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Thursday, August 25, 1949
DIRECTORY OF LOCAL UNIONS East Liverpool Trades and Labor Coun k ell. Larry Finlay, 709 Sophia St. Meet first band third Wednesday in NBOP Bldg. No. 4.—Casters, East Liverpool, Ohio. John F. Arnold, 914 St. Clair Ave. Meets second and fourth Monday In Room 8, NBOP Bldg. No. 5.— Generalware. Evansville, Ind. Mrs. Marie Z. Lee, 207 S. Bedford Ave., Evansville, Ind. Meet second and fourth Thursday, Carpenters Union Hall, 1085 W. Franklin street. No. 6.- Chinaware, Wheeling, W. Va. George W. Friedrich. 208 Jones St. Meets third Monday in V.F.W. Bldg., Fifteenth and Eoff Streets. No. 7.—Sanitary, Tiffin, Ohio. Carl Fredritz, 47 Wentz St. Tiffin, Ohio. Meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month. No. 9.—Kilnmen, East Livrpool, Ohio. P. K. Calhoon, 1258 Oakwood Ave. Meets every Friday in Room 3. NBOP Bldg. No. 10.—Turners and Handlers, East Liverpool, Ohio. Fred McGillivray, 325 Garfield St. Meets first and third Monday in Room No. 3 in NBOP Bldg. No. 12.—Jiggermen, East Liverpool, O. John Weber, 931 Lisbon St., East Liver pool. Ohio. Meets every Tuesday in Room 8 in NBOP Bldg. No. 16.—Saggermakers. East Liverpool, Ohio. Harry F. McCoombs, 927 Dresden Ave., East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets first and third Tuesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 17.—Kilndrawers, East Liverpool, Ohio. 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, 511 N. 6th Ave. Meets first and third Thursday in Trades and Labor Hall. Capitol Bldg., Fourth and Ailuma No. 21.—Claymakers, East Liverpool, O. Ralph D. Holmes, 1208 Penn. Ave., East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets last Sunday of month in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 22.—Mouldmakers, East Liverpool, Ohio. Alfred Ferber, 1035 Vine St., East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets second and fourth Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. No. 24.—Chinaware, Wellsville, 0. Nor bnan Bratt. 316 Eighteenth St. Meets first ’and third Wednesday in Odd Fellows Bldg. Fifth and Main Streets. No. 25.—Packers, East Liverpool, Ohio. I. H. Crawford, 701 Commerce St., Wells ville, Ohio. Meets Second and Thursday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. Fourth Robert Street, No. 26.—Sanitary. Kokomo, Ind. T. Bohannon, 1815 N. Purdum Kohomo, Ind. Meets first and third Thurs day in Trade and Labor Council, 512 E. Sycamore. No. 29—Dishmakers, East Liverpool, 0. R. A. Heatherington, 236 Carolina Ave., Chester, W. Va. Meets first Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. No. 31.—Generalware, East Palestine, Ohio. Charles A. Hall, 53 Lincoln Ave. Meets second and fourth Monday at 7:30 in Odd Fellows Hall. No. 33.—Chinaware, Bever Falls, Pa. Chester J. Fisher, 1616 Second Ave. Meets first an dthird Thursday in Old National Bank Bldg., 10th St., 3rd Ave. New Brighton, Pa. No. 35.—Chinaware, Trenton, New Jer sey. Dorothy Bissett, 44 Laurel Place, Trenton, N. J. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Polish Veterans Hall, Grand Street. fourth No. 42.—Generalware, Salem, O. John E. Ehrhart, 860 S. Lundy Ave. Meets every other Monday in Memorial Bldg. No. 44.—Clay Workers, Sebring, Ohio. Chester Brunt. 595 W. Oregon Ave. Meets every other Monday night in K. of P. Temple. No. 45.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. L. E. Ansell, 81 Alden Ave., Trenton 8, N. J. Meets every Friday at N. Clinton and Grand Ave. No. 49.—Mixed, Trenton. N. J. Donald W. O. Neill, 147 Mommouth St. Trenton 9, N. J. Meets first and third Tuesday in Castlemini Hall, cornor Grant and N. Slinton Ave. Na 50.—Sanitary, Camden, New Jersey. eir* D. Phillips, Box 174. Camden, N. Meets first and third Friday in 13th 'ard Club Bldg., 1324 Mechanic St. No. 51.—Generalware, Canonsburg, Pa. Calvin Bixby, Box 211, Strabane, Pa. Meets every other Monday in Slovalk Hall, Iron Street. No. 53.—Finishers, East Liverpool, Ohio. Iona Shroades, 140 West Second St. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 59.—Kilnmen. Dippers and Sagger makers, Sebring, Ohio. Charles Newton, 143 E. Ely St., Alliance, Ohio. Meets every other Monday in K. of P. Hall. No. 66.—Generalware, Crooksville, Ohio. C. O. Abrams, 131 McKeever St, Crooks ville, Ohio. Meets every other Tuesday. No. 70.—Generalware, Minerva, Ohio. Abe Edwards, 301 N. Main St. