East Liverpool voters will he asked I Washington, D. f!. (ILNS).—Follow
have such a fine turnout by our tnem-|to approve the renewal of the mill [ing refusal of the National War Lalor
liers to vote for Elijah Watson, our|’ity Hospital tax levy when they g«[Board to recommend that President
candidate for delegate to the A. F. of Ito the pills for the general election on I Roosevelt modify the “Little Steel”
L. convention. Votes from your home I November 7. [wage freeze formula, labor members of
local are doubly appreciated as they This is not an additional tax but [the board sharply assailed the deci-
the subscription blanks this |geiicy alteration. You would want to be [“factual report” on the relationship of |l
to pass among the members, pure everything possible was being [wages and the cost »f living. The re-5nfl©S
their quota. Members of the National Brother-[through Economic Stabilization Direc
Organized laltor has proved lts|hood of Operative Potters in this dis-[tor Fred M. Vinson. The President will
right to lie called a great Imdy of men. [trict as well as organized labor in [then be free to make his own decision.
Throughout tills war we hrrve shown [general have always
our mighty sinews in feats of produc-|lngly and generously
tion that have never been surpassed [humanitarian causesf ...
in history. Intelligence, shown in co- The following local unions have In-[members, and would prepare a report
operation witli capital even under theldorsed tlie levy: L. U. 140, Porcelain I for submission to President Roosevelt
most trying circumstances will always [Workers L. U. 124, Decorators L. U. [directly. It will include sitecific recom
be a point of pride. Consider our 1165, Painters L. U. $83, Retail Clerks [mendatious.
Reached Vote For AFT. I Hinges On Renewal Of I cision As Inexcusable I MlUXIHly VLlUDt
show confidence placed in your abilities [merely a continuance of the present [sion, declaring that it was “com- [ganized labor assembled Wednesday evening in the Brotherhood
In solving the [levy. The amount is only of one mill [pounded of timidity, contradictions and [auditorium to outline plans for this year’s campaign to the Na
disputes that Ion each dollar of valuation. It will |double-talk. Itional War Fund Drive,
left little dmiht in the minHa nf those
.. ‘realistically adjust the ’Little steer
Tomorrow, or some day soon, [formula with the increased cost of
Iport will be submitted to the President
as a giver to [were going to ignore the majority re-
record of less than 12/160 of 1 jier [and East Liverisiol Trades and Laltor Attacking the hoard's decision as [cutting and a policy of high prices and
cent manpower hours lost througn [Council. |“an inexcusable dereliction of duty,” lliigh profits In the post war period will
strikes. I Ithe laltor members declared it was Ibring serious jterils to this country.
Vfi "HrtllQinfT
own muscles and brain. Now let's ♦AVJUollly [public* members of the Isiard that they |l‘rice Administration warned In a
prove our great heart. That's what
Trt CrlVA lare
Twynjafil Tobcl ,The _____ ____
fortunate people of the world is repre- [that it deems that no change in the[nf industry attempt to cwt prices by
sented in this drive. Prove to the 11,000,000
New Housing Units
n Year Neodfld Sava I
NHA Head
strictly voluntary and organized labor Lione and delay what is considerers an
will always fight to keep It so. Report Washington, D. C.i (ILNS).—As the [unpalatable decision. .. 2
nation moves toward full employment “By dodging this responsibility with
With regret we
report on our sick [after tlie war, more and more leoplo[the promise of another fact-finding re
list,-Jack Richards and (Jeore Pierson. I a re likely to choose their cities in Iport, the lioard has demonstrated
al Hite Industrial Price Policy
—O. C. 45. [terms of good living conditions and
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Survey DisputeskX^ii^l^^X Boilermaker New
Housing Agency, told the
Association of Assessing Officers Id
Des Moines, la.
Of their tax revenues from
P^n- the., have ,lt»i More
current estimates of national income In “These objectives call for good plan- A program to safeguard and
tlie iieriod after tlie war are exagger- [ning, good zoning, good site develop- [strengthen tlie Federal Retirement law
I ..........
[the comiietitive (Misition of American [1 Idefeated in 3 months and Japan with-
Blandford, Jr., administrator of tlie|^l,* I “In tK Inany in lustI’ip8 (before the
ated and “way off,” a new Brookings ment and good construction,” he said. for government workers was drawn up "It is unlikely after the war that our
Institute study says, in effect. [‘‘Without them, decline and deteriora- |at the annual convention of the Re-[people, including our 11 million re
Post-war national income is likely [tion are Inevitable.” jtirement Federation of Civil Service (turning servicemen, will long tolerate
.to lie substantially lower than many
of the estimates, the study finds. The[for additional housing to accomodate
widespread impression that the war I returning veterans and the nation’s,
has placed the American people upon (increasing number of families as well |ttoning for over a quarter century,
a very much higher plane of national |ag long-delayed replacement of sub-11 ‘*Presents on I tensions matters em-
income is due to failure to take ac- (standard dwellings 'indicate that con-jP10^ of nav* V1*rds’ Iirsellllls »nd I He Iuaile u however- tha*
count of the abnormal current, increase |structlon of at least 1000600 new |nava* stations. AFL craft unions at [cases where price increases over 194
in wages, prices and employment, as [housing units a year will be required [these establishments formed the fed-[levels are “really needed to bring
well a« eonfualon of thought and «l- KTtSXiJ™ |J|«I Lratlon. |SS™.nM‘r l’r'du,rt8 h"*'k
sound statistics, it Is added. The study “if We can move up on tills post-war For raore than two decades one of |OI A is prepared to grant them quick!)
