Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 217, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 21, 1944 Page: 6 of 8
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Sweetwater. Texas, Feb.
Rita Wcsver. City Editor
At the United Automobile Workers' convention the CIO
made public a broad general program for high postwar employ-
ment. It is a sound and desirable plan which recommends expan-
sion of the aircraft and automobile industries, modernization of
railroads, construction of superhighways, slum clearance, indus-
trial plant improvements, power and flood-control development,
and extension of foreign trad!.
Most of these recommendations would require private financ-
ing, and all of them demand the co-operation of labor and manage-
ment. But that co-operation may be hard to achieve, if the temper
of the UAW convention is any criterion.
The convention delegates were told that industdy is preparing
for a bitter postwar struggle with organized labor. That sweep-
ing accusation may be true, but if it is then American businessmen
are not as smart as they are cracked up to be. For any employer
who can see beyond the end of his nose must know that if we
are to come close to balancing our peacetime budget and still
achieve the desired prosperity, we must have full employment,
a high living standard and the high buying power that goes with
it. And you don't get those things by grinding down labor unions,
even though you may not like them.
But the speeches and debate at the U. A. W. convention made
it sound as if that million-member organization, at least, was pre-
paring to declare peacetime war on management. If a good word
was said for industry or any plea made for peaceable co-operation
after the war, it was not recorded in detailed reports of the pro-
To be sure, the convention did Vote to continue the no-strike
pledge, but only after bitter wrangling. But the question seemed
to be weighed less on the basis of lives lost and war prolonged
through work stoppages than by pleas of expediency and the fear
that renouncing the pledge might play into managment's hands
and elect an anti-labor Congress.
Today labor is big and strong. II can afford to he both brave
and responsible, as many of its leaders are now. But if organized
labor feels that it has lost public support during the war, it can
look to itself for the chief blame.
There have been too many strikes against a slow-moving War
Labor Board, and too many for trivial causes, for it to be said; as
U. A. W. speakers did that ii was management which goaded
workers into those wildcat strikes to discredit the labor move-
Surely union leaders must realize they cannot achieve the ('.
I. O. postwar plan by taking a militant antagonism into the peace-
time world. For their own sake and their country's they must plan
to compose their not insoluble difficulties peaceably, as well as to
stand up for their rights as bravely as they have done in the past
Close Enough To Cast A Shadow
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CARUSO TO PACK JURY
ROME (UP) — A furious mob
of Romans has been hunting for
a fascist terrorist — Pietro Car-
They meant business. Earlier
this'week, they lynched a pri-
But Caruso—who was chief of
police in Rome during the last
few months of the German oc-
cupation—will have a fair trial.
Wednesday he was led into l.in-
cei academy for the showdown.
The atmosphere was tense. Arm-
ed police guarded the academy
against a possible demonstration
by the populace. The trial may
possibly be the precedent for
countless other war criminal
trials — for Caruso is the first
of the alleged fascist criminals
to be brought face to face with
CHICAGO (UP) — Mrs. Char-
les Gilbert of Norwich. Conn., is
the new president of the Ameri-
can Legion Auxiliary. All other
officers of the group were re-el-
ected today at closing sessions of
the Auxiliary's Chicago conven-
The women's organization pas-
sed two resolutions. One calls for
continuance of a congressional
committee to investigate un-
American activities. Thw other
proi«;ed that all immigration in-
to the United States be halted
for three years while congress
studies a redistribution of quo
Sink Three Jap
WASHINGTON — (UP) --
The navy revea's that machine-
gun fire from navy Hellcat fight-
er planes sent three Japanese
destroyers to the bottom during
July and August.
Two enemy destroyers were
sunk off Chichi .lima in the Bon-
ins on August fourth by a force
of 1G Hellcats — which flew
from a carrier
The third blew up following a
strafing attack near the Marian-
as on July 25th by four Hellcat
The navy says: "Hellcats have
effectively strafed enemy shipp-
ing for a long time. Their ability
now proven, to destroy merchant
vessels and warships up to and
including those of destroyer size
and armor makes them even
more valuable to the fleet."
Mr . and Mrs. Luther Pence had
as their guests this week, Mr.
and Mrs. Dewey Pence and
daughter, Kay of Corpus Christi
^ Liquid for Malarial Syny>tom .
200 to 1000 Lbs.
Formerly llaiiciim Imp. Ci
-119 W. B'WAY-
Beauty On The Hi!!
Senator Andrews of Florida confesses himself depressed by
the "morguelike" appearance of the House and Senate chambers.
His esthetic sense is likewise outragd by the "tobacco barn" steel
rafters, installed four years ago to hold the glass roofs up. The
senator would like to have both chambers tastefully redone—after
the war, of course—at a cost of only $900,000.
We think the legislators should give this matter their imme-
diate and serious attention. It should perk up their spirits to know
that the future holds promise of surroundings less likely to bruise
their sensibilities. And with this out of the way, they might fee!
more like tackling such trivia as reconversion legislation, postwar !
taxes, and other odds and ends.
