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Thursday, April 3, 1947
Union Pledged Support
Of AFL In -Dispute With
N^w York Stock Exchange
I CJVJ^SMILNS).—President William Green of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor has placed the full resources of the
federation behind the United Financial Employees, Local 205,
in its dispute with the New York Stock Exchange.
Speaking at the annual convention of the Office Em
ployees International Union, with which the UFE is affiliat
ed, the AFL chief asserted that “if there is any place in
America where high wages and better working conditions
should prevail, it is in this money-making establishment in
New York, the Stock Exchange.” ...
Demands made by the union in-1
elude a request for an increase in
wages of 25 per cent and union se
that the
Green, pointing out
union has offered to
k’The employers say: ‘No, you
must surrender to us.’ I 2.
believe the people of the United
States will support the owners and
operators of the Stock Exchange
in this position.”
I do not
The union’s immediate dispute is
with A. M. Kidder & Co., a brok
erage house.
^Exchange officials contend that
they cannot compel a member firm
to come to an agreement with the
Runion. President M. David Keefe
of the local explained that the or
ganization served its 30-day notice
of cancellation of its contract,
which is in effect a strike notice,
on the exchange rather than the
individual firm with which it is in
RMispute because operations of the
_^^xchange are conducted on a
'“chain-store” basis. Also, the
union’s contracts provide that the
exchange shall assist in maintain
ing harmony between the local and
the affiliated brokers.
Wagner Act Held Success
Green rapped legislation de
signed to shackle organized labor,
stating that Congress’ continual
attacks on labor had created chaos
and industrial strife and interfered
with production.
John M. Houston, member of the
National Labor Relations Board,
^asserted that the Wagner Act, the
Norris-LaGuardia Act and the
Clayton Act “did not create new
rights for employees.” All of them,
he said, were “passed to set up
procedural safeguards for rights
which for more than a hundred
years have been considered basic
and constitutional.”
He said that the Wagner Act
*“is nothing more than the recog
Jnition of the age-old principle that
4a legal right in one person implies
a duty on the part of others to re
ftaih from trespassing on that
bright,” and added:
Wagner Act was not in-
f””,tended to eliminate all evils from
the field of industrial relations its
-^uscone and purpose was a limited
gwvne. And that it has been a suc
^Jess is dramatically demonstrated
rZ*by the decline in strikes and lock
outs caused by the denial of the
right to self-organization. In 1937,
about 60 per cent of the strikers in
the United States were involved in
organizational strikes in the latest
..period for which we have informa
tion, the first 6 months of 1946,
the figure had'declined to 8 per
cent. In 1937, man-days idle due
to organizational strikes accounted
for 76 per cent of all strike idle
ness of the 42 largest and most
important post-war strikes studied
by the Department of Labor, only
one-twentieth of one per cent of
the idleness was caused by organi
zational issues.”
Urges Fostering of Cooperation
Expressing his opposition to
compulsion in the field of labor
relations, he said: “The purpose of
government should be to strength
en the relationship between man
agement and labor. It should fos
ter cooperation and not rely on of
ficial decree. And all actions of
that government should be shaped
in the direction of stimulating such
Other convention speakers in
'cluded Secretary-Treasurer I. M.
Omburn of the AFL Union Label
^Trades Department President WiL
_liam L. McFetridge of the Build
^Mng Service Employees’ Interna
WRional Union, ami Vice President
Earl J. McMahon of the IlHnpte
State Federation of Labor.
President Paul R. Hutchings
hnd Secretary-Treasurer J. How
ard Hicks were reelected.
New York City (ILNS).—Gov.
Dwight H. Green of Illinois has
been urged by the Workers’ De
fense League to call upon the
legislature to adopt one of the fair
^employment practice commission
neasures now before it. Pointing
eral assembly, proponents of
^^Mieasures now before it. Poi
^Ho Republican control of the
eral assembly, p—.--*-
FEPC believe that the governor,
who is the state’s Republican
leader, can get such a measure
passed if he so desires.
