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Thursday, March 14, 1!HG
Judge Punches Holes In
Colorado Anti-Labor Law
Citing numerous decisions by the
U. S. supreme court, Walsh said: “By
these cases, the supreme court evolved
new liberalizing principles and peace
ful picketing became judicially identi
fied with free speech under the pro
tection of the federal constitution. By
these decisions, peaceful picketing was
henceforth beyond legislative prohibi
tion because it was constitutionally
protected under freedom of speech un
der the first and fourteenth amend
Picketing in which the unions en
gaged in the milk controversy was
peaceful and its intent to organize
dairies and truck lines lawful, Walsh
held. Day before the Walsh decision
the Spears Free Clinic petitioned un
der the act for an anti-picketing in
junction against the Denver Building
& Construction Trades Council (AFL).
The petition carges the AFL body with
picketing construction work being done
by nonunion members on an addition
to clinic property.
Workers Unite In
Jamestown Rally
Jamestown, N. Y.—(FP).—The en
tire organized labor movement here—
AFL, CIO and unaffiliated unions—
marched in parade through the streets
of Jamestown in an impressive dem
onstration for a better standard of liv
ing and an end to the big business
congressional conspiracy against the
Although a 72-mile gale had sent
the temperature down 40 degrees,
about 8,000 people came out to parade
and line the sidewalks. Marching four
abreast under the banners of the city’s
biggest unions, about 5,000 workers
paraded to the cheers of some 3,000
sympatetic townspeople lining the
streets. The parade was led by John
G. Jackson, president of Labor’s Leg
islative Conference and an officer of
Lodge 1551, Inti. Assn, of Machinists,
and a color guard of soldiers, sailors
and marines in uniform.
Ranging from support of local and
nationwide strikes, continued price
control, a permanent FEPC and legis
lation favoring workers, farmers and
the people as a whole, the banners and
slogans voiced over the soundtrucks
opposed the Case anti-labor bill, anti
labor newspaper columnists, big busi
ness’ conspiracy against the people,
and the Rankin unAmerican commit
tee. Unions participating included the
AFL iron workers, metal polishers,
painters and musicians, the CIO auto,
electrical, radio and machine, steel,
tactile and furniture workers, and
the unaffiliated machinists. The pa
rade ended in a mass meeting at which
funds.were raised for support of the
local iron strike.
Up For Recall, Pro-Favist
Councilman Sues Critics
Los Angeles—(FP). Councilman
Meade McClanahan, whose recall will
be voted on in the 13th district March
19, has filed suit for $200,000 damages
against Henry Mayers, Harriet von
Breton and numerous John Does he
says libled him in a citizens commit
tee bulletin.
McClanahan says he helped fascist
leader Gerald L. K. Smith hire a
hall and participated in his meetings
because he believes in free speec^.
Calling him “Malfeasance Mac” and
declaring his “trickery will be in full
flower” in fighting the recall damage
his character, he maintains.
McClanahan’s efforts”to hamstring
labor, his opposition to rent ceilings
and housing relief and an incident
in which he threatened “to tear down”
the portrait of late Pr*s. Roosevelt
from council chamber walls w’ere some
of the mounting irritants leading to
the recall action.
The citizens committee hopes to
replace McClanahan with a World War
II veteran, 28-year-old Lt. John Rusel
Roden, who says that after hearing
Smith and McClanahan speak at a
meeting, “I knew then what I had to
do, for right there was preached the
kind of things 1 and my army friends
had sworn couldn’t happen here.”
Chattanooga, Tenn.—(FP All
out registration for March 28 pri
maries was urged here by Sec. Stan
ton Smith of the Central Labor Union,
which has sent letters to all its affil
iates impressing them with the im
portance of registration.
Part of the answer to small voting
“is to eliminate the polltax entirely,”
Smith said. “The immediate problem,
however, is to awaken the interest of
the citizens so that they will want
to vote and then to see that they arc
qualified to vote.”
Denver—(El’).—Key .sections in the anti-labor Colorado la
boi jieace act defining a labor dispute and unfair labor practices
were declared unconstitutional in a 48-page decision by Dist.
Judge Joseph J. Walsh.
temporary injunction issued previously against a number
ot ArL unions was dissolved and five suits brought by milk pro
ducers, sellers and carriers against the unions which attemtped
to organize the dairy industry here last year were ordered dis
Walsh ruled out as ‘‘too strained’^
and narrow” sections of the act which
held that there can be no labor dis
pute when there is no direct employer
employe relationship. Effect of this
provision and other sections defining
and prohibiting unfair labor practices
is to make picketing, boycotting,
striking and other union activities un
fair labor practices under certain con
ditions, he pointed out.
“It says here,” said Mr. Dilworth,
“that the only way the U. S. will
solve its reconversion problems is
through production, and more produc
tion, and more production, and more
production, and ...”
“Just say ‘through the speedup,”
Little Luther suggested. “That’s short
er and keeps you from sounding like a
broken record.”
