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Lock-wood; Mur-hv j Labor Parley Scores Race Discrimination A. F. L Convention Votes After Charges Are Hurled by Negro Boston, Mass., Oct. 12 (P) The American Federation of Labor convention adopted today a committee committee report deploring race dis crimination in unions after an ex- ex- triiaive ueuaie provoked Dy a Negro delegate's charge that some unions gave his race only the right to pay dues. President William Green, participating participating in the discussion, declared, declared, "If I had my way every organization in the A. F. L. would admit Negroes to membership on same basis of equality as whites." The convention applauded his statement. Green said, however, he felt the problem could be solved only by understandmg and education "and never through the application of force." Charles J. MacGowan of the Boilermakers, the first to reply to the accusations of A. Philip Randolph, Randolph, of the Sleeping Car Porters, said he and his union had long been recognized as an advocate of nrntnfilmn f , . x. . nnr Vn 1 T.. s. Our international union, and itc nm 1,.. ..;-. ..;-. ..;-. in hire, wages, and working conditions conditions because of race, color, creed or national origin." Mr. MacGowan MacGowan said. "This auxiliary proposition," proposition," he said, referring to the separate groups into . which Negroes are organized, "may not' be the entire answer but you've got to take conditions as you find them, not as you wish them." Other speakers were G. W. Bug-niazet, Bug-niazet, Bug-niazet, secretary of the Electrical Workers; Roy Horn, president of the Blacksmiths; John P. Frey, president of the A. F. L. Metal Trades Department, and W. A, Allen, president of the Telegra phers, Mr. Frey, in a sharp retort, termed Mr. Randolph's statements "most dangerous and the "great est disservice to the colored race since the Negro became a free man."