Thursday, February 3, 1949
No. 59.—Kilnmen, Dippers and Sagger
k makers, Sebring, O. Charles Newton, 143
Jw E. Ely St., Alliance, O. Moots every other
DIRECTORY OF LOCAL UNIONS
East Liverpool Trades and Labor Coun-j Na, 135.—Stone and
ML Larry Finlay, 709 Sophia St. Meet firn rille, o. Wilbur Smith,
iMd third Wednesday in NBOP Bldg.
I* No. 4.—Casters, East Liverpool, Ohio.
John F. Arnold, 914 St. Clair Ave. Meets
second and fourth Monday in Room 8,
No. 5.—Generalware, Evansville, Ind.
Mi's. Marie Z. Lee, 207 S. Bedford Ave.,
Evansville, Ind. Meet second and fourth
Thursday, Carpenters Union Hall, 1035 W.
No. 6.—Chinaware, Wheelin, W. Va.
George W. Friedrich, 208 Jones St. Meets
third Monday in V.F.W. Bldg., Fifteenth
and Eoff Streets.
Na. 7—Sanitary, Tiffin, O. Herbert
Fisher, 156 Ohio Ave., Tiffin, O. Meets
second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
No. 9.—Kilnmen, East Liverxxwl, O.
Laurence Brown, 1012 Waterloo SL Meets
■very Friday in Room 8 NBOP Bldg.
Na. 10.—Turners ahd Handlers, East
Liverpool, O. Fred McGillivray, 825 Gar
field SL Meets first and third Monday in
Room No. 8 in NBOP Bldg.
Na. 12.—Jiggermen, East Liverpool, O.
John Weber, 931 Lisbon St., East Liver
pool, Ohio. Meets every Tuesday in Room
3 in NBOP Bldg.
No. 16.—Saggermakers, East I Liverpool,
O. Harry F. McCombs, 927 Dresden Ava.,
Bast Liverpool, O. Meets first and third
Tuesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 17.—Kilndrawers, East Liverpool,
O. James Mercer, Box 72, Wellsville, Ohio.
Meets first and third Thursday in Room 4
in NBOP Bldg.
No. 18.—Dippers, East Liverpool, O.
Bdwin Sisley, Rear 808 Moors St. Masts
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.
Mi*. Bennie Martin, 407 Grant St. Newell,
W. Va. Meets last Sunday each month in
Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 22.—Mouldmakers, East Liverpool,
O. Alfred Ferber, 1035 Vine SL, East
Liverpool, Ohio. Meets second and fourth
Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 24.—Chinaware, Wellsville, O. Sam
ZA Lawton, 406 Seventh SL Meets first and
third Wednesday in Odd Fellows Bldg.,
Fifth and Main Sts.
No. 25.—Packers, East Liverpool, Ohio.
I. H. Crawford, 701 Commerce SL, Wells
ville, Ohio. Meets Second and Fourth
Thursday in Room I, NBOP Bldg.
No. 26.—Sanitary, Kokomo, Ind. Rob
ert T. Bohannon, 1815 N. Purdum SL,
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. 20.
Meats first Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP
No. 31—Generalware. East Palestine,
O. Charles A. Hall, 58 Lincoln Ave. Meets
second and fourth Monday at 7:30 in Odd
No. 33.—Chinaware, Beaver Falls, Pa.
Chester J. Fisher, 1616 Second Ave. Meets
sedond and fourth Monday in New Cen
tral Bldg., 1422 Seventh Avenue.
No. 35.—Chinaware, Trenton, N. J.
Dorothy Bissett, 44 Laurel Place, Trenton,
N. J. Meets second and fourth Thursday
in Polish Veterans Hall, Grand Street.
No. 42.—Generalware, Salem, O. John
E. Ehrhart, 860 S. Lundy Ave. Meets every
other Monday in Memorial Bldg.
No. 44.—Clay Workers, Sebring O. Ches
ter Brunt, 595 W. Oregon Ave. Meets
every other Monday night in K. of P.
No. 45.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. L. E.
Ansell, 81 Alden Ave., Trenton 8, N. J.
Meets every Friday at N. Clinton and
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.
Nicholas J. Buss, 1133 Sycamore St., Cam
den, N. J. Meets first and third Friday in
13th Ward Club Bldg., 1324 Mechanic St.
Na WJ.—Generalware, Canonsburg, Pa.
Calvin Bixby, Box 211, Sttabane. Pa.
Meeta every other Monday in Slovalk Hall,
No. 53.—Finishers, East Liverpool, Ohio.
