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VOL. XLIV, NO. 36
Switch Time
For Meetings
Of Local 195
Local Union 195 will start off
the new year with a clean slate as
a result of a very spirited meeting
held on Dec. 20. There were many
matters to be disposed of before
we wound up the old year, but the
members were equal to the task
and cleared the docket for the start
of the new year.
Action was taken to revert back
to meeting only once a month and
starting in January, meetings will
be hold on the third Wednesday of
each month. The new schedule
should increase attendance a§ none
of us should find it difficult to
spend one hour a month to further
the interests of our trade and our
means of livelihood. If such is not
the case then in all probability the
local will go back to meeting twice
a month.
Officers for the new term were
elected and are as follows: Mild
red McKenzie, president Leona
Swiger, vice president Villa Car
raher, recording secretary Mildred
Ward, financial secretary-treasur
er Mary Kuhn, inspector Nancy
Crichton, guard Nell Vogt and
Alma Franks, trustees.
Our next meeting will be held on
Jan. 17 at which time new shop
committees will be appointed. Any
one who is now serving on a shop
committee and does not wish to
continue to serve for the next six
months, should attend this meeting
and report the names of their re
spective groups.
A few members were reported on
the verge of suspension unless they
clear up their back dues. Better
check your dues book to see if
are in this category. —O.C.
Truman described the law as “a
major element” in a program to
protect small and independent bus
inesses. “Much of the concentra
tion of economic power which has
taken place since 1914 has been
due to this gap in the law,” he
said.
The Clayton act bars corpora
tions from buying up the stock of
other firms if that would reduce
competition substantially. But this
ban did not prevent the big boys
from gobbling up other companies
by buying their physical property.
The measure just
that gap.
signed closes
measure was
had prevented
Even before the
signed, its passage
one big business merger—that of
the Carborundum Co. of Niagara
Falls, NY, and the Minnesota Min
ing and Manufacturing Co. of St.
Paul. The companies are defend
ants in a pending anti-trust suit.
Sen. Joseph C. O’Mahoney (D,
Wyo.) said the two firms dropped
the merger plan “because Con
gress has plugged the loophole in
the Clayton act through which for
36 years monopolistic combinations
in restraint of trade had been es
caping.”
Passage of. the measure was a
big victory for the trade unions,
which had long fought against the
growing concentration of business.
The House acted in August 1949,
voting 223 to 92 for the measure
the Senate acted Dec. 13, approv
ing the bill 55 to 22. All 22 votes
against the bill were by Republi
cans.
The mobilization speedup made
passage especially timely because
it will protect small firms from a
squeeze that forces them to merge
in order to get orders, especially
defense orders.
OFFICERS ELECTED
Canonsburg, Pa. Canonsburg
potters believe in observing all
holidays, henceforth our regularly
scheduled meeting on Jan. 1 was
postponed until Jan. 15.
Our new officers for the first
six months of the new year are as
follows: Wallace Green, president
Everett Merideth, vice president
Calvin Bixby, recording secretary
Clarence Wright, financial secre
tary Rose Koplan, defense col
lector Ann Bender, treasurer Joe
Sousa, inspector Charles Harris,
guard Vince 8imko, John Boles
and Nancy Delaney, trustees sta
tistician, W. S. George Plant No.
2, John Whitlow Canonsburg, Pot
tery, William Donkin. —O.C. 51
LXBSA&TAH, A. F. OF
A. F. OF L. BUILDING
WASHINGTON, D. C.
AFL Labor News Service
Internationa] Labor News Service
and Labor Press Association, Inc.
you
195
President Sips
Major Element In
Fight On Monopoly
Washington (LPA) President
Truman on Dec. 29 signed into
law a measure to close a wide gap
in the Clayton Anti-Trust act, un
der which big corporations have
been squeezing out the little guys
for years.
