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V Seattle, Wash. (ILNS). Repre sentation of labor on agencies admin istering defense programs and poli cies was demanded by the American Federation of Labor's annual conven tion as it neared the end of its meeting. A convention declaration warned the nation "in this critical hour" that "labor's fullest contribution cannot be given until the trained men in the trade union movement, those in whom our members and employers have con fidence, are appointed to responsible positions in connection with national defense as a result of nomination and recommendation by the American Fed eration of Labor." Flore Made Council Member The convention re-elected President Willi am Green, Secretary-treasurer George Meany and all members of the Executive Council, with the exception of Geoige E. Browne, president of the International Alliance of Theat rical Stage Employes and Moving Pic ture Machine Operators, who was un der trial in New York on extortion charges during the convention session. Browne was dropped from the coun cil by a vote of 47,944 to 421, being replaced as eleventh vice-president by Edward Flore, president of the Hotel and Restaurant Employes' and Bar tenders' International Alliance. No other changes were made in the coun cil. A vacancy was caused by the death in July of Thomas A. Rickert, second vice-president, and the conven tion at a previous session had reduced the number of vice-presidents from 15 to 13, in the interest of greater effi ciency. Delegates struck hard at racketeer ing by directing that all central labor bodies and other central bodies deny seats to convicted racketeers and crim inals. Similar action was taken some years ago in regard to Communists, the constitution being amended to bar them from seats in central bodies. Unions' Action Asked Another blow was directed at rack eteers by a convention declaration calling up all A. F. of L. affiliates "to take prompt action whenever rack eteering, wrong-doing or other crime is engaged in by any of their officers Convention Demands Fullest Use Of Trained Union Men To Aid In Responsible Positions RAINBOW GARDENS Millville, Ohio MUSIC AND DANCING Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday GOOD LUNCH WINE, LIQUOR AND BEER T. J. WILDER, Prop. Central Bodies Directed to Deny Seats to Convicted Racketeers—Investigation of Thurman Arnold's Anti Union Activities Sought—Green Re-elected Again. SURE THEY'RE TOP QUALITY POPULAR PRICE PLAIN END SAVE THE COUPON David Webb & Sons FUNERAL HOME PHONES 48-78 ROSS AT or members, which tends to bring dis honor on the trade union movement." The convention pointed out that a number of international unions had changed their constitutions in line with recommendations made by the 1940 convention that affiliated unions provide for adequate disciplinary ac tion against convicted officers and members. It was declared there would be found a few dishonest individuals in any organization of 5,000,000 or more, "but," it was added, "those officers or members of trade unions who have of fended against the law are, by com parison, considerably less than those found in other organizations or insti tutions." Anti-labor columnists and newspa pers which publish their articles were criticized sharply and it was declared they did not "promote public welfare by condemning all organized labor for the misdeeds of a few officers and members." Trade Commission Criticized Vigorous protest was registered by the convention against what was de nounced as "the trend toward the mis use by the Federal Trade Commission of the federal anti-trust statutes against the lawful pursuits of the trade union movement to protect and promote fair labor standards in in dustry." The protest, presented by delegates of the United Hatters, Cap and Mil linery Workers' International Union and the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union was in reply to com plaint made by the commission against the national consumers' protection label adopted by stabilization boards within the women's gax-ment industry. The-convention was warned that the coat and suit trade would be thrown into "chaos" if the commission con tinued its attack. Convention criticism of the Federal Trade Commission followed close on a blistering denunciation of Thurman Arnold, head of the anti-trust division of the Department of Justice. The con vention asked Attorney-General Biddle to investigate certain charges against Arnold, and to remove him from office if the charges are true. The Executive Council was directed to bring the charges to the attention of President Roosevelt. Anti-Labor Activities Charged A report of the resolution committee declared that Arnold has prosecuted trade unionists under the anti-trust laws without legal warrant, that he has lobbied and written in support of laws to curb legitimate labor activ ities and has treated labor defendants in anti-trust cases like criminals, re quiring that they be fingerprinted and put up bail, while employers under going similar charges have not been forced to undergo such humiliations. Arnold was assailed as "the most articulate and effective spokesman now representing the reactionary, anti-labor forces in this country." (Continued on page 4, column 6) "D" VOL. XLI. No. 30. HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1941. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR EASy mi (WNU Service) Seattle, Wash. (ILNS).