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Firestone Tire
Yields Highest
Profits Ever
e
New York (FP)—The Firestone
Tire & Rubber Co. earned a net
profit of $27,682,877 in the fiscal
year ending Oct. 31—more than 11
million dollars over its previous
fiscal year—according to its an
nual statement issued Dec. 30.
The profits were calculated after
all deductions had been paid, in
cluding $71,499,280 in taxes, $11,
x* 119,063 for depreciation and after
adding 5 million dollars to the re
serve fund for contingencies. Last
year the company set aside only
$2,500,000 for contingencies, $65,
789,178 for taxes and $30,242,337
for both depreciation and amort
ization.
Sales values, amounting to near
ly 600 million dollars, were double
those in 1941, the previous record
for a peacetime year.
The profit figures include more
than 7 million dollars from ex
port trade. Sales were “increased
substantially” to Franco Spain and
Argentina, among other countries,
according to President Harvey S.
Firestone.
Because Of
Washington (FP) America’s
most qualified school teachers can
not earn enough in the school sys
tems to keep up with the current
cost of living, so they are leaving
the schools for other jobs and our
millions of childfen suffer for it.
That is the gist of the annual
report of the National Education
Association issued Jan. 5 The re
4 port was graphically outlined by
NEA Executive Secretary Willard
Givens at a press conference, in
which he emphasized the long-term
seriousness of the greatest* crisis
in the history of American educa
tion.
The solution, he said, lies in “an
aggressive, nationwide, profession
al program which, although ad
v dressed primarily to the nation’s
teachers, deserves the careful
study of all citizens.” A broad
unity of teachers, parents and pro
gressive community leaders, said
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OFFICIAL ORGAN .'b
RATIONAL BROTHERHOOD
1 OF OPERATIVE POTTERS
VOL. XL, NO. 37
Potters Association
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and those of the U. S. P. A. will be studied at that time.
Joseph M. Wells, chairman of the labor committee of the
United States Potters Association.
The proposals of the U. S. P. A. are as follows:
until regular quitting time.
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Submits FourteenrSSZT®
Ppfinficslc i fti NRllP
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1—A joint committee shall be appointed to explore the possibilities |ction as a real progressive unit.
of adopting wage incentive plans to cover hourly paid workers in Let’s start the new year off in
the different departments. v [this manner ^nd lay the foundation
2—When a plant is closed to permit qualified employees to take all |for settling grievances when they
or part of their vacation at one time, there shall be no applications [arrive in an orderly and proper
made for unemployment insurance. [manner before they reach the dan-
3.—A joint committee shall be appointed to work out a new method of ger stage.
figuring piece work machine decal earnings, as a substitute for| The basketball team of the Me-1
the present 60/40 formula. Present cost to the manufacturer not Nicol lant off to fine start
to be increased.
... .. ... ... .. land tends to compile a fine rec- 1
4—All hourly rate employees shall continue at their work until quit-1 (Turn to Paae Six) I
ting time signal is given. |___________________ 9 ___________|
5—Day wage rate shall be 80 per cent of the piece work average
hourly earning.
6—Piece workers working with day workers should remain at work
7—When the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters is unable to|
supply a journeyman within twenty-four hours after application by
ILeOVeS n£ I
an employer, the employer may put on an apprentice or any other |“ww
he may choose.
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8—person
All plants under one management or ownership in any one city c?rne ac.
shall be considered ene plant, but where plants under one manage-|‘.to f°1Tier
ment are located in different cities, they shall be considered sepa- |flcers at their meeting Tuesday I
rate plants.
9—In all trades where it is practical and feasible to split the work of |ye^eran member of the local who|
any given job, without causing loss of earnings to a tradesman, |is leaving the trade aft. a score I
work is either day wage, paid on clock hoursnor it is piece work is retiring from the trade and will
per car or per bung.
|be greatly missed by her many_
[friends. A true disciple of the prin-1
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Brotherhood officials this week received fourteen prop-1 the ranks of Local Union 991
ositions of the United States Potters Association for consider-1 is in the making for the new
ation of the joint conference committee which will meet at [year here in Clarksburg. This|
the Statler Hotel in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16. [statement comes from no less| i
Approximately fifty conferees and members of the Ex-|an authority than our recent-1
ecutive Board will meet at the Hamilton Hotel on Wednesday, |ly installed officers: Presi-1
Jan. 15 at 9:30 a. m. for a caucus before the conference.
