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LIb::a^ian, 't'- VOL. XLIII, NO. 8 ... In addition to President Duffy, the following members of the Board are attending the three-day meeting: First Vice President E. L. Wheatley Second Vice President, Frank Hull Third Vice President, James Slaven Fourth Vice Pres ident, Charles Zimmer Sixth Vice President, George Turner Seventh Vice President, T. J. Desmond Eighth Vice President, Joshua Chadwick, and Secretary-Treasurer Charles Jordan. I The delegates, a majority of I ..whom are driving to Atlantic City, are expected to leave this locality tomorrow and Saturday. Others -w**«*^have already left, including those California. Members re-elected and newly elected to the Executive Board will be installed at the convention. The convention will be in session ^^approximately ten days to two ^^weeks. Unions Fighting Insurance Trusts Boston (LPA)—Organized labor in the Bay state is having showdown battle with the ance Trust. a.'H A. F. 0? L. WASHINGTON, D. C., MEMBER INTERNATIONAL LABOR NEWS SERVICE Brotherhood officials left this week for Atlantic City where a three day meeting of the Executive Board will take place prior to the open I. ing of the fifty-fourth annual convention scheduled for Monday, June 27, in the spacious and breeze-swept auditorium of the Atlantic City (Convention hall. With approximately 185 dele-* gates scheduled to answer the opening call, it will be quite a pro blem for President James M. Duffy to assign each one to a committee while attempting to keep in mind *the special talents of each indi vidual. a new Insur- lost a Some weeks ago, labor struggle to take workmen’s acci dent compensation out of the hands of private insurance companies and place it in state hands. Now the labor movement is pushing a bill for cash sickness benefits to be administered solely by the state, and again .the insur ance companies are fighting it. Under the measure it put through the legislature, workers who are forced to lay off from their jobs because of illness would receive the same cash benefits as are now paid under unemployment insurance. A unique feature is that the bill leaves the way open for a national disability insurance law. The bill specified that if Congress passes such a law, then the Federal gov ernment would be permitted to Jake over the state system. Steel Execs Rejoice As Production Zooms Down York (LPA)—While steel production continued its fantastic drop this week industry executives expressed satisfaction with the sit uation on grounds that it “should serve to strengthen the market.” Translated, that means they’ll make more money. This view was expressed to reporters by steel men as comment on a letter sent by Eugene Weir to stockholders of his Nat’l Steel Corp. Weir predicted in the letter that production will go down to 85% of capacity by July 1. This March it was 102%. In April Weir predicted that it would event ually hit a low of 75%. Effect of this policy by the steel industry continues to be seen* in layoffs. Last week Wheeling Steel Corp, laid off 1100 employes in Wheeling, W. Va. In Philadelphia, Lukens Steel Co. announced lay offs in connection with closing down a plate mill. Timken Roller Bearing Co. in Canton, Ohio, laid off its 642nd worker last week after shutting down three electric furn aces. Timken is producing at 32% of capacity, lowest rate since 1938. Board Members Will Meet',ones Heads Loca sln 3-Day Session Prior Th Opening of Convention The meeting of the officials is extremely important to the con vention since this will undoubtedly be the largest in attendance and many important resolutions are to be considered. This calls for plans whereby facile and speedy handling of the resolutions, while giving each one the proper attention, can be accomplished. Sebring Locals To Play Lead Role In 50th Anniversary Sebring, Ohio—The following of ficers were elected at our last meeting: Rolland Boals, president Robert Greenwait, vice president George Goodballet, secretary Ruth Cameron, treasurer Pauline Land wert, financial secretary Jack Davis, collector Iona Moore, in spector Albert McNeal, guard Jack Henery, trustee. Local Union 166 consists of workers of the refractory end of the Gem Clay Forming Co. Our Products are radiants, backwalls and heating appliances. Our work the past six months has been slaok ening up and many of our members are like other potters in Sebring, lining up at the unemployment of fice in Alliance. In giving credit where credit is due we must not overlook Bro. Vernon Brunt. He has been our president for the past five years and has done a wonderful job. Ver non has a real honest to goodness nick name, “Red Bone Hound Dog.” I guess it’s because he can smell trouble and checks it before it causes trouble for all. Five years and fine cheers for our past pres ident. —O.C. 1*1 Sebring is £oing 50th anniversary to September 6. We see where to celebrate its from August 31 On Labor Day, all locals in Sebring will have charge of the program. This would be a good time for all potters who have worked here to return for a visit. 