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The Sun (Newspaper) - August 5, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioPublished by the greater Cine in Industrial Union con vol. I i no. 12 a a a a Liberal Cio weekly owned by its headers Cincinnati Ohio entered As second class matter. June 30, 1944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2. Ohio under act of March 3, 1879 August s. 1949 steel oct finders meet Cio warns against ballot changes As Taft trick members of pres. Truman s fact finding Board named to study contract dispute Between steel producers and United steelworkers Cio shown outside the White House after conferring with John r. Steelman labor adviser to the president. Shown 1. To rare Samuel i. Rosenman former . Supreme court Justice Steelman Carroll r. Daugherty economics professor at Northwestern University and David Cole Patterson. N.j., lawyer. Public hearings started july 20 in new York. Federated pictures Columbus Ohio August 2�? Ohio is being flooded with petitions calling for a change in in the state s election ballot which if adopted will have serious consequences for Liberal voters Ohio . Council Secretary treasurer Jacob Dayman warned today. The 11 it Aii proposed changes m a would appear to be minor. Actually that is not the Case. If sufficient numbers of signatures Are obtained on the petitions Ohio voters at the november elections will be asked to change the entire state ballot. The proposed change would substitute for the familiar Ohio ballot the so called a Massachusetts Type or a office Type ballot. Presently Ohio voters receive a ballot which lists in separate columns the candidates of the Republican and democratic Par j ties. By placing an a alongside of a rooster or an Eagle that appears at the head of each column voters can Register their Choice for All j press ing problems times Star features false Airport blast by gop an example of the kind of of what had happened. They sur j division termed the Van Fossen Campaign the organization re a mixed that the piece was written statement publicans will put on in the by the Republican publicity Council race this fall was Given agent recently imported from recently by Robert Van Fossen. J West Virginia and Given to Van one of their new candidates and Fossen to use. Of the candidates of either political party. The proposed change would list All of the candidates by the office they seek and eliminate any provisions for straight party voting. Proponents Are advancing two arguments in favor of the change both of we Rich Dayman labelled Ion a first they so a Ondy they say that the present ballot allows a Strong vote getter to help weaker and less Well known candidates win elections. Clear Cut Choice actually the presence of the rooster and the Eagle at the head of a ballot allows the Ohio voter to Register his Choice for Liberal or conservative candidates Clayman pointed out. It s Taft Money financing the state wide circulation of petitions which need the signatures of at least 10 Perchem of the voters in the last election is senator Robert a. Taft of Ohio. The Taft forces Are spending an estimated $75.000 in this Campaign to eliminate the familiar Ohio ballot for the 1950 general elections. Two thoughts lie behind the j Taft Campaign a. If successful it will eliminate any Chance of a Strong democratic gubernatorial candidate helping a democratic senatorial j candidate. B. It will confuse the average voter who is accustomed to Ohio a 1 present ballot and May result in Many democratic votes being declared invalid As was the Case in the 1948 elections. Election juggling Dayman pointed out that this the first time that the Republican forces in Ohio had winery a a try in 1940, when former governor John Bricker was seeking re election the then Republican controlled legislature split the presidential ballot from the state ballot so that the popularity of Franklin Roosevelt would not Hurt Brickers re election dreams. As late As last fall the Republican legislature toyed with a he idea of undoing the 1940 ballot change so that former governor Tom Herbert might Benefit from what was reputed to be the Strong vote getting abilities of Republican presidential candidate Thomas e. Dewey. Tati s Orcas in conceiving this latest political manipulation were hoping to sneak this ballot change through in tha 1949 elections Whan fewer voters Are expected to go to the polls. Warning Cio members that if they signed the petition they would Only Hurt themselves Clayman said a let s not allow senator Taft to help his Campaign by confusing the Public and indulging in political the times Star. There appeared in the times Star a Page one Story carrying a heavy Black eight column headline such As is used Only Tor major news stories quoting Van Fossen in a vicious attack upon congressman Earl Wagner mayor Cash and democrats