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Lay Bias to Post Office in St. Louis

Charges of anti-labor and anti-Jewish discrimination by Post Office authorities against members of the St. Louis branch of the National Association of Substitute Post Office Employes will be made here tomorrow by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Union announced that it will call on Postmaster General Farley to submit the cases to arbitration by some impartial body, such as the Labor Board to be created under the Wagner-Connery Labor Disputes Act.

Charging that Acting-Postmaster W. R. Jackson at St. Louis had forced the dismissal of three substitutes, Theodore Bronstein, Samuel Raban and Samuel L. Rosen, who had been active in the substitute’s organization, the Union declared that the efforts of its attorney, Frederick A. Ballard, Washington, D.C., to seucre arbitration had been unsuccessful.

HOW CASE STARTED

“These three cases,” the Union said, “grew out of an utterly inoffensive letter written last Summer by Wm. F. Hill, president of Local No. 9 of the N.A.S.P.O.E., to a St. Louis newspaper criticizing the Farley program of economy and the failure to appoint substitutes to vacancies. Charges of ‘disloyalty’ were promptly filed against Mr. Hill. When substitutes rallied to his support, the three men now

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