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The Charlotte Labor Journal
AND DIXIE FARM NEWS
302 8outh College Street—(Second Floor)
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W M WITTER-- -- - .Editor and Publisher
CLAUDE I~ A LEE A.... ..Aasoeiate Editor
CHARLOTTE, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1940
Every Day Is FLAG DAY
Another Labor Day greets the American people on next Mon
day. Another epoch in the history of the American Federation
of Labor; another crown placed on the head of Samuel Gompers,
and upon the heads of the other stalwart leaders of an under
privileged group, at that time; another link in the chain of Amer
icanism that is holding us bound together as a common unit, at
this perilous period, despite the inroads of Communism, or the
other “isms” which would tend to tear down the structure built
upon the foundation of our forefathers.
Organized Labor may not be hailed as a Messiah, but organized
labor as exemplified by the American Federation of Labor has
done more to hold together the masses of labor in a common unit,
fighting for those in the lower brackets of pay; fighting for edu
cational advantages at all times; fighting against the sweat shop,
and the employer who would wax fat on the health, blood, and
even life of the orphan and the widow; fighting for shorter hours
of labor, to keep the employed in a healthier state, and to give
more men work; fighting for the underprivileged, whether or
ganized or not; following their mission of mercy, and adding at all
.times through its doctrines to the cause of Christianity.
Any man with an A. F. of L. union card may look upon it
proudly; it is something never to be ashamed of. Members of
unions in the years gone by, suffered; yes, all Crusaders in a
cause for the right have suffered; they have married; they have
raised their children, educated them, many of them in the col
leges; they have gone out into all walks of liife, not particularly
i, testified with the labor movement, but they remember well the
siuurce from which came the opportunity f’dr their getting the
be Her things of life.
No sermon, but just plain fact; and Charlotte, on this Labor
Daj% its citizens, in every walk of life, should take a thought:
The “FRIENDLY CITY” (apologizes to Mayor Douglas), with
its More than 100,000 population, should be proud of the fact
that in organization we lead the Carolinas, yet, wise leaders have
kept t Charlotte free of strikes; free from friction to great degree,
by fol Vowing one of the A. F. of L.’s laid-down principles of ARBI
TRATE VON, MEDIATION and CONCILIATION.
So,, to William Green, our president, to George Meany, our
Secreta ry; old timers and old liners in the A. F. of L.; to every
official of every international; to every Member carrying a Card,
our greenting goes out on this Labor Day, as on all other days, and
may those who wear smoked glasses, and can thus see in organized
labor only a menace to Society and our Government, it is our sin
cere hope that their vision may become clearer, that their minds
may be oponed to a broader view, and that they may see in or
ganizd labor, with its millions upon millions of adherents, some
thing that is good for America, good for the Church of God, good
for our State, our County, and City;(good for us all.
So let Capital and Labor work together, for does not Capital
get back all that Labor gets from Capital, and if one cannot earn,
one cannot spend; it is co-operative all down the line:
The worker is a spender, the less he receives the less he
spends, the less goes back into the tills of the merchant; the less
the merchant buys from the manufacturer, the less men the
manufacturer employs; and thus the eternal triangle.
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Sec.Treas. Meany’s Labor Day Message
(Continued From Page One)
Despite our growth, I believe there can be no more appropriate message
to the workers of the nation on this Labor Day of 1Mb than the Labor Day
message of the revered Samuel GiNppers almost two decades ago.
“Organise! Organise! Organise!” was the Labor Day message of the
late president of the American Federation of Labor in 1922.
We have come a long distance on the organisational road since Samuel
Gompers voiced this exhortation, but 1 believe that our job is only begun.
There are still millions of men and women workers in this land of ours
who are toiling for pittances, under miserable working conditions, with no
security and little hope.
Trade unionism, which has brought good wages, short hours, vacations
with pay, job tenure and many other benefits to millions, can bring these
same good things to these other millions who are still being ground into
As I see it, it is our solemn duty to carry the gospel of trade unionism to
these workers, so that they may benefit, so that the American labor move
ment may become an even more potent force than it is today and so that
this nation may become better and greater through the increased well-being
and prosperity of its people.
On this Labor Day, as an each Labor Day for the last ten years, the
problem of unemployment hangs over us like a shadow. This problem still
calls most urgently for solution.
