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VOL. XLIV, NO. 31
Discuss Wages
And Safety In
Textile Industry
Washington, D, C. (ILNS).
Inequalities in the consumption of
textiles and textile wage scales in
various countries were scheduled
for examination by government,
workers and employer delegates
from 22 nations at a meeting call
ed by the International Labor Or
ganization in Lyons, France, start
ing Nov. 28. It was the third meet
ing of the ILO’s Industrial Com
mittee on Textiles.
It will discuss: (1) Recent inter
national trends and developments
in the textile industry (2) Dispar
ities of textile wages between var
ious countries and their effect on
living standards and (3) The safe
ty of textile workers.
The general report notes that
the amount of textiles available in
1948 averaged 41.7 pounds per per
.son in the United States 19.6
pounds per person in France^ 9.7 in
Italy 5.5 in the -U.S.S.R. 5.1 in
Peru and 1.3 in Indonesia.
“For the year 1948-49 the per
capita fibre consumption during the
period was still about 15 per cent
below the level of the last prewar
season because the world popula
tion has increased faster than fibre
consumption.” Unless demand
keeps pace with supply, the report
warns, the tendency of some coun
tries to expand their national pro
duction may well lead to a surplus,
thereby causing unemployment.
The report notes that wage dis
parities influence the world tex
tile market as wages are the most
important cost element in the pro
duction of textile. “What is needed
is a greater flexibility in the pro
ducing countries to facilitate and
hasten the transfer of workers and
capital from the relatively less ef
ficient to the relatively more effic
ient branches of the textile indus
try.” The report proposes consid
eration of some form of interna
tional cooperation among textile
producing countries with respect to
longrange programs of investment,
reinvestment and production.
The committee will consider:
(1) Measures to improve the com
parability of national statistics of
textile wages (2) Ways to facilit
ate the international comparison of
real wages of textile workers,
labor productivity, and production
costs (3) The causes and social
consequences of differences in tex
tile wages and (4) appropriate
action to raise and protect wage
standards. It will also consider
drafting a model code on safety
regulations.
Member countries of the commit
tee are: Argentina, Australia, Bel
gium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech
oslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Fin
land, France, India, Italy, Mexico,
Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Po
land, Sweden, Switzerland, United
Kingdom and United States.
British Unionists
To Help Organize
London (LPA) —The Trades
Union Congress is making plans to
assist the half million union mem
bers in colonies of Great Britain.
While |he union membership is
sm^l compared to the population
df 'the Countries involved, much
pspgtesa has been made since
World War II.
The Situation of the yourig and
struggling colonial unions is sim
ilar to that of unions here 150
•years ago. They must face huge
problems arising from poverty and
inexperience, but they have been
fortunate in that they do not have
to face hostile governments.
It is nut desired to export the
same kind of unionism that is pre
valent here because it would not be
applicable to all colonies, due to the
differences in economic develop
ment, literacy and tradition.
Stationery, duplicators, type
writers, and even automobiles, will
be sent to colonial unions together
with union literature and books to
instruct union leaders in trade
union principles, office procedure,
and book-keeping. Correspondence
courses will also be offered and
•British unionists will visit long
bnough in each colony to obtain
first-hand knowledge of conditions
so that advice may be offered which
will fit local circumstances.
Pie Workers Get A Bigger Slice
Washington (LPA)—Two unions
of pie workers have cut themselves
in for wage raises here. Bakery
drivers, who are members of Local
33, AFL Teamsters, have settled
for $l-a-week general increase re
troactive to June 30, 1950. Local
118, AFL Bakers Union, agreed to
a lOc-an-hour boost a few minutes
before 180 members in three plants
were scheduled to strike.
LIBR.UtTAH, A. B. OP
A. Ur L. BUILDING
WASHINGTON, D. C.
AFL Labor News Service
International Labor News Service
and Labor Press Association, Inc.
ON THE DEFENSE—President
Benjamin Fairless of US Steel
Corp, (above) says steel labor will
get a wage raise and the company
will raise prices. The union cites
fabulous steel profits as evidence
that wages can be boosted without
a hike in the price of steel. Fair
less disagrees, but claims the hike
won’t be inflationary. Steel prices
aren’t really basic to the economy,
he protests.
Labor Leaders To
Attend Parley
With Symington
Washington (LPA) Thirty
labor leaders will be part of a 90
man group attending a top-level
meeting at the Pentagon Nov. 30.
