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Daniel Bell, Washington banker,'
reached its decision unanimously
after four days of hectic hearings.
The board had been set up to de
cide on decontrol of all commodities,
with its first job the decision on
meats and livestock, grains, dairy
products and cottonseed and soy
beans. The new price control act pro
vided three conditions which must be
met for continuing ceilings: 1. “un
reasonable” price rise over June 3C
ceilings plus the government subsidy
2. short supply, with price regulation
practicable and enforceable and 3.
serving public interest by price con
trol.
“I do not have to tell any house
wife,” said Thompson, “that the price
of meat in the butcher shops of this
country is far higher than it was on
June 30.
“We received reliable reports that
live cattle, for instance, increased
from one-fifth to one-half as much
again in price after controls were
taken off. When these cattle were
slaughtered, the price received by
meat packers went up least a third
higher than they were on June 30.
We learned many^craes in which
wholesale prices doubled.” 5,
Thompson expressed hope that gov
ernment slaughtering regulations
would be tightened and a larger en
forcement staff would tend to curb
illegal practices. Government meat
subsidies would continue, he said, but
would be cut in half next January.
They expire completely in April under
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Report From No. 45
Shows Everything
Running Smooth
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NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF
OPERATIVE POTTERS
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Trenton, N. J.—Local Union No.
is still holding the fort on the first
and third Fridays of the month.
Treasurer John Richards was acting
president at the last meeting as
President Ansell was on his vacation.
The next session will be held Sep
tember 6.
Employees of the Trenton Potteries
understand they are to work Satur
day, August 31 instead of Labor
Day. A five-day week schedule has
been in effect since the middle of
May.
Our sincere sympathy is extended
to Brother Harry Starkey in the loss
of his wife and to Brother Bob Cifell i
whose brother recently passed away.
Brother Charles Johnson had bad
luck the first day of his vacation. He
was traveling in New York state dur
ing a severe storm and his automo
bile was turned over. Fortunately
none of the passengers in the car
^K|were seriously injured, although the
car was badly damaged and they
were unable to continue their trip.
Everything is running smoothly
*just now. The boys are enjoying
their vacations and for those who are
on the job the main thought seems to
be maximum production without over
time.—O. C. 45.
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).—Plans
for the 1946 AFL Union Label and
/'Industrial Exhibition, Oct. 29 to Nov.
3, at Municipal Auditorium in St.
Louis, are moving forward rapidly.
I. M. Ornburn, director of the ex
hibition, said this week that he is
confident that union labor’s “Big
Show” will be an outstanding success.
Already union manufacturers and
other unionized industries have' con
tracted for booths and several AFL
national and international labor
unions have obtained display space to
exhibit their union-made products,
and demonstrate union services.
Extensive plans for entertainment
have been arranged. Leading actors
of the theater, radio and screen will
v„ make daily appearances. Union bands
and orchestras will furnish music
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CONSUMERS ARE AGAIN HIT HARD BY,
/'ACTION OF GOVERNMENT AGENCY
BOARD CHAIRMAN ASKS “PATIENCE”
.--•^Washington (FP)—American consumers took another hard I
blow in the pocketbook as the newly-fonned Price Decontrol Boarc’ I
decided to leave grains, dairy products and the principal grain I
’feeds free of price control. I
At the same time, meats, livestock, cottonseed and soybeans I
were ordered under price ceilings, with reapplication of govern-1
ment subsidies on meats making a price rollback to June 30 levels I
feasible.
The three-man board consisting of Chairman Roy L. Thomp-|
son, New Orleans banker George Mead, Ohio manufacture’’, and I
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Gives United States
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Ask State Guards
Be Barred From
Strikebreaking
use of state police and Indiana state
named as defendants Governor Ralph
F. Gates, Adjutant General Ben
Watts, State Police Superintendent
Austin Killian, Sheriff Reed Fielding
of Fayette County and Edgar Myers
and Dan Steel of the Rex Company.