166 PINCH-HITTING! ap- The following officers were pointed to serve pro tern during the absence of our regular officers while they are away at convention. Vice President Leona Swiger will take over the duties of president Treasurer May Brown will serve as financial secretary, and statisti cian Iva Stoddard will fill the re cording secretary post. Local 195 extends their sympathy to Mrs. Edith Wright and family during their recent bereavement. —O.S. 195 Bethlehem Steel Corp, has dropped 500 workers at its Bethlehem, Pa., plant. In Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Illinois, largest subsidiary of US Steel, fol lowed up previous cutbacks by clos ing another blast furnace and 10 more open hearths. The week be fore, Carnegie had shut down its first blast furnace since the end of the war, thereby permanently cut ting steel production capacity. Car negie's electric furnaces are oper ating at only 50% of capacity. Meanwhile, a nationwide short age of galvanized steel sheets was revealed last week by Robert Mar sand, export manager of Eastern Metals Corp, in Newark, N. J. The shortage, he said, is expected to become critical soon because of in creased farm production. Bumper crop reports show that there will not be enough galvanized sheets to build needed grain elevators be tween now and November. As a re sult, government officials are turn ing down export applications for them. Union No. 44 For Next Six Months Sebring, Ohio—Local Union 44 elected officers at their last meet ing with the following being named for the new term President, Clyde Jones Andy Zeides, vice president Chester Brunt, recording secretary Philip Schroeder, financial secre tary J. I. Sullivan, defense col lector Mike Conny, treasurer B. Daniels, inspector Frank Lee, guard Jesse Nelson, trustee. has 4J4 due Bro. John Hamilton who headed Local 44 for the past years, did not seek reelection, to ill health. Our best wishes goes to John for a speedy recovery from his illness and maye he soon return to an active role in the ranks of Local 44. Bro. Clyde Jones, his cessor, is a jiggerman at Limoges China. suc the not The shops in Sebring are working very good at present with the exception of the Limoges China and Spaulding China. The French Saxon is completely down and the Strong Manufacturing Co., the largest industry in Sebring, has laid off nine hundred employees. Sebring was a deserted village on June 18 with over half the popu lation attending the picnic at Idora Park. Our hats are off to the com mittee for a wonderful outing. The delegates to convention will leave this week end. Bro. Godfrey Edie, alternate, will attend the convention in place of Bro. Gar man Workman, who is ill. Our next regular meeting will be held on June 27 and all members are urged .to be present. —O.C. 44 Vote Nears After Floor Debate On Low-Rent Housing Washington (LPA)Most up-to the-minute argument that the Nat’l Association of Home Builders can muster up .to inspire a last-minute fight against the low-rent housing bill is George Washington’s fare well address, invoked by NAHB executive vice-president Frank Cortright on the eve of House de bate. On June 21, the House debate will start, with unlimited opportun ity for amendments from opponents of the bill to encourage local auth orities* to build 1,050,000 units of low-rent housing, and to work out plans for local slum clearance and urban redevelopment. After bottling up any public housing bills for literally years, the House Rules Committee last week reversed itself, and voted to send the measure to the floor. It would have come up for debate six days later, in any case, since Rep. Brent Spence (D, Ky.) of the House Banking Committee had served notice that he would exercise his rights on that day to bring it .to the floor. FIVE-STAR GENERAL CAN’T LICK BILL TO AID SCHOOLS OF US Washington (LPA)—Now in the hands of the House Labor Commit tee is the bill which would grant a half-million dollars a year to the states for their education systems. The measure, passed by the Sen ate, was under fire last week from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, now pre sident of Columbia University, on grounds that it tends toward “pat ernalism if not outright socialism.” Sen. Wayne Morse termed this view “sophonloric,” and the Gen eral’s letter is not expected to carry much weight when the full committee takes a ballot. Even less weight will be attach ed to the letter because it was sent to the most conservative member of the committee, Rep. Ralph Gwinn (R, NY), who