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VOL. XVm; NO. 49
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CHARLOTTE. N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1949
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Loyally Test To Be
Made On Labor Vole
WASHINGTON. April 28—President Truman said today
Democratic votes in Congress on Taft-Hartley repeal will
be a test of party loyalty. >
He put actions of the lawmakers on other Democratic
platform measures in much the same class.
Thus Mr. Truman indicated that the Senators and Rep
resentatives who fail to go along with striking out the two
year-old labor law and adhering to other platform pledges
will have little to say about who gets Federal jobs.
The President left wide-open
the question of whether the law
makers who failed to back the
party candidates in last Fall’s
election will have any voice in
patronage. On that point he sug
gested that reporters wait and see
how it works out.
Mr.' Truman’s news conference
discussion of the issue of party
loyalty went beyond—if it was
not in actual conflict with—earli
er comments of Democratic Na
tional Chairman J. Howard Mc
Grath. '
A possible indicator of how the
loyalty yardstick will be used to
measure Congressmen appeared
just after the President’s talk
with newsmen.
W. I* McElroy, father of Mrs.
Dorothy Vredenburg. secretary of
the Democratic National Commit
tee, was appointed acting post
master at Columbus, Miss., on the
national committee's recommoMa
fos*. — * - "* •
Rep. John Rankin (D-Mlss).
at odds with the Administration
during and since the election,
had recommended Julian Gard- '
ner, now assistant postmaster
at Columbus.
Rankin said he would make his
comment on the House floor later.
Discussing yesterday’s confer
ence with Democratic Party and
Congressional leaders, the Presi
dent said that Democrats are
those people who support the
Democratic platform.
He described the platform as
the law of the party.
Support of the platform should
carry through after the election
as well as during the campaign,
the President said. He added
that he stands squarely behind
the platform and expects other
loyal Democrats to do likewise.
The platform contains a Dem
ocratic pledge to support the en
actment of civil rights legislation.
Southern opposition to Mr. Tru
man’s proposals lor anti-poll tax,
anti-lynching and anti-job dis
crminination split the party wide
open in the last campaign.
The Presdent was asked if
patronage will be denied to mem
bers of Congress who gave sup
port to the Thurmond-Wright
States Right’s ticket.
Just wait and see how the
thing works out, the President
said adding that he thinks the
question will answer itself as
time goes on.
McGrath tola reporters miter
a conference with the President
yesterday that jobs will be de
nied to persons who opposed Mr.
Truman in the general election
campaign or who made nasty re
marks in public about the Presi
dent in connection with his civil
rights program.
McGrath said, however, that
members of Congress will con
tinue to handle patronage regard
less of how they vote on the
President’s program in the Sen
ate and House.
In response to a question about
the “party loyalty” test McGrath
said will be applied in patronage
cases. Mr. Truman said he was
talking about votes in Congress.
McGrath previously had denied
reports that members of the
House who vote agsinst the ad
ministration’s substitute for the
Tsft-Hartley Act would be pun
ished politically. Mr. Truman’s
How They Stand
After Primary
I THE VOTE FOR MAYOR
Victor Shaw .16,084
Herbert H. Baxter . 7,274
Manley R. Dunaway. 288
THIRTEEN' IN RUN-OFF FOR
CITY COUNCIL
Here are the first fourteen:
Claude L. Albea 11,220
G. Douglas A it ken .10,162
William I. Coddington 10,145
: J. H. Daughtry 7.080
(Sandy Jordan . 7,053
Emmett Wilkinson . 7,571
Alonzo G. Squires . 7.2071
Faison Kuester . 6,022
Basil M. Boyd. 6.30*
J. Herman Saxon . 5,182
Joe Murnick . 5,048
•hfrop 4.045
D. C. Staton 4,850
T. M. Shelton. 3.831
' (D. e. Staton on Wednesday
withdrew from the race, and will
not be in the second primary.)
The 22 Council candidates who
were eliminated are listed below.
i nthe order of votes received:
Tom S. Rogers 3,807
Sidney F. Croft . 3,444
Kenneth M. Clontz 2,500 j
George Faille . 2.200
Earl Robards . 2,135
Pafks M. Yandle. 1.330
William C. Mclntire 1,023
Hughes B. Hoyle, Jr..-.1.270
J, Walter Adams ._.. 1,127
W. Carl Hipp ....1,002
John M. Painter . 1,045
M. D. PeVry. 020
Lottie I.amkin ..- 016
Earl G. Foushee.872
Llewellyn Griffith . 831
Joe S. Robinson . 813
Lawrence E. McBrayer. 700
Paul Funderburke ....'..-. 664
Woodrow Moore . 635
Gus Thevaos . 554
Rev. Joseph M. Fraylon. 411
George H. Skinner 305
In the race for two members
of the School Board all candi
dates will -have their names on
the ballots next Tuesday, with
(the exception of Hoyt W. Shore, j
who withdrew. The vote was as
follows:
Dr. Herbert 8paugh, 15,647;
Frank O.' Roberta, 0,640; Rev.
