THE CHARLOTTE LABOR JOURNAL
AND DIXIE FARM NEWS
Published at Charlotte, North Carolina
OLDEST LABOR PUBLICATION IN THE TWO CAROLINAS
H. A. Stalls, Editor and Publiaher W. M. Witter, Associate Editor
R. G. Thomas, Greensboro . .— Field Representative
Entered as second-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 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
ef 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 tabor.
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, 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 pub'isher. Correspondence and Open
Forum opinions solicited, but The Journal reserves the right to reject
objectionable reading matter and advertising at all times.
"LET THE SUNLIGHT
SHINE IN DARK PLACES"
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~ WEEKLY BIBLE THOUGHT
“Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy
laden, and I will Rive you rest. Take My yoke
upon you, and learn of Me: for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your
souk. For My yoke is easy, and my burden is
. HOME OWNERSHIP STUDY REVEALS PLIGHT OF
MILLIONS OF MIDDLE-INCOME FAMILIES
Less than half of the families in the nation with in
comes below $4,000 annually own their own homes, ac
cording to a recent survey made by the Federal Reserve
This was one of the highlights of the study which
showed that some 20,000,000 non-farm families in the|
United States were home owners at the beginning of 1949,
an increase of almost 2,000,000 in one year.
The board said that the proportion of families owning
their own homes increased gradually above the $4,000 in
come level. About 7 but of 10 families with incomes of I
$7,600 or more reported that they were in the home-owning
The information contained in the survey is fapsed on the
results of bout 3,800 interviews taken in 66 sampling
points in the country.
Less than 18,000,000 families are paying rent, according
to the survey, and about 2,000,000 neither own homes nor I
pay rent. Approximately 61 per cent of all nonfarm fami
lies own their homes, the Reserve Board said, and one-halt I
of these homes were valued by their owners at more than
The Reserve Board said that the 2,000,000 families that'
Neither owned a home nor rented one included families
living in trailers, single-person families who have rent-free
quarters connected with their work, and young married
couples who live with the parents of either the husband
or the wife.
The Reserve Board also found that of every 10 houses
that were owner-occupied at the beginning of 1949, thjree
had been purchased since the end of the war, another three
during the 1940-45 period, two during the 1930s, and two
in the years prior to 1930s. Approximately half of all fam
ilies owning their own homes at the time of the survey
had bought them since Pearl Harbor.
Fifty-five per cent of the families owning their homes
reported them free of mortgage debt, the survey pointed
out. Three of every 10 post-war buyers reported that
there was no mortgage on their homes.
The survey also indicated that two of every three home
owner reported expenditures for maintaining or improving
their properties in 1948. The average amount of such ex
penditure was approximately $600.
The 18,000,000 non-farm rent-paying families reported
total rent payments in excess of $7,000,000,000 in 1948, .or
a little more than 12 per cent of their total family in
come- The majority indicated no change in their rent bills
during 1948. » •*
The mobility of the population during the postwar period
is Indicated, according to the survey, by the fact that 66
per cent of the rent-paying families and 30 per cent of the
home-owning families said that they moved into their pres
ent quarters ssince the beginning of 1946. In other words,
approximately four of every 10 nonfarm families in the
country moved at least once in the three-year period end
ing on December 81,1948. _
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As the Covered Wagon drew up
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Education building it was met by
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a number of attractive girls dressed
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Representing the National Letter
Carriers Association were: William
C. Doherty, Cincinnati, president;
D. R. Sullivan, San Francisco, vice*
president; Jerome B, Keating, Min
neapolis, secretary; R. B. Kremers,
Seattle, assistant secretary: Phillip
Lepper, New York, and Fred O.
Andrews, Chicago; Mutual Benefit
Association: Everett H. Burns, Los
Angeles, president of the Board;
Ben Sparks, Nashville, chief collec
tor; John W. Schmidt, Milwaukee,
and Thomas Keating, New York;
Sick Benefit Association: Spencer
Locke, Orlando; Thomas Gerraty,
East Orange, N. J.; Peter J. Cahill,
Boston, and Howard M. Nicol,
Cuyahoga Falls. Ohio.
THE ALPHABET IN
Being is even more important
Do it now.
Every thought, word, and deed
leaves shine impression be
Fear nothing but your own weak
Good intentions alone are worth
Hold fast the right; reject the
Indolence means failure.
Judiciousness is required in choos
Keeping at it wins success.
Live only one day at a time.
Make each day worth while;
Nothing good comes without
One in the right is equal to one
hundred in the wrong.
Put not off till tomorrow what
you should do today.
Quietness in public places is a
mark of refinement.
Rule yourself before you attempt
to rule others.
Silence usually accompanies
Truth must be welcomed as such,
or we lose sight of her.
Union is power.
Vice is best vanquished with vir
Wishbone never takes the place
of backbone. ‘
Xercise is the prime essentia] of
Youth is the time when habits
LABOR produces all our goods.
And delivers them everywhere;
Labor services all our needs—
And demands an honest share.
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AFL IN NEW YORK STATE
TO BACK LEHMAN IN RACE
New York.—Former Gov. Her
bert H. Lehman won the support
of the New York State Federation
of Labor’s Non-Partisan Commit
tee in his bid for election as Dem
ocratic-Liberal candidate for Sen
ator. The union leaders voted tc
support Mr. Lehman by a unani
mous vote of the 17 out of 24
delegates present at a meeting to
review the political situation.
Thomas A. Murray, president
of the federation, said that before
the vote was taken the merit of
Senator John Foster Dulles, the
Republican candidate, and Mr
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