Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on January 30, 1947 · Page 2
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Oakland, California
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1 ; S-' i: ; I ; I-. ' ! - .i y D Oakland Tribune, Thursday, Jan. 30,11947 labor Cartels' Hit i Inauirv At Senate Labor Comment AUTO UNION SPENDS MILLION A YEAR TO 'COMMIT SUICIDE' ; r VICTOR KISSEL W A S H IN G TO N, Jan. 80. Tht world's biggest union is spending $1,000,000 to commit auicide. That's a lot of money for so neu rotie a project. But It's so easy to spend tht dues-payers money. You draw on the central treasury and hand it out with the royal touch of ward heeler carrying turkey baskets to the poor on Thanks giving. A million dollars Is lot of fold lnf money but it becomes an inconceivably Gargantuan pile when you learn it is being spent by a union chief to politic himself into national prominence. This yarn is about as pleasant as a dripping faucet to an insomnia victim at midnight. But It must be told. It's part of the bigger story of some union leaders now slugging labor to death and all the while, scream, ing at its friendly critics "to, lay off." nine-moKth marathon There's been a marathon, futile nine-month automobile union strike out at the Allis-Chalmers machine plants in Milwaukee. For over 270 days, pickets have trudged the line there and for over 270 days many of the auto union's responsible leaders in the Detroit national headquarters have wanted to end h walkout which was Commu nist-inspired in the Xirat place, if they could only get a face saving formula. ' ' But the strike was complicated in th - union's vice-president. R. J. Thomas the kindest of his enemies call him "Mushmouth Thomas- -took over 4he walkout late last year in the hope he could make a" hero of himself by pulling a miracle victory. Union President Walter Reuther stepped in, conferred secretly with company offi cials the other day and got a face-avin nrooosltion from them. This would have put hundreds back to work after a nine-monw wyow-MILLION A YEAR nut Thnmii booted it out and vilified Reuther. Thomas wasn't making a deal which didn't bring him political glory. And so today iminn is coin bankrupt, pay- in out 125,000 a week well over i nno (wt var of the dues-payers money-to run the $ course, to keep oia iusowum Vsnnv Thtrt'i another moral of today'; contribution to the foibles of our labor chiefs. They see wo mucui immunity from criticism. They don t deserve any and they wont get any here until they stop beating each other's brains out and calling each other names which no critic outside labor circles has dared use-yet. And this isn't restricted only .to internal CIO feuds. vitimration which Thomas hurled at Reuther was more than matched, for example, by AFL attacks on the CIO throughout the country-AFL ON RAMPAGE o The other Thursday for example, durinf mv Southern tour, some 300 AFL metal workers invaded a CIO meetinf in Sheffield. Ala., afew miles from where I was stopping The mob broke up the CIO rally, bloodied a few CIO heads, ripped up CIO records. ' If these men want to beat themselves senseless or should I say more senseless that's their, prm lege. Rut they really shouldn't take it as a, personal insult if the public refuses to make it a Joint suicide pact Ceayrlrfct. 1M7 far The Trikaae Pepper Lashes Back At Industry Move Against Bargaining WASHINGTON. Jan.' 20MPh- Tjvo industry executives spojee out today against what they termed labor "cartels and urged legislation to smash S industry-wide- bargaining between unions and employers.. At the same time, Senator Pep per (D., fi.) zauncnea a democratic counter-attack on Republican bills to curb unions. 31e said any abor bill passed by Coflgress should also contain provisions ! to break up business inonopolies. f f I - James D. Francis, president of the Island Creek Coal Compaoy of Huntington, W. Va, told the Senate Labor . Committet that industry. wide bargaining "is not and can sat be true bargaining.' Another! witness, C; Dickerman Williams, vice-president and ten eral counsel of the American Loco motive Company, testified thsu con tracts negotiated by national unions are "a threat both to the process of true collective bargaining and to freely competitive industry", Pepper, a committee member, told reporter he and other senators would ask all Industry witnesses what they: thought should be done about strengthening the anti-trust laws and breaking up big business into smaller units. r - - This would be in Use with the Democrats' strategy to insist that any curbs on unions u should be coupled with curbs on business combinations. i Williams and Francis testified in favor of a bill by Senator Ball (R. Minn.) which would outlaw Indus try-wide bargaining by confining negotiations to a single company, or to companies in a single locality.; The committee is considering all Senate bills designed to curtail labor-management strife. j . l . A 1 ! T Williams rcicrrea w uig-acaic union agreements as "labor carteliw- tion. Francis said national bar gaining will lead to a "cartel system in