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Pampa, Texas
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Tuesday, June 24, 1947
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, t«fe*day f Jafte 24, most consistent aempafcr Sicept Saturday by Thfc Tampa News, 821 W. Foster AVe Phone 666. All departments. MEMBER OP THE A.SSO- . (Pull Leased Wire). The Associated Press Is entitled ex- tho use for republlcatlou of all the local news printed In this ifTi as well aa all AP news dispatches. Entered as second class |t the post office at Pampa. Texas, under the Act of March 3rd, 1878 SUBSCRIPTION RATES . In Pampa S6c per week, paid In advance (At office) 18.00 per => .18.00 per Bit months, |12.00 per year. Price uer single copy I ST<S taatl orders accepted In localities served by carrier deilverr. MBK LABOR BILL is OEFINITELY NO CURE-ALL It would be rionsense and folly for those in favor of 'the Taft-Hartley labor bill to stand up and cheer today, frt*oclaiming in dramatic voice that at long last a cure-all ha§ been found for America's labor-management prob- leiiis. Conversely, it is not unwise, but also stupid, for op- ponets of the bill to rue the. "ruin of the land," and that includes the statement by the President that it will "render a distinct disservice not only to this nation, but to the world." 'Men have an tmcviable habit of making mistakes, and, unfortunately, it takes years to rectify them. The Congress made a mistake in 1935 when the Wagner Labor Relations Act was passed into law, the major law upon which the relations of labor and management have since been predicated. The Taft-Hartley bill which the Houes and Senate have passed over the veto of Mr. Truman covers a lot of territory, so to speak, but it does not solve all our problems: it at least points to some of the abuses under which the country has suffered at the hands of labor unions, and seeks to correct some of them. The bill, which, with the turning of the coal mines back to the owners out of government custody, stands to be tested in a few months, seeks to curb paralysis of commerce on H nation-wide scale by abolishing industry-wide bargaining; makes unions liable for breach of contract as the law now does management; stipulates certain "unfair labor practices," which labor is not to exercise; permits employers to have something to say about unions, whereas in the past they could say nothing. There are other proivsions. It abolishes the closed shop, inasmuch as a man may now be hired before he becomes a member of the union. This is operable, provided it is not unlawful in the state. But, according to the law, a worker is still forced to joint the union after a certain length of employment. This is a partial restoration of the individual's liberty, but until it is a law that a man has to join unless he wants to, there is still an infraction of a man's personal liberty to join or not to join. The bill will not eliminate communists from unions, although there is a clause which says they cannot belong. The bill makes a decided forward step in that it gives the unionist the right to know what he is striking about before he is called out on strike. That was one of the deplorable facts relative to the recent controversy at Borger. There, at least a portion of the workers did not know what the strike was about—not to say the least, just what "preferential seniority" meant. The bill permits a worker to receive his full paycheck without "check-off dues" having been taken by the union. Under the new bill he recovers some of his liberty, in that he has the right to refuse to pay the union for any mV of msm ' ance > welfare or relief that he does not want That sounds American, Of the old Wagner bill. Rep. Hartley, one of the authors of the new bill, had this to say to the press a few days ago: "Twelve years ago, Public Act. No. 198—which our bill amends—sought to establish the false doctrine of class division. But this . . , nation of ours is established on a firmed foundation than class attachments and antagonism. The Constitution of the United States derives its vitality from the spiritual truths it expresses. These truths are the real laws to which we as employees and employers must adjust ourselves. Our new national labor policy is designed to accomplish that adjustment and to assure the observance of constitutional principles in all our labor- management relations." It must be noted that, although this bill is to be a source of controversy for years, the overwhelming vote given it in both houses is convincing proof that it is not a step in the wrong direction. San Antonio Man Leading Salesman GA.LVESTON—(AP)—The top selling agent of the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. is Le Roy Numme of the San Antonio agency, according to an announcement at the regional sales convention under* THOUGHTS Tli'iii Aj;riiip;i s.