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"V ... Tobin Tells About First 50 Years Of Teamsters Union Indianapolis (LPA)—On Jan. 28, 1899, the Team Drivers Interna tional Union applied for affiliation with the American Federation of Labor. The Teamsters’ should have had a 50th anniversary banquet, says Daniel J. Tobin, president, but postponed the celebration “un til w’e dedicate or complete our new building in Washington which will ■get started next year.” He pointed out that the union could not get a hall or hotel “big enough to hold the representatives of our local unions at either a banquet or a celebration or at a get-together meeting.” The Team Drivers’ International Union and the Chicago National Teamsters amalgamated at the 1903 convention in Niagara Falls. Tobin was a delegate f) Local 25, Truck Drivers of Boston, and helped bring about the amalgama tion.^/ The original charter provided jurisdiction over only drivers of horse drawn vehicles. Then the word stablemen was added. At that time those who helped load and un load trucks were'T illed lumpers, now called helpers. They were lat er admitted and the union’s name became International Brotherhood of Team Drivers, Stablemen and Helpers. Time went on, the automobile was no longer a toy, and in 1914 the union applied for jurisdiction over chauffeurs, although many general board members “laughed and mimicked and ridiculed the foolish dreams of the general pres ident,” Tobin recalls. The A FL convention debated the matter for four hours and finally agreed to the change. Later still, the Teamsters went to the A FL again, for another ex tension of their charter, to include warehousemen. In the December issue of the In ternational Teamster, Tobjn writes, “We must be very careful not to wander too far away from our original moorings. There is such a thing as biting off more than you can chew. My advice to you is never forget the Teamsters made this union—keep the word and name Teamster always in first place. This name is known all over the world the same as coal-digger miner.” BUT DOES NOT (IRE HOUSEMAID’S KNEE Washington (LPA) Hereafter the makers of “Rest-Well Bed Boar d” and “Orthopedic Bed Board” are not going to claim in advertisements that their product: makes one healthy or invigorated, or has any beneficial effect for anemia or diseases of the kidneys or other organs that it produces natural sleep or corrects or pre vents deformities of the body. The owners of the business, after the Federal Trade Commission raised its 'collective eyebrow at all those hoopla claims, have signed a stipu lation that they’ll behave from now on. YOU CAN SEE THE CREAM Always Use CREAM TOP Milk Bottles THEY ARE SANITARY Used Exclusively By Golden Star Dairy Phone 3200 Dawson ®*V' .• •■.. vf? ‘,*.J ,+ V K ^,M*.-* ./ ajMH rir■ Railway Clerks Hear Green At 50th Anniversary Cincinnati (LPA)—A FL Presi dent William Green made the maj or speech at the 50th anniversary celebration Dec. 29 of the Brother hood of Railway Clerks, attended by 700, with George Harrison, BRC president, as toastmaster. Greet ings from President Truman and Vice President Barkley were read. Martin Clement, board chairman, Pennsylvania Railroad, praised Harrison as “one of our country’s really big men.” Green, covering the union’s his tory and its part in the progress of the A FL, talked of labor’s political battles, labor’s part in world peace, and labor as a symbol of liberal thinking. He noted the Brotherhood had pushed wages in some classifi cations from 25 cents an hour to $1.16, and noted tbe gains could not have been won “if they had not joined together in a trade union.” He warned the reactionaries “are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to destroy the labor movement,” spoke of Labor’s Lea gue for Political Education, and noted that “labor will campaign in every election district in the na tion.” Describing labor’s role abroad, Green said, “when Organ ized Labor speaks to our foreign friends it is in a language they can understand.” Clement, citing his work with Harrison when the Railway Labor act was drawn, praised the Broth erhood as democratic, stable, ma ture, and a defender of free enter prise and said “I would be glad to have George Harrison running the personnel department of the Pen nsylvania railroad.” He added: “We have enjoyed this type of labor organization in the industry, and it has proven to be a truly representative form of govern ment.” Phil E, Zeigler, of The Railway Clerk, outlined the rela tions of the Brotherhood and the Cincinnati community and other “home communities” throughout the US and Canada. (BRC has “01,000 members, in 2000 lodges, in 593 cities). City officials, railroad executives, representatives of banks and busi ness firms, seven BRC vice pres idents, all general chairmen and all local lodge officers were present. An interesting feature* was a .'ICO-pound BRC emblem formed in ice three feet high, surrounded by ,50 burning candles. •fr ■r ,'^^t A ACTUAL charges lor 500 consecu tive funerals conducted by the DAWSON Funeral Home are as follows! 