Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, April 18, 1947, Page 4, Image 4

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Managing Edttor
or a union should have the right to set together
In mi agreement against Uio public Interest. The
matter will be debated In congressional consideration
of Uie labor reform bill. It seems to be a new angle
assuming greater current importance than the more
familiar phases of the debate.
News Behind The News The World Today
WASHINGTON, April 18 The company and the
unions gave out a joint statement when a
second-round wage Increase of 15 cents an hour was
announced for Oeneral Motors and its electrical
workers but no one gave out a statement for the
Quite ominously, the company did not give out
any assurance that Its settlement would not lead to
a second round of auto price increases. Indeed,
next day, a company publicity representative In
formed me personally the company did not wish to
commit Itself on this, and would wait to see how
the proposed pattern of second round wage Increases
for the entire Industry Indeed which may become a
pattern of wage Increase for all the union cam
paigners In the country works out.
Next day the United Auto Workers leader meeting
in a New York hotel, far from the motor industry,
and having adjourned to that place from Louisville,
which is likewise not a motor center, decided to de
mand even more than the proposed pattern. They
claimed an additional 10 cents an hour differential
over the auto workers, which would give them some
thing around 25 cents an hour increase.
Usual Statement
THE UAW Issued its usual statement about the
bloated company with Its swollen profits, using
some strange figure about the profit per unit Jar
the last quarter last year, a figure which had to be
corrected later by Its press agent The UAW also
charged the company was a monopoly, whereas
three large companies are actively competing.
Behind the peculiar mixup In the figure lay the
difficulty of the union in finding any figure to
bolster up Its picture. Oeneral Motors profits of last
year were off a half from the previous year. The
company would have had to cut its dividend rate In
halt If It had not been for the excess profits tax.
In a report to stockholders, the company told the
: truth of profits, as required to do by federal law
(its statement is subject to federal scrutiny). The
statement says that after paying the unavoidable
dividends on Its preferred stock, the earnings for
" Its common stock were equivalent only to $1.76 per
share and that it made S138 a share of this amount
In Income and excess profits tax credits from the
federal government. In short, the bloated profits last
year were 40 cents a share, compared with the nor
mal dividend of 75 cents 75 cents mind you being,
the old prewar rate before the value of a dollar
had been reduced 50 per cent
The price of GM common on the New York ex
change has fallen from 66 down to 55.
The silence of the company on the subject of a
second round price Increase thus becomes readily
understandable. The board of directors is said to
be hiding under the bed. True enough, their fourth
quarter statement and the prospective quarter an
nouncements of this year, furnish a basis for a
prospective profitable operation of the pattern-company
of the nation or did before the electrical wage
Increase went into effect Unless motors can hold
the price-wage line, something Is going to break
loose somewhere. That is financially undeniable.
.The undef ended public standpoint is that another
.price increase must aggravate further a price condi
tion already so bad as to be a subject of national
discussion. If the GM unions now force up prices
higher with such a pattern settlement, it will do iu
own people the grayest possible damage. If the com
pany agrees to do this, it will do destructive and
economic damage not alone to Its stockholders, but
to the entire country. .
The question thus arises as to whether a company
AP Foreign Affairs Analyst
FORMER Vice President Henry Wallace would
seem to have carried a sizeable load of coals to
Newcastle when he started his European speech
making tour by telling England that Washington's
Oreco-Turkish program embarks the United States
on "ruthless Imperialism" and points the country
toward war with Russia.
If our Uncle Sam has embarked on a career of
sin (the old scamp), then Cousin John Bull is In the
mess up to his neck. For it was John who first
signalled that he no longer had the wherewithal to
hold the fort In the Balkans and would Sam. for
gosh sake, please rush to the rescue by supplying
Greece and Turkey with the means of defending
themselves against aggressive communism.
Partners In Crime
IN short, John and Sam are partners in the crime
which Mr. Wallace alleges. Small wonder then that
a high British official let It be known that his
government accepted no responsibility for anything
Wallace had said In Britain or might, say In the
future. This was after U. S. Attorney Oeneral Tom
Clark had declared in a speech that "one who tells
the people of Europe that the United States Is
committed to ruthless Imperialism and war with
the Soviet Union tells a lie."
