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The Sun (Newspaper) - May 16, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioOne farm boy writes another asking veto of anti Union Bill May 14, 1947 president Harry s. Truman the White House Washington d. C. Dear or. President i write to you As an old Missouri neighbor about certain memories that Are troubling me in View of what is happening today you see i was a Small boy living with my widowed Mother and my brother on a farm West of Belton Missouri when you were a Young Man on a farm North of that same town. We undoubtedly had Many Mutual friends and acquaintances. The same Bank held mortgages on both our farms. Our closest friends were the Joseph Westons who also were friends tee a m�ck4l>� remap entered second dash matter june .30, 1914 at the Post office at inc innate 2, Ohio under the act of March i 1879. Vol. 7 no. 4 May 16, 1947 of yours. Their Apple Orchard was adjacent to our farm. To us Small Fry they were Granddaddy 1 and aunt Nellie Weston. I i am sure that you remember wistfully sometimes As i do the wonderful meals that aunt Nellie served to friends who were their guests a Fried Chicken roasting ears new potatoes hot biscuits and pie and that you recall sitting on the front porch with Granddaddy and talking of weather and crops and the War in Europe in which you subsequently took a distinguished part. I know that reared As you were and As i was we have a Mutual depth of affection for Many of the same things for the soil which we tilled for the freedoms Rutm m i. R 1 a. It we each Learned in one room country school houses and also for Good substantial food of the sort that builds Strong healthy bodies. Things changed greatly there around Belton Missouri after that first world War or. President As you no doubt recall. We it Conti Nuevo of Paoi h first act retirement Heck miss Lena Voslamber 131 Mulberry Street is shown above receiving from Arthur Hartmann assistant manager of the Cincinnati joint Board amalgamated Choihing workers of America in licit i Syu. R -. A Civ twi the new Union management plan for retirement of workers at 70 years of age. Miss Voslamber asked that the picture be taken in front of one of the late president Roosevelt whom she ranks with the late Sidney Hillman act president a the two greatest men of her Tim % she started work Over 40 years ago at $4.75 for a 54-hour week at work which now would pay $40 a week under Union rates. She was an employee of Globe tailoring co. When retired. Save has been a staunch member since the inception of the drives for Tift Bill veto Elston is stung says he did read Hartley anti Union Bill congressman Charles. Elston denied this week r who assumed to report what i read and do not m a letter to Harold Braun recording Secretary read your information i read the Bill Many on leave of local 861, United steelworkers times Bith was voted on and whle u by the that he failed to read the Hartley anti labor Bill was under consideration in the House Way have you read it if you have will you before voting for it. J please indicate a single one of the items shown but the Cio delegation which called on him in on the summary which is Washington stuck by their assertion that he had admitted to them not having read the whole Bill. Included in the delegation were Ai White Elston referred to a summary of the Bill prepared by the House labor committee which outlined the Bill in glowing terms As a a labors new Bill of rightist omitted Many of the Bills House Usa-25 District director Robert j. David j provisions which would serve to make unions ton. Regional Cio director William Black. Cio ineffective. Council president Ray Sowder Usa George Grigsby fur Tashjy workers president Arthur Hammami amalgamated clothing workers asst manager and Marco Meccia. Act. A apparently you have been listening to some so called labor leaders who Are More interested in their own welfare but Are not much concerned we Ith the rank and file of labor a Elston wrote to a i am not too familiar with the Bill a Davidson Braun. He reprimanded Braun for undertaking quoted Elston As having said when evils in it to criticize him unless Braun had read the Bill. Were pointed out to him. A you know i just done to in r. 1, the Cio delegation which called on Elston have time to study All the legislation that me there Are some of those Thines ire i said they w8re no a concerned by has reference Petoie me. Mere Are some of those things re. A a �?os0_caneci leaders As Thev were will Ferring to the Points Cio men cited i Haven to. Read a in amp to stand on their labor record As against his. Elston has voted contrary to virtually All leg is but to Braun Elston wrote. A i do not know lation favored by americans organized labor. Letters wires to president Truman Are needed appeals to president Truman by wire and letter urging veto of the destructively anti Union Bill which will reach his desk soon were called for this week by Cio leaders. It was emphasized that there is no time to be lost at this critical stage of the Battle to save unions. The Senate passed a Bill engineered by sen. Robert a. Taft containing Many provisions which would hamper the fight by unions to maintain worker purchasing Power and prevent another depression unemployment and suffering. As the Sun went to press it was forecast that the House which passed the even More drastic Hartley Bill would accept the Senate version and that it would be sent to president Truman soon. Labor will have to fight for the Way to use of injunctions to 4a _., i break a in a t i o n a 1 emergency a veto and if successful fight i re Aal strikes. Labor foresees that in then to prevent Over a end g0vernment and Contra veto. The Senate Bill was passed j could classify Many of its strikes by a vote of 68 to 24, far More a a National emergency than enough to override a veto sen. Robert f. Wagner d. And the House Bill by an even n. Along a Champion of labor greater majority. However rights said of the Bill a it seeks there Are some senators who to repress to reprove to Demora voted for the Bill who May not vote to override a presidential veto. The key to stopping the Bill is Strong Public protest. The Senate Bill would reopen Start Pac fund drive Washington a up a following the Lead of the Cio executive Board in calling for a strengthening of labor work in politics the Cio political action committee last week announced a. I �47 voluntary contribution Campaign from june 15 to october 15 under the theme�?�?T48 is coming. A funds collected in this Campaign will be devoted to building and strengthening local Pac organizations throughout the nation to fight Back against ant labor congressmen who Are seeking to eliminate american unions from the american scene a Pac director Jack Kroll said at Pac Headquarters Here. He added that Page groups now set up must be bolstered and new organizations built on a Ward and neighbourhood basis a so the big tax steal percentage increase in spendable income family of four As a result of 8.6% $2500 $3500 $5000 10.3% a a $10,000 $25,000 $50,000 a her income be fwd Tono and personal the above Chart from Cio s economic Outlook shows you quickly How persons who already enjoy Large incomes would get virtually All the Benefit from the new gop sponsored lax Bill which that a More powerful political has been by the hous a writ to your congressman and senators in proto.1 and ask pres. United electrical radio and is imm m p.,c m 1 Truman to Reto any such Lize the workers and organizations whose welfare is a part of the National he a continued on Page h hear Murray Friday night a highly important radio address a keep labor free Quot will be delivered at 9 45 Friday night Over a nationwide Hookup by Philip Murray Cio president. The broadcast will be heard it Cincinnati Over wow. The talk will come at one of the most critical times in Labory fight against anti Union legislation. Not Only Are Union members urged to listen but it is asked that they get friends and neighbors to listen. Widespread opposition must be aroused in the last phases of the fight. At 6 45 saturday each night Over Wasai Cio is heard in a labor at 8 15 monday night Over Wasai Roll in Everett is heard for Cio in the other Side of the at 11 30 wednesday night Over wow Leland Stowe is heard for
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