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975 Million Fund
Asked By President
In WPA Message
WASHINGTON D. C.—President
Roosevelt asked Congress to appro*
priate $976,000,000 for relief in the
1941 fiscal year with the understand
ing that the entire sum could be spent
in the first eight months of the year.
Mr. Roosevelt’s plan would permit
the entire fund, if necessary, to be
spent by WPA between July 1, 1940,
and March 1, 1941. This would hold
the immediate appropriation within
the present budget limit, and would
delay until next year a decision
whether the budget has to be ex
WPA this fiscal year is spending
$1,600,000,000. The $975,000,000, if
spent in eight months, would provide
about the same monthly amount for
Expressing the hope that employ
ment conditions in the next fiscal
year will be at least as good as during
the present year, Mr. Roosevelt said
that in the event his hopes fail of
materialisation, Congress next winter
can provide a deficiency appropria
His proposal was sent to Congress
in the form of a letter to Speaker
William B. Bankhead. Discussing the
recommendations at a press confer
ence, the President said the letter will
be referred to the Appropriations sub
committee which now is drafting a
new relief bill.
Explaining the recommendation, he
insisted that modification of the pres
ent so-called Woodrum clause, requir
ing the appropriation to be stretched
over 12 months, would not necessarily
mean that the full appropriation would
be expended during the first eight
months of the fiscal year.
ISO,009 PHONE JOBS
LOST BY DIAL SYSTEM
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Row 8.
Sullivan, representing the Commer
cial Telegraphers Union, A. F. of L.
affiliate, told the Temporary Nation
al Economic Committee which is in
vestigating the scope and results of
technological improvements that at
least 160,000 women’s jobs had been
lost during the past fifteen years
through the installation of the dial
system in the telephone industry. In
pre-dial days, Miss Sullivan said, the
American Telephone and Telegraph
Company took into the system from
25,000 to 50,000 girls every year. This
avenue of employment for girls has
been completely cut off by the whole
sale dial development, she declared.
THERE ARE OTHERS
Visitor: “What are you going to do
when you grow up??”
Elsie: “I am going to be a movie
censor so I can see all the films that
aren’t proper for other folks to see.”
People of Arigenthum, Sicily, burn
ed petroleum in make-shift lamps 200
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CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICES
Only one candidate is unopposed in
the county primary election contest
on May 26th. There are 63 Demo
cratic candidates and 12 Republic
ans are seeking recognition. The
roster of those who would serve the
Amie D. Cashion, incumbent.
Edgar J. Price, incumbent.
J. Wilson Alexander.
D. C. Staton.
J. Mason Wallace.
Fred A. Hamilton.
Baxter J. Hunter.
W. R. Sadler
George E. Golding.
Joe L. Blythe, incumbent.
J. B. Vogler, incumbent.
Marvin L. Ritch, incumbent.
H .1. McDougle.
John Newitt. 4
Ed T. Tonissen.
H. L. Strickland.
J. Dan Stallings.
k^Mrs. Jessie Caldwell Smith, incum
Arthur H. Wearn.
Jonas H. Ervin.
W. M. “Bud" Moore
BOARD OP WEDUCATION
S' £u“d*rburk, incumbent.
k. u. Eubanks, incumbent.
W. B. McClintock, incumbent.
W. H. Potts, incumbent.
E. M. Neal.
Charles L. Barnett.
Charlotte Township—Dan B. Brad
ley, incumbent; R. A. Carter.
Mallard Creek—G. P. Freeman.
Pineville—0. F. Furr.
Berryhill—R. C. McNeely.
Clear Creek—DeWitt C. Biggers.
Sharon—F. G. Chipley.
Morning Star—J. Reid Newell.
Paw Creek—Evans B. Johnston.
Henry W. Harkey, incumbent.
S. W. McAden.
H. G. Ashcraft.
W. V. Howard, incumbent.
Mercer J. Blankenship.
Hugh M. McAulay, incumbent.
Enos T. Edwards.
J. W. Spratt, incumbent.
George M. Meyer, Jr.
REGISTER OF DEEDS
John A. Renfrew, incumbent.
County Commissioners—William T.
Alexander, chairman; George Shelton,
w- A. McFarland, Louis F. Snyder
and F. C. Howard.
Legislature—Brock Matthews; P.
S. Vann, L. J. Howard and W. P.
Register of Deeds—Mrs. Florence
County Judge—M. K. Harrill.
