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Appoint Labor People To High Offices In Defense Agencies, President Urged Washington, D, C. (ILNS). The National Assembly for the Advancement of Public Relations has called upon Presideht Truman to "start appointing able labor people to United States ambassad orships and to top offices in all the new defense mobilization set ups.” 7 In a letter to the President, the group whose chief purpose is to promote the use of public relations in the national interest said: "The United States can greatly improve its public relations abroad by appointing qualified persons drawh from labor and sympathetic to labor to ambassadorships around the globe, and in particular to such countries as Britain, Norway, Argentina and India, instead of continuing the undesirable practice of naming the type of ambassador that makes wonderful propaganda material for communists and others unfriendly to the United States. Fat Cat Not Representative "The mere fact that a person has been a corporation president, is a lavish party giver for the so called 400 or has contributed a large sum to the campaign coffers is anything but a sufficient reason, under today’s critical conditions, for naming that person as the rep resentative of the people of the United States in other lands. "These fat cats are not truly rep resentative of the U. S. and its people. Many of the governments abroad today are labor govern ments. Corporation presidents and persons whose only assets are cash and the fact that they have given many delightful parties in Wash ington do not have what is needed to represent us abroad.” The assembly further told the President: Many Able Labor People “In these critical times, the United States must always be high ly conscious of the urgency of practicing successful public rela tions internationally. To do this, we strongly recommend a complete new deal in the appointments of envoys to foreign countries. "There are a number of very able tabor people who have already had experience in dealings with other peoples, aild we believe you would do very well to appoint them as our Ambassadors. "Just to name a few of these well-qualified labor people who would enable us to put our best foot forward and gain friends foi the United states in other lands: Clinton Golden, Bert M. Jewell Boris Shishkin, Irving Brown, Rich ard Deverall, Serafino Romualdi Elmer Cope, Paul Porter, Nelsoi Cruikshank and Harry Martin. Peo pie like these will do us a world of good for the reason that they are Americans who put people human values—first. “Similarly, it is high time that good labor people wore named top office* in the new defense mo bilization setups here at home. Up to now, it has been obvious that management people have been named in the ratio of at least /rom management to 1 from labor Ratio to Increase "And now the country is tol! that corporation executives are going to be brought to Washington in additional legions and put to work without compensation, which means they will still be on the pay rolls of their corporations and will naturally serve the interests of those who pay them, rather than those of the government and the There IS a DIFFERENCE Whert orde 0 flowers bo as sured of frt-u beauty—plus—an added touch of floral design. Phone 439 where every order receives the individual attention of a floral expert. GOLDEN'S Flowers OLDEST FLORAL SERVICE IN EAST LIVERPOOL Established by CH AL PETERSON—1885 137 WEST SIXTH STREET Phone Main 439 I,-----------------------------------------—----- people.” In conclusion the assembly said: “We are firmly convinced that your appointment of able labor people to ambassadorships and also to. many top offices in the various defense agencies (rather than the present mere window dressing which means nothing and fools no one) would be very much in the national interest.” US Moves Nearer Wartime Economy Says Symington Washington (LPA)—W. Stuart Symington, head of the National Security Resources Board, told a closed meeting of industry, labor and farm leaders our economy is moving from “a light gray to a dark gray mobilization.” One day later the grayness be came a shade darker as President Truman, in a special message to Congress, asked for $17,978,247,000 to expand armed forces, armament and atomic weapon production. But at the White House confer ence preceding Truman’s request to Congress, there was no talk of price controls, according to Chair man Vinson of the House Armed Services Committee. The extra spending, said Vinson, would not throw our economy out of gear, "uf course our economy can ab sorb this—and a great deal more if necessary,” he said. Vice-Pres ident Barkley declared the increas ed military spending program was planned to have as little effect as possible on the civilian economy. Truman said the program he ask ed was “a matter of great urgency, which can be understood and evalu ated only against the background of present critical world conditions. These funds are needed to support our part in the United Nations military action in Korea, and to in crease the size and readiness