“You have announced
will gladly administer a state
FEPC measure, if enacted,” Row
land Watts, associate WDL sec
retary wrote Green. “Recalling
that only one-fifth of the Republi
cans voted for the FEPC bill be
fore the legislature two years ago,
you must realize that enactment of
such a bill this year depends large
ly on m? wholehearted support,”
“j :.
President Truman
Clotfiing prices advanced for the
forty-fourth consecutive month,
and were 1.1 per cent higher in
mid-February than in mid-Janu
ary. They have risen almost 80 per
cent since August, 1939.
Women’s clothing advanced
sharply between mid-January and
mid-February. Higher prices were
reported for cotton house dresses,
rayon dresses, hosiery and under
garments, reflecting earlier in
creases in manufacturers’ prices.
Men’s suits and top coats and work
clothing also went up in most
cities. Footwear rose 1.2 per cent
during the month.
Adam Hats Push
The Union Label
New York City (ILNS).—A pol
icy of featuring and actively pro
moting the union label has been
instituted by Adam Hats, said to
be America’s largest retailer of
men’s hats. Max Zaritsky, presi
dent of the United Hatters, Cap
and Millinery Workers’ Union,
making the announcement, cited
the step as “an extension of true
leadership which may well set a
good-neighbor pattern for union
retailer relationships.”
President Zaritsky declared:
“The union label stands for in
tegrity, quality and expert crafts
manship. As the silversmith puts
the sterling stamp of excellence on
his products, so our members put
the union label on their product as
the symbol of the finest workman
ship. When Adam Hats tells its
customers to look for the union
label, it is telling them to look for
peak quality and materials plus
long wear and fair price.”
Pace-setting is not new in the
history of Adam Hats, which re
cently made possible substantial
consumer savings by being the
first national organization to lower
prices in the face of rising costs of
A graphic nation-wide advertis
ing campaign will feature the
union label—“A symbol of skilled
American craftsmanship.”
It’s the people who just call to
say hello who hang around till
you’re nuts.
that you
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51.6 per cent above the Jan. 1,
1941, level.
Retail food prices in large cities
dropped 0.8 per cent between mid
January and mid-February and
were 2.9 per cent below the mid
November record high of 187.7. A
seasonal drop of 6.5 per cent in
egg prices was accompanied by a
3.6 per cent decline for dairy prod
ucts and lower prices for meats,
fish and poultry. Fresh fruit and
vegetable prices advanced 2.8 per
cent on the average* during the
month. Green beans increased 35
per cent and lettuce 13 per cant.
Coffee and sugar continued to ad
Beauty is based on good health,
proper diet and sufficient sleep.
Expert care and careful dieting
will keep you wrinkle free and
shapely, but a frown between the
brows, a whine in the voice, and a
disconsolate droop of the mouth
cannot be hidden at any age.
Learn your type—how to dress
your hair and apply your makeup
in order to make the most of your

BABY CLOTHES—Dress up the
little lady in this adorable outfit,
Pattern 8118, designed for sizes
6 months, 1, 2, and 3 years. Send
25 cents in coin, your name, ad
dress, pattern number and size to
Federated Press Pattern Service,
York 18, N. Y,
-f' •.
truthful to yourself—if you
know what is best suited to
your type, seek professional ad
Practice correct cleansing of
skin, hair and nails and be fasti
dious in all personal care.
Take some form of daily Exer
cise, preferably in the fresh air.
Allow plenty of time to apply
your makeup.
If you can’t be pretty, be smart
in appearance.
At all times be well groomed
from head to toe.
Recognize your age and choose
appropriate hairstyles and clothes
It has been said that between
the ages of 20 and 30 a women
needs beauty between 30 and 40,
she needs charm between 40 and
50, she needs wit and heaven help
her after that is she hasn’t got
ingenuity or money!
A new note in line with the back
interest created by bustles and
back swept hairstyles is to wear
a stunning clip or piece of cos
tume jewelry, behind the shoulder
on your back. It’s different!
The President’s daughter, Mar
garet, let it be known that
prefers an operatic career to
glamor of a social season at
White House.
