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Thursday, December 25, 1947
DIRECTORY OF LOCAL UNIONS East Liverpool Trades and Labor Coun I. Frank Walcott, 1077 Mapletree St. eets first and third Wednesday in NBOP ids. No. 4.—Canters, East Liverpool, O, Gar* vln A. Burgess, Box 221. Meets second and fourth Monday in Room No. 8 in NBOP Bldg. No. 5.—Generalware, Evansville, Ind. Miss. Theresa Montgomery, 11 S. Denbj Ave., Evansville 11, and fourth Tuesday Muin St. Ind. Meets second in K. of P. Hall. No. ®.—Chinaware, wneenng, w. va. George W. Friedrich, 208 Jones St. Meets Wheeling, _W. Va. third Monday in Trades! Aasembly Hall. .No. 7—Sanitary, Tiffin, O. Herbert fc' Fisher, 166 Ohio Ave., Tiffin, O. Mieta aecond and fourth Tuesday of every month. No. 9.—Kilninen, East Liverpool, O. Laurence Brown, 1012 Waterloo St. Meet? every Friday in Room 3 NBOF Bldg. No. 10.—Turners and Handlers, Eaxt Liverpool, O. Fred McGillivray, 825 Gar field St. Meets first and third Monday in Room No. 3 in NBOP Bldg. No. 12.—Jiggermen. East Llveriaxd, O. John Weber, 931 Lisbon St.. East Liver jool, Ohio. Meets every Tuesday in Room 3 in NBOP Bldg. No. 16.—Saggermakem, East IJverpool, O. Hurry F. McCombs, 927 Dresden Ave.. East Liverpool, O. Meets first and third Tuesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 17.—Kilndrawers, East Liverpool, O. Ray Green, 410 Jefferson St. Meets first and third Thursday in Room 4 in NBOP Bldg. No. 18.—Dippers, East Liverpool, O. Edwin Sisley, Rear 303 Moore St. Meets first and third Friday in Room No. 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 20.—Generaiware, Steubenville, O. Harry T. Brady. 511 N. 6th Ave. Meets first and third Thursday in Trades and Labor Hall. Capitol Bldg., Fourth and Adams Sts. No. 21.—Claymakers, East Liverpool, O. Earl Cox, 401 Grant St., Meets first Thursday in Bldg. Newell, W. Va. Room 1, NBOP East Vine Liveriool, St., East No. 22.—Mouldmakers, O. Alfred Ferber, 1035 __ ___ 0Liverpool, Ohio. Meets second and fourth [Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. No. 24.—Chinaware, Wellsville, O. Sam Lawton, 406 Seventh St. Meets first and third Wednesday in Odd Fallows Bldg., Fifth and Main Sts. No. 25.—r-.iclers. East Liverpool, O. Philip Fuher, 813 Chester Ave., East Liv erpool, O. Meets second and fourth Thurs day in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. No. 26.—Sanitary, Kokomo, Ind. Rob ert T. Bohannon, 1815 N. Punlum St., Kokomo, Ind. Meets first and third Thursday in Trade and Labor Council, 512 E. Sycamore. No. 29.—Dishmakers, East Liverpool, O. Irvin Crable, 607 Sanford Ave., R. D. 2*. Meets first Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. No. 31.—Generalware, East Palestine, O. Charles Hall, 53 Lincoln Ave. Meets second and fourth Monday at 7 :30 in Odd Fellows Hall. No. 33,—Chinawnre, Beaver Falls, Pa. Leonard Greco, P. O. Box 303, Meets first and third Thursday in Oatman Bldg., 1215 Seventh Ave. No. 35.—Chinaware, Trenton, N. J. Mr. Joseph P. Brown, 22 Charlotte Ave., Tren ton, N. J. Meets second and fourth Mon day in Red Man’s Hall, S. Clinton Ave. and Whiterker Ave. No. 42.—Generalware, Salem, O. Nellie Jackson, 543 Perry St. Meets every other Monday in Memorial Bldg. No. 44.—Clay Workers, Sebring O. Ches ter Brunt, 595 W. Oregon Ave. every other Monday night in K. Temple. Meets Of P. L. E. N. J. No. 45.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. Ansell, 31 Alden Ave., Trenton 8, ... ■Meets every Friday at N. Clinton and Grand Ave. No. 49—Mixed, Trenton, N. J. A. J. Hassall, 44 Jeremiah Ave. Meets first and third Tuesday in Castlemini Hall, corner Grant and N. Clinton Ave. No. 50. Sanitary, Camden, N. J. Lawrence Gerwatoski, 1097 Morton St., Camden,-»-N. J. -Meets first «nd thiaJ FH day in 13th Ward Club Bldg., 1824 Mech anic St. No.- 51.—Generalware Canonsburg, Pa. Charles Atkinson, Box 32, Houston, Pa. Meets every other Monday in Slovak Hail, Iron St. No. 53.—Finishers, East Liverftool, O. Kathryn Dailey, 119(4 E. Sixth St., East 'Liventool, Ohio. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 59.—Kilnmen, Dippers and Sagger makers, Sebring, O. Charles Newton, 143 E. Ely St., Alliance, O. Meets every other Monday in K. of P. Hall. No. 66.—Generaiware, Crooksville, O., C. O. Abrams, 131 McKeever St., Crooks ville, O. Meets every other Tuesday. No. 70.—Generalware, Minerva, O. Abe Edwards, 301 N. Main St. Meets second and fourth Thursday in American Legion Hall. NO. 72. -Sanitary, Evansville, Ind. Wil lard N. .Henry. 2025 A. W. Columbia St., Evansville, Ind. