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Nation-Wide Search On
For Organizer's Assassins
New York (LPA)—Law enforce
ment agencies thruout the nation
have been asked to cooperate with
the New York police in their search
for the fleeing, indicted murderers
of Int’l Ladies Garment Workers
U n i o n-AFL organizer William
Information received here by the
police indicates that the two thugs
—whom the ILGWU believes were
in the pay of open shop employers
—are hiding out in the south or
southwestern part of the US.
The two men Benedetto Macri
and John Giusto, are “garment
area strong-arm men,” said Dis
trict Attorney Frank Hogan. “They
committed the cold-blooded murder
of William Lurye, an ILGWU or
ILGWU Vice President Charles
Zimmerman and New York’s
Mayor William O’Dwyer praised
the work of Detective Inspector
Walter Sullivan and his men, who,
Zimmerman said, have “worked
night and day” on the case.
Zimmerman and other ILGWU
leaders are insisting, however, that
the detectives continue to run down
evidence that the two hoodlums
who stabbed Lurye while he was
making a call from a telephone
booth were in the pay of anti-unb i
One of the criminals, Macri, was
once a partner in a dress goods
business himself. His former asso
ciate is being held as a material
witness to the crime. Giusto is a
paroled convict.
The previous week another ex
convict, “Scarface Louie” Lieber
man, was arrested for ’‘shaking
down” open shop dress manufac
turers. An accountant, Ralph Max
on, was also charged with altering
the books of dresg companies to
cover up their “protection” pay
ments to Lieberman.
Washington (LPA) Landlords
can’t simply deduct the costs of
services no longer rendered from
the tenant's monthly bill, the
Housing Expediter has ruled. In
New York City, the area rent
board had tried to reduce from
10% to 5% the amount of the
rent cut allowed where landlords
no longer provide customary paint
ing and decorating services to ten
ants. The national rent control of
fice refused to allow the 5% figure,
explaining that the courts have
ruled that “the amount of the ad
justment in maximum rent is based
on the difference in rental value,
not on the basis of cost."
k No woman thinks she* caa be
fooled by a man—that’s a laugh,
iptete Fuaer
Amblance Sar
uneral Home
W. mb 9L
Jahn, Greta, Betty, Jack
Ask Aircraft Pay
Minimum Revision
On Gov’t Contracts
Washington (LPA)—The “min
imum wage” for workers in the
aircraft industry who are working
on government contracts may be
raised from its present low level
of 50c an hour to the prevailing
wage as a result of a petition to
Labor Secretary Maurice Tobin by
the United Auto Workers.
Hearings will be held starting
July 26 on the petition by the
UAW, which is filed under the pro
vision of the Walsh-Healey public
contracts act that the Labor Sec
retary is to require contractors for
the government to pay what he
finds is the “prevailing minimum
wage” for government work.
The aircraft industry, which de
pends on the armed forces foi* a
large share of its business, now
pays $1.40 or more an hour for
59.5% of its employes, and only
pays one-half of one percent of
them under 95c an hour.
Delegates To
(Continued from Faff One}
Local Union 124, Decorators and
Decorating Kilnmen, East Liver
pool—E. C. Armstrong, Allan Rose,
Walter Daniels, Barbara Walker,
Fred Mountford, Norman Whip
pier, Anthony Wynn, Geneva
Covert, Eva Ross, Ruth Bowers.
Local Union 130, Kilnfiremen,
Helpers and Trackmen, East Liver
pool—Arthur Parrish.
Local Union 131, Battersout and
Mouldrunners, East Liverpool—
James Bennett, John Gilmore, Alice
Local Union 132, Handle, Casters
and Finishers, East Liverpool—
Opal Landfried.
Local Union 133, Sanitary, New
Castle, Pa.—James Million, John
Local Union 184, Stone and Art
Ware, Crooksville, OhioOrville
Bon if ant, Earl Poling.
