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East Liverpool Ti!!■« and Labor Coon
.cl). Larry inlay, 7u'j Sophia St. Meet firot
and third Wednesday in Roohi 8 NBOP
No. i.—Caatera, Eaat Liverpool, Ohio.
Cecil H. Calhoun, 929 Orchard Grove Ave.
Meota aecond and fourth Monday in Room
8. NBOP Bldg.
No. 5.—Generalware, Evansville, Ind.
Mrs. Marie t. Lee, 207 S. Bedford Ave.,
Evansville, Ind. Meet second and fourth
Thursday, Carpenters Union Hall, 1086 W.
Franklin street.
No. 8.—Chinaware, WL «'’ing, W. Va.
George W. Friedrich, 208 Juries St. Meets
third Monday in V.F.W. Bidg., Fifteenth
and Eoff Streets.
No. 7.—Sanitary, Tiffin, Ohio. Carl
Fredritx, 47 Wentz St. Tiffin, Ohio. Meets
second and fourth Tue day of every month.
No. 9.—Kilnmen, Ea Livrpooi, Ohio.
P. K. Calhodn, 1258 Oak^ xi Ave. Meets
every Friday in Room 3, NI tOP Bldg.
No. 10.—Turners and Handlers East
Liverpool, Ohio. Fred McGillivi ny, 825
Garfield St. Meets first and third Monday
In Room No. 3 in NBOP Bldg.
No. 12.—Jiggyrmen,' East Liverpool, O.
John Weber. 931 Lisbon St., East Liver
pool, Ohio. Meets every Tuesday in Room
8 in NBOP Bldg.
No. 16.—-Saggemiak-TM, East Liverpool,
Ohio. Harry F. McC«cubs, 927 Dresden
Ave., East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets fir and
third Tuesday in Room 2. NBOP Blkr.
No. 17. Kill drawers, East Liverpool,
Ohio. William Co'.. 644 Minerva St..
first and third Thursday in Room 4,
NBOP Bldg.
No. 18.—Dippers, East Liverpool, Ohio.
William Watson, 9 Washington Str-.t,
N, well, W. Va. Meets first and third Wed
nesday in Room 4 NBOP Bldg.
No. 29.—Generalware, Steubenville. O.
Harry T. Brady, 511 N. 6th Ave. Meets
first and third Thursday in Trades and
Labor Hall. Capitol Bldg., Fourth and
Adams Streets.
No. 21.—Claymakers, East Liverpool, O.
Ralph D. Holmes, 1208 Penn. Ave., East
Liverpool, Ohio. Meets last Bunday of
month in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 22.—Monldmakers, East Liverpool,
Ohio. Alfred Filler, 1035 Vine St., East
Liverpool. Ohio. Meets second and fourth
Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP
No. 24.—Chinaware. Wells.rile, 0. Nor
man Bratt, :Hi Ei I: teen th St. Meets first
and third Wednesday in Odd Fellows Bldg.
Fifth and Main Streets.
No. 25.—Packers, E—t Liverpool, Ohio.
H. Crawford, 701 ("icmerce St., Wells
ville, Ohio. Meets E nd and Fourth
Thursday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 2*.—Sanitary, Kokomo, Ind. Robert
T. Bohannon, 1815 N. Purdum Sueet,
Kehomo, Ind. Meets first and third laurs
day in Trade and Labor Council, 612 E.
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. Cliariea A. Hall, 53 Lincoln Ave.
Meets sec.nd and fourth Monday at 7:30
in Odd Fellow- Hall.
No. 83.— hmaware, Beaver Falls, Pa.
Chester J. Fisher, 1616 Second Ave. Meets
first an dthird Thursday in Old National
Bank Bldg., 10th St., 8rd Ave. New
Brighton, Pa.
No. 35.- -Chinaware, Trimton, New Jer
sey. Bertha Baker, 113 Marshall Ave.,
Trenton, N. J. Meets secand and fourth
Thursday in Polish Veterans Hall, Grand
No.' 42.—Generalware. Salem, O. Carey
Jarkson, 1267 E. Pershing St., Salem, O.
