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PAGE TWO I ■^3 fl i '■i 4 'C •I All Democratic Senators from ‘northern and central states voted for labor on both the trials. Many of them are sincerely pro-union in their thinking. The rest know that without the support of the uni"ns in their heavily industrialized states they hayen’t a chance of re election. The Democratic Senators from the traditionally agricultural states of the southwest, the Rocky Moun tain area, and the tier of states just west of the Mississippi all came thru for labor too. In many of these states the number of in dustrial workers has sharply in creased in recent years. And labor’s political action leagues have been getting these non-farm voters to the polls. It was the northern part of this great west-central area that was represented at the Des Moines con ference last month. Purpose of the meeting was to whip up support for Agriculture Secretary-Charles Brannan’s farm income support program. But Democratic party leaders are keenly aware of the political d^ti amite in the Brannan program. For unlike previous agricultural pro grams Brannan’s also aims at re ducing food prices to the urbap consumer. It is a made-to-order measure for solidifying the farm er-1abor alliance that has been de veloping in the central states. 'The strength of this coalition accounts for the pro-labor voting npt only of a fairly conservative Democrat like Sen. Guy Gillette of Iowa, but for the anti-Taft votes *of Republican Edward Thye of Minnesota, and the newly split personality of reactionary Sen. Homer Capehart (R, Ind.), too. It explains why two conserva tives like Senators Tydings and O’Conor of Maryland tipped their hats to labor by voting for us once, and against us once on the two x,.' taits. AnlT why Kentucky’s Sena to$s divided one pro and one anti l* labor. The process of industrial ization has been slower in the “border states”, but it’s under way, and so is the formation of the fgj-mer-labor coalition. Very vulnerable indeed are the two Missouri Republican Senators who are voting consistently against lAbor and the latest political ex pression of their constituents. Neither of these labor-haters was up for reelection in 1948. Last year the state went overwhelming ly Democratic, and all the Missouri Democrats in the lower house have anti-Taft-H»rtley records, A concerted drive by the unions, progressive minded local farm or ganizations and the national Dem ocratic party can “pur^e” the re actionaries left in the Denu’cratlc ranks in the “border states”, eat.ily retire the Republicans. 1 FARM-LABOR ALLIANCE CAN REPEAL TAFT LAW At first glance it may seem a^——------------_ far cry from labor’s defeat in key Taft-Hartley repeal votes in the Senate last week to the recent Democratic-farmer-1 a o confer ence at Des Moines, Iowa. The fact is, however, that a few more moves along the lines of the Des Moines conference can reverse the Senate’s anti-labor decision. ‘Show Me_ State Repeals Little Taft-Hartley Act and the pic- Some careful attention to “deep south” can change the ture there too. Even now seven Democratic Senators are voting against Taft-llartley while 17 are still for it. I a st week’s Senate vote was clearly a defeat for our side. But it shouldn’t be discouraging. The 1947 Senate was a 54 to 17 Taft Hartley body, while this year’s Senate is almost evenly divided. A few more carefully planned Des Moines conferences can swing thej balance our way in the 1950 elec tions. Unionist-Mayor .■ (Continued From Page One) he spoke at many other Bavarian and French communities. In Bav aria, he needed no translator since he had a good command of Ger man. MI feel enthusiastic over the re a Malisheski said. “1 tried to picture democracy in my own ■•pe way, and the response Was remarkably good. “1 described St. Cloud to them as gn example of a democratic community—a city that’s a real milting pot, in which all creeds and races live peacefully together. If it can be done in St. Cloud, I said, why not all over the world. “At the forums in Germany, 1 wa» asked many questions about democracy. The people showed an int' i interest, and I feel there’s a eighty good chance of bringing Gnany back on the road to dem ocracy, and as a bulwark against communism.” Httutting Iraue Hard Fought Washington (LPA)—The public low-rent housing bill, already pass ed by the Senate, is due for ap proval this week in the House, after a "ate sparked by a public fight between President Truman and the real estate lobby. The mea sure authorizes loans to l»cal hcim ing authorities dwelling units, clearance and xnent. to build 810,XU and aids to