proposals of the Brotherhood passed at the recent convention,
The meeting will be in charge of President James’M. |*ecretary’ David
Duffy, who will also be co-chairman of the conference with |Ko®® yn.®’
IfaaaAM I*he
DCGTIny 7^* union [on to
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InCOO&r in wOIITn
beaten over the head with the
telegrCam sent to govern-
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National School Crisis Growing X"81„.7X°r’ S"6
LOW Teacher Salaries
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At Last Meeting I"
Clarksburg, W. Va. A
new and progressive spirit to
", [advance the interests of all
The|dent, Joseph Soptag vice presi-
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|ciples of trade unionism, Lois left
[little to be desired in carring
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|dent, Ben Flannery financial sec-
|retary, Joseph Curotz recording
Bevan treasurer,
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LatYer large in scope “the obje^e
I evening, and bid adieu to
the manufacturer shall have the right to reconstruct such opera-1of years of active participation in WIbmVII NzaUXAmi
s tions.
[local affairs.
10—A special committee With equal representation from both sides, Ralph Bergner, former officer in
shall be appointed to establish prices for packing straw cartons. |the local before he left to join the
11—Any employee who has been
absent from work when work was [armed forces has served his ‘hitch’IT* _J!
available, without excuse, more than forty hours during any |with his Uncle Sam and was re-|1 XjHIOVVzIlXlSlIliaS
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V lean be reached and dividends gain-
|ed if we all pull together and fun-
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v!oiwon Member
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Local No. 124
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another I
jrthefXwta61proper
"^3iSU forfelt hls vacat,on w‘th Pay dur LenUy discharged. Ralph attended
meeting, greeted, his old| Falls Creek, Pa.—LoeaL.Unioa 104 got down to real business at
f#iends and expressed his^ire to their last mwtog inlHelkd cleared &e slate of all pending kmih
WW oTthe^NaSonal Brotherhood of !?pefat?vtOtters^hallforfrit s|get back at the bench- His last|ness matters, making way for the introduction of the new year.
V vacation ^rithpay^uring th ecurrenT or €f(dlo’^ng year 14 months in the service was spent v Officers for the new term were elected with the following being
vacation wiui pay uunng me current or ro lowing year. i Pacific chosen to reign for the first six months of 1947: President, Clyde
13 The provisions of this Agreement shall apply to all employees who n vnnu™ I Craven vice president, Bing Benion recording secretary, Rose Hostella
are recognized as having steady employment at one plant, but shall L. 1.Coleman, well known I secretary.trea3urer james Hinderliter guard, John Tavin.
not apply in the case of irregular or floating workmen who are [throughout the trade and particul-| On Dec 23 Santa Claus made a surprise visit to the plant and pre
necessary to supply the demand for irregular or fill-in jobs. |arly by those affiliated with the|sented each employee of the Jaclhon China Company with a bonus
14—The parties to this agreement recognize that on circular kilns the [decorating branch of the industry, check.
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..j .... I.- -----x. ... i More than four hundred employees of the Jackson China Company
►and their ladies and boyfriends,
gathered at the Hotel Logan Dec.
23 for the first big Christmas
party to be given by the new own
ers of that industry in honor of
their family of workers.
perform. She attended num-
|erous conventions and wage con-
Iferences representing her local and ...
|Qf nna
Comcfel!
ment officials points out that the [Rtt-EleCt GtOSCh re
union has been on strike against
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Dorsey Trailers Inc. since Nov. 19 NT TT Th«members of the Brotherhood
and that “evidence indicates a Camden, N. J-Local Union 50, can be proud of the way they sup
company union is being formed sanitary, elected officers at their ported the drive in former years
and every effort is being exerted f‘™t meting in the new year with and it is the wish of Brotherhood
to break the union Assault on Ithe following being chosen to reign I officials that they continue this
Harden is 'trZly bXved to for the first six montha °f 1947: until this disease is
have been instigated by the com-IPresldent’ Robert Gresch vicelfinally wiped from the face of the
pany.’’ y [president, George Kinsler record- [earth.
