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Issued Weekly at Ul Market Street Telephone 1111 Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Middletown Trades and Labor Council of Middletown, O. THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1941. STANDARDS OF ALL MENACED The fight to abolish the poll tax as a requirement for voting in the eight Southern states which still have this relic of archaism is a fight of all the people. This is often overlooked. Rep resentative Rudolph C. Tenerowicz of Michigan served democracy and Amer icanism by pointing out in a recent radio address that the existence of the poll tax is of direct concern to the entire nation. Tenerowicz showed there is a defi nite relation between the poll tax and the low labor standards that exist in the poll tax states. Because citizens of the eight states "must pay for the right to vote," in the words of Tene i-owicz, a large mass of poorly paid workers cannot vote and are therefore denied an effective voice in their local governments. They cannot vote for candidates pledged to better condi tions. If they are forced to accept lower standards of pay and work, higher standards in other parts of the country are endangered. The American Federation of Labor realizes the menace of the poll tax and is on record as approving of the prin cipal that all citizens, regardless of color or race, should be equally en titled to the full right of adult suf frage. So the federation is backing the Geyer-Pepper bill, providing for the abolition of poll tax requirements in federal elections. Passage of this bill would spell the doom of the poll tax in all elections and mark a big step forward in democratic progress. o SAFETY PLANNING EFFECTIVE The United States Housing Author ity reports that a "conspicuously fa vorable safety record" has been estab lished by public housing in the United States and that this good record has led to substantial rate reductions on liability and fire coverage insurance on public housing projects. U. S. H. A. Administrator Straus says that safety starts with the plan ning of the public housing projects, S E E S GARDEN—GRASS—FLOWER AL-JOE'S 309 COURT PET FOODS SUPPLIES CANARIES which means a constantly decreasing number of accidents. He says that "planning for safety saves both money and lives," and cites figures to prove his assertion. Of course the saving of life and limb is far more important than money savings. To the average low-income family, an accident causing loss of time and medical bills is a matter of grave concern. A serious accident may result in temporary or complete loss of income. It may result in the accu mulation of doctor's bills beyond the breadwinner's ability to pay and still provide his family with the other ne cessities of life. o LIBERTIES MUST BE PRESERVED In the days of storm and stress through which we live, the rights and liberties of the people are in as grave a danger of perversion by the blind and thoughtless application of emer gency policies as they are from attack by armed forces. Only by insisting upon full application of our funda mental freedoms can we repulse the enemy challenging us from without and at the same time preserve the in tegrity of our democracy from within. Only by relying upon co-operation in stead of compulsion can we bring into full play the human, spiritual and moral resources of the entire nation leaving no fertile ground for subver sive propaganda, unrest and revolt.— William Green. WHAT NEXT? The Haul-a-Way Home, a three room, portable house selling for $1,800 designed to fit easily on a truck, for short highway hauls, or a flatcar, has been produced by a Portland, Ore. realtor, Business Week reports. The house is 10 feet wide and 40 feet long and comes supplies not only with fur niture, but also an electric range, re frigerator, water heater, and electric heating system. o WISDOM The timid see dangers which do not even exist.—Publius Syrus. GULF SHIPBUILDING "IN NO-STKIKE PACT New Orleans (ILNS). A confer ence of federal officials, labor and ship building representatives held under the direction of the Labor Division of the Office of Production Management has agreed tentatively on a program designed to prevent strikes, lockouts or limitation of production in Gulf Coast shipyards during the national emergency. The agreement, when ratified by government agencies, labor and man agement, will cover a no-strike and no-lockout clause, set up grievance machinery, including provisions for arbitration, provide basic wage rates of skilled mechanics, overtime pay, shift premiums, a training program, and a two-year duration clause pro viding for periodic wage adjustments at the end of the year. Civic Association Group To Study Housing Plan Middletown, Ohio.