slum urban redevelop- Jefferson City, Mo. (LPA)—One of the biggest victories of 1949 on the state legislative fronts has bcm scored in President Truman’s home state. Democrats captured control of both branches of the legislature List Nov-i iber—and one of their major pledges was repeal of Miss ouri’s "little Taft-Hartley Act,” the Madison law, which places many restrictions on the right to strike and on other labor activities. In the showdown, the Democrats almost to a man fulfilled the party’s pledge and voted for re peal in both the House and Senate. Republicans in the latter cham ber staged a desperate all-night filibuster in 90 to 100-degree heat, in an effort to stave off repeal, but finally gave up, and the repeal bill v, ..it through by an 18 to 12 vote. In the House it passed more easily. Senate GOP leaders raised a cry about "labor bosses making threats”, but Senator Anthony Webbe, St. Louis Democrat, answ ered for his party by declaring: “The people of Missouri, like the rest of America, elected those op posed to this type of legislation— and we’re bound to redeem our promise to the voters.” Big Business Cigar Store Bucks Phony Chicago (LPA)—Even a press agent can’t get away with every thing—not even a press agent backed by the millions in corporate interests which are trying to un dermine cooperatives. The “phor^ buck” of the Nat’l Tax Equality Association, anti-co op lobby, has been outlawed. Not only that, but the plates from which the-bogus biJis were printed have been .confiscated by the US Spcret Service.,^ ............ Since somewhere between 12 and 50 mHlion of the bills were printed, however, there will be plenty of tfyem around for some time. “Give them to the kids—as many as they want,” the NTEA urged in sending out this false propaganda. “Carry a big roll yourself and pass them out to friends and associ ates.” At House Appropriation Commit tee hearings in Washington in 1947, NTEA witnesses were pro tected by friendly^politicians when efforts were made to learn where they got their money. The “phoney bucks” are another effort to spread the false claim that cooperatives do not pay taxes as do "private enterprise” manu facturers and retailers. Actually all consumer co-ops and half of the farmers’ producer co-ops pay all taxes paid hy any other business. Instead of showing any interest in the real problems of “tax equal ity” the Nat’l Tax Equality Asso ciation confines its activities to spreading lies about the co-ops. KRUG ASKS FOR I VA Washington (LPA)—At the re quest of President Truman, Inter ior Secretary Julius A. Krug last week urged the House Public Works Committee to approve a bill for a Columbia Valley Admin istration. The CVA would take over the functions of the Army Engine ers, Reclamation Bureau and Bon neville Power Administration in in the Pacific Northwest. It would be set up along lines similar to the Tennessee Valley Authority. insured First Federal Savings & Loan Association 1032 Pennsylvania Ave. AGAINST FOR Lost .Congress Present :Congress CAN LABOR BREAK THE REPUBLICAN-DIXIECRAT COALI TION ?—The bars on this chart represent the Congressional votes for and against labor as exhibited in House balloting on the Taft-Hartley issue. Last year the 80th Congress voted 331 to 83 to override President Truman’s veto of the T-H law. The key vote in this year’s 81st Con gress was on the Wood amendment to the T-H bill. Results of the No vember 2nd elections were clearly seen in the improved vote: 217 for lab6r, 203 against. A switch of 39 votes would make the next Congress definitely pro-labor. There are 64 districts now represented by Republi cans where a 5% shift in the voting would make the difference. Labor’s political effectiveness in those districts can wipe the question marks from the above picture. Plans Laid For ^Continued From Page One) Finet was chosen chairman' of tlie important preparatory com mittee, with Tewsoh Rs 'secretary. It is expected to complete its work in time for consideration at a full congress scheduled for November. Drafts of a constitution and the action program will be circulated a new role for television CAPTURING A FLAME! Think of television and you think of opera, ball games, ■comedy ... of entertainment. Television would prob ably never strike you as a handy forking tool for capturing a flame! Just the same, that's what television is in power plants today. The result is better electric ter vice for you. You see, the men in the power plant control room must know all about flame conditions in the huge boil ers where the steam is made tls%t turns the generators. But the control room is some distance from the