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The Sun (Newspaper) - May 23, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioThe Sun a Liberal weekly 29 entered a second cease matter june1 30, 1944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2, a Ohio under a a act of a March 3, 1879 Council non reports housewife might educate councilman Scherer on Price and wages economics vol. 7 no. 5 it May 23, 1947 Cio Cour v ote air avg of and Cam Quot in cjw1. V 4 a ver Garet workers kers by Holly a h. Everett a member of City Council branded himself and his fellow councilmen last week As not sufficiently intelligent to discuss the question of prices and wages and their relationship to the nation economic welfare. To me that attitude violates a fundamental of the functioning of american democracy. If the councilman is right then the american people have no Choice but to leave such questions to some higher intelligence. I feel that Cracker barrel philosophy has been a Force in our democracy. I like to think that if the citizens Are Given All the facts on such questions in open discussion they will come to the i right decisions. Of course if we concede that the councilmen the citizens elect Are not intelligent enough to discuss such a problem and Aid in guiding Public opinion then we would have a to concede that the citizens who elected them either were not very a few reports on Industrial profits can understand the economics of the situation even if the councilman could not. Councilman Gordon Scherer Republican used his own Lack of knowledge of the economics involved As basis for a motion to table my Resolution calling for a Price reduction Campaign. Voting with him were the four other Republican. Voting against the tabling with me were charter ites Albert p. Cash and Edward n. Waldvogel. Also tabled were an amendment by Council Man Homer Toms calling for a Roll Back of wages and one by majority Leader Villis d. Gradison which was a watered Down substitute for my Resolution. Scherer criticized the time spent by myself and Gradison debating the topic because he said there were More important matters for Council to discuss such As City financing. Scherer did not contend however that but for the Price wage debate be would have spent the time discussing City Are not capable of. Decisions Fierose 1 pcs or. Ugh matters. I am inclined to think that the wife of an average working Man comparing her husband s pay Check to the Cost of living then Reading just continuing its Suppon to local Auto workers on a �0�9, United paper worker the Plant of he a Cannati c Igi and rust ral Rio a to Al a i it again my c Union Council voted wednesday Mittee and Many stewards Reno night to make an immediate and said. Dit ional financial contribution to Council voted a contribution of the local. Other Cio local unions $25 to the food and tobacco a re asked to assist the paper Quot workers Union of Winston Salem workers in every Way possible. North Carolina who Are on strike Council unanimously adopted at the Reynolds tobacco com a Resolution calling upon the Pany makers of Camel cigarettes. A i 1 i s Chalmers manufacturing other contributions voted wed company of West Allis wis. To mesday were $50 to the National reinstate the 91 workers Dis negro College fund and $5 to charged from the Plant. The Reso the committee for a National Lution was proposed by Walter Fec. Reno of local 765, United electric delegates were asked to Dis Cal radio and machine workers tribute copies of the Ohio Cio or Aniz labor Ai e overplay discharged since the conclusion Council news letter to members j their hand was cited this of the strike of local 248, United in their shops. A week by Cio Pac director there Sion of this troublesome question. It has been the Council majority a position we should wait to see v hat the state does about giving us More funds. We still Are waiting. Labor scores smashing victories in elections evidence that enemies of invest $1 with against depression Cio leaders urge Washington d. must fight Union busting Laws with political action if unions Are to survive As an effective Force for working people. Cio editors were told Here in a conference in preparation for the voluntary $1 Pac contribution drive. Jack Kroll National Pac director and David j Mcdonald Pac treasurer and also Secretary treasurer of the United steelworkers told editors gathered from All Over the nation that unless preparation of the 1948 election starts now Victory cannot be won. A Spac is out to build on a permanent basis in the wards and precincts throughout the nation a Kroll told the conference. A it is the most potent answer we can give to those who seek to destroy our unions by he warned that within Only a few months the political parties Wil Start selecting their candidates for the 1948 primaries and that labor must have an influence in those selections. Otherwise we again will find ourselves in Many instances in the position of choosing the lesser of two evils instead of a really Good pro labor