-iid unto piuil. Almost thoii iitTKiiiidi-NL me to be a Chi-iftian.—Acts L'0:2S. if all were perfect Christians, individuals would do their duty; the people would be obedient to the laws, the magistrates incorrupt, and there would be neither vanity nor luxury in such a state- Rousseau, way here. Other loading sellers were announced as Gail Blake, Oklahoma City; I. W. Gillette. El Paso; and Mrs Alma Ware Croby, Houston. The leading managers ol the ten agencies represented were recognized as O. P. Schnabel. manager of the San Antonio agency, and W. E. Fletcher, manager of the Tulsa agency. Leo Duglas, manager of the El Paso agency was presented a service pin by Ralph C. Price, president of the company from Greensboro. N. C., for his record of 20 years service. I. W Gillette, agent from El Paso was presented a pin for his 15 years service, and Gail Burnham. agent from Oklahoma City, received a pin for five years of service WASHINGTON By BAY TUCKER STRUGGLE — The threatened postwar struggle between aggressive western interests—industrial, agricultural, public power,- shipping— and ancient corporate and banking groups in the East has broken out savagely on many economic fronts at Washington. Seemingly unrelated battles that appear to be based on mere personal and political issues -tern from this sectional, backstage contest. Scrapping party lines and differences, western legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, demanded and obtained restoration of r unds for reclamation, conservation and hydroelectric projects—Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams—that were cut by a House Appropriations Committee dominated almost wholly }y eastern men. The conflict does not center on Capitol Hill alone. The angry bloc Tom beyond the Rockies demands i better break on railroad rates 'rpm the Interstate Commerce Commission, maintaining that the recent ncrease was "chicken feed." They seek larger .Army-Navy con- racts to keep in operation the vast airplane plants that line the Coast from Seattle to San Diego. They demand orders for war-built shipyards in any future program for 'ebuildlng our lopsided and feeble merchant marine. DUEL—In all these fields, of course, they collide head-on with ".he industrial and financial struc- .urc—an economic ice mass, so to •>peak—on which the present and uture prosperity of the East has jeen and must be built. Geographically speaking, it is n luel for supremacy—or at least quality—between New England. New York. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, llinois. Ohio. Michigan and the resh young economic empire that eached and realized its power and jotentialities during the global truggle. It lies west of the Great Divide, and extends from the Canadian to the Mexican borders. MOBILIZED — The westerners lave no illusions about the identity nd strength of their foemen. But hoy have mobilized the bankir« :idustrial and civic groups, and es- lecially the chambers of commerce. f every city in their area—San 3iego, Los Angeles. San Francisco, Oakland. Sacramento. Seattle, Port- and etc.—to wage this ••politico- conomic war at Washington. The coastal bloc, for instance, harges that the House did not eli- linate almost S200.000.000 from the nterior Department Bill, which caries funds for western projects, for cpnomy reasons alone. They main- ain that the reductions were cle- iberately designed to cripple the arious industries which were hrown up during the recent con- lict. These will need vast amounts of vater power, and yet the most se- ere economics were practiced in his field. The expected and expanded working population will require arger supplies of food. too. but here were deep slashes in appro- riations for reclamation and irrigation and soil conservation, affect- ng areas from Washington to West Texas. iu i i»,—.-.-— J mi &ht hav that Michigan, through it legislative power in both House an Senate, is a key member of th eastern-middle west bloc CHAIRMANSHIPS—The western ers also charge that the legislativ setup in both chambers is packe against them in that eastern men control the chairmanships of all th important committees. Their charg is accurate, but the East's supremac results from the system of seniority as well as the fact that the com plalntants 1 states voted Democrat! during the Roosevelt regime. Of sixteen important committee in the House, for instance, the Wes has only one chairmanship—Repre sentative Richard J. Welsh of Gali fornia. who heads Public Lands. O eleven in the Senate, only one ke.i committee is headed by a 'westerns' —Senator Eugene O. Millikin o Colorado, who rules Finance. The areas which dominate botf chambers in respect to chairman ships are New England. New York New Jersey and Michigan. SUFFERS—The West suffers even more seriously from the makeup o: the extremely important House Appropriations Committee. Here again they have lost out under Republican control because of their 19321944 loyalty to the New Deal. They have no G. O. P.