Meets every other Monday in Memorial
B'no, 44.—Clay Workers, Sebring, Ohio.
Chester Brunt. 595 W. Oregon Ave. Meets
•very other Monday night in K. of P.
No. 45.—Srmitary, Trenton, N. J. L. E.
Ansell, 81 .Wen 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.
Cl'nton Ave.
No. 50__ Sanitary. Camden, New Jersey.
Joseph Cook, Jr.. 7 Aspen Place, Bell
mawr, N. J. Meets first an third Friday
in 13th Ward Club Bldg., 1324 Mechanic
No. 61.—Generalware, Canonsburg, Pa.
Calvin Bixby, Box 211, Strabane, Pa.
Moots every other Monday in Slovalk Hall,
Iron Street.
No. 58.—Finishers, East Liverpool, Ohio.
Iona Shroedes, 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,
148 E. Ely St., Alliance, Ohio. Meets every
other Monday in K. of P. Hall.
No. 66.—Generalware, Crooksville, Ohio.
Ronald E. Wilson, 125 McKeever St.
Crooksville, Ohio. Meets every other Tues
No. 70.—Generalware, Minerva, Ohio.
Abe Edwards. 301 N. Main St. Meets sec
ond and fourth Thursday in V.F.W. Hall,
W. Line St.
No. 72.—Sanitary. Evansville, Ind. D. C.
Elderbrook. 519 Wabash 12 Ave. Evans
ville. Ind. Meets second and fourth Thurs
day 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. Meets
first and third Friday at Sparefield’s Hall,
Seneca and Weyand Streets.
No. 77.—Sanitary, Mannington, W. Va.
Walter E. Shutler, Route 2, Box 178,
Mannington, W. Va. Meets first and third
Friday at 7 :30 p. m. in legion Hall.
No. 78.—Sanitary, St. John. P. Q„ Can
ada. Alfred Croisetere, 12A 9o Avenue,
Iberville. P. Q. Canada.
No. 86.—Warehousemen, East Liverpool.
Ohio. Harold Palmer, Route 2, East Liv
erpool, Ohio. Meets every Monday in
NBOP Auditorium.
No. 87.—Sanitary Mixed. Trenton, N. J.
Anthony Stia, 409 Whitaker Ave., Tren
ton 10, N. J.
No. 89. —Sanitary, Richmond, Calif. O.
L.McGinnis, 2364 Brooks Ave. Meets first
and third Monday at 257 Fifth Street.
No. 94.—Warehousewomen, East Liver
pool. Ohio. Mildred Johnson, Box 868,
East Liverpool. Ohio. -Meets every other
Friday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
No. 96.—Sanitary. Works. Perth Am
boy, N. J. Steve Brennan, 422 Smith St.,
Perth Amboy, N. J. Meets third Monday
of every month at Army and Navy Hall,
Perth Amboy, N. J. ,,
No# 8.- Chinaware, Grafton W«t Va.
Martha H. Flannagan, Box 272. Grafton,
W. Va. Meets second and fourth Tuesday
In the V. F. W. Hall.
No. 99.—Chinaware, Clarksburg. W. Va.
David Bevan, 64 Coleman Ave. Meets aeo
ond and fourth Monday.
No. 102. -Sanitary, Ford City, Pa.
Harry O. Laughner, Box 161. Manorville,
Pa. Meets second and fourth Tueaday in
Sokol Hall at 7:3" p. m.
No. 1'13.—-Generaiware, Erwin, Tenn. C.
C. Gaddy, R. F. D. 1, Unicoi, Tennessee.
Meeds second and fourth Tuesday at
Clinchfield Y. M. C. A. Hall, N. Main St.
No. 104.—Chinaware—Falls Creek, Pa.
Edward Watson. 16 Wilson Ave. DuBois,
Pa. Meets second and fourth Monday in
Odd Fellows Hall.
