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CHARLOTTE LABOR JOURNAL & DIXIE FARM NEWS
Published Weekly at Charlotte, N. C. ______
if A. Stall*. Editor and Publisher W. M. Witter, Associate Kditor
Catered a* mail matter September it, 1981, at the Poyt
Office at Charlotte, N, C„ under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879
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Official Organ of the Charlotte Central Labor Union amt Approve^ By
The American Federation of Labor and the
North Carolina Federation of Labor
Addres* All Communication* to Poat Office Box 1061
Telephone* 3-3094 and 4-5502
runes; of Publication: 118 East Sixth Street, Charlotte, N. C.
The Labor Journal will not be reaponeible for opinion* of eorro
•pondenta, but any erroneous reflecting upon the character, standing or
reputation of any person, firm or cortioration which may appear ®
the column* of The Labor Journal will lie gladly corrected drhen called
la the attention of tine publisher. Correspondence and Open nun
opinions solicited. * '
"JOHNNY" GREEN ' . C
That which was mortaf of Buford L. Green wtes laid to
rest in Evergreen cemetery Monday afternoon, but the spir
itual side of his life will linger • n as a brilliant experience
of friends and loved ones. “Johnny’.’ Green, as he was
famliarly known to his fellow workers on The Charlotte
Observer, died Saturday night, suffering from the effects
of a stroke. He was a true Christian; he was in character
the man every man could exemplify and feel secure in the
thought that when life’s work is o’er he had an abiding
place with the Angels in God’s House. The trials and trib
ulations Of printers and journalists, sometimes put them
to trying tests, but “Johnny’’ Green was adept at casting
discord aside. His material problems, and those problems
encountered throughout his inventive career were solved
quietly and thoroughly^
. Mr, Green was the inventor bf the Semagraph typeset
ting machine which was put on display several years ago
in Charlotte, New York, Asheville* and other American
cities. , On this canny mechanism he had' labored for per
haps a quarter century. Mr. Green was a Linotype opera
tor and also a skilled machinist on these machines.
Several years ago Mr. Green suffered a heart ailment and
had to discontinue working upon his machine, but he had
hoped to be able to further perfect it when his health had
sufficiently improved- To his associates this experience
ajone ,seems sad, but if his life id to be taken as a model
for friends to use we know he 'would not want to see us
holding sad memories due to his misfortune.
The Labor Journal extends deep condolence to Mr.
Green’s family, tq his friends, and to his brother members
of Charlotte Typographical Union,
NORTH CAROLINA LEADS
North Carolina Jeads the country in the amount of goods
given fpr oversea!P'relief through Church World Service in
the first half of 1947: Exactly 510,000 pounds of clothing,
shoes, bedding and other vital supplies have been contrib
uted by North Caroling people for the relief of need abroad
since January 1, 1947. North Carolina also holds the lead
in the per capita giving of its citizens. Individually, North
Carolinian^ have given more than the people of any other
state. . , ,
Results, of the State-wide drive for relief dotting in Tar
heelia- continue to flow into the Church World Service Cen
ter at New Windsor, Maryland. Weekly, towns and cities
all over the State add tons of goods to their record of giv
ing. The week of June 22, 51,000 pounds of clothing, shoes,
bedding and other relief supplies were received at the
On a tour of the New Windsor Center recently, Key.
Ernest J. Arnold, executive secretary of the North Carolina
Council of Churches, watched the processing of clothing
which ia carried on at a < rate of 130 one-hundred-pound
bales a day. Mr. Arnold declared that the packing and
shipment of clothing through New Windsor was being doiie
with efficiency and speed.
The successful North Carolina drive, which was headed
up by Rev. Henry G. Ruark of, the University Methodist
Church, Durham, has inspired other states throughout the
nation, to launch similar campaigns for relief supplies.
These are to be held during the coming winter and next
The need for clothing throughout this fall and wlnt'er
will be intense, according to relief workers in Europe. The
clothing shortage has reached a crisis as, with factories
.destroyed or without raw materials, homes burned and
bombed with all surplus clothing in them, and with con
tinuous hard wear and inadequate cleansing, the few clothes
people had are worn to rags. The only supply of clothing
to which these people can turn is the surplus of American
,Adding to the^ contribution already being made, Mr. Ar
nold has announced that initial plans are! now being made
for community-wide collections of relief materials through
out North Carolina next spring and winter. By then, thou
sands of destitute people will have received help through
the generosity of North Carolina people this year. North
Carolina has led the nation as the first to undertake State
wide drive for Church’ World Service.