—The question of housing facilities for an estimated 200 employes of the Civilian Conser vation Corps scheduled to be trans ferred here July 1, according to a War Department report received here Mon day, is under study by Civic Associa tion officials this week. H. H. Walker, managing director of the Civic Association, disclosed he had requested Fifth Corps Area offi cials for a list of needed quarters for the CCC employes, including houses, apartments, and rooming facilities. Waller said when the list arrived here a survey would be conducted and real estate firms asked to co-operate. Subscribe for The Press. ALLO RY HATS ALWAYS CARRY THE LABEL 108 South Second St. ONION-LABELED NECKWEAR, TOO I n 1mm 474 rtjiitared labor asiocutto** ln.«e?kiUf-pin«S with. 4 mewtixrarup of to. 000 jiwuHIMC. THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS THE MARCH OF LABOR THE CHERRY-TREE Wher* with aor Little Hatchet we tell the truth about many things, Mmetlmea profoundly, sometime! flippantly. Mine timea recklessly. Clump! Clump! Clump! Boots, boots, boots! Planes and guns and tanks! And diplomatic decoys, side slips, fancy moves, lies. The Nazi machine doesn't know when it's got enough in its over stuffed belly. France knuckles. Tragic, strange, amazing. LaFayette, you're in a hell of a fix! And so are we. Vichy gives Hitler all the aces in the deck gives him the green light. It's been coming, clearly but that doesn't seem to lessen the shock. Vichy doesn't mean just mainland France. It means Martinique it means Dakar. It can mean French Guiana. Straight into this Western Hem isphere, right where we have posted our "keep out" signs. 929,our Get your map. Look at Martinique. And look a long time at Dakar. That's on the African coast. In California we have a new bomber that can fly from Los Angeles to Ber lin and back without refueling. From Dakar to South America is, in those terms, a mere hop. Look this thing in the eye, coldly. What do YOU think? In Washington officials wake up slowly. Even in OPM there are dinky officials—and some bigger ones, like John D. Biggers, who think it's O. K. to go slowly, not to arouse people too much. The hell with that stuff. Ques tion is, Can we go fast enough? The President knows how serious the situation is today. But he can't go much faster than the people will go and they have to understand be fore they will go. We had better wake up—and get ready to go fast, worrying about whether we haven't started too late. This isn't just excited talk. It's cold blooded looking facts in the face. It won't be long before well all be working harder than we are today. It won't be long before every school boy is collecting aluminum and scrap iron. It won't be long before there's a lot more overtime worked. It won't be long. It won't be long! To repeat: It is later than you think! Some way will have to be found to adjust grievances without stopping work. Some way will have to be found to put a curb on corporations that bid eight times the worth of a job, to bleed a nation in dire peril. Some way will have to bt" found to bring understanding to a few labor "leaders" who forget that this is a national emergency, not main chance. Bill Green will need plenty of back ing up—and maybe Uncle Sam will be forced to give it to him. Ships must be built, in a race with the greatest menace we ever faced. And planes, by the thousands, and tanks and guns and the whole wide range of things needed in modern warfare. Warfare isn't the wrong word. It's the right word. pcJk. •war, 16,000,000,or 7A*» of Om lOK-firn flnlUtl, did urt tU* Sufficient Income to provide an LofcsftRvTflj Shi neuifUfxr ujorkara. It una »o cduse Society ci4 SO ag«, f»4 ioaii rJft, £upptot'-)!tTr. JHI m^T- most \rrrJt semet fts»mwo THE eimRMEHT 5* *3* Of nwA- MifMiA HAD 53 UNtOMS MtwAM M«0 604TOX iACH.RMTiMOAl16 25,AND*tN«M* 5*. TMt uVWG STAN0*M» Of THE PlOPlE IS OUGAMIItO l*eO*-VOO AtO 0*£ANIlt0 1.A6O* YOU 6UY UNION tAoti GOODS MATS mis label ARIUNK*) MADt ASSUMX6 TMl Of TOE. BEST K« THE MONEY COHTMBOI INQ TO Wi PfcOGftS? O" 'HI NA1IOW U'NIS® On Look at your map again. Read your papers. Listen to the broadcast news. Think back of what you read and hear. War comes awfully fast—and prob ably without a declaration. Too many Americans have been thinking in a dream world, a world of hopeful thinking. You know—it can't happen to us we can keep out we're too far away. Do you know where our navy is at this hour? Or our merchantmen? Well, we're going to wake up with a bang one fine morning and probably very soon and we won't care on what date Thanksgiving comes. All we'll care about will be whether we've started soon enough to build the kind of war machine that can win! And in the end it all gets personal where do YOU fit, and me and every man among us—and ARE WE DO ING OUR PROPER SHARE IN THE PROPER SPIRIT? It is going to get very personal very soon.