North Carolina Newspapers

    Editorial
THE CHARLOTTE LABOR JOURNAL
AND DIXIE FARM NEWS
Published at Charlotte. North Carolina
OLDEST LABOR PUBLICATION IN THE TWO CAROL1NA8
H. A. Stalls, Editor and Publisher W. M. Witter, Associate Editor
Entered as second-class mail matter September 11. 1981, at the
(Post Office at Charlotte. N. C, under the Act of Congress of
March S. 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. 1981. Approved by the American Federation
af Labor in 1931. ____
Endorsed by Charlotte Typographical Union. Number 388. 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 Labor, and Southern Labor Press Associa
The Labor Journal will not be responsible for the opinions of cor
respondents, but sny erroneous reflection upon the character, stand
ing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may sp
in the columns of The Labor Journal will be corrected when
El to the attention of the publisher. Correspondence and Op< n
m opinions solicited, but The Journal reserves the right to reject
objectionable reading matter and advertising at all times.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
The Spirit of Christman is the greatest spirit the world
has ever known; for in its melody is the Love of God, the
Wisdom of God, and the Power of God.
Before Jesus came, the world had the conquering power
of Rome, but no conquering love. It had brilliant and ex
alted leaders, but none who was above all a Servant and a
Friend.
Jesus brought sacrifices to a wofld of selfishness, love to
a world of hatred, hope to a world of despair, and faith to
' a world of disillusionment Into a silent world He brought
a song. Into a faltering world He brought victory. He
spoke and the world still listens. He taught and the world
still learns.
The angels might have said, “Unto you is born a teacher,
a perfect example, a good man or a great prophet.” But
that isn’t what the angels said. And that isn’t the Christ
mas message.
The angels said, “Unto You a Saviour Is Born.” That is
the Christmas message! If you don’t find in Christmas
your Personal “Saviour, then you have missed Christmas.
It is so easy to almost observe Christmas; to catch the
spirit of giving, to try to make others happy, to let love and
good will have fuller sway in our lives. All these are part
of Christmas. The fenders and bumpers are part of the
car, but they are not the car.
Christmas is receiving your Saviour. Then because you
have received Him you give, you make others happy, and
all have love and good will
( May the Spirit of Christmas come into your heart anew
’ in His ever present newness this Glorious Christmas sea
May you accept in the spirit of deep friendship the
wishes and the hope of the editor of The I*abor Journal for
a Happy and Joyous season, and a year of good health and
good fortune.
CHARLOTTE FISH & OYSTER CO.
THE BEST BRICES ON THE FRESHEST OF
ALL SEA FOODS
300 East Trad# St. TekpHone 3-7194
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
CHARLOTTE LINEN SERVICE
J. L. Schwarts, Manager
1430 So. Mint St. Telephone 3-3159
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
GREETINGS TO LABOR
COCHRAN REGRINDING CO.
COMPLETE MOTOR REBUILDING
435 West Liddell St. Phene 3-7205
CHARLOTTE, N. C.t
GREETINGS TO LABOR
CHARLOTTE MERCANTILE CO.
Ill Na. College St. Phone 2-5988
Charlotte, N. C.
CITIZENS BANK
114 K. Foortb S*. Td. 3-1111
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
CONCRETE SUPPLY CO.
424 Sooth Brevard Phone 2-4165
CHARLOTTE, N. C
Dates of 1950 Primary Elections
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Union Label Drive
Interests Britishers
Washington.—British trades unionists like the American Fed
eration of Labor’s campaign for the use of union labels on union
made goods. «
"The Town Crier," Birmingham, England, labor weekly, asked
AFL Secretary-Treasurer George Meany for information on this
practice. '
"This sort of thing is not done very much over here,” Editor D.
Rhydderch of the paper told Mr. Meany. “We thought it would be a
good thing to devote some attention to what is an admirable trade
union practice.
“I would like to borrow one of the little blocks you always have
on the front page of your Weekly News Service (Allied Printing
Trades Council). This would be a useful example of what your
unions do.”
Mr. Rhydderch also requested a copy of the picture published
by the News Service of the Glass Bottle Blowers and Retail Clerks
Association exhibit at the St. Paul convention.
I. M. Omburn, secretary-treasurer of the AFL Union Label
Trades Department, furnished a complete catalogue of union labels,
a history of the union label campaign, copies of some of the labels
and the News Service furnished the requests to make a sizeable
packet of information for Mr. Rhydderch.
The moral of the story is: If the union label campaign has stirred
so much interest in Birmingham, England, wouldn’t it be timely
to give a fresh boost to our campaign everywhere here at home?
4,000 Fishermen
Go AFL In South
Biloxi, MIm.—One of the largest
independent fishermen’s organisa
tions in the Gulf Coast area has
affiliated with the American Fed
eration of Labor through the Sea
farers International Union.
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GREETINGS
Burke Novelty Co.
VENDING MACHINES
124 State St.
Tel. 3-1383
CHARLOTTE. N. C.
