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AFL Labor News Service
International Labor News Service
and Labor Presa Association, Inc.
Telephone Workers
Win Lockout Benefits
Chief Davis Of Redlands
Redlands, Calif.—Everything is rolling along full blast at the
Universal-Rundle plant here. We have approximately 235 men working
at the present time and are still on sixty-six car a day schedule.
The Christmas party was held this year at the University of Red
lands and was as usual a great success. The only thing to mar the
occasion was the absence of employees working the swing shift in
the kiln and glaze department which is a continuous operation and
could not attend.
President Louis Maroda, his committee, and all members of Local
214, join in thanking plant officials and tne Universal-Rundle Corp
oration for their usual thoughtful
ness of our members at the close
of another very prosperous, anti
successful year.
The many friends of Clarence
B. (Chief) Davis throughout the
trade will be glad to learn Bro.
Davis has been informed that his
name is to be included in the third
edition of “Who’s Who on the
Pacific Coast” now being prepared
for publication in 1951.
Bro. Davis was informed of this
in a letter from the A. N. Marquis
Company of Chicago, the firm that
also publishes
the “Who’s Who in
in his usual modest
the selection, attri-
The “Chief’
manner about
butes it to the fact that he is pres
ident of the American Indian
Citizens League of California. Bro.
Davis is a full blooded Cherokee.
He gained world-wide recognition
four years ago when he organized
and conducted a drive for Navajo
relief during the severe winter. At
that time 20 tons of relief supplies
were shipped from the California
area to the snowbound Navajo In
dians on their reservation in north
ern Arizona and New Mexico. Bro.
Davis succeeded Will Rogers, Jr.
as president of the league. He was
former vice president.
He came to Redlands with his
wife five years ago and accepted
employment at Universal-Rundle.
They have two grown children,,
Clarence and Eursella, both qf
whom live in Hollywood. He'is a
kiln operator by trade and holds
the Office of Secretary of Local
Union 214.
A native of Oklahoma he attend
ed the Muskogee public schools
and has two years of college edu
cation. Prior to coming to Red
lands Bro. Davis was a free lance
actor in motion pictures.
In recent years Bro. Davis has
been devoting much of his time to
promoting the affairs of the Am
erican Indian and has participated
in many of the recent movements
for betterment of Indian conditions.
—O.C. 214
Harrisburg, Pa. (LPA) The
Communications Workers have won
a victory for their long lines de
partment which may pay off in the
During the recent telephone
strike long lines operators were
told to cross picket lines or not to
report for duty at other times. The
union called this a “lockout" and
appealed for unemployment com
pensation for the workers. The
State Unemployment Service has
now ruled in their favor, but be
cause the strike did not last long
enough for them to become eligible
for benefits, the workers will not
Cambridge Local
Names Jas. Coffey
As New President
Southerners' Choice Wins
Post As Senate Leader
Washington (LPA) The 82nd
Congress began to take shape the
afternoon of January 2 and the
shape was one that boded little
good for labor and liberal forces
generally. For one thing, the in
creased power of the Dixiecrats
was immediately apparent.
The Senate’s Democratic caucus
elected Sen. Ernest McFarland of
Arizona to the key post of major
ity leader. While the good-natured
McFarland is something less than
an outright Dixiecrat, he is also
something less than an outright
Fair Dealer. Moreover, he was the
Southerners’ candidate for the job,
not the Administration’s. (He voted
with the Southerners against
FEPC, for one thing.) Senators
close to the Administration backed
Sen. Joseph O’Mahoney of Wyom
ing, but McFarland carried the day
as had been long predicted. The
vote was a decisive 30 to 19.
While many capital observers
could point out that McFarland
suffered little by comparison with
his predecessor, Sen. Scott Lucas
of Illinois, who was up-ended in
November, the Arizona’s emergence
is a reflection of the fact the Dixie
crats hold the balance of power in
a Senate in which the Democrats
number 49 tq th$ Republicans’ 47.