UNIONS URGED TO FORM COOPERATIVES
The American Federation of Labor called upon its mem
bers to establish co-operative stores, credit unions, and fac
tories as the only effective means of reducing prices.
Citing the need for lower prices and increased purchas
ing power for workers to maintain ‘Tull production” and
“full employment,” the AFL’s Labor’s Monthly Survey de
clared, “By organizing as consumers in co-operatives we
can mobilize our buying power to achieve these goals.”
The AFL report said, “We cannot afford to wait. Almost
every AFL member spends at least $800 a year on living
necessities. These dollars, spent, in co-operative stores,
will fight for fair prices and good quality. Our 7,500,000
members, buying in consumer co-operatives and saving in
credit unions, can be an immense power for good.”
“The AFL has repeatedly said that the forces of compe
tition would reduce prices when enough goods are pro
duced to meet the demand,” the Survey said. “But today
many factories are cutting production while prices hold at
* high levels.
“This year’s experience has proved t beyond a doubt that
talk alone will not bring prices down! There has been no
Mgaificant decline in the general level of either industrial
or consumer prices this year.” ^
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AFL 1947 Convention Calendar
(Following ia • list of conven
tions scheduled for this year by
National and International Un
ions and State Federations of La
bor under the banner of the
American Federation of Labor.
This list is not; complete. Addi
tion will be announced later.)
July 14—Washington State Fed
eration of Labor—Seattle.
July 4—Int. Assn, of Protective
1 Retail Clerks—San Francisco.
July 14—Bro. Locomotive Fire
men and Enginemen—San Fran
July 21 — International Union
July 21—Int. Stereotypers and
Electrotypers—Montreal, Can. •'
July 28—Railroad Yard masters
of America—Portland, Oregon.
•Aug—Nevada State Federation
Aug. 4—California State Feder
ation of Labor—San Diego.
Aug. 6—Iowa Stats Federation
Aug. 11—North Carolina State
Federation of Labor—Wilmington.
Aug. J1 — United Garment
Workers of America — Oshkosh,
Aug. 11—Int. Bro. Teamsters,
Aug. 16 — International Typo-1
graphical Union—Cleveland, Ohio.
Aug. 18 — Intern tlonal Photo
Cogravers Union—Chicago, 111.
Aug. 18—Wisconsiiy State Fed
eration of Labor—Green Bay.
Aug. 18—Utah State Federa
tion of Labor—Provo.
Sept. 8—Amal. Ass’n Street add
Electric Ry.—Los Angeles.
Sept. 8—International Chemical
Workers—Washington, D. C.
Sept. S—Nebraska State Fed
eration of Labor—Hastings.
Sept 8—Kentucky State Feder
ation of Labor—Bowling Green.
Sept, Connecticut State Fed
eration of La bo*—Undecided.
Sept. 9~United Ass’n Ptum
bers and Steamflttere—Undecided,
Sept. 15—Int. Bro. Pulp, Sul
phite and Paper Mill Wks.—Mil-1
Sept Id—Minnesota State Fed
eraton of Labor—Hibbing.
Sept. Id—Brotherhood Railroad
Trainmen—Miami Beach, Fla.
Sept. 20—New Hampshire State
Federation of Labor—Concord.
Sept. 20—American Wire Weav
ers Protective Assn’—New York
Sept.—Mssissippi State Federa
tion oC Labor—Jackson.
- Sept. 22—Illinois State Feder
ation of Labor—Peoria.
Sept. II—Oklahoma State Pad-:
eration of Labor—McAlester.
Sept. 11—Arizona State Fed
eration of Labor—Tucson.
Sept. 12 — Int. Union Wood.
Wire and Metal Lather* — Los
Sept. 15—Ohio State Federation
Sept. 25—West Virginia State
Federation of Labor—Charleston.
Sept. 29 — Metal Trades De
Oct..l—Building and Construe
May 1 — Pennsylvania State
Federation of Labor — Harris
May 2—Kansas State Federa
tion of Labor—Wichita.
May 5—Wall Paper Craftsmen
and Workers—New York.
May 5—International Coopers’
May 5—Tennessee State Fed
eration of Labor—Johnson City.
May 11—Virginia State Federa
tion of Labor—Richmond.
May 12—Brotherhood of Rail
way Clerks—Cincinnati. * .*t i j
tion Trades. Dept.—San Francisco.
Oct. 2—New Mexico State Fed
eration of Labor—Carlsbad.
Oct. 3 — Union Label Trade*
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Oct 6—International Asbestos
W orkers—U ndecided.
Oct. 20—Commercial Telegraph,
er^ U it ion—Los Angeles.
Nov. 17—International Auto
Bee. 6—Internationa] Bill Post
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