furnace, iso men at both points communicate through a public address system. .. At least that's how it was before our engineers fcot the idea that maybe television could do the job. Now cameras at furnace peep holes televise the flame, send its image directly to a viewing unit in the control room Much time is saved—and split seconds count when you’re “lighting off" burners to bring a boiler into service. Besides, with the new method, there is less chance than ever before of service interruptions that might inconvenience you. ■Before long, television will be at work capturing flames in more power plants of the American Ga» and Electric System, of which this—your power company —is a part. Meanwhile, our engineers continue their research into other new methods and devices. They are exploring every possible means of* making your electric service better and better. OHIO /POWER THE POTTERS HERALD) EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO Next Congress to democratic unions everywhere. Dramatic expression of the con ference’s concern for the condi tions of the workers in backward nations came when the delegates rose and cheered the entry of a Chinese representative. in of trade union organizations economically and socially under developed countries. “The furtherance of peace be tween the nations of the world. “Association with such interna tional organizations, both govern mental and non-governmental, as will further the aims of the inter national trade union movement in protecting the interests of the peo ple generally and guaranteeing fundamental human rights. “Joint efforts to further the soc ial and cultural interests of the people of war-devastated countries and to rebuild their economies. “Common plans to ensure full employment and to increase the standard of living of the peoples thruout the world, particularly through the development of back ward countries and non-self-gov erning territories.” Free labor’s scorn for non-Com munist totalitarian regimes was vividly demonstrated when a clash took place between a delegate from the Peron-sponsored Argentine General Federation of Labor, and Jacinto Oddone, exiled head of in dependent unions. Peron’s friend declared that he would withdraw if Oddone was seated. The inde pendent was, and Peron’s man was permitted to depart. The reborn free trade unions of western Germany were given a seat on the preparatory committee, along with representatives from A FL, CIO, Britain, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, the Benelux coun tries, Africa, Latin America, and the international trade secretariats. INSURANCE AGENTS WIN New York City (ILNS).—The AFL Insurance Agents Council gained a plurality of the votes cast in a representation election involving 14,500 agents of the Prudential Life Insurance Co. NLRB Sanctions Employer’s Ratting On TWUA Contract Washington (LPA)—A divided NLRB last week permitted a textile firm to welch on its contract with the Textile Workers Union of Am erica. contract had a no-strike which employees of the Elastic Corp, of Lowell, The clause United Mass., disregarded when they went on a wild-cat strike in 1947. The company refused to bargain with TWUA while the men were out, and since has declined to discuss the issues of the strike. NLRB member John Houston, tfho dissented from the majority opinion in the case, pointed out that TWUA representatives early in the strike tried to persuade the men to return to work. Their ef forts were due to the attitude. unsuccessful, largely company’s stiff-necked James J. Reynolds, Members Abe Murdock and J. Copeland Gray, on the other hand, claimed that TWUA’s efforts to end the strike weren’t vigorous enough. Chairman Paul Herzog didn’t par ticipate in the judgement. A previous trial examiners’ re port on the case found the com pany guilty of a number of unfair labor practices—which the board’s majority ignored in its ruling. It admitted, however, that “an accu mulation of unsettled grievances” caused the strike which it is per mitting the company to use as an alibi for welching on its obligation to bargain with TWUA. In a vigorous commentary on his colleagues’ ruling, Houston pointed out that the decision gives “dissid ent employes and collusive em ployers a ready device to subvert honest collective bargaining.” He said that the board is going even further than does the Taft Hartloy law when it holds a union “liable for the acts of its members solely by reason of their member- Cash on Hand and Due from Banks ......... I Ji V HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY —Charles Crowder, publisher of the Flora Sentinel, Flora, Ill. cele