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OFFICIAL ORGAN NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS VOL. XLVIII. NO. 50 Salem Local Boasts Fine Attendance Five Gold Stars On Local’s Honor Roll Salem, Ohio. Although the attendance at our last meeting was the largest of the year, we hope to shatter this mark on April 20th, as there are sti quite a few who have not cast their vote in the referendum now before the trade. The socia committee has promised some thing new in the way of enter tainment, but were careful not to reveal what this will be. Knowing the reputation of the committee, we ©can be sure they will come through with flying colors. Five new candidates were initiated and their names added to the roll. Stanton Null, Sr., was granted hon orary membership a withdrawal card was granted to Mary Sanio the transfer card of George Oesch was received and Audrey Guy was rein stated. ______ _______ J!J-1________• ».• 1 The Health Committee composed of Phil Laughlin, Leona Walter, John Houk and John Ehrhart seem to have a real job facing them, and ask that members aid them in keeping down the health hazards in our plant. Brother Houk reported of the loose glaze around the kilns and when he recommended that the firm use oil and sawdust to remedy this condi tion, they in turn called his attention to the paper and lunch bags lying on the floors when garbage cans are provided for such waste. The committee was instructed that any member found guilty of this of fense Would be subject to a fine if their names were turned in at local. Paper towels instead of the old family roller style have made a big improvement and we ask your co operation in seeing that^hese are not wasted. After much discussion President Jackson stated all members wishing to be in the flower fund must pay their assessment within the next week to Leona Walter. All deaths to be reported to her of members or of a member of their immediate family, that they may receive flowers provid ed from this fund. If death occurs while a member is in the service of his country, a gold star pin is purchased from this fund and given to the surviving wife, par ent, or sister. Five such pins have been given in the deaths of the fol lowing: Eugene Brown, Stanton and Earl Trimmer, (brothers), Stanton Null and Jack Thompson. Our sympathy is extended to the loved ones of these boys and in mem fTum to Page Six) Richmond Potters May Affiliate With State Body Gnger I1 89 Richmond, Calif. Local Union was honored with a visit from Sec ond Vice President Frank Hull at our last regular meeting. Although the members were aware of the fact that Brother Hull was urgently needed at home, he put our interests before his own, and remain ed in Richmond long enough to file a WLB form asking for readjustment on several inequities that now exist in the shop. it is with sortie bewilderment and that the members in Richmond which is designated as a “Critical La bor Shortage Area,” read and hear about the different labor draft bills which are in congress, when there are (Tam to Page Six) Army To Furlough Nearly 7,800 For Urgent War Production Jobs Washington, D. C. (ILNS). The exact number of enlisted men now on furlough to work in critical war in dustries was revealed by Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson at his latest press conference to be 6,679. They ^Swere so assigned because of emer- Jgencv conditions which threatened the delivery of highly critical war material, the Secretary said. The breakdown of furloughed sol diers by industries was given as: cot ton duck, 1,109 heavy, tires, 1,492 heavy artillery ammunition, 3,031 construction of ammunition plants, 535 aluminum sheet, 512. In addition, 1,090 enlisted men were released several months ago to work in foundries and forge shops. All but 175 of these men were initially re leased to the Enlisted Reserve Corps. t. -------------------------T--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over 500 Attend Dance Party Of Sebring, Ohio’ More than 500 employes and their families attended the Limoges China Company’s spring dancing party at McKinley High School Auditorium on April 4th. Eddie Juenemann and His Or chestra from Canton furnished music for dancing. For those who did not wish to dance there was a two and one-half hour program of motion pic tures. The movie program included a fea ture, the official American League picture, “The 1944 World’s Series,” which was furnished by the Alliance Hot Stove League Chapter, and some short shorts. Ralph Pinkerton oper ated the projector. Refreshments were served by the Limoges China Company Cafeteria. The spring dancing party was spon sored by the employe-management committee. The next social event will probably be the annual picnic to be held some time in June. The World’s Series baseball movie was shown in the afternoon to mem bers of the Limoges Foremen’s Club and office staff. A Red Cross film showing field activities of the Red Cross in the Pacific war theater was also shown and members of the Alli ance Ohio Public Service Company first aid team put on a demonstration. SAFETY COUNCIL DIRECTOR Chicago (ILNS). Mrs. LaFell Dickinson of Keene, N. H., president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Safety Council. In this capacity she will take an active part in the nationwide war time accident prevention campaign being conducted by the council at the request of the government. 