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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF
THE NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS
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EAST LIVERPOOL TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL
Published every Thursday at East Liverpool, Ohio, by th* N. B. of O«
P., owning and operating the Beat Tradee Nawapaper and Job
Printing Plant in the State.
Entered at Poetoffice, East Liverpool, Ohio, April 20, 1902, aa ee
claaa matter. Accepted for mailing at Special Rates of Poutt^.
provided for in Section 1108, Act of October 13, 1917/-authorired
August 20. 1918.__________________________—
General Office, N. B. of O. P. Building, W. 6th St., BELL PHONE 575
HARRY L. GILL._____________________ Editor and Buaineaa Manager
One Year to Any Part of the United States or Canada..————$2.00
President—James M. Duffy, P. O. Box 752, East Liverpool, Ohio.
Flr«t Viee President—E. L. Wheatley, Room 215, Broad Strset National
Bank Building, Trenton, 8, New Jersey.
Second Vice President—Frank Hull, 2704 E. Florence Ave., Huntington
Third Vice President—James Slaven, Cannons Milla, East Liverpool,
Ohio.
Fourth Vice President—Charles Zimmer, 1045 Ohio Avenue, Trenton, 8,
Fifth* Vice Presldent—George Newbon, 847 Melrose Avenue, Trenton, 9,
Sixth Vice President—George Turner, 215 W. Fourth Street, East Liver
pool, Ohio.
Seventh Vice President—T. J. Desmond, 625 E. Lincoln Way, Minerva,
Eighth Vice President—Joehua Chadwick, Grant Street, Newell, West
Virginia.
Secretary-Treasurer—Chas. F. Jordan, P. O. Box 752, East Liverpool,
GENERAL WARE STANDING COMMITTEE
Manufacturers.™- M. J. LYNCH, W. A. BETZ. J. T. HALL
Operatives CHAS. V. JORDAN, FREDERICK GLYNN, HARRY
PODEWELS
CHINA WARE STANDING COMMITTEE
Manufacturers-.- E. K. KOOS, H. M. WALKER, W. A. BETZ
Operatives BERT CLARK, DAVID BEVAN. CHARLES JORDAN
DECORATING STANDING COMMITTEE
----ROBERT DIETZ, Sr., MARGARET PARKER, .RAY
BROOKES
Operatives JAMES SLAVEN. TIIO8. WOOD, ROLAND HORTON
FREE SPEECH IN GERMANY
FRANKLY, WE ARE disturbed over the action
of the American occupation authorities order
ing “withdrawal” of the Eastern pastoral letter
of the Catholic bishops of western Germany on
the ground that it is “offensive and derogatory to
the Allies.” It smacks too much like Hitler and
Stalin methods. It is contrary to democracy. It is
far removed from all that the American people
fought for.
The bishops’ letter made these points:
“After the downfall of Nazism, we had hoped,
on the one hand, that rigorous punishment would
be dealt out to those guilty of the crimes com
mitted to such a terrible extent on our own peo
ple as well as on alien nations and races on the
other hand, that the new rulers would do all in
their power to give a new ^foundation to the sense
of justice among the German people and to the
rights of the individual, and thus prepare the
moral recovery of the nation.
“We are deeply disappointed by the continu
ance of great injudicial insecurity. The Ger
man people’s sewse of justice suffers also from
that fact that today, almost 12 months after the
cessation of hostilities, millions of Germans arc
still deprived of their freedom. Hundreds of
thousands, if not millions, are put like slaves tc
forced labor. ... A bitter, incurable conviction
that they are treated unjustly must take root in
their hearts and in those of their relations. ... If
a way for the nation’s real recovery is to be pre
pared, everything that reminds one of the Ges
tapo, concentration camp and so forth must be
banished from public life.”
These charges cannot be answered with en
forced withdrawal or whatever else you may call
it. The German people are entitled to hear them.
