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VOL. XLIV, NO. 44
come a long way since then but there is still a great amount of work to be done for there are few, if any, labor laws on the books to day that cannot be greatly im proved. It was also brought to our atten tion that only about ten per cent of the cash awards granted for in juries received under the Work men’s Compensation Law are col lected, due to the fact that many do not know that in addition to the weekly payments, there is very often a cash settlement made and the speaker cited several instances in this respect. It has only been a short time since silicosis was made a compen sable disease. This was accomplish ed through the efforts of pottery manufacturers, local pottery unions and the State Federation. Now we understand all diseases from occu pational hazards are covered»,J¥.® anxiously await the day that all such cases will be handled more quickly or some provision made to take care of the afflicted until their case has gone through the neces sary channels. Bro. Marcianti also touched on 1 the sacrifices that were made by the pioneers in the labor movement and the generosity of the members in seeing that their representatives were provided for in such a way that they had no cause to be ashamed when meeting the em ployers. The writer wishes he could re member all the facts given and that all our members could have heard (Turn to Page Three} Don’t Put Blaine For High Food Prices On Farmer Washington (LPA) Don’t put all the blame for high food prices on the farmer. Sure he’s getting more money. Farm prices in gener al are at about 110 percent of par ity—although some food items are well below that baffling level. But the big mark-up comes after the food leaves the farm. That’s the gist of a “preliminary statement” issued by the Senate committee on Agriculture & For estry, headed by Sen. Allen J. El lender (D, La.). And that’s the con- k elusion some top labor leaders have reached. When the committee started looking into food prices it found that many products had already been sold by the farmers before the price increases occurred. “In fact,” the committee declares, “in a number of cases farmers receiv ed lower prices for their products in 1950 than in 1949, even though these products are now selling at sharply higher retail prices.” The committee questioned spokesmen for a number of large scale processors of canned fruits and vegetables and representatives from several retail food chains. At the same time, beef prices in the ^Washington area were investigat ed. Here are some of the data the committee turned up. BEEF: “Current retail prices of the important cuts of beef are higher in relation to either whole sale beef sides or to live cattle prices than a year earlier. Between the latter part of January 1950 and the latter part of January 1951 the (Tara Paar NOTICE WAREHOUSEWOMEN Primary election of national officials March 9. Polls will open at 1 o’clock. All members urged to vote. LIBRARIAN, A. F. OF A. F. L. BUILDING WASHINGTON, D. C. 1 AFL Labor News Service International Labor News Service and Labor Press Association, Inc. State Federation Head|?ccori,oAs Main Speaker At Dinner ^aa Iauaabi J. A llPin NV If" I \PV l^nTTP ClintLocal 9 W W aw w W (meeting xxTre5ton’ S’ J:~°n Tuesday evening, February 20, a tielegation of|Wilson Adkins and Patrick J. Mc potters from the larger locals New Jersey met at the Stacy-Trent I Hotel in Trenton. ur en* Following a very nice dinner Vice President Wheatley introduced) Convention time is not far away Mr. Louis Marcianti, president of the New Jersey State Federation of |anfl we are glad to see the number Labor who delivered a fine address. In his remarks the speaker gave a|°f resolutions we have to date. Now Mbrief history of the State Federation and informed us it was organized (is the time to act in this matter prior to the American Federation of Labor. |and remember, hand them in early One of it s first accomplishments was to have removed from the(so we have ample time to discuss J™ Hhobr°Hninnaa^Yvi7ihlChwmahde a cnminal off*n8* to take Pa* in|the merits of each resolution, any labor union activities. We have*------------------------------------------- I We know this will hold true in as called for in