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OL. No. 5 George F. Addes, International Secretary-Treasurer, THOMAS •J forth the largest number of CIO workers ever to assemble in the CIO hall. As the man who handles the financial well being of the largest CIO International Union in the world, including Locals all over the United States and Canada, Addes has been prominent in the Labor movement for many years. The Automobile Workers have a closed Union shop and a check off of dues agreement with the largest employer of Union labor in the world, the giant plants of the Ford Motor Company. In almost GEORGE ADDES 4very state there are Automobile Workers engaged in work to fur ther the successful prosecution of the war. v Duffy Cottrell, President of UAW Local 648 George Kraemer, Presi dent of UAW Local 947 Claude Lemons, President of UAW Local i|"' mhl OOP v R. J. Thomas, UAW Prexy, To Appear In Dayton The greatest mass meeting ever to be held by the United Automo bile Workers in Dayton will jam the halls of CIO headquarters at 9 East Fifth street next Sunday evening. R. J. Thomas, International President of the United Automobile Workers will address the assembled workers in a congratulatory mes sage for the work that has been done in organization, and advice for the protection of the gains that have been won. A popular Labor leader, the President of the Automobile Workers has witnessed the fight for collective bargaining through many bitter struggles, and the ftory of his experiences will be a shining example to all local members fef the four Automobile units in Dayton. will also be 785, and George Wilkins, Presi a featured speaker of the evening, dent of UAW Local 696, have is and the appearance of these two sued an invitation to all Auto great leaders is expected to bring Workers in Dayton to be present at the main auditorium at 9 East 4 Fifth street on Sunday evening, March 7, at 7:30 p. m. Bonds Are Fighters! Moraine Products Awarded Army Navy "E" In an impressive outdoor cere mony, the Army-Navy "E" was awarded the Moraine Products division of General Motors Sat urday afternoon, February 27. Col. Fred A. McMahon, chief of the Cincinnati ordinance district made the presentation and stated: "Germany and Japan will spring some new gadget on us, but we have ordnance cards up or sleeves, under the table, in our pockets and we can deal from the bottom of the deck.' George Wilkins, president of Local 696, UAW-CIO and B. A. Brown, general manager of Mo raine Products, in accepting the flag on behalf of the employees and the company, voiced the war slogan of the plant: 'If we do our best, the boys will do the rest." Captain L. D. Webb, United States Navy scheduling unit, in presenting the "E" pins, said: "We're dependent upon each other if you fail, we are without arms, if you fail, we may be slaves." C. W. Kenny, chairman of the shop committee, Local 768, UER & MWA-CIO and Wayne Taylor, per sonnel director, Moraine Products received the "E" pins on behalf of the employees and the com pany. Mayor Frank Krebs spoke brief ly. A color guard from Patterson Field, and the Army Air Force band, Patterson Field, partici pated in the ceremonies. Charles J. Brennan, county defense direc tor acted as master of ceremonies for the occasion. CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS Dayton Union News Expands During the past year, the need for a local paper has been recog nized by all CIO Locals. All Inter national Unions have a national newspaper that is sent^by mail to the membership of the various locals. In Dayton to this date, only the United Electrical Workers have had the benefit of a paper that car ries the news of great importance to workers in the plants in Dayton, and services the membership with all news that affects the advance ment and protection of the rights of the American worker. By a popular vote of the UE Locals who support the Dayton Union News, it has been decided to make this paper the local voice of all CIO Locals who are inter ested in bringing such service to their membership. The support of two Automobile Workers Locals is being added to the Dayton Union News in this is sue. UAW Local 648, the Union that has the collective bargaining rights for the workers at United Aircraft, and UAW Local 947, the Local Union that represents the workers at Aero Products are the first two CIO Unions whom we are welcom ing to the pages of this paper. As a fearless champion of the legal rights of organized workers, as the largest Union paper in the Dayton area, the Dayton Union News is proud and happy to report the valuable addition of these strong and militant organizations. We feel that with their support, we will go forward in unified ac tion in our continued battle to pro tect the standards of the American worker, the hours, the wages, and working conditions that we seek to maintain for the victorious home coming of our boys who are dying on the multiple battlefields of the world to protect those very rights. To all CIO Locals, the Dayton Union News is extending the invi tation to join with us in forward ing the interests of all of organized Labor. To organize the un-organ ized, to advance and protect the gains that Labor has won, to serv ice the membership with informa tion and with publicity are the sole aims and purposes to which the Dayton Union News is ean estly dedicated. Victory Depends On Yon! Guild Wins NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—The American Newspaper Guild won two National Labor Relations Board elections by employes of The Seattle (Wash.) Times, long a holdout against the union. Times editorial employes voted 42 to 18 for the Seattle News paper Guild as their collective bar gaining agent Circulation em ployes gave 14 votes to the Guild and 10 to the Teamsters Union as their bargaining representative. Ypu Can't Spell 'V' Witii an Absent'T' MARCH 3, 1943 Dayton, Ohio Circulation 25,000-$150 Per Year 125,000,000 Returns to UE Staff National Red Cross Fund was FUND "'W o J? *iW Needed For The Red Cross Drive was officially opened on Sunday, February 28th, by President Roosevelt and two of the nation's top fighting men. The commander of the Allies in North Africa, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet, joined with the President in making the appeal. JOHN THOMAS John Thomas, of Frigidaire Plant 1, who has just wan a War Bond prize during Local 801's Membership campaign, will soon return to the UE Organizational Staff of Dayton, it was announced this week by Arthur L. Garfield, International UE Representative. Brother Hoomas will be assigned to assist the Local in its new or ganizing drive which is about to be launched, as well as other work in the Dayton-Springfield area. Today, as never before, the Red Cross is playing a vital role in the life of the nation, both at home and abroad. Under the supervision of the Red Cross, the blood plasma so needed for treatment of our wounded has been supplied in vast quantities to the fighting fronts of the world. In line with the National policy of the CIO as presented by Presi dent Philip Murray, the Montgom ery County Industrial Union Coun cil has selected a representative to the Red Cross Executive Board. The delegate is Orville L. Kuhnle, and he has told the Council that the house to house solicitation by two thousand volunteer workers has already begun. All CIO locals have been advised of the action of the Council in recommending the Red Cross and advising the membership to sup port it to the best of their ability. All contributions will be made entirely on a voluntary basis, and each Local will be credited with the amount that is collected in the shops. The American Red Cross is an organization that is supported and operated with volunteer help. It has been estimated that during the year 1942, in Montgomery county some 56,076 volunteer workers have contributed a total of 641,698 hours of service that has not cost the Red Cross a penny in salaries or expenses.