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FRIDAY, JANUARY 2,1942.
REDUCING CRIME RATE
A "marked decrease" in delinquency
in areas of Oakland, California, has
occurred where low-rent housing
United States Housing Authority
projects have taken the place of for
mer slums, says the Oakland Housing
A report by the Oakland police
shows that in one section where slums
were replaced by a large public hous
ing project juvenile delinquency de
clined 22 per cent although serious
cases of juvenile delinquency increased
for the city as a whole during the
Commenting on the report, the Oak
land Post-Enquirer said: "There can
be hardly any argument over the ef
fect of depressing, unsanitary, over
crowded and obsolete housing condi
tions on the crime rate. Clean up the
housing situation in the more de
pressed areas, replace scabrous old
shacks and tenements with modern,
decent dwellings, and the crime rate
inevitably goes down."
DON'T HELP THE AXIS!
"Accidents Help the Axis!"
With that warning, the National
Safety Council issued a last-minute
appeal for help by everyone in hold
ing down the holiday and winter traf
Accidents impede the nation's war
effort by wasting manpower and ma
terial that are vital to victory, the
council emphasized. It pointed out
that the usual hazards of the season
will be increased this year by the
dangers to traffic of blackouts and a
certain amount of war worry and pre
The council suggested three specific
ways to cut traffic accidents at this
1. Practice driving courtesy as a
practical application on the highway
of the Christmas spirit of "Good Will
Seventh and Walnut Sts.
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"Science can help us win the war on
the home front as well as on the im
mediate field of battle," says Dr.
Louise Stanley, chief of the Bureau of
Home Economics, U. S. Department of
Agriculture. "Now, more than ever
before, homemakers need scientific
facts to help them best adjust their
families to the present emergency."
The program of the Bureau of Home
Economics has been directed toward
making such facts available, accord
ing to Doctor Stanley's annual report
to the Secretary of Agriculture, just
issued. Some of the highlights of the
report, covering the fiscal year 1940
Because morale and physical fitness
of a nation depends so much on good
diet, the bureau has redoubled its ef
forts to uncover practical nutrition
facts. These have been released in the
form of master diet plans that meet
the new yardstick of good nutrition
adopted this year by the National Nu
trition Conference for Defense. These
master plans are so arranged that
they may be adapted to different parts
of the country and to changing food
supplies. Emphasis has also been
placed on conserving food value by
scientific methods of cooking and food
As in the first World War, dehy
drated foods have again come to the
forefront. The Bureau of Home Eco
nomics during the year began a study
of dehydrated foods—tested over 300
such food products for palatability
and to some extent for food value.
Among these foods were dried eggs
and dehydrated soups—both easy-to
take and easy-to-keep sources of im
portant food values.
The United States is now the eco
nomic center of the world. Unless we
keep to the principles which make pos
sible free institutions, shall we not
lose the war whatever the military
outcome? We must have freedom in
order to win the war. Our decision on
the right to strike will be felt around
the world. A curb on strikes would
be a strong argument for totalitarian
ism. For if labor is not free in Amer
ica, what hope can democracy hold
for the masses of Europe?—American
Federation of Labor.
A new rubber flashlight has a light
metallic assembly completely enclosed
in a soft rubber case. It has a shatter
proof plastic lens, is watertight and
safe around electric wires. It can be
used safely in rain, mud or salt water.
That country is the richest which
nourishes the greatest number of
noble and happy human beings.—John
Miners' Union Reinstates
13 Suspended Members
Glace Bay, N. S. (ILNS).—The 13
members of the United Mine Workers,
District 26, who were indefinitely sus
pended by the district executive for
participation in the leadership of the
"outlaw" slowdown strike in the soft
coal mines, have been reinstated by
the district officers. At the time of
the suspension, it was said it was
really expulsion for all. However, the
movement for reinstatement has been
in force since the end of the slowdown
last fall, and the dissembling of the
unofficial convention which directed
the production curtailment program
against the explicit orders of the dis
trict and international executives.
COMMENT ON WORLD EVENTS
The preliminary studies of dehy
drated foods laid the groundwork for
2. Allow more time for your trips
because of the added congestion due
to war activities. Start sooner and
take it easy.
3. Don't drive if you drink.
WORLD RESPONSIBILITY ON U. S
Freedom, progress and security for
the common man everywhere in the
world—for what are the democracies
fighting if not for this? We must
build the new world of industrial de
mocracy right here at home if a new
vision is to follow the arms we forge
against totalitarianism. What hope
can democracy hold for the enslaved
masses of Europe unless they can look
to America and see that free workers
here are building the foundations for
a better life?