No. 108. Chinaware, Bedford, Ohio.
Margaret Matula, 100 Egbert Rd., Bed
ford, O. M-ets every other Monday.
No. 113—Huntington Park. Calif. Meets
first and third Thursday at 6411 Santa
Fe Ave. Upstairs. Lawrence F. Paker,
2960 Allesandro St., Los Aicties, Calif.
Ne. 116.—Generalware, Lim in, Illinois.
Glenn Hale. 714 Decator St. Meets first
and third Friday of each month in Odd
Fellows Hall
No. 121.—Generalware. Decorators, Se
bring, Ohio. Hazel Brown, R. D. 4, Alli—
nee, Ohio. Meets in K. of P. Hall every
second and fourth Tu day.
No. 122.—Generaiw:..-, Cambridge, O.
Lee Woodward, 624 Highland Ave., Cam
bridge, Ohio. Meets second and fourth
Wednesday at Moose Hall..
No. 124.—Decorators and Decorating
Kih men, East Li. pool, Ohio Norman
Whippier, 518 Carolina Ave., Chester, W.
Va. Meets every Tuesday in Room 4,
NBOP Bidg.
No. 130. Kilnfiremen Helper and
Trackmen. East Liverpool, Ohio. Clifford
Wilson, 228 W. 1 nth St., East Liver
pool, Ohio. Meets ond and fourth Fri
day in Room 2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 131.—Battersout and Mouldrunners,
East Liverpool, Ohio. Alice Seevera, 2107
Penna. A vs., East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets
•very Thursday in Room 8, NBOP Bldg.
No. 132.—Handle Casters and FinUhere,
East Liverpool. Ohio. Bertha Magnons, 54
California Ave., Chester, W. Va. Mmtj
first and third Monday in Room 1. NBOP
128.—Sanitary, Now Ciutlo, Pa.
Daniel Hugbee. 420 Waidp St, Now Castle.
Pa. Meets eocond and fourth Wednesday
in T’-ed—* end Aasembl* Hail, cenMK
Ne. 134.—Stone and Art Warp. Crooks
villa, Ohio. Arvin Riley, 8. Buckey St
Meets first and third Thursday.
Ne. 186—Stone and Art Ware, Rose
ville, Ohio. Wilbur Smith, Box 218. Meets
first Tuesday of month in Municipal Bldg,
at 4 p. m.
Ne. 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, l.O.O.F. Bidg. W. 6th
Street, East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets third
Tuesday in Room 1, NBOP Bldg.
Ne. 141.—Oddmen and Laborers, East
Liverpool,, Ohio. Dell Fryan. 508 Sugar
Street, East Liverpool, Ohio. Meets second
and fourth Thursday in Room 4, NBOP
No. 143.—Porcelain Workers, Sandusky,
O. Mrs. Byrei Smith. 1032 Pearl St., San
dusky, Ohio. Meets second and fourth
Tuesday in Labor Temple.
NNo. 146.—Generalware, Paden City,
W. Ca. Wm. D. Krebs, Box 234, Paden
City, W. Va. Meets every Thursday after
pay day in Eagle’s Hall.
No. 148.—(Mixed), East Liverpool, Ohio.
Jessie O. Thompson, 831 W. Third Street.
East Liverpool. Ohio. Meets first Thursday
in Room 1 NBOP Bldg.
No. 150.—Stoneware and Artware Work
ers I'ed Wing, Minn. Waiter Quinn, 1208
Wi.i.er 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 Hi- I ,.nd (bird Monday in K. of P.
Hall. Thomas V»:iture, -West Clark St.
East Palestine, 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. 163.—Potters Supply and Refrac
tories, East Liverpool, O. Mildred E. Mo
Daniel, 1038 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 month at 8 p. m.
in German American Hall. 834 Grant St.
No. 165.—Chinaware. El Cerrito, Calif.
James Rothstein, 760 So. 51 St. Apt. 2 F.
