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FRANK DALES, Caster
GEORGE NEWBON, Kilnman
jALEX YOUNG, Jiggerman
OF OPERATIVE POTTERS
VOL. XL, NO. 41
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
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.
5. C. ARMSTRONG, Dec. Kilnman Local Uunion 124, East Liverpool, O.
AMES COFFEY, Kilnman....................Local Union 122, Cambridge, O.
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.
’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
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.
.....Local Union 35, Trenton, N. J.
Local Union 4, East Liverpool, O.
CHARLES ZIMMER, Sanitary Caster....Local Union 45, Trenton, N. J.
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.
JOSHUA CHADWICK, Jiggerman....Local Union 12, East Liverpool, O.
^MATTHEW CURRAN, Kilnman..........Local Union 9, East Liverpool, O.
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Blanks By Feb. 20
•••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.
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,
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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
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Deadline Set For
To List Personnel
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
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,
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-
Local Union 44
Hears Report Of
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
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
and first representatives of the
AFL would come to Wheeling and
try to straighten out the situation.
After these gentlemen left, the
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
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
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"EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1947
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Nominees Listed For Executive Board And AFL Delegate
POTTERY LAYS IN RUINS IN WAKE OF BOILER EXPLOSION
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
AIT I ITTing VlHO Ispector,
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
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
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ogga mg a
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-
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.
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
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
^unl drive. He explained at
(great length the methods of solici
Itation of funds and how everyone
$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
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
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Of Local No. 44
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.”
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
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Under Wagner Act, Ball Explains i
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
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
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