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Mack's Hall, W. Franklin St. No. 75.—Generalware, Coshocton, O. D. I. Scott, 218 S. Fourth St., Coshocton, O. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Cen tral Trades and Labor Hall. Main St. No. 76.—Chinaware, Buffalo, N. Y. Oscar Dale, 248 Oakmont Ave. Meets first and third Friday at Sparefield's Hall, Seneca and Weyand Sts. No. 77.—Sanitary, Mannington, W. Va. John C. Thorn, R. 1, Mannington, W. Va. Meets first and third Friday at 7 :30 p. m. in Ixgion Hall. No. 78.—Sanitary, St. John. P. Q.. Can ada. Alfred Croisetere, 44 Marchand, St. Johns Province of Quebec, Canada. No. 86.—Warehousemen, East Liverpool, O. James Ward, 608 Jefferson St. Meets every Monday in NBOP Banquet Hall. No. 87.—Sanitary Mixed, Trenton, N. J. Harry W. Meeks, 1115 East State street, Trenton 9, N. J. No. 89.—Sanitary, Richmond, Calif. C. L. Andrus, 2719 Gaynor Ave. Meets first and third Friday at 257 Fifth St. No. 94.—Warehousewomen. East Liver pool, O. Mary McGown, Gen. Del., Newell, Room W. Va. Meets every other Friday in 1, NBOP Bldg. No. 96.—Sanitary Works Perth boy, N. J. James A. Keating, 623 Place Woodbridge, N. J. Meets Monday of every month at Diana Market Street, Perth Amboy. 2. No. 108.—Chinaware, Bedford, O. Clyde Garvin, 213 Union St.. Bedford, O. Meets every other Monday. No. 113. General ware. Huntington Park, Calif. Lawrence F. Paker, 2500 San Fernando Rd.. Los Angeles 41, Calif. Meets first and third Thursday, 6411 Santa Fe Ave., Upstairs, Huntington Park, Calif. No. 11®. (Jeneralware, Lincoln, Glenn Hale, 714 Decator St. Meets ___ and third Friday of each month in Odd Fellows Hall. za ville, O. Arvin Riley, 8. Buckeye St Meets first and third Thersday. No, 135.—Stone and Art Ware, Rose ville, o. Wilbur Smith, Box 213. Meets first and third Monday in Odd Fellows Hall. No. 138.—Risque Warehousemen, Ee«t Livij'pool, O. Truman Warde, Newell, W. Va. Meets first and third Thunxlay in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 140.—Porcelain, East Liverpool, O. James L. llenamore, Rt. 20. 466 Densmore Ave., East Liveriiool, Ohio Meets third Tuesday in Roorft 1, NBOP Bldg. No. 141.—Oddmen and Laborers, East Liveri»ool, O. Howard Pryor, P. O. Box 127, Newell, W. Va. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg. No. 143.—-Porcelain Workers, Sandusky, O. Mildred Kirschner, llilU Wayne St., Sandusky, O. No. 144.—Stoneware, Cambridge, Ohio. Frank Clark, West View No, 2. Cam ridge, O. Meets first and third Tuesday in Carter Bldg. 200 S. 8th Street, Cam bridge, Ohio. No. 146 —Generaiware, Paden City, W. Va. Wm. D. Krebs, Box 234, Paden City, W. Va. Meets every Thursday after, pay day in Eagle's Hall. No. 148.—(Mixed), East Liverpool, 6. Delilah McDowell, 958 St. George St. Meets only second Thursday in NBOP Basement. No. 150.—Stoneware and Artware Work ers, Red Wing, Minn. Walter Quinn, 1203 Walter St. No. 155.—Underglaze Decorators, East Liverpool, O. Eunice Clark, 810 College St. Meets fourth Wednesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 156.—Porcelain, East Palestine, O. O. Gloria Satterwhite, R. D. 1. Meets first and third Monday in K. of P. Hall. No. 161.—Refractories, New Castle, Pa. Frank C. Wyman, 1214 E. Washington St. Meets third Wednesday in Room 408, Trades Assembly Hall. No. 163.—Potters Supply and Refrac tories, East Liveriiool, O. Mildred E. Mc Daniel, 1033 Ohio Ave. Meets first and third Friday in Room 4. NBOP Bldg. No. 164.—Forcelam, Insulator, Akron, O. Kenneth Ward, 2290'Fifth St., S. W Akron 14, O. Meets second Tuesday ever month in G. A. Hall, 843 Grant St Akron, O., 4 p. m. No. 165.—Chinaware, El Cerrito, Calif. Juanita Miller, 1901 Cutting Blvd., Apt. 1-D, Richmond, Calif. Meets second and fourth Wednesday, 1340 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, Calif. No. 166.—Refractories, Sebring, Ohio. George Goodballet, 548 N. 16th St., Se bring, Ohio. Meets first Tuesday of every month at American Legion Hall. No. 168.—Art and Novelty, San Jose, Calif. Bert Stothers, 170 N. 24th St., San Jose 10, Calif. Meets third Thursday of each month. Labor Temple, 94 N. Second St., San Jose, Calif. No. 171.—Generalware, Stockton, Calif. Kenneth McBride, 2231 N. Argonant St. Meets second and fourth Tuesday in AFL headquarters, 805 E. Weber Ave. No. 172.—Maintenance Men, East Liv erpool, O. Floyd F. Wilson, 202 Indiana Ave., Chester, W. Va. Meets second and fourth Friday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg. No. 173.