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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
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
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FOUR thousand hands were
raised in the air as workers from
60 Chicago UAW plants pledged
on “their honor as American citi
1. To fight higher prices.
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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.
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
There is no question that the
proposal will be .enthusiastically
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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
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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
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.
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