Lilt Operators Banned
If They’re Under 18
Union Labor's Big Show To Be Ready
On Time, Director Ornburn Says
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Indianapolis (FP)—Suit to enjoin
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guard during a strike at the Rex
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Manufacturing Co. in Connersville
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was filed in Federal Court here by
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the United Electrical Radio & Ma-1
chine Workers.
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Use of the troops and state police
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was termed in the suit a “conspiracy
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to deprive workers of their constitu-1
tional right to disseminate informa-1
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“State police armed with pistols,
tear gas and clubs,” the complaint
said, “massed in large numbers and
advanced on the picket line in a
phalaam,. forcibly removing pickets I______ .. —m q,
from the public highway and intimi-|
dating others who were exercising
their right to disseminate informa-1 "N
tion We/come For Wm
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militia power-dived to a height of
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off in sharp banks and rushing down I Tulsa, Okla.—AFL President Wil
with a deafening roar.” Iliam Green will deliver his Labor
The suit charged that many pickets I Day address here at the greatest
were discharged veterans who had |Labor Day celebration ever held in
were discharged veterans who had [Labor Day celebration ever
undergone strafing attacks and that [the Southwest.
the power dives had a “terrorizing The address, culminating
and demoralizing effect upon them” [mentous parade and picnic, will be
and violated state laws. [broadcast to the entire nation over
When approximately 100 striking lth« facilities of the National Broad
employees returned to the plant they lcastin£ Co. between 4:15 and 4:45
were summarily discharged “for par- fe Central Standard Tune. Mr.
ticipating in illegal work stoppage.” Gr®?n W1“ b« ^oduced to the radio
As a result, strikers reported that bym°'A' VinaH, president of
fewer persons were going through th? Tulsa Trades Council.
their lines to work. They said only I Labor dekgations from commum
15 reported for the night shift Aug. 8 ties Wlthm a radms of 500 miles
compared to the normal 400. honJe!*e "L*1!18 c!ty to ,J01^ in
Pickets continued to abide by the f^vitms. Tulsa labor leaders
terms of a court injunction against Plann,n* a demonstration which
violence and permitted workers and [________ (Turn to Page Two)
executives to pass freely through
their lines. I Oft A Out
The Rex Company and the AFL|WflV VI FIVV
federal union with which it has a|Fggifdwl
contract have both rejectee! UE re- ■■I® WlIwW V s Wy
quests to permit a consent NLRB
election. The UE contends it repre-1MlnlmUlTI TV UgC
sents more than 80 per cent of the Nfw York Cjty (ILNS)._one in
wor ers. [every five firms found in monetary
[violation of the Fair Labor Standards
[and Public Contracts Acts in the last
[fiscal year failed to pay employees
...... |the minimum wage of 40 cents an
Washington C.-After Septem- hour This fact was revealed in a re
ber 1, the Labor Department will ban rt Metcalfe Walling, Admin
employment of boys and girls under istrator of the Wage and Hour and
the age of 18 as elevator operators, [p^^ Contract3 Division, U. S. De
The Department contends that opera- partment of Labor, whose inspectors
tion of power-driven hoisting ap-|found that some 27l,000 American
paratus by those under 18 in estab-|wage earners had failed to receive
hshments covered by the child-labor L133g0 000 in wageg due tbem by
provisions of the Fair Labor Stand-117,000 employers.
drds Act of 1938 has been prohibited. L, ... ...
I The Walling report shows that 52
per cent of the covered establish
ments inspected during the year end
ed June 30 were found in violation of
the overtime, minimum wage or child
labor provisions of the acts. Substan-
“Plan your vacation now,” said Di- |^a* violation of the record-keeping
rector Ornburn, “and go to the st. |reluirern«"ts wasDfoun£ in, 26 Per
Louis Union Label and Industrial Ex-[________ (Tum to Page Three)________
hibition where you’ll meet congenial
friends, see all things that are union OfffC6FS Elected Bv
and enjoy a week of education andl^^ ww
entertainment. No event of its type 11 AAflf Untd^n KI A
will give more real pleasure to trade [■■VWWf Vfffwff llv*
unionists, women auxiliarists and their TT
families I Coshocton, Ohio.—Local Union No.
