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VOL. XL, NO. 51.
Price Boosts More
11 han Compensated
For Wagel ncreases
fs sharp rise in farm income and the
markedly improved performance
of both corporate and unincorpor
v ated business.”
Price Cuts Held Feasible
Business profits, although con
’, e siderably varied, indicate in gen
eral “considerable ability to hold
fy the price line or even reduce it,”
Xsaid the report, prepared by F. E.
Bprquist, a committee economist.
The report was prepared for the
confidential use of the committee
.„jof 7 Senators and 7 Represents
4|tives established to provide a legis
lative review of the annual eco
gnomic report submitted by the
The report observed that the
k “removal of controls had not as
yet resulted in production levels
and goods supply inventories ade
quate to achieve hoped-for read
justments in prices and living
f\New York City (ILNS). A
sharply worded analysis of the
./* Taft “Health” bill (S. 545) releas
ed here by Dr. Channing Frothing
ham, chairman of the Committee
for the Nation’s Health, a group
of physicians favoring national
^^iealth insurance, charged that any
^^uifference between Senator Taft’s
1947 version of the bill and last
year’s, was definitely for the
v worse.
Dr. Frothingham, prominent
Boston physician, charged that
“the Taft ‘Health’ bill still seeks
.t to deal with an urgent national
problem, affecting the vast ma
jority of self-supporting American
families, on the basis of public
charity. He (Taft) claims that his
i ‘Health’ bill is intended
to replace’ a proposed
health insurance measure
ed by the Committee for
tion’s Health. The Taft
tended to cover
p'i. .....
Organized labor’s contention that wages can be increas
ed without raising prices is vindicated in a report submitted
to the Congressional Joint Committee on the Economic Re
President on the current and pros
pective economic welfare of the
Senator Joseph C. O’Mahoney of
Wyoming suggested the report,
which was designed to furnish, for
y the committee’s information and
consideration, “a brief summary of
^current data on prices, protfaetfMH
•and profits, with comments as to
Report Sounds Warning
“It may be later than we think
'/for the job of achieving a reason
ably balanced and continuing per
iod of high employment and pro
duction and a widely-diffused pros
perity,” the report warns.
“To avoid spiraling effects of
^further wage increases, which are
at best very unevenly distributed
among the various income groups,
a considerable opinion urges hold
ing and, whenever possible, reduc
ing prices.
“Undoubtedly, many companies
are in position to re-price their
products in the light of current
earnings and prospective busi
Although pointing to a great
variation in profits as between
lines of products and among pro
ducers, the report asserts that the
“high level of profits” in certain
groups “suggests the desirability
of price reductions.”
Wide Field For Cuts Found
In this category, in addition to
food groups, were cotton goods,
other textile products, shoes, leath
er, rubber products, paints and
varnishes, chemicals, drugs and
pharmaceuticals, grains, meat,
lumber and office equipment.
“Undoubtedly, many companies
in these groups, as well as some in
other groups, could lower their
prices considerably and still re
tain good profits,” the report says.
Kcncxui, price advances more man compensated tor
In general, price advances more than compensated for
flA lncrea.S€S in wage rates and other costs,” the report declared,
speaking of the past year.
“This is confirmed by the very0
the Na
bill, in-
a very small per-
Poor Attendance
At Meetings Of
Local Union T22
to renew old acquaintances.
Tate Bill Declared No Substitute
For National Health Insurance 1
man and woman should attend all
meetings in order to be kept in- |**wv*w'*
formed of the activities pf the law- |l.
making bodies of our state and na-(.Dill
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tion in order that Igws detrimental
to them would not be passed un- Washington, D. C. A power
noticed. |ful House coalitioif, brushing
Brother Delbert Beckner enter- (aside warnings that its action
Lomar Rest Home at Hot (would crucify the organized labor
Springs, Arkansas several days (movement in the United States,
ago. Anyone wishing *to send him (voted 308 to 107
a word of cheer should address (legislation to outlaw the closed
same General Delivery, WH o (shop, ban collective bargaining on
Springs, Arkansas. ,j|an- industry-wide basis and im-
Brother Fred Hender'son jitrgjr-K86 designed to strip unions
man is again on the sick list. How- |of ga,r1’
ever, we have learned he is now |’ear\struggle toward an im
able to be up and around the house living standard,
after a three week siege. We are I “forts of friends of unions-to
glad to report Brother Bones Hale soft™ the blow,a, °‘«anl'edrilabor'
is back at work in the glost ware- lwe7 “"8“«88fal
house after an extended illness. I'?*?’m08tly J™"1 the. S0”?’ l?,n
o led 215 Republicans, in the final
Spring has definitely arrived. |vo|e
Most conversation around the shop Against the bill were 84 Demo
is that of fishing, gardening and crat8 22 Republicans and a minor
housecleaning. Many of the fisher- art member.