So is the rest of the world. If our authorities are
convinced of the righteousness of their policies,
they should not object to dignified and substan
tiated criticism. If not, steps should be taken t*
remedy the situation.
No objections, we understand, were raised in
the British zone against the reading of the
bishops’ letter from the pulpits. A British mili
tary spokesman explained that it was impossible
to interfere with the liberty of the church. Ik
was right.
SEE NOTHING HEAR NOTHING
MANY PEOPLE are inclined to shut their ears
and close their minds to suggestions from
others, confident that within themselves they
know all the answers and nothing that anyone else
might say could alter them in the least. Confi
dence is a wonderful virtue. Too few have too
little of it. But over-confidence may sometimes be
hurtful. Then it becomes ego that makes us blind
ed to the value of ideas other than our own. Many
over-confident people find it hard to understand
why others do not appreciate their ability. When
they fail, they are certain their failure has noth
ing to do with their refusal to try other suggested
ways.
It is well to keep in mind that the experience
of others is a good teacher, particularly when it is
applied practically by those who are not afraid to
admit they can always learn something new and
valuable to them.
Despite the claims made concerning the effi
ciency of Hitler’s Germany, the typical American
factory worker produced almost two and one-half
times as much per hour of work as the German
worker in a similar industry. Despite the reputa
tion of the Japanese for imitating western mass
production methods, the American worker pro
duced aliout four times as much in the same
length of time.
FREE BARGAINING OR DOMINATION?
AMERICAN Federation of Labor has long
insisted that, with free collective bargaining,
not dominated by the government, the needs of
the workers and the needs of production for the
nation and the world, can progress smoothly and
effectively.
The current issue of the AFL’s “Lalxir’s
Monthly Survey” emphasizes this point again.
“The struggle for human freedom and justice did
not end with V-J Day,” says the survey. “Events
of the past two months show clearly that a new
form of dictatorship threatens the jjost-war
world, affecting us here in America just as surely
as those in foreign lands.
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TODAY ORGANIZATION IS A NECESSITY!
THIS IS AN AGE of organization. Turn where
you will and you are face to face with organi
zation in one form or another. Practically every
phase of human activity is governed by some kind
□f an organization. In this day and age things are
done on a large scale, not by the efforts of the sin
gle individual, not by the multiplication of man
power. Here and there some individual may stand
□ut in the limelight, but investigation will show
that, after all, this individual is merely the figure
head, representing some vast organization of men,
money or power.
Organization is brought about by those who
have a community of interest, and who seek to ad
vance their interests by combining together.
What would be impossible for the individual
to accomplish is done with ease when all those who
seek the same goal unite and make a concerted
effort.
As an individual you may be able to drift along
without organization and it is always possible tc
just muddle along and take whatever comes your
way. But this is not progress nor will it get you
anywhere. Those who are satisfied with things as
they are, need no organization for they have no
aims or aspirations. They want nothing, so they
never put forth any effort, and they get nothing.
Every bit of progress that has been made has
been made as the result of organization. Progress
lags just to the degree that organization lags.
Whatever advance has been made in shortening
hours, raising wages and elevating working con
ditions can be measured by the yardstick of or
ganization.
If the entire labor movement should be wiped
out tomorrow it would be but a very short time
before every unorganized worker, scoffer and
critic, would face the grim reality that something
had happened, for it would be brought home to
them forcibly in the shrunken pay envelope, in the
lengthened hours and in the abusive attitude of
every petty boss they come in contact with.
/They would find something missing, and, if
they had the mental ability to concentrate their
minds for a few brief moments, it might dawn
upon them that, after all, the much-despised and
ridiculed labor movement had been a protection,
even to those who made fun of it, and refused to
iave anything to do with it.
Even though an organization may have many
faults and come a long way from being 100 per
?ent strong, it is an organization pregnant with
unlimited possibilities. No one can tell how far a
toad can jump just by looking at it, and no one
can tell how large and powerful an organization
may become or how suddenly it may forge to the
front just by looking at it when it is small.