Iona Shroades, 140 West Second SL Meets
second and fourth Thursday in Room 2,
Monday in K. of P. HalL
Ne. 66.—Generalware, Crooksville, O„
C. O. Abrams, 131 McKeever SL, Crooks
ville, O. Meets every other Tuesday.
No. 70.—Generalware, Minerva, O. Abe
Edwards, 801 N. Main* St. Meets second
and fourth Thursday in Odd Fellows Hall.
No. 72.—Sanitary, Evansville, Ind. Wil
ford M. Schauss, 2028 South Tares Ave.,
Evansville, Hnd. 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, Main St.
No. 76.— Chinaware, Buffalo, N. Y.
Dorothy Donovan, 26 Houston SL Meets
first and third Friday at Sparefieid'a Hall,
Seneca and Weyand streets.
No. 77.—Sanitary, Mannington, W. Va.
Walter E. Shutler, Route 2, Box 178,
Mannington, W. Va. Meets first and third
Friday at 7 :30 p. m. in Legion Hall.
No. 78.—Sanitary, SL John, P. Q., Can
ada. Alfred Croisetere, 12A 9e Avenue,
Iberville, P. Q. Canada.
No. 86.—Warehousemen, East Liverpool,
O. Harold Palmer, Route 2, East Liver
pool, Ohio, Meets every Monday in NBOP
No. 87.—Sanitary Mixed, Trenton, N. J.
Anthony Stla, 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 StreeL
No. 94.—Warehousewomen. East Liver
pool, Ohio. Mildred Johnson, Box 868,
East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets every other
other Friday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 96.—SRnitary, Works, Perth Am
boy, N. J. Steve Serenko, 178 First Ave.,
Fords, N. J. Meets third Monday of every
month at Lukach Tavern on Fayette St.
Perth Amboy, N. J.
No. 98. Chinaware, Grafton, W.
Martha Hines. Box 272, Grafton, W.
Meets second and fourth Tuesday in
V. F. W. Hall.
No. 99.—Chinaware, Clarksburg, W.
David Bevan, 64 Coleman Ave. Meets
ond and fourth Monday.
No. 102. Sanitary, Ford City,
James S. Skinner, 1131 Orr Ave., Kittann
ing, Pa. Meets second and fourth Friday
in Sokol Hall at 7:30 p. m.
No. 103.—Generalware, Erwin, Tenn. M.
B. Laws, RL 8, Box 216, Erwin, Tenn.
Meets second and fourth Tuesday at
Clinchfield 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
Na. 108.—Chinaware, Bedford, O. Clyde
Garvin, Box 302, Bedford, O. Meets every
No. 113.—Huntington Park, Calif. Meeta
first Thursday of every month at 6411
Sante Fe Ave. Upstairs. Lawrence F.
Paker, 2960 Allesandro SL Loa Angeles,
No. 116. GeneraTware, Lincoln, III.
Glenn Hale, 714 Decator SL Meeta first
and third Friday of each month in Odd
No. 121.—Generalware, Decorators, Se
bring, O. George E. Bailey, 1628 S. Liberty
Ave., Alliance, Ohio. Meets in K. of P.
Hall every second and fourth Tuesday.
No. 122.—Generalware, Cambndga, O.
Lee Woodward, 624 Highland Ave., Cam
bridge, Ohio. Meets second and fourth
Wednesday at Moose Hall.
No. 124. Decorators and Decorating
Kilnmen, East Liverpool, Ohio. Norman
Whippier, 518 Carolina Ave., Chester, W.
Va. Meets every Tuesday in Room 4,
No. 130. Kilnfiremen Helpers and
Trackmen, East Liverpool, O. Clifford
Wilson. 228 W. Fourth SL, East Liver
pool, O. Meets aecond and fourth Friday
in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 131.—Battersout and Mouldrunners,
East Liverpool. Ohio. Alice Seevors, 2107
Penna Ave., East Liverpool, Ohio. Meeta
every Thursday in Room 3, 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
Meets second ’and fourth Wednesday la
Trades and Assembly Hall, corner Croton
and Washington Streets.
No. 134.—Stone and Art Ware. Crooks
ville. O. Arvin Riley, 8. Bueuye St
Moots first and third Thunder.
Nta 135. StoM and Art WarB, Rob*
villa, o. vviibur smith, Box 218. Motto
first and third Monday in Odd Fallows
No. 138.—Biaquv Warohoutoinon, Batt
Livorpool, O. Howard Pryor, Newell, W.
Va. Meetr firat and third Thursday in
Room 2. NBOP Blds.
No. 140.—Porcelain, East Liverpool, O.