brated the 4th of July with a mort gage-burning ceremony symboliz ing freedom of the press. A group of local business men had secretly bought up notes and a mortgage on the Sentinel, and then foreclos ed in an attempt to destroy the paper becadse it was friendly to organized labor. Their scheme was defeated when Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers saved the day with a loan to Crowder. Chief speaker at the Flora Freedom Rally was President A. F. Whitney of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men. $5,583,526 BUDGET FOR ILO Lake Success. A $5,583,526 budget for the coming year for the International Labor Organization was approved by a vote of 157 to 0 by the International Labor Con ference, now meeting in Geneva, it was reported here. This sum covers expanded activities for the organization. ship in the union.” Among the employer moves okayed by the majority decision were refusal to reinstate strikers and unilateral pay rate changes. United States Bonds 6,103,242.30 Stock Federal Reserve Bank, (leveland........................... Slate, County, Municipal & School Bonds ............... Other Bonds and Securities..........365,711.09 Loans and Discounts Banking House 124,000.00 Overdrafts 220.93 Other Assets 1,007.88 RICHARD V. BEATTY ROBERT E. BOYCE JASON H. BROOKES T. H. FISHER T. H. Fisher, President Robert E. Boyce, Vice Pres. Dixiecrats Marked For Axe By AFL Washington (LPA)—When the first key votes in the Senate on Sen. Robert A. Taft’s substitute motions for the Taft-Hartley re pealer showed that labor was due for a licking, AFL President Will iam Green issued the following statement: “Labor is tremendously disap pointed by the vote in the Senate yesterday to retain anti-strike in junctions. That action makes the pending legislation utterly unac ceptable to the American Federa tion of Labor. It will be useless and a waste of time so far as we are concerned, to try to make the rest of the Taft bill more pala table. Labor will never swallow the injunction. "This is not the end of labor’s fight to repeal the Taft-Hartley act. It is only the beginning. We are now making a fresh start, with our sights trained on the 1950 elec tion campaign, and with all our energies concentrated on the de feat of the reactionaries from both parties who teamed together in yesterday’s roll-call vote to keep the threat of court injunctions hanging over labor’s head. “It is now obvious that thQ Dixiecrats who voted against labor yesterday and thereby repudiated the Democratic party’s platform I pledges and repudiated the cam- THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO STATEMENT OF CONDITION At the close of business, June 30, 1949. REsoonets LIABILITIES .$ 3,400,168.18 45,000.00 3,744,228.54 5,268,084.86 $19,051,663.78 Capital Surplus Undivided Profits Reserve For Losses. TRUST DEPARTMENT Trust Funds Invested and Uninvested....... Bonds Outstanding under Corporate Trusts Total Trusts under Administration DIRECTORS RUSSELL C. HEDDLESTON WALTER B. HILL FREDERICK P. LAWRENCE WILLIAM T. POMEROY OFFICERS J. A. Reaney, Vice President— Trust Officer J. W. Smith, Cashier F. N. Richmond, Asst. Cashier- Asst. Trust Officer R. J. Parker, Asst. Cashier S. R. Bloor, Asst. Cashier 'Deposits Insured by THE FEDERAL INSURANCE CORPORATION Washington, D. C. $5,000—Maximum Insurance for Each Depositer—$5,000 Unearned Discount (Special Loan Dept.) Deposits Thursday^ July 7, 1949’ Coal Miners Go (Continued From Page One) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednes days. Those operators who favored acceptance of the union’s plan in sisted that the owners should be free to prescribe what days the various pits should work. Meanwhile, contract talks Arith three major groups of mine owners —the steel companies, the south ern and the northern commercial, operators have been recessed until July 12. Only the mines west of the Mississippi will continue to operate a full work week. Last winter’s blizzard cut their production and the stocks of their customers below the national average. .. paign pledges of the Democratic party’s leader, President Truman, must be regarded as outright en emies of labor.” Demana the Union Label. DOCTOR SHOES FOR FOOT COMFORT Flexible and rigid arch styles In ox fords and high ahoea. X-ray FHtti« ■ay FHttiv IT’ BENDHEIM'S WANTED A Saucer Jiggerman, Steady Employment. Write Box 752 East Liverpool, Ohio fiMt Sixth Street I I v~4 I via 600,000.00 1,000,000.00 280,276.79 14,498.43 120,950.59 17,035,937.97 $19,051,663.78 $2,434,989.21 ... 120,000.00 .$2,554,989.21 ALWYN C. PURINTON RICHARD B. SMITH DALE D. THOMPSON WILLIAM H. VODREY 4!