10% Were 9% Were 50% Were 31% Were Under $150 Under $300 Under $500 ... Over $500 Funeral Home "SO MUCH ... for so little'* 215 West Fifth Street Phone Main 10 CAMPAIGN OF TERROR—These 39 sticks of dynamite wrapped in a Christmas box were planted at headquarters of United Auto Workers in Detroit. The FBI is investigating the attempted bombing (which failed because the fuse was snuffed by rain). Earlier shotgun attempts to kill UAW President Walter Reuther and Education Director Victor Reuther were not probed by the FBI at the time. OBITUARIES GEORGE RUMBERGER Canonsburg, Pa.—George Rum berger, 72, died Dec. 20 in the Canonsburg Hospital, following a short illness. A dishmaker by trade, Mr. Rum berger had been employed at Plant No. 2 of the W. S. George Pottery for the past twenty-five years. He was a member of Local Union 51, National Brotherhood of Operative Potters, Loyal Order of Moose and the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by two sons, Chester Rumberger of Canonsburg and John A. Rumberger, Wells ville, Ohio one daughter, Mrs. Flora Strx-kdale, East Liverpool three sisters, Mrs, Lilly Hutchin son, Akron Ora Rumberger, East Liverpool Ruth Rumberger, East Liverpool one brother, Cleland Rumberger, Cleveland, Ohio, and two grandsons. Rev. IL Ross Hume of the Unit ed Presbyterian Church conducted the services. Burial was in Oak Spring Cemetery. OTT1S JACKSON Ottis Jackson, 60, former Ches ter grocer and Grant District jus tice of the peace, died Thursday at 7:15 p. m. in the U. 8. Veterans Hospital in Aspinwall, where he was a patient for six weeks. He had been ill about a year. Mr. Jackson was born in Ches ter and spent his lifetime there. He conducted a grocery store for several years but in recent years was employed by the New Castle Refractories Co. at Newell. A Re publican, he was justice of the peace from 1934 to 1936. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Jackson was a member of American Legion Post 121, and the National Brotherhood of Op erative Potters. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Costello Jackson two sons, Robert Jackson of Miami, Fla., and Ottis Jackson Jr. at home two daughters, Mrs. Wil liam Conklin of Morgantown, and Miss Grayce Jackson at home a brother, Homer Jackson of Home stead, Fla. a sister, Mrs. Charles Wells of East Liverpool, and a grandchild. UAW Skating Meet In Flint January 7 Flint, Mich. (LPA) —The first annual UAW Outdoor Ice Skating Meet will be held here Jan. 7, with the 68 novice events open to mem- bers and their families. The nwet is sponsored by UAW Region 1-C. Director Donnel Chapman will pre sent the winners’ trophies, furnish ed by the International. Collaborating in the event are the Flint Recreation Council, Flint Winter Sports Association, and In ternational UAW. Olga Madar, UAW recreation director, has done the coordinating. Roy “Casey” Myers, Buick Local 599 vice-pres ident, is chairman of the meet. Myers has received entries from leading midwest amateurs. The auxiliary of Local 599 his set up a hospitality committee, headed by Maxine Lewis, to serve hot lunches to contestants. V. .• _■ ,„ liEJw’’* ■I 4 Z .q Labor Relations Better Despite Ssare Stories Washington (LPA) Cyrus S. Ching, 6-foot-7-inch chief of the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, said that anybody who looked behind the scareheads news papers run about strikes would find that labor-management rela tions are getting progressively bet ter all the time. “The number of strikes in any given period of time or the num ber of man days lost to national production by reason of stoppages is no reliable indication of improve ment or deterioration of such rela tions,” the former industrialist ob served. Ching declared that a sudden rush of strikes may mean “the in dustrial atmosphere is being clear ed of troublesome issues and gives promise of pacific relations once they are removed.” He pointed out that the steel strike, in which the United Steelworkers won company paid pensions, solved the pension issue in steel. He said the steel settlement augured well for the future, especially since the strike was not accompanied by the viol ence that marked earlier steel strikes. Ching added that newspaper stories of strikes obscured the fact that there are tons of thousands of collective bargaining agreements reached without strikes or flare ups of