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Issaed Weekly at III Market Street Telephone ISM Hamilton, Ohio Enderaed by the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Middletown Trades and Labor Council of Middletown, O. FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1944. KEEP THE RECORDS CLOSED In Washington, and perhaps other cities, the police complain because the U. S. Employment Service will not dis close the records of registrants who are alleged to have criminal activities spread upon the minutes, as it were Some newspapers criticize the serv ice for being obdurate and resisting all sorts of pressure and insisting that the law makes these records confiden tial even to another government agency. Congress was wise in providing for USES, social security and income tax records to be absolutely confidential. It is protection to which all citizens are entitled. It is the only honest way in which their business can be success fully conducted. If we let the bars down for any reason, even in war time, it will be an easy matter to let them down later for another reason. 0 KICKBACK IN A 1 li V?#' OUR CAPITOL The rulers of the greatest democ racy in the world employ in their Capi tol children as page boys, and in order to evade the child labor laws of the District of Columbia they provide so-called school for them, so that their education will not be neglected. Federal laws stipulate what^ they shall be paid for their work, and Sen ators and Representatives are as signed a certain number of them as their patronage. The boys and their parents use certain forms of influence to accomplish appointments to these soft jobs. week or so ago the mother of one of these boys made affidavit that her son, employed in the office of Rep resentative Richard M. Kleberg of Texas, by law paid a salary of $129 a month, was required to "kickback" $39. In addition it was asserted that these employes, for the privilege of working for such distiinguished em ployers, are required to perform extra curricular services for their employers on their own time, with out pay, of coarse. Congressman Kleberg, who is the multimillionaire owner of the million acre King ranch in Texas and a rabid anti-unionist, blamed the whole mat ter on a secretary, who fortunately for him had recently died. It is difficult to believe this is an isolated case, and it might be worth while for members of Congress to members of Congress to look into this matter. Perhaps members of Con gress, who enact federal laws, will want to comply with them as they expect other employers to do so. A kickback is a kickback, whether it is for the purpose of defraying other office expenses or whether it goes into the pockets of the emplojfing^ Congressman. -7 0. TEXAS MIGHT SECEDE Texas politicians declare that if the e o a i o n v e n i o n n o i n a e s FDR for a fourth term something dreadful will happen. Texas may even secede from the Democratic party. 0 WHAT NEXT? A waterproof match which will give a fighting man a light in fair weather or foul, in tropical jungles and in Artie cold, has been developed by manufacturers, the War Production Board announces. The new match should prove especially valuable, the WPB said, to service men in jungle areas where ordinary matches are fre quently made useless by climatic con ditions. 0 The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.—Henry Adams. HATELERS' PLATFORMS The hatelers hate the President, the New Deal, labor, the Jews, the neg roes, and the alien-born. They hope that this campaign year will give them an opportunity to spread their poison ed philosophies and to realize their so called political objectives. In some in stances, they try to use the existing political parties for their purposes in other cases they form pseudo-political organizations of their own in order to attract the gullible. Hatelers conceal their real aims in high sounding, super-patriotic verbi age. One of their goals is the destruc tion of labor's power. They propagan dize against the "wisdom" of unions in a "republic" exert political pres sure for the enactment of restrictive legislation and try to make the word "racket" synonymous with "union" in the public mind. Hatelers do this be cause they know that organized labor has always been, and will continue to be, a bulwark against the inroads of fascism. They want to destroy the power of labor but, of course, they are too shrewd to admit it on the con trary, they profess an ostensible love for the "working man." Senator Robert R. Reynolds, who recently declared his intention not to run for the Senate in this year's cam paign, obviously does not intend to de prive the American public of his nuis ance value. He has organized an "American Nationalists' Committee of Independent Voters." In his monthly sheet, "The National Record," he