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Odd Fel lows Hall. No. 72.—Sanitary, Evansville, Ind. Mar itin E. Schilling, 1315 Henning Avenue, Evansville, 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 and Labor Hall, Main St No. 76.—Chinaware, Buffalo, New York. Dorothy Donovan, 26 Houston St. Meets192.—Generalware, first and third Friday at Sparefield’s Hall,: Packers, P®00^1^ Seneca and Weyand Streets. ron No. 77.—Sanitary, Mannington, Walter E. Shutter, Route 2, dvj 85!&pW Tu“d" No. 134.—Stone and Art Ware. Crooks ville, Ohio. Arvin Riley, S. Buckey St. Meets first and third Thursday. No. 185.—Stone and Art Ware, Rose ville, Ohio. Wilbur Smith, Box 218. Meets first and third Monday in Odd Fellows Hall. 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 Gillespia, I.O.O.F. Bldg. W. 6th Street, East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets third Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. No. 141.—Oddmen and Laborers, East Liverpool,, Ohio. Dell Fry an, 508 Sugar Street, East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets second 'in Room 4, NBOP and jourth Thursday Bldg. No. HI.—Porcelain O. Mrs. Byrel Smith, dusky, Ohio. Meets _____ ___ _____ Tuesday in Labor Temple. Workers, Sandusky, 1032 Pearl St., San second and fourth No. 144.—Stoneware, Cambrigde, Ohio. Frank Clark, West View No. 2, Cam bridge, O. Meets first and third Tuesday in Carter Bldg. 200 S. 8th Street, Cam bridge, Ohio. NNo. 146.—Generalware, Paden City, W. Ca. Wm. D. Krebs, Box 284, Paden City, W. Va. Meets every Thursday after pay day in Eagle’s Hall. No. 148.—(Mixed), East Liverpool, Ohio. Jessie O. Thompson, 881 W. Third Street, East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets first Thursday in Room 1 NBOP Bldg. No. 150.—Stoneware and Artware Work ers, Red Wing, Minn. Walter Quinn, 1208 Walter Street. No. 155.—Underglaze Decorators, East Liverpool, Ohio. Mary Theiss, 810 Mont ana Ave. Chester, W. Va. Meets fourth Wednesday in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. No. 156.—Porcelain, East Palestine, O. Meets first and third Monday in K. of P. Hall. Marguerite Sircy, Route 1, Colum biana, Ohio. No. 161.—Refractories, New Castle, Pa. Wilbert Shelenberger, R. D. 8, Box 437, New Castle, Pa. Meets third Wednesday in Room 408, Trades Assembly Hall. No. 168.—Potters Supply and Refrac tories, East Liverpool, O. Mildred E. Mc Daniel, 1083 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 mopth at 8 p. m. in German American Hall, 834 Grant St. No. 165.—Chinaware, El Cerrito, CaMf. Helen Mitchell, 1420 Everett Street. El Cerrito, Calif. Meets second and fourth Wednesday, 1340 San Pablo Ave., El Cer rito, Calif. No. 166.—Refractories, Sebring, Ohio. George Goodballet. Box 185, Sebring, Ohio. Meets first Tuesday of every month at American Legion Hall. No. 168.—Art and Novelty, San Jose, Calif. Millard Lee 168 Herring Street. Los Gatos, Calif. Meets third Thursday of each month. Labor Temple, 94 N. Second St., San Jose, Calif. No. 171.—Generalware, Stockton, Calif. Jeanette Jewell, 141 Mosswood Ave. Meets second and fourth Tuesday in AFL Head quarters, 805 E. Weber Ave. No. 172.—Maintenance Men, East Liv erpool, Ohio. Emmett B. Blake, 1830 Alli son St. R. 2, East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets second and fourth Friday in Room 4, NBOP Bldg. No. 178.—Porcelain, Frenchtown, N. J. Hannon K. Wright, Box 81, Revere, Pa. Meets third Monday in Legion hall. No. ..174.—Sanitary, Metuchen, N- J. Walter L. Szeic, 852 Elm Street, Perth Amboy, 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, III. Duane Davis, Box 10, Robinson, III. 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, 53 S. Olden Ave., Trenton, N. J. Meets second and fourth Thursday in Falcon Hall, N. Olden Avenue. No. 183.—Generalware, Los Angeles, Calif. Cora Lee Hutchison, Box 682, Hunt ington Park, Calif. Meets second and fourth Mondays of each month at Culin ary Hall, 411 E. Broadway, Glendale, Calif. No. 184.—Chinaware, Trenton, N. J. Walter H. Smith, 513% Princeton Ave., Trenton 8, N. J. Meets second and fourth Monday in Polish Falcons Hall, Burnswick and Indiana Ave. No. 185. Porcelain, Trenton, N. .J. Pete Torretta. 81 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, 2414% No. Broadway, Los Angeles 31, Calif. Meets first and third Friday, 2290 East Avenue. No. 190.