men have already ventured to wet
Local Union 124 has decided to
have another of their Get-to-
gethers Friday evening May 2 ini..
the N. B. of O. P. Auditorium.
They will hold a dance with al^»
local union orchestra. Refresh-
ments will be served. Price of ad-
to Page Tvx)
A' the Houge wa8 acting the
heir lines at Seneca Park, the (Senate Labor Committee was ap
number one fishing spot. Reports (provjng a iess drastic measure, but
are, however that at this time the ^nate Labor Chairman Taft of
f!sh are not very cooperative. It Ohio told
newsmen he would mako
O Jan effort on the floor to insert
®rot!'.er Bn*1 Griffith had a hand I n t^e ^i|| some of the toughening
“J 'anting 30 pound musk,e at ision8 he had sponsored
Wills Creek Dam a couple of weeks
Krlier but wMch we„ 8trickeM out
ago. A friend of Bob’s handled the committee
rod. We have heard that Bob was th meaaure a docu
afraid the fish would bite him! cc
Ig 've|t went to the
I these were some of it, major pro.
■wrry izarv I
Repeal of a substantial part
(Tun to Paar Two/
I ff OZ
I Jy OfQS tin ClV 5 ott
mission will be just 35c per per- I Local Union 86 met in regular
lw a ITT
A C!
flOUSG ¥0168 lO LllTD UlllOnSz
am —.
which would re
ment oi oo pages, wnicn wouia re-
a®. .7 ^t81' write the whole body of labor
dent of Local No. Sebring Ohio u and tic(, bailt in the
paid a visit to Cambridge last week
session with President Palmer in
Paul Miller, the old reliable is I the chair. There were many ques
again chairman of the entertain-1 tions brought up concerning our
ment committee. (trade, however, only the few old
faithfuls were there to decide the
matters. As you know, their deci
sions might not be the opinion of
those of you who do not attend..
The Resolution Committee an
nounced that there are several
centage of the population through (resolutions in the hopper that will
grants to states, can never replace I be on the floor for discussion at
national health insurance which I our next meeting April 28th. If
would entitle practically every I there are any members who have
America? family to medical care I any resolutions, they must be in
as a right, when they need it.”
Called “Half Hearted Gesture”
the hopper by our next meeting
“The Taft bill," Frothingham I night.
said, “authorizes the same federal I Our general election for National
appropriation as the original, but I Officers and delegates to the con
requires that the states at least I vention will be held May 5th. All
match the federal contribution with (members are urged to vote or be
an equal amount, rather than the (satisfied with the ones who are
t$ro for one matching formula of (elected.
the 1946 version. This means that I Our National Officials wish for
instead of making available a I all members to vote as that is the
maximum amount of $600,000,000 (duty of every member to elect the
for medical service, only $400,000,- (men who are best suited for office.
000 would become available under (When you do vote, you should for
the present formula. (get friendships and put the men
in office who are really capable of
“It would be necessary,” Dr. (assuring success throughout our
Frothingham added, “for persons I organization in the matters of
to establish ‘need’ through a means (wages and working conditions in
test or possibly by taking the (general. Don’t forget, May 5th, is
pauper’s oath before they could re-1 the day to decide this issue.—
’. (Turn
O. C. 86.
D. E. McNicol
At Clarksburg,
Cambridge, Ohio—At the last
regular meeting of Local Union
122 quite a discussion regarding
the lack of attendance at our meet
ings. This has reached a new low
recently. As one brother explained
this is a sign that things are go- gy lantern light and the glow of flaming derbis, rescue workers dig for victims of the Texas (that my desire to keep election activity on the sane and fair
mg rather smoothly at the shop. I city disaster that killed at least 650 and wounded thousands. The wreckage in the ripped city has been (basis was justifiable.