The small, weak, imperfect organization of to
iay may be the large, powerful and efficient or
ganization of tomorrow. The organization that
the workers scorn to join today may be the one
they will flock into tomorrow. The employers re
ilize these things, and it is because they do realize
the fact that no one can tell what the morrow
holds forth that even a small organization is a pro
tection to a Certain degree to all workers, whether
irganized or not.
Make fun of the union if you will, abuse it if
vou must call its officers names if that will re
lieve your feelings stay out of it as long as you
can, but eventually you will be forced to the in
evitable conclusion that the day of individual ac
tion is over and its sun has set and the day of col
lective, united, concerted action is at hand for
the good of one is bound up in the welfare of all.|
Yes, today—Organization is really a necessity!
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CHECK UP ON YOUR UNION LABELS!
THIS EDITORIAL isn’t going to mince words.
A Maybe the criticism doesn’t apply to you. In
that case, it won’t hurt you to read it anyway. But
if the shoe fits, brother, let your conscience be
your guide! You deserve it.
In short, what we’re driving at is this: “What
the heck are you, a union man, doing with articles
in your possession that do not have a Union Label
on them?”
Oh, so you don’t think you’re wearing or car
rying anything without the Union Label? Check
up, mister, check up! How about your shoes, your
hat, the shirt on your back, your cigarettes? Or
your socks, your greeting cards, the books you
read and many oth products you buy? Are you
sure that each of these items of yours has been
produced by bona fide union labor?
Of course, there’s only one way to be sure and
that’s to look for the Union Label. "A lot of man
ufacturers today are putting the Union Label on
their goods because, unlike the old days, more
people are demanding it.
Well, brother, in these tough days ahead all of
us had better start to demand it. If every one of
the millions of union members do that, you can
bet your boots that in no time at all, all union
manufacturers will not only put the Union Label
on everything they produce, but they’ll think
twice before bucking their unions. And on top of
that, a sweeping new mass demand for the Union
Label on products and the Shop Card or Service
Button for all services will force unfair shops into
coming to a collective bargaining agreement with
organized labor.
A DREADFUL DISEASE
(JNE OF THE MOST dreaded diseases in the
17 temperate zones is cancer. So little is known
about its cause, prevention or cure that doctors
hesitate to inform the victims of this malady of
the nature of their ailment.
Cancer killed more than twice as many Ameri
cans at home during the war as did the Nazis and
Japs in battle. Unless we control this disease, 17,
000,BOO Americans now living will die of cancer,
or an average of 178 a day.
The American Cancer Society seeks to raise
$12,000,000 to lie spent on research to find out
more about the cause, prevention and cure of this
dread disease. A part of this fund will
Im*
educate the public so more people will seek treat
ment before too late and the remainder will be
used to provide the best known treatment service
—X-ray, radium, and surgery.
Many organizations have endorsed this cam
paign. It is directed by Eric A. Johnson, president
of U. S. Chamber of Commerce, and has beer
pledged support by the AFL and the Railway
-abor Executives’ Association.
used to
THE POTTERS HERALD
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W By JOHN PAINE, Federated Press
i’ARTY REGULARITY SHOULD BE RESTORED
Washington (FP)—When southern Democrats rally ’round to indignate
against their party’s executive committee issuing statements on party regu
larity, they are forgetting a little history and a good deal of fine old-time
doctrine. K
Back in 1928, vhnn the Democrats chose the late Alfred E. Smith, a wet
and a Catholic as their presidential nominee to oppose the great engineer,
Herbert Hoover, party regularity was a living reality both in the north and
south. It went hard in the then dry, Protestant south.
Organization Democrats always agree to abide by the convention’s de
cision and to support its nominee. That is the basis on which they themselves
are supported in their campaigns for Congress or for constable.
Down in Alabama that year, however, the senior Senator, J. Thomas
Heflin, stood out against his party and shouted denunciations against what he
called “the Church of Rome” and^he whisky interests. Heflin did not sup
port the nominee.
