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December 4, 1942
For best results advertise in the
Union Journal. Rooms, houses,
miscellaneous, etc.
Phone your ad MAin 8124
WANT ADS. MA. «124
For immediate employment.
Minor job and tool designers.
General tool designers
Tool trouble men
Tool engineer*
Template makers
Machine Fixture and die designers
Tool designer*
Metallurgical chemists
Electricians with tools
Norton finish grinder
Layout inspector
Andoize and paint (must be
familiar with Navy specifications
pertaining to anodize and paint
Millwrights with tools
Senior draftsman
Room 17
Apply at employment office UAW
Bldg. 425 iWnthrop St.
Open daily Monday to Friday—
9 00 A. M. to 2:00 P. M.
Magazine Accused
Of Anti-Labor,
Pro-Fascist Fias
By Federated Pres*
Readers Digest, the magazine with
the biggest circulation in the world,
is accused by the Nov. 16 “In Fact”
of having a publisher who does not
Hitler defeated of hiring a
wh° printed fascist
■opaganda in the American Mer
cury, and of having consistently
printed anti-labor propaganda.
Published in this small town by
DeW'itt Wallace, who started 21
years ago with a pair of scissors,
Readers Digest has a circulation of
7 million and claims 40 million
In Faet charges that there was
a revolt by minor editors against
Wallace’s reactionary policies. Wal
lace, according to In Fact, called
the staff together and made the
following statement:
“We do not want Germany com
7$etely defeated. I think Germany
should be beaten up a bit,
prefer that the American
does it, so that »Hitler will
who is boss in this world.
“But I do not want Germany
smashed. What will become of the
continent of Europe if Hitler is
killed and fascism completely erad
icated? The Russians will conquer
all of Europe. Therefore our policy
should be to whip Hitler to the
point where he recognizes we are
the biggest power in the world and
then keep Hitler in Europe to po
lice the continent and maintain
k “We also need a little fascism
in the U. S. to keep this country
in order. We need a certain type
of fascism here to keep radicals
out and radical systems and phil
osophies from making any head
way, and even attempting to take
over the government.”
and I
Typical of Readers Digest’s anti
labor policy is the fact that West
brook Pegler is one of the few
newspaper columnists whom the
magazine reprints regularly.
The most scurrilous column Peg
ler ever wrote, that in which he
lampooned Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt,
the wife of the U. S. Commander
in-Chief, was one of those reprint
ed by Readers Digest.
“The leading labor baiter of
Readers Digest,” In Fa£t says, “is
one of its own editors, William
Hard, who appears with an attack
on labor, liberals, unions, progres
sive ideas, radicals every month.
Hard is known to carry out Wal
lace’s own anti-labor, anti-liberal
WASHINGTON—England’s suc
cess in handling manpower is due
to centralization of responsibility,
President Daniel J. Tobijj cf the
$ntl. Bro. of Teamsters (AFL)
told the senate subcommittee on
education and labor Nov. 16.
Comptometer operators
Apply at employment office,
Room, 17, UAW Bldg.
425 Winthrop
NWLR Appoints
Twelve outstanding representa
tives of the public, labor and in
dustry were appointed today by
the National War Labor Board
from the states where its ten re
gional offices are located to as
sist the Board’s regional directors
in the administraton of the wage
stablization program, th* WLB
announced today.
The Board also announced the
appointment of its ten acting re
gonal directors, who will head
WLB offices in Boston, New York
City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas,
Kansas City, Cleveland, Chicago,
Denver, and San Francisco.
Six members—two representing
the public, two representing em
ployers, and one representing the
A. F. L. and one the C. I. O.—•
will constitute a full Regional Ad
visory Board. Four members from
each group were appointed so that
the members could divide their
periods of service and have two
from each gioup available at all
The names of the acting region
al director for Ohio and the mem
bers of the advisory council follow:
Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia,
and Kentucky.
