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TOTAL EMPLOYMENT IN U. S.
RISES TO 48,404,000 DURING
THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
NEW YORK, Oct. 29.—'Total employment in the
United States rose to 48,404,000 workers in September,
highest since October, 1929, when there were 49,033,000
employed, the national industrial conference board said
The board added, however, the nation’s labor force
increased by more than 6,500.000 during the 11-year
Unemployed workers declined to 6,829,000 in Sep*
tember from 7,698,000 in August, an 11 per cent drop,
the board said. The sharp contraction brought the job
less to the lowest total since October, 1937, and repre
sented a decline of 1,363,000 since September last year.
Normal seasonal trends in employment in manufac
turing and construction were upset as the national de?
fense program got under way, the board said. An in
crease of 307,000 persons employed in agriculture was
much greater than normal. Manufacturing claimed 348,
000 more workers and construction 68,000.
The conference board is a research organization sup
ported by business concerns.
TO CONGRESS FROM
HON. A. L. BULWINKLE
HE WENT DOWN THE LINE WITH ROOSEVELT FOR
THE WAGE AND HOUR BILL AND OTHER CONSTRUC
TIVE LABOR LEGISLATION.
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If on* naglaeted houte l» your block it hurting
v*lu*( o* your *tr**t there U probably nothing
much you e*n do about it eteept to »*t • good
•tempi* by k**ping up your own property. It
doesn't coat much in mon*y or eff6rt t* leap
up" your premises—it it th* repair work occasioned
by neglect th*t runt into money. And meanwhile
the depreciated value of one house often dragt
down valuet In the entire dittriet.
It might be • good idee to call • meeting •»
property owner* in your block to comlder plan*
for keeping up value*. A modett painting and
Improvement progrem may be the mean* of boost
ing value* elong the entire ttraet; end helping out
an unfortunate neighbor who cennot now elford to
point hi* houte may be the meen* ef rafeguerding
value* for all of you.
C. I. T.
PAINT and GLASS CO.
1U West Fifth 8treat Dial U4>
C. L 0. Loses In
Election at the Nebel Knitting
Company yesterday to determine
whether the American Federation
of Hosiery Workers would serve
as collective bargaining agency
for the workers resulted in the
union’s loss by a majority of 20
The vote, as reported by a rep
resentative of the company, was
174 against the union and 164 for
it. The election was under spon
sorship of the National Labor Re
lations Board, which was repre
sented by William Knadler, of
Washington. Mr. Knadler, it was
said, ruled on all challenged bal
lots before they were opened.
There were 29 ballots challenged.
On 21 of these, he sustained the
union and in eight he sustained
Although the voting was closed
at 6 o’clock, it was not until near
ly midnight that the result of the
election was available as a great
deal of time was taken up in the
challenging of the ballots.
H. 1. Adams, Carolinas director
for the American Federation of
Hosiery Workers, said last night
that because of “inklings of com- <
panv interference,” the union .
would protest to the National La
bor Relations Board.
The election came as a result of
conferences arranged last week
by Mayor Ben E. Douglas in an
effort to settle the strike which
has been under way at the Nebel
miir for the last seven months.
It began last April when a num
ber of workers walked out because
of an alleged cut in wages. .
(TIm Aik M HMtmry waikrn b •
C. I. O. •malialion.)
COST OF LIVING
SAID TO CHANGE
WASHINGTON} Oct. 27.—The La
bor department said yesterdays that
there was very little change m ,the
cost of living from June to Septem
Secretary Perkins said food costs
were lower in September than they
were in June, and that there was alsoy
a slight drop in clothing costs during
the period. On the other hand, there
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were small increases in other family
budget items such as rent, house fur
nishings and miscelalneous items.
The mid-September living costs,
she said, were about 2 per cent highei
than they were in August, 1939, and
0.2 per cent below September, 1939,
which saw a brief but sharp upward
turn in prices after the start of th<
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SOCIETY IN TRANSITION
Our amazing advance in production of wealth ia the eonatant
source of wonder to the layman. Recent developments reveal the
The Carnegie Institute of Technology has announced that it can
change seaweed, cornstalks, sugar cane, cotton stalks and dead cats
into gasoline within two hours. >
Dr. Ernst Berl of the Institute stated that in one hour any of
the above items, or almost any growing thing, could be transformed
into bituminous coal; in an hour and a half, into anthracite coal:
and into a good grade of gasoline in two hours.
Each day our scientists bring us closer and closer to the prac
tical elimination of physical work and with the vanishing of work
will come distribution of wealth with no bearing on »a”wal labor-—
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