Mobilization Director W. Stuart
Symington has called the meeting,
to discuss security matters, at the
request of his advisory committee
on mobilization policy. The advis
ory groups, on which three labor
representatives sit, asked for the
briefing session so that more of
their people would be properly in
formed. Contrary to at least one
newspaper report, a spokesman for
the Nat’l Security Resources Board
made it clear that wages and prices
would not be discussed at the meet
ing. j1'
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A separate unofficial 14-man
labor committee is being establish
ed to set policy on such matters.
The labor group, in which AFL,
CIQ, Machinists, and rail unions
are to participate, is particularly
concerned over government pro
duction orders which are leading
to unemployment throughout in
dustry. It is expected to meet with
in the next few weeks.
Bates, Walker And
Rieve Appointed
To Wage Board
Washingtn (LPA)—Labor mem
bers of the Federal Wage Stabil
ization Board will be Henry Bates,
president of the Bricklayers-AFL,
Emil Rieve, president of the Tex
tile Workers-CIO and Elmer E.
Walker, vice-president of the In
ternational Association of Machin
ists, President Truman announced
Nov. 24. It had been known for
several weeks that Rieve, Walker
and Bates would be named.
Other members of the board in
clude three public and three indus
try members. Cyrus S. Ching, Fed
eral Mediation Chief, was named
board chairman early this fall and
will serve as a public member. I
Remaining public members will be
Prof. John Dunlop of Harvard Uni
versity and Prof. Clark Kerr of the I
University of. California.
Industry members will be Henry
B..Arthur of Hinsdale, Ill., manager
of the Commercial research depart
ment of Swift & Co. J. Ward
Keene of Akron, Ohio, president of
the B. F. Goodrich Co. and Reuben
Robertson, Jr., of Cincinnati, pres
ident of the Champion Paper &
Fiber Co.
Eventually there will be a par
allel price stabilization board. Both
boards will be under stabilization
chief Alan Valentine.
’BAMA FIRST STATE TO GET
FEDERAL AID FOR DISABLED
Montgomery, Ala. (LPA)—Ala
bama will be the first state to re
ceive federal funds to help finance
its program to aid the permanently
and totally disabled.
The program, which was author
ized by amendments to the Social
Security Act this year, will assist
about 9000 disabled persons who
have been receiving local and state
funds. With the addition of the
new funds the disabled will aver
age $20 each per month. This fig
ure is $9 a month more than they
have been getting. Maximum pay
ment will be $60 a month to any
individual.
The program will cost an esti
mated $650,000—$476,000 of which
will be Federal fundit
Finnish Unionists
An Inspiration’
Harriman Says
Washington (LPA)—From right
under the Soviet gun, four top lead
ers of Finlands trade unions have
dared to make a visit to this coun
try at the invitation qf American
Labor.
The Finnish unionists were hon
ored Nov. 22 at a luncheon given by
the AFL’s Free Trade Union Com
mittee. W. Averill Harriman, Pres
ident Truman’s special assistant
on foreign affairs, paid tribute to
them, and to the whole Finnish
people, for their “tremendous
age” in resisting Communist
logies.
“Having been in Moscow, I
what they’re up against, said Har
riman. “Their tremendous courage
is an inspiration to our country and
to the free world. We want to Jielp
in every way we can.”
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AFL President William Green
expressed admiration for the Fin
nish unionists, pointing out that
their visit to this country is likely
to have repercussions. The Soviet
government will know about it and
will not like it, he said.
American workers, Green told
his guests, “place great value on
personal and organizational free
dom.” Their goal is to enjoy free
dom individually as well as collec
tively and “the right to negotiate
free of government interference.”
At a convention next June, the
Finnish trade union group will vote
on whether to disaffiliate from the
Communist dominated World Fed
eration of Trade Unions and join
the AFL backed Int’l Confedera
tion of Free Trade Unions. Green
urged them to give their “solid
united indivisible support” to the
ICFTU. “You can count on the
AFL to stand with you,” he assur
ed them.
Aku Sumu, president of the Fin
nish Federation of Labor, said that
he and his companions made the
trip because “in the current world
situation it is good we are engaged
in joint activities.” The popular be
lief that Finland is behind the iron
curtain is not true, Sumu said. “We
are still free to make our own de
cisions and hope we will be able to
keep it that way.”
