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Albert Lea Freeborn Patriot (Newspaper) - December 28, 1934, Albert Lea, Minnesota Established to meet a Public demand for an Independent newspaper Freeborn Patriot a free press is democracy a Only guarantee vol. I. No. 5. Albert Lea Minnesota Friday december 28, 1934 5c cents a copy Over 100 men Laid off at packing Plant behind the scenes in Washington Len de Caux Washington a up a reviewing 1934 we see strikes sweeping the country from new York to san Francisco. Hundreds of thousands of workers in steel and Auto industries docile and unorganized for years were Only stopped from striking by government boards and promises. Hundreds of thousands of textile workers joined one of the biggest walkouts in history and got new boards. A general strike wave spread from Trade to Trade in Toledo Minneapolis and other cities breaking with tidal Solidarity on the Pacific coast. Boards boards boards. Congress was almost adjourning without doing anything about the much disputed Wagner labor disputes Bill when a strike wave broke and gave the solons cold feet. With a King Canute gesture they accepted the administrations Hasty substitute ordering the Waves to recede. As each new wave broke a new Board was created to order the labor Waters Back. The National labor relations Board took the place of the National labor Board and performed miracles in making the strike Waves recede after they had reached High tide. Auto workers got a Lemon interlude much Howdy do about Houde and the Auto Board. The Auto workers were awarded a Lemon when they called off their strike. It looked like an Orange to some but when they sucked it they found it full of the bitter juice of company unionism. The Rind of proportional representation gave labor a belly ache and the american federation of labor ended the year by rejecting the whole Lemon and refusing to participate in elections ordered by the Auto labor Board. The decision of the National labor relations Board in the Case of the Houde engineering corporation of Buffalo rejected the Auto principle of proportional representation for company unions and Laid Down the principle of majority Rule in collective bargaining. The company and the National association of manufacturers said Quot go to h a a and the department of Justice held its ears and looked tha other Way. As the year ended the d of j. Had been prodded into starting suit against the company the Bosses were All hollering for or Lemons like the Auto one Donald Richberg was arguing that the Houde decision really gave them what they wanted and the Buck was being passed to the next Congress. Unemployed list climbed unemployment laughed at recovery talk. Between 10 and 15 million were estimated jobless through most of the year the number rising in the fall above the level of last year. Of the jobless some four million families and less than a million single persons got Relief Doles the rest were supported by working relatives lived on Faith Hope and Charity or died of despair. Those who got Relief proved that there is no Bottom Lim it to the american Standard of living. The skin was kept Over their Bones for a Dollar or two per person a month in parts of the South and an average of a Dollar or $1.50 a week per person Over the whole country. Social insurance promises were forgotten by Congress and the administration at the last Congress but not by the unemployed. So More promises were forthcoming by fall lest the jobless get mean when the Winter winds began to whistle Dol fully. The committee on economic Security was promising As the year ended that if the unemployed were Good boys and got jobs continued on Page 4 farm housing plans to be discussed by agricultural head s. P. Lyle senior Extension agricultural Engineer Washington d. C., will appear at University farm. St. Paul january 16 and 17, to address Short course groups attending Farmers and homemakers week. Or. Lyle who is in charge of Extension work in farm structures at Washington will discuss the Federal housing act and the farm housing program during a session held january 16. In this discussion he will Point out facts pertinent to the Farmer intending to build or remodel. Farm structures As a farm asset will be or. Lyle a topic for january 17. The importance of farm shelter has been Given considerable attention by agricultural engineers and or. Lyle is in a position to give information of outstanding importance. In presenting his material or. Lyle will be cooperating with the division of agricultural engineering of the University which in addition to its extensive program on farm structures will present Over 20 classes on the engineering phases of farming soil erosion land uses and irrigation. Farmers and homemakers week will be held at University farm St. Paul january 14-19. Over 175 classes on All phases of agriculture will be presented free of charge to All who care to attend. Printed folders giving information concerning the Short course have been prepared and copies can be obtained through county attend Ance committees county agents or by writing l. A. Churchill University farm. Within a few Short hours the Long Finger of father time will have chalked up the end of another year. Nineteen Hundred and