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.’'W- iW: fe s.t'. 1 U w'V hi A! r: r*v 'k. fe- ifi ■4 K I*F Sa -fat AA -. 1 I .............. W’ -.» .- 4^4 WJ*»V PHIL BACKER FRANK DALES, Caster GEORGE NEWBON, Kilnman jALEX YOUNG, Jiggerman A?’’'.- Wf- -.liBL. tA1* A OFFICIAL ORGAN NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS VOL. XL, NO. 41 fl.<p></p>Artware Candidates Must CANDIDATES FOR MORE THAN ONE OFFICE MUST DESIGNATE WHICH OFFICE THEY DESIRE TO CONTEST The following is the official list of the members of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters who have been placed in nomination for the various positions on the Execu tive Board also delegates to the American Federation of Labor Convention. A WORD TO NOMINEES! At the end of thio Hot will be found a nomination which muot be uoed by the membero whooe nameo appear if deoiring to accept the office to which they have been nomin ated. To inoure name being placed on ballot, membero deoiring to conteot for any office to which they have been nominated muot fill out nomination blank and forward oame 00 that it will reach thio office not later than February 20, 1947. ROY BROADBENT, Kilnman Local Union 9 East Liverpool, O. ROBERT HAY, Kilnfireman Local Union 130, East Liverpool, O. DHAS. F. JORDAN, Kilnman.......................Local Union 59, Sebring, O. R. C. LARKINS, Handler................................Local Union 44, Sebring, O. FRED McGILLIVRAY, Handler Local Union 10, East Liverpool, O. CHARLES NEWTON, Saggermaker............Local Union 59, Sebring, O. TAMES SLAVEN, Liner................Local Union 124 East Liverpool, O. fOSEPH SONTAG, Jiggerman Local Union 99, Clarksburg, W. Va. 2. L. WHEATLEY, Kilnman................Local Union 9, East Liverpool O. iAROLD WILLIAMS, Liner. Local Union 124, East Liverpool O. FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT 5. C. ARMSTRONG, Dec. Kilnman Local Uunion 124, East Liverpool, O. AMES COFFEY, Kilnman....................Local Union 122, Cambridge, O. jARRY FINLAY, Jiggerman Local Union 12, East Liverpool, O. IARRY JENNINGS, Handler Local Union 10, East Liverpool, O. •’LOYD JIVIDEN, Kilnfireman Local Union 130, East Liverpool, O. 1EN JONES, Kilnman............................ Local Union 9, East Liverpool, O. HAS. F. JORDAN, Kilnman........................ Local Union 59, Sebring, O. AMES SLAVEN, Liner................Local Union 124, East Liverpool, O. AMES SOLAN San. Caster....................Local Union 45, Trenton, N. J. J. L. WHEATLEY, Kjlpman..- Local Union 9, East Liverpool, O. HANK WHEATLEY SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT ’RED BOWLER, Kilnman Local Union 9, East Liverpool HESTER A. BRUNT, Caster.................... Local Union 44, Sebring, OSHUA CHADWICK, Jiggerman....Local Union 12, East Liverpool VOODROW CRONIN, Kilnman....... Local Union 9, East Liverpool AMES M. DUFFY, Tuner ....................Local Union 76, Buffalo, N. VILLARD GARNER, Handler..^....Local Union 10, East Liverpool, ’RANK HULL, Dec. Kilnman Local Union 124, East Liverpool THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT 1ARRY BENNETT, Jiggerman Local Union 12, East Liverpool, COFFEY, Kunman................ Local Union 122, Cambridge WOODROW CRONIN, Kilnman Local Union 9, East Liverpool O. OSCAR DALE, Kilnman ...................Local Union 76, Buffalo N. Y. 1} ABE EDWARDS, Caster .......................Local Union 70, Minerva, O. NICK FLESCH, Handler Local Union 10, East Liverpool, O. .-'JOHN HAMILTON, Jiggerman............... ...Local Union 44, Sebring, O. hj!FLOYD JIVIDEN, Kilnfireman Local Union 130, East Liverpool, O. SAM LAWTON, Turner............................Local Union 24, Wellsville, O. ... AUGUSTINE MAZZIE, Caster..._.Local Union 99, Clarksburg, W. Va. •I A. J. SANDERS, Kilnman.................................Local Union 42, Salem, O. JAMES SLAVEN, Liner Local Union 124, East Liverpool, O. WILLIAM WHITE, Kilnman Local Union 9, East Liverpool, O. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT .....Local Union 35, Trenton, N. J. Local Union 4, East Liverpool, O. CHARLES ZIMMER, Sanitary Caster....Local Union 45, Trenton, N. J. FIFTH VICE-PRESIDENT OSCAR DALE, Kilnman Local Union 76, Buffalo, N. Y. CHARLES NEWBON, Kilnfireman..Local Union 130, East Liverpool, O. GEORGE NEWBQN, Kilnman.................. Local Union 35, Trenton, N. J. HARRY PODEWELS, Jiggerman Local Union 12, East Liverpool, O. CHARLES ZIMMER, Caster Local Union 45, Trenton, N. J. SIXTH VICE-PRESIDENT JOSHUA CHADWICK, Jiggerman....Local Union 12, East Liverpool, O. ^MATTHEW CURRAN, Kilnman..........Local Union 9, East Liverpool, O. ............................ .. 0 i'SV''"r'-li' 5U13j'i.£ 'toff’Ji i .'-. -f‘■ B^AI ... .■ .. fl U MM File Acceptance Blanks By Feb. 20 i A 5 r- ’"WWWHIBNT •••Local Union 59. Sebring O. 1-aMES M. E*JFFt,-TujWr—*~... Local Unkm Tff, THkYBo, LARRY FINLAY, Jiggerman —.Local Union 12, East Liverpool, O. TAMES GIBSON, Turner ................Local Union 10, East Liverpool, O. FRANK HALL, Dec. Kilnman Local Union 124, East Liverpool, O. BEN JONES, Kilnman.............................Local Union 9, East Liverpool, O. DHAS. F. JORDAN, Kilnman.............................Local Union 59, Sebring, O. FRED McGILLIVRAY, Handler Local Union 10, East Liverpool, O. E. L. WHEATLEY, Kilnman................Local Union 9, East Liverpool, O. tfPRMAN WHIPPLER, Liner Local Union 124 East Liverpool, 0. SECRETARY-TREASURER it. 3$ blank below & *'k tC Y. 0. o. o. o. o. 0. Local Union 35, Trenton, N. J. w.eev«.«u..........................Local Union 35, Trenton, N. J. ..Local Union 12, East Liverpool, ..Local Union 12, East Liverpool, .....Local Union 9, East Liverpool, ...Local Union 12, East Liverpool, ...............Local Union 44, Sebring, O. Local Union 130, East Liverpool, O. ...Local Union 10, East Liverpool, O. GUY DIGMAN, Jiggerman......... LARRY FINLAY, Jiggerman BERT GOODBALLET. Kilnman. JAMES GRAFTON, Jfggerman.. JOHN HAMILTON, Jiggerman.. FLOYD JIVIDEN, Kilnfireman... THOMAS RAMSEY, Handler PHIL SCHROEDER, Turner............................ Local Union 44, Sebring, GEORGE TURNER, Caster. Local Union 4, East Liverpool, PAUL VAN FOSSEN, Dipper.., Local Union 18, East Liverpool, BURR WRIGHT, Kilnman Local Union 9, East Liverpool, (Continued on Page Two) O. O. O. O. O. O. O. O. Sebring, Ohio—Local Union 44 held their last session on Jan. 23 at which time Bros. John Hamilton and Phil Schroeder, delegates to the wage conference, made their report. We were1 especially pleased to hear details of the general wage increase and premium pay for Sun day work. Bros. Hamilton and Schroeder spent a busy evening answering the many questions re garding the various propositions following their report, and I am sure no member who was present can have a wrong interpretation of what the agreement calls for. The old political pot has started to simmer and Bro. John Hall has tossed his hat into the ring for mayor on the Republican ticket. His candidacy should have the sup port of every union man in Se bring, as well as other union mem (Turn to Page Two) Deadline Set For Shop Committees To List Personnel O. _________ _____o. The cold spell snapped the spirit of members of Local Union 124 Tuesday evening, but not to the extent that there were not enough members on hand for a quorum. Margaret Curley presided in the absence of President Clair Arm strong who is working on the night shift, and wielded the gavel in the fashion of a professional auctioneer, hurrying things along, but overlooking nothing in the way of official business to be disposed of. A complaint regarding the ap prentices in the color room at the Hall China Co. was discussed and referred to a committee to take the matter up with the firm. Shop committees have been noti fied to file a list of the personnel of their respective committees with the Local not later than our next meeting on Feb. 11. Failure to comply with this request will re sult in new committees being named and the members duly bound to serve until June 1st. It is now a part of our agree ment to furnish all firms with the names of all those serving on shop committees on their respective plants. This will tend to expedite settlement of grievances on the plants and eliminate work stop pages when disputes arise, ■'eiSS' i his is a birds-eye view of the destruction that lay the wake of the early Monday morning fire that swept through the Grindley Art- r:.._ Local Union 44 Hears Report Of Wage Conference ‘M Wheeling, W. Va.