-ers near the top of the list. Twenty-five of the forty-three :nen on this body hail from cast of the Mississippi River. The three top Republicans are John Taber of New York. Richard B. Wigglesworth of lie Boston banking family, and Charles A Plumley of Vermont, who was a banker in private life. The ;hree ranking Democrats are Clarence Cannon of Missouri. Louis Mellow of Indiana and John H. Kerr of North Carolina. On the Senate Appropriations however, the setup differs. Although Senator Stlyes Bridges of New Hampshire is chairman, the West has twelve of twenty-one members. Under the system o» senatorial representation, too. they enjoy greater power in the upper chamber, especially when they make a deal with southern members. In their present temper, they will make a deal with anybody to get their rights. Common Ground By B. C. HOILE8 RESOURCES—In assailing these :o-called "false economies," the ipokesman quoted the Hoover and Vendenberg warnings on the deple- ion of our natural resources, as veil as the Truman-Marshall demand that the U. S. must continue o supply many foreign nations wi> ood, raw materials, minerals, etc. Ironically, when Senator Joseph 3. O'Mahoney of Wyoming sounded his note, Senator Vandenberg of Michigan was presiding over the Union States Stand On Slow Production MEXICO CITY—f/P)—Efforts by iny industry to curtail production uicl consequently cause unemploy- nent will be opposed by the Mexican ^deration of Labor (CTM), Federa- ion spokesmen said today. Labor Department approval to low down production and lay off workers had been obtained by some nining and textile companies be- ;ause market demands had declined. CTM said, "in some states serious problems of unemployment are resulting. In the opinion of the CTM most of the these factories could not only maintain production but increase it, particularly cheap tex- IUNGIIY FURNACES The steel industry needs more steel to keep its furnaces going everv duy than the total tonnage of steel required in the building of two Empire Stale buildings. AVOIDING WAR by Upton Close The inevitability of war between the East and the West appears to be a foregone conclusion with a. growing number of people. Yet it is my belief that we could easily avoid this third war if our administration had the clearness of Vision and the courage. The Russian giant eventually will be its own Frankenstein. It is our cue to speed the day. A slave nation cannot provide the things human beings want—including individual freedom—and no small group of overlords can rule the world for long. Communism, which has swept the World like a raging storm, is by way of blowing itself out in the Western Hemisphere, now that our monstrous wartime mismating with the Soviets has broken up in the inevitable brawl. But Moscow agents are still making headway in France and Italy and their machine is rolling westward. They have convinced millions of European workers and peasants that Communism has done wonders jnside Russia. They have convinced other millions, who disbelieve this story, that the Bed Terror is coming and cannot be stopped. With a preponderance of truth on our side we have done little to counter this propaganda. It is our job to launch an all-out propaganda offensive to glorify freedom, the enterprise system, the way of life which |s generally recognized as the Ghris- civilization. It is our job to .aside the blackout' ciirtain eveal the' stark truth. should do this job prima- willing and eager re- s—natives in each, as the Soviets are do- ing- their most effective work. We should make thousands of small printing presses available for smug- 1 gling into each "liberated" country and into Russia itself. Resistance still is strong in most of the overrun countries and we learn more and more that "the masses" in the land of the Soviets are increasingly bitter. If we found ways to tell the Russian people the truth, over and over, in their cities and their collective villages and their huge slave-labor centers, exposing the cruelty and viciousness of the small group of men who seized power in 1917 and have not relinquished it, the secret police would soon have their handl full. One of the most convincing devices we could use would be the excellent four-color printing which American genius has made commonplace here at home. Time and again I have seen European villagers pour over such printing. They are tremendously impressed by it. We should dramatize our story in every city block, in every village of Europe