—Porcelain, Frenchtown, N. J. Clara Philkill, 5 S. Harrison St., French town, N. J. Meets second Monday Legion Home. No. 190.—Porcelain. East Hilda Harrison, 315 Wells, Meets every other Friday NBOP Bldg. Am Alice third Hall, N. J. Va. Va. the No. 98.—Chinaware, Grafton, W. Martha Hines, Box 2727, Grafton, W. Meets second and fourth Tuesday in V. F. W. Hull. Va. No. 99.—Chinaware. Clarksburg, W. I lavid Bevan, 64 Coleman Ave. Meets ••very other Monday. No. 102.—Sanitary, Ford City, Pa. Don ald J. Lang, 1327 Fifth Ave. Meets sec ond and fourth Friday in Sokol Hall at 7 :3O p. m. No. 103.—Genernlware, Erwin, Tenn. C. Lozier, 628 Ohio Ave. Erwin, Tenn. Meets second and fourth Tuesday at Clinchfield Y. M. C. A. Hall. N. Main St. No. 104.—Chinaware, Falls Creek, Pa. Rose C. Hotella, Box 615. Meets second and fourth Monday in Odd Fellows Hall. first No. 121.—Generalware, Decorators, Se bring, O. Hazel Brown, R. D. 4, Alliance, O. Meets in K. of P. Hall every second anil fourth Tuesday. No. 122.—Generalware, Cambridge, O. Arthur Ferber, 318 N. 10th St. Meets sec ond and fourth Wednesday at Moose Hall. No. 124.—Decorators and Decorating Kilnmen, East Liverpool, O. Norman Whippier, 518 Carolina Ave., Chester, W. Va. Meets every Tuesday in Room No. 4, NBOP Bldg. No. 130. Kilnfiremen Helpers and Trackmen, East Liveriool, O. Chas. Lar combe, 690 Springrove Ave., East Liver pool. O. Meets second and fourth Friday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. IM.—Battorsout and Mouldrunners, East Liverpool, Ohio. Edith Allison 147(4 W. Sixth St., East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Room 8, NBOP Bldg. and Finishers, „___ :i No. 182.—HandleCasters East Liverpool, O. Bertha Magnone. 54 California Ave., Chester, W. Va. Meets first and third Monday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. W. Va. Meets Not 133.—Sanitary. New Castle, Pa. Daniel Hughes, 420 Waldo St, N. C., Pa. Meets second and fourth Wednesday in Trades and Assembly Hall, corner Croton and Washington Sts. in No. 174.—Sanitary, Metuchen, N. George Bondies, Box 71, Fords, N. Meets second Saturday of month at 10 a. m. at Washington Hall, Fayette St., Perth Amboy, N. J. No. 175.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. E. W. Fellers, 1847 Brunswick Ave., Tren ton 8, N. J. Meets second and fourth Tuesday. No. 177.—Sanitary, Robinson, Ill. Floyd Umbarger, Box 10, Robinson, Ill. Meets every Thursday in Labor Temple. No. 178.—Artware, Sebring, O. John A. Dorff, R. D. 4, Alliance, O. Meets every other Tuesday in City Hall. No. 181.—Tile. Porcelain and Artware, Trenton, N. J. Robert Thompson, 63 S. Olden Ave., Trenton, N. J. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Falcon Hali, N. OHen- Avenue. No. 183.—Generalware, Los Angeles, Calif. Cora Lee Hutchison, Box 682, Hunti ington Park, Calif. Meets second and fourth Mondays of each month at Culinary Hall, 411 E. Broadway, Glendale, Calif. No. 184.—Chinaware, Trenton, N. J. Walter H. Smith, 513(4 Princeton Ave., Trenton 8, N. J. Meets second and fourth Monday in Polish Falcons Hall, Brunswick and Indiana Ave. No. 185. Porcelain, Trenton, N. J. Wm. Hutchins. 1130 No. Olden Ave., Tren ton, N. J. Meets last Monday of every month in Broad St. Bank Bldg. No. 186.—Stone, Dinner and Artware, Los Angeles, Calif. Lloyd Sprague, 947 Nolden St., Los Angeles 32, Calif. Meets first and third Friday, 2200 East Ave. No. 187. Porcelain, Trenton. N. J. Rose Pronesti, 73 Oliver Ave., Trenton 9, N. J. Meets second Thursday in Polish Falcon Hall, corner Cass and Sts. T-iAdeline O. Wellsville, O. in Koui.i 1, China Ware,, No. 191. General and ____ ____ Hamilton, Ont., Canada. Samuel J. Mos tacci, 6 Clinton St., Hamilton Ontario, Canada. No. 192.—Generalware, Warehousemen. Packers, Decorating Kilnmen, Sebring, O. Hugh Dailey, 539 W. Oregon Ave. No. 193.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. Alma Wallo, 165 Bunting Ave. Meets first Tues day, 725 N. Clinton Ave. No. 195.—Glost Warehousewmoen and Kilndrawers, East Liverixail, O. Miss Villa Carraher, 704 Aten Ave., Wellsville, O. Meets first and third Wednesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 196.—Generalware, Hollydale, Calif. Clare C. Meetzek, 1029 Arthur Ave., Clear water. Calif. Meets first and third Thurs day in Catholic Hall. No. 197.—Earthenware and Artware, Cambridge, Mass. Louis Fournier, 8 Fran cis St., Somerville, Mass. No. 198.—Feldspar, Million and Smelt ing, Trenton, N. J. William Taylor, 188 Allen St., Trenton 8. N. J. No. 199. Chinaware, Pomona, Calif. Mary Stalsworth, 1320 S. Towne Ave. Pomona, Calif. Meets second Tuesday of each month, 637 W. Second St., Pomona, Calif. No. 200.