—According to an official announcement' by the Warwick China Co., Bro. Ed Kren has been appointed Superintendant in charge of production. Edward Kren assumes his new duties im mediately, replacing Mr. Edwin Hale, who severed his connections here in Wheeling some months ago to fill a similiar position in Falls Creek, Pa. Mr. Kren is well quali fied for the position, having en tered the employ of the Warkick about twenty years ago. He gained valuable experience for his new post by working in several depart ments during the years. The members of Local No. 6 ex tend their sincere wish for a very successful regime for Mr. Kren. We feel the selection of Ed Kren as superintendent of the shop is indeed a wise one and our full co operation will be given. Some of the boys in the shop lire still trying to figure out the strange case of what kind of beer to buy. It seems a dispute arose in Pitts-1 burgh between the CIO brewery workers and the AFL teamsters. Both groups endeavored to domin ate the other and as a result a strike was called. It spread to Wheeling in due time and the lads who do the hauling handle the CIO union Pickets were thrown McCann Distributing and first representatives of the AFL would come to Wheeling and try to straighten out the situation. After these gentlemen left, the refused to made beers, around the Co.’s plant Firemen Called To Chester Plant Fire broke out early Wednesday morning in the decorating depart ment at the Taylor, Smith & Taylor plant in Chester, causing an estimated damage of between $2,000 and $3,000, company offi cials stated. The fire believed to have been caused by an overheated fuel pipe in the decorating kilnshed, quickly spread to the flooring of the dec orating shop on the second floor, burning several large holes. Members of the Chester Volun teer Fire Department aided by the East Liverpool fire laddies quickly brought the fire under control which for a time threatened, to (Tftyg It p^ge Six) s- ?5 if- ’K- #Mter£ Herold "EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1947 ■'fa i*V^Mflk'■■’■■ '.'- ,. A. A. .. J.. ,.*• K 3* ’. Nominees Listed For Executive Board And AFL Delegate POTTERY LAYS IN RUINS IN WAKE OF BOILER EXPLOSION 1 A A 1 This is a birds-eye view of the destruction that lay in the wake of pensive kilns were included in the wreckage. The twisted and collapsed I neJrni®n apprentices to i.. i_.. l______ ware pottery in Sebring as the result of a boiler explosion. Two ex- ployees of LU 178 were thrown out of work.—Courtesy Alliance Review. Ed. Kren Superintendent At Warwick China Co. Plant» CIO officials would come here for conferences. Ut to date, nothing has been accomplished. A couple of weeks ago, several AFL drivers quit their affiliation with teamsters union and joined CIO and went back to work. "'!/•$' Plant Burns To Ground■=■".--A?7 I w- _______ __ ______ ___ ___ r_______ v structure testifies to the intense heat that prevailed. Over 100 em- I°Perate tnern. .... i gro James Coffee gave a talk Ion the Guernsey Memorial Hospit al kAIal the the this Some one has blunderer in mixed up affair and it looks to the writer like it will take a Philadel phia Lawyer to figure it out. The (Turn to Page Six) Servicemen Paid Honor At Party By Local No. 51 Canonsburg, Pa.—In one of the most delightful entertainments ever held in the city of ‘Gun Town’, over 400 guests assembled last Sat urday evening in the ballroom of the K. S. K. J. lodge at Canons burg, paying honor to the ex-G. I.’s of Local Union 51. The party which was planned by the, social committee of L. U. 51 in conjunction with the management from the W. S. George and Can onsburg Pottery, started off with a dinner that included everything from soup to nuts, and wound up with a floor show presented by the Jane Vella School of Dancing that rivaled any of the late Flo Zieg feld productions. 