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The Sun (Newspaper) - April 29, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioThis is it a Day for the repeal in Congress with the decision of the House of representatives april 26, to take up the repeal of thet a Law in Congress a Day has arrived in this . Its outcome will be of vital importance to american labor and All efforts of Union members to get letters and telegrams to their congressmen must be at its height this week. Enemies of the repeal will make their first stand on the second Wood Bill which reenact the with a few changes some of them even More harmful to labor. President Philip Murray of the Cio has made n perfectly Plain that the Cio regards any vote that May be cast for the Wood Bill As a vote against labor and against the Public a it Fiat the Cio Calls upon Congress to pass the Thomas Lesinski Bill which is truly a Taft Hartley repeal Bill. He branded the original Wood Bill As being i More viciously repressive of labors Basic rights than the Taft Hartley act itself. Congressman Wood of Georgia has new revised his original Bill purportedly to meet some of the objections of labor to the original draft. An analysis of the revised Bill however demonstrates that the present Wood Bill h. R. 4290 still re enacts most of the substantive provisions of the Taft Hartley act and in Sev i Era important particulars strengthens Taft Hartley provisions to make them even More objectionable to labor. No one who reads the Wood Bill will be deceived by the language j which purports to repeal the Taft Hartley act. This statement in the Bill is Mere sophistry. The Wood Bill is the Taft Hartley act n Al ant la to r Prol i in i t to n s me tip Kyj _ to eliminate or Chian be Taft Hartlev or Are inconsequential and insubstantial. They constitute window dressing which will deceive no one. The Sun i in i Al mme 29 littered As second class matter lure 30, 944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2. Oho. Order the act of March 3. 8?9 10 no. 20 april 20, 1910 i their Jim a Truman a a i r Deal measures Are moving ahead in Senate housing program if ins passage the Public housing program of president Truman s fair Deal proposals to be voted on by either House or Congress. It won Senate passage 57 to 13 Bricker then tried to snarl the Vemity housing Bill up with the civil Grams and child welfare prone Edical rese Arch and rights program hoping to win the education and other measures to votes of both those who oppose housing and those who Are against civil rights. But his amendment forbidding discrimination in any Federal Aid project was beaten by 49 to 31. And against a Long delaying Battle by ministration spokesmen said a Republican senators amongst Complete civil rights program whom was Bricker of Ohio and will be brought up in due course others who follow the Lead of the hearings on several Bills already real estate lobby. The program Are scheduled in the House now has to be passed by the Cain lost 49 to 22, another House of representatives. Amendment which would delay the Bill provides for 810,000 Public housing units in the next six years for spending si1� billion to tear Down slums for research on a Broad scale and for other measures to end the hous of posit Ion to a $122 million provision for assistance to Farmers in improving Rural dwellings was led by sen Taft Ohio. It resulted in doubling the item to $25 million with Taft screaming a a politics a one observer noted Quot a gosh Taft hates Farmers too ing shortage. Without Hope of beating the program Capehart Cain and Bricker tied up the Senate for a week offering and debating a series of a a rippers a a me n Rue n to w h id i w o u 1 be a t the purpose of the measure. Cain exhorted the senators not to Force Low Cost Homes on people against their will. His amendment to require by a referendum vote before any housing was put up in a was Defeated by 55 to 21. Any net gain in the nation s hous give All the people Security against losses from injury and disease. Senator Thomas d., Utah moved at once to Start Public hearings saying however that enemies of Public health might be Able to hold up the administration program until Congress meets again. Two Bills to Block the Truman plan have been offered in the Senate. One would put the health program on a Charity basis. The sen. Paul h. Douglas 111 led several of his colleagues on a tour of the slums in their own backyard. Talking to a resident of these slums just six blocks from the Capitol building Are 1. To a senators Theodore t. Green. D., I. Douglas and Wayne Morse r., Ore. Shortly after this Little trip the Senate passed a multimillion Dollar slum clearance and housing Bill. Federated pictures ing Supply proposing to require other by senator Taft would that a slum unit be torn Down for every new unit put up. Senator Douglas d., 111. Said he could not guarantee that the $1% billion provided fro slum clearance would pay for replacing 810,090 slum units with decent dwellings local Ali program c7 fares hard fight a National health program founded on Universal insurance is the next business of the Senate labor committee. Hearings Are being rushed and Are due to get under Way before the end of the month in a fight to belie the threat of senator Taft Ohio that action will be blocked in this session of Congress. President Truman called for the comprehensive health plan in a 3000-word message to Congress on april 22. He asked for 1 a w s pro v id i n g u n i Versal Hea 11h put aside the National program in favor of schemes to be