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Tuesday, March 31, 1912.
About The ff ar Ag<tin*l The
IS etc Deal And Labor
Kenneth G. Crawford in the newspaper PM:
There is still war on the home front. Talk as
we will and do about national unity, we cannot,
if we are realistic, close our eyes to the exist
ence of that war It is a continuation of the nine
year-old domestic fight of the Old Deal against
the New Deal, of the haves against the have
nots, of capital against labor, of the prosperous
farmer against the poor farmer.
So long as we are fighting that war, that long
will we be diverting part of our attention and
our energies from the war on the common en
emy at our gates. Almost everyone now agrees
that this internecine war should be stopped so
that we can all get down to the business uf
whipping Hitler and Hirohito.
The question, then, is how to make peace at
The anti-New Dealers through their press
have given us their answer. Since the New Deal
is the thing the country fights over, they say,
let us simply liquidate the New Deal. Let us
turn the clock back to 1932. Let us unshackle
private enterprise by removing any effective
restrictions on profits. Let us remove the safe
guards we have thrown up around organized
labor and the collective bargaining process. Let
us quit spending money for anything bat war.
Let us have an end of reform.
The New Dealers also have given us their
answer, although it has not received much at
tention because most of the press is unfriend
ly to the New Deal. They have said, in effect,
let us throw down our arms where we now
stand. We shall not advance the social frontier
forward during wartime. But neither shall we
permit it to be pushed back The gains of the
last night years shall be frozen where they are
The New Dealers have backed up their pro
posal with action. They have persuaded labor
to surrender voluntarily its principal weapon
in the home fight?the right to strike. The Pres
ident has cut his budget for non-defense agen
cies to the bare bone of continued existence.
Where possible he has put these agencies to
work on war projects. The Treasury's tax bill
proposes to dig deep into the pockets of the poor
as well as the rich to finance the war effort.
But the Old Dealers are not satisfied with a
truce on these terms. They insist, against the
overwhelming weight of evidence to the con
trary, that the Administration is trying to make
the war an excuse for furthering its reform pro
gram at an accelerated pace. They are assuring
the Nation, through their press, that this "is"
so. This is a deliberate falsification of the New
Deal's record and the New Deal's position.
But it is the only way they can justify their in
sistence upon continuation of the home front
fight. They must say that they are being put
upon by the New Deal in order to explain why
they continue to fight the New Deal and to
demand unconditional surrender on tjie part of
the New Deal as a condition to national unity.
And they are fighting with everything they
have. The Byrd Committee of the Senate is try
ing to make it appear that the New Deal is en
gaged in a peace-time boondoggle of unprece
dented proportions. In the House the South
ern Tories are backing the Smith Bill, which
would, in effect, repeal every law now on the
books protecting labor?particularly the Wages
and Hours Law. The National Association of
Manufacturers (NAM) is sending out phony
strike figures to support the Smith Bill and
[at the same time presenting a tax bill designed
to protect corporate profits while loading the
cost of the war on the consumer.
The anti-New Dealers have made the 40-hour
week issue the spearhead of an offensive count
ed on to deliver the coup de grace to the New
Deal and its labor allies. With the help of H. V.
Kaltenborn, the radio commentator; Frank Gay
lord, the Oklahoma publisher, and many oth
ers, they recently started spreading the false
report that the 40-hour week was holding up
They tried to make it appear that the Wages
and Hours Law limited war workers to 40.
hours a week although the fact was that 46
hours was the average in war industries. The
built up "strike wave" stories *f a
time when less than one-thousandth of one per
cent of war workers were out on strike.
President Roosevelt, trying to promote na
tional unity, ignored all this for a while. Final
ly, this week, he answered the oppositions' lies.
So did Donald M. Nelson, chief of the War Pro
duction Board (WPB), Lt. Gen. William Knud
sen for the Army, James Forrestal for the Navy,
and Labor Secretary Perkins.
All of them said there was no need for labor
legislation of the kind proposed by Rep. How
ard W. Smith, author of the Smith Bill.
Yet Smith assured a House committee that
then; was still danger of "labor insurrection."
There is more than danger. There is insurrec
tion. But it isn't a labor insurrection. It is Tory
insurrection. Its perpetrators arc revolting
against the New Deal, knowing that in doing
so they are helping Hitler, Hirohito and Co.
They are revolting because they are determin
ed that peace at home shall be made on their
terms ? unconditional surrender by the New
Deal?not on the New Deal's terms?a freezing
of the status quo.
It would seem that President Roosevelt, since
he has been elected three times in a row by ov
erwhelming majorities, speaks for the Ameri
can people with more authority than the Tories.
His peace terms, moreover, would seem to be
more than just to his enemies at home. If they
insist on continuing the fight, on disrupting na
tional unity to the advantage of the Nation's
enemies, what can we do about it?
