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Star figures in the show and en
tertainment world will join hands with
farmers, home clubs and agricultural
communities to make the Southern
States Fair here, October IB through
19 one of the largest and most spec
tacular expositions ever held in the
Five full days of fun and thrills,
six nights of entertainment and an
opening night replete with a gala
prevue of the whole fair program are
set for next week. From the advance
sale of tickets it looks as if the
crowds will be much larger than last
year when enormous throngs surged
the grounds. Afterwards there will
be a prevue program for special guests
and the public.
There will be horse races Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday of next week
with some of the leading trotters and
pacers in ,the country • competing.
Lucky Teter and his dare-devil Crew
will take over the program next
Wednesday afternoon. AAA auto
races will wind up the thrill program
on the final day.
Clyde Beatty and his famous wild
animal acts wil be seen on the grand
stand stage each day. Echoes of
Broadway, with dozens of stars and
At a well attended meeting Sun
day afternoon Charlotte Typograph
ical Union No. 338, President H. A.
Stalls presiding, disposed of much
business with dock-like precision. One
new member was obligated. It was
voted unanimously to establish as a
regular order of business at all meet
ings a pledge of allegiance to the
United States and a salute to the
Flag.” Wholehearted co-operation
and support toward building and
maintaining adequate defense” was
enthusiastically adopted. The reso
lution in full follows:
“Whereas, the recent signing of a
military and economic pact between
Japan, Germany, and Italy has great
ly endangered the peaceful policy of
the United States, and
“Whereas, this action on the part
of the Axis powers has been followed
up with seni-official threats from
members of the Axic powers, and
“Whereas, like Czechoslovakia, like
Poland, like Norway, like Holland,
and like Belgium, like Ehtiopia, like
Albania, like Luxembourg, and like
China and Manchuria, the United
States does not have any assurance
whatsoever from any reliable source
that its possessions will not be invad
ed, and
“Whereas, it is the sense of Char
lotte Typographical Union, a subor
dinate of the International Typograph
ical Union, that the foreign policies
of the government be stiffened to
neet all requirements in dealing with
jggressor nations whoever they be,
“Whereas, Charlotte Typographical
Union is heartily in sympathy with
the policies of President Franklin D.
Roosevelt and Cordell Hull relative to
their views and actions in handling
the world situation,
“Therefore be it resolved, that
Charlotte Typographical Union go on
record as expressing to the President
of the United States its whole-hearted
co-operation and support toward
building and maintaining an adequate
defense of the United States and its
possessions, and
“Be it further resolved that a copy
of this resolution be sent to President
Roosevelt and Secretary Hull and
members of the Congress of the United
States from this district and to the
Notre Dame students are alarmed
at the amount of immoral literature
put out on the news stands and they
have issued pamphlets entitled "No
Smut,” of which 125,000 copies have
been distributed.
through the gates each day. School
children will be admitted free two
North Carolina's 4-H health queen,
pretty Miss Mary Francis Grier, of
Mecklenburg county, will ride on a
prize float in the parade that will open
the fair celebration, Monday evening,
Oct. 14. School-bands, and commercial
floats will make the paraide an out
one. Proa* and radio men
will be guests at a special supper on
that famous Roxyette chorus, will
perform on the state each night. The
revue includes a girls’ marimba band,
a big brass band, a grand opera sing
ing star, many specialty acts and nov
elty numbers.
The big exhibit building will be well
filled with school, farm and com
munity exhibits. The poultry building,
the new swine and the livestock build
ing will be filled t ©overflowing.
LUf f tiKtiXN 1
When Adolf Hitler reached out his blood-soaked hands to grab England
he found a different job from any he had ever tackled before, for the British
people are fighters who never give up. Hitler announced that he would con
quer England by August 15. Then he changed the date to August 20, and
again changed it to September 1 and again to September 15. Here it is the
first of October and he has not yet licked England. Hitler slipped a cog
Monroe, N. C.
The bottlers of Jacob Rupert Beer, sold in the State of
North Carolina, is unfair to orfanised labor. This informa
tion is given The Journal by the Brewery Workers Local, No.
340, and members and friends of organized labor will gov
ern themselves accordingly.
