Thursday, May 19, 1949
Ne. 4.—Casters, East Liverpool, Ohio.
John F. Arnold, 814 St. Clair Ave. Meets
second and fourth Monday in Room 8,
Ne. S.—Generalware, Evansville, Ind.
Mrs. Mario Z. Lee, 207 S. Bedford Ave.,
Evansville, Ind. Meet second and fourth
Thursday, Carpenters Union Hall. 1086 W.
No. Chinaware, Wheelins, W. Va.
George W. Friedrich, 208 Jones St. Meets
third Monday in V.F.W. Bldg., Fifteenth
George W. Friedrich, 208 Jones
and Eoff Streets.
No. 7—Sanitary, Tiffin, O. arnren
Fisher, 156 Ohio Ave., Tiffin, O. Meets
eecond and fourth Tuesday of every month.
No. 51.—Generalware, Canonsburg, Pa.
Cklvin Bixby, Rox 211, Strabane, Pa.
Masts every othar Monday in SJovalk Hall,
Na. 53.—Finishers, East Liverpool, Ohio.
Iona Shroadss, 140 West Second St. Meets
•acond and fourth Thursday in Room 2,
Na. 58^—KUnman, Dippers and Sagger
■mkars. Sabring, O. Charles Newton, 148
Ely St., Alliance, O. Meets every other
I Monday in K. of P. HalL
Ne. 64.—Generalware, Crooksville, O.,
C. O. Abrams, 131 McKeever St., Crooks
ville, O. Meets every other Tuesday.
DIRECTORY OF LOCAL UNIONS
■Mt Liverpool Trades and Labor Coun
ML Larry Finlay, 70S Sophia St. Meet flrat
*nd third Wednesday in NBOP Bids.
No. 9.—Kilnmen, East Liverpool, O.
Laurence Brown, 1012 Waterloo St. Meets
every Friday in Room 8 NBOP Bldg.
No. 10.—Turners and Handlers, East
Liverpool, O. Fred McGillivray, 825 Gar
field St. Meets first and third Monday in
Room No. 8 in NBOP Bldg.
No. 12.—Jiggermen, East Liverpool, O.
John Weber, 931 Lisbon St., East Liver
pool, Ohio. Meets every Tudsday in Room
8 in NBOP Bldg.
No. 16.—SaRgermakers, East Liverpool,
O. Harry F. McCombs, 927 Dresden Av,
East 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, Ohio.
William Watson. 9 Washington Street,
Newell, W. Va. Meets first and third Fri
day in Room No. 2 NBOP Bldg.
No. 20.—Generalware, Steubenville, O.
Harry T. Brady, 611 N. 6th Ave. Meets
first and third Thursday In Trades and
Labor Hall. Capitol Bldg., Fourth and
_«e. TO.—(isneralware, Minerva, o. Abe 041414 No RroLiwnv
Edwards, 801 N. Main St Meets second
rvij w-n vam. nrst ana
Ne. 70. Generalware, Minerva, O. Abe
•nd fourth in Odd Follows Hall.
No. 72.—Sanitary, Evansville, Ind. Wm.
Partridge, 1306 Henning Ave., Evansville, I
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
•nd Labor Hall, Main St.
No. 76.— Chinaware, Buffalo, N. Y.
Dorothy Donovan, 24 Houston St. Meets
first and third Friday at Sparefield’s Hall,
leneea and Weyand streets. jOntario,
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 Stia. 409 Whitaker Ave., Tren
ton 10, N. J.
No. 89.—Sanitary, Richmond, Calif. O.
L. McGinnis, 2364 Brooks Ave. Meets first
and third Monday at 257 Fifth Street.
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.—Sanitary, 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. Pa.
Martha H. Flannagan, Box 272, Grafton,
W. Va. Meets second and fourth Tuesday
in the V. F. W. Hall.
No. 99.—Chinaware, Clarksburg, W.
David Bevan, 64 Coleman Ave. Meets
end and fourth Monday.
.... .... ____ ___ Pa.
James S. Skinner, 1131 Orr Ave., Kittann
ing, Pa. Meets second and fourth Friday
j^£n Sokol Hall at 7:30 P. m.