On top of this the London Dally Herald, which
is the organ of the labor (socialist) party, printed
a pointed editorial which was signed by the editor
who used' the first person singular Instead of the
usual editorial "we." presumably so as not to commit
the government The editor said he thought Wallace,
while condemning the so-called "Imperialism" of
the United States, had dismissed much too lightly
the glaring faults of the Soviet policy. '
Apart from this, the editor said. Wallaces speeches
had done good in Britain because they had caused
a great many people to think harder and talk more
freely about the present drift hi the relations be
tween the great powers.
No Damage Done '
THUS It would seem that Mr. Wallace's efforts
In Britain haven't done much. If any, damage
to London-Washington relations. However, an assault
on an American foreign policy, delivered abroad by
a one-time vice president, could do vast damage In
other quarters. '
- One of them, for Instance, is the Big Four Moscow
conference which Is In the midst of a grave crisis
because of bitter differences between Russia and
the western allies. The Wallace speeches might be
the one thing which would stiffen Russian opposition
to the disputed proposals of the western democra
cies. In the belief that' there was a large and grow
ing section of the American public opposed to the
r.ew foreign policy of President Truman. By the
same token Wallace's views might Increase Wash
ington's difficulties with such Russian influenced
regimes as those in Yugoslavia and Poland, with
which both America and Britain have exchanged
sharp words.
Perhaps it's possible to assign too much im
portance to the effect of Wallace's speech-making
on foreign relations. Time alone will tell how much
significance the peoples of other nations will attach
to his utterances. As previously remarked. If damage
already has been done It probably Is elsewhere than
in England. .
However. Mr. Wallace has moved from Britain to
a new theatre of operations. He Is opening his cru
sade in Stockholm. Oslo and Copenhagen, where he
is scheduled to deliver more speeches. Will Scandi
navia understand as well as has Britain?
or, 4-18 j
"Sure as you're born, Jones, the day is coming when we
have television and I'll have to eat some of this stuff!"
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; KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (To the
Editor) The first part of the paper
I read Is your daily column. Edi
torials on the Day's News. It Is al
ways Interesting to read your com
ments on the topics of major im
'portance, especially on labor. It
seems to me that you are more sym
pathetic toward labor than most
writers. That In itself Is a true
mark of fairness and courage, espe
cially among writers in general, who
always have a kick in the pants for
labor, and never anything to say in
their behalf.
; It's been almost a year since the
sensational presidential breaking of
the rail strike. I remember at that
time you said It seemed a bitter pill
to take, for the railroad men, but
later they would thank the president
for his firmness.
IU try to give you a first hand ac
count of the railroad men's plight
and actual conditions leading up to
and tne results ol their efforts, from
a rank-and-file railroad man's view
point First of all, we will consider
only the "big four," operating em
ployes. (Engineer, conductor, brake
men and firemen).
Prior to the war, in 1941, we re
ceived a 44c a day increase, which
at that time was already nullified
by the already Increased cost of liv
ing. Due to the war and patriotism
of the rail employes, It was decided
we would not submit requests for a
raise and change in our working
agreement until after the war. For
this consideration we naturally ex
pected a real increase and changes
In our working contract, which was
promised at that time.
For the next four years we took!
It on the chin, and worked our 500
to 600 basic days a year for a rl
I diculously low. wage, while other
I trades and occupations were getting
their periodical (increases.
In April, 145, our representatives
submitted a new wage and working
contract to the carriers, which was
extremely conservative, and which
was flatly refused in iu entirety.
The earners countered with their
requests in a change ol contract
which was oreDosterous. and would
nullify every working - agreement
that the men have gained through
the years, but whicn would mane
an argument in front of an arbi
tration board. -
A confidence vote was given every
worker concerned for strike action
to be taken If our requests were
not considered. It passed 98 per
cent. Is this not democracy? Whit
ney and Johnson were represent
ing us, and It was through the rank-
and-file initiative that action was
Unfortunately the strike did oc
cur and lasted for short duration,
and the railroad man's hopes were
dashed against the rocks by the
war-time presidential might, and
peanuts were offered them, for pub
lic consumption. We were granted
S1.42 a day increase with an extra
6 cents recommended by President
Truman. Including our 1941 In
crease, this made us S1J2 a day
more than the depression and pre
war level. What other craft or oc
cupation has received so little con
sideration? Was this Increase con
sistent with Increased living costs?
We pay $4.33 for overalls as com
pared to $1.98 pre-war, S4.98 for
S1.69 gloves, $16.95 for $7.95 work
shoes, and 85c to $1.25 for a pre
war meal of 35c to 45c.
