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Instructing Brown to present the
,AAFL’s official demand to the Control
Council in Berlin and to the represen
tatives of the 4 occupying powers,
Woll asserted that “we base our de
mand on UNO official decision grant
jng equal recognition to AFL with
‘4all other labor organizations, national
or international in scope.” In a
cabled reply, Brown stated that he had
filed the demand through the State
Department and was preparing to go
to Berlin to appear before the Control
AFL To See Truman
The AFL demand followed up its
victory at the recent London confer
ence in obtaining equal consultative
status with the WFTU in the coun
cils of the United Nations. Federa
tion action was precipitated by the
assertion of Brown that the labor
policies of the allied governing powers
in Germany were being dictated
secretly by Sidney Hillman, chairman
of the CIO Political Action Commit
tee, who has just completed a visit to
Germany as a member of a special
commission of the WFTU.
Woll said that the AFL Executive
Council had voted to send a committee
to confer with President Truman and
learn from him “by what authority
Mr. Hillman professes not only to
speak for all American labor but also
for the U. S. government in the for
mulation of Allied military govern
ment labor policies.’
AFL interest in "the development
of a genuine free trade union move
ment throughout Germany as the best
guarantee of a democratic and peace
ful Germany” was cited by Woll.
Cited Stand On Slave Labor
"What is more,” he pointed out,
"the interest of the AFL in the de
velopment of bona fide free trade
unions as the bulwark of a peaceful
and democratic Germany is not of re
cent origin or dictated by a desire to
gain narrow organization advantage
in the international labor movement.
"Even in the darkest hours of the
war, even in the moments of the most
bitter military struggle, the AFL was
true to the solidarity of international
labor and vigorously rejected every
proposal of organizing slave labor
battalions of German workers after
Germany was defeated.”
Equal Consideration Asked
The text of Woll’s cablegram to
Brown follows:
"Immediately present official de
mand of the AFL to Coutrol Council
in Berlin and the respective represen
tatives of the 4 occupying powers that
the AFL as the predominant labor or
ganization of America insists that it
be granted equal consideration and
recognition accorded any other labor
organization by the occupying powers
in Germany and full freedom to work
with the German trade unions
throughout all zones.
“We base our demand on UNO of
ficial decision granting equal recogni
tion to AFL with all other labor or
ganizations, national or international
in scope. We further categorically
deny the right of the WFTU to speak
for the perdominant group of organ
ized labor in America.
“We also stress our continued in
terest in the development of a genu
ine free trade union movement
throughout Germany as the best guar
antor of a democratic and peaceful
Germany. Our record shows contin
uous support of truly democratic ele
ments and resistance to all the totali
tarian forces within Germany before
the war, during the conflict and since
its conclusion.
(Signer) “Matthew Woll, Chmm,
“Free Trade Union Committee,
i “Labor League for Human Rirghts,
■Decal Girls
/CmtiiiueJ From Page One)
Better atop, look and listen when
crossing the tracks back of the plant.
We hear one of our members lost his
wheelbarrow last week when the
switch engine was shifting cars at the
plant. Happy to say no one was hurt.
The War Is Over—
Stop Killing
The people of the United States
shuddered when they learned 11,260
Americans had been killed in the 82
days of desperate fighting at Okin
'i The National Safety Council reports
that 28,500 Americans were killed by
traffic accidents here at home in
Those 28,500 Americans did not die
in defense of a great cause. Their
sacrifice did nothing to help their
country. They were slaughtered by
i carelessness.
There is only one sure way to stop
this peacetime carnage on the streets
and highways: Enforce the laws
against speeding and reckless driv
ing enforce them by day and night,
year in and year out, without politics
and without mercy on offendero.
AFL Demands Council Give
Federation Equal Power To
Work With German Unions
Matthew Woll, AFL vice-president and chairman of the Free
Labor Trade Union Committee of the Labor League for Human
Rights filed the demand in a cablegram to Irving J. Brown, AFL
representative in Europe. The cablegram declared that “we cate
v gorically deny the right of the W
*. group of organized labor in America.’’
New York City—(ILNS).—The American Federation of Labor
has made formal demand that it be granted equal recognition with
the World Federation of Trade Unions by the allied military gov
ernments in Germany and full freedom to work with German
trade unions in all occupation zones.
dTU to speak for the predominant
Sebring, March 11 Herman J.
King, 64, of 336 East Vermont Ave
nue, who was last employed as a jig
german by the old Saxon China Com
pany, died on March 9.
