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THE CHARLOTTE LABOR JOURNAL
AND DIXIE FARM NEWS '
Published at Charlotte. North Carolina
H. A. Stalls, Editor and Publisher W. M. Witter. Associate Editor
Entered s* seconc-class mail matter September 11, 1931, at the
Post Office at Charlotte, N\ C., under the Act of Congress of
March 3. 1879. __
Oldest Bona ride AfL Newspaper in North Carolina, consistently
serving the American Federation of Labor and its members since it
was founded. May 12, 1931. Approved by the American Federation
of Labor in 1931. _
Endorsed by Charlotte Typographical Union, Number 338, An Af
filiate of C harlotte Central Labor Union and the North Carolina Fed
eration of Labor.
News Services: American Federation of Labor, U. S. and North
Carolina Departments of-Labor, and Southern Labor Press Associa
The Labor Journal will not be responsible for the opinions of cor
respondents, tut any erron* ous reflection upon the. character, stand
ing or reputation of" any person firm or corporation which may ap
pear in the columns of The Labor Journal will be corrected when
called to the attention of the pub'isher. Correspondence and Open
Forum opinions solicited, but The Journal reserves the right to reject
objectionable reading matter and advertising at all times. In order
to correct any misunderstanding that may have existed ir. the past
or that may exi-t now relative to The Labor Journal’s relationship
to the North Carolina Federation^ the publisher wishes to state
that the Federationist is the official organ of the North Carolina
Federation of Labor and that The Journal is not now and has never
been the Federation’s official organ. Anyone, whether on our
staff or otherwise, who clsims The Joumsi is the officisj organ is
stating an untruth. However, The Labor Journal has solicited both
advertising and subscriptions state-wide in cities and hamlets where
no Labor paper exists since it first began doing business in 1931 and
see* no just reason why it should not continue to do so. It is our
aim to serve as many of our brother members as is humanly pos
sible. and let no one fool you by telling you that The Journal is an
illegitimate publication, so far as (arbor is concerned. Our past
record, for more than 18 years, disproves th s “fifth column” propa
ganda.. This newspaper ha# during the years endeavored to promote
a letter understanding between Capital and Labor. Its efforts have
borne much fruit. Our only regret is that we- have not been able
t<. <arry on in a bigger and better way. This, the publisher pledges
you, he will strive to do henceforth.
“LET THE SUNLIGHT
SHINE IN DARK PLACES”
SOUTHERN LABOR PRESS ASSOCIATION
WEEKLY BIBLE THOUGHT
“The word of God in quick, and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the divid
ing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart.”—St. Paul in Hebrews.
PACTS TO REMEMBER
Last June the Democratic party adopted a platform call
ing for repeal of the Taft-Hartley act. (The platform did
not call for mere minor amendments to T-H).
Last summer and fall, President Truman and scores of
candidates for Congress, campaigned for office on the Dem
ocratic platform. They advocated repeal of the Taft-Hart
ley act. (They did not campaign on a platform of mere
minor chnges in T-H).
Last November 2 the men and women who campaigned
on that platform won the people’s votes. The House and
Senate, which had been in Republican control, were won by
This is all recent history—so recent it should not be for
The people who cast their ballots haven’t forgotten. Pres
ident Truman hasn’t forgotten.
And we hope that Senators and Congressmen, now be
ing deluged with reactionary propagnada, won’t forget it
either. While they read the answers to loaded question
naires circulated by corporations and radio commentators,
let the members of Congress remember the results of a big,
nation-wide poll held in November.
Th mandate of that poll was clear: Pass the Fair Deal
program; repeal the Taft-Hartley act nd re-enct the Wag
The Thomas-Lesinski Bill (S. 249: HR 2032) will accom
plish that. You can help by writing your Senators and
Congressman to quickly vote for the Thomas-Lesinski Bill
—and for the other sections of the Fair Deal program.—
With the passing of Frank Morrison, a vetetran labor
stalwart steps off the stage. He was a Typographical man,
was 89 years of age, and had served as secretary of the
American Federation of Labor for 42 years, up to the time
of his retirement in 1939. He served with the late Samuel
Gompers for 29 years, and with William Greeen. now' presi
dent of the A. F. of L., for 15 years.