A special meeting of the Alabama Democratic Executive Committee was
called and old Cotton Tom Heflin was read out of the party for failure to fol
low the party line. Heflin protested and raged, but his political life was over.
Heflin never again appeared in the political limelight.
There was no outraged condemnation of the Alabama committee’s action
from other southern groups or from anti-Smith northerners. Party democ
racy had thrown out a man who refused to meet his party obligations.
But today, with southern congressmen voting in droves against their
party’s platfor^n and the policies of its elected leader, President Harry S.
Truman, there is a feeling among the polltaxers that party regularity is a
subject that should be forgotten. They want to vote as individuals—even to
oppose every basic principle of their party’s platform.
Strangely enough, a lot of them have gotten away with it so far.
One of these, who is being challenged by his party for his lapses from
regularity is Representative Roger Slaughter of Kansas City, Mo. Slaughter
has voted 17 times against Democratic policy since the 79th Congress con
vened and is ticketed for defeat in the Aug. 6 Missouri primary.
Conservative and reactionary Democrats are in the majority in the House
to such an extent that only 44.7% usually vote with their party, whereas the
GOP can count on better than 63% to follow the Republican line.
In 57 record votes of this Congress between Jan. 3, 1945 until April 18,
1946, when it took its Easter recess, 36 Democrats or over 15% of the party’s
House membership, are found on the Republican side on controversial ques
tions. At the same time the Democrats can count on around 10 Republicans
to vote liberally and that is around 5% of the GOP membership.
Although the Democrats suffer most from lapses fh regularity, they also
have more members who follow the line consistently ... a total of 27 who
never oppose the program. This is just 12% of the party’s power.
These regular Democrats are Representatives William Barrett (Pa.)
Sol Bloom (N. Y.) Michael Bradley (Pa.) William Byrne (N. Y.) William
Dawson (Ill.) Hugh DeLacy (Wash.) John Delaney (N. Y.) Herman Eber
harter (Pa.) James Heffernan (N. Y.) Arthur Klein (N. Y.) William Link
(Ill.) Walter Lynch (N. Y.) Helen Mankin (Ga.) John McCormack-(Mass.)
Donald O’Toole (N. Y.) Joseph L. Pfeifer (N. Y.) Peter Quinn (N. Y.)
Benjamin Rabin (N. Y.) Alexander Resa (HL) John Rooney (N. Y.) Wil
liam Rowan (III.) Adolph Sabath (Ill.) Harry R. Sheppard (Cal.) Brent
Spence (Ky.) and James H. Torrens (N. Y.).
The most irregular of the irregular Democrats is Representative John E.
Rankin of Mississippi. He lined up with the GOP in 33 out of 57 roll calls.
It is significant from a labor vote standpoint that of the 27 regular Dem
ocrats, 20 of them hail from three metropolitan centers: Chicago, New York
and Philadelphia.* They are aware that their constituents back home are or
ganized and expect them to carry out campaign promises of their party.
A party program, adopted in convention and broadcast by’ press and radio
is only as good as the manner in which it is carried out Tn Congress. Appar
ently a lot of folks are thinking of changes this fall to elect men who will
stand on the programs their party adopts.
YOUR JOB AND THE LAW
SOUTHERN DRIVE MAY BRING LEGAL SHAKEUP
The news that the two major labor organizations have started a drive to
organize the .south has come as a shock to the old and petrified shellbacks who
have misrepresented that area in Congress. Bilbo, the original Senator Clag
horn, left for Mississippi in a hurry when the news came. And he isn’t the
only one who’s worrying about keeping his relatives on the public payroll
after his constituents get the vote.
The south has become an industrialized area in the last two or three gen
erations. Once the haven of runaway shops and unrestricted freedom to pay
the lowest wages in the country, the south today is changing into a land of
organized workers in shipyards, refineries, canneries and teamsters, as well
as in the older industries of textile and tobacco.
