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Thursday December 6,
RINGS DIAMONDS HNS PfNCHS Costume Wecf ■1946 Tax War Profits Says Sen. Taylor Washington (FP)—War profit eers should bear most of the post war tax load, Senator Glen Taylor Ohere Nov. 29 as he argued for reduction for low and middle income groups. A 20 per cent across-the-board income tax reduction as suggested by Representative Harold Knut son “would give millions to the millionaires and pennies to the poor,” according to Taylor. “For example,” he said, “a mar ried man with two children who makes $3,000 a year would have his-taxes cut by $27.40 a year. An individual with a million dollar in come would have his taxes cut $167,683.55. This will give little or no help to the little man, but it gives a great bonus to the man whose bank accounts are swollen with war profits. “Congress has already given a tax rebate to the rich through the repeal of the excess profits tax. It would be grossly unfair to be stow an additional gift upon them, at the expense of wage and salary earners.” Taylor said there is an urgent need for tax reduction for the large majority of the population, “but proposals by the Republican party and its spiritual advisor, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, offer little real hope of tax reduction for the family in the lower income brackets.” _The progressive Idaho senator ^Mocated the principle of taxation vIRiccordance with ability to pay, and proposed raising the exemp tion level to about $3,000 for a family of four. Demand the Union Label. EA SY TERMS CHILDREN'S A Whitney Story About Truntan And A Statue Atlantic City, N. J. (FP)—In one of the sharpest attacks yet registered by a labor leader against President Truman, President A. F. Whitney of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men tells the mythical story of a committee in Washington that was seeking a site for a statue of Truman. “They decided not to place it beside one of George Washing ton,” Whitney said, “because Washington never told a They decided not to put it side Franklin D. Roosevelt cause he kept his word. “They finally decided to place it next to Columbus—because Columbus didn’t know where he was going, didn’t know where he was when he got there, and didn’t know where he had been when he got back. And he did it all on borrowed money.” NO DOWN PAYMENT ■S NEEDED! -glamour house c° bag OOO0K« liwio ROBES $16.95 OXOATS & TOPCOATS lie. be be- AFL Building Trades List 80,000 Learners Washington, D. C.—William Patterson, director of the federal apprentice training service, report F. ed that AFL building trade unions have stepped up training programs so that nearly 80,000 apprentices are learning trades, but more skill ed apprentices are needed for pro jected construction. The Veterans’ Administration report shows that 1,958,053 vet erans of the World War II were receiving Federal education or training benefits at the end of Oc tober and, during late September and October 509,521 veterans en tered schools and colleges, increas ing the total to 1,292,898._______ at MOSKIN’S $98.40 .S.Tf Bl^SE? ond GOWNS for men LEATHER5 JACKETS ’2250 9.9? 9.98, 3.98 1 I 3.?8 it Spt. COATS $19.95 SWEATERS 4.95 BELTS TIES, .95 to 1.95 SOX, pr. credit! clothing Z S r’s* ’A 419 Market Street APPAREL, TOO, ON CREDIT* 1.50 29.50 Gannett News Chain Faces Typos' Strike Rochester, N. Y. (FP)—A strike on five Frank E. Gannett papers throughout New York state is shaping up in support of locked out printers on Gannett’s Roches ter Times-Union and Democrat Chronicle. Unanimous votes by some 700 printers on Utica, Ithaca, New burgh, Saratoga Springs and Bing hamton Gannett papers favored a strike although no date has yet been set. Julius Loos, head of the Rochester local of the Internation al Typographical Union, announc ed here. Publication of the two Gannett papers has been halted since Nov. 9 over a dispute on bonus provi sidns and other clauses for a new contract. The union is asking $80 for a 37-hour week on the* day shift and $88 for the night shift. The company has offered $74 for the day shift, $79 for the night shift and has also demanded that the union waive its profit-sharing system. The Gannett Co. has been balked in all its efforts to break through ther union encirclement. Its plans for putting out an engraved issue fell through when union photo engravers voted not to handle typographers work. The printers threw their first picketline around the Times-Union building when it was rumored the company