Acting Regional Director: Lewis
Gill, formerly Assistant Executive
Secretary of WLB, Room 888,
Union Commerce Bldg., Cleveland,
Public Members: Eddison Bow
ers, Chairman of Department of
Economics, Ohio State University,
Columbus, .Ohio Thomas J. Dona
hue, Chairman of Michigan State
Labor Mediation Board, Detroit,
Mich. Dr. C. V. Thomas, Presi
dent, Fenn College, Clevel and,
Ohio David, A. Wolff, attorney,
Detroit, Mich.
Industry Members: Timothy J.
Conway, Exec. Vice President &
Treas., Fisher Bros^ Co., Cleve
land, Ohio T. G. Graham, Vice
President, B. F. Goodrich Co., Ak
ron, Ohio S. W. Utley, President,
Detroit Steel Castings Co., Detroit,
Meh. Charles M. White, Vice
President in charge of operations,
Republic Steel Co., Cleveland, Ohio.
Labor Members: N. H. Eagle,
Natl. Rep., United Rubber Work
ers of America-CIO, Akron, Ohio
Jesse Gallagher, Organizer, Amer
ican Federation of Labor, Cleve
land, Ohio Thomas A. Lenahan,
Sec.-Treas., Cleveland Federation
of Labor-A FL, Cleveland, Ohio
Paul E. Miley, Regional Director,
United Automobile Workers of
America-CIO, Cleveland, Ohio.
jurisdiction in the eases of J. S.
Bache & Co., Wall Street brok
erage firm, and of 4 New York
title and guaranty companies, the
Natl. War Labor Board on Nov.
17 declared its jurisdiction over
all labor disputes in no-war in
dustries where wage adjustment
are involved.
WASHINGTON—Asserting that
it will not “approve wage increases
fo* the purpose of influencing or
directing the flow of manpower,”
the Natl. War Labor Board has
outlawed 6 cent raises negotiated
between an AFL chemical local
and the Staley Mfg. Co. of Paines
ville, 0. Labor members of the
board dissented. The NWLB had
ruled the exact opposite when it
granted increases to western metal
'•At LeT
It’s A Great System!
By faderated Pre,a
Consumers, who thought Leon
Henderson’s OPA investigators
were supposed to be working in the
public’s interest, will be happy to
read the following from a confi
dential Washington newsletter cir
culated among businessmen:
“Trained OPA investigators,
helpful to merchants, ars sow at
Manufacturers of straight razors,
the OWI reports, are now turning
out commando knives.
After the war is over, the mafttr
facturers of gun silencers should
he converted to doing something
about barbers.
locking out 100
workerg in his
Joseph Baer,
war production
munitions case plant, said, “I won’t
deal with the CIO.”
Mr. Baer possibly prefers to deal
with Hitler.
How reassuring it must be to
our allies to read that a lieutenant
general in the U. S. Army—Wil
liam S. Knudsen—was one of 32
General Motors brasshats who had
taken part in a 4 Vs million dollar
bonus grab.
The New York Joint Board of
the Amalgamted Clothing Work
ers (CIO) has offered to replace
the trousers lost by Lieut. Gen.
Mark Clark when his boat capsized
on his secret trip to North Africa.
We are confident the joint board
would also be glad to make a strait
jacket for Hiller.
After reading George Seldes’ ex
pose of Readers Digest and its pro
fascist publisher and editor, we are
proposing that the name of the
magazine be changed to Senders
And how about a pair of Car
ter’s Little Liver Pills with every
Unemployment Is
Detroit's Manpower
Problem, UAW Says
By Fedsratwi Pr«M
DETROIT, Dec. 8—The
manpower problem in Detroit is
that 80,000 women and many Negro
workers and others can’t get jobs,
at the same time that employers
are still luring people in from the
outside. This charge was made Nov.
29 in. a radio symposium by UAW
Asst. War Policy Coordinator Vic
tor G. Reuther under auspices of
the Detroit Free Press.
