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Local 44 Endorses Committee Plans In Hospital Drive Sebring, Ohio A communica tion from the sponsors of a plan to finance the Alliance City Hospital came in for quite a bit of discus sion at the last meeting of Local Union 44. Favorable comment was voiced of the committee’s progress to date and the local went on rec ord as endorsing the worthwhile project. Under the proposed plan, members from all walks of life will have representation on the board of trustees. A meeting has been called for the near future and Bro. George Gottchell will represent Local 44, with Bro. Fritz spokesman for Sebring Trades Council. James B. Moss, caster at the Hall China Company is chairman of the March of Dimes drive now underway and will continue through January 31. Mr. Moss in naming his commit tee, has selected defense collectors in local plants who will carry coin boxes with them in making their rounds, enabling members of the Brotherhood to contribute to this worthy cause. Helping in this phase of the drive are William L. Mautz, John R. Weber, Albert Bowersock and Harold McNicol. Members of the National. Broth erhood of Operative Potters are called upon to support the 1948 March of Dimes—as they have done so generously in the past. Few people realize the staggering costs involved in this struggle— not only in the fields of research and education, but also in provid ing long-range treatment for thousands of victims of the disease. Other members of the committee include Floyd Jividen, last year’s chairman, aided by Francis Cub berly, Edward Edgar, Clifford Wil 'jlJSon, Samuel Lockhart and John Andrason. i OFFICIAL ORGAN NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS VOL. XLI, NO. 37 CALLED ON THE CARPET—These men, mostly sales managers for_______... vestigating committee last w*eek to tell what they knew about the Inomic. Union leaders have a real re “gray market” in steel. Refusal of big and little steel to increase their Isponsibility of: steel were eaUed befole specie. Congress.ienai in-1"- Armco Norman Foy, Republic J. A. Henry, Nat’l and Weirton Steel |the picket lines to fight for indus-| 1 (standing, 1. to r.) C. H. Longfield, Youngstown Sheet & Tube, A. J-[trial democracy mi lg|j|VQnftll rAFPItlRlllfree 1 Huber acting as letter to the Her- Since our last aid, death has taken from our ranks Bro. Robert Salsberry. A fine workman and a true disciple of brotherly love spirit, his passing will be mourned bfc.all. Our sincere James Moss Heads -Annual Drive For ‘March of Dimes’ VI vllKIII A-miLmIJaa Ola Hl VamDriOEC -. k QnlO Transfers Esnmmer Orders Denham To Make A JLlTff wOIrlpICIinT /IQGinST 11 U Washington, D. C.—The crusade against the International Typogra phical Union carried on by Ameri can newspaper publishers, ably as sisted by Robert N. Denham, gen eral counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, received a set back. An NLRB examiner ordered Den ham and the publishers to file a bill of particulars spelling out jR \their charges in the case brought ^/against the union. The action came on a motion of the union’s attorney, Gerard Van Arkel, asking the publishers to be more specific in making their al legations which were couched in general terms. The publishers said the ITU refused to bargain collec tively and demanded contact clauses which would have forced employ ers to discriminate against those who worked for them. Van Arkel requested that Den ham give names, dates, and places of the alleged violations, and the language of the clauses which they said the union demanded. In granting the union’s motion, 1. place. I am mir pnnnfrv nf tt entertamment program. This should I .is o please.a meTberS- alS31pe Employees and foremen of.Plant[members must now fight political-|Ta No. 1 showed a fine Christmas[jy jf they are to keep that pledge[ spirit when collections were taken Lf offjce. If their own political con- u G1 I* O II HlTS I I* industry, last week took a stand European recovery program. and management in the shipping [a AA Vmmmm A [some of 2. The “general substance” of|?”eaiJ xu*.] qprJ Pp taVWMi win*" lose of jobs in the operation oflher official "capacity Sister Smith Responsibilities OI Union Leadership Political As Well As They Are Economic] Philadelphia (ILNS) Trade union leaders have the [responsibility of “leading the workers to the ballot box as [well as leading them on the picket line,” Sal B. Hoffmann, president of the Upholsterers’ International Union, dec’ared |in announcing the formation of the UIU National Education al and Political Committee as an affiliate of the AFL league |of a similar name. “The Taft-Hartley Act,” Hoffmann said, “has made all |of us realize that political action is vital.y necessary for or-1 I [ganized workers, if free trade unions are to survive. The re-1 lsponsibilitie8uof .union I [judged by his political activities. The speaker for the occassion “In my judgment, a union lead-,will be Dewitt Huffman of Colum-, and outlined in part his program for the coming year. He mcluded an Important fact: Organized labor h,' u. 130, sergennt-at-arms Mrs.