Local Union 140, Porcelain, East
Liverpool—Lloyd Densmore.
Local union 141, Oddmen and
Laborers, East Liverpool—Dellwyn
S. Fryan.
Local Union 146, General ware,
Paden City, W. Va.—George Berl
Henthorn, Gus Belmont, William
Local Union 148, (mixed), East
Liverpool—James F. Barnhart.
Local Union 150, Stoneware and
Artware, Red Wing, Minn.—George
Eichlingcr, Frank Seeley.
Local Union 155, Underglaze
Decorators, East Liverpool—Vera
McKenzie, Grace McCall.
Ijocal Union 172, Maintenance
Men, East Liverpool—George Cros
sen, Clarence Durbin, Emmet
Local Union 174, Sanitary, Metu
chen, N. J.—Donley Jones, George
Local Union 175, Sanitary, Tren
ton, N. J.—Louis Coppola, Nicholas
Petro, W. E. Clawges.
Local Union 177, Sanitary, Rob
inson, Ill.—Ross Terry, Harry
Local Union 178, Artware, Se
bring, O.—Harold Agnew, John
Hotchkiss, John Williams.
Local Union 183, Generalware,
Los Angeles, Calif.—Stanley Lyje.
Local Union 184, Chinaware,
Trenton, N. J.—Arthur Devlin.
Local Union 192, Warehousemen,
Packers and Decorating Kilnmen,
Sebring, O.—Hugh Dailey, Lee
Local Union 195, Glost Ware
housewomen and Kilndrawers, East
Liverpool—Villa Carraher, Mildred
McKenzie, Mildred Ward.
Local Union 199, i n it W a
Pomona, Calif.—William B. Hack
er, Jr.
Ixx'al Union 201, Chinaware,
Huntington Park, Calif.-Theodore^
Dowd, Felix Zuvernich.
Local Union 211, Artware/
Crooksville, O.—Edsvard Stockdale.
Local Union 212, Generalware,
Chester, W. Va.—Louis Sanford.
Local Union 214, Sanitary, Red!
lands, Calif.—Clarence Davis, Ber
nard Rowbottom.
Ixxial Union 218, Sanitary, Tor*
rcnce, Calif.—E. J. Cunningham.
Money Loaned I
5% Monthly Reduction
The Potters Savings & Loan Co.
JOHN J. PtnUNTONt Preside*! JU.WYN C. PUBINTON, SecMtasy
Vies PMcidoet W. B. DUNLAP, 9. Attorney
iouKcc U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Mixed Results Im
State Legislature
Actions For Labor
Washington (LPA) Victories
and setbacks marked organized
labor’s battles on state legislative
fronts during the past week.
In California, legislative commit
tees killed two bills to cripple
labor. One would have outlawed
“union shop” contracts on public
construction projects, and the
other, in the guise of a ban on fea
therbedding, would have shackled
many legitimate trade union acti
In Colorado, labor won a ruling
from Attorney General John Metz
ger easing the curbs on the closed
shop contained in the state’s so
called “Labor Peace Act.” Metzger
ruled that a 75 per cent majority
of employes votiijg, rather than of
all employes in a plant, was suf
ficient to authorize the closed shop.
In Wisconsin, by the hairline
margin of 42 to 41, the state as
sembly refused to amend the Bad
ger utility anti-strike law along
lines sought by organized labor.
The amendment would have requir
ed arbitrators named under the
law to take into account prevailing
local wage standards in any decis
ions they make.
In New Jersey, the legislature
fiassed and Governor Alfred E.
Driscoll signed a new utility anti
strike act replacing one which the
state supreme court had thrown
out as unconstitutional. It was
changed to provide arbitration
standards missing from the old
In two states—Ohio and New
Mexico—the labor movement play
ed a major role in blocking at
tempts to undermine long-establish
ed direct primary laws. In both
states, political machines wanted
legal authority for pre-primary
conventions to pick candidates who
would go on the ballot as “endors
ed” by their parties.