Cambridge, Ohio Local Union
122 elected the following officers
at their last meeting: James Cof
fey, president Harry Hunt, vice
president Lee Woodward, record
ing secretary Elmer Lewis, fin
ancial secretary Frank Campbell,
defense collector Earl Johnson,
treasurer Lawrence Keats, in
spector Loren Anderson, guard
Frank McCully, statistician Clif
ford Weir, John Ellis and Helen
Barnes, trustees.
President Coffey asked all mem
bers to aid the new officers in
carrying out the duties of their re
spective offices.
We are very sorry to report Bro.
Carl Wilson’s death on Dec. 27. He
was a victim of silicosis.
Bro. George Savage has left our
midst and gone to Buffalo to work.
We hate to see George go but we
hope the best of everything for
him in his new surroundings.
Everybody is back on the job
after enjoying a few days loaf over
the holidays. By all reports Santa
Claus was really loaded down when
he visited Cambridge.
Our congratulations to.the ladies
for their fine turnout at meetings
during the recent cold spell. Keep
it up girls and maybe you will
shame some of our male members
into attending meetings regularly.
F. Duffy Heads
Labor Council
turner at
and brother
M. Duffy was
of East Liver-
Frank Duffy,
Harker Pottery
President James
elected president
pool Trades and Labor Council at
the first meeting of the central
body in the new year.
Other officers elected were Floyd
Jividen, vice president Joseph
Winters, secretary-treasurer Crin
sona Powell, inspector Emmett
Blake, guard James Moss, Zelma
Holman and Rollie Barnes, trus
Duffy succeeds James Moss as
president while Joseph Winters
replaces Larry Finlay as secretary
The new officers were installed
by William Ashbaugh, past pres
ident and honorary member, who
also seated the delegates to Trades
Council .from the various other
McFarland isn’t expected to be
much of a leader but is looked on
as a front man more apt to advance
the views of Sen. Richard Russell
of Georgia than those of the White
House, the Senate's liberal bloc, or
organized labor. Yet, ironically
enough, his job is to steer Admin
istration policy through the Senate.
He’s not expected to break his back
steering some of it.
The shape of the
etched more sharply
Lyndon Johnson of
named assistant floor leader to
succeed Sen. Francis Myers of
Pennsylvania, who lost in Novem
ber. Once heralded as a south
western liberal, Johnson hasn’t
lived up to his promise. As a party
whip, h^’s not expected to do much
better. However, he’s shown signs
of toughness as chairman of the
war preparedness committee. Like
McFarland, Johnson opposes the
civil rights program.
John Marshall Butler (R, Md.)
was sworn in “without prejudice”
pending an investigation by the
Senate Campaign Investigating
committee. Butler defeated Demo
crat Millard Tydings, and after the
election it was disclosed that a
campaign picture of Tydings and
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'Lobbyist' Held
Dirty Word, But
It's Still Used
Washington (LPA)—The final
report of the House Select Com
mittee on Lobbying Activities was
something less than a bombshell.
What caught the headlines was
the fact that the committee sug
gested that the very word “lobby
ing” be eliminated from the Lobby
Regulation Act. Seems some peo
ple are slow to register under the
act because they don’t want to be
publicly identified as lobbyists. In
short, “lobbyist” is a dirty word.
This recommendation was made
in the face of some well-known
facts of Washington life. It’s no
secret here that cocktail and din
ner parties, Congressional galler
ies and hearing rooms, private of
fices of Congressmen and govern
ment officials, bars, restaurants,
nightclubs and country clubs, not
to mention park benches, teem with
men and women attempting to in
fluence legislation. For better or
worse, they are lobbyists and iden
tified as such, however reluctant
they may be to admit it.
Other committee recommenda
tions were technical. They called
for exemption of radio and tele
vision broadcasting from the lob
bying act (newspapers and other
periodicals are already exempt),
repeal of a section that bars con
victed lobbyists from lobbying for
three years, simplification of ex
pense reports, exemption of per
sons spending or receiving less
than $1000 a year and a ban on
contingent-fee lobbying. Conting
ent-fee lobbyists base their charges
on their degree of success.
Removal of the word “lobbying”
from the act also would be a tech
nicality. The word appears nowhere
except in the law’s title. Presum
ably, lobbyists would still be call
ed lobbyists and the act would con
tinue to be known informally as
the Lobby Registration Act.