America. ' ? ' i "No bargaining unit large enough to create a monopoly or to deprive the public of a reasonable supply . , . should be permitted," Francis declared. I '?. -i . He cited the coal strikes of 1945 and 1946 as examples of the danger of national bargaining and national strikes." ' I EX-'ROCK' GUARD -SURRENDERS ON SMUGGLING COUNT Oscar Raymond Eastin, 36, of 351 Scott Street, San Franisco, former Alcatrax Prison guard, surrendered late yesterday after he was indicted by a Federal Grand Judy on four courts Of smuggling con traband, including whisky, tobacco and benzedrine, to convicts. i Eastin, who faces a term of 40 years, 10 M; each count, if found guilty, said, "I thought it was a practice to give ' the good cons Special privileges", 1 ; "Iiust did it out of the goodness of my heart," Eastin i added. "I wasn't the onlj guard who slipped stuff in to the cons.". Assistant U. Si Attorney Daniel C Deasy said Eastin's j smuggling activities apparently : started when he was "bummed? for a cigaret by James Grove, a'milrtary prisoner who was convicted of second degree murder recently ; for stabbing a fellow convict it--.' Eastin later smuggled bottles of whisky, snuff, chocolates, cigarets and benzedrine, a $5 bill and other contraband to Grove and other inmates in "D" block, J the isolation section, Deasy said. : Eastin, wtio served three years in the Seabees, became! a probationary guard on the Rock last July. His smuggling activities were dis covered early this month and Eastin was promptly discharged after he readily admitted his favors to pris oners. : - Warden James A. Johnston said it was the first case of its kind, but that if Eastin names other guards he claims have done the same thing they, too, will be prosecuted. Eastin, who is at liberty on 1 1000 bond, will appear. Tuesday before Federal Judge George B. Harris. Packing Workers Win 15 Million Back Pay CHICAGO, Jan..30, u A total of $15,000,000 in back pay and an nual wage increases of $5,000,000 have been awarded to ; more than 100,000 packinghouse workers as a result of a !two-year study of wage rate inequities iff the industry. Dr. Frank Jverr of tne university of California, chairman of a special 10-man commission created oy the now-defunct War Labor Board, said that as a result of the stuy the packing industry, for the first time in history, will have a complete. standardized and simplified I wage structure, i . . , f; f AFL Leaders See New Strikes in Labor Curb MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 30, W The 15 top policy-makers' of the AFL con tended today it would be "a tragic mistake to enact; proposed labor curbing legislation in Congress be cause it would boost the number of strikes. AFL President Wilijam Green said the 15-man executiveSouncil, which handles affairs of the 7,000,000 AFL members between annual conven tions. would attack each of the bills it considered injurious to labor. After one day ; of deliberations, however, the council issued a general denunciation of bills designed to curb labor activities now pending in Congress, and said it had reports from throughout the nation that labor-management: relations are "constantly improving." 1 Scqrface Al Begins His Long Last Ride MIAMI. Fla., Jan. 30, (JP) Scar- face Al Capone began his last ride early today. ! W. L. Philbrick.i manager of the Philbrick Funeral Home where Capone's body has been, since his death Saturday, said that Ralph, brother of the former gang leader, claimed the body early this morning. He said papers I were made out with Chicago as the destination. A reliable source here said-that hearse would take it on the 1800 mile trip. j U.S.ofEurope Plans Pushed By HAL O'FLAHERTY Director, Chicago Daily News Foreign Service LONpONr Jan. 30. Winston Churchill is going ahead with his plan for a United States of Europe. After his initial proposal in a speech at Basel, Switzerland, last autumn, '. Churchill realized !. the world was not much Interested. So he ; prodded his countrymen into action recently and formed a British committee to further the -cause of a united Europe. Meetings are to be held and lines will be thrown out to similar organizations on the continent. , NO PARTY LINES One thing should be Immediately understood by American readers who follow Churchill's efforts. That is, his dual capacity as a party leader and-a nonpartisan organizer of a great European organization Churchill represents" the right wing of thought in Britain but his effort on behalf of Europe has no .party flavor. me movement springs irom a sure knowledge of Europe's anar- chial tendencies. For generations, wars have started in the areas where, hatreds and lack of unity bred conflict. It is Churchill's deep conviction that these ancient ha treds can be offset by organization and education. And he is now dedicated to that movement. BALKAN CASE CITED In addition to the nobler aspects of a united Europe. Churchill has in mind restoration of the ancient family feeling that has brought many groups through fires started by local issues. The Balkans, for instance, were on the verge of forming an alliance when the Second World War engulfed them- They now can be brought into a wider group that wm Tbind them into Europe as a wholef Some day, too, Germany will be released from bondage and will take its place in a new Europe. It is Churchill's idea that Europe should have that place ready and that Germany should have a large part in the new United States of Europe. CapyrUht. 