As representative of a small
country, the labor leader said he
is in a position to recognize the
“great importance and signific
ance” of the AFL’s international
activities. He thanked the AFL, the
Free Trade Un’an Committee, and
it’s director Jay Lovestone.
Like other groups of European
unionists who have come here, the
Finns were impressed by the size
of things in the United States. The
membership of the AFL alone is
twice as large as the population of
Finland.
They will have a chance to really
see how big the country is when
they leave Nov. 24 for a tour of
American cities as far west as
Minneapolis. They will visit plants,
talk to workers and attend union
meetings.
Their schedule includes visits to
the TVA, to Cincinnati, Cleveland,
Duluth, Superior, Minneapolis, De
troit, and New York.
10-Cent Pay Raise
Ends Long Strike
Washington (LPA)—The 76-day
strike at Bird & Son plants in
three states by more than 3000
members of five different unions
has been settled by a 10 cent hour
ly wage increase.
Five of the ten cents go into ef
fect immediately, the balance after
30 days. Other benefits include im
provements to existing pension
plans, sickness and injury insur
ance, and hospitalization plans—50
percent paid by the company.
The company, one of the oldest
papermaking firms in the country,
has plants in East Walpole, Mass,
represented by the United Paper
workers, the United Rubber Work
ers, and an industrial local. The
company’s Chicago, Ill. plant is
represented by the Gas, Coke and
Chemical Workers and the Pro
vidence, R. I. plant has an inde
pendent union.
Striking UPA workers in East
Walpole were insured a real
Thanksgiving dinner when the
Paperworkers’ executive board
voted $2000 to make sure the
strikers there had turkey on
table.
400
the
NEW COURT ORDER
KEEPS RENT CONTROL
Washington (LPA)—Rent
trols are still on in Los Angeles.
On Nov. 24, the Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals here reversed a
ruling by a District Court which
would have compelled Housing
Expediter Tighe Woods to lift rent
lids in the coast metropolis.
con-
Slje Potters Herald
EAST LIVERPOOL. OHIO. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1950
and assassination of
Ricans and American
Truman lives in the
Secretary-Treasurer.”
In forwarding the cablegram to
President Truman, Green wrote
that the message was “profoundly
impressive” and added:
“I can assure you, Mr. President,
that you can rely absolutely and
without reservation upon the de
votion, support and loyalty of the
membership of the fSee Federa
tion of Labor of Puerto Rico.”
Additional Assurance Given
In addition, President Green re
ceived a copy of a letter sent to I
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Waukegan, III.—A union panel
agreed that it matters what people
in the community think about
labor.
The 4-man group unanimously
proposed that an all-labor commit
tee be set up to handle public rela
tions activities in the community.
The one-day education confer
ence on “Public Relations for
Labor,” sponsored by the AFL
Lake County Trades and Labor
Council, and conducted by the Uni
versity of Illinois Institute of
Labor and Industrial
also recommended:
(1) Public relations
home. The first job is
tional one with union
not only in getting them to under
stand and participate in their own
unions, but in knowing about other
unions In the labor movement.
(2) A speakers bureau. A union
might exchange speakers with
STRIKE THREAT WINS TV CONTRACT—Eileen Prince, television, theatre and
Relations,
begins at
an educa
members,
STRIKE THREAT WINS TV CONTRACT Eileen Prince, television, theatre and radio actress dis
tributes circulars as pickets line up in front of the Dumont office*. The strike was averted at the last
minute when Television Authority,, representing five AFL entertainment unions, won contracts with ail
the major networks.
Puerto Rican Galons Pledge Loyalty,
And Condemn Attack On Truman’s Life
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).
The Puerto Rico Free Federation
of Labor has assured President
Truman of its 100 percent loyalty
to the United States and has
strongly condemned the attempt to
assassinate him and the revolt in
Puerto Rico.
The federation’s assurance was
given in a cablegram to AFL Pres
ident William Green for transmiss
ion to Truman. The cablegram said:
“The Puerto Rico Free Federa
tion of Labor, affiliated with AFL
since 1901, proudly inform you that
not a single member of our organ
ization is mixed up in nationalist
revolt in Puerto Rico. Our federa
tion and its 125,000 members main
tain with firmness and proudness
loyalty to American democratic
principles, ideals and institutions!
and to our nation. Fifty consecu
tive years of constructive work'is'
behalf of the most legitimate in
terests of Puerto Rico and demo
cracy have proved that they have
not been in vain.