DIFFICULTIES AHEAD
But there are still many difficulties ahead for the organizers. These dif
ficulties include restrictive laws, Chambers of Commerce and vigilantes, as
well as the special racial problems of the south.
Several states in the south have laws which have been put in the books
not because they represent the needs of the people, but because they sene
the special interests which are against union organization. For example, there
are laws banning the closed shop, restricting picketing, and requiring organ
izers to be licensed.
Many of these statutes are going to be tested in the courts once the drives
start rolling, and there’s no doubt that some will be declared unconstitutional.
That will be after quite a while. In the meantime look for a rash of restric
tive laws within the next few months. They won’t stop the organizers, but
remember they’re hurdles to be crossed next time you start thinking of quick
results.
INTERFERENCE
One of the local phenomena of the south is Chamber of Commerce inter
ference in union activities. Many small towns have encouraged runaway shops
—as well as whole industries—to emigrate to the south with promises that
labor organization will be kept out. In addition to giving employers the bene
fit of low rent, low wages, and no taxes, these outfits have literally sold the
local workers into a shadow world where joining the union may mean getting
yourself ridden out of town on a rail. Small businessmen in a one-industry
town always have the fear that if the union does come in, Mr. Big will move
his factory to the next county where the vigilantes are really tough. The
NLRB has put it0 foot down on this type of interference and we don’t doubt
that it will continue to do so but the NLRB wants evidence, and it’s im
portant that vlieye interference occurs, the organizers should do a thorough
job of collecting vidence before they file charges.
RED AND BLACK
The race question is going to take a lot of thinking. There’s no doubt
that the job of playing one color against another has been well done. Some
unions have fared the issue by placing all workers in one local, others have
formixi auxiliary locals, still others have separate locals. But one thing is
clear—the law requires that all organized workers be bargained for. Unless
this i? done the bargaining agent may lose its right to represent such workers.
There have been cases where the NLRB has threatened to take away cer
tification unless there is some bona fide bargaining for these groups.
On this question, expect the bosses to play one union against another
calling the one red, th«* other black. If such interference occurs in your lo
cality, keep notes on all statements made by foremen and supervisors because
the NLRB has held such activity to be illegal interference with union activity.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
QUESTIONiWe signed up a majority of the employees in our shop and
then asked our boss to bargain. He refused, saying that he wanted to get
more proof thai^our word. Is that a refusal to bargain?—S. S.» Scranton, Pa.
ANSWER: Technically, yes. But under NLRB procedure, if your boss is
acting in good fjiith and is in real doubt about the claim, he has a right tc
ask you to prove it. Your regional NLRB will tell you how to proceed.
QUESTION: Is an employer liable for anti-union remarks of supervis
ors where he has instructed them to remain neutral
ANSWER: Normally, yes. It is not enough to instruct the supervisor.
o remain neutral. The employer must inform the employees of the instruc
tions and must also have an established policy of non-interference.
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Thomas Jackson, a former employee of the decorating department at the
Continental pottery, East Palestine, passed away at the home of his parents
on Sheridan avenue, following a lingering illness.
William Debee, a member of Grant Alvis biscuit crew, has been off work
for several days on account of rheumatism. His friends do not agree with
him in the diagnosis of his trouble. They allege that he is simply (playing)
off in order to spend a few days in his truck garden.
Alfred Sullivan, a handler at the Dresden pottery, and Miss Katherine
Walsh, a young lady of wide acquaintance and popularity in the city, will be
married in June, friends of the young couple announced this week. The wed
ding will be held in St. Aloysius Church.
Albert Wood, brother of Seventh Vice President John T. Woods, has ac
cepted an important reportorial berth on one of the Pittsburgh newspapers.
Local Union No. 4, pressers, donated $5.00 to the striking button workers
at Muscatine, Iowa, at their meeting Monday evening.
Louis Cooper of Trenton, N. J., will represent Local Union 49 at the com
ing convention. William Devine was chosen alternate.
