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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,
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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.
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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
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