County Solicitor—J. Cliff Newell.
THE LABOR PRESS
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LEWIS TO KICK
“REDS” OUT CIO
WASHINGTON. April 24 — Rep
resentative Dies, Democrat, Texas,
called on the CIO today to “clean
house” by expeilinc nny Commun
Dies, chairman of the House
Committee Invest! pa tiny un-Amer
ican Activities, declared that John
L. Lewis’ organisation owed a duty
to the country “to quit side-step
ping ad ducking this issue.”
“It is now no longer a matter of
speculation,” be told reporters after
the committee had received testi
m«Hiy from Thomas Humphrey
OShea, former president of the
Transport Workers Union, that
Communists were in a position to
paralyse the transportation sys
tem of New York and Alaska.
A. F. of L Unions
Are Certified As
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Following
National Labor Relations Board elec
tions won by the American Federa
tion of Labor the Board announced
the certifications of these A. F. of L.
unions as collective bargaining rep
The International Brotherhood of
Firemen k Oilers, No. 320 (AFL), as
the sole collective bargaining agency
selected by a majority of the power
plant employes of National Distillers
Products Corporation at its Louisville,
The International Jewelry Work
era' Union Load 11 (AFL), as the
sol© collective bArgAining Agency se
lected and designated by a majority of
the production and maintenance em
ployes of General Time Instruments
Corporation, Thomaston, Conn., fol
lowing a secret balolt election held
March 1, resulting in a 355 to 119
count in favor of the AFL union.
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New York Fair
Pay Dispute Has
NEW YORK, N. Y—The wage dis
pute between the Actors Equity As
sociation and the World’s Fair Cor
poration in connection with the
“American Jubilee” show was settled
following the intervention of Mayor
La Guardia and rehearsals for the
$500,000 spectacle were resumed, in
suring a summer’s work for more than
The settlement provided that choral
singers, ballet dancers and show girls
receive $40 weekly for 23 perform
ances with $1 for each additional per
formance. The general manager for
“American Jubilee” said. 96 ballet
dancers, 96 choral singers and 24
show girls would be affected directly.
A sequel to the settlement of the
“American Jubilee” dispute was the
conclusion of a basic agreement be
tween the World’s Fair Corporation
and the nineteen unions affiliated in
the Theatrical Federation Alliance
providing for an American Federa
tion of Labor closed shop with a stipu
lation that “there shall be no strike or
lockouts or other stoppages of work
by parties to the agreement so long
as they live up to the contract.”
Grocer: “You want a pound of
ochre? Is it the red oche for paint
Small Boy: “No, it’s tappy oche
wot Maw makes pdddin’ with.”
Does' it peeve you when you drop
something? Thousands of invalids and
folks riding in wheel chairs would be
glad for the opportunity of picking
it up — if they only could.
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MOTHS ARE COMING
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of Dollars—Let’s Fool ’Em This Year!
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For all Fur and Fur trimmed Gar
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For all Woolen Garments—50c per
garment plus cleaning charges, min
imum value $25.00—additional Insur
ance 5c for each $5.00.
Charlotte Laundry, Inc,
116 East Second St.
Japan is still fostering: the sale of
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millions a month.
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Hitler may soon rue the day that
he drove beyond the borders of Ger
many thousands of highly trained
Jews — trained not only in science and
invention but in aviation and chemical
Is Backed By Green
WASHINGTON, D. C.—President
William Green announced he would
| write to Senator Alben W. Barkley,
> Democratic floor leader, urging that
the La Follette-Thomas Bill be placed
on the Senate calendar for quick ac
tion. He described the measure as
essential to protect labor's rights
against ruthless bosses.
The bill would forbid the hiring of
labor spies, strikebreakers and strike
breaking agencies; prohibit employ
ers from sending their armed guards
off company property, and outlaw
private industrial arsenals of machine
i guns, shotguns, bombs and other
News of Labor Is
Asked of Charlotte
A. F. of L Locals
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this news matter is not forthcom
ing from some of them, the Labor
Press fails in its duty to friends
and members of organized Labor.
Such failure, however, is not en
tirely the fault of those editing the
publication serving as Labor’s
Complete co-operation of Union
officials and representatives is
necessary if the Labor Press is to
serve its avowed purpose. Keep
the Managing Editor of the Labor
Journal supplied with news and
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“live” publication. Call 3-3094, and
publication will be assured!
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