Bigger* Bros.. Inc.
Whetosele Deelert ef
Fn.it* — Rrodece — Ejgi
— letter — Cheese
501 Se. College
Phone 2-3137
CHARLOTTE. N. C.
JohMli BlacImMtr's
. BARBECUE
BETTER BARBECUE
SANDWICHES
Barbecue Steaks, Bruns*
wick Stew, Soups. Chicken
and Sandwiches of all
kinds. Curb service
We Deliver Anywhere WitUn
City Limits
2721 N. Try on SC
Dial 5-3567
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
J. L. Rhodes, AFL southern di
rector, said it* is the Gulf Coast
Shrimpers’ and pystar men’s Asso
ciation, hamtofobt an independent
association of flstuhrmen operating
along the Gulf Coast area of Mis
sissippi, with headquarters at Bi
loxi, a branch office at Pascagoula,
Miss., and a large hotel at Biloxi
for the convenience of its members.
Hie association is completing its
affiliation as rapidly as the
change-over can be made. There are
almost 4,000 members in the asso
ciation and all of its members will
be transferred to the Seafarers In
ternational Union in accordance
with the affiliation agreement.
The Seafarers International
Union chartered the Gulf Coast
Shrimpers’ and Oystermen’s Asso
ciation as a subordinate branch of
the Seafarers International Union
in the southern district.
Officers of the organisation are
Louis Simmons, president; Mackie
Fountain, vice president; Charles
Allen, secretary, and Leon Strong,
treasurer.
Assisting ia the affiliation and
negotiations leading up to the cul
mination of the affiliation effort
were W. L. Hines, president of the
Mississippi Federation of Labor
and organiser for the American
Federation of tabor, together with
the Seafarers International repre
sentatives, U. C. Borsarge and
Leon Neira, and Vice President
Calvin Tanner.
MOVE UP PAT DAT.
New York.—Striking at “loan
sharks” operating among long
shoremen in need of money while
waiting for pay day, the APL In
ternational Longshoremen’s Asso
ciation has won an agreement with
New York shipping and stevedor
ing companies to pay employes
represented by the anion on Fri
day for all work performed op to
S p. m. the preceding Tuesday.
Heretofore the Friday pay day I
mly included work up to midnight
the previous Sunday.
GREETINGS
Baptist Book Storo
304 N. Tryoa St.
T«f, 5-1461
CHARLOTTE, N. C
GRAPES-OF-WRATH
PUT IN SPANISH
Washington.—An AFL delega
tion from Texas’ Lower Rio
Grande Valley charged U. S. gov
ernment officials are largely re
sponsible for an annual migra
tion of Spanish-speaking people
in the Southwest which amounts
to a “Grapes-of-Wrath-With-a
Spanish-Accent” trek.
GREETINGS
Corol-Ann Hot Shop
113 So. Try on St.
Tol. 4-7961
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Carolina Radio
Service
Cut Rote Watch Repairing
and Radio Repairing
and Television
Phone 2-0815
209 S. McDowell St.
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CHARLOTTE, N. C.
GREETINGS
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Beer
Distributed By
Carolina Distribut
ing Co.
505 So. Cedar
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
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* Carolina Sweets
Restaurant
Slav* Copaea, Prop.
224 N. Tryon
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
GREETINGS
Carolina Transfer
fir Storage Co.
I2S0 W. Moreheod
Tol. 2-5131
. CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Com Brothers
Piano Co.
"HOUSf OF BALDWIN"
117 W«t Si** Sr.
Dial 2-2919
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
ROY DAVIS USED CARS
*710 So. CoNoflo S».
Toi 4-4300
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
DAYTON TIRE SALES COMPANY
Tires, Batteries and Seat Covers
210 V*. Moreheod Tei. 3-5171
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
DOMESTIC LAUNDRY. INC.
811 So. McDowell
Tel. 3-7113
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
CITY CHEVROLET COMPANY
SALES AND SERVICE
"Home of Friendly People"
710 SOUTH TRYON PHONE 7151
Chdrlotte, N. C.
JOHN CROSLAND CO.
Builder of Homes
Industrial Bank Building Dial 3-8849
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
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GREETINGS TO LABOR
DIXIE WASTE MILLS, INC,
701 Wm» Palmer St. Tel. 3-3783
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
DELPH HARDWARE COMPANY
700 So. College St. # Tel. 3-0586
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Doggett Lumber Co.
LUMBER AND BUILpiNG SUPPLIES
111 Eost Pork Tel. 8179
Charlotte, N. C.
GREETINGS TO LABOR
CRIDER BROTHERS
PLASTERING CONTRACTORS
100 Bccon At*. T«l. 5-5517
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
EASTWAY CASH GROCERY .
1500 l«>twoy Drive
GROCERIES — MEATS — VEGETABLES
AN Kindt Soft Drinks
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
F. F. Stipp, Mf r.
    

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