Church and Local 44 of the National
Swoboda of Dayton two sons, Leo-
nard king of Kalamazoo, Mich., and
Shipyard Owners On
Sitdown Against Findings
Washington—(FP).—The shipbuild­
ing industry is on strike against the
accepted method of judging disputes
with its workers and has refused to
accede to a recommendation for an 18c
wage increase for 650,000 employes.
Management representatives insist-1
*d that a unanimous vote of labor-1
government, and industry shipbuild-1
ing delegates was needed to make a
ruling legal.
Union Isabel buying pnys the high
est interest on your Uulon earned
The deceased was born in Pitts
burgh, Pa., and had been a Sebring
resident 34 years. He was a member r.
bf the Sebring
United Presbyterian
Brotherhood of Operative Potters.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie
King of the home five daughters. Tu-,,
Miss Ida King, at home Mrs. Marie
Mrs. Betty Jane
Mrs. Thelma Low-
Seitz of Sebring —I
James of Alliance
man of Alliance onu .vuian.
and Mrs. Beulah I
Herman King of Sandusky two sis-1 Bloomington, Ill.— (FP). Union
ters, Miss Jennie King and Mrs. Rich- Leaders feared new violence by thugs
ard Parker both of East Palestine lof George P. McNear’s Toledo Peoria
one brother, Gus King of Stowystown, |& Western Railroad as the four
Pa., and 11 grandchildren. Iguards charged with murdering two
Private funeral services were held lunarmed pickets Feb. 6 were freed on
at the Mossman-Vogt Funeral Home l$80,(00 bail supplied by McNear’s at
with Dr. Vernon P. Martin, pastor of Itorneys.
the United Presbyterian Church, of-1 They pointed out that Roy Dailey,
ficiating. Burial was made in Grand- lone of the four guards, had tri*d to
view Cemetery. ||kill pickets once before on Jan. 22 and
Pepper (D, Fla.) released a report F“yne- was aft-r
Mar 6 of the Senate labor committee an “"a™«1 pJa"-. 18
majority strongly recommending pas-H" arr?sted aga'" by Peor a police
sage of S. 1349 which amends the for *avlng a a striker n
wage-hour act of 1938 to raise mini- «afe a few days la‘er'
mum wage standards from 40c to 65c. Meanwhile Corner Roy McClellan I
The meausre provides for the standard (announced that the long-delayed in
to go to 70c in two years and to 75c (quest into the killings would be held
after another two year period. |*n McLean county courthouse March
Increasing thes cope of minimum (&• Twenty-two witnesses would be call
wage protection, the bill extends It to |®1 the coroner said.
cover workers in fish processing and
handling industries, workers in pack
ing, canning and storing of agricul
tural goods, dairy and milk product
workers, cotton ginning and compress
welt, Senu. Pepper ami Tunnell sai.l Mih.-(FP—The Dear
that thia bill follows Pre.. Truman'aL |„d m,Bnt Henry
Janunry recommendation to reach antijewi„h sl)eet but
Roo.evelt’a goal by raming minimum I comn,unity weekly, waa struck
wage, and extending them protection Detr()it Typographita| lInlon No.
to more worker.. 18 (AFL) Feb 20 The t.omposing.
We urge ■n'mcd.ate action I walked when lhe c0Pm y
by the Congress to the end that sub-1 fuse(J tha u8 o'
atandard. of wage, rn mteratate eom-1 tract
whk.h .„ .„ effwt jn (,lh.
merce shal Ibe once and for all abol-1 _i,rt,aa
... .. |er union snops in the Detroit
ished from the national scene,„ the1 ---------------------------area,
Senators said.
Although the Natl. Wage Stabiliza
tion Board approved the 18c per hour
boost by approving the findings of
the Natl. Shipbuilding Commission, in
dustry members of WSB dissented. I
Vice-Chairman Sylvester Garrett of
WSB said the ruling now has the ef-1
feet of being a proposal to consider I
price increases for shipbuilders "if I
and when’’ they put the wage increase I
into effect. I
WSB dodged the direct issue of the
legality of the commission’s findings,
saying it took no position, but approv-11
ed the wage increase. If
Flexible and
rigid arch
styles tn ox
fords and
high shoes,
X-ray Fitting
East Sixth Street
X',- ...
tt. tt
Ihad gone unpunished. Mrs. Gloria Pas-
Z’/’tllc Ichon, widow of Irwin Paschon, says
|her husband recognized the voice that
(threatened him the night before he
O* lYUlUHlUXIl Iwas killed as Dailey’s. Since other
(union members were threatened, rail
VV Ug“ “USv
(union leaders feared he might carry
lout his threats now that he is free.
