Facing the Facts With PHILIP PEARL You won’t discover it from reading' the newspapers, but the fact is that the CIO suffered a stunning defeat in the General Motors elections. They expected and prayed for a dean sweep. Instead, the A. F. of L. auto workers won outright vic tories and exclusive bargaining rights in five General Motors plants; they will get a chance to win over two or three additional plants in run-off elec tions and the Patternmakers and Ma chinists, between them, won the right to exclusive representation of their craft in five more plants. Thus the CIO failed to obtain a strangle-hold on the General Motors organization. Without such a strangle-hold they are lost. This is why. The CIO auto work ers union is built on sand. It has never been able to collect dues from its membership. In the past year John L. Lewis has been forced to siphon off some two million dollars from the treasury of the United Mine Workers to finance the auto workers union. This money was used not to organize but to buy union members and union officials. The CIO organ izing campaign in the auto union was one of wholesale bribery. Lewis considered the expenditure of these vast sums as an investment. He hoped and prayed the elections would result in a clean sweep for the CIO. Then he intended to demand that General Motors give him a single contract covering all their workers, including the check-off. NO CHECK-OFF. NO DUES Now these hopes are dashed. The company will insist on bargaining sep arately with the workers in each plant. It has a perfect right to do so. It will never agree to the check-off. And without the check-off the CIO auto workers union will continue to be a drain on the CIO and a liability to John L. Lewis. No union whose officers are bought and whose members have been sold down the river can command loyalty from its members. Without loyalty there will be no dues. Without dues, the union will be unable to stand on its own feet and operate on its own income. Lewis will "have to keep on paying the bills. This is a bitter disappointment to Lewis. He gave his hand away in his speech at Flint, Mich., when he said he expected toe auto workers union to pay back its heavy debts to the CIO. This could have been ac complished with the check-off. Then Lewis would have been able to muk the dues from the CIO auto workers union and use the money to finance other campaigns. Now he can see no way oi getting the CIO out of the red. ,. „ These are not all his troubles. He expected to wipe out all competition. But the victories of the A. F. of L. auto workers union chackmated him. He will still have to fight and spend to keep what he has. The A. F. of L. union will never give up. It will continue pressing its organizing cam paign relentlessly. It will do its ut most to show by example how a stable, self-governing, self-disciplined union can benefit its members. It will obtain the highest possible wage and the best possible working conditions for the workers it represents. And it won’t be long until the workers repre sented by the CIO union look with envy at the better conditions obtained by their colleagues represented by the A. F. of L. But Lewis’ outstanding and con tinuing trouble is that he still has the Communist wreckers in charge of his auto workers union. They are still running the union on orders from Moscow. The President of the union is a mere figure-head. Even the CIO auto workers publicity man is paid more than the President. The real control is exerted by Communist agents who are more interested in stirring up discontent and revolution among the workers than in improving conditions. And the Communists will not let go, even if Lewis should try to force them out. The automobile industry is a key industry in this country. It is more important in war than in peace. Stalin’s hostility to the United States is apparent in every word of propaganda issued by his henchmen in this country. It is more to his advantage to wreck the American automobile industry than to stabilize it. There will be more CIO strikes. NORTH CAROLINA FARMERS TALK FERTILIZER PRICES I Fertilizer price* lower than other commodities which farmer* buy. “Do you think the price you paid for that last purchase you made is too high?” Ask that of any man or woman any time and get about the same answer as if you asked, “Are taxes too high?” Nevertheless, in a recent survey made in North Carolina and 34 other States, over 32,000 farm ers were asked point blank, “Do you think fertilizer prices are high?” North Carolina farmers replied as fol lows: “Yes, they are high,”> said 40.7 per cent “They are low,” said 5.6 per cent. The remainder, 53.7 per cent, re plied that prices were average. Now the Department of Agricul ture releases a statement which an swers the same question. “Since 1932 fertilizer prices have been fairly stable at a little below the 1910-1914 aver age,” says the report. “Fertilizer prices, as a percentage of the 1910 1914 average, are considerably lower than prices of most commodities bought by farmers. In fact, all com modities are 16 per cent higher than the average, while fertilizer prices are 6 per cent lower." The report continues: “New devel opments in science and technology, such as the production of synthetic nitrogen, have reduced production costs and prices. Paint Up and Clean Up Week APRIL 27 THROUGH MAY 4 SMITH-WADSWORTH HARDWARE CO., INC. ARE OFFERING VERY SPECIAL PRICES ALL THROUGH THEIR STORE ON GARBAGE CANS, MOPS, BROOMS, WAXES, POLISHES, PAINTS, BRUSHES. BETTER GO DOWN AND SEE THEM SMITH-WADSWORTH HARDWARE CO, INC. 428 South Tryon St. Phone 3-5161 There will be more suffering and hun ger for the workers. For that is what the Communists want. Under these circumstances, it is not optimism but sound reason which prompts us to predict that the CIO reign in the automobile industry will be violent and short-lived. It may take a year, it may even take two years, but the American Federation of Labor is bound in the end to win over the automobile workers event ually and establish their organization on a constructive, progressive, Ameri can basis. The economic and industrial devel opment of China’s western provinces are going forward at an unprecedent ed rate. * Patronize Journal Advertisers DIES UNIT WILL PROBE COMMUNISM IN SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, D. C.