thirty four a amp nearly run its course. It was a year which started in hopefulness. For millions of american citizens it has not ended thus. Eleven million breadwinners Are without jobs dependent upon Charity for sustenance. But while there is life there is Hope. And it is with the Hope that 1935 will Mark the beginning of a new Day for this nation that the Patriot extends its Best wishes for a More Happy prosperous and enlightened new year to our Many friends. Patriot to increase staff to four men the Freeborn Patriot is pleased to announce an addition of three men to its staff effective january 1. Roger b. Ostby who has been editing the paper since it began publication last july will continue As a member of the staff As associate editor and As advertising manager. The new editor will be Don Matchan editor of the Austin american since june. He will move his family Here saturday. J. G. Ostby of los Angeles has been named business manager. Or. Ostby is Well known in this Vicinity. He was at one time owner of the Emmons Leader and the Forest City Republican. For several years he was an employee of the first National Bank of Emmons. He also served two terms As treasurer of Winnebago county. To add to the growing list of unemployed in Albert Lea Over 100 people were added this week when the Wilson and co. Packing Plant Laid off Over 100 workers. The reason Given for laying them off was that the receipts of livestock were so Low that there was no work for these people. The visible Supply of cattle and hogs has been made so Low by government reduction and drought that chances of re employing these people in the near future is slim. It is expected that they will have to be put on either direct or indirect Relief. Picketing Issue in Era Union charges Washington up a Era employees Lodge 91 of the american federation of government employees famous for its successful struggle to reinstate its Leader John Donovan is in another fight. National president e. Claude Babcock of the a. F. G. E. Accuses it of Quot conduct unbecoming a labor Union in circulating criticisms of official policies. He has Given it until december 27 to answer his charges under penalty of losing its charter. The grounds for Babcock a action Are circulation by the Lodge of a report of its delegation to the National convention in new York City. This report particularly objects to adoption of a constitutional amendment prohibiting picketing and use of delegations larger than five. In pushing Over this amendment according to the Lodge Babcock Quot outlawed the very weapons which accomplished the Victory of finally compelling general Johnson to reinstate Donovan. The Lodge also objects to organization of negroes in separate lodges and the prohibition enacted at the convention against even discussion of race discrimination in the Union. It asks a Public hearing on Babcock a charges. Cast of 150 to give play january 10-11 rehearsals ave in Progress for the presentation of Quot political crazy quilt a a three act comedy to be Given under the auspices of the Independent Union of All workers in Union Hall Here thursday and Friday january 10 and 11. The cast will include 150 local persons All of whom Are drilling intensively for the event. A finished production with elaborate stage settings and costumes is promised. Those who enjoy an evening crammed with merriment hilarious comedy and fun will not miss seeing Quot political song written by local Man being broadcast from Hollywood a song that was written by Leon Mcclintock 227 Charles Street is now being broadcast from Hollywood. California Over a National Hookup. The name of the song is copies of the song Are now being printed and will soon be on Sale at music stores. The music was composed by Henry b. Cohen of metro Gold win studios Hollywood. Or. Cohen is also chief staff writer of Universal song. Lockout turns into strike in Hollywood Hoffman moves garage equipment Ray Hoffman who has been operating a garage Back of the Post office has moved his equipment to the Northside in the building known As the Farmers produce. Or. Hoffman is adding to his equipment so that he will be Able to give a Complete Auto service. His garage will be known As the Northside garage. He is handling a Complete line of Auto accessories gasoline and lubricating oils. Strike threatened by n. Y. Mechanics new York up a four thousand workers May be called on strike in new York City As a result of Chisling on members of the mechanics educational society j. J. Griffin National organizer announced on the eve of a mass meeting to talk strike. Quot four companies Are laying our members off by the hundreds while they work other employees overtime and them less than the rate prescribed by Era codes a Griffin said. The four companies involved Are the general instrument company the Federal radio company the Dejor Amplis Cope company and the Arma Engineer huge labor Parade set for news Guild Newark n. up a about 20,000 unionists of Newark and Vicinity Are expected to turn out for a huge labor Parade december 23, to indicate their sympathy with the striking Newark Ledger editorial staff members. Delegates Are expected from Guild chapters from Many parts of the country. Those still advertising in the Ledger have received letters