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VOL. XVIII; NO. 35
CHARLOTTE. N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 13. 1919
AFL ENDORSES MARCH OF DIMES CAMPAIGN
PRIZES TOTALING MORE THAN $15,000 WILL BE AWARDED BY LOCAL FIRMS
J. P* White Honored At Typographical Banquet
Given Emblem For 50-Year
Printers’ ITU Membership
John P. White, for fifty years an active member of the
International Typographical Union, was honored at a ban
quet by Charlotte Typographical Union No. 338 on January
9 at the Ship-Ahoy Restaurant, at which time the honor
guest was presented with a 50-year membership button
and a handsome gold watch and chain. The button came
as a fitting reward from the International Typographical
Union and the watch and chain were the gifts from mem
bers of the Charlotte local who have been associated with
Mr. White for the past 23 years. Mr. White is production
manager of The Charlotte Observer.
The occasion hud been *la the making for several weeks,
and the committee on arrangements, headed by President
J. T. Primm of the local union, provided an excellent pro
gram for the occasion. President Randolph of the Inter
national Union was an invited guest, but at the last mom
ent, due to illness, he wired that he could not be present.
Guy L. Billingsley, a trustee of the ITU Union Printers
Home, from Washington, I>. C., propped all assignments
and accepted the committee’s invitation to be present and
deliver the main address, followed by presentation of the
50-year emblem and other gifts to Mr. White. Mr. Ran
dolph was present at similar exercises 10 years ago when
Mr. White and James M. Felmet, deceased, were awarded
the 40-year buttons for continuous ITU membership.
The banquet was opened with the invocation by Rev.
James Garth and President Primm then introduced Roy
Cashwell as the toastmaster for the occasion, who in turn
introduced His Honor, Mayor Herbert H. Baxter. Brother
Cashwell, at the outset, demonstrated that he is no novice
as a toastmaster, and added spice to the ceremony with his
natural wit. The Charlotte publishers and the proprietors
of local Union printing establishments were special guests
for the., occasion.
P. H. Batte, general manager of The Observer, read a
telegram from Curtis B. Johnson, Observer publisher, con
gratulating Mr. White for his “fidelity and efficiency.” T.
L. Robinson, publisher of The Charlotte News, and J. E.
Dowd, vice-president and general manager of The News,
lauded his “friendly interest in the newspapers and the
Others who added tributes included Everett Bierman,
assistant manager of The Observer; Mayor H. H. Baxter, O.
N. Burgess, secretary-treasurer of the Virginia-Carolinas
Typographical Conference; Ernie Hathaway of Richmond,
Va., vice president of this tri-state conference; Jord H.
Jordan, president of Herald Press, Inc.; Henry A. Stalls,
publisher of The Charlotte Labor Journal, and William
Witter, its former publisher; City Councilman Claude L.
Albea, who is past president of Charlotte Typographical
Union No. 338, now president of Charlotte Central Labor
Union; Byron Luna, proprietor of Carolina Linotyping Co.;
Mrs. Byron Luna, president of the auxiliary of Charlotte
Typographical Union No. 338; Mrs. Hugh M. Sykes, past
president of the auxiliary; and Gus Travis, Observer col
Mr. White, visibly moved by the speeches, spoke briefly.
“I have tried to practice the Golden Rule in its entirety,
without any reservation,” he said.
“My experiences in the past have had me in many cracks,
and I have always managed to get out, but gentlemen,
this is one time I have not words to express my gratitude
for the beautiful tribute you have paid me, other than to
say I thank you from the bottom of my heart.” The “bet
ter half” who shares this honor with me and who has
traveled along the road with me all these years also thanks
you,”c Mr. White said.
Mrs. Hugh M. Sykes was in charge of the musical pro
gram and she and her quartet led in songs which were fit
ting and beautiful for the occasion. About 200 people at
tended the banquet.
Gus Travis* Charlotte Observer humorist and philoso
pher, was an invited guest and gave a special humorous
after-dinner speech which kept the audience in an uproar.
JOHN P. WHITE
Honor guest at Charlotte Typographical Union banquet,
January 9 at Ship-Ahoy Restaurant. He is production
manager The Charlotte Observer and a City Councilman.
Mr. White received an emblem from the International
Typographical Union during the ceremony.
Green Urges Labor
To Do Its Utmost
William Green, president of the American Federation of
I^abor, has fully endorsed the plea of Basil O’Connor,
president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paraly
sis, for a record-breaking 1949 March of Dimes campaign.
In a letter to Mr. O’Connor, Mr. Green urged “every
member of unions affiliated with the American Federation
of Labor to give his utmost support to this splendid cause.”
The labor leader recalled that “stricken children of many
members of the American Federation of Labor again have
been helped along the road to recovery through chapters
of the National Foundation.’’
This pledged support by labor of the 1949 March of
Dimes came after Mr. O’Connor revealed that the cost of
aid and treatment alone of victims in the 1948 epidemics
—upwards of 27,000 children and adults were stricken in
this worst polio year in more than three decades—will ex
ceed $17,000,000. This cost- will continue high in 1949 since
treatment in a great number of cases must continue
through many months, and in some instances for years.
