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e *ll ,** face six ^k/r- w 6 i- THAT 18.5 INCREASE WASN'T SO WIDESPREAD 1 Washington (FP)—Contrary to the popular belief stemming from the cries of business interests, U. workers have not uniformly enjoyed an average wage increase of 18.5 cents an hour since V-J day. .. s. Official Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released Sept. 20 show that 21.3 per cent of all workers received no general wage increase at all—that is more than one out of every five employees. On top of that, in the wholesale, re tail, financial, real estate, utility and service trades, the percentage that received nothing in the way of a higher general wage came close to 6C per cent, the official BLS figure be ing 59.2 per cent. In the strictly manufacturing in dustries, according to Commissioner Ewan Clague of BLS, “about 20 per cent of all workers were affected by general increases of less than 10 cents an hour,” and another 20 per cent received from 10 to 15 cents, ami 28 per cent got 15 to 18.5 cents an hour in increases. Workers in all trade, service, fi nance and public utility industries had an average increase since V-J day of somewhat less than 3.5 cents an hour, the BLS found, while no “general revisions in basic wage scales were indicated for almost half the workers in wholesale trade and WISDOM No one can disregard the import ance of the American Federation of Labor as one of the great and outstanding institutions of the country.—Franklin D. Roosevelt. Liberty of conscience (when people have consciences) is rightly consid ered the most indispensable of liber ties.—Haddon Chambers. "FERGE" kind says Now Is the Time to Buy Coal PHONES: Office 934 Home 693 KIND COAL CO. Railroad & Belleck Streets If your gas is 10 SIMPLE* JF wear out. v s« for an even higher proportion of other lines of service and trade.” BLS figures are based on a study of 6,600 establishments and only gen eral or across-the-board boosts made at one time and affecting 10 per cent or more of the workers in an individ ual establishment were included. In tobacco factories, only 27 per cent of the workers had between 7 and 8 cents as their increase, while 16 per cent had amaximum increase of 6 cents an hour. Furniture and lumber workers com prising 66 per' cent of the industry’s payroll got 11 cents an hour or less with 24 per cent of those finding only 6 cents an hour more in their checks. AFE State Body. Opposes Racial, Religious Hatred Indianapolis (FP)—Strong opposi tion to the Ku Klux Klan and its racial and religious hatreds was voted by delegates to the 61st Indiana Fed eration of Labor convention here. The convention, Avhich had a record turnout of 789 delegates, followed up its action with another resolution urg ing each local union to exclude com munists from membership. A minor flurry was created when the con vention flew in the face of official AFL policy and adopted a demand for immediate abolition of OPA controls on everything but rents. Heading the opposition was Busi ness Manager Clyde S. McCormack of the Indianapolis Central Labor Union. “Pressure from labor,” he argued, “brought about reenactment and con tinuation of price control. We know the people of America want it. By voting to abolish price control, we are not only flaunting AFL policy, but playing hand-in-glove with the Cham ber of Commerce and the employers who would like to see it abolished too.” Before adjourning the convention passed a host.of resolutions which op posed any form of governmental in terference with contracts arrived at after “free negotiations,” supported a bill for veterans bonus, authorized federation officers to investigate pur chase of a radio station, demanded that restrictions against nonresiden tial building be lifted, urged increas ed pay for postal employees and liber alized regulations for firemen teachers. -Demand the Union Label. YEARS OLD Be that as it may—« gas range that is ten, fifteen or twenty years old just can't begin to compare with the new gas range* with their myriad improvements and streamlined styling—any more than a 1936 automobile could compare with one of the latest models. To find out what modern cooking freedom really is, take a look at the new gas ranges and new gas refrigerators now on display at your Gas Appli ance Dealer's or visit your Gas Company Offices The Manufacturers Light & Heat Co. 110 W. Sixth Street East Liverpool Ohio ‘i „fc: and range s': a YOU purchased a gas range ten, fifteen or twenty years ago you probably purchased the best range your money would buy i $ because gas ranges have always set the standard for better cooking performance. T** It is also quite likely that you have Rad many years of trouble free service from your old faithful gas range s i i because gas burners just won’t A T~r U.S. Sends Labor Expert To Study German System Washington (FP)—Ted Silvey, re conversion officer, will sail from New York City Oct. 16 for a 4-month study of German developemnts in “human engineering”, or scientific personnel management and industrial training under the auspices of the U. S. Department of Commerce. The project will include ail German developments in the American, Brit ish and French occupation zones cov ering research, practicfe or plans to increase the well-being or efficiency of the individual worker, the indus trial working group or the nation as a whole. Silvey is one of two labor repre sentatives invited to participate, the AFL being invited to name one of its economic experts also. All those selected were cleared on their general knowledge of the sub ject and had to meet requirements for having a national reputation in their particular field. The entire group will include about 16 persons, including representatives of business and indus try as well as government and labor. German