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 as second-class mail matter September 11, 1931, at the
iPoet Office at Charlotte, N. C., under the Act of Congress of
March 3, 1879. __
Oldest Bona Fide 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 Charlotte Central Labor Union and the North Carolina Fed
eration of Labor.
News Services: American Federation of Labor, U. S. and North
Carolina Departments of I-abor, and Southern Labor Press Associa
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WEEKLY BIBLE THOUGHT
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were
written for our learning, that we through patience and
comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”—Romans.
LABOR RECEIVES WO SETBACKS
Organized I.abor within the past week has received two
setbacks. On April 1 the North Carolina House of Repre
sentatives refused by a vote of 59 to 17 to adopt a minority
report on a bill to modify the present anti-closed*shop law,
which would have made provisions for a Union shop.
The other setback came in a U. S. Supreme Coi rt decis
ion on April 4, which held that States have the right to
curb Labor Union activities which restrain trade, in which
it states that “the States’ power to govern in this field is
paramount, and nothing in the constitutional guarantees of
speech or press cbmpels a State to apply or not to apply
the anti-trade restraint law to groups of workers, business
men or others.”
The Raleigh decision caused State Federation of Labor
President C. A. Fink to make the statement that "‘I think
this Legislature has singled us out as one group, und made
second-class citizens out of us by denying us the right to
contract, but I am glad we will have the right to vote,”
which means that Organized Labor, some 175.000 strong in
North Carolina, will be urged to keep a record of how their
representatives voted on matters pertaining to l.abor, and
vote accordingly. Representative Harvey .Morris voted
with labor for adoption of the report; Mrs. Joe Ervin was
paired against adoption; Mrs. Craven voted against it as
did Representative Lassiter, which was to have been ex
Governor Scott has not been antagonistic to labor leg
islation, but has had not much of a chance to show his
hand. Labor has some staunch friends in Raleigh, but the
organized labor haters seem to have an overwhelming
Labor may not have enough votes to elect candidates
but the 175,000 organized workers have enough votes to
defeat the enemies of Labor, if it is properly handled.
Elsewhere in this issue appears excerpts from an article
by Wade Lucas, of The Charlotte Observer, bearing a
Raleigh date, which makes interesting reading.
LOCAL POLITICAL POT BOILING
Local politics promise a little diversion for the next few
weeks for those who are weary of reading of strikes, lock
outs, murders, flood, the North Atlantic Pact, Governor
Scott’s rebelling legislature and Presdent Truman’s Con
gressional troubles. There are independent candidates in the
field, and “Blocs” that would cure all our local legislative
ills. Hie ladies are taking a part, and our colored citizens
are also showing much interest, with a considerable vote.
Charlotte has been blessed with clean local government
and those who hrfve been conducting our municipal affairs
seem to have been doing an acceptable job. But there is
an element who believe a “new broom sweeps clean,” and
that everything needs a cleaning out." In other words it
is a case of “the outs wanting in," some of the “ins” de
siring to so remain while a few of the “ins” desire to get
out for keeps. All of the candidates offering to serve
the “dear people” are honorable men, and the Journal feels
that which ever way the "political cat” jumps, we will
continue on our way of progress in Binding a Bigger and
SO BE SI'RE AND REGISTER—AND VOTE. Registra
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LIKE A BARGAIN SALE
A young couple asked the parson to nyirry them im
mediately following the Sunday morning service. When
the time came, the minister arose to say:?
“Will those who wish to be united in the holy bonds of
matrimony please come forward?” ,
There was a great stir as 13 women and one man ap
jH'asuhed the altar.
•‘Wdi.'’ replied the confirmed criminal, “I’ve kept three
or four detectives working regularly.”
AFL CONVENTION CALENDAR
Following ia a list of convention* aehedaled for this jrea* by
National and International Union* and State Federation* of Labor
under the banner of the American Federation of Labor. Tbia liat ia
not Anal or complete. Additions will be announced later:
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, I'l.
•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. lii.
May 10—Iowa State Federation of Labor, Mason City, Iowa.
May 12—Pennsylvania State Federation of Labor. Harr sburg, Pa. ;
May 13—Kansas State Federation of Labor, Topeka, Kan*.
May 10—Arkansas State Federation of Labor, Little Rock. Ark.
May 10—Michigan State Federation of Labor, Jackson. Mich.
May 10—Missouri State Federation of Labor, Jefferson City, Mo.
May 10—Virginia State Federation of Labor, Richmond, Ya.
May 18—Georgia State Federtaion of Labor. Columbus. Ga.
May 22—Maryland-D. C. State Federation of Lator, Ocean City,
May 23—International Ladies Handbag. Luggage, etc.—Atlantic
City, N. J.
May 28—International Association of Siderographere, Washington.
June 4—South Dakota State Federation of Labor, Rapid City,
June 13—The Order of Railroad Telegraphets, Tampa, Fla.
Jure 18—Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, Detroit,
•June —Boot snd Shoe Workers Union, Undecided.
June 20—Oregon State Federation of Labor—Eugene, Oregon.
Juno 2b—Texas State Federation of Labor, Beaumont, Texae.
" June 20—International Plate Printers, etc., Ottawa, Can.
June 30—South Carolina State Federation of Labor, Spartanburg
July 11 Washington State Federation of Labor, T okane, Wash.
July 18— International Stereotypers and Electrotypera, etc., Los
•Aug. —Radio Directors Guild, Undecided.
Aug. 8—North Carolina State Federation of Labor, Charlotte,
Aug. 13—International Typographical Union, Oakland, Calif.
Ang. 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—Arizona State Fedenttron of Laber,~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,
t Sept. 12—International Union of Metal Polishers, etc., Rochester,
Sept. 12—Amalgamated Association of Street snd Elec., etc., Pitts
Sept. 10—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. 2b—Illinois State Federation of Labor, Springfield, 111.
Sept. 20—Metal Trades Department, St. Paul. Minn.
Sept. 30—Union Label Trades Department, St. Paul, Minn.
Oct. 7- New Mexico State Federation of Labor, Albuquerque,
i 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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Charlotte Council Slate
This ticket will carry out the wishes of the PEOPLE of Charlotte re
gardless of their walk in life, AND NOT carry out the bidding of who
ever may be Mayor or any clique.
Claude L. Albea Tom Rogers
S. R. (Sandy) Jordan Herman Saxon
Joe Murnick Dave Staton
A Mayor’s race should be a Mayor’s race. To be Mayor of Charlotte
he should be a good greeter and have a vote on the Council only in
cases of a tie.
Any man should be satisfied with the great honor of being Mayor,
and should not try to elect a group of men to do his, or his backers’
If you vote for a Mayor with his own Council, then WHY HAVE A
COUNCIL AT ALL?
If one man carries with him a group of men they will think only as
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