In New Mexico, a law to that
effect was put through the legisla
ture, but in a whirlwind drive,
trade unions and allied forces ob
tained 81,000 signatures—40 per
cent of the state’s voters—on peti
tions which suspend the law until
it is submitted to the voters at the
next general election in 1950.
In Ohio, the state Senate put
through a similar measure, but it
was. killed by the elections commit
tee in the House.
In Massachusetts, tfade unions
were locked in struggle with a pri
vate insurance lobby over the issue
of a cash sickness compensation
Under the measure, backed by
labor, workers forced to lay off be
cause of illness would receive bene
fits comparable to those paid under
the unemployment insurance sys
tem. An exclusive state fund would
handle the payments.
The Massachusetts State Feder
ation of Labor declared that pri
vate insurance firms and other bus
iness outfits have raised a $100,(MM)
slush fund to finance lobbying and
propaganda against the fund. It
called upon all workers in the state
to reply with a shower of letters to
legislators favoring quick passage
of the bill.
Up in Maine, the State Union
Council at its annual convention
assails! the state legislautre for
failure to do something about un
employment and other welfaft? mat
ters. It urged the governor to call
a spwial session for action on pub
lic works, extended unemployment
compensation, supplemental funds
for municipal relief, higher teach
ers’ salaries and school construc
tion. An income tax to finance
these programs was proposed, Also,
the council advocated establishment
of a Maine public power authority
to distribute electric power in areas
now getting poor service.
Washngiton (LPA)—The AFL
has unleashed a blast at the Mundt
and Ferguson bills to outlaw the
Communist Party. A statement,
submitted by the AFL’s legislative
representative Lew Hines, termed
the bills “even more objectionable”
than the Mundt-Nixon bill, which
the Senate buried last year.
As an example of the milking,
the commission cited an arrange
ment between the “Pennsy” and
the L. I. for ferrying freight cars
between Greenville, N. J., and Long
Island City. For 23 years, the com
mission said, the Long Island has
been floating the cars, and should
have received 60 cents to $1.10 a
ton from the Pennsylvania for the
Instead, said the commission, the
Long Island received only a small
fraction of that, and the “Pennsy”
pocketed the difference—“for do
ing nothing.” Had the Long Island
during the 23 years received all it
was entitled to on that ferrying
and other services, the total would
have been sufficient to wipe out an
alleged $12,000,000 deficit in Long
Island payments to the Pennsy
Also, it would have been enough
to scale down “substantially” the
Long Island’s $39 million bonded
indebtness owed to the Pennsy
lvania, the Commission said.
Paper To Mark
Rescue By Unions
At Rally July 4
Flora, Ill. (LPA)—Having won
his battle for freedom of the press,
Publisher Charles A. Crowder of
the bi-weekly Flora Sentinel is
preparing to celebrate the victory
on Independence Day, with the co
operation of organized labor in
this area.
A big rally is to be held July 4
at Brown Memorial Park, under the
sponsorship both of the Sentinel
and the Clay County Labor Group,
an organization set up jointly by
AFL and CIO unions and Railroad
Brotherhoods of Flora and vicinity.
Theme of the rally will be “free
dom of the speech and press,” it
was announced by President J. W.
Bradley of the labor group. Na
tional unions are being invited to
send representatives.
Crowder also announced he will
publish a special Freedom of the
Press Edition of his paper for July
4, which will tell the story of his
struggle and carry articles on or
ganized labor. He hopes to secure
national circulation of the edition
on advance orders of 25c a copy.
Action by the Int’l Brotherhood
of Electrical Workors-AFL a week
earlier saved Crowder’s paper from
going under. A clique of local busi
ness men had bought up notes and
mortgages on the Sentinel’s pro
perty, and then foreclosed in an at
tempt to silence the paper because
it carried labor’s side in local dis
The plot was defeated when the
1BEW extended a loan to Crowder
to redeem the notes. President
Dan W. Tracy of the Brotherhood
made it clear the loan was offered
on a straight commercial basis,
and there would be no attempt to
dictate Crowder’s editorial policy.