even opposes spending federal funds to build highways. NOTICE LOCAL UNION 172 Nomination and election of officers for next term, Friday evening, June 24. All members are requested to attend. (Elje Potters Herald EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1949 21st Outing Greatest Picnic In Brotherhood History $** 1 ifcaiiMMi'iMiM'ii Sia 54th Annual Convention Will Open Monday, June 27., Steubenville, Ohio—Local Union 20 had one of the largest turnouts of the year present at their last meeting when officers for the new term were elected. Never in the writer’s memory has so much in terest been shown in an election^ The results were as follows: James Gauker, pres Went: Charts Spurrier, vice president Harry T. Brady, recording secretary J. Harry Rogers, financial secretary treasurer Anna Bartels, defense collector Clark Vandine, inspector David Cushine, guard J. F. Gun kel, statistician James Coulter, trustee. OFFICERS NAMED BY L.U. 77 FOR NEW TERM Mannington, W. Va.—The fol lowing officers were elected to serve for the next six months, their term beginning on July 1st. William P. Thorne, president James Snodgrass, vice president John N. Thorne, defense secretary Walter E. Shutler, recording sec retary Charles Broadwaters, trea surer Lester Hawkins, financial secretary Sanford Moore, guard Jay Michael, statistician Harry Kendal, inspector John E. Hibbs, trustee Hershel Hibbs, Harold Gump and Clyde Fisher, shop com mittee. —O.C. 77 Washington (LPA) Attorneys for seven NLRB trial examiners, threatened with loss of their jobs by the McFarland Board, controlled by .the NAM and the American Bar Association, last Week charged the Civil Service Commission with “un seemly haste” in denying them adequate time to prepare their ap peals. Judge John. Edwards, chairman of CSC’s appeals board has turned down the NLRB officials’ motion to disqualify the findings of the Mc Farland group, altho CSC has not denied the trial examiners’ charges that it is guilty of “bias and pre judice, both religious and econ omic.” Besides depriving the NLRB men many of the procedural rights customarily observed in such cases, the CSC has failed to permit their attorneys to examine the state ments made against them. Edwards informed Charles Hor sky, lawyer for seven of the NLRB hearing officers, that the case against his clients is based upon the report of the McFarland Board, and that the actual charges will be revealed at, not before, the appeal. .• He also denied Horsky’s request to throw out the findings of the Mc Farland Board, which the trial ex aminers say is an illegal tribunal, as well as a group guilty of reli gious prejudice and anti-labor bias. I The above picture shows President James M. Duffy Large Turnout At Last Meeting Of Local Union No. 20 decided to send of delegates to The local also their full quota convention and Harry T. Brady and Harry Rogers, won out in a spirited election. —O.C. 20 The above picture shows President James M. Duffy presenting Lawrence Pike the keys to the Buick automobile while Mike Turk, salesman, stands by ready to present the title of ownership. Others in the picture reading from left to right, George Goppert, P. K. Calhoon and Harry L. Gill, members of the picnic committee. Florida Okays Lawyers* Union Closed Shop The decision is the aftermath of a petition filed by the Bar Associ ation which had conducted a refer endum on the issue among the state’s 2700 attorneys. Of these, 1681 voted—1131 in favor of the compulsory closed shop and 500 against, the “Lawyers’ Union” in formed the court. As in other states, the closed shop was put over under the fancy name of “integrated bar.” Rulers of the Bar Association claimed they needed such a setup to “discipline” lawyers who violated codes of ethics. In granting the “integrated bar,” the Supreme Court declared that 27 states have established that form of closed shop .for lawyers. As justification for it, the court said it would obligate all lawyers of .the state “to help bear the bur den of carrying on the activities of the bar”—in other words, ^iatl there would be no “free riders.7’ Also, the tribunal defended com pulsory dues on the ground that “it would not be possible to put on an integrated bar program without means to defray the expense.” It presented a lot of other argu (Turn ta Ptff Two] NLRB Examiners Charge CSC With Unseemly Haste tions, Edwards has ordered the ap peal heard this week. The NLRB examiners will attend the session under protest. u J. WnhHiiimiji- ,.oi. ui/: .. .. —,— which of the and a other The McFarland Board, substantially disqualified 26 NLRB’s 27 top examiners, number of examiners in agencies, is headed by Carl Me-. Farland, counsel for the NAM in its current attempt to overthrow the lobbyists’ registration act. His two principal colleagues on the board are