THE BIJTLER COUNTY PRESS
the more extensive program of re
search now under way to improve de
hydration methods so they will con
serve as much as possible of the nutri
tive value originally in the food.
As soon as the shortage of metals
and certain textile fibres was fore
seen, the bureau turned its attention
to finding how to make the best use
of substitute materials and how best
to conserve old materials.
The need for metals and man hours
for defense production early last year
began to make drastic changes in the
materials available for household
equipment. The bureau compiled a
list of suggested substitute materials
for making needed articles.
In the case of canning equipment—
the bureau illustrated with a 64-page
handbook on "Community Food Pres
ervation Centers" how existing sup
plies in a community may be combined
to the benefit of all. Many communi
ties are now working out plans for
such centers as part of the Food-for
Also, to increase the life of all ex
isting equipment, the bureau has pre
pared directions for more efficient
care of household equipment.
Though emphasis of the Bureau of
Home Economics is always on helping
the individual homemaker—directly as
possible—many research results are
also useful to agencies planning on a
community, state, or national basis.
Especially valuable to those planning
production programs, studying fair
taxation problems, estimating quan
tities of various goods and other goods
needed to meet war conditions are the
22 reports now already published or
in press from the nation-wide Con
sumer Purchases Study.
Where with our Little Hatchet we tell
the truth about many things, sometimes
profoundly, sometimes flippantly, some
A Merry Christmas is over and a
Happy New Year impends. For all we
know we shall not have another Christ
mas jas merry for some time to come.
The nation merely paused in the
first rush'of war, took an easy breath
and said to itself, "well, we might as
well carry on in the tradition while
we can." Who knows what comes?
No one can be sure how long it may
take to lick the barbarians!
On every hand the talk is about how
long it will take. Few are foolish
enough to look for a quick or easy
victory. But on every hand, without
exception, people are prepared for
whatever may be the cost. There is
no question about an IF it is only
a question about a WHEN.
It has to turn out right, no matter
when, or at what cost. It seems that
there never has been such unity.
Interesting, too, is the fact that so
many labor men today demand that
when peace comes it shall be a lasting
peace, based upon co-operation and
their reasons simply laugh off as silly
the points brought forward by labor
men who opposed the League of Na
tions after the other war.
Times change thinking changes.
Old bogey men don't scare us any
There is a universal determination
that the world cannot again risk a
blood bath at the will of another psy
chopathic Hitler, another neurotic
Mussolini, another lustful Japanese
war clique making up the mind of an
emperor who masks behind the pre
tense of deity. What a hokum in this
day and age!
But while the days and nights bring
us news of tremendous conflict, each
development marching to form the
phalanx of events that will shape the
outcome, what are we to think of men
at home who gum the works by stop
ping production over petty grievances
that could be righted while work went
on? What ARE we to think?
Of course it is idle to expect that
all dislocations can be prevented.
There still are many who do not
understand that the nation is in its
most critical situation. There still are
some who think a picnic is happening
and that the main idea is to grab
everything in sight and sass back at
The pitiful and regrettable
thing is that those who do unrea
sonable things are building up a
great resentment that may break
loose and set back the clock on
It is too bad that every man does
not know just what 'President Roose
velt said before he summoned his 24
man board to meet and work out a
way of labor peace.
It is too bad, too, that some work
men can't hear what so many soldiers
say every time there is an unwar
ranted stoppage of work.
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YARN INTO CHEAP CLOTH.
Ti'E MAf.'JH OF LABOR
THE TRUE SECURITY IS to BE
FOUND IN SOCIAL SOLIDARY
RATHER THAN IN ISOLATED
TiON OF ARTISTS IS THE
There would be some burning ears.
The fact is that unions have on their
hands one of the most burning and
vital public relations problems ever
faced—and there can't be so very
many mistakes, or else!
It seems to me better that some of
these things be said here and by others
who want labor progress, rather than
have them said in bitterness by those
who want to go back to the days of
There is a temptation to cry out to
some local leaders and to some small
groups of membership and to say,
"For heaven's sake, have some sense.
Don't rock the boat, for if you rock
it you may wreck it."
And while this mood is on, let it be
said that Phil Murray, who had gained
much good will for himself by his
forthright convention and post-con
vention declarations, didn't gather any
fresh laurels by naming John L. Lewis
to be a member of that conference
Perhaps Phil doesn't understand
that John L. Lewis just doesn't rate
This is a time for those who counsel
unity and full steam ahead—and who
also ACT the same way they talk.