the agreement. We(f Operators Greed ■A 'Open Polls Early For March 6 vote I ■a 'Several resolutions were brought best Attendance fev... WVm I CAB Hl LaSl I Union 124 held a brief but eresting session at their last and added three names to |the roll, John Manor, Woodrow (few were returned back to the (committee to be rewritten. Election time is again at hand _a ff Al |and we will vote in the primary for |l|NA0T|||pf AT Illi (national officers and AFL dele VI 11 Va (gates at our next meeting on March ||6. If you are working night turn k Pre®ld?nt R°.se regarding new shapes,^ before||qualified for office he stated, butl[J||g$ reaching a settlement. It seems |make sure you vote some brothers were content to| ______________ have their .shopmates make port instead of coming to themselves and ironing out problems. We are still finding many that have been made for two •. re .... or|^F®*"5n* ——O.C. i24 II ~a s Bell Telephone three years under the scale price|ga (meeting of Local Union Fool The Public. QQ| ||Q IIDIIC make every effort to have adjust- k (Clyde Jones presiding. ments made along this line. I being suspended. We do not like tojthen, the company hoped, its side| tends to enforce the law. O. C. 4|in papers generally .And by Mon-| Forces Protest Walkout of 22,000 Charleston, W Va LPA)-m a Only last month 11 miners were killed in an explsoion at Kermit, W. Va. Sparks had set off a gas explosion. The blast came 10 days after federal inspectors had found five violations, including the fact that machines and electric drills (Tara to Page Three) Syracuse, NY (LPA) Bell tele-1 We were very glad to hear the We were very glad to see Bro.|pkone ads* are always talking of [trouble at the Gem Clay has been Charles Meyers who lives in East|«service to the public.”But when (settled. Palestine at our last meeting. Bro.Lf. came t0 seeking a rate increase, At our next meeting on March 5 Meyers has been on the sick list (jqy ge]i didn’t want the public for quite some time and we were(know about it too soon, as its press|for national officials and AFL glad to hear he is recovering satis- (agent later was forced to admit, (delegates. Polls will be open from factorily and following the advice I'rhe State Society of Newspaper lone o’clock until close of meeting, of his physician. (Editors, at its meeting here, laced (Every member is asked to vote Our polls in the primary election (into NY Bell for “trying to tie the|for it is very important we see will open at 4 p. m., enabling all (hands of the press.” (those best qualified are supported, brothers to cast their ballot. This I was more than that. It I Another very important matter is an important duty and we would|was an attempt to get the com-|to be discussed at this meeting is like to have every member exerciselpany’s side in print before the pub-1 whether or not we will raise our his privilege. (lie could learn the whole story. And (local dues. Now is the time to The Resolution Committee re-|jt was aiso a thinly veiled attempt|speak your piece. Some feel that' ported that to date they have re-Lo influence editors and publishers|we are now paying enough while! ceived only a few resolutions. With (by dangling the bait of large ad-(others feel that if we are to meet all the complaints we hear through |vertisements. |our ever rising expenses, the dues the shop, we cannot understand! Local representative8 of Bell,|must be raised. why no resolutions are presented |mostiy commercial managers, call-1 We are glad to see where Pres to correct these inequities. Better!^ Qn editors of local papers|ident Jones has been named a get on the ball fellows for all r®so-(througkou^ tke state and in some|member of the national picnic com lutions calling for changes in|ca8es on the publishers. The editors |mittee. Sebring is always well rep pnees and working conditions orly about the proposed demand (resented at -the picnic but with affecting the wage scale in any|for rate increases “in confidence.”