former American Bar Ass’n presidents. All are promin ent corporation known to have prejudices. lawyers, and are strong anti-union laboT and liberal Protests from groups over the board’s action forced it to review a number of its findings. Most of the trial exam iners in other government agencies have been approved for continued employment. But nine NLRB offi cials are still rated as “totally dis qualified”, eight more are listed so low as to make it almost impossible for them to keep their jobs, and another nine have been demoted one or two pay grades. When the original report of the McFarland Board was published it was was cies Overriding all of Horsky’s objeo- widely charged that its design to “purge” government agen of impartial trial officers, and (Turn tu Page Tv} Local Union 121 Lists Officers For Next Six Months By Tallahassee, Fla. (LPA) order of the state supreme court, the “closed shop” has been imposed on all lawyers in Florida, and they must pay dues in the Bar Associa tion or be tossed out of their pro fession. That’s the dictum just imposed by a six to one decision of the high tribunal—and in a state which pro hibits the closed shop wher^t comes to workers. Sebring, Ohio—Local Union 121 met in V.F.W. home for their reg ular session with President Thelma Craven, presiding. We were honored in having with us Dale Beckett, president of Se bring Trades and Labor Council who spoke on several subjects of Interest to labor. Election of officers was held with the following named to serve for the next six months: Thelma Craven, president Lucille Butch, vice president Harry McCarthy, recording secretary Mary Govern, financial secretary Winifred John son, defense secretary Helen Craven, treasurer Elenor Murray, guard Inez McGowan, inspector Wilma Dunlap, trustee. Beulah Reich is convalescing in the Alliance City Hospital, follow ing an operation. Her many friends wish her a speedy recovery. Local 121 has the distinction of having the first member of the fair sex to be elected as delegate to the American Federation of Labor convention. Our best wishes to Sister Hazel Brown who, in her vic tory, beat out a good labor man, namely Frank Campbell of Local Union 122 in Cambridge, a leader in labor circles in that district. The old saying, “The Best Man Wins” again proved true in the election of our president, Bro. James Duffy and Bro. Chas. Jordan for secretary-treasurer. These bro thers were subject of much criti cism during the past year and their re-election should prove to the op position how their fellow workers feel. The Limoges China is working good, the Royal on a part-time basis, and the French-Saxon com pletely down for the past three weeks. We sincerely hope work picks up for it is very hard making ends meet, especially those with families. As this is my last letter as O.C., I wish to extend congratulations to President Duffy and the entire Executive Board, keep up the good work fellows. —O.C. 121 UNION TAKES OVER RAIL HOSPITAL ASS’N Denver, Colo. (LPA) Another railroad hospital association—that of the Colorado & Southern—has passed under the control of the Railroad Brotherhoods. Heretofore, the railroad’s management control led the setup, though workers paid the bulk of the costs. Under a new agreement just ne gotiated, a board of trustees—five selected by the unions and four by management—will run the associa tion, which has working arrange ments with 13 hospitals in Colo rado, Wyoming and New Mexico to provide care for injured rail roaders. Workers pay one per cent of their monthly earnings to the hos pital fund, which covers medical, surgical and hospital care. NOTICE LOCAL UNION 86 The next meeting of Local Union 86 will be held the first Monday following adjournment of convention. 25,000 Potters and Their Friends Jam Every Nook And Corner At Idora Park, The annual picnic of the National Brotherhood of Opera tive Potters has become a super-colossal affair. This fact was clearly evidenced last Saturday at Idora Park in Youngstown when 25,000 potters and their friends jammed every nook and corner of the popular resort for a day’s pleasure that will linger long in the minds of all those present. Overcast skies in the early forepart of the day threaten ed to dampen the spirit of the potters, but not for long as they started to jam into the huge parking lot before nine o’clock. The large park, with its many fine rides, excellent facil ities for that basket picnic family* meal, and gracious 2 -ade a big hit with the potters who acclaimed the reunion the best over the span of years the Brother hood has sponsored the outjng for its members. The picnic committee which worked days and nights on ar rangements for the big event, was pretty well worn out when the day was over but the success of the pic nic repaid them for their efforts. Beginning