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The Charlotte Labor Journal
and dixie farm news
302 South Colle*e Street—(Second Floor) ]
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W. M. WITTER....Editor end Publisher
CLAUDE L. ALBEA—...*-Associate Editor (
CHARLOTTE, N. C„ THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1940
Every Day Is FLAG DAY
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WHY UNION MEN PAY DUES
The 'Wilmington (Del.) Labor Herald under its always inter
esting front page “Pertinent Comment” on July 6th carries the
item reproduced below. It is pertinent at this time and while tak
ing a worthwhile crack at Westbrok Pegler gives a good example"
of real unionism. We quote:
From time to time someone flint's at us a Westbrook Pegler
peroration upon the evils of the organized labor—a movement sig
nificantly first destroyed in totalitarian countries and their captured
states. Pegler goes on especially, to the delight of our hecklers,
about the payment of union dues. We belong to a union and we
know why we pay dues. We pay dues so that if we are incapacitated
by sickness we can spend the rest of our days in a well-ordered home
resting at the foot of Mt. Hood. When we are fiO years old we can
have a pension of $32 monthly or take up residence in the Union
Printers’ Home. When we die our beneficiary will be paid $550.00
while we live we have the protection of an organization that is thor
oughly democratic and responsible. That the scale of wages of un
organize workers is raised by the wage scale of organized workers
is recognized even by those who don’t like the labor movement: and
therefore it may rightfully be claimed that the organized labor move
ment helps unorganized workers. That’s more than can be said for
some organizations. Not so long ago a group of employers in a
local industry sought the aid of the Chamber of Commerce in correct
ing a condition that was adversely, and quite seriously affecting their
business. It seemed that most of the gentlemen who sought the
services of the Chamber did not belong to it and therefore, admitting
< the evils of the condition, the employers were advised that nothing
could be done for them. To our knowledge and to the distress of a
segment of local business this grievous condition yet prevails.
It seems that the C. of C.’s protection of interests of local busi
ness and industry waits upon the payment of dues, just like a union.
Kecognizing this fact we always call our friends of the Chamber
“brother.” They have their union and we have ours.
STUART W. CRAMER
In the passing of Stuart W. Cramer Charlotte has lost one
of its most honorable and foremost citizens; humanity has lost a
man who has always cast his bread upon the waters; a man who
has served in every way to uplift his country, his community and
his fellowman; being a graduate of Annapolis, and through the
years of his Jife has never felt superior to the humblest citizen.
Worker to him was just a fellowman; Cramerton to him was
the home of his employes, and regardless of any rumors to the
contrary, his heart lay in his home, his industry, in which he was
so great a part, and in his fellow man. Peace be to his ashes. i
LABOR GUARDS DEFENSES
That labor is alive to the menace of the “fifth-column”
in the huge production job facing the country’s defense pre
paredness program, is evidenced by the recent statements
of some of its foremost spokesmen from A. F. of L. Presi
dent William Green to various international union heads.
Frank Powers of the Telegraphers Union warns of the men
ace of Communists and Nazis in the communications indus
try handling messages vital to the nation’s very life. Dan
Tracy, Electrical Workers president, sums up the strategic
importance and vulnerability of the nation’s power plants,
hydro-electric and otherwise, to sabotage from within and
bombings from above.
WAXES • POLISHES
Pittsburgh Plats Glass Cs.
LET’S RID AMERICA OF THE “RED STREAK”
Are you doing your part towards making America safe for
Americans? Have you any information of persons whom you be
ieve to hold views subversive to the American government; who
nake remarks that would lead you to believe a “Streak of Red”
s in their make-up; or that a “Streak of Yellow,” with Hitler’s
victories across the waters would want to place themselves in
t non-combative attitude? If you know of any person or persons
‘Knocking” America, their names should be given the proper
tuthorities and they should be investigated.
Our government is the “I,and of the Free and the Home of
he Brave,” and both of our great political parties. Democrats
ind Republicans, are working to the same end, namely, to rid
\merica of the termites who have been eating in these many
rears; some of America's foes have openly planted the beliefs of
Lhe Nazis in our face; others have worked under the guise of
benefactors to humanity; spreading charity her and there, taking
mental notes of our activities and problems and through their
>wn secret methods transmitting the information to the desired
source. We have them nationally and we doubt not that locally
*e are infested with the same type, guised as true Americans.
Last week The Journal carried an article, “The Fifth Column
Worker,” by H. I. Phillips, and it sums up the case to the queen’s
Laste. It may seem strange to print the same article the second
time, but we will so do. Read it again, preserve it and digest it.
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and other foods . . . fresh, delicious and
wholesome for a numoer of days. And
always remember that electric refrigera
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Oh it’* star-light on the mountains
But it’s moon-light by the sea!
My house is in the backlends,
But not the heart of me!
My Southern plains and hill lands
Are fairer far than most;
But I would own a cottage
By Dixie’s gleaming coast!
A far sail, and the breakers!
And her wide, white sands for play,
Where the air is full of sea-spice
And the sunshine’s full of spray!
Life smiles on' Dixie’s uplands
But it laughs on Dixie’s lea.