!Clyde spurring us on, we feel there way, must be ln..bea q“ar ^(a general release presenting the|will be more than ever on hand May 1 or they will not be allowed I* gide wag ^ven each edi I to come before the convention. then or shortly after The re-| in remind tn hand! Any caster who is loafing andllea8e date was Saturday afternoon.! Once again we remind all to hand( seeking employment should call(That was because the company filed|in their resolutions early. The com headquarters and have his name(jts rate petition with the state mi ttee will aid you in drawing registered on the unemployment |public Utilities the day before, just) them up in the proper manner. I list. |before the close of business. The| —O.C. 44 We still have a few delinquents (purpose was to prevent reporters) 11 ——————————————-... who are nearing the deadline of (from seeing it before Monday. By|aai_|W a suspend anyone, but the local in-|of the story would have appeared) a a a a e (Harmful Anti-Freeze n (Sold To Car Owners I 1 Slje Potters herald 1951 Annual Outing To Be Held At Meyers Lake ParkYEAR19511,PERMARCH$2.00 Primary Election For Officials First Meeting In March MARSHALL O. K.’S UNION Our last meeting was very well(ani| unable to be present at the I attended, one of the best in the (meeting, you can cast your ballot in new year. If the same enthusiasm(the afternoon when the polls will bell r..OF.|P a-,.-.,..,., rs |t«»ivuv me mxi continues, there is little doubt but |open from one o’clock until the] Genei^1 George C. Marshall, ISecretary of the Depytment of Defense, ling and extended thanks to the of what many of our problems can |cio8e of the meetina that evening I accePts Plans f°r exhibits of the armed forces in the 1951 AFL Union- 1 soon be settled. Bering tnat evening. Industrieg Show to u heId In mammoth Soldier Field, May we Know tms win noia true m|been having a fine turnout at meet-( ahow In addition to the armed services disolavs some 600 industries the matter of price settlements on n(ra hp hnned the members I new articles Too manv times have I Z wU1 show products of union labor craftsmen at the annual exposition, new uriuies. 100 many nines nave (showed the same spirit when it I we had to wait two or three months |comes to voting for natiOnal offi-|............................ for all the necessary particulars Lials pick those you think best IR ftated. ha^e 18-26. Making the presentation is Ray F. Leheney, director of the A V Be Discussed Co.||||Mt’ tiHs nf Caught Trying To lM 8 ’Ma Sebring, Ohio The regular 44 LU Uie armeu acrvu.es displays, some ouu industries HSC UllCStlOII IO aIIa was v (held on February 19 with President to|we will vote in the primary election labor members of the Wage Stab ilization Board who have resigned because of the wage formula voted by the public and industry mem- New York (LPA)—A number of|beys» have filed their dissenting (anti-freeze solutions sold in the|°Pini°n (US cause “millions of dollars in| They said the proposed Regula (damage” to automobiles, Leo T.|tion 6 is “unjust, discriminatory damn shame when lawmakers put I He legis’lation 1. Puts the primary burden of money above life. That s the way 1 outlaw guch which he egti (sacrifice involved in current mobil one member of a delegation from at a Uong annual lization only on those who depend the United Mine Workers put it in I. ]on wages and salaries for a living protesting a pending bill in thel*’ 2. Fails to recognize the wage! House of Delegates that would save Pending billsi would prohibit dis- (provisions of existing union con the mine owners more than $7 mill- (tnbution °.r sa adulterated or |tractg an(j upset many of ion a year. (misbranded anti-freeze solutions, (tkem More than 22,000 United Mine |and, those for which false or mis-1 3 Makes no provision for hand workers have refused to work jn |Ieading claims are made and would (Jing disputes arising over applica northern West Virginia in protest- |Pr°hibit removal of the label fr‘)Jn |tion of this or any other regulation ing the proposed bill, which would |a container of anti-freeze and theLggued the board, permit section foremen, instead ol |®ddition of adulterating substances. The wage formula adopted would fire bosses, to make safety inspec-(Fourteen states already have 8uch.