7 SKI tIl
LINKS IN PHONE NETWORK—The location of the principal subsid
nd the areas served are shown above. If the scheduled April 7 walkout o
i in six states.
banning strikes of public utility employees will face tests
are Virginia, Indiana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Kansas and Colorado.
You can be more beautiful
you’ll resolve to:
Recognize that personality is
integral part of beauty.
Margaret’s interest in music
gan when she was seven when
started piano lessons, but for
past seven years she has been
studying voice. Her teacher is con
vinced that her voice has real pro
fessional possibilities. She has
never sung publicly, except in the
choir of the Episcopal Church.
If Margaret should go in for a
professional career she would be
the first unmarried presidential
daughter to break the precedent
from an exclusively social life. She
wants very much to be auditioned
under an assumed name so that
if she does make
wants it to be on
and not because
House backing.
the grade she
her own merits
of her White
“Her Honor”, Mrs. Libby Sacher,
is the first women jtidge ever to be
appointed in the 176th year his
tory of the state of New Jersey.
She was born in New York and
moved to Plainfield,, New Jersey
with her parents aft the age of
It’s Not
Too Early, To Be
Thinking Of
Easter Flowers I
Extending Greetings
$ John, Greta, Betty, Jack
Mrs. Sacher feels that a women
is well suited for work in the field
of domestic relations and juvenile
delinquency. In her opinion “par
ents must work diligently with
their children in order to get gbod
A good snack Ao have on hand
both for the dropper-inner, and
the children who crave sweets are
Fig Raisin Chews.
Put a pound of dried figs, a box
of raisins, 1 cup of bran and 1
teaspoon salt through the food
chopper and form into balls. Roll
in powdered sugar and store in a
tightly covered jar (if you can
keep that that long).
No need to confine cranberries
to the holiday season, a Cranberry
Salad ring is a pleasing change
any time of the year. It’s both
colorful and delicious. Crush one
can of cranberry sauce with fork
and add cup water and heat.
Soak one envelope of plain gelatin
in J4 cup cold water and add to
hot sauce. Beat with rotary beater
until smooth. Fold in 1 cup freshly
shredded cabbage and pour into
ring mold to set. Unmold on bed
of lettuce and fill center with
meat, fish or vegetable salad.
Seventy-seven per cent of all
workers in the apparel industry
last fall were women, according to
the Women’s Bureau, U. S. Depart
ment of Labor.
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three. She took her law degree at
the New York University School of
Law in 1924 and was admitted to
the bar in New Jersey in 1925 and
entered general practice in Plain
field. She married a lawyer and
practiced with him for a few years
until she concentrated on cases in
volving trusts and business and
left to her husband the field of
criminal law.
She is a judge of the county
court of juvenile and domestic re
lations in Plainfield. Another first
for her was her appointment as
first vice chaiman of the Republi
can committee in her county. A
woman has never served in that
capacity before. She is also one of
three women judges on the legis
lative steering committee for the
National Federation of Business
and Professional Women.
GAGGED—William L. Shirer,
one of the few remaining liberal
radio commentators, has been
dropped by the Columbia Broad
casting System. Despite the fact
that Shirer’s audience was about
five million, he went off his last
show March 30. “I certainly con
sider it a move to gag me,” said
the latest victim of the drive
against liberal newscasters.
Progressive Miners
Extend Illinois Pact
Springfield, Ill. (ILNS). —The
Progressive Mine Workers of
America, independent, announced
here that the union and the Coal
Producers’ Association of Illinois
had agreed to extend to midnight
June 30 their contract, which
would have expired March 31. The
agreement was reached during dis
cussions on a new contract. The
union demands had included a
$15.92 daily basic wage and 30
hour, 5-day week. Union members
now work a 7-hour day, 42-hour
week, at a basic hourly rate of
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Slump Before
Middle 1950's
Boston (ILNS).—The nation has
no reason to expect a serious or
prolonged depression before the
middle 1950’s, says F. D. Newbury,
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
vice president, on the basis of a
10-year study made by the com
pany’s statistical department.