“Be that as it may,” Mr. Dilworth
continued, “I have now in part acceded
to your outrageous demands for a
share in my profits and ...”
“You mean you’ve finally given me
an 18Xc hourly raise, old boy. Talk
English, why don’t you? And besides,
I thought Eric Johnston, president of
the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, was
in favor of profit-sharing.”
“Please don’t mention the English,
son,” Mr. Dilworth begged. “They’re
so confusing. Hearst persuades me
they’re red fascist socialists, national
izing everything Then Scripps
Howard shows me what fine people
they are, blasting away at the socialist
fascist reds, or whatever it is, or
“Getting a little blurred around the
edges as the years wear on, aren’t
you Pop?” suggested Little Luther
solicitously. “Let’s just talk about
Erie Johnston, then, for a while.”
“A fine man, Luther, a splendid
man, and quite attractive to the ladies,
too, they tell me. He’s in the movies
now, you know.”
“Yes,” said Little Luther, “but I
notice Garson took Gable, just the
same. What I’m interested in, how
ever,, is his profit-sharing plan.”
“His profit-sharing plan, yes, har
rumph,” said Mr. D. “Very clever,
that. You’ll notice, Luther, he doesn’t
propose to give the employes a share
in the profit every payday. No, indeed.
Ju.st once a year, at the end of the
year, if it can be proven the firm has
a profit by then. Gives the bookkeep
ers a little time to work on the prob
lem, dontchaknow. And just like Kais
er-Frazer, if a man doesn’t keep his
nose clean for a year ...”
“Well, how about cutting me in for
a little of your profits on the Dil
worth Damask & Dimity Diaper Co.,
then?” asked his son.
“Splendid idea, son, splendid. Noth
ing better. We’ll revoke the 18Xc
raise and once a year we’ll cut you in
on the profits. If there are any, of
course. And if you keep your little
nose clean. No more strikes. No more
picketing. No more bad language, like
calling people ‘scabs,’ etc. Nothing in
the Errand Boys & Daddy’s Little
Helpers Union News calling me nasty
names. An so on.”
“You keep your profits,” Little Lu
ther announced. “I’ll take my 18’Z,.c.”
“Aiee! Aiee! You’re ruining me!”
moaned Mr. Dilworth.
Cigarmakers International
Urges AFL To Join WFTU
Tampa, Fla.—(FP).— AFL affilia
tion with the World Federation of
Trade Unions was urged by the exe
cutive board of the Cigarmakers Inti.
Union (AFL) at a recent meeting in
Washington, Federated Press learned
The board’s action was disclosed to
FP by Francisco Diez, international
vice president of the union and chair
man of its local point board. It un
animously indorsed a resolution sub
mitted to it by the Tampa joint board
asking the AFL to join forces with the
new world labor organization.
The joint board’s resolution urged
affiliated in the interests of world
labor solidarity and quoted argument.'
made by Samuel Gompers, first presi
dent of both the AFL and the Cigar
makers, for cooperation among all
workers’ organizations.
“We think it highly regrettable,”
Diez told FP, “that no representative
of the AFL should be present to speak
for one of the world’s major labor
organizations at the WFTU execu
tive meeting in Paris. It’s a question
of suicide or solidarity for the AFL.
The AFL cigarmakers of Tampa pre
fer solidarity.”
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Truman's Steel
Wage Reversal
Baffles Labar
Approximately ICO of 300 steel fab
ricating companies have not yet sign
ed contracts for the increase with the
United Steelworkers. They employ
about 100,000 men.
Truman shifted his position Mar. 5
in a statement to a group of fabrica
tors saying the 18.5% increase applied
to basic steel plants only, and he urged
direct negotiations to gain settlements
with the union.
Pres. Philip Murray, in a telegram
to all steel local directors said the
Truman statement was made “without
the knowledge of presence of the
union. Statement can be attributed
only to a lack of knowledge of full
facts and can only be regarded as ser
ious disservice to industrial peace
which may prolong present strike to
detriment of workers and nation.
Prior to issuance of statement fabri
cating companies were settling strikes
at rate of 35 companies a day.”%
This was followed by a recitation
of the facts by Murray who explain
ed that the strike covered the entire
industry and “18.5c settlement with
intregrated companies covered all fab
ricating subsidiaries of a holding com
pany such as U. S. Steel and all fab
ricating plants of a company such as
Republic steel.”
Murray pointed out that 18.5c set
tlements have been made with 272
steel fabricating companies covering
more than ICO.CCO employes and that
the figure had been employed as a
pattern in settlements of other major
industries, such as shipbuilding, rub
ber, oil, aluminum and auto.
“All these facts are completely over
looked in the reported statement of
Pres. Truman,” Murray said. “It re
mains the policy of our union that
workers in fabricating plants are en
titled to the 18.5c increase. With the
same solidarity and firmness as has
characterized our strike up to the
present time, these workers will re
ceive the 18.5c increase to which they
are entitled.”