—Porcelain. East Liverpool, O. Nellie Gardiner, 936 Lisbon St., East Liv erpool, Ohio. Meets every other Friday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. No. Warehousemen, Packers, Decorating Kilnmen, Sebring, O. i Hugh Dailey, 539 W. Oregon Ave. i, W. Va. I No. 193.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. Alma Box 178, Wallo, 165 Bunting Ave. Meets first Tues- i io, Mannington, W. Va. Meets first and third,,i day. 726 N. CUnton Ave. Friday at 7:30 p. m. in Legion Hall. N#. 195. Glost Warehousewmnen and No. 78.—Sanitary. St. John. P. Q.. Can- Kilndrawers, East Liverpool, O. Miss Vi la ada. Alfred Croisetere, 12A 9e Avenue, Carraher, 704 Aten Ave., Wellsvll e, Ohio. Iberville. P. Q. Canada. Meets first and third Wednesday in Room No. 86.—Warehousemen, East Liverpool. 2, NBOP Blkr. Ohio. Harold Palmer, Route 2, East Llv-| No. 196.—Genaralware, Hollydale, Calif, erpool, Ohio. Meets every Monday in Clare C. Meetzek, 1029 Arthur Ave., Clear NBOP Auditorium. I water. Calif.,Meets first and third Thurs- No. 87.—Sanitary Mixed. Trenton. N. J. day in Catholic Hall. Anthony Stia, 409 Whitaker Ave., Tren-I No. 197.—Earthenwaro and Artware, ton 10 N Cambridge, Mass. Louis Fournier, 8, Fran- No. ’89.—Sanitary, Richmond, Calif. O. cisi St., Somerville. Maas. L.MeGinnis, 2364 Brooks Ave. Meets first No. 198.—Feldspar, Million and Smelt and third Monday at 257 Fifth Street. ling, Trenton. N. J. William Taylor, 188 No. 94.—Warehousewomen, East Liver- Allen St.. Trenton 8, N. J. pool, Ohio. Mildred Johnson, Box 368,1 No. 199. Chinaware. Pomona. Calif. East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets every other Doris Goodwine, 550 Fillmore Place, Po Friday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. Imona, Calif. Meets second /Tuesday of No. 96.—Sanitary. Works, Perth Am- each month, 687 W. Second St., Pomona, boy. N. J. Steve Serenko, 178 First Ave., Calif. ... Fords. N. J. Meets third Monday of every No. 200.—Chemical Supply. Crooksvlll* month at Lukach Tavern on Fayette St. O. Mrs. Estelte Knerr. 281 W. Main St. Perth Amtav N Meetrt second Thursday of each month in No. 98.—Chinaware. Grafton West Va. Municipal Hall. Martha H. Flannagan, Box 272, Grafton. I No. 201.—Chinaware. Hunttorton Park. W. Va. Meets second and fourth Tuesday Calif. Orvis Reese. 6507% Middleton St. in the V. F. W. Hall. I Meets second Thureday at 4 p. m. and No. 99 Chinaware, Clarksburg. W. Va.| fourth Thursday at 7 :80 p. m. at 6418 David Bevan, 64 Coleman Ave. Meets sec- Sante Fe Stseet, Huntington Park, Calif, und and fourth Monday. No. 292.—Artware, Santa Monlea, Calif. No. 102.—Senitary, Ford City, Pa.! Keith Clark, 1180 Ocean Park Blvd.. Santa Harry O. Laughner, Box 161, Manorville, Monica, Calif. Meets first Wednesday of Pa. Meets second and fourth Tuesday in each month at 1428% Second St., Santa Sokol Hall at 7:80 p. m. (Monica, Calif. No. 103.—Generalware, Erwin, Tenn. M. I No. 203. Pioneer Pottery, Art and B. Laws, Rt. 3, Box 21«. Erwin, Tenn Novelty, East Liverpool, O. Ruby Meets second and fourth Tuesday at 1200 Harker Ave., Liverpool, Ohio. Clinchfield Y. M. C. A. Hall, N. Main St.‘Meets first and third Wednesday in Room No. 104. —Chinaware—Falls Creek, Pa.. 4 NBOP Bldg. Edward Watson. 16 Wilson Ave. DuBois, I No. 204.—Sanitary, Ixs Angeles, Calif. Pa. Meets second and fourth Monday in Ray Nelson, 6111 McKinley Ave., Holly Odd Fellows Hall i dale, Calif. Meets first and third Wednee- No. 108.—Chinaware, Bedford, O. Clyde day in Butcher Hall, 5510 Pacific Blvd., Garvin, Box 302, Bedford, O. Meets every. Huntington Park. CaHL ___ other Monday. I 195.—Glost Warehousewomen and ’I No. 265.—Refractories. Tiffin, O. Will- Huntington Park, Calif. Meets'lam W. Tate. 589 N. Washington St., Tif third Thursday at 6411_ Santa fin, Ohio. Meets third Thursday of No. 207.—Refractories, Crooksville, Ohio.' No. 113. ______________ first and third Thursday at ..... ........ ......... Fe Ave. Upstairs. Lawrence F. Parker, month. 2960 Allesandro St., Los Angeles, Calif. “‘TT No. 116.—Generalware, Lincoln, Illinois.'Warden Mauller. 606 Summit Glenn Hale, 714 Decator St. Meets first ville, Ohio. Meets fourth Thursday each and third Friday of each month in Odd, month, Municipal Bldg. Fellows Hall I No. 208.—Foremen, Supervisors: Sani- No. 121.