98 of the ex-doughboys were on hand for the event, and together with their wives, mothers, or sweethearts, put away their cares of the day and joined with their fellow shopmates in celebrating their return to the land of the free and the home of the brave. Adding an official touch to the party, representatives frpm na tional headquarters, vice presi dents James Slaven, Josh Chad wick, George Turner and T. J. Desmond were present and called upon for remarks. The latter of ficial made the principal address of the evening, and in his remarks touched upon the hardships the (Turn to Page Six) AIDS PAPER INDUSTRY Washington (FP) The Ex port-Import bank has authorized a credit of 20 million dollars to Fin land for the purchase of U. S. machinery, equipment and mater ials for the recovery of export pro duction in its lumber, pulp and paper industry. AITsCfJCJ IvlwwTin^S KCyUlQriyf I Advises Members AIT I ITTing VlHO Ispector, k.A%» dk. K’ 4 :_______________________________________ /1T:: K I division of work, qpp—ntiosahfps. k- I Universal has installed some tint I iag machines and are placing jour- could do his part by contributing (deduction. The attendance at the last meet- I Universal Potteries will in the ing of Local Union 94, warehouse- lnex^ year, consist of three plants, women, proved beyond a doubt that las ownere are planning to the members were very much con- lerect plant No. 3, adjacent to cerned with what transpired at the I Plants 1 and 2 on the old tin mill wage conference. Sister McGown |s*te which they purchased some made a very excellent report, I Ume In fact’ plans are drawn, covering each phase of the con- I finances arranged and building ference, also commenting on the I permits granted for the new addi speech of President William Green |ti°n of the A. F. of L. which was very I Due to the rising cost of living interesting and profitable. I the recent pay boost is greatly ap- Due praise was given our na-1 predated. This is worth noting be tional officials and members of the (cause several industries are locat conference committee for their un- I ing plants in and around Com tiring efforts throughout the par-1 bridge. Our fair city should look ley. At no time throughout the six (forward to near boom times during days of deliberations with the I this reconversion period. O. manufacturers, was the slightest 1122. hint of animosity shown in pre- I senting evidence in support of the I various proposals, she stated. With convention time drawing I Seatg New Officers near, once again we urge the I necessity of every member attend- I Evansville, Ind. Local Union (Turn to Page Three) 172, sanitary workers, have chosen ogga mg a EieCTOG ■—I TvSiaeilT S/T Un owgg»^ Ithe following officers for the com- ling term: President, Cleatus Hes- Iter vice president, Ed Goebel wording secretary, Robert Bar- Iron financial secretary, Marion I Fisher guard, George Clark in- It is with sincere regret we (work movements given Uncle announce the death of Bro. Ralph I Sam’s blessing under the terms of Kutch on Jan. 19th. A true disciple I® bill introduced by Senator Joseph in the ranks of organized labor, his |H. Ball, passing will be mourned by all I who already has three those who knew him. I dandy anti-labor bills in the legis- Everything seems to be rolling llative hopper, told newsmen he along fine in Tiffin with all mem-1 was quite enthusiastic about his bers looking to a prosperous year I newest measure, in 1947. We must not overlook I The Minnesotan held a full-dress the fact that with good times I press conference in his office to ahead, we also have our obligations (explain the bill and admit he draft to meet in the new year. We should led it with the help of Gerard L. strive for better attendance at our I Reilly, former member of the union meetings, lend all possible I NLRB, assistance to our shop committee I Giving a little piece of taffy to in handling disputes, and join with Ithe craft unions of the AFL, and our fellow brothers thorughout the la chunk of fudge to the compain trade in promoting the interests of ling unaffiliated or socalled inde organized labor, as practiced by I pendent unions, Ball admittedly re the National Brotherhood of Oper-1 served the chocolate-covered de ative Potters.—O. C. 205. I lights to the downtrodden U. S.j Joe Rexing trustee, I Henry Schmuck, defense collector, Tiffin, Ohio—The following of-1 Clarence Leinnenback statistician, ficers were installed by Local I Neal Mayer.