—Chemical Supply, Crooksville, O. Mrs. Estella Knerr, 281 W. Main St. Meets second Thursday of each month in Municipal Hall. No. 201.—Chinaware, Huntington Park, Calif. Margaret Dowd 10724 Osgood Ave. Lynwood, Calif. Meets second and fourth Wednesday, 2502 Clarepdon Ave., Hunt ington Park. Calif. No.- 202.—Artware, Santa Monica, Calif. Betty J. Markham, 613 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, Calif. Meets first Wednes day of each month at 1428(4 Second St., Santa Monica, Calif. No. 203. Pioneer Pottery, Art and Novelty, East Liverpool, O. Ethel Gleck ner, 1200 Avondale St., East Liverpool, O. Meets first and third Wednesday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg. No. 204.—Sanitary, Los Angeles, Calif. Ray Nelson^ 6111 McKinley Ave., Holly dale, Calif. Meets first and third Wednes day in Butcher Hall, 5510 Pacific Blvd., Huntington Park. Calif. No. 205.—Refractories, Tiffin, O. Mir iam Schauder, 190 Clay St., Tiffin, Ohio. Meets first Wednesday of month. No. 206.—Art and Novelty, Byesville, O. Grace Thomas, 107 N. Eighth St, Byes ville, O. in. No. 207.—Refractories, Crooksville, O. Harry Sharp, 522 Grant St., Crooksville, O. Meets fourth Thursday each month. Municipal Bldg. No. 208.—Foremen, Supervisors: Sani tary, Trenton, N. J. Secretary, 215 Broad St., Bank Bldg. Meets fourth Friday at Carpenter's Hall, 47 N. Clinton Ave. No. 209.—Artware, Wellsville, O. Lu cille Angelione, 833 Commerce St.. Wells ville, Ohio. Meets first and third Thurs day in American Legion Hall. No. 210.—Refractories, Art and Novelty Ware, Trenton, N. J. Valentine A. Ols zak, 53 Potter Ave., Trenton 9, N. J. No. 211.—Artware, Crooksville, O. Mrs. Ethel L. Hayman, 427 McKinley Ave., Crooksville, O. Meets the first Friday of every month in the Odd Fellows Half, No. 212.—Artware, Chester, W. Va. Kathryn Murray, Box 55, Chester, W. Va. Meets first Monday of every month, Room 4, NBOP Bldg. No. 213—Artware, Pelham, N. Y. Leon ard Hill, 128 S. Fulton St., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. No. 214. Sanitary, Redlands, Calif. George Phillips, 982 Sixth St Meets first and third Fridays in American Legion Hall. 215.—Art and Novelty, Loa Angelas, No. 21®. Keplinger, Calif. No. Helen Tmm®. Art WM* CtrtNl No. 184k—AtoM ffl*4 Artware, Jonesboro, Tenn. Route 1, Jonesboro, JuL As N Set up by the big business boys to fight unions and run thpNation for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many, the Natl. Assn, of Manufacturers has done a good job—for the NAM. With 1947 pro fits at an afl-time peak of $17*X» billion, the NAM has opened a mam moth publicity campaign tc- prove that higher profits are not respon sible for high prices. To jam this impossible view down the public throat, the radio, newspapers and all slick advertising media will be used. It’s worth billions to the NAM to prove that black is white and it will spend millions to do the job. Starting from the lower left, around their great God, the Almighty Dollar, are top NAMsters Lam mot duPont, board chairman of E. I. duPont Robert A. Wason, re tiring NAM board chairman F. C. Crawford of Thompson Products Co. J. Howard Pew of Sun Oil Co. John McCaffrey of Inti. Har vester Co. and Walter Fuller, publisher of the Saturday Evening Post. Farm Workers Pay As Low As In 30’s Delegates Assert Little Rock, Ark. (LPA)—Lash ing out in a bitter attack upon the 1 80th Congress, the executive coun cil of the Nat’l Farm Labor Union- AFL, reported to the opening ses sion of the union’s 14th annual convention that “the real wages paid to farm workers are now' as low as they were at any time dur ing the depression of the 1930*s. Meeting Dec. 12, 13 and 14, un der the chairmnnship of H. L. Mitchell, union president, 200 dele gates, white and Negro, from all over the United States, unanimous ly approved the charges made by their executive council against Con gress. “The most severe blow struck at farm workers by the Congress came when it ordered the liquidation of all government housing projects for farm labor,” stated the report. “The first proposals advanced by the industrialize farm inter ests were for the federal govern ment to sell the 56 permanent farm labor housing projects only to pri vate associations of growers, and for the federal government to lend them money at low interest rates to purchase the farm workers’ homes.” After pointing out that this pro posal, incorporated in the Hope Capper