No. 102. —________
Sanitary, Ford City,
No. 108.—Generalware, Erwin, Tenn. M.
Laws, Rt. 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—898, DuBois, Pa.
Meets second and fourth Monday in Odd
No. 108.—Chinaware, Bedford, O. Clyde
Garvin. Box 802, Bedford, O. Meets every
No. 113.—Huntington Park, Calif. Meets
first Thursday of every month at 6411
Santa Fe Ave. Upstairs. Lawrence F.
Paker, 2960 Allesandro St. Los Angeles,
No. lit. Generalware, Lincoln. III.
Glenn Hale, 714 Decator St. Meets first
end third Friday of each month la Odd
No. 121.—Generalware. Decorators, Se
bring, O. Harry McCarthy, Box 28, North
Georgetown, Ohio. Meets in K. of P. Hall
every second and fourth Tuesday.
No. 122,—Generalware, Cambridge, O.
Lee Woodward, 624 Highland Ave., Cam
bridge, Ohio. Meets second and fourth
Wednesday at Moose Hall.
No. 124. Decorators and Decorating
^^HCilnmen, East Liverpool, Ohio. Norman
^^^Whippler, 518 Carolina Ave., Chester, W.
Va. Meets every Tuesday in Room 4,
No. 130. Kilnfireman Helpers and
Trackmen, East Liverpool, O. Clifford
Wilson, 223 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 Magnons, 64
California Ave., Chester, W. Va. Meet
first and third Monday in Room 1. NBOP,
Meets second and fourth Wednesday In!
Trades and Assembly Hall, corner Croton i
and Washington Streets. __ I
Ne. 134.—Stone and Art Warn. Crook*. I
ville, O. Arvin Riley, 8. Buckeye St.
Mtflta fa* a*4 Itawigr. a
Neu 136.—Stone and Art Ware, Rose
ville, o. Wilbur Smith, Box 218. Meets
first smd third Monday in Odd Fellows
No. 138—Bisque Warehousemen, East
Liverpool, Ohio. James Shafer, Box 464,
East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets first and third
Thursday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 140.—Porcelain, East Liverpool, O.
Delma Gil les pi a, I.O.O.F. Bldg. W. 6th
St. East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets third
Tuesday in Room 1. NBOP Bldg.
No. 141.- Oddmen and Laborers, East
Liverjxxjl, Ohio. Dell PVyan, 508 Sugar
Street, East Liver|ool, Ohio. Meets ■■■ond
and fourth Thursday
Ralph D. Holmes, 1208 Penn. Ave., East st. Meets third Wednesday in Room 408,
Liverpool, Ohio. Meets last Sunday of Trades Assembly Hall,
month in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. 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.
No. 24.—Chinaware, Wellsville, O. Sam
Lawton. 406 Seventh St. Meets first and
third Wednesday in Odd Fellows Bldg.,
Fifth and Main Sts.
u No. 25.—Packers, East Liverpool, Ohio,
yf. H. Crawford. 701 Commerce St., Wells
ville, Ohio. Meets Second and Fourth
Thursday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
Na. 24.—Sanitary, Kokomo, Ind. Rob
ert T. Bohannon, 1815 N. Purdum St..
Kokomo, Ind. Meets first and third
Thursday in Trade and Labor Council,
51? E. Sycamore.
No. 29.—Dishmakers, East Liverpool, O.
Irvin Crable, 607 Sanford Ave., R. D. 20.
Meets first Tuesday in Room I, NBOP
No. 31.—Generalware, East Palestine,
O. Charles A. Hall, 68 Lincoln Ave. Meets
second and fourth Monday at 7:80 in Odd
No. 33.—Chinaware, Beaver Falls, Pa.
Chester J. Fisher, 1616 Second Ave. Meets
first and third Thursday in Old National
Bank Bldg., 10th St., 3rd Ave. New
No. 35.—Chinaware, Trenton, N. J.
Dorothy Bissett, 44 Laurel Place, Trenton,
N. J. Meets eecond and fourth Thursday
in Polish Veterans Hall, Grand Street.