|tary-treasurer RalphSchnautz,de- i now fighting for its freedom—lunlen Please a lot of members. He also it wi jr have to fight for its tin, baker, and John Weber, affili- inspector stressed the importance of eachP with’L.and trustees Norman TnTHvtogTto it°Uars wTTpe ^e time has come when Frank Walcott, a member of Lo- Charles Bi and living up to it as we expect (gt gtand up and be counte d.|cal Union 9 is tbe retiring secre- (George Bugg, trustees. nor cold, we will and [secretarial post over a span |j||| I n. Ji' ',£ 4 „«—.,.i a dePress’on some time soon has resulted m| “Leading the workers to the bal- |lft|f| ff|H«in MK&lflll B«t,ch®r Workmen (standing, 1. to r.) Phillip Hannah of the Ohio|g|AA| Er-lilL A^lfAC scarcity of the vitally needed product, soaring prices, and government, nnlitical demo- n®l® VUMII pressure on the industry to allocate steel fairly for use her and abroad. |,ot box t0 f‘Kht for P.°.,1Uca aemo |___ ra [Serafino Romualdi of the Int’l Ladies Garment Workers. Roy Brown w bhown at the special Housing hearing are (seated, 1. to R. C. Todd,|cracy as well as leading them on l"“" JSK S..’: «,!“ »“=impro»emeiits Are Still Waiting For Ferber Is Named y Iwill be held by the Central Body [and devotion to the principles of [on Wednesday evening, Jan 21 at trade unionism should be [which the general public is invited. vllUPIer who cannot reconcile his person-|bus, former educational director of[ Evansville, Ind.—As a mark of I As we enter the year 1948, our [Rockhold treasurer, June Strobel |al political principles to the politi-|the Ohio Federation of Labor. A [appreciation for his faithful serv- [fondest hope for improvement in [inspector, Carl Smith guard, Clay Cambridtre Ohio Our first leal interests of organized workers [movie will also be shown on silico-[ice during the past year, President [the finishing trade is somewhat [ton Gourley trustees, Denzie Wil meeting of the New Year was held (should give up his union office. We Isis. (Frank Miller was returned to thatlglo&ny. This we feel is due in the on Januarv 7 and was a bie suc-|have n°f sought, nor do we seek,, At the reorganization meeting of,-‘‘“*ce *0T the next six months. In [main to the manufacturers who ,6 months John Sell, 12 months, cess New officers were installed |to interfere with the private views |the Central Body held on the first [addition to his regular attendance [have not kept their word by install-. The new officials after being in before a record crowd of nearly a land principles of a member, but the [Wednesday in January, officers for ,at our semi-monthly sessions [ing electric whirlers. During the [stalled asked the cooperation of hundred members After the meet-l«nion officers must place the in-|the new term were elected and in-[throughout the past six months, |war there was some allowance [every member in carrying out the ine-refreshments* were served Per-|terests of his members above his [eluded the following James Moss, [Frank has spent numerous hours of [made, due to their inability to se- [duties of their respective offices, hans this helned swell attendance [private views. castei at the Hall China and affili- hls own time ln our behalf- pure electric motors, but now thathf we are to have a progressive /I That sounds harsh, I know, to[ated with L. U. 4, was elected, Others chosen to serve with him [the conflict is over w’e feel these [local, this cooperation must be ex- ftr freedom Mart waitress William Mar- Ifense secretary: Ina Kritemever. I V Do I vvvllli Ml Eacn member of the UIU will [Third Vice President James Slav- [PrACIllinR Ilf IAAF I I VQlUIIIlL VIHvvl [contribute at least $1, with local [en which was well received, al-|lvfl us vfllS Hv|was [help, whether it be a matter of con-1 It has been a long time since The names of the newspaper [ventions and was never known to [if Bro. Duffy can find time he will wP©ClTlC[ditions in the trade or of a person-[we have had a visit from our na |al nature. [tional head, and we drop this lit-. its the NLRB examiner ordered Den-| She represented her local at nu-|tle reminder that we are still ex-| «odaness to our ranks .to ham’s office to furnish: |merous wage conferences and con-,peering a visit from him? We hope|® w suffered tt"|Pnc?s~ 8^ep7’l Putters Herald EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, January 15, 1948 WCSoIUIIaFL, James M. IM