Why can’t I own a cottage
Beside mine own blue sea!
A cottage ’neath an oak tree—
Why can’t my wish come true,
Where the shore invites the ocean, ,
While I invite—just you?
A farmer once called his cow Zephyr,;
She seemed such an amiable hephyr.
When the farmer drew near i
She kicked off his ear
And now the farmer’s much dephyr.
GO, AND SPEND THE DAY
There was a time, a good old time,
Not many years ago.
Before the motor age had brought
Its iazz and radio.
When folks would fill a wagon box
Chuck full of fragrant hay—
Then old and young would tumble
And “go and spend the day1.”
The women talked of many things:
Of marriage, church, and chicks.
The men pitched horseshoes by the
Or argued politics.
The children played at hide-and?
Around the ricks of hay.
No hurry and no worry—when
They went “to spend the ddy."
The discontent that everywhere
The motor age has w rought I
Could be effaced it seems to me,
At least relieved a lot.
If folks would take more time to
And every now and then take time
To “go and spend the day.”
—A. J. DUNLAP.
The Fifth Column Worker
By H. L PHILLIPS
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HE TAKES all America has to
offer with a smile and awaits a
chance to return the favor with a
HE COILS in the flag, hides in
the quartet singing the national
anthem and crouches behind the
Bill of Rights.
HE ACCEPTS your invitation
to dinner and makes a mental
blueprint of your home so he can
return and snatch the silver.
HE LETS you help him on with
his coat while he plans to steal
HE LETS you pay his golf fee
while he figures out how much
powder it would take to blow up
1 the clubhouse.
• • •
HE BECOMES your week-end
house guest and spends most of
the time estimating how good a
target for bombers the children’s
1 bedroom would make.
HE APPLAUDS America First
programs and laughs himself to
sleep over the fact his face didn’t
| HE STANDS when “The Star
' Spangled Banner” is played, but
eases his conscience by assuring
i himself that he was tired of sit
HE LOOKS like a man, but
performs like a rattlesnake.
HE SHAKES your hand while
his wandering eye measures you
for a knife in the back,
HE IS THE SKUNK that walks
like a man, the hyena that
waltzes like a patriot and the rat
that masquerades as a human
HE EXPRESSES astonishment
at the genius of American indus
try, but puts in plenty of time
reporting back to the enemy’ on
weak spots for attack.
HE NOT ONLY BITES the
hand that feeds him, but eats the
other hand for dessert.
HE SAYS, “It can’t happen
here,” while planning to help the
enemy do it.
• • •
HE IS THE^CIND of rodent
who would accept help from the
good Samaritan, ask the Samari
tan to wait for him in the corner
drug store and then bomb the
HE RENDERS evil for good,
thinks the doublecross is the
noblest work of man and eats
with his knife because he never
wants to have to depend on a fork
when the time comes to stab hia
the famous Van Pelt Chip
pendale Mahogany Highboy.
• This piece brought $44,000
at the Reifsnyder Sale In
1929. — an all-time record.
At the same sale a Chippen
dale Mahogany Wing Chair
made by Benjamin Ran
dolph of Philadelphia, about
1760, brought $33,000 — the 1
highest price ever paid for a.
By BETTY BARCLAY
When a chair one hundred and
eighty years old sells for $33,000 —
that’s news. When this is a
mahogany chair — that’s proof of
the durability of this attractive
wood. If more proof is needed, you
might visit the Cathedral of St.
Domingo. This Cathedral, com
pleted in 1550, has much carved
mahogany woodwork, some of It
considered the finest in the world,
still in splendid Condition after
nearly four centuries in the tropics.
A rough hewcn mahogany cross pre
served in this Cathedral, dates
back to 1514 — four hundred and
twenty-six years ago. Surely this
is proof that your choice of
mahogany furniture for your home
or office will assure you of some
thing that will outlive you and
yours for many generations.
The golden age of mahogany was
the 18th century and the first quar
ter of the 19th. During this period
furniture became modern in size
and proportion. Chippendale,
Brothers Adam, Hepplewhite,
Shearer, Sheraton, Duncan Phyfe
and others developed styles of sheer
beauty that have never been sur
passed. The Georgian eventually
gave way to the Empire or Classic
styles, which merged into the Vic
torian with mahogany always the
first choice for good furniture. This
wood has been supreme, without a
serious rival for over two centuries
down to the present time.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the
Declaration of Independence on a
mahogany desk. Independence Hall
preserves the mahogany of our
early Congress. The Supreme Court
has never handed down a decision
except in a mahogany furnished
court room. George Washington,
Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln,
General Grant, Robert E. Lee and
Longfellow are but a few of our
great whose homes were made
beautiful with mahogany furniture.
If solid genuine mahogany could
be obtained only by those able to
purchase antiques* few of us would
enjoy it. But new sources of sup
ply have been opened up since
tractors blossomed in the wilder
ness, and solid mahogany furniture
is to be found in the better furni
ture stores of today — in tha
medium price range. Solid mahog
any furniture, as always, is made
of plain, straight-grained lumber.
When you seek the highly figured
mahogany, such as crotch, swirl or
mottle, you will choose furniture
with the larger surfaces of plywood