—Generalware, Decorators, Se- tary, Trenton. N. J. Secretary, 215 Broad bring, O. Hari-y McCarthy, Box 28, North St., Bank Bldg. Meets fourth Friday at Georgetown, Ohio. Meets in K. of P. Hall Carpenter s Hall,, 47 N. Clinton Ave. every second and fourth Tuesday. No. 122.—Generalware, Gambrighe, O.'King, 529 Broadway. Wellsville, Ohio. I^e Woodward. 624 Highland Ave., Cam- Meets first and third Thursday in Ameri bridge, Ohio. Meets second and fourth can Legion Hall. Wednesday at Moose Hall.. Art and_Novelt No. 124.—Decorators and Kilnmen. East Liverpool, Ohio Chas. A.'Bldg., Trenton. N. J. Rose, 541 Mulberry St.. East Liverpool, I No. 211.—Artware, Crooluville. O. Mrs. to K,““ Wilson 228 W Fourth St., East Liver- Beulah Gadd, Ferry Road, Chester, W. Va. Mauller. 606 Sununit St., Crooks- pool, Ohio. Meets second and fourth Fri- Meets first Monday of month, Room 4, Worl(j War day in Room 2, NBOP Bldg. Bier. No. 131__ Battersout and Mouldrunners, I No. 213.—Artware, Pelham, N. Y. Leon- East Liverpool, Ohio. Alice Seevers, 2107 ard^ill, 128 S. Fulton St., Mt Vernon, eveiy^Thuraday in Room 8, NBOP B$g. I No. 214. Sanitary, Redlands, Calif. I No. 210.—Refractories, Art and Novelty _. ,, Decorating Ware, Trenton, N. J. 215 Broad St. Bank not No. 182.—Handle Casters and Finishers, Clarence B. Davis, Box. .848,_Redlands, A «. —.11 East Liverpool, Ohio. Bertha Magnone, 54 California Ave., Chester, W. Va. Meets first and third Monday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg. Calif. Meet* first and third Fridays tn American Legion Hall. No. 215.—Art and Novelty, Los Angeles, Calif. No. 218.—Sanitary, Torrence, Calif. L. Daniel Hugnes, zu waiao or., new vasue, R. Weigand, 28881 Panama Ave., Wllm Pa. Meets second and fourth Wednesday ington 1, Calif. in Trades and Assembly Hall, corner Ko- 219.-Artware, Zaneevllle. ©.Nellie Groton and Washington SteMM Farris, 161 So. 7th St Zanesville, Ohio. No. 133.—Sanitary, New Castle, Pa. Daniel Hughes, 420 Waldo St., New Castle, Margaret O’Brien has two “leading men” in “The Secret Garden,” M-G-M filmization of the famous novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, starting Sunday at the Ceramic Theatre. They are, left, Brian Roper, fourteen-year-old English boy star, and, right, Dean Stockwell, Aca demy Award winner for 4iis work in “Gentlemen’s Agreement.” The new picture was produced by Clarence Brown as his first since “The Yearling.” Fight On Public vs. Monopoly Power Faces Showdown This Week Washington (LPA)—In an im portant vote this week the Senate will decide whether public power belongs to the people or to the pri vate utilities. The vote is on funds to build power transmission lines from big government dams to the places where the power will be used. It is part of the Interior Dep’t appro priations bill for 1950. A relatively small amount of money is involved in the fight. The question at issue is whether the private electric companies will be allowed to keep a monopoly on transmission lines from govern ment dams or whether the govern ment can build lines to distribute the power it produces. Senator Lister Hill (D, Ala.), summed up the problem in debate on the Senate floor last week. “It is sound business,” said Hill, “for the government to sell its power to the one large private utility in the vicinity that can afford to build a line to the government’s dam. That utility will then have a monopoly. And it can dictate the price it will pay the government and the price it will charge the people.” Sen. Carl Hayden (D, Ariz.) pointed out that not nearly enough transmission lines are now in ex istence. A fight against government transmission lines was led by Sen. Elmer Thomas (D, Okla.). Thomas got his arguments a little mixed up at times. At one point he argu ed that we couldn’t spend $300,000 for transmission lines because our national debt is already over $254 billion. This led to a lot of side talk and charts about the national debt which intrigued Sen. Forrest Donnell (R, Mo.) but seemed to serve no other purpose. At another point Thomas de clared that “if it is monopoly on behalf of the government or mono poly on behalf of free enterprise, I would take my stand on the side of free enterprise.’ He made no at tempt to prove that such lines would mean a government mono poly. On one thing, however, the Sen ator from Oklahoma stood firm. He is for “rugged individualism and free enterprise,” a road which he says we have traveled for 160 years. Congress for 40 years has ruled over and" over again that “public agencies, municipalities and coop eratives shall be given preference in the sale of public power,” Sen ator Hill argued back. The bill to cut power line appro priations, he said, “s e e k s to change this national power policy by denying funds for the construc tion of public transmission lines from government dams and even by denying funds for adequate per sonnel to market government power. “The bill would ignore the pub lic agencies, municipalities and co operatives which Congress has de clared shall receive preference. It would give private companies first claim to public power. The govern ment would aid monopoly, not pre vent monopoly. And the will of Congress, clearly expressed for nearly half a century, would be reversed. “The bill is a legislative anach *ki ronism. It seeks to turn back the clock to the good old days of pri vate-power monopoly. But we can not and will not turn back the clock. The people today understand Ohfo ant* support the public-power policy. They know the many bene fits of public power and they will relinquish those benefits. AMVETS, avc join forces New York (LPA) National chairmen of the two pro-labor jj veterang organiza- tions last week approved a pTOpOS- merger The 177f000 AMVETS anJ the 30,000 members of the American Veterans Committee will unite to form a single organization working for the “good of the na tion rather than for a specially privileged group of citizens,” said their leaders in a joint statement. THIS POTTERS HERLAEDf EAST L/V ER POOE^ OHIO* Lobby Front Pops Probes Planned ‘Joe’ Ball On List Washington (LPA) Already roasting from the heat, the nation’s capital was steamed up over lobby ing also during the past week. Resolutions for an official in vestigation of lobbies and lobbying made headway in the House and Senate. Under the proposals, each chamber would appropriate $50,000 for the inquiries, though there was still a prospect of agreement on a joint probe rather than separate ones. The House okayed a separ ate inquiry last week. A development that aroused a lot of comment on Capitol Hill was the disclosure that former Sen. Joseph H. Ball (D, Minn.), who was bounced out last November by Hubert Humphrey, has man aged to get a sizeable hunk of the lobby money floating around Wash ington. Ball had been out of work— though not on relief rolls—for much of the time since he Was licked in the last election. But he has just been taken care of, to the tune of $3475, for a couple of month’s work for his old sidekick, lobbyist-lawyer Gerard D. Reilly. This was revealed in Reilly’s own last quarterly report filed with Congress under terms of the Lobby Regulations Act. The report showed that Reilly— one-time Labor Department solici tor and NLRB member, who flop ped over to the management side —collected $7864 during the quar ter from General Electric, $6000 from General Motors, $1500 from the Pond Creek Pocahontas Coal Co., and $1200 from the Printing Industry of America, Inc., which has been fighting the “Typd” union. That’s his income from the four firms for which he lobbies he gets a lot of other fees besides. The most interesting item in Reilly’s report was the disclosure that $1737.50 of GE’s payment went to “Joe” Ball, and the same amount from GM’s cash. This showed, labor spokesmen said, GE and GM used Reilly as go-between to reward Ball for his work in helping to put through the Taft-Hartley act and for his ef forts to get still stiffer anti-labor legislation. Reilly anxiously insisted that Ball didn’t do any actual lobbying. “He just digested the transcripts of congressional hearings for me,” Reilly said. Quarterly lobby reports cast a lot of other light on the capital’s lobbyists. They showed Purcell L. Smith is still the highest salaried lobbyist. He gets $65,000 a year and expenses from the National Asscoiation of Electric Companies, the Power Trust’s front. Also, the NAEC and individual utilities have a string of other lobbyists regist ered at salaries ranging up to $25, 000 a year, and expenses. The Nat’l Association of Manu facturers lists a corps of five lob byists in the capital at salaries from $12,000 to $25,000, but the NAM hasn’t as yet reported its own income and expenditures re quired by the law. Edward A. Rumely, convicted during World War I as a German agent, is rolling up a nice kitty as lobbyist for the anti-labor Com mitte for Constitutional Govern ment, in which Frank Gannett, chain