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He said brilliant leaders had done
much for the clotihng workers' union
lately, but there must be elements
in the rank and file of the unions to
renew this leadership. Down at the
bottom it's the labor union with a
live, intelligent rank and file mem
bership who are making the fight for
civilization and democracy in the
American republic, the speaker de
Youngstown, O., May 1. 5,000 em
ployes in factories here were jobless
following strike of 2,000 ma
chinists who want an eight-hour day;
closed shop and 50 cents an hour
minimum pay. This is the first im
portant strike in over a year of skilled
Plants that were forced to close
down were: General Fire Proofing
Co., Trussed Concrete Co., Williams
Steel Co., United Engineering. Co.
and several smaller concerns.
Akron, O., May 1. 1,000 carpent
ers went on strike here to en
force demands for eight-hour day, 55
cents an hour and closed shop.
Building at standstill
Cleveland, O., May 1.-5,000 tele
graphers have notified , New Yorlc
Central and Nickel Plate railroads
that unless a 15 per cent wage in
crease is granted by Thursday they
will go on strike.
Fort William, Ont, May 1.-1,600
elevator employes here struck,
bringing the total number of men out
Albany, N. Y., May 1. Twenty
three centuries of lost time is the
record of New York's - strikes and
lockouts during the year ended Sept.
30, 1915, according to the annual re
port of the Bureau of Mediation and
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 1. Fifty em
ployes of the city's bureau of filtra
tion, walked out when demands for
an increase in pay from $2.10 to $2.50
per day were refused.
Pottsville, Pa., May 1. Under
agreement signed by sub-committee
of operators and miners, operators ,
will pay out an increase of $ll,900,t
000 per annum. ' '
Cincinnati, O., May 1. Union
headquarters estimated J3.500 ma
chinists struck in 110 Cincinnati
MOST POPULAR GIRL IN TOWN "
BY ONE MILLION VOTES
MISS MAR.Y BR.OWN
By more than 1,000,000 votes this
bright-eyed maiden was judged the
"most popular girl in town" by pat
rons of movie theater in Wilkesbarre,
Pa., in a contest conducted by the
Miss Brown works behind a count
er in a department store. She de
feated the daughter of a weatlhy silk
Mother always knows that when
she dies father is going to marry that
snippy young thing with a doll face.
"And it will serve you right," she tells
father. "She won't wash and scrub
and iron the children's waists and
make a slave of herself like I do. And
I'll bet you will wish you had me back
before you are married a week,"