WW II -1945- UAW -Newspaper Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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This is a newspaper put out by the United Automobile Worker CIO, dated May 1, 1945. On the front page is a photo of Pres. Roosevelt and a poem by Walt Whitman, "O Captain, my Captain". Also a political drawing of the "People Mourn---". This newspaper is 8 pages long. There are lots of interesting articles concerning Pres. Roosevelt and Truman , political cartoons concerning labor and news shorts from the local unions.
There is an article called the President's Column by R.J. Thomas, President of UAW-CIO. He compared President Roosevelt's life and death to President Lincoln's. Lots of parallels.
R. J. Thomas said he met President Roosevelt in person during WW II at the White House. Then he went on to discuss the new President in his article. There is a variety of news in this paper, including one headline which states---"5 Cents an Hour Increase Won for Maintenance Workers.". This is very interesting reading. This paper is 66 years old but in pretty good shape for its age. There are some tears and folds in the paper itself but paper does not last forever. Thank you for stopping by Lemon Tree Treasures and looking at this UAW Newspaper during WW II and 1945. Come back soon.