was preparing to run off a boiler plate issue. Other crafts, including members of the Ameri can Newspaper Guild, immediate ly refused to cross the line and no paper came out. The Central Trades & Labor Council also voted full support. Only -reading matter Rochester citizens get is the Sun, a weekly local shopping guide which has gone to twice a week to help feed some of the 225,000 news-hungry people formerly served by the Gannett dailies. Commitfee Urges Truman Restore Newsprint Quotas New York (FP)—President Tru man was urged to restore news print’ to the critical control item group, along with rent, sugar and rice, in a wire Nov. 20 from the Newsprint Consumers Emergency Committee, representing sj&alXt newspapers threatened with ex tinction by the newsprint shortage and increasing prices. “Removal of price ceilings and wartime controls over newsprint paper threatens the continued ex istence of the nation’s traditional free press,” the wire said. “Thousands of community, fra ternal foreign language, labor, trade, religious, veterans and spe cialized daily and weekly newspap ers throughout the country face suspension Jan. 1 unless they can secure an adequate supply of news print, and at reasonable price. “Immediate action by you is nec essary if this most precious of our four freedoms—the freedom of the press—is to be preserved. The Newsprint Consumers Emergency Committee, representing many of the doomed publications, urges you to restore the quota system and price controls to assure the contin ued existance of the thousands of affected periodicals.” The request for Truman to re store newsprint quotas and price controls was the first action of the newly organized committee. The NCEC is mobilizing the affected publishers throughout the nation not already represented on the committee to help seek immediate relief through Presidential action, as well as by placing the problem before congressional committees such as the Senate small business committee, Senate education and labor committee and the House education and labor committee. Chairman of the NCEC’s execu tive committee is Marty Berb, editor and publisher of Sports week. Serving with him are: vice chairman, Sidney A. Lavine, vice president, Rogowski Co. secre tary, Victor Levitt, secretary treasurer, Trade Union and treasurer, Father Duffy, editor, Catholic Temporary headquarters committee are at 17 Street, New York 7, N. Y. Service Clarence Worker, of the Murray WSB To Clear Cases, Quit Within Month 50 Washington (FP) Acting swiftly on the suspension of price and wage controls, the National Wage Stabilization Board set the stage for its own collapse Nov. 13, hoping to clear out a backlog of enforcement cases and go out of business within four weeks. WSB reported 6,700 enforcement £ases pending, with most of them in the building construction field from payments of wages above ceiling levels. 7*. The only “punishment” involved in the proceedings will be possible disallowance of a roll in each, case tax reductions. part of a pay at a basis for THE POTTERS HERALD BLISSFUL IGNORANCE—“What’s' this housing shortage propa ganda all about?” Mine Superintendent Speaks For The Owner In Coal Company Camp By ALDEN TODD Aracome, W. Va. (FP) The mine owner was out of town, but the superintendent he left in charge presented his viewpoint just as effectively as the Big Boss would have—perhaps more so be cause the super at least had the look of a real miner and coal dust on his shirt collar. But* he was proud of his own brains, he said, and the ability that brought him out of the mines and into the super’s office. He confided that “most of these fellows are pretty shiftless. You know, live from hand to mouth and whenever they have any money they blow it on something fancy.” Would the company give store credit during the shutdown until they had a contract and were back at work? “This time I don't think we are going to carry them through,” he said. “We gave them $3 a day credit during the strike last spring, but there’s got to^be some way to force John L. Lewis’^ hand.” A slight starvation treats ment, he told me in a confidential manner, might help the miners see the light. “Why, we carried these lien all through the last depression,” he said expansively. “The company built these houses for the men when the mine was started, we put, up a store for them, laid the pipes and everything.” The mine, he said proudly, was the second oldest in the county, started in 1907. The’ frame company shacks looked every bit of that. “These miners