U1 of vllllvwllwv Uwlla 11-—: [Fl |jA|ai|| perhaps it will have to fight for its Itin, baker, John Weber, affili- [inspector George Hall, guard [practice of some supervisors endpect. stressed tne importance or eacni before long. |ated with U. 12, trustees. [Norman Clewlow, statistician [deavoring to hold the whip over| Let’s all make it a point from member knowing our agreement ,Th has come when we[ Frank Walcott a member of Lo- [Charles Burch, Henry Schnautz and [employees regarding making up|here on to be on hand the first and living up to it as we expeetl 8tand up and be counted. Lf X“n 9 Jeere- k^ge Bugg, trustees. Lost time when a holiday falls in Monday of every month and strive our employers to do. [which side are we on If we are |tary. Bro. Walcott has held the record attendance was on hand |the regular work week. This was|with our fellow workers to further Brother Art Ferber has resigned |nejther hot nor cold, we will—[secretarial post over a span of|to see the new officers sworn in, [ironed out at our last conference[our interests through the medium as recording secretary and accept-[gjj^jd—|,e rejected by the com- [years and has rendered valuable [signifying the wholehearted sup- [which we thought to the satisfac-[of a strong progressive local, there ed a position of foreman in the|mon sense of our members. [service during his tenure of office. |Port the membership in carry-|tion of all. We have even had re-|by furthering the interests of all clay shop of Plant No. 1. He will “Must Fight Politically” |ing out the duties of their office, [ports at local where some super-[without creating a hardship on any be missed by the local because he| “Workers who, when taking |Afcei routine business matters werelvisors have threatened to discharge |one.—O. C. 212. 1 has served the body very capably |unjon office, pledge to fight for the ferji number jpf years. Lee Woed-L^Yiples of trade unionism and[H|| LinvTw* [evening was spent in enjoying a|his lost time. Others have been told ard was elected to fill his office. Lo pTOtect the welfare' of union [delicious lunch which the social [they will lose their vacations and| Da DmaaamI AS [committee A I A A for sick employees and children at[vjctions (]0 not permit them to fight [RMAAt|||flf ll|| 911 /II[and tends to promote a friendly [is absolutely no compulsion for| Cambridge State Hospital. The lat-|the political enemies of free trade w 1 "O w w ter amounted to $98.00 which was[uniOnism, they owe it to themselves The Crown Pottery is undergo-[when a holiday falls in the regu-[Al spent for fruit, nuts and candy. |anj the union to leave their Local Union 124 met ruesday («n^ extensive improvements and [lar work week. If your supervisors Plant No. 3 is now in operation. [unjon offices” [evening with another fine attend- [when all are completed, the shop [threaten you by taking such ac-[ We were very glad to see such Kilns are being warmed, machinery Members of the new committee |ance on hand. There was a consid-[wjn be one of the most modernized-[tion, then contact headquarters and[a fine turnout at our last meeting and equipment checked. Seven of [are the 14 top officers of the union, [erable amount of business to be[jn the trade. New brushing ma-[lay the cards on the table and let [to discuss the piece work proposi twelve jiggers are producing ware. [with Hoffmann as chairman. Local, [transacted and the members buck- |chines and batting-out machines |the chips fall where they may. Only Jtion for the warehouse. There are —O. C. 122. [district and shop committees are [eled down to business and quickly [have been installed to date.—O. C. [by this method are we going to [still a number of ‘bugs’ to be work |to be established to carry out the [disposed of all matters. k The recovery plan calls for sale Allerable discussion. We feel there is|has been one of the most prosper- ference in Peru. We bow he is|ed, you too, are urged to be on of 200 ships and transfer of 300l(l| I AAAl IIIII All Mll|much that can be done to remedy |ous for the members of Local 99. well qualified to fill the bill and I hand and support your claim, to the 16 ERP-aid nations which IVI would mean so muny less ships for[ [that the right answer will be [work of the Shop Committee, Lab-[a® a whole will benefit from hisl^aeting and are as follows: Presi Amencan shipping interests to op-1 Sister Lida Smith, an ou)sTta"° |f0Und soon. This has -long been a |or-Management Committee and [participation the conference. Ident, John McKeever Gus Shar erate. The AFL and CIO marine |ing member in the ranks of L^a‘ headache to the manufacturers asLompany officials which we feel| Our next meeting will be held key, vice president George Mui umons represented declared that to [Union 