Bill, was too raw for even the 80th Congress, the farm union executive council reported its ef forts to gain support for the sub stitute measure introduced by Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas (D., Calif.), which had the support of the union. The Douglas bill is still pending. The council stated that “One of the blackest marks on the record of the Congress of the United States” took place when “a compromise measure was quickly introduced and passed to permit the federal gov ernment to lease the farm labor housing to private associations of big farm operators and to sell all such housing before June 30, 1949. As a result, all of the farm labor camps built by the government for the use of farm workers and their families are now in the hands of the big farmers. “The result has been that rents have greatly increased, health and sanitation services have been abol ished, and all child care services are at an end. The Workers who reside in these farm labor camps are at the mercy of the big farm operators.” In addition to discussing these problems, the executive council also took up the extension of social se curity benefits for farm workers a wage and hour law for agricul ture a labor relations law for farm workers the report of President Truman’s Civil Rrights Committee and the organizational progress of the union. Speakers addressing the three da y convention of the farm work ers include three AFL internation al union presidents Earl W. Jim erson, of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen Ray THE POTTERS HERALD, EAST LIVERPOOL, OIHO SHOP ELECTIONS SET FOB TEXTILE UNIONS New York (LPA) Eighteen thousand workers in 19 mills of the American Woolen Co., will partici pate in the first large-scale union shop elections under the Taft-Hajt ley law this week, President Emil Rieve of the Textile Workers an nounced this week. Eighteen of the mills are in var ious New England states, and the 19th is in Louisville, Ky. From one to six elections will be held each day during the week. The election dates were set after petitions, signed by at least 30 per cent of the workers in each mill, were filed with the NLRB by the TWUA. Under the Taft-Hartley law, a majority of all eligible workers must vote for a union shop before a union is permitted to ask for such protection. All the mills involved in the pending elections are now under union shop contracts. In ad dition, TWUA has filed or is pre paring union shop petitions in more than 80 other woolen and worsted mills, most of them in New Eng land, New York, New Jersey, an| Pennsylvania. A fifth round of wage increases since the end of the war was won by TWUA when it concluded new agreements for a 10 per cent hike for 30,000 New England workers. The raise, benefiting workers in 32 cotton and rayon mills, may pro vide a pattern for the entire indus try, according to TWUA Emil Rieve. President bring the to 97c an The new increase will minimum wage from 88c hour and will raise the average rate per hour from $1.07 to $1.18. Industry spokesmen said that the increase amounted to 42c since Sept. 1945. USES Reports (Continued From Page One) workers (118,400) topped all pre vious levels in the post war period. Placements of clerical and sales workers (56,200) and skilled work ers (36,000) were the highest of the year.” Industry Is (Continued From Page One) the poiis in 1948, we will give at the enemies of labor an answer they will never forget,” Tracy said. Delegates thunderously cheered Tracy and laid plans to achieve these goals iln their home commu nities. Kelsey, of the Metal Polishers, Buf fers, Platers & Helpers Int’l Union and Joseph Landis, of the Ameri can Federation of Teachers. Other convention addresses were to be made by J. Ross Robley, At torney for the Nat’l Farm Labor Union Rowland Watts of the Workers Defense League Edward Weyler, secretary-treasurer of the Kentucky State Federation of La bor, and Paul Jacobs, assistant di rector of the Nat’l Labor Service. tJhe KERRY TREE We cun stand still right where we are and take a good look at the little ole Happy New Year and we can be almost completely sure that he will turn out to be a mess. As a matter of fact he will begir as a mess. He could get a little bet ter as he ages, but also he couk get :i mighty sight more of a mess. Honestly, there isn’t much rea son to hope for improvement and there is a lot of reason to fear a worsening. When Russia’s Mr. Molotov took his brief case and flew home fronr. the few seal two mutually waging that cold war w have been