UNIONIST HONORED—Patrick
Gorman, secretary-treasurer of the
Amalgamated Meat Cutters &
Butcher Workmen-A FL, will be
honored by industry as well as
labor at a dinner in New York
Feb. 26. The proceeds will be used
to establish a cancer clinic in the
name of the meat cutters’ union,
at the City of Hope Hospital in
Los Angeles.
CBS Loyalty Oath
Denounced By
Authors’ League
New York (LPA)—The Authors’
League has condemned the Colum
bia Broadcasting' System for de
manding loyalty oaths of its 2500
regular employes. The League said
the CBS loyalty questionnaires are
both “improper and impractical”.
The League represents authors,
playwrights and radio writers. Its
protest to CBS was
president, Oscar B.
2nd.
signed by its
Kammerstein,
asks whether
The questionnaire
an employe ever had been a mem
ber of a subversive group or a sup
porting organization. The League
said this weakened the value of the
form because in the last 15 years
not only have individuals changed
their minds, but the US govern
ment has changed its position to
(Tun It Page Three)
AFL Gas Workers
End Jersey Strike
Newark, N. J. (LPA)—Members
of two AFL unions called off a ohe
day strike at gas and electric
plants in northern New Jersey
after state officials warned that
gas supplies to homes and defense
plants were in danger of being cut
off. The unions acted in the “na
tional interest” a day after Gover
nor Alfred Driscoll seized the
plants under the public utility anti
strike law.
More than 200 members of the
Steamfitters, Plumbers, and Pipe
fitters in Jersey City accepted a
20-month contract with a 13-cent
wage increase. Several hundred
other production workers returned
to their jobs pending further nego
tiations.
Another 300 at Harrison and
Paterson, members of the Chemical
Workers, also went back pending a
settlement.
Work-Injury Rates
For Third Successi
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).
Deaths and ‘injuries from on-the
job accidents in manufacturing
plants are increasing, latest gov
ernment reports show. Working
contrast to a previous trend, the
U. S. Labor Department’s Bureau
of Labor Statistics said.
The accident increase resulted in
disabling more than 100,000 in
manufacturing for one or more
days during the third 1950 quarter.
This was an increase of 15 per
cent over the estimate for the sec
ond quarter and a whopping 18 per
cent over that of the third quarter
of 1949. Of the total number dis
abled, more than 400 died as a re
sult of their injuries and 5,400
others are known to have suffered
some permanent body impairment.
Complete Reversal of Trend
This upward movement of injury
rates in the first 9 months of 1950
represented a complete reversal of
the downward trend which prevail
ed during the previous 3 years. Al
though the rate for the first quar
ter of 1950 was 11 percent below
that for the corresponding period
in 1949, the rate for the third quar
ter was 5 percent above that for
the same period of last year. This
increase in injury rates appears to
reflect the rising employment,
lengthened workweek, and intensi
fied industrial operations which
were associated with the increased
civilian production during the first
165 Present
At Party Of
Local No. 5
Efvansville, Ind, Members of
Local Union 5 held a short and
snappy business session on Dec. 14.
Routine business matters
transacted in record style to
way for a Christmas party
the meeting.
Belated season’s greetings to
our national officials and all mem
bers throughout the trade.
—O.C. 5
NLRB Says UMW
Violates T-H
With 'Invasions*
Washington (LPA) The Na
tional Labor Relations Board has
ruled the United Mine Workers
violated the Taft-Hartley act by
mass invasion of non-union mines
during the short work week of
1949 and for organizational pur
poses.
In 1949, when union miners re
fused to work more than three days
a week in an effort to cut down
surplus supplies of coal, a caravan
of 100 autos with 500 UMW mem
bers visited the Good Hope Mine at
Jane Lew, W. Va., according to the
NLRB report, threatened workers
and made the superintendent pro
mise to operate on the first three
days of the week in line with UMW
policy. The visit wag successful
because the “mine operated on a
three-day week for some time after
the UMW visitation,” the NLRB
says.
