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The Sun (Newspaper) - September 12, 1947, Cincinnati, Ohio5�f 1 a �94? the a 29 ter june 30, ,.uca at Cincinnati 2, a a act of March 3, 1879. Labor is solid for a registration declared vol. 7, no. 21 arrest Cool pickets to councilman reports unions working people have feat stake City Council by Rollin h. Everett what does the Union member go in by taking part in a i _ election by seeing that labor men Are elected and that there is a majority elected with them which will agree with them on vital issues the extent to which that question is answered in the minds of Cincinnati a Union members May Well determine the outcome 9� this Falls election. _ there Are strictly Trade Union issues in a City election. An immediate example is the right to picket without unfair harassment from the police. The right of Public employees to organize and obtain recognition of their representatives is another. Vital to unions Are those municipal policies which either attract new industries new jobs and payrolls to the City or drive such industries away. Some industries do not want Competition for labor from new industries but prefer a surplus of labor with which to keep Down wages. If depression strike. Should depression strike unions Are immediately concerned with City welfare policies and with efforts to take up Slack in employment through Public works. This is not to infer that Only unions have a stake in these questions. All the business and professional people who depend upon fully employed Well paid working people As customers and clients have just As great a stake. Having been Well acquainted As a Newspaperman with the anti labor attitude of our top police officials i protested As a councilman whenever there occurred what i considered unfair police activity at picket lines in the 1946 strikes. Everett a solid labor front for retention of the proportional representation system of electing City councilmen developed this week As the Central labor Council Al came out in opposition to the organization Republican proposal to abolish or. The greater Cincinnati Industrial Union Council Cio acted last week in opposition to the gop proposal. The move by the political machine has been recognized subject of registration than in any previous drive he has taken part in. A1 Whitehouse District 25 steelworkers director designated wednesday sept. 17 As registration Day for steelworkers in the Cincinnati area. Name endorsement committee the Cio executive Board at a meeting this week appointed an endorsement committee to interview those candidates desiring Cio endorsement and make recommendations to Cio Council. The committee appointed by William Black president include Gene Rainy As one aimed to. Pm. Takau Tima kill off labors growing Politi-1 Jordan John Dehner George Cal strength in Cincinnati and i Grigsby and Walter Grainger to add Complete Cumio of Robert a due la Sun Ben her these members of local 830 retail wholesale so dept. Store workers Cio striking against the Hecht co., decided to keep comfortable while picketing. So they put on Cool summer costumes with shorts and Bare midriffs in evidence. But new York police turned fashion experts disapproved of the outfits 1 pressed from the first of my term for pay increases for City and arrested nine pickets. Fed a a Toyes to compensate them for the Rise in the Cost of living. of employees is not economical. It results in loss to private Industry of the More competent employees. Jobs program important my proposal in Council is that on the question of new in series jobs and payrolls there be appointed a Broad citizens a Ommittee including labor to study the improvements proposed in the master plan decide on their order of importance then Back their development. There Are Many issues of general interest but which affect working people More than other citizens because working people have to depend on the resources of their own City for recreation health Etc. None of the issues affecting the welfare of the people will be adequately pursued unless there is a majority in Council which really understands the needs of the people and is determined to do something about those needs. We will get that majority if our working people Register to vote then turn out in Large numbers to vote one through nine Lor candidates who. They believe if elected will constitute that kind of a Council majority. Crated pictures the act seen As attack on free Enterprise system the Taft Hartley act will not promote collective bargaining which is so vital to our free Enterprise system Martin Wagner former Norb director Here told a progressive citizens committee meeting this week. Wagner resigned his Post re ten try because he said he could not conscientiously administer the act. A it will promote Industrial peace a he said tuesday night at the Gibson a Only in so far As it weakens unions and makes it More difficult for them to strike successfully. It will not promote Industrial peace Between Wagner was one of the speak am on a forum on the 80th con Gress. He pointed out that Congress virtually ignored president Truman a four recommendations on labor a outlawing of certain objection Al practices strengthening