—In a new move to bring about reaffiliation of the International Typographical Union, the sixty-first annual convention of the American Federation of Labor, by unanimous vote, authorized a sub committee of the Executive Council to continue efforts to find a satisfactory basis for return of the union to the federation. The convention expressed "deep re gret" over the refusal of the I. T. U. membership last spring to vote to re join the federation "in which for so many years it played so vital a role." A committee report approved by the delegates described the I. T. U. as "one of the unions which, in close co operation with the other printing trades unions, will be called upon to play an ever increasing role in our national defense program." "A way must be found," the report added, "through which a united typo graphical union may function within the Allied Printing Trades as a func tional part of the A. F. of L. and as a part of the well-coordinated allied printing trades industry." No Change in Label The printers' union was suspended by the 1939 convention of the A. F. of L. for its failure to pay its special assessment for nearly two years. The special assessment was revoked last year and negotiations between the A. F. of L. and I. T. U. resulted in an agreement, which, however, was de feated in an I. T. U. referendum vote. The outcome was caused "by a regrettable disagreement within the leadership of the I. T. U.," the com mittee report said. Pending negotia tions with the I. T. U. the convention voted against making any change in the printing trades label. Camp Education Plan Asked $he American Federation of Teach ers was praised by the convention for its fight on Communist influences, which resulted in the revocation of charters of two local unions in New York and one in Philadelphia. All three, it is charged, were under Com munist leadership and domination. Dr. George S. Counts, president of the teachers' organization, said it would be kept committed to "the great ideals of democracy." The convention adopted a declara tion asking Secretary of War Stim son to see that "an adequate system of education and recreation" be intro duced in army camps, with such a system including "a discussion of the place of labor in the institutional life of our country." Keen interest was shown in an ad dress by Ingvald Haugen, president of the Norwegian Seamen's Associa l'." ijf, The Oldtimer -fHEV SURE VO MAKE. If TUB GHILPREN \p&erTO^OOL NOWADAYS My (jl/BAfH££. SUMMER AMP WNTEH Convention Asks Continued Efforts To Bring About Reaffiliation Fight on Reds Commended American Federation of Labor Holds Door Open for Re turn of Typographical Union—Vote Against Making Any Change in Printing Trades Label. tion, who said that Norway, though held tightly in the Nazi grip, had 600 ships and more than 20,000 members of Haugen's union fighting in "the Battle of the Atlantic" on the side of Great Britain. Throughout the world, Haugen de clared, more than 1,000 Norwegian vessels and 35,000 members of his union are sailing the seas, with "every single sailor in that fleet sworn to carry on until the last of the pirates are swept from the seas." Plea for Saving Made "Although the Nazis," he told the convention, "have made a detei'mined effort to prevent the Federation of Labor in Norway from informing the workers of Norway as to the status of free labor throughout the world, our representatives have succeeded with the help of leaders like President Green in establishing and maintaining contact with their homeland." Herbert E. Gaston, Assistant Sec retary of the Treasury, strongly urged saving by the worker to help prevent inflation and provide a reserve in case of a depression following the end of the defense program. Gaston wai'ned that unless the worker made a determined effort to save some of his increased earnings systematically for investment in de fense bonds the costs of living would probably continue rising and higher prices would wipe out benefits of in creased pay. "Bundles" Drive Opens Oxford, Ohio.—As it starts its COUNTY PRESS. Taylor, expire. .C2C- ond year, the Oxford chapter of Bundles for Britain is asking for funds and donations of clothing and medical supplies. A letter signed by Mrs. Virginia Howard, president, and Dr. Burton French, chairman of the fund campaign, stresses the increas ing needs of the British people. Last year the Oxford chapter sent 1,200 knitted garments and 1,000 pounds of clothing to England. Butler County Fair Board Reports Profit Butler County's ninety-first fair "not only paid its way but it made money," John W. Cochran, secretary, announced this week. "The exposition was the most suc cessful we have conducted in four or five years," Cochran asserted. Coch ran said a financial statement would be presented at the meeting of th$ fair board, November 8. Election of directors J. J. Magie, and Cochran 11 7¥ 7U' ri TO A NEW HOME? THEN WHY NOT MAKE IT LOOK REALLY NEW WITH A SMART COCHRANE ROOM-SIZE RUG? T/ 3# Will will bit con ducted the last Saturday in November. Terms of Maurice R. 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Alexander Thomson, Jr., general chairman of the Sesqui, said the party would be held from 7 to 10 o'clock, with the following invited to attend: all members of the pageant cast, chil dren and adults police and Boy Scouts who worked at the Sesqui make-up and costuming committees volunteer gatemen, property men, and sponsors of various organizations in the pageant. ARMCO AWARDED CONTRACTS Middletown, Ohio.—The Armco In ternational Corporation last Saturday was awarded two contracts totaling $185,458 by the War Department. The firms Ashland (Ky.) plant will supply galvanized pipes and fittings at a cost of $95,258, and the Middle town plant will construct steel build ings at a cost of $90,200. Thirty-eight To Take Civil Service Exams Thirty-eight candidates filed appli cations to take civil service examina tions Saturday afternoon in the Wilson Junior High School, E. M. Ladley, di rector of civil service, announced. The examination is to be given to create an eligibility list for seven municipal positions. No vacancies exist for any of the positions. Following is a break-down of the number taking the examinations: fire captain, 3 fire lieutenant, 11 clerk general for schools, 3 clerk-stenog rapher for schools, 3 stationary fire man, 5 oiler, 4, and hoseman, 9. Advertise in The Press.