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Martin Sounds Call
For Labor Unity as
Faction Meets
Elected U. A. W. Head
Opens Convention of
Anti-C. I. 0. Group
Tt the Associated Press.
DETROIT. March 4.—Homer Mar
tin. ousted from the Congress of In
dustrial Organizations, sounded a
call for unity between the C. I. O.
and the American Federation of
Labor as he opened a convention
here today of his faction of the
United Automobile Workers.
“We shall fight,” the elected U. A.
W. president said in a prepared
greeting to convention delegates, “to
unite the labor movement within
the automobile industry, as well as
the A. F. L. and the C. I. O.”
Mr. Martin assembled his follow
ers in today's meeting after his
opponents in the U. A. W. called a
union convention for Cleveland
March 27 and gained C. I. O. recog
nition for their organization. Each
faction claims to be the “official’’
union; suits for determination of
the issues are pending in Circuit
Court here.
Enthusiastic delegates lifted Mr.
Martin to their shoulders and pa
raded about the hall behind a 12
piece band as the convention opened
today.
An aiternoon session of the con
vention lasted little more than an
hour when committees advised they
were not ready to report. The meet
ing will be resumed Sunday.
Charters Threatened.
Although no Credentials Com
mittee report was issued. Mr. Martin
announced that ‘‘at a conservative
estimate” 400 delegates were pres
ent, representing, he said, an “ef
fective and definite majority of the
organized automobile workers.”
They assembled in the face of
threats by the C. I. O. to remove
charters of locals which sent official
delegates, and warning by C. X. O.
controlled locals that members at
tending the Martin meeting would
face suspension,
Mr. Martin, youthful former min
ister who turned labor leader, served
notice before the convention began
that he would recommend that
Communists be denied membership
in the union and that the number
of international vice presidents and
Executive Board members be re
duced.
He had charged repeatedly that *
his opponents, headed by R. J.
Thomas, recognized by the C. I. O.
as acting president, were Commun
ist-controlled and that they par- ;
ticipated in a Communist conspir- J
acy to seize control of the U. A. W. I
A. F. L. Deal Denied.
In his formal greeting today Mr.
Martin said: “We have waged a
long and bitter fight against those
elements within our union which
have been subverting the princi
ples for which it was formed * • •.
On the delegates to this convention
rests the all-important task of
bringing our union back to health
and reconstructing it on a founda
tion which can endure.’’
Completion of the organization
of the “reconstructed" union will
make official the dual unionism
which has existed unofficially in
automobile plants since the whole
sale suspensions of officers in Jan
uary.
Mr. Thomas charged recently that
Mr. Martin had "made a deal” with
A. F. L. leaders to bring his fac
tion into the Federation, from
which the U. A. W. split to join
the C. I. O. in 1936. Mr. Martin
denied it and said the future course
of his group would rest with its
membership.
Joseph Cummings, an A. F. L. 1
representative, attended today's
convention, but told newsmen he1
was there “unofficially, just looking i
around.”
STARTING THEM l’OUNG—For the second Saturday, Boy Scouts
of the District were out yesterday on downtown street inter
sections assisting the police with a program of pedestrian pro
tection education. Here Scout Robert Harrison of Troop 97 is
shown showing little Mr. Harold Dean Wharton how pedestrians
should always cross the street on the green light. The education
campaign will last until next Friday. After that arrests for
violation of pedestrian regulations will be in order.
—Star Staff Photo.
Mechanical Engineers
Plan 'University Night'
In celebration of the golden jubilee
of Catholic University, the Wash
ington section of the American So
ciety of Mechanical Engineers will
hold “university night" at 8:15 p.m.
Thursday. Students of Catholic
University, George Washington Uni
versity, the University of Maryland
and Johns Hopkins University have
been invited to attend.
Prof. Alexander Graham Christie,
president of the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, will present
an illustrated lecture on “Modern
Steam Generators.’’ Prof. Christie
is professor of mechanical engineer
ing in Johns Hopkins University.
An informal dinner in honor of
the speaker will precede the meeting
which will be held in the auditorium
of McMahon Hall.
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1939II Duco's Year,
Dean Kayser Tells
G. W. Alumni
Italy's Demands Seen
'Putting Starch' in
Democracies
“Because one Fascist nation must
supply the fireworks while another
does the undercover work, the year
of 1939 may be a Mussolini year,
as was 1938 a Hitler year,” Dean
Elmer Louis Kayser of George
Washington University told nearly
300 members and guests of the
G. W. General Alumni Association
at a luncheon yesterday in the
Raleigh Hotel.
Discussing the present situation
in Europe and its effect on the
United States, Dean Kayser said
that although Italy was the last
country “to get a brilliant idea” she
has a perfect historical background
for her territorial demands. These
demands, coupled with the fall of
the Loyalist government in Spain,
has “put starch in the democracies
when it was most needed,” he added.
Plus XII Tried Diplomat.
In citing the election of Pius XII.
Dean Kayser said that the successor
of Pope Pius XI was "a tried diplo
mat who will bring that spiritual
re-armament so necessary to the
world and to democracies in par
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“We in the United States must
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Hugh H. Clegg, president of the
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speaker after acknowledging a num
ber of distinguished guests as well
as members of the university fac
ulty.
Banquet March 18.
They included Justice Joseph W.
Cox and a party of fellow class
mates of the law class of 1901; Dean
William Allen Wilbur, professor
emeritus of English, who yesterday
was celebrating his 74th birthday
anniversary; Robert E. Freer, chair
man of the Federal Trade Commis
sion; Mrs. Joshua Evans. Jr.; Dr. Lu
ther H. Reichelderfer, Dean Henry
Gratton Doyle. Dr. Daniel L. Borden
and Dean William C. Van Vleck.
Mr. Clegg, defining what makes
a great university in his opening
remarks, cited the leadership of Dr.
Cloyd H. Marvin, president of the
university.
The program included vocal selec
tions by Miss Margaret Berry and
Buddy Shaner. They were accom
panied by Paul Gable.
Announcement was made of the
association's annual banquet March
18 when members will honor Col.
Walter H. Clephane.
Midshipmen's Cruise
Itinerary Announced
The itinerary for this summer’s
midshipmen’s practice cruise to for
eign waters was announced yester
day by the Navy Department.
At the same time, it was an
nounced, the shakedown cruise of
the Navy's newest destroyer, the
U S. S. Jouett, would include a visit
to the Washington Navy Yard
March 18.
On June 2 about 465 midshipmen
of the first class and 575 of the third
class will leave Annapolis aboard the
battleships New York. Texas and
Arkansas for North Sea and Bal
tic ports.
On June 19 the New York and
Texas will stop at Antwerp and the
Arkansas at Rotterdam. • Leaving
these ports on June 28, the ships
will sail for Scandinavian waters,
the New York and Texas going to
Stockholm and the Arkansas to Hel
singfors. All three ships will make
Edinburgh by July 17 and on August
11 will be back at Hampton Roads
and Southern Drill Grounds. Thence
their ironclads will take the mid
shipmen to New York and then back
to Annapolis. The cruise will fin
ish on August 31.
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