The main issue, our request for
changes in working conditions were
completely Ignored. Some of the
main issues are as follows; I. a
night differential of 6c per hour
on certain trains between the hours
of 6 p. m. and 6 a. m 2. Hold away
from home terminal pay, to begin
after being held away from home
terminal in excess of 12 hours. This
is to encourage the carriers to ar
range our work so we can be at
home more, and to help compen
sate us for our away from home
expense which we now receive no
compensation. 3. Initial terminal
pay, to begin Vi hour after we
are required to report for duty,
until our train leaves the terminal,
in addition to our road trip: this
would discourage the carriers from
calling us to report for duty and
wait for hours for our train to be
ready, for which we receive no
compensation. 4. Two weeks a year
vacation with pay. instead of one
week. All except the operating em
ployees receive two weeks now.
I will compare our rate of pay
with a craft of equal category. For
example the carpenter. Based on
a 40-hour week, at the scale of
$1.87S per hour: they earn $75 a
week or In their work year of 260
days there pay would be $3900. The
average railroad maa would earn
$56.80 for a 40-hour week or $2953.60
per year. To take Into consider
ation his away from home expense,
for which he receives no compen
sation and costs him $2.40 per day,
a carpenter's pay exceeds ours $5.04
a day and yearly take home pay
nf S13infl rvrnjuviiientlv a ra.il-
froad man has to work lis days a
year more than a carpenter to ac
complish the same take home pay.
Disregarding his working all hours
under adverse conditions, a rail
road man is a species of the hu
man race and would like time
away from his duties to take an
active part in clubs and civic af
fairs, and most of all to spend
more than just his sleeping hours
with his family.
As far as the railroad men are
concerned, his right to demand j
a iair increase in wages and bet
ter conditions under the law of
the land, was viciously denied us,
and this is proof that we can be
kicked around to anv degree with
out recourse. I don't believe that
In this day and age anyone should
have to work at least 40 days, a
month to raise a family. .
xour.? verv truly.
SALEM. April 18 lP Governor
Earl Snell todav anrjotnterf Chief
Deputy State Fire Marshal E. A.
Taylor to represent Oreenn at Presi
dent Truman's conference on fire
prevention in Washington, D. C
May 6-8.
A lady phoned up the other night
and wanted to know why we were
just pruning pictures of gals. She
reminded us mat mere mignt oe
a couple of feminine readers of this
column. To please her we present
the picture the "Three Suns." ABC's
popular musical trio. At tne top is
pianist and vocalist Artie Dunne,
and on the bottom are brothers Al
and Mortie Nevlns, accordion and ;
guitar players. The trio has been
entertaining from the, circus -xooitx;
of the Hotel PlcadHly In New York ,
for onto seven years now. i
Julio Jimenez, the fiery Mexican
lightweight and Philadelphia's
Eddie Glosa provide the action on
the Cavalcade of Sports tonight The
bout Is slated for 10 rounds, with a
very slight nod toward Jimenez in
the betting.
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We happened to purchase a new
novelty tune by the "Sons of the
Pioneers" day before yesterday
culled "Clgarects. Whusky and Wild,
Wild Women." Charlie McKnilnud
played It on his morning platter
show. Roger's Rouiut-Up. yesterday
morning and by noon the record
shops were selling the platter like
the dickens. Other side of the
pin Her, by the way. carries an old
Isliain Jours piece that Is about
ready for repopularlty. "I Olve You
My Best."
Rumor has it that llnrrv Molntore
Is about ready to sign on the dotted
line for a oncc-a-wrek airing of the
trio currently playing at his "bistro."
We hope the rumor Is right. Bill
Williams, Don Moorman mid Sammy
Herman are giving out With some of
the best combo work we've heard In
a long time and should sound good
over the air.
Yesterday morning's Oiegoulan
featured a picture and story about
Lee W. Jacobs, former KUuiuithlte
and H-N sportswrlter. who Is now
managing director of Inland Radio,
Inc.. Baker. Ore. Lee was a guest
of the Portland Optimist club.
Approximately 21 pounds of
unshclled filberts are needed to
yield one pound of the nutmeats.
