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The Sun (Newspaper) - May 6, 1949, Cincinnati, OhioLabor stands Pat on the repeal demands the �2 it 1 a a Libi Jan a rip a Jubas o 12 nil ? 0 2� Jun 30, 29 vol a Icmat 2. 1 1 Niji Jomn r7� i ii or. Aos time 1-1s in vol. 10 no. 27 / 6, 1010 is a my Washington still smarting from a round of defeats administration leaders this week were starting al1 Over again in their Effort to repeal the Taft Hartley labor act. Southern democrats and reactionary Republic ans ganged up on the Union supported Lesinski Bill in the House substituting for it the Wood Bill which was As bad ast a. Rather than allow a fraud be perpetrated in the name of the repeal Liberal congressmen succeeded in sending the whole Issue Back to committee. Though the friends of the insisted they had won an ent Victory administration Lead j ers immediately began rewriting the Bill determined to bring it out on the floor again. The Cio throughout refused to agree to restrictive amendments 1 a sins a or. Chaim Weizmann first president of the new state of Israel w welcomed to the Blair House in Washington by pres. Truman. The first lady of Israel stands by with mrs. Truman a. Federated pictures 7000 expected to Greet Tobin at democratic banquet Here nearly 1000 people Are expected to hear Secretary of labor Maurice Tobin speak at a democratic dinner and rally next tuesday. May 10, at the hotel Gibson roof Garden Judas Raymond Wilson chairman of the arrangements committee. Speaking with the Secretary of labor will be Jack Kroll Cio Pac director and manager of the Cincinnati joint Board amalgamated clothing workers and George Harrison president of the brotherhood of railway clerks. More than 300 representatives of organized labor will be present for the dinner which is a delayed Victory Celebration jointly sponsored by the Duckworth democratic club and the Hamilton county women a democratic club. Ben Herman employment manager for the Cincinnati clothing workers. Cio and Robert Roulston business representative of the Al upholsterers Union Are representing labor on the arrangements committee. Herman said this week that labor leaders of the Cincinnati area will meet for an informal breakfast with the Secretary on the morning following the banquet. Charles Ginnochio president of the Duckworth club will be master of ceremonies and introduce speakers and guests. All of Ohio s democratic congressmen and Hamilton county s democratic state legislators have been invited along with several state officers. William h. Black president of the greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council will represent Cio at the speakers table. Taien i a out of state few Bill Columbus it was a Tough week for labor. Not Only did foes of the Taft Hartley Law suffer a setback in Washington see above but Here in the state Cape Tol the punch was taken out of the fair employment practices measure when it reached the Senate floor. Four democrats joined with 13 republicans to substitute a program of a a education a rather than compulsion in ridding the state of discriminatory hiring practices. The Bill now goes Back to the House which earlier turned Down the a a education program by one vote. The Little Many this time in his role As consumer also took a Licking in the House where the Bill which would have permitted the Sale of coloured Oleo was killed. It was almost certain that friends of Oleo would succeed in having the Issue put on the ballot next november so the voters themselves can decide. Meanwhile the majority leadership in the House made plans to bring the unemployment compensation Bill s b.-142 up for action next week. Arrayed against this Bill were the same forces opposing be pc the Ohio chamber of Commerce the Ohio association of manufacturers and their satellite organizations. The vote will be close. Senate hearings on the workmen a compensation Bill h.b.-331 were scheduled for this week. In the Senate the Bill has been sent to the judiciary committee and All indications were that action would be Swift. Two weeks ago the measure sailed through the House without a dissenting vote. The Cio has labelled h.b.-531 a the greatest single Advance in the history of the Dent Philip Murray said the Cio is solidly in support of the Lesinski Bill and this will continue to be the Cio s position. Other labor news from Capitol Hill Senate guts funds of labor department the Senate greeted its first 1949 appropriations Bill that for the labor department and Federal Security administration by sending it Back to committee with instructions to Cut All items not fixed by Law by a total of 5%. The action was pushed by sen. Robert Taft to As an Economy move although total possible saving in the Bill was seen As about $11 million in a $40 billion budget. Extent o2-20 glub 9,9 19hs . I a men i a i.,� this coming july 25 is unfair to the boys a for whom the Best was none too Good Cio legislative director Nathan Cowan said. Cowan put the Cio on record behind the Huber Bill or. 1374, which Ould continue eligibility of veterans for the so called 52-20 club payments for another five years to july 25� 1954. Cowan pointed out that cutting off the program is unjust in a period of increasing unemployment. 