Richmond. California. Meets second and
fourth Wednesday, 1340 San Pablo Ave.,
El Cerrito, California.
No. 166. Refractories, Sebring, Ohio
George Goodballet. 133 W. Indiana Ave.,
Sebring, Ohio. Meets first Tuesday of
every month at American Legion Hall.
No, 168.—Art and Novelty, San Jose,
Calif. Robert L. Saltalmaehla, 934 Al
maden Ave., San Jose, Calif. Meets third
Thursday of each month, Labor Temple,
94 N. Second St., San Jose, Calif.
No. 171.—Generalware, Stockton,
Jeanette Jewell, 141 Mosswood Ave.
secm'ii and fourth Tuesday in AFL
qut'b rs, 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. 173.—Porcelain, Frenchtown, N. J.
Harmon K. Wright, Box 81, Revere, Pa.
Meets third Monday in I-egion hall.
No. -174.—Sanitary, Metuchen, N. J.
Ws ’. i- L. Szelc, 352 Elm Street, Perth
Ambuy, 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, Ill. 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.
Ne. 181.—Tile, Porcelain and Artware,
Trenton. N. J. Robert Thompson, 58 S.
Olden Ave., Trenton, N. J. Meets second
and fourth Thursday in Falcon Hall. N.
Olden Avsnue.
Ne. 188.—Generalware, Loe Angelee.
Calif. Cora Lee Hutchison, Box 682, Hunt
ington Park, Calif. Meets second Mid
fourth Mondays of each month at Culin
ary Hall. 411 E. Broadway, Glendale, Calif.
No. 184.—Chinaware, Trenton, N. J.
Walter Smith, 2059 Liberty St. Trenton,
N. J. Meets second and fourth Monday
in Polish Falcons Hall, Brunswick and
Indiana Ave.
No. 18C 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,
Lob Angeles, Calif. Dorothy R. Miller,
2414% No. Broadway, Los Angeles 31,
Calif. Meets first and third Friday. 2200
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. 192.—Generalware, Warehousemen,
Packers, Decorating Kilnmen, Sebring, O.
Hugh Dailey, 539 W. Oregon Ave.
No. 193.—Sanitary, Trenton, N. J. Alma
Wallo, 165 Bunting Ave. Meets first Tues
day, 725 N. Clinton Ave.
No. 195.—Glost Wa rehousewomen and
Kihidrawera, East Liverpool. O. Miss Villa
Carraher, 704 Aten Ave., Wellsville, Ohio.
Meets first and third Wednesday in Room
2, NBOP Bldg.
No. 196.—Generalware, Hollydale, Calif.
Clare C. Meetzek, 1029 Arthur Ave., Clear
water, Calif. Meets first and third Thurs
day In Catholic Hall.
No. 197.—Earthenware and Artware.
Cambridge, Mass. Louis Fournier, 8, Fran
cis St., Somerville, Mass.
No. 198.—Feldspar, Million and Smelt
ing. Trenton. N. J. William Taylor, 188
Allen St.. Trenton 8. N. J.
No. 199. Chinaware, Pomona, Calif.
Gwendolyn Graeber, 847 E. Monterey,
Pomona, Calif. Meets second Tuesday of
each month, 637 W. Second St., Pomona,
Calif. ...
No. 200.—Chemical Supply, Crooksville,
O. Mrs. Estella Knerr, 281 W. Main St.
Meets second Thirfaday of each month in
Municipal Hall.
No. 201.—Chinaware, Huntington Park,
Calif. Orvis Reese. 6507% Middleton St.
Meets second Thursday at 4 p. m. ano
fourth Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at 6418
S:mte Fe Street. Huntington Park, Calif.
N«u 202.—Artware, Santa Monica. Calif.
Gilbert Faller, 1724C 9th Street, Santa
Monica, Calif. Meets third Wednesday at
2439 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.
