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The Sun (Newspaper) - October 17, 1947, Cincinnati, OhioGet your friends to vote first Choice Rollin h. Everett the 20ex i mered at econ cd a matter june 30, 944 at the Post office at Cincinnati 2, a Leo under act of March 3. 1879. Rust the to or. Week is next goal of pm Detroit the next goal of the portion of Industry which engineered the Taft Hartley act was revealed this week by c. E. Wilson president of general motors corp., when he advocated a 45-hour week. Wilson s solution for inflation is to Cut Down the purchasing Power of workers while getting More production out of them. He did not discuss the record profits being made by Industry As a better place to Start cutting. Voluntary rationing we got it eat la Jan editorial Sliv the pit fight now j o vote Quot no Quot in the anti or proposal which is designed to keep labor representation out of City Council to defeat the proposal put an x in front of amp a a Lucians pick 1947 As the year in which to make the fight on or for the third time the ninth Street machine was Riding High wide and handsome when it suddenly announced last july 7, that it would Force another or repeal election on the voters this fall. The political Bosses had just selected a Justice of the Ohio supreme court several local judges a mayor of Cincinnati and another councilman. All this was done without bothering about an election. The organization now held six seats of the nine in City Council. It had fairly won a majority in the last two elections and won that majority under that a a wicked or system. So Why do they want to abolish or if you have listened to some of their Campaign speeches you know one of the top answers. They want to keep labor from having representation in City Council they done to say labor of course. They say a a communists or a a Radical or a disturbing elements. They Are not really worried about communists. A communist once ran for Council and he polled less than 200 votes. They had a Chance to put a labor Man in Council this year by appointment they did no to. They picked a business Man who made himself famous by saying in Council that wages ought to be reduced. The labor candidate who ran on their ticket in 1945 was told to go Chase himself. And that a what they told the Al Leader who tried to form a Union of county employees at the courthouse. He lost his Job. There has been a labor candidate on the ninth Street ticket every election until 1947. Now in this year of Taft Hartley they have Given up the Sham of seeking labor support. The political Bosses Don t want labor on their ticket and they Don t want labor in City Hall. One Way the ninth Street Bosses can make it difficult if not impossible for labor to elect its candidates is by substituting the plurality system for or. The Bosses want a monopoly election system. Their system makes it possible for 35 or 40 per cent of the voters to elect All nine Council men. It is contrary to the american idea of majority Rule and minority representation. Vote no on the City charter election amendment labor thwarts National chaos Murray declares Boston a up a the major obstacle in the Way of economic collapse of americans inflated Economy has been organized la Boris bitter fight for higher wages. Pres. Philip Murray told the Cio s ninth constitutional convention Here this week. Recalling that although the nation had reached a goal of 60 million jobs the entire Economy remains in danger and that though Quot we have Defeated Many a greatest enemies in a world War. Now after two years real peace is More Distant than Ever Murray set the scene for the delegates and declared they met in Quot one of the most critical times of Quot skyrocketing prices greatly inflated profits a refusal to expand capacity and the weakening of social legislation inevitably will Lead to economic chaos a he declared. A there has been one major development on the economic front that has stood in the Way of an economic collapse and that has been the successful drive of organized labor in the past year for higher wages. This has added purchasing Power to the mass of american workers and has thus played an extremely important part in preventing a collapse of our reiterating Cion a belief in Quot Price Competition and a free Enterprise system a Murray said Quot we would be unworthy of our leadership if we did not advise that without Price controls or True Competition we cannot control our a real wage Levels. And to have effective Price Competition. We must have less monopoly Price fixing and More of a buyers Market. The last year has demonstrated clearly that manufacturers and merchants can wipe out our wage gains no matter How Large our wage increases Murray said present prices Are Cio Council endorses mrs. Lotspeich., levies mrs. Helen g. Lotspeich was added this