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CHARLOTTE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1940
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SKATING AREA AT CORDELIA PARK
DEDICATED THANKSGIVING DAY;
J. A. MOORE PRESENTS PROJECT
The Cordelia Park Skating Area, sponsored by Charlotte Central, Labor
Union was formally dedicated Thanksgiving Day at 11 A. M. Although
the atmosphere was chilly, the ground damp, there was no dampening of
the ardor of those assembled for the dedication, and a goodly throng gath
ered. The project was turned over to the Park and Recreation Commis
aion by J. A. Moore, chairman of the Skating Area Committee.
The Tech High School Band furnished the music; J. M. Bradburn, a
member of the Area Committee delivered the address of welcome in a be
fitting manner and H. L. Kiser introduced the speakers. H. L. Conder,
chairman of the building committee, which had much of the .burden to bear
made a few remarks, as did Police Inspector B. A. Williams. Also present
were several members of the City Council, and of the Park and Recreation
One of the most tuching scenes of the occasion was the playing of the
Namnl Anthem as the Flag was being raised.
-To all who donated; to all who worked in the project, which it is hoped
will be further carried to completion, much credit is due, as it has been a
movement of patriotism and love of country.
TRIBUTE TO CHIEF JOYNER
AT THANKSGIVING SERVICE
BY DR. LUTHER LITTLE
CHIEF JOYNER GIVEN HONOR
Newly-elected Chief Harry M. Joyner of the Charlotte
police department was honored at Thanksgiving: services at
the First Baptist church by the pastor, Dr. Luther Little.
Dr. Little asked Chief Joyner to come to the front of
the church, and then presented him to the congregation. Dr.
Little delivered a special prayer in which success for the new
police chief was asked.
Chief Joyner is a member of the First Baptist church,
and at the unusual service when he was singled out for recog
nition were Mrs. Joyner, Harry M. Joyner, Jr., and Mrs. Joy
ner’s mother, Mrs. C. A. Settlemyer of Concord. A number
of city policemen also were present, including Chief Frank N.
Littlejohn of the city detective force.—Local story in Char
lotte Observer, Friday, Nov. 29.
U. S. Rubber Co.,
Wiiuisboro, S. C.,
Goes To A. F. L.
* WINNSBORO, S. C.—An agree
ment was signed here last week be
tween the United States Rubber Com
pany, textile division, with the local
union of the United Textile Workers
of America. The local union was
organized some time ago, an election
was held and the local union won the
bargaining rights by an overwhelm
ing majority. Officials of the local
union, assisted by Gordon L. Chastain,
John W. Pollard, L. James Johnson
and other representatives of the Tex
tile Workers of America, immediate
ly entered into negotiations with the
company officials for an agreement.
The contract calls for complete rec
ognition of the local union as sole bar
gaining agency for all employes, with
seniority to prevail both in employ
ment and promotions, arbitration of
disputes that cannot be settled be
tween union and company officials,
the 8-hour day and 40-nour week and
time and one-half for all overtime.
Vacations with pay are included in
the agreement calling for one week’s
vacation with pay for employes who
have been with the company for one
year to five years, and two weeks
vacation with pay for all employes
who have been with the company for
five years or longer.
A. F. of L. Auto
For Stock Dept
The National Labor Relations
Board today certified United Automo
bile Workers of America, Local No.
447 (AFL), as the sole bargaining
agent for the employees in the stock
department of Chrysler Motor Parts
Corporation at its Kansas City depot,
,The question concerning representa
tion arose in August 1940 when the
company met the union’s request for
exclusive representation with refusal
unless and until it had been certified
by the Board. *
Little touches of sentiment are like
the laces and trimmings on a dress—
they relieve the plainness and add
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HATRED BASED UPON IGNORANCE
By Dr. Charles Stelzle
We wonder why some European countries are at
each other’s throats when their citizens seem to be per
fect lyj-easonable human beings. The fact is, what makes
them fight is that they have inherited “racial” hatreds—
it’s bom in them. It’s a hatred which has been handed
down from father to son for many generations, even
though the origin of their hatred has been completely for
gotten. Hitler has declared that it is easier to build up
an organization upon the basis of hate than upon the
principles of bortherhood when you are getting ready for
war, and he has acted upon this vicious doctrine.