candidate a Kroll declared. Mcdonald pointed out that it probably will become illegal for unions to contribute any Money from treasuries for Pac purposes and that the $1 drive will have to be successful if Pac is to fight labors political enemies. A and political Success anyway always comes from Broad participation a he said a that is what the $1 drive is. If it is successful it will show that our members Are awake to the peril which we face today As free Trade unionists. A if we return to Hoover policies in 1948, we can be sure of a disastrous depression. The investment of $1 toward a Strong political action committee certainly is the Best buy a labor Man can make anywhere the $1 drive will Start june 15 and run through oct. 15 with the theme �?o48 is Cincinnati was represented at the conference of editors by Rollin h. Everett editor of the Sun. Jack Kroll As he Analysed municipal election victories in new Jersey Minnesota and California by labor supported candidates. Kuroli declared that these elections should serve As a warning to Congress As its conference committee works on a joint Senate House ant labor Bill. He also used the elections As examples to political action committees throughout the nation of the importance of taking an Active part in municipal elections. Labor victories in municipal elections this fall will serve to warn politicians against offering anti labor candidates in next years congressional elections Kroll declared. A these recent elections should be taken by Congress As a a mandate a Kroll said a in which the voters said a cease your attempt to injure the american labor movement and get on with the Job of solving the real issues of the Day the questions of housing prices health and meanwhile labor continued to urge its members to write letters to president Truman asking that he veto the anti labor legislation which will be Laid before him by Congress. Election victories were scored in Minneapolis Oakland Hoboken and pascial by candidates who faced bitter labor baiting but were backed by unions As pro labor men. The Hoboken n. J., Victory was particularly outstanding As it marked the breaking of the 21-year machine Rule of mayor Bernard Mcfeely by a fusion ticket. Leading vote getter against the continued on Page 4 watch Columbus please Don t Pat so a bluntly Austin Tex. A up it a the Texas House of representatives was thrown into an uproar when one of its members introduced an amendment ordering the execution by firing squad of All Union members. The farcical amendment offered by rep. Hydrick of Marshall declared that a fall labor unions Are hereby abolished and their property and assets confiscated and All members lined up against a Rock Wall and executed by firing squad and their families sent to concentration Hydrick tacked the proposal onto a Bill outlawing sympathy strikes As a Symbol of what this violently anti Union session of the Texas legislature really has in mind. Eight legislators actually voted for the amendment but 63 voted it Down. The legislators that worked themselves into an acute Case of parliamentary jitters Over How to erase the hoax proceedings from the record Murray gets ii a award Louse adopts revised Union rusting Bill it Alf. A Kvil a let a a 4 a a for Quot meritorious service in the second world War a Cio pres connection with the mobilisation Philip Murray a receives the end leadership of american medal of Merit from Sec. Of War workers throughout the Indue j Robert p. Patterson. Federated trial emergency existing during pictures the House Industrial relations committee of the Ohio legislature wednesday recommended for passage the substitute Van Aken Bill by a vote of 9 to 5. This substitute is reportedly just As vicious As the original Bill but labor representatives were unable to obtain a copy of it before the vote. They had asked to be heard on the substitute Bill before the vote but were denied a hearing by a vote of 10 to 4. The new Bill eliminates the anti closed shop provision. However the commit be then turned around and by a vote of 9 to 4 approved her 7 which forbids the closed shop in Ohio. The new Bill was presented to the Industrial relations committee by a sub committee appointed to study the Van Aken Bill after it was opposed at two hearings by Over 4.000 people. The sub committee then decided to re write the Bill the Bill now v ill go to the rules committee to be set Foi debate and vote by the House time is running out the legislature is to adjourn june 6. Labor representatives Are hoping j that the Bill will not go to the Senate before that time. H ear Cio on Kadi to the drive for Dollar contributions Lopac will be featured saturday on a labor Usa Quot the Cio National program Over Wasai at 6 45 p. M. Jack Kroll National Cio Pac director and Cio president Philip Murray will be heard. Other Cio programs each week Are monday night 8 15, Wasai Rollin Everett on a the other Side of the wednesday night 11 30, wow Leland Stowe for be

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