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Has Crushed Labor In Conquered Lands International Group To Abandon Geneva For This Hemisphere By OLIVER McKEE. Like the institutions of democracy, labor organizations have suffered a devastating blow in the sweep of totalitarianism in Europe. Through out the conquered territories, the Nazis not only are liquidatiing trade unions, but also are rounding up many persons who before the war played a leading part in organiz ing industrial and other workers according to reports reaching Washington. Because of the hostility of the totalitarian powers to labor organ izations. and the difficulties which It now faces in continuing work from Its headquarters in Geneva, the In ternational Labor Office, an affiliate of the League of Nations, is expected to seek a new home, perhaps in the Western Hemisphere. The economic and financial sections of the League are planning to move to Princeton, N. J. 50 Countries Allied. More than 50 countries, including the United States, are members of the International Labor Organiza tion. This country contributes about $240,000 annually to the expenses of the I. L. O., and Great Britain pro vides a similar amount. Other coun tries give lesser sums. The I. L. O. has a large staff of experts, and its studies of social and labor problems cover a wide range. Japan withdrew from the I. L. O. sometime ago. In its totalitarian system. Japan, like Germany and Italy, apparently has no place for organizations either of workers or employers. Free trade unions have disappeared in Spain, Czecho-Slo vakia. Poland and Austria. In Hol land. Belgium. Norway, and Den mark. the Nazis are either liquidat ing existing labor organizations or placing their operations under dras tic controls. In France, the future of trade unions seems uncertain. Italy Dropped Out. Before the war, more than 25.000, 000 workers were represented in the membership of the I. L. O. Though no official figures are available, the membership represented is believed to have declined substantially since the outbreak of the war last Sep tember. Italy resigned from the I. L. O. last December. Several coun tries, now occupied by the Nazis, have paid their dues to the I. L. O. this year, though at present pre vented from taking a full part in its activities. In sharp contrast to the continent of Europe, where trade unions are being liquidated over a wide front, organized labor was never stronger or more influential than in Great Britain today. British workers are virtually at one in demanding a war to the finish against Hitlerism. La bor is well represented in the Brit ish war cabinet. The Trades Union Congress in Great Britain has ex tended fum^tn to the govern, ment's war program and is co-op erating with the government in se curing the eSHSi effective functioniag of the national economy. In Can ada the Trades and Labor Congress has also supported, without reserva tions, the Dominion's war policy. Japan Has Withdrawn. Though Japan has withdrawn from the I. L. O., China is still a member and so is India. Sixteen American states took part in the regional I. L. O. conference held at Havana last November at the invi tation of the Cuban government. Because of the international situa tion, which has limited its work in Europe, the I. L. O. is expected to give increasing attention to improv ing labor standards in Western Hemisphere countries. John G. Winant, director of the International Labor Office and a former Governor of New Hampshire, recently returned to the United States from Geneva and is now in Washington. Carter Goodrich is the United States Government repre sentative on the governing body. Robert Watt represents American labor organizations, and Henry I. Harriman. a former president of the United States Chamber of Com merce, represents employers’ organ izations in the councils of the I. L. O. "No country remains unaffected,” said the 1940 yearbook of the I. L. O. In discussing the social and eco nomic implications of the Euro pean war. “It is clear that however the area of actual hostilities may be limited the economic repercussions of the present war will soon deeply affect the lives of the masses of the people in all countries.” Linda Ware's Father Loses Custody Suit By the Associated Press. DETROIT, Aug. 3.—George Still wagon of Dearborn, Mich., lost a suit today to regain custody of his daughter, Linda Ware, 15-year-old movie starlet. Circuit Judge Frank Day Smith dismissed the suit on a technicality, but held that the father was not entitled to the custody of the girl because for eight years he had been satisfied with the care and educa tion given her by his brother, Arthur Stillwagon. “I believe it is to the best interests of the child to remain with her uncle and aunt,” Judge Smith said. The dismissal of the suit was based on the invalid service of a habeas corpus writ. Judge Smith ruled that since there had been no legal service of the writ, he had no jurisdiction in the case. Filipinos' Fingerprints To Be Taken in Hawaii By the Associated Press. HONOLULU, Aug, 3.—Postmaster Albert P. Lino said today he had received word from Washington that Filipino nationals in Hawaii were to be classed as aliens and were to be fingerprinted in post offices throughout the territory. Such classification would make Hawaii's foreign population between 78.000 and 80,000. Wife Gets Long Letters New Zealand’s most prolific letter writer has just been found in a retired sea captain of Dunedin. And he sent them all to his wife. One contained 194 pages, another 394. She said it took her days and dayi to read them. NAVY MOVES TO STRENGTHEN ALASKAN DEFENSES—The United States Navy took steps yesterday to improve Alaskan de fenses opposite Russian territory, awarding $4,305,000 in con tracts for work at naval air stations on Kodiak and Unalaska Islands. The Coast Guard has confirmed reports that a Russian airbase is being developed on Big Diomede Island, a mile from American-owned Little Diomede Island. —A. P. Wirephoto. J SEE THIS SPECIAL VALUE! 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Representatives of Government and labor will meet here tomorrow afternoon in an effort to prevent wage controversies and other trou bles from bogging down ship con struction on the Gulf Coast. Equalization of wage scales to discourage migration of workers, thus impeding construction, is one of the problems to be discussed. Another is that of stabilizing wages so that contractors will not face losses because of increased wage de mands during construction after contract bids have been based on a prevailing wage scale. The meeting will be held in the office of John R. Steelman, Labor Department director of conciliation, and will be attended by Daniel S. Ring, director of labor personnel of the Maritime Commission, and his assistant, Ed Tracy; William Gallagher, representing the Paint ers’ Union; Joseph McDonough, representing electrical workers; Michael Garrett, representing steam fitters; Roy England, representing laborers: Joseph Keenan, repre senting the National Defense Coun cil, and John P. Frye, representing the metal trades department of the American Federation of Labor. A. F. of L. and Maritime Com mission officials foresaw such a condition as long as three years ago, and tried to adjust wages to as nearly uniform a scale as possible throughout the country to discour age shipbuilding competition, with its accompanying wage increases, from attracting men from one city to another. The trouble now brewing on the Gulf Coast is centered in the Tampa (Fla.i area, where a strike has been threatened unless wages are in creased to a level prevailing else where in this area. Virginia Delegation To Meet Rail Officials By the Associated Press. WOODSTOCK, Va„ Aug. 3.—A delegation of Rockingham and Shenandoah County businessmen will confer with officials of the Southern Railway at Washington in an effort to obtain revision of the railways plans to change schedules on the Harrisonburg Washington division. Meeting here last night to protest the change proposed by the railway in a petition filed with the State Corporation Commission, the group of citizens declared the change would have a serious effect on busi ness enterprises throughout the Shenandoah Valley by curtailing shipping and mail facilities used by private business and banking in stitutions. Representatives may be sent to the corporation commission hearing August 16. To promote tourist travel between the United States and Brazil, the Brazilian Government will establish offices in American cities. 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