Ik'lma Killespie, I.O.O.F. Bldjr. W. 6th
St. Eant Liverpool, Ohio. Meets third
Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 141.—Oddmen and Laborers, East
Liverpool, Ohio. Anthony J. Sours, 681
Lincoln Ava. Meets second and fourth
Thursday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg.
No. 143.—Porcelain Workers, Sandusky,
O. Mrs. Byrel Smith, 1032 Pearl SL San
No. 144.—Stoneware, Cambridge, Ohio.
Frank Clark, West View No. 2, Cam
ridge, O. Meeta first and third Tuesday
in Carter Bldg. 200 & 8th StreeL Cam
No. 146—Generalware, Paden City, W.
Va. Wm. D. Krebs. Box 234, Paden City,
W. Va. Meeta every Thursday after pay
diet in Eagle's Hall.
No. 148.—(Mixed), East Liverpool, Ohio.
Jessie O. Thompson, 331 W. Third St.
Edst Liverpool, Ohio. Meeta first Thurs
day in Room 1 NBOP Bldg.
No. 150.—Stoneware and Artware Work
ers, Red Wing, Minn. Walter Quinn, 1203
No. 155.—Underglaze Decorators, East
Liverpool, Ohio. Mary Theiss, 810 Montana
Ave, Chester. W. Va. Meets fourth Wed
nesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 156.—Porcelain, East Palestine, O.,
Meeta first and third Monday in K. of P.
Hall. Esther Brubeeker, R. D. 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, 1088 Ohio Ave. Meeta first and
third Friday in Room 4. NBOP Bldg.
No. 164.—Porcelain, Insulator, Akron,
O. R. F. Brandenstein, 766 Clay Drive,
Meeta second Tuesday of month at 4 p. m.
in G. A. Hall, 834 Grant St.
No. 165.—Chinaware, E) Cerrito, Calif.
George Linton, 431 Fourteenth St., Rich
mond, Calif. Meets second and fourth
Wednesday, 1340 San Pablo Ave., El Cer
No. 166.—Refractories, Sebring, Ohio.
George Goodballet, Box 135, Sebring, Ohio.
Meets first Tuesday of every month at
Ameridan Legion Hall.
No. 168.—Art and Novelty, San Jose,
Calif. Millard Lee, 45 East St. James,
San Jose, Calif. Meets third Thursday of
each month, Labor Temple, 94 N. Second
St., San Jose, Calif.
No. 171.—Generalware, Stockton, Calif.
R. W. Price, 1026 S. Hunter Street,
Stockton, Calif. Meets second and fourth
Tuesday in AFL headquarters, 805 E.
No. 172.—Maintenance Men, East Liv
erpool, O. Kenneth C. Cline, Box 221,
Newell, W. Va. Meets second and fouith
Friday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg.
No. 178.—Porcelain, Frenchtown, N. J.
Harmon K. Wright, Box 81, Revere, Pa.
Meeta third Monday in Legion hall.
No. 174.—Sanitary, Metuchen, N. J.
George Bondies, Box 101, Fords, N. J.
Meets second Saturday of month at 10 a.
m. in Fords Veterans* Hall, Fords, N. J.
No. 175.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. Jose
eph Nosari, 104 Vine St., Trenton, N. J.
Meets second and fourth Tuesday.
No. 177.—Sanitary, Robinson, Ill. Myles
Tennis, 511 S. Robb Street. Meets first and
third Thursday in Labor Temple.
No. 178—Artware, Sebring, Ohio. John
A. Dorff, R. D. 4, Alliance, Ohio. Meeta
every other Wednesday in V. F. W. hall.
No. 181.—Tile, Porcelain and Artware,
Trenton, N. J. Robert Thompson, 58 S.
Olden Ave., Trenton, N. J. Meets second
and fourth Thursday in Falcon Hall, N.
No. 183.—Generalware, Los 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, Celif.
No. 184.—Chinaware, Trenton, N. J.
Walter H. Smith, 518% 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, 1180 No. Olden Ave., Tren
ton, N. J. Meets last Monday of every
month in Broad SL Bank Bldg.
No. 186.—Stone, Dinner and Artware,
Los Angeles, Calif. Dorothy R. Miller,
2414% No. Broadway, Los Angeles 31,
Calif. Meets first and third Friday, 2200
No. 187. Porcelain, Trenton, N. J.
Rose Pronesti, 78 Oliver Ave., Trenton
9, N. J. Meeta second Thursday in Polish
Falcon Hall, corner Cass and Adeline Sts.
No. 190.—Porcelain, East Liverpool, O.