6 194 uur J*? -si A ...<p></p>LED */. negro v 4 And quarters. 6,679 These 1,090 men, with the men mentioned by Secretary Stimson, make a total of 7,769 released for urgent war production. In addition, other thousands have been released at different times in the last two years for work in copper mines, airplane plants, agriculture and other essen tial industries. Men to Be Given Choice The industrial furloughs for the 6, 679 men released for temporary work were initially granted for 90 days, but were extended for an additional 30 days for the cotton duck, heavy tire, and heavy ammunition work. Starting this month, soldiers in these plants will be given the opportunity to continue working there as mem bers of the Enlisted Reserve Corps, or of returning to the Army. white aS. TROOPS BATTLE FOE ON RHINE// Local Warns Handlers Of Infraction List Stations For Used Clothing Drive Clarksburg, W. Va. Local Union 99 met in regular session last Mon day evening with President Joe Son tag, presiding, and all officers at their respective posts. A shop committee report revealed the handlers are in violation of the work schedule as provided for in the agreement. This is a serious offense and must be stopped immediately, otherwise the Local will take action. It was reported the bisque ware house foreman was using some mem bers on other jobs to show the girls how much work could be done. The Local feels any foreman who has been on the job as long as this indi vidual should know what is consider ed a fair day’s work and such tactics only tend to cause hate and disrup (Turn to Page Five) Grant Given to Conduct Annual Wage Study New York City (ILNS) The pro posal for a guaranteed annual wage as a means of stabilizing purchasing power and the operation of the econ omy will be studied by the Brookings Institution of Washington, D. C., under a grant from the Maurice and Laura Falk Foundation of Pittsburgh, the foundation announced. Dr. A. D. H. Kaplan, former head of the Bu reau of Business Research of the Uni versity of Denver and a the Brookings research have charge of the study. ■e 1^ “2 4 4 \.. if 4 5k-. :!k i :.» Me/ t, ,. •*■'■, y. .■'J- 7 v. EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 12. 1945 _a -ul GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD I IN MAY BRUCE, DUFFY, GOLDEN AND BROADBENT, WINNERS IN AFL RACE The results of last month’s balloting throughout .the trade -#r Canvassing Committee Announce Winners: |?f«*» In Primary Election made public Wednesday evening when the canvassing com-1 Merrifield was mittee checked the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters’|to"their medical board. primary election returns from the individual locals at Head-1 We were glad to hear The Brotherhood members elect their officers every odd year I Clair member of staff, will I for a two-year term. Those chosen to lead the organization will|aPProval extended social security take the oath of office at the national convention. l!a^s’ commended Second Vice President Frank Hull and Fourth Vice President labor.—o. c. Charles Zimmer, are unopposed for reelection, having had no op ---------—V position in the primary campaign. President James M. Duffy, turner, Local Union 76, Buffalo, N. Y., in-1 w cumbent, and Norman Whippier, Lin-1CIFG Jc er, Local Union 124, will head the I ticket. The contest for secretary-1 treasurer is between John McGilli-1 mIUVv vray, Local Union 10, incumbent and Charles F. Jordan, kilnman from Lo cal Union No. 59, Sebring, Ohio. The latter is the present seventh vice president of the organization. First Vice President E. L. Wheat-1 New York City (ILNS). A ley, Local Union No. 9, East Liver-(quest for a congressional investiga pool, will have as his opponent, Lu- Ition of “slave labor in the conscient ther Hall, jiggerman, Local Unionlious objectors’ camps, and especially No., 12, East Liverpool. kilnman __ __________________ East Liverpool is on the ballot with No. 70, Minerva, for the office of|For New seventh vice president. ft ''•?■:?,-2 ’. T'- pg ...