No. 42.—Generalware, Salem, O. John
F. Ehr hart, 860 S. Lundy Ave. Meets every
jthcr Monday in Memorial Bldg.
No. 44.—Clay Workers, Sebring O. Ches
ter Brunt, 696 W. Oregon Ave. Meets
•very other Monday night in K. of P.
No. 45.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. L. E.
Ansel), 31 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. Busz, 1138 Sycamore St., Cam
den, N. J. Meets first and third Friday in
18th Ward Club Bldg., 1824 Mechanic St.
in Room 4, NBOP
1032 Pearl St., San
second and fourth
O. Mrs. Byrel Smith,
dusky, Ohio. Meets _____ ___ _____
Tuesday in Labor Temple.
No. 144.—Stoneware, Cambridge, Ohio.
Frank Clark, West View No. 2, Cam
ridge. O. Meets first and third Tuesday
in Carter Bldg. 200 8. 8th Street, Cam
Na. 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, Ohio.
Jessie O. Thompson, 831 W. Third St.
East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets first Thurs
day in Room 1 NBOP Bldg.
No. 150.—Stoneware and Artware Work
ers, Red Wing, Minn. Walter Quinn, 1203
No. 155.—Underglaae Decorators, East
Liverpool, Ohio. Mary Theiss, 810 Montana
Ave, Chester, W. Va. Meets fourth Wed
nesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 154.—Porcelain, East Palestine, O.,
Meets first and third Monday in K. of P.
Hall. Esther Brubecker, R. D. No. 1, East
New 161.—Refractories, New Castle, Pa.
Frank C. Wyman, 1214 E. Washington
Vino Li^rpOol, O. I ruull nyiusn, a. wasningxou
No. 163.—Potters Supply and Refrac
tories, East Liverpool, O. Mildred E. Mc
Daniel, 1033 Ohio Ave. Meets first and
third Friday in Room 4. NBOP Bldg.
No. 164.—Porcelain. Insulator, Akron,
Ohio. R. F. Brandenstein, 766 Clay Drive.
Meets second Friday of month at 8 p. m.
in German American Hall, 884 Grant St.
No. 165.—Chinaware, El Cerrito. Calif.
Helen Mitchell, 1420 Everett St., El
Cerrito, Calif. Meets second and fourth
Wednesday, 1840 San Pablo Ave., El Cer
No. 164.—Refractories, Sebring, Ohio,
George Goodballet, Box 135, Sebring, Ohio.
Meets first Tuesday of every month at
American 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.—GeneraTware, Stockton, Calif.
R. W. Price, 1101 E. Alpine Avenue,
Stockton, Calif. Meets second and fourth
Tuesday in AFL beadquarters, 805 E.
No. 172.—Maintenance Men, East Liv
erpool, O. Kenneth C. Cline, Box 221,
Newell, W. Va. Meets second and fourth
Friday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg.
No. 173.—Porcelain, Frenchtown, N. J.
Harmon K. Wright, Box 81, Revere, Pa.
Meets 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. Meets
every other Wednesday in V. F. W. hall.
No. 181.—Tile, Porcelain and Artware,
Trenton, N. J. Robert Thompson, 63 S.
Olden Ave., Trenton, N. J. Meets second
and fourth Thursday in Falcon Hall, N.
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, 613|^ Princeton Ave.,
Trenton 8, N. J. Meets second and fourth
Monday in Polish Filcons Hall, Brunswick
and Indiana A vs.
No. 185. Porcelain, Trenton, N. J.
Pete Torretta, 31 W. Ingham Ave., Tren
ton, N. J. Meets last Monday of every
month in Broad St. Bank Bldg.
No. 186.—Stone, Dinner and Artware,
Los ^Angeles,^ Calif. Dorothy R. Miller,
Nv. Brutiuwajr, Los Angeles 31,
fhurida7^ Odd FeBoW'HaTLi^’meets
M^J- r8t and third Frid«y- 2200
Nd. 187. Porcelains Trenton, N. J.