Robert Alda gives lovely Joan Leslie an up-to-date Cinderella slipper in
the above scene from Warners’ newest musical comedy, “Cinderella Jones,”
which arrives Friday at the Ceramic Theater. William Prince, S. Z. Sakall,
Julie Bishop and Edward Everett Horton are featured in supporting roles.
Washington (FP). A White
House source said Mar. 7 that Pres.
Turman’s reversal of an original po
sition giving industry-wide applica
tion to the steel wage increase of
18.5% an hour was embarrassing his
labor aides.
Legion Demands
Washington—(FP).—The American
Legion, whose top officials have fre
quently been in the forefront of labor
busting proposals, came out Mar. 7
for a new fangled super-seniority plan
for war veterans that would tear
unions apart and leave all workers,
including the veterans, at the mercy
of employers.
Legion Legislative Rep. Harry B.
Hayden, Jr., appearing before the
House naval affairs sub-committee,
said his organization wanted to see
legislation giving every veteran full
seniority credit for each year of war
service, plus a five year “seniority
bonus.” On top of this, Hayden said,
the Legion wanted the “seniority bon
us” stretched to 10 years, plus war
service, for all veterans with a dis
ability of 10% or more.
Hayden testified against HR 5220
which establishes seniority in navy
yards, arsenals and government in
dustrial establishments covering some
800,000 workers in trades and occupa
tions outside the white collar field.
As written and approved by the con
ference of Legion Labor posts, the
American Veterans Committee and the
Inti. Assn, of Machinists (AFL), the
bill gives veterans full seniority credit
for all time spent in the armed forces
and also grants it to men in the U. S.
Merchant Marine. It gives the disabled
veteran an additional two years of
Hayden said “this bill would put
the veteran and the war worker on the
same identical footing.” As to seamen,
he said, “we are absolutely opposed
to anything that gives veterans bene
fits to the merchant seamen.”
Rep. Hugh DeLacy (D, Wash.), one
of the authors of the bill, asked Hay
den if he wanted his “five and ten year
super-seniority” plan in private indus
try. The Legion representative re
plied, “It is our opinion they are en
titled to it anywhere.”
Baltimore, Md.—(FP). A strike
by 4500 members of the Inti. Long
shoremens Assn. (AFL) Feb. 25 stop
ped the loading and unloading of an
estimated 45 ships in Baltimore har
bor. Then* was no immediate state
ment of the issues invilved, but the
ILA members were reported to be in
a union meeting.
great man of letters once defined
a cynic as someone who knew the
price of everything and the value of
There comes a time when each of
us must pause and consider just what
our standards of value are, just what
we, as individuals and as an integral
part of a great nation, hold most dear.
If we were asked what is the mot
to of the United States, we would
surely answer, “In God we trurft.”
America gives to its citizens freedom
of conscience, not license for uncon
science freedom of belief, not the
destroys 1 of all belief.
For our standard of values, we
have a yardstick of common belief in
the omnipotence, the omniscence and
the omnipresence of God, no matter
whether we learned our faith in ca
thedral, church or synagogue. It is our
common denominator. The Ten Com
mandments belong to all alike.
We are a God-fearing people. We
know what our standards of value
must be. They were laid down by the
Prophet Micah centuries ago when he
said, “What doth the Lord require of
thee but to do justly, love mercy, and
walk humbly with thy God.” All three
great faiths subscribe to that yard
Inasmuch as all religions are based
upon the same fundamental principles
and concepts, religion should be the
means of bringing about a better un
derstanding. If, however, people will
persist in regarding religion as a
source of separatism and a divisive
thing, their religion may do harm
rather than good. If it does, it is the
fault of the followers rather than of
the creeds themselves. They are not
following their own faith.
Dr. Bennett in, “Christianity and
Our World,” went still further when
he said: “Unethical religion is a far
greater danger to true religion than
secularism. It is possible to be closer
to God in seeking what God wills while
denying his existence, than in defend
ing an unjust order of things w-hile
To Promote
70% Of Wichita
Police Force
Backs Union
Wichita, Kans.—(FP). Seventy
three policemen, comprising 70% of
the Wichita force, have come out pub
licly in support of seven fellow offi
cers who were fired for joinmg Local
976, American Federation of State
County & Municipal Employes (AFL).
Allowing their names to be publ'v
ed in the local press, the 73 men taid
ni a statement: “The officers of our
union have taken all the heat in the
controversy up to this point. We want
the public to know we are in this thing
with them and we are going to sup
port the discharged officers in their
campaign for reinstatement in any
legal way we can.”
Intimidated by the display of unity,
three of five city commissioners ques
tioned about possible dismissal of the
73 replied: “We do not intend to take
any action in their cases.”
Indignation of the unionized police
reached a peak when City Mgr. Rus
sell (No Union) McClure said the
seven officers had been discharged
“not only because they belonged to
a union but because of insubordination
and inefficiency.” inferring that their
union activities had rendered them un
fit for police duty.
praisnig him.”
From our own religious teaching we
know' what our standard of values
must be. It is up to us, as individuals
and as a nation to abide by these stan
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