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CHARLOTTE, N. C„ THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1940
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REP. LELAND N. FORD ASSAILS
JACKSON FOR FAVORING BRIDGES
IN FIGHT AGAINST DEPORTATION
WASHINGTON, D. C. — Noting
that Attorney General Robert H.
J ackson has protested to the Senate
against passage of a bill to deport
Harry R. Bridges, alien labor agita
tor, Representative Leland M. Ford
Republican, of California, suggested
in the House the impeachment of
Jackson and other high government
officials who “openly refuse to do
their duty.” "
The House passed the Bridges de
portation measure on June 18 by a
vote of 330 to 42. It is now pending
before a Senate committee and the
Attorney General expressed the hope
that the Senate would kill the legis
Declaring that Congress had passed
thousands of bills permitting aliens
to enter the United States, Ford as
serted Congress had just as much
authority to throw them out. Bridges
this week tied up 20 ships in the Los
Angeles harbor, some of them loaded
with materjals to be used in the na
tional defense program, he declared.
"Is Bridges going to be continuallv
protected by our highest officials?”
Ford asked. “We must demand that
the laws of this land be enforced. If
weak-kneed officials are intimidated
and become afraid to do their duty,
it is time that this Congress make
that their especial business and bring
TOAST TO THE FLAG
By George B. Harper
Here’s to the RED of it,
There’s not a thread of it
In all the spread of it
From foot to head
But heroes bled for it
Faced steel and lead for it.
Bathing it red.
Here’s to the WHITE of it,
Who knows the might of it.
But thrills to the sight of it
Through day and night.
Womanhood’s care for it
Purity’s prayer for it
Kept it so white.
Here's to the BLUE of it.
Heavenly hue of it,
Star-spangled view of it.
Constant and True.
Here’s to the whole of it.
Stars, Stripes and Pole of it.
Here’s to the Soul of it.
H. L. McCrorie returned Saturday
from a week’s trip to Indianapolis,
Ind., where he went to confer with
officers of the Teamsters and Chauf
feurs International. He stopped oyer
in Cincinnati and took in the meeting
of the Ohio State Federation of Labor.
He reports a pleasant and profitable
About two weeks ago Brother Mc
Crorie put in an organization of
Teamsters at Moncks Corner, S. C., on
the Santee River Project, starting off
with 75 members, and says within
30 days the body will number between
300 and 400 members.
Census Lauded By
NEW YORK, N. Y—The Journal
of Commerce, in an article entitled
‘‘A Skilled Worker Inventory,” com
ments favorably on the census of all
skilled metal trades workers to de
termine how many unemployed are
available for work on the national de
fense program which has been ini
ated by the A. F. of L. Metal Trades
Department. The article said:
“The independent survey of avail
able skilled labor being taken by the
Metal Trades Department of the
American Federation of Labor will
greatly aid the training program of
the National Defense Commission.
“The metal trades expect to have
a roster shortly of men immediately
available for defense jobs and those
who can be prepared with minor re
“The metal trades unions represent
some 900,000 skilled workers. Many
now at work on peacetime jobs can be
retained quickly for armament work.
Boilermakers, for example, can make
armored cars, and automobile me
chanics can become aircraft me
“The metal trades leaders of the
A. F. of L. point out to the National
Defense Commission that the 500,
000 learners now being trained in
43,000 vocational schools can be
doubled by increasing shifts in the
schools. Some 155 engineering col
leges, in addition, couldT accommodate
a further 300,000 learners.”
THE JOURNAL has by far
the largest city circulation of
any weekly published in Char
lotte. Your ad in The Journal
will bring results from the
in these officials, try them, impeach
them and, if facts justify, throw them
out and put them in a place where
they can no longer do injury toAhir
NOTICE TO OUR READERS
Due to the foot that Thursday is a national holiday, the Fourth, and
everything being closed down Thursday, it is necessary that The Journal
be delivered Wednesday, therefore we are coining to our readers a day
earlier this week some news matter was necessarily omitted, but will appear
next week. Here's hoping all the bays (and girls) a Happy and Glorious
Fourth, for it means so much to us at this time..
