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The Sun (Newspaper) - November 14, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioThe in a Liberal weekly 29 entered As second class matter june 30, 1944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2, Toiuo. Under the act of March 3. 1379. Vol. 8, no. 3 Tiht a 19 47 Hail by. Victory As labor shows strength two labor men win in new City Council labor for the first time in Cin men in City Couit i a iter Jan. 1. Rollin h. Everett and Harry d. Proctor were declared elected this week As the or count was finished. Also going in Jan. 1 will be the first Council controlled by the City charter committee in 14 years. All five members of the majority will be men who were endorsed by Cio. In addition to Everett and Proctor the majority members will be Albert d. Cash Charles p. Taft and Edward n. Wald Vogel a the election was seen As Clear proof that organized labor has been awakened politically by the anti labor attitude of the local Republican machine. The Taft Hartley act High prices and a general anti labor attitude of men in Washington Columbus and City Hall backed by the machine were instrumental in bringing the Awakening. The unsuccessful Effort of the machine to get rid of proportional representation was openly aimed at getting rid of labor representation in City Hall. Both Everett and Proctor campaigned on a platform of a United Community with All major elements represented in civic decisions. Both declared that labor Gressie City government which would be beneficial to business As Wel labor. Everett has been a City councilman two years and is editor of the Sun. Proctor is head of the painters District Council. Labor took a great Deal of satisfaction this week from a review of elections throughout the nation with the leading Victory being that of congressman Earle c. Clements in his race for the governorship of Kentucky. Clements was one of the few s o u vhf e Ryti congressmen inst the Taft-yii4 re a v v and won st to 11 g labor support throughout the state thereby. His Republican made an Issue of that pro opponent. Eldon s. Dummit labor vote on the Taft Hart Ley Bill. The voters settled the question with an outpouring of votes for Clements that exceeded even the most . Greater Cincinnati Cio leaders working in Northern Kentucky were instrumental in the Victory. And in Lou Ydie an entire democratic slate it As swept in. The nation wide results were Nail that lie Don t let them blame High prices on foreign Relief by Marty Solow Federated press a flock of experts including none other than Robert a. Taft gop contender for the presidency have been dashing around the country spreading the news that a the Straw that Breaks the camels Back on prices is the food which the . Is sending overseas. Lets feast on these facts for a while gathered from u. S. Sources exports of meat Between May 1946 and May 1947 deprived each american of exactly 3.6 pounds a year. But during the same time the Price of meat jumped 83% in that same period Only 4 to of 1% of the total butter Supply left the country. But the Price increased 29% that list could go on and on. We be our own idea who a responsible for High prices and those hogs Swilling at the profit trough and we mean Swift Armour Cudahy Etc could also give you the answer if they weren to hogs. Spearheading big business attack on the 40-hour week the . Chamber of Commerce in an Appeal for repeal of that Federal provision argued oct. 28 a there has been Little evidence to show that if adult persons work More than 40 hours per week they would impair their health efficiency and general continued on Page 5 .6._peline a senator gets first hand picture of tragic housing situation senator Joseph r. Mccarthy r of Wisconsin was driving his car Down one of Washington a streets recently. It was very Early in the morning and seeing a Young couple with a tiny child standing on a Corner he offered them a lift. The Young Man told the senator he was taking his wife and child to his Mother in Laws Home at the Edge of the City. He explained they had to live separately because he could not find an apartment. The next Day Mccarthy touched by the incident put an assistant to work locating an apartment. The assistant said he knew of one but it was promised to a Veteran whose child had become seriously ill in an unheated basement room. Senators majority of whom live in Swanky Washington hotels like the Shoreham Mayflower Wardman Park and Westchester apartments apparently done to get to see such things. Mccarthy did. He admitted incidentally that when he picked up the homeless couple he was returning from a meeting with a group of real estate men. They had told him Mccarthy said that there was be housing shortage. A a no editorials on this item discovered Way Down in a press dispatch october 22 a rep. Edward j. Hart d of new Jersey said average food profits of 21 per cent As reported to the government by food dealers were a exorbitant and outrageous. Just a paragraph. No headlines. No editorials. 4 4 4 on oct. 12 the Washington Post carried an i. N. S. Dispatch on Page 10 which reported the following from Detroit a pc. E. Wilson president of the general motors corp. Today advocated a 45-hour work week to halt inflation. The 45-hour week said the Industrial executive would give us the production we need to Stem the current spiral of lest you believe its really the 40-hour week that causes inflation take a look at this same paper financial Page also from Detroit inflation cause a when the nations car Industry balances its books for 1947 it will find itself in better shape from its own standpoint than at any time in its nearly half a Century of automobile making. It will find its total output. Was Well above Normal that its Dollar volume wholesale exceeded five billion dollars that it did a parts and accessory business Topping two billion dollars. A although the aggregate output volume will be slightly under the record 5,358,420 unit production of 1929, the wholesale Dollar volume and unfilled order Bank will top anything in the Industry a experience since the first automobile was sold in 1909.