regularly publishes a column entitled, Five Objectives." One objective is the registration of all labor unions and labor organizations with the Sec retary of Labor. Senator Reynolds' real &m is to spread confusion and doubt in labor's ranks, and distrust for labor outside its ranks. Senator Reynolds knows this is a necessary prerequisite to the ultimate destruc tion of labor's organized structure. Senator Reynolds from January 1, 1945 onward he will be just plain "Robert Reynolds" will not have a chance much longer to continue his destructive activities. There are others however, who are only too anxious to take up the job where he will leave off. One of them is a utility president in Indianapolis by the name of Carl H. Mote, who is running for the United States Senate. It is significant that William Dudley Pelley, the lead er of the defunct Silver Shirts of America, who was convicted for sedi tious activities and is now again on trial in Washington, published articles by Mote in the February 17, 1941 and June 16,1941 issue of his hate maga zine, "The Roll Call." Mr. Mote offers what he calls "An American Political Platform" ("America Preferred, A i 1 9 4 4 a a a 5 o a platform demands the "repeal of the entire nauseous program of labor legislation born of an unholy alliance between political racketeers and labor racketeers. ." In a way, Mr. Mote's frankness is gratifying but he, like Reynolds and their ilk, will find out that the American people, labor, and all progressive forces in this country will reject their platforms of hate at the polls. PERSONAL CASH. Even in these "flush" times a fellow may find himself short of cash right when he needs it most. So what? Just go to your phone and call "City IIS Hick Street, HamQtea. OH*. Advertise in The Press. Loan." We have a thrifty loan that's just the thing for you. it?' L, THE crrr LOAM and Guaranty Company- 0 AvfcfcA# MOtfTHIV AMMML WEIGHT OUJPUJ P£R IWYBI THE MARCH OF LABOR I NIB RNAUONAL ASShi. OF MACHINISTS (A-F.L.) WAIVES INI TIATION FE£S FOR RETURNING VETERANS WHO JOIN THE 1-A^I. ECENTLY our daily papers m formed us that an ammunition ex plosion in Pearl Harbor killed 137 service men and injured 380 others, including 19 civilians May 21. The same dispatch announced an explosion on Oahu with 3 dead and 7 missing. The same week the House military committee announced result of an in vesigation which disclosed that army officials had contracted for installation of a communications system with a German-born contractor, and that at the time of the Pearl Harbor Jap pic nic it was still unfinished. Of course, it was still unfinished. If it had been completed it probably would have worked in reverse. Hirohito must have laffed up his big sleeves when he heard about that one. Probably thinks if he waits long enough those Americans will kill themselves off. When army officers and new com mentators condemn workmen in mu nition factories for striking for a day or two they should keep in mind the fact that organized labor was not re sponsible for the thousands who have lost their lives in Hawaii. While fighting in Noi-mandy goes on within sound of England and German planes, pilotless and otherwise, rain death and destruction on the southern part of the country, Britain is setting an example to the rest of the world by planning and preparing for the period after the war. FACING The FACTS With PHILIP PEARL Now that the first flush of excite ment over the invasion of Nazi-occu pied Europe has died down, it becomes increasingly clear that the war has not been won yet. Not by a long shot. Progress in the fighting along the beachheads jof Normandy has been a i n u y s o w e s e i a y w e n o n e regards the vast distances still to be traversed before we can attack Hitler in his own lair. We voice these words of caution not in a despondent spirit but in an at tempt to kill any wild rumors that may be circulated among war workers to the effect that the production pro gram is about to be cut away down. Nothing could be further from the truth. The gigantic flood of fighting equip ment and supplies that has poured from assembly lines in this country to our bases in England during the past two years is now in action against Hitler's troops. According to des patches from the fighting fronts, the impact of invasion already has de pleted these supplies. Much of our finest equipment was destroyed or knocked out or sunk in the first phases of the invasion. All of it, the War De partment reports, must be replaced if our troops are to maintain full fight ing strength and be in a position to continue their advances. What Hit the Nazis The power which the Germans have only begun to feel was created by labor on the home front. That power must be sustained and invigorated by huge amounts of replacements and reserve supplies. To convey an