Nellie Gardiner, 936 Lisbon St., East Liv
O. Meeta every other Friday in
1. NBOP Bldg.
191. General and China Ware,
Ont., Canada. Mrs. Johanna
116 E. 22nd. St., Hamilton
I... ZZ2. Z___
^No. 193.—^Sanitary,_ Trenton, N. 3. Alma
day, 725 N. Clinton Ave.
No. 192.—Generalwaro, 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
725 N. Clinton Ave.
No. 195.—Glost Warehousewmoen and
Kilndrawers, East Liverpool, O. Mias Villa
Carraher, 704 Aten Ave., Wellsville. O.
Meets first and third Wednesday in Room
2, NBOP Blds.
No. 196.—Generalware, Hollydale, Calif.
Clare C. Meetaek, 1Q29 Arthur Ave., Clear*
water, Calif. Meeta first and third Thurs
day in Catholic.Hall.
No. 197.—Earthenware and Artware,
Cambridge, Mass. Louis Fournier, 8 Fran
cia 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.
Doria Goodwine, 550 Fillmore Place, Po
mona, Calif. Meeta second Tuesday of
each month, 687 W. Second St., Pomona,
No. 300.—Chemical Supply, Crooksville,
O. Mrs. Eateila Knerr, 281 W. Main St.
Meets aecond Thursday of each month in
No. 201.—Chinaware, Huntington Park,
Calif. Orvis Reese, 6507% Middleton St.,
Huntington Park, Calif. Meets second and
fourth Wednesday, 2502 Clarendon Ave.,
Huntington Park, Calif.
No. 202.—Artware, Santa Monica, Calif.
Betty J. Markham, 613 Ocean Park Blvd.,
Santa Monica, Calif. Meets firat Wednes
day of each month at 1428% Second St.,
Santa Monica, Calif.
No. 303. Pioneer Pottery, Art and
Novelty, East Liverpool, O. Alma Graham,
248 W. 9th St., East Liverpool, O. Meets
first and third Wednesday in Room 4,
No. 204.—Sanitary, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ray Nelson, 6111 McKinley Ave., Holly
dale, Calif. Meets firat and third Wednes
day in Butcher Hall, 5510 Pacific Blvd.,
Huntington Park, Calif.
No. 205.—Refractories, Tiffin, O. Will
iam W. Tate, 589 N. Washington St., Tif
fin, Ohio. Meets third Thursday of
No. 306.—Art and Novelty, Byesville, O.
Grace Thomas, 107 N. Eighth SL, Byes
No. 307.—Refractories, Crooksville, O.
Warden Mauller, 606 Summit St., Crooks
ville, Ohio. Meeta fourth Thursday each
month. Municipal Bldg.
No. 308.—Foremen, Supervisors: Sani
tary, Trenton, N. 3. Secretary, 215 Broad
St., Bank Bldg. Meets fourth Friday at
Carpenter's Hall, 47 N. Clinton Ave.
No. 209.—Artware, Wellsville, O. Mary
Mihalik, Box 74, Stratton, Ohio. Meets
first and third Thursday in American
No. 210.—Refractories, Art and Novelty
Ware, Trenton, N. J. Valentine A. Ols
zak, 58 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.
John Sell, 819 Garfield Street, East Liv
erpool, Ohio. Meets first Monday of
month. Room 4, NBOP Bldg.
No. 213—Artware, Pelham, N. Y. Leon
ard Hill, 128 & Fulton SL, ML Vernon,
No.* 214. Sanitary, Redlands, Calif.
Clarence B. Davis, Box 848, Redlands,
Calif. Meeta firat and third Fridays in
American Legion Hall.
No. 118.—Art and Novelty, Los Angeles,
No. 318.—Sanitary, Torrence, Calif. L.
R. Weigand, 28831 Panama Ave., Wilm
ington 1. Calif.
No. 219.—Artware, Zanesville, Ohio.
A PHILIP RANDOLPH —This
A FL leader, president of the Bro
therhood of Sleeping Car Porters,
is key man in the fight against dis
crimination in the armed forces.
Randolph’s past successes include
organization of the sleeping car
porters and leadership in the fight
for an FEPC.
Still No Labor
Washington (LPA)—Labor econ
omists were still cautious, and re
fused to draw any conclusions
from the layoff reported in many
parts of the Country in December
and January. They pointed to the
fact that there are seasonal factors
like cold weather affecting the con
struction industry and post-holi
day cuts in retail stores, as well
as the factors that might make a
Reports from the states for the
week ended Jan. 8, just compiled
last week, show that claims for un
employment insurance were at the
greatest number since May 1946.
