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As the AFL says, raises of 10 to 20
cents and up have all been clear gain, because workers and employers had considered the facts and agreed on increases which would not break price ceilings. "Many of our increases were well above government formulas set in other industries in some cases, where employers could not pay more now, we accepted 5 cents now and 10 cents later, or left the wage clause open for further increases when pro duction was restored. This method brought admirable results for work ers, employers and the public." In normal times, there is more jus tification for strikes than now. But these are not normal times. They are distinctly abnormal and in the next few months, there may be even more unrest, hunger and turmoil in the world than even now. The desperate need of the world is production and more production. By a policy which substantially continues and increases production, the AFL is helping world stability and the cause of world peace. STABILIZING YOUTH FOR UN Hie campaign for "an alert, inform ed student opinion" to help build a successful United Nations has been intensified to include high school stud ents throughout the country, says a new leaflet issued by United Nations Youth, which seems a "youth move ment" deserving of widespread sup port. Stating that they believe "the uni fied voice of young men and women of all the United Nations can be a potent force for world peace and security," the group, a non-political, self-governing organization affiliated with the American Association for the United Nations, offers membership to students of today and warns poten tial members that "your life is at stake." They cite informed youth as Vv^CJr^ THE PRESS OmCULL ORGAN OF ORGANIZED LAB OK THE NONPAREIL PRINTING CO. PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS Subscription Price $1.00 per Year Payable in Advance We it net bold obtmItm responsible for u« Tlewi or opinions expressed in the article® or communications of correspondents. 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FRIDAY, MARCH 8,1946 HELPING WORLD STABILITY Every day it becomes more and more plain that American Federation of Labor unions have followed a wise and patriotic course by negotiating wage increases while staying on the job, in most cases. By taking pay boosts which may seem unduly modest to some, they have prevented price increases which are the same as wage cuts and have aided in keeping up and boosting production, now so urgent ly required. World hunger is again very much in the news, with the desperate ur gency of the situation pointed out by President Truman in calling a food conference of prominent citizens at the White House. Included in the in vitation was Herbert Hoover, who probably knows as much about food relief administration as any man in the world. It is encouraging that the President thus gave recognition to Hoover's abilities in the relief field, which under the Roosevelt adminis tration were studiously ignored. President Truman emphasized that the government's effort alone is not enough. The whole hearted coopera tion of the American people is re quired in "an aggressive voluntary program to reduce food consumption" here, he said. This is stressed by the American Federation of Labor, which charges that the United States has been at fault in its planning to meet Europe's food needs and calls on Americans to help by voluntarily ra tioning their food. "Ever since last summer Americans have known that a food crisis threat ened Europe and Asia," the AFL says in its monthly economic survey. "As we have previously pointed out, peo ple in Europe can receive the 2,000 calories of food per day necessary to sustain life only if other countries with a food surplus send all the food they can spare and every effort is made to overcome transportation dif ficulties and get the food to the peo pie who need it." "Actually, sufficient effort has not been made," the federation declares, "and today millions are starving or threatened with starvation in Europe "the weapon that can stop the atomic botnb." United Nations Youth, first organ ized some months ago in New York City, with Stephen M. Schwebel, 17 year-old high school senior, as presi dent, urges in this first red, white arid blue promotional piece that youth realize that theirs is the "greatest stake" and lists their activities rang ing from public meetings to publica tion of a bulletin, incorporated with the association's monthly magazine, Changing World. QUESTION FOR STALIN At present, Russia's maintenance of a huge army of 15,000,000 men, Stalin's emphasis on military strength in his Feb. 9 speech, and his program to more than double production of heavy industries suggest that consid erable part of Russia's productive ca pacity will be diverted to military pur poses rather than to raise the living standards of the people. One may well ask: Why does USSR want to deprive her people in order to support so huge a military force when all other na tions are demobilizing and seeking to build a United Nations Organization for world peace and security?—AFL Labor's Monthly Survey." WHAT NEXT? Fly fishing rods are being made experimentally from glass fibres by Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co. the rods are reported to be stronger than those of split bamboo. WISDOM Edgar K. Wagner FUNERAL DIRECTOR BIG SOCIAL EVERY FRIDAY AND SUNDAY COME AMD SPEND AN ENJOYABLE liVENINO PLENTY OF GAMES AND EXTRA FSATURBB MOOSE HOME StVMt itld0P.lL COMMENT ON WORLD EVENTS The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood. —Edwin Markham. Buy Blacksmith Shop Oxford, Ohio.—Adolph Reiff and George Davis, his son-in-law, have purchased the village blacksmith shop here from I. F. Brissom, with whom Reiff was associated for a time. Davis has just returned from six years of military service. ftufltw, Oki» '.