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UAW Cites Progress
In Consumer Co-ops, Credits Sound Policy ly th« Astoctoted Pr*$i « DETROIT, Jan. 31.—The CIO United Auto Workers released a progress report on its mushrooming consumer co-operative movement to day and declared it is no “fly-by night demonstration" against spiral ing living costs. * "Urgency was wedded with sound economic policy,” the union said in reporting on co-op activities in a dozen industrial centers in six States. Victor G. Reuther, UAW educa tional director, said the mbvement represents “a new kind of unionism,” developed because “nickle-an-hour tactics cannot avert depression, mass unemployment and war.” Cites Need for Education. It was backed by the CIO policy of “concerning itself with all social activities affecting the welfare of the community as a whole” and actively supported by the Co-opera tive League, Mr. Reuther said. He added that other co-ops, founded years ago, had failed with the passing of an economic crisis because they were not backed with consumer education. Because of this, he said, the UAW has conducted a widespread educa tional drive for five years among the union's 900,000 members. Reports on Expansion. Mr. Reuther reported to date that: In Michigan alone the union has establishments at Pontiac, Detroit, Lansing, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, n__i ti.i.nn TLou coll ■uagum tt uiiu a w* w ** groceries, appliances, hardware and auto supplies and some are equipped with mass distribution warehouses. Elkhart, Ind., has one store and Is pushing a drive to open two more. Warterloo, Iowa, UAW members have an option on a $75,000 build ing and are striving to raise share capital. Co-op warehouse systems also are being organized in Illinois, Wiscon sin and California and committees are working to start the plan operat ing in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Connecticut. Locations of X-Ray Units For Week Announced Locations of chest X-ray units for the city-wide tuberculosis survey this week were announced as fol lows : Central Survey Unit—Fourteenth and K streets N.W., open daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Community Units—No. 1, Quarles street and Lily Pond avenue N.E., open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; No. 2, Lebaum street and Nichols avenue S.E., open Tuesday through Saturday. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; No. 3, Good Hope road and Seventeenth street S.E., open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; No. 4, Connecticut avenue and K street N.W., open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The units listed above are open to the general public. In addition, survey authorities have scheduled X-ray dates during the week at the following agencies for employes only : Interior Department, Bureau of Engraving, Civil Service Commis sion, Federal Supply, Treasury De partment, Longfellow Building, Veterans’ Administration, Treasury Annex No. 1, Lafayette Building, House Office Building, Mail Equip ment Shipping, Navy Building and F.O.B. No. 3, Suitland, Md. Additional X-ray units will ex amine workers at the G. C. Murphy Co., American Red Cross and Elite Laundry. Red Cross Needs More Donations At Blood Center The new Red Cross blood centei collected 600 pints of blood in its first four weeks of operation, but recruitment of donors must be in creased before it can begin to sup ply the city’s full needs. Rudolph M. Evans, blood recruit ment chairman, said last night the center already has had many emer gency calls for rare types of blood To date, he said, all calls have beer filled, but the margin left in certain rare types has been “exceedingly na rrow.” One patient alone required IS pints of type A, Rh negative blood According to the Red Cross, this kind of blood can be obtained from only about six per*ons in 100. The annual blood donation goal of the Washington blood bank has been set at 30,000 pints. Mr. Evans appealed to large organizations ir Government and business, as well as churches, clubs and social groups to support the Red Cross program by organizing donor groups. Women's Club to Hear Gibson on Refugees Problems of displaced persons ant fntnlprflnrp will hp HisrnsspH hv .Inhr W. Gibson, Assistant Secretary o Labor, at the annual dinner meet ing of the Progressive Women's Clut in the Congressional Room of thi Willard Hotel at 7 o’clock tonight. The Jewish Labor Committee o New York is co-operating with thi Progressive Women’s Club in ar ranging the program. Judah Tie berg, of New York, will also speak Mrs. Fred Frank, president of thi women's group, will preside. Marguerite Rawalt to Speal> Miss Marguerite Rawalt, specia attorney in the office of the chie; counsel of the Internal Revenui Bureau, will discuss income tax law at a meeting of Eta Alumnae Chap ter of Kappa Beta Pi legal Sororit: at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Raleigi Hotel. Miss Evelyn Boyer, dean o the chapter, will preside. CUSHWA Has an Unlimited Supply of 6000 CRAFT STEEL CASEMENT WINDOWS in Stock for Immediate Delivery EX. 7067 CUSHWA BRICK A BLDG. SUPPLY CO. 1507 M St. N.W. EX. 7067 Hofei Association Opposes Renewal of Rent Controls Sy th* Associated Press Resumption of Federal control of rents in hotels was vigorously opposed yesterday by the American Hotel Association. Spokesmen for the organization, who said it represents 75 per cent of the hotels in the country, stated their case before the Senate Bank ing Committee. The committee is ; considering a rent control extension I bill which, among other things, j would put rents in residential hotels back to their June 30, 1947, levels. Contending that occupancy of hotel rooms is •‘declining danger ously,” Daniel J. O'Brien of Toledo, said: "Competition will take care of our prices. “Freezing of rents in Ihotels creates a favored class of 'citizens, for they alone are spared the day-to-day icreases in cost of labor and supplies.” Conference in Sofia To Model Bulgaria Along Soviet Lines Ey the Associoted Press SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 31—Bunt ing decked the streets of this old Balkan capital today, heralding an event which will help transform Bulgaria into a miniature model of the Soviet Union. The bunting is in honor of the Congress of the Fatherland Front, a two-day meeting opening Monday. For this the government is stoging one of the largest shows in Bulgar ian history. At present the Fatherland Front is a Communist-supported coalition of all Bulgarian political parties, dominated by Premier Georgi Dimi trov. The premier, an old interna tional Communist, 1* considered one of the leaders in Moscow policy out side the Soviet Union. Authoritative sources say before this congress is over, every man, woman and child in Bulgaria will be embraced within the fold of the Fatherland Front. The front, it is understood, will become a political party in itself, composed of every element of Bulgarian political life. Other parties now in the front, such as the Socialists, will continue their i individual identities, but only with I in limits. This important step in Bulgaria’s : history follows the execution last September of Nikola Petkov, leader ~~nr~ NEWTON S CHICKS IT. S. 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