Americans imagine that they “never fell for this
kind of stuff.” But frankly, how many of us can give
a ligical reason why we dislike Democrats or Republicans,
or why we are against Organized Labor, or why we are
opposed to Protestants, Jews or Catholics; or, more par
ticularly, why those of us who are Protestants, swear by
—or at—Episcopalians, Baptists, Presbyterians, Congre
gationalists, Methodists, or one of the other hundred or
more denominations in this country?
Most of us know very little about the origins, his
tory, philosophy or beliefs of the organizations we des
pise. If we are not affiliated with any of these bodies,
we are usually even more ignorant about them than those
who “belong;” and the tragedy of it is that many of their
defense is weak. %
In these days, when sharp differences are constantly
arising concerning questions which will determine the
future of the world, every man and woman should be pre
pared to give a clear-cut reason for the opinions which
they hold and express. They may not be able to speak
with authority concerning world problems, but they
should at least be intelligently informed before they take
a personal position regarding other individuals or groups.
And, best of all, let's rejoice when we have discovered
their fine characteristics, and then let's tell about them
With sincere joy—because, God knows, there are plenty
of others who are ready to tell the worst about them.
Am. Lady Corset
• Up With A. F. L
The National Labor Relations Board
today certified International Ladies’
Garment Workers’ Union, Local No.
318, (AFL), as the sole bargaining
agent of employees of American Lady
Corset Company, Detroit, Michigan.
The Board’s action was based
a secret ballot election of November
14, in which 137 votes were cast for
and 95 votes against the ILGWU.
GREEKS FORGOT TO TAKE
From this angle it begins to look
like if the Greeks lose the war it’ll
be because they forgot to take run
ning lessons.' If they ever lick the
Italians they’ll have to catch ’em
first. Italians are used to running,
as they have been running around in
circles since Mussolini decided to take
over the country and use King Victor
Emanuel for a pet. But before I
pause long enough to recommend
razor blades or lung lotion maybe it
would be a good idea to remind in
nocent bystanders that while Thanks
giving has been sort of scrambled,
there’s been no hint about doing any
thing about Christmas except to go
in debt.—Nashville Trades and Labor
Subscribe for The Joans!
C. 1.0. Local Votes
To Come Into
Am. Fed. Labor
INMAN, S. C.—Employes of the
Inman Cotton Mills, for some time
organized into a local of the C. I. 0.
voted last week to disband the C. I. O.
local and apply for a charter in the
United Textile Workers of America,
affiliated with the American Federa
■ tion of Labor. -Gordon L. Chastain
and John Pollard, of the UTW of A,
were called to Inman and directed
the workers in making the transfer
from the C. I. O. into the A. F. of L.
I do the very best I know
how—the very best I can—
and I mean to keep doing so
till the end. H the end brings
me out all right, what is said
against me won’t amount to
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The successful resistance of the American Federation
of Labor to the, introduction of Communist purposes
methods in the labor movement was an outstanding patri
otic accomplishment. Its lasting value will be recognized
more and more as time passes.—John P. Frey.
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DeWITT MOTOR COMPANY, INC.
428 W. Trade St. Dial 5111
Allied Printing Crafts Council
To Hear Noted Labor Leaders
And to Banquet Sunday Week
The December meeting of Charlotte
Typographical Union No. 838, was
one of the best attended of the year
1840, also one of the shortest, yet
much business was packed into the
session of one hour and fifteen min
utes. The usual routine was gone
through in order; the matter of
Christmas remembrance for the wid
ows and orphans was taken care of
as has been the custom for 40 years.
The financial report of Secretary
Sykes showed a healthy condition, and
President Henry Stalls made a good
report for the executive committee.
One of the outstanding features was
the report of Ray Nixon, of the A]
lied Printing Trades Council, com
posed of' tne Printers, Pressmen,
Stereotypers, Bookbinders and Mailers.
Brother Nixon told of the meeting to
be held the second Sunday in Janu
ary 12, at which time it is expected
that Woodruff Randolph, secretary
treasurer of the International Typo
graphical Union, and John B. Hag
gerty, president of the Bookbinders
Union, will address the gathering at
a luncheon meeting. Visitors from
the various crafts throughout the
state were expected to be present, and
much good will doubtless result from
this gathering of the Allied Printing
UNIONISM CAN ONLY LIVE WHERE MEN ARE TRUE
We in America and the working people in particular
stand immovably in opposition to totalitarianism and in de
fense of democracy. We do that for national reasons as well
as for economic reasons. We have learned from a study of
the situation that trade unionism can only flourish and Uve
where men are free. Freedom is the basis upon which our
government rests. Our democratic trade unions cannot live,
they cannot exist under the totalitarian form of government,
for the record shows that the dictator attacked, first of aD,
the trade unions when he seized power.—William Green.