\V ,-.s -,c SEEK SECURITY FOR 21 THE BUTLER COUNTY PRES8 and Asia. While Americans in USA have an average diet of 3,300 calories per day, millions of people in Europe and Asia are living on daily rations of less than 1,500 or even less than 1,000 calories." f. As the Washington Post say*, the fact is that Americans are eating more and better than they did before the war or during the war. "It would take only a slight reduction of the average diet, coupled with a systematic effort to eliminate waste, to make possible a considerable increase in food ship ments to the famine areas." After summarizing the reasons for the world food shortage, which in clude crops unplanted or unharvested as the result of war and droughts, cy clones and other natural disasters, the AFL tells what we must do: "The United States has also been at fault in not planning adequately to meet the problems of feeding Europe. In 1943 to 1945 we followed a 'bare shelf' policy in agricultural produc tion which planned no extra food re serve for post war. This has left us with so little reserve today that we cannot meet the needs of starving peo ple unless we cut our own use of foods and share with them. "The administration is planning to eliminate the use of grain for alcohol, to give us black bread and is urging reduction in grain fed to animals. Americans are today the best fed peo ple in the world. We can give more than any other nation to meet the world's needs. England is cutting her meager food ration. If we ration our selves we can have much more to send to those who are desperate." Washington, D. C.—Insurance cov erage for 21 million additional per sons, including household domestics and farmers, and larger benefit pay ments under the Social Security Act, were proposed by A. J. Altmeyer, chairman of the Social Security Board. Altmeyer presented 5 points in his recommendations for changes in old age and survivors insurance in his testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. They were: (1) Extension to all persons gain fully employed. (2) Coverage for the self-employed. (3) Increased benefits under both old-age and survivors insurance. (4) Permanent disability benefits. (5) Methods for financing. Altogether, Altmeyer told the com mittee, 84 million social security cards have been issued, although only 41 million persons still have an insured status. In extending the coverage, he estimates, about 21 million more would be insured. Suggests Stamp-Book System These would include farm workers, domestics, employes of nonprofit insti tutions, veterans, employes of federal, state and local governments, railroad workers and self-employed, including small shopkeepers, plumbers, barbers, tailors, etc. In providing for collections of in surance premiums from much of this group, he suggested a stampbook sys tem, operating through the postal de partment. For farm owners and self employed he suggested use of in come-tax returns as a method of de termining the extent of their partici pation. The formula for increasing the bene fits would be to increase the amount of wages counted for benefit pay ments from $3,000 to $3,600 a year. The benefits would be 40 percent of the first $75 a month, plus 10 percent of the remainder. This would increase maximum payments from $40 to $52.50 a month. Minimum payments would be increased from $10 to $20 a month. Under Altmeyer's recommendations, monthly cash benefits would be pay able for disability lasting 5 months or more, not now covered. In financing the program, Altmeyer said: "The present rate of 1 percent pay able each by employes and employer is probably sufficient to cover the total costs of the expanded program for the next 5 years. Increase to 2 percent each probably would provide enough revenue to cover disbursements for the next 10 years." You may be a super-skilled driver, and your car may be in tip-top shape —but how about "that other fellow"? For all-around safety, the Ohio State Safety Council and the National Safe ty Council suggests that you keep suf ficient space in front of you—in case that other fellow" makes a sudden stop or a quick torn. The cool driver always stays oafcof hot water. ^tr-—r** v '''Ag*'.'1'"?" ..'1 'wn .1-". au-v.?H»" W J.J'ij J.MSIST ON "THIS UNION LABEL IN THE NEST HAT YOU BUY 'm,*'*" ^Vv Flexible Policies Expressed By Ball Washington, D. C.—How an anti labor Senator can change his views on basic issues within 4 days, de pending on whose ox is gored, was il lustrated by Senator Ball, of Minne sota. When AFL President William Green objected before the Senate Labor Committee to provisions in the Case bill giving the federal government jurisdiction to deal with violence in picketing because such matters should be handled by state or local author ities, Senator Ball differed sharply. But only a few days before, while questioning a witness favoring re tention of the federal operation of the United States Employment Service, Senator Ball said: "The premise that somehow or oth er the federal government has the in a^V^r,'» THE MARCH OF LABOR MZMllS Here is a Real A ^"i,.I ^iKffiSSTaSSiBSISaMllEl 1 »llirivt .|l v-* .,,^,vy-, ^3H& CONSUMER COOPERATIVE MOVE MENT, WHICH WAS BEGUN BY 26 FAMILIES IN 38 COUNTRIES. 1 WEAVERS JQ44. MOW OP ROCHDALE .ENGLAND, IM iOOOOOrOOO i HAS MEMBER .. N I938-& WHEN ALL TAXES ARE CONSIDER THOSE EARNIN8 UNDER $500 A YEAR RA0 SOME 11% OTMM, Tncome INTAKES. n. JHE WIDE-SPREAD OF ^LABOR SAVING^ MACHINERY HELPED IN THE SPECTACULAR DEVELOPMENTOFTHE INTK J-HRODUCmON KNIGHTS OF ST.CWSP/M FOLLOWING THE CIVIL WAR. THE KNlGHTS ORG ANIZED AGAINST THE LOSS OF A MARKET FORTHElR SKILLS "-THE SUBSTITUTION Of CRAFTSMEN. LABORERS FOR terests of the people more at "heart than a state government goes con trary to my concept of democracy and the way it works, which is that the government which is closest to the people is likely to be most responsive to the needs of the people." Knight Assails Strikes By Business Chicago. Strikes by employers against the government arid consum ers have been far more serious than any stoppages by labor, but they have been largely ignored in the press. That significant point was made by President Felix H. 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