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FOR SCOUT PACKS 359 Wilmington Boys Un able To Enter Scouting Cub Groups I The Wilmington Boy Scout coun cil yesterday disclosed that a sur vey of this area indicated that 359 buys under the age of 12 years are eager to become Cub scouts but cannot do so due to the lack of a sponsoring organization in the community. The survey, by schools, showed the following number of would-be scouts from each school: Hemenway, 39; Tileston, 48; Sun lei Park, 61; Forest Hills, 52; Chestnut Heights, 41; Bradley C ek, 19; Winter Park, 16; Lake Forest, 41, and William Hooper, *1. i:i an address before the district ic ut organization in Fayetteville recently, Judge John J. Burney,. Wilmington, said that, to the best of his knowledge, no Boy Scout had ever been before him for trial, and that he was of the opinion that if all boys became interested in sc ut work, there would be a tremendous decline in juvenile crime. 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For the past two days the nation has been in the grip of a railroad strike which threatens to paralyze all our industrial, agriculture, com mercial and social life. Last, night I tried to point out to the American people the bleak pic ture w’hich we faced at home and abroad if the strike is permitted to continue. The disaster will spare no one It will bear equally upon business men, workers, farmers and upon every citizen of the United States. Food, raw materials, fuel, shipping, housing, the public health, the pub ic safety — all will be dangerously fected. Hundreds of thousands of liberated people of Europe and Asia will die who could be saved if the railroads were not r.ow tied up. As I stated last night, unless the railroads are manned by returning strikers I shall immediately under take to run them by the Army of the United States. No Alternative i assure you that I do pot take this action lightly, but there is no alternative. There is no longer a dispute between labor and man agement. It has now become a strike against the government it self. That kind of strike can never be tolerated. If allowed to contin ue, government will break down. Strikes against the government must stop. I appear before you to request immediate legislation de signed to helD stop them. I am sure that some of you may think that I should have taken this action earlier and that I should have made this appearance here before today. Tne reason that I £id not do so, was that I was deter mined to make every possible hu man effort to avoid this strike ; against the government and to ! make unnecessary the kind of 1 legislation which I am about to re quest. For months, publicly and private ly, I have been supervising and directing negotiations between the railroad operations and the 20 dif ferent railroad unions I have been doing the same with respect to the pending labor dispute in the coal mines. Time and again I have seen the leaders of the unions and the representatives c-f the operators. Many hours have been spent by me personally and many days have been spent by rry representatives in attempting to negotiate settle ments of these disputes. I assure you thai u was not easy to be patient. But until the very last moment I made every effort to avert this crisis. In fact my re presentatives were in conference with the two striking railroad unions up to two hours before I took my place at the microphone last night. Time for Action However, when the strike actual ly broke against the United States government which was trying to run the ra'lroads. the time for negotiation definitely had passed and the time rur action naa arriv ed. In that action you the Congress of the United States, and I, the President of the United States, must work together — and we must work fast. The action which I have already taken, and the action which I shall ask you to take are necessary for the preservation of our govern ment. That action is also necessary to save the great and mighty mas ses of working men and women from the dangerous effects of the ill-advised and misguided acts of some of their own leaders. This particular crisis has been brought about by the obstinate arrogance of two men. They are Mr. Alvanlev Johnston, president of the Brotherhood of Lomotive Engineers, and Mr, A F. Whitney, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Eighteen other unions and all of the railroad com panies of the nation are ready to run the railroads. These two men have tried to stop thorn. I can well appreciated the atti tude of those members of the con gress and those citizens of the United States outside of the con gress who W'ould seek to take ven geance for the unpatriotic acts of these two men. Howe-er, I am sure that none of us wishes to take any action which will injure labor. The contribution of labor to the growth of this country in peace and to its victory in war, is at least as great as that of any other group in our population. Without well paid, well housed, and well nouri shed working men and women in this country, it would stagnate and decay. I am here not only to urge speedy action to meet the imme diate crisis, but also deliberate and weighty consideration of any legis lation which might affect the rights of labor. Must Preserve Benefits The beneits which labor has gain ed in the last thirteen years must be preserved. I voted for all these benefits while I was a member of the congress. As President of the United States I have repeatedly urged not only their retention but their improvement. I shall con tinue to do so. However, what we are dealing with here is not labor as a whole. We are dealing with a handful of men who are striking against their own government and against every one of their fellow citizens. We are dealing with a handful of! men who have it within their pow er to cripple the entire economy of the nation. I request temporary legislation to take care of this immediate crisis. I request permanent legisla tion leading to the formulation of a long-range labor policy designed to prevent the recurrence of such crises and generally to reduce stop pages of work in all industries for the future. I request that the temporary leg islation be effective only for a per iod of six months after the declara i tion by the President or by the congress of the termination of hos tilities. It should be applicable on ly to those few industries in which the President by proclamation de clares that an emergency has arisen which affects the entire economy of the United States. It should be effective only in those sit uations where th£ President of the United States has taken over the op eration of the industry. In such sit uations where the President h»» requested the men either to re main at work or to return to WftL'ls and where such a request is ignor ed, the legislation should: , ,(A) authorize the institution of injuctive or mandatory proceed ings against any union leader for bidding him from encouraging or inciting members of the union to leave their work or to refuse to re turn to work; subjecting him to contempt proceedings for failure to obey any order of the court made in such proceedings; (B) deprive workers of their sen iority rights who, without good, cause, persist in striking against the government. (C) provide criminal penalties against employers and union lead ers who violate the provision* of the act. The legislation should provide that after the government has tak en over industry and has directed the men to remain at work or re turn to work, the wage scale be fix ed either by negotiation or by ar bitrators appointed by the Presi dent and when so fixed, it shall be retroactive. This legislation must be used in a way that is fair to capital and labor alike. The President will not permit either side — industry or workers—to use it to further their own selfish interest, or to foist up on the government the carrying out of their selfish aims. Net profits of government opera tion, if any, should go to the Treas ury of the United States. As a part of this temporary emergerncy leg islation, I request the cocgress immediately to authorize the Presi dent to call into the arrrred forces of the United States all workers who are on strike against their government. Word has just been received that the rail strike has been settled on terms proposed by the government. These measures may appear to you to be drastic. They are. I re peat that I recommend them only as temporary emergency expedi ents and only in cases where work ers are striking against the govern ment. I take this occasion again to re quest early action by the congress to continue the price control and stabilization laws in ar effective form. The stoppage of work in many industries has brought about a decline of production which has caused great pressure upon price levels. We must protect the work ers whom we ask to remani on their jobs, as well as the millions of workers who have remained on their jobs and the many millions of other American citizens, against the extraordinary inflation which may come upon us. Delay by the congress is daily increasing these pressures and I urge immediate action. I have said that I am most anx ious—as I am sure the mapority of the members of the congress are —to do nothing which would in jure labor or the cause of labor. I believe that the time has come to adopt a comprehensive labor policy which will tend to reduce the number of stoppages of work and other acts which injure labor, capi tal, and the whole population. The general right ol workers to strike against private employers must be preserved. I am sure, however, that ade quate study and consideration can produce permanent long-range leg islation which will reduce the num ber of occasions where that ulti mate remedy has to be adopted. The whole subject of labor rela tions should be studied afresh. I recommend the immediate creation by the congress of a joint Guest Pastor Dr. Sydnor L. Stealey, pro fessor of Church History at the Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Ky., who will teach one of the classes and preach at several evening services in the Baptist pastor's school scheduled to begin in the South sid" Bantis* church here to morrow morning at 9:45 0 clock. ‘Operation Railroad’ Dissolves Few Minutes Before The Zero Hour’ WASHINGTON, May 25.—(U.R)— I The Army's “operation railroad” dissolved today just three minutes before the "zero hour.” Troops had been concentrated at key points, ready to run and pro tect the strike-paralyzed railroads of the anjtion. President Truman had set the deadline for 4 p.m., E. S. T. but three minutes before the moment set for action, the rail strike was settled. The Army had everything and everyone ready for swift, effective action—from Secretary of War Co bert P. Patterson and Gen. Dwignt D. Eisenhower, Army chief of staff, down to the last G. I. | committee to make that stud(y. iThis committee should study the , whole problem and, within a per iod of six months bring in recom mendations for appropriate legisla tion which would be fair to labor and to industry and to the public at large. I make these recommendations for temporary and long-range leg islation with the same emphasis on each. They should both be part of one program designed to maintain our American system of private enterprise with fairness and jpstice to all the American citizens who contribute to it. BAPTIST PASTORS PLAN SCHOOL HERE Southside Baptist Church Host To Delegations For Five Days Pastors from eight southeastern North Carolina Baptist associ ations will attend a school begin ning here tomorrow morning at 9:45 o’clock and ending Friday at 9 p.m. It is expected 110 pastors from the districts will be in attendance when the first session of the five day school opens. All classes and services will be held in the Southside Saptist church. The Rev. John 0 Walton is pastor of the hostchurch and will be in charge of arrangements. Three classes will be held each morning with the afternoons given over to sightseeing and recreation. The evening sessions will begin at 17:30 o’clock with a 30-minute class followed by a preaching service at 8 o’clock." The Rev. E. N. Johnson, of Lake View', S. C., will have charge of the first class in the mornings. He will interpret John’s Gospel. The second class will begin at 10:45 o’clock and will be conducted bv W. K. McGee, director of religious activities in the Captist hospital, Winston-Salem. The third class will begin at 11:45 a.m. under the direction of Dr. Sydnor L. Stealey, professor of Church History at the Southern Baptist seminary, Louisville, Ky. L)r. kankey Lee Blanton, pastor of the First Baptist church in Wil mington. will preach at the serv ices tomorrow night. Dr. Stealey will have charge of the evening services during the balance of the week. Music for the evening services will be presented by Newton J. Kelly and his Southside church choir. Amethyst is composed of two Greek words meaning “not to be drunk.” The ancients believed this stone would keep the wearer sober. 11 Modern Hospitals Given To VA By Army WASHINGTON, May 25.—IU.R)— The Army has turiu over 11 modern general hospitals to the Veterans Administration and has earmarked 14 more for that pur pose. Maj. Gen. Norman T. Kirk, Army surgeon general, said tonight. The 11 hospitals already turned over to VA contain 24,000 beds. They include Foster. Jackson, Miss., LaGard'. New Orleans, La., Thayer. Nashville, Finney, Thomas ville. Ga.. McGuire. Richmond. Va. "SMITTY" formerly with the Cape Fear Barber Shop Wishes To Announce He I Is Now Connected With DIXIE BARBER SHOP | 101 Trincess Street j ! 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