of our armed forces should action become necessary in other parts of the world.” He asked $16,844,247,000 for thl armed forces $1,050,000,000 for the’atomic energy commission 84, 000,000 for TV A, which supplies the power for the atomic energy plant at Oak Ridge, Tenn. Of the sum for the military, $9, 10,865,000 is for the army $2,979, 371,000 for the navy $4,603,011,000 for the air force, and $51,000,000 ror the office of the Secretary of Defense. Major item in the military ap propriation is $4,3’00,000,000 for l.anks, guns, and other army ordn ince $1,500,000,000 for army food ind clothing $2,115,000,000 for nore planes $700,000,000 for navy immunition and other ordnance $335,000,000 for naval ship con struction $380,000,000 for opera tion of naval ships and facilities $290,000,000 for the Marine Corps ind $580,000,000 for airforce pro curement other than planes. The armed forces will be built up from the present 2,100,000 to 2, 700,000 or 3,000,000. The Defense Department has asked Selective Service to call 50,000 draftees dur ing February for the Army. BIRTHDAY IS HOLIDAY FOR 175 WORKERS Stamford, Cinn. (LPA)—Each of the 175 employes of the Plastic Manufacturing Co. will get a paid holiday on his birthday. That is one of the clauses in a new con tract obtained by the Chemical Workers. Other terms: $10 bonus on each anniversary of employ ment a 10-cent general increase seven holidays. Retroactive to Nov. 20, the contract expires in March 1952. DOCTOR SHOES FOR FOOT COMFORT FLEXIBLE AND RIGID ARCH STYLES IN OXFORDS AND HIGH SHOES (X-Ray Fitting) CARRIES THE UNION LABEL BENDHEIM'S East Sixth Street MONEY LOANED FOR PURCHASE AND IMPROVEMENT OF HOMES 5 Per Cent Monthly Reduction The Potters Savings & Loan Co. WASHINGTON and BROADWAY EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO OFFICERS: KHN J. PURINTON, President ALWYN C. PURINTON, Secretary ZHKS. W. HENDERSHOT, Vice President IOS. M. BLAZER, Treasurer W. E. DUNLAP, Ir., Attorney I 1^ ....... Republic Steel Corp, at Cleveland then announced it had made a sim ilar wage offer to the union, to cover 65,000 employes. At the same time Republic announced “appro priate price increases will be made, effective midnight tonight.” Other steelmakers were expected to fol low suit, which would mean in crease for 1,000,000 in the industry. The agreement boosted the basic steel wage from $1.18‘A cents an hour to $1.31. Workers in class 32, the top group, moved from $2.58 to $2.86. The agreement also reduced differentials between southern and northern steel wages from 14’/a cents to 4JA cents, providing a gen eral increase of 20lA cents, and ranging from 17 to 32‘A cents for employes of Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co., a US Steel subsi diary. The wage policy committee, in a resolution approving the settle ment, instructed the various other negotiating committees "to resume collective bargaining conferences for the application of the general 16 cents an hour wage increase and, where appropriate, the addi tional 4’A cents per hour increase to eliminate differentials.” The "fifth round” wage increase was negotiated under a reopening clause of the contract signed last year. The contract duration re mains unchanged, continuing with out other changes to Dec. 31, 1951. The company did not need to con sider a wage increase effective be fore Jan. 1, but did so at the re quest of the union. The wage-policy committee ann ounced its acceptance after a three hour meeting. The delay, it was re ported, was due to a discussion of a proposal to bring rates in alum inum up to the steel level. Wage rates in alunjinum are about 35 cents below steel. The Aluminum Co. of America two months ago offered the union a flat 10 percent wage increase. The union accepted the offer as "a down payment.” US Steel estimated the cost of the wage boost at $125,000,900 a year, based on current tonnage, or equal to about 5‘A percent of the average price of steel. Benjamin F. Fairless, LTS Steel president, said the increase in employment costs came to about 11 percent, and that price increases were being an nounced concurrently by steel sub sidiaries. He said present steel prices "for the most part have not been increased since December 1949.” Ho put the price increase at "less than three-tenths of a cent a pound.” (Bon Fairless does not sell steel by the pound, but by the ton, and the increase per ton is $6.) Fairless said the Vrice increases reflect only the increases In em ployment costs, looked forward to heavy increases in other costs. John A. Stephens, vice-president in charge of industrial relations, signed for the company. A photo grapher asked Stephens to look at the contract. Retorted Stephens: ‘It gives me a headache to look, but 1’11 try.” Ask for Union Labeled merchan dise. ■hh ,z' WINS SAFE DRIVING AWARD—Guem Royster, a member of the A FL Teamsters Union in Los Angeles, poses proudly beside the giant truck he drives for Pacific Mountain Express Co. Royster has been honored with the 1950 Safe Driving Award of the American Trucking Ass’n. 1 "'"3........................ ....................... Steelworkers Sign With US Steel For Wage Boost Pittsburgh (LPA)—The United Steelworkers and the US Steel Corp, signed a contract Nov. 30 calling for a wage increase ranging from 12‘A cents to 28 cents, for 155,000 production workers in six basic companies. US Steel immedi ately announced a price increase of $6 a ton. Washington (LPA)—Represent atives of labor have joined in re newing a campaign to close one of the major loopholes in the anti trust laws. The group has written to Sen. Estes Kefauvcr (D, Tenn.) to press for Senate passage at this session of HR 2734, the so-called merger bill. The bill has passed the House and has been reported fav orably by the Senate committee. "At the present time with mono poly increasing by leaps and bounds, the need for the enactment of HR 2734 is greater than ever before”, the group wrote to Kef auver. "Great corporations are se curing control of industry after in dustry. Little business is being put out of business. Farmers are being forced to pay monopoly prices and big industry is using its enormous economic power to take over the entire economic life of the nation.” THE POTTERS HERALD, EAST LIVERPOOL. OHIO .. Wf:"* A.' 4^ ft. fe Urge Plugging Of Loophole In Anti-Trust Laws Under present laws, corporations may escape one of the main pur poses of the Clayton anti-trust act, by buying up the physical assets of a corporation, even though the efectf is to substantially lessen competition. "Using this method of by-passing the Clayton Act, corp orations have, during the last 25 years, substantially weakened com petition in hundreds of instances where the buying of stock would have been illegal.” the group wrote. The appeal to Kefauver was signed by representatives of labor, small business, agriculture and co operatives. The signers included George Nelson, Machinists Don aid Montgomery, United Auto Workers Wallace J. Campbell, Co operative League of USA Angus McDonald, National Farmers Union. Civil Defense With Unlimited Power Asked Washington (LPA) Congres has been asked by the Administra tion to approve a civil defense agency with almost unlimited pow ers to prepare for foreign attack. The group, which would be en Cirely under civilian control with an administrator responsible dir ectly to President Truman, would give funds to states for air ran. shelters. The states would have match Federal funds dollar for dollar. The bill would also give the ad ministrator a whip hand by allow ing him to withdraw funds from states whose plans did not med Government approval. In addition it would authorize pacts with Can ada, Cuba, Mexico, and any Euro pean possession in this hemisphere and the establishment of an air raid warning system. Now, Maybe He’ll Button His Lip St. Louis (LPA)—It was a duinh move oh the part of Wilfred Ellen wood, president of the Omar To:! and Machine Co. here, when hi stuck his teeth out at a picket. court fined him $50 for disturbing the peace of Hugh Harkins, strik ing member of the Internationa! Association of Machinists. British Propose Their Own Point IV Plan For Asia Washington (LPA) As the threat of Communist aggression and imperialism mounted toward a climax, it was clear that US and British Commonwealth 1 e a er s were thinking along similar lines in planning the basic counter-at tack. Hardly was the Gordon Gray Re port calling for continued develop ment of raw material resources around the world released than seven member countries of the Bri tish Commonwealth of Nations published a white paper calling for a six-year development plan for south and southeast Asia. Then, as the sudden reversal in Korea became more ominous, Pres ident Truman on Nov. 29 urged a speedup of efforts to “strengthen the free world against the dangers which confront it.” Specifically,] Truman cited his Point Four Pro gram as a prime antidote for Com munism in Asia and directed the new advisory board on internation al development to make new recom mendations for Point Four projects in economically backward areas. Said the President: “The encour agement of economic and social progress in the under-developed areas is one of the most important problems facing the free world. This is particularly true in those countries of Asia where the Com munist menace is so great. There is a direct relationship between strengthening the under-developed areas and strengthening the free people of the entire world.” The British Commonwealth pro posals, popularly known as the Colombo Plan, call for $5,230,400, 000 to be spent over the next six! years. Development projects have already been blue-printed for In dian, Pakistan, Ceylon, Malaya, Singapore, and British North Bor neo. Further projects will be plan ned for these and other Asiatic lands. The plan takes its name from its place of origin, Colombo, Ceylon, where Commonwealth cabinet min isters met last January. It gradu ally took shape in subsequent meet ings in Sydney, Australia and elsewhere. The final white-paper report was issued by Australia, Canada, Ceylon, India, New Zeal and, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. Of the money total, some $2, 200,000,000 would be raised within the Commonwealth nations. The They Process Meat But Can't Afford To Buy It butchering and processing of meat] pending against the "Big Four” "meat packers. The union submitted a list of suggestions for further inquiry into meat prices. The list included a and meat products. But often they can’t afford meat in their homes. They read the bosses’ ads about that luscious bacon, and the nutri tional value of meat, and their mouths water—but they can’t af ford to buy. And that’s not all. High meat' prices hold down the demand, thus cut employment in their industry, so in effect they’re working them selves out of jobs. That ironic situation was dis closed in a statement filed by the United Packinghouse Workers with the Gillette Senate subcommittee on Utilization of Farm Crops, which has just completed hearings on the meat price situation. The prices, the union declared “hold down the demand for meat” and so there is no boost in live stock production. “Such high pried levels also operate to hold down employment in the packing plants,” it said. "This not only tends to re duce the number of workers it also is likely to reduce the hours. —and therefore the income of those employed.” A so-called “free market” in meat does not' exist, the union statement charged. Instead there is "a hind of rationing which is based on ability to pay.” The situation will not correct itself, it pointed out, because there is lack of com petition in the industry. The union urged the subcommit tee to consider the data collected by the Department of Justice as part of its anti-trust action now balance would come from outside sources, of which the principal one probably would be the US. Pro vision is made to coordinate the plan with Point Four operations and with other American and with other American and United Nations plans. In the area for which the Colom bo Plan would provide assistance there are 570,000,000 people, of whom about 440,000,000 live in Commonwealth countries. The pop ulation is expanding, but the al ready low living standards are go ing down because of economic un derdevelopment, the white paper points out. First Colortlbo Plan targets are to increase land under cultivation by 13,000,000 acres, increase land under irrigation by the same amount, increase grain production by 6,000,000 tons a year, and in crease electric generating capacity by’ more than 1,000,000 kilowatts. suggestion that Congress look into the possibility of a “TVA for the packing industry,” with govern ment loans to help farmer co-ops go into meat packing. The union also suggested Congress have a look at the industry’s accounting and pricing policies whether the packers’ buying practices “artific ially create” price fluctuations whether meat storage "involves a type of hoarding designed to en able charging high prices” mote effective price supports. Hoftdrdd Pickets Gets Relief Pay Detroit (LPA) A non-striker who refuses to cross a picket line is entitled to unemployment com pensation, says the Appeal Board of the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Commission. Affirming a decision by a board referee, it upheld the claim of Mack D. Kent, a member of Carp enters Local 1433-AFL, who was employed on construction work at the Warren plant of the DeSoto division, Chrysler Corp., when the United Auto Workers struck last Jan. 25. Kent’s employer, J. A. Utley Co., argued his compensation was in valid because he refused to cross the UAW picket line. The board ruled that the Utley firm did not arrange for safe passage of its employes and that therefore Kent had a full right to stay off the job. Buy Union-Made goods from others as you would have them pay Union wages unto you!_______ Have YOU tried the NEW Old Lager Beer? It's Vitamized At your favorite tap room or carry out store, in bottles, cans and on draught. The Webb Corporation East Liverpool, Ohio Thursday, December 7, 1950 Public Included In New Plan For Industrial Peace Washington (LPA)—They do the+..................................... ....... ........ Washington (LPA)—A new plan for industrial peace was offered here Nov. 29 by Rev. William J. Kelley, former chairman of the N. Y. State Labor Relations Board. Father Kelley announced crea tion of Industry Council Associa tion, Inc., which will establish coun cils in individual industries at the “grass roots” level in which the public will join with labor and management in the solution of labor problems. He said the association will maintain headquarters in New York and serve as a clearing house for information, but that it will not interfere with the processing of disputes. Father Kelley said the group would be non-denomination al, non-profit, and non-political. The priest, who now teaches labor relations at the Oblate Col lege, Catholic University, said that under his proposal both manage ment and labor in a given industry would select representative!? to a local industry council. Those two would then choose a public member and the group would keep in con tact throughout the year. 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