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    Southern AFL Labor Editors Form Press Association
Meeting Held In Miami
Sunday, January 30th
SECOND MEETING WILL BE IN ATLANTA MARCH
26 AND 27 FOR PURPOSE OF ELECTING PERM A.
NENT OFFICERS AND ADOPTING BY-LAWS.
One of the most important meetings in recent Southern
Labor circles was that of editors- and publishers of the
Southern Labor Press which was called by Southern Or
ganization Director J. L. Rhodes, and held in Miami Sun
<h<f, January 30. The meeting was called by Mr. Rhodes
for the purpose of reforming a permanent organization of
the Southern Labor Paper publications. Attending the
aeasion from North Carolina were E. R. Williamson of the
Durham Labor Journal and H. A. Stalls of the Charlotte
I_abor Journal.
The meeting was called to
.order in the Hotel El Commo
dore shortly after 10:00 o’clock
Sunday morning and Stanton
Dann of the Mobile Labor Journal
was named temporary president;
and L. B. Stanford of the South
ern Teamster of Atlanta, Ga.,
was named temporary secretary.
The Charlotte Labor Journal is
reproducing a full account of the
meeting which appears in thia
week’s issue of the Miami Citisen,
Magic City Labor Newspaper, ably
edited by Brother F. J. Reed,
whom the writer worked with in
-Atlanta *6 years ago, and whoik
publisher is Bro. Chas. F. Towle.
Both are members of the Inter
national Typographical Union
who have been in Miami for
many years.
The Citizen article follows:
By F. J. REED
"Sunday’s meeting of southern
labor press representatives open
ed more auspiciously than even
its best friends dared hope for,
considering the many obstacles
confronting labor and the labor
press at this or at most ‘any old
time,’ as well as the fact that
most of the vitally interested at
tendants were from beyond the
borders of the State of Flowers.
“To a certain extent it is pos
sible that ‘distance lends enchant
ment,’ or the fact that Florida
has a drawing power that even
residents of border states find hard
to resist (Miami Chamber of Com
merce please note). At any rate
a a
J. L. RHODES
Southern AFL Director of
Organisation
»ho railed Southern Labor Pub
lishers together for the Miami
meeting. Brother Rhodes addressed
he gathering.
there was a good attehdance to
greet Bro. J. L. Rhodes, southern
director of organization for the
American Federation of Labor,
who had sent out the first calls
for the gathering and was work
ing hand in hand with Secretary
Lewis M. Herrmann of the In
ternational Labor Press of Amer
ica, Matthew Woll, president of
the Union Label Trades Depart
ment of the AFL, and others who
arrived in Miami too late to at
tend the session, but who are
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Dixie Labor Editors Meet In Miami
Left to rig£t: Chas. E. Silva, Florida State Advocate, Tampa. Fla.; E. R. Williamson. Durham,
N. C, Labor Journal; S. L. Goodman. South Carolina Labor News, Columbia. 8. C.; F. J. Reed,
Editor Miami Citizen. Miami. Fla.; L. B. Stanford, Southern Teamster, Atlanta, Ga., Acting Secre
tary-Treasurer, Southern Labor Press Association; Stanton Da nit, Labor Journal, Mobile, Ala., acting
president. Southern Labor Press Association; J. L. Rhodes, southern director, American Federation of
Labor.- Atlanta. Ga.; Chao. F. Towle, Pubitober Miami Citireu. Miami, Fla.: T. K Cuthbect, Chat
tanooga Labor World. Chattanooga. Tena.; H. A. Stalls, Charlotte Labor Journal, Charlotte, N. C.;
John H. Swann. Georgia Federationist, Savannah, Ga.
Miami Citizen Photo (AFL)
Western District Postal Employes
To Meet In Charlotte February 19th
; LABOR ARBITRATION CASKS
REPORTED UP 21 IN YEAR
New York,—An increase of 21
■ per cent in the number of labor
disputes settled through resort to
the American Arbitration Associ
| ation was reported for 1948 by
the association.
The number of disputes in
creased in 1948, compared with
1947, the organisation said in its
twenty-second annual report,
j which said that the arbitration
record in such circumstances was
evidence of “substantial recogni
tion" of the value of AAA pro
cedures by' both management and
labor.
The Golden Rule of Trade Un
ionism is to buy Union Label
goods from others as you would
have them pay Union wages unto
yon!
AFL Wins Local
Plant Election
In an election recently con
ducted by the National Labor Re
lations Board in the plant of the
New England Waste Company,
Charlotte firm, the balloting re
sulted in a 91 to 23 victory for
the American Federation of La
bor. The petition for the elec
tion had been pending for almost
a year. It was filed by AFL Rep
resentative AI Kemp in behalf
of the plant’s employes.
Mr. KempT who has been sta
tioned in Charlotte for the past
two years, organised this plant,
and he has been doing good work
in the formation of a number of
local unions in this territory. He
has set up a number of Federal
Labor Unions also.
HEADQUARTERS WILL
BE IN SELWYN HOTEL :
Bulletins are being sent al'
North Carolina locals of the Na
tional Federation of Postal Em
ployes announcing a Western
District Conference meeting to
be held in Charlotte on Saturday,
February 19. Headquarters for
the affair will be in the Selwyn
hotel, Charlotte, recently remod
eled hotel at the corner of West
Trade and Church streets. Char
lotte Local 376 is sponsoring the
Charlotte meeting.