The 1BEW praised Crowder for his
great battle to maintain the prin
ciple of a free press.
Ask for Union Labeled merchan*
PRICE DECLINE VERY SMALL—These two chart show how little living costs have declined since
September 1948. The chart on the right shows last year’s price rise to mid-summer, then the decline and
leveling off. The chart on the left shows how small the decine has been compared to drastic price rises in
early war and postwar years. Both come from the current Labor’s Monthly Survey.
How To Make
Money While
New York' (LPA)—Can a rail
road turn in huge profits and yet
be bankrupt? The Nassau County
Transit Commission this week said
“yes”, in the case of the Long Is
land Railroad.
Last year, the Long Island went
into reorganization under Federal
bankruptcy laws, on the claim that
it had been running in the red and
couldn’t get enough income to meet
The alibi was whacked by the
Transit Commission. It contended
that the Long Island is actually
rolling up a “great profit”—but
that the L. I.’s parent railroad, the
Pennsylvania, has for years been
milking the line.*
The commission called upon trus
tees of the Long Island to institute
a thorough probe into the corpor
ate tieups between the two roads.
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Douglas that Lewis had turned
upon the late President Roosevelt
and later had “lined up*with Taft
and Company” but that in both in
stances the coal miners supported
Roosevelt and Truman at the polls.
Petrillo’s telegram marked the
second time in 10 days that the
president of the AFL’s seventh
largest international union had, in
the course of publicly urging en
actment of the Truman labor bill,
denounced Lewis’ tactics as con
trary to the best interests of labor.
On June 10, Petrillo told 1,000
delegates to- the musicians’ 52nd
convention in San Francisco, that
Lewis was “nuts” for calling a
miners’ “vacation” at that time.
Petrillo’s telegram to Senator
Douglas said in part:
“I say that 98 percent of labor
in this country, including myself,
while favoring the entire repeal of
the. Taft-Hartley Act, are for any
nw^sure that you and the rest of
the liberal senators on the Demo
cratic side and the Republican side
—as opposed to the reactionary
Republicans and Dixiecrats—can
give labor. We feel that the only
reason you are making amend
ments to the administration bill in
stead of entire repeal of the act is
because there is very little possi
bility at this session of Congress
of repealing the entire Taft-Hart
ley Act. We are satisfied that labor
will back you 100 percent in any
thMg you do.
“Make Start Now”
“We in the American Federation
of Musicians, numbering 237,0001
have lost hundreds of thousands of
dollars in wages since the Taft-1
Hartley Act has been put on the
statute books of our country. Wei
arer willing to follow the leadership
of men like you. What we cannot
get today we may be able to get at'
•sometime in the future but cer
tainly we must start some place to
tear down this vicious slave labor
Referring to Lewis, Petrillo told
‘’We are just wondering how sin
cere that man is when he puts a
dub in Taft’s hands to destroy all
lilterals and liberalism by first call
ing a strike in March of this year
when the House of Representatives
had the bill before the Congress.
Now that it is up before the Senate
he again calls a strike, much to
the delight of Mr. Taft and his re
actionary cohorts.
“In conclusion let me say that
the labor movement is satisfied
that the administration Democrats
like yourself and the liberal Repub
licans are giving labor the best
kind of a bill possible to get and
we appreciate it. The betrayal of
labor is not by the administration’s
amendments but by John L. Lewis.”
New York (LPA) The New
York Cloak Joint Board of the Int’l
Ladies Garment Workers Union
AFL last week won a new pension
agreement for its 50,000 members.
Workers retiring at 65 will now
get pensions of $65 a month. The
old rate was $50. All of the money
is put up by the employers.