He estimated that between 1150,
000 and 500,000 persons came to
Detroit in the last year, attracted
and recruited by employers whose
“natural tendency is to skim the
cream off labor, rather than train
and upgrade local workers.”
When his radio opponent men
tioned the number of women at
present employed in Detroit war
plants, the UAW spokesman re
plied that these were mostly wom
en who had been previously em
ployed in industry but had been
laid off during the slow conversion
from civilian to war production.
General Motors announced Nov.
25 that it is now employing 356,
705 persons in all it U. S. and
Canadian plants, an alltime peak.
The shift from defensive to offen
sive warfare by the United Nations,
it said, would involve temporary
layoffs. It estimated, however, that
only about 1,000 would be out of
work in the Pontiac, Lansing and
Saginaw plants and would be re
absorbed soon in other work.
Boston Symphony Finally
Signs Union Agreement
BOSTON, Dec. 8—The Boston
symphony, which for several years
has been the only non-union or
chestra of national prominence in
the U.‘ S., has finally signed a
contract with the American fed
eration of Musicians (AFL).
Director Sergei Koussevitzky and
his crehestra has been banned
from the radio chains and record
making studios since Avgust, 1940,
because of the AFM members’ re
fusal to handle a scab product.
The Office of Civilian Defense
discourages Christmas lighting.
A certain gent, who has all the
instincts of a Nazi storm trooper,
decided he wanted to reap the bene
fits of the Connecticut jobless in
surance law.
And how did he go about it?
By refusing to work in a closed
shop and pay dues to one of
unions which had struggled
years to get the law enacted.
NEW YORK—Monopolies con
stantly escape punishment under
the anti-trust laws through consent
decrees, under which they pay a
small fine and agree to cease their
illegal practices, former U. 8.
Atty. Ge*. Henry Ward Beer
pointed out Nov. 18.
The little girl tugged gently at
her mother’s sleeve.
“Now, Mother?” she asked.
“Now can’t we write my letter'’”
“Why of course, Betsy,’’ Mr*.
Carson grinned. “Are you going
to write it or am I?”
“Well,” Betsy said. “Maybe
you’d better kind of say it to me.
Only I’d love to write it.”
“All right, then, Miss Carson,
take a letter,” her mother said,
walking slowly up and down the
room. “Beady? ‘Dear Mr. Mor
genthau: The way I save money
for War Stamp buying is tn steer
all the tma.l household jobs to
ward my
daughter, who
is eight years
old. She is so
keen about
u yin War
“Daddy,” Little Luther wanted to
know, “is filibuster
like a belly buster?”
“No, my boy,” replied
worth, looking up from
of Mark Sullivan’s column, “it is a
method by which stalwart defend
ers of American freedom protect
democratic institutions such as
states’ rights.”
“Gosh, Willie told me it was A
plot by southern Democrat sena
tors to keep the right to vote away
from Negroes and poor white peo
ple in the south.”
“Nonsense. Some of our best
Republicans are against the anti
poll tax bill. Mr. Sullivan, for ex
ample, and Mr. Herbert Hoover are
disregarding partisan politics to
oppose this nefarious measure. And
the bill itself was introduced by a
Florida senator—although I' hear
he once worked in an Indiana steel
“Why shouldn’t the poor people
in the south have the right to vote
like you do?”
“No reason on earth, my boy, but
this federal law is an invasion of
states’ rights. We fought a civil
war over that question, Luther.”
“And I thought we won it.”
“Don’t bring up bitter memories.
We must have unity at this time.
The federal government has no
right telling people in a state how
they should vote but if those peo
ple want to vote repeal of the poll
tax, it’s all right.”
“But if the poll taw keeps peo
ple in a southern state from voting,
how can they vote to repeal it?”
“Luther, you talk too much.*
“Aw pop, put that on a postcard
to Sen. Connally.”
