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WORKERS GATHER Preliminary Steps Taken to Organize Under One Union. Bt the Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. February 27.— Preliminaries to the organization of 200,000 California agricultural workers Into a single union began today under the auspices of the American and State Federations of Labor. At the outset representatives of the California federation asked delegates representing about 50 farm labor unions to give up their present systems and Join in a solid front organization. The individual unions concerned are composed of about 20 groups with A. F. of L. charters and about 30 in dependent unions. Mexicans and Fil ipinos comprise many of the latter group at present. Edward Vandeleur. secretary of the Btate federation, asked the 20 A. F. of L. affiliates to surrender their chart ers in favor of one to be issued covering al! workers involved. Such a union would be the first of its kind in any State. Delegates withheld comment pend ing full presentation of the plan, al though some of them raised the ques tion of whether such an organization should have a Federal or an inter national charier under the American federation. A Federal charter would restrict the unit's jurisdiction to California. An International charter would give it authority to extend to other States. Behind the participating unions lay a history of more or less unsuccessful strikes, notably the walkout of 3.200 workers in the Salinas-Watsonville lettuce area last Fall and a strike of several hundred celery pickers in the Stockton district about the same time. -• ■■ —— CUTTING LECTURES TO BEGIN MARCH 18 la Guardia and Beard Will Speak as Memorial Series Is In augurated. “Democracy*’ will be the general theme of the first two in the series of the Bronson Cutting memorial lec tures to be delivered March 8 at the Rialto Theater by Mayor Fiorella La Guardia of New Yorl. ud Dr. Charles A Beard. Mayor La Guardia's topic will be “Democracy in Act n*' and Dr. Beard's subject will be “The Rise of the Democratic Idea in the United States.'' • The first program also will be fea tured bv an address by Senator George W Norris of Nebraska, who will pay tribute to the late Senator Cutting. Among those who will lecture at later dates are* Prof. Harold Laski of England. Dr. Bartil Ohlln of Swe den and Dr. Edwin Borchard of the Yale Law School. Prof. Laski has agreed to speak on two evenings, probably March 23 and 24. BRITISH SHORE POUNDED, SHEEP BURIED IN SNOW 15-Year Record Storm Isolates Houses—Thames Rises Fast in Upper Reaches. 8* the Associated Press. LONDON. February 27.—Parts of Great. Britain were swept by storms today that rolled up heavy seas ac companied by rain, hail and sleet. In Banffshire, in the Scottish up lands. the worst snowstorm in 15 years Isolated houses, buried sheep and caused motorists to abandon their ears. Heavy rains and sleet caused the Thames to rise rapidly in the upper reaches of the Thames Valley. Highway, air and sea transport serv ices wTere halted by a blizzard in the Orkney Islands. The Liverpool area was also swept by a wintry storm. - ■ ■ - • Masonic Club Plans Dance. Plans are being made by the Postal Service Square Club of Master Masons of the City Post Office and the Post Office Department for a dance at the Indian Spring Country Club Satur- ; day night. March 27. ANOTHER SMART USER CAR BITTER • “I suppose it was natural for me to turn to a Dodge dealer when I decided to buy a used car,” states J. S. Robertson, express clerk. “I need transportation to run back and forth to the office and yet I want a depend able used car because 1 am often obliged to leave it parked outside the best part of the day in all kinds of weather. “But I will confess that after 1 had Just about selected a very excellent buy, I shopped around the other places and checked up, only to discover that the used car that the Dodge dealer offered me was priced between $35 and $50 under what other dealers were asking. “Besides, the Dodge dealer’s used car that I had selected was one of their Blue Seal cars that had been triple-checked for appearance, con dition and price, and the salesman had a complete record of its specifi cations. Needless to say, I bought the Dodge dealer’s used car and I have had absolutely no trouble with it. It looks ‘swell’ and it performs ‘swell’, and above all it is thoroughly dependable.” TURN TO THE CLASSIFIED SECTION OF THIS PAPER FOR TO DAY’S MONEY-SAVING SPECIALS AT YOUR DODGE DEALER’S I Ford Plant, Scene of Union Drive Here is an aerial view of the Ford Motor Co.'s assembly plant at Edgewater. N. J., which is the scene of ■‘the latest C. /. O. unionization drive. President Homer Martin of the United Automobile Workers of America announced he would seek immediately to unionize the 3.700 workers in the plant. —A. P. Photo. Geislia Girls Firmly Intrenched In Sit-Doim Strike for Union Adopt Semi-Military