The Bureau of Employment Secur
ity of Federal Security Agency re
ported that “the rise this year is
much steeper than usual, and
strongly suggests that there is
more than the usual seasonal and
administrative factors involved.”
However, total unemployment is
probably about 2,500,000, more
than a million below the level
reached in early 1946 after the
war’s end. And the total working
force is much larger.
The only accurate reports on
where layoffs are becoming fre
quent is the Bureau of Labor Sta
tistics, which just last week com
piled and made public the layoff
rates for November.
“Lack of orders,” BLS reported,
“was the reason most frequently
given for the increased layoffs in
stoves and heating equipment,
stamped and enameled ware plants,
and throughout the furniture in
dustry. Logging operations on the
west coast were affected adversely
by weather conditions and some
sawmill operations were shut down
or curtailed because of dock-work
er strikes and lack of shipping
“Though shortages of steel were
of secondary importance in the
overall increase in layoffs, they did
hamper activities in shipyards and
railroad equipment plants -z
“In the nondurable goods group,
November layoffs were markedly
higher in the knitted underwear
and men’s and boys’ clothing in
dustries—in part the results of a
between-seasons lull. Orders for
spring received by some mills, on
the other hand, caused a pickup in
woolen and worsted textile manu
facturing, which had laid off con
siderable numbers of employes in
preceding months. Cotton textiles
likewise showed some improvement
as layoffs declined from 14 to 9 per
1000 workers. Accessions also de
clined, however, from 38 to 32 per
1000. Altho hiring in the leather
and boot and shoe industries slow
ed up somewhat during N$ovember,
layoffs levelled off at 10 per 1,000.
The higher layoff rates and lower
hiring rates in tobacco and paper
box manufacturing are usual
this time of year.”
What the labor economists
watching now is to see where
layoffs are continued into
spring. If they continue to mount
in the already hard-cut textile, ap
parel and appliance industries, the
experts say we’re in for trouble.
If the layoffs are still scattered
and connected with production dif
ficulties and temporary materials
shortages, they can be discounted.
LABOR POSTS ANNOUNCED
Washington (LPA)—Four union
ists are now members of the fed
eral committee on apprenticeship,
Secretary Tobin said last week.
Fred N. Aten, Railway Employes
Dep’t-AFL president John P.
Frey, president, Metal Trades Di
vision-AFL John Green, president
of Industrial Union of Marine
Workers-CIO and C. J. Haggerty,
California Federation of Labor
secretary are members of the na
tional labor-management appren
ticeship policy making body.
Buy Union-Made goods from
others as you would have them
FarrU, 161 So. 7th st Zanesville/pay Union wages unto you!
THE POTTERS HERALD, EAST LIVERPOOL, OIHO
Happening^ That Affect the Din-*
ner Pailfl, Dividend ('heckfl and
Tax Bills of Every Individual Na
tional and International Problems
Inseparable From Local Welfare
Comment on Mr. Truman’s leg
islative program and proposed
budget runs the gamut from com
plete approval to unqualified dis
approval. Those who hoped or fear
ed that the President would conven
iently forget many of the pledges
he made during the campaign no
longer have any doubts—so far as
he is able, he will carry them out
to the last comma. It is clear that
he intends, if possible, to cement
much more power in his hands
than he had before, when he was
President only because of the ac
cident of his predecessor’s death.
As an example, it is widely be
lieved that the appointment of
Dean Acheson means that Mr. Tru
man will be his own Secretary of
State, as President Roosevelt was.
Mr Truman will establish the
policies, and Mr. Acheson, an able
administrator, will carry them out.
General Marshall, by contrast,
made policy on his own hook.
The President’s program is
largely noncontroversial so far as
defense and foreign aid provisions
go, except as to details which do
not affect the broad principles. So
it is the domestic program which
occupies the center of the stage.
Most people, regardless of which
side they stand on, seem agreed
that the program marks a new ef
fort to direct American life into
channels which once were alien to
The essence of Mr. Truman’s
position is that it is the duty of
government both to protect the in
dividual against the exigencies of
life through more old-age security,
higher minimum wages, compul
sory health insurance, etc., and to
provide certain commodities and
services which formerly were with
in the realm of private enterprise,
such as public power, government
steel plants and housing. Further,
he believes that government should
take a directing hand in almost all
matters affecting the economy, on
the theory that it can maintain
employment and prevent depres
To this extent, the Truman pro
gram flows with the tides of re
cent history—it does not go so far
as the Labor party has in England,
but it is geared to the same kind
of philosophies. The opposition has
two main points: first, from the
economic point of view can such
a program be successful secoiid,
what would such a program do to
the moral fiber of the people and
our representative form of govern
ment? William Henry Chamberlin
put the case for the dissenters
when he wrote: “. .Nothing could
overcome the stagnation, the per
manent recession that would be the
result of substituting statism as a
main force in production.”
