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*v a- ^Thursuay, may bu, 19-K Workers Win 15% Increase After 14-Week Strike 1 San Diego, Calif. (FP)—More than 1,000 members of Lodge 1125, Inti. Assn, of Machinists (AFL), returned to their jobs at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, after a 14-week strike that proved the costliest labor dispute in Safi Diego’s history. Settlement was on the basis of a 1-year contract with a no-strike, no lockout clause and providing wage increases, maintenance of bership and checkoff of union assessments and initiation fees. 15% mem dues, wage The union gave up a joint review system in effect for five years, which led to the strike call Feb. 3 when Convair claimed the system had been “abused” and the union insisted it provided major assurance against downgrading. Henceforth the com pany alone conducts wage reviews for merit increases with regular griev ance procedure to be followed by dis satisfied workers. The strike was highlighted by pick etline clashes, hurling of stench bombs into workers’ homes and conviction of two strike leaders on charges of con tempt of a' court injunction against mass and violent picketing, resulting in fines of $1,500. Food Farley Raps Anderson Policy Washington (FP)—Sec. of Agricul ture Clinton P. Anderson and M. Lee Marshall, board chairman of the Con tinental Baking Co. were singled out aS the two men chiefly responsible for America’s defaulting on its world food obligations at a Food for Free dom conference here March 22. The charge was made by Robert White of the American Veterans Com mittee, one of more than 100 delegates and observers from about 80 organiza tions, including the AFL and CIO, at tending the anti-famine conference. White accused Anderson of “blindly and recklessly refusing to recognize the impending world food crisis and by public acts and statements deep ening the crisis that now confronts humanity. White’s indictment of Marshall was based on three quotations from the former direction of distribution of the War Food Administration. 1. On May 4, 1944, Marshall said: “We have a selfish interest in keeping food stocks as low as practical.” 2. On Oct. 19, 1944, Marshall op posed continuing America’s enlarged food production program, warning against “surpluses of some food prod ucts.” 3. On Nov. 20, 1944, Marshall again argued for tht» “bare shelf” policy to the Grocery Manufacturers of Ameri ca. He boasted of having deliberately reduced America’s store of food with these words: “We don’t go in for blind stockpiling —*and we will carry a minimum inventory that will still serve war demands.” Rochester Labor (Continued From Page One) labor movement may call a general work stoppage on the Stamford, Conn., pattern if other means are not suc cessful. “If Rochester stinks, blame Cart wright,” the union is telling the public in signs and posters dotting the down town area. The city turned down an offer by AFSCME Local Pres. Al phonse Rossi to give safe conduct to any city vehicles summoned out of the city garbage for emergency duty. Picketlines surround all DPW depots. Sewer gangs and water bureau drivers and towermen from the nearby airport are the latest to join the parade. Local newspapers owned by labor -hating Publisher Frank E. Gannett said that fear of prospective union ization of the city workers “subject to control by outsiders” led to the drastic action. Only a small minority of the men discharged had actually been organ ized by AFSCME Organizer Adrian L. Mitten before the lockout. The ma jority were nonunion. Since the city manager’s move, however, applications to join the union have poured into the temporary office. More than a thous and workers have joined. “City Mgr. Cartwright is the best organizer the AFL has in Rochester,” is the typical comment of the non union public, never noted for pro labor sentiment. The city’s stink has them disgusted more at the city ad ministration than at the union, despite the Gannett papers which preceded an anti-labor editorial May 18 with the Bible passage: “The Lord is on my side, I will not fear.”____________ 3? 3 3 3C 3£ 3? 3C 3*1 8 s V Enriched v^fth Vitamin and IronP ■‘'Ssfifr' On Perfection1 By RUTH TAYLOR I don’t know how you feel about it, but I’m getting fed up with this talk about “You can’t have perfection”, “You must compromise”. Why? When you went to schoel were you supposed to be satisfied with getting just a passing grade? You were not! At least if your family were like mine, you weren’t. When you have your watch fixed, what would you think of the watch maker who told you it lost only fifteen minutes a day and that was good enough? I’m tired of excusing people for be ing late, or rude, or for putting ex pediency before common loyalty, And I’m tired of overlooking in groups or nations what would be considered forgivable in individuals. I tin- for one There is a phrase in Measure Measure