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Page 2 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 5, 2013 fJ by Prof. Edmund Nostra Turiello A weekly column highlighting some of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. Publica I by David Trumbull Misguided U.S. Trade Policy Claims Another Victim THOMAS JEFFERSON BIRTH DATE: April 13, 1743 DEATH DATE: July 4, 1826 PLACE OF BIRTH: Shadwell, Goochland County, VA PLACE OF DEATH: Albemarle County, VA WIFE: Martha PRESIDENT: 1801-1809 Thomas Jefferson we know as C.E.O. number three, A dominant fugure in history was he; Did much of the work on our independence declarations, And negotiated treaties with foreign nations. A statesman, philosopher and scholar too, He was also a lawyer, but had no time to sue; When cleaning his closets he found lots of tight pants, Became an ambassador and they sent him to France. Then he sat for two terms in the governor's chair, Checked the route to D.C., and said I'll soon be there; A position he wanted and thought to be great, Was his appointment to be the Secretary of State. Then came the big day when he shampooed his hair, Took the oath of office and sat in the big chair; Served two terms in the White House, it sure was a treat, Then when James walked in Tom was out on the street. It was back down the highway to his place on the hill, Slept late every morning and then ate his fill; Most everyone said he was a good fellow, You can tell him yourself when you're in Monticello. View his capital memorial and linger a while, Such a beautiful building, but why in this style? HIS classical influence in public buildings they say, Had an effect that has lasted right up to today. Mrs. Thomas Jefferson seems to have covered her tracks, She left no portrait or reliable facts; In raising a family, we know that she tried, But after six births four of them died. It was after ten years as Jefferson's wife, When fate stepped in and ended her life; Eighteen years later his sorrow was vented, That's when Tom Jefferson was "Presidented." Since 1969 FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS AUTO * HOMEOWNERS * TENANTS COMMERCIAL Experience makes the difference 209 BROADWAY, REVERE, MA 02151 Tel. 781.284.1100 Fax 781.284.2200 Free Parking Adjacent to Building INCOME TAX PREPARATION Financial Services Professional Tax Consultant Personal & Business Year Round Service M.P. & Co. TAX & FINANCInL SERVICES GRACE PREVITE MAGOON, EA 617-569-0175 146 Maverick Street, East Boston, MA 02128 ESTABLISHED IN 1938 e-mail: gmagoon@aol.com CELEBRATING 75 YEARS IN BUSINESS America's oldest textile trade association, citing three decades of failed government trade policy and subsequent industry con- traction, announces consolidation with a similar organization in order to more effec- tively represent the U.S. textile industry. On March 19th the Board of Government of the National Textile Association ("NTA"), based in Boston, and my employer since 1994, voted to cease operations and turn the Association's membership list and as- sets over to the National Council of Textile Organizations ("NCTO"), based in Gastonia, N.C., effectively merging the two groups, each of which represented a substantial part of the domestic U.S. textile industry. The merger was effective April Ist. Hank Truslow, Sr., of Sunbury Textile Mills, the only U.S. fabric-maker that was a member of both NTA and NCTO prior to the merger said, "It is a sad day when a 159- year-old organization, effectively serving its members, decides to close its doors. We attribute this historic denouement to failed and destructive government trade policies under the last five Presidents, Republican and Democratic." The consolidation, which involves a third group, the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition ("AMTAC") is undertaken to form a stronger more effective voice in Washington. George Shuster, Chairman of Cranston Prints Works and Chairman of NTA, as well as Co-Chairman of AMTAC said: "The creation of this merged organi- zation will allow the domestic textile indus- try to more quickly and effectively address the wide range of federal policy develop- ments of importance to the over 1.5 million workers in the United States whose jobs are either directly or indirectly tied to this criti- cal manufacturing sector." The immediate and pressing concern of the new organization is the ongoing Trans- Pacific Partnership ("TPP') free trade agree- ment negotiations. The consolidation will improve the structural efficiency of the in- dustry's representation in Washington by combining and maximizing the various strengths of the three separate associations; more efficiently utilizing the industry's financial resources by eliminating duplica- tive efforts; and allowing for a more system- atic effort to recruit new members, specifi- cally domestic textile companies that cur- rently are not members of any textile trade association. To the new organization the former mem- bers of NTA bring important breadth of product sectors and geography. NCTO's cov- erage of the wool textile industry, upholstery fabrics, and knitted textiles, will be substan- tially increased by the merger with NTA. NTA's American Flock Association brings to NCTO an entirely new textile sector. Over- all the NTA membership, with wide repre- sentation in the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast, will greatly enhance NCTO's geographic representation, which will be extremely helpful as the industry fights for a strong rule of origin and long tariff phase- out schedule in the TPP. Karl Spilhaus, longtime President of NTA, said, "I am extremely proud of NTA's mem- bership; they are survivors of a turbulent economic climate, characterizing the inno- vative and entrepreneurial spirit that made our American industry great." The National Textile Association traces its history to 1854, the founding date of the Hampden County (Massachusetts) Cotton Spinners Association. It was re'organized in 1865 as the New England Cotton Manu- facturers Association and became the National Association of Cotton Manufac- turers in 1906. In 1954 the name was again changed to the Northern Textile Association. In 2002 the Northern Textile Association merged with the Knitted Textile Association to become the National Textile Association. As for me, I'll continue to consult on tex- tiles, trade and technology at my new com- pany, Agathon Associates (www.agathon associates.corn) and shall continue to write for the Post-Gazette. f- I roadway, evere [ 781-286-CASH www.sellgoldmass.com -- EXTRA SPENDING MONEY -- I .3 The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. .o ing Merno tajS1. f cente June 19, 1928 - N[arch 28, 2011 2"a lnni ersary The next place that I go will be peaceful and familiar as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet untroubled mind. I won't remember getting there. Somehow I'll just arrive. But I'll know I belong there and will feel much more alive than I have ever felt before. I will be absolutely free of things that I held onto that were holding onto me. I will travel empty-handed. 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