get to thinking' Telephone Group In Single Union Denver (FP)—A new constitu tion combining the 47 autonomous unions of the National Federation of Telephone Workers into a single body to be known as the Communi cations Workers of America .was adopted here Nov. 14 by the 35 delegates of the NFTW national assembly. The new group plans jurisdiction covering all branches of communi cations, telegraph, radio and tele phone workers. The proposed con stitution will be submitted to a referendum of the NFTW’s 200, 0C0 members, which is expected to be completed not later than June 10, 1947. Delegates elected NFTW Presi dent Joseph A. Beirne as tempor ary president of the Communica tions Workers until the constitu tion is approved and a new con vention called to elect permanent officers. The put on it jails of the UMW members working in the Loomis colliery of the Glen Alden Coal Co. near here served the warning in a telegram to their chief. The concern operates in the anthracite field. they were too much after the union got in here in 1932. Roosevelt made ’em think that, I guess. The union and Henry Wallace are the two worst things he gave the country, the way I see it.—But I’m not against union, understand, just against their getting too much power like now. I asked about sanitation in the company camp. “Hell,” he snorted, “the union is hollerin’ for us to put running' water and bathtubs and sinks into these houses. In the first place, there isn’t any place for the water to run off, so that’s im possible. Then the mine might be worked out in ten years or so, and it wouldn’t be worth it to put in plumbing just for that time.” I didn’t remind him the mine had been operating 40 years, or that the “impossible” had been done for the mine supervisors’ homes. “Absenteeism is awful among these men,” the No. 1 guy declar ed. “One of our best electric motor men didn’t show up one day. So I asked his wife where he was and she had the nerve to tell me he *went to Detroit looking for an other job.” The super leeked deep ly hurt and said: “Imagine that for gratitude! We had him here for 10 years and he never told us he was going to take off. But he’s back with us now—no job in De troit.” He sounded like a revival preacher welcoming a sinner back to the fold. ‘’I’m glad to give you all the straight facts about our mine here,” he said. He described th last person from the outside he had talked to as “a big Jew from the OPA.” The government man, he complained, had “sneaked around” in the company store look ing at prices and asking the men about their wages. “He might have walked in like a man and asked me for the facts,” he said. Safety in the mines? “Hell, there isn’t anybody going to get hurt if he takes care of himself. I never got hurt but once. Why, they talk about mining being dan gerous. It ain’t so. There’s more people hurt and killed in autos on the highways than in the mines any time,” Mr. Top Man smiled at me with a sweeping arm gesture. 5c 3? MINERS WARN AGAINST JAILING LEWIS Wilkes Barre, Pa. (FP) federal government was notice Nov. 22 that if President John L. Lewis United Mine Workers it can ‘•make room for 700 more.” ENT s 3£ s’? s: ‘Ihuu IS WANTED An Experienced Guilder. One capable of doing bright gold, coin gold, lustre and color in all detail. Steady employment. Apply The Pope-Gosser China Co. Coshoetg^Ohio. a di/Ptnttf. John, Greta, Betty, Jack & -a .. .............. ........... it 5 Great System The Free Enterpri e Assertion of America has just vot.^d Martin Muttenhead “The Employee Vk Most Love to Bargain With.” Martin is the worker who thought he’d have a better chance of getting a ra..e if he went in and asked for it himself instead of having the union handle the mat ter. The Southern Democratic Bour bons, having sold their party out to the Republicans, will now find out what Benedict An o’d learned 170 years ago nobody likes a stooge. The army has just annour. the building of a plane that in take an atom bomb 10,0Cb mib-.