William H. Tams of the Greenwood Pottery company, has purchased a
large tract of land near the main entrance to Calwalaaer park, and will erect
a fine residence on it.
William Dayton was the choice of Local Union No. 7, Tiffin, for delegate
to the next convention. Dayton and Sam B. Burford have secured hotel reser
vations at the Levan.
Frank Vollinger has been elected to represent Local Union No. 46 of
Wheeling, W. Va., at the next convention.
The Pottery & Brass & Glass Salesman, under the head of “Trenton
News” recently carried this ,an 1 L.L-
TWENTY YEARS AGO
P, E. Sheets and Charles P. Reager have been named as delegates to rep
resent Local Union 16 at the convention in Atlantic City. Charles L. Smith
was named alternate.
Kilnmen’s Local Union No. 9 at their meeting Friday night elected the
following delegates: A. V. Gilbert, Harrison Mace, John Potts, William Arb,
Millars Cochran and Joseph Graham.
Newton W. Stern, general manager of the Pacific Coast division of the
Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company, has been ek*cted to the board of
directors of the Mechanics Bank of Richmond, Calif.
Charles Podewels, president of East Liverpool Trades and Labor Council,
announced the appointment of the following standing committees at Wednes
day night’s meeting: Organization, B. F. Gibbons, John Weber and R. C. Bax
ter legislation, Charles Podewels, E. G. Shenkel and Thurman Cunningham
union label, William Ashbaugh, C. E. Reager and Frank Mackey credentials,
George Riley, B. W. Hall and F. Walcott grievance, G. A. Harrison, H. Mace,
A. C. Bailey, Herbert Unger and Willis Hall non-partisan political commit
tee, Robert Baxter, C. E. Reager and Ben Gibbons.
Mrs. W. E. Wells, wife of W. E. Wells, secretary and treasurer of the
Homer Laughlin China Company, Newell, W. Va., underwent an emergency
operation to relieve an acute attack of appendicitis, at the East Liverpool City
Hospital last Sunday evening.
The following sanitary pressers of Trenton, N. J., will represent Local
Union 35 at the annual convention: T. B. Dennis, A. E. Davies, W. C. Cook,
J. W. Richards, W. F. Lawton.
Announcement was made this week of the appointment of John Peglerio
as superintendent of the Richmond and San Pablo potteries of the Standard
Sanitary Manufacturing Company. He will fill the vacancy left by the resig
nation of W. A. Potter.
The picnic committee representing Canonsburg potters have chartered a
special train to attend the grand reunion and outing at Meyers Lake Park,
Canton, Ohio on June 12.
Ed. Barrett, Sebring potter affiliated with Local Union No. 44, died at
the home of his daughter in Youngstown on May 13th.
Charles L. Sebring, president of the Sebring Pottery Company at Sebring,
Ohio, has filed a $50,000 suit in the Common Pleas Court at Youngstown, O.,
for infringement of the “Barbara Jane” shape. Defendant in the case is the
E. H. Sebring China Company.
S. E. Brady, known to the trade as the “Sunshine Editor” of Erwin, Tenn.,
notified headquarters this week he will represent Local Union 103 at the an
nual picnic at Meyers Lake Park. He predicts blue skies and an abundance
of sunshine for the outing.
The Globe China Company, which established its/plant in Cambridge one
year ago, concluded Saturday, its banner month, and a year marked with
prosperity in the manufacture of high grade semi-vitreous porcelain dinner
ware.
Local Union 122, Cambridge, Ohio, elected Abe Murdock as their repre
sentative at the coming convention. John D. Bowers, recording secretary has
been named alternate.
Albert Beech, Wellsville potter, is passing the cigars around to his shop
mates on the recent arrival of a baby daughter.
Second Vice President George Chadwick and wife of East Liverpool have
been spending the week with Mrs. Chadwick’s parents on a farm near Cos
hocton, Ohio. The trip was made by automobile.