The committee dug deeper into
the lobbying problem by pointing
out that most of the money spent
on lobbying these days actually is
spent on advertising and the pre
paration of pamphlets in an en
deavor to mold the public opinion
that eventually influences legisla
tion. The committee also hit at the
big business lobbies which conceal
the identities of their financial
supporters by saying the contribu
tions are for the purchase of books.
Such contributions should be re
ported, the committee said. The Re
publican minority members refused
to sign the report.
AFL Union Winner
In NLRB Election
At Ohio Power Co.
International Brother hood of
Electrical Workers, Local No. 696
(A. F. of L.), won the right to
represent physical employes of
Eastern Division of The Ohio
Power Co. in an election conducted
January 3 by the National Labor
Relations Board.
The union obtained 137 of the
179 votes cast, while the balanced
voted to be represented by no
union. There were 189 eligible
Balloting was conducted at the
following seven locations in the
division: Steubenville, East Liver
pool, Wellsville, Bellaire, Barnes
ville, Dillonvale and Cadiz.
The election followed consolida
tion of Ohio Power’s former East
ern (Steubenville) Division and
Sunnyside (Bellaire) Division last
July 1. Before the consolidation,
the I.B.E. W. represented physical
workers of the Sunnyside Division,
while employes of the Eastern Di
vision were not represented by
Newton, N. C. (LPA)—Carolina
Mills, Inc. here has been ordered
to reinstate 34 workers with back
pay and bargain with the Textile
Workers Union. The board ruled
the company fired a disproportion
ate number of union members in
Jan. 1949, when it reduced opera
Organization work began in Oct.
1948 when workers appealed to
TWUA for help, after each weaver
was assigned 32 instead of 22
looms and the pay scale was chop
ped from 67.2 cents to 46 cent?
per 100,000 picks.
NLRB found the company not
only threatened its workers when
they talked of bringing the union
into the plant, but that when things
got slack it laid off approximately
half the union members, including
everybody on the organizing com
Slje Potters Herald
Carl Heintz Head*
Local Union 76
At Buffalo, N. YJ
Buffalo, N. Y.—It has been a
long time since there has been any
news from Local Union 76, but that
doesn’t mean we are not on our
toes. We are working 40 hours a
week for which we are grateful,
and we hope this full time will
We are happy to welcome Bros.
George Savage from Cambridge,
Ohio, and Louis Shingleton from
Clarksburg, W. Va., both casters,
to the Buffalo Pottery’ family. We
hope they will like it here.
Our hearts are saddened to see
so many of our fine young men
called into the armed forces. Our
prayers and hopes are with them
for a safe return. It has always]
been, hard to understand-why
We especially want to thank
President Duffy for his recent visit
to Puerto Rica in our behalf. We
know it was a hard fight against
tremendous odds. We are indeed
fortunate to have a man of his
ability and courage at the head of
our organization. We pray for his
good health and strength that he
may continue to lead us.
Local 76 elected their officers
for the first six months of 1951 as
follows: Carl Heintz, president
Edward Shuster, vice president
Bert Clark, treasurer Dbrothy
Donovan, recording secretary June1
Donovan, inspector Evelyn Zitlle,
guard Carl Heintz, defense collec
tor Pat McMahon and Alphonse
Wieczorek, trustees.
The new officers were installed
by Bro. Harold Benzel a past pres
ident of Local 76.
Belated greetings to the Execu
tive Board and brothers and sisters
throughout the trade for a happy
and prosperous new year.
—O.C. 76
Noted Americans
Fight For Repeal
Of McCarran Act
Chicago (LPA)—Six Protestant
bishops, two Nobel prize winners,
and leading educators and scient
ists are among the 32 prominent
Americans who have formed a Na
tional Committee for repeal of the
“infamous” McCarran (anti-sub
versives) act.
The announcement was made by
John B. Thompson, of Rockefeller
Memorial chapel, University of
Chicago, and Robert Mores Lovett,
former acting governor of the Vir
gin Islands. They said more than
1000 others have joined the 32 who
initiated the movement, which has
grown out of the appeal by more
than 1900 leading Americans last
fall for defeat of the measure.