that I like. (What would do without Shakespeare?) It is “He was ever precise in promise keeping.” I’d like to know some people like that. I think that what this country needs is not “Radicalism” or “Reac tion.” It is a returning to the old copy book slogans that, dinned into our people, made of us a strong and honest nation. Horse trading is all right but wooden nutmegs were laughed out \of business years ago when experi ence, that best of teachers, proved that they just weren’t good business. Utopia is not only necessary, but inevitable. It is just as important to be right as to do right. There is no reason why we should accept the shoddy in life any more than in dress. In a recent Herald-Tribune there was an article on “America’s New World Role”, by Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, which I wish everyone could read. I can’t reprint it in full, but I quote from it: “No civilization can survive that places happiness above perfection or ranks pleasure before, duty. If we do not' restore the sup remacy of character over intelligence, our civilization is doomed. And in our brilliant inventions such as airplanes and atomic bombs we have the instru ments to hasten the collective suicide of a'world that has lost its moral balance.” Opposes Charity Support To Anti-Union Hospitals Los Angeles (FP)—The Los An geles Central Labor Council passed a resolution calling for withdrawal of AFL support from charitable agencies such as the Community Chest if they continue to donate funds to hospitals like the Cedars of Lebanon, which fuses to recognize a union chosen a majority of the nurses. “Possibility of establishing Ah dependent labor charity chest to ceive over a million dollars collected annually from AFL members and pre vent subsidizing non-union institu tions was also raised by the resolu tion,” Bob Gilbert, counsel for Regis tered Nurses’ Union Local 22173, said. The nurses, who have also been assured of support from the Screen Actors’ Guild (AFL), are picketing the Cedars but are not on strike. re by in re- IN TIME OF BEREAVEMENT Floral Tributes Are More Comforting Than Words! No tribute can be more elo quent or more sincere i s Flowers. •F£ than Flow right. We can guarantee our ers are fresh and priced Riverview Greenhouses I Anderson Blvd. Phone 714 Open Evenings Until S p. m. Closed Wednesday Afternoon and Evening. tti Bitl If It II If HC FOR A CHANGE, SERVE EETSY ROSS SLICED VIENNA i I NAM Head Praises John Lewis As Labor Leader Chicago (FP)—Pres. Robert R. Was on of the Natl. Assn, of-Manufac turers praised the labor leadership of Pres. John L. Lewis of United Mine Workers (AFL) here May 22. The NAM head said he preferred Lewis’ record as a labor leader to that of CIO Pres. Philip Murray because “when Lewis made a bargain, he kept it. He has always worked in the in terest of the people he represents. He has improved the miners’ conditions, not for political purposes but for wel fare purposes. The loyalties of John L. Lewis are to America, first and foremost/’ Discussing' the CIO southern organ izing drive, the spokesman for Ameri can big business praised the AFL for making its campaign in the south but predicted that the CIO would succeed because “the power of government” would be behind it. Wason said that “an administration sellout to labor” was to blame for^plunging the country into “its worst economic anarchy since Pres. Buchanan’s administration.” “In the face of this sellout,” he said, “management is helpless and can only be further coerced.” .vM-’ ‘V: ',:‘ ,x »O9 THE POTTERS HERALD RUNS MINES—Sec. of the Interior J. A. Krug, appointed coal mines ad ministrator, seeks to negotiate a con tract with United Mine Workers (AFL’) which includes the disputed health and welfare fund. (Federated Pictures). ly'a&J sn Demand the Union Label oh your purchases. .1*' ., %v Toledo 111 m.piFLO !dayton« XENIA CINCjENNATX HXin&toh' In the next three years the subsidiaries of Columbia Gas & Electric Corporation will spend $50,000,000 to expand the System’s facilities for service. This sum will be spent in addition to the $450,000,000 already invested in plants and equipment of the integrated Columbia System that serves more than 1,700 communities. Why? Becatrte ift’4 years of war, planned The Manufacturers light and Heot Company Cumberland and Alleghany Gas Company Gettysburg Gas Corporation Natural Gas Company of West Virginia Binghamton Gas Works Homo Gas Company The Keystone Gas Company, Inc. w t.