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VOL. X—NO. 20 '■ — j——. CHARLOTTE. N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. 1940 ——- . =~- 92.00 Par Yaar
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ODDESS of liberty, may your torch never
extinguished. For us you represent every
thing America was, is and hopes to be. Your
arm. have embraced million, of the perae
cuted and enslaved • • • given them new
hope and courage. • • and sent them forth into America,
the land where every man is architect of his own fortune.
Goddess, what you have sown, you also shall reap. The
hope you, have instilled, the courage you have &red*i£ie
opportunity to live like a creature of God you so unself
ishly and unaskingly have given, will now be forged by
each and every one of your grateful children into a
mighty and irresistible force against which those who
now stalk the world can never prevail.
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Four land, our land, will forever be a beautiful and
bountiful garden in which shall always bloom the flowers
of free speech, free assembly, free religious worship and
a free press — and where man, God’s handiwork, may
continue to walk unafraid. 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.
C. L. U.’s vSKating' Area
At Cordelia ParK Will
Open on Armistice Ddy
Plans for the formal opening of a concrete skating
bowl, built at Cordelia Park by the Central Labor Union,
to be held Armistic Day, Nov. 11, are being made by offi
cers of the Central body.
T. L. Conder, chairman of the committee in charge
of construction of the recreational facility, said that con*
crete would be poured probably this week. The structure
is bowl-shaped, 45 feet by 145 feet in size.
Efforts of the Central Labor Union to construct
an area where children could skate in safety was begun
several months ago, and as those in charge considered
the proposal, they enlarged their goal and the concrete
bowl was the result.
At the formal opening, the American Legion, Vet
erans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and
other patriotic bodies will take part in the exercises. An
American Flag will be raised over the bowl and there
will be short exercises, it was stated.
Journal Readers Co-operate With Those
Who Advertise In It
A LOSS TO LABOR
JEROME JONES DIES IN ATLANTA
ATLANTA, Ga.—Jerome Jones, “the Samuel Gompers of
the South’* and dean of labor paper editors in the nation, died
here on September 24. For more than forty-six years he had
edited the Atlanta Journal of Labor.
Mr. Jones* activities in behalf of the American Federa
tion of Labor covered more than half a century. He was past
President and President-Emeritus of both the Georgia State
Federation of Labor and the Atlanta central council. He
founded the Atlanta Journal of Labor at the request of the
late Sam pel Gompers and did much to overcome union opposi
tion in the South.
THIS WRITER DOES NOT THINK MUCH OF “AJAX!”
Charlotte, Sept. 23, 1940.
Editor Labor Journal:
Dear Sir:—-Don’t know who “Ajax” is who had a com
munication in last week’s paper, but he evidently had
some things on his chest that he must have been scared
to get off. He did some “tall hinting,” and even bordered
on sarcasm I do not think much of any writer who will
not hew to the Hne, and let the chips fall where they
(AM right “Reader,” send in your “contrib,” and, if it is
not libelous and scandalous, we will run it and use your
New Orleans Convention Call
American Federation of Labor
LABOR OMNIA VINCIT
A. P. OF L. BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D. C.
TO ALL AFFILIATED UNIONS, GREETINGS:
September 16, 1946.
You are hereby notified that, in pursuance of the Consti
tution of the American Federation of Labor, the Sixtieth
Annual Convention of the American Federation of Labor
will, be .held in the Civic Auditorium, New Orleans, Ti>nldm^)
beginning 10 o’clock Monday morning, November 18, 1940,
and will continue in session from day to day until the busi
ness of the convention shall have been completed.
Representation in the Convention will be on the follow
ing basis: From National or International Unions; 16,000 or
more, four delegates; 32,000 or more, five delegates; 64,000
or more, six delegates; 128,000 or more, seven delegates;
256,000 or more, eight delegates; and so on; and from Cen
tral Bodies and State Federations, and from local trade
not having a National or International Union, and from Fed
eral Labor Unions, one delegate.
Only bona fide wage workers who are not members of,
or eligible to membership in other Trade Unions, «l»«H be
eligible as delegates from Federal Labor Unions. Only these
persons whose Local Unions are affiliated with Central
Bodies, or State Branches shall be eligible to represent City
Central Bodies or State Branches in the Conventions of the
American Federation of Labor.