“Lunatic” Assault Assailed
“Please convey to the President
of the United States, Honorable S.
Truman our deep regret and con
demnation of lunatic assault tat
Blair House and intention of as
sault against his excellency’s per
son as we have regretted and con
demned intention of assault to our
governor, Hon. Luis Munoz Marin
and family
some Puerto
citizens.
“President
heart of Puerto Ricans as a symbol
of a nation consecrated to build a
world of peace, freedom, social
welfare and faith in the Almighty.
There is no place for communism,
fascism, nazism or any other total
itarian ideas in the mind or heart
of Puerto Rican workers. We urge
from you to inform our nation that
the Puerto Rico Free Federation
of Labor is as loyal to the nation
as any other federation in the
union.
“By the Executive Council,
“Nicolas Nogueras Rivera,
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Federal Group
To Investigate
Television Ad
Washington (LPA)—The Feder
al Trade Commission is going to
look into that television advertise
ment, the one headed, “There are
some things a son or daughter
won’t tell you.”
The government regulatory bur
eau has sent letters to 22 television
manufacturers and to Ruthrauf &
Ryan, the New York advertising
agency which is handling the tele
vision campaign. FTC spokesmen
said the bureau would try to “de
termine the truth or falsity of
statements and representations’’
appearing in theacL-^ ■.
After it appeared, the ad came
under heavy fire from religious,
educational and consumer groups
and from many individuals. It was
denounced as an appeal to class
consciousness because it suggested
that children in homes without tele
vision would be unwanted, unloved
social outcasts.
The ad, first of a series, was
sponsored by the 1950 American
Television Dealers &. Manufactur
ers. The FTC said it was acting
because of the volume of com
plaints by parents and educators.
The bureau is empowered to call
a halt to false and misleading ad
vertising, but its orders can be ap
pealed to the courts.
Shiskin Named To
EGA Labor Post
Washington (LPA)—New direct
or the ECA’s labor division in
Paris will be Nelson Cruikshank,
director of the AFL’s social insur
ance activities. He was sworn into
his new office Nov. 20, and will
leave for France, Dec. 5.
Cruikshank replaces Boris Shis
kin, chief economist of the AFL,
who will return to his Washington
duties after his successor settles
down in Paris. Meanwhile, William
Calvin, former secretary of the
AFL’s Metal Trades Department,
will be acting director of the social
insurance office.
Shiskin has been on leave from
the AFL since the summer of 1948,
when he went to Paris for EC A.
Cruikshank is a member of the
Seafarers International Union.
Unions Must Mold Public Favor
other unions and with other groups
in the community.
(3) Labor representatives in
civic agencies. Labor men should
be on the governing boards of com
munity welfare agencies, the school
board and other local bodies.
Other suggestions included in
viting the clergy to union meet
ings, setting up a booth at the
county fair to show union men and
women at work, and to pass out
union literature sending the local
labor paper to other than union
members in the community. It was
also suggested that unions select a
member to regularly attend meet
ings of the city council and report
back to the membership.
A film strip, “Public Relations
for Labor,” was shown. It analyzes
the why, what and how of a union
public relations program. It points
out that labor is only one group in
the community, but by gaining the
AFL Hatters
Will Demand
Pay Increase
New York (LPA)—The United
Hatters, Cap and Millinery Work
ers-A FL will seek a general raise
for their 40,000 members.
The announcement was made by
president Alex Rose following a
special meeting of the union’s
board of directors. He said the
move was necessary because of
mounting economic pressures
touched off by the Korean War.
Most union contracts were nego
tiated two years ago. Where they
have been renewed in the pant five
months, wage adjustments have
been obtained. New contracts also
provide for periodic adjustments to
take care of increases in the cost
of living which take place during
the life of the contracts.
Rose said it is necessary to “halt
the decline in the real earnings of
our workers as the cost of living
continues to mount. Substantial
losses have already been sustained
and it is generally agreed that the
worst is yet to come.”
He said many other industries
are making such agreements and
that he is “confident that our em
ployers with whom we have main
tained amicable and constructive
relations over the years will recog
nize the problems which inflation
has caused and will want to help
solve it, even where agreements are
now in effect.
Rogge Loses More
Friends In Poland
0. John Rogge is an example of
the man who tries to please both
sides in a controversy. Such men
end up by pleasing neither.