any kind. The mediation chief indicated, however, that he did not feel the steel settlement resolved the pen sion issue for all time. He suggest ed that company-paid pensions might not turn out to be a com pletely satisfactory substitute for an adequate national system, and declared further study was nec essary. “If it is social security that Is sought,” he said, “its attainment should not depend upon the econ omic success or failure of a parti cular business enterprise.” Congressman Likes Rent Control Law Washington (LPA) While ('hairman Brent Spence of the House Banking Committee, which will handle rent control legislation, emerged from the White House Dec. 29 without any definite state ment about whether President Tru man will ask for the law’s exten- sion, he had some very definite views on his personal need for rent control in the District of Columbia. “I'd be living in a tent if we didn’t have it,” he told reporters. The DC law, passed by Congress as the capital’s governing body, is stronger than the federal law, which expires June 30, 1D50. Before June, though, the rent control agency will run out of funds, and a drive is under way by the real estate lobby to prevent appropriation by Congress of enough money to enforce even the present weak rent controls. Ask for Union labeled merehao* ii«w RESOLUTION OF RESPECT Whereas, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to take from our midst our friend and fellow worker, Sister Iva A. Banks, respected and admired for her fellow ship mid character, and Whereas, We the members of Local Union 70, recognize the loss of this Sister, and shall cherish and respect the memory of her pleasant manner and as evidence of sympathy and esteem, it is hereby further, Resolvi*d, That we extend our profound sympathy to her family, a copy of this resolution be published in our official journal, The Potters Herald, a copy spread upon the minutes of the Local and a copy sent to the bereaved family. Also that our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days. MARY BOEHM MARGARET GILGALLON GRACE CONN '■X V? THE POTTERS HERAtft, 6 A ST LIVERPOOL, OTTlO 4a&&-* •*&*&■■ A* 1 GE To Terminate Its Contract With UE On April 1 New York (LPA)—The General Electric Co. has notified the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Work ers that the contracts with UE will be terminated when they expire April 1. In 1947 and 1948 the con tracts were automatically extended while bargaining went on for new ones. GE announced its new policy was due to the dispute between UE and the International Union of Electric, Machine &. Radio Work ers, over representing the GE work ers. “It would not be proper for us to run any risk of appearing to be unfairly favoring one side or the other,” said a GE official. The UE was expelled at the Cleveland convention, and a chart er granted to the newly-formed IUE. Before the GE announcement of no extension after April 1, UE had been arguing for an NLRB election after April 1. After the GE announcement, UE demanded an election before April 1 “to pre vent the company from having a field day at the expense of GE workers in the absence of union contract protection.” (In Dayton, NLRB hearings on representation of 27,000 General Motors employes in five plants were concluded Dec. 28. Both sides were given till Jan. 11 to file briefs, after which the trial examiner will file his report. An NLRB election is expected in late February or early March. Hearings at Lake Success, N. Y., for 5000 Sperry Gyroscope employes were still in progress Dec. 29. Hearings in Pittsburgh for Westinghouse work ers opened Dec. 28.) Denounces Steel Industry Plan For Price Fixing Washington (LPA)—The steel industry’s effort to compromise with the Federal Trade Commiss ion on price fixing charges has re ceived a serious setback. Corwin D. Edwards, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Industrial Economics, has denounced the industry’s plan in such strong language that it probably will be rejected by the Commission. Critics of monopoly, who have been watching the steel industry’s effort to work out a deal with the Commission, were elated at Ed wards’ statement filed with the Commission Dec. 27, because Ed wards has great influence with most of the Commission members. The FTC two years ago charged the steel industry with using the basing point pricing system to fix prices. Similar charges against other industries have since been upheld by the Supreme Court, and so the industry has been negotiat ing |with the Commission for a con sent ■decree settlement. Any com promise worked out with steel pro bably would be applied to other industries. Meanwhile, in Congress, the big industries have been trying to get legislation