Regimen in Fight for Collective Bargaining by Entertainers’ Guild. By the Associated Press. OSAKA, Japan. February 27—The geisha girls, to whom a sit-down strike is very old stuff, settled down to an almost military regimen today in a mountain top temple. They intrenched themselves for what may be a long stay—at least until their employers grant collective bargaining rights to their ancient guild of entertainers. There were 300 of them in the Gyozuko Buddhist Temple today, and more of the 2.000 down in the rich industrial city of Osaka are coming up. Not. only is the sit-down strike nothing new under the Japanese sun. but the rebellious girls even are taking a leaf from the book of their own singing sisters generations ago. In this age the old Geisha Guild is the labor organization of the enter taining girls. In ihe last eenturv. geisha girls railed a “sit-down" strike—a custom from antiquity known as "rojo"—to protest harsh treatment. Crowds of sympathetic patrons and interested spectators gathered outside the temple tonight to hear the girls sing some of the same songs and shout some of the same slogans that striking geisha girls used back in the 60s. The Japanese sit-down strike rivals the institution of Geisha itself in the age of its roots. Knights of old staged one-man sit-down strikers by barricad ing themselves in their feudal castles Shetland Island Monster 30 Ft. Long Puffs Like Train GLASGOW. Scotland JP —Sea monster stories are back in vogue once more.' This year the Shetland Islands got in a story before Loch Ness, famous home of the famous Loch Ness monster. Descriptions of the Shetland Island creature, as reported by ship passengers, credit it with being 30 feet long, with three pointed fins, each about 6 feet long, and with a habit of emitting puffs like a freight train. Islanders are wondering if the monster is the mate of the one which became entangled in her ring nets last year and left 11 feet of its tail behind. and refusing to come out until their lords heard their grievances. The girl strikers decided on their rigid sit-down routine despite the gifts of food. rice. wine, bedding and other comforts which sympathetic tired busi nessmen sent them. Determined to sit down in their sanctuary until the issue is settled, they elected a treasurer, a public re lations bureau and a bargaining com mittee to deal with their employers. They ha\e adopted this daily routine; 10 a m—Deadline for rising, dress ing. painting, powdering and eating breakfast. 11 a m —Worship for all. including prayers to Buddha for victory. Noon—Luncheon 1 p.m.—Reply to letters and ac knowledge gifts from patrons; write love letters and postal cards soliciting support for the strike. 3 p.m —Compulsory long walk and exercise. 8 p.m.—Dinner and bed. Newspapers estimated the strikers were receiving at least 1.000 yen ($285) from sympathizers. BRIG. GEN. F. L. BRADMAN TO HEAD MARINE BOARD Moved to Quantico Barracks Post From Newport War College, Where He Is Student. Brig. Gen. Frederic L. Bradman, now attending the advanced course at the Naval War College, Newport, R. I„ will become president of the Marine Corps Equipment Board at the Marine Barracks, Quantico, Va„ in June. Maj. Gen. Thomas Holcomb, commandant of the Marine Corps, an nounced yesterday. Brig. Gen. Douglas C. McDougal. now commanding the Fleet Marine Force. Marine Corps base, San Diego, Calif. will become commanding gen eral of the Marine Barracks. Parris Island. S. C.. Gen. Holcomb also an nounced. COLORED OFFICERS’ INCREASE IS ASKED Committee of Washington Church Federation Also Urges More Care With Guns. The Race Relations Committee of the Washington Federation of Churches has requested the District Commis sioners to Increase the number of colored officers on the police force and to warn policemen to be more careful in the use of their service guns in view of the fact that policemen have killed 50 persons since 1926 while enforcing the law. The committee pointed out that 40 of the 50 persons shot to death were colored, and said that, although the colored population here is 27.3 per cent, the number of colored police men on the force is only 2.9 per cent. With regard to the shootings, the committee said: "We recogniae the difficult situa tions in which the officers of the law are often placed and we commend many of them for their bravery in dealing with and apprehending dan gerous criminals. On the other hand, there seem to be some cases—all too many, we think—in which officers of the law were too hasty in their use of force.” The committee asked that officers be frequently reminded of the regu lation ordering g at care in the use of firearms. The communication to the Commissioners was signed by Rev. E. O. Clark, chairman of the Race Relations Committee, and H. B. Tay lor, a member. Shortage of imported foodstuffs has raised prices in the Philippines. 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