Polio Precautions
The golden rule of personal clean*
lines* »hou*J be observed particu
larly in the usual summer polio
epidemic monthe. Food should be
kept tightly covered and safe from
files and other insects. The same
appliec te garbage, which, where
other dispeoal facilitlee are lacking,
should be buried or burned,
AFL Slams Army
Engineers, Asks
Probe By Congress
Washington (LPA)—A congress
ional investigation of the Army’s
Corps of Engineers and the lobby
ing interests back of it was called
for last week by the AFL Building
Trades Department.
In its second blast against the
Army Engineers, the Department
charged the corps is supported by
“a whole string of lobbies,” in some
of which even members of Con
gress are active.
Th»*se lobbies have been backing
a drive by the Engineers against
transfer of their civilian functions
to the Interior Department—as
proposed by the Hoover Commiss
ion, and favored by the AFL.
The Building Trades Department
cited the long anti-labor record of
the Engineers, including tieups
with open-shop contractors, as an
argument for shifting the corps’
civilian projects, such as inland
waterway developments, to the In
terior Department.
“We know from our own exper
ience over a long period of time,”
the AFL unit declared, “how ruth
lessly the Army Engineers attempt
to exploit labor and tear down
established standards of wages and
working conditions.
“It would seem pertinent and de
sirable to investigate thoroughly,
and make known to the public, the
alliance between the Army Engine
ers, members of Congress itself
and the contractors of the country.”
$50,000,000 Raid
Fought By Labor
San Francisco (LPA)—A total
of $50 million was at stake in a
battle underway here between Cal
ifornia’s trade union movement on
one side, and a combination of em
ployers and insurance firms on the
The state’s disability benefit pro
gram has accumulated a reserve of
$107,000,000 for payments to work
ers when sick or disabled. A busi
ness lobby, backed by the insur
ance interests, is fighting to have
$50,000,000 of that given to em
Organized labor is attacking that
demand as a “hijack attempt” and
is insisting that the money be used
to increase the benefits to workers.
The state Federation of Labor de
clared that this raid on the fund
by the employers amounts to “out
right thievery by greedy and sel
fish interests.”
Buy Union-Made goods from
others as you would have them
pay Union wages unto you I
(Continued from Page One}
George Smith ....... L. U. No. 45
Clarence Wright .... L. U. No. 51
William Cranston .. L. U. No. 59
Martha Cole .......... L. U. No. 70
Wilfred Reeves .... L. U. No. 86
Ben Flannery ....... L. U. No. 99
M. B. Laws ............ L. U. No. 103
Richard J. Jenkins L. U. No. 113
Nick Petro .............. L. U. No. 175
Generalware Price List Committee
Joshua Chadwick. Chairman
L. U. No. 12
Fletcher Williams .. L. U. No. 4
George Brunt ....... L. U. No. 4
Henry Schnautz .... L. U. No. 5
George W. Friedrich
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L. U. No. 6
Laurence Brown .... L. U. No. 9
Albert Dray ............ L. U. No. 9
Fred McGillivray .. L. U. No. 10
Sidney Young L. U. No. 10
Guy Digman ........ L. U. No. 12
Luther Hall L. U. No. 12
William Cox............ L. U. No. 17
Edward McDevitt .. L. U. No. 18
David Cushnie ..... L. U. No. 20
Earl Cox ................ L. U. No. 21