worked out one by one in the 48 states. In introducing his program Truman said Quot our objective Musi be twofold a to make available enough medical services to go around and to see that everybody has a Chance to obtain these Quot it is no longer just the poor who Are unable to pay for All the Hospital care they need such care is now beyond the Means of All but the upper income groups Quot Truman declared. He pointed to the huge growth in hospitalization plans and group health ventures. A unfortunately a he added plans have proved inadequate to meet the need. Most voluntary plans give very limited Protection. While some fifty million people now have some form of health insurance this insurance usually provides Only limited Protection As far As hos not dough but democratic Faith packs main asset Jack Kuroli National director of Cio Pac and manager of the Cincinnati joint Board act. Termed As untrue the rumours that the Cio in Ohio is prepared to spend millions of dollars in the 1950 Campaign. Speaking before the menus club of the Rockdale Temple in Cincinnati k.rol.1 pointed out that neither Cio fac nor Ohio to have got that kind of Money. He described a stronger Force behind the determination of Cio Pac bloc workers and said a we Are blessed with the enthusiasm and inspiration of people who believe in democracy and making our system of government work. And that is something no amount of Money can this is the Ctol a contribution to Good citizen a ship Kroll Felt. While the forces of reaction think mainly in terms of Money when it comes to political campaigns our people Volunteer their services in the a a True sense of the word. This new Conception of politics goes far beyond the of Ohio and today the labor movement in the United states is carrying the message of democracy and democratic Faith to Peoples All Over the world. The last november elections showed the world that the will of the majority in a free a and hones t elect i o a c a. N o be i com e any amount of falsehood and paid propaganda. Yoler action May decide the Issue the state unemployment compensation Bill Senate Bill 142 will come up for vote before the Ohio House within the next week or ten Days. Jacob Dayman of the Ohio Cio Council urged All locals this week to Start an unprecedented Telegram postcard and letter Campaignio your representatives in Columbus asking that they vote for Senate Bill 142 without any weakening amendments. Our legislators know that we want this Bill passed. Take time out in your local Union meetings to permit your membership to Send communications to your representative. Ask Union stewards to talk up the Issue in the shop and factory so that Union members May write letters and postcards during lunch hour rest periods Al Cetera. Our action on this matter within the next week or two will determine whether Ohio has a decent the pressure of the chamber and humane unemployment com of Commerce and. The Ohio As sensation whether Socia Tion of manufacturers has we continue with the unfair and flooded the legislature with let miserly treatment of unemployed ters and telegrams. We must re workers in our state As has been Spond to this Challenge and Lei the custom in the past. Insurance Hospital building a a utilization is concerned and. Inmost cases makes no provision. At All for other medical the president deflated charges that the program would regiment the medical profession declaring Quot it. Will not require doctors to become employees of the government. It will not disturb the Freedom of doctors and hospitals to determine the nature and extent of treatment to be Given. It will not interfere with the personal relationship Between doctor and Secretary of labor to speak at democratic rally a radio Dale Earl j. Wagner will be on the air Over station wow on sunday May 1, 12 00 noon. He will be on. A program called the world front on which a panel of experts regularly discusses world events. Coming sunday or. Wagner will be the visiting participant. Maurice j. Tobin., u. S. Secretary of labor in itt Cabinet of president Harry s. Truman will be the guest speaker for a Spring democratic dinner rally to be held on the night of May 10 at the hotel Gibson roof Garden former common pleas judge Raymond j. Wilson general chairman of the arrangements committee has announced. The dinner will be sponsored by the Duckworth democratic club 69-year-old democratic political and social club which is the second oldest organization of its kind in the United states and the Hamilton county women a democratic club. Supporters of the democratic party in. The 1948 general election including delegations from labor farm and Independent groups Are being invited to join in honouring Tobin who is widely known m Public life and enjoys a Long background in governmental and political affairs of his Home state of Massachusetts. Many Cio unions will be represented at the dinner and All locals who would like to obtain tickets should Contact Ben Herman amalgamated clothing workers Parkway 2450. The Price of $3.00 per plate including tax. Tobin served seven years As mayor of Boston before election As governor1 of Massachusetts. He is 47 years old and prior to his appointment by president Truman to the labor Secretary ship had been an aspirant for another term of governor of the Bay state. Tobin prior to entering Public life and government at the municipal level in Boston had been in communications work serving As traffic superintendent for the new England Beil Telephone company of Boston

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