President Truman vetoed the bill,
but his veto was overridden.
“The hysteria and intimidation
the jaw has evoked in the two
months since its passage have
strengthened the opposition of
those who were against its pass?
age, and have operied the eyes of
many who were not fully aware of
the dangers of such repressive leg
islation", said Thompson and
There have been three develop
(Tqrf If Ptf Three)
of all nations, color and creed can
not live peaceably with one an
other. The hunger for power is of
course the dominating factor, plus
jealousy. Our wonderful United
States will always be a prize some
other nations will have their eyes
upon. We must ever be on guard.
Hey, Uncle, You Forgot Somethina.
Local To Have His Name On Labor Committee For
In West Coast Who's Who
F. Doles Installs
New Officers At
Local Union No. 4
Sixth Vice President Frank
Dales installed the following of
ficers for the ensuing term at our
last meeting: Fletcher Williams,
president Carl Pennybaker, vice
president Cecil Calhoon, record
ing secretary James Moss, trea
surer Norman Lanning, financial
A representative from the Social
Security office in Youngstown was
present and explained changes in
the law. He was asked many ques
tions following his address and our
members now have a better under
standing of the benefits to be re
ceived when we reach the retiring
Quite a few took the floor and
voiced 'strong disapproval at the
way back pay is handled when you
enter a case before the Standing
Committee. We believe it only fair
that when a dispute is settled and
back pay awarded, it should be
from the time the case was pre
sented to the Standing Committee
and not from the time they begin
hearings on the case. This has
caused a lot of dissatisfaction
among our members and unless
something of a definite time limit
can be agreed upon, serious trouble
might occur.
Belated holiday greeting to the
Executive Board and members
throughout the trade for a happy
and prosperous New Year.
Local Union 124 had a rather
good attendance at their first meet
ing in the new year.
Instead of calling the meeting to
order at the usual time, President
Alan Rose introduced Mr. Eugene
O. Wiles, field representative from
the Social
on coverage
He also answered many questions
that were in our minds.
Security office in
who gave us a very
and interesting talk
under the new law.
Following his remarks the meet
ing was called to order and two
new members were obligated.
The report of the auditing com
mittee was read and approved. A
vote of thanks was extended them
for their fine work.
Members who are three or more
months in arrears have been given
until our next meeting to clear up
their arrearage or they will be sus
pended. The local intends to en
force the law in this matter so you
better check your dues book and
see if you are in good standing.
Several expressed that we should
have a party in the near future.
The entertainment committee will
look into the matter and make their
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Evansville, Ind. At our last
meeting in December, officers for
the new year were elected as fol
lows: Henry Schnautz, president
Bennie Smith, vice president Marie
Z. Lee, recording secretary Austin
McCurry, financial secretary Geo
rge Hall, defense secretary John
Norman, inspector Lyman Kolle,
guard Norman Clewlou, statistic
ian Maxie Duncan, trustee.
—O.C. 5
Local No. 86 Asks
Resolutions Be
Handed In Early
All the newly elected officers
were on hand as President Sharkey
called the meeting of Local Union
86 to order on January 8. This was
our first meeting in over two weeks
and the attendance was rather dis
appointing. We would like to see
more members attend meetings in
the new year and lend their aid in
settling our many problems.
With convention time not far off,
now is the time to prepare your
resolutions. A resolution committee
has been appointed and will assist
you in drawing up your proposals.
Now is the time to act in this mat
ter and not wait until the last
minute and then complain if the
local does not see eye to eye with
your resolution. Hand them in early
and let’s have ample time to dis
cuss the merits of each resolution.
Our sincere sympathy is extend
ed the family of our late Bro.
Frank Doak in their hour of bere
avement. He was well liked and
will be missed by his many friends.
Bro. Pat Connor has accepted
temporary employment at the Hall
China Co.
Bros. Sharkey and Connors are
looking forward to a big year of
pigeon racing. Bro. Sharkey recent
ly released 30 of his stock on a
trial flight and rumor has it some
of them have not found their way
home as yet.
Bro. Langdon is also quite a
sportsman we hear. A mean man
with a rifle, Bro. Langdon does not
like to return home without shoot
ing something and on one occasion
was reported as scoring a direct
hit on his dog.