Rose Pronesti, 73 Oliver Ave., Trenton
9, N. J. Meets second Thursday in Polish
Falcon Hall, corner Casa and Adeline Sts.
No. 190.—Porcelain, East Liverpool, O.
Nellie Gardiner, 936 Lisbon St., East Liv
pool, O. Meets every other Friday in
Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 191. General and China Ware,
Hamilton, Ont., Canada. Mrs. Johanna
Henderson, 116 E. 22nd. St., Hamilton
No. 77.—Sanitary, Mannington, W. V*.
Waiter E. Shutler. Route 2 Box 178, „CKe„,192.—
^^raung nnnmen, searing, u.
Mannington, W. Va. Meetsfirst and third. Hugh Dailey, 589 W. Oregon Ave.
Friday at 7:30 p. m. in legion Hall. Ho. 193.—Sanitary, 1 Teuton, N. J. Alma
,1No’ 2? 'L8a?. ta:ryi SL Wallo, 165 Bunting Ave. Meets first Tues
ada. Alfred Croisetere, 12A 9o Avenue,1
Iberville, P. Q. Canada.
No. Goneralware, Warehousemen,
Packers, Decorating Kilnmen,_ Sebring, O.
I No. 193. Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. Alma
I day, 726 N. Clinton Ave.
No. 195.—Gloat Warehousewmoen and
ECilndrawers, East Liverpool, O. Miss Villa
Carraher, 704 Aten Ave., Wellsville, O.
Meets first and third Wednesday in Room
2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 194.—(ieneralware, Hollydale, Calif.
Clare C. Meetzek, 1029 Arthur Ave., Clear
water, Calif. Meets first and third Thurs
day in Catholic Hall.
No. 197.—Earthenware and Artwaro,
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, 650 Fillmore Place, Po
mona, Calif. Meets second Tuesday of
each month, 637 W. Second St., Pomona,
No. 300.—Chenncai Supply, Crooksville,
O. Mrs. Estella Knerr, 281 W. Main St.
Meets second Thursday of each month in
201—Chinaware, Huntington Park,
Orvig Reese, 6507% Middleton St.
second Thursday at 4 p. m. and
Santa _____ _________ ____ ____
Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at 6413
Fe Street, Huntington Park. Calif.
No. 202.—Artware, Santa Monica, Calif.
Keith Clark, 1180 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa
Monica, Calif. Meets first Wednesday of
each month at 1428% Second St., Santa
No. 203. Pioneer Pottery, Art and
Novelty, East Liverpool, O. Ruby Stanley,
1200 Harker Ave., East Liveriool, Ohio.
Me4s fir: and third Wednesday in Room
4 NBOP Bldg.
ivo. zoe—sanitary, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ray Nelson, 6111 McKinley Ave.. Holly
dale, Calif. Meets first and third Wednes
day in Butcher Hall, 5610 Pacifie Blvd.,
Huntington Park, Calif.
No. 205.—Refractories, Tiffin, O. Will
iam W. Tate, 589 N. Washington St., "Hf
fin, Ohio. Meets third Thursday of
No. 207.—Refractories, Crooksville, O.
Warden Manlier, 606 Summit St., Crooks
ville, Ohio. Meets fourth Thursday each
month. Municipal Bidg.
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 *v»
Hall, 47 N. Clinton Av*
No. 209.—Artware, Wellsville, O. Evelyn
King, 529 Broadway,
Meets first and third Thursday in Ameri
can Legion Hall.
No. 210.—Refractories, Art and Novelty
Ware, Trenton, N. J. 215 Broad St. Bank
Bldg., Trenton, 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.
Beuiafi Gadd, Ferry Road, Chester, W. Va.
Meets first Monday of month. Room 4,
No. 213—Artware, Pelham, N. Y. Leon
ard Hill, 128 8. Fulton St., Mt. Vernon,
No. 214. Sanitary, Redlands, Calif.
Clarence B. Davis, Box 848, Redlands,
Calif. Meets first and third Fridays in
American Legion HalL
No. 215^-Art and Novelty, Loo Angeles,
Neu 218.—Sanitary, Torrence, Calif. L.
Weigand, 28881 Panama Ave., Wilm
ngton 1, Calif.
