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ijL— OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF
TH NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS
and
EAST LIVERPOOL TRADES & LABOR COUNCIL
Published avery Thursday at East Liverpool, Ohio, by the N. B. of O. P., owning and
operating the Best Trades Newspaper and Job Printing Plant in the State.
Entered at Poetoffice, East Liverpool, Ohio, April 20, 1902, as second-class matter. Ac
cepted for mailing at Special Rates of Postage provided for in Section 1109, Act of
October IS, 1917, authorised August 20, 1918.
GENERAL OFFICE, N. B. of O. P. BUILDING, W. SIXTH ST., BELL PHONE 575
HARRY L. GILL. Editor and Business Manager
One Year to Any Part of the United States or Canada ..S2.00
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President. .Jlunes M. Duffy, P. O. Box 752, East Liverpool. Ohio
First Vice President—E. L. Wheatley, Room 215, Broad Street National Bank Building,
Trenton 8, New Jersey.
Second Vice President.. .....Frank Hull, 2704 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park, Calif.
Third Vice President..........................James Slaven, Cannons Mills, East Liverpool, Ohio
Fourth Vise President Charles Zimmer, 1045 Ohio Avenue, Trenton 8, New Jersey
Fifth Vice President-------- George Newbon, 847 Melrose Avenue. Trenton 9, New Jersey
Sixth Vice President z.....George Turner, 215 W. Fourth Street, East Liverpool, Ohio
Seventh Vice President T. J. Desmond, 625 E. Lincoln Way. Minerva. Ohio
Eighth Vice President ....................Joshua Chadwick, Grant Street, Newell, W. Va.
Secretary-Treasurer-------------------Chas. F. Jordan, P. O. Box 752, East-Liverpool, Ohio
GENERAL WARE STANDING COMMITTEE
Manufacturers.....——.— _...M. J. LYNCH, W. A. BETZ, J, T. HALL
Operatives CHAS. F. JORDAN, FREDERICK GLYNN, HARRY PODEWELS
CHINA WARE STANDING COMMITTEE
E. K. KOOS. H. M. WALKER, W. A. BETZ
BERT CLARK, DAVID BEVAN, CHAS. JORDAN
DECORATING STANDING COMMITTEE
Manufacturers ROBERT DIETZ, Sr.. MARGARET PARKER, RAY BROOKES
Operatives JAMES SLAVEN, THOS. WOOD, ROLAND HORTON
YESTERDAY AND TODAY
THERE IS THE usual election hulabaloo about low wages,
bad working conditions, and how people are barely able
to make ends meet. Why, some of the red-hued brethem
i shout from the housetops that the American worker of today
is worse off than ever before.
1 -f Which set us rummaging through the files Until we
icafhe up with the very thing we wanted. This is what we
found. American labor, on the whole, has been making steady
progress for at least one century and a half. Today’s working
man draws more real pay than his father and forefathers his
living standard in the community have immeasurably im
proved his life is enriched and his leasure hours dedicatee
to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
A picture of that development is presented in the Sep
tember issue of the Railway Carmen’s Journal, which draws
the following comparison between conditions in 1888, when
the union was founded, and today:
Wages: 1888, 10 to 15 cents an hour today, $1.16,/ to
$1,231/2 an hour, with an additional 5 cents for welders..
Hours: 1888, at least 12 a day, 7 days a week, with no
pay for overtime today, 8 hours a day, 6 days a week, with
'time and a half after 8 hours, and double time after 16.
Seniority Rights: 1888, none today, full seniority pro
tection.
Security: 1888, none today, a railway pension system,
unemployment insurance, protection against unjust discipin
ing or discharge, and many other safeguards.
Of course, there remains the need for improvement in
backward labor areas. There is also the danger of setbacks
and, at the present moment, the outstripping of wage gains
by run-away prices. It is for these reasons that the American
.trade unionist must look askance upon proposals that tend to
drive the wage-price spiral higher. It is for these* reasons
’8that organized labor, sitting on top of the scale, must display
i a high degree of industrial statesmanship and devotion to
the public good on which its own welfare and further pro
egress depend.