The same sort of “visitation”,
took place in Kentucky, except
that 2000 men in 200 autos, travel
led from mine to mine “rounding
up the employes, subjecting them
to threatening speeches, and forc
ing them to leave their jobs.” In
this case, James J. Reynolds, Jr.,
Board member, held that the UMW
should have been made to pay lost
wages to the non-union miners, but
other Board members did not con
cur.
2000 Apple Workers Get Contract
Portland, Ore. (LPA) More
than 2000 employes of the Hood
River Apple Growers Assn,
covered in a contract with
Teamsters, Fruit Workers
Helpers union. The teamsters
representation rights in an NLRB
election in October.
...
were
make
after
delic-
Festivities opened with a
ious turkey dinner being served
members and their families. This
was followed by a gift exchange
among the grownups and presents
for the youngsters. Everything
went off in fine style to make the
party one to be long remembered.
Dancing was the main diversion
throughout the evening while those
who did not feel like “cutting a
rug” amused themselves playing
cards. Much credit is due the com
mittee who arranged the affair
and everyone of the 165 present
were loud in their praise of enjoy
ing a real evening of fun.
Nomination and election of of
ficers will be held at our next
meeting and we would like to see a
good turnout of our membership.
are
the
and
won
Found Increasing
1950 Quater
te
half of the year and defense pre
paration during the third quarter.
Approximately 2,000,000 man
days were lost during the quarter
as a result of these injuries. The
value of wage losses alone amount
ed to approximately 20 million
dollars. This estimate, however,
makes no allowance for the con
tinuing economic losses arising out
of the many deaths and perman
ent impairments, or for hospital
medical and other costs incidental
to the treatment of these injuries.
Significant increases in injury
frequency Tates were recorded for
over half of the 123 separate indus
try classifications for which com
parable data was available.
Sawmill Rate Jumps
The greatest frequency-rate in
crease was in the sawmill industry,
from 58.3 injuries per million man
hours in the second quarter of
1950 to 72.4 in the third quarter.
The injury rate for canning and
preserving increased from 12.6 to
25.7 logging, from 84.7 to 95.8
bottling of soft drinks, from 22.3 to
29.4 miscellaneous textile goods,
from 13.8 to 20.6.
Despite the general increase in
injury rates, outstandingly low
rates were found in many indus
tries. The optical and ophthalmic
goods industry had a rate of 2.3
electric lamps (bulbs), 2.4 ex
plosives^ 2.6.
Sljc Potters Herald
... 4
EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY. JANUARY
.L -If -1 I I
READY TO CRACK DOWN ON HOARDERS—The National Pro
duction Authority has told a Senate' watchdog committee that it is
ready to crack down on hoarders of steel and other critical materials.
Left to right, at a committee hearing, are Commerce Secretary Charles
Sawyer, NPA chief William H. Harrison, and Senator Burnet May
bank (D, SC).
New Owners Take
Over Control At
Wellsville China
W. Harvey Moninger and Rich
ard E. Moninger, sons of the late
Harvey J. Moninger of the Wells
ville China Co. have purchased con
trolling stock in the firm it was re
cently announced.
The two brothers, along with
their brother-in-law, and other
members of the family, took over
the bulk of the company’s stock.
In the reorganization plans,
Harvey Moninger becomes pres
ident, Mr. Pickin, vice president
and Richard Moninger secretary
treasurer and sales manager.
Others members of the family in-,
volved in the purchase are Mrs.
Esther M. Cordwin of East Liver
pool and Mrs. Ruth M. Brown of
Olean, N. Y., sisters of the Mon-,
ingers, along with Mrs. Pickin and
Mrs. Richard Moninger.
The company’s main product is
hotel ware and has been shippi^K
appNurimatoiy a million denars’
worth of ware a year.
Senator Murray
Sees Little Hope
For T-H Repeal
Washington (LPA) Nothingi
would do more to strengthen the^
nation than repeal of the Taft-i
Hartley act, Sen. James E. Murray
(D, Mont.) declared Dec. 27. But
he added that he saw little hopei
for repeal in 1951. Murray is ini
line to chair the Senate Labor
Committee.