The least we can do is show up their lies and
investigate their methods. The President and
Nelson already have shown up some of their
lies. A Senate Appropriations subcommittee is
threatening to investigate the NAM. The Tru
man Committee may look into what seems to
be a well-financed campaign to start a prairie
Once the American people understand who
the aggressors are in this home front fight, the
aggressors will be taken care of Even radio
commentators, newspapers and Congressmen
are not immune from the wrath of a public that
finds it has been fooled. When the wind changes
no one will be scorched worse than those who
set the fires.
('.limn Reynold* Speak* Again
Clown Reynolds, the big disappointment
North Carolinians sent to the United States Sen
ate. has spoken again, not against the aliens
but against his own countrymen His words, ap
parently supporting the thoughts and wishes of
his recently annexed rich wife and her mamma,
are those of those1 who would dictate to the ma
jority?the working millions.
The nation's No. 1 Disappointment (Mr. Rey
nolds), acting with the slyness of an aged fox,
tempoivd his attack with an empty threat
against industrial profits. After enslaving the
worker ,old Reynolds would limit profits to six
percent. The six per cent profit is just about
like six pe'r cent interest. The' big fellows bor
row below six per cent and the little fellows pay
above six per cent. Some say there is a law lim
iting interest charges to six per cent. Well, say
there is such a law But ask the fellow who buys
or did buy a car on the installment plan about
six per cent interest. Ask the installment buy
er how niui.li inteiest lie pays 111 one way or an
other. Often the interest is figured at six per
cent plus premiums, charges and services.
Six per cent profits are little different from
six per cent interest The manufacturer pads
his payroll, hires his relatives and relatives'
friends and pay them big money for doing lit
tle or nothing. The Jack-Heintz steal just un
covered out in Cleveland, for instance.
And while Mr. Reynolds is attacking the
workers and jesting with the industrialists, he
is a party, according to Pearson and Allen in
the Washington Merry-Go-Round, to the
sneaking scheme to:
1. Tap the taxpayers for $171,000 to finance
travel at the rate of 20 cents a mile.
2. To furnish trunks free to the lawmakers.
3. Increase allowance for laundry
4. Appropriation of $30,000 for folding
speeches, including those of the eneriiy, for free
distribution to the "suckers" back home. And
speaking about the franking privilege, the same
Bob Reynolds is sending out a pile of adulterat
ed crap and helping to run up the mail deficit
by nearly a million dollars.
And the regrettable part about it, there are
those "important" newspapers who headline
the scoundrel's pithy words on their front pages
and bury or refuse to print the startling facts
as they fall from the high places. It was bad
enough to hear the Reynolds with the ragged
rain coat tail and old Model T, but it is still
worse to hear the Reynolds with the limousines
and McLeans. .
It is an established fact that the Steel Trust
dictated to the government of the United States
in the last war. And it now appears that the
Standard Oil, sugar and aluminum trusts are
dictating to the government in this war. How
ever, there are those who would set up a dic
tator for common working man. and talk about
Roosevelt being a dictator.
Permitted To Be Crucified
Over 1900 years ago today men and women
and boys and girls waved palm leaves and
branches at Him and then permitted Him to
go on and be crucified. Are we doing any bet
ter? We'll join the crowd that is waving on
Sunday and remain with that same crowd and
see His- cause suffer and Himself pushed far
ther and farther into the background. Will we
dare to own His name, espouse His cause and
follow in His train??Church Bulletin.
TAKE YOUR PICK!
-he wants ter know,
Ef a real Dimocrat wont prove his I
sef, re-gardles of how he rides?
I was a-confabbin with a-feller tu
ther day, and he up and ast me, Was
I a dimocrat?
I told 'im. I want nutlun else but;
fact was.- I was a dyed-in-ther-wood,
fore-and-aft Dimocrat. both a-goin,
Then he ast me. What wus a Dim
ocrat? And I ast him, Had he ever
read Abe Linkins Gettysburg speech"'
And ef he had, then Ole Abe told 'im
right in tiler last lines
He says Abraham Linkin was a
Re-pub likin. I says, Abryham Lfti
kin rid-into office on the Autocrat
hobby-horse named Re-publikin, but
his de mocracy rid->in with -im, and
stayed with 'im long as he stayed,
and much to the worn ment of his
I says, Yas sir, Ole Abe was a Dim
ocrat. Ole Hickory was a Dimocrai
Tom Jefferson was a Dimocrat. Gro
ver Cleveland was. Woodrow was.
Teddy was. And F D R shore is.