No. 208. Pioneer Pottery, Art and
Noveltv, East Liverpool. O. Ruby Stanley,
1200 Harker Ave., East Liverpool, Ohio.
Meets fourth Tuesday in Room 2, NBOP
No. 205.—Refractories, Tiffin, O. Will
iam W. Tate. 539 N. Washington St., Tif
fin, Ohio. Meets third Thursday of
No. 207.—Refractories, Crooksville, Ohio.
Warden Mauller, 606 Summit St.. Crooks
ville, Ohio. Meets fourth Thursday each
month. Municipal Bldg.
No. 208.—Foremen. Supervisors: Sani
tary, Trenton, N. J. Secretary, 215 Broad
St., Bank Bldg. Meets fourth Friday at
Carpenter's Hall,, 47 N. Clinton Ave.
No. 209.—Artware, Wellsville, O. Evelyn
King, 529 Broadway, Wellsville, Ohio.
Meets first and third Thursday in Ameri
can Legion Hall.
No. 210.—Refractories. Art and Novelty
Ware, Trenton, N. J. 215 Broad St. Bank
Bldg., Trenton. N. J.
No. 211. Artware, Crooksville, O.
Thomas Brannan. N. Buckeye St., Crooks
ville. Ohio. Meets the first Friday of every
month in Municipal Bldx.
No. 218.—Artware, Pelham, N. Y. Leon
ard Hill, 128 S. Fulton St. Mt. Vernon.
No. 214. Sanltaij, Redlands. Calif.
Clarence B. Davis, Box 848. Redlands,
Calif. Meets fint and third Fridays In
American Legion Hall.
No. 218.—Sanitary, Torrence, Calif. L.
R. Weigand, 28881 Panama Ave., Wilm
ington 1, Calif.
No. 219.—Artware Zanesville. O. Nellie
Farries. 161 So. 7th St Zane-ville. Oh»«.
No. 220.—Sanitary, New Orleans, La.
Barthelmy Marphls, Box 8208, New Or
2?i.—Sanitarv, Gadsden. Ala. Fred
H. Rogers, 1516 Central Ave., Route 4,
Gadsden. Alabama.
The Union Label is the emblem
of the greatest industrial-peace
movement in the world.
Damana the Union Label.
News and Views
What is the answer to the prob
lems posed by the growing finan
cial power of labor? It lies, the re
port points out, “in an intelligent
union approach to modern invest
ment methods and ai/ extensive
educational campaign among the
wage earners of the nation and
their organizations. The more
unions can be induced to provide
new blood and sinews for the indus
trial body and to assume the ob
ligations inherent in the strength
of labor, the better for the future
of America and its workers.”
Naturally, the report did not rest
content with merely stating the
problem and the need for a remedy.
After careful investigation of avail
able investment media I have
reached the conclusion that socall
ed Mutual Funds provide the best
opportunity for organized labor to
share profitably and with great de
gree of safety in American indus
trial enterprise and prosperity.
The manner in which union
money can be made available to
industry through Mutual Fund in
vestments needs to be explored and
worked out in detail, the report
stated. “But, generally speaking,
there is little question that Mutual
Funds are tailor-made for labor
treasuries faced with the problem
of investing their growing re
sources at substantial returns while
safeguarding the interests of the
membership. They are particularly
desirable for the investment of
union money because of their inde
pendence in choosing appropriate
investments and their freedom from
any obligation to industrial man
agement. ... By making union cap
ital increasingly available to in
dustry America can be made a na
tion of investors and small capital
ists. American business can be
‘everybody’s business’ if the labor
unions will it.”
Well, what shall it be? Shall
unions continue to brood over their
financial pots or shall they active-
,* rf' i
James Stewart, Spencer Tracy and Valentina Cortesa in a scene
from “Malaya,” M-G-M’s romantic adventure drama at the Ceramic
Theatre opening today. The big cast also stars Sydney Greenstreet,
John Hodiak and Lionel Barrymore.
Labor’s Partnership in Industrial
Enterprise is the title of a survey
published last week in New York.