—O. C. 72. Union 2C5 at their meeting in Jan-1 uary: President, Willard Griffin |». ^rrixers wouia Loose vice president, Clarence Martin, Sf fl KOFS WOUlQ LOO SO Jill RlOnTS Sr. financial secretary, George ____ Martin ecording s e e a r.y, 11 Miriam Schander. The new offi-1 cials in accepting their posts, ask-1 By TRAVIS K. HEDRICK ed for the same cooperation from I Washington (FP) Scab-herd the membership, as extended the ling would become upright and em retiring officers. I ployer organization of back-to- ib MEMBER if Early Morning Fire Wipes Out Grindley Pottery At Sebring In one of the most disastrous fires in the history of Sebring, the Grindley Artware plant was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. Loss of the one-story brick building and its contents, including two costly kilns was estimated at $200,000 by Fire Chief Frank Timmer. Flames set off by the explosion of a medium-sized boiler used to heat the office and decorating department which let go at 12:55 a. m., spread so quickly that within 25 minutes^ the structure of approximately 100 by 125 feet lay in ruins. Cambridge Firm To Add Plant 3 To Their Chain I Cambridge, Ohio Local 122 I held its last meeting in January, I Ion the 22nd, at the Moose hall. At-* I tendance was small because of the I cold weather, but this did not pre r- 1 vent some heated discussions on ,A. INTERNATIONAL LABOR -NEWS SERVICE Sebring firemen respond id promptly but according to ►Chief Timmer, the structure was a mass of flames when they ar rived at the scene, and the pro gress of the flames was so speedy that all efforts to control the fire proved fruitless. ^unl drive. He explained at (great length the methods of solici Itation of funds and how everyone 4 $2.00 PER YEAR Two watchmen, John Scholl of Alliance R. D. 4 and Riley Clark, Sebring, were changing shifts at the plant entrance at the time, and both escaped unharmed. Chief Timmer said that appar ently a defective safety valve on the boiler was responsible for the blaze. When the explosion occur red, the boiler overturned and livft eoalflfSparked the hotocaofL Ttm mer recalled that the blaze ranked next in extent to that at the Gem Clay Forming Company about 3G years ago. A. K. Grindley, president, placed Hie loss estimate at $200,000. In cluded in the kilns destroyed was one of the electric type only re cently installed. The loss is parti ally covered by insurance. The plant was in the midst of a three weeks’ shutdown because (Turn to Page Twa) Veteran Official Of Local No. 44 Declines Officer Contrary to the wishes and ur gent pleas of his many friends in Local Union 44, Sebring, Ohio, Robert C. Larkins, veteran hand ler, and an officer in the Local over a wide span of years, refused to be a candidate in the recent election of officers in his Local. “Bob”, as he is familiarly known, joined Local Union 44 in 1901, and during the 46 years of his affilia tion, held office 43 of those years. The last 15 years he occupied the treasurer’s degk, and in carrying out the duties of this important post, acquired the nickname “watchdog of the treasury.” C. Representing his Local at num erous conventions, he acquired many friends throughout the trade by his intimate knowledge of the affairs of the Brotherhood and his interest in the principles of true trade unionism. His keen sense of justice and manner of (Turn tn Page Six) an on aii Under Wagner Act, Ball Explains i Kignrs employer. S. 360, which is the number by which the new Ball bill is known, amends the Wagner act. Senator W. Lee O’Daniel did quite the same thing in his bill which consists of 1 just one sentence: “The National Labor Relations Act is hereby re- n pealed.” Ball first would deny the protec tion of the Wagner act to work ers who went on strike and refused I to return to the same or similar jobs upon an offer from an em ployer. The employer, Ball said, would be free to make such an offer at any time and if the strik ers refuse to return, he could hire 1 somebody else. I “Then what you mean, Joe, is I that strikers would lose all rights I under the Wagner act?” a report- I er asked. I “Yes,” was Ball’s reply? I “And that includes any strike?* I (Tom to Page Six) I 1'jJ .‘jA.-.ji.