Decorators Sound
Call To
All Delinquents
The following were added to our
roll, Dom Crumbley, George Cox
and Henry L. Hathorn.
We are sorry to see Robert Ben
nett, Clifford Oakes, Dake Virden
and R. Ramsey leave the trade.
President Sharkey gave a report
of several grievances being ironed
out satisfactorily at Plant 4 of the
Homer Laughlin China Co.
Scorn of Public
Or Love of AMA?
Washington (LPA)—“What will
it gain these foolish companies to
have the love of the AMA and the
contempt of the consuming pub
lic?” That’s what the National
Assembly for the Advancement of
Public Relations asks in referring
to insurance companies and other
private businesses which play along
with the American Medical Asso
ciation in its campaign against the
national health insurance program.
Denouncing the District of Col
umbia Association of Insurance
Agents, Inc., for publishing news
paper advertisements implying sup
port of the AMA’s charges against
health insurance as urged by Pres
ident Truman and organized labor,
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Paden City, W. Va.—Local Union
146 installed the following officers
for the ensuing term: John Wikes,
president Anna Vandusen, vice
president William D. Krebs, re
cording secretary Mabel Rockwell,
financial secretary Harold Yost,
defense secretary Leslie Moore,
treasurer Willard Cline, guard
Harry Boyer, inspector Ernest
Grimm, statistician William Best,
trustee. —O.C. 146
President Smith and Secretary
Ansell were elected to represent
us at the New York conference and
we hope they come back with good
reports and also enjoy their visit
to the world metropolis.
We are very sorry to report
Bro. Jim Holt was recently admitt
ed to Donn y Hospital. Our sym
pathy and best wishes are extended
him. Bro. Abrams is still at Abing
ton, Pa. and Mike Gevak expects
to be back with us soon.
Our best wishes for a speedy re
covery of Bro. Al Grajds-.wife '•and'
the wife of Bro. Candelori. The
latter is coming along fine, thanks
to the Mood transfusions so will
ingly giveir.
Some of our members recently
visited Mr. Bentley at his new
home at New Hope near the Cart
Wheel. We sincerely hope Mrs.
Bentley’s health will improve and
they will enjoy their new location.
The Tank Conveyor Clubs and
others held their Christmas ban
quets and all reported of having a
good time. They kept the photo
grapher busy and he did a very
good job. Of course he had good
material to start with.
We all feasted on turkey Christ
mas, thanks to the Trenton Pot
teries Co. or Mr. Rydstrom, who
ever is responsible for this very
wonderful gift. We have only one
suggestion and that is, if it is pos
sible we would like to know a little
earlier if we are to get the well
known bird. We hope this tradition
carries on for it sure helps to pro
mote good will and the spirit of the
Bro. Russ Southard and his
helpers took over at the close of
the meeting and took care of every
The thing that depresses most
now is the international situation]
and we add our prayers to millions
of others that peace may be re
stored. —O.C. 45
Washington (LPA)—In the most
stirring step toward labor unity
yet, the International Association
of Machinists reaffiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, ad
ding nearly 606,000 to the AFL’^
Formal action came Jan. 4
when IAM President Al Hayes and
Secretary-Treasurer Eric Peterson
announced that rank-and-file Ma
chinists had voted 3^ to 1 for re
affiliation in a union-wide refer
endum. Peterson then tendered a
check for $15,135 to AFL Secre
tary-Treasurer George Meany to
cover the IA M’s per capita tax for
Reaffiliation marks the end of a
longstanding dispute between the
IAM and the AFL Executive Coun
cil, Peterson explained. During the
dispute the IAM withdrew from the
AFL twice, once in 1943 and again
in 1945 after returning in 1944.
Reaffiliation was accomplished
on the basis of an agreement reach
ed last February in Miami Beach
between the AFL Executive Coun
cil and the IAM’s own Executive
Council. This agreement was con
firmed in June in a letter to Hayes
from AFL President William
Under the agreement, the IAM
is to have the same jurisdiction it
Owfied, CcmtroDed and Published
by the National Brotherhood of
Operative Pottera
Brotherhood Chief Named
1951 Heart Fund Campaign
President James M. Duffy has again been named to serve on the
National Labor Committee of the American Heart Association’s 1951
Heart Fund Drive, it was announced this week by Secretary of Labor
Maurice J. Tobin, Chairman of the Committee.