||»m»^ watrp inrhiHincr tions. Ilaws- limit wage increases, including _________________________ Ipensions, holidays, welfare plans NOTICE KILNMEN ||and otber. frin?e ■percent above Jan. 15, 1950, and Members of Local Union 9 (lists so many harsh restrictions will vote in the primary elec- (that many existing contracts would tion for national officers on (be invalidated. I March 2. Polls will be open I The dissenting statement con front 1 p. m. until close of Itained a meeting. (ism, and section-by-section critic urged rejection (of the AmaaLa lllwalie ViauKS ■Vh|A|H |1|| Ng||af get a break. Price Controller SURPRISE! SURPRISE! Elected along with Premier Stal-(UliIQll art. Among them were Stalin’s son,(vliy Lt. Gen. Vassily Stalin, composer) Ilya Ehrenburg and Konstantin kAEIJBERC HE I E/*TEH MT RnEBnDEKw KEJCw I El/|c’e®’ an^the A CTADII Vw AvE rQKMULA Ur w ABILlfctK jt|members a economy against future loss of needed purchasing power by the present dissipation of individual savings. This section places special emphasis, finally, on the mainten ance and furtherance of the Ameri can system of competitive enter prise, the maintenance and furth erance of a sound agricultural in dustry, the maintenance and furth erance of sound working relations, (Turn to Page Three) 4 4, 4 IK National Office with ‘he A week later shop committee|| OC of the firm for (meeting the three officials were ■on hand and gave a report of the)A (meeting held with the firm. Sever-|qAVAFAI ltime in re&ards to |]qa(I|uP BrVWwII VII HvvV UuvU lllltO v3KS KflCKeilWilliam Stark A It has been stated by President (these conditions. (al controversies were ironed out) hnl stops taken to clear up thel A rt [docket of other d.sputea A go«l|meeti o/ bad condjlion, in the (turnout was present at the meet- warehoMe at Mveral digtrict i (plants. Committees were appointed [ficials for the progreaa made. 1 |ook int0 lhe maUer and reporl A few days later Bro. Dales was (back at the next meeting, [hack on the plant and spent the| g, timea we find it hard [entire day on grievances pertainmgl, cope wH)) the varioua reporti ■to the casters. (we recejve for when they are in- Bro. Slaven was here at the same (vestigated we have found that the Salle on Feb. 21 issued an order, |?a, ®Tnd ms”L them members of|with common sense should bring effective March 2, setting retail L°cal Uni°n 42 |about a satisfacorly agreement price ceilings on all autos, whether) We wish to extend our thanks(soon. sold by dealers or individuals. |for this fine service and want them) The n'c n w Ito know we appreciate i.' DiSalle acted to stop a growing effortg -nappreciate ur behalf, racket whereby a dealer drives a| .have brand new car around the block,(Mundy from Local Union 70, Min-|we hope every member will make and then says it is a used car, thus(erva, Ohio, a visitor at our last)^ a point to be present at this evading the existing ceilings on (meeting. (meeting and have his say on sup prices of new cars *be t’me art*c'e aPPears (porting or rejecting these resolu- Ti,o lin Print our Social Committee com-|tions for the betterment of the The order may mean a price roll-|poged of Sisterg Vjolet Sanders, trade back on thousands of such “new-|Ethel Beck and Ruth Zanerilla| Iaix huaineS8 on the (Tum to Page Three} I along- with Bros Herman Allison I °rnfial ouamess on tne --------------------------|aion®, 7lin j°a, “ernian Aiiison,ievening^ agenda was anything but ■Art Shinn and Al Kenst will have!..” +_ TRo atm- Moscow (LPA)—George Gallup|plans f°r xOUq®"TU® nJmembers who are on the verge of and the other pollsters didn’t tryL. |suspension because they have not their hand at predicting the Russ-| e /:_„x their dues and assessments ian state elections but if they had I?!f.eP° 8 vonp Ipaid up. In discussing the matter they wouldn’t have been faced withr \.. us-JL. nnd was br°ught to light, two or any Truman 1948. The results were|p*cnic wdl be bl88er ai^ol£ttJjlthree of these members have large hardly an upset: 64,671,101 votersP an eve (families and if the inevitable so cast their ballots for Stalin 150,-( (happens, it would create* a real ^x,iV°Ie^ a^a’ns^ Cx i III HI AH llfllf Simonov. There was only one slate. I You could vote either for it or| Detroit (LPA)—In an Ql||(|y Vi in were deputies representing So-| |hind. viet politics, science, the army and|fB|4tf I UvVvl lllllvlll n against it, but you had to vote. (attempt to “cleanse Detroit of the|^£| ■——(corruption which apparently has| w 1 invaded the law enforcement agen-| Richmond. Va. (ILNS).