Mr. Dtl
his copy
little girl tugged gently at
Stamps that I
know all the
money I might
have paid to someone else for do
ing the jobs will go toward Victory
when paid to her.’
“Now make a list, Betsy. ‘Win
dows washed, 60 cents. Apples
picked from under the tree, 25
cents, ^Emptied trash cans, 4
cents. Sold string beans from the
garden, 15 cents. Sold strips of
spoiled film to children for sun
gazing, at one cent a yard, 20
cents. Total, $1.24. Yours help
fully, I hope,’—and then I'll sign
it at the bottom.”
Betsy was puffing like a gram
pus from her labors. The tall,
painstaking letters tottered brave
17 across the sheet of paper,
bravely Mr*. Carson took the pen
to sign.
“Mother, would it be the proper
etiquette if I signed it too?”
“Perfectly proper, I think/*
Mrs. Carson said without a smile,
and handed th* pen back to
(Letter from an actual commu
nication in the files at the Treas
ury Department.)
Every member of the family
should invert in America’s future.
Make certain at least 10 percent
of the family’s total income is
pledged to victory no later than
New Year’s Day.
S. Trwory DtfartmtM
NEW YORK—Refusal of th*
Appalachian bituminous oper*
tors to establish a 6-day week
until the government allows them
an increase in coal prices ended
a conferenc with the United Mine
Workers (unaffiliated). Both
sides agreed in principle to a 6
day week with time-and-a-half
overtime for the 6th day.
Furniture Co
MONROE ST. corner 21st
We are carrying the largest stock of fine furniture in our history
shop early while our selection is complete.
Canadian Ford
Chisels Women
WINDSOR, Ont., Dec 3.—About
the cheapest and meanest trick in
the war industry yet pulled by a
big corporationfailed to go over at
Windsor plants of Ford Motor Co.,
Nov. 24, when thousands of United
Auto Workers (CIO) members
walked off their jobs, rather than
let the company hire women at 32
cents an hour.
UAW Canadian Director George
Burt declared: “This is a revela
tion of official buck-passing, a
stark example of politics-as-usual.
Large numbers of women, urgently
needed in industry, could be ab
sorbed if two public bodies stopped
playing hide and seek.”
Ford broke its promise to the
union not to hire women at less
than 75 cents an hour until the
dispute over equal pay for equal
work had been settled by the gov
ernment. Pres. Wallace R. Camp
bell of the company admitted hir
ing women at the rate of 50 cents
an hour. Actually, Burt revealed,
Ford hired them at $70 a month,
equal to 32 cents an hour. But be
cause Campbell told the press that
no women had been employed for
factory work at hourly rates, the
papers printed his statement.
Burt’s resentment at the govern
ment arose from the fact that the
Ontario War Labor Board refused
to step in, saying it was a Dominion
affair while the Canadian board
said it was a provincial matter.
Campbell is the only Canadian on
the Ford of Canada board. The
other* are all Americans. The
UAW’s official stand is for equal
pay for equal work.
Units Cooperate
With Paper
At last Monday night’s editorial
conference, many shops were rep
resented and promised to do all
they could to aid in getting their
shop news. Lewis Mattox, editor
of the Acklinite and associate edi
tor of the Journal, has surpassed
all shop reporters in the promptness
with which he reports Acklin news.
In this STORE of STORES you*fl always find one of the
largest selections of Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room,
Kitchen and Occasional furniture. We suggest that you shop
By F. H. Cumb
Catholic Paper
Unity Position
DETROIT, bee. 4—CIO president
Philip Murray’s real position on
unity between the CTO and AFL is
purportedly given fa a heavily
featured article fa the Nov. 27
Wage Earner, published twice a
month “in the interest of economic
democracy for the Assn, of Catho
lic Trade Unionists (ACTL'J, De
troit chapter, **to quote
the mast-
had the
dot indi-
Whether the article
sanction of Murray is
cated, nor even whether it is an
authorized editorial expression of
the paper’s responsible managers.