week to candidates for City Council endorsed by greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council which also okayed the special City tax Levy the University of Everett Campaign hits full stride As unions pitch in the Campaign to reelect councilman Rollin h Everett a sound majority in Council with him and to defeat the proposed amendment which would abolish or was moving into top Speed this week. Recognizing the importance of the election both for this year and m preparation for next years Campaign various of the International unions assigned men to Aid in organizing precinct and Block workers in the various wards. Those who axe working with Jack met hard Pac Field director and Robert Smith of the state Cio staff Are Robert Carnahan brewery workers Claude Garrett wholesale and retail employees Ray Sowder a1 Jordan Harold Braun United steelworkers Elmer Kauffman and Cecil Scott United electrical workers Joseph sepate and Tom Strouse amalgamated clothing workers Howard Forkner Cio regional office. Ben Herman act is Pac chairman James Mclendon United Auto workers and Paul Shearer Are heading up the work of the West end Pac. Jack Kroll National Cio Pac director is honorary chairman of the Everett for Council committee. Robert Black Cio Council president and Robert j. Davidson Cio regional director Are the co chairmen. Nancy Lay reporter for the Sun is Secretary. Many other Cio leaders and members have joined in the Effort for election of a Council majority from candidates endorsed by Cio. Those candidates Are Harry Proctor Theodore m. Berry Albert d. Cash Helen Lotspeich Leo j. Moelder Frank Simpson Charles p. Taft and Edward n. Waldvogel. Proctor also is a labor candidate on the charter ticket from Al Berry is running As an Independent. He is an attorney who has worked closely with various of the Cio unions. Cash and Waldvogel Are charter incumbents with Everett Taft a former charter councilman Lotspeich Moelder and Simpson All Are charter candidate. Cincinnati tax Levy and the zoo Bond proposal. Mrs. Lotspeich was not in the Early list of candidates endorsed due to a letter inviting her to discuss issues with a Cio committee having gone astray. The committee subsequently interviewed her and reported her responses to be most favourable on questions affecting the welfare of working people. Cio members great responsibility this week is to assist in packs huge mailing of Rollin Everett Campaign literature which must be in the mail no later than next wednesday oct. 22, Jack Methard Pac director said. Volunteer help is desperately needed to address some 30,000 envelopes containing Sample ballots and literature to Cio members in Cincinnati. The Pac office room 202, 1015 Vine Street will be open saturday and sunday oct. 25 and 26, from 11 . On Methard said. Any amount of time you can give whether it be one hour or a whole Day will be appreciated cont u�4 i Page 91 a testimonial to the fact that they were not brought about by High wages but through Quot the avaricious appetite of american Industry for labors Only defense Murray declared is in the political Arena and the Cio therefore is a sounding the Call for the building of a larger and More effective political action committee which will collect the Money Register the voters and get out the votes to give the enemies of labor the soundest trouncing of their asks Liberal capitalism sen. Claude Pepper told the convention that a return of new Deal capitalism would be the Best antidote to communism. A Secretary of labor sch Ellen Bach declared that those who charged wage increases were the sole cause of Price increases failed to take increased profits into consideration. He declared that conditions today make a 75 cent minimum wage a necessity. Al rejects Pac bid Murray sent a message to the Al convention at san Francisco urging Unity on political action to prevent election next fall of another reactionary government. But the Al again insisted that there first had to be an actual rejoining of the two labor a on hunger Cio policy Calls for a your country participating in the drive against hunger wherever it May be in Europe or elsewhere a pres. Murray said in an Appeal for All out Aid to Europe. In his discussion of sending food abroad Murray added a while we wholeheartedly support that it is not enough. If $22 billion is necessary to Aid Europe and the Price situation is such that $22 billion will Only approximate $10 or $11 billion the Price situation must be fixed. A hence in the interest of Universal peace it seems to be the duty of the u. S. Government to see that prices Are driven Down and that shylock in the Market places Are put where they properly action an ambitious Prog of political action was set before the Cion a convention calling for Cwi tin ill a a fifi 21

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