Tu^ndl"1(S0°nDel a^Sen^Ctaude| An»‘h«r McNear guard, Robert
L. U. No. 195
I (Continued From Page One)
operators, workers who process cane [handed over to the committee as soon
and sugar beet products, and poultry |ag possible.
and livestock slaughterers and dress- Qur gym’pathiea are extended Ruth
ers a. XL I Weston in the recent death of her
Another provision strengthens the 1^^ and to the fami,y of Nancy
hand of the wages and hours admin- [hfcKibban, a former member of this
istrator in regulating the hiring ofl|oca|_Q lpr)
child labor to fill men’s jobs.
Pointing to the economic bill of I
rights outlined by Franklin I). Roose-1
I ITSt Strike Since 1937
1012 PINNA. AVE.
right, President A. F. Whitney of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and! gives veterans preference. It also au-
President Alvanley Johnston of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (both! thorizea federal mortgage insurance
unaffiliated), discuss plans for nation-wide rail strike for wage increase.! of up t0 billion and orders a "rea
Troop, hospital and milk trains will continue operation. (Federated Pictures).! gonable profjt’’ on building materials.
Phone Union
by the Natl. Federation of Telephone
The Union Laiel emphasizes the
quality of an article—"Accentuate"
the Union Isabel and "eliminate" un
fair merchandise!
looking ahead.
to the time, not too far away,
when we are going to build or
buy a home of our own.’1
Those are the plans of a lot of
folks in our community. Ahd at
this friendly institution they are
finding the most convenient
home financing plan.
Let us help you to home owner
ship the convenient, economical
The pattern calls for a minimum gainfully employed, the amount being
rpise of $5 a week and a maximum of fixed proportion of the average
$8 for plant craftsmen and outside national income for a determined per
maintenance and construction work-|iod rising and failing with economic
ers. Traffic operating employes (phone |COIMjjtions. It would supersede the
girls) get raises of from $5 to $71present social7 security system if
weekly, as do clerical workers, mes-
NFTW Pres. Joseph A. Beirne and
Vice Pres. Cleo F. Craig of AT&T
made the agreement, which averages I
17.6c an hour. The company’s best of-1
fer had been an increase of 15c, while I
the NFTW had
T. N. Fisher, Pres., W. R. Dunlap*
Vice PrsK,
A. L. Whits. •se’y-Tressu
Housing Bill
Passes House
Washington—(FP).— The Patman
housing bill, almost unrecognizable
after a week of crippling by Republi-
can and polltax Democratic amend-
merits, was passed overwhelmingly by
the House Mar. 7. The count was 357
Ito 24.
Earlier a motion to recommit the
bill to committee, a move which would
have killed action this session, was de-
feated 304 to 76.
As passed by the House, the bill
limits the powers of Housing Expedit
ler Wilson Wyatt to June 30, 1947.
Wyatt had sought a program requir
ing two years.
Subsidies to manufacturers of bulid
ling materials, the recognized bottle
Ineck in housing, were knocked out by
the southern Democrat-Republican
Although the heart was taken out of
the bill by the House amendments, it
SET RAIL STRIKE DATE—At press conference in Cleveland, O., left to I establishes priorities for them, and
I I Th* bill now goes ^e Senate. Or-
Washington-CFPI.-Jnst 15 scant ”’nsCTt.
minutes before the aero hour f..r the b“,'i‘n« ™“er‘*ls ^Ksuiies and for
nation-wide telephone strike Mar. 7 Jeeihng pne«_on_Mistnghousmg.
ihe powerful American Telephone & IXT n
Telegraph Co., granted a 17.6c anl-NCW aOnSlOn 11811
hour wage increase that was accepted
orders price ceilings on new
homes, channels scarce materials and
ganized labor is expected to exert
**'*1*^ v ala wax pressure on thp upper chamber to re
PfTV ‘RfTIQA I store the essential features of the
X'lay I
housing measure.
Cfnnc I ReP- Wright Patman (D. Tex.),
tJlamv I
author of the bill, said he hoped the
Introduced In House
I ..
Workers (unaffiliated) as an indus-I. Washington A 3% gro
try pattern lincome tax on all persons earning
V/ -A.-.-v.. .» I$3000 or more annually was proposed
Everything was prepared for the lpeb 27 Ln a bill providing for old age
walkout in statM by 19.000 mem- ions for all per3)nB robbing 60
bers of the Federation of Long Lines Hon]eI.
