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Entered as secona-class mail matter September 11, 1M1,
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The American Federation of Labor and the
North Carolina Federation of Labor •
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to the attention of the publisher. Correspondence and Open Forum
THE QUARTERMASTER DEPOT
The Charlotte Central Labor Union recently passed a res
olution in an effort to prevent the Charlotte Quartermaster
Depot from being deactivated, or near deactivated, in ac
cordance with orders soon to be issued by the Army, the
Charlotte Central Labor Union had been reliably informed.
Or perhaps the facility might have been used later on as a
dead storage plant lor the Atlanta department of the Army.
Should this have been the case considerable manpower at
the Depot necessarily would have been dismissedd.
The purpose of the Charlotte Central Labor Union res
olution was to have the Charlotte Quartermaster Depot
maintained on a full-time actively-operated basis until
world conditions become stabilized. Twenty millions of
dollars is quite a huge sum in taxpayers’ money and the
facility means much to the local community in the way
of payrolls. Would it be wise to dispose of this very val
uable property now owned by the Army and turn it over
to private interests at a fraction of the costs of building it,
losing millions of dollars for the taxpayers and the Army,
when it could be utilized in a big way by the Army as a
storage and shipping center for the thousands of textile
products which the Army purchases each year in the Pied
mont Carolinas ?
Until such time as Russia agrees to go along with tne
other members of the United Nations in helping to build a
genuine world peace, and also until such time as some
private manufacturing or distributing enterprise comes
along to put up the necessary money to pay the real
worth of the Quartermaster Depot property in order that
the monetary loss will not be so great The Labor Journal
must join the Charlotte American Federation of Labor Un
ions in urging Congress to provide sufficient money to
operate the Depot for the benefit of the Army, the Dis
abled Veterans and their families and also for the handful
of workers left at the Depot who served throughout the
' war days.
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PRICE CONTROL AND ^SUPPLY ANfTDEMAND LAW’’
What do those who were hell bent on killing all price
controls several months ago have to offer as salve for the
capers skyrocketing prices are cutting these days? Mem
ory says that a few short months ago the “editorial econo
mists” who had joined the profiteering classes and the anti
labor classes and all other anti-right thinking classes were
trying to feed us on the stuff that if all price controls were
lifted the law of supply and demand would work magic
with ^economic conditions shortly thereafter. Price con
trols were killed. The demand continued to be great for
all of America’s needs; production records during the war
years and thereafter have broken all records—the anti
labor legislation has been established in the land, both na
tionally and in many States. All of this, perhaps, “accord
ing to plan.”
Today, we are in the midst of paying the highest prices
in history and now the economists tell us that prices will
soar higher. All of this causes the working man to wonder
around which comer he will run head-on into the chaos
tht may be on the way.
Roosevelt has passed on. The New Deal was emascu
lated with his passing, so some think. Labor has been put
into shackles, though not as tightly bound as some would
prefer. And now we are informed that we are to be given
the knockout needling through higher prices before the
frost hits the pumpkin!
It appears that many changes in'our law-making bodies
are in order, if the Nation is to avert economic disaster
which may be coming around the bend.
The local halls of knowledge will fling wide open Mon
day in welcome to the thousands of Charlotte kiddies, boys
and girls who this week visited the city schools and ob
tained a list of books, etc., in preparation for the classes
ahead. Little Johnny and Little Susie have loaded up with
crayons, pencils and paper, etc., and Big John and Big Sue
have gotten together their history, geography, grammar,
trigonometry, geometry and all the other books needed for
the 1947-48 term.
All of this spells knowledge and more knowledge, not
only, for thousands of Charlotte students, but for millions
of students throughout the United States.
Truly, the teachers of the Nation are playing great and
responsible roles in moulding the destinies of these millions
of young Americans. Many, many years are spent in pre
paration for their life’s work by our instructors. The wel
fare of our teachers should be carried right along with the
welfare of our students. Both are equally important. The
Nation needs well-trained and well-educated Americans to
carry it forward and consequently this depends upon the
quality of instructors we employ to do the job. Sufficient
salaries should be paid to American teachers to assure them
‘ that their efforts are being duly appreciated.
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MEANT FUYS GOP
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offered a substitute which makes
medical care available only on a
paupership basis. In order to get
this medical care, under his bill,
the citizen would have to swear
he had no money to pay a doctor.
“That isn’t what the American
people want. They want insurance
on which they would pay regular
premiums from their wages, so
that they would be entitled to the
best medical care as a matter of
paid-up right when they needed
The Republican leadership failed
the American people on yet an
other major question in their fail
ure to live up to the reported
desire of the GOP to push an in
crease in the minimum wage lev
el, Mr. Meany said. Now at the
pitifully low figure of |10 a week,
ail proposals for lifting the min
imum wage were allowed to die,
In concluding the interview, Mr.
