THE CHARLOTTE LABOR JOURNAL
AND DIXIE FARM NEWS
Published at Charlotte, North Carolina
H. A. SUlla, Editor and Publisher W. M. Witter, Associate Editor
Entered as second-class mail matter September II, 1981, at the
iPoet Office at Charlotte, N. C., under the Act of Congress of
March 8. 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 838, An Af
Sliate of Charlotte Central Labor Union and the North Carolina Fed
eration of Labor. __ _
News Services: American Federation of Labor, U. 8. and North
Carolina Departments 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. Arm 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 opinions solicited, but The Journal reserves the right to reject
objectionable reading matter and advertising at all times.
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WEEKLY BIBLE THOUGHT
“That we henceforth be no more children,
toased to and fro, and carried about with
every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men,
and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in
i wait <to deceive.”—Ephesians.
DAMN THE FACTS AND FULL SPEED AHEAD—
Now we know that-LOOK Magazine isn’t even trying to
get honest results in its notorious public opinion polls. In
the June 7th issue LOOK comes up with the astonishing
announcement that Washington press and radio correspon
dents almost unanimously named Robert Taft as the Sen
ator “who contributes the most to his country’s welfare.”
It takes a lot of gall to unblushingly offer such propa-1
ganda about the man who authored the Slave-Labor Aet,
who has consistently opposed sound medical insurance, who
attempted to cut out housing aid to subsistence farmers,
and who engineered the Dixie-GOP scuttling of civil rights
LOOK admits it questioned only 100 correspondents . . .
probably all carefully hand-picked for the right answers.
It is doubtful that LOOK’S warped opinions will do Taft
any good in ’60. People are a little sceptical of a poll that
only six weeks ago had the crust to announce that “Taft
Hartley Aims still popular with workers” in spite of the
fact that only 27 per cent of the workers polled favored
TENNESSEE MAKES POLITICS FULL TIME BUSINESS
The AFL trade unionist in Tennessee who contributed
so much to the sensational shattering .of the Crump and
Reese machines last election have wisely decided not to let
the advantage slip out of their hands. To hold and con
solidate their political gains, the State Federation recently
directed State Federation Secretary, Charles Houk, to con
tinue to give full time to his work as Co-ordinator of State
Last year the Tennessee union people found that elections
can't be stolen if every member votes and every polling
place has an IJJPE poll watcher on election day. They
are determined that never again will the the “court house
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WONDERFUL, QUIET JUNE
Enveloped by a mood impassioned with the quietude
of a slumbering woods and becalmed bv the drowsi
ness of the warmth of June, Samuel T. Coleridge was
moved to write—
“A noise like a hidden brook.
In the leafy month of June
That to the sleeping woods at night
Singeth a quiet tune.’
Coleridge's thoughts of peaceful June are immersed
in a 20th Century sea of cataclysmic speed and care
lessness that would have challenged the imagination
of any 18th Century pen.
Yes, the woods may still sing of a brook in June—
but today we speak of man-made brooks that flow
through woods; concrete brooks—flowing not of water,
but of millions of unnatural devices called automobiles.
For this is the time that travel soothes the searching
The softness of a nation’s green pastures will be
pierced; trews, rich with life, will quiver with fear
and the highway will hum to the tune of roaring ve
hicles on vacation-bound jaunts.
This is the beginning of the glorious vacation period
when families will pack limb and belongings to seek
a few fleeting moments away from Life’s more tedious
It wUI be a wonderful June and a quiet June. It
will be a wonderful June for those who drive with
care, and an unusually quiet for those *2420 unfor
tunate beings who will die in unnecessary accidents.
MATTHEW WOLL, President,
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•The death toll for June, 1948.
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