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Sim HOUR LAW IS
. EFFEC?1 APRIL 19
The sixty hour law. regulating the
hour? cr labor in cotton mills in this
state, takes- effect on next Wednes
day, the 19th, according to the cal
culation of citizens who are inter
ested .In this act pasoed at the last
session of the general assembly. The
act was signed by Governor Manning
on March 30, and as no date ls fixed
In the act when lt Bhould take effect.
lt becomes effective, as ls provided by
statute, twenty days after the gover
nor has affixed his signature.
Tbl* act, together with the week
ly pay day act, have been described
ns among the most important .pieces
of legislation of the recent session of
the general assembly. Both these
acts are of very great interest to cot
ton mill people. The weekly pay day
act does not take effect until July 1.
Tho weekly pay day act ls a very
simple one, and merely provides thal
cotton mills shall pay off weekly.
Tho sixty-hour act was pestled as a
substitute for the former laws on this
sulbject which were described by Com
missioner E. J. Watson as having
been for yeare, "the most prolific
source of discontent among the work
ing pop?hftion of the state in the tex
tile districts that we have had to con
tend with." The new law was pass
. ed In an effort to clarify the situa
tion, and stato Just what could and
what could not be done by the mills
In the matter of hours of labor and
to put on the statute books a law that
would bo clear and exact in all par
ticulars, and that could be easily en
forced with fairness to both mill op
eratives and tlio managers of tho tex
tito plants. The bill was introduced
In the senate by Senator Wilton H.
Eurie of Greenville county.
The bill prouides that the hours or
working Tor all c pera ti vc j and em
ployee or cotton and woolen mills shall
bo ten.hours per day or CO hours per
week, except for the purpose or mik
ing up. lost time, as is fully provided
for In the act. Tho net provides that
tho hourn of' a single day shall not
exceed ll hours, except for making up
lost time, and HO hours per weeli
?hall be' regarded as six full days.
These are the hours for employes ol
the mills, excopt mechanic?, engi
neers, firemen, watchmen, teamsters
yard employes and clerical force. All
contracts for longer hours of worh
are declined to be null and void, and
the law declares thut any person re
quiring* permitting or suffering a per
son to work longer than la specific?:
in the net, ls to be deemed guilty et i
misdemeanor' ami mhy be fined fron
$25 to *1?0. '. !< .
The principal feature or the act l?
its provision as to; the making up p
lost timo; which s?emsr to have beei
one.of the big sources or dissit'slac
lion iii times past. ' "~ " -"
Making TTp tost Time
;* Under the aot; the mills -cauno
make up lost time, except time lo3
within the three raoniiui previous
The mills are aUc required to pos
bulletins, where lt ls desired to oink
up l??l time, stating fully and exact
ly tho amount of such t'me, etc? Thl
1 portion of the act reads as follows:
"Provided. That nothing hereli
sholl ' bo construed as forbidding o
preventing any such mannfacturhi:
company from making tip lost timo t
the extent of 60 hours perannum
beginning from January I of eaci
year,. current with tho IOBS of fm
incurred, 'Where such lost time ha
been caused by accident or other un
avoidable cause: Provided, furihe
That such lost time shall be mad
up within three months after thc los
time was incurred; Provided, fiirthei
That all manufacturing establish
nient s subject to the provision of thl
section shhll cauBe to bo posted in
conspicuous place In every robi
wheio such persons are employed,
notice printed in plain type, statin
the humber of hours of work require
of them on each day of the week, th
exact. time for commencing work i
the morning, stopping ot noon fe
dinner, contan^ncing aftv*- dinner an
stopping at night; tho form of sue
nonce. L'.iall be approved by tho con
missioner of agrie nit ure, com mc rc
and industries; Provided, furthe
That should tai y manufacturer dealt
to make up. any lost time caused t
accident or unavoidable cause to tl
extent allowed in this section, I
* shall post in each room a typcwrlttc
notice, stating tho exact time los
when lost,' and for what cause,
completo record of all lost timo ar
.time mudo up by dates in hours ar,
minutes aimil be kept by the propi
ofticer of the manufacturing cstabllsl
mont, and presented on demand of tl
factory*Inspector. .Failure to comp
With any requirements In this sectit
.'flhall be deemed a violation of ^ th
Ai to Docking.
Another Important provision In tl
act prevents the docking pf employ
' for absence for shy greater amou
VN than the machine they are operatli
.would have" produced in this tim
This section reads as follows?
"That all - r?gul?t': h?hdp , work!
In cotton and woolen mills in tl
state whether workjng toy; the di
hand plece-or c^W upon absence frc
tb?lr said woik, for any oa??e, sh?
? riot .be -docked, n^r have deduct
t from their regular wages, more th
i tho ??.t? ?JBOUI?V OpSrSus?? "J^j
.would have < produced ' in time oft
absence cf the said regular hand.tn
bis work, and all spare pr extra bat
" that aro .' employer to keep up
mn the machine or machines <
.crated by tha regular hauds shall
.paid th? full amount" deducted fr
- the regular hand's wages': - Aa^ P
'sott or corporation violating any
i Ith? prpvttf?tft of this section shall
'fined not leas than |50>artd. not ar
- ' Ut*nv|t*0 for each' offefaso pr; be I
prisoned for hot lesa- than ten i
ANDERSON A CITY OF HOME OWNERS
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That's the Perpetuals aim. More than $500,000.00 Loaned Since
It's Organization to Help Anderson Grow and to
Help Convert Rent Money Into Homes
TO THOSE WHO ARE TIMID ABOUT STARTING:
Ask your neighbor, whom the Building and Loan helped. Auk your Banker, who may be giving
some of his time to making it possible for you to own a home. Ask your Lawyer, who no doubt car
ries some stock himself. Ask your Doctor, who very likely puts his spare dollars into Building & Loan
shares each month. Ask your Pastor, who has you * interest at heart. Ask the bright young boys who
bring their Building & Loan pa*s bootu each month so that their small savings may help you own a
home. Ask your Contractor, "who furnishes the money for most of the new home? in Anderson?"
Ask your Lumber man how is the easiest way to pay for a home. Then ask yourself why you have all
these years continued to pay rent, .
You may subscribe for abares beginning in June and build later. .
You may subscribe for shares be sinning in June and build now.
You may subscribe for shares beginning in June and not build at alli but you will help some one
else to own a hame, and you will receive, at maturity, $100.00 per share.
Many Applications are now in for Shares in Series No. 14
REMEMBER, ONLY..:. 1000 SHARES CAN BE ISSUED
The Anderson County Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
J. j. SMITH, Prealdrnt and Treasurer MAJOR Tire President
JOHN A. MAJO?, Secretary
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Call and see os at Peoples Bank
New Iron Beds
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people who can afford jo
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. to. Eye pleasing designs
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Our Wholesale and Retail Sales and Ware Rooms cover floorspace as follows:
At Anderson, S. C.,, 61,000 Sq. Ft.
At Greenville, S. C.', . 52,500Sq.Ft. -J:>w *>?v"
v . At Belton, S. C., . 9,144 Sq. Ft.
' A tc>tal of ;i22,644 Sq.Ft. or 2.78 acres.
Our-faith in-you w?ir?rited'th?s outlay, j .
^ Weiiave confidence rn Anderson, Gr?envitle and Belton.
^^(^r^^o'Mm^?, of the Hardware busin?ss^ur capital--7pur^ facilities-r^our desire to a$?
|^8iPP^t^||P-|Pi^ has enabled u? to build ujp t?ia l?rgest^'i??V?L--.
ware business ih the Carolinas. ?
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