Its appearance has been accompan
ied by a storm of comment which
vividly attests to the public inter
est in all matters pertaining to or
ganized labor.
Newspapers and radio have call
ed the survey dynamite, a scholarly
study, and much else—depending
on the commentators’ knowledge
and mood yet all seemed agreed
that its findings would have a
strong impact on economic think
ing among business and labor and
point a way toward new union fin
ancial policies. Victor Riesel, con
ductor of the widely syndicated
daily column “Inside Labor,” nam
ed it “the first comprehensive esti
mate of American labor’s wealth,”
proving that “unless huge chunks
of this money are reinvested in
safe ways, much of our economy
will be frozen.”
The authorship of the survey is
no secret. His name appears on the
masthead of this, I hope, widely
read column. I feel I therefore owe
my readers and many labor friends
an account of my findings. Here
then is a summary of the finances
of the American labor movement,
together with such comment as I
believe speaks for itself:
“A net wealth of three to four
billion dollars.
“Large and almost exclusive in
vestments in government securities
and bonds.
“Virtually no investments in
corporate industrial enterprise.
“An influx of billions of dollars
annually from pension levies, the
main burden of which is borne by
industry and in the final analysis
by the public.
“The funds must be put to work
—an investment of no mean size.
“This plethora of money threat
ens grave dangers to the national
economy, as well as to labor itself.
Upon the wise employment of
union assets depends whether or
ganized labor is to become a cor
nerstone of industrial financing or
to remain wedded to outworn in
vestment concepts and the uncer
tainties of tomorrow.”
New Move Made
To Get Action On
Education Bill
Washington (LPA)—An attempt
to reduce to the smallest possible
size the controversy which has tied
up all federal aid to education bills
in the House Labor committee for
over a year has been launched by
Reps. Thomas Burke (D, Ohio) and
Cleveland M. Bailey (D, W. Va.)
The full House Labor committee
begins closed sessions on Feb. 6,
continuing until some agreement
is reached. If the deadlock isn’t
broken by March 3, Chairman John
Lesinski (D, Mich.) has indicated
he’ll move on to other matters
pending before the committee.
Bailey and Burke would ear
mark 75 per cent of any federal
grant to states for payment of pub
lic school teachers’ salaries. The
controversy which has blocked pre
vious attempts to report out a bill
centers around this question:
Should federal funds go toward
providing transportation, non-reli
gious textbooks and health services
to parochial schools?
Burke’s change would be tacked
on to the bill passed by the Senate
last year, which allocates $300,000
in direct grants in aid to the states
for school operating expenses to be
spent as state laws permit.
Another measure before the
House group, already approved by
a subcommittee headed by Rep.
Graham Barden (D, NC), is like
the Senate bill except for the cru
cial section which prohibits in ef
fect any funds for transportation
or in-school health services for
children attending parochial
In a clarifying statement made
public on the eve of the committee
sessions, Burke observed that
“most members of the committee
have been astounded that just one
phase of a bill could push the issue
of the primary purpose of the bill
into the background so far that it
is hardly an issue any longer We
find that many who are normally
strqngly in favor of federal aid
now qualify their support on whet
her or not the amendment forbid
ding use of federal funds for
church school children’s transport
ation is in the bill.”
Underlining the need for federal
funds for education was the an
nual report of Federal Security
Administrator Oscar Ewing, who
told Congress and the President
that “with respect to classroom
facilities our present shortages
stem from the 20-year accumulated
need both in new school construc
tion and in repairs—a period which
embraced not only the depression
and the war years, but also the
post-war era of inflated building
“The Office of Education esti
mates that, if the nation is to meet
the crisis in education, it will be
necessary over the next 10 years to
prepare more than a million school
teachers and invest at least $10
billion to provide prospective school
populations with the same relative
facilities as were available in
I .V ■»-.