JUDGE LINDLEY’S STRANGE RULING
JUDGE WALTER C. LINDLEY, appointed to the Federal
bench by President Harding, found the huge Atlantic
*& Pacific chain store corporation guilty of “conspiring” to
monopolize food, of bludgeoning retailers who tried to com
£pete, and of cheating housewives by short-weigh ting and
short-changing them.
Judge Lindley sentenced the A. & P., some of its sub
sidiary companies, and 15 of its top officials to fines totaling
$175,000, which is pratically nothing compared to their mo
nopoly profits.
Under the anti-trust laws, Lindley could have sent the
officials to jail for a year. Even that would seem a light
punishment. People have been shot for offenses far less
serious than rpanipulating the country’s food supply in war
time.
Lindley, however, imposed no prison sentences. Attempt
ing to explain why, he made this astonishment:
“It would serve no useful purpose to enter a Sfcntendb of
imprisonment. Violation (of the anti-trust laws) is an eco
nomic offense, not related to the moral turpitude of the of
fender.”
In other words, it is not immoral for Big Business to
boost its profits by monopolizing the people’s food and cheat
ing customers—while the sons of those customers are bat
tling in front-line trenches to preserve democracy!
Incidently, the learned judge seeks to nullify what is
perhaps the most important part of the anti-trust law. Con
gress said offenders might be fined and imprisoned. The
judge pushes the prison end out the window.
i Judge Lindley’s attitude illustrates a main reason why
big corporations continue flouting the anti-trust laws. Even
if convicted, they get off with fines which don’t make a
dent in their monopoly profits, and nobody goes to jail.
HELP FOR HUNGRY AIDED
pRICE OF THE “lo-in-1” food package sent by the gov
ernment-approved relief organization, CARE (Coopera
tive for American Remittances to Europe), to designated
relatives, friends or groups abroad has dropped from $15 to
$10.
The War Assets Admihlstratioh has reduced the cost to
make it possible* for the non-profit-making organization to
“send more food to Europe at cheaper prices.”
CARE was established by the 24 major accredited Ameri
can relief organizations, including the American Federation
of Labor’s league for Human Rights, to provide a “person
to person” service they previously could not offer. It bought
3,000,000 Army surplus “10-in-l” boxes, originally designed
to feed soldiers in groups of ten. Ever since ij. has been tak
ing orders here and delivering the goods to specified jiersons
abroad.
Orders are sent to a “quick delivery” warehouse in Eu
rope already stocked with “10-in-l” boxes. Representatives
there deliver the packages which will feed a family of four a
supplemental 280()-calory meal each day for two weeks.
The American Banking Association sponsors distribu
tion of food remittance blanks in local banks throughout the
nation. Therefore, a convenient way to get a food remittance
application bank is from your local bank.
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NO MEAT BUT PACKERS’ PROFITS ZOOM
HPHE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” assures us that while
A housewives are having a terrible time getting a little
meat the profits of the big packers “will compare favorably”,
with 1945 and may surpass that luscious year.
The “Journal” offers three explanations. At the top of
the list is “elimination of excess profits taxes.” Congress is
responsible for that.
Our lawmakers didn’t reduce the income tax of the man
who works, but it cleared the way for profiteers to pile up
their gains, even if they didn’t produce as much beef anc
other things as the people desired.
These pleasant prospects are not confined to the packers.
The Southeastern Greyhound Lines has applied to the I. C. C.
for permission to declare a 100 per cent stock dividend.
The Greyhound accumulated such a monumental surplus
during the war that in December, 1944, it announced a 100
per cent stock dividend, which increased the number of out
standing shares from 271,409 to 542,818. Now it proposes to
double the latter figure.
Thus stockholders will have four times as many shares
as they had two years ago, and they haven’t invested an addi
tional cent.
This is all very startling and somewhat disturbing, bu
have you read a word of criticism in any newspaper? Whan
would happen to a labor union which proposed to increase its
members’ wages 300 per cent in less than two years?