at ten o’clock in the morning when all rides throughout the park were free until 12 noon, there were few idle moments throughout the day and Mr. Max Rindin, park manager, stated in all the years the potters have been coming to Idora Parkr tHa year’s outing was the biggest and most orderly. Many an old and almost Wrgot ten friendship was renewed as the potters gathered on .the midway or at one of the features on the all day program. The baby contest was the first attraction on the day’s agenda and it was a picturesque sight to see the mothers and their infants seated in three groups as the nurses from pottery plants made their rounds in selecting the various winners. Immediately following the baby show, the penny scramble took the limelight and the youngsters went all out in their efforts to gather up the ‘coppers’ for that ice cream cone or popcicle. The rides hummed during the two-hour free period in the morn ing and it was a pleasing sight to members of the picnic committee as long lines formed at the various rides, awaiting their turn to ex perience a thrill “on the house.” As the noon hour approached, mother, dad and the children could be seen carrying their baskets and making haste for a table in the picnic pavilion for that little snack. Free Breakfast Cheer Coffee and cream were available to all and the committee estimated 1200 gallons of coffee was served. At one o’clock the sports pro gram under the direction of Chair man Frank Duffy and his aides got under way and every race at tracted record fields of entries. The races ranged from a 50-yard dash for girls 7 to 9 years, to a 440 yard relay in which three-man teams competed. The winners were awarded cash prizes a few seconds after they crossed the finish line. Mary. A OFFICIAL ORGAN NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF OPERATIVE POTTERS 4fi $2.00 PER YEAR attendants iA notab,e feature ^ng Ute athletic events was the enthusiasm displayed by the hundreds who packed the grandstand and bleach ers, cheering for their favorites in the keen competition on the field. Following are the winners in the various events, the order in which they finished and the prizes won: Fifty-yard dash girls 7-9: Dianna Caldwell, Wheeling, $2 Linda Lou Hermanek, Alliance, $1.50 and Judy Noah, Industry, Pa., $1. Fifty-yard dash girls 10-12: Ruth Ann Broadbent, Wellsville, $2 Jane Bees, New Caste, $1.50, and Carol Vermillion, Pleasant Heights, $1. Fifty-yard dash girls 13-16: Paui Dick, Cambridge, $2 Jean Starr, East Liverpool, $1.50, and Joyce Starr, East Liverpool, $1. Fifty-yard three-legged race: Harry Harrington and Roy Fouch, both East Palestine, $4 Buddy Hearnen and Wayne Speakman, both Sebring, $3, and Robert and Jack Seevers, both Chester, $2. Fifty-yard dash boys 7-9: Fran Frederick, East Palestine, $2 Dan iel Osborne, Youngstown, $1.50, and Charles Phipps, Youngstown, $1.. Seventy-five yard dash boys JO 12 James Como, East. Liverpool, $2 Tom Meek, East Palestine, $1.50, and Dutch Specht, Alliance, $1. Hundred-yard dash boys 13-16: Earl Harrington, East Palestine, $2 Don Justison, Sebring, $1.50, and Carl Mackall, East Palestine, $1- Hundred-yard dash for local union officers: George Goodballet, secretary L. U. 166, Sebring, $3.50 Phil Laughlin, treasurer L. U. 42, Salem, $2.50, and Earl Shasteen, Local 42 Salem (no office), $1.50. Shoe race: Mrs. Robert Bourne, East Liverpool, $2 Ruth Thege, Washington, D. C., $1.50, and Charles Vermillion, East Liverpool, $1. Fifty-yard dash for women N. B. O. P. members: Betty Miller, East Liverpool, $3 Alberta Hermanek, Alliance, $2, and Ruth Blucher, East Palestine, $1. Fifty-yard dash for men mem bers N. B. O. P.: Tom McNicol, Wellsville, $3 Harold Smith, Se bring, $2, and Don Justison, Se bring, $1. Hundred-yard dash for men (open): Earl Harrington, East Pal estine, $4 Carl Mackall, East Pal (Tum to Page Tv\ Winners In Paid-Up Dues Event FIRST PRIZE—$100.00 Frank Oaks Local Union No. 9, East Liverpool, O. SECOND PRIZE—100-Piece Warwick Set B. R. Hamilton Local Union 10, East Liverpool, 0. THIRD PRIZE—53-Piece Warwick Set Goldie Armstrong Local Union 132, East Liverpool, O. FOURTH PRIZE—53-Piece Warwick Set J. M. Yost Local Union 131, East Liverpool, O. FIFTH PRIZE—53-Piece Warwick Set Harriet Crabtree Local Union 53, East Liverpool, O. SIXTH PRIZE—1 Years’ Dues Local Union 42, Salem, Ohio SEVENTH PRIZE—1 Years’ Dues H. A. Chandler Local Union 75, Coshocton, O. EIGHTH PRIZE—1 Years’ Dues Florence Walker. Local Union 33, Beaver Falls, Pa. NINTH PRIZE—1 Years’ Dues Marjorie Brindley Local Union 148, East Liverpool, O. TENTH PRIZE—1 Years’ Dues Loan McGee Local Union 124, East Liverpool, O. ------------o OLDEST MEMBER TO REGISTER W. H. Anderson, 82 years .....Honorary Member, Tiffin, O. »$■* .1 ---'i* 5 V 4? •wi. ***4b'*. is. ■5. ^'Sg S’ 'AV ^5' i.