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either friends or foes expected. cellations, improved utilization und
Naturully, the faster and thicker careful screening of needs by the
they pour it on the Germans ami Manpower Priorities Committee,
the Japanese, the greater are their
there is still un overall manpower
needs for the wherewithal to follow
up the advantage they huve gained. | deficit in that area, with minimum
Three athletic amateur events
up to us on the home front to requirements In “ must" plants to-
are scheduled for the near future at
supply them with the power behind tulling about 20,000.
A $25 war bond will be awarded Vancouver housing authority com
Philudelphiu likewise remains an
first place winners in each of four munity centers.
housing project Christmas decora
area of serious labor shortuge de
A boxing show will be held De
But when production schedules are
tion contests this season, the proj cember 5 at Bagley Downs under
spite recent improvement. “ Must”
ect services department of the Van the direction of Harvey Haynes,
Paul V. McNutt, Chairman of the stepped up to meet this buttle puce, production establishments require
couver housing authority announc recreation worker, and December War Manpower Commission, said they are telescoped into a shorter
14,250 workers. Workers are
New manpower about
18, Jack Henderson will stage a today that “ a manpower situation period of time.
particularly needed for shipyards
Separate contests will be held at similar show at the McLoughlin of the utmost seriousness” con problems are thus created.
“ Shortages of facilities and und foundries, WMC. reports.
McLoughlin Heights, Ogden Mead Heights center. A wrestling show, fronts the country, not so much in
components for new prod
ows, Burton Homes and Bagley produced by Ivan Jones, will fol terms of total number of workers
Newark’s labor requirements for
in large volume stund
low December 19 at the Heights needed but rather in terms of the
“ must" production total about 10,-
difficulty of recruiting them in cer in the way of attainment of many
Entries will be judged on orig gym.
000 with those of shipbuilding the
Admission to the three shows tain critical areas for super-critical of the scheduled goals in the criti
inality and effect or Christmas at
mosphere. Lighting is not necessa will be a gift for a convalescent war programs, such as ammuntion. cal items. Numerous technical diffi
Mr. McNutt said that in each of
Of an estimated total require
ry. Decision of the judging com soldier or 50 cents for the pur
ment of 200,000 workers for ur production of specific items needed. these three areas “ must” produc
mittee will be final, and entries chase of a present.
gent war production, the need for These problems are now hampering tion needs were ubout half the to
must show proper thought and
half of them is critical, Mr. Mc production of such items as heavy tal labor requirements In ull three
work to be considered eligible for
ammunition, areas there is an extremely small
Approximatelly 175 youngsters Nutt said. While they are not need
labor supply, despite declines in
aerial bombs and airborne radar.
Persons wishing to enter the con took part in the football kicking ed every place in every industry,
“ Transportation «lifficulties in munitions employment during the
test must notify the department by and passing contests held Friday at they are most urgently wanted in
year. Smuller critical areas are in
December 18. Entries will be judg the Bagley Downs Grade School un- specific localities. Wherever any- the theatres of war, changes in de
much the same situation, he de
ed between December 11 and De der the direction of Harvey Haynes, one hears an appeal for workers for sign dictated by combat experience
cember 22, and awards announced recreation worker at the Downs a job which he can fill, it will be and many other factors contributes
most helpful to the war effort if to constantly fluctuating produc
Discussing “ must” items in which
December 23. Bonds will be pre community center.
are critical shortages, Mr.
sented winners December 26.
Winners in the junior division of j .
, , less he is already on urgent war never quite the same from week to McNutt said a shortage o f about
Persons living in the Heights will the kicking contest were Ronald
production, the WMC chairman week.”
17,000 workers in foundries and
call 3620, extension 41, to leave Borger, first, Charles Barber, sec
Of the 69 larger market areus forge shops caused special concern
addresses; Ogden Meadows, the ond, and Eric Leland, third. In the
us critical by the WMC he because their products are basic
personal services office at 3540; senior group for the same event,
Chicago, components of a large number of
Burton Homes, project services of winners were Bobby Vest, Ralph seven “ must” production lines mentionel
which present critical manpower Phila«lelphia, Newark, Baltimore, military end products. The lag in
fice, 3646, and Bagley Downs, proj McGrady and Russell Vickers.
problems — foundries and forge Akron, Mobile, San Diego, Seattle, production of some of these, such
ect services office, 3696.
Football passing winners for the
shops, shipbuilding, heavy artillery Waterbury, Conn., Springfield and as heavy trucks, is largely attribut
Final judging will be made by junior division were Charles Bar
ammuntion, radar, cotton duck and Decatur, 111., Fort Wayne, Ind., and able to the failure of foundry in
a selected committee of the main ber, Robert McGrady and Billy
tent twill, heavy field artillery and the Hampton Roads area of Vir dustries to meet requirements, he
tenance departments of the proj
Roberts, and for the senior group, gun carriages, and dry cell batte ginia. Areas such as Bridgeport, pointed out. Production has shown
ects, of the project services depart
Hartford, Wichita, Beaumont, and improvement recently.
ment, and from tenants on the four Ralph McGrady, Howard Thompson
The shipbuihling industry will
“ The basic recruiting difficulties Galveston, which had been very
and Russell Vickers.
arise largely from the fact that tight since the beginning of the need at least 50,000 workers on
most of the places where men are war period, have moved into less “ must” jobs by the end of the year,
A film entitled “ The Negro Sol
Organizations wishing musical, needed are in already very tight stringent classifications as a result Mr. McNutt reported. Failure to
dier” , an authentic war department dramatic and dancing acts for club
manpower areas. Therefore, fewer of program reductions and success meet recent sharply increased
production, showing colored troops
programs in the Vancouver area, workers are available,” Chairman ful manpower mobilization, Mr. schedules in the most urgent part
in action, was shown Tuesday at
of the maritime shipbuilding pro
McNutt said. “ The jobs to be filled McNutt pointed out.
8 p. m. at the Bagley Downs com may learn of prospective entertain
Chicago, Philadelphia and New gram-combat — loaded transports
are often difficult, and some of
ers by calling the talent bureau at
them are relatively low-paid. This ark, which were late in coming in- and cargo vessels — has necessitat
Preceding the film was stage the recreation association head very difficulty places a special re to.th j y a r program, have develop- ed an 80 per cent speed-up over the
show featurL.j outstanding Negro quarters, 3210 extension 11.
sponsibility on all of us to seek out etf>erious manpower shortages this rate in September, when produc
soldier singers and musicians from
Department heads of the associa work in this most critical produc year, said Mr. McNutt. Although tion as a whole was about one per
the Portland Army Air Base.
Chicago’s total labor needs have cent better than schedule.
tion have listed outstanding talent tion.
The program is sponsored by
“ This statement describes some been considerably reduced in recent
with the bureau, and arrangements
American Youth for Democracy,
of the special jobs which must be months as a result of contract can-
and the Vancouver Inter-racial may be made to entlist entertainers filled. Local newspapers and radio
for various local programs.
will tell you of others which the
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the shortages spring from a cause
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