FUGITIVE FROM SECURITY
rTO DR. VLADIMIR MACEK, former vice premier of Yugo
A slavia, now visiting in this country, the differences be
tween Nazism and Communism has been the difference be
tween tweedledum and tweedelee. ..
He was imprisoned in a concentration camp when Hitler
overran Yugoslavia. Then he had to flee for his life when
Tito’s Reds took over. It was Dr. Macek’s crime in the eyes of
both totalitarian dictatorships, that the had identified him
self as a democrat. For under a dictatorial government, he
remarks, “one fights for democracy with one ear cocked for
the steps of the police.”
Dr. Macek, the little Croatian, is one of several hundred
thousand men and women who lost home and country as the
price of so-called Russian “Security” when appeasement poli
tics made Germany’s captive states unwilling satellites of the
Soviet Union.
These were the forgotten people at Tehran, Yalta and
Potsdam, when Big Three unity was giving lip service to the
Four Freedoms and the Atlantic Charter while small nations
were pushed into the grasping paws of the Big Bear like
nickels into a slot machine.
IS INFLATION HERE?
IT HAS BEEN whispered about—in Washington and Wai
1 Street—that the American dollar is forth no more per
haps than thirty-eight cents these days. And according to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U. S. Department of Labor,
recent months have set a thirty-three year record for price
increases I
The black-market in meat and other vital edibles has
returned to plague us once again, and all efforts of the pres
ent OPA to “hold the line” against inflation have thus for
failed, it seems.
Thus, between the shaky domestic scene and our unpre
dictable foreign policy, the sixty-fifth annual convention of
the American Federation of Labor which opened Monday in
Chicago is fraught with great political significance.
It would be wise for our legislators to study the AFL
agenda carefully—and to weigh its decisions without the cal
lous indifference they have hitherto shown. For a trade
union convention is no longer a mere fraternal affair—but
rather a political event as important, certainly, as any pre
election convention staged by our major political parties.
LABOR’S GREAT MISTAKE
WE..BELIEVE one of the greatest mistakes made by the
workingmen and women, and one of their principal
sources of weakness, is in not insisting at all times upon hav
ing union-made products. That they do not do so is only too
apparent, and the fact is taken advantage of by merchants
of all classes, because there is a little larger profit, perhaps,
in the sweatshop or prison-made goods. There is too large a
proportion of truth in this to make pleasant reading, and
while we realize that the creation of a demand for union
made goods is a matter of education, and that it is growing
stronger continually, there is still room for improvement in
that direction, and by neglecting this great force organized
labor is losing one of its most effective weapons of defense.
Workingmen and women cannot afford to fail to demand
the union label.
PROVIDING STEADY JOBS
urpiIE AMERICAN PEOPLE must look to private indus
1 try and initiative to provide that steady employment
and adequate wages which enable the workers to discharge
his responsibilities as head of a family, as a member of a
church, and as a citizen.
“Government must do everything possible to enable pri
vate initiative to attain theis basic objective of our economy.
It must aid private enterprise in finding new sources of in
vestment for full production and full employment.
“It is only when private enterprise with government
assistance and stimulation fails to provide continuous employ
ment for the workers of the nation that government must
step directly into the breach by providing a program of public
work.”—Msgr. John O’Grady, Secretary, National Conference
of Catholic Charities.
AN EVIL THAT SHOULD (JO
rpiIE WOMEN’S BUREAU, U. S. Department of Labor em
A phasizes that effort should be made to abolish the out
moded industrial home-work system, with its long hours, low
earnings, and child labor. In uonindustrial states, legislation
should prohibit home work. In industrial states where it is
now extensive there should be strict regulation of hours of
work and wages until prohibitory laws can be passed.
Employers who use the labor of home workers can pro
duce in direct competition with factory employers who have
ligher standards, not only in one state, but in every part of
the country.
THE “MEAT FAMINE”
A CTtJALLY, as you know, there is no reason for the present
postwar version of our country-wide meat famine—ex
cept deliberate saliotage perpetrated by the meat profiteers’
Should the potential-gougers in other basic food indus
tries decide at this date to ape the meat packers and cattle
raisers, it is quite possible that our apologists for unchecked
"free enterprise” may discover, after all, that even capitalists
lave a moral responsibility to the public.