The Heart Fund Drive will take place during the month of Feb
ruary, and will be conducted by the American Heart Association and its.
affi-ates throughout the country, to support a program of scientific
research, public education and community service.
In his iter of invitation to President Duffy, the Secretary wrote:
“Heart ailments are the leading cause of death in our country,
_--------_ __ —___—_ killing more than 630,000 of our
""’Jpeople ually, and disabling ad
of thousand.*
every year so it today 10,
000,000 Americans find their health
and productive ability impaired
by heart ailments.
“The fact that the national em
ergency is draining our manpower
reserves makes it even more im
perative that we keep the nation’s
workers in the best of possible
health and that we utilize the skills
of the large numbers of trained
union craftsmen who are disabled
by heart disease.
“The work of the American
Local Union No. 45Ijditionalan,..undr^ds
Installs Officers
At Last Meeting
Trenton, N. J.—Local Union
got off to a good start for 1951
with a well attended meeting ami
lots of punch to it.
Installation of officers was per
formed by our loyal friend and ex
president Charles Smith who is the
father of George Smith, present
chairman. Bro. Smith thanked all
who had supported him through the
old year and asked the same co
operation be extended the new of
ficers. How about complying with
that request fellows Bros. Charles
Smith and Al Davies were tellers
with Robert Hannah as judge.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Heart Association offers convinc
ing evidence of progress in the
drive to bring heart disease under
control and to find ways and means
to put disabled workers on their
feet as useful, productive citizens.”
In accepting the invitation, Pres
ident Duffy expressed the convic
tion that it is vital to support the
1951 Heart Fund Drive, not only
because heart disease is America’s
foremost health problem, but also
because at this time, our country
is faced with the depletion of man
power reserves, due to the national
President Duffy stated that he
shared Secretary Tobin’s belief
that the work of the American
Heart Association merits our
wholehearted support in its efforts
through scientific research, to
bring heart disease under control,
and to develop methods of rehabil
itating disabled workers, so that
they may again become useful, pro
ductive participants in the nation
al emergency.
Not What's Said,
But Way It's Said
Anaheim, Calif. (LPA)—It’s not
what you say, but the way that you
say it that counts when you’re
hauled before the National Labor
Relations Board.
Last September an election at
the General Electric Co. here show
ed 9 votes “no union” and 9 votes
for the United Electrical Workers.
The UE petitioned for a new elec
tion, claiming a company letter to
workers had swung the election.
The letter said, in part, “If you
wish this personal relationship to
continue, mark your ballot with an
in the square designated for a
NO vote.”
The NLRB dismissed the UE
petition because it said the em
ployer had not threatened the
workers. It quoted this part of the
GE letter: “. if the union wins it
will bargain for all production and
maintenance workers whether or
not they join the union. This does
not mean that we will penalize or
be unfriendly to you.”
Machinists Return To AFL
Step Toward Labor Unity
had before it left the AFL and is
to have all the rights, privileges
and considerations accorded other
AFL affiliates. In addition, juris
diction of the Operating Engineers
over certain jobs in connection with
the trial runs of ships reverts to
the Machinists, and the AFL Build
ing Trades Department is to re
frain from settling jurisdictional
disputes outside the construction
industry involving the IAM. These
conditions were accepted by IAM
members in the recent referendum.
Machinists had been urged by
Hayes and their Executive Council
to favor return to the AFL. “We
must look not at our personal opin
ions and differences that we may
have had in local points or territor
ies, but consider the overall future
hopes of the entire trade union
movement,” the IAM leaders said
when the referendum was first
“The forces of reaction are well
united. The future welfare of every
wage earner depends likewise to a
large degree on eventually uniting
the trade union movement that we
may effectively cope with our op
position. Our reaffiliation is, in our
opinion, a constructive way to work
for the unity of the entire labor
movement. We pledge full support
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