No. 219.—Artware, Zanesville, Ohio.
Farris, 161 So. 7th St. Zanesville,
Ask AFL Tie, Ma
New Pact Drive
Milwaukee (LPA)—An enthus
iastic convention of the American
Federation of Hosiery Workers, by
a unanimous vote, last week asked
the AFL .to grant AFHW a charter.
President Alexander McKeown will
present the application to the AFL
executive council at its Cleveland
meeting this week.
Application for an AFL charter
climaxes AFHW’s misunderstand
ing with the Textile Workers
Union of America, with which it
had a falling out over per capita
payments and federation auto
Resistance to employer demands
for reduced wage rates is the key
note of the 1949 contract program
outlined by the delegates. Pres
ident McKeown declared that if
employers would grant higher
wages out of their still high profits
the current depression talk would
be quickly silenced.
Pension and welfare plans, as
well as wages increases, will be de
manded of the hosiery mill owners
this year, the convention decided*
Vice-President Alfred Hoffman
told delegates how the industry
has been going back on promises
made war veterans who “fronted”
for' it in the purchase of hosiery
knitting machines. The veterans
were promised $7000 for their part
in securing the knitting machines,
whose sale the government con
trolled on a priority basis. But,
said Hoffman, the old-timers in the
industry have been squeezing the
war veterans out with $1500 pay
ments and threats of cutting off
Featured speakers at the con
vention were Rep. George Rhodes
(D, Pa.) and Clinton Golden co
chief of the Office of Labor Ad
visers in the Economic Coopera
tion Administration. Both spoke
some homely truths to the hosiery
Rhodes said that “reaction’s
strategy in preparing for the 1950
Congressional elections is to have
the present Democratic Congress
appear as a ‘do-nothing’ Congress.
The objective is to have the people
who supported liberal pro-labor
candidates and Truman’s Fair Deal
program stay at home on election
day next year, out of disappoint
ment over the failures of the 1948
The labor movement’s contribu
tions to the Marshall plan have
been recognized by the influence
given US and European unions in
ERP administration Golden de
clared. Most striking evidence of
this is the -recent appointment of
a union man as head of ECA’s
mission to Norway, he said.
But, Golden continued, labor’s
role in US government policy mak
ing is limited by its own unwill
ingness to release competent union
spokesmen for government assign
ment. He described the difficulties
he and his colleague, Bert Jewell,
have had in recruiting a top-notch
staff of unionists for Marshall plan
The answer, he suggested, is the
unions themselves taking the initi
ative in setting up a school to train
union people for public service.
AFHW President McKeown,
Hoffman, and Secretary-Treasurer
William Smith were reelected to
their posts without opposition.
HAIL JAMESTOWN DAILY
Jamestown, N. Y. (LPA)—This
city’s new daily—the Jamestown
Sun, which was established with
the support of the Int’l Typograph
ical Union and other labor groups
—has won a big welcome from the
townspeople.* Editors of the morn
ing daily, which started April 28,
said circulation passed the 17,000
mark, Meantime, the Typos are
still on strike against the town’s
evening daily, the Post-Journal.
Demand the Union Label.
f# u A.
THE POTTERS HERALD, EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO
COAL FOR ITALY—These Italian longshoremen, photographed on the docks at Civitavecchia, the port [beginning of the end of a long ser
of Rome, have just finished unloading a consignment of European Recovery Program coal. Italy, which hashes of needless disputes For a long
very little coal of her own, is dependent upon Marshall plan fuel for her recovery. time the carpenters uni*on pre.
Washington (LPA) New ancH-_
drastic steps must be taken to pro
tect the American motorist, who
has been “victimized” by .the oil in
dustry, Rep. Hugh J. Addonizio
(D, NJ) told Congress last week.
Calling for an inquiry into re
cent boosts in gasoline prices, Ad
donizio declared that “a complete
investigation of the oil industry by
the Justice Dep’t and the Federal
Trade Commission is long over
All the major companies raised
their prices at about the same time
and the same amount, the Con
gressman pointed out, and yet
when the president of the Ameri
can Petroleum Institute was ques
tioned about it he said that it was
a subject he couldn’t discuss be
cause of the snti-trust laws.