talking about. That just isn’t good. But there it is. four-power conference just s days ago he put the officia on division of the world int great camps, mutually hostile The commies don’t hesitate to rob their own people of their eye teeth, as they have just done. Why expect them to hesitate to do any thing else that might suit commit purpose The world outlook is bleak, in deed. The Marshall Plan is oui answer to soviet intrigue and tc soviet efforts to bolshevise west ern Europe. It’s our cold war plan and it’s going to cost us an awful lot of money and supplies. No kind of war is cheap. What Mr. New Year has to wor ry about, among the top items for worry, is whether Russia will start a shooting war losing the cold if she feels she is war. difficult thing for accept defeat and It will be a communism to still remain in power. In that fact lies the fuse to the barrel of dyna mite. Russia may be weak internally. The inflation revealed by devalua tion of the ruble, which amounted to outright confiscation of nine tenths of whatever money the peo ple have, is a serious thing. But the soviets can do to their slave people what no free nation could do or would do. So we dare not take that evidence of weakness as a moderating factor in the picture of international conflict. We have to expect the worst and to be pre pared to meet it head on. Year, worry Now, little ole Mr. New that isn’t all you have to about. infla- You have to worry about tion here at home and you have to wonder where will be the end. You can look over your political leaders and you don’t find much about which to be encouraged, in relation to inflation. Both Republicans and Democrats are all gummed up in politics, fear ing that whatever they try won’t work and almost hoping that what ever they propose will be defeated by their opponents before it can be adopted and tried. You can behold a shocking lack of brains and of courage—at least of courage. Leaders in both camps listen to their advisers and some of the ad visers must be very bun.bling, in deed. Nothing happens to help to ward relief. -. How refreshing it would be if a leader of brains and courage would stand forth and proclaim a pro gram, regardless of whether it might win or lose votes. How the people would take cour age, if a leader did but stand forth and lay out a plan not built upon political expediency. But, little ole Mr. New Year, that doesn’t seem likely to happen. Leaders seem not to know how to read the minds of the people, nor how to take courage and draw in spiration from the people, in re sponse to political and economic honesty and courage. The most “brilliant” proposal and about the only definite proposal so far offered is one to make it more difficult for poor people or wage earners to buy on credit the things that they need and for which they don’t have all the ready cash. Gosh almighty, how positively stunning that bit of economic folderol really is! Well, little ole feller, Mr. Happy New Year, you’r just no sight at all for sore eyes. You’re just a wet diaper full of more and more con- RESOLUTIONS AFL PREPARES FOR ’4g—To lick the labor-haters who passed the Taft-Hartley law, the AFL’s newly formed Labor’s Educational & Political League plans to raife $8 million—a dollar apiece from each AFL member, Pres. In a letter to AFL President Wil liam Green, Murray pointed out that Denham “has openly, boasted in many public addresses that the action taken by him in obtaining injunctions has caused the pnions and their members involved to capitulate to the demands of the employers in the particular case.” Denham, the CIO president charged, “has practically authoriz ed employers to engage ‘investiga tors’ who w’ould ascertain wheth er unions are engaging in unfair labor practices within the provi sions of the Taft-Hartley law. This simply means the reinstitution of the abuse of employer-paid spies within labor unions.” Recalling the several injunction actions taken aganist AFL unions, Murray told Green that “Several complaints that have been issued by the NLRB directed against both AFL and CIO unions reveal an in terpretation of the Taft-Hartley Act which would practically elimi nate the right of workers to strike even though engaged in a dispute involving basic economic demands relating to wages, hours of work, and working conditions. “On behalf of the CIO,” said Murray, “I convey to you the ur gent desire of our affiliated unions and their members to join with the AFL for the purpose of taking im mediate steps to defeat the at tempts of reactionary