David Collins and Charles Spurrier will be the official spokesmen of
U. 20, Steubenville, O., in the N. B. of O. P. convention. Harry T. Brady
and Joseph F. Gunkel are the alternates.
Clarence Wright, injured in an auto accident eighteen months ago while
in the employ of the Albright China Company, as a jiggerman, at Scio, Ohio,
and unable to do any work since, has largely recovered from the effects of his
injuries, and expects to return to the shop again as soon as he finds an open
ing at his trade.
POST-WAR LIVING
NO PANTS, NO SHIRTS—
Item: A Mississippi railroad worker writes to the editor of Labor, news
paper of the railroad brotherhoods:
“I have been employed as a mechanic in railroad shops for the past 35
and have always, been able to obtain suitable clothing for work—that
until this wqrld war began.
“Evidently the clothing people don’t know the war is over yet. I wear
large size pants and shirts but the last work shirt I was able to get was in
1941 and the last work pants in 1942. So what am I to do? Wear dresses?
I am down to exactly no pants, no shirt. Incidentally, I am a veteran of World
War I.”
Item: Washington (UP)—Officials of the Clothing Manufacturers As
sociation of the U. S. have warned the government they will cease shipments
of men’s suits May 1 unless OPA price regulations are altered drastically, it
was disclosed here.
SHORT STYLES, SHORT CHANGE
Those short coats in style this spring were actually a cute trick for short
changing the American woman. In case you didn’t notice, the “shorties” cost
as much as the 33-inch length which was originally set as the minimum by
the government’s style conservation Order L-85.
The order was amended by violation when the Civilian Production Ad
ministration gave in to the appeal of the American Retail Federation that it
be allowed to dispose of the stylish too-short coats in time for Easter, Since
these coats flagrantly violated the OPA order, the order was changed. And
the manufacturers went ahead to make three coats out of the material for
two. As for the customer, you pay your $30, $40, $50, but you don’t. have any
choice. r."■"
Thursday, May 16, 1946
From the Herald Files.
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
The kilnmen of Trenton, N. J., have elected five delegates to represent
Local Union 35 at the convention. Those chosen were James J. McGowan,
Michael Moran, Anthony O’Toole, William J. Harney and John Cochran.
Local Union 24, Wellsville, Ohio, will send two delegates to the consti
tution convention to be held at Lisbon, Ohio, on May 21. Frank Smurthwaite
and Huston Brown were chosen.
Thomas Knox, kilndrawer, who has been confined to his bed for some
time with typhoid pneumonia, is reported improving nicely.
Philip Moore, East Liverpool potter who has been a patient in the Mount
Union tuberculosis sanitarium is somewhat improved.
President T. J. Duffy was called to Trenton, N. J., Monday night to con
fer with the sanitary manufacturers on the question of nyxed kilns, a matter
William Bevington, packer at the china works of the K. T. & K. Potteries
company for the past six years, passed away at his home on Spring street. He
had been in failing health for several months, though few were aware of the
seriousness of his condition, his death coming as a shock to his many friends.
Earl Clark of Kittanning, Pa., has accepted employment with the Summit
China Co. at Akron, Ohio.
Harry Culp, employed the last year as a kilnman at the Homewood pot
tery, Mannington, W. Va., was in East Liverpool last Monday. He has sev
ered his. connection with the Mannington shop and may locate here. Culp
worked in Wellsville before going to Mannington,
item: “Although attempt is being made to
make trouble at the national convention of the NationaTBrotherhood of Op
erative Potters, to be held in Atlantic City in July, it is not likely that Tren
ton potters will lend a hand to it. All that the Trenton operatives will ask
will be reasonable prices for the making of new shapes and at this time it
seems likely that agreements can be reached without difficulty.”
Warren A. Harsha, the delegate elect of Local No. 22, having decided to
leave the city for some time, and being unable to attend the next convention,
formally withdrew at the last meeting of the local and A. G. Kraft will take
his place as delegate. Thomas Harsha was elected alternate.
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