“We see no reason to expect a
cyclical recession in 1947,” said
Newbury’s report, made public in
the spring issue of the Harvard
Business Review. “On the con
trary, we look for stabilized whole
sale prices, steady or rising em
ployment, production and national
income during 1947.”
The report said that jfiShufdC
turing and consumer buying might
be expected to be different in 1947
from 1946 in the relative position
of the perishable and semi-durable
goods industries, on the one hand,
and durable consumer and pro
ducer goods on the other. Soft
goods would decline, the report
said, but the durable group would
increase, and “it is the durable
goods industries that are the bell
wethers which lead major cyclical
While it was held that some
time during 1947 new orders for
durable goods would fall below
production, “this natural and to be
expected development will set the
stage for some mild recession in
1948, possibly extending into 1949.”
“Relative Stability” Seen
“But,” said the report, “business
men can look for relative stability
over the next half-dozen years
comparable to, although less than,
the stability of the years 1922-28.”
While big swings come after
♦ars, according to experience, and
“we have no reason to expect that
we can completely escape similar
troubles in the decade ahead,” the
report states that “there should be
no serious or prolonged depression
before the middle 1950’s.”
li iSaHe
Comment On
The American Federation of
Labor has laid before President
Truman two conclusions that have
long been apparent to all except
to those hell-bent on reducing Ger
many to the status of a pastoral
community—a thing impossible to
accomplish with a populous na
tion in the heart of modern Eu
FottF-W cofitrol of Germany
is a “colossal failure” and the
“baste level of industry must be
raised if 65,000,000 Germans are
to continue to live,” the President
was told in a statement handed to
him by William Green, AFL presi
dent George Meany, secretary
treasurer and David Dubinsky, vice
“Establishment of a central gov
ernment for Germany pending the
completion of a permanent peace
treaty should be attempted as
rapidly as possible,” the statement
said, adding that economic as well
as political unification is neces
“Industry must be revived fihd
food and manufacturing materials
must be permitted to flow unob
structed throughout all of Ger
many if the nation is to regain a
degree of self-sufficiency,” it was
further said.
The statement given the Presi
dent was based on a report made
to the A FL by its special commis
sion to Germany, composed of Wil
liam C. Doherty, president of the
National Association of Letter
Carriers, and Israel Feinberg, vice
president of the International La
dies* Garment Workers’ Union, ac-
Washington, D. C.—Food from
the United States Army sufficient
to provide 1,000 calories a day for
16 days to 500,000 residents of
Moldavia, reported to be starving,
is being rushed into Constanta, ac
cording to an announcement from
President Truman. Approximately
4.500 tons of ten-in-one rations and
2.500 tons of beans is being divert
ed on the high seas in order to
reach a Rumanian port in 10
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Fine wearing apparel far
page five
World Events
companied by Anton Jakobs, or
ganizer of the Amalgamated Meat
Cutters and Butcher Workmen, as»
its interpreter and secretary.
Findings and recommendations
of the committee deserve the
widest circulation. ‘Submitted to.,
the AFL Executive Council in Jib—*
uary, they are in line with the pro
gram for Germany now being ad-^N
vocated by the United States at'
meeting fn Moscow.
The whole report is of great in
terest to labor, particularly the
recommendation for giving the or—*
ganized workers more of a voice,
in Germany.
“Trade unions knd their leaderiF*
and members,” the committee de
clared, “should be given a greater’
role in economic and political re-^
construction. Thus far, the Mili-~*
tary Government of the U. S. has~
vested virtually all of the powers
Germany and its future were not
the only important subjects taken
up with the President by the AFL
delegation. Green told the Chief
Executive that the World Federa
tion of Trade Unions of which the
CIO is a member “is directly con
trolled by Communists.” The labor
men expressed the opinion
“they are nothing more than
419 Market St
of civil government in the hands"
of the established conservative!,
groups, few of whom can be iden
tified as wage earners.” ..
It’s a good thing we don’t
to hold elections on the kind of
weather we want.

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