They talk about the “menace” of labor strikes’—how
about the criminal sitdowns pulled by capital?
The working-man only asks for a living wage—but the
profiteer asks for more profits. Even if more profits spell
starvation for the people!
THE POTTERS HERALD
a
th WASHINGTON
SCENE
By ALDEN TODD, Federated Press
THE FLAG IS DOWN ON ANTI-LYNCH FIGHT
Washington (FP)—The filing of criminal charges by the Depart
ment of Justice against Lynwood L. Shull, Chief of Police in Batesburg,
S. C., is a significant event, for it marks the first important step taken
by the federal government to protect the rights of American citizens
against a fascist-like terror wave.
Chief Shull is accused of having beaten and tortured Issac Wood
ard, Jr. a Negro war veteran who had a few hours earlier received
his honorable discharge from the Army of the United States. What
really happened is that Woodard was dragged from the bus on which
he was riding home and beaten in the eyes with the butt of the
policeman’s pistol until he was permanently blinded. Ironically enough,
this took place on the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.
The Justice Department says it is protecting Woodard’s “right to be
secure in his person and immune from legal assault and battery” and
the right and privilege not to be beaten and tortured by persons exer
cising the authority to arrest.” This is the legal language with which
the Justice Department explains its authority in the case.
On Sept. 23, spokesmen for the Crusade to End Lynching dilied
on Atty. Gen. Tom Clark and asked his help to combat the growing
lynch wave which has claimed over 40 victims since V-J day. In parti
cular. they asked for federal action against lynchers and members of
lynch mobs.
The Justice Department position, expressed frequently by Clark
and other spokesmen for the department, is that they lack the author
ity to go into one of the sovereign states of the union and take what
amounts to police action. All they can do is advise and assist the
local law-enforcement authorities, they usually say.
One can imagine how much good that will do when a character
like Lynwood L. Shull is chief of police.
Assistant Attorney General Theron L. Caudle speaking before the
North Carolina Bar Association in August said the department, under
Clark’s direction, “is preparing for the 80th Congress a report of the
facts and an outline of our experience in these cases. In addition we
hope to point out to Congress the inadequacy and defects of present
.federal statutes. Legislation is needed."
Where the community does not protect the rights of every mem
ber, Caudle said, “the individual has, and should have, the right to look
to his federal government for protection of himself and his neighbors.”
This direct promise for what amounts to anti-lynching legislation
must not be allowed to die away on the summer breeze.
In moving against Shull Clark’s men are going after a law-enforce
ment officer who failed to protect a citizen’s rights. This they have
always admitted they had the power to do. But when Caudle says he
wants more power to move against lynchers themselves, he must be
answered with a shout of: “Right, brother, and don’t you forget it!”
The Crusade to End. Lynching also visited the front offices of both
'major political parties in Washington, asking them to make passage
of an, anti-lynching bill a key issue in the campaign between now and
Nov. 5. In both cases, the visitors got vague statements without the
definite assurances they sought.
The voters, however, are the people who make campaign issues by
asking candidates where they stand and examining the past records
of the fellows who want to work for them in Washington—at $15,000
a year.
The Justice Department’s move against Chief Shull and its promise
of action on anti-lynch legislation sets the stage for a campaign to
pass a bill which will hit the lynchers hard.
W' By ALDEN TODD, Federated Press
on the
I^CAPITAL’S
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’NUERNBERG JUDGES LET HITLER SPIRIT MARCH ON
Washington (FP)—After the satisfying news that 11 of the top
Nazis on trial in Nuernberg would pay for their crimes against the
world on the scaffold, a strong backwash of public opinion is rising
against the acquittal of three defendants and the failure of the court
to give the death penalty to Rudolf Hess.
Even in the U. S. A., which of all the nations involved at Nuern
berg saw the least of the physical horrors of the war, newspapers have
been reflecting the mounting concern of lawyers, political thinkers
and ordinary folk that complete justice was not done.
Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who served as American
prosecutor, has said that he is not satisfied with the verdict, believ
ing that the guilt of all the indicted groups and individuals was clearly
shown.
The court ruling that the general staff and the Nazi cabinet were
not criminal organizations will make handling individual members of
these groups, and thousands lower in the chain of Nazi government and
army command, much more difficult. Lower German denazification
courts, for example, can use the Nuernberg ruling to protect small and
middling Nazi fry from our denazification laws.
And the acquittal of Banker Hjalmar Schacht is generally con
ceded to place obstacles in the way of Allied action against the Reich
industrial and financial kings who bought Hitler, Goering and Hess
their first brown shirts, blackjacks and spiked boots in the early days
when the Nazi party was operating under a heavy nut without govern
ment gravy to carry it.
If there is no effective action against them, our entire denazifica
tion effort after several years of occupation will have been a token
changing of a few people in office—with the same wealthy group
behind the scenes running Germany. The danger of a new Nazidom
will still be there.
This writer clearly remembers the attitude of the American men
who fought the Nazi and helped lick him. This attitude was simply:
“Good God, I hope the Russians get hold of the Nazis first, because the
British and Americans will treat them too easy!” Anyone who was in
the European theater of operations will remember that as the typical
G.I. outlook.—It has probably not changed today.
Several dozen brutal killers from the Waffen SS and concentra
tion camp guards detachments have been executed for wartime atroci
ties, including privates and corporals blindly following orders. The in
consistency of letting off, even with prison sentences, seven of the
regime’s most responsible leaders, and completely freeing Schacht,
von Papen and Fritsche, will not sit too well with millions of men who
fought the war.
It will not be taken easily by the widows, mothers and friends of
those who will never come back.
As in the case of the notorious Col. Kilian at the Lichfield brutal
ity camp, the judges seem to find Ifess guilt for those with more author
ity than the guilty. But do they expect the top planners and execu
tives to carry out all details of their plans themselves? Could you
ever expect to catch Henry Ford wrecking an auto fender by a carer
less swing with his hammer—or Tom Girdler spilling a ladle of molten
steel ?,
Workers looking at Nuernberg may well change the old buck
jassing I-just-work-here saying to: “Don’t blame me, mister, I am just
n charge here.”
Now the American authorities in Nuernberg are in the rediculous
position of protecting three enemies of the world, who are afraid to
walk out into the streets of what Hitler called the most German of all
cities. They are afraid of the German people.
Workers the world over and those who suffered from Nazi fascism
Will continue to demand that everyone responsible be given proper
treatment. No matter what the lawyers say, they will never forget.
LABOR’S COMMUNAL ROLE
Mat Woll’s plea to all American communities to accept labor as
an ‘'equal and responsible partner" in welfare undertakings cannot be
ignored by business and social-agency leaders.
To completely ignore organized labor in fund-raising activities
launched for the purpose of helping those in need of charity is as
foolish as to disregard the special needs of the unfortunate. Who, if
not labor, understands the problems of the needy
If business functions as a social-welfare group, if the Church oper
ates as a philanthropic agencyr—is there any reason why the “common
people” themselves, represented by trade unions which have done so
much for the n*edy, should not be consulted through their leaders in
welfare drives such as the Community Chests?
This is apart from the fact that particularly Community Chests
derive the major portion of their finances from the deflated weekly
earnings of the laboring masses!
Thursday, October 10, 1946
From The Herald Files
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
George Thompson, jiggerman at the United States pottery, Wells
ville, O., has accepted employment in Sebring.
John A. Campbell, president of the Trenton Potterfefi Cohipahy lMto
returned home from a two months* visit in Europe.
Mrs. James Densmore, wife of James Densmore of Crooksville,
Ohio, submitted to a serious operation recently in the Good Samaritan
Hospital at Zanesville.
Dave Bolles, secretary of L. U. 71, Salinville, was a visitor at
headquarters Tuesday afternoon.
