Thursday, July 15, 194R
DIRECTORY OF LOCAL UNIONS
East Liverrool Trades and Labor Coun
cil. Larry Finlay, 709 Sophia St. Meet first
and third Wednesday in NBOP Bldg.
No. 4.—Casters, Past Liverpool, Ohio.
Gus Mautz, 2241 Harvey Ave. Meets sec
ond and fourth Monday in Room 8, NBOP
No. 5.—Generalware, Evansville, Ind.
Miss Theresa Montgomery, 11 S. Denby
Ave,, Evansville 11, Ind. Meets second
and fourth Tuesday in K. of P. Hall,
No. 6.—Chinaware, Wheeling, W. Va.
George W. Friedrich, 208 Jones St. Meets
third Monday in Trades Assembly Hall.
No. 7—Sanitary, Tiffin, O. Herbert
Fisher, 156 Ohio Ave., Tiffin, O. Meets
second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
No. 9.—Kilnmen, East Liverpool, O.
Laurence Brown, 1012 Waterloo St. Meets
every Friday in Room 3 NBOP Bldg.
No. 10.—Turners and Handlers, East
Liverpool, O. Fred McGillivray, 325 Gar
field St. Meets first and third Monday in
Room No. 3 in NBOP Bldg.
No. 12.—Jiggermen, East Liverpool, O.
John Weber, 931 Lisbon St., East Liver
pool, Ohio. Meets every Tuesday in Room
8 in NBOP Bldg.
No. 16.—Saggermakers, East Liverpool,
O. Harry 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
No. 18.—Dippers, East Liverpool, O.
Edwin Sisley, Rear 808 Moore St. Meets
first and third Friday in Room No. 2,
No- 20.—Generalware, Steubenville, O.
Harry T. Brady, 511 N. 6th Ave. Meets
first and third Thursday in Trades and
Labor Hall. Capitol Bldg., Fourth and
No. 21.—Claymakers, East Liverpool, O.
Mr. Bennie Martin, 407 Grant St. Newell,
W. Va. Meets first Thursday *i Room 1,
No. 22.—Mouldmakers, East Liverpool,
O. Alfred Ferber, 1035 Vine St., East
Liverpool, Ohio. Meets second and fourth
Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
iTi No. 24.—Chinaware, Wellsville, O. Sam
1 Lawton, 406 Seventh St. Meets first and
third Wednesday in Odd Follows Bldg.,
Fifth and Main Sts.
No. 25.—Packers, East Liverpool, Ohio.
Philip Fuhrer, 828 W. 6th St. East Liver
pool, Ohio. Meets Second and Fourth
Thursday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 26.—Sanitary, Kokomo, Ind. Rob
ert T. Bohannon, 1815 N. Purdum St.,
Kokomo, Ind. Meets first and third
Thursday in Trade and Labor Council,
612 E. Sycamore.
No. 29.—Dishmakers, East Liverpool, O.
Irvin Crable, 607 Sanford Ave., R. D. 20.
Meots first Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP
No. 31.—Generalware, East Palestine,
O. Charles Hall, 63 Lincoln Ave. Meets
second and fourth Monday at 7:80 in Odd
No. 33.—Chinaware, Beaver Falls, Pa.
Leonard Greco. P. O. Box 303. Meets sec
ond and fourth Monday in New Central
Bldg., 1422 Seventh Avenue.
No. 35.—Chinaware. Trenton, N. J. Mr.
Joseph P. Brown, 22 Nottingham Way,
Trenton, N. J. Meets second and fourth
Monday in Red Man's Hall, S. Clinton
Ave. and Whiterker Ave.
No. 42.—Generalware, Salem, O. Nellie
Jackson, 548 Perry St. Meets every other
Monday in Memorial Bldg.
No. 44.—Clay Workers, Sebring O. Ches
ter Brunt, 695 W. Oregon Ave.
every other Monday night in K.
No. 49—Mixed, Trenton, N. J. A. J.
Hassall, 44 Jeremiah Ave. Meets first
and third Tuesday in Castlemini Hail,
corner Grant and N. Clinton Ave.
No, 50. Sanitary, Camden, N. J.
Lawrence- Gerwatoski, 1097 Morton St.,
Camden, N. 3. Meets first and third Fri
^Mr^dag in 18th Ward Club Bldg.. 1824 Mech
No. 51.—Generalware, Canonsburg, Pa.