When some members do not have a (compared with devastation wrought by the second atomic bomb explosion.
grievance they do not bother to
attend. However, every working
T* T)1
Clarksburg, W. Va. The D.
E. McNicol Pottery company -proud
ly displays a new neon sign atop
the pottery that can be seen from
the highway.
Many other new improvements
are under way, but the employees
are wondering what has happened
to the dust collector that was to be
installed in the clayshop. We are
all pleased to see all these progres
sive improvements, but we feel the
health program should be placed
in operation* since it has been
promised for so many months.
The shop committee gave a very
lengthy report at our last meeting
which was well received. It was
hinted by the committee that some
members in the bisque warehouse
were not giving full cooperation
and unless all members cooperate
it makes the work of the committee
A communication from the secre
tary of the West Virginia State
Federation of Labor was read re
garding the delayed cases of sis
ters Lena Childers and Marie Lay
Brother Bevan gave a report of
the activities of the central body.
He reported that the Red Cross
Chapter in Harrison County had
placed cots in the telephone build
ing whose employees are now on
strike. After a vigorous protest
from the central body, it. is report
ed that the cots have been removed.
Brother John Mazza and Ann
Morgan were married Easter Sun
day. Sister Lucy Shingleton
also recently married.
Brother Homer Lewis is
Brother Ralph Shingleton, an
aviation enthusiast, recently hurt
his side while practicing parachute
jumping—the umbrella turned in
side out as he jumped from the
top of the house.
With two more weeks remain
ing in the bowling league, a hot
finish is' expected between the
teams of Capt. Adams and Capt.
Brinkley for the- second half
Since Windy Davis fattened up
Brinkley’s boys with hot dogs, they
have taken on new life,
Notice U. No. 24
All member^ are urged to cast
their vote for National Officers on
May 7th. Polla Will be opened from
12 noon until p. m. giving all a
chance to get net and vote. The
place will be
our regular meeting
V'V" Jv
All Local Unions of the Na-1®””1
™nth ear°Wing d** |cago to Atlantic City.”
Form 990 complete in all de- I Ibiffy: The following
tail should be forwarded to the (sPea^s for itself.
Collector of Internal Revenue of
the district in which the local is
located. For the locals in the East I ™r' Chas. Jordan
Liverpool and neighboring district Dear Sir and Brother:
send your return to Office of Col
lector of Internal Revenue, Cleve
land 15, Ohio.
Signed By Dewey
Sisters Mary Campbell
Goldie Skidmore are recuperating
in the hospital following recent
/itxtcsy a
wlari^in the Hatton ”°f
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tional Brotherhood of Operative lF»r Prodenl: and Vice Brother Whippier and
Potters are granted exemption I ,y of N. B. O. P. Imyaelf, had a follow up meetiM
(“Nothing Doing” was solely to keep out of our national elec-1other
February 24,
It is advisable for the Recording I Board to change 1947 Convention (financial reports we paid $144,
Secretary to clip this article of in- Ic .... i
structions and place on the local I city,
union file for future reference.
r, ..
increased for
it 04
Facts,.Not Fancies
Truths Not Untruth^,
In Refutation of the
tion dirty politics. The actions of Brothers Whippier and (committee
(Finlay in publishing absolute lies fully and completely prove|t?.tJe. 1^38
z |the printing of their pictures and biographies. I ask you,
(after close inspection of their statements, as you will see,
(there is nothing in the nature of a biography, but only criti-
Vicious Potters News
I An all time low has been reached in Brotherhood politics as evidenced by
I the Potters News, a sheet that is circulating among members of the Brother
Ihood throughout the trade. The sponsors of this vicious propaganda are solely
(Brothers Norman Whippier who is contesting for president and Larry Finlay
I who is seeking the first vice presidency.
I I shall take up each of their issues and give true facts concerning same.