It is clear that the way to end unemployment situation would be by
putting the unemployed back to work in private industry, where the workers
now jobless amy again have the opportunity to toil and earn and become
consumers of the products of industry.
The American Federation of Labor has proposed a constructive program
for the solution of this pressing problem through co-operation between man
agement, labor and government The A. F. of L. is continuing to push for
the adoption of this program as a means of putting millions of unemployed
back to work.
For sixty years the American Federation of Labor has served as an
instrumentality through which the workers have given expressions to their
economic hopes and aspirations. Rival organisations came on the scene
functioned temporarily, then fell apart and passed away.
The American Federation of Labor has endured because it has embraced
a sound economic philosophy and because it is an American institution built
upon a solid foundation of devotion and loyalty to our democratic form of
government and its Constitution.
Now our nation finds itself in a critical situation as a result of the
onward march of totalitarian aggressors. The wage-earners of the land
as represented by the American Federation of Labor, are wholeheartedly in
favor of national defense. Much is expected of os and, as patriotic Americans^
weshall do oar part, as we have always done in the past. However, we can*
not permit selfish interests to use the false pretext of labor shortages or
any other equally specious claims to break down the standards which H has
taken labor many years to build up.
The American Federation of Labor will continue its efforts to promote
human betterment by following a course in harmony with the best traditions
of our American life, and 1 am confident that when Labor Day rolla around
again in 1941 we shall once more be able to point to the substantial results
which come from carrying on such efforts.
In conclusion, I would again stress the vital importance of to
heart and acting upon the advice of Samuel Gampers:
“Organise! Organise! Organise!"
PATRONIZE JOURNAL ADVERTISERS
HAMILTON C. JONES AND
CLAYTON L. BURWELL
The Journal is in receipt of the fol
lowing announcement, which is of in
terest. Both Mr. Jones and Mr. Bur
well are well and favorably known in
labor circles and the combination is
one of distinction and ability:
“Hamilton C. Jones and Clayton L.
Burwell announce the formation of a
partnership for the general practice
of law under the firm name of Jones
Offices are located at 414-418 Law
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NOTICE or SERVICE OP SUMMONS BY
State of North Carolina,
County of Mecklenburg.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
Cretha Miller, Plaintiff,
Gordon Miller, Defendant.
The above defendant will take notiee that
an aeiton baa been commenced against him by
the above plan it iff for a divorce abeolute am
the grounds of two yean separation.
The defendant will further take notice that
he is required to appear before the undersigned
clerk of this court and answer or demur to
the com plant filed theerin within thirty days
from the last notice appearing in this paper,
or the said plaintiff will apply to the court
for the relief demanded in the said earn
This the ltth day of August, ISM.
J. LESTER WOLTE.
Clerk of the Superior Court.
August U. 1*40—«t.
NOTICE or ADMINISTRATION
Having qualified as admiahtrotrtx, O.T.L
of the estate of Sarah R. Howie, dcsssaad.
late at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina,
this is to notify all persons having claims
against said estate to present those, duly ver
ified, to the undersigned at t» Piedmont
Building, on or before the ttrd day ef Am
gust ,1*41, or this notiee will he pleaded in
bar of their mm let/.
All persons indebted to said estate will
This the llth day of Augmt, ISM.
MRS. MARGARET HOWIE MoOORKLE.
Administratrix. C. T. A., of the estate of
Sarah A. Howie, Deaaaaed.
Belk’s Extends Congratulations to Labor on Labor Day 1940
Autumn Aids To
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front coat sweaters with roomy
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Their quality and good looks are ap
proved by smart men everywhere.
Plenty of snazzy-looking patterns
and colors to
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IN BELK’S j
MEN’S STORE [
Winners in Manhattan’s
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Manflair wide-spread col
lar for the Windsor knot
tie. Striped broadcloths
or striped and
plain oxfords .. $2*00
Stand-out collection of Wembley
non-crush ties in newest stripes
and plaids. (Others made especial
ly for us in smart jilk AA
foulards) .. $1,00
1—group regular (1.50 pajamas of
fast-color striped broadcloth. Coat
style, toith elastic band in trousers.
cTmd B: $1.29 3'« $2.50
Cooper Jockey Shorts
The six-inch legs protect the thighs and prevent
squirming. Made of fine - tjl.
combined cotton . ilU»