175 members elected officers for the
The third convention of the Amen- remainder of 1946 at their last reg
can Federation of Women’s Auxih-|ubir meeting.
aries of Labor will be held during the| Brother Thomas Stull was re
aame period as the exhibition, Oct.[elected president with Dan Churton
31, Noy. 1 and 2. [serving as vice president. D. I. Scott
President Truman in a recent mes-|will again serve as recording secre-.
sage to Director Ornburn said: |tary and treasurer Margaret Holder,
“I trust that the 1946 Union Label [financial secretary Herman Kratz,
and Industrial Exhibition will be an [defense collector Thomas Bock, in
outstanding success in full keeping [spector Okey Bontempt, guard and
with its laudable aims. The purpose] Ed Smith, trustee for 18
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EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29. 1946
LABOR LOOKS AHEAD
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LABOR DAY-MESSAGE
k By WILLIAM GRHEN, President
American Federation of Labor
History will record 1946 as the
year of transition. It is up to us to
make 1947 the year of fulfillment.
On this Labor Day let us forget for
the moment the detours and difficul
ties we have encountered on the
rocky road back to peace and pros
perity and chat the progress we have
achieved.
Within a year after the fighting
ended, America has almost completed
the heavy and dispiriting task of re
conversion. The way forward should
be easier and more rapid from now
on. The big reward ahead is full pro
duction and full employment, the two
essentials to a sound and prosperous
economy.
Above all, we recognize the truth
that war is the greatest enemy of
mankind and that without enduring
peace the strivings of labor to raise
the standard of life and work of the
nation’s wage earners can be no avail.
During the early part of this year,
the members of the American Federa
tion of Labor won substantial in
creases in wage rates to compensate
them for the loss of overtime pay
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Erwin Potter Dies
After Long Illness
Erwin, Tenn.—Frank Crawford, Sr.,
died suddenly at the Erwin Com
munity Hospital. He had been de
clining in health for the past three
and one-half years.
Brother Crawford came to Erwin
in 1930 and was connected with the
Southern Potteries until he retired
due to ill health. He was a member
of Local 103, N. B. 0. P., American
Legion and Modern Woodmen of
America.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Vir
ginia Crawford one daughter, Mary
Ann two sons, Frank Jr. and Jerry
one brother, Bert Crawford, Malvern,
Ohio two sisters, Mrs. Hallie Hyant,
Huntington, W. Va. and Mrs. O. K.
Johnson, Clarksburg, W. Va.
Services were in charge of Rev.
Carl S. Miller of the Presbyterian
Church of Erwin. The American Le
gion was in charge of services at the
grave. f" ...
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The troubles of the rest of
world are still too much with us,
we cannot escape them nor dodge
responsibility for contributing
their solution.
This year the American people
gave generously in time of scarcity
to save the people of Europe and Asia
from starvation. Hundreds of thous
ands of American boys are still sta
tioned abroad to keep the peace so
dearly won. It is part of our job to
help the weaker nations to get back
on their feet, and we will not count
the price too high if by these efforts
we serve the cause of lasting world
peace.
Warning Is Issued
By A. F. Official
On Rent Rackets
sounded by the annual convention of
The Federation took the position
that the Decontrol Board “must
consider its decisions—if we are
to see a serious reduction in
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LDay Strike Brings
Retroactive Boost
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Complete X-Rays
Of Members In
ICIarksburg Local
The employees of the glost ware
[house who use grinding machines
[have been asked to wear goggles to
[protect them
"juries.