The only hope of repeal, he said
was if management “comes to at
realization of the injustice they
perpetrated on labor organizations
by the drastic provisions of the
act”. Unless management does see
the light, he added, those who seek
repeal “will have to wait until the
American people have a little more
education on this subject and learn
what labor is contributing to the
defense of our country.”
Declaring the1 law has'put labor
“in a position where their organ
izations are ineffettive and can be
bullyragged and their rights ignor
ed”, Murray asserted that repeal
“would show the American people
that we are united and that labor
is not unfairly singled out as a
class that requires drastic control.
Nothing would contribute more to
strengthen our country than to re
peal the act and show that Ameri
can business recognizes labor is
just as patriotic as
group.”
(In Cincinnati Sen.
Taft said he had been
by AFL “labor leaders” interested
in amending the law, but admitted
they were not labor’s “top brass”.
He said his meeting with these
labor men have been “casual”, and
added “I am quite willing to dis
cuss any proposed amendments.”)
any other
Robert A.
approached
Kilnmen Elect Officers
The following are the newly
elected officers of Local Union
No. 9 who will serve for the first
six months of 1951:
Fred Bower, president Frank
Brown, vice president A. W. Rob
erts, secretary-treasurer P. K.
Calhoon, recording secretary Art
hur Hollins, inspector John Hart,
guard Clarence Eagle, Edward
Cranston and Joseph Blankenship,
trustees.
Bro. Joseph Blankenship was
elected to serve the unexpired term
of Robert Brown who has accepted
employment at Minerva.
—O.C. 9
Truman Yields To
Pressure, Names
Envoy To Spain
Washington (LPA) President
Truman, who only recently said it
would be a long, long time before
he named an ambassador to Franco
Spain, has yielded to pressure and
nominated Stanton Griffis for th€
post. Labor and other liberal
groups have opposed any such
move.
Sen. Pat McCarran (R, Nev.)
called the appointment “one of fie
greatest things that has happened
in this country for many years.”
McCarran was one of the chief
architects of the McCarran anti
subversives law which has been at
tacked by all
groups.
At his press conference Dec. 28,1
President Truman said he has not
changed his opinion of Spain, but
that naming an ambassador pro
vided a more orderly way of doing
business.
Griffis is 63, has been ambass
ador to Poland, Egypt and Argen
tina, is an investment banker and
motion picture executive.
Last summer Congress voted a
$62,500,000 loan to Spain over Tru
man’s objection, but officials here
said Dec. 28 that the Franco gov
ernment has not yet received any
of the money.
Decorators Hold
Christmas Party
Steubenville, Ohio Employees
of the decorating department of
the Steubenville Pottery were
guests of their foreman, George
Snyder, at a Christmas party held
at the shop. A T-shaped table dec
orated in green and red and bear
ing a small Christmas tree and a
beautiful cake formed the center
piece.
Dinner was served at 12 noon by
the following committee: Agnes
Shaw, Ada Call, Marie O’Neill,
Clara Nicholson, Ann Snyder.
Harriett Lehman, Loretta Van
Dyne, and Grace O’Dell.
Following the dinner a Christ
mas gift exchange took place and
all expressed appreciation for their
gifts.
Mr. Snyder was presented with
a gift as a token of appreciation
from his employees as was Rebecca
Sharp, his assistant, who also re
ceived a gift. —O.C. 20
W. SMITH HEADS 178
Sebring, Ohio—The following of­
ficers have been elected by Local
178 for the ensuing term: William
Smith, president William Brown,
vice president John Dorff, secre
tary Charles Campbell, financial
secretary John Williams, defense
secretary Iona Viegel, treasurer
M. McGee, guard Norman Apple
gate, inspector Emmons Weize
nicker, statistician Harold Agnew,
trustee. —O.C. 178
4,| 1951
labor and liberal
Assembly of the
recommended that
In 1946 the
United Nations
all members withdraw the heads of
their diplomatic missions from
Madrid because Spain’s totalitarian
government was put in power by
Nazi Germany and Faaetet Italy.
