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The Sun (Newspaper) - April 8, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioMore purchasing Power an Stop unemployment the current economic Condi i tons and the necessity for strengthening the present buying Power of Consumers were com i men Ted upon this week by Walter p. Reuther president of the United Auto workers Cio. Or. Reuther pointed out that the time to take aggressive and effective Steps to strength n the purchasing Power base of our Economy is when unemployment is on the increase As it is at present Fie said Quot unemployment is the result of the inability of american wage earners to buy Back the products of their labor. Maladjustment in the relationship Between wages prices and profits can be brought into balance Only through further Price reductions and substantial wage increases and other economic benefits to the present unemployment situation can be met and overcome successfully Only by increasing the purchasing Power of the american people by distributing a greater share of the exorbitant corporate profits to the people through Price reductions wage increases and other economic to the employees in Industry. Or. Reuther also commented on the Token Price reductions announced by the Ford motor com Pany last week and said that they were made possible As the company explained by savings in material costs and other economies. This resulted from the improved Supply of materials which were in critical shortage during most of. Last it year. The hand to Mouth operations made necessary in the past by material shortages steel in particular raised abnormally the unit Cost of production. It is also. Cal automobile and part suppliers in order to maintain schedules paid Black or Grey Market prices for materials. A a we of the u a a com Reuther stood by the Public that these out of these economies without Token Price reductions As Well dipping into the Lush profits tire As additional Price reductions automobile Industry has been and that could be made Are possible still is t 91 e to saw my a glad to see Enfrid Quot passing Tore it Sun Oil a part of those savings to purchasers. 29 3 i n 1 s i a Ost at Ciron Nati he act of watch a 879 but it should be clearly in vol. 10 no. 2.i in the state april a i�?~>19 it to wants stronger amendment of Ohio unemployment Iliili Spring arrived in Washington when these government lovelies put on bathing suits and danced around the Cherry Trees near the Jefferson memorial. College Giroux april Barnette Ellen Federline and Charlene Medina Are the dancing damsels. Addresses unknown. Federated pictures proposed legislation increase in Postai Kates would harm labor press the Congress of Industrial organizations wrote last week to members of the Senate and House Post office committees that proposed increases in second class mailing rate would make Quot heavy inroads Quot on the ability of religious educational labor scientific and cultural non profit publications Quot to transmit their message to their organizations and to the the statement signed by Allan l. Swim Cio director of publicity was sent to chairman Olin Johnston . Of the Senate Post office committee chairman Tom Murray Tenn of the House Post office committee and to All members of the two committees. The Bills if passed a would have serious repercussions on the Trade Union press of this country Quot or. Swim declared. A the Cio news the official publication of the Cio made a Survey to determine the effect of or 2945 on its own postage costs. This Survey based Only on one of the several editions published by the Cio news showed an increase of roughly 350% in postage or. Swim urged retention of the present postal regulation providing special treatment publications issued by a religious education. Scientific philanthropic agricultural labor or fraternal organizations or associations not organized for profit and none of the net income of which insures to the Benefit of any stockholder or individual. A at present such organizations when authorized by the Post office department May mail their publications anywhere in the United states at the rate of 1 a it cents a Pound. A the Cio feels that in eliminating this special rate for non j profit organizations or 2945 and s. 1103 Are going counter to the Basic purpose of4he second class mailing system Quot or. Swim said. A the purpose of second class rates a and of the special non j profit exemption a is to provide for the widest possible dissemination of printed material in order that the american Public May be Best informed of the issues facing the country and its government. The non profit organizations listed in the exemption Are primary contributors to this Type of popular education. To the extent that their publications printed not for profit but for promoting ideas reach a Large pro portion of the Public they serve a definite purpose in our american democratic form of society. The Cio feels that a grave error would be made if Congress removed the Long standing exemptions from the non profit press with resultant Cost increases of 390 to 400 per the House Industry and labor committee hearing room was again the focal Point for . This week. Committee hearings on Kaemp 1 Dyment compensation were nearing an end with chairman Witmer d., Stark announcing the committees dec is Ion to concentrate on S.B.142. Passed by the Senate last week. . Spokesman Jacob Dayman led off As a proponent of s.b.