—C. M. W. CRIME UNDER THE NAZIS (From the New York Times) For listening to foreign radio broad casts and sharing with his neighbors the news he thus heard, a German has been beheaded as a "traitor." Other Germans languish in jail merely for listening to foreign news which the Nazi Government forbids them to hear because it contradicts the calumnies and optimistic lies put out by Nazi propaganda. This is the New Order that Hitler would substitute for the freedom en joyed under democracy. To seek facts and share knowledge of them brings the seeker to the headsman's block Murder, on the other hand, if com mitted in the Nazi interest, brings honor and reward, as in the case of the assassins of Dollfuss, whose graves Hitler decorated, and the Beuthen murderers, whom as Chan cellor he released and recompensed. AFL Auto Workers' Union Is Certified By Labor Boarc Hillsdale, Mich.—Local No. 663 of the United Automobile Workers of America, A. F. of L. affiliate, has finally been certified by the National Labor Relations Board as the exclusive bargaining agency for all workers in the Hillsdale Steel Products Company plant at Hillsdale. The A. F. of L. affiliate filed a pe tition fgr an election early last Oc tober, but due to delay caused by in terference by the C. I. O., the election was not held until April 11 when a majority of 466 valid votes were cast for the A. F. of L. The C. I. 0. inter vened again with a protest against the election, but the Labor Board overruled the objection and certified the A. F. of L. union. The employes of the company welcomed the certi fication as establishing the first real collective bargaining they have ever enjoyed. METAL WORKERS' PAY RAISED Shreveport, La. (ILNS).—An agree ment has been reached between the employes and the J. B. Baird Corpora tion as to wages and hours and there will be no strike. The 200 employes machinists, molders and iron workers received a wage increase of ten cents an hour. Bead The Pr««|» Vew Zealand Workers Give Ambulances for I Use 329 Soul In War London (ILNS). Three ambu lances, purchased in London, have been provided for use in Britain by the New Zealand Federation of Labor. A check for £900, to pay for the am bulances, was handed to the Trades Union Congress by W. J. Jordan, High Commissioner of the New Zealand Government, who visited T. U. C. head quarters for the purpose. Jordan, who was received by George Gibson, chairman of the T. U. C., and Sir Walter Citrine, general secretary, expressed his pleasure in handing over this gift from the Dominion workers. Injured Workers Get Small Compensation Philadelphia, Pa. In a series of articles criticizing the inadequate re muneration for workers injured in in dustry under the Pennsylvania work men's compensation laws, the Phila delphia Record charges that "victims of industrial accidents in this state get only 54 cents compensation out of every dollar their employers pay for workmen's compensation insurance The rest—46 cents—is chalked up by the private insurance companies as profit, administrative expense, costs and rebates." N. Y. Employment Unit Finds Jobs For 48,596 Albany, N. Y.—The 'New York State Employment Service filled a total of 48,596 jobs during April, setting a new high record for the month. Of the placements, 15,490 were in manufac turing, 12,102 were in household jobs, and 21,004 were in other employment. More than 284,000 persons registered with the State Employment Service during April. Advertise in The Press. South Second Street Sand and Gravel Workers Given Higher Wage Rates Washington, D. C.—Representative® of the Conciliation Service of the U. S. Department of Labor, requested by the National Defense Mediation Board to settle the controversy between 250 employes of the Smoot Sand and Gravel Corporation, effected an agree ment which the union accepted grant ing a wage increase of from 3 to 10 per cent, time and a half for overtime, and a reduction in hours of from 70 to 64 a week for tugboat operators and dredgemen, from 58% to 55 hours for unloading men and lighters, and from 54 to 51 hours for shipyard and shop workers. ATLANTA UPHOLSTERERS WIN WAGE BOOST STRIKE Atlanta, Ga.—Following a well-di rected strike, members of the Uphol sterers' Union here negotiated an agreement with Knott & Carmichael carrying a five per cent increase in wages. Women don't like women. THE SPOT FOR REAL ENJOYMENT SEE US IF YOU NEED A LOAN To Build—Improve—Buy Your Home NULTON PARRISH, Secy. SOCIAL and CARD PARTY Every Friday Night MOOSE HOME At 8:45 P. M. PCRSOMAL •HAMILTON OHIO- «HB BAVS Or HBLPPUI. SBBVXCS Member Federal Deposit Inanrance Corporation e ADVERTISING e BOOK MATCHES WE HAVE A COMPLETE LINE Bearing the Union Label. PRICED RIGHT Let us show them to you. NONPAREIL PRINTING CO. 326 Market St. Phone 1296 Hamilton Ohio Third and Court Sts. y Hamilton, Ohio If you are worrying over your unpaid bills, why not pay them all now with a Personal Loan that you can repay on our convenient Budget Plan from your income. LOANS FOR EVERY WORTHWHILE PURPOSE CITIZENS •SAVINGS BANK& TRUST CO m- 'ff't Tinf fr rgi 'J!