The new Saxon nine-kiln pottery at Sebring, Ohio, is being put
under roof. It is expected the plant will be ready for operation in about
90 days. It will furnish employment for between 200 and 300 people.
Samuel Young, formerly employed as a jiggerman at the Warwick
pottery, was an East Liverpool visitor last week.
John Degrat of Toronto was an East Liverpool visitor Tuesday
calling on friends.
Ollie Ashbaugh, handler at tKe Salineville pottery, spent Tuesday
and Wednesday in East Liverpool.
John Ditmore, member of the Saggermakers’ Local No. 16, has
accepted’a job at Steubenville, Ohio.
Richard Donklin of Cannonsburg, Pa., has accepted employment
in one of the East Liverpool shops.
Clarence Miller, a former Sebring potter, who is now employed 4s
a sanitary presser in the Great Western Pottery Company’s plant at
Kokomo, Ind., spent a few days in East Liverpool last week visiting
relatives.
Sam Witherow has returned to work at the Buckeye pottery after
an extended visit abroad. He spent a large portion of his time on the
other side in England and Germany.
Charles Esenhuth of the Wellsville China, has taken a job as
jiggerman at the D. E. McNicol potter^ in East Liverpool. Edward
Frontz of the U. S. pottery, succeeds Esenhuth at the Wellsville China,
and Charles Glovert succeeds Frontz at the U. S.
Frank Potts, setter-out on the biscuit ot the Ford City shop, was in
East Liverpool the first of the week looking for extra kilnmen.
Earl Harsh, jiggerman at the Newell pottery has been off work
the past three weeks with eye trouble.
George Wilson, an employee at the Newell shop, who has been at
the pressers bench for the past five years, has quit his job to take
up decal work in the decorating shop.
Homer Rush, a presser at the NeWell pottery, is back at his benW
again after a weeks’ illness.
John M. Pope of the Mercer Pottery Company, Trenton, N. J.,
is a guest with his wife at the home of Mrs. I. Beltley Pope, Coshoc
ton, Ohio.
Edward Daugherty, jiggerman, will leave the first of the week for
Ford City, where he has accepted employment. He was last employed
at the C. C. Thompson pottery.
The kiln firemen met Monday evening in Trades and Labor council
hall. It is understood the firemen will apply for admission into the
Brotherhood the latter part of October. Deputy Organizer John P.
Duffy was present at the meeting and made a short talk.
Fred Livesly, mouldmaker, is able to be about again, after three
weeks’ confinement indoors with a badly swollen foot.
The death claims of Thomas Woolley of L. U. 35, trenton. N. J.,
and William Van Fossen of L. U. 9, East Liverpool, were paid this
week by National Secretary John T. Wood.
J. C. Graham, ex-treasurer of Trades and Labor Council, who has
been residing in Lima, Ohio, the past few months has resigned his
position there and returned with his family to East Liverpool.
Edward Hartzell, presser at the North Wheeling pottery, has re
signed his position ancr taken up his abode in Sebring, where he will
become a partner to his father in the management of a restaurant
business. ■,
“Jack” Munroe, mouldmaker at the Wyllie China company’s plant,
is back in East Liverpool, the plant at Huntington having closed down
indefinitely.
H. H. Walland of Canonsburg, Pa., was the guest of Sebring friends
Saturday.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Word has been received at National Headquarters of the death of
Samuel Bossen, honorary member of the N, B. of O. ,P., and former
member of Local Union No. 26, Kokomo, Ind., who died in hft WM? at
Muskegon, Mich.
Local Union No. 10, Turners and Handlers, at their meeting Mon
day evening voted in favor of purchasing ten shares of stock in th©
Union Labor Life Insurance Company and will forward its ch«k fax
$500.00, the cost of the stock, to A. F. of L. Headquarters this week.
stock will bear interest at the rate of six per cent per annum.
Ernest A. Purton, a handler at the Colonial Pottery and a member
of Local Union No. 10, and Miss Katherine Frances Riley of Pittsburgh
were married Wednesday morning in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church
at Pittsburgh.