1947. Chl Pally Ntwl, WARREN TO 'CHOOSE' fc ic "k "A' -'A'i ic Talmadge Bill Would Strip Al GEORGIA GOVERNOR a: LOS ANGELES, JanJ 30. (U.R) -4 Solution to the problem of who is the Governor of Georgia today was up to the Governor of California: r The district attorney's office here was preparing extradition papers for a suspect in Savannah, Gaand couldn't decide whether to address theni to Lieut. GoV. M; E. Thompson or Herman Talmadge. Roscoe Denny, head of the Extradition Department, decided to drop the problem in the lap of Gov. Earl Warren, who has to approve the papers anyway. He attached a note to the papers. "Dear Governor, who shall it be you name the Governor of Georgia, i orney of Power, End Fight ! ATLANTA ' Jan. -30. W Talmadge leaders introduced in the Georgia Legislature 'today, their first punitive legislation aimed in quelling official , opposition to claims of Herman Talmadge to the dis puted governorship of Georgia, j I The bill, offered by Speaker Fred Hand and three floor 1 e a d e rs,' would strip j Georgia's attorney general of his; power !to inquire '..into activities of public officials,1 and. would 'force; him to accept assistants named by the Governor and confirmed 'I by the Senate:,' i ! The target is Attorney General Eugene -;Ccokrwho has refused to recognize Talmadge as Governor, land who is represent-!ing Talmadge's rival, Lieut. Gov. M. E. ; Thompson, in court lactiorr to unseat , him. 6 TIMES MARRIED ' MAN WEDS 2ND WIFE ANEW AS 7TH SACRAMENTO. Jan. 30. "She's been off a vacation for 28 years and now she's come back." That was 75-year-old William Sheridan Reed's comment yesterday on his wedding to his- seventh wife, the woman from whom he was divorced in 1919 after 24 years of marriage and three children. The bride. Mrs. Edna Florence Reed. 71, was Reed's second wife the first time she went to the altar with him in Westover. Pa, in 1895. They separated in 1919 when they just agreed to disagree" and Mrs. Reed lived at Stockton until last January 12 when she heard her for- mer husband was ill and came here for a visit In the interim Reed had been married four more times. "I asked herkt she wanted to stay," he explained, concerning their remarriage. "And she said 'yes.' I was very glad to have her back." Their three children, half a dozen grandchildren .and two great-grandchildren were present at the ceremony yesterday. Taxi Drivers Accept pay Increase Terms Some 700 taxi cab drivers in Ala meda County were in line today for pay raises after they had voted to accept an employer offer, . J Walter Bass, secretary of AFL Chauffeurs Union, Local 623, said the union voted two to one to accept an offer of $3 a day or $0 per cent of the receipts, which ever is greater,. , Hitherto, drivers were getting $8 or 45 per cent. They had been de manding S3 a day or 49 per cent Oakland: 1450 Broadway Berkaley: Sather CatcSan francisco: 840 Marktt,43( Kearny CLOSED FOR INVENTORY Mm Ducc's Sweetheart Given 15 Years BORDEAUX France, Jan. 30. (JPi Magda Corabeuf Fontages, 37, once beautiful r sweetheart of Be nito Mussolini, was sentenced today to serve 15 years in prison for col laboration with the German Ces tapo. A military tribunal composed of three civilians and niae officers convicted her after an hour of de liberation Respite a plea by her defense counsel, Rene Floriot who declared: "Let's get this thing irf its proper perspective. - If this defendant were not named Magda Fontages, if she did cot have the reputation of being a mistress of Mussolini, if sh had not shot the Count de Chambrun 10 years ago, you would not have all these newspapermen and photogra phers here and there would be no question of accusing her of treason. Civilians Face Navy Theft 'Rap An indictment charging tw6 civilian employess at the Alameda Naval Air Station with conspiracy to steal government property was returned yesterday by a Fedetai Grand Jury,' Named in the indictment were Charles f. West, 491 of 2900 Jordan Road, Oakland, assistant supervisor of the sorting section fat the base, and Stanley N. Crane j 27, of 409B Mosley Avenue, Alamedaemployed under West ! VS. ; Attorney Daniel C. Deasv said West made up a box of property including tools ind a brief case and had Crane hide it io a tire shed. The box was never taken from the air base, however, because the plot was discovered by Navy intelligence officers, according to Deasy. penalty tinder conviction could be two years in prison, fine of $10,000, or both.. i i Officials' Daughter Dies; Murder Hinted CHARLESTON, W. Va.. Jan. 30. (JP) Mrs. Elizabeth Sattler James, 48, daughter of State Labor Commissioner Charles J. F. Sattler, was found dying on a Charleston street early today and the chief of police said the circumstances