Telephone Workers anu 10 other r.f- 0 of the bill,, Statoil
Uliated local umon: of the NFTW ltbe^eaaure had been sent to the
volvmg another 100,000 employes. |Hoa8e ways and meaM c()n)n,itteei
Coming at 5:45 a. m. in the face of |anj arjsen from demands of the Town
a 6 a. m. strike, the settlement news |lsentj pian movement. He stated that
failed to reach some communities in Isome 700,000 signatures to petitions
time to stop picketing, but local meet- lfor its pa8sage had been received so
ings across the country quickly rati- Lar
fied the agreement made by national I ^he bill would substitute equal
NFTW officials. Ipayments for every old person not
Ldopted Ret)
sage operators jqul office helpers. --------------------------1
Raises of $5 a week were given care
takers, guards and service employes,
while the maximum of |8 went to ac
counting assistants, staff and techni
cal employes.
demanding 18.5c I
an hour. I
The phone settlement also ended
strike of the Western Electric Ein-1theI
ployes Assn. (NFTW) at Kearny, N. I
J., which had involved 17,000 work-1
ers since Jan. 3. The same terms were
Negotiations that ended the strike
held officials of the union and man-1
agement in conferences for a total of
60 hours during the final week.
a^II stated.
07 0 1/ A
Compelling reasons why the United
States should make the proposed 3%
billion loan to Great Britain are cited
by the American Federation of Labor
in its monthly economy survey. The
federation does not touch on need of
the loan to build a strong Britian to
stand beside the United States in any
future war, but emphasizes its value
in enabling the British to restore pro
duction and trade, thus contributing
to the restoration of peaceful econo
mic relations between nations.
“In normal years,’’ the AFL says,
"Britain has to import 60 percent of
the food her people eat. So small an
island, even by intensive farming,
raises only 40 percent of the food
crops needed by her 48,000,000 peo
ple. She also has to import raw ma
terials for industry.
“In wartime, the British people
economize enormously by raising food
in victory gardehs, so they cut their
food imports to 30 percent instead of
60 percent. But Britain had to import
enormous supplies of war materials
from other countries, especially the
United States. She needed U. S. dol
lars desperately to pay for these muni
tions. So she made an agreement with
several other countries whereby all
pooled their dollars and rationed them
to be used only for essentials. These
countries used pounds sterling for
trade among themselves.’’,
"Lend-lease" the federation con
tinues, “helped Britain enormously
and made it possible for her to carry
on. But even with Lend-lease aid, the
.sterling-area countries spent large
amounts of cash to buy American
goods during the war—$1 billion in
1944. Britain’s overseas liabilities in
creased from $2 billion to $13.5 bil
lions during the war expenses she
sacrificed her means of making a liv
ing and endangered her economic fu
ture to win the war.
"So great is the need of dollars to-
Now Is tlie Time
to Buy Coal
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Railroad & Belleck Street!
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Thursday, March II, 1916
Comment On World Events
day that no sterling-area country can
get any dollars to buy goods in the
U. S. except by special permission of
the monetary authorities in London,
and such permission is granted only
for essentials.
“For instance, no person in Britain
or other sterling-area countries would
be allowed to buy refrigerators, auto
mobiles, etc., in the U. S. because dol-"
lars are so desperately needed to buy?
food and minimum essentials. So_
workers are deprived of jobs in Ameri-”
can factories simply because of Brit
ian’s shortage of dollars."
z' tst
"The Ioan to Britain will supply this
dollar shortage. It will open the gates$.
to trade to all the countries which
use pound sterling for international
purchases and make it possible for
them to get dollars and buy in the
U. S. and iu dollar-area countries.
"Britain needs this loan immediate
ly to buy food for her people. Until her
destroyed factories can be rebuilt and
production restored she cannot export
enough to pay for it. She needs the
loan also to buy raw materials for
rebuilding, and leather, cotton, wool,
steel from which to make the goods,
she will export. We have cut off Lend-'
lease. It is to be hoped Congress will
approve the loan quickly, for every
day of delay denies food to the British
We’ll Putt With You
We feel that in each banking
transaction whether it be ac
cepting the deposit of a customer
or extending a personal loan
we are not merely serving one in
dividual, but helping to set in mo
tion a chain of events which will
add to Hie productivity, and wealth
of our entire community.
The First National
East Liverpool’s Oldest Bank
Member F. D. C.
Phone 914
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