Let's cut out all monkey business
and pull together for VICTORY
—C. M. W.
LEADER IS ATTACKED
Cincinnati, Ohio. (ILNS).—An at
tack in "Life" on Edward Flore, pres
ident of the Hotel and Restaurant Em
ployes' International Alliance and Bar
tenders' International League of
America, has stirred the indignation
of the union's members and a number
of locals have strongly criticized the
magazine. One of the most vigorous
of the protests was made by Philadel
phia Bartenders' Local 115, which
wrote "Life," charging that it lacked
courage to call President Flore a
"racketeer," though it insinuated that
he was one, and condemning the pub
lication for "bad and yellow jour
The Bartenders' letter, reprinted in
the international union's official jour
nal, "The Catering Industry Em
ployes," said that "Life" referred to
Edward Flore "as the head of a
racket-infested Bartenders' Interna
tional League." The letter paid trib
ute to President Flore's "honest and
forthright" leadership and said:
"We think that a magazine with a
circulation such as 'Life' ought to be
more accurate. You lack the courage
to call Mr. Flore a racketeer. You
know that's untrue but, by innuendo,
you convey the same impressions. We
denounce you for slurring the man
who has contributed materially toward
the improvement in the lot of thou
sands of American men and women."
The letter ended by asking "Life"
to give the same space to the union's
protest that it gave to the attack on
Flore, which was based on articles by
Harvey Garman On
Labor Press Board
Springfield, 111. (ILNS). Harvey
Garman, veteran editor of the Los
Angeles Citizen, has been elected mem
ber of the executive board of the In
ternational Labor Press of America,
Secretary-Treasurer R. E. Woodman
see, editor of the Illinois Tradesman,
has just announced. ,».... ..g,
Garman was elected by the execu
tive board to succeed the late Thomas
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the A. F. of L. conventions, terms of
office begin on January 1, so Vice-Pres
ident Garman will serve the full term.
With PHILIP PEARL
The American Federation of Labor
has enlisted for the duration of the
The five million members of this
great organization are rallying to
America's cause in a way that brings
joy to the hearts of its leaders and
welcome encouragement to President
Roosevelt and his aides in this critical
There are no strikes in America to
day. Every worker is on the job doing
his bit to back up the armed forces of
the nation in an all-out war against
the despicable and treacherous enemies
"Labor knows its duty. It will do
its duty and more," President Green
predicted at the outset of hostilities.
The men and women in the rank and
file are making good this pledge.
American workers are determined
"to see this fight through to a vic
torious finish at any cost," President
It is up to the loyal members of the
American Federation of Labor to make
good this pledge too.
There will be a cost—a great cost.
Labor will have to sacrifice many of
the conditions won through years of
struggle before this war is over. But,
as President Roosevelt bluntly re
marked in his fireside chat, Americans
will not regard it a sacrifice to help
their country in its time of need, but
It is a privilege to work and sweat
and sacrifice for America. It is an
honor to help in the fight against the
miserable enemies of our freedom. Let
our slogan be—"A. F. of L. workers
will do their duty—ten times over—
to SMASH JAPAN."
MILWAUKEE CO-OP SIGNS
AFL UNION AGREEMENTS
Milwaukee, Wis.—Contracts carry
ing pay raises have been signed be
tween the Greendale Co-operative and
A. F. of L. unions representing the
meat cutters, grocery clerks and ga
rage men, with all of the co-operatives
329 South Second Street
TO PROVIDE MEN
FOR FARM JOBS
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).—Warn
ing against an impending serious farm
labor shortage, Federal Security Ad
ministrator Paul V. McNutt has an
nounced the expansion of farm place
ment machinery in the Social Security
Board's U. S. Employment Service.
The Farm Placement Service has
been overhauled under the supervision
of U. S. Employment Service Director
John J. Corson and Fay W. Hunter,
formerly chief of the North Dakota
State Employment Service and direc
tor of the Employment Service in Ari
zona, has been appointed to head the
expanded farm placement organiza
McNutt stated that assuring an ade
quate supply of workers for America's
farms is a big task ahead. America
must, he explained, produce much more
food now for home consumption and
the Allies. As thousands of farm
workers have enrolled in the Army,
Navy, and civilian war-time jobs, a
serious shortage of workers is ex
pected in cei'tain regions.
"Today," he said, "finding enough
workers to till the fields, plant the
crops, and harvest them is a nation
wide task which can only be met with
a nation-wide organization. We can
not afford the waste and suffering
which comes with haphazard labor re
cruiting and uncontrolled migration."
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