NEW YORK. April IB (JVi-WII-limit
Odoin, pilot of the round-the-world
pluiio "Reynolds Uniiibslvr-N."
told a radio audlem e tixhty (hat the
ship's fllitht oiutliU'M', T. Carroll
t'lVxi Hullre, appealed lo havo
eloped with Miss Patricia Houlihan,
of Cody, Wyo.
Hull and Hie girl, whose sched
uled wedding was twice postponed
braiusa or the IIIkIU, tidied to keep
uu appoint iiienl lo appear on the
program, "llonevinoon In New
York" (NlICi with Mr. and Mrs.
Odom this morning.
The pilot said lltey found n note
saying "You can roiiitrntulate us
now." It was signed "Mrs. Bailee."
The girl has been a guest at the
(Mom's Ruilyii. N. Y.. home. Odom
said her bridal civil nine was still
flKRAI.D NMVS, Hl.mala r.ll.. Pit, rHinAtf. Aatll H, 1st.. fe.0 r.af
Inspected tho Tongue Point naval
station mid rwtervo fleet basin here
. The reserve fleet basin now run
talus 307 shins uf the "imiihbitll"
fleet and over 200 more an expected
litter In the spring.
No rifle Is mine aerurate than IU
sights. Hpul is Afield.
General Accounting Service
and Tax Reports
Formerly GANS and HATTEN
116 N. 9th (Balcony Pot's Barber Shopk Phone 9262
Two Men Held
In Bank Robbery
EVERETT. April 18 Mi Two men
were being held fur questioning to
day In connection with the holdup
and robbery of the Sllvuim Hints
The men were taken Inln custody
last night as state patrolmen, sher
iff's deputies and Murysvllle police
blocked off ull roads lending from
Sllvmin, 20 miles north of here.
Between Ijoflv and SlISOO were
taken In the robbery.
Another Top Program To Be Heard on KFLW
as Louis R. Mann Piano Co. Presents "A Date
With Melody"
Admirals Inspect
Tongue Point Post
ASTORIA, April IS ' iVi Rear
Adm. P. K. Flschler", deputy com
mander of the Pacific reserve fleet,
and Hear Adm. Albert a. Noble.
assistant chief of naval operations.
bf, "iiutvhr
rich Mertar and fleeter Daretolo
tni Iberloin rheaa SJea
I One out of every five peuole
hare that dreaded disease can
cer, and now is the time for us
all lo do something about It. A
few chips antled now lo the
worthy faneer Fund mlsht
save you thousands later and
your life, The '.'0 - 30 Cancer
Drive Is not charily. It's simply
smart Insurance. Put your cheek
In the mall now to P. O. Hoi
77k or to Mac Kpley co The
Herald and News.
Happy days are here again!
Variety that's the deal. If It's
variety you want In your meals,
and who doesn't, all the lop
quality brands of fruits and
vegetables are bark and Palace
has them. Apricots, peaches,
plums, cherries, pineapple, ber
ries, tomatoes, bee Is. carrots,
corn. peas, lima beans, siring
beans, navy beans, to name a
few. We hope the starving lor
diners don't see this piece.
Imagine how they would feel.
And no rationing. Yea, we are
lucky people. And the brands
displayed at the Palace are de
pendable, priced right, national
ly known and nationally adver
tised. If you like variety In your
foods, and If you want the best
with unconditional guaranteed
money-bark satisfaction It
Palace Market. $24 Main. Fancy
Meals and Groceries.
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Ivan Dltmars, orianlal, IrljHO and Thomas Free halm Smith, narrator,
who will be heard over KH.W Monday throtifh Friday at 10:1$ A. M.
starting April 31. alien the Louis It. Mann Piano Co. assumes sponsor
ship of "A Data Willi Melody." one of radio's finest, moat entertaining
mualral features. Mr. Dltmars' artistry will Introduce the new Wurlllier
electronlo organ for the first time on the air.
KFLW Peataro
Sporti Lineup
Uome Town Newt
World Neva Sutamarr
The Sheriff ABC
Champion Roll Cell ABC
Gillotta FlfhttABC
Amer. Sporti Pare ABC
Hailo by Bevera ABC
Tbli l, r.or FBI ABC
Break the Bank ABC
Jen Savill Ores. ABC
Stardnit Melodiee
Freddy Martin Orch. ABC
Nlrbl News Summary
6l,n Off
Rr JI Feature
Gabriel jieatter MBS
Klamata Theatre (tula
Around Town
Dinner Dance '
Miller's Evenlnr Claeiice
Voice of Sporte
Cleco Kid MBS
Let George Da II MBS
Burl Ivee MBS
Chriitle Shew
Glenn Uerdy, Newt MBS
Mel Ventner'e Plct. MBS
Leheehore Remote
Henry J. Taylor MBS
Newe Roundup A Coaeerl
Queen Candidate!'