Meany said that all of the GOP
actions “are clear symptoms of a
besic attitude toward labor by
the Republican congressional lead
ership, an overbearing, hostile at
titude which the workers of this
country will not soon forget.”
NLRB TO THROW OUT
PENDING USES UNLESS
UNIONS FILE THEIR DATA
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general counsel and virtual "czar”
of the NLRB.
The strict interpretation of the
law, made by Denham, was con
tained in instructions to the
NLRB regional offices. They were
told to allow unions a period of
20 days from the effective date
of the complete law, August 22,
in which to file the required in
formation. If the unions do not
act within that period cases in
which they are involved will be
dismissed without action by the
It is estimated that about 3,000
cases pending in the board’s re
gional offices will be affected by
the Denham policy.
Denham announced the “dismis
sal” policy applies to unions' pe
titions for collective bargaining
elections and to cases involving
alleged unfair practices on the
part of employers. It will also
apply where an employer peti
tioned for an election unless both
unions involved file the registra
In a case where a petitioning
union files the required data and
a union which has a contract does
not, Denham said the intervening
union will be permitted to defend
the contract at a hearing. It will
be advised, however, that its in
tervention will be limited to that
purpose and that if an election is
directed it may not appear on the
This means that a union which
has a contract and fails to comply
with the registration requirement
will be certain to lose its standing
under the law as a certified la
bor organisation. The Section
will be won either by the peti
tioning onion or by a majority
who might vote for no union.
Mr. Denham said that in con
formity with the requirements of
the set end NLRB policy concern
ing the processing of old charges
he is ordering the dismissal of all
unfair labor practice eases pend
ing in the regional offices in
which the charges were filed more
than six months after the incident!
which led to the action.
254.066 WORKERS OVER 65
REPORTED IN N. Y. STATE
Albany, N. Y.—Senator Thomas
C. Desmond, Newburgh Republi
can, reported that 254,000 men and
women 65 or older are now em
ployed in New York State. He
said this represented an increase
of 51 per cent since 1940.
Senator Desmond, who is chair
man of the New York State Joint
Legislative Committee on Prob
ems of the Aging, revealed that
hi* committee had discovered that
5 per cent of persqns in this age
group able and willing to work
had obtained positions.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
Geneva Jones, Plaintiff, vs. John
nie H. Jones, Defendant.
The defendant above named will
take notice that an action entitled
as above has been commenced in
the Superior Court of Mecklen
burg County, North Carolina, for
the purpose of obtaining an abso
lute divorce from the defendant,
and the defendant will further
take notice that he is required
to appear before the Clerk of the
Superior Court at the Court House
ill Charlotte. North Carolina, on
or before the 20th day of Sep
tember. 1947, and within twenty
days thereafter answer or demur
to the complaint in said action or
the plaintiff will apply to the'
Court for the relief demanded in
This the 20th day of August.
J. LESTER WOLFE,
Clerk of Superior Court.
(8-21-28: 9-4, ll-c.)
| North Carolina,
I Mecklenburg County.
, IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
B. L. Pendleton. Plaintiff, vs.
James Chenault, Defendant and G
R. Dellinger, Sr., and Sons T/a
Dellinger’s Garage, Defendants
| in Garnishee.
| Notice of Publication of Summons
| and Warrant of Attachment.
James Chenault, the defendant
, above named, will take notice that
an action entitled as above has
been commenced in the Superior
Court of Mecklenburg County.
North Carolina, in which the
plaintiff claims the sum of $10,*
000.00 based on damages for per
sonal injuries growing out of a
collision between the plaintiff's
automobile and the automobile
owned and being driven by the
defendant, and property damages
to the plaintiff's automobile.
Said defendant will also take
notice that he is required to ap
pear at the office^of the Clerk of
Superior Court of Mecklenburg
County, North Carolina, on or be
fore October I, 1947. which date
is at least twenty-seven days
after the last date of publication
of this notice, and answer or de
mur to the complaint, or the
plaintiff will apply to the Court
for the relief therein demanded.
Said defendant' will further
take notice that in said action a
warrant of attachment against
the property of the defendant,
James Chenault, has been issued
and the following property at
1947 Ford Coach Automobile,
Vehicle Registration Number
Motor No. 99A-1711728.
and said warrant of attachment
is* returnable before the under
signed Clerk of Superior Court
at his office in said County on
the 14th day of August, 1947.
This the 13th day of August,
J. LESTER WOLFE,
Clerk of Superior Court.
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