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Maybe Bad Press-Agenlry
Air freight is now a reality, and it's a swell idea. But we do j
question the sendoff it got the other day. We'd like to know
whose iflea it was on this historic occasion to load up the first
regular transcontinental air freight with two and a half tons of 1
To most of America's juveniles and a lot of their parents ■
that's like christening the new battleship with a bottle of castor i
HOLDS I P DECISION
DALLAS (UP) — Federal
Judge William II. Atwell is
holding in abeyance a decision
on the government's application
to dismiss a restraining order
against government seizure of
Humble Oil and Refining Com-
pany's Ingleside refinery near
Assistant I nited Slates Dist-
rict Attorney Frank Potter has
moved for dismissal of the order
before Judge Atwell in Dallas.
His grounds are that the court
lacks jurisdiction over "most of
the persons named as defend-
ants" as well as over the subject
restraining order in ef-
grafnted September 7 th
Atwell. prevents seizure
Ingleside plant pending a
; on a temporary injunc-
An.swrr In 1'ictuiu
13 Rent roll
14 Gone by
23 Division of
4 That one
6 War god
8 Names (ab.)
9 Siamese coin
11 Beasts of
r Eifc- F?r
. M'lN —
P]U I B'MlTsl HTE1P
26 Play the cart lfi Babylonian
18 Top of tlv
31 Debit note
33 He was
40 Musical study
41 Fowl (pi.)
42 Right (ab.)
48 Symbol for
52 Roman road
59 Follows after
2 French plural
2" Hindu queen
28 East Indies
.14 Bring into
35 Greek letter
45 Indians 4
50 Male offspring
51 Size of shot
53 Sainte (ab )
Judge Atwpll. nrevents seizure I
tion set for September 14th and
.postponed until today at the re-
! quest of the government attor-
in asking for the order. Hum-
l)le's petition maintained that it
I had learned that the petroleum
| administration for war had been
! named as the agency to seize
| control of the refinery under
I presidential order. Such aetirn,
I Humble maintained, would be
! contrary to law in that there was
■ no labor trouble or disruption
| of vital war production at the
LAWYERS WORK FREE
IX SEDITION' TRIAL
WASHINGTON < I'P) — The
j defense lawyers in W'ashing-
! ton's lingering sedition trial say
I they are about to go broke.
More than half of the 26 de-
I ferise lawyers are working for
I nothing—appointed by the court
j to represent indigent defend-
The trial has been going on
t ail summer and right now it
! looks as if it may last all winter,
too—with no money for the law-
So the defense counsel trot to-
gether and asked Judge Eieher
to hold the trial at nights, thus
making it possible for them to
Loaded For Nazis
WASHINGTON — (UP) — j
When the American air-borne j
troops landed in Holland, they!
carried plenty of blasting power ;
down to earth with them.
The air-borne soldiers were!
loaded, down with armament !
\\ I .it'll included 7.>millimete'-
■ I. howitzers, 81 -millimeter j
mortars, light tanks of seven to!
eight tons, 00-miiIimeter mortars j
: ''-millimeter anti-aircraft gtJie,:
!v."o«,l;:is. anti-tank grenades,
and a variety of small arms.
The soldiers who strike from
the skies also have secret weap-
ons. bulldozers, cranes, Jeeps,
SHOULD KEEP ISLANDS
CHICAGO (UP) — Senator
Tom Conn ally, chairman of the
::< t'.av.e fort'ign relations commit-
tee. beiiev "s the United States
should kepe every island which
i - force.- have conquered in this
Conna'.iy tokl the American
Levi.in today that we must ser-j
ve notice upon our Allies, as I
w '11 :s our enemies, that we will!
demand ; land air and naval bas-
es in both the Atlantic and Pac-
ific to guarantee the future safe-
ty and peace of the United Sta-
The Texas democrat urged to-
tal. permanent disarmament of
•Japan end Germany and advo-
cated that the United States co-
operate in a world plan to pre-
vent future wars.
Union May Ask
Workers To Give
ST. LOUIS —(UP) — Presi-j
dent William Green of the Amer-
ican Federation of Labor de-
clares that union workers must
be willing to sacrifice overtime
and bonus pay after the war in
order to provide full employ-
ment for returning servicemen.
Green believes that there may
be a temporary slump in em-
ployment during the post-war re-
conversion period, but that this
will be offset by a unprecedent-
ed demand for civiilan goods.
The AF of L president, who
spoke yesterday in St. Louis, pre-
dicts that he post-war era will be
the most hopeful period in all j
Legion To Admit
CHICAGO — (UP) — The!
American Legion has voted j
down a proposal to admit men j
serving with the armed forces
in this war to membership be-
fore thev are discharged from
A special committee report
pointed out that the legion is a
civilian organization and that
this status might be endangered
it present service men were
admitted before discharged.
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PHIL'S O.K. RUBBER WELDERS
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; HOME f 1'I'I Ite\ i olds
j Packard, United Pre?- manager
j for Italy and North Africa, has
heen elected president, of the
ROtne foreign press club.