Calvin Bixby, Box 211, Strabane, Pa.
Meets every other Monday in Slovalk Hall,
No. 53.—Finishers, East Liverpool, Ohio.
^LUona Shroades, 140 West Second St. Meets
^RJsecond and fourth Thursday in Room 2,
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.—Generalware, Crooksville, O.,
C. O. Abrams, 181 McKeever St., Crooks
ville, O. Meets every other Tuesday.
No. 70.—Generalware, Minerva, O. Abe
Edwards, 801 N. Main St. Meets second
and fourth Thursday in American Legion
No. 72.—Sanitary, Evansville, Ind. Ed
ward F. Goebel, R. 4, Box 279, Evansville,
Ind. Meets second and fourth Thursday in
C.L.U. hall, Fulton Ave.
No. 75.—Generalware, Coshocton, Ohio,
Arthur D. Howe, Roscoe, Ohio. Meets sec
ond and fourth Thursday in Central Trades
and Labor Hall, Mtin St.
No. 76.— Chinaware, Buffalo, N. Y.
Dorothy Donovan, 26 Houston St. Meets
first and third Friday at Sparefield's Hall,
Seneca and Weyand streets.
No. 77.—Sanitary, Mannington, W. Va.
John C. Thorn, R. 1. Mannington, W. Va.
Meets first and third Friday at 7:80 p. m.
in Legion 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.
Anthony Stia, 409 Whitaker Ave., Tren
ton 10, N. J.
No. 89.—Sanitary, Richmond, Calif, O.
L. McGinnis, 2364 Brooks Ave. Meets first
and third Friday at 257 Fifth Street.
No. 94.—Warehousewonien, East Liver
pool, Ohio. Mildred Johnson, Box 868,
East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets every other
other Friday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 96.—Sanitary, Works, Perth Am
boy, N. J. Stephen Brennan, 422 Smith
St. Meets third Monday of every month at
Diana Hall, Market Street, Perth Amboy.
No. 98.—Chinaware, Grafton, W.
Martha Hines, Box 2727, Grafton, W.
Meets second and fourth Tuesday in
V. F. W. Hall.
No. 99.—Chinaware, Clarksburg, W.
,ravid Bevan. 64 Coleman Ave. Meets
flMC.jery other Monday.
(No. 102.—Sanitary, Ford City, Pa. Sam
■^uel Hindes, Box 30, McGrann, Pa. Meets
second and fourth Friday in Sokol Hall at
7 :30 p. m.
No. 103.—Generalware, Erwin, Tenn. M.
B. Laws, Rt. 3, Box 216, Erwin, Tenn.
Meets second and fourth Tuesday at
Ciinchfield Y. M. C. A. Hall, N. Main St.
No. 104.—Chinaware, Falls Creek, Pa.
Robert E. Sctte, R.D. 1—398, DuBois, Pa.
Meets second and fourth Monday in Odd
No. 108.—Chinaware, Bedford, O. Clyde
Garvin, Box 302, Bedford, O. Meets every
No. 113.—Huntington Park, Caiif. Meets
first Thursday of every month at 6411
Sante Fe Ave. Upstairs. Lawrence F.
Faker, 2500 San Fernando Rd.
Angeles, 41, Calif.
No. 116. GeneraTware, Lincoln,
Glenn Hale, 714 Decator St. Meets
and third Friday of each month in
Ne« 12L—Generalware, Decorators, Se
bring, O. Hazel Brown, R. D. 4, Alliance,
O. Meets in K. of P. Hall every second
^nd fourth Tuesday.
^kJ*No. 122.—Generalware, Cambridge, O.
^Bg.xe Woodward, 624 Highland Ave., Cam
^Tiridge, Ohio. Meets second and fourth
Wednesday at Moose Hall.
No. 124.—Decorators and Decorating
Kilnmen, East Liverpool, O. Norman
Whippier, 618 Carolina Ave., Chester, W.
Va. Meets first and third Tuesday in
Room No. 4, NBOP Bld»
No. 130. Kilnfiremen Helpers and
Trackmen, East Liverpool, O. Clifford
Wilson, 228 W. Fourth St., East Liver
pool. O. Meets second and fourth Friday
in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 131.—Battersout and Mouldrunners,
East Liverpool. Ohio. Alice Seevers, 2107
Penna Ave., East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets
every Thursday in Room 8, NBOP Bldg.