Registrations will begin at 1:00
o’clock on the aKernoon of the
19th, followed by an Open Forum
in the afternoon at which time
a representative of the U. S. Post
Office department will be present
and conduct this part of the pro
gram. He will be assisted by a
national officer of the Postal or
ganisations.
The bulletin which has been for
warded to North Carolina locals
is as follows:
“All Postal Employees are
cordially invited to attend a Dis
trict meeting at Charlotte, N. C.,
February 19. 1949. Headquarters
will be at the Selwyn Hotel, first
block of West Trade Street from
Square.
“Registration will start at 1:00
P. M. with guys and gals there
to greet you, pin a tag on you
and give you any information
that you desire. W’e aim to make
you welcome—you aim to enjoy
it. .
“The Open Forum in the after
noon will be conducted by a Rep
resentative of the Post Office De
partment and assisted by a Na
tional Officer of one of the Postal
Organisations. You can get the
information that you have been
looking for from them. That lit
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HOG PRICES IN SHARI* DROP
TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 46
CHICAGO—
Consumers’ hopes for lower
meat prices were raised here
when a flood of hogs pouring into
livestock markets dropped the
price to the lowest level since
1946.
Receipts on a recent day were
the heaviest since June, 1944.
The top price for best grade
hogs was $21 a hundred pounds,
lowest since Oct. 14, 1946, when
the OPA ceiling on hogs stood
at $16.25.
Arrivals totaled 27,000 head.
Last year’s peak day was April
19, when 21,000 head arrived,
The Chicago A North Western
i railway reported it alone unload
ed 120 railroad cars of livestock
i here.
Prices dropped $1 to $1.50 i
hundred pounds.
I _ _
State Organizer
Visits Charlotte
Representative Brown of th
North Carolina Federation of La
bor has been a visitor in Char
lotte for the past several dayi
and last week addressed the reg
ular bi-monthly meeting of Char
lotte Central Labor Union
Brother Brown was assigned tc
Charlotte to familiarise himsell
with some of the work that A FI
Organise^ A1 Kemp has had ii
process for some time. Mr. Kemj
has temporarily been assigned t<
Arkansas from this State but ex
poets to return here following
completion of his work beyond th<
Mississippi.
Friends of Representative Browi
welcome him here.
AFL Unions Located
In Carpenters’ Hall
CHARLOTTE LOCAL OF BROTHERHOOD. OF CARPEN
TERS PURCHASE WEST TRADE STREET PROP
ERTY AND BEGIN EXTENSIVE OVERHAULING
OF BUIUMNG. — PREPARING OFFICES AND
MEETING HALLS SUFFICIENT TO CARE FOR
ALL LOCAL AFFILIATES.
The Charlotte branch of the American Federation of La
bor, the Charlotte Central Labor Union, and its affiliated
unions are now. domiciled in their new quarters at 920
West Trade street, after having been located at 317*4
North Tryon Street for the past three years.
REPRESENTATIVE CARLYLE
of Lumherton, N. C, newly chos
en member of tbo House Pool
Office and Civil Service commit
tee, who was a guest at a meet
ing held by the postal employees
of New Hanover County, N. C.
in December.
i iic iTcni iiaue siiccv
property was recently pur
chased by the Charlotte local
of the Brotherhood of Car
penters and Joiners of Amer
ica and workmen are now
busy tearing out petitions,
walls, etc., in plans that call
for accommodating all of the
American Federation of La
bor activities in this city and
section. The building is be
ing renovated inside and out.
Large meeting halls for the
unions are being made and
sufficient office space to take
care ot the local AFL affili
ated unions’ executive offices
have been or will be arranged
shortly.
The new union quarters has
been needed for a long time.
In fact, the rapid growth of
the Charlotte labor movement
during the war period and
since has made it necessary
that larger quarters be ob
tained. For quite a while
the Central Labor Union has
contemplated purchasing a
lot and building suitable ac
commodations to care for its
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Only Four Days Left Of
March Of Dimes Drive
Only four more days remain of the March of Dimes cam
paign which last Saturday was extended for another week
iKjcause only about $32,000 of the $100,000 campaign goal
i had been reached. As of Wednesday evening of this week
I a little more than half of the quota had been raised.
J Mecklenburg citizens will have to work fast during the
remaining days of the drive in order to put the quota over
the top. This is something in which every man, woman and
child should become interested in order that Mecklenburg
will bejchallced up as having done its full share in fund
raisingto be used ir caring for those who have already
been stricken and those who may become victims of the
dreaded polio. m
Let your contribution go forward this very minute. If
you desire you may win a valuable gift, one that will stay
with you for a lifetime, by filling in the jingle below and
mailing it, together with your contribution to campaign
headquarters. Just address it to March of Dimes, 127
East Fourth Street, Charlotte,.N. C.
COMPLETE THE JN6LE MO HBP FIGHT POLIO
Complete this jingle, enclose your contribution and
1 mail to March of Dimes Headquarters, 127 East Fourth
Street, Charlotte, N. C.
My contribution is in dollars this time
Instead of the usual dime;
To light polio harder than ever
Because...
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