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UOPWA opens $100,000
drive for white collarites . NEW YORK (FP)—Spear headed by a SiOO.OOO “fighting fund.” a “drive to organize white collar workers and raise their living standards" was an nounced by the United Office and Professional Workers (CIO) this week. The action was voted at a 2 day week-end conference of 430 delegates representing UOPWA members in 22 cities. Terming all white collar workers under paid. the conference went on record for wage boosts without price increases by industry. As part of the organizing campaign 230,000 leaflets calling for S15 weekly raises and a $40 mini mum wage will be distributed in all major cities. OFFICE SUPPLIES Fountain Pens — Legal Blanks Brief Cases ESCO STATIONERY STORE (Opposite City Hall 106 N. LaSalle ST 2-1862 Answering a warning by CIO Pres. Philip Murray at the re cent national CIO convention that he would set up a white collar organizing committee or charter a new union because of UOPWA's failure to organize, a resolution expressed hope that no steps will be taken “to divide the ranks of organized office and professional workers. . . . Any such measures could only be condemned and opposed by the UOPWA as destructive to genuine organization of white collar workers and harmful to the labor movement.” -LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO 007 SEE WHAT'S DOING we... CENTRAL FUR CO. 162 N STATE glaze remodel DE 2-1758 Pre- Inventory Clearance Sale!!! • Floor Samples • Console Radios • Radio Phonograph Combination ALL LEADING BRANDS Discounts as high as 50%!!! I LIBERAL DISCOUNTS ' ON • Refrigerators I • Washers • Ranges EASY TERMS TIRE & SUPPLY CO.. INC. 3616 Milwaukee • 4336 Addison All Phones: PE 6-5388 use your credit AT TERMAN'S for your convenience ___________ MIAMI SUN beams warmly on shapely Helga Brandt, while blizzards and sub-zero temper atures put rest of country in cold storage. Scene might have been duplicated in Chicago this week, but not "sunny" California. Fewer Farm workers In 1848, 22 percent of our total population was work ing in the field of agriculture, but in 1948 only 7 percent were engaged in the labor force that produced the year’s crops. apparel ... every to 12 NOP THROWN cradle nook / 2909 Devon Southside hospital operates, entire area face-lifted Continued from page 1 | But the experts brought back a word of caution with their plan —you can't build houses on sand, an island of beautiful buildings in the midst of a sea of tene ments would never stand. So the Michael Reese Plan was expanded to include the com munity and became the South side Development Association, a non-profit organization formed t carry out the vast program. In addition to the hospital's medical center and housing proj ects for its staff, the area from 12th St. to 47th, and from the Pennsylvania RR tracks to Lake Michigan will be re-zoned and re-built for modern urban living RENTS STILL HIGH However, one flaw mars this picture of community action for interracial housing As the Arch itectural Forum points out, “Only joker in the program is that even subsidized housing cannot offer rents low enough for the poorest members of the community (m a i n 1 y Negroes). Thus, homes must be found else where in the overcrowded and restricted city for sizable num bers of South Side residents." Of the housing project sched uled for early erection next to Michael Reese campus, the building magazine notes the $45 to $80 monthly rent, observes, “Tenants not on the Michael Reese staff will inevitably be drawn from the better-off mem bers of the Negro community. Few persons now living on the site could afford the rents. . . Meanwhile, Michael Reese is moving toward the goal set by New York's SydenhamT the na call RA 6-9270 for your Bundle Order Get Your Neighbors and Friends to Read The Illinois STANDARD 187 N. La Salle RA 6-9270 I A "STANDARD" INSURANCE SERVICE I The insurance men group ed here are endorsed by the STANDARD as men who will give STANDARD readers honest and relia ble advice, without obliga tion, and who will be guided only by the best interest of STANDARD readers in solving their in surance problems. Rod bard Agency INSURANCE IN ALL BRANCHES Friendly Advice on all insurance problems — without obli gation. I. DAVIDMAN, Mgr. 1 N. La Sail* ST 2-4603 WAITING FOR THIS? For Fire Insurance . . . Call L. S. BLUMBERG HA. 7-5496 166 W. Jackson Blvd. Alto: Ltf* — HtipitaliialioR — Auto Imuranc* tion's only interracial hospital. For the past two years integra tion of Negroes. Japanese-Amer icans and members of other mi nority groups has proceeded without fanfare. A Jewish-owned institution. Michael Reese ob serves Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. giving its staff of 1.500 men and women two extra holi days not usually allowed in in dustry. Michael Reese was the first private hospital in Chicago to appoint a Negro medical social worker and the manager of the new' X-ray clinic at 28th and Cottage Grove is a Negro, Miss Berenice Davis. Another pro fessional staff member recently appointed is Bert Anderson, as sistant architectural planner. There are four Negro girls en rolled in the school of nursing and 15 registered nurses On the staff, one of them the head of a department with 30 beds. Lab oratory technicians, secretaries, laundry workers, cooks are other job classifications filled by Ne groes and this year the Mayor's Commission on Human Relations cited the hospital for its excel lent community relations work But in the higher levels there are few Negroes, although a hos pital spokesman asserts .this is not because of institution policy. Only one Negro physician has “courtesy privileges” which per mit him to bring patients there and two Negro doctors are resi dents. doing post-graduate work in their special fields. Perhaps the highest position (non-paying) occupied by a Ne gro is member of the Mandel Clinic Committee, a post to which the noted industrial chem ist, Dr. Percy L. Julian, was re cently appointed. The completion of its redevel opment program and the full in tegration of its staff may be fu ture goals for Michael Reese Hospital, but to date its demo cratic policy of admitting all Chicagoans and its willingness to try fair employment practices set a pattern that might well be imitated by other hospitals in the city. Looking for New Faces? . . . for your meeting or party? You'll find them through "What's Doing." The Standard reaches pro gressives, liberals, and union members in every section of the city. The people in your area not known to your organiza tion, are reached by the Standard. The "What's Do ing" notice finds them for you. Bring new people t o your meetings, dances and parties by letting them know through a "What's Doing" plug. (Publication and * Society Printing Union Press inc. 2003 N. California Ave. BEImont 5-2009 • '