Neither those who like the pro
gram nor those who dislike it
should regard its major points as
separate, disassociated things. Its
importance lies in its cumulative
ACW Maps Drive
For Members In
Dozen Key Cities
Washington (LPA)—The broad
outlines of a nation-wide campaign
to make union members out of de
partment store workers were drawn
by the executive board of Amalga
mated Clothing Workers, meeting
here last week.
Following up the decision award
ing them jurisdiction over the de
partment store field, the ACW of
ficials met with more than 100 key
organizers called in from points all
over the US and Canada.
Philadelphia, New York, Chic
ago, Rochester, Baltimore, St.
Louis, Minneapolis and Cincinnati
heart of New
trict, and in Boston, Philadelphia,
Rochester and Chicago.
to be some of the
as ACW organizers
these cities. Offices
been set up in the
York’s shopping dis-
Encouraging the delegates was
the report that 3000 retail cloth
ing workers, as well as department
store employes in Detroit have
voted to join ACW. They formerly
were affiliated with the Retail,
Wholesale & Dep’t Store Union,
the international which appears to
have lost jurisdiction when the na
tional threw its support to ACW.
Organization Director Allan Hay
wood addressed the session and
promised full support to their
In New York, ACW Counsel
William Isaacson told the board
the union expects to obtain prompt
certification at the Bonwit Teller
stores, adding another 1000 em
ployes to those represented by
In other actions, the board de
cided to move full speed ahead on
its drive to educate consumers to
look for the ACW label on gar
ments, and decided to hold the next
national convention May 15, 1950
New York City (ILNS).—Local
2, United Association of Journey
men and Apprentices of the Plumb
ing and Pipe Fitting Industry, is
establishing a special blood bank
at Memorial Hospital for all child
ren in this area suffering from can
cer and allied diseases.
Representatives of the union,
which has 5,000 members in Man
hattan and the Bronx, appointed a
committee to make arrangements
for donations of blood.
The recommendation for the pro
ject came from the Rev. William
J. Kelley, chairman of the New
York State Labor Relations Board.
Recently Father Kelley assisted
the union in establishing a pro
gram of effective democratic pro
Asked what they could do to
show their appreciation for his as
sistance, Father Kelley wrote to
the union officials, recommending
that a blood bank for children can
cer sufferers would be “a socially
good act and a good social act.”
He explained that he had witness
ed the death of the child of a per
sonal friend “with frightening sud
denness a few days before Christ
Bank Named for Priest
William T. Dodd, president of
Local 2, in accepting Father Kel
ley’s proposal on behalf. of the
“I feel proud that our union is
able and willing to make this con
tribution to suffering children and
our membership, which voted un
animously for this action, is grate
ful to Father Kelley for his emin
ently humanitarian suggestion.”
The union decided to name the
blood bank in Father Kelley’s hon
New York (LPA) Senator
James E. Murray, longtime Demo
cratic protector of small business,
lashed out again at monopolies and
unfair trade practices here last
week in a speech delivered to a
banquet of the Nat’l Association of
Retail Clothiers & Furnishers.
He called for strengthened anti
trust laws to check the “rapid con
centration of ownership” in the
nation’s economic life. At the same
time he reminded the members of
the Association that he and others
would guard against the possibility
that the federal government “may
itself become a threat to our free
In the clothing field, he said, he
had information that some manu
facturers of men’s wear secretly
“At the present time,” he added,
“it is illegal, under our. anti-trust
laws, for a trade association, such
as you gentlemen, to expose manu
facturers who are secretly com
peting with their own customers.
Certainly Congress ought to amend
the anti-trust laws to prevent such
unfair trade practices, which strike
at the foundation of free enter
control retail outlets
in direct competition
own independent cus-
Asks New Drafts
On Rent Curbs
And Housing Bill
Washington (LPA)—The *CIO’s
Housing Committee, meeting here
last week, took two important
steps to get action on effective
housing and rent control legisla
The committee, headed by Pres
ident Walter P. Reuther of the
United Auto Workers voted to
urge Sen. Francis Meyers (D, Pa.)
and Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas
(D, Calif.) to combine the rent
control bills that each has intro
duced, to make possible a joint
drive for a strong measure.
If Meyers and Mrs. Douglas do
this, the CIO pledged its support.