-f- 30,000 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION New York (FP)—Thirty thousand people have signed their names to a petition circulated by Veterans Against Discrimination, calling for the abolition of the Wood-Rank in Committee on un-American Activities kf HLANO *UJANC BucvHus '■7 Senators Given Wage-Price Data Washington (FP)—In the period of reconversion from wartime economy, American wage income and wage rates are going down while consumer prices are steadily rising says an AFL re port filed with the Senate banking and currency committee May 22. The detailed report, drawn up to answer anti-OPA senators’ claims that wage rises have more than accounted for the increase in living costs, was based on a period from Jan. 1941 to April 1945 for wartime figures, and April 1945 to Feb. 1946 for the re conversion months. Average real earnings after taxes, says the report, increased in wartime manufacturing industries from $26.37 to $34.23, or 29.8%, for a worker with three dependents. The figure was 17.4% for a single worker. During the 10-month reconversion period, downgrading and overtime losses have brought average weekly earnings-down 13.8% in all manufac turing industries, with durable goods industries showing a sharper drop of 17.2%. These declines take recent strike-won wage gains into account. Increased prices in these few months have lowered real income about 2% more, the report shows. All figures are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dorna nd the UnInn Isabel. We re Investing 50,000,000 More IN THIS AREA •piiMA '.. .j. .. j, NfiV* CAST CQ8-AOHOU I C0SHPto ^l0 ESTON ,9^ E N N PITTSBURGH CLAWlTO O A/ z ssstadmto 6 to bring you more and better natural gas service THE COLUMBIA GAS SYSTEM The Ohio Fuel Gas Company The Preston Oil Company Union Gasoline & Oil Corporation e Virginian Gasoline A Oil Company Cincinnati Gas A tleetrlt Company, and the Dayton Power and light Company, will toon he separated from the System, but will continue to get their gat at wholesale from the Columbia System. fr*. **. construction gave way to vital wartime needs. Because more and more gas will be required by homes, industries and commercial enter* prises Columbia serves. And because we firmly believe the rich ter ritory served by Columbia will produce more goods, build more homes, offer more jobs and more opportunities than ever before. A :'z MA/? HIS it the rich, thriving tern lory in which The Columbia System supplies natural gas to 1,289,000 retail and wholesale customers. Ead^« represents a community served directly or supplied at wholesale. indicate pipelines owned by Columbia. Columbia supplies the natural geo requirements of Washington, D. C. United Fuel Gas Company Central Kentucky Natural Gas Company Cincinnati Gas Transportation Company Huntington Development and Gas Company Point Pleasant Natural Gas Company Warfield Natural Gas Company Atlantic Seaboard Corporation and subsidiaries •S- •s Changes To Be Made In 1 Surplus Property Disposal Washington (FP)—Attorney Gen eral Tom C. Clark has announced plans for streamlining disposal of surplus government property to vet erans. The statement came after a two-day conference with veterans’ organizations. Among procedures announced are: 1. —The right of any veteran to get on the mailing list of his Regional War Assets Administration office and receive sale notices. 2. —Full publicity to be given to property disposal sales. 3. —Enlargement of the WAA vet erans’ policy committee, with monthly meetings. 4. —Furnishing of complete infor mation by regional WAA offices to veterans’ organizations. NEW COMPRESSOR STATIONS Three new compressor stations, stra tegically placed, and additions to others. Compressors maintain the pressure behind the gas flame, help pump gas brought to Columbia from the rich Texas fields to augment sup plies from fields in Ohio, Pennsyl* vania and West Virginia. NEW GAS WELLS—More than 1,000 new wells will be drilled, seeking new supplies of gas in the Appala chian fields. Columbia now has in excess of 9,000 producing wells in this area. ADDITIONAL STORAGE AREA—An additional field will be opened for underground storage, and others en larged. Columbia has stored 38 bil lion cubic feet of gas in several underground storage reservoirs. It draws on this supply to meet the winter demands and then refills the reservoirs during the summer. NEW RESERVE SUPPLY—Nine propane-air gas plants will be erected at advantageous points. They will be installed as a further aid in supplying cold weather demands. Propane-air gas may be interchanged i with natural gas and has been em ployed extensively in this country to supplement natural gas supplied?* PAGE FIVUs BIG LOSS BY FIRE 1^: i .A.. .z ..... Oakland, Calif. (FP)—The Culinary Workers Alliance (AFL) lost $7,000 in head (quarters furnishings and equip ment wi.en a heater started a fire. TERGE" KIND SAYS Now Is the Time to Buy Coal PHONES: Office 934 Homo 693 KIND CbAL CO Railroad & Bollock Streeta WANTED Mouldmaker who can model, block and case. Excellent opportunity for right man. Ad dress “Mouldmaker,” Box 752, East Liver pool, Ohio. Here is what Columbia is doing. These projects will be com plete and operating by the end of 1948. NEW PIPELINES—Two hundred and fifty miles of large size pipeline will be added to die System to facili tate the flow of more gas.