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, No. 3 Vol. 1, Published Weekly Stage huge walkout Labor takes lead in price fight The voices of 30,000 Chicago auto workers who stopped work for price control Tuesday thundered a warning in Washington this week that labor will fight to the finish against inflation. While more than half a mil lion auto workers throughout the nation engaged in simul taneous demonstrations, at tention was focused on the national CIO executive board convening in Washington. The board is slated to take vigor ous action on price control ." UAW Regional Director Jo seph Mattson sounded the keynote of the drive to regain Accuser... f Ihi* Senator .lames Mead (D., N.Y.) heads the Senate war investigating: committee probing the affairs of an Illinois munitions combine. Seated is Senator Hugh Mitchell (D.AVash.) committee mem ber. Their inquiry pointed at Representative Andrew J. May (D., Ky.) shown at the right, whose signature appears as an endorser of checks received by the Cumberland Lumber Company of Ken tucky in war profiteering. Negro Gl’s barred at Coyne School 5 Chicago, July 20, 1946 price control as he read a solemn pledge to the thou sands jammed into the Ash land Auditorium. # # # FOUR thousand hands were raised in the air as workers from 60 Chicago UAW plants pledged on “their honor as American citi zens”: 1. To fight higher prices. (See Back page) 5^ lunii .. . I 'After Congress’ scalp! U,W '"■< 3 cio JhHPphk fW&St'’' Wtffi We Back , n HME W4§ 0 P A amw m j Fortune Harrington, Angeline Tomietto, and Joseph Zito of UAW Local 278 each have a different way to make their point, but the moral is plain. Below: UAW members take the buyers’ pledge in Ashland Auditorium. Pledge was administered by UAW Regional Director Joseph Mattson, who told meeting the fight for OPA has just begun. mim MHHH Projects unfinished but Vets are moving in! Chicago’s homeless vets are moving in. Fed up with waiting on the endless buck-passing of state and city officials, a group of veterans long since scheduled to occupy units in the temporary housing projects intend to take possession of their homes next week, the STAR learned. The proposal for action to cut the read tape will be made to morrow night (Friday) at a mass meeting called b'y the Council of Labor Veterans. The meeting will be held in the Con gress Plaza of Grant Park, at 8 P. M. There is no question that the proposal will be .enthusiastically supported. * • * GOVERNOR Green and Mayor Kelly have both been invited to the meeting. Summoned might be a better word for it. The veterans are fighting mad, and they don’t want any more big talk. They want ac tion, and they want it quick. • They have asked Governor Green to tell them when he’s go- ing to call a special session cf the legislature for housing—and why it wasn’t called sooner. They have asked Mayor Kelly to explain why the city of Chi cago is shirking its responsibility to its veterans in stopping the work on the temporary housing projects. * # # MANY of the houses are ac tually completed, except for the installation of utilities. At Bryn Mawr, Mango, and Catalpa Ave nues, for example, 108 units are finished except for the gas con nections. Units like these are the ones the vets are going to move into. They are not going to wait until the state or city get good and ready to complete the installation of utility services.