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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-
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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.
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