<p></p>WINNING L. FIGHTs»: .4 Defeated Trenton Loca Holds Social Last Friday I Fine Attendance At I Meeting Of L. U. 45 I Trenton, N. J. The fine attend ance at our last meeting proved be lyond a doubt the results that can be (accomplished when members fulfill Itheir obligation and attend the meet lings regularly. I Following a short business session lin which routine matters were dis pensed with in customary fashion, the (remainder of the evening was devot led to the regular monthly social. Th? (Entertainment Committee composed lof Brothers Acton, Dennis and Du Iboski deserve credit for their fine job lin seeing that everyone had enough Ito eat, as do Brothers Dermody and (Burns of the Contingent Fund. I President Werner and many others (tried to see that everything and (everyone was taken care of and were (doing their best to promote harmony land fraternity among our members. Ijoe Snyder officiated at the piano and I the harmonizing left little to be de Isired. We are looking forward to our Inext social on May 4th. I The ballot on the referendum was opened and those not present will have their opportunity to register their choice each Friday until April 27th. We don’t care much about the idea been suggested that those who are willing to leave all the work and re sponsibility to a few, might also be willing to contribute extra to the Contingent Fund, to provide social -entertainment for those who do at- tend the meetings. I J. Birch, Sr., and G. Copes were re- Isorry to hear Brother Ellis is well r' not so Elmer report Brothers Edgar Shuman and received orders to one mon representative from this district in the state legislature has voiced his by organized 45. __ League Head »CI 001 Claim Men Assigned To Dangerous Duties re- the one in Waldport, Ore., due to con- I the one in Waldport, Ore., due to con- James Slaven, liner from Localltinued violent deaths there resulting Union 124, present third vice presi- (from high-handed misassignment of dent, is opposed by Oscar Dale, kiln-(internees to dangerous, unfamiliar man, from Local Union 76, Buffalo, I work,” has been made to Sen. Wayne N. Y. I Morse of Oregon, by the Rev. Aron presi-Ifrotn high-handed misassignment of George H. Newbon, present fifth IS. Gilmartin, national chairman of the vice president, kilnman from Local (Workers Defense League. Union 35, Trenton, is opposed by I Spurring the league’s action was Alex Young, jiggerman from Local |the recent death of George Moyland, Union 76, Buffalo, N. Y. The con-|39, of Chicago, killed when a 17-fooi test for sixth vice president is be-|hmb, sawed from a nearby tree, tween George Turner, caster, Local I struck him on the head. Moyland was Union No. 4, East Liverpool, the in-phe second man in the last 6 months cumbent, and Frank Campbell, jigger-1to be killed while performing hazard man of Local Union 122, Cambridge, ous work had no experi Ohio. lence and the fourth in the past 2 E. Armstrong, decorating I years, Gilmartin told Morse. from Local Union No. 124 ini I dipper T. J. Desmond of Local Union University Backs rlan I The contest for eighth vice presi-1 Urbana, Ill. Strong support dent is between Joshua Chadwick, I been evidenced for the recommenda jiggerman, Local Union No. 12, East Ition of the Illinois State Federation (Turn to Page Two) lof Labor that a department of labor (education be established at the Uni- BUYS RESTAURANT •’fe£jSS?i' Labor School Iversity of Illinois. Minerva, Ohio. Mrs. Hilma I A. C. Willard, president of the uni Scarry took over the pottery restaur-Iversity, said the school is definitely ant last Monday morning from the (committed to this new line of educa former owner, Mrs. Viola Saltsman. Ition “which we believe will have the Mrs. Scarry is a former employee at (support of management as well as the Cronin China Co. Her husband (labor.” The Illinois Legislature has in the navy, 3rd clw. has The Illinois Legislature has is an electrician mate I been asked to appropriate funds to (install the new department. A Vb« Compulsory Service Drive Lost As Compromise Bill Is .] By Decisive Vote Solicitation for the Seventh War Loan is now under way in local in dustrial plants with joint labor-man agement committees acting as sales men of extra War Bonds. President James M. Duffy again heads labor’s participation in the drive while Malcolm W. Thompson of the Hall China Co. has been named chairman of the general management committee. Both men have served in the same capacities in all previous War «Loan campaigns. Quotas have been set up for each plant, based on the number of em ployees and the average wage paid. Plant quotas are as follows: Hall China Co., approximately 7C0, employes, $45,000 Harker Pottery Co., approximately 3C0 employes, $22,500 Homer Laughlin China Co., approximately 2,5€Q employes, $187. 500 Taylor, Smith Only those conscientious objectors who have been accepted as such by Selective Service are sent to Civilian Public Service camps, where they are supposed to do work of national im portance but where instead, it Is charged, they labor at dangerous ahd comparatively useless jobs without pay, receiving instead monthly allow ances of from $2.75 to $7.50. Since the Workers Defense League (Turn to Page Six) NAMED TO SAFETY COUNCIL Chicago (ILNS).