The Meyer-Douglas bill would be
stronger than that
action, the Housing
Committee agreed to endorse the
idea of a totally new bill embody
ing President Truman’s housing
recommendations. This would re
place both the hastily-drafted sub
stitute for the Taft-Ellender-Wag
ner bill, and the measure introduc
ed by Senate Republicans who ap
prove of the idea of public housing.
Neither the rent control nor the
long-range housing bill is expected
to be passed on quickly, tho the
present rent control measure ex
pires March 1.
We are having another outburst
of' opposition to “socialized medi
cine’’ and there are signs that it
will continue for some time, with
fairly good financial backing.
The difficulty about discussing
“socialized medicine” is that there
has not yet come from the Ameri
can Medical Association any ac
curate definition of the term.
Whatever organized medicine
doesn’t like seems to get branded
as socialized medicine.
The Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill
was so branded. I read that bill
line by line and I couldn’t find any
thing to suggest that the bill pro
posed socialized medicine.
What was promised was*govern
ment help for those who cannot
afford medical and surgical treat
ment under present medical prac
tices. That is different.
Housing and medicine somehow
get into somewhat the same cate
Private “industry” doesn’t sat
isfy the needs in either field, yet
the organized forces in both fields
get red in the face when anyone
proposes that there might be a way
in which government could help
those who somehow don’t seem able
to help themselves effectively.
There are surgical marvels for
those who can afford to pay for
them. But they are NOT available
to those of moderate means, which
is to say 'wage earners, clerks,
and so on.
Here, as in many other
the completely indigent get
ter break than those whose income
is what the economists call moder
If anyone disbelieves this
cite case, chapter and verse.
Many doctors, busy every
just don’t have time to
abreast of the latest medical and
surgical discoveries. The result is
that they may be anywhere from
a year to four or five years behind
science in their treatment. And
THAT is the patient’s hard luck.
Not too many years ago there
was terrific clamor against the gov
ernment for setting standards of
truth and purity in drugs and
foods. Pure socialism, that was
supposed to be. Shucks, what busi
ness did the government have in
such a field, and what did it know
It had business enough and it
knew enough to save thousands of
lives by keeping gyps and impur
ities off the market. Socialized drug
and food guardianship that’s
what that is, if you want to know.
None of these things has the
slightqgt relationship to anything
savoring of socialization. Folks
Who don’t like things have a way
of putting nasty tags on them, and
so seeking to turn minds against
Police forces constitute socializ
ed crime fighting! Want to abolish
Too, it’s odd, how one kind of
medical treatment under state con
trol is 0. K., while another isn’t.
Nobody howls about state hospitals
for the mentally ill, or for tuber
culosis victims. And there is grow
ing clamor for state help in fight
But you better not talk about
state operation of hospitals for
obstetrical cases, or for everyday
Most hospitals are endowed or
run by cities. The medical profess
ion runs a few, but by and large
the medical profession hasn’t
shown us how to get hospital care
for aU who need it, except through
Take mental illness, for example.
We need and should have as many
hospital beds for the mentally ill
as for those physically ill. But you
try and find them! They are not
there. Nor will they be there, ex
cept through public, or state, help.
Medical science is marching
ah*ead with marvelous speed. But
the thinking of medical men, in
the realm of economics, is a half
century behind the times.
Finally, which is more import
ant: General good care and good
health, or the sacred precincts of
Broadway at Sixth St.
AFL Leader Riding Herd On Efforts
To End Jim Crow In Armed Forces
Washington (LPA) Thruoutd—
the year as a special presidential I the^ drive against Jim Crow In
committee merts to guide the arm
ed services’ carrying out of Pres
ident Truman’s anti-discrimination
order, it will itself be under care
ful scrutiny. The Committee
Against Jim Crow in Military Ser
vice & Training h:i« set itself the
task of checking on the official
Key man in the unofficial com
mittee is tall, poised A. Philip
Randolph, president of the Broth
erhood of Sleeping Car Porters
AFL. This labor leader, who talks
like a college professor and once
planned to be an actor, long ago
won a reputation for achieving the
For decades the Pullman Co. had
been notoriously anti-union. No
one could organize Pullman em
ployees, least of all the porters, or
so everyone said. But Randolph,
southern bom, an outspoken parti
cipant in the intellectual awaken
ing of Negroes in the 1920’s, dis
sented. Only solid economic insti
tutions—trade unions—could sup
port Negro people in their quest
for a decent life, he realized.
He succeeded. The Brotherhood
of Sleeping Car Porters beat the
mighty Pullman Co., won recogni
tion and better standards for its
members, and became an integral
part of the AFL.