The US ambassador, Norman Arm
our, had left his post in 1945. The
US never replaced Armour, 6ut
maintained its embassy with a
charge d'affairs as its head. Last
January Secretary of State Ache
son said the US delegation to the
UN would work for repeal of the
1946 resolution, and last Novem
ber the UN'rescinded its action. It
was shortly thereafter that Tru
man told a press conference it
would be a long time before he
would name an ambassador.
John Fazio
Heads Local
Union No. 99
Clarksburg, W. Va.—Local Union
No. 99 met in regular session on
Dec. 11 with President John Fazio,
presiding.
The election of officers for the
first six months of the new year
was the main item on the evening’s
agenda. The election results were
as follows:
John Fazio, president Richard
Frye, vice president Frank LeRoy,
recording secretary A n e 1 i n e
Romano, defense secretary Maude
Smith, defense collector.
A newly formed health commit-(mobilization,
tee has made a tour of the plant .................
and all rough spots pointed out on
the employees side and also on the
side of management. The firm is
going to make a general cleanup
on the plant and members of the
committee are notifying all em
ployees
rules.
t. abide by the health
Work
Import Mexicans
To Cut Pay A
Nickel An Hour
iouhu
f---------------------------------
The shop committee chairman
reported all grievances on the I
plant are in the process of being I GEORGE MEANY Labor |retarv. Ai Ken«t defense secre
settled satisfactorily to all parties (should have equal representation |tary- ’Robert Morrow recording
involved. The management and with industry and agriculture in secretary Leona Walter, treasur
shop committee are striving tolthe defense program, AFL Secre-Lr George Lottman inspector
eliminate all petty grievances and|tary-Treasurer George Meany de-|Freda Reed, statistician Arnold
work together for each other, aslclared in a recent broadcast. He |Mohr, guard Robert Morrow, trus
we have been doing in the past. (pledged labor’s full support for Lee,
I__
Biggest New Mill
Planned In East
|gy ng Steel CorpI
at the plant ia improving!
and in the near future I Morrisville, Pa. (LPA) Con-1 n
1 -I Due to the
attendance at
rapidly _________ __ ___
everyone will be more satisfied by(struction of the largest n^w steelll
taking home more pay. —O.C. 99 Imill ever built will be started here
lin February by the US Steel Corp. I
Occupying a 3900-acre site on then
Delaware river opposite Trenton
NJ, the plant will cost $400 million I
and employ 4400 production work-1
ers when finished in 1952.
National Farm Labor Union-AFL|ned when-the plant was first ann"|^_
to see whether domestic labor waspunced last June. D|||gj|g| Igm
available before it okayed the en-( Its initial yearly output will bcjlp—Ssv
try of the Mexicans. Last fall, the|289,000 tons of cold rolled sheets
service agrrcd to check ’'iththe 235 ton. of hot rolled rteete, 281,-
Government Places Defense Orders
But Layoffs Continue Hoarding Hit
union whenever anybody wanted to I
bring in foreign workers. I000 tons of standard pipe, 285,0001
Ernesto Galarzo, the union’s dir-(tons of bar products, and 170,000( Washington (LPA) Business
ector of research, has written Gov. (tons of tin mill products. The twolf^f^18 to sPend $21 «9 billion in
Earl Warren, requesting a full and|85.oven by-product coke batteries I expan81.O!?- estimate is
public investigation. According to| ... aicnnn i. in a specia^ 8urvey made by
Galarzo, farmers announced that turn out 916’000 tons of coke Securities and Exchange Com
wages would be “stabilized” at 75 |an° tons of other coal chemical I mission and the Department of
cents. I (Turn t» Pnge Three} (Commerce. That is 21 percent above
Meanwhile, farmers elsewhere in I nntiavB14in
the state also “stabilized” their
OFFICERS INSTALLED