Washmgton, D. C-Members of ing with the A of southern
the AFL were warned by Leo F. |drive the Central Body ig putting
Lucas, OPA liaison officer for the [forth an effort to get all non-union
AFL, to be on guard against an m- [workers in the county organized,
creasing number of ‘chiseling dodges I After a few ^yg without a 1^]
practiced upon tenants by unscrupu- [newspaper, due to a strike, we are
lous landlords. These rackets can be |happy to know it has been settled
stamped out, he said, if reported |with victory for the union.
promptly U OPA area rent offices. I ur members have donated gener-
lous landlords. These rackets can be jhappy to know
promptly to OPA area rent offices. I Qur members
Lucas listed among the most com- [ousiy to the laundry workers who
mon rackets the following: [have been on strike and have been
Landlord requires a new tenant to [asked to make contributions each pay
put up a large deposit to insure |until the strike is won
against breakage by the children and, I «rbe retail clerks are being organ
when the time comes for repayment [ized. Several of the stores have been
of the deposit, it has been eaten up [sjgned up and we urge our members
by vague “breakages.” [t0 do an they can in helping to make
Superintendent or janitor of apart- [this drive the most successful ever
ment hou^ offers to get a prospec- [undertaken in our county.
(Turn to Page Two) Brother Augie Mazzie has been
[elected to represent our local at the
NW UniAHC Ta [West
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Dg^»g DmjcAC
WJf [Cattrill have been keeping a secret,
fX Di*f**Ac lbu* finally let it out last week, when
rlwvS lfJwfww3t? [Brother Sargent passed out the
Icigars. Brother Bob Westfall was
Rochester, N. Y.—Firm warning (Turn t9 Three)
that the 1,300,000 AFL members in]-----------------------------------------------
this State will fight for higher wages
if price controls are relaxed was [Matthew
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Clarksburg, W. Va.—The members
of Local Union No. 99 have had their
[x-rays and will soon be able to take
[their aluminum therapy treatments.
Miss Rogers R. N., formerly of the
[Union Protestant Hospital, has been
Ion duty for the past few weeks and
[will administer the treatments.
The management has instructed
[the Health Committee to have all
[employees who get injured, even to
[cuts, splinters and other minor in
[juries, to visit the first aid room and
[have the nurse take care of their
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from serious eye in
has had a thorough
summer and with the
The plant
painting this
clean white walls and floors, we now
I have a healthier atmosphere. We
[urge the members to lend a helping
[hand in keeping the shop looking this
way in the future.
Brother Dave Bevan, president of
|the Central Labor Union, gave a re
|port of the organizing efforts being
|made by the organization. In keep-
Virginia State Federation Con-
[vention in September at Huntington.
I brother Sargent and Bister Mary
WollS oOIl 10
[Prosecute James Petrillo
the New York State Federation of|
Labor (AFL) in its closing session Cmcago (FP) J. Albert Woll,
bere IS. district attorney who will handle
The Federation adopted a resolu- |the prosecution of President James
tion vigorously condemning the Price Petrillo of American Federation of
Decontrol Board for its failure to re- [Musicians under the Lea Act, is the
store price ceilings on dairy products, [son of Matthew Woll, second vice
bread and other grain products. It [president of the AFL. Attorney Woll s
bluntly charged the board with yield- [office said that prosecution would
ing to pressure from business and [probably get under way some time
agricultural interests and declared its [after Sept. 19.______________________
action had opened the door to still
greater inflation than the nation now
is experiencing.
Release Of 104,000
re .By Nov. 16 Ordere
the I Washington, D. C.—Release of
[104,000 workers from the federal pay
___ [roll was ordered by Budget Director
/__________________________[James E. Webb in setting personnel
Detroit (ILNS).—A one-day strike 1300, compared with the current quar
by Local 405, Upholsterers’ Interna-1 ter’s maximum allowance of 2,466,
tional Union, won six months’ retro-1700. The October 1 ceiling was set at
active payment of 10-cent hourly in-12,394,900, which is 71,800 below
creases agreed upon in negotiations I present maximum.