-, and come back. What the world needs is a plane that will take an atom bomb 100, 000 miles and never come back. The State Department “briefs” reporters on what goes on at U. N. meetings they are not allowed to attend, but forbids them to men tion where they get the dope. But it’s not an iron curtain, you under stand. Probably just a plastic substi tute wh:le they’re waiting for re conversion. A lot of congressmen v.?o took their lumps a couple of weeks ago suddenly have a better understand ing of why a union fights for what it fights for. They’d give their right arm for a good seniority clause right now. Strike Threat Wins Gains For Boston Bakers Boston (FP)—A strike threat by 800 members of Local 186, Bak ery & Confectionery Workers’ In ternational Union, against 20 of Boston’s largest hotels has won them a closed shop, free laundry service, a 15 per cent pay raise and a possible 40-hour week. workweek the mem due in a A compromise on the averted the strike when bers, with the walkout few hours, voted to accept it. The hotels agreed to a survey to deter mine the feasibility of an immedi ate 40-hour week. SAFETY Is Our Business Did you know that transit is the saf est form of public transportation in the world? This little known fact—backed by actual records—dates back long be fore the war. And it still stands today. Yes! Safe transportation is our busi ness. Operators are carefully trained vehicles are safety-inspected mainten ance crews are continuously at work to keep public transit the safest way to travel. To Ease Christmas Shopping and Traffic Difficulties Shop Between 10:00 and 3:00 Monday Through Saturday Valley Motor Transit Co Comment On World Events- Some 18 months have gone by since the war a^.vn.-t Fasci.-m and Nazism ended, and the Jews, the pe who hanl-st hit, ore st ., uie off. Tii»- larre-rt r. ures available indir at,- th-re ur» about 157,000 homeless Jews in the British, French and American zo!.eg in Germany, in Austria and in Italy. There may be another 250,000 in Romania, Hungary and else wh-jre, who are honr-h gs and des titute and are not a.lowed or abk to emigrate. In all, estimates of displaced persons in Europe, Jews and non-Jews, have run as high as 2 million more con-nrvative fig ures place them at something over a million. It is reasonable to state that the displaced Jew in Europe arrr nts for something between 15 a .J 30 per cent of the total dis placed population who cannot or dare not return home. To d/e civilized humanity has remained indifferent to the pHght of th e erstwhile victims of total itarian oppression. The borders of the democratic countries have re r*a:ned sealed aga’rst the pitiful hundreds of thousands—survivors of over 7 million Jews gone through torture and cremation. who had chambers President The suggestion of Truman to admit 100,000 of the displaced Jews into Palestine has ’c~i pigeon-holed in diplomatic channels. It has been stated by most authorities who have visited the stricken that unless they are released soon, th* re will be a great deterioration morally and physical ly amongst them. A number of outstanding Ameri can government and civic leaders have,, during the last few months, come to realize that we, here in this country, must assume a fair share of responsibility for the whole problem of refugees as they are all casualties of an evil sys- Dr. A. A. Exley OPTOMETRIST •Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted Office Hours: 9 to 5 Evenings 7 to 9 By Appointment 502 Market Street Over Peoples Drug Store PHONES: 2375 Office 2264-R, Re.-idence PAGE FIVE tern and a terrible war. As the New York Times sue cinctly stated it, “they lire wounded in a great battle for erty. Demand the Union Label. We’ll Pull With You We feel that in each banking transaction v ether it be accepting the deposit of a cus tomer or extending a per~‘nal loan ... we are not m-.r-dy serving one individual, but helpk to set in motion a chain of events which will add to the productivity, and wealth of our entire community. First National East Liverpool’s Oldest Bank Member F. D. I. C. Phone 914 .t the lib an Pif -hTf-nt Truinan 'fficially nounced thet he mijrl ask Con gress to ad. nt a df ii'e itt num ber of European displaced persona including Jews as permanent reai der ts of the United States and that he hoped that “various coun tires” would find it possible to ad mit some of the unfortunate vic tims of the war. “It is also evident,” the Presi dent’s statement said, “that the •elation of the Palestine question will not in itself solve the broader problem of hundreds of thou un is of displaced persons in Europe. The President has been giving this problem his sp -*tl a't-‘nti'n and hopes that amtngem«-nts un be entered into wh' wilt make it possible for various countries in cluding the United States to admit many of these persons a*7 perman ent residents. TLe Pretid nt, on his part, is contemplating seeking the approval of Congress for spec ial legislation au*horiring the entry into the Uniud States of a fixed number of these persons in cluding Jews.” A 1 V'