Once a special assistant to the
United States Attorney General
Rogge has been pretty generally
classified as a “fellow traveler.”
Apparently the Russians thought
he was on their side. Otherwise he
would not have been allowed to go
to Warsaw, Poland, for this week’s
meeting of the so-called “World
Peace Congress.”
Greeted With Boos
Rogge made a speech in which he
told the delegates there is wide
spread fear that the “Peace Con
gress” is becoming an instrument
of Russian foreign policy. That is
no exaggeration, but it won him a
salvo of boos and derisive laughter
in Warsaw, according to news dis
patches.
support of other groups, unions
can get backing for their legisla
tive and other programs, and build
a stronger union membership.
The strip defines public relations
for labor as “getting people to
know about labor, understand labor
and work with labor to help build
a better community.”
Panel members were Charles
Foxworth, vice president, AFL
Lake County Central Trades and
Labor Council Harvey Pearson,
international representative, UAW
CIO, and representative to the Ill
inois legislature Ralph Smith,
business agent, International As
sociation of Machinists, District
140, and R. A. Peters, legislative
representative, Brother hood of
Locomotive Firemen and Engine
men, Lodge 806. Panel chairman
was Director W. Ellison Chalmers
of the U. I. Institute of Labor and
Industrial Relations.
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Two Veteran Potters Die
From Heart Attacks As
Storm Cripples District
The worst snow storm to hit the East Liverpool and Sebring areas
in history, resulted in the deaths of two members of the National Bro
therhood of Operative Potters, Charles T. Smith, 52, kiln foreman at
Plant 4 Kf the Homer Laughlin China Co. and Philip A. Schroeder,
turner at the American Limoges China Co. in Sebring.
Apparently suffering a heart attack while endeavoring to get his
perked automobile moving, Mr. Smith was found dead at the wheel of
car by neighbors who waded through the heavy snow to investigate
when they saw the lights oh the car were on and the door partly opened
in a heavy snow bank.
$85,000300 Goal
Set For Red Cross
1951 Fund Drive
Washington, D. C.—A goal of
$85,000,000 for the 1951 American
Red Cross fund campaign was an
nounced today by General George
C. Marshall, Red Cross president.
The figure was set by the organ
ization’s Board of Governors to
meet the enormous tasks assumed
by the Red Cross in the present
national emergency, General Mar
shall stated.
The campaign will be held
March 1-31, with Brig. General
David Sarnoff, Chairman of the
Board of the Radio Corporation of
America, as national fund chair
man.
The nation’s mounting military
strength is creating sharply in
creased demands on the Red Cross,
General Marshall pointed out. In
addition, civil defense commitments'
require the organization to train!
20,000,000 persons in first aid in
struct hundreds of thousands in
home nursing and as nurse’s aides
recruit millions of blood donors
and prepare for mass feeding,
clothing, end shelter in case of
major disaster or national emer
gency.
“The total resources ot the Red
Cross must be mobilized for de
fense of our homes, our commun
ities and the nation in the interest
of security and world peace,” he
declared.
The estimated cost of the Reel
Cross program for the fiscal year
1951-52 actually totals $94,800,000,
General Marshall said. The differ
ence between the estimated cost
of the Red Cross program fof
1951-52 and the fund goal of $85,*.
000,000 will be met by the appli
cation of reserve funds. General
Marshall pointed out that this will
exhaust the accumulation from
war-time over-subscriptionS. Last
year the operating budget was $79,-.
000,000, with the fund goal set at
$67,000,000.
The fund goal announcement fol
lowed a series of meetings of tht
governing board’s committees on
finance and program last week in
Chicago, in which Gen. Sarnoff
participated. They were also assist
ed in their deliberations by repre
sentatives from metropolitan and
small town chapters who expressed!
their unanimous conviction that the
1951 budget- represented the min
imum sum required to carry out'
vastly increased Red Cross respon
sibilities. I
E Roland Harriman, New York!
banker and chairman of the Board
of the Union Pacific Railroad, whoi
will succeed General Marshall as
Red Cross president on December
1, participated in the meetings.
Butchers Get 35
Hour Work Week
Without Pay Cut
St. Louis (LPA)—An agreement
providing 40 hours’ pay for 35
hours’ work each week has been ap
proved by 65 union meat cutters
here who are employed exclusively
in selfservice markets. Raises were
also approved for 1500 other mem
bers of AFL Meat Cutters’ Local
88.