—The House Committee on Un-Americanism is planning hearings “on Communism in universities and schools,” Chair man Dies of the committee announced. One committee investigator, Mr. Dies said, is studying textbooks in Hie search for material opposed to Ameri can principles and institutions. “A cheerful temper joined with in nocence, will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit good natured. It will lighten sickness, pov jrty and affliction, convert ignorance into an amiable simplicity, and render deformity itself agreeable.”—Joseph Addison, English Essayest. POLITICAL ADVERTISING VOTE FOR MAXWELL FOR GOVERNOR A. j. MAXWELL Candidate for Governor THE ONLY CANDIDATE TO EVER CARRY A UNION CARD POLITICAL ADVERTISING VOTE FOR Mrs. Jessie Caldwell Smith (Now Acting County Treasurer) FOR County Treasurer **f-~ -v-i Meckenburg County LABOR VOTE APPRECIATED CHARLOTTE | Fri.-Sat. | CHEER AGAIN! THEY’RE HERE AGAIN! Based upon CHIC YOUNG’S Comte Strip ' I MINOR ACCIDENT A bricklayer working on top of a high building carelessly dropped a bnck which landed on the head of his »p there,” the helper shouted up. “You done made me bite m&h tongue.” The United Jewish Appeal for Refu gees announced that it had assigned $126,000 to Catholic refugees and a like amout nto non-Catholics. ANCIENT HISTORY Freshman (preparing an essay): “What do they call those tablets the Gauls used to write on?” Roommate: “Gaul stones.” ANSWERED He: “Do you smoke?" She: “No, I don’t smoke.” He: “Do you drink?” She: “No, I don’t drink.” He: “Do you pet?” She: “No, I don’t pet.” He: “Well, what do you do?” She: “I tell lies," PATRONIZE THOSE WHO ADVERTISE IN THE JOURNAL BAYED! Police Judge: “What is your excuse for speeding through the town at 60 miles an hour?” Defendant: "Well, your honor, I had just heard the women of my wife’s church were haring a rummage sale, and I was rushing home to save my other pair of pants.” Police Judge: “Acquitted. Next PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—More than l0Vundu?triali8t* and members of the Chamber of Commerce were urged to ‘‘deal with a union” by William L. Blatt, president of SKP Indus tries, Inc., and chairman of the board Of the American Management Asso ciation. “The idea of organized labor is sound,” he said. “Collective bargain ing as a guarantee to labor is here to stay. The Wagner Act may be modified in some respects but its m«in features will be retained. I dont get nearly as worried about the Act as some people, for in the long run the right will come out.” QUITE SO Teacher: “How many make a dozen?” Pupil: “Twelve.” lion?”Cher: *'How many make a ma* Pupil: “very few.” SOUTHERN DAIRIES, be. 600 W«t Fifth Struct CHARLOTTE, N. C. Telephone 3-1164 Ueu> isr-* St* ?22k!5yj* d SSS2V5J "*««S2 A 79© and «Tf, «npe., ch£L"”«»faf atto* 1!Bit' Models ri!,8 and new “r *d coiors, ■ Thej're «o»fy «ioSr,,uc'“ C' ■&)« Smart jY®*> Slack# *« *4«j ss'Sess?* Sheb, n.»5 ^ ** ’ *»««P CAREFUL, NOW! “Harry surprised me by telling me we were going to France on our honey moon.” “How nice, and how did he spring it on you!” “He said that as soon as we were married he would show me where he was wounded in the war." CORRECT Teacher: “What is it that Brazil produces more of than any other country?” Pupil: “Brazilians.” Salvation Army is the oldest non-Nazi organization permitted to religious work among German soldiers. Bubbling springs of asphalt on the Euphrates River in Me* - PATRONIZE THOSE WHO ADVERTISE IN THE JOURNAL VARIETY OF FOODS TMitiiiiM meats, —»■*« a«e sens, breeds — you'll find not two vr three, but many to choose from VS‘W< GAKTHIA. NOTICE or 8KBVICE or SUMMONS BT PUBLICATION State of North Carolina, Stats of North Carolina, County of Msrtrlenbura. IN IBS SUPERIOR COURT Paul H. Wilkins, Plaintiff, as. Louisa 0. Wilkins, Defendant. The above dafsndaat will taka noties that an astiss has baan com a> an rad by tbs said plaintiff la tha shots court for t divorce ab solute so tbs srouuda of two (I) years sap ante. 8ha will farther taka aotiea that she is re adied to appear before tha dark of the above court within thirty (N) days treat tha laat iaaae of thie nodes and answer or daarar to this complaint or the plaintiff will apply to dm court for tha relief J--j-j in said i. LESTER WOLFE, OaA Superior Court. April II, K. May t I. Because of the fierce weather con ditions existing while the Russian ar my bogged down in snow and far be low zero weather, Stalin fired the head of the weather bnrean in for furnishing such terrible weather. NOTId or SUMMONS. North Cmith., Mecklenburg County. IN THS SUFKRIOE OOUMT Wendell L Weaver m. Ana H. Weaver. The defendant. Agnee H. Wwe Vi notice that the plaintiff hM above entitled action poeo of obtaining i ground* of etatutorp ie required to appear Court at hie office in County. North Carolina, h Sa April, mo. or within tkirtp dap* and answer or denar to the ( the plaintiff, wfll be Dated thi* the tt dap of I. at March U. April 4, U. Having qualified as of H. L. Hilton, bus Coutr, N. 0., M having elate signed .at 808 Law 28. INI, or tUa notlea of their recovery. All This the Uth day of March 28—April 4. 11. IS. M. NOTIC* OP SUMMONS OP ATTi Mecklenburg County, North ihieliM, IN THE SUPERIOR COURT J. D. Stewart, Plaintiff, ter Wolfe, Clark e< lenburg Coanty, tl tom of : him for wrongfully and belonging to The defendant a warrant ef Clark of April, 1M0. fondant, which warrant k 20th day of April, 1848, Clerk of required to the Complaint the completion of the to-wit Jane 10th. 1848. Thle the 18th day of April, 1848. P.1 Clerk of Super hi April 4. It. If; May 1.8. 18. IP 1.