Indicated murder. Patrolmen said they found the divorcee doubled up with pain and gasping for breath near a street corner in northeast Charleston, Officers rushed her to a hospital in their patrol car but she was pro nounced dead on arrival. Ship Burns, 42 Feared Lost LONDON, Jan. 80. (Py Two pas sengers and some of the 40 crew men of the 7219-ton British steamer Samwater were feared lost today after a fire -aused abandonment of the vessel during a trip from Aus 'tralia to Liverpool Counsels Wrangle At Von Pa pen Tria I NUERNBERG. Germany, Jan. 30. (JP) The denazification trial of Franz von Papen wis thrown into an uproar today during quarreling between defense artd prosecution counsel. Order was restored only after the court president threatened noisy gallery spectators Mth arrest. Attorneys wrangled for the third day overj the authenticity of the purported will of former President Paul von Hindenburg. which Hitler used as an instrument to seize power. . ; . 5 The prosecution contends the will was a forgery and that Yon Papen, who was one of Hitler's leading diplomats, had a part in the deception. J ' Nationalists Routed BATAVIA, Java, Jan. 30. (P) Indonesian Nationalists operating from jungle hideouts overran the Dutch garrison at the East Borneo oil center of Sangasanga land held the town for two days before being driven out, Netherlands Afmy spokesman said today. ADVENTIST5 PLAN TO TAKE OVER BERKELEY ACADEMY fcev. Russell T. NeliSn, pastor of the Market Street Seventh Day Adventist, Church ot Oakland, announced at the Pacific Union Conference in San Francisco today that his church plans to take over the biiildingi and the land of the Golden Gate; Academy, Alcatrat Avenue, Berkeley, for an extended welfare, educational and recreational pro- gram, -.j'. " . ;: . ! At j the same time, Elder Homer Bur well of Oakland, reported that 82 Metro; roll tan Oakland and Northern California Seventh DajrAdven-tist Churches provided e $201,788 worth of j clothing and donated $69,-788 tdwaifd families for war stricken areas during 1948. Th Pacific ' Union Conference opened yesterday ate First Congregational Church. Post and Mason Streets, San Francisco. ; Elder C. L. Bauer of Glendale was re-elected president of the conference and Elder C. L. Torrey, also of Glendale, was re-elected treasurer. Prof. Axel Nelson told the conference that 12,000 pupils and students are now enrolled in 136 elementary schools. 16 academies, two colleges and five ! nursing schools operated by the church in the conference. Approximately 1000 delegates and visitors are in attendance at the quadrennial session at the First Congregational Church, Post and Mason Streets, San Francisco. The conference is scheduled to end Sfonday. hi . .1. " Palace Bomb Threat LONDON. Jan. 30. &) Police searched Buckingham Palace for a bomb early today after a "warning" telephoned from a public booth, but nothing suspicious was found. Scotland Vard said an unknown person called a London telephone exchange and shouted: "Clear Buckingham Palace because bombs have been placed there to go off on Saturday." New Dahlia Case Attack r LOS ANGELES., Jaru 30. U. A pretty, 35-year-old waitress today told police she battled with a man who called i himself the Black Dahlia killer, and threatened to take her life. - '? .-. "... ; 1. While investigators eliminated all known1 acquaintances of Elizabeth Short as suspects I her murder, Miss Thelma Thompson reported she wsis attacked in a parked car by a man who saidf : i "I'm going to kill you like I-did the Black Dahlia." YMiss Thompson said she was con-vinced jthe man meant to kill her and that only the timely appearance of a taxi driver saved her. Officers linked the incident to the Short investigation-on a new theory that she was slain by one pickup too many. i - , -j , . i Miss Thompson' said she met the stranger, at a bar last night and left with him at closing time. Later he parked the car, she said, and grabbed at her throat. ' "I screamed," she said, "and he told me, Tm going to kill you like I did the Black Dahlia.' He started to rip off my clothes. I kept trying to scream and fight him off." . Taxicab Driver John Cableton halted across .the street when heard the screams and Miss Thompson was shoved from the car as her assailant fled. ; OAKLAND'S OXVt LOCAIAt OWKtD LOCA1XT COKTEOLLCD DATLX 1 EstablUhed Fabruary SI. 1874 Supreme oa Continent" I Side 0 ; San rrandaco Bay Member Amarican Newapapar Fubliihara . AaaodaUoa . Charter Membar Audit Buraaw al I Circulation ; Ceimplata Aatoeiatad Preaa Sarvic (or Metropolitan Oakland , nin United Preaa' tanrica the Aaaodatad Praia la arc lualv a) y entitled to the use tor republication ot all pew liapatchea credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper, and also thi local newe published herein. All righta of ptibHcation of apeeial eispatchaa herein also ara reserve. THE TrB0K t-VBLlSHINO CO, JOS. R. KNOWrJbrD. President Publisher and Editor. JOS. R. KNOW LAND, JR., Aasiatant PubUaher. y WILLIAM W. KNOWLAND. Aaalatant PublUher. 1 i ' BRUNO A. 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