The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 2, 1949
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BLYTIIISVILLE (AUK.) COUKIER NEWS America's 30-Year War Against Communism — Labor Field Biggest Battlefront in War Between Left, Right (Kditur's Note: This is Ihc fifth in a scries of 12 stories by NL'A Washington Correspondent E'etcr Edson on the Communist Party in the U. s., its successes and setbacks, and where Die current attacks on it may lead.) Hy I'clcr Kelson / 1 , N'[>;\ Washington Correspondent. «& rj _ *"_',."" ~' «* ' .** There ts no more cicarly-defined front in the conflict between left and right today than in the field of American labor. The CIO particularly knmvs il is In a fight, with no fewer than 10 unions doing their level damnedest to retain Red-influenced leadership. This is no new struggle- Like*every other a.sjiect of the Commun- uar, it dates back to (he earliest times of the movement in this country: specifically, to the days before World War I. Then NicolaS Lenin and Leon TroUsky were in America, primarily as political refugees, secondarily as explorers of another - land possibly ripe for Marxism reform. They believed that to rule the 'Aorkinsminn was Lo rule the nation. This was the essence of what was then called Bolshevism. When the Russian revolution had eliminated the Czar, the American Communist Party immediately set about to seek the destruction of American labor, by di.sin teg ruling the Art,. Samuel GmnniTs. At 1 !, lie;ul r was so alarmed at the wave of strikes— notably against Big Steel and the 12-hour day, and in the case of the Boston police who created a reign of terror by their strike for higher pay—that he hurried home from Paris, where he had been advisin President Wilson at the Peace Conference. Wilson's return found labor so rebellious that he called a conference of management and union Barters. Labor's demands were Ppiade by Gompers: the 8-hour day ripht to organise, collective bargaining, free speech and a minimum wnee. U.S. Steel teed off' in nrgam/infr labor. Opposition to thp leftists within union ranks, sappe< by the depression's ghastly unemployment, virtually collapsed. Ob servers generally agree that for th 15 years between 1929 and the las months of ihe war, Communist had almost a fr,ee hand. Communists supported Lewi when he led the United Mine Work firs out to form the CIO at th tumultuous API* convention of 193i They quickly moved into the Anser lean Newspaper Guild, formed th year before, and when the new un ion affiliated with the CIO the jo was made easier. By 1040 pink dominated the Guild, with most the support coming from the Net York locals. The Communists considered th Guild the key lo the America labor union movement and to con tro! of American public opinion a well. But by 1D-U the Gnild. by referendum of its membership, ha managed the first Common' limisrcleanuig by an American labo union. • * • At tlie pcnk of their power in 1939, the Communists could claim 300 hiqh officials :n over 31) of (lie •in American international unions. Ten years later they could claim cov.trol of only a dozen. They were the CJO internationals that sup- "THERE AIN'T NO WHAT!? 1 '—Domenick Lociccro, n«c 2. of New York, Ilnds Little cause to doubt the Santa Glaus slory. surrounded as he is by a whole platoon of sidewalk Santas. The merry men are pnrt of a 24 Santa Cluns contingent sent out by ihe Volunteers of America to seek donations. Each of the old gentlemen attended a special three-day course In deportment before setting to work Underworld Activities In Kansas City Probed KANSAS CITY, Dec. H. Gold.sehcin, special assist- CEO Electrical Workers Turn to Sound' Unionism PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2—(rt'j — 'lie OlO's new Electrical Workers Union yesterday wound up its oimdhiB convention with ;i ringing p|>«il to its rlvnl to oust off Hie '.slKiukles or communism" and ent- u'aco "sound trade unionism." Dramatically, hi a hushed nurf- •torlmn, James B, Carey, acting cjider of the union, invited nu'in- IWTS oi Hie united Electrical. Radio nnd Machine workers lUKi lo reject (he dictates of "crazy Moscow adventures." The. International Union of Klcc- trical, Hadlo an<l Machine Work, dup;) was liorn u inontli ano utter Hie CIO expelled Ul'J on crounds it iv:is ridden with Iti'ds i'i? thc'n the two unions have been hx:kcd In a dispute: over the riyht to K'incsent the Industry's \s'orkeL's. The row lias led Use gation of federal and .state comts and issues placed beloie the National Uibor IteliUiuns Hoard. Carey's appeal was adopted un- iiiiiinoii.sly, as the will of the convention, by .some 100 cheering, whistling, stomping, applauding delegates who since Monday have left no doubt at their accord In KOncnLl and in particular. IJcam lran.sinLs.slon is a directional stem lor the .sending of short wave giinL'i Ural iRsulls in hlsher elll- cicncy. Head Courier News Want Ads est-Known s2z\ home remedy to relievo as-*"' I miseries of child's cold VAPORU3 Pl/of's Carelessness \ lillbci ' L v pnc - «nd oi r r r , i /- i I Aii'Imcs DCXi collided Blamed tor Fatal Crash •cfusal to'bartraln'; the Gotn-i T ; m '\ ert Hcnry Wallace for Prcsl- j pers forces walked out. The Commies were made happy by this. A million, or otic- fourth of membership, quit organiaed labor. The Communists quickly organ!'