No. 132.—Handle Casters and Finishers,
East Liverpool, O. Bertha Magnone, 54
California Ave., Chester, W. Va. Meets
first and third Monday in Room 1. NBOP
B1$ol 133.—Sanitary, New Castle. Pa.
Daniel Hughes, 420 Waldo St., N. 0., Pa.
Meets second and fourth Wednesday in
Trades and Assembly Hall, corner Croton
and Washington Streets.
No. 134.—Stone and Art Ware. Gtwkt-
vllls, O. Arvin Riley, 8. Buckeye St.
Meet* first and third Thursday.
No. 135.—Stone and Art Ware, Rose*
villa, o. Wilbur Smith, Box 213. Meet*
first and third Monday in Odd Fellow*
No. 138.—Bisque Warehousemen, East
Liveriool, O. Howard Pryor, Newell, W.
Va. Meeti first and third Thursday in
Room 2. NBOP Bids.
No. 140.—Porcelain, East Liverpool, O.
James L. Dem-n .re. Rt. 20, 456 Densmore
Ave., East Liverpool, Ohio Meets third
Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 141.—Oddmen and Laborers, East
Liverpool, O. John Miller, P. O. Box 437,
Newell, W. Va. Meets second and fourth
Thursday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg.
No. 143. Porcelain Workers, Sandu-kv,
O. Mrs. Byrel Smith, 1032 Pearl St. Son
wo. 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
No. 146—Generalware, 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, O.
Delilah McDowell, 958 St. George St.
Meets only second Thursday in NBOP
No. 150.—Stoneware and Artware Work
ers, Red Wing, Minn. Walter Quinn, 1203
No. 155.—Underglaze Decorators, East
Liverpool, Ohio. Mary ThrGs, 810 Montana
Ave, Chester, W. Va. Mtiu fourth Wed
nesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 156.—Porcelain, East Palestine, O.,
Meets first and third Monday in K. of P.
Hall. Esther Brubecker, R. 1). No. 1, East
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 Liverpool, O. Mildred E. Mc
Daniel, 1083 Ohio Ave. Meets first and
third Friday in Room 4. NBOP Bldg.
No. 164.—Porcelain, Insulator, Akron,
O. R. F. Brandenstein, 766 Clay Drive,
Meets second Tuesday of month at 4 p. m.
in G. A. Hall, 834 Grant St.
No. 165.—Chinaware, £1 Cerrito, Calif.
Juanita Miller, 1901 Cutting Blvd., Apt.
1-D, Richmond, Calif. Meets second and
fourth Wednesday, 1840 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 Legiqn Hall.
No. 168.—Art and Novelty, San' Jone,
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. Fjoyd F. Wilson, 202 Indiana
Ave., Chester, W. Va. Meets second and
fourth Friday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg.
No. 173.—Porcelain, Frenchtown, N. J.
Harmon Wright, Hillcrest. Milford, N. J.
Meets third Monday in Legion Hall.
No. 183.—Generalware, Loe Angeles,
Calif. Cora Lee Hutchison. Box 682, Hunt
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^ 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. Hutchine, 1180 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, Oalif. Lloyd Sprasrue, 947
Nolden St., Loh Angeles 42, Calif. Meets
first and third Friday, 2200 East Ave.
No. 187. Porcelain, Trenton, N. J.
Rose Pronesti, 78 Oliver Ave., Trenton
9, N. J. Meets second Thursday in Polish
Falcon Hall, corner Cass and Adeline Sts.
No. 190.—Porcelain, East Liverpool, O.
Nellie Gardiner, 936 Lisbon St., East Liv
pool. O. Meets the first and third Fridays
in NBOP Basement.
No. 191. General and China Ware,
Hamilton, Ont., Canada. Samuel J. Mos
tacci, 6 Clinton St., Hamilton Ontario,
No. 192.—Generalware, Warehousemen,
Packers, Decorating Kilntnen, 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 Liverpool, O. Miss Villa
Carraher, 704 Aten Ave., Wellsville, O.
Meets first and third Wednesday in Room
2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 196.—Generalware, Holiydale, 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.