Under the 4-column headline: Labor
Unity—Here’s Why AFL and CIO
Are Not Likely To Effect Merger,
the story says in part:
“Here is the real lewdown on
why Philip (CIO)Murray and many
others are approaching the AFL
CIO peace table with their fingers
“Will the CIO pull the AFL into
a dynamic movement which can
make itself felt in social reform
after the war? Or will the AFL
slow the CIO down and tie it into
the American capitalistic system?
And if the latter happens, will it
not mean a great blow for the fu
ture of the country? Will the dy
namic elements in the CIO event
ually secede, thus creating a new
disunity? Murray himself has a
strong dynamic social philosophy.
“All of his policies in CIO have
had one purpose: to hold the or
ganization together and forestall1
a split between right and left
which would send the right wing
reeling back into A FI* He knows
this would effectively destroy any
chance to achieve economic democ
racy in America through the CIO.”
Sports News
Shop units have shown a
spirit in cooperating with the
units which have bowling leagues
and wish their scores published
should see that all scores reach
the newspaper office early. A copy
of the score sheet should be made
and sent m.
AH information, flews, scores
and special items should be in the
hands of the editor by Tuesday
night, or at latest 10:00 a. m.
every Wednesday morning.
Shop reporters are invited to call
the newspaper office by phone to
give whatever news they have if
they are unable to find the time
to write it, or time is too short
permit them to mail GJ bring
their news.
The scuttling
NEWARK, N. J.—Participation
in a worldwide monopoly of vital
aircraft parts was charged to the
Bendix Aviation Corp, in a federal
anti-trust suit filed here Nov. 19.
The suit was one of the first anti
trust actions not halted by the
army or navy under their wartime
powers to do so.
Sur* yo* can—but when you
do, be sure to use
That washes well, and looks like
AWL Coat Flat
„___is _______ b____ to
apply, quick to dry— CO
best to try. Per gallon VA-UU
Paint genuine paint. Easvr
Aluminum Paint
Vt gallon
$2.00, TR
David Marleau Co.
2139-45 Monroe St.
ADams 3213-321$
For your health’s sake drink
5 cents
At your service
MA. 1234
Page 7
Sinks French Fleet
the French fleet at
Toulon, when the Germans stormed
that great French n*val base, was
ordered by Admiral Jean de la
Borde (above), commander-in-chief
of the fleet. Sixty-three vessels, ia»
riuding three battleships, were tn
the harbor at the time, and fl ef
these were believed lost. Thus were
th* Naris deprived of the fleet era
which Hitler had banked so heavily.
Supply Exceeds
The American coffee-lover, be
ginning with breakfast on Novem
ber 29, must face the world on
about a cup a day, but he will be
far better off than the peoples
While American* may buy a
pound every five weeks under
rationing, or about 3.2 ounces a
week, of the finest product of
Latin-America, the average Euro
pean is hard pressed to find any
coffee at all—at any price—in
this fourth winter of the
Almost no coffee fa slipping
through the British blockade to
Axis dominated continent and
scanty stocks on hand are
served for the most part for
armed forces, or command fantas
tic prices on the “black market.**
he answer is “ersatz” and that in
limited quantities.
Germany, draining off the sur
plus from the eonquered lands,
was drinking about 25 cups of cof
fee, tea and cocoa per capita, but
little of it was genuine. Italy does
not ration these beverages but they
are known to be so scarce as to
make rationing pointless. Real cof
fee is reserved for the Army and
hospital patients. The same fa
of Hungary and Bulgaria.
It should be borne in mind
above figures are rations, and
in many countries they are merely
grim jokes since supplies are non
322 Monroe St.
for the
Working Man
Maplewood Market
3249 Maplewood
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members of the WiUjs Unit in the
innei forces.
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proper destination.
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