Alfred Ferber ....... L. U. No. 22
Claude Beight ....... L. U. No. 31
Chester J. Fisher .. L. U. No. 33
I. H. Crawford ...... L. U. No. 25
Fred Perdunn ....... L. U. No. 35
P. K. Laughlin .... L. U. No. 42
Robert Morrow ..... L. U. No. 42
John Hamilton ..... L. U. No. 44
J. I. Sullivan .......... L. U. No. 44
Philip Schroeder .... L. U. No. 44
Stewart Chambers L. U. No. 51
Irma Fox ................ L. U. No. 53
Frank Buehler....... L. U. No. 59
Frank Applegate .... L. U. No. 59
Lewis Wilson ....... L. U. No. 66
Abe Edwards ....... L. U. No. 70
Glen Haines ............ L. U. No. 70
Edward Schuster .... L. U. No. 76
Harold Palmer L. U. No. 86
Mary McGown ..... L. U. No. 94
Everett Gough ...... L. U. No. 98
Dave Bevan ............ L. U. No. 99
Sam Tipton ............ L. U. No. 103
Francis J. Sanders L. U. No. 103
Bessie Willis .......... L. U. No. 116
Sam Allison .......... L. U. No. 104
Mary Ellen Govern L. U. No. 121
James Coffey ........ L. U. No. 122
Roland Talbott ..... L. U. No. 122
Dan Killenger ....... L. U. No. 122
E. C. Armstrong .... L. U. No. 124
Geneva Covert ..... L. U. No. 124
Norman Whippier .. L. U. No. 124
Barbara Walker .... L. U. No. 124
Arthur Parrish ..... L. U. No. 130
James Bennett ..... L. U. No. 131
Thursday, June 30, 1949
Opal Landfried ..... L. U. No. 132
Dellwyn Fryan ...... L. U. No. 141
William Krebs ..... L. U. No. 146
James Barnhart .... L. U. No. 148
Grace McCall ........ L. U. No. 155
Hugh Dailey .......... L. U. No. 192
Mildred McKenzie .. L. U. No. 195
Theodore Dowd ..... L. U. No. 201
Louis Sanford ........ L. U. No. 212
Ernest Blake .......... L. U. No. 172
Credential Committee
Sam Tipton, Chairman
L. U.
Alton Raudebaugh L. U.
Ben Grimes ............ L. U.
Dorothy Bissett .... L. U.
Clarence Leinenbach
A Saucer Jiggerman, Steady Employment.** i
Write Box 752
East Liverpool, Ohio
1 Million Women will switch
L. U.
Elva Gough .......... L. U.
Jess Sampson ........ L. U.
George Savage ...... L. U.
Sanitary Committee
Charles Zimmer, Chairman
L. U. No.
Walter Bonham...... L. U. No.
Hubert Fisher ......... L. U. No.
Kenneth Morrison .. L. U. No.
Alton Raudebaugh L. U. No.
A.F. Talbot.............. L. U. No.
R. A. McCann ____ L. U. No.
Joseph Abrams_ L. U. No.
Lance Ansell ........... L. U. No.
George Pearson Jr. L. U. Na
George Smith ......... L. U. No.
Elijah Watson ......... L. U. No.
A. J. Hassall ........... L. U. No.
Leslie Scheck ......... L. U. No.
Robert Gresch ......... L. U. No.
Clarence Leinenbach
L. U. No.
Gary Devaul .......... L. U. No.
Richard Thome ..... L. U. No.
Sal Freschi ............ L. U. No.
John Lelle .............. L. U. No.
Rex B. Morgan ..... L. U. No.
Edward Sulpizio .... L. U. No.
James Milhoan L. U. No.
John Popovich L. U. No.
George Bondies .... L. U. No.
Donley Jones .......... L. U. No.
Earl Clawges L. U. No.
Louis Coppola L. U. No.
Nick Petro .............. L. U. No.
Harry Martin ........ L. U. No.
Ross Terry .............. L. U. No.
Clarence Davis ..... L. U. No.
Bernard Rowbottom L. U. No.
E. J. Cunningham .. L. U. No.
Frank Daneau ....... L. U. No.
Cincinnati (LPA)—William C.
Elliott, former president of the
Int’l Alliance of Theatrical Stage
Employes-AFL, died suddenly of a
heart attack here, last week.
New Low
Down Payments
9 years to pay
Wide choice of
models under $200

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