was made by Joseph Mayer, Brookings Lousing goai effectively, we will open lthe organization’s most conspicuous] Bowles said uncertainty about
economist. Zortunlties for employment fibres was “Bob” Alcorn, its national prices in -reconversion pe. iod could
The gain, however, is deceptive, as[an(] business, at the same time as we [legislative reixesentative, who led ini
far as real Income is concerned due to|Jmprove livin conditions for our citl- [many battles for improvement of the I V0TES 0F DEAD TO COUNT
the extensive rise Ln prices, the study |zena buH(J better neighborhoods, and (retirement law.
finds, thus supporting labor’s conten- Levelop more stable cities,” he said. Over 120 delegates from Al locals I ’women in military service
Jergey Labor Qroup |o.«ot
Real Income available for private [Federation Abe Backs World Peace |“for the duration.” i«s «ie*id
use after taxes is likely to be only Force Louis P. Marciante And I Under the present law, the employees I--------------------
from 11 to 16 per cent in excess of the
Vincent J. Murphy Reelected
1940 figure, while per capita real in-| [after they have lieen in service for[|)|02fS
come gain, allowing for population Atlantic City, N. J. (ILNS).—Ending Ifive years or more. Those in for al
Increase, is estimated at from 6 to 11 |its 66th annual convention, the New Lesser period can only withdraw what I
remain un-lj. Murphy of Newark was reelected I John
V/I llUVy I
Since cities also secure a large pro- trjes fu’ Deduction and employment
[Federation At Conference
in stable values and an orderly I A I, niiner man one oi “rTer
[development of their residential sec-1
Pension Law
Blandford nointed out” that needs lKn,l'lu ee«’ ia Washington this [any economic system which does nor
Blandford pointed out that neeasi (provide reasonably full production
Tlie federation .which has been func-|with reasonably full employment at a
1 y.(high standard of wages and farm in
rs eui-jcotne,” Bowles declared,
themajor planks
SSX Renew* No-Strike Pledge .X
per cent. With tlie same level of em- [jersey State Federation of Labor [they have paid into the retirement
ployment as in 1940, real income would [adopted a resolution reaffirming the [fund, plus Interest.
be less, the study points out. |no-strike pledge for tlie duration of the| This works a great hardship on the[ New York City (ILNS).—The Ger-
A digest of Dr. Mayer’s study com-1 war. [wartime workers and others employed [mans h^ve shot 13 of the 16 Dutch
ments: The convention also adopted resolu-|fOr less than five years, since they [rail officials arrested immediately after
“Exaggerated estimates of ptospec- |tions favoring a world organization [lose much of their former rights under [the paralyzing general strike of Hol
tlve Income are sometimes obtained by [backed by force, if necessary, urging |the Social Security Act and when they [land’s railways was called Sept. 17,
short-cut methods of applying lump [extension of the Ol’A after the war, [return to private Industry they must [Premier Pieter S. Gerbrandy of the
sum percentage increases loosely to |criticizing the War Labor Board for [practically start from “scratch” again [Netherlaad government announced at a
the gross figures for 1940 or 1943. Flat, |“tong delays” in settling labor disputes |to accumulate new old age pension [press conference, dispatches from
horizontal increases in income figures [and asking that Lt be discontinued [rights. [London report,
are made on the assumption that vari-[after the war. Other demands an end| Under the program proposed by the I On Oct. 2, the Netherlands govern
ous factors affect national income |to the “Little Steel” formula and peti-[convention, these employees would be ment in London appealed to the people
equally, which is far from true. |tioned Congress to prepare a program [entitled to eventual pension payments [of Nazi-held Holland to continue the
“An increase in employment does [of federal works for use “if private [under the Federal Retirement law in [strike that has been of such impor
not bring a proportional advance in [capital fails to maintain full employ-[proportion to their limited years of [tance to the advancing allies,
all items making up the gross totals. |ment.” [service, no matter how small that may| “The stopping of railway traffic in
Investment income, farm interest, in-1 Louis P. Marciante of Trenton was|be. |the Netherlands has served the allied
terest on the public debt, business [elected to his 11th term as president] The convention also re-elected most (warfare excellently,” said the govern
taxes and depreciation charges and [of the federation, and Mayor Vincent |of Its
$2.00 PER YEAR
that Ion each dollar of valuation. It will (double-talk.”
amount to less than $1.M) per year to
thelthe average taxpayer.
that ................. .... niiijoniy, rrjt-vihii a motion riy m. ... ...
two-1 hospital receives. No city, county or
The iMiani, by an s to-4 vote, with
Jpublic and industry mem tiers forming I rest of the comm unit v
The tax levy is the only support the j(ue
the majority, rejected motion by community..