development and technolo gical advances prior to and during the war was a closed book to the out side world and the studies will cover a vast store of topics including ap prentice training, employee relations, welfare associations, e a It pro grams, use of the physically and men tally handicapped worker, manage ment-labor relations and work simpli fication. New York Statute Held Aiding Fair Employment New York City (ILNS)—Although the Ivds-Quinn law against racial and religious discrimination in New York “has not changed human nature”it is evident that “it has changed employ ment patterns in a great number of industries,’’ Henry C. Turner, chair man of the State Commission Against Discrimination said. In welcoming to his office here two members of the Massachusetts Fair Employment Commission, which was created last May, Turner said “there is less discrimination in New York state now than there was in March, 1946 when the law was passed. THREATEN STRIKE UNLESS EMPLOYERS ‘STOP NONSENSE’ San Francisco (FP)—The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association has rejected an employer request to ex tend the present working agreement to Sept. 30, 1947. It called the offer an insult and said that “unless the employers stop this nonsense and set tle down to serious negotiating and consideration of the union’s prob lems we shall strike on Oct. 1.” BEST SHOP. BEST UNION PACT Baltimore, Md. (ILNS).—The shop producing the best custom-made fur niture in this city operates, as might be expected, under one of the best union contracts. As a result of nego tiations by Local 104, Upholsterers’ International Union, the union’s con tract with the H. Chambers Co., has been improved by a general 10-cent hourly increase, payment for 0 holi days and extension of the paid va cation schedule to include a second week. MUSICIANS WIN 20% RAISE New York (FP) Owners of 41 night clubs here yielded to a strike threat by Local 802, American Fed eration of Musicians and granted their orchestra men 20 per cent pay increases above present rates. The musician's strike against hotels still goes on as owners continue to re fuse to meet demands for the same increases won from the night clubs. ,3 43 DOLL AND CLOTHES—Complete doll’s wardrobe from panties to dress. Pattern 8943, is designed for one size, 15 inches. Send 25 cents in coin, your name address, pattern number and size to Federated ice, 1160 Ave. of York 19, N. Y. I w THEKmmHERAID ITNRRA Tells Off N.Y. Mirror: & Truman Change On Wallace Protested New York (FP)—President Tru man’s repudiation of Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace’s plea for Big Three unity was termed a shock by the two organizations which sponsored the Madison Square Gar den meeting where Wallace made his controversial speech on foreign policy. In a wire to Truman, the Indepen dent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences & Professions and the Na tional Political Action Committee said: “We are convinced with Secretary Wallace thdt ‘war with Russia is not inevitable’ and deplore with him the ‘get-tough’ policy of Byrnes, Connal ly and Vandenberg. “We are shocked, therefore, learn that you had repudiated views Secretary Wallace Voiced foreign policy at our meeting, more so since you had indorsed them previously. Mr. Wallace’s plea for ‘a long period of peace and mutual trust among the Big Three’ was a continu ation of the policies of President Roosevelt which you pledged to fol low and which was the mandate of the people in 1944. “Denunciation of Secretary Wal lace’s speech by "Connally, Vanden berg and spokesmen for Byrnes dem onstrates elearly how far their, policy has already led us in secret down the dangerous policy toward World War III. We call upon you, Mr. President, to reaffirm your support of the for eign policy of Franklin D. Roosevelt and to renounce the Byrnes-Vanden berg-Conally war policy.” Washington (FP)—A campaign by the New York Daily Mirror to halt the loading and sailing of ships with relief supplies for Yugoslavia got a kick in the teeth Sept. 3 from Gen. Lowell Rooks, UNRRA Acting Direc tor General. The Mirror stated that departure of two ships in New York harbor had been delayed on orders from Wash ington, naming Gen. Rooks as^ the finger man. “The statement that I announced any such orders is absolutely trary to the facts,” Gen Rooks said. “Furthermore, I knew of no orders being announced or even templated by anyone else.” I ft 8 & s ft i' Press Pattern serv the Americas, New MURAL TO LABOR DEPARTMENT—Standing before the mural paint ed by Edward Schoenberger and donated to the Department of Labor by the united natters Cap di Millinery Workers are (left to right) Union President Max Zaritsky, Secretary of Labor Lewis. Schwellenbach and Assistant Secre tary of Labor Phil Hanna, former Secretary of the Ohio Federation of Labor. Life-sized full color reproductions are available at union headquarters in New York. (Federated Pictures). to the pn the con such con- Rooks said dockside officials in formed UNRRA representatives that loading had stopped for the Labor Day holidays and for no other reason, and that they knew of no other orders which would delay sailing of the ships. Union Lutiebconselous consumers have declared “priorities” on Union Label goods and Union services. 3£ i BOHE LOANS FOR VBTiRAMS. ... under the terms of the G.I. Bill of Rights are available here. Stop in for consultation without obligation. CHAS. W. HENDEBSHOT. Vice Pregidont a **«****. SffwVwwtfl lb BE SI RE TO BRING YOUR HONORABLE DISCHARGE. The Potters Saving & Loan Co. WASHINGTON 4 BROADWAY EAST LIVERPOOL. OHIO OFFICERS IOHN J. PURaiTON, President ALWYN C. PUBINTON. Secretary |s§a .. 