94 since the charter day ot i thek we for a of thank8 from|on Thursday evening, Jan. 22. ien, financial secretary James take these vessels off the American [August 15, 1913, was granted a|think that bot. gi(Jeg will get|the entire membership [Special business will come before [Ward, recording secretary Laird rolls would mean 25,000 less jobs withdrawal card at our last meet-busi can| With the same cooperation being the members for consideration and [Christian, treasurer Bert Willard, for their membere. Milton Murray, mg. The record Sister Smith has har |ghown thig we can look for. we would like to see a full atten- inspector Jack Dimmock guard wP„L^ 4 SluppHigkompUed over the “Lmy on the old time basis. ward to bigger and better things jdance—O. C. 53.________________| (T^. T«.) president of ^“^“MetalTraXjof^er ^Son”1 with the local! A very important matter regard-Ist^he^end of troubleTwere^er troubleslnd she (this branch is expected to be pres-1 made in the clayshop. The installa- (Turn to Page Two) liPft little to be desired. Our [next meeting. Every craftsman m|sent, due to many cnanges oemgi Itroubles were her troubles and shelthis branch is expected to be pres-[made in the clayshop. The installa-[ employers who allegedly were re-|shirk any responsibilities placed|be present at our next meeting. |_ Kni ~1v whn had been an quired by the ITU to “discriminate in her care. She had an outspoken Two new members were initiat- F«y Knicely^who^had been anCongress, against employes by imposing con- |nersonalitV backed up by funda-|ed.—O. C. 124. |ployee of tne firm xor so yi Events ux me ditions of employment” and giving Imental facts of her trade which I |ye?rs aft®r [schwellenbach told Congress, “have the time and date when such of- |carried weight We hate to see her! |^1.nff aJmitt®d to Newton D. demonstrated that our greatest fenses are alleged to have taken the £ade and we take this!Second Labor Attempt |To Test Taft Law led the contract clauses by which such|heL. aif n nffiPPrs were in-| Bridgeport Conn HLNS1 The|Our deePest sympathy to the fam-[nomy js to bring about a more 3. Names of employers who al-|den^’ Anna Stanley, vice president,! or has announced it would bave been received and we are. The over-all picture for the year legedly were required to hire onlyl®a^el «on.Fi’ r®cord secretary, 8 po !tlca ai"|happy to report many of our mem-[was “one of prosperity”, with em foremen who were members of thePabel Smjth financlal ITU. Grace Hall treasurer, Ethel Bak- a second attempt to bring about a provement. Aluminum therapy mark- and national production 4. Particulars in claims that indi-|er» ®?ari’1^tnm!la McCardles^ in’ |®Ja J*at tb® validity of e|treatment8 will soon be available [reaching the $225 billion mark, Sch vidual employes’“are or many be|sP®ctor» IJella Tice-. Uen-Hartley labor law. entitled to any back pay award or Sister Anna Konig passed away Joseph M. Rourke, the federa- [treatments. “At the same time, however, other remedial relief by reason of,on ®ec- a?t®r a illness. Sis-[tion’s secretary-treasurer recalled, are very 8Orry to hear Miss [prices were continuing to rise at having been discriminated against”,^er Konig joined the Brotherhood |that a similar attempt last fall t°[pat Rogers, plant nurse, has re-[such a rapid pace that millions of —by being denied a job or fired,In 1916 as a finisher. She later af-|have the U. S. Department of Jus" [signed to accept a position with [families found it increasingly dif from one because he was not a|f‘Hated w^h Locnl 94 and had been |tice take action against the state Lbe Harrison Co. T-B office. Our|ficult to maintain their standard member of the ITU. |an active member in the Brother-[body produced no results. He said [best wishes for her success in her [of living,” he pointed out 5. Names of companies with,hood over 31 years. [the federation sought specifically ,new surroundings. Whatever wage increases labor whom the ITU or its subordinate. Sister Sarah Cronin passed away|to test a provision of the labor act| Attendance at the meetings dur-|won during the year “generally unions refused to bargain collec-|on Dec. 31, following a short ill-[forbidding the use of union funds [jng tbe past year has been both [were erased by the spiralling cost tively. [ness.—O. C. 94. [for political purposes. (Turn to Page Two) living.” Schwellenbach asserted. IT® “llS I. .’ Z SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR—Speaking for the U. S. labor move-jpegn Lima, Peru on Jan”10 are these men shown'at~rtasLmTnute confer Tradei Council krtWIrt Workers Duffy, Int’l Brotherhood of Operative Potters, and lntl Association of Machinists is the sixth U. S. delegate. —_____________________________________ ________ I DaIIam*. Pa Caiia had prepared. [seniority rights. |UA C||AAAQAV||| [committees retaining 25 per cent [though some of the settlements left [time when all members should[ Now is the time to iron out these Washnigton (LPA)— The Joint|of funds collected for use in their|a little to be desired. As Bro. Sla-|¥AAF fQK MA|||hArC|stend together to improve condi-[difficulties. Do not wait until the Committee for the American Mer-| (Turn to Page Tvio} [ven stated, while some of the set-[ [tions in their trade, the time is now[p]an is in effect and then regist chant Marine, representing labor [tlements handed down were not I had hoped for, progress [U| LUvuI against the transfer of American [guide us in future controversies. Clarksburg, W. Va.—As we en-| We feel the organization was[njng and have your say. To vessels to other flags under the Electric Whirlers fl fl [VI VW II Vllvlj VUa[VM/w Va Va lIUlll jcastei at the Hall China and affili-|his own time ’n our behalf. [cure electric motors, but now thathf we are to have a progressive “That sounds harsh, I know, tojated with L. U. 4, was elected I Others chosen to serve with himlthe conflict is over w*e feel these (local, this cooperation must be ex- Uur new chairman, James Got-[ ug who have been raised |prcfrident Floyd Tweed, city fire-hie John Schute, vice president [motors can be had if the manufac-[tended, otherwise we will fall back fee appointed new shop committeesL in our country of political free- In'au, vice president Willis Van-[Theresa Montgomery, recording Iturers will make an honest effort (into the old rut of meeting once dom. But we must realize one verylDyne, kiln fireman, affiliated with [secretary Arthur Huffine, secre-|f° secure them. [month, merely for the convenience 2 1_.2 ... 7. ___, _„o_ 2Z_ noliticai ree -ln-Un vi™ n^ident: Willis Van-lTheresa Montaomerv. i L-----------" 2 -I (Helen Hart, waitress, William Mar- Ifense secretary Ina Kritemeyer, [should be aired to the trade is the, stage many of us know what.to ex- [taken care of, the balance of the [employees who refuse to make up[ These little socials following our| For a matter of record let it be[aa« [meetings have proven very popular [understood from here on in. There [relationship in our ranks. [any employee to make up lost time [program. A very fine report from the| New shop committees have beenla(]Opted and further discussion Each Member To Contribute [Standing Committee was made by| [appointed and we urge all mem-|a]ong this line will be held at our VUVVvwvIlll aaa| II HI All QQ k UIIIUII VV |we made and a standard set to[ [our problems. [than come out next Monday eve- The old question— 60-40 decal |ter the new year and look back [honored in our national head being|those who think otherwise and can [dispute again came in for consid-|over 1947, we feel the past yearfchosen a delegate to the labor con-lsee no material benefits to be gain- w "Lhis situation and sincerely hope [Much of our success was due to the |the members of the N.B. of O.p. I Officers were installed at the fnrl’Txw «... (Smith, defense collector, was ciaim- |tlnued prosperity for the individual I, Lna|m I 1 changing of stilliards will soon be completed and it is expected every thing will be running in full swing. Washington (LPA) The ra08t ri1® ‘.. a,ppeabrought 5s in prlnt‘Lerious problem facing the nation I z^lzl vonn nlcn ni«Aii(7hr 1TC I. 7 v |is bring wages into line with so Secretary of Labor broken leg which led to his death. thig °week in his annual report to n. |Lewis B. by death after a short illness. |wage earners and the whole eco- hrS^Thnut albers have shown a marked im-|plOyment hitting the 60,000,000 of the past 12 months, defe^se^ollwtor the standP«,nt of ton enbach explained, 4 a 19 ment at the in ter-American trade union conference which opened in •i’paign to reach its climax this spring. Brown has been sounding out Eu ropean trade union leaders’ opin ions on possibilities of forming a counter labor union force in the 16 |tl6Cl I lallK U3K6S DaiAAaslAMl Al 010 lr ifiSIUCllI Ul ZIZ (W(1|VM1 |the ensuing term: President, Frank KQ| Oakes vice president, Clifford VV[oakes recording secretary, Gayle ,A. Smith financial secretary, Jack Another gripe which we feellof paying dues. If we reach that |i IvVv ■■VI It Wvl V|» A A I |bers to aid them in carrying out|next meeting at which time we [their duties. If there was ever a [hope every member will be present. OnJy^y this manner can[er your complaint. If you think hope to find any solution to[the plan would benefit the trade, -'V ^MEMBER INTERNATIONAL LABOR NEWS SERVICE AFL Representative Sees All-Out Red Campaign To Wreck Marshall Aid Plan New York City (ILNS)—An all-out Communist drive to promote economic chaos in Europe and wreck