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Thursday, May 16, 1946
Miners Ignore Back-To-Work Court Order Colorado Springs, Colo. (FP)—Not a single striking miner answered the shrill whistle of the Pike View coal mine four miles north of here May 6, despite a back-to-work order issued by District Judge John M. Meikle. The temporary order, restraining the United Mine Workers (AFL) from interfering with the operation of the mine owned by the Golden Cycle Corp., was issued pending hearing of an injunction suit May 13. Although the UMW is certified bargaining agent for the miners, no contract has been signed with the company. Management also claims the strike is illegal because of the union’s failure to notify the state of Colorado that a dispute existed and a strike would be called. Two Colorado laws require advance notice. refusal of work on had been Legal experts said that the miners to return to grounds that the strike called by the union could expose them to contempt of court charges. Should they contend the walkout resulted be cause they were “sick, tired and un able to work, or had no desire to be at the mine,” the court possibly could not take action, against them, they pointed out. President Herman Langegger of UMW Local 1662 said: “As far as I know, no one went back to work and I’m sure I would have heard about it if they did.” Predicting- earlier that no one would go back, he said: “Peo ple that don’t want to work can’t ordered to do it.” By TED be Transit Strikers See 'Booby Trap' In Mayor’s Offer TAYLOR Los Angeles (FP)—Blandly play ing Mr. Fixit in the strike of 4,000 street car and bus operators against the Los Angeles Transit Lines and Los Angeles Motor Coach Lines, Mayor Fletcher Bowron proposes to have the riding public chip in $10,000 to $30,000 a day to finance the raise the companies'say they can’t afford. The yellow cars and buses disap peared from the city’s streets at 3 a. m. May 3 after the request of Divi sion 1277, Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway & Motor Coach Employees (AFL), for $1.36 an hour and a 40-hour week was countered by an offer of $1.10 an hour for 48 hours straight time. This would be 7c more an hour and four hours more a week than at present. Nobody on the union side wants fares raised but the mayor called negotiators in three days after the walkout and announced he had taken the matter up with the state railroad commission and unofficially he thought a fare increase from the present 7c is practically in the bag for the companies. “We are not fooled by the com pany’s and the mayor’s bargaining booby trap,” President D. D. McClurg of Division 1277 commented. “We don’t know whether the company needs a fare increase or not. They have refused to show their books. They have refused arbitration. There is one thing we do know—transport workers are deserving of decent wages and hours.” Estimate is a million people a day changed their transportation habits since the strike, mostly with good humor as they know $1.03 won’t buy much groceries any more. How they’ll take the mayor’s little plan to make everybody pay except the com panies remains to be seen. The War Veterans’ Taxicab Asso ciation, offering free rides until it can win a franchise, estimates it is taking care of 40,000 displaced riders daily with its 175 cabs. The nearby city of Long Beach also has curtailed local bus service after Division 1254 of the AFL tfnion re sumed its strike May 3. Two bus companies there offered an interim raise to $1.10 an hour to end a 6-day strike two months ago and obtained a fare boost from 5c to 6c. They re fuse to negotiate further and com plain the higher fare has not in creased revenues enough. Compensation Shusters Curbed By Commission Lansing, Mich.—(FP). —Any law yer in a compensation who charges more than 25% of the accured com pensation is violating the lawful regu lations of the Michigan compensation commission, Chairman Betty W. Allie announces. In exceptional cases the lawyer may be given permission to charge more but he can’t do so with out the permission. The commission’s ruling on attorney fees, approved by the state attorney general, says: “No fee in excess of 25*% of the ac cured compensation shall be charged or received for the enforcement or collection of a claim unless approved by the commission, nor shall any fee be charged or taken from any em ploye’s weekly compensation payment unless approved by the commission. “The limitation as to fees shall ap ply to the combined charges of at torneys