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W. M. WITTER...1_1.Editor and Publisher
CLAUDE L. ALBEA....Aaoodate Editor
CHARLOTTE, N. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1940
LABOR’S DRAFT BOARD MEMBERS
To Labor’s Key Men on the Draft Boards locally, as else
where throughout the state, much credit should be given. They
are men who labor daily for a livelihood, with only that to fali
back on, but they have never faltered, never failed, and have taken
up the burden with enthusiasm, being placed in responsible posi
tions. by their respective chairmen. It is locally, that The Journal
is most interested, and to Wm. S. Greene, of the Musicians’ local,
and Hill Kiser, of the Plumbers and Steamfitters local, the thanks
of labor in Charlotte is extended for their patriotic sacrifice. Of
course, it is a duty, and members of the A. F. of L. never shirk
BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL BECOMING ACTIVE
The Building Trades Council is becoming active, and much
credit is due the fourteen units which compose that body. They
are taking time by the forelock and looking in to contracts for
construction prior to beginning of work on same. Much credit
for improved conditions, is due M. E. McGrath, secretary of the
American Federation of Labor Building Trades Council in Char
lotte. He has able assistants in the heads of the affiliated locals,
and the Council can rest assured of the whole-hearted support of
• Charlotte Central Labor Union and its affiliated organizations.
WE SEE AMERICA
By re-electing President Roosevelt, this country has taken
another long forward step in the direction of maintaining a true
democracy. The American people proved that they are standing
“pat” on the principle that the common men, the “little people,”
are the backlxtne of the nation, and that it is in the interest of this
vast majority that this country shall be run. The American peo
ple. proved that they would not be “scared” into a stampede to
ward reactionary government.
Ae Cleveland, on Nov. 2, the President asked for a vote of
“I see an America with peace in the ranks of labor.
“An America where the workers are really free—through
their great unions undominated by any outside force, or by any
dictator within—to take their proper place at the council table
with the owners and managers of business. Yes, an America
where the dignity and security of the working men and women are
guaranteed by their own strength and fortified by the safeguards
This is the America for which labor has worked. This is the
America that a vote of confidence in our great President has
Surely all working men and women in this country recognize
the importance of peace in the ranks of labor. That peace is now
possible—and imperative! If the security of the working people
is to be maintained it can be done only by labor united.
“PRETRIAL” COURT PAYS
The first month’s operation of Chicago's “pretrial’' court has saved the
city treasury at least $12^00, the American Municipal Association reports.
The court was created to speed justice, and save costs for both litigants and
taxpayers in cases involving small damage suits, broken contracts and un
Under the pretrial court system, litigants are called into conference
before their cases come to trial to see if the issues can be settled through
conciliation and agreement. Municipal Judge Oscar S. Caplan, who presides
over the unusual court, said about 31 per cent of the 2,25j cases called have
been disposed of, and that action has been taken on all but 479 of the cases.
The association said the practice of calling cases in advance of trial for
the settlement of issues has been of great aid in Cincinnati, Detroit and Los
Angeles in bringing about settlements, and in stabilising dockets so judges
may be kept busy trying cases that deserve and are ready for trial.
WATCH THE CORNERS
When you wake up in the morning fall of bright and happy
And feel inclined to grumble pout or frown,
Just glance into your mirror, and you will quickly see,
It’s because the corners of your mouth turn down.
Then take this simple rhyme—remember it in time—
“It’s always dreary weather in countryside or town,
When you wake and find the corners of your mouth turned
When you wake up in the morning ful lof bright and happy
And begin to count the blessings in your cup,
Then glance into your mirror and you will quickly see,
t’s all because the corners of your mouth turn up.
rhen take this little rhyme—and remember all the time
“There’s joy a-plenty in this world, to fill life’s silver cup,
If you’ll only keep the corners of your mouth turned up.”
DON’T BEAR A GRUDGE
BT DR. CHARLES STELZLE
We have just passed through one of the moot bitter
political campaigns in American history. In some coun
tries. such a campaign would be accompanied by riots,
murders, the destruction of property, the mass intimida
dation of voters, and very frequently the candidates for
office would be compelled to seek protection from violence
until the successful candidate had been established. Or,
as often happens, the unsuccessful candidates had been
“liquidated” so that they might not become embarrassing
to the new government.
None of these things occurred in the United States.
However, it happens that this particular election was held
at a time when its results will be most widely felt during
coming days. It was so important that it was carefully
watched by the major nations of the world, because they
believed that the noiseless American ballots would deter
mine far weightier matters than the firing of guns and
the dropping of heavy bombs by flying airplanes. For
. these ballots expressed the voice and the heart and the
mind of a free nation—the most powerful in the world.
However this may be, there is no doubt that the
effects of the election will be most widely felt in the
United States. It may mean greater freedom and pros
perity for our people, or it may mean increasing strife
and discontent. And these will be brought about not so
much b ythose who have been either elected or defeated
for office, as by the atittud of our citizenry toward each
other. Our country needs to fear what we shall do to
each other more than we need to be afraid of what the
warring nations of Europe may do to us. (hie of the worst
things that can happen to us is to bear a grudge against
our fellow citizens, for in so doing we are simply nur
turing a cankerous sore which will ultimately corrode and
corrupt the best that is in us.
Regardless of who may be our President, or the
makers of our laws, our future lies in the hands of “we
the people”—and this means the whole people. Most
important is whether we want unity, true patriotism, and
industrial co-operation, through which we shall achieve
reemployment, rebuilding of our homes and our institu
tions, and mainly the strengthening of or characters as
true Americans. This is the way of American Democracy.