Instead the hoard voted to prepare a
i*es|tonded will -1 The labor members announced tlw*y[
«i.kh b,- ihe pubiicj Wage
‘tantamount to an admission by the [Chester Bowles, head of the Office of
competent to iierfonn their [statement to 8.1M» members of OP A
In the pro' A
of workers hired by the government ^h a state tow holds that a Itahkrt
[obtain permanent pension rights only 9 A
officers, but made two changes. ment in a radio broadcast. It added
J. P. Curran of Brooklyn, a|thattheSuprenaeAllledCommandcon
(Ttn 19 F^tjL |siders the
Meets IO kJ U time
Plans For War Fund Dp'fe '1
QlrTTfinrr On AHnkor QQirfJ
&fet 200 Attend Meeting Wednesday Evening & Brother
hood Auditorium Solicitations Will Begin
Next Week Under Payroll Deduction Plan
Judging from the enthusiasm displayed by members of Or-
tional War Fund Drive, left little doubt in the minds of those
[present that organized labor is on the job, side by side with the
FL memiters to ask the President io I through & network Of SUb-COmmittees now being' formed to
[mobilize labor, industry and commerce, President James M. Duffy,
[chairman for Southern Columbiana County told of the plan that
has been set up for solicitation in the drive. Pledge cards will be
•distributed to all chairmen and col
lections will tie made through the pay
roll deduction plan In all lotteries. The
goal for this year's campaign has been
set at $38,000.
W/vrnc 04
Danger If Workers'
Buying Power Sags
|OPA Head Wants AaaillSt
Cuts, Higher
Prices And Profits
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).—Wage
ladvisory committees.
only c&telttslon we Can draw “We face the dangers of another dfs-
actjon of the board today is lustrous depression If major segments
Kittle Rteel formula should be recom- [depressing wage rates,” Bowles Je-
mended,” the labor memtiers said. “It
is apparent to us that the lioard simply
adopt thh. eohtertuge h. order to poet-
uiXr aXrted
Bowles predicted Germany would lie
Ulvllwar) prices were held up artificially in
a [order to
nexiremeni k^roup
provide higher unit profits.
[Because of this policy, in some indus-
[larger total profits that might have
fc nnT-
I Sajs Poverty Wont Be Tolerated
hlNS) Votes of
fl VCHfl ETTOlT I O 3 III Sil wTlIKG
continuation of the strike
While no definite amount was set at
last night's meeting as to what each
individual should give, a self-suggested
standard of giving AT LEAST ONE
DAY’S PAY—a standard approved by
all branches of organized latsir will
President Duffy In his remarks
stressed the inqortant part workers on
the home front can play in winning
this war through our generous contri
“The war Isn’t over by a long sho*.
Waarauot even ready to celebrate
WMC Aid Speaks
At Open Meeting
Paul H. Motz Discusses Hir
ing Controls In Stabili
zation Program
Paul H. Motz, field representative of
the War Manpower Commission ad
dressed over 2»O members of organized
labor at an ien meeting Wednesday
evening in the Brotherhood auditorium.
Air. Motz in his talk discussed the
place of the War Manpower Commis
sion's hiring controls in the nation’s
stabilization program.
Mr. Motz, in his position, supervises
the activities of a number of United
States reemployment service offices
scattered throughout this district. He
explained how the War Manpower
Commission balances the labor supply
against the demands of industries, and
what controls are
about an equitable
nation's manpower.
employed to bring
distribution of the
of Mr. Motz was
The appearance
sismsored by Trades and Labor Coun
cil. Larry Finlay, president of the
Central Body presided and introduced
President James M. Duffy and Harry
Bennett, local labor representatives of
the WMC, and Spence Krigbaum,
manager of the local USES office.
_x CJmiLa
most important.
The Netherlands government, after
consultation with Supreme Allied
Headquarters, ordered the strike of ail
railway personnel in Holland as a di
rect aid to allied air-borne troops. The
strike order was carried out with
sweeping dispatch. As if a giant hand
had reached out to turn off a central
switch, every train, trolley and motor
vehicle came to a dead halt. In addi
tion to the transport shutdown, several
other strikes were started.
According to the Nazi-controlled
Hi 1 versum radio, the walkout was
causing havoc with the distribution of
food. But the threat of starvation did
not frighten a people who have suffer
ed under Nazi tyranny for .4 years.
The strike continued.
js 'S
fall of Germany, and may not for
many months to come. And after Ge»
many, comes the job of beating Japan,
Which may take years, instead of»
months as some fondly hope. So we.
cannot afford to let down for one in
stant. We still have the war to win.
“Next week you will be asked to
donate to the National War Fund.
People are going to come where you
are working with pledge cards for yon
to sign. We know that this is going to
be a nuisance. That you have with
holding taxes, bond purchases, and in
creased living expenses to contend with
but remember there are millions on
earth who would be glad to change
places with you and give every surplus
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