By a score of 12 to 3, the Chamber of Commerce-Kiwanis Club
baseball team went down to defeat before the Erwin pottery nine last
Saturday afternoon on the pottery diamond grounds at Erwin, Tenn.
Anders and Blankenship formed the battery for the potters.
The following officers were elected by Local Union 124 at their
meeting Monday evening: President, Frank Hull vice president, Thur
man Cunningham financial secretary, Frank Mackey recording secre
tary, A. J. Wynn corresponding secretary, William Ridge.
John Faulkner, former president of Local Union 89, Richmond,
Calif., has been appointed foreman of the San Pablo plant.
The Scammell China Company of Trenton, N. J., will increase its
present operating capacity by the erection of a two-story addition
to its pottery. W. W. Slack & Son, architects, have prepared the plans
and specifications for the improvements.
The Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company of Richmond,
Calif., has accepted bids on a general contract for the construction of
its proposed three-story warehouse and distributing plant. The build
ing will be constructed of reinforced concrete, and will cost in the
neighborhood of $350,000, including equipment, when complete.
A meeting of the Executive Committee to arrange the preliminary
details of the 1927 outing of the N. B. of O. P. will be held at National
Headquarters Saturday evening. The personnel of the committee con
sists of Chairman George Goppert, L. U. 22 Frank Hull, L. U. 124 C.
N. Crytzer, L. U. 12 William Watlin, L. U. 29 James Noah, L. U. 9
James Turner, L. U. 44 Frank B. Johnson, L. U. 30 W. T. Blake, L.
U. 10.
Homer Albaugh, former defense secretary of Local Union No. 59,
and employed as a kilman at the Saxon China Company, has opened
an insurance and real estate office in Sebring, Ohio.
George Winstanley, caster at the Alliance Vitreous China plant,
Alliance, O., was a business visitor in East Liverpool on Wednesday.
Jack Grafton of East Liverpool has accepted temporary employ
ment as a cup jiggerman at the Canonsburg pottery, Canosburg, Pa.
He is substituting for Frank Haught, who is in poor health.
Lewis' Reese, president of Local Union No. 12, has been engaged
as clayshop foreman for the Chelsa pottery at New Cumberland,
cently acquired at receiver’s sale by the Standard Pottery CompaSC
of East Liverpool.
T. A. McNicol, president of the T. A. McNicol Pottery Company
left this week for a business trip to New York. While in the eastern
city he will attend the world’s series.
Officials of the Shenango Pottery Company, New Castle, Pa., an
nounced this week they have secured a large government order, which
with the other business-the firm has on its books will keep the plant in
full operation for quite some time to come.
President John T. Wood left the early part of this week to visit
N. B. of O. P. Local Unions at Clarksburg, Grafton, and Huntington,
W. Va., and to talk over matters with their respective officers and
members.
Joe Slavin, handler W. H. Phillips, Tom Johnson and Andy Ragen,
kilnmen George Yeagley, sagger maker Fred Campbell, Tom (Cheese)
Hanlon, Frank Warren and John Hamilton, clayhands, have accepted
employment at Scio, Ohio.
George Wilshaw, handler at the plant of the Shenango Pottery
Company at New Castle, Pa., was an East Liverpool visitor last Friday,
making a brief call at National Headquarters.
Harry Skelton, kiln placer at the Cartwright pottery, East Liv4|
pool, is confined to his home on Thompson avenue with an acute attJF
of indigestion.
Close Grain Exchanges, Urges LaGuardia
Recently the “Little Flower” went into Iowa to make a speech at
Des Moines. LaGuardia is never commonplace. He wasn’t on this occa
sion. Sandwiched in between his witticisms was a great truth:
Grain exchanges should be wiped out. Speculation in food should
end. “Ticker tape ain’t spaghetti,” he shouted, and although his hearers
were mostly members of the Chamber of Com'merce, they roared ap
proval.
Obviously, the price a farmer receives for his produce and the price
a consumer pays for that produce should not depend on the whim of a
crooked gambler who calls himself a grain broker. When will Congress
close these most vicious of gambling houses

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