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Eastern Connecticut news. : (Groton, Conn.) 1946-194?
Place of publication:
Groton, Conn.
Geographic coverage:
  • Groton, New London, Connecticut  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Sub Pub. Co.
Dates of publication:
  • 8th year, no. 15 (July 18, 1946)-
Biweekly (irregular)
  • English
  • Connecticut--Groton.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01215072
  • Connecticut--New London.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01205494
  • Connecticut.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01205688
  • Groton (Conn.)--Newspapers.
  • Labor unions--Connecticut--Newspapers.
  • Labor unions.--fast--(OCoLC)fst00990260
  • New London (Conn.)--Newspapers.
  • "Official organ of the Metal Trades Council of New London County and the New London Central Labor Union."
  • Also available on microfilm from Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT.
sn 92051356
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Eastern Connecticut News

Eastern Connecticut News (Groton, CT), a biweekly (irregular) labor newspaper was published from July 18, 1946, until sometime later in the decade by Sub Pub Co in Groton, CT. It was previously published as the Sub. The Eastern Connecticut News was billed as "the official organ of the Metal Trades Council of New London County and the New London Central Labor Union." Rowland Bishop started his role as editor with the Sub in July 1945 and continued as editor at the Eastern Connecticut News. Bishop and his mother De Lana Storey-Bishop, who had later editorial roles, were both members of the Mohegan tribe and descendants of one of the three major Mohegan families, the Storeys. Bishop served as chief counselor to John Hamilton, Grand Sachem.

The August 1, 1946, issue had a front-page story, "Eastern Connecticut Welcomes New Industries" which highlighted such new companies in Connecticut as Charles Pfizer Chemical Company, the Boston Wire Stitcher Company, and the American Screw Company which was moving its facilities to Willimantic and building a housing project because of 7,000 potential new jobs for skilled workers.

A special 32-page Labor Day issue was published on September 2, 1946, and included news from the Hartford convention and a history of American labor.

Like its predecessor the Sub, it not only featured labor news, but also military-related news and features like "The Veteran's Friend" and "News for Returning Vets," as well as histories of submarines, including ones lost at sea.

The Eastern Connecticut News featured women in columns such as "the Feminine Touch" and published articles by local women, such as "Labor Advances" by Ruth Dembo in the September 2, 1946, issue. The August 30, 1947, issue included the annual statement of ownership which listed De Lana Storey-Bishop, VP, Sec, and Assistant Treasurer, as one of its officers. Storey-Bishop was later listed as editor in 1948. The August 30, 1947, issue also included an article entitled "Women to hold International Conference in Paris September 28th," which was to be "devoted to such major problems as: Peace, Feeding the World's Children, Public Information and the Role of Women in Public Affairs."

In the April 14, 1948, 10th Anniversary edition, stories covering international news shed light on early cold war sentiment. In a page 3 article, "AF of L Pledges Help for Enslaved Czechs," the American Federation of Labor called upon free trade unions everywhere "to join hands to halt the onrushing tides of Communist totalitarian tyranny." In this same issue on page 10, the National Conference of Educators offered recommendations for immediate actions and long-range planning for strengthening American Democracy in the classroom so that students would learn about democratic concepts, values, and civic duty.

The September 30, 1948, issue featured campaign platforms of Harry S. Truman and Thomas E. Dewey regarding labor. The previous issue had announced Bishop's retirement as editor, and this is therefore assumed to be the final issue.

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