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Raleigh Local 107S was host
ta the distinguished group of
Federationists who gathered at
the Sir Walter Hotel for the
meeting of the Central N. C. Dis
trict of Post Office Clerks and
Auxiliary, says the Tar Heel Fed.
Ladies of the Local Auxiliary
presided over the registrations on
the hotel mezzanine during the
At 4 P. M. an open forum con
vened in the Virginia Dare Ball
room. George D. Williams of the
Raleigh Local was the presiding
officer and appearing on the pro
gram was Elroy C. Hallbeck, Na
tional Legislative Representative;
Oscar L. Whitesell, National Vice
President; Norman L. Harris,
Legislative Representative for
the State Federation, and Clyde
Smyre, State Federation Presi
A meeting of the N. C. F. P.
O. C. Woman’s Auxiliary, an un
usual adjunct to a district meet
ing, was conducted in the Roa
noke Room and ran concurrently
with the Clerks’ open forum. Mrs.
George Williams, National Auxil
iary Vice-President, presided over
The elaborately decorated Vir
ginia Dare Ballroom was the
scene of the banquet which con
vened in the early evening. Jere
C. Gay, past State President and
member of Local 1078, served as
toastmaster for the occasion. In
vocation was asked by J. B. Mar
tin, also of the host Local.
An address of welcome by
Raleigh Postmaster D. Stanton
Inscoe opened the after-dinner
A response was made by Clyde
Smyre, President, N. C. F. P.
State Auxiliary Vice-President
Wilma Pickett introduced mem
bers of the State Auxiliary Board
of Officers and the recognition
of State Federation Officers was
conducted by Toastmaster Gay.
Oscar L. Whitesell, National
Vice-President, presented Nation
al Legislative Representative El
roy C. Hallbeck who delivered a
R. Mayne Albright, Raleigh At
torney and a candidate for Gov
ernor during the Democratic pri
maries last Spring, delivered a
delightful address on the sub
MRS. NORMAN HARRIS
CAPTURES $500 PRIZE
(From February Tar Heel Fed)
“You’ve made a mistake,” Mrs.
Norman Harris, State President
of the Woman’s Auxiliary, told
Chamber of Commerce Secretary
W. M. Ficklen, when he called
j to tell her that she had won the
| $600 first prize in the Shelby
Merchants Association second an
| nual treasure hunt.
When Mr. Ficklen convinced
her that he had not made a mis
take, Mrs. Harris “just naturally
squealed.” “I’m thrilled to death,”
she said, “and I’m pinching my
self to make sure it’s real.”
Listed below are the new of- i
fleers of Asheville Local 277, of
the American Federation of Post
Office Clerks, for the year 1949:
Paul T. Lominac, President.
Henry C. Smathers, Secretary.
Harry F. Raymer, Treasurer
Henry O. DeLoach, First Vice
Grant B. Williams, Second Vice
Broadus E. Singleton, Third
Jeter P. Ammons, Fourth Vice
The duties of the Vice Presi
First Vice President—Chairman
Second Vice President—Chair
Third Vice President — Chair
Fourth Vice President—Chair
man Labor-Management Commit
LIFE is like a journey taken on
) a train
i With a pair of travelers at each
window pane %
I may sit beside you all the jour
Or I may sit elsewhere, never
But if Fate should mark me to
sit by your side,
Let’s be pleasant travelers—it’s
so short a ride.
ject of North Carolina, Her Peo
ple and Her Resources.
The banquet was followed by
a dance which terminated the af
PONT 1ST PEATH TAKE YPOR HOUPAY7
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It Careful—the life you save may bo your own I
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AFL CONVENTION CALENDAR
Following la a list of conventions scheduled for this year by
National and International Unions and State Federations of Labor
under the banner of the American Federation of Labor. This list is
not final or complete. Additions will be announced later:
March 21—Office Employes International Union, St. Louis, Mo.
March 21—International Brotherhood of Paper Makers, Cincinnati.
*March -Seafarers International Union of North America, Bal
April 4—Coopers International Union of North America, St.
April 4—Florida State Federation of Labor, Lakeland, Fla.
April 4—Louisiana State Federation of Labor, Shreveport. La.
April 25—Hotel and Restaurant Employes, etc., Chicago, 111.
•May —Associated Actors and Artists of America, New York.
May 2—International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, etc., Montreal.
May 2—United Wall Paper Craftsmen, etc., Niagara Falls, N. Y.
May 5—Tennessee State Federation of labor, Chattanooga. Tenn.
May 9—Laundry Workers International Union, Chicago, 111.
May 10—Iowa State Federation of Labor, Mason City, Iowa.
May 12—Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor. Harrisburg, Pa.
May 13—Kansas State Federation of Labor, Topeka. Kans.
May 16—Arkansas State Federation of Labor, Little Rock, Ark.
May 16—Michigan State Federation of Labor, Jackson, Mich.
May 16—Missouri State Federation of Labor, Jefferson City. Mo
May 16—Virginia State Federation of Labor? Richmond, Va.
May 18—Georgia State Federtaion of Labor, Columbus, Ga.