Randolph has played a vital role
in stimulating union interest in
minority group problems, and sup
ported by many AFL leaders, in
cluding President William Green,
has won increasingly full citizen
ship for colored workers in the
One of Randolph’s greatest ac
complishments of course was his
leadership in the fight to obtain
the wartime Fair Employment
Practices Commission order from
FDR. Randolph’s threat of leading
a mass “march on Washington” to
insure a fair deal for all minority
groups in war industries gave
Roosevelt the club he needed to win
at least temporary acceptance of
FEPC. Establishment of permanent
FEPCs in several states has re
sulted from this effort.
The newer campaign to end Jim
Crow in army, navy and air forces
springs logically from the broader
drive for equality of opportunity in
all fields of employment.
“The unions generally have
shown sympathy with our battle
Randolph told a Labor Press Asso
ciates reporter in an exclusive in
terview when he .was in Washing
ton for Committee Against Jim
Crow in Military Service hearings.
“But,” he added regretfully, “they
haven’t shown as much interest in
it as they should.”
He explained: “Unions have a
real interest in this fight to abolish
Jim Crow in the services. If the
armed forces can trample on rights
of minority groups, they can also
discount rights of labor. Both AFL
and CIO convention endorsed Pres
ident Truman’s civil rights pro
gram. This is a part of it. I hope
that labor will play an important
part in translating these aiips into
Recently Randolph and Joseph
Schlossberg, secretary treasurer
emeritus of the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers-CIO, wrote to
every union asking them to help
the American Medical Association,
with its twisted thinking and its
orders to every doctor in the land,
telling him what to think and what
Maybe you can figure it out. I[learned.
Thf' far*s of the case were
drat atici 1 y presented at a hear
ing in Washington which made
public an order issued by the Mar-
Corps in 1943, pr HWtting all
Negro personnel frcn outranking
white enlistees in the same outfit.
Witness to the battle waged by the',
CIO against shipboard discrimin-^
at ion was Hoyt Haddock of the
Maritime Union who called Jim
Crow “one of the ways to beat
down organized labor.” Serving on
the Commission of Inquiry were
I^?wis Hines of the AFL Harolds
Gibbons of the Distribution Work-'
ers, St. Louis Joseph Rauh, ADA
chairman and Joseph Clarety, vice,
president of the American Veter
Session’s end found the commit
tee hoping to bring about a legis
lative prrrram which would: (1)
abolish J. :. Crow in the armed
forces themselves by a permanent
act of Congress (2) prevent train
ing of Negro troops in states that
don’t respect minority rights (3)
refuse to grant contracts to com
panies which discriminate in em
Reasons For Quick
T-H Law Repeal
Washington (LPA)—A few
hours before the Senate Labor
Committee’s decision last week to
proceed to immediate hearings on
amendments to the Wagner Act, to
be presented to the Senate along
with a bill repealing the Taft
Hartley act in toto, CIO General
Counsel Arthur Goldberg called a
press conference to make plain his
organization’s interest in speedy
action by Congress on that same
He began by asserting that he
though it was necessary, in view of
the current talk about “one-pack
age” and “two-p a k a e” ap
proaches to the problem, to dispel
some of the confusion on just what
labor’s ideas were.
“We think it was made plain by
the American pe :’e in the last
election,” said Golu^crg, “that they
have no use whatsoever for the
Taft-Hartley act and want ft
abolished. President Truman was
also pretty explicit in his message
to the Congress that he wanted the
“We are prepared to go along
generally with the President’s re
commendations to the Congress on
amendments to the Wagner act,”
he told the press conference. “But
we want it made plain that we will
vigorously oppose any* peacetime
legislation permitting court in
junctions against strikes, and any
legislation allowing the anti-Com
munist affidavit for union leaders.”
He told reporters that the con
vention in Portland made plain the
vigor of its attitude toward Com
munists, and that this vigorous
action will continue, but that the
anti-Communist affidavit still has
no place in a national labor relation
“All the anti-Communist affi
davit does is make the Communists
in the labor movement civil rights
martyrs,” Goldberg added.
A thing is never too often re-
FOR A CHANGE, SERVE
BETSY ROSS SLICED VIENNA
Enriched with Vitamin and Iron
BIRCH SERVICE STATION
“Established June, 1913’
Bring your car to our lubrication
specialists. They possess the “know how” J|
necessary to put your car in first-class
shape from a lubrication standpoint. The
best lubrication service in town costs you
no moi*e than the ordinary kind. I
xml | txt