for a new contract with the New York I The totals include all classified
Bed Spring Co. Iployees of the executive branch
The negotiations had commenced in Icept War and Navy Departments
February and with the aid of a gov-1 War Shipping Administration work
ernment conciliator had resulted infers not in the United States or its
raises ranging from 5 to 20 cents an [territories.
hour. The company offered retroac-1 They do not allow for Cabinet
tive payment for only five cents of I members, agency heads, court and
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AFL At Peak strength
Makes New Gains At
Session In Chicago
EXECUTIVE BOARD REJECTS MOVE FOR
UNITED STATES TO DICTATE POLICY ON
LABOR ISSUES MEETING LASTS 7 DAYS
I Chicago.—Concluding its mid-summer session with a series
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rapid-fire actions designed to make the American Federation of
Labor stronger than ever before in history, the AFL Executive
I Council served notice on the Government that it will resist any
further interference with labor-management relations.
I Voicing the policy of the Federation’s leaders, President Wil
lliam Green announced rejection of proposals that the President call
I another national labor-management conference in Washington.
I “We doubt the wisdom of such action,” Mr. Green declared.
I“lt would not be productive of good results. We prefer to work
’out agreements
through collective
from Government
control.”
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for the quarter beginning
1. He directed that the dis
be effected by November 1&
set the new ceiling at 2,362,-
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By contrast, developments at the
Executive Council meeting confirmed
that the AFL is now at peak strength
and growing more powerful all the
time.
Joseph A. Pad way, chief counsel
for the AFL, reported in detail to the
Council on the trend of anti-labor
legislation in Congress and in the
State Legislatures. The Council or
dered a vigorous drive to counteract
such moves and to challenge in the
eourtft th$ vlidity of anti-labor laws
already adopted.
An application was ifiade by Ygbre
sentativeft of the Post Office Mechan
ics Union, an independent organiza
tion representing 3,000 workers, for
a charter of affiliation as a national
union. The matter was referred to
the AFL Government Employes Coun
cil for investigation, with the pros
pects of an early and favorable re
port.
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Completing its work, after seven
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Officials Charged
With Trying To
’Starve’ Workers
Boyertown, Pa. (ILNS)—The State
Federation of Labor is demanding of
Governor Martin the dismissal of the
entire staff of the Pottstown office of
the Bureau of Unemployment Com
pensation as a result of the latter’s
attempt to assist the Boyertown Cas
ket Co. by illegally delaying for sev
eral weeks payment of unemployment
compensation due the striking mem
bers of Local 406, Upholsterers’ In
ternational Union of North America.
The state officials are charged with
seeking to “starve” the strikers into
breaking ranks and returning to work
through denying them their payment
for two successive 10-day periods on
the illegal ground that an investiga
tion was being made of the eligibility
for payments of several allegedly
non-striking employees.
Following the demand for action
against the public officials, it was re
vealed that the superintendent of the
Boyertown company is a member of
the Local Office’s “Employers Ad
visory Board.”
Despite the delay in compensation
payments, the strikers remained firm,
persisting in their refusal to return
to work until the company grants
needed wage increases and signs a
union contract.
Federal Workers
1 By Budget Chief
employed outside of the Classification
Act.
The net reduction took into con
sideration increases of 113,000 over
current quarter maximums in em
ployees of the Postoffice Department,
Veterans’ Administration and War
Assets Administration.
White collar workers principally in
the so-called “old-line” civil agencies,
including clerks, stenographers and
the like, accounted for 49,800 of the
104,400 of cuts ordered by Novem
ber 16.
Ceilings for this group, constitut
ing agencies other than the War As
sets Administration, Post Office field
service and War and Navy Depart
ments, were set separately for the
first time to meet requirements of
the Federal Employees’ Pay Act of
1946.
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The suggestion
agement conference was interpreted
by AFL leaders as a desperate CIO
ruse for the Government to come to
its rescue. Shaky from inner feuds
with Communist leaders and from the
impact of outside economic pressures,
the CIO was further w'eakened by de
fections from its ranks with more
and more unions bidding to rejoin the
AFL.
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