in our best four-color printing. We should make shiploads of it available to Europe's underground. Our State Department, it is true, publishes a magazine, Amerika, which is delivered to Kremlin agents through a hole in the Iron Curtain. But this magazine is largely a fraud. It is more Marxist than American, otherwise it would never get inside Russia with official consent. Our radio broadcasts likewise have been heavily charged with Marxism. It is believed that Senator Bridges recently put George O. Marshall on a spot about this progrma, and that Marshall intends to clear: it up and make it useful. I do not contend that propaganda alone will topple the Red giant— though it might well turn that trick- We should not depend on' it. We should also aid the European majorities who have been forcibly disarmed and conquered and who want };o fight back. We should encourage their resistance and make it easy for them to procure and smuggle across their borders vast quantities of small arms—hand grenades, "gas pipes," time bombs, long-barrel revolvers, light rifles. Not because -we wish to get involved in Europe's struggles, but because we already are up to oui necks in them, thanks to colossa 'bungling, and because we do not wish to do their fighting for them By feeding a constant stream of small weapons into Europe's underground, resistance agencies woulc precipitate such a rash of sabotage and uprisings as to make it impossible for Soviet puppet regimes to carry on. Transportation and communication would soori be disrupted Police could operate only when heavily reinforced. A comparable program migh well be effected inside Russia. 'In which case Stalin would soon find it necessary to call home his har- rassed Red legions. The time for such a counter-campaign is now, while resistance is strong and Soviets not yet ready to make war on us. I urged such a program some months ago, as spine readers doubtless will recall. We are foolish if we keep on sweet talking the rampaging bear, while at the same time spending billions to maintain military forces with which to fight the bear, 3r. King Answers Rose Wilder Lane In the last issue I ran Rose Wilder Lane's answer 1o Dr. Willford I. King's letter. The subject under discussion was altruism or the pro- lit motive. These letters were the result o£ n luncheon given to a group of individualists in New York by the writer. Dr. King's answer follows: "Dear Mrs. Lane: "Thanks for your reply o£ May 8th. I am glad to have your additional points of view. I fear, however, that I am still unconverted. "First, as regards the Southern slave owners. How do you explain these facts? "1. If there was a widespread feeling among slave owners that elaves were unprofitable, how did It happen that slaves were always salable at high prices? "2. If the planters considered slave owning unprofitable, why was it that the prevailing doctrine In the South concerning slavery gradually shifted from the Jcf- fersonian point of view that slavery was an evil which .should gradually be eliminated, to the Jefferson Davis point of view that slavery was a positive good? "3. Why did not the slave owners enthusiastically endorse the Breckenridge Compromise, which would have enabled them to unload their slaves oil the Federal Government? "4. Why were they willing to fight a war t.o Keep their slaves, if they considered them more or less of a nuisance? ''As to the United Stales being 'a federation of sovereign states,' does not: this concept now have about the same degree of reality as does the concept thai England is ruled by (he King? Once bplli ideas wore true, .but in each case it was a long time ago. "It seems to me that, your descriptions of life in barbaric societies illustrate,, beautifully, my point of view. A dukhagini, not having a very active imagination, does not, sympathize with the misfortunes of a Merditi. Therefore, the altruism o£ the former does not extend outside of his own tribe. Under such conditions, individual enterprise and individual freedom cannot exist. Under such conditions, as Walter Bagehot pointed out, in his Physics and Politics, solidarity is the price of survival. Only when people begin to take an interest in the public welfare and apply the principles oC the Golden Rule, is it possible to have isolated farms not. surrounded by walls and patrolled da> and night by armed guards. "While I still believe that the profit motive is the mainspring of production in a free society, I do not believe that a free society can flourish unless the majority of its members are decidedly altruistic in nature. "Again thanking you for bringing up for discussion this interesting subject, I remain "Very sincerely, "Dr. Willford I. King." 1 DON'f 1 THINIs' ill. 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