newspaper publisher, is the chief “angel.” He gives his “take” Says Labor, Not Big Business Threatens Nation Washington (LPA)—Day in and day out, anti-labor spokesmen are pouring into the sympathetic ears of Senator A. Willis Robertson (D, Va.), and his colleagues on a Sen ate Ekinking Subcommittee testi mony that the monopolies which threaten America are labor mono polies. Some of the witnesses, like Don ald Richberg, protest that they are against all monopolies—industrial as well as labor—and assume a righteous pose of impartiality. Others, like Wi Ilf ord I. King, chairman of the Committee for Constitutional Government, dis count the importance of industrial monopolies and talk as though they do not exist. King, for instance, told the Com mittee last week with a straight face that it was “difficult if not impossible” to discover any major industry in which evidence of mon opoly existed. He contended that “uncontrolled monopolies having any considerable degree of power are confined almost entirely to the field of labor.” Whether the witnesses are of the Richberg type or the King type, they wind up with the same kind of recommendations—for leg islation that would destroy unions. Richberg, for instance, urged re vision of the anti-trust laws to out law any union activities that would “limit substantially competition in prices or quality of products or services” either nationally or local ly. He had already made it clear that he felt most union contracts did just that—asserting that more than 11,000,000 workers under “union security” contracts were enjoying “monopolistic control of the labor supply. King started off his testimony with the statement that one of the basic constitutional freedoms in this country, along with freedom of speech and freedom of religion, was the freedom “to buy labor and other goods at the obtainable.” lowest prices inconsistency, labor unions With amazing King argued that were monopolies, that monopolies exist for the selfish purpose of squeezing out more money for themselves, and yet that, despite their growth since 1933, unions have succeeded in getting no larg er percentage of the output of in dustry in the form of wages and salaries. Questioned by Sen. Homer Cape hart (R, Ind.), Richberg said the thn*e-day-a-week work schedule imposed by the United Mine Work ers was a “clear violation of exist ing law.” But when Capehart ques tioned him eagerly about the pos sibility of successfully prosecuting the mine workers, Richberg hedg ed. Asked by Capehart if he thought Congress “has courage” enough to enact a law prohibiting union mon opolies, Richberg pointed out that the 80th Congress had enacted the Taft-Hartley law, which he said was a very good law. Another “impartial” witness was John V. Van Sickle, a pre-Hoover economist, who testified “the chief threat to private enterprise and hence to political democracy today comes from the side of organized labor. This threat is due purely and simply to the fact that organ ized labor has too much power. I recognize that Big Business may also have more power than is de sirable.” That’s all Van Sickle said about business monopoly. His solutions were all aimed at labor—to break up closed shops, and national unions. He would do nothing to break up big corporations which reach from one end of the country to the other and have more power than state governments. The NAM’s front, the Nat’l Small Business Men’s Association, testified that “organized labor is big business” and should be made the subject of stringent regulation under the anti-trust laws. He also proposed a far-reaching program to destroy unions. CWA Director Gets New Job Raleigh (LPA)—The only non doctor member of the North Caro lina Medical Care Commission is O. C. Lee, state director of Divis ion 49, Communications Workers of America. The Commission sup ervises state hospital facilities. as $11,900 a quarter, or $44,000 a year. Fred A. Hartley, New Jersey’s gift to the labor-hating front, who feared to run for re-election to Congress last November, is doing mighty well, too, his lobby regis tration disclosed. He’s top dog in the Tool Owners’ Union, a new kind of anti-labor outfit on which a New York state board pinned the “Fascist” label. He lists his in- Registrations showed a little army of agents for the various units of the Realty Lobby—the Nat’l Association of Real Estate Agents, Nat’l Association of Home