Doris Goodwine. 550 Fillmore Place, Po
mona,- Calif. Meets second Tuesday of
each month, 637 W. Second St., Pomona,
No. 200.—Chetnrcai Supply, Crooksville,
O. Mrs. Estella Knerr, 281 W. Main St.
Meets second Thursday of each month in
No. 201.—Chinaware, Huntington Park,
Calif. Margaret Dowd 10724 Osgood Ave.
Lynwood, Calif. Meets second and fourth
Wednesday, 2502 Clarendon Ave., Hunt
ington Park, Calif.
No. 202.—Artware, Santa Monica, Calif.
Betty J. Markham, 618 Ocean Park Blvd.,
Santa Monica, Calif. Meets first Wednes
day of each month at 1428^ 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.—Sanitaty, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ray Nelson, 6111 McKinley Ave., Holly
dale. Calif. Meets first and third Wednes
day in Butcher Hall, 5610 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
No. 207.—Refractories, Crooksville, O.
James Cryder, R. F. D. 2, Crooksville,
O. Meets fourth Thursday each month.
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. Miss
Ruth Orr, 728 Main St., Wellsville, Ohio.
Meets first and third Thursday in Ameri
can 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 Hall.
No. 212.—Generalware, Chester, W. Va.
Gayle A. Smith, 1321 Riverview Street,
East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets first Monday
of month, Room 4, NBOP Bldg.
No. 213—Artware, Pelham, N. Y. Leon
ard Hill, 128 S. Fulton St., Mt. Vernon,
No. 214. Sanitary, Redlands, Calif.
George Phillips, 932 Sixth St. Meets first
and third Fridays In American Legion
No. 215.—Art and Novelty, Los Angeles,
No. 216. Artware, Jonesboro, Tenn.
Helen Keplinger, Route 1, Jonesboro,
No. 318.—Sanitary, Torrence, Calif.
No. ..219.—Artware, Zanesville, Ohio,
H-”-old Hunter, 258 Corwin Ave., Zanes-
_________ ... Emperor Waltz” Bing Crosby portrays
a traveling salesman (gay nineties style) and Joan Fontaine it the
lovely countess (no farmer’s daughter).
Green Wants Progressive
Program From Democrats
Philadelphia (LPA)—Still smart-“
ing from the lack of consideration
shown the AFL’s progressive legis
lative program by the Republican
convention, President William
Green returned to Philadelphia last
week to place the AFL’s demands
before the Democratic party.
Green’s position was a strong
one. He appeared the day on which
dissident Democrats admitted that
they couldn’t “draft” Gen. Dwight
D. Eisenhower to replace President
Truman as the Democratic candi
date. Altho Green has refused to
endorse Truman he conspicuously
refrained from identifying himself
or the AFL with the “Dump Tru
The program Green put forward
to the Democratic platform com
mittee, presided over by Sen. Fran
cis Meyers (Pa.), an opponent of
the Taft-Hartley act, was the same
one he failed to get attention from
No. 174.—Sanitary, 2
George Bondies, Box 71, Fords, ...
Meets second Saturday of month at 10 a.
m. at Washington Hall, Fayette St., Perth
Amboy, N. J.
No. 175.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. Al
bert Schuster, 339 Ardsley Ave., Trenton,
New Jersey. Meets second tnd fourth Tues
No. 177.—Sanitary, Robinson, Ill. Myles
Tennis, Box 10, Robinson, III. Meets
every Thursday In Labor Temple.
No. 178.—Artware, Sebring, Ohio. John
A. Dorff, R. D. 4, Alliance, Ohio. Meets
second and fourth Wednesday in American
No. 45.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J.
Ansell, 81 Alden Ave., Trenton 8, m. u.
Meets every Friday at N. Clinton and
No. 181.—Tile, Porcelain and Artware,
Trenton. N. J. Robert Thompson, 53 S.
Olden Ave., Trenton, N. J. Meets second
and fourth Thursday in Falcon Hall, N.