Central Labor Union has concurred in the placing of
Rupert Beer on the unfair list 100 per cent.
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Whenever a blue-print for a new job cant to me in my machine
shop days* I could always tell, without looking at the signature,
whether the drawing wan made 4V-; i*sy Hepartmep*- The»*t »
individuality about each drawing which immediately identified the
draughtsman- He had been given great liberty in the details of the
machine which he was designing, and he had a fine chance for stamp
ing It with his idea of just what that finished machine should be like.
And yet, every machine needed to be constructed upon one or
more of these six mechanical principles—the lever, the wedge, the
screw, the pulley, theinclined plane, the wheel and axle. Never yet
was a successful machine built unless it was constructed with one or
more of these mechanical powers as its basis.
In making our life’s plans, we too are given considerable liberty
Where we shall work and what we shall work at are matters which
we generally decide for ourselves. There are expectations, of course,
bu tas a usual thing, we have the decision in our own hands.
But whatever the work may be, it will always bear the impression
of our own personalities. The worker in wood, or iron, or stone, the
manipulator of leather or of cloth, no matter what may be his ccupa
tion, somewhere on the job, puts something of himself into it. The
toolmarks are always there. Those who know paintings can imme
diately call the name of the artist, and the machinist is known by his
file and chipping marks. ....
If what I have said is true of the machine; if one cannot con
struct even an engine without the observance of inexorable law, is it
reasonable to suppose that a man can be built haphazard, or of scrap
pile material? What a fool the mechanic would Im if he went to a
scrap-heap in the back yard and fished out a cradled cog-wheel and
put it into an otherwise perfect machine. But that is precisely what
many a man is doing in building his character. The cracky cog
wheel may soon send the entire machine to the scrap-pile, but there
is no scrap-pile for the human souL It Uvea on forever.
True success in Ufe can be secure only as our plana are based
upon certain well defined principles. Honor and integrity are the
foundation stones of real power. Reputation is what others give us.
Character is what we make for ourselves. Men may take away our
reputations, but our characters are ours forever.
Hunsinger Goes
On Park Board
As Labor Member
J. A. Moore, a member of the Park
and Recreation commission, yesterday
tendered his resignation to the city
council and R. W. Hunsinger, em
ploye of the Railway Express Agency,
was appointed to complete the unex
pired term.
Mayor Ben E. Douglas read a let
ter from Mr. Moore, a post office
worker, who said postal laws prevent
him from serving on the commission.
His resignation was accepted with re
The Charlotte Central Labor union
recommended Mr. Huntsinger for the
post. Motion for his appointment was
made by Councilman Parks Little and
it carried unanimously. There were
no other nominations.
' Mr. Hunsinger will remain in of
fice until May when the term of this
administration expires.
Mr. Moore in his short communica
tion to the council simply stated that
postal laws, adopted in 1939, prevent
him from continuing to serve on the
Mrs. H. C. Hull, who has been un
der treatment at the Presbyterian hos
pital, was removed to her home last
Saturday and is said to beg reatly im
Ten Million Read Labor Press
The American Council on Public Affairs, in announcing
publication of a Labor press directory compiled by the Uni
versity of Wisconsin Labor Research Library, states that at
the present time there are 646 Labor publications in the
United States and 30 in Canada.
The combined readers of all are fixed at 10,000,000.
That's not a bad figure for a press that, at best, has a
year end fight with the advertising public (big-business) as
to the worth of this medium for sales purposes.
Professor John R. Commons, of the Wisconsin Univer
sity faculty, in an introduction to the directory writes:
“It is upon this Labor press that the historian has to
depend for a real insight into what makes the labor move
ment and the special industrial institutions which have been
its product.”
Again: well chosen words, for seldom if ever would one
find anything in the daily press that would give this valu
able information.
tive Council of the American Federa
tion of Labor announced that members
of directly affiliated local unions who
volunteer or are drafted for service
in the nation’s military forces will be
exempted from dues payments and
will retain their good union standing
during their period of service.
In taking this action, the Executive
Council followed a precedent estab
lished by the 1917 convention of the
American Federation of Labor which
voted a similar exemption to members
who served in the World War.