generally. The charge was democrats had tailed to to their duty by Cincinnati and that this City was Only getting $1 from the Federal government for every $3 put up by the City while Many others were getting $1 for $1 Matching. For anyone who knew the facts. Everett then issued a press release in which he declared that such irresponsible statements might jeopardize Cincinnati a Blue Ash Airport project. He pointed out that such con after its affiliation with the the facts a that the Federal government will furnish Only $1 for every $3 for Purchase of land for airports and $1 for every lock fusing falsehoods could Well pre j Cio the executive Board 2300 Cwa phone workers become Sun subscribers $1 for construction of the Airport. Due to failure of the voters to pass an Airport Bond Issue last fall Cincinnati and Hamilton j county at this time Are Only Pur i chasing land and got every available Matching Dollar. Those cities which Are getting $1 for $1 already Are to the construction stage. Wagner and Cash were out of the City when the times Star blast was loosened. Councilman a Complete picture on Many issues of affecting our own Union and the in general a he vent passage of Bond issues and division 46, Cwa has decided to labor movement that it also could injure Cincin subscribe to the Sun for its 2300 stated. Nati s relationship with the Federal authorities. The times Star carried a toned Down version of Everett a statement inside the paper under a Small head. While Van Fossen had been permitted a vicious and false political attack Everett was not permitted to charge Van Fossen and the republicans with jeopardizing the Airport project. Members James e. Sigafoose a newspaper coverage of the president of the division said j Taft Hartley act and its unfair the importance of political de repercussions on unions such As Velo ments and their close re a i ours Are just an example. Our Tion to our own economic Prog recent experience with the Tele Ress make it necessary that All phone company has taught us of our members Are Well informed an important lesson. We must and have a Chance to hear the stand together to withstand the Union Point of View. J constant pressure of big business the daily papers do not give to break up All unions it was obvious that Van Fossen Roll in h. Everest immediately got in touch with Wagner and had him take the article to the i civil aeronautics authority in Washington. Had spoken out of Complete ignorance or with malicious and deliberate intent to falsify the situation for political purposes. Imported gop agent those who knew the situation ridiculous Quot statement Paul e. Stafford chairman of politically were pretty Well aware the aeronautics planning you Don t count unless you can be counted Register now at Board of Elo Lions 622 Sycamore Street 8 30 . To 4 30 . Ghost writer comes High besides the press agent which the local gop organization has imported from West Virginia a Large sum will be paid by at least one of its candidates for his personal publicity work according to reports in newspaper circles. A Price of $1500 just for his ghost writer is being paid by one of the new gop candidates according to reliable reports. The style was set a few years ago by Carl Rich when he v As mayor. He was reported to have been the first and Only mayor to hire a publicity agent. Most mayors find the daily papers most accommodating in using their pictures and proclamations without a press agent. Beer drinkers help boost unde Sam s coffers the tremendous tax paid by the alcoholic beverage Industry to the Federal and state governments is one of the Best arguments Why prohibition should lion came from state taxes on alcoholic beverages. According to Ohn Dehner business representative of local 12 of the brewery workers not be allowed to return to this a these figures show Why we Are country say the brewery # and j. Opposed to local option elections soft drink workers of America. Last year the Legal Sale of alcoholic beverages netted nearly three billion dollars in taxes for the u. S. Treasury and proved to be the largest Industrial producer of Revenue exceeded Only by income taxes. Ohio alone contributed nearly 112 million dollars in Revenue from the alcoholic beverage Industry to the Treasury in 1948, of which 30 Oillion consisted of Revenue from the state monopoly and another 24 Mil wherever they Are and Why we want you to vote wet when there Are local option elections. Look at these figures and then Tell me where this amount of Money would come from should the Community elect to go the brewery workers Are however opposed to any further taxes on their product added Dehner. A we feel we Are contributing our j share still higher taxes would mean a decrease in consumption 1 of alcoholic beverages and con Sequen. Unemployment for Many i of our

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