[mg secretary, Joseph Cook finan-[ Solicitation among employees in
a* •------------------|cjaJ secretary, Casimiir Iniehinski L^g pottery will be handled by de-
n i a* |I*PS» inspector. John of their respective plants.
lguar,1’,Harry
ers* salaries and educational ap-1 Polls were opened for the refer-1
propriations through political ac- |endum now before the trade to in- I
tion, is the true road ahead. [crease insurance benefits of the
I
Atlanta, Ga. (FP) Demand 'T24 Sha ^rvtd
for an FBI probe of an assault on 1™™.formulated at a meeting held
International Representative James [chair. It is with sincere regret we|JloI!day even,n« at Brotherhood
P. Harden of the United Auto |see her leaving the trade, but with [headquarters when Floyd Jividen,
Workers in Elba Ala has been the best of wishes from the en- chairman of this years campaign,
worKers in n,ioa, Aia., nas oee.i i I announced the personnel of the
sent by attorneys of the local here Lr servjce renjerXi I various committees for the 15-day
to Attorney Tom Clark, FBI Chief I Quite a large number cast their I solicitation.
J. Edgar Hoover and other govern- [ballot in the referendum now be-1 The campaign opens on Jan. 15
ment officials. [fore the trade. Polls will be open|and continues through Jan. 30. As
Harden was accosted on the [throughout the month and every |in former years the members of
.. [member is urged to exercise their |the National Brotherhood of Oper
street by three thugs, asked if he |,,.ie*r‘uer ufgeu exercise vneir .. o u
i ii.
I and Drivilege
was leader of the union and then |right
r,®!,v anu Pr,vueKe I
beaten over the head with the
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Seven new members were miti-
blunt end of a heavy knife, accord- sis- Tfe ain8t this dPreadeyd
mg to George Guest, assistant disease is no less important than
PotteFS the
|Frank Wannin. zv
The main features of the serious [organization. For the benefit of I
dangers to the nation’s schools now I those who were not present at our If KOOUCG TOXOSIX
are |last meeting, and polls will remain I
1.—Low teacher salaries. The |°Pen until out last meeting in Jan-1 Washington (FP) According
1945-46 average salary is about |uary affording every one an op- Lo his announced plan, Repn-senta-
$2,000, with wide variation bet-1 portunity to vote.
ween the states in pay scales. There was a very good atten
Fourteen states pay 75 per cent or [dance at the meeting and we hope
more of their teachers less than it will continue throughout the
$2,000 annually. [year. The social committee again
2 Teacher shortage For 1946- Icame forth in fine style and served
47, it is estimated that out of 865,- la delicious lunch following the
000 teachers, 110,000 are teaching [meeting. O. C. 50.
on emergency certificates and over
14,000 jobs are vacant. This means RELIEF FUNDS EXHAUSTED
that over 13 per cent of today’s Harrisburg, Pa. (FP) With
teaching jobs are held by people relief expenditures running more
not yet fully qualified, and jobs [than 5 million dollars a month,
are still going begging. [Pennsylvania’s relief funds will be
3.—Class curtailment, An esfi- [exhausted by the end of January,
mated 62,000 children are now
rived from schooling by
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de-1 The Department of Public Assist
ed lance had less than 10 million doL
liars in funds on Dec. 1.
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IVDU5TR.Y
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many duties she was called up-
VQni|JUlyn
JoD IS
•wWlla
Plans for the annual March of
lative Potters deem it a ML SI in
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their obligations to participate in
|the fight against infantile paraly-
[poverty, against greed and prejud-
nDziomba,
iomh^i|canvaSR
fense «’h» »ni make
Peterson trustee,. Key committee chairmen are as
t-l
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lintrOOUCGS Dill
Itive Harold Knutson introduced
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the first legislative measure into
Ithe 80th Congress, a bill to re
Iduce income taxes 20 per cent.
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Potters 11 era.
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ERST LIVERPOOL, OHp, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1947
GUILTY CONSCIENCE
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JraiTly
Preparations for a big party had
been made and were carried out
in a manner that set a high stand
ard for future parties of a similar
nature.
Philip Distillator, president of
the Vogue organization that re
cently purchased the Falls Creek
plant, who was personally interest
ed in the Christmas party and had
intended to be present found it
impossible to get away from New
York and wired his regrets. His
personal representatives had also
planned to fly here but they too
were disappointed when all planes*
were grounded.
However, the local committee
headed by Jack Jones and assisted
by Clyde Craven, had planned well
for a big evening and the festivi
ties were carried out in a manner
that provided a full program of
enjoyment for all. Edwin Hale,
general manager of the plant, and
F. W. Hughes, superintendent gave
the preparations their personal en
dorsement and were among those
present to enjoy the event.
Dancing furnished the basis of
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Knutson across-the-board
slash plan ,assailed by several leg
lislators as “giving millions to the
I millionaires but pennies
to the
would restrict the cut to.
