For * Weakly Ita Bodm Kuwwt the. LARGEST BUYING POWER m Oi.rwni. Offldal Orgaa Caatral Ualai U*a A. t. af L. far Ibr Charlotte labor Journal TWy Make TOU* paper poaaiUa bf tbatr Truthful, Honest, Impartial bf tba N. C. State Fadara laa af ~ and dixie farm news Endeavoring to Serve the Masses VOL. X—NO. 18 CHARLOTTE, N. C„ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1940 I2.INI Par Vast REVOLT IN THE RANKS OF C L 0. AGAINST CURRAN’S COMMUNIST LINES—LOCALS IN REBELLION NEW YORK, N. Y.—A telegram sent by Jooaeph Curran, president of the Greater New York Industrial Un ion Council of the CIO, to hundreds of unions in this eity asking them to give financial support to the Emer gency Peace Mobilisation held in Chi cago precipitated the most wirespread rebellion in local CIO history. Thirty-six officers of twenty-seven unions affiliated with the United Re tail and Wholesale Employes of America, CIO, started the revolt by issuing a joint letter to Curran in which they said: “We consider your telegram of Aug. 21 asking for financial aid for the so-called ‘peace mobilisation meeting* in Chicago tantamount to a request that we give sustenance to a program which would benefit the to talitarian nations and which is, in our opinion, diametrically opposed to the best interests of our country and of democracy and labor throughout the world. You can, therefore, expect no sunuort from us.** Among the signers were four in. teraatianal vice-presidents of the U. R. W. E. A. and the president, secre* tary and business manager of the organization’s New York joint coun cil. In making the communication public, Murray J. Kudish, secretary manager of the Retail Dairy, Grocery and Fruit Employes Union, Local 338, accused Mr. Curran of attempt into the so-called ‘peace front’ which ing to “drag the name of the CIO has been organised by the Commun ists, Nazis and other fifth columnists.” Other unions identified with the anti-Communiat bloc in the CIO were quick to disassociate themselves from any connection with the Chicago peace rally. Asserting that the gath ering was backed by “all the subver sive elements in the country," Louis Hollander, manager of the New York joint board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, largest CIO union in the metropolitan area, said his organisation would have “nothing at all to do with it.” Jack Rubenstein, general manager of the New York joint board of the Textile Workers Union, CIO, an nounced that the textile locals here would ignore Mr. Curran’s appear for funds. ANOTHER BRIDGES INVESTIGATION IS ON THE WAY -G-MEN ARE STILL SEEKING TO HAVE HIM DEPORTED WASHINGTON, D. C.—Attorney General Robert H. Jackson announced that J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, would begin immediately a new inves tigation of Hsrry Bridges, west coast CIO leader, to determine whether he is deportable under the recently enact ed Smith act. Mr. Jackson said he was acting at the request of Senator William H. King, Democrat, of Utah, chairman of the Senate Immigration Commit tee, a majority of which recommended recently that a bill intended specifi cally for Bridges’s deportation be sidertacked in favor of a new inquiry into the cnee. He added that Mr. Hoover was on the west coast and was prepared to star tthe investigation. The Smith act, Mr. Jackson de dared, dosed a loophole in the law because of which deportation proceed ings against Bridges were dropped last December. Senator King declared that Bridges should be deported immediately be cause his presence in the United States was “hurtful." In a minority report on the Immigration Commit tee's recommendations he said there was “ample factual basis" for the House deportation bill. “His (Bridges’s) conduct has been so notorious, his contempt for the American way of life so flaunted, and his destructive influence so persua sive, that in my opinion—an opinion strengthened by action of the House— there can be no denying Bridges’s hostility to our form of government nor the fact that-his continued pres ence in thin •uaautiy wBf be harmful,” Senator King said. INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ARE ON THE DECREASE SAYS SEC. OF LABOR WASHINGTON—Sept—More than 440,000 fewer workers took port in industrial disputes handled by the Conciliation Service for the Department of Labor in the fiscal year ending June 30, than in the 1039 fiscal year. Secretary of Labor Fran* ces Perkins reported today, the number being 1,015,540 as com pared with 1,455,975. MAN-MAKING By EDWARD MARKHAM We are all blind until we see That in the human plan Nothing is worth making if It does not make the man. Why build these