Then he says, How do 1 figger all
that" And I says, They-all figgered
that evry feller ought to be able to
live decent on lus-own labor, and ef
ther country was run right he could
do it ,and ef it want, then it was the
Govments place to right the wrong
I ast 'im, ef a eity had a po lice to
keep the honest folks frum inter
ferin with the A1 Caponcs, or was
it to keep It" r-ip.,1..,.
up ergihst the honest-workers?
I told 'im that all f.his d?-prr>Kgi"P
want caused by Gov in en t hand-outs
to on-willin workers, but by the gan
gin-up of tin- Figgerin Wf/.zards, and
wormin .ill ther profits onto ther
high-piles of ther Few, leavin so lit
tle for ther real creaters to live on
that htey had slipped into a sand-pit,
with no hope but to holler fer help,
and that thar happened to be a Gap
tain a-standin at ther helm of ther
old ship-o state that hecred ther cry
and stored to ther rescu
That ther world want one cent por
er by cause of ther de pression, but
that all ther money had jest bin
garrged-up sos it Wouldnt percolate
in a dim-ocratic way.
I ast 'im, Did he ever watch ther
willin little honey-bee, a-bringin in
they winter supply and then see ther
hrainv-keeper, '?lip it all out, clean
down to ther mere moisal and then
watch lliei willin little workers git
all ca-flabber-gasted over they bad
luck, and dive'out to ther fields er
gin, to find ther freeze had hit ther
flowers and ther frost had hit thay
wing, and that want nuthin left to
live for, not even a load to bring.
Setting High Mark
Exact statistics on industrial pro
duction are coming more and more
under the head of "strategic inform
ation." But American industry as
a whole is producing at a rate never
before equalled. Example of fast
work: Iron Age magazine reports
that already the low point in Detroit
employment resulting from the 100
per cent changeover of the auto
industry to arms manufacturing has
been passed . . At the sprawling,
blacked-out, grimly guarded plant of
Consolidated Aircraft corporation,
near San Diego, Calif., a button was
pushed that set in motion the first
continuous moving assembly line
ever to be used in the fabrication of
giant four-engine bombers. Powered
assembly lines, of course, are noth
ing new in the aircraft industry, but
this is the first time that typically
American production technique has
been applied to a war-plane of any
such size as this one . . it's bigger
than the Flying Fortress, contains
If properly handled, workstock au
thorities estimate that 12.000,000 of
the 14,000,000 horses and mules in
the United States can do as much
work this year as 18.000,000 in peace
( undulate Makes
To the People of Martin County:
As 1 ask my friends of Martin
County to allow me a second term as
their representative. 1 do so with
deep appreciation of their loyalty
and support m the past. 1 have 'al
ways felt that it was unwise ta be a
member of our State Legislative
lx>dy unless one could serve at least
two terms. It is elementary that with
more experience. 0410 is better able
to serve the people whom he rep re
I During the 1941 session of the
[General Assembly, which was my
I first experience as a member of our
Stat.' legislature, I tried t?? support
those measures which I felt were for
the best interest of the people of my
county. I was one of the few mem
bers who opposed increasing the
salaries of several of our State de
partment heads from $6000 to $6600
per year I supported every piece
of legislation which T thought would
be to the best interest of our farmers,
including the act to reduce the cost
for license on farm trucks. 1 support
ed the retirement act for State em
plovees. just as I supported the-pro
vision for a 12th grac^e in our high
schools. As a member of the appro
priations committee. I voted for in
creased appropriations for the State
Blind Commission in order to pro
vide eye operations for the handi
capped children who are unable to
pay their own expenses I felt then
as I do now. that it was a good in
vestment for- our state to spend mon
ey La remove the cloud of darkness
I from some of the poor blind chil
dren of North Carolina
I These were some of the things
which I supported that touched the
[welfare of our entire citizenship
| 1 am personally acquainted with
a number of those who will be mem i
hers of the next General Assembly, j
I and 1 feel that with increased exper- I
ienco and acquaintance with the I
membership, I can better serve the i
people of Martin County
It will be impossible for me to see
all of the people of Martin County
personally since there is a tire short- )
age 1 assure the citizenship of Mar j
tin County that their support will br
(appreciated and that if they will give [
line their confidence and nominate
me their confidence and nominate
me their representative for a second
[term. 1 will always be faithful to
their trust, Political Advertising. |
1 Were Business Visitors Here
Messrs J (.' Smith and J K Wins
low, ot Kohersonville. were business
I visitors lie re yesterday
Having qualified as Executor of
the Estate of F L Haislip, late of
Martin County, North Carolina, tins
is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said de
ceased, to exhibit them to the under
signed on or before the 26th day of
March. 1943, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery
All persons indebted to the said
estate will please make immediate
Tins the 26th day of March, 1942.
Wachovia Rank & Trust Co..
Executor. Estate of F L. Haislip,
m31-6t Deceased. Hamilton. N. C
E. S. Peel. Atty
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