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CHARLOTTE, N. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1940
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TANDS the most powerful nation on the face
of the world . • . powerful because of its
130,000,000 happy, unified, liberty-loving
citizens . . • and powerful because of its
infinite capacity to produce materials to
construct a free, great country.
America boasts not of her capacity to produce goods for
destruction, but stands serene and confident in this hour
of world chaos in the knowledge that should the pro
ponents of barbarism force her to do so, mankind will
be stunned at the incredible torrent of death-dealing
instruments a peace-loving, tolerant, but aroused people
can fashion to crush the foes of tolerance and liberty.
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God grant that our mountains will be undeeaying monu
ments to our priceless heritage • • • that our boundless
prairies will continue to produce not only our food, but
the nourishment of those soil-rooted virtues which are
threatened with banishment by the frenzied madmen of
another continent. God grant that our great expanse of
oceans will by their very greatness protect us from the
exponents of doctrines that would rob us of our priceless
rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religious worship,
freedom of assembly and freedom for an enlightened press*
We are proud to be part of the first line of defense of
American liberties • •. to always stand militantly at the
side of every true American against the inroads of
doctrines seeking to destroy America’s priceless heritage*
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DRAFT PROGRAM IS SIGNED
BY PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17.-—President Roosevelt signed
the draft act Monday, fixed October 16 as registration day
for 16,500,000 young Americans now subject to compulsory
military training, and asserted that the United States was
marshaling its strentgh to avert “the terrible fate of nations
whose weakness invited attack.”
DRAFT PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL
Sixteen million five hundred thousand men 21 to 35
years old, inclusive, must register on a day to be fixed by
the President, perhaps early in October.
Seventy-five thousand are expected to be mustered into
service in November for a year’s training. A total of 400,000
conscripts are due to be in training early in January, 1941,
others later. The bill places a 900,000 limit on the number
of conscripts in the army at any one time.
Exemptions and deferments to be granted to men with
dependents, ministers, theological students, men in essential
occupations, certain Government officers, aliens, the physi
cally unfit and conscientious objectors. The latter are liable
for non-combatant training.
Draftees to receive $21 a month for the four months
$30 subsequently, with opportunity for raises.
Industries balking at filling Government orders can be
taken over on rental basis.
When New York City had a popu
lation of thirty thousand, the city was
heated by firewood brought from Con
imrtinif
In a three-minute Councilmanic
meeting at Charleston, W. Va., a pro
posed one cent gasoline increase re
ceived a setback.
Fly the FLAG
THE A. F. OF L. STANDS WITH AND FOR THE FLAG
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JOURNAL ADVERTISERS
NOTICE TO ORGANIZED LABOR
AND ITS FRIENDS
Don’t be misled by false statements being made in re»
gard to Jacob Rupert’s Beer and Ale, being bottled by the
Quality Bottlers, Inc., of Monroe, N. C., which is Unfair to
Organized Labor, as the said firm has discharged several
of its employes for Union activities, and their case is now
before the National Labor Relations Board. The firm has
refused collective bargaining, which has also been laid be
fore the Board. This concern was placed upon the “We Do
Not Patronize” list by the Int. Union of United Brewery and
Soft Drink Workers of America, Local No. 340, working under
charter of above International. As this concern has refused
collective bargaining for Union activities, your support is
earnestly solicited.
* A. L. GORDON,
Int. Representative.
Sept. 13, 1940.
F. D. R. FINDS TEAMSTERS
“INSPIRING” AUDIENCE
WASHINGTON, D .C.—President
Roosevelt’s address before the Team
sters Union was his first appearance
before au nion convention during his
two administrations. Afterward he
told President Tobin:
“I have addressed many meetings
in my time, and I have faced many
audiences, bat that was the most in
spiring, encouraging and linear* an*
dience that it has ever been by pleas
ure to meet and address.”
Both President Green and Secre
tary-Treasurer Meany expressed
themselves as highly phased and
gratified "by the President’s remarks.
The convention unanimously adopt
ed a resolution endorsing Soosevelt
for a third term.
"You are not fully dressed until you
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