cities glorious If man unbuilded goes? In vain we build the world unless The builder also grows. NEBEL STRIKE PATROL EFFECTIVE SATURDAY A M. OF THE FAST WEEK The new plan for the strike patrol at Nebel mill was begun Saturday morning. The plan calls for the sheriff to have charge of an eight* hour shift, the city police to have charge of a shift, and the county po lice to have charge of a shift AMEN! The finishing paragraph of • “Mere Man’s” will: “—And to my wife I bequeath the balance of my eetato, both real and personal, including my pants, which she baa wanted to wear for the past FIFTEEN years." Fill in your date, Brother. .fail Accommodates Hiker ' But Sleep Ends Fatally NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO.— Charles W. Baker of near-by Dover, Ohio, asked for accommodations at the New Philadelphia Jail one night “so he wouldn’t have to make the walk home.” He was permitted to sleep in a cell. During the night he rolled off the top of the cell Mock, fall seven feet to the floor and died of a fractured skull. U Glasses Only a Drop TRUMBULL, CONN. - Alex P. Varanelli, charged with operating an automobile while under the influ ence of liquor, admitted he drank 35 glasses of beer before his arrest, but insisted that he consumed that amount daily and was not intoxicat ed. Judge Joseph L. Scbwimmer acquitted him. Bey, M, Drives Five Teats BRIGHTON, ENG.—A boy who drove away a surgeon’s car from outside a Brighton hospital told the police that he had been driving since he was five. He is now 10. “I learned to drive a car by sitting on the front seat of buses while going to school,” he said. Crashes After 4S Tears NEEDHAM, MASS.-After driv ing an automobile for 40 years, Al bert M. Beers, 70 years old, had his first accident. His car was in col lision with a truck and overturned, but no one was injured THE JOURNAL has by far the largest city circulation of any weekly publiahed in Char* lotto. Your ad in The Journal will bring resulta from the workers. UNFAIR TO ORGANIZED LABOR QUALITY BOTTLING CO. Monroe, N. C. The bottler* of Jacob Rupert Beer, sold in the State of North Carolina, io unfair to organised labor. This informa tion is given The Journal by the Brewery Worker* Local, No. 340, and member* and friends of organised labor will gov ern themselves accordingly. Central Labor Union has concurred in the placing of Rupert Beer on the unfair list 100 per cent. Fly the FLAG NATION-WIDE CAMPAIGN AGAINST R R. DONNELLY & SONS COMPANY IS HAVING THE DESIRED EFFECT CHICAGO, HI.—The nation-wide campaign against R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, arch-enemy of trades unionism, is beginning to make that firm sit up and take notice. Since the campaign was inaugurated some two years ago by the Organization Committte of Chicago Printing Trades Unions, Donnelley has lost several millions of dollars in printing con tracts that were diverted to union printing establishments. The cam paign has also prevented Donnelley from securing an unknown number of new contracts which the firm has been , seeking. In an effort to offset the campaign and at the same time gain new cus tomers to replace those who have taken their work to union shops, Donnelley salesmen are now carrying on a campaign of their own—a cam-1 paign of misrepresentation. Recent ly Chicago Typographical Union No. 16, through negotiations with the Chi cago Newspapers Publishers’ Asso ciation, abolished what was known as the bonus system (an agreement whereby members of the union were paid extra compensation for setting more than the average amount of type). Since the abolition of the bonus system by No. 16, Donnelley salesmen have been telling potential customers that porduction has been curtailed in union commercial shops. As a matter of fact, the abolition of the bonus system had no effect at all on commercial shops because it ap plied to daily newspaper offices ex clusively. Campaigns of misrepresentation are not new to the Donnelley concern. Members of the Chicago building trades unions will long remember the activities of T. E. Donnelley, head of the Donnelley enterprises, who, as chairman of the self-appointed “Cit izens Committee to Enforce the Lan dies Award,” sought to wreck the building trades unions in the Mid west not so many years ago. This campaign of misrepresentation was finally halted by an order of the II linoi* State Supreme Court after sev eral years of litigation by the Car pentera' District Council of Chicago. As part of the nation-wide cam paign against the Donnelley concern, which has been endorsed by all state federaitons of labor and by the American Federation of Laoor itself, the