-142, b u t he demanded strengthening amendments Dayman pointed to the latest buc figures showing Ohio had sunk from 16th to 19th place in the Roll of Stales with average weekly benefits of $18.12. Illustrating the checks the buc uses to prevent fraud he said compensation was Tough not easy to get. His example a jobless Marion worker who visited his ailing wife in a Columbus Hospital was recently denied compensation for three weeks because he spent his mornings at his wife a bedside rather than Home waiting for a Call to go to work. Disregarded by the buc were these facts his daughter could have reached him in a matter of minutes no Job referral Ever came and his visits helped his wife during her last three weeks of life. . Blasts chamber of Commerce Dayman lashed out at the vile attack of the chamber of Commerce on . S proposal to liberalize unemployment compensation. Reading from a chamber in the nation of Commerce communication he roared Quot they lie in their Teeth and they know it and red faced chamber lobbyists ducked their Heads. Committee member Frank King j d., Lucas spoke up when a chamber spokesman a. J. Destro of Firestone testified. A you honestly think unemployment j compensation is communistic a King demanded. After trying a evasion Destro confessed a in my opinion second string lobbyists for business interests monopolized the hearings echoing arguments made before. Low Point of the hearing 1 came when Victor l. Keyes lobbyist for the druggists and dry cleaners spent a half hour telling How a we Are fed up with the whole scheme of a employ sment compensation As it is operating his testimony filled with references to a pc Hiseler Quot a loafers Quot and a a schemers wound up with a plea that the committee a keep this Law from becoming idlers and loafers his Case fell apart under Sharp questioning from reps. Joseph Dubar d., Stark Guy Hiner r., Stark and Frank Simpson d., Hamiltons he reluctantly admitted he had no figures of a Chi Selers on the Rolls and that the businesses he represented were the real beneficiaries of a better compensation Law. House hearings ended wednesday night after Walter Mackey spokesman for the Ohio manufacturers association conceded a a we practical enough to realize your comm it tee and the legislature is going to substantially liberalize unemployment protesting Many features Mackey made a last try to Cut employer rates. Committee chairman Witmer set april 5th As the night for an executive session to vote on s.b.-142. The committee was expected to vote favourably without much delay. Disability insurance study of s. B -134, which sets up a in nenian committee to study the problem caused by a family breadwinners illness and to decide what kind of insurance would Cope with the situation passed the Senate wednesday afternoon 24 to 2. Opposing the measure was senator David Ferguson r., Cambridge whose customary tirade against a a workers w to want something for nothing brought a stinging reply from the Bill s author senator Howard Metzen Baum by Shoga. Metzenbaum pointedly referred to Ferguson a record saying a every time this Senate has a Bill that will something for the welfare of the general Public he Ferguson feels con strained to go into a Long discussion of what he Calls the Lack of frugality on the part of workers. He indulges in name calling ignoring the fundamentals of this Only senator c. I. Powell a. Clark joined Ferguson voting a a not. The repeal still stalled after three months of delay Washington up a with three months of the life of the 81st Congress slipped into past history repeal of the Taft Hartley act was still stymied in both houses april 5 with prospects for floor action still in the indefinite future. It had been expected that the Senate would act first on repeal of the Taft Hartley Law since hearings were opened january 31 and the Bill was reported out to the Senate on March 8. But action was stalled because the Senate was engaged in a filibuster on a proposed change in the rules limiting debate. Following that Marshall plan appropriations and the North Atlantic pact occupied the upper chamber. A 10-Day recess of Congress Over the easter weekend and the following week is scheduled after which it is generally conceded the pressure will be on to push through the 10 major appropriations Bills which must by Law be completed by june 30. The Senate Seldom has time for major business other than Money Bills in late May and june. The decision on when the labor Bill is to reach the Senate floor has been in the hands of the Senate majority policy committee headed by in Lam Leader Scott Lucas 111. This committee has had the Bill since March 8 and has held regular weekly meetings without decision on the matter. In the House a 2-week daiy has been caused by the res committee which decides which Bills shall be allowed to go to the floor for debate and. Vote. The rules committee made up of four opponents of the Taft Hartley Law and eight men who voted for it in 1947, turned discussion of the Rule into a miniature debate on the Bill itself. After Lesinski and other ukr a committee member it a
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