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 r * v 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. i 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. « CHARLOTTE, N. C. GREETINGS Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Distributed By Carolina Distribut ing Co. 505 So. Cedar CHARLOTTE, N. C. I—111 * 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. 1 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.