Organisation Committee of Chi cago Printing Trades Unions is en deavoring to remove from that estab lishment the two sports magasines known as National Sportsman and Hunting ft Fishing. National Sportsman and Hunting ft Fishing magasines have been placed on the “We Don’t Patronise List” These taro magazines are owned and published by National Sportsmnn, Inc., and they are the source of considerable revenue ta the Donnelley concern. Their removal to a union office will have a far-reach ing effect in the campaign to union ize Donnelley’s. The Organisation Committee of Chicago Printing Trades Unions calls attention to the fact that there are several union-printed sports maga zines which carry features similar to those found in the non-union National Sportsman and Hunting ft Fishing publications. Among these are: Field ft Stream, 515 Madison Avenue, New York; Sports Afield, Mt. Morris, Illi nois; Outdoorsman, 386 South Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio, and Outdoor Life, 553 Fourth Avenue, New York. The union-hating Donnelley con cern also prints tWO news maga^ay known as Time and Life. In competi tion with the unfair Time magazine are the following union-printed weeklies: Newsweek, United States News, The New Republic and The Nation. In competition with the non union Life magazine are the follow ing union-printed publications: Look (bi-weelcly), Pic (bi-weekly), and Click (monthly). “What’s the best thing to do for insomnia? I had a bad attack of it? Just go to bed and sleep it off. THE MARCH OF LABOR “SJC Omanizi* m NEW YORK M 1744 UNDER THE NAME Of THE TVfO—ARHUAZ * SOCIETY. 1017 - >093 HUNK A If MWttfAN uamc or coiotio LAtOtIKS TO fltOMOn ONIONS AMONOMMOiS. M( HAD THE RISKCT ANO nuNiswror UMH| ANO MS ACTIVITY IN BCNAir or Trio NIMOU CONTMOum HUCNT» KM IMANCirATtON. LOCALS MUST PURGE COMMUNISTS OUT OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP IF THERE BE ANY, SAYS GOOGE TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 9.—George L. Googe, southern representative of ] the American Federation of Labor,1 warned officials of four local unions! of Cigar Makers here last week to' rid their unions of meddlesome Com* raunist influences immediately, or! find themselves behind the eight* ball. The local unions have been sus* pended from the Tampa Central I Trades and Labor Council because of alleged Communists influences and i activities in the local unions. A hearing was held, which Mr. Googe' attended, for the purpose of bearing evidence against the suspended local unions. It was at the conclusion of the hear ing that Mr. Googe mads tbs plain statements to the officers of the lo cals involved. The evidence has been transmitted to President Green for presentation to the Executive Coun cil. It was in evidence that the Cigar Makers Local Unions had supported and sent delegates to Communist and CIO sponsored meetings. ."The Communists do not want to help the Cigar Makers' Union, or any other Union, in the task of improv ing conditions of labor. All they want to do is to use our local unions for their hellish purpose of spreading rev olution, and the Communists cannot and shall not use our affiliated A. F. of L. Unions for such unholy and un American purposes. The American Federation of Labor has never want ed to have anything to do with Com mnniata, does not want to have any* thing to do with them now, and never will want them. If any of the officer* of these local onions are aiding and abetting Communists, such officers and members will soon find themselves behind the eight ball," Mr. Googe said. “When you find Communists get ting into your organizations and starting their activities, get rid of them, cold-cock them, if that is the only way you can get rid of them. We cannot afford to have oar affil iated local unions under suspicion of harboring Communists, when an good citizens in the American Feder ation of Labor and in all walks of life are so tremendously concerned with the nobler tssk of preserving our freedom and our democracy. The Communists have but one purpose, and that is the sbsolute snd utter de struction of our democracy and our freedom. Wo will not tolerate any a*> filiated local union hero or anywhere else lendinn the $ood name of the American Federation of Labor to the Communists to be used in their hellish scheme to overthrow the very democ racy which is tolerating them a* resi dents of this free land. If any of our members love Rusisa and its red flag and philosophy of Communism more than they love the freedom and secur ity of America, let them go to Russia where thev can get their bellies full of that dope.” Union Chief Warns Organized