In his letter, Mr. Green pointed out that labor ‘this year.
is deeply conscious of the ravages infantile paralysis has
caused throughout the nation.” Mr. Green asked Federation
members to keep in mind “the services rendered by the
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in meeting
the widespread epidemics” which raged with particular
fury in Texas, North Carolina, and more than a dozen
, To carry on its fight against polio through research and
education, to continue its important work of aid and treat
ment and ,to arm against next Summer’s expected epidem
ics, the National Foundation has asked every one to give
at least 50 per cent more during the 1949 March of Dimes
campaign, January 14-31.
President of AFL calls on
all members to give to ut
most in March of Dimes
Campaign, January 14-31
Read his statement to Na
tional Chairman elsewhere
on this page.
J. T. Priram
Brother Primm, president
of Charlotte Typographical
Union, deserves much praise
for the excellent work he and
his committee did in arrang
ing for the ceremony in
which John P. White was
awarded a 50-year emblem
Sunday, January 9 at the
During Past Year
Allbany, N. Y.—The 1,164 med
iation cases disposed of by the
New York State Board of Media
tion during the first 10 months
of 1048 represent a 61 per cent j
increase over the number closed j
during the corresponding period 1
of 1947, the State Labor Depart
ment reported. More than 200,
000 workers were involved in the
Two-thirds of the total, 960
cases, were closed following joint
mediation conferences or indirect
mediation activity. Of 702 cases
which were potential stoppages
at the time of intervention, only j
70 developed into stoppages. In
100 other cases stoppages ex- i
iated at the time of intervention. '
Agreements to arbitrate in the
event of failure of mediation exp
iated in 158 cases.
Sedan Tops Gifts
The Charlotte and Mecklenburg County March of Dimes
committee has about completed plans for launching the
1949 campaign January 14, through January 31st, accord*
ing tcf Bill Parker, campaign chairman. Headquarters
have been established at 127 East Fourth Street where the
final details for the 1949 drive are being perfected. Meck
lenburg’s quota is $100,000.
A large list of gifts, donations of Charlotte and Meck
lenburg county firms and individuals, is on file at the head
quarters office and these gifts will be awarded to the win
ning contributors when the campaign comes to a close. Top
ping the list will be a four-door Buick Custom Roadmaster
Sedan, which will be awarded the contributor who submits
the lucky line to complete the jingle, which accompanies
this article. Altogether more than $15,000 in prizes are to
be given away by the donors. An impartial list of judges
has been selected to select the contest winners.
Anyone is eligible to compete. All he or she needs to do
is add the last line of the four-line jingle, the first three
lines of which appear in the at company ing entry blank.
The line contributed may rhyme with any of the other
three, officials of the contest announced.
The entry then must be accompanied by a contribution
to the $100,000 March of Dimes quota.
All entries should be mailed to March of Dimes Head
quarters, 127 Blast Fourth Street, Charlotte, N. C.
The prizes offerred in the jingle contest are:
First—1949 new Buick Sedan, valued at over $3,000.
Second—Complete Basic American Central Kitchen, in
stalled, donated by A. K. Sutton, Inc.
Third — Complete Laundry AsseVnbly, consisting of one
deluxe Bendix washer; one deluxe Standard electric ironer;
one deluxe dryer, gas or electric, together with another
prize; one hydraulic Kaiser dish washer, all the gift of the
Southern Appliance Company, and can be seen on display
at Bridges Furniture store.
There are several other prizes. See the sample jingle at
the bottom of this column, complete it and let your con
tribution be in dollars instead of dimes.
The following are the county workers who are assisting
County Chairman Mrs. Ralph Miller:
Mrs. Joe Craig, Oakhurst; Hugo Sapp, Davidson; Mrs.
Lee Kearns, Long Creek; Berdette King, Hickory Grove;
Mr. and Mrs. Byrum Faires, Robinson; Mrs. A. B. Connell,
Arlington and Clear Creek; Mrs. Carl McEwen, Mint Hill;
Mrs. Lucille Thompson, Mint Hill; Miss Gladys Wamock,
Huntersville and Mrs. R. H. Atwell, Cornelius.
Fill in the coupon below, accompany it with your con
tribution and then send it to the March of Dimes
Headquarters right away. You may receive a prize that
you will be able to use for a lifetime and at the same time
your contribution will play its full share in raising the
$100,000 quota to be used in fighting the dreaded polio dur
ing the coming year.
Perhaps there are many people who do not know that
there are many polio victims of the 1948 epidemic who are
in the hospitals here and throughout the State. The local
and national funds were exhausted in providing medical at
tention for the stricken ones by last fall, and the National
Foundation has assigned larger quotas to North Carolina
counties this year than ever before because of the great
number of polio cases in this State. Your dollars and
dimes will certainly be used to aid these victims who re
main to be cared for and also others who may be attacked
tyy the disease will require the same careful attention.
Turn your dimes into dollars and march forward doing
your part to aid these unfortunate ones!
COMPLETE THE JIN6LE AND HELP FIGHT POLIO
Comply ♦his jingle, enclose your contribution and
mail to 'torch of Dimes Headquarters, 127 East Fourth
Street, Charlotte N. C.
'T- ' iptrihution in dollars this time
! * i of the usual dime;
Ti ’ Tio harder than ever
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