7 7 i. Tsegi acted in housing plans i Leo Goodman director of the i Cio National housing committee this week told the House banking committee that present legislation neglects the housing needs of 70 per cent of the population. He pointed out Low Cost Public housing is available Only to those who can pay from nothing up to $30 a month. Cha housing he said is available at either rentals or Purchase payments of $85 to $150 a month. In Between j he said is nearly 70 per cent of the population and nearly Al of organized labor. None of the Bills now being studied touches this a group he said. A Union Trio told the committee that although the Reuther plan is not the official Cio program i they would like to see it adopted. The plan presented by Law Cio president Walter Reuther would use air plane and shipbuilding plants for making prefabricated houses while keeping them in standby condition for possible War duty. Blood Bank studied Moore wins Auto j efforts to investigate the establishment of a blood Bank for Cio members in the Cincinnati area were initiated last wednesday at a meeting of the Cincinnati Industrial Union Council. The Community services com i Mittee of Council chaired by Joseph sepate clothing workers business representative will make necessary preparation for the establishment of such a Bank which will keep a Reserve of blood on hand for the Benefit of any Cio member in the area who May need it. Donations to the Bank will be made by Cincinnati to Mem i Bers. Banks of such kind have been established by Industrial Union councils and International unions in several Industrial centers throughout the nation Council was told. Beauford g. Moore electrician at the Chevrolet co. In Norwood and member of Auto local 674, w As awarded a 1949 Oldsmobile following Council meeting. Cash awards were made to Edward b. Hellkamp. Victor Kellar Otis Evans e. H. Lohr Harry Eilers Edward Schneider w. A. Tew Art Edward Schock and Barbara Frank. Moore who has worked at the Norwood Plant for two years is a Veteran of world War ii. Having served three years with the army in the South Pacific. Kathy Rommeihs daughter of Helen Rommeihs Secretary at the District 25 steelworkers office Here Drew the names of award winners. For her 15 minutes work Little Kathy received wages equating approximately 80 dollars an hour probably More than she will Ever again make. Council gave her five dollars and the new owner of the Oldsmobile added ten dollars As a special gift. Speedup causes strike at Singer Elizabeth. N. J. A up it a As 5000 members of local 401, United electrical radio amp machine workers Cio picketed outside the Singer sewing machine co. Wras shut tight Here last week. The strike Call came after company negotiators rejected All Union demands for wage boosts a Cut in the workweek and an end to a speedup plan. The major Issue is the Singer a standards system of speedup a be spokesman said. Since it was put in operation by the company production has zoomed 3 and 4-fold in Many cases while incentive payments have risen very condemns Bricker for liaising housing Hopes Columbus a highlighting the two Day meeting of the Ohio Cio Council executive Board last week was a Public charge by president Jack Kroll accusing senator John w. Bricker of a making statements to the Senate which he knew were concocted of sheer fantasy and make Krolls statement referred to Brickers assertion during Senate debate on Public housing that Columbus had 800 vacant housing units for rent to Low income families. In other actions the executive Board reviewed the legislative picture both m Washington and Columbus. Made initial plans for the political action committee s activities in 1949 and 1950. Condemned by Resolution. Judge James c. Connellis Quot misuse of the injunctive Power Quot in the Fawick a id flex strike. Kroll said of Bricker a this statement was exciting news to thousands desperately searching for decent Homes. We received dozens of Calls from our members. We sent a Telegram to the senator asking for addresses. A the senator has not replied. He did however talk to reporters. Saying he could t understand anyone being excited about his statement. He suggested that anyone seeking the addresses consult postal authorities and admitted receiving his information from George Tifft president of the Columbus real estate Board. A at this minute there Are 14,-650 Active applications on file with the Columbus metropolitan housing authority. Every one is from a family desperately needing shelter and with incomes Low enough to be eligible for Public housing. A there Are 300 Columbus families living in barns. Hundreds of others live in slums tar paper shacks trailers and Hen coops. A every housing Agency Federal state and City reports absolutely no Low rental income housing available. A the Post office department Survey the senator referred to was a Check of uninhabited structures having four Walls and a ceiling. That list includes deserted shacks and at least one 8 x 10 room in the rear of a Gas station having no sanitary or heating facilities. The 800 figure or. Bricker referred to includes uninhabitable buildings Homes for Sale at $12,000 to $14,000 and a very few Bona fide rental units renting for a minimum of $75 a month. A every Columbus school child knows there Aren t 800 vacant housing units in Columbus. Obviously the senator was not mislead. When he made this statement to the Senate he knew twas concocted of sheer fantasy and make believe. A to serve his own Peculiar political purposes. Senator Bricker deliberately trifled with the emotions of people in desperate almost hopeless circumstances. Without a Flicker of an eyelash he raised up and then batted Down the Hopes of fathers and mothers frantically seeking decent Homes in which to bring up their youngsters. A the senator has served his masters Well. And his masters Arentt the people of Ohio. A you can to kid the people of Ohio or. Senator. They Aren t naive. They know for whom you speak and it is not for

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