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MARCHH i948 No. 2-3
THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, AT 7:30
AT 630 SOUTH ASHLAND BOULEVARD
BUSINESS MEETING: 7:30 \ /
PROGRAM: 8 O'CLOCK Miss Minnie Kroll, Mil inery rs'
Union, Local No. 52, will show movies
of the West in color. The National
Parks YELLOWSTONE, BRYCE CANYON,
ZION and the GRAND CANYON; YOSEMITE,
SEQUOIA; MESA VERDE the COLORADO
Save Friday evening, May 7, for our annual May Party, to
be held at our Club House, 630 South Ashland Boulevard.
Tickets, including tax, 74'.
The Annual WCFL Radio Frolics will be held Friday and Saturday
evenings4 April 2 and 3, at 8 o'clock, at the Ashland Boulevard
Auditorium, Corner South Ashland Boulevard and Van Buren Street.
An unusually good show is promised for this year, with new at-
tractions. Those who have attended other years know what an en-
Joyable evening this program furnishes. Tickets, including
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The next meeting of the Book Discussion Group will be held Sun-
day afternoon, March 7, at our League Club House, 630 South
Ashland Boulevard, from 3 to 5 o'clock. Any member interested
can join this group. Tea and refreshments will be served.
Our first discussion was held in February and was well attended
and interesting. For our first book we chose "The Great Rehear-
sal" by Carl Van Doren, just published. It is the story of the
making and ratifying of the United States Constitution. In a
most interesting way the writer has woven an account of the cri-
tical events during that period, an account of the background
of a landmark in history that can well be applied today.
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ORGANIZE THE WIEBOLDT STORES
A special campaign is on by the Retail Clerks Union, Local No.
1550, one of our affiliates, to organize the Wieboldt Stores. We
ha-e been asked to help and our members can. If you know any
clerks working in any of these stores, ask them to join the Re-
tail. Clerks Union. You may live in the vicinity of one of the
scores. Walk through and talk to the clerks as you shop. Tell
thrm about the Union and suggest that they attend the meetings
and join. The stores are located at: 63rd and Halsted, Milwau-
kee Avenue near Ashland, Lincoln Avenue near Belmont, South Ash-
land Boulevard, corner of Monroe and there are stores in Oak Park
oa Lake Street at Harlem Avenue and in Evanston on Davis Street.
Any leads you may find from your interviews or clerks whom you
know, turn in to us and we will pass this information on to the
organizers of the Union. This is one way we can all help. These
stores have an independent company organization, so explain to
the clerks the difference between belonging to a real Union that
can work for their interests. All the chain grocery stores, ex-
cept the Jewel stores, are organized under the Retail Clerks
Union. They have won shorter hours, a five day week and a high
standard of wages. It is almost unbelievable to know what the
grocery clerks have won through their Union. The clerks in the
department stores can make equal gains if they will join a real
THE STATUS OF WOMEN BILL
A Hearing was scheduled last week on the Status of Women Bill but
had to be postponed. While we do not know at this time when it
will be held, we must be ready for it. The Bill will do four
1. Declare a legislative policy for the United States NO
DISTINCTIONS on the basis of sex except such as are reason-
ably justified in physical structure, biological or social
2. Provide a Commission, to be appointed by the President,.to:
a. Study and review the economic, civil, political and so-
cial status of women and the extent of discrimination
based on sex.
b. Recommend legislation necessary to bring laws and govern-
ment practices into conformity with the declared policy.
3. Require all Federal Agencies, so far as existing laws per-
mit, to review their regulations and practices and to re-
vise them accordingly.
4. Urge the States to declare a similar policy and bring their
laws into conformity with it.
A Bill was introduced into both Houses February 17, 1947.
They are H. R. 2007 and P.J.R. 67.
The primary purpose of the Bill is to provide a practical program
for the elimination of legal discrimination against women on
which it is hoped all citizens who earnestly desire the removal
of such discrimination can unite.
TELL YOUR CONGRESSMEN YOU WANT ACTION BY "TH' 80TH CONGRESS