—W. S. S. Rodg ers, chairman of the board of direct ors of the Texas Co., and Herbert E. Smith, president of the U. S. Rubbei Co., have been elected to the board of trustees of the National Safety Coun cil. In their new capacity, Rodgers and Smith will nave active leader ship in the nationwide wartime cam paign the council is conducting to save manpower for warpower by pre venting acidents. MEMBER 2 International UNANIMOUS VOTE CALLS FOR NEW CON FERENCE WITH HOUSE GROUP ON VOLUN TARY CONTROL JOHNSON TURNS ON BILL Washington, D. C. (ILNS). With the Senate’s decisive re jection of the compromise work service bill, the drive to impose forced service on free American labor has failed, at least for the time being. The Senate vote is seen as an outstanding victory for the American Federation of Labor, which spearheaded the opposition to compulsory service and fought it at every turn. Senate rejection of the com] came in the face of the fourth dent Roosevelt for enactment o: Plant Quotas Set For Seventh War Loan Drive Here A. Taylor‘Co., ap proximately 700 employes, $109,200 Edwin M. Knowles China Co., ap (Tum to Page Tvooi Probe of Forced Labor In Camps New York City (ILNS). Calling upon the Mead Committee, successor to the Truman Committee of the Sen ate, to investigate abuses in conscien tious objectors camps and the whole Civilian Public Service structure of forced labor, the national action com mittee of the Workers Defense League raised the question of how the maintenance of what amounts to slave labor camps accords with the purposes of legislation regarding con scientious objectors. Sreen Says 4FL Supports Miners n Fight For Better Conditions Washington, D. C. (ILNS). “The American Federation of Labor stands with the mine workers in support of the justifiable fight which they are’ making to secure decent wages and humane conditions of employment/’ President William Green of the AFL declared in a statement on the mine wage negotiations. President Green’s statement furth er declared: “If a rule of simple justice had been followed in the wage negotiations which have taken place between rep resentatives of the coal operators and the mine workers practically all of the demands of the miners would have been granted. Mining is a dan gerous calling. Those who work in the mines of the nation risk their health and their lives while engaged in their iu ft romise bill, by a vote of 46 to 29, rect appeal this year from Presi forced labor service legislation. ■The compromise bill, agreed to by Senate and House conferees, would have frozen workers to essential war jol»i, established employment ceilings and required employers to share with employes penalties for violations of regulations. New Conference Asked After killing the conference agree ment, the Senate almost unanimously urged acceptance of the O’Mahoney Kilgore bill, which it had previously adopted and asked the House for a new conference. The O’Mahoney-Kil gore measure was approved by the AFL with the exception of one amendment providing fines and jail, penalties for employers violating its. provisions. Small Turnout At Casters' Meeting Monday Evening Local Union No. 4 did not have as many members out at their meeting as they have had all winter during the bad weather. Regardless the meeting was just as good and quite interesting. A lively discussion as to the merits of the Free Trade Fund campaign as endorsed by the American Federation of Labor found a few expressing their views as to the attitude taken by the A FL in not being represented at the World Trade Union Conference in London. The essentially political character of the so-called World Trade Union Conference could be cited as justification, among many (Turn to Page Five) dangerous occupation. “They have always received too lit tle and never too much. The mining industry has always been on an al together too low economic level. The coal operators have resisted with all the power at their command all at tempts which have been made by the miners to lift the industry to a jus tifiably higher economic level. The public will never know the hard fight which the mine workers have con stantly made to lift their standards of life and living and to secure a steady income which would enable them to establish and maintain the American standard of life. “It is my opinion that the coal operators should have promptly granted practically all of (Turn to Page Three) w t#- labor K rr news service ,7 V. $2.00 PER YEAR .• next move, if any, up to* the manpower legislation nearly the status which With the the House, returns to prevailed March 8, when the Senate passed the O’Mahoney-Kilgore bill, 63 to 16, without taking a direct vote on the May-Bailey bill, approved by the» House Eefau by a vote of 246 to 1654 The House MH was strenuously op-fi, .^ posed by orgacdaad tabor. Reve&tion by retiring War Mobili zation Director James F. Byrnes that, the government intended to use the powers contained in labor draft legis lation after the war is over and dur ing the reconversion period was a big factor in Senate defeat of the com promise bill. Johnson Turns On Bill When Senator Edwin C. Johnson of Colorado, who wrote the compro mise bill, heard of the government’s intention, he declared the compromise was “dead.” He told reporters: “Justice Byrnes has effectively de stroyed all chances for Senate adop tion of the manpower conference re port by his grotesque statement that 'the need for manpower legislation continues not only for war production, but also for the production of eSsen (Turn to Page Six) •Xi :•$ .♦. 13 1 .M al .* (st 1 1 1 1 ‘M the de* V.