Henry Kins Orch. MBS
Jack Barrowe Orcb. MBS
John Woleban Orch. MBS
Newe MBS
. S:80
S A. M. Serenade
farm rare
Newe, Breahleet Edition
Roiere Roundup
Newe ABC
Mutle For Yon
Wake Up and Smile ABC
Junior Junction ABC
Amerleaa Parmer ABO
Maeloal CleeeupoABC
Tooth Aika the Govt. ABC
Oar Tawn SpeakaABC
The KHHannaH ten
diuetoal Reveille
J. Heminfway, Newe MBS
Riee and shine MBS
lleedllne Newe
Beet Buye
Favorltea of xeeterday
Mornini Metlnee
Allen Preecolt Satan
Faihlon Fleehee
Pro-Art Quartette MBS
Carmen Cevallero - '
Jebn Gart Trie
Glenn Hardy. Newe MBS
Richard Weed Sine.'
Rev Bh-,l rkh u
Erno Repee
Ethel Smith Trio
Rainbow Wrangler
KFLW 1450 kc.
COONoon Edition Newe
13:1$ Speaking ef Sonet ABC
l:0 Gem Seieion
!S:t3 Moele el Menhotlan
:0SUortc BaceoABC
1:15 "
l:S0Treaeurr Show ABC
1:45 "
3:00 Saturdajr'Concert ABC
1:00 Jimmy Blair ABC
.1:1.1 Chlttlton Trie ABC
3:10 Buddy Weed Trie ABC
S:I5 Texae Jim Reberlton ABC
4:00 Bible Mettaget ARC
4:1S Reqaettfully Yourt
4:30 Requeetfulljrirourt
8:00 " "
S.-30 Requeitfoltr Touri
S:4S Frank Hemingway ABC
KFJI 1240 Ice.
Melodloue Melodiee
Vonr Dance Tanee
Farm Front
Word Mem. Handicap MBS
Veterene Veice
Folk Mutle of France '
For Your Approval MBS
Blckye Requett
Raven of Rett
Tee Dance
Organ Recital
Hawaii Call MBS
Sone O' Goat
Charlie Splvak Orch.
Newe MRS
Crittlan Science Pgm.
Bobble Norrle Strings MBS
For Sale .
Seed Potatoes
Netted Gems
Cur or Drop
Blue Tag Drop Gems
White Rose
Blue or Red Tag
Also Drop Seed
Crawford & Wolfe
Tulelake, Calif.
Phone 4441 .
0:00 Sporte Lineup
o:iu Hometown Kewt-
6:35 World Newt Summery
6:X0 Klemath Theatre Galde
6:45 Sammy Kayo Orch.
7:00 Fetnouo Jury Tialt ABC
11 Deal In Crime ABC
S:6Q American Legion Pgm.
6:13 Mnelc by Cuget
S:S0 The Fat Man ABC
9:06 Gangbuatere ABC
0:15 "
0:S0 Lelgbtoa Noble Orch. ABC
10:00 Btarduet Melodiee
16:36 Freddie Merlin Orcb. ABC
11:06 Night Newe Summary
1 1:6.1 sign Oil
KFLW 1450 Ice,
Mltche Berr Orcb.
Quli Show
Stephen Graham MBS
Klamath Temple
Red Ryder
Crime (JloO MBS
Shoal the Work.
Glen Herdy. NeweHBS
Dance Bend MBS
Hanllng-Plihing Clob MBS
Lei's Dance
Vlir. symphony Orch. MBS
in hi;
April 19
, Music by
Pappy Gordon
Dancing 10 Till 2
Admission 11.00
"Everybody Talks About the Weather, But Nobody Does Anything About It."
Everybody Talks About High lries, Hut
With All Other Fuel Prices Going Up-
f kfe Men
Double Load 16-in. REG. $Sfa
When there was a nation-wide fuel shortage, you could still get some kind of fuel
at Peyton's. When you look for lower prices
915 Market St.
Phono 5149,
This la For You ABC
KFJI 1240 kc.
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