of the labor department social legislation and increased minimum wages. A Congress showed it had no desire to promote collective bargaining Between representatives of labor and of management a Wagner said a by adopting As its theory at the outset that the Union officials do not actually speak of Congress the desires of the other speakers on the 80th Congress were George Bidinger Ben Stoner Bleecker Marquette John Bachman and Morse Johnson. Rita Hackett was narrator. Poll expert says a mandate Plumy Williamstown mass. A up a the gop run 80th Congress looked into the wrong Crystal Ball when it interpreted its election As a mandate for reaction Elmo Roper Public opinion analyst said Here last week. Attending a conference which set up the american Assn. For Public opinion research Roper advised Congress to establish a government operated Public opinion Survey which could keep it reliably informed on the Peoples wishes. Members of the 80th Congress he said a erroneously interpreted the 1946 election and assumed they had a mandate they never had. As a result of this erroneous impression they acted in such a manner that today Public opinion polls find Republican chances with the Public sharply reduced from six months ago and pres. Truman a popularity sharply up. The 80th Congress simply guessed wrong As to what the people wanted and had no Way they trusted to find Congress was also criticized by economist Stuart Chase who said a poll after poll shows the mass of the citizens Wiser than their leaders ahead of the administration and several Light years ahead Man and Black will be exo Filicio members. Grainger chairman of the speakers committee of the eve the swing of afro in oppose j Erett for Council committee is Tion to the machine was seen As Sueco a speakers manual this City Hall to that held Over i the courthouse by the machine. One of the factors in determining the move to abolish or. Two labor candidates Are on this years charter committee ticket councilman Rollin h. Everett editor of the Sun and Harry Proctor painters District Council representative. Drive for voters meanwhile Cio leaders were driving for More registration of workers to vote. Next week sept. 15-20, has been designated a labor registration efforts Are being made to get Large numbers of Union members and their families to visit the Board of elections 622 Sycamore Street to Register if they Are not registered. Tom Raley chairman of the Everett for Council registration committee is heading the drive for Cio Council. He told the Sun this week that he has found greater enthusiasm on the week setting Forth the issues in the Campaign it is available at Jack Methard Spac of a ice. Speakers Are Busy members of the speakers committee have been Busy thus far in september the following engagements having been filled Walter Grainger spoke to locals 189 and 241, amalgamated clothing workers Henry Seibert to act local 155 Robert Davidson and William Black to local 757, United electrical radio and machine workers Phil Parr to j. H. Day unit local 766, be Ben Herman to local 390, wholesale and retail employees John Dehner to local 12, brewery workers Elmer Kauffman to local 1334, United cemetery workers Tom Raley to local 1009, United paper workers Rollin Everett to local 304, act James Mclendon and Ai Busch to local 647, Weatherly actions on police beating cases maximum unemployment benefits under the Railroad unemployment insurance act Are $5 a Day. Maximum period for payment is 26 weeks a year. City manager Kellogg was asked this week by councilman Rollin h. Everett to investigate reports that police chief Weatherly ignored for two years a police beating Case in an Effort to Block a suit for damages. This was one of four cases of alleged police beatings on which Everett asked reports. A if Weatherly is failing to investigate alleged police beatings until persons injured Promise they wont file suit a Everett said a the certainly is failing in his duty to the the Man allegedly beaten on halloween night in 1945 was Earl t. Cole 3109 Harvey Avenue. Coleus father complained to Everett. The councilman also asked a report on the recent beating of Hanney Bradley a Bowling Alley pin boy and alleged intimidation of witnesses in the Case. Another Case was the beating of Wilbert v. Harrison a disabled Veteran 425 Cutter Street. The most recent Case was that of James Perkins. 17, who reportedly was beaten when taken off a Street car at fifth and Mam streets Early one morning. Food Price trend Cio convention on at Cleveland most of Cion a Cincinnati leadership was in Cleveland this week at the annual convention of Ohio Cio. The convention is being held Friday through monday at the Cio Headquarters in Cleveland. With state anti labor legislation threatening in addition to the Taft Hartley act political action was foreseen As one of the most important items at the convention. Apr july oct Jan apr july aug --1946 1947--�?� Iov i m of Hli food a i a my if you Ever had to be convinced of the necessity for Price controls this Chart should wipe out All doubts. Look at whal food Cost when opa ended and note the rising trend today. Federated pictures a Courtesy pm

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