Builders, Nat’l Apartment House Owners’ Association and others. Highest paid lobbyist in that group is Frank W. Cortright, who gives his salary and expenses at $25,- -come from the TOU at $5600 per 000-plus. quarter, plus over $3000 in ex penses—or a total of about $32,000 a year. Merwin K. Hart, who runs the National Economic Council— an agency which specializes in pushing anti-labor legislation and fighting the Fair Deal as Social ism-recorded his salary at $4750 a quarter, or $19,000 a year. Right now, in New York City, a-_ presidential fact-finding board is hearing arguments by U. S. Steel Corp, and United Steelworkers of America. USA wants a pension plan for its members. U. S. Steel says it al ready has a pension plan that’s working quite well. Under U. S. Steel’s plan corpor ation president B. F. Bairless will get $75,323 a year for life after retirement at the age of 65. Vice president Irving S. Olds will get $63,185 a year. And Andrew Gir asek, a worker at the Homestead plant of Carnegie-Illinois gets 29 cents a month, or $3.48 a year. Mr. Girasik worked for U. S. Steel 44 years. He never held a job with any other company. When he was finally retired the corpora tion paid him ten years worth of pension in a lump sum. A grand total of $34.45. This cleared the books and gave him no claim on the company from then on. Since U. S. Steel is a big hearted corporation it has nothing but the best of wishes for its workers. Mr. Girasek’s check wasn’t sent in an empty envelope. It had a nice let ter along with it that ended up “May we also take htis opportunity to wish you many enjoyable years of your retirement.” The enjoyable years have now begun. What would you do if you were Girasek Take a world cruise? Visit relatives on the west coast? Or don’t you think you could do that on 29 cents a month Well, maybe you eould just sit in the backyard und take it easy. Walk to the corner once in a while and ^eat at meal times. But how much could you eat for 29 cents a month That doesn’t sound so practical either. Maybe the best bet would be just to drop dead. Andrew Girasek didn’t do any of these things. He used the $34.45 toward paying his grocery bill for the first month after he was re tired. Then the only way he could exist was for two sons and three married daughters to chip in and foot the bills. Mrs. Girasek says they have no other way to pay the grocer be cause if they gave him the medal that Andrew won for his faithful service to the company he “would probably throw it at us.” The Girasek’s receive a monthly social security check of $34.71 from the federal government. His rent, in a county housing project, is $38 a month. The old couple don’t like to take money from their children. But no other firm will hire Andrew Gir asek now that he’s 68 years old. Other steel workers, hundreds of them, don’t even have relatives to whom they can turn for help. They’ve sold their homes and fur niture, taken in boarders, and gone into debt. The average U. S. Steel pension is under $5 a month. But as Mr. Girasek and other steel workers can tell you, there is a pension plan. They have letters from the company to prove it. So why should U. S. Steel dis cuss pension with the union There’s a plan in operation right now—has been for years. VIEW SOVIETS, US Washington (LPA)—A compar ison of the lives of working people in the United States and the Soviet Union can be found in a report by delegates of the Norwegian Fed eration of Labor translated and printed by Labor Advisors, Econ omic Cooperation Administration, Washington 25, D. C. Demand the Union Label* mau Msten MANY ENJOYABLE YEARS OF RETIREMENT—Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Girasek (above) received a retirement pension of 29 cents a month after Girasek worked 44 years for U. S. Steel. The letter from the company is self-explanatory’. Note the last line. Don’t You Know A Pension Plan When You See One! Detroit Moves To Action Phase In New Housing Law Detroit (LPA)—All is not quiet on the housing front in Detroit. Here as in other big cities throughout the United States—the housing and slum clearance bill passed by the 81st Congress a short time ago is moving into the action phase. The job is no simple one. It is posing some very intricate and knotty problems for hard-working civic leaders and administrators concerned with making a living reality out of the law. But already there are visible