�?� what does Wilson want blood during the last session Congress Cut the budget of the Library of Congress. The Library was forced to fire a number of employees because it did no to have the Money to pay them. Congressmen who Are always asking librarians to find this and that for their speeches and reports now have to wait w weeks for the stuff. Only thing that keeps them from squawking is a guilt Complex. Hailed by Jack Kroll director of the Cio political action committee As a a definite swing Back to progressive government and a warning to Congress that the american people expect Quick action to end soaring prices insure equitable tax legislation and immediate fulfilment of the recommendations of the presidents committee on civil in All Corners of the nation candidates supported by the Cion Spac came through in flying colors. Indiana too Indiana Long a gop stronghold was severely jolted by the sweep of democratic mayoralty and Council manic candidates Many of whom were supported by Pac. In Indianapolis Muncie Anderson Evansville and fort Wayne Cio backed candidates ousted Republican incumbents. In Indiana a 10th congressional District won by rep. Raymond Springer by 26,000 votes in 1946, the Cio supported candidate Frank Hanley Cut 16,000 votes into that margin in a contest to fill the seat of the deceased Springer. Normally an overwhelming Republican District the excellent showing of Hanley Shook political observers to their heels. Ohio came through with major victories and one definite setback. Mayor Thomas Burke the Choice of the United labor forces in Cleveland won re election Over Elliot Ness a Taft machine candidate by a plurality of 82,-000 votes greatest in Cleveland history. The Dayton City elections saw two Cio endorsed candidates swamped by a 30,000 vote margin victims of a vicious red baiting and race Campaign. Ii returns trom new Jersey where a new state Constitution overwhelmingly adopted were entered on Paterson where 35-year-old Michael u. Devita won by 9,000 votes Over mayor William Furrey in a torrid race. Devita a War hero had been Given Only a slight change to win in a contest where his Sun v re a of the chief issues in the Campaign. Cio forces in Paterson had 450 Ward and precinct workers and 50 cars working on election Day despite a driving rain. In Kearny and Bridgeton other Pac backed nominees won. Two win in Detroit two of the five Cio endorsed candidates won in Detroit a coun cil manic elections. George Edwards retained his top Post on the Council and Walter Edge comb ran third in the Field of nine. A heart breaking loss was suffered in san Francisco where congressman Franck Havenner lost his bid for the mayors seat by 15,000 votes out of total vote of close to 300,000. The new York election picture with the main focus on new York City revealed a definite upswing in the strength of the american labor party. Although the or system lost through the combined opposition of the Republican and democratic parties the Alp increased its City vote on a percentage basis Over 1945. In new Yorkus 14th congressional District a democratic stronghold the Alp supplanted the republicans As the second strongest party in the District. Its candidate lawyer Victor Rabin Owitz polled Over 20,000 votes a3 compared with the Gopas 13,000. Plans were already being mapped for another fight to bring or in the 48 elections when it w As believed a larger vote turnout would increase pros chances. Court test looms on the As Norb dismisses cases Washington up Federal court tests of the legality of the non communist affidavit and financial statement requirements of the Taft Hartley act moved closer nov. 4 As the Norb dismissed pending election petitions of the United steelworkers Cio United mine workers Al and the United furniture workers Cio. In a unanimous decision accepting the Challenge issued oct. 31 by pres. Philip Murray a steel Union the 5-Man Board held that non complying unions cannot use its services to determine collective bargaining representatives. A High Cio source indicated however that it would a sit tight because the action covered Only representation petitions and did not include equally important situations in which a Union filed As an intervenor to protect its interest in a Case filed by a rival organization. The nor by a precedent setting decision was set out in its ruling on the petition of the steel Union for an election at the rite form Corset co., Sharon a. Involving about 50 workers. Signed by each of the Norb members the decision recalled that the Union had not complied. It then decided each of the arguments advanced in the Union Case by gen. Counsel Lee Pressman and expressly stated that the Norb a was an administrative Agency of the Federal government cannot a pass upon questions regarding the constitutionality of congressional enactments. Such questions will a left to the it added that in the absence of any contrary court ruling the Norb a a assumes that the act a amended does not violate any provision of the Constitution a alleged by the Pressman a request to be heard orally was also denied. The Norb said that it interpreted the new labor act to preclude it from investigating any question raised by a Union unless it has fulfilled the registration and filing requirements and also prohibited the Norb a from continuing investigations concerning representation which were pending before the Board when the amendments Beeam
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