reversing the Supreme Court action. A bill of this kind passed both Houses last year, but got tangled up in controversy be twt*en the two houses. It is due to come up again in January. After Congress quit without act ing last fall the steel industry sub mitted a compromise to the FTC. It was approved by one commiss ion official, but the Commission has not yet considered it. Edwards’ statement said the industry’s plan was filled with loopholes and pro visions that were “loose, vague, and easily evaded or misinterpreted.” The FTC economist warned that the industry plan would permit the reestablishment of the outlawed basing point pricing system and that is approval by the FTC would handicap the Commission in any future effort to proceed against price fixing by the steel industry. “In summary,” Edwards wrote the Commission, “I recommend that the Commission reject the propos ed order submitted by respondents. The grounds for this recommenda tion are, first, that the provisions of this order are loose, vague and easily evaded, and to such an ex tent that they would be ineffective in accomplishing their ostensible purpose, and second, that even if these provisions did accomplish their purpose they would be insuf ficient to prevent the continuance or reestablishment of a conspiracy carried on by use of a modified basing point formula.” I Previously the proposed settle ment with the steel companies had been favored by Lynn O. Paulson, FTC assistant trial counsel, who handled the complaint against the industry, but opposed by his super ior, Richard P- Whiteley, FTC’s director of litigation. Whiteley had warned the Commission that such a compromise with the steel indus try would be “contrary to the pub lic interest.” Buy Union-Made goods from others as you would have them pay Union weg«« unto you!, S^F-1 ,r I i & 'f •j'fjWr.. ». World Labor Head t, A. London.—L H. Oldenbroek, long time firm friend of the American Federation of Labor, was chosen general secretary of the new anti communist International Confeder ation of Free Trade Unions formed here in December. Mr. Oldenbroek is executive secretary of the Inter national Transport Workers Feder ation most powerful of the world trade union secretariats expected to work in close cooperation with the new international body. Ip that position he has made a legion of friends among A FL officials and members of the maritime, railroad, teamster and other unions. Operators Ask NLRB To Act Against Lewis Washington (LPA) John L. Lewis may have a new obstacle to clear before he wins an improved contract for the bituminous coal diggers. The Southern Coal Producers Ass’n, headed by Joseph Moody, complained to Robert N. Denham, general counsel of the Nat’l Labor Relations Board, that the United Mine Workers were indulging in unfair labor practices and urging Denham to ask for an injunction. The association charged the UMW was using the three-day week as a coercive measure and in dulging in other actions to force coal operators to sign an illegal contract, and that the union was refusing to bargain in g*ood faith. A spokesman for the NLRB said Denham was “weighing” the charges and was referring them to the NLRB’s Baltimore office for investigation. UAW spokesmen pointed out it was the southern op erators, not the union negotiators, who walked out of a contract par ley in November. Meanwhile, it was reported that soft coal operators from all sec tions were bringing strong pres sure on anthracite owners to block an anthracite settlement now being negotiated in New York. However, the union pointed out that as of Dec. 23, operators producing 16, 238,000 tons a year had met union demands for a wage boost of 95 cents a day and increase in the tonnage royalty the operators pay into the UMW welfare fund. This represents three to four percent of that part of the industry man ned by UMW members. Moody charged the contract, which expired June 30, was illegal because UMW members never hal been through a union shop election as required by the Taft-Hartley act before a union shop agreement is valid. He piously said the South ern operators were filing charges “reluctantly.” In Pittsburgh, George Love, pre sident of the huge Pittsburgh Con solidation Coal Co. and spokesman for northern and western operat ors, said his group was in complete accord with the southern operators. “Our attorneys are preparing sim ilar charges which will be filed at the earliest possible moment,” he declared. ADA Demands Roll Calls On 12 Liberal Measures Washington (LPA)—Americans for Democratic Action has called for roll call votes on at least 12 specific liberal measures in the second session of Congress. Head ing the list in FEPC, anti-lynching, and anti-poll tax bills. The others: Liberalized DP legislation rent control extension extension of ERP and MAP and a start on “Point Four” middle-income hous ing *aid social security extension and liberalization aid to education Taft-rfartley repeal domestic economic expansion program na tional health legislation further re sources development through val ley authorities Brannan farm plan. “The Fair Deal program must be pushed with vigor,” declared Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D, Minn.) and national ADA chair man “not only because the voters want it, but because each Con gressional member’s voting record on major issues must be available to the electorate in 1950.” 