idea of what is still THERE ARE OVER 4000 LABOR. -MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES INAMEKLGV* WAR PLANTS, COVERING (3,000,000 WORKERS. MEN UNION HELP YOOFZSETF, YOU VTILO/4, YOUR AND THE CAUSE OF LABOR. BY INSISTING ON COMMENT ON WORLD EVENTS THIS LABEL IN YOUR NEW HAT '•fcTsuRt® A postwar employment program described officially as reversing the policy England has been following ever since the industrial revolution,-" has been presented to Parliament. It is well worth the study of Americans The program, designed to prevent a postwar slump by maintaining jobs rather than alleviating large-scale unemployment, was unfolded in a gov ernment white paper. It was the latest in a series of reconstruction plans La bor Minister Ernest Bevin said were evolving "the framework on which Britain can build up a century of progress." Labor Minister Bevin and Lord Wool ton, reconstruction minister, said the theory that unemployment could be cured by lowering living standards was being discarded. Organized labor of course, has never supported this theory. They said the plan proposed: 1. A system of varying contribu tions to a new social insurance plan designed to influence volume of community's purchasing power and iron out variations in boomtime de mand for goods 2. Planned spending on public works to be started to ward off unem ployment rather than during unem ployment peaks, and, 3. Concerted action between the treasury and banks to influence vol ume of capital expenditure by varia tions in the interest rate. needed, we might well attempt to de scribe what hit the Germans on the coast of France. First was the greatest fleet of mili tary aircraft ever assembled for an offensive. Day and night, thousands of American and British bombers ham mered the coastal defenses of the Nazis, blasting gun emplacement and fortifications and terrorizing Hitler' picked troops who were assigned to guard the beaches. And when the time came to launch the attack, 11,000 American and British planes were thrown into the assault. In one day these planes flew 27,000 sorties, using up thousands of tons of bombs, count less rounds of ammunition and vast quantities of 100-octane gasoline This, mind you, was just a single day' operations. From now on Allied air activity will be constantly stepped up Imagine how rapidly these air fleets are going to eat up supplies! The invasion itself was spearheaded by another enormous fleet of naval vessels and supply ships. Landing craft, which took thousands of work' ers many laborious weeks to build were sunk or stranded in a matter of moments. Obviously, the Allied strate gy calls for more landings in the fu ture, bo^h in Europe and in the Pa cific. Thus the production program will have to be maintained at full blast. Far above the troop-laden ships flew transport of the air, carrying paratroopers who descended perilously behind the Nazi lines to seize vital bridges and roads and disorganize re sistance. These transports numbered more than three times the total of planes operated by commercial air lines in the United States before the war, in itself a tribute to the produc tivity of American labor, as the War Department points out. An Optimistic Prophecy The guns, tanks, amphibious vifthi cles, trucks, half-tracks and bull dozers which were rolled up the beaches won by the blood of our cour- ageous troops were too numerous to be counted. Much of this equip ment was knocked out and even yet litters the ^ormandy shoreline. Al ready the War Production Board has sent out new orders for expansion of tank production. Radio equipment, produced in vast quantities by American workers and including many items still closely guarded as military secrets, per formed effectively in the crucial bat tles. Much more of this equipment, which is high on the priority list, will be required before final victory is won. Millions of tons of food, clothing and medical supplies were delivered on time to the beachheads. Naturally, more supplies must be rushed in as soon as they can be produced and transported. We have listed only a few of the many items which go to war with our troops, items which are highly ex pendable and which must be replaced promptly and in full measure if we hope to defeat Hitler. Prime Minister Church in Britain predicts that this goal may be reached before the end of the summer. We hope and pray that this prophecy will be as accurate as most of his past forecasts. But as long as the fighting continues—in Asia as well as in Eu rope—our armed forces will need the precious equipment which labor is producing in record-breaking amounts on the home front. And as long as American soldiers and sailors need supplies, it is up to labor to keep pro ducing them steadily and surely. No matter how long it takes, the workers of America intend to fulfill