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charlotte Tabor journal & dixie earm news
Published Weekly at Charlotte. N. C.
H. A, Stalls, Editor and Publisher W. M. Witter, A—ociate Editor
Entered as second-class mail matter September 11, 1981, at the Poet
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 and Approved by
The American Federation of Labor and the
North Carolina Federation of Labor
Address All Communications to Post Office Box 1061
Telephones 3-3094 and 4-5602
Office of Publication: 118 East Sixth Street. Charlotte, N. C.
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spondents, but any erroneous reflecting upon the character, standing oi
reputation of any person, firm or co.*poration which may appear in
the columns of The Labor Journal will be gladly corrected when called
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spinions solicited. __ _
FARMERS' 6R0SS INCOME IN 1946 SHOWS 200 PCT. 6MN
Income received by farmers in
194« *as 208 per cent greater
than the average for the yeara
1935-1939 and the value of assets
held by farmers doubled since
1940, according to a report is
sued by the Agriculture Depart
The nation’s farmers received a
record $24,500,000,000 for last
year's crops and started 1947 with
assets worth $111,209,000,000.
The economists’ report, based
on revised figures, pointed out
that most of the increase in
farmers’ gross earnings resulted
from still-booming prices that
have, fchot up their income still
further during the first eight
months of this year.
Despite the record take last
year, the report said, farmers
went further into debt. The total
of crop loans increased from $$
119,000,000 to $3,524,000,000 dur
ing the year and mortgages on
farms climbed 600 million dollars
to a year-end total of $4,890,000,
In this connection, the Federal
Reserve System reported that in
sure! commercial banks alone had
'2,200,000,000 outstanding: in mort
gage and short-term farm pro
duction loans as of last June 30.
The agriculture experts said
that farmers’ cash earnings last
year were “the largest in a con
tinually increasing series which
started in 1939 and apparently
has not yet reached its climax."
“This long uptrend in farm in
come," they said, ’stemmed from
the strong wartime and postwar
demand for all farm products, and
from increased production. Price
increases have played a major
part in the gainst ’
An official Agriculture Depart
ment report showed recently that
farmers were doing even better
this year. It said the average
farmer was taking in more dol
lars than ever before and that
net receipts during the first eight
months of 1947 totaled $17,400,
Cl UNEMPLOYMENT PAY
TOPS $2.5 BILLION MARK
Washington. D. C.—The Vet
erans Administration announced
that over $2 Vi billion has been
paid t<r veteran^ * in (unemploy
ment or self-employment allow
ances since* the fall of 1944.
However, only half of the na
tion's 14,500,000 World War II
veterans have received readjust
ment payments of any kind and
fewer than 8 in every 100 have
claimed all of the allowances to
which they are entitled under the
Unemployment payments made
made to an average of 750,000
veterans during July, 1947, com
pared with a weekly peak of 1,
800,000 a year earlier. Self-em
ployed claimants, numbered 260,
000 during June, 1947, compared
with a monthly peak of 022,000.
FEINBERG. ILGWU LEADER,
LAUDED FOR HIS SERVICE
New York City.--A crowd of
1,000 persons in Town Hall paid
tribute to Israel Feinberg, vice
president of the International
Ladies Garment Workers Union
and general manager of the New
York Cloak Joint Board of the
union, in celebration of his 40
years of service in the labor
David Dubinsky, president of
the ILGWU, said Mr. Feinberg
had been instrumental in bring
ing to the cloak makers the high
standards and conditions that had
placed them at the top level of
“The establishment of health,
vacation and retirement funds in
the cloak industry,” Mr. Dubinsky
added, “is due to his persistence
I and vision.”
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