1 ---------.............................. .... Servicemen Hunt 'Queen Of Vet? New York (FP) Seeking the queen of American ex-servicewomen in the ranks of union members, the American Veterans Committte invited lodils throughout the country to enter their women veteran members in its Miss American Veteran contest. Three lucky contestants, chosen by a judges’ panel headed by model agency head John Powers, will re ceive a free trip to New York to compete for the Miss American Vet eran title at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Oct. 17. All three finalists will appear on radio shows originating in New York and will receive other sub stantial publicity. Contestants, who are eligible re gardless of affiliation with any vet erans organization, were asked to submit two 8”xl0” photos, one close up, one in a bathing suit, to their local AVC chapter before Oct. 10. A VC spokesmen point out that the AVC is the only veterans organiza tion that opposed the Case bill and backed full employment, minimum wage and FEPC legislation. Justice Dept. Makes Two 5 Firms Promise To Be Good Washington ’Ytipfy-Jrwo manufac facturers of air filters consented to cease monopolistic activities after the Justice Dept, antitrust division filed suit to stop them. The American Air Filter Co. of Louisville, Ky. and Metal Textile Co., West Orange, N. J. were charged with improperly attempting trol the source of supply metal mesh used as a filter in aircraft carburetors. Sos. .’Ty 'W“ to con fer the material Under the consent judgment the firms agreed to give up 51 air filter patents to publie use without restric tion and to allow 30 others to be li censed at reasonable royalties, the Justice Dept. said. RAILROAD FACES STRIKE San Francisco (FP)—The Southern Pacific railway was faced with a strike unless it settled* 1,750 griev ances filed against it by Pacific divi sion trainmen, yardmen and AFL din ing car stewards. You Can See the CretTO ALWAYS USE CREAM TOP Milk Bottles THEY ABE SANITARY Utod ExchuivMy By Golden Star Dairy Phone 3200 M. BLAZES. Treasurer 8 $ .f'^ THE CHERRY TREE I have just come from a visit to the Jcosevelt Memorial Library, the lome and the grave of the late Presi lent. It is an attending fact that an ivearage of 2,500 persons per day our through those gates. Since the library was opened there lave been 200,000 visitors, from all arts of the country and almost all arts of the world. Men, women and children stand in ine that runs three and four abreast md for a' block in length to have the ipportunity to go through the Roose zelt home. They stand in line for as ong as two and three hours. I submit that political leaders anil platform makers ought to take this phenomenal outpouring very much to heart. It ia „wqi study. z ’J'. No! idle Curiosity could bring so many persons to stand bowed at a dmple grave, or to gaze in obviously jeep affection at a bed in which a future president was born. A somewhat surprising thing about the home is the simplicity of its furn ishings—what the decorators would .■all its appointments. In a bedroom where royalty has slept there is, for example, a stand on which there is a wash bowl and a water pitcher, just as would have been the case in colon ial days and just as still is the case in many rural homes. A brass bed is in another room. But all around are the substantial furn ishings of early days—things with traditions and about which memories inevitably cling. is of commanding is commanding in its surroundings, a vista of great The house itself proportions and it its outlook upon From it there is beauty and it is as if the house said to the surroundings, “I am important and I know it.” .• a-. The home! of Washington and of Jefferson are’that way, too. They be speak importance and of an inner knowledge that it is so. And the families of Americans, of all manner of Americans, go to this home, to revive their memories of the man Roosevelt—the man to whom they looked as a champion and as a guide. They go because of their utter and complete faith in the things for which this man stood. And it must be that they go to restore their faith that somehow the things for which he stood shall not die in the mediocrity of lesser minds and lesser faiths. Here is the home and the tomb and the memory of a man who wanted desperately to preserve the kind of America for which the masses of our people long and for which they are willing to fight every time they know how to fight and whom to fight. E A ft i T,^i i l£ (J V 'v fest ■f. 35*^53^'» 'W Thursday, September 26, 1946 91 ^sssssss=agsssaxxsB^xsB=^xagBgssa^J It must be remembered that one does not get to the Roosevelt tomb by merely walking around the corner, as you would go ,to some place in your home town. One gets to the Roosevelt home and to the tomb, by making a journey of length. There has to be a solumn pur pose to get families to that distant point. But they come'*’in' an endle^M stream. They come and they come and they come. They gaze upon the enormous col lection of mementoes. They read from v the great speeches—“the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. They see the gifts bestowed in tribute to thq man and his accomplishments and his hopes. And when they go, they take away something of the spirit that rests there, something of a restored faith and hope. Convictions are reinforced. Let those* who think they can play fast and loose with the hopes of Americans take heed of this endless stream of Americans. It ha»' deep meaning. And the meaning* is good— abundantly good*—CMW. 7. Threat Wins Concessions!, Francisco (FP)—A threatened against 20 San Francisco shoe by the Shoe & Textile Sales- San strike stores men’s when employer offer of a workweek reduc tion from 44 to 40 hours and a $45 weekly minimum guarantee. The union’s other demand, fot a one per cent increase in commissions, was lost. Negotiations have been going on for one and a half years. 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