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WILLKIE AND LEWIS AT SECRET
' DINNER “WARM UP TO EACH
Drew Pearson and Robt. S. Allen, in their "Washington Merry-Go
Round" in Saturday's Charlotte News, has the following in its line-up,
under the heading of Willkie and Lewis:
Some time ago Wendell Willkie and John L. Lewis had a
secret dinner together in New York, and strange as it seems,
found themselves in agreement on almost everything. The chief
point they disagreed on was Franklin Roosevelt, Lewis damning
him so bitterly that Willkie finally came to his defense.
• At first the two men sat around each defending his own interests.
Lewis attacked the Morgans for running the utilities. Willkie told hew
he had had J. P. Morgan partners on his board of directors for years
and never heard a peep from them.
Lewis rejoined with a story of how when he was settling anthracite
coal strikes, he would negotiate for weeks until he thought the thing was
all settled, and then the coal operators always would have to consult
Jackson Reynolds of the First National Bank of New York.
"Sure," shot back Willkie, "but was anthracite, a dead industry.*
Later, Willkie and Lewis warmed up to each other and began
to discuss means of reducing unemployment through co-operation
between Government and industry. Willkie even agreed on a
rather radicol program of Government loans to small business
such as under the Mead Bill.
However, on the subject of Roosevelt, John L. Lewis got so vituper
ative that Willkie finally defended the President's record, saying it was
not as black os Lewis painted it.
After dinner, Lewis took aside Morris Ernst, the host, and said
that the ideas for economic improvement they had discussed should not be
wasted. Willkie,- overhearing him, proposed that they get together to see
if they could work out an Economic program which would get the co-opera
tion of both labor and capital.
To this end, Morris Ernst later went to see Russell Leffingwell, a J. P.
partner, and related what had happened. Leffingwell was enthusiastic avir
more labor-business co-operation.
'This is a golden opportunity," he said. "This is something
Roosevelt can't do, bftgause people are too sore at him. And the
Republicans can't do it, because they aren't going to change a
thing. But a few mixed dinners like this can do it. You ought
to hove some more parties like this."
However, war issues became intensified shortly afterward, and do
mestic »suf} were forgotten in the melee.
, The Union Spirit, July 4,1940!
ATTA BOY/ AND
IF ANY ONE GETS
GAY WITH US
WE'LL GIVE HIM „
Union Labor Always Does Its Share
By I. M. ORNBURN, Sec’y -Treas.
UNION LABEL TRADES DEPT. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR
The officers and members of the affiliated Unions of the Union Label
Trades Department of the American Federation of Labor pledge their unquali
fied support to the President of the United States in his program to pro
tect America from foreign invasion.
We have consistently advocated that oar Government bay products that
are made in America by American workers under standard Union Labor con
ditions. This would develop our own industries. It would increase America’s
economic stability. In no better way can any organization create greater
loyalty and patriotism for a nation than to urge better working conditions
for the men who make the tanks, airplanes and other munitions of war.
After all, it will be the hands of American workers who will actually
tarn out the weapons of defense and it will be the hands of the workers
who will direct the mechanized forces in defense of the United States and
We believe that the best preparation for war is based on contented,
self-supporting and self-respecting citizens who are always ready and will
ing to fight to preserve our democratic institutions.
For every soldier at the front modern warfare requires twelve men be
hind the line to manufacture the necessary munitions and transport them to
the battle front. We represent the skilled mechanics and workers who, with
Government money and not private capital, will actually manufacture these
weapons of warfare.
. America is filled with patriotic citizens who will give their last drop
of blood in trench and in factory for the preservation of America. We are
happy to say that with the aroused public opinion against unregistered aliens
and fifth columnists, America win soon become a land where only American
workers will be employed and where American-made goods will be purchased
not only by government bnt by all American consumers as welL
Again, without any qualifications, we pledge our loyal support to make
America safe for Americans!
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