forces to un dermine and weaken the labor movement of this country. Today, more than ever before, we should be united in a common effort to protect and strengthen our unions and thereby improve the living standards of our members which is in the interests of the nation. Frightened GOP (Continued From Page One) one of the three liberal members of the. House Ways & Means Com mittee who opposed the proposal to tax co-ops, jumped the gun on Knutson by introducing a bill which would cut taxes by $5,50C,OCO,CCO. Unlike Kuntson’s proposal, the Dingell measure would give a break to wage earners and the na tion’s low incoihe brackets. He pro posed: 1—A $2 billion annual re duction in federal excise taxes 2 —Raising personal exemptions on income taxes by $100 and reducing surtax rates 1 per cent in each bracket 3—Permitting husbands and wives to split their incomes for tax purposes to reduce their income taxes. fusion, trouble and possible disas ter. Too bad you can’t go chase yourself! OF RESPECT Whereas, the Supreme Ruler of our Universe has in His wisdom selected and called to the great beyond, our fellow worker, Sister Lillian Elliott, respected and admired for her fellowship and character, and Whereas, We the members of Local Union 70, Minerva, Ohio, recognize the loss of this Sister and shall cherish and respect the memory of her pleasant manner and as evidence of sympathy and esteem, it is hereby further Resolved, That we extend our profound sympathy to her family, a copy of this resolution be published in our official journal, The Potters Herald, a copy spread upon the minutes of the Local and a copy sent to the bereaved family. Also that our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days. MARGARET GILLGALLON, GLADYS FARBER, PEGGY TORBETT, Committee for Local No. 70. if William* Green announced Dec. 5 after a meeting of 105 union presidents. Mumsra FOB JOINT AFL-CIO BATTLE ON DENHAM Washington (LPA) Charging that “the brutal law of injunctions in labor disputes has been com pletely revived” by NLRB Gener al Counsel Robert Denham, CIO President- Philip Murray last week proposed joint CIO-AFL action “to defeat the attempts of the reac tionary forces to undermine and weaken the labor movement of this country." Comment On Labor members of the National Planning Association joined in ap proving specific recommendations on iid mnistrative machinery for under ak.i)/ an immediate progmm of U. aid for liur^pe, as prc-p i.® ed by the Marsha11 Plan. It is sig nificant that the recommendations were endor u7 anim n dy by NP A’s members fruaj labor, bu. iness and agriculture who attended its recent annual meeting in Wash ington. “The necer !ty of early action to provide adequate aid giving ef fect to Secretary Marshall’s policies should hardly present a contro versial issue today,” the NPA nri n ber» streori in a statement explain ing their recommendations. The question is not “whether we should undertake the great task of ai ir European recovery, but how,” they poh.c out. The administrative plant put for ward by the leaders from the ma jor economic group is based on a careful consideration of the “fun damental divL. jn of powers in our government provided for by the Constitution.” Congress should de fine the policies, appropriate the required funds, and give precise powers to the President for the program’s execution. “The respon sibility for administering this pro gram should be placed directly on the Chief Executive.” “We recognize,” the statement says, “that the continued mairom ance of our domestic prosperity is dependent on the rehabilitation of war-torn countries overseas. Clearly, the primary responsibili ty for this task rests on their hands. However, an all-out effort for recovery cannot be successful without economic assistance from the United States. It is thus that we can help to raise the standards of living throughout the world, and establish a sound basis for the proper economc relations between nations. “It is only thus that democracy and peace can flourish. It is only thus that the spread of totalitarian ism, whether from the right or the left, can be arrested. “If we strike out boldly in the course charted by Secretary Mar shall, we may yet succeed in laying the foundation for a world order based on peace, justice and the rule of law. This is our supreme objective.” The machinery proposed in the statement calls for establishment by Congress of a coordinating com mittee, ch: by the President with full propriate cies, and States as operating tion—headed by