James F. Worts, 6,032; Hoyt W.
Shore, 4,271.
RUSH TO BUY CANDY
LONDON, April 24.—Candy ra
tioning ended today and not since
1942 has the United Kingdom
seen so many smeared faces and
sticky little fingers. There was
only one unpleasant thought about
it for Britain’s juveniles. There
may be a lot of stomachaches to
morrow after the orgy—and cas
tor oil.
observations indicated that such
a move may be in his mind.
The President said, however. '
that he has no plans to send a
new message to Congress on
the explosive issue of civil
rights
<a
In response to a question, Mr.
Truman said he doesn’t think it
necessary- to address such a mes
sage to the lawmakers.
His stand on civil rights has
been reiterated time and again,
the President said.
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Stetson Hat Signs Again
Th# agreement between Hat
Work*! i Union, Local GO, Phila
delphia jiftd the John B. Stetson
Comp-iary!' of that city, haa* been
renewed for another year, with a
numlter of improvements which
will benefit all of the workers
employed by that company, the
largest in the men’s hat trade.
Under a cost-of-living adjust
ment. clause, which was contained
in the old agreement the work
ers received a wage increase of
2^4 per cent. Sibce the old agree
ment required ^hat the question
of such an adjustment should be
reviewed in August of last year,
which was the middle point of
the duration of the contract, the
increase was made retroactive to
last August, and all of the work
ers received back pay.
The new agreement which is to
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Leads In Council Race
CLAUDE L. ALBEA
Mr. Albea liven at 1911 Ashland Avenue. He has served aa a
City Councilman since 1931 with the exception of Ihe years 1945 to
1947 when he did not ran for re-election. He is at present a mem
ber of the City Council.
During his l.ong years of service, he has twice been Mayor Pro
Tern. >lr. Albea has been in the mechanical department of the Char
lotte News for the last 27 years. He has been President of the
Charlotte Central I-abor Union since 1947 and is a past president of
the local Typographical Union, a post he held for ten years.
Mr. Aibea is a member of the First A. K. P. Church and a mem
ber of the Midwood Men’s Club. He also is a member of the Im
proved Order of Rod Men. Patriotic Sons of America and the Ameri
can Legion. During World War I he was a member of the famous
Mtb Division sod was wounded in the drive that broke the Hin
denborg line. He is past Com winder of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars and also of the Disabled American Vetera**.
SANDY JORDAN
Sandy Jordan, aft 39, married,
one child. Home addresM. 1233
Skyland Rood. Mr. Jordan ia a
present City Councilman and his
business is Insurance Executive
and is a member of the Associa
tion of Life Insurance Underwrit*
ers. He was born in Charlotte.
Mr. Jordan is a World War II
veteran, serving nearly three (3)
years overseas. Sandy Jordan ia
a member of the Moravian Little
Church on the Lane and is a
member of tfce Masonic Lodge; he
is a member of the Shrine Club;
he ia a member of the Shrine
Band; he a member of the
American Legion; he fat a member
of Forty * Eight; ho is a member
of Veteraaa of Foreigug Wars; he
ia a member of the Disabled Vet
erans and he ia treasurer of the
> Young Democrats of Mecklenburg
County.
Mr. Jordan was elected to the
, Charlotte City Council for the
flrst time in 1947. Bo uervea on
permanent committees studying
| charity and hospitalisation, the
1 Health Merit Policy, the Mecklen
burg Industrial Home and on
varions special committees ap
pointed during this two years’
It h Where You Hit
Customer; “Say, waiter, I ord
ered steak yesterday, and got one
twice the sire of this one.
Waiter: “Where did you sit
yesterday, air?"
Customer: “Over by the win
dow.”
Waiter: “Ah, that is our spe
cial advertising seat, sir.”
A Killing Job!
“Do you mean to tell me,” said
the judge, “that you murdered
that poor old woman for a pal
try three dollars?”
“Well, judge, you know how
it is. Three bucks here and
three bucks there. It soon adds
up.”
Albea Leads Council
Race; 13 In Run-Off
J a*
CLAUDE L. ALBEA LEADS IN COUNCIL RACE WITH
OVER 11.000 VOTES—THIRTEEN ARE IN THE
RUN-OFF NEXT TUESDAY FOR CITY-COUNCIL—
23.616 VOTES CAST OUT OF 30.711 REGISTERED.
A lively primary election on Monda> ended as a surprise
to many, the race for Mayor furnishing the main feature.