—An ap- government’s operations, (Turn to Page Three} Washington (LPA) The three fnrmuU hv Fnnnmir x„._Jjud*ment awarded a Richmond con- formula by Economic Stabilizer! of studv tours (invaded law enforcement agen-l Richmond, Va. (ILNS).—An ap- l^n*ted ^uto Workers will give its|0£ America and two of its affili- llallU XI 1x7 viU&tjJIA 111 L/CHUHj Baiu pairment of national unity and|uAW Secretary-Treasurer Emil morale to protect the national |Mazey. “The people to take part in this study program will be selected (Turn to Paar Three} NOTICE LOCAL 130 Primary election for nation al officials will be held at our next meeting on March 9. For the benefit of those working night shift, polls will be open from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. 1^ IP S 5 *1*l~1 but a little Patience I"ixed ___ committee on resolutions to know we ^their tire-(mad€ their report and are now "------... (drawing up several resolutions ‘to I It was a pleasure to Bro.(be presented at our next meeting. held their first meeting to make ««d nam« of^eve™! (hardship on those they leave be- I a our next mee*’n8 on March 5 tTurn to Page Three} Result of Probe UMW will Appeal amblt'otus|AATF£ AAT lllflfYmOnf close-up look at the Clty|ates is expected in the $275,437 ..ni I r,rst 01 a series oi svuuy tours i structlon company connection Johnston. The dissent Declared: |sponsored by the union’s Education|with a Kentucky work stoppage. “The Board has plainly ignored (Department will begin March 12.| After deliberating 8 hours, a the basic principles which should (About 30 UAW members will take|Rjchmond Circuit Court jury grant govern its policy determinations.|part in each tour. They will spend|ed the sum to the Laburnum Con Congress set forth these principles (three days making personal inspec-Lection Corp, against UMW Dis in the Defense Production Act. Sec-1tions of government agencies and(trjct 50 UMW, and United Con tion 401 of that Act specifically de-(in the evening will meet with city|structjOn Workers, UMW affiliate, dares that, in establishing price (officials to ask questions. The first Qne of the attorneys for the un and wage stabilization, it is the in-(study will be on housing and law(jonSj james Mullen, remarked that tent of Congress to achieve the fol-(enforcement. (an appeal is “probable.” lowing objectives: to stabilize the( “As the result of what was re-| Laburnum alleged that William cost of living for workers and con-(Vealed during the short hearings |a. Hart, USW representative, came sumers to protect consumers,(conducted by the Kefauver Com-Lg a Laburnum job in Breathitt wage earners and others from un-(mjttee here in Detroit, I’ve become |c0Unty, Ky., July 26, 1949, with a due impairment of their living |convjnced that there is an urgent (“disorderly crowd or mob” with standards to prevent economic dis-jneed for a thorough investigation(the purpose of organizing common turbances, labor disputes, interfer- (and an understanding of the oper- (]aborers. ence with the effective mobiliza- |ation of our government by rankl| By threats, “arrogant, tyrannical tion of national resources and im- |and fjie citizens in Detroit,” said (behavior” and some violence the Owned, CoMJUUU! IM Published by the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters 1 EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO, THURSDAY, |J""E 23 Itad Letter Da, IFor Potters And Friends Salem, Ohio—Members of Local Union 42 cannot say they are net familiar national they are National Potters. During the past month |at national headquarters and selected the site for this year’s outing, representatives from headquarters Beautiful Meyers Lake Park in Canton, Ohio, scene of last year’s have been in our midst quite fre-(ouf*n8 was again chosen by the commit:,j for the 1951 outing. The quently endeavoring to clear up(P°P^’a’' Canton resort, one of the finest in the state, proved very the many problems we face. (popular with the potters last year. v J, .. A I Robert V. Howard, park manager and George Sinclair, assistant At Canton PI a v o u n officials and the fine job| doing for members of the| With spring-like weather in the air, ‘bn 1951 Picnic Committee Brotherhood of Operative (swung into high gear at their second mee^ ng last Saturday evening Un reoruary 9 Fresident Dutf y (manager outlined to the committee many new features which have been r'.