Labor To Be Reasonable WASHINGTON, Sept. 10— Daniel J. Tobin, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, told organised labor Monday not to assume it had be come “all powerful" in thin coun try. In a speech to 1,6*0 delegates at the Brotherhood's convention. Tobin called the development of the "all powerful" idea the “danger which confronts the la ■ hor movement" labor and its leaders, ho de clared, reached this point in their thinking because "things are com ing too easy for the workers." He coupled with his warning an appeal to the organised truck drivers of the United States and Canada to "listen to reason" in their dealings with employers. Gov. Hoey Holds To November 28 As Thanksgiving RALEIGH, Sept. 10—The tradi tional last Thursday in November again will be North Carolina’s official, Thanksgiving Day. Governor Hoey said Tuesday he would later issue a proclamation di recting that the last Thursday in November be observed as Thanksgiv ing. Last year he also declined to follow President Roosevelt in moving the observance up one week. The Governor wrote Willard Dowell, secretary of the North Carolina Mer chants Association, thanking him for a copy of a resolution adopted by the association urging that the third Thursday be proclaimed as Thanksgiv ing to "give S longer period for Christmas shopping.” “I am thoroughly sympathetic with any move to increase the business of our merchants," Hoey, "but I see no reason why they should wait until Thanksgiving Day to display their Christmas goods or to open the Christ mas goods or to open the Christmas; sales. Last year merchants in Raleigh and many other places in the state de cided upon an earlier date for opening the Christmas sales and it worked Splendidly. “I feel very strongly about Thanks- < giving Day. It is not a commercial event or observance. For 76 years there has been an unbroken obeerv-l ance of this day in North Carolina on I the last Thursday in November, and' 1 see no sufficient reason for a change now. Accordingly, at the proper time I shall designate this traditional day again this year." Subscribe for tbs Journal Carolina Mills Given Over Million Gov’t Contracts WASHINGTON, Sept. 7—North Carotlina woolen mills wars celled upon to do their part yesterday to keep the new army wane. Thro* Arms were awarded national detente contracts by the War Department for woolen blankets totaling more than a "mi™ dollars. The largest contract was awarded to the Chatham Manufacturing Company of SUdn, N. C., who will manufacture fSftUW worth of the olive drab blanket* The Marshall Field * Company of Spray will furnish $267,586 worth and the Leaksville Woolen mills of Char lotte, $89,850 onion. The Leaksville contract is one of the largest contracts that has gone to a Charlotte firm under the national de fense program. The blankets will he delivered to the quartermaster corps of the army. The Cameron Bedding ft Msnufsc turing Company of Cameron, 8. C., was awarded a contract to supply cotton mattress for $18,000.—Spedid to Charlotte Obeerver. Shunned by Former Wife, Kills Self With Dynamite BUTTS, MONT.—Frank Mingus, 3S years old, was killed lastalffat by a dynamite charge. PatMfanaa Cyril Kohn said Mingus set it eft la a downtown hotel after faOtag to ef fect a reconciliation with ito di vorced wife. Kohn and Mrs. J. R. Marta, «, mother of Mingus' fonaar wtfU, were injured. Kohn went to the hotel after Mn. Martin and her daughter, Mre. Lsla Mingus, complained that MJngrt was molesting them. Mingus ran into a bathroom. Kohn said he or dered Mingus to corns out, aad a few seconds later heard an eaplo sion. Woman Guest Comes Just In Thus to Moot Thief OKLAHOMA CITY, QKLA.—**De you folks know there is a stran** man in the house?" said Mrs. L. Glass, a dinner guest, to her She had seen him standing in a i way, but thought at first ha be the son of lira. J. C. whoee guest she was. ... glared at bar, with hla jammed tightly in his coat ahe decided he wasn’t As: lerton glanced at him, _ _ ■trolled leisurely from the deer, paused to pick up her purse with M in it, and than walked out he hart Subscribe For the Journal THE LABOR PRESS The labor press Is a sentinel on guard for the Every possible effort should bo fires in yoor pabUeation may be strengthened for still which lies ahead. Your labor press raiders an incalculable service to who won. We cannot too strongly urge our fallow and friends to give loyal and tangible support. No avenue of education is available to the trade —tm lent than your labor press. The community which N its Union paper reflects that co-operation through 1 more effective local unions, councils and central bodies.