who knowingly combine their efforts toward the enforcement or col lection of any compensation claim. No fee shall be received for services ren dered in connection with a lump-sum advance payment or an agreement to redeem liability without the approval of the commission.” “That Eric Johnston!” exclaimed Mr. Dilworth. “I think he’s made a bunch of reds out of the board of di rectors of the U. S, Chamber of Com merce, I’ll swear I do.” “Reds?” Little Luther asked,, be wildered. “Reds,” Mr. Dilworth repeated. “Look what it says here in the New York Times: ‘Bargaining Upheld by U. S. Chamber.’” “A} typographical error,” Little Luther suggested. “It probably means ‘Held Up.’” “Nothing of the sort, I’m afraid, son,” said his father. “They’re really going to the dogs. And so’s the Times, by the way. Here’s what it says: “‘Responsible business men gave a sigh of relief last week when the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the U. S., at their con vention in Atlantic City, voted down a proposal recommending repeal of the Wagner act.’ “They’ll be coming out in favor of autos and electric lights any year now,” said Little Luther. “Just think of that—and people tried to burn Galileo for saying the earth moved.” “Of course,” said Mr. Dilworth, “it may be they were compelled to do this out of consideration for the looks of 'the thing. The Times points out it would have been embarrassing if they’d come out against the Wagner act flatly after having pledged them selves: ‘We believe in the principles of collective bargaining.’” “When they get around to believ ing in the practice of it will be soon enough to wake me up,” said Little Luther. “That might be news.” “Oh, you impetuous youth,” said Mr. Dilworth. “You want a man to bite a dog every day.” “No,” said Little Luther, “you get me wrong, Pop. But I do love to see it when the facts of life get hold of the Chamber of Commerce by the seat of the pants and won’t let go.” “Ouch!” said Mr. Dilworth. Motto of one newspaper, says Fred Allen, is “All the News No One Else JSees Fit to Print.” Which Hearst or Patterson-McCor mick sheet has he been reading? We always used to think our State Department did the best job of being holier-than-thou to countries that were unfortunate enough not to be the U. S. But that was before we heard about the major baseball leagues. They want to decide who’s world champion without playing ball with any nasty foreigners. UMW Stands Pat For Health Fund Washington (FP)—The impasse be tween the United Mine Workers (AFL) and the bituminous coal op erators of the nation remained un changed May 7 despite what news papers called a federal offer tling the strike of 400,000 that began April 1. 41 I are g____ _____ of set miners S.- offer Press agencies said the U. came from Federal Mediator Paul W. Fuller, suggesting that the operators make a $3 back payment to the UMW for overtime and the union present its formal wage demands in Writing. Editor K. C. Adams of the UMW Journal told reporters that “the UMW has not received any proposals of settling the coal strike from any one.” Asked what the wage* proposals are, Adams replied: “the health and welfare fund, unionization of fore men and higher wages.” He implied that this time the UMW will not be maneuvered into settling for wages and then be told that other issues must wait. 1 .A *. At. l‘V If 8010 32-46 DAYTIME FROCK—A simple day time dress, Pattern 8010, is for sizes 32 to 46. Send 20c in coin, your name, address, pattern number and size to Federated Press Pattern Service, 1150 Avenue of the Americas, New YoA., 19, N. Y. THIS BUSINESS OF By MART MOORE" HAVE YOU HEARD? ... Women certainly have been taking up the cudgels in defense of the OPA and putting real punch in the move ment. With their support it is pos sible that the price controls will be continued. Senators and Congress men are being flooded with post cards, letters and wires. The wom en are using every means at their dis posal to apply pressure on Congress to continue the OPA in unweakened form. “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” is an old adage, and it would be well for our legislators to remem ber it and vote accordingly.. Sugar producers and processors have set up a fund of $125,000 for sugar chemical research, and the chemists are taking sugar apart. Now we are learning that sugar has mole cule magic that will transform it into vitamins, drugs, plastics, fibers, ex plosives, new foods and many other things. If UNRRA is to reach its yearly quota of 700,000 