I Whippler-Finlay: “Brother Finlay asked President Duffy to print the
pictures ana biographies of top contenders for office in the Potters Herald
I Brother Duffy’s reply was a very crisp “nothing doing.” Since Brother Duffy
(controls this news outlet there is no other recourse than thisf----------------------------------------
(edition which we hope you’ll like.” Duffy: My crisp reply,|pointed to
V '-11 1. 4.L tirv- 1 T-1- 1 XI 1 (adopted by the convention. Three
You will note that Whippier and Finlay say they ask for |years later, the
cism, misrepresentation and un-,(,--------------------------------------------- (make this public until rhe locals
(truths intended to smear Duffy (ware only is lined by the machine, (were notified to elect conferees for
and all members of the Executive (Hence the above adjustment. |th® 1942 Wage Conference. Talk
YhiPP.leTLPi"«TL“.’rhe B- ‘he maehiS^ratioTA |in? "Vok ,‘J?
under the provisions of Section Ivl |p. hag all the attributes of a near- mae (unfair decision. Good thing they
of ihe-lntemal Code-but ly perfect labor organization. Our Mon their toes,*5
vou dto^no^i^^ive^the^e’foTOw'bv “““i th(* ^he tNtffy: Report of special con
you do not receive these forms by Ibeen held up as an example for |fjrrn’g assurance of our right to (ference committee appointed
mail contact your Internal Revenue (the rest of labor to emulate. ke up with them any furthfr ma_ the 1937 Convention.
wince ana request rorm yyu i Duffy. Has this high position in |chine development was accepted “We, the edmmittee appointed in
infnXna• in |^e labor world which the two (unanimously by our committee. (the 1937 Convention to make a
S (brothers assert been attained by (Specifically may I assert, Mr. (survey of the conference commit-
Question: Have you been
advis-(our organization the merest acci-1Whippier was in accord with the (tee and make some recommenda
ed by Bureau letter of your (dent, or is it due to good manage- (understanding. This question has (tions to the 1938 Convention,
exemption? 3 (ment and the leadership of its of- |be®n aired in the last two wage Aftercarefulstudyandduecon-
Answer: Yes/"' (ficials during the past twenty (conferences, with Brother Whip- I sideration of all the facts available,
.(years? I am perfectly willing to (pier present in the March 1946 lwe are unable to make a satisfac-
Question: If Yes state date of my case with the membership (meeting Atlantic City and our Lory solution that would insure the
letter. .n.. |of the N. B. O. P. and particularly (report was duly and properly ap- (safety of our Brotherhood.
Answer: March 24, 1941. (those who have served on the nati- (proved.
Question: State nature of your (onal wage conference committee Member Expelled For Working (this convention that the conference
activities. |and conference committees that In Unfair Shop (committee be left as it is at pres
have served in the instance of shop Whippler-Finlay: “Local Union |ent, but wherever possible and ad
agreements, as to our contribution (No. 12 had one member that ac- visable more equal distribution be
towards raising the N. B. O. P. to (cepted a job in an unfair shop (made, such as locals having two
........................................................ ...
.f .• other
Answer: Local Union (affiliate
tive Potters).
Locals whose accounting year I the high pinnacle in the labor I right here* in East Liverpool. He (conferees be given one, the
ends December 31, 1946 are re-1 movement which Whippier and (was expelled when he ask for a I0*** be distributed, to the
quired to complete and file Form I Finlay readily admit. (withdrawal card and it was found I locals.
990 on or before May 15, 1947. I ()n To Chicago lout that the shop had been unfair I A. J. McGowan, Chairman, L.
Locals whose accounting year I whippier.Fin|ay. «At this writ-(for a number of years. It is also|Mattf Miller a 42
ends the last day of a month other I. fhe administration stooges are 1® mattver °LreS°rd ^at Loca Icharles Jordan, L. U. 59,
than December are required to file I _._a:n Thev are trvin? to lUmon No. 475 of the Teamsters’I
the information return, Form ^90,1 the East Liverpool local! to Union has this same owner under George Grimm U 6,
on or before the 15th of the fifth |change the convention from Chi- (contract with a closed shop and I Henry Bruce, L. U. 116.
I ...... Icheck-off agreement.” I Minority Report
letter I DuffJr: We organized this shop I
land cited the company before the I June ov, iyoo.
I Wages and Hours Administration I Mr. President and Delegates to the
1947 (for paying less than minimum 11938 National Convention:
Irale. of pay. This administration I A th 193? Convcntion the*
(found the owner guilty and order- appointed to |«,k
ed him to pay back wages which into (he 8ygtem e|ectjng con.