Repeal .the Taft-Hartley act
“which undermines trade unions
and prevents effective collective
bargaining, and does not promote
peaceful industrial relations” was
President Green’s first recommen
Citing the all-time high cost of
living, he then demanded “an ef
fective and compenhensive pro
gram to curb inflation.” Green sug
gested that labor, business, farm
and government leaders pit down
together and work out a voluntary
system of price control. But, he in
sisted, the government must have
the power to see that decisions are
The AFL president reiterated its
support of the European recovery
program, and its endorsement of a
strengthened United Nations. He
said that the US must constantly
emphasize its desire for a just and
lasting peace, forswearing imper
ialism, and not placing our reliance
upon the armed force and peace
Green stressed the AFL’s inter
est in federal aid to education, and
particularly its support of the la
bor extension service bill.
“The availability of a
home to every family is
sponsibility of the whole
nity,” Green pointed out and chided
the Congress which failed to recog
nize this responsibility.
Other Congressional failures for
which Green presented the AFL’s
remedies were in the fields of so
cial security, medical care insur
ance, and minimum wage legisla
tion. The minimum wage should be
$1 an hour, he said, and demanded
that future tax revisions be in the
direction of increasing the exemp
tions for lower income groups, and
removing burdensome excise taxes.
In addition to medical care in
surance Green said that the federal
government should provide the
funds for hospital construction and
the provision of training facilities
for young people desirous of en
tering any branch of the medical
He asked that the appropriations
for the Labor Dep’t and
ernment be restored
Green was joined
Heffner, acting president of the
American Federation of Govern
ment Employees, in urging increas
ed base pay and other improve
ments for government workers. The
a greater role
agencies where wage rates are set
by wage boards, rather than Con
gress, Green recommended that the
unions be given direct representa
tion on the wage boards.
added that govern
unions should play
than has yet been
in determining fed
policy. In those
Enactment of a permanent fair
employment practices statute is an
other matter to which the AFL at
taches great importance, Green
I don’t mind being alone, provid
ed I know that somebody is lone
lier, and is thinking of me.
Labor-Union-Label formula: Un
ion wages plus Label buying equals
THE POTTERS HERALD, EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO
Hears Attacks On
Glenwood Springs, Colo. (LPA)
—Passage of laws prohibiting
strikes by public employees solves
no problems, and “has its incep
tion in the totalitarian philosophy
of Fascism and Communism,”
President Joseph F. Landis told the
31st annual convention of the Am
erican Federation of Teachers-A FL
“Prohibiting strikes by law,”
Landis told the 450 delegates at the
opening session, “is as bad as lick
ing a child for crying without mak
ing any effort to find out why the
and without trying to
ances, it was clear as the
members discussed professional
standards. Reported Secretary
treasurer Irving R. Kuenzli: “The
AFT, with the full support of the
AFL, is the only national clash
room teachers’ organization which
is waging a vigorous and active
battle against the falsely labeled
merit system of paying higher sal
aries to those teachers who rnt^e
higher marks on a rating scale.”
Referring to salaries, Kuenzli
said that “Teachers who are willing
to accept salary adjustments of
$300, $400 or $500 are merely per
mitting the inflation of dollar val
ues to give them a false sense of
salary increases when an actual de
crease has resulted.” Because teach
ers sometimes fall for the “half
a loaf’ offered by small pay boosts,
school boards and administrators
in some cases have been able to
head off unionization, Kuenzli
Greeting the conference, Presi
dent Truman wrote that “The ac
tivities of the Federation in the
field of international educational
relations, as reported in your let
ter, should be of great value. They
reflect the continuing concern of
all segments of our people for the
rehabilitation of a war-devastated
world and the inauguration of a
new era of international peace and
Many delegates attended a one
day conference, preceding the con
vention, to discuss problems of in
High Wage Hikes
Washington (LPA)—Last week
Carl Huhndorff, director of re
search for the Int’l Association of
that IAM members for whom the
union won new contracts in the
first five months of 1947 averaged
ten to 14%c gains in hourly pay.
Over 109,000 machinists, covered
by 1,943 contracts were involv
ed. They were scattered thruout the
metal manufacturing and service
industries—machine shops, oil re
fineries, commercial garages, air
fields and army bases. During 1947
the lAM’s average gain for its
members was about 13c an hour.
But last week new contracts
zoomed well over the already high
standards of the previous months.
Lodge 434 in New York signed a
contract with E. P. Lawson, Inc., a
manufacturer of paper machines
providing raises of 13 to 15c. A new
contract with the Liberty Aircraft
Corp., brought pay boosts of from
ten to 40c an hour.