1 AvI.’ v.v.t.i.lkiViiu* a.^ u NLRB Rules Out Craft. Units In Lumber Plants Springfield, Ore. (LPA)—If the Nat’l Labor Relations Board fol lows the policy set in a case in volving the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.’s new sawmill and logging op erations in this area, it won’t sep arate collective bargaining units by crafts in the lumber industry. The Board ordered a representa tion election at three Weyerhaeus er plants near here in which 630 employes will be asked to choose between the Int’l Woodworkers Ass’n-CIO and the Brotherhood of Carpenters-A FL, or say they want no union. At the same time, the board turned down a request from- the Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-AFL that 18 maintenance electricians constitute a separate bargaining unit, and a request from the Pulp, Sulphite & Paper mill Workers that 18 powerhouse workers be combined with em ployes of a pulp mill now being built. In addition, the board refus ed a plea by the carpenters that each plant be a separate unit. The board also reversed an earlier de cision in which it had approved a separate unit of machinists and automobile mechanics. The mec hanics and machinists will be part of the general production and maintenance unit as a result of the new ruling. The board followed the line it took in a similar case involving the basic steel industry in 1948 by finding that the lumber industry has become too thoroughly inte grated to make small bargaining units practical. In their decision, the members said: “The development of successful maintenance and production pro cesses and methods in the lumber industry has been accomplished by an integration and specialization which has foreclosed the existence of distinct and well defined craft work. In view of the comprehen sive and consistent history of in dustry bargaining, the extensive integration of all production and maintenance work, and the fact that the industry has tended to de velop specialists rather than work men in the craft tradition, we be lieve that separate craft represent ation is not appropriate for em ployees in the lumber industry.” The election date at the Weyer haeuser plant has not yet been set. Mediator Margolis Resigns Washington (LPA)—William N. Margolis, chief assistant to Dir ector Cyrus S. Ching of the Fed eral Mediation & Conciliation Ser vice, announced he will resign as of March 1. Margolis said he would practice law in New York, Newark and Washington. spruit. i Screen Pley by RUTH GORDON and GARSON KANIN Directed by GEORGE CUKOR. Produced by LAWRENCE WEINGARTEN -Thursday, January 5, 1950 Dewey Fighting For Greater States’ Rights New York (LPA)—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey is plugging for a sur render of taxing power by the Fed eral Government to the States of about $1,000,600,000 so that Fed eral aid to the States could be cut by that much. The net result of the change would be to make the States more independent of the Federal gov ernment, so that the wealthier states such as New York would run their own welfare programs. Only the poorer states would con tinue to get federal grants and therefore be subject to minimum standards fixed by the Federal government. This would result in much great er variability in welfare program imong the States, and in most :ases much lower standards, be cause the State legislatures are lotoriously slow in social legisla ion. As Robert S. Allen has dis closed in his recent book, “Our Sovereign States”, most State leg islatures are more closely controll ?d by special interest lobbies than even the federal Cohgress. Buy Union-Made goods from thers as you would have them iv Union wages unto you! LUhatever you may want, you can have it thru regular saving in your account here., liberal earnings added INSURED (r Loan Association 1032 Pennsylvania Ave. One Week Commencing Sunday THE FUNNIEST PICTURE IN 10 YEARS CERAMIC THE FUN STARTS reaUygreat,n" comedyabou a'o^ Fue who rea"y Put X^d-orRineAda Colored Cartoon and News of the Day I taumil 'I''’.:.''' '■’l ...... "J FAPru.,7.