/ d unions lo gobble up as imiiiy of these renegades as possible. The AFL first tried to get rid of the Communists who sneaked in in 1910 nnd 1920 when, in 1926. it formed a Committee for the Preservation of Trade Unionism. Some of the Reds In" such craft unions as the painters and the miners were driven out.. .But .no headway could be madeyamong the fiir. Wdle- work, sjioer -and leather unions. In Hint very year Ben Gold, who admittedly was and admittedly still Is a Communist, lead a bloody strike by his United Fur Workers. Goon Mniaris swept through the New York fur district, breaking up more than 50 contract shops, bribing police « 'io half-heartedly tried to curb enh and operating a torture chamber t-alled '"(he Butcher Shop." Gold, incidentally, is still boss of the furriers. Other great strikes of the period were those of the coatmakers, estimated to have cost S35.nOQ.000 exclusive of the split skulls, and at dent. These represented a membership : of 1.200.000. or about one-fifth of the ClO's total. Only a fraction '-f one per cent of this number could be counted as actual Com munis Is. But at its 1949 National Convention. the CIO moved decisively to kick them all out a,nd start over fresh with a clean anti-Communist slate. The Electrical Workers — biggest of the left-wing unions — was expelled our ripht and its President Albert Fitzgerald kicked off the CIO executive committee. So was the Farm Equipment Workers. which had previously been ordered to merge with the Auto Workers and had refused. A new, uon- Commie 'union of International Electrical Workers was chartered. Trials were ordered for the other ten unions and nine of their leaders, with expulsion likely: Harry Bridges of the Longshoremen: Flush Brvson of the Marine Cooks; Donald Henderson of the Food and Tobacco Workers: Joseph Selly of the Communications Assn.; J. F. Zurich of the Fishermen r Abraham Fla>;er of the Public Workers; John Clark of the Mine-Mill Work- Ma? imt to the attorney general, returned yesterday from a hurried trip to Los Angeles where, he said. he gathered information or material value in furthering the investigation of underworld activities in Kansas city. Goldschein woidd not say whether he would make other Irip-s j such ns the one lo i;<»s Angeles i to question Mickey Cohen, gambler, • and two former Kansas CHhms be- for a Los Angeles grand Jury yesterday. "I'll make- surli (rips nR ti^e fac-ts or spirit move me to make." he j Upon his arrival hci e tic went i immediately into conference with investigators, and met with a federal grand jury here later. in the air. The N:ivy iKT.sons nkxmrrl the were killed, In a report on iU I IIP CAH srtid POL- \ Eastern 2.000 feel ptiot and l!i airliner all mvc-stipfUum WHS reckless WASHINGTON. Drr. 2—'fl'i-- The Civil Aeronautics Board tm1:iy ^nid "lefkli's.s conduct" by a Navy pilot w;i.s ihe probable 'causo o] ihe air collision July 30 near Chesterfield, N. J, which killed IG per- j f:iihll . e lo noticR lbo pIO!;CLnr( . ol b " ns - i un air currier aircraft with which A Navy lighter, piloted by LL! he i-ollldctl/' I "in performing ncrobullc maneuvers on fi civil airway and in his Passaic, iN'.J.. where Mills were closed for year. the more Botany than a After Ihn crash in 1029. Communism gained some stature and hold office on the Kexecntive Board This wholesale jmr<>e of Ihc American labor movement is in lim> with CIO President Philip Murray's frequently stated belief that Com- has no real program for American L»bor. Its sole purpose f$ to promote the foreign policies of Soviet Russia by gaining control nT unions, spreading dissent ion, creating chaos. This is the program which rral Ammcnn workingmmi and women have finally been awakened to reject as opposed to their own best interests. romnrrow: Cimprrss iirls vs. Communism. and. lln Tour Thoroughly Experienced AUTOMOBILE MECHANICS See Tom Little, Jr. at [Iroadway & C'hickiisawbn ers. and James Durkin of the Of fice \ & Professional Workers. The Fur fc Leather Workers' union was ordered tried, although it.-; president. Ben Ciold, was not because he admitted being a Communist and CTO President Philip lo work mure openly at ' Murray and rillrd him ineligible l( 4-RUBYCUPS 4-CRYSTAL TRAYS Just In Time For Holiday Parties Limited Supply Ideal for Gifts Now Only - ~ tietl llrtifnt .. . Wii* ni»mnn4 •BHSITaBtl ^IJM "««ti ii «i«rKii Kirmviui lit IIIMKII This luxury brick home in :ui excellent location is for sale onlv because Hie owner is leaving (own ;iiul can't take il with him. 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