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The Sun (Newspaper) - August 22, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioGet rid of or and labor is gop goal kill or and keep labor representation out of City Council that is a goal of the local gop machine As revealed by a Columbus political writer close to the Cincinnati Republican Bosses. The motive was set Forth in an article by Elmer p. Fries columnist in the Columbus dispatch reprinted in the enquirer Here. Fries is reported to be a confidant of de Schorr a state gop Boss from Cincinnati. He is strongly pro Bricker and Taft and ant labor in his writings. He wrote that the members of the Council majority Here Quot Are proposing resubmit a Ion of the or Issue As a remedy for some of the curious things the voting scheme has produced. Among these for instance the election of a Cio Pac statesman to membership in the minority he then credited to mayor Carl Rich the motive a to abolish or and thus make it Tough for radicals to muscle into it hardly was news in Cincinnati that the machine wants to break up the growing strength of labor in local political affairs and to eliminate councilman Rollin Everett. But the article was the boldest statement thus far on the subject from gop sources. Significantly Fries was editor of the Post Here when it publicized the drive for Good government in 1925, Winch resulted in j councilman reports mayor is whom confused about \ t0 n v 11nto Council \ Sot a Joho anyone but what \ t e \ to adoption of or and broke the strangle bold Umi the w the Cox Hynicka machine now the Schnel anyone Vav u Ler Eyrich machine had Over Cincinnati a government. The Post still strongly backs or. But Fries As a writer for the anti labor dispatch has turned against it because it has Given labor representation in City Council. Erett to. Sun a Liberal weekly 29 entered second class matter june to 1944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2, Ohio Uroper the act of March 1 1379 vol. 7. No. 18 August 22, 194 w Rong again the mayor is credited with Haring claimed the x system a >7topk?sed by the gop machine would Quot insure that every voter s ballot will count in the election of All nine councilmen. A thing that is impossible under the facts Are that you could vote for nine councilmen under the proposed x system and not see one of them elected leaving almost half the voters without any representation in Council and even a Well organised minority controlling All nine Council seats. Of the local gop machine r granted he simply Means estimate Aims of unions of Cincinnati talks about abolishing a and thus make it difficult for radicals to muscle into office a that is the height of Gall. Carl Rich was muscled into City Council by Boss feed Schneller and then was muscled into the Mayo ship Over the Heads of councilmen who had been elected to their seats. The machine might have chosen James f. Mccaffrey an Al Leader and the 1945 gop candidate who made a creditable Taco to fill one of two vacancies. But acct told them he would not take orders on Issue a nil a a frit Everett Cio Council committees for Campaign Are approved the greater Cincinnati Cio indication of Union strength Industrial Union Council wed Cincinnati mesday night approved the setting up of committees to supplement Pac Wrork in the Campaign to reelect Rollin Everett to City Council. Committees Are for in Jack Methard reported considerable improvement in the number of registration cards returned to Pac Headquarters. Of the 700 cards returned 292 volunteered i rices Here top notional while living Coats were rising nationally by 20.7 per cent remember Taft s promises a year ago those in Cincinnati Rose 22.5 per cent in 15 months the Bureau of labor statistics reported this week this was to june 15. Was too Radical an attitude Lor Schneller. Stated program it so happens i was elected to Council with endorsement of both Cio and Al alter i had stated my program and campaigned actively telling the voters what i believed. Now a mayor the first mayor in Cincinnati not elected by the people has the Gall to propose a system to keep labor out of Council. The mayor has another distinction. He is the first mayor to hire a publicity agent. But the publicity agent has failed to come Forth with any program by the mayor for the working people of Cincinnati that is other than to eliminate or so that labor Candi dates would have difficulty getting into Council challenges mayor i Challenge Boss Schneller s mayor to come out openly end say wherein he finds fault with my record As e councilman or As a labor Man. My program and my efforts As a councilman have been aimed not Only at benefiting working people but for what i saw As the Good of the City generally. A City which is a Good City for working people is a Good City for All the citizens for it is a City where Progress brings business jobs and payrolls and thus customers and clients for business