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Foremost Dairies, Inc., -600 E.
Fourth street, announces a contest
for grammar school students in which
many valuable gifts will be given.
The contest starts this week and
will end December 1. Between now
and the closing date many gifts will
be made to boys and girls writing
letters on what the safety campaigns
have done for Charlotte.
The contest is being conducted for
the purpose of stressing the impor
tance of safety among school children,
P. I. Henderson, manager of Fore
most, said .
The children merely write letters^
to Foremost Dairies of not more than
100 words telling how their school’s
safety campaign has helped Charlotte.
Mr. Henderson explained that the let
tesr can be written on a campaign now
in progress or it can be written around
one that was put on any time in the
past. “All that we require,” said Mr.
Henderson, “is that the contestants
are in the grammar grades and that
they write not over 100 words on
safety and what it means to Char
Those writing the best letters will
receive gifts, Mr. Henderson said.
Winners will be announced weekly.
“I wish our bank could get on its
feet enough to quit sending back our
checks marked ‘no funds’,” said Mrs
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IN TBS SUPERIOR OOURT
Hud Bums, Plata tiff.
C. P. Huuon, Brfiikint
TIm defendant. C. P. Himm, wUl taka notice
that an action entitled at abora has baa* com
mnirtl) the Saparior Ooart at Maakleabarg
County, North Carolina, to obtata ahaatate di
warm; and tha aaU Maatut will faithar
taka aotiee that ha la teqairad to appear at
the OCflaa at tha Otak at tha taaaHar Ooart
of aaid county hi tha euurtbume in Charlatfe
North Carolina, oa tha ltth day at Daaaaabar.
1940, aad aaswar or daaaar to tha aoantatet
im aaid action, or tha ptatattff will wth to
tha court for tha raliaf daaaaadad in aaid earn
Thia tha llth dar at Ootahar. 1M0.
J. um WOLFS,
dark of Saparior Ooart, Maahlaahnra Oounty.
Oct. 24. SI: Nor. T-14.
SERVICE OF SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
State of North Carolina,
County of Maeklanbura.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
Fred M. NIrena,
Billie Trammell NIrena,
Tha defendant abora named will take aottoa
that an action entitled aa abofe ban baan com
menced in tha Superior Court at Meeklcabur*
County for an abaohate dirorea, on the rrounde
of abandonment aad two yaare aapamtion.
And the defendant urill further taka notice
that aha la required to appear before tha Clerk
of the Superior Court at Meeklcabur*
North Carolina .at tha County Court_.
Charlotte, North Carolina, within thirty day*
from the day on which aarrlca by publication
in thia cauac ie completed, or ihwint thirty
day* from the nth day at Noramber, 1S40,
aad naewer or daaaar to the complaint filed
in thia action, or the plaintiff will apply to
tha Court far tha railed daaaaadad in eaid earn
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Workers And Nat
Defense Pamphlet ;
By Dept of Labor
The U. S. Department of Labor
has issued a pamphlet called Workers
and National Defense at the sugges
tion and with the help of labor uniin
It answers, in a practical way, such
questions as these: How do I go about
getting a job in defense production—
either in the Government or in pri
vate industry? What kind of workers
are likely to be needed most now?
Where can one get training for the
jobs that need to be done? Can I
brush up on skills which have become
Then it discusses the maintenance
of labor standards at a time when
firoduction is geared to defense needs,
t touches on collective bargaining,
minimum wages and maximum hours,
and the protection of workers’ safety
"Copies may be obtained by interest
ed individuals or organizations who
write to the Divisioif of Labor Stand
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WHEN PA IS SICK
When Pm is sick, he’s scared to death,
An’ Ma an’ ne just holds our breath.
He crawls In bed, an* puffs an’ fronts.
An does all kinds of crasy stoats.
He wants “Doc” Brown, an’ mighty
For when Pa's sick, he’s awful sick.
He gasps and groans, an’ sort o’ sighs,
He talks so qoeer, an’ rolls his eye.
Ma jumps an’ run, an’ all of us,
An all the house in a fuss.
AS’ •**£** mn’ mighty skeerce—
When Pa is sick, It’s something fierce.
When Ma is sick she pegs away;
She’s quiet, though, not much to say,
She goes right on a-doin’ things.
An’ sometimes laughs, or even sings;!
She says she don’t feel extra well.
But then it’s just a kind o’ spell.
She’ll be all right to-morrow, sure,
A good old sleep will be the cure.
An’ Pa he sniffs an’ makes no kick,
For womenfolks is always sick.
An’ Ma, she smiles, let’s on she’s
When Ma is sick, it ain’t so bad. I
“What we have done for ourselves
alone, dies with us; what we have
done for others and the world, remains
and is immortal.”—Albert Pike, poet,
The average American today has,
as he thinks, 94 necessities as com
pared with 16 he thought he had 100
Last year in Germany, the Bible
outsold Hitler’s Mein Kempf, the of
fjfjiaj text book of the super-state, by
THE JOURNAL has by far
the largMt city circulation of
any weekly publiahed in Char
lotte. Your ad in The Journal
will bring resulta from the
HEAPING COALS OF FIRE
Henry Ford fights Roosevelt—and
feta a $223,000,000 airplane engine as
i reward. What a system!—Exchange.
LEWIS COULDN’T EVEN VOTE
A fact! John L. Lewis conld not
rote in the Presdential election. His
>oll tax was paid, but he had failed
m register 30 days before election.
Well, that is a hell-of-a-note!—Nor
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