Frank Morrison was a Canadian by birth. He studied
law before entering the prining business, and carried his
card in Chicago Typographical Union No. 18. He was a
member of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ.
As a Union leader, Frank Morrison was of the stalwart
type, ever on the alert when and where the interests of
Labor were attacked. He was a pioneer for the shorter
work day, along with the International Typographical
It was the writer s privilege to have known Frank Morri
son personally and much of our knowledge of the Labor
movement came from contacts made with him back in the
early days of the movement, over half a century ago.
•Hie International Typographical Union has lost a valuea
member, the Labor movement as a whole has lost a tireless
^worker, and the country has lost a grand citizen.
U:.'r' • i
WIRE SENATORS ON TAFT HARTLEY REPEAL
Members of Organized Labor should exert themselves to
the utmost to inform members of Congress where Labor
stands on Labor legislation at the 81st session of Congress.
President William Green of the American Federation of
Labor is calling upon all members of the AFL to dispatch
letters and telegrams to their Senators urging them to sup
port repeal of the Taft-Harley ac. The Senate Labor com
mittee has voted favorably to repeal the act without amend
ments. The legislation is marked E-429 and you should
give this matter your inmmediate attention. President
Green’s message follows:
“Washington, D. C.
“Senate Labor Committee ordered Taft-Hartley Bill re
peal, Bill S-249 reported favorably without amendments. I
Wire your Senators to support Bill as reported. Opponents j
of repeal are flooding Senators with letters and wires. Very
little correspondence from our people, despite my recent
Labor’s “time at bat” on Taft-Hartley repeal is now and J
the support given to the repeal program in the form of mes- j
sages or contacts with your United States Senators may be j
the balance of power between repealing the infamous Taft- j
Hartley act and having it remain on the statute books.
MEN OF DISTINCTION
Senator Taft addressed a Pennsylvania gathering as fol
“I greatly appreciate the opportunity of addressing such
a distinguished gathering under the auspices of the Penn- j
sylvania Manufacturers’ association.
“It is a great pleasure for me to see again your distin-;
guished Governor, Jim Duff . . .
“I see Ed Martin, ant many other of your representatives J
in Washington, with whom I have enjoyed the closest asso
ciation, and Hugh Scott, the chairman of the Republican
AFL CONVENTION CALENDAR
Following Is a list of conventions scheduled for this year by
National and International Unions and State Federations of l.ahor
under the banner of the American Federation of Labor. This list in
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, Sljreveport 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 6—Tennessee State Federation of Labor, Chattanooga, Tenn.
May 9—Laundry Workers International Union, Chicago, III.
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
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 18—Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, Detroit,
•June — Boot and Shoe Workers Union, Undecided.
June 20—Oregon State Federation of Labor—Eugene, Oregon.
June 28—Texas State Federation of Labor, Beaumont, Texas.
June 20—International Plate Printers, etc., Ottawa, Can.
June 30—South Carolina State Federation of Labor, Spartanburg,
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—International Typographical Union, Oakland, Calif.
Aug. 16—Utah State Federation of Labor, Logan, Utah.
Aug. 15—Wisconsin State Federation of Labor, Eau Claire, Wis.
Aug. 15—International Photo Engravers, etc.—Columbus, Ohio.
Aug. 22—American Federation of Teachers, Milwaukee, Wis.
Aug. 25—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—Arixona 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. 18—Nevada State Federation of Labor, Las Vegas, Nev.
Sept. 19—Minneaaota State Federation of Labor, Undecided.
Sept. 19—The Commercial Telegraphers, etc., Montreal, Can.
Sept 26—Illinois State Federation of Labor, Springfield, 111.
Sept 28—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
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