President William Green also an
nounced that all City Central Bodies
and State Federations of Labor will
set up machinery to assist draftees to
regain their former positions in in
dustry, wherever possible, after com
pletion of their year of military train
“The American Federation of Labor
is determined to do everything in its I
power to protect the status and pro-i
mote the welfare of those who are
called upon to serve our country in
its time of emergency,” Mr. Green
“It is the clear and patriotic duty
of the American Government, Amer
ican industry and American labor to
safeguard the physical, moral and
economic well-being of the young men
who are shouldering the responsibil
ity of defending the nation.” —
Mr. Green also disclosed that nat
ional and international unions affili
ated with the American Federation
of Labor are now considering: what
action they can take in accordance
with then- laws and Constitution to
protect the standing of their members
who are drafted and continue their
rights to union benefits. The national
and international unions during 1939
paid out more than $25,000,000 in
various forms of benefits to members,
including old age pensions, death bene
fits, health and unemployment com- v
pensation and disability payments. '
The entire defense program was
thoroughly canvassed by the Execu
tive Council. Members who had di
rect information on various defense
projects affecting their unions re
ported to the council on how the rights
of workers were being protected. The
center of the discussion, Mr. Green
said, was the maintenance of labor
standards. He said there was no evi
dence of danger as yet to these stand
ards but he expressd apprehension
lest attempts may be made in the fu
ture to increase working hours with
out payment of overtime.
Committees representing opposing
factions within the Virginia State
Federation of Labor were given an
extended hearing by the Executive
Council which decided to send a rep
resentative of the American Federa
tion of Labor to the State body’s next
convention to see to it that the laws
regarding representation are fully
Central Labor Union
x October 9, 1940.
After the pledge to the Flag, the
meeting was opened by President
Scoggins, and the minutes of the pre
vious meeting were read and ap
The various special committees re
ported: The Federal Housing Au
thority, the Skating Areas, the com
mittee to aid the City Employes local,
-tile Draft Board committee, the Fire
men’s committee.
The assembled delegates voted to
let Bro. Conder go ahead to the fin
ish with the much elaborated plans
of the Skating Area, underwriting
the deficit expected of $150.
The Skating Area is a much more;
permanent and wox-th while project
than when first planned.
The secretary was instructed to
write re the constitutionality of hav
ing a split delegation from the pla
toons A & B of the Firemen’s local,
treating them as two rather than one
local. \
The roll call of locals and delegates
shows the expansion going on in the
skilled crafts.
A letter from the State Highway.
Employes asking for immediate action
was accepted, concurred in, and given
to the committee already formed for
same. A late report of the Parks and
Recreation member announced that
Brother Hunsinger had been appoint
ed to take the place of Brother Moore,
as recommended.
Various members of the newly
formed Western Unon local of the
traffic department reported, and
were given the usual welcome to the
fold. Much advice and assistance
was given this new body by the older
and more seasoned members of the
locals in Charlotte. This local is al
ready taking its place in the ever ex
pending A. F. of L. in Mecklenburg
county. They are conservative work
men, skilled in their craft.
The meeting then adjourned after
further usual discussion for the good
of the order.
WM. S. GREENE, Sec’y.
Fifteen draft board members and
five appeal agents were named Wed
nesday by the appointive committee
meeting at the courthouse at which
time also the whole of Mecklenburg
county was districted and the five
boards were assigned to handle ex
amination of men from 21 through 36
years of age who may be selected for
a year of military service as part of
the national defense program.
Board members for District one are
James A. Bell, Rufus Johnston, and
Carol D. Taliaferro with John Dur
ham being made special agent Dts
trict two, H. M. Victor, Bryce Bing
ham, and W. S. Green, with Ralph
Van Landingham as appeal agent;
District three, Louis G. Ratdiffe, W.
A. Myers, and Eddie E. Jones, with
Judge Fred C. Hunter as appeal
agent; District four, F. L. Jackson, J.
M. Smith, H. L. Kiser, with Judge E.
McA. Currie as appeal agent; District
five. Clarence O. Kuester, Rev. Jesse
Lockerbie, and F. A. Wilkinson, with
Radph V. Kidd as appeal agent.
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