this duty like the true soldiers of pro duction they have proved themselves to be. SCHWENKER RECEIVES GOOD NEWS Good news to those with friends arid relatives in hands of Japanese. Expansion of the work of War Pris oners' Aid Y. M. C. A., a participating service of the National War Fund may be expected as the result of the State Department announcement that Japan has agreed to the purchase of $25,000 worth of relief supplies month for war prisoners and civilian internees in the Philippines, according to advices received today by Herbert Schwenker, Chairman Local CIO Com mittee for American and Allied War Relief. The United States Government has made available the funds to purchase the $25,000 worth of supplies each month locally, but administration will be carried on by neutral representa tives working for War Prisoners' Aid Y. M. C. A., funds for which are al located from contributions to the local War Chest. The work of locating sup plies, purchasing, packing and distri bution will be undertaken by War Prisoners' Aid, in cooperation with other neutral organizations. The State Department in its an nouncement of this agreement for limited relief for war prisoners held by the Japanese stated that "The United States Government is continu ing to press the Japanese Government to grant full reciprocity in this re spect." In the event that wider opportuni ties for work with war prisoners afforded by the Japanese Government, War Prisoners' Aid is prepared to ex pand its program to meet the needs which authorities state are far beyond the limited amount of supplies thus far agreed to by the Japanese Govern ment. Announcement has been made London that the British Government and the United States Government have agreed upon a method for ship O E O S E I N at LIBERTY HOME Seventh and Walnut Sts. VILLAGE GARDENS 100% Union House Central At South Avenue JOE TUTAS, Prop. I N M- S29 Sooth Second Street ping supplies for war prisoners in Japan, and it is expected that as soon opportunity is afforded by the Japanese Government for distribution that the work of War Prisoners' Aid will be widely expanded. Neutral representative of War Prisoners' Aid, Y. M. C. A. have been working in behalf of the war prisoners held by the Japanese since the out break of the war in the Pacific. When you give to the War Chest this fall you will be giving to War Prisoners' Aid stated Mr. Schwenker and I know that this is an organi zation dear to the hearts of all of us. Thanks For Contributions Testimony of the value of "rest break" homes established in rural areas of Britain by contributions of A. F. of L. and C. I. O. unions, for British war workers has just been re ceived in a letter to the British War Relief Society from Mrs. Esther Ry alls, a munitions worker, which was today forwarded to Ralph Morning star, chairman of Local Committee of United Nations Relief, A. F. L. Mrs. Ryalls, a factory worker for 30 years in peacetime as well as war time, was threatened with a nervous breakdown and sent to "Estcourt" a rest-break at St. Annes-on-Sea. She writes: "My Dear Friends: "No praise is too high for the good work done at Estcourt. The staff are all very kind, food and attention are excellent. The guest book contains such messages as 'Two weeks of Para dise what could one wish for more.' 'There is a piano, radio and a li brary of good books. During my con-' valescence I was friendly with a young woman recovering from pneu monia. Her husband was killed at work when his clothing was caught in the machinery, and shortly afterward her father and brother, riding to work on a motorcycle, were both killed in a collision. Now this poor young widow is working in a muntion factory. She seemed to enjpy happiness at Est court. "There was also a young girl who had undergone an operation for the removal of a tubercular gland in her neck. She was very happy at Est court, where she gained much in weight and strength. "Two of the women were grand mothers. They do men's work on mu nitions. They had gotten very tired but returned home fit and healthy. "To you dear friends who have so kindly provided t^ie money to enable people to enjoy rest and comfort and help them regain health and strength, please accept sincere thanks." SBON'T JLET HIGH PRICES UNPLEASANT TAST6 INCONVENIENCE Keep you from getting all the Vitamins A and you need. You can be sure that each member of your family gets enough of these essential vita mins by seeing to it that they take ONE^JDAY fhmmtt-ttting Conrwrifcflf BCONOTNKMI Z1UK& SEE US IF YOU NEED A LOAN Edgar K. Wagner FUNERAL DIRECTOR BIG SOCIAL EVERY FRIDAY AND SUNDAY COME AND SPEND AN ENJOYABLE EVENING PLENTY OF GAMES AND EXTRA FEATURES .. To .. Build—Improve—Buy Your Home swVgijNlwSiV & I?OWN A''S* N NULTON PARRISH, Seey. MOOSE HOME At 840 p. H. Third and Court Sts. IFF' Vudhaa, QUt I I.