the Marshall aid plan is predicted by Irving Brown, European representa tives of the American Federation of Labor, dispatches from Berlin say. Brown, who has been touring the 16 nations expected to take part in the Marshall plan, fore es a new wave of Communist-inspired strikes in Italy and France “to rip the .guts out of the European economy" and sabotarp the Euro- recovery program. He said he expected tiiu Red cam- —---------------a P|AAupal|VAFIf I II OC V LU OU aaI |put a stop to such tactics. |ed out before the plan could be IpQwl IvlvvIlllK S'* y w Wage Gains Erased By Labor Secretary Where workers were protected by strong unions, they weathered the year in better shape, he made it clear. “The hardest hit were the un organized workers, especially those in the lowest income brackets, who received fewer and smaller wage in creases, as well as white collar workers and other persons on rela tively fixed incomes,” Schwellen bach said. The Secretary also cited the fact that “within the limits of the au thority granted by law and to the extent of its facilities and person nel, the Labor Dep’t made signifi cant contributions to full employ ment and high level production of civilian goods.” Among the Department’s major achievements of the year, Schw’el ienbach listed these: “Gathered and made available basic information about prices, wages and employment which served as economic source mater ial on wihch labor, management and government based their deci sions in planning adjustments ne cessary to attain and maintain full employment. “Planned and carried out a na- $2.0Q PER YEAR 3 The Belgian trade tr Jns have sent out letters to western Euro pean country trade unions for such a conference, he said, and it was hoped the Benelux countries (Neth erlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) would sponsor such a meeting. Brown reported that in his tour* he had found trade union leaders in favor of a conference to unite worker support of the Marshall plan. He predicted that out of the pro posed conferences a new world la bor organization would arise to sup plant the weakened World Federa te n of Trade Unions. Although he expected some initial opposition to the participation of German labor leaders in these conferences, he said the latter probably would partici (Turn to Page Two) Paden City, W. Va.—Installation of officers for the first six months of the new year was the chief ord er of business at the last meeting of Local Union 146. Those taking the oath for their respective offices were John Wikers who will reign as president Herman Schenkel who will occupy the vice president’s chair William D. Krebs, Recording secretary Homer Pyles, financial secretary Eva Drain, defense sec retary E. T. Llewelyn, treasurer Berl Fetty, statistian. Everything seems to be under control as we enter into the new year. Our hopes are high that 1948 will find us having steady employ ment throughout the year and if at all possible, a general wage in crease to keep old man wolf from our door. We read in the Herald where the American Federation of Labor is organizing a political league to de feat the enemies of organized labor at the coming election in Novem ber. The potters here in Paden City are one hundred per cent behind this movement, or in fact, any pro motional endeavor that will remove from public office the likes of Mr. Hartley and Mr. Taft. Our slogan might well be, “Let’s Clean House in November.”—O. C. S A Marshall plan countries to combat Communist opposition to the pro- ,, gram. Call For Meeting Issued He told a news conference he hoped an international conference of trade union representatives would be held within the next 2 or 3 months in Europe to work out a program of support and participa tion in the Marshall p’nn. Local Union No. 146 Seats Officers At i The Last Meeting JD146. J.<p></p>States tionwidb program of job placements that resulted ... in 7,139,000 hires through public employment offices “Assisted in the effective opera tion of free collective bargaining through conciliation helped bring about the peaceful settlement of 16,711 labor-management dis putes. “Organized and developed an in ternational program to represent the interests of American labor “Conducted 79,000 inspections under the Fair Labor Standards and Public Contracts Acts which disclosed that 20,570 or 51 per cent of establishments inspected were in violation of one or more major provisions of these laws “Made wage determinations un der the Bacon-Davis and other pre vailing wage laws in 9,093 cases, an all-time high .... “Assisted in development of na tional standards of apprenticeship in more industries “Carried out a program of Fed eral-State cooperation in the field of industrial accident prevention.