and professional people. Let the mayor state his program instead of trying to scare the people into restoring machine politics to Cincinnati. Let him say what he sees Radical in efforts on behalf of decent City wages adequate recreation police administration free of brutality better health and sanitation housing and the various other i issues which i have advocated. Imp speakers radio and publicity to do Pac work he said. Registration and finance the finance committee to be merged with the newly constituted Council finance committee. Everett discussed proportional representation and answered a number of questions on the or voting system. Delegates agreed mph election of Everett on first ebon it is will be an immortal. Industry s profits a re i double in v ear new York up a Industry s profits in the first half of 1947 doubled those in the first half of inst year and were 16% higher than the previous All time record n the second six months of 1946, a Natl. City Bank Survey of profit revealed. The Bank a report based on a study of profit reports by 451 leading corporations revealed aggregate profits of $1,590,774.000 Lor the first half of this year Asom pared with $1,370,296,000 in the second half of 1946 and $795,-030.000 for the first six months of last year. Despite these tallies Many of the industries involved Are further raising their prices on the basis of a largely fictitious statement that they Are necessitated by the recent boost in Coal prices m i result of the miners pay boost. Oil companies highest profit makers were some 19 Oil companies which reported a net take of $349,248,000 m compared to their previous High of $263,363,000 in the latter half of 1946 and More than $130 million higher than their profits in Early 1946. This is one of the groups that has just announced a Icmat Amft m fag 41 All local unions having members who live in Norwood were asked to Send representatives to the Norwood Page meeting Friday evening aug. 22 at Odd Fellows Hall 5129 Montgomery Road. Council will arrange for posters to publicize the labor Day Church services. A Central Catho service will be held at 9 30 labor Day morning at st. Louis Church. Albert Blau was installed As a Delegate to Council from local 766, United electrical radio and machine workers. Taft voting score�?1 a 10 w Elston less 1 r out of 12 vet housing Loans tax Bill veto school lunch program land reclamation projects anti poll tax Bill and Rees a a loyalty Bill. Most of these issues were ones affecting the common citizenry right vote out of 12 and congressman Brent Spence i generally As Well As labor. Cin sen. Robert a. Taft voted cast by sen. John w. Bricker against labor 9 out of 10 times in i in the voters guide just issued the recent session of Congress j by the Cio news. But across the while congressmen Charles River in Kentucky labor had Elston and William Hess were friends in sen. Alben Barkley to in anti labovites by a score of a with Only one wrong out of 10, Only one issues. Not even one right vote was it Back fir with Only two wrong votes out of 12. Spence and Barkley Are democrats. Sen. John Sherman Cooper by. R voted right Only once out of 10 times. The v o 11 n g record showed clearly the coalition of reactionary Northern republicans and tory democrats from the deep South. Most Northern democrats recorded a majority of votes on the Side supported by labor while those from the deep South in most cases with some exceptions cast a majority w Rong votes. Votes on which the senators were judged were three on phases of the Taft Hartley Bill wage hour amendment Portal payment control tax veto Reed Bulwinkle Bill relaxing anti Trust Lau seating of sen. Bilbo confirmation of Lilenthal As atomic Energy commission chairman and a Bill to increase veterans Job training. Taft voted against seating Bilbo his one right vote. Bricker did no to vote on that one. Barkley a one wrong vote was for Bilbo. The congressmen were judged on three votes on Taft Hartley phases wage hour amendments labor department appropriation Cut rent control Cut us funds Cin Natiw a Trio Taft Elston and Hess went straight Down the line with the National association of manufacturers line. The Cio news pointed out that the voting record was the direct result of the fact that Only 35 million citizens voted in 1946 of a possible 90 million american voters. The result was that every measure which might have benefited the great mass of people was shoved aside while those to increase profits weaken labor a i and shift the tax Burden from the wealthy to Ordinary wage earners got the Okay of Congress. The Only answer must lie in registration of voters and Dollar contributions for Pac so that this record can be thoroughly publicized it was declared. A voter registered is Worth to who just mean to re Gist we Register now i Board of election 622 Sycamore st. �?�30 to 4 30 . Unti noon saturday a

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