employes’ pay. In Tracy, wages Th® figures give the
were cut to 65 cents. In Soledad,| Sebring, Ohio—The following of-(shrieks of anguish that
some small growers were paying p’cer8 were installed at the last lprofits tax will ruin business, will
32 cents a crate for tying carrots (meeting of Local Union 121 Mary|end incentive to expand, and will
This was considered good money|Weaver» President Leona Burley,(throttle progress. Fof the esti
and big growers decided it was too|vice President Hazel Brown, re-lmates are those of business itself,
much. They ordered “stabilization”|cordin& secretary Leta Jackson I Manufacturing companies expect
at 27 cents And just then a group|^nanc‘a^ secretary Winnie John-|to add $10.6 billion to their plant
of Mexican nationals turned up- «n’ defen8e secretary Helen and equipment during 1951, a
i xu n-r ICraven, treasurer Wilma Dunlap Iboost of 33 percent over 1950. Iron
to work at the 27-cent rate. In(jngpg^j.. Gertrude Oliver, guard (and steel companies expect to
some places, Mexicans were said(pi0]jine Reich, trustee. (double their outlays. The railroads
to be working for meals. —O.C. 121 |and mining companies expect to
(spend about 19 percent more, and
lother transportation companies ex
pect to spend 44 percent more.
Washington (LPA)—The gov-l^j^ WOuld permanently abolish
trial diamonds, cadrniu .. Imake new superbazooka
eminent has started cracking down |tbe njght shift at its Lincoln-Mer
on manufacturers who hoard scared assembly plant in Metuchen Washington (LPA)-Union con
materials. It has also Pjwed More than*1000 workers were! no* iong and
itary orders which should ease, the laid off there Studebaker has an- Lhealth and *elfare„ lana for afc
unemployment situation .form^inouneed a 20% cut back and wil 1 Lt 7 650 000 workers, according
ers formerly employed making layoff 4500 in Kenosha, Wis. and a Bureau of Statistics
civilian products. I El Segundo, Calif. Lurvey.
An* anti-hoarding order recently I jjew war orders will help take! T. unions
issued by the National Production I gome of the glack willys-Over-1® t7S’ memterahto dJf 13!
Authority applies to housewives as Land -n has just received OOQ exclusive of railroad and
well as big corporations. But it. |the iargest single jeep contract in I ’ernment groups shows that em
extremely unlikely that private itg higto a $63 million orderK®™ «^n^K\nS^nw nlwa
back yards and cellars will Mfrom the Army. Iploj era finance the insurance plana
mnro nnlikelvl y lin most instances. Eighty percent
m?i
aluminum indus-1 Ol^mobile division of Gen- lof workers covered do not contri
that much steel, aluminum, indus I Motors jn Lansing Mich willlbute.
ed and Published
by the National Brotherhood of
Operative Potters
The National Security Resource,! *'■.maication, pomt to oet
Board has issued certificates of|ty »«-k the new year. The firm
necessity which allow the company l'» ■one»»at “™erne11 al“ut ‘h«
to recapture a large portion of the| of employee, now
San Francisco (LPA)—Anything(cost of the mill through Mgger-Ith,t. workers defense plants are
to scrounge a nickel! That seems to (than-usual tax deductions ever a|a^ain much ,n demand
be the view of big time farmers in|five-year period. this means of wishing
California’s San Jose area. 7^ mill named the Fairie8fi the best of luck and God speed the
The farmers cut the hourly (Works in honor of the corporation’s |Safe r*turn of the following broth
wages of farm workers early in (president, will be fully integrated. |erS 0 are Jeav,r]8 for the armed
December by bringing in about 150 (That is, it will turn Uut ptg iron l^'rvice8 „n Jaih 4: ^r. M*x» Jr-»
Mexican nations to cut broccoli, (from raw ore, steel ingots from the|EuguTO Erhard Men
The Mexicans were hired at 75(pig iron, and finished steel pro-|°ugh antl Homer ^trabley.