P. 0. Clerks Local
Meet In July
The Charlotte Local, No. 376, of the
National Association of Post Office
Clerks, will be hosts to the members
of that body from North and South
Carolina at the Bi-State Convention
to be held in Charlotte in July, and
plans are already being made to
make the affair a success from every
angle. T. M. Hill, president of the
Charlotte Local States that an address
will be made by Senator J. M. Mead of
New York, who defeated Republican
Candidate Bruce Barton in the No
vember election. It was understood
that the Postmaster General, other
leading postal officials, Gov. Bur
net Maybank of South Carolina, and
Governor J. M. Broughton of North
Carolina will be invited to attend the
The Charlotte Local of Post Office
Clerks has a bunch of fine workers
in its ranks, and they have loyally
affiliated with the N. C. State Fed
eration of Labor and Charlotte Cen
tral Labor Union, furnishing some
of our most ardent workers.
Congressional members seem to be
neglected when they vote for a good
bill. Nobody pats them on the back.
When they vote wrongly—well, look
A. F. L. Officials
TAMPA, Fla.—Many labor officials
in Florida have declared that the con
ference held here last Saturday be
tween Governor-elect Holland and the
Florida Federation of Labor will prove
to be the greatest event in the history
of the Labor Movement in this state.
The Executive Board, the legislative
committee and many leaders in the
Florida Federation of Labor presented
to the Governor-elect labor’s legisla
tive program prepared for the next
session of the Florida legislature.
Governor Holland brought with him
and introduced to the gathering the
men appointed to assist him during
Into the A. F. L.
DURHAM, N. C.—Charter for the
newly organized local union of
Beauty Operators was installed here
recently, with Organizer A. E. Brown,
of the A. F. of L. staff, assisting at
the installation. The Local Union is
chartered by the International Asso
ciation of Journeymen Barbers, and
C. T. Joiner, Southern Representa
tive of the International, organized
the Local Union. Beauty operators
throughout North Carolina are mak
ing rapid progress in organizing work,
and it is believed that locals will soon
be established in all principal cities
of the state.
CHARTER ORDERED FOR
PATROLMEN AND FIREMEN
WATTS BAR, Tenn., Nov. 26.—A
local union of patrolmen and firemen
has been organized among the em
ployes of this classification on the
TV A. S. E. Roper of the A. F. of L.
Birmingham office directed the work
and organization among these groups.
WHO ADVERTISE IN
| JOHN W. BECK
JOHN W. BECK
John W. Beck, National PrwU |
dent of the American Wire Wear- !
era’ Protective Association, baa
been a member of his Union aince
1909. He was elected Financial
Secretary in 1910 and has served !
as Recording Secretary, President '
of the Ohio Division, and as a !
member of the National Executive i
In 1931 he served as Acting
President, and in 1932 was elected
President of the National -
The American Wire Weavers'
Protective Asssociation was formed i
in 1884, and under the able leader* !
ship of John Beck the Union baa !
thrived and obtained unusual bene*
fits for.its members.
His address is: Mr. Jobs W.
Beck, • President, American Wire
Weavers’ Protective Association.
1436 E. 136th Street, Cleveland!
WIRE WEAVERS’ LABEL
The Union Label of the Ameri
can Wire Weavers’ Protective As
sociation was adopted in 1900, and
is attached to all Union-made
Paper Makers wire cloth, woven by
Union men. The Label is granted
only to shops operating strictly
under Union conditions, and is
printed in red, bine, and gold. This
Union has consistently insisted y
that its members buy only prod
ucts displaying the Union
For further Information regard
ing Union Labels, Shop Cards and
Service Buttons, write Mr. L M.
Union Label Trades Department;
American Federation of Labor
Building, Washington, D. 0,
Abraham Lincoln is no longer a
Northern figure, just as Robert K.
Lee is not a Southern figure they
both belong unanimously to the na
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