110.5 per cent on annual incomes
lover $300,000.
I Knutson
said his slash would
[benefit w o k e rs management
[groups, and “those who furnish
[risk or venture capital for ney
[enterprises
[more jobs
|.iomy.”
which would create
eco-
in an expanding
wi
ATOM MANAGER Carroll
Louis Wilson of Rochester, N. Y.
has been named general manager
of the U. S. Atomic Energy Com
mission by President Truman. Wil
son formerly was associated with
the U. S. Office of Scientific Re
search and Development. (Feder
ated Pictures).
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Settlements Made By
Standing Committee
The following settlements
were recently handed down by
the Generalware Standing
Committee:
Jiggering
the round
Entered by
42, 44, 51, 53,
146.
flat job, settled for 90-day
trial period.
Ware boy on Iron Horse re
questing $1.04H per hour. En
tered by Local Union 138—
Homer Laughlin China Co.
The committee ruled the
work described
boys’ work, but
larborer’s work.
is not ware
classified as
Entered
Apple Cover.
Local Union 22— T. S. &
Pottery Co. Settled at 50c
each.
Eingongolg^l DaaAV*!* [This
rilKHIWWl
DawamIc
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Truman
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Loccd Union
10 Shatters
Old Record
Duffy, McGillivary
Elected Confrees
Local Union No. 10 started
off the new year with a bang
by breaking all previous atten
dance records over the past
two years. It is gratifying to
say the least that such a fine
example was set for our first
meeting in^the new year and
might well’serve as an inspir
ation to bolster the atten
dance at future meetings.
No doubt the fine turnout can be
attributed to one of the many im
portant matters now before the
local, namely, the election of con
ferees to represent the local at
the coming wage conference, bal
loting in the trade referendum to
increase the insurance benefits of
and finishing- of |‘he Brotherhmd, and awral eon
footed ...I diah. I1™!'™!1
Locals 12, 29, 31, ’'‘h before thoy rteehod the dan.
.70, 75, 103, 122,
Jig. Fin. Total
5 in. 7,Xc 2%c
8 in. IO1/. 3’4 14
10 in. 12'/ 4’z4 17
12 in. 21 6 27
Prices settled for two-boy
Jger stage. Whatever the case may
be, it was interesting to hear so
many express themselves on the
problems confronting the local.
Continuation of profitable dis
cussions at our semi-monthly meet
ings can only be attained through
one medium a full attendance.
The knowledge gained through
these discussions more than com
pensates the individual for the
short time he spends on the first
and third Monday of each month
in conference with his buddies
promoting their interests and safe
guarding their means of livelihood.
LQLUI OQ |Mountford who have been on the
os i. u .L
looking nothing the way of busi- I
ables the members to attend their
afforded both brothers an ex-
cellent opportunity to hear the
[sentiment of the brothers on pro-
ruiim VZI |poSals affecting
HA I
President Palmer weilded the |ly forces are seeking to wreck the
gavel at the session and kept peace and drive workers and small
things moving along in fine style, [farmers to ruin.
His manner of not permitting the
meetings to be long drawn out af
|v y Ik JT IkTTJ
fairs while at the same time over-
local union meetings and be out
in time to keep other appointments Trenton, N. J.—Michael J. Carlin,
they may have the same evening, [well known Trenton potter and an
Quite a number exercised their [influential member and worker in
privilege in voicing their opinion |the organization over a span of
via ballot on the referendum now [years, died recently at his home in
before the trade to increase the [Trenton, following a lingering ill
death insurance benfits of the |ness.
Brotherhood. The polls will be A turner by occupation and a
open throughout the month of Jan- [thoroughly skilled workman, he was
uary affording every member a [employed at the Scammell China
chance to vote. Co. for a number of years. He was
At our next meeting on Monday [forced by failing health to give up
evening, Jan. 13, nominations for [work in the shop three years ago.
national officers will be held. WelHe had served as president of
would like to see every member of [Local Union 40, Clay Department
the local present at this meeting Local of Trenton for generalware
And support those whom they think [before its amalgamation with
best qualified to head the organ- Local Union 35, and continued as
ization for the next two years, [president of Local Union 35 follow
This is not only your privilege but |ing the amalgamation for better
a duty every member should per- [than fifteen years. He represented
form. |his local in convention and wage
There wall be one more meet- [conferences for a great number of
ing before our conferee leaves for [years and had served several terms
the wage conference in Washing- |on the national auditing commit
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MEMBER
O INTERNATIONAL LABOR
NEWSSERVICE
SEC
Labor Policy o
Willing Congress
Washington (FP)—Enactment of labor legislation clbse
ly resembling parts of the anti-labor Case bill vetoed last
spring took the spotlight Jan. 3 in a list of recommendations
to the 80th Congress as President Truman addressed a joint
[session on the state of the union. -jf 4
1 His speech was immediately followed by a statement
from Senator Robert Taft, leader of the Senate anti-labor
[forces, that Truman proposals were not substantially differ
which Taft had helped steer
lent from the old Case bill
I
through the Senate.