The short work-week without
loss of pay was the first negotiat
ed by self-service market employes
anywhere in the country. The
agreement will run for one year
for self-service and three years for
conventional meat cutters, both
contracts retroactive to October l,i
1950.
Workers in conventional shops,!
will continue on the 40-hour week,
will receive $5 increases, bringing!
their rate to $82.50 for journeymen
and $95 for head cutters.
In self-service shops the journey
man rate is $86. Head cutters get.
$100 if fewer than 10 are employ
ed and $115 if more thap that num
ber work in a shop.
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by the National Brotherhood of
Operative Potters
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Mr. Smith had parked his car
on a street adjacent to his home
the night before because of the
heavy snow, to make it easily ac
cessible the family said. He left his
home at 5:45 a. m. to report for
work at the Laughlin shop and his
body was found at 8 a. m. He had
been dead about an hour. u
When his body was discovered
police were notified and they had
to call firemen from the North
Side Fire Station to remove his
body from the car and turn it over
to an undertaker.
He was a member of Local Union
No. 9, National Brotherhood of
Operative Potters, a charter mem
ber of the Grant Street Civic Lea
gue, a trustee of the Fraternal
Order of Police Associates, and at
tended the First .Church of Christ.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Marion
Smith two daughters, Vera Kath
ryn Smith and Donna Jean Smith
at home a son, Richard of East
Liverpool his mother, Mrs. Lyda
Smith, and a sister Mrs. Florence
Hendricks of East Liverpool, and
a grandchild.
Mr. Schroeder’s death was also
caused by a fatal heart attack
while shoveling snow at his home
in Sebring.
Mr. Schroeder was bom in East
Liverpool, March 6,1900 and moved
to Sebring 34 years ago. He was a
son of the late Jacob and Mary
Schroeder. He had eben employed
as a cup truner at the American
Limoges China Co. for the past
30 yean. He was a member of
Local Union 44, National Brother
hood of Operative Petters and a
member of the Brotherhood Pieaie
Committee,
Always taking an active interest
in civic affairs, Mr. Schroeder was
serving a term as member of coun
cil and its president in 1943 when
the late Lewis Bqndy.then mayor,
died. Mr. Schroeder then served out
his unekpired term.
At the time of his death Mr.
Schroeder was financial secretary
of Local Union 44. He was a chart
er member and secretary of Post
84, Dad’s Club, Veterans of For
eign Wars, He was a member of
Holy Name Society of St. Ann's
Catholic Church. «*•,
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In addition to his wife, Alice, at
the home, Mr. Schroeder leaves a
son, Philip L. of Sebring hnd a
daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Oesch of
Alliance R. D. 4. Also surviving
are tWo brothers, F. P. Schfoeder
of Sebring, and Arthur L. Schroed
er of Beloit R. D. 1 two sisters,
Mrs. William Meachem of Beloit
R. D. 1 and Mrs. T. W. Pryor of
Georgetown, Pa. and two grand
children.
Crooksville Potters
Get 1Q-Cent Hourly Raise
In New Wage Contract
President James M. Duffy ann
ounced this week that employees
of the Diamond Pottery Corp, in
Crooksville, Ohio, recently receiv
ed a 10-cent hourly increase in a
new wage contract signed with the
National Brotherhood of Operative
Potters. Adjustment of inequities
was also included in the new pact.
The firm’s main product is art
and novelty but they have been
making some generalware items
and will now pay generalware
rates of pay for same.
Vice Presidents James Slaven
and Frank Dales, along with or
ganizers Phil Tracy and Joe Mur
ray represented the Brotherhood in
negotiating the new contract with
the firm.
60-DAY STRIKE NOTICE IS'
PLENTY JUDGE RULES
Philadelphia (LPA) Judge J.
Cullen Ganey ruled here that 60
days is plenty of strike notice and.
denied a $365,000 damage suit
against the AFL Paper Makers.
The suit was the outgrowth of a
1948 strike by the union’s Local
500 against the Paterson Parch
ment Paper Co. of Bristol Pa. The
company said the strike violated a
contract it had with the union the
year before, but Judge Ganey said
the strike notice, plus the fact that
the company met with the union
after the notice was filed, gave the
company sufficient time to make
plans.
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