NLRB Rejects Company Plea
Washington (LPA) Rejecting
the company’s argument that its
staff members are “independent
contractors and not employes”, the
National Labor Relations Board
has ordered an election among
“staff reporters and operators” of
the Columbia Reporting Co. The
firm reports and transcribes pro-| co-»ta«rino
cies and Congressional committees.
Third of Families
Spend More Than
They Earned In ’48
Wai-hington (LPA)—A third of
all family and individual spending
units spent more than they earned
in 1948. That dramatic evidence of
the need for better distribution of
income to provide the purcF. ning
power needed to avoid a depremdon
has been revealed by a Federal
serve survey.
Those who spent more than they
earned cany to 31 per cent anoth
er 6 per cent used up all their
spending power, but did not go into
debt because in most cases they
had no credit. Yet it is among the
middle and lower income brack'
that mass purchasing power must
originate if we are to consume the
goods and services our mass pro
duction industries turn out.
These figures strongly back up
the demand of labor and govern
ment economists for expanded pur
chasing power in the lower and
middle income groups. Ever since
the post-war inflation started th^
President’s Council of Economic
Advisers has been warning of the
need for such expansion if purchas
ing power is tp be sufficient to buy
the goods produced by American
industry without widespread unem
The Federal Reserve survey
showed that while corporations
were making record breaking pro
fits of more than $20,000,000,000
in 1948, low and middle income
families were having a harder and
harder time making ends meet.
Thirty-eight per cent of the fam
ilies and individual spending units
under $1000 a year spent more
than they took in, while another 27
per cent just managed to break
even. Only a third were able to
save-anything. This was far worse
than the year before, when only
26 per cent spent more than they
In the income group between
$1000 and $2000, 34 per cent of the
spending units spent more than
they took in, and another 9 per
cent just broke even. Spending be
yond income was not confined to
the lower income groups, however,
but went well up the income scale
throughout the middle income
The Federal Reserve researchers
reported that the number of fam
ilies spending more than they took
in had jumped steadily since the
end of the war, and most sharply
since 1946, when the inflation be
gan to get out of hand. It was most
severe among families in which in
comes had been rapidly changing,
rather than those where incomes
had been stable.
Most of the families which spent
more than they took in during 1948
were not going into debt, but using
up past savings. This indicates
strongly that spending among these
groups will drop unless there is a
better distribution of income in
the future. Many of these families
in 1948 were still using up savings
accumulated during the war, when
the distribution of savings was
much more balanced.
The number of spending units
which spent more than they earned
in 1948 was 15,500,000. Altogether,
they spent about $12,000,000,000
more than they earned, indicating
the rapidity with which they are
using up past earnings. The rest
of the spending units saved a total
of $24,000,000,000, but most of it
was in the top five per cent income
Ask for Union Labeled merchan
The employes will decide whether. imiltl DAODVlIftDE
they want as their bargaining] LIUNlL DnnnililUliL
agent Local 2 of the AFL Office Screen Play by FRANK FENTON Based On
Employes Union.________________ Original Story by MANCHESTER BODDY
ly participate in industry, “helping IWE
to make the rank and file of or- anno-ootowra wra mru«
ganized labor copartners in the
tools and plants of the nation?”
The answer is up to the 16 million
union men and women of America.
Union Returns $600 Prize
From Freedoms Foundation
Albany, N. Y. (LPA)—The AFL?
Paper Makers is returning the $600
prize and gold medal they got from
Freedoms Foundation for "contri
butions made to demccrar' by
two articles in the union’s publica
tion, The Paper Maker. Paul L.
Phillips, IBPM president,' declar
ed “the activities of Freedoms
Foundation prove its operations to
be at variance with the pleadings
implied in the name of the founda
tion." The union has declared the
Foundation is a p^nny front for
wealthy men, no muie dedicated to
true democracy than is the Nation
al Association of Manufacturers,
and has “no wish to be classmates
of the NAM in a course devoted to
the dissemination of reaction.”
The Paper Maker won the award
for an article objecting to a postal
increase for printed matter, and a
news story disclosing an atV-*rpt
by Communists to persuade Ital.an
workers visiting a west coast paper
mill that the U. S. paper industry
was manned by “slave labor.”