I
Truman asked Congress
For
Following the election of Fred
McGillivray, handler, and Frank
.Duffy, tdrner, to represent the
“y local at the coming wage confer
T- lence, a round table discussion on
the proposals to be acted on at the
parley was held with many taking
the floor to express their views.
the trade.
®ert Van Fossen and George
|sick list for many months have re-
Local Union 86 beM their regu- honorary membership. The
lar weekly meeting Monday even- FJ participation of both broth
mg and we were glad to see many I
new faces among those present. (Turn to Page Two)
We hope these newcomers were in
spired by the proceedings of their FARM UNION URGES UNITY
first meeting and can be counted Des Moines, la. (FP)—The 30th
upon to fall in line with the older convention of the Iowa Farmers’
members and be on hand every [Union here urged promotion of
Monday night to promote the in-[farmer-labor unity after speakers
terests of their trade. [pointed out that the same nwnopo-
a
$2.00 PER YEAR
Outlinesk«'»‘3
br “early enactment of legisla
tion to prevent certain unjustifi-,
able practices,” among which he
listed jurisdictional strikes, second
ary boycotts, and the use of eco
nomic force, by either labor or
management, to decide Issues aris
ing out of the interpretation of
existing contracts.”
Truman said: “Legislation should
be enacted to provide machinery
whereby unsettled disputes con
cerning the interpretation of an
existing agreement may be refer
red by either party to final and
binding arbitration.” A unions,
therefore, would be forbidden from
using the strike or stoppage to
force an employer to live up to his
agreement.
Truman also called for appoint
ment of a temporary joint commis
sion to inquire into the entire labor'
field, to consist of 12 members of
Congress from both parties, and
eight representatives of the public,
management and labor, appointed
by the president. This group, Tru
man said, should investigate and
bring back proposals on “the spec
ial artd unique problem of nation-,
wide strikes in vital industries af
fecting the public interest.”
Truman said he wanted to find
a way to cope with strikes “with
out endangering our general dem
ocratic freedoms,” in such indus
tries wr*transportation, Coat, oil,**
steel or communications, which, he’
said, “can result in national dis
aster.”
“We have been able to avoid
such disaster in recent years, only
by the use of extraordinary war
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Coshocton
Local
Lists Officers
Coming Term
Coshocton, Ohio Local Union
75 wound up activities for the year
1946 at their meeting on Dec. 26
and set the stage for progressive
legislation to be enacted at their
first meeting in the new year
which has been called for Thurs
day, Jan. 9.
Chief and foremost on the new
year’s agenda will be nomination
for national officers and the local’s
voice in the referendum now be
fore the trade to increase death
benefits of the Brotherhood. Need
less to say both issues are of ut
most importance and should war
rant a record turnout.
Officers installed for the ensu
ing term are George Smith, presi
dent Edward Crozier, vice presi
dent Drexel I. Scott, recording
secretary Herman Kratz, defense
collector Margaret Holder, finan
cial secretary Tom Bock, inspec
tor Okey Bontempt, guard
Arthur W’eaver, statistician Wil
liam Roberts and Dave Bowman,
trustees.
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VeterOn ^6111061 Of NBOP
Dies At His Home In Trenton
Known familiarly as ‘Mike’, his
intimate knowledge of the affairs
of the Brotherhood and his skill
as a craftsman placed him in a
position of leadership among the
men of his own trade, and made
him a trustworthy man to counsel
with. He was frank and aggres
sive in debate, but never permitted
differences of opinion on the floor
of the local or convention to dis
play itself in any personal animus
toward those whose judgment he
might find himself at variance. It
was this characteristic that gained
for him so many warm and abiding
friendships. To recount all .the
sacrifices he made to advance the
welfare of l|is fellowman and
organization, would require much
more space and time than is at the
Herald’s disposal this week.
Besides L. U. 35, and the N. B. 4
of O. P., his only other fraternal
connection was that of the Knights
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