In Port Neches, Tex., Lodge 1792
won an 18c raise, plus other bene
fits for its Pure Oil Co., members.
And in Beaumont, Tex., Lodge 395
negotiated a new contract with
the Magnolia Petroleum Co., in
creasing base pay rates by 17’ZjC,
plus a ten cents an hour cost of
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Only dissenting votes were cast
by the delegates from Portugal.
Delegates from Poland, South Afri
ca and Czechoslovakia abstained.
Earlier, Czech and Polish spokes
men had opposed any reference to
the right of employers to organize.
As far as the United States is
concerned, the treaty now goes to
the Congress. Sen. Elbert Thomas
(D., Utah) is one of the US gov
ernment delegates to the ILO meet*
Members of the governing body
of ILO for the coming year in
clude Frank Fenton of the AFL, J.
D. Ze 11 er bach, for many years the
employer delegate and at present
head of the ECA mision to Italy,
David Morse, newly elected ILO di
rector-general and formerly
Under Secretary of Labor,
The workers’ delegates at
ILO meeting chose as their spokes
man on the governing body Fenton,
Alfred Roberts of the British
Trades Union Congress, Leon Jou
hayx of the French “Workers’
Force" federation, Bernardo Ibanez
of Chile, Konrad Nordhal of Nor
way, A. E. Monk of Australia, and
Aftab Ali of Pakistan.
A budget totaling 35,215,539 was
proposed in the closing sessions to
carry on the work of the ILO until
the next conference in 1949.
For Labor To
Get Out Vote
Washington (LPA)— The reac
tionary character of the 80th Con
gress can be accounted for by the
low vote in the 1946 elections,
Joseph Keenan, director of Labor’s
League for Political Education,
writes in the current issue of the
Bulletin—monthly publication of
the Building & Construction Trades
Keenan points out that 56,000,000
eligible voters failed to cast their
balolts in 1946. Only 39 per cent of
the potential electors went to the
Result a Congress “which
taught us a lesson we’ll never for
get. The agents of the NAM on
Capitol Hill slapped us with the
Taft-Hartley law. They taught us
that if we of organized labor do
not put more teeth in our non
partisan political policy, and quick
ly, the next Congress will add the
finishing touches and put an end
to free trade unions.”
But, says Keenan, the AFL, “the
strongest and largest trade union
organization in the world” can pro
duce the remedy. It must organize
its members politically as it has
organized them industrially.
“Just as we have a union stew-'
ard in every shop to protect and
enforce our contracts with manage
ment, we must have a union politi
cal steward in every one of the
more than 100,000 precincts in this
country. Only in this manner can
we effectively educate and mobilize
the voting public to elect worthy
candidates and defeat our enemies
at the polls.”
Keenan is confident that “the
sordid record of the 80th Congress
in flouting the needs of all our
people and the rights of the work
ing man, has aroused our mem
bership as never before. “But, he
cautions: “Wars are won by arm
ies, not disorganized mobs. The
same is true in politics. In every
state, congressional district, and
every last precinct and ward we
must rabidly build a permanent or
ganization staffed with militant
trade unionists volunteering their
services in the cause of better gov
Demand the Union Label.
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ILO Votes Proposal That Both
Workers, Bosses Can Organize
San Francisco (LPA)-rThe ac-____ ____
tion for which the 1948 Int’l Labor.
Conference will be remembered
longest—an international conven
tion setting forth the rights of
workers and employers to establish
organizations of their own choos
ing—was adopted last week at the
ILO conference here.
BRT Head Only
Labor Chief To
Washington (LPA)—The Demo
cratic Party scored three refusals
and one acceptance of its bids to
labor leaders to address the con
vention in Philadelphia this week.
A. F. Whitney, president of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
said he would be glad to appear,
having pledged his support to
Harry Truman last January. A visit
to the Whitd House at that time
had ended a feud that began in
May, 1946, when Whitney rejected
the President’s proposals for a
strike settlement. Truman asked
Congress to draft the strikers, and
Whitney swore to use the Brother
hood’s treasury to defeat him. The
BRT chief is a member of the Ohio
In a telegram to J. Howard Mc
Grath, chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, President
Philip Murray said th%t “unfortun
ately, urgent business of the CIO
makes it impossible for me to ac
cept and to attend the convention
sessions. Please convey my re
grets.” This implied that Murray, a
member of the Pennsylvania dele
gation, would not even appear in
that capacity. Observers thought
that Murray, considered an Eisen
hower man, lost interest when Tru
man’s nomination seemed assured.