signs in the com munity that the challenge is being successfully met Two big slum areas have been marked for clearance by the Hous ing Commission. On these sites, which are owned by the city, livt hundreds of poor Negro and white families in rickety, unpainted frame houses. “We’ve had the plans for along time,” Mrs. Bette Jenkins, the commission’s director of tenant re lations explains, “and passage of the bill gave us the green light tc go ahead.” Resistance on the part of ten ants to moving, though not organ ized, has served to slow the plans of the commission. So strong is this resistance that the commission expects to serve eviction notices in order to clear the areas. Mrs. Jenk ins said that families that are up rooted and moved to other pro jects in the city get first choice in apartments once the projects are completed. “This moving will probably take about three months or more,” she. added, “so actual construction should begin about the end of the year.” Formal approval to begin work on the job was given months ago by the mayor and common council. When the projects are finally com pleted, th|y will house 2400 famil ies—1700 ment and in the Jeffries develop 700 in the smaller Doug- VG TMGET WRC PAGE THKCT Stocking Workers Win $5000 In Ruling By Board Philadelphia (LPA) —The Am ?rican Federation of Hosiery Workers announced last week that '.he 4 Z Hosiery Co, of Norris town, Pa., would have to cough up $5000 in back wages to 14 illegally fired workers as a result of a re eent decision by the National Labor Relations Board. The board, by ruling in favor of the union, revers'd a trial exam iner who rpcoi i ended last fall that the company be exonerated. The union charged that the com pa* trb-l to discourage employes fivai jo. ..ng the union, repeatedly interrogated them about their union affiliation and threatened them with reprisals. Twelve of the employes had been laid off but later ici.ired. The re maining two of the 14 concerned were also laid off but were not re hired until the board ordered their reinstatement. The company contended that the layoffs were purely economic in nature. But the Hosiery Workers were able to demonstrate to the NLRB’s satisfaction that the com pany shut down its knitting depart ment when it became apparent that the department was organized. Non-unionized departments were not shut down, the union showed. The Hosiery Workers’ president, Alexander McKeown, noted that the decision came just a month after the union launched a mill bi dollar organizational drive. He said, “Hosiery workers in this area now fully realize that the union will stand full square behind them in their legitimate desire to obtain protection through organization and collective bargaining.” Hits Medical Monopoly Washington (LPA)—The oppo sition of the “medical monopoly” to a bill strengthening health ser vices for the nation’s 29,000,000 school children is shocking, says Rep. Andrew J. Biemiller (D, Wis.). A member of the House In terstate Commerce Committee, Bie miller points out that spokesmen for state medical societies have been appearing opposing the school health bill. What to do with the atomic bomb is a baffling problem for mankind but the number-one per sonal problem today as always is how to make ends meet. 'as development. Together the pro jects will cost an estimated $20 nil lion. Other huge land sites are now n the process of being purchased by the city. When the whole job is done, according to the newly-en acted law, some 14,000 new dwell ings will be added to the 11,500 that the city already owns. The loans provided by the federal gov ernment for the job will be repaid in the years ahead. real bit the As in other cities, private estate interests are fighting terly to block and sabotage program of public housing. “Today,” said Mrs. Jenkins, “they’re doing all they can to stir up racial and religious prejudice in these communities. They did a lot of noisy whooping at the hear ings held by the city. While they would like to wreck our program before it really gets started, I don’t think they’re going to be very suc cessful.” A delicate problem facing the commission is whether to alter its policy of segregated housing, which has been in effect, though unofficially, since its founding early in 1934. Real estaters are lobbying for segregation, and an approaching mayoralty election has further clouded the issue. I fty iW J’ v. ”, i.