Citing President R. J. Schmunk
of the American Automobile Asso
ciation, Addonizio brought out the
fact that the price boosts come at
a time when gasoline stocks are
running over the brim and profits
of the oil industry are above all re
cords in history.
“A survey of 16 major oil com
panies,” he said, “showed a net in
crease of $339,000,000 in profits
last year as compared with those of
1947. At the present time, the aver
age price of gasoline thruout the
nation is 26.5 cents per gallon. At
the close of the war, it was only
20.6 cents. Motor fuel is now cost
ing the individual car owner $40
a year more than at the 1946
Adding that this newest price
increase comes at a time when
crude-oil supply is at such a high
level that Texas and several other
states have ordered production cut
backs, Addonizio asserted that
“onljj one conclusion is possible.
The oil interests are exploiting the
nation’s more than 30,000,000 car
owners for the sake of higher pro
fits. It seems clear that this price
boost represents the predatory
practice of monopolists.”
Compared with family censor
ship, public censorship is negligi
Congressman Asks Probe
Of Boost In Gasoline Prices|[officiallysuch
HH It* I i V
The question of
HELPING OUT—Barbara Saporito, six-year old daughter of Ford I
worker Sam Saporito walked the picket line with her dad last week. I
Like striking members of the United Auto Workers she was fed up with!
Henry Ford H’s reluctance to meet with the UAW which protested the
speed-up in Ford plants
11 Jurisdiction Says
NLRB In Ruling
the right to sue Texas and L°ulsl"|ers
ana for jurisdiction over the tide-1’______________________ a______
lands off their coasts. Nearly two [whether or not the federal govern
years ago the Supreme Court ruled |ment can sue the states. If the
that the federal government has jeourt rules that it can sue, a con
rights to the lands off the Cali- [test over the tidelands themselves
fornia coast. [will come up next October.
Realizing that the court would
probably make the same decision
concerning the other states, the
lawyers for Texas and Louisiana
are trying to delay a court .test
until they have control of a Con
gress that will pass a law giving
them the lands. They almost made
it last year when the famous 80th
Congress passed a bill giving them
the tidelands, but lost out when
President Truman vetoed the bill.
Now they’re trying to throw the
case out of court on a legal tech
nicality, hoping that with the aid
of .the powerful oil lobby they can
get their legislation thru this Con
gress or the next.
The Supreme Court will continue
to hear arguments this week on
(LPA) The IntH
Machinists has jur
the installation of
a large new powei
Los Angeles, the
I NLRB found last week. Because of
Taft-Hartley’s ban on the c’o -ed
I shop the board did not “assign”
Ithe work to the IAM, however.
1 This is the first time the NLRB
has ruled in a jurisdictional dispute
at the request of a union. The IAM
asked for the board inquiry when
a local of the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters-A FL, backed by the
Los Angeles Building 4k Construc
tion Trades Council, struck to push
IAM members off the installation
job—for which they had a contract.
The UBC and the council have
been informed by the board that
they “are not lawfully entitled to
force” the contractor to hire UBC
members for the job.
“This decision,” said IAM Pres
Jident Harvey Brown, “marks the
tended to jurisdiction over the in
stallation of certain types of ma
chinery. The board’s decision now
denies the carpenters
The IAM hopes, Brown empha-
___ Isized, that the decision will result
[in a general settlement of machin-
US Asks Right iofcs7pen‘criurisdictional,'i*
Sue Texas And La. BoWwi„ Heors
For Tidelands Oil views On t-h
Washington (LPA)—The feder-l Bridgeport, Conn. (LPA)—Sen.
al government has accused thelRaymond Baldwin (R.) who is
states of Texas and Louisiana oflsoon to leave the Senate fot a
stalling, rather than face up to aljudgeship, got a mouthful when he
fight on the controversial tidelands |asked for Connecticut labor’s views
issue now before
the Supreme Ion what’s wrong with the Taft
whether a few I particular Baldwin wanted to
states, Tr all the people of thelknow how the T-H act has affected
United States, have rights to therab°f *n his state, and he put that
oil-rich lands under our coastal|inluiry to Secretary-Treasurer
waters has been kicking around |J°sePh M. O’Rourke of the State
the courts and Congress for years [Federation of Labor.