The nev\ slate of officers com-
j prise: rciire.-ontntives of the
I United Vat ions and neutral coun-
tries. replacing the old set which
included axis ami neutral rep-
resentative . The H'.i-' members
I left Rome before the Allies ar-
NEW QUI.EANS < I -PI More
| than 1,000 \ orkers. mostly wo-
i men. engaged in a work stop-
1 nn«e today at the l.ane Cotton
! Mills, halting war goods produc-
! i ion.
The striking workers are
i members of the CIO textile < or-
kers union of America. Paul
Schuler, national representative
of the union, said the work stop-
page was the result of a five-year
disagreement, chiefly over wag-
es and vacations.
FREEDOM OF PRESS
WASHINGTON — (UP) —
The senate sub-committee on
foreign relations starts drafting
a streamlined international free-
dom of the press resolution to-
day. It will be apart from any
peace treaty or world peace or-
^JpOCR Daddy!" Margaret
sniffed when Jennifer had
left them. "She wraps you round
her little finger. It's nothing to
you how late she stays out with
that Tom Beckley!"
He startled her by a burst of
laughter. "It all comes hack to
me. You are your own mother
saying the same things she said
when I used to bring you home
late. She was always sitting up
waiting for you. If she caught a
glimpse of me she gave me hell.
I remember one night—many
nights—when you said to me,
'Beloved'—that's what you called
me then—'Beloved,' you said,
'what are we going to do about
Mother'' She still wears a bustle
on tier brain and hobble skirts
on her legs.' That's what you
used to say."
What she said now was sup-
posed to be very withering:
"What, did you have to drink
ut the club? You must have
stayed quite a while at the 10th
He withered Into his own room,
feeling like a widower with a
surly housekeeper replacing his
lost wife. His eyes ran lonely
along the bookshelves where a
few old books had been left by
a previous tenant. Walt picked
up the first one his hand fell on;
a little collection of miscellaneous
poetry. Old flattened flowers fell
out of it, or stuck to the pages
they had stained with their life-
blood, mere blots now. He had to
smile at a quatrain of Oliver Her-
"Gather rosebuds while ye may,
For time brings naught but sor-
Copyright. 1944, NEA Service, Inc.
The pretty kittens of today
Will be old cats tomorrow."
On another page he read a more
"I loved thee beautiful and kind
And plighted an eternal vow;
So altered are thy face and mind,
'Twere perjury to love thee
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rjP'HE icy epigram was like a slap
in the face. It was his own
story. Yet it had happened a hun-
dred years before to somebody
else. Perhaps it had always been
He had married one Margaret
and he lived with another. His
bride had gone away and he was
keeping her successor as a kind
of loveless mistress. Margaret
herself was the perjurer; unfaith-
ful to her earlier self; unfaithful
to all her highest duties.
Without thinking of the same
words, he was thinking what Len
had expressed as "Breach of
Promise." Margaret was not keep-
ing one of the promises she had
The living fruit of that dead
marriage broke in on his brood-
ing now. Jennifer had changed to
a simple dinner gown, a very
simple gown, a tight sheath,
hardiy more than a calyx from
which the flower of her body
seemed about to leap. But Mar-
garet cried after her in scorn:
"Look at her! She's indecent!"
Jennifer laughed back:
"What I'm built like is no In-
formation Please. Everybody in
town has seen me in a bathing
suit. Why aren't you dressing for
Margaret was taken by surprise.
"Me dress for dinner? With no-
body here but your father?"
"Nobody but my father! Poor
JJimauLE to think up a quick
retort, Margaret took refuge
in her radio. Jennifer closed the
door on the racket and appealed
earnestly to Walt. She was all
a-tremble as she broached the
dreadful subject: "What are we
going to do about Mother?"
"Do about Mother?"
"Daddy, I love you so my heart
is breaking. I love Mama, too,
but—she's letting this home crack
up and founder. Mother must
nave been wonderful once, x re-
member what she was when I was
a little girl; how you two were
so close. But it's been years since
she has treated you like anything
but a case of the hives.
"Is it something biological, Dad?
So many married women—and
men, too—act as if they had never
loved each other. It makes me
wonder if I'll go the same way
and break my husband's heart.
That's what makes me keep put-
ting off marriage." She gave him
a shy, deprecatory smile. "I've
been asked. And now Tom Beck-
ley is begging ine to marry him
so that we can spend his fur-
lough together. Of course, I hard-
ly know him. But who knows
anybody? You and Mama must
have felt the same way. 1 lovo
her, but what if I should turn
out to be like her as a wife?"
Hilyard felt cold. Hadn't he
heard Margaret say those very
same words about her own mother
once? Yet there are certain things
one must never admit. Jennifer
"She's so horribly insincere—
except with you and me. When
she meets outsiders she puts on
airs and plays the snob till 1 want
to scream at her. When she gets
superior she's simply pitiful.
You're always considerate, chival-
rous, gallant; but Mama's as rude
to you in public as she is in pri-
vate. What can we do about her?
—and for her?—and for you?"
He could think of no answer
that would not be outrageously
unjust either to the wife and
mother whom he must always de-
fend from attack, or to the daugh-
ter whom he must defend from
(To Be Continued)
I Set. Sep!. 23
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