cents an hour. Previously the rate (ducts from the ingots. It will have| °,C’ 42
was 80 cents. (an annual capacity of 1,800,000
What’s more, the public employ- pons of steel ingots, more than TO
ment service didn’t check with the (times the capacity originally plan-(H||Z|||ACC
I
rockets,I
zinc, cneniicals, tin I. .« Xaiie *nsurance is ursv
StM. pawr' or hog briztl Jbot Lumber of employes covered. It
would be found there. These are 8|^veral months, and during By hospitalization, sur
wouia oe
uittt. *1 ■c Itime of the workers em- -.-j.-p-i accident-s i k n e as
few of the products bsted.
|piOyed
dIosk1
few of the products listed. making OldsmobileoldsmoWlenow
Hoarding is defined by the NPA I haye to Ui| off
as stockpiling “in excess of the I
reasonable demands of business.! The Armed Services have given
personal or home consumption,”puehauf Trailer Oi in DetroU a
or buying scarce materials with (contact for 35,000 all-purpose
plans to resell them in the black Far«°‘n“lere- YJoder.JCe%1‘^leVe’
market. The penalty, under the De-h™1 h** *4,-|800±l'/XI
fense Production Act, is a $10,000i‘™c‘ for artillery shells The tool
fine, a year in prison, or both. J?11 t?ke( !e“‘
The automobile industry hit an|i*XS Mull"« Manufacturing Corp,
all-time production record in 1950,F‘ Warren, O. will produce mortar
of over 8,000,000 vehicles. How-|8he**®
ever, production is falling off, as I General Motors’ assembly plant
materials shortages force cutbackslin Kansas City will be converted
and layoffs. In Detroit, the Pack-Ito produce F-84 Thunder jet fight
ard Motor Co. just announced a 20(er planes for the Air Force. Earlier
percent cutback, with 1800 workers (orders went to Ford for B-36 en
getting the ax. The Ford Motor Co.( (Ton le P»ff Tkret}. |(belong
$2.00 PER YEAH
Poor Turnout
At Party Of
Salem Local
Salem, Ohio—At our last meet
ng which was held on Dec. 27, we
I enjoyed an unusually large turnout
■when officers for the new term
'i I were elected. Only on special occas
ions do our members seem to show
I the interest that we all should
I have at every meeting, thereby get
ting better acquainted with our of
ficers and the workings of the or
ganization.
I After much competition for the
(more important offices, the follow
ling were elected: William Stark,
■president Art Baddeley, vice pres
cient Bruce Arnold, financial sec-
|er George Lottman, inspector
Arnold
I At our next regular meeting
(scheduled for Jan. 8 the above
(named officers will be installed and
la new shop committee appointed.
■Nomination for national officials
I will also be held at this meeting
land lunch will be served by the
■following committee: Mary Schon
|hut, Ora Taylor, Ruth Ann Strab-
Ann Madison and
inclement weather,
our annual Christ-
Imas party was rather small and
^(disappointing despite the effort put
[forth by the committee to make it
a success.
Although the shop will be down
Ifor one week for inventory and re
Ipairs, all indications point to bet-
I A X||A||fl
Dllllvll III
l-f AF4 A
1931 Uli EXDflDSIOII
(Pension
above the
Pii °“tlays in 1948\
lie to the
the excess
Plans
7
A50 000
nsurance is first in
theincis
Iberment protection.
I Metal products (including steel,
lauto and machinery) accounted for
12,500,000 and another 1,500,000 are
(covered in (1) textile, apparell and
(leather unions and (2) transporta
tion, communication and other pub
llic utility unions.
Practically every major union
|has negotiated some form of pen
ision or “health and welfare” pro
gram. The survey reports that of
|the 7,650,000 workers covered, 35
(percent belong to the AFL and 47
(percent to the CIO. The balance
to unaffiliated unions.

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