The race for Council was a spirited one and in the run
off next Tuesday may cause a few upsets.
Mayor Baxter congratulated Mr. Shaw on his victory,
and one of his best phrased statements was “I STILL
LOVE THE TOWN.” Mr. Shaw, our next Mayor said he
was “OVERWHELMED” and “I Will Spend My Time At
The City Hall.”
The candidates for Council are “beating the bushes” for
votes in the run-off next Tuesdav.
TUESDAY LINEUP
The Tuesday ballot lineup will
look like this:
FOR MAYOR
(Vote For One)
Victor Shaw
FOR CITY COUNCIL
(Vote For Seven)
G. Douglas Aitken
Claude L. Albea
Basil M. Boyd
William Coddington
Bishop Dale
James H. Daughtry
Sandy R- Jordan
Faison Kuester
Joe Miurnick
J. Herman Saxon
JC- M Shelton ,
Alonso G. Squires
Emmett M. Wilkinson.
FOR SCHOOL BOARD
(Vote For Two)
Frank O. Roberts
Herbert Spa ugh
James F. Wert*
Printing Lesson
Doctor: “Why do you have
A-58445 tattooed on your back?”
Patient: “That’s not tattooed,
that's where my wife ran into me
while t was opening the garage
doors.”
COLUMBIA BUS DRIVERS
BACK TO WORK: PAY RAISED
COLUMBIA. S. C.—City bus
service strain is operating normal
ly here.
Busses began rolling in the
wake of settlement of a two-week
old Electrical Workers’ Union
strike against the South Carolina
Electric A Gas Co.
The strike #as settled late Mon
day with union acceptance of a
10 per cent wage increase. The
original union demand was 13.9
inr cent and the company's first
offer was 7 per cent.
S. C. McMeekin, president of
the S. C. Electric A Gas company,
praised the union members for
“the manner in which they con
ducted themselves, as there were
very few unpleasant incidents and
practically no destruction of prop
erty.. Me said “it has been a
tough family fight but all hands
are now back on the wheel.”
Ellis George, president of the
union local, said his members
voted by a “substantial majority”
to accept the 10 per cent.
VOTING PLACES
CITY PRIMARY. APRIL 25. 1919
CITY ELECTION. MAY 3. 1949
Following Ik a list of the Voting Precincts and their
locations, as furnished The Labor Journal by the office
of Elections Chairman Brenizer:
Precinct 1—Court House
Precinct 2—501 S. Alexander St.
Precinct 3—401 East 9th St.
Precinct 4—1600 N. Brevard St.
Precinct 5—601 North Graham St.
Precinct 6—329 Irwin Ave.
Precinct 7—825 Westbrook Drive
Precinct 8—2000 North Allen St.
Precinct 9—Y. M. C. A., E. 36th St.
Precinct 10—3501 Plaza Rond
Precinct 11—1620 Club Road
Precinct 12—Mid wood School, Central Ave.
Precinct 13—1400 Louise Ave.
Precinct 14—1241 East 10th St.
Precinct 15—537 Lamar Ave.
Precinct 16—2539 Westmoreland Ave.
Precinct 17—1028 Waterman Ave.
Precinct 18—2701 East Seventh St.
Precinct 19—Mint Museum, Eastover
Precinct 20—500 Cherokee Rood
Precinct 21—111 Barnett Place. Off 1800 E. 4th St. •
Precinct 22—2108 Vail Ave.
Precinct 23—1601 Park Drive
Precinct 24—2131 Radeliffe Ave.
Precinct 25—1026 Providence Road
Precinct 26—Myers Park Club, Myers Park
Precinct 27—Avondale Com. House, Avondale & Lilac
Precinct 28—1612 Kenilworth Ave.
Precinct 29—Dilworth School, 405 E. Park Ave.
Precinct 30—1716 Lyndhunst Ave.
Precinct 31—1927 Dilworth Rd.. W.
Precinct 32—1004 Poindexter Drive
Precinct 33—Witmore School. 428 West Boulevard
Precinct 34—Alexander Graham Jr. High School
Precinct 35—Wesley Hts. School. 128 S. Summit Ave.
Precinct 35—SeversviUe School, 1701 Sumter Ave.
Precinct 38—2436 Wilkinson Blvd.
Precinct 39—West Charlotte High School
Precinct 40—Fairview Homes, 1026 Oak law* Ave.
Precinct 41—Hutchison School, 1400 Hatchison Ave.
Precinct 42—1607 Statesville Ave.
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