I Local Union No. 124, meeting in (aggregated a very substantial sum. |^rees and to b^ng back to the
regular session Tuesday, Feb. 18,1 High Cost Of Organizing (convention our findings and
[voted to petition the Executive! Whippier-Finlay: “According to |recommendations. When I accept**
1 ed chairmanship of this committee,
I City from Chicago to Atlantic (579.47 to organizers in four years, (I felt then, as I do now, that a
(about $400.00 per member enroll- (change in our system of electing
■i Fraterna
eco 1 re ry, I This agsertion ig typ ca] [many conferees but the majority of
I understand Mr. Whippier of- |of the many distortions of truth |the committee failed to make any
fered no opposition to the local’s (that these two brothers are con- (constructive recommendations to
.... .action favoring Atlantic City for (sistently indulging in. They would (be presented to this- convention.
Albany, N. Y. (ILNS).—-A bill |this convention. In fact, I have (have you believe that the $144,- However, I do myself feel that
mandating minimum salaries for I j)een informed that he lent his (579,47 was the sum total of the a change should be made, that this
classroom teachers ranging J1’01'] (every assistance towards local (waget and expenses for the time (convention should take this matter
$2,000 to $5,325, has been signed |authorizing the letter of request (actually spent in organizing the (up again. I was much impressed
by. Gove. Thomas ". Dewey. He Ito for convention city (unorganized. The fact is that our (with some of the ideas advanced
said the bill will provide the high- (change. (organizers represent members of |by the committee of Local No. 124.
caPlta of any union in the na- (looking over the two previous con-
|tion.” (ferences, I felt we had far too
proud father of a baby boy.
They Didn’t Inherit This One- !oc“Is who have shoP agreements Especially by that part of their
salaries in me nauun. 1 |m wage conferences with their I requests where each craft have one
The new schedules provide a No Sir. (employers, as well as servicing (representative, that representative
minimum salary range in New Whippler-Finlay: “The agree-(such employees when any dispute (be elected by his own craft, and by
York City from $2,500 to $5,125, (ment with the U.S.P.A gives the (arises. They also accompany mem- (virtue of his election attend both
in up-state cities of 100,000 popu-(tradesmen the right to follow their |bers before State Compensation (conventions and all conferences
lation or over, $2,200 to $4,510, and jobs with installation of labor (and Unemployment Boards when (during his two year period. That
elsewhere from $2,000 to $4,100. (saving machinery. The liners ask (they have cases pending. These are (in my mind is the best solution to
In addition, teachers with masters’ (that this be followed on the lin- (only some of the activities and (the undemocratic condition that
degrees will receive $200 more. |ing machine, but to this day dust-(duties of these organizers. Whip- (now prevails. i
The law also provides for in- (ers are placing and removing ware (pier and Finlay must know these have told you of going over
centive increments after a speci- (from this machine and the dusters (facts and yet, they would deliber- (the last two conferences and there
fled number of years. (are the lowest paid workers in the |ately mislead the membership into found considerable deadwood
(are the lowest paid workers in the lately mislead the membership into Ij found considerable deadwood
Another feature of the bill is (shop. Where have our leaders been (believing that the sum total of the (that should be eliminated. There
the establishment of a single sal- (sleeping?” (monies paid in salaries and ex- are many more things that could
ary schedule for both elementary I Duffy: The present agreement |penses is for time only spent in or-1 be said against the present system
and high'school teachers of equal (for operation of lining machine (ganiring shops. This act of theirs Iand which would be said if I were
qualifications. It further provides (was made exclusively between lin-1}8 a bald falsehood and they know lf0 speak instead of writing. In.
that substitute teachers, many of (ers and firm. Later through my ef- (rt
whom have been paid as little as (forts the rate for lining hollow
$5 a day, shall be paid at the same (ware, cups, ovals and bakers was (_
rate as regular teachers. ................................
r" I monies paid in salaries and ex- (are many more things that could
elementary Duffy: The present agreement Ipenses is for time only spent in or- (be said against the present system
Sneak Punch
bench lining. Flat (Convention a committee
the 1937
was ap-
Whippier-Finlay: “In
$2.00 PER YEAR
fi'- j":
at. '^Jw^dSver^^’the'of^^
1^^^ of Execatjve
closing, my suggestion is that the
delegates to this convention take
this matter up and try to elimin
(Tun to Page Jipej
investigate the size and
aspects of the conference
and bring back a report
Convention. They de-
v Icided to leave the committee at its
present size which report was
Executive Board
(meeting in an after convention ses-
(sion, voted to reduce the size of
|the committee, but they did not
therefore recommend to
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