The same day, Walter Reuther,
head of the largest CIO union,
United Auto Workers, made a plea
for the nomination of Supreme
Court Justice William O. Douglas.
AFL President William Green
declined his invitation with no com
ment. After a visit to Truman the
week before, however, Green had
said that he would “never” back
the Dewey-Warren ticket. John F.
Shelley, president of the California
State Federation of Labor and head
of the state’s large delegation of
the Democratic convention, is being
considered by Truman for a cabinet
post as Secretary of Labor. The
California delegation’s most out
spoken member, James Roosevelt,
had been leader of the “Stop-Tru
A final “no” came from Daniel
J. Tobin, president of the Int’l
Brotherhood of Teamsters-A FL,
traditionally chairman of the La
bor Division of the Democratic
Natl Committee. ..
AFL Sees Tense
Test To The II. S
Washington, D. C. (ILNS)—The
tense situation in Berlin is a test
of U. S. intentions, the American
Federation of Labor points out in
its labor’s Monthly Survey.
“There are times in the world’s
history when one natton’s -jn
in a crisis may determine ‘Ahtther
law and order shall prevail or be
swept away by ruthless force,” the
AFL says. “Such a crisis faces the
United States today. Our decision
on Berlin is crucial to the future of
Europe and indeed of the world.”
Cutting off of the food supply of
Germans in Berlin’s western sec
tors by the Russians is “an -pen
act of aggression,” the federa jn
declares. It adds:
“Of the city’s 3J4 million Ger
mans, i% million are in the Soviet
sector. Two and a quarter million
are in the western sectors where
their freedom to speak, vote and
act through democratic organiza
tions is protected by the controlling
democrn^es, Britain, France and
USA. s island of freedom is
surrounded on all sides by the
Communist totalitarian police state.
It stands as a beacon of hope to
all Europe, proving that the United
States and her allies will not sur
render principles of law, justice,
and democracy or hand over Eu
rope’s heartland and its people to
the Soviet aggression.”
The AFL charges that Stalin
seeks to gain control over the Brit
ish, French and U. S. sectors in
Berlin as well as the Soviet sec
tor he already holds. But, it says,
“as long as the Western Allies re
main in Berlin protecting its free
dom, the Germans in Berlin can
choose the government they want
and Stalin cannot fulfill his plans.”
Emphasizing the vital importance
of the U. S. decision in Berlin, the
“The courageous people of wes
tern Berlin have stood firmly to
uphold democratic principles the
rights against the totalitarian ter
ror surrounding them. Berlin’s free
trade unionists especially have
made a valiant stand against Com
munist effort to take over their
movement. Stalin has been unable
to cow them. They have made this
stand nt the risk of their lives,
knowing full well that if the U. S.
gives way they will be liquidated.
“Other democracies cannot make
an effective stand against Soviet1papers
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T-H TROUBLES—H. L. Mit.h.-ll
president of the Nat’l Farm Lab
Union, which has been charged
with unfair practices for violating
the secondary boycott provisions of
the Taft-Hartley law in a nine
month strike at the Di Georgia
Ranch in Bakersfield, Cal. Th*
farm workers don’t get the bene
fits of the NLRB, the court ruled
that the parent union, NFLU,
comes under the act’s jurisdiction.
aggression unless the U. S. is with
them. To yield Berlin would be to
hand over all its courageous anti
Communist citizens for cruel liq
uidation by the Russians. Imprison
ment, torture, slayings, exile to
slave labor camps have been meth
ods used by Communists to liqui
date oppositions elsewhere.
“Failure of the U. S. to stand
firmly for basic principles in this
strategic crisis would proclaim to
all Europe that we are unwilling
to carry out our commitments,
ready to betray those who depend
on us to stake their lives on the
cause of democracy.”
In conclusion, the AFL says:
“Only an unyielding stand for prin
ciple can check this new aggres
sion. Only the U. S. can take that
stand to protect Europe and our
own people from the totalitarian
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operation in the drive to reduce the
circulation of “injunction pipers.”
A number of United Mine Work
ers locals have placed the struck
on-their “-unfair lists.”
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