now. The powerful oil companies! ’Ple shortest answer,” O’Rourke
want the states to have jurisdic- [replied, “would be this:” The AFL
tion, so that they will be free from |.as n°t been able to organize a
federal controls. The states wantls*nKie new plant in Connecticut in
rights to the lands so that they canFhe past two years. Every attempt
collect the billions of dollars in |*t has made to enter a plant not
taxes they produce each year. [previously organized has failed.”
.. ... *1 Then O’Rourke went on to show,
Follow,ng up an aefon begun in int how ,he T.H
December, the Justice Dep’t lastly. o niMd 1^
week arted the Supreme Court M„tren((then8 thf of^mploy-
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STATE SECRETARY—Earl J.
McMahon, secretary of the Chicago
Building Trades Corneil (AFL),
was appointed seer-L-ry-treasurer
of the Illinois State Federation of
Labor at a meeting of the feder
ation’s executive board.
To Head Atom
Washington (LPA President
Truman last week chose former
War Labor Board chief William H.
Davis to head the new Atomic En
ergy Labor Relations Panel.
Purpose of the panel, Truman
said, is to help atomic contractors
and the unions of .their employes
reach agreement in “difficult” dis
putes. “I am confident that labor
and management will seek settle
ment of disputes in atomic instal
lations by voluntary procedures
and that they will call upon that
panel only as a last resort,” he
Davis, who was one of a com
mittee of three which recommend
ed the establishment of such a
panel, said that he was in complete
accord with the President’s inter
pretation of its duties. He explain
ed that in his opinion similar
panels should be created for other
industries closely related to the
The President pointed out that
if unions and managements don’t
make every effort to settle their
disagreements between themselves
—and instead buck every dispute
on .to the panel—it “will be unable1
to be effective.”
Meanwhile, a federal district
court declared that the Atomic En
ergy Commission was within its
legal powers in ordering the Gen
eral Electric Co. not to recognize
the United Electrical Workers in
plants working on atomic con
tracts. AEC said that its contrac
tors should not deal with unions
whose officers have not filed non
Communist oaths. UE brought suit
against the AEC and GE for $1,
000,000 but Judge F. Dickinson
Letts dismissed the suit.
Use of Radio
On a broadcast recording distri
buted by Labor's League for Poli
tic al Education, the FCC head com
ni- ted that radio broadcasting is
“potentially our most powerful
medium of public education” and
“we need to have all viewpoints
presented not only as a matter of
fair play, but also because we have
proven to the world that such prac
tice in the long run results in the
“I know of ho better way to
serve the public interest,” Coy
said, “than by bringing the listener
all sides of controversial questions
regarding their community, their
state and their nation.”
Asked .to comment on labor's re
cent efforts to use radio, the FCC
chairman said that “organized
labor is helping to strengthen our
democracy in assisting its member
ship and the people generally to
understand public issues.
“No one group in our society
should have sole access to radio as
an avenue for presentation of is
sues whether it is labor or another
group. But certainly labor is en
titled to present its discussions and
inter s tations of the issues of the
day. o.iat management has to say
may be controversial. What labor
has to say may be controversial,
but both are entitled to present
their case to the public.
“The labor organizations now
using radio for discussion purposes
are to be congratulated on the
manner in which they are under
taking to serve the public interest.
Most public service programs rath
er than less will assist our demo
cracy in its functioning.”
The LLPE radio' series launched
six weeks ago is now on the air in
125 localities. Two-thirds of these
localities are in Congressional dis
tricts which are represented by
Boat Sxth Street
need different MMDS
Washington (LPA) Way nt
Coy, chairman of the Federal Com
muriications Commission, the fed
eral government agency which reg
umtes fm- airwaves, last week ap
p.audeo the growing use of radio
by labor organizations.
unfriendly to labor's
•tylea in ox
high a o e a.
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