tons of wheat to be sent to Europe, Americans must buy 40 per cent less wheat products. So reach for a potato instead of bread. Potatoes in themselves aren’t fatten ing as most women believe—it’s the butter and the gravy and the milk with which the potato is usually de luged that makes for avoirdupois! GLAMOR on The bareheaded fad is definitely the wane all over the country and it is np longer considered smart to go without a hat. The newest things for summer headgear are the Swiss straw pin wheels in honey color, clipped on a headband. They go with everything. There are three types of clothes which are a must in every girl’s wardrobe—the dressmaker suit, the dress and coat ensemble, so smart for spring and fall and the dark dress of smart sophisticated lines. The newest thing in jewelry acces sories are the upper-arm bracelets. They come in pairs in figured gold plated bands to accent your slim bronzed arms. Black is very important in cottons for beach and sportswear this sea son. It forms the dramatic back ground for pastel plaid markings in the smart city suits and frocks. Do you know what the markings “Denier” and “Gauge” mean’on your nylons “Denier is a term used to desig nate the weight of nylon fibers. The number which appears on the stock ing refers to the weight of the nylon used in knitting the leg. the figure, the lighter weight and sheerer the stocking. “Gauge” means the number of stitches to each I 4 inches of fabric measured across the width of the stocking. In “gauge,” the higher the number the closer the stitch. The smaller approximate In Holland there is no yard goods of any kind available for clothing and many Holland women have not had a single new dress or new garment of any kind for seven years. Because no rawstuffs of any kind are available ready-made clothes cannot be manu factured. However, the women do not look shabby. They are converting bed sheets into dresses and the Hol land stores established a cloth-con version service whereby bed sheets would not only be dyed to one of six shades, but would also be dyed in one of gix patterns, WHAT’S COOKIN’? Now you may have onions in your cookery without water or tears. One of the latest luxuries for the cook is the new packaged dehydrated onion. It comes in a screw top glass jar and when soaked in cool water for 30 min UJtgfe toe.. appearance and taste THE POTTERS HERALD PAINTERS WIN HEALTH PROTECTION—Benefits of hospitalization as well as life and accident insurance gained by members of District 9, Brotherhood of Painters (AFL). Louis Pink, Cross president, the agreement as New York’s Mayor William O’Dwyer (center) looks on approvingly.—(Federat’d Pictures). of freshly cut onion rings. For soups or stews no soakii necessary. Unused portions Lemon parsley sauce is delicious served over .broccdli or fresh aspara gus now appearing in markets. Melt 2 tablespoonfuls margarine in bowl over hot water. Stir in 1 tablespoon ful grated lemon rind, 2 tablespoon fuls lemon juice and 1 tablespoonful of finely chopped parsley. Deviled eggs, served hot in a sauce made of condensed mushroom soup is an excellent supper or luncheon dish. Urges Railroads Save Coal Washington (FP)—Solid Fuels Ad ministrator J. A. Krug called on American railroads May 3 to conserve their stocks of bituminous coal in view of the shortage presented by the strike in soft coal mines._________ ,___ .......Blue ___ ___ _signs 5 is kept tightly sealed in jar will retain their original quality indefinitely refrigeration. without families against One way that American can help now in the fight famine, say home economists of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, is to take inventory of pantry shelves and cupboards and bring out food supplies that may have been pushed aside or forgotten, particularly can ned foods and packaged grain prod ucts. Home stocks of fruits and veg etables, canned, frozen or dried should be used up to avoid buying and thus leave more foods on the market. i Never throw away left-over sand wiches because they are dried out. Brush with melted butter and saute a golden brown in $our iron skillet, or place under the broiler. For a change from cole slaw try slaw. Chill turnips, peel and Toss in a creamy french dress- turnip shred, ing. A delicious raw relish recipe is made from 3 cups grated cabbage, 1 grated carrot, 1 large apple, JX orange, 1 tablespoonful cranberries. Squeeze juice of orange over cabbage, then run orange peel through food chopper with cranberries. Dice apple. Add 1 tablespoonful