from the Guild pointing out that organized labor is backing the strike and that Union members usually Stop patronizing firms aiding strike breaking efforts. More withdrawals Are expected. After refusing for 17 years to use a Union Label on his Sheet publisher l. T. Russell has at last applied to the Essex printing trades Council for the right to display the Emblem so that he May announce that his is a Union paper. Since the Label applies Only to the mechanical departments the Council is compelled to Supply him with it. Almost 100 organizations have endorsed the strike including the american federation of labor William Green and the new Jersey state federation of labor. New York s Guild Benefit theater affair which presented scores Hollywood Cal. A up a the Mitchell camera company of Hollywood has locked out All its 40 employees for demanding a wage increase of 10c an hour. The men 100% organized in the left Wing motion picture workers Industrial Union turned out on the picket line and changed the lockout into a strike All the workers have agreed to keep their tools in a bonded warehouse until the strike is Over thus preventing anyone from returning until All return together. Hollywood is watching the strike with great interest since it is known that the company a action is an attempt to break the Union which has been growing. It is important also because the men involved Are the most highly skilled mechanics in the Industry. When they Are out studio production stops. The management has come out with the old standby that there is no work on hand but the workers insist that there is enough work to keep the full Force Busy for months. Mitchell is one of the few remaining movie properties still controlled by William Fox. A note of explanation the Patriot regrets that it was unable to Issue a larger paper this week. The reason for this is that we have been so Busy reorganizing our paper staff for the coining year that we w Ere unable to give this Issue proper attention. We Are preparing a treat for our readers by adding new features to our paper. Textile Board 0. Boss discrimination against agitators Washington up a discrimination against Union workers for being Quot agitators a for picketing with allegedly inaccurate signs and for Quot acts of violence a is authorized by the textile labor relations Board in its decisions on workers complaints following the National textile strike. In a ruling involving the Hannah Pickett Mills Rockingham n. C., the Board says of one discharged Union Man Quot it was proved conclusively however that he was an agitator and trouble maker which justified the respondent in his in the Case of the Duplan silk corporation Hazelton pa., the Board declares that the discharge of a worker for picketing the company a new York office with a sign saying he worked 13 years and earned $13 a week whereas the j company reported he earned $24 was justified. While a company May with impunity employ thugs to beat up strikers the textile Board As do other labor boards allows Union men to be deprived of their jobs if the company can prove Quot acts of violence against them during the strike. Ing company. Griffin predicted the men would offer arbitration and if j of leading stage stars Drew about that was refused would walk out. 2,000 people. Hatchet wielder gets 90 Days for hitting cop employers move to crush jewish labor Detroit up a using the murder of a strike breaking Baker As a pretext Detroit police have begun a drive against the Detroit jewish Bakers Union local 78, which threatens to destroy the entire jewish Trade Union movement in Detroit. Investigations reveal that the murder of Harry Haftka employee in his fathers anti Union bakery was probably caused As a Jesuu of an unsuccessful Holdup. The police however have paid no attention to this theory Rand have arrested 13 Active unionists including the business agent of the local for investigation. The police Are evidently Basing their Frame up on the fact that Young Haftka when he was shot was transporting a Scab from his Home to the bakery. The jewish master Bakers association of Detroit has taken the murder As the Start of an offensive against the Union despite existing contractual obligations. Haftka was not a member of the Bosses group but it is generally believed that he is being supported financially in his Battle with the Union by other employers. Through slander and innuendo the Detroit jewish Community usually militantly pro labor has been aroused against the Union. An immediate effect seems to be the breaking of the strike of the Kos Are Butcher workmen who has been gaining ground because of popular support. Hans Johnson Austin was sentenced to serve 90 Days in the county jail or a Fine of $100 after he pleaded guilty to a charge or. And mrs. H. Jamison of of assaulting Jim Seiver in the Cedar rapids came sunday even Jones apartments last week. The patrolman was attacked by Johnson who was armed with a ing and spent Christmas with or. Jamison a parents or. And mrs. Paul Jamison. Tuesday both Hatchet. When Johnson swung Jamison families went to Algona it clipped the officers badge from i la., and called on Paul Jamison a his uniform. Mother mrs. J. L. Jamison
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