Raleigh Meeting Proves Successful 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 afternoon. 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 dent. 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 meeting. 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 ceremonies. A response was made by Clyde Smyre, President, N. C. F. P. O. C. 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 abort address. 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.” ASHEVILLE ELECTS OFFICERS 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 (re-elected). Henry O. DeLoach, First Vice President. Grant B. Williams, Second Vice President. Broadus E. Singleton, Third Vice President. Jeter P. Ammons, Fourth Vice President. The duties of the Vice Presi dents are: First Vice President—Chairman Organization. Second Vice President—Chair man Entertainment. Third Vice President — Chair man Legislation. Fourth Vice President—Chair man Labor-Management Commit tee. 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 ney through, Or I may sit elsewhere, never knowing you. 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 fair. PONT 1ST PEATH TAKE YPOR HOUPAY7 MINKINO DRIVERS figure in one out of every 6 fat*l traffic accidents. If you don't want that holly wreath to become a funeral wreath, don't mix liquor with gasoline. Have a merrier Christmas and live to see the new year. It Careful—the life you save may bo your own I IN KLK’S MEN'S STORE WORK PARTS 2.98 Blue, ton and teal solids or herringbone patterns—fast colors . . . sanforized. Mede to withstand the high pressure of rugged work. Sizes 29-42. Shirts to match, $2.49. N«’i Wart CMImi 0«H* — « ■car Baltaar of Baft's Men's More 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 timore, Md. April 4—Coopers International Union of North America, St. Louis, Mo. 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, Md. May 23—International ladies Handbag. Luggage, etc. Atlantic 1 City, N. J. May 28—International Association of Siderographers, Washington. D. C. June 4—South Dakota State Federation of Labor, Rapid City, S. D. June 13—The Order of Railroad Telegraphers, Tampa, Fla. June 19—Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, Detroit, Mich. •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 Angeles, Calif. *Aug. —Radio Directors Guild, Undecided. Aug. 8—North Carolina State Federation of Labor, Charlotte, N. C. 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, W. Va. •Sept. —International Association of Marble, Slate, etc.. Buffalo, N. Y. Sept. 4—North Dakota State Federation of Labor, Fargo, N. D. •Sept. —New Jersey State Federation of Labor, Atlantic City, N. J. •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, Calif. Sept. 12—International Union of Metal Polishers, etc., Rochester, N. Y. Sept. 12—Amalgamated Association of Street and Elec., etc., Pitts burgh, Pa. 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, N. M. 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, Calif. * 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 through life. 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 strong character. 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 ernacle Telescope. “Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace! Where there is hatred, let me sow love; 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 stand; 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. r TRUST GOD ' The world outlook is dark today Dark from the human point ol view,— For sinful men have mighty sway, While faithful Christians seem but few. The curse of war is in the earth And hatred seems to be in style. While demon forces still give birth To things more cursed all_ the while. Dut God is yet upon His throne And rules the mighty universe, And will protect and bless His own And save them from sin’s dreadful curse, And take them safely through the clouds Of danger, darkneSs and de spair, Then safely land them with the crowds That get to heaven sweet and fair’ .J . Then, reader dear, tr'ust God to day In spite of all the crime and sin; Look up to Christ and humbly pray That He will ever keep you in The narrow way that leads to God Where sages, saints and angels reign, And where there is no chasten ing rod, Nor sorrow, suffering, death nor pain. Be humble, gentle, patient, good, And live to do God’s holy will, Then walk life's pathway as you should, And climb up manhood's noble hill, Until you reach the summit grand, And heaven smiles upon your face, Where you shall dwell in that fair land And with the holy take your place. —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 youl 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. Wagoner Jamas Weigh# Jackson 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 Foods Company. 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, Bond. 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. » -- *"vbv ~vv»»»t.co am uMiuuufu uuuur iue airecuon or int Kxtf'n oiou Service of tlie State Agricultural College and USDA cooperating BOULEVARD GRILL -GOOD EATS" 1301 South Boulevard Charlotte, N. 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