-i _j .... .. .... innovations along with the assurance that the park will be in tip-top shape for the big day, prompted the committee in making the selec tion. (and vice presidents Dales and (added to the park this year. These (i (Slaven visited the shop and to-(----------------—— (gether with the (met with officials (over four hours. LOCfll OU KCpOrtS °ur Bad Conditions A WIIWI1IVIIV W Ik Al FQ|gAF|A$ decorating kiln (infraction has been going on so (problems. A few days later Bro.|]ong jt has become a regular cus (Slaven made a return visit to take|tom. Sometimes too we find it a problems in the print shop and(matter of selfishness on the part (decal shop. (of some members who bring about that the national of-| We were glad to hear progress (ficials have been working hard to(8 being made in righting condi- Washimrton (LPAI ComPslsettfe‘e,r ph’blen” and spendingLjong at the Laughlin plant*. No March 2 and the auto buver mavlso much time in Sa!enfl that (settlement has been reached to vUUTIIIvlll business community, |peaj by the United Mine Workers ”in (company alleged, the UCW caused a stoppage of the job and thereby caused Laburnum to lose its con tract and “future business.” Although admitting the work stoppage, the unions denied liabil ity. NOTICE FINISHERS Polls will be open from 1 p. m. until close of meeting for voting in primary election on March 8. Striking back at the weather man for his predictions of the last two years of assurance that the third Saturday in June was the date to hold the picnic for Meal weather, the committee found this prophecy backfired so this year they have set the fourth Saturday, June 28 as the day for the annual outing. The children are promised an exceptional time. The park features a number of rides designed for the smaller tots and prices will be cut on picnic day to a nickel a ticket. Aside from the great variety of amusement features at the park, the committee intend# to put on a great baby show, a penny scramble for the kiddies, and a super athletic program, culminating with a base ball game between two of the best teams in the pottery industry. There will also be the usual free dancing in the afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p. m., and the usual long list of attractive prizes for free distribution among those who hold the lucky numbers given away at the gate. There can be no difficulties in parking this year. The mammoth parking space at the park will be all free, with no restrictions. The order for the automobile which will soon be seen in the Diamond daily, has been placed with the Mike Turk Motors, local distributor for Buick. The commit tee chose a super 4-Door Sedan with all the accessories. It is by far the greatest car ever offered some lucky potter to drive home on picnic day. No Profiteering In Defense Effort Wilson Pledges Washington (LPA) Mobiliza tion Czar Charles E. Wilson made his first report to the people the night of Feb. 23 on the progress of “our mobilization to defend Amer ica.” The government will do its best, he said, “to see that no one is go ing to profiteer out of taxpayers* money in this period of emergency without suffering the consequences of law.” He said “we are going to try to make the life of the chiseler both unprofitable and downright painful.” On dislocation and “other pro blems in the manpower field” Wil son pledged establishment of polic ies “only after consultation with outstanding representatives in the fields of labor, business and agri culture.” Of the American worker he said “both their effort and their point of view must be represented in meeting national problems.” As to inflation and controls, he admitted that the first steps taken Jan. 26 on prices and wages were “at best stop-gap controls”, that inequities resulted but the freeze did “put the brakes on.” He ex plained that “we put the brakes on a car that was traveling danger ously fast. We couldn’t stop it dead. It will run for a little while even with the brakes on.” He said his office “will do its best to destroy inflation. We will oppose every source of infla (Turn to Page Three} NOTICE LOCAL UNION 10 Local No. 10’s polls will be open from 1 p. m. until close of meeting, March 5, for voting in primary election.