sugar, and two of honey. Mix altogether. This can be mixed with mayonnaise and served on lettuce. Steel Corp. Absorbs Huge Strike Loss New York (FP)—The four weeks which U. S. Steel Corp, forced its workers out on strike last winter be fore granting their wage demands may have eaten up many a worker’s savings but quarterly report of the corporation revealed that fancy book keeping helped the firm come through with an uninterrupted flow of divi dends and profits at the taxpayers’ expense. For the first quarter of 1946, Big Steel paid the regular $1.75 dividend on preferred stock and the usual $1 a share on common stock. It reported a net income of $10,238,271 for the first three months of 1946 compared to $15,379,171 for the same period last year, when wartime sales were $491,085,137. Sales in the three months this year amounted to only $265,856,787. The profits and dividends were de clared despite a cost of $27,887,000 for the strike. It was not done by mirrors, just a neat little bookkeeping trick. Cost of the strike was met not out of current profits but $16,737,000 of it out of a reserve piled up during the war for “abnormal costs arising out of the war” and $11,150,000 out of savings on 1946 income taxes, cost of the strike being deductible for tax purposes. The $100 million which U. S. Steel set aside as reserve during the war would otherwise have swelled its huge wartime profit of $368 million, 276% higher than pre-war, to embar rassing proportions. Set aside as re serves and taken as profit in 1946, they not only financed the strike but were completely deductible from taxes which normally apply to such profits. HENDERSON TO MAKE SPEECH Washington (FP)—Former OPA Administrator Leon Henderson will address the National Conference of Social Work in Buffalo, N. Y. He will discuss the public interest in pas sage of minimum wage legislation. W I'M "FERGIE" KIND SAYS Now Is the Time to Buy Coal PHONES: Office 934 Home 693 KIND COAL CO. Railroad & Belleck Streets IM WANTED Mouldmaker who can model, block and case. Excellent opportunity for right man. Ad dress “Mouldmaker,” Box 752, East Liver pool, Ohio. RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT Whereas, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to take from our midst, our friend and fellow worker, James Henry Simons, on April 25, 1946, Local Union No. 177 of Robinson, Illi nois, recognizes the loss of this brother, who was respected and esteemed by all of his shopmates and fell^wworkers, Therefore be it Resolved: That we the members of Local No. 177, shall cherish and respect the memory of his pleasant manner and as evidence of sympathy and esteem, it is hereby further Resolved: That we ext«nd our profound sympathy to his fam--,. 1VC0U1»LU| J.UCBV WV xx* V#• x* r------- ily and a copy of these resolutions be published .in our official journal, The Potters Herald a copy spread upon the minutes of the Local, and a copy sent to the bereaved family. Also that our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty (30) days. EDWARD SLIDER, H. M. PLUNKETT, Committee of L. U. No. 177. $■ I K I 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6, Name. Address. Employed by. Member Local Union No. Comment On World Events Communism is recognized every where now as an issue not only of in ternational concern, but of direct sig nificance to every nation. Com munism in Russia, if that’s what the people really want, is ti.eir bu-iness, and certainly none in America would wish to interfere in the internal af fairs of that or any other nation. But the transparent effort to foist Com munism upon this nation and upon others is something else again. In discussing the subject, “Does Communism Actually Benefit the Peo ple?”, the AFL Labor’s Monthly Sur vey says: “In extending Red Fas cism, the Soviet claims to be carrying out a great mission to benefit the working people of all countries. If Communism actually brings such benefits, why does the Soviet govern ment so carefully hide the results of Communism behind its ‘iron curtain’? Why does it prevent its own people from learning of the freedom and higher living standards which exist in other lands? The tragedy of the Rus sian experiment is that, although it started with high idealism to benefit the working people, if became a ruth less dictatorship where the people lost their vote and their freedom.” Charles Kreindler, vice president of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers, is quoted as saying on re turn from a recent trip abroad: “Wherever the people of Europe have had even the slightest chance, they have decisively repudiated the apostles of totalitarian Communism.” The AFL also suggests this possi bility: “Many observers believe that dissatisfaction of the Russian people with Communism at home accounts in part for the Soviet policy of main taining a huge army and driving to extend its power.” “Control of manpower” has been the subject of many hot debates, dur ing and since the war, in this and in other countries. In the United States, the powers that be were not able to force through a manpower draft law, but labor and industry, too, gave such effective voluntary cooperation as to out-produce the world and contribute mightily to the ultimate victory. The subject of manpower control is still a vital issue in England, where circumstances have been and are slightly different from America. A recent comment by the famous “Lon don Times” appears significant and worth quoting, as a reflection of Brit ish thinking along this line! “Control of manpower, it is now recognized, was the key to a success ful organization of the war economy. In relation to national T'-cuirements the available labor of the.-e islands PAGE FIVi will continue to be scarce in peace time. The wartime power of direction cannot be retained. But, by freer means, the method must be found of applying the national effort to essen a ta.'ki and of securing from the workers of every grade, from top to bottom, the cooperation and the ma terial results required for success. “The manpower budget must be the in**rument of national recovery and full employment as it was of victory. Without such a plan neither foreign policy nor reconstruction, both essen tially a balance between commiti -nts and resources, can have any dexuuU meaning. “The choice, moreover, is simply and even starkly determined. First claim, if the future is to be assured, r:ust be given to those obligations o. erseas which are inescapable, to the revival and expansion of exports to pay for indispensable supplies from abroad, and to the reequipment and restoration of British industries, whe rur working for home or foreign markets.” Pitch Pup Tents Before Detroit City Hall Detroit (FP)—War veterans who have suffered the usual City of De troit run-around on housing suddenly sprung a puptent encampment on Mayor Jeffries in front of the city hall April 27 and labeled it scornfully The Jeffries Housing Project. Sev eral score pickets from the American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans and other orgs"•rations joined the vet erans’ con.h.ittee of the American Youth for Democracy in the demon stration. List Your Property 1 For Sale WITH Murphy & Craig 1 Real Estate Brokers John Murphy, 60214 St. Clair Ave„ Phone 2438. Charles Craig, 108 East Sixth St„ Phone 551-J. We are daily receiving calls for residence property in all parts of the city. List your property with reliable brokers. FOR A CHANGE, SERVE BETSY ROSS SLICED VIENNA NNHBHERD Enriched with Vitamin and Iron To All Members Insured Under N. B. O. P. GROUP PLAN 1. Claims for benefits for disability due to sickness must be filed within ten (10) days after beginning of disability. Accident claims within twenty (20) days after injury. All claim notices must be be signed by legally qualified physician. Change of name by marriage must be reported immediately. If named beneficiary dies, a new beneficiary should be designated immediately. Change of address and/or change of employment should be re ported immediately. All premiums are due on the first day of each month and must be paid on or before the tenth day of the month. If not so paid your insurance lapses for non-payment of premium and reinstatement of benefits is subject to the decision of the insuring companies. Do Not Allow Your Policy To Lapse. If employed at a plant where premiums are not deducted from your wages, it is your responsibility to pay same direct ALL PREMIUM PAYMENTS AND NOTICES MUST BE SENT TO: N. B. O. P. GROUP INSURANCE DEPT., 114 West Sixth Street, East Liverpool, Ohio. Telephone 756. TO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR Upon written application from you, your N. B. O. P. Group Insurance will be reinstated provided you apply within 60 days of your date of discharge from service. IF NOT INSURED UNDER N. B. O. P. GROUP PLAN—Complete Following Application: To National Brotherhood of Operative Potters Group Insurance Department, P. O. Box 134 East Liverpool, Ohio I desire to apply for N. B. 0. P. Group Insurance.