May 22—Maryland-D. C-. State Federation of labor, Ocean City,
May 23—International ladies Handbag. Luggage, etc. Atlantic 1
City, N. J.
May 28—International Association of Siderographers, Washington.
June 4—South Dakota State Federation of Labor, Rapid City,
June 13—The Order of Railroad Telegraphers, Tampa, Fla.
June 19—Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, Detroit,
•June —Boot and Shoe Workers Union. Undecided.
June 20—Oregon State Federation of Labor—Eugene, Oregon.
June 20—Texas State Federation of Labor, Beaumont, Texas.
June 20—International Plate Printers, etc., Ottawa, Can.
June 30—South Carolina State Federation of Labor, Spartanburg.
' S. C.
July 11—Washington State Federation of Labor, C. okane. Wash.
July 18—International Stereotypers and Electrotypers, etc., Los
*Aug. —Radio Directors Guild, Undecided.
Aug. 8—North Carolina State Federation of Labor, Charlotte,
Aug. 13—Intel-national Typographical Union, Oakland, Calif.
Aug. 16—Utah State Federation of Labor, Logan, Utah.
Aug. 16—Wisconsin State Federation of Labor, Eau Claire, W7is.
Aug. 15—International Photo Engravers, etc.—Columbus. Ohio.
Aug. 22—American Federation of Teachers, Milwaukee, W’is.
Aug. 26—West Virginia State Federation of Labor, Parkersburg,
•Sept. —International Association of Marble, Slate, etc.. Buffalo,
Sept. 4—North Dakota State Federation of Labor, Fargo, N. D.
•Sept. —New Jersey State Federation of Labor, Atlantic City,
•Sept. -—Mississippi State Federation of Labor, Gulfport .Miss.
Sept. 8—Arizona State Federation of Labor, Undecided.
Sept. 12—Nebraska State Federation of Labor, North Platte, Neb.
Sept. 12—International Chemical Workers, Montreal, Can.
Sept. 12—International Union of Wood, Wire, etc., Los Angeles,
Sept. 12—International Union of Metal Polishers, etc., Rochester,
Sept. 12—Amalgamated Association of Street and Elec., etc., Pitts
Sept. 16—Nevada State Federation of Labor. Las Vegas, Nev.
Sept. 19—Minneasota State Federation of Labor, Undecided.
Sept. 19—The Commercial Telegraphers, etc., Montreal, Can.
Sept. 26—Illinois State Federation of Labor, Springfield, 111.
Sept. 26—Metal Trades Department, St. Paul, Minn.
Sept. 30—Union Label Trades Department, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 7—New Mexico State Federation of Labor, Albuquerque,
Oct. 24—Kentucky State Federation of Labor, Louisville, Ky.
Oct. 17—Railway Mail Association, Omaha, Neb.
Dec. 1—International Union of Journeymen Horse, etc., Arcadia,
* Date not definitely set.
Government Employees Council
Adopts Legislative Program
The Government Employes
Council AFL.( has adopted a far
reaching seven point legislative
program which will be the prime
objective during the first session
of the 81st Congress.
For once, all members of the
council were in line with the
N. F. P. O. C. membership in
regards to the salary increase
figure and increased annual and
sick leave benefits.
STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
(By Walter FI Isenhour)
To have the best and strong
est character possible should be
the aim and desire of all man
kind. This is life's better way.
No one ever regrets possessing a
great and strong character. It
means noble manhood and noble
womanhood. It indeed means
strength that the moral weak
ling knows nothing about, al
though he has the privilege of
knowing such strength if he will
but seek God, obey His holy
Word, love and serve God, and
walk uprightly before Him and
before all mankind as he goes
To have a strong character
means that one does not stoop
to the low and mean, the vile
and degrading evils and sins of
the world; that he does not be
come enslaved with bad and
ruinous habits; that he guards
well his mind, heart, soul, and
spirit that he may not become
contaminated inwardly by those
moral and spiritual evils that de
feat multitudes of mankind. It
is absolutely necessary on the
one hand, to avoid and abstain
from all that is downpulling!
and degrading, depraving and
demoralising, and on the other
hand to accept all that is uplift
ing, ennobling, strengthening to
life and soul in order to have a
The cheap things of life by
way of worldly pleasures, amuse
ments, lustful gratifications, low,
moral principles and standards
never make strength of charac
ter. However, they make weak
and feeble character. They so
undermine the moral and spirit
ual strength of manhood, wom
anhood, and character that they
produce criminals, mental, and
physical wrecks, moral and spir
itual failures. We behold this
among people of all walks and
professions of life.
To have a strong character
means that we must build our
lives upon the solid foundation
of Bible truth; that we must
pray much; that we must shun
evils of all kinds, and their very
appearance; that we must obey,
serve, and worship God all the
way through life; that we must
have moral courage to stand for
the right and against the wrong,
even though sometimes we may
seem largely and almost to
stand alone. However, we aro
not alone. God is with us and
the very beet people are with
us. That is the beauty and
blessedness of it all. Then we go
forth with strength of charac.
ter thqtt conquers the world and
crowns us as victors, both be
fore God and man. Yes, this is
Life’s Better Way.—Gastonia Tab
“Lord, make me an instrument
of Thy peace!