Only when the list of prize win
ners was announced, and the names
of some of the financial backers
revealed, did the union realize “we
were rir^t sm^ck in the middle of
what "as -uuply just another
group promoting the propaganda
spewed forth by the National As
sociation of Manufacturers”, said
Phillips’ letter returning the award
He noted that the $600 check
was signed by E. F. Hutton and
Don Belding, and that the union
has found that Hutton was a “fin
ancial angel” for the Liberty Lea
gue, the Crusaders, and similai
outfits, and that research has “fail
ed to find one instance when eithei
of these two gentlemen advocated
anything for the welfare of the
American people.”
The union, wrote Phillips, differs
in its aims and objectives, and its
definition of Americanism, with
the financial angels of the Found
ation and the other prize winners,
and therefore wants no part of the
activities of Freedoms Founda
“Wrapping itself in the flag and
announcing its formation, Free
doms Foundation failed to identify
the interests which were supplying
the funds”, Phillips wrote. “The
daily press, in mortal fear of Mr.
Belding’s advertisers, ignored or
suppressed these facts. The Paper
Makers were so favorably impress
ed with the stated aims and ob
jectives of the foundation, they
neglected to look the gift horse
in the mouth.”
Make Your Bus
Travel More
Comfortable By
Observing A Few
Simple Rules
These Hot Days
“You can help your bus driver—
and, incidentally, make all your
trips more comfortable by doing
these few simple things:—
(1) Have the exact fare ready
(2) Move to the rear of the bus
(3) Signal the driver in plenty of
time so he can stop where you
want to get off.”
Bridges Sold Out
For Piecard Jobs
San Francisco (LPA) While
Harry Bridges, on trial here for
perjury on the Communist ques
tion, brings character witnesses
into court to prove what a great
labor leader and honest man he is,
another story is heard on the docks
these days.
According to Bill Buth, PAC
chairman of Local 34 of the Int’l
Longshoremen’s and Warehouse
men’s Union, 1LWU President
Bridges is a “sellout artist.” In an
open letter, Buth charges Bridges
undermined organized labor’s cam
paign against the California state
insurance lobby by agreeing to a
private disability insurance pro
gram for 12,000 ILWU members.
Moreover, Buth says, under the
Bridges plan the workers will have
to pay about double the premiums
’.hey would pay under a state plan
ind get less benefits—but there
will be more piecard jobs for
Bridges’ henchmen.
“This is a sellout to the very
ame big insurance companies who
have been fighting cur efforts in
The Paper Makers Union, Phil
lips pointed out, is “a militant sup
porter of democratic ideals. Its
thousands of members do not mere
ly give lip serrice to human free
dom, but actively practice it, for
this international union was con
ceived in the spirit of American
Enriched with Vitamin and Iron
Valley Motor Transit Co
Sacramento to get our disability
benefits increased,” Buth ti lls the
sharpnoyed ILWU l' ad r. “If it had
no l»e u i'or the insurance lobbies,
would be receiving $40
per week instead of the miserable
$25 now being paid—and you know
CIO and AFL unions alike in
California have been trying to get
state disability payments raised.
They say the state disability fund
has a balance of million, in
cluding $100 million estsbli.-hed
when the payments were author
ized by the k g’dature a few y-ars
ago. This surplus was paid for by
California workers through pay
roll deductions. The insurance com
panies, thirsty for profitable poli
cies, won’t let any of tne m^noy
be unfrozen to increase payments
to the disabled. Furthermore, under
the state plan, 95 per cent of the
fund payments go for benefits.
Under the private plans, the com
panies keep 50 per cent.
No Pay Hike, No Pay Cut
St. Louis (LPA)—The Teams
ters’ Local 608 asked a 15-rrnt an
hour increase for 125 bus drivers
when the contract expired Dec. 31.
The transit company countered
with a demand for a 10-cent cut.

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