an administrator responsible to the President and an advisory board to the new’ agen cy, non-partisan in nature, which would have broad geographical and economic representation. le presentation from ap departments and agen with the Secretary of vice chairman a new agency—not a corpora- Preparation of the statement fol lowed study by an NPA subcom mittee of the administrative pro posals made in the Herter and Harriman reports. The joint sub committee responsible for drafting the statement was composed of members of the NPA board of trus tees and of the labor, business, agriculture and international com mittees. For the labor committee, the statement was signed by Mar ion H. Hedges, former research di rector of the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers and Ted Silvey, CIO. the Communist leaders in are so bitterly opposed to Why Europe the Marshall Plan is clearly ex plained by the AFL Free Trade Union News. “Prior to the Marshall Plan,” the publication says, “the tactics of Soviet totalitarian Communism and its stooges throughout the world u I I The Paint—Appliances Seven Floors Of Quality Furniture And All Furnish ings To Make A House A Comfortable Home. PAGE THREE World Events were based upon the expectation of an economic depression in the United States. They assumed that such a depression wmi!l affect ec» Homic activities ever.', where outsider the So\ iut sphere aod tL.-y expect ed thia would result in what they ailed a ‘sharpening of the antag (mifsms among the irrperial’st puw-: »r,*—i. e., tne incapacity of the democratic world to undertake any kind of concerted action. In the- domestic and internation al political and economic crises which would ensue they hoped ten find an opportunity for engineer ing the seizure of power by the Con I, unist parties in a number of coHntri*., out.^de the Soviet sphere. Thy hoped thereby to Ining about, a new westward leap of Sovietism,”- “In accordance with these ex pectations,” the Free Trade Union News continued, “the policies of the Communist parties in the West ern countries aimed at a syste matic increase of their strength and influence in order to seize power when the expected depression in the United States and the inter national turmoil resulting from it would give them the green light. “The instruments of these poli cies for increasing the strength of the Communist parties in the West and firmly entrenching them in strategic positions were various forms of ‘united fronts,’ with the World Federation of Trade Unions as the most important and far flung ‘united front’ organization. “Announcement of the Marshall Plan was immediately recognized by the Soviet leaders of world Com munism as a threat to their stra tegic plan characterized in the fuie going. They felt that the execution of the Marshall Plan would bring about the economic recovery of Western Europe and thus contrib ute to the consolidation of world economy as a whole. Moreover, the Marshall Plan, as they under stand, presupposes close collab na tion of all participating natn ns and requires concerted action by the democratic world. The practical application of the Marshall Plan wculd, therefore, have completely upset the entire Communist strat egy and, to a large extent, render ed futile their systematic mobiliza tion of forces.” “This explains,” the News adds, “why th" Soviet leaders reacted to the Maiahall Plan in such an ag gresrive u.a.iner and with a cam paign of abuse bordering on hys teria. They immediately regrouped their political forces and charred their strategy. The policy of giauu ally gathering the strength of the Communist parties in the Western countries—in the expectation of the depression in the United States— was abandoned in favor of a pol icy of direct offensive to prevent, at all costs, the realization of the Marshall Plan. “Accord:rriy, the WFTU in w’hich deii j?ratic trade unionists are used for the purpose ^f Com munist infiltration was supple mented by the Com inform wHeh proclaims the nece„.,ity of annihil ating all democratic elements in the labor movement of the Western countries—on the pattern followed in the Soviet satellite states. By adding representatives of the Com munist parties of France and Italy to those of the Soviet satellites, the Cominform made it clear that the seizure of power in France and Italy is an immediate objective of international Communist strategy. Such a seizure would be a decisive blow against the very idea of the Marshall Plan.’ annual U. 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