Where there is hatred, let me
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I
may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to under
To be loved, as to love.’’
HUGH SEDGWICK NAMED
Hamilton, Out.—Hugh J. Sedg
wick of the Hamilton Tirades and
Labor Council was re-elected
secretary of Use Ontario Provin
cial Federation of the Canadian
Trades and Labor Congress. He
was the fraternal delegate from
Canada at the last American Fed
eration of Labor convention.
' The world outlook is dark today
Dark from the human point ol
For sinful men have mighty
While faithful Christians seem
The curse of war is in the earth
And hatred seems to be in
While demon forces still give
To things more cursed all_ the
Dut God is yet upon His throne
And rules the mighty universe,
And will protect and bless His
And save them from sin’s
And take them safely through
Of danger, darkneSs and de
Then safely land them with the
That get to heaven sweet and
fair’ .J .
Then, reader dear, tr'ust God to
In spite of all the crime and
Look up to Christ and humbly
That He will ever keep you in
The narrow way that leads to
Where sages, saints and angels
And where there is no chasten
Nor sorrow, suffering, death
Be humble, gentle, patient, good,
And live to do God’s holy will,
Then walk life's pathway as you
And climb up manhood's noble
Until you reach the summit
And heaven smiles upon your
Where you shall dwell in that
And with the holy take your
—Walter E. Isenhour.
Hiddenite, N. C.
The Golden Rule of Trade Un
ionism is to buy Union Label
goods from others as you would
have them pay Union wages unto
Top North Carolina 4-H’ers Win Special Recognition
SUPERIOR records in 1048 National 4-H Recreation and tturaf
Arts, Dairy Production. Frozen Foods, Field Crops and Soil Con
servation program;’ won five North Carolina club members special
recognition. The winners and brief outlines of their records follow:
Warran Mallard H. A. Scott, Jr. Cheilia Parrish Paul M.
Promoting recreational ami
handicraft work has brought State
I recognition to Warren Mallard. 17.
j of Trenton. His record will be
I Judged to determine the eight na
! " tiotial winners in the 1!MS Na
tional 4-H Recreation and Rural
| Arts program.
Objectives of the program are
I to assist 4-H members in develop
ing cultural and recreational op
portunities in their homes and
communities: help 4-H members
develop a higher appreciation of
; rural arts; make 4-lf programs
more'attractlve and self-satisfying
and teach members to lead rec
reational activities. Each of the
counties having an outstanding
recreational program received a
125,00 cash award, provided by
United States Rubber Compativ.
H. A. Scott, Jr.. 17, of Haw
River, was the top State winner
whose record was considered for
sectional and national honors in
the National 4-H Dairy Produc
tion awards program. During 7
years in club work. Henry com
pleted four dairy projects, he has
developed dairy cattle, entered
judging and showmanship contests
and given many dairy demonstra
tions. He serves his club as presi
dent. As a recognition of his
achievements in dairy production.
Henry was awarded a $25.00 U. S.
Savings Bond, provided by Kraft
I-earnlng to freeze foods that
make for a tastier, healthier diet
has won State 4-H honors for
Chellie Parrish, 18, of Benson.
CheHie learned much about select
ing and processing foods for stor
ing in her home and community
freezer by taking part in the PJ48
National 4-H Frozen Foods pro
gram. She prepared and stored
1,046 pounds of meat and poultry,
19.4 quarts of fruits and vege
tables. She has served her club ns
reporter and Junior leader. She
has completed 25 projects during
six years of club work, of which
two were in frozen foods, for
these 4-U achievements Interna
tional Harvester has provide*#.
Chellie with a $50.00 U. S: Savings,
An outstanding youthful farmer
Paul M. Wagoner, 16, of Gibson
ville. has won State honors in the
National 4-H Field Crops awards
program. Paul planted and tended.
3 acres of oats, 1 yj acres of corn.
1 3 10 acres of wheat, and on,*
of barley this year, and learned
much about seed bed preparation,
use of fertilizers and approved cnl
tivating and harvesting methods
During seven years in 4-li he com
pleted 20 projects, including 8v»
in field crops; made IS 4-1*
speeches at club, community and.
school meetings and over th«*
radio; wrote 19 news stories on
4-H tours, camp and special
events. He has served his loot
club as president and vice-presi
dent. and his county club as
secretary. In recognition of Us
achievements. International Har
vester Co. provided Paul with a
National 4-H Club Congress all
expense trip award.
James Wright Jackson, 17. ot
Godwin, has been named sectional
i winner as a result of his outstand
ing achievements in the 1946 Na
tionai 4-H Soil Conservation pro
gram. James planted 3.000 Hub
lolly pines; seeded three acres of
crimson clover for fall grazing,
three acres of rye as winter cover
for tobacco, and two acre* of
permanent pasture; and put lulu
practice many other soil saving
and buildiug operations. K six year
4-H'er. James has served bis local
club as president, leader and vice
president; and his county organi
zation as president and secretary,
in recognition of his 4-H,achieve
ments, he has beeu awarded an
all-expense trip to the National
4-H Club Congress, Chicago, pro
vided by Firestone. »
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