THE CHARLOTTE LABOR JOURNAL
'** AND DIXIE FARM NEWS
Published at Charlotte. North Carolina t
B. A. Stalls, Editor arnTPubliaher W.~M. Witter, Associate Editor
Entered ax second-class mail matter September 11, 1931, at the
•Post Office at Charlotte, N. C., under the Act of Congress of
Mych 3, 1879.__
Oldest Bona Fide AFL Newspaper in North Carolina, consistently
■erring 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 Charlotte Central Labor Union and the North Carolina Fed
eration of Labor.
News Services: American Federation of Labor, U. S. and North
Carolina bcpartments of Labor, and Southern Labor Press Associa
The Labor Journal will not be responsible for the opinions of cor
respondents, but any erroneous 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 publisher. Correspondence and Open
Forum opin.ors solicited, but The Journal reserves the right to reject
obje, Console leading matter and advertising at all times. In order
to correct any misunderstanding that may have existed tr. the past
or that may exi'-t now relative to The Labor Journal’s relationship
to the North Carolina Federationist 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 me Federation's official organ. Anyone, whether on our
staff or otherwise, who claims The Journal is. the official organ is
stating an untruth. However, The Labor Journal has solicited l)otn
advertising and subscriptions state-wide in cities and hamlets where
no Labor paper exists since it first began doing business in 1931 and
sees 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 Labor is concerned. Our past
record, for more than 18 years, disproves th s “fifth column propa
ganda.. This newspaper has during the years endeavored to promote
a better understanding between Capital and Labor. Its efforts have
borne much fruit. Our only regret is that we have not been able
to carry on in a bigger and better way. This, the publisher pledges
you, he will strive to do henceforth. _
Address All Communications to
CHARLOTTE LABOR JOURNAL
P. O. Box 1001 Charlotte, Noith Carolina
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SHINE IN DARK PLACES’*
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WEEKLY BIBLE THOUGHT
“Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house
of God, and be more ready to hear than to give
the sacrifice of fools, for they consider not that
they do evil"—Ecclesiastes.
DR. FRANK P. GRAHAM APPOINTED U. S. SENATOR
Outside of a few on the inner circle the appointment ol
Dr. Frank Graham, president of the University of North
Carolina for many years, brought great surprise, and it
was mostly of a favorable nature, that is with the “com
mon people” of our State, for Frank Graham is a publi
can, a free thinjter, a man of open mind, but as solid as
the Rock of Gibraltar in his love for his people and his
country. He has been entrusted with more honored and
honorable positions where his government needed him than
any man we know of. He has served in them all faith
fully and well, and at times the reports made back to
his government have caused him to be often called a So
cialist, a Radical, even a Red, but he has gone on in his
battle for what he believes to be right.
While Frank Graham’s father came here from Fayette
ville to take charge of our school system in the early days,
he is looked upon as a citizen of Charlotte, and Charlotte
is proud of him. His sisters. Misses Mary and Hattie
Graham, make their home here.
The Labor Journal believes it can say in truth that
Governor Scott made one of the wisest selections possible,
and that much pressure had to be brought to bear to
cause Dr. Graham to step down from the presidency of
the University of North Carolina. And the people of North
Carolina will find, in the long run, that the choice was a
wise one, for the words and wisdom of Frank Graham
will carry weight in any body, and he will be found on
the side of those lined up fighting the battles of the
average citizen, and for legislation tending to promote
the interests of our people and government along all lines.
GOOD NEWS FROM IDAHO
The Idaho State Federation of Labor reports “all in all,
labor experienced the best legislative sesion in the history
of our State.”
The Idaho Legislature of 1949 killed six anti-labor bills,
one of which was a duplicate of the Taft-Hartley Act, at
the request of organized labor. In addition, labor suc
ceeded in setting up a state I-abor Commissioner, in im
proving the state anti-silicosis laws and in increasfhg the
workmen’s compensation benefits by thirty per cent.
In Idaho labor .has found that energetic political action
really pays dividends—and labor in Idaho had one of the
toughest fights in the 1948 campaign.
Thanks for a job well done to organized labor in Idaho!
(If North Carolina were more like Idaho regarding its
labor problems how much better off we would be.—Editor
WAR DADS AT KANNAPOLIS CALL SENATOR
It is with regret that The Journal notes the action of
the Kannapolis War Dads, calling for a national movement
to have Florida’s Senator Claude Pepper removed from
office for “L'n-Americn conduct.” The resolution, urging
the removal of Senator Pepper from "the highest and most
deliberate branch of our government” wag sent by the
Kannapolis Chapter to the national office of the American
War Dads; urging it to relay the resolution to all local
chapters with a its blessings, because the Senator referred
to the Association of Manufacturers as "an enemy of de
mocracy,” and further that during the recent war “as a
general rule it was the poor people whose sons went to
the battlefields, while a lot of manufacturers’ sons stayed
at home and get rich.” The Journal does not believe the
American War Dads will act favorably upon the action of
at home and got rich.” .
Of course, what Senator Pepper meant when he made his
assertion was that the “poor men’s” sons were greater in
the majority in numbers of servicemen than were the “rich
men’s” sons, and that for this reason losses in the ranks of
“poor men’s’’ sons were far greater.
The Kannapolis War Dads would do away with an Ameri
can Senator who exercises his privilege to express himself
freely as a representative of another State and The Journal
does not believe the American War Dads will act favorably
upon the action of the Kannapolis body.
POLITICAL BEES A-BUZZIN’
Charlotte is warming up, politically, for another city
election, and the candidates for Mayor and City Council
are coming out of their holes with announcements. The
primary in April and the election in May both promise to
be hotly contested. There is Baxter, Shaw and Dunnaway
in the mayoralty race, and the books not closed, with about
20 councilmanic aspirants already in the running.
«FL CONVENTION CALENDAR
Following in 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
1 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
City, N. J. ■<’
May 28—International Aasociation 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 2(1—Oregon State Federation of Labor—Eugene, Oregon.
June 29—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. 16—Wisconsin State Federation of Labor, Eau Claire, Wis.
Aug. 16—International Photo Engravers, etc.—Columbus. Ohio.
Aug. 22—American Federation of Teachers, Milwaukee, Wis.
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—Arisons 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 aftd 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. 39—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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OARKNftS MIAN# DANOft I 3 out of 5 fatal
motor vehicle traffic accident* .happen at night.
Be extra cautious dvfring the early hours of dark
ness, when light is most deceptive. Drive slowly
and dim lights for approaching cars.
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