The Labor Advocate
"A PAPER FOR ALL WHO TO IV
Official Organ of the Building Trades Council of Cincinnati and Vicinity
Vol. III. No. 27
CINCINNATI, OHIO, OCTOBER 23, 1915
One Dollar a Year
Repudiates "Catholic Dry League9'
Archbishop Asserts That It Misuses Church's Name Condemns the Movement as a
Palpable Fraud Because Bishops of Ohio Cannot, In Conscience,
Indorse What Is Contrary To Doctrine
Archbishop Moeller, ranking prelate
in the hierarchy of Ohio, yesterday re
pudiated the so-called Catholic Prohibi
tion League of Ohio and stated that the
organization's use of tlte name Catholic
is "misleading, unwarranted and unau
thorized." "I known that I have not ap
proved any organization of that char
acter, and T can say the same for Bishop
Hartley, of Columbus ; Bishop Schrembs,
of Toledo, and Bishop Farrelly, of Cleve
land," said the Archbishop.
"The very purpose of the organization
is contrary to the Catholic doctrine of
freedom of the will and, obviously, none
of the churches' Bishops can do other
wise than repudiate the same. It may be
that one or two Catholics, for reasons of
their own, have banded together in an
organization of this kind, but that is
their own affair. They have no right,
however, to make it appear that the Ca
tholic Church as such is behind the
movement or even that it has the moral
support of any of the Bishops of this
Movement Is a Fraud.
"In their attempt to accomplish what,
I contend, legislation will never bring
about, prohibitionists have not hesitated
to go to any extreme, and the advertise
ments now appearing in the newspapers
seeking to impress the public that the
Catholic church is supporting this move
ment, bears out this fact and is a palpa- i
"As the head of this metropolitan See,
1 wish to emphasize, that no Catholic
layman or priest has the right to use the
name of the Catholic church as an in
? dorser of any movement without the
'JWianctipn-of.thc,.-Bishop of tllU4lisicc,sc,iu
proper authorities to say what is Calho- ,
lie and what is not. The Bishops of !
Ohio have not as yet delegated this au
thority, and it is certainly unbecoming, ,
to say the least, for those in no way
associated with the church to make un
warranted use of its name to further
"For the reasons stated above, I ab
solutely repudiate the so-called Catholic
Prohibition League of Ohio and con
demn the same in so far as the .use of
the name Catholic may indicate that it
has the official sanction of the church
or the' hierarchy of this state."
Columbus Prelate Quoted.
The Archbishop then called attention
to an utterance of Bishop Hartley, of
Columbus, in which that prelate says
that "The Catholic Prohibition League
is the contradiction in terms adopted by
a new set allied to the Anti-Saloon Lea
gue. How strangely out of joint js the
word Catholic in such an association.
The old heretical sect of the nianachees,
undone by the logic and eloquence of
St. Augustine, finds its counterpart on
our own soil in the prohibition party."
Speaking of the attempt of some Ca
tholics to bring the church into politics,
the Columbus prelate says: "How wan
ton and false are the movements of
those who would dishonor their royal
mother by attempting to make her a
scullion in political trickery."
ONE GOOD TERM DESERVES ANOTHER
K-lB Mil H
Building Trades Council
Receives an Invitation
To Parade From the Hamilton County Home Rule As
sociation The Same Was Simply Received and
. Filed Members Participate, It Must Be As
The building trades council was call- Metal Workers Association was read
ed to order by President, Jas. A. Cullen. ( and referred to the Board of Business
The minutes of the previous meeting agents,
were read and adopted. j Business Agent Hock's report was
An invitation from Geo. Schott, grand read and adopted,
marshal of the parade of the Ohio ! The Labor Day committee reported
County Home Rule Association was ' progress.
read. It declared for personal liberty I All trades reported business good,
and requested the members to rally to I Under the good and welfare of the
the colors, as all the industries of Ohio Council several speeches were made on
were at stake. It was moved and se- i the different bond issues which are short
conded that it be received and filed. j ly to be voted upon, but no official ac
The contract of the Amalgamated , tion was taken, after which the Council
Sheet Metal Workers with Master Sheet adjourned.
TNACHKHS AtJAIN" ATTACKED.
To Prohibition Voiced By Ohio La
bor Federation, Voll Says.
Columbus, Ohio. Declaring the at
titude of the Ohio State Federation of
Labor in its recent meeting, on the
question of prohibition, had been stated
incorrectly, President John A. Voll, of
, Zanesville, tonight made public the fol
' lowing statement :
"The dispatch from Mansfield to a
Cincinnati paper, saying the Ohio Fcder-
Chicago. The Chicago Board of Edu
cation, which was recently ordered to re
frain from enforcing its anti-union rule
against members of the Teachers' Fed
eration, has passed another resolution
which, it is hoped, will overcome Judge
O'Conner's objection to their trade un
ion antagonism. Members of the board
believe that with the change they will
have an easier time in their light to gain
a dissolution of the injunction in a high
Judge O'Conner held that the tirst
ation of Labor was cautious almost to resolution passed by the board included
the extent of being, noncommittal on membership in the National Education
the question ot prohibition, was a gross Association, the Illinois Mate teachers
Jiiisrruitinnjjhe.;. Jjf jdr4i()ctiiiaiiditlc.peiisiiiTfj8l)d
.iueuerauon aiiu-iis- imure pnucy luivara tm.o removi
prohibition menace, that is threatening tion or association of trade unions is
thousands of wage earners in our State, , inimical to proper discipline, prejudicial
but is conclusive evidence that the la- to the efficiency of the teaching force,
borers of Ohio, through free and full and detrimental to the welfare of the
dieussion, will continue to oppose the , public school sytem ; therefore such
foutitl that thi' accounting system had been' prohibition agitation, the real purpose ot ! membership or affiliation is hereby pro-
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winen is m women Lumi uiuMi.auuiin iiimieu, as wen as ictiineis ijiK,iuiuiiuii
and the economic force through which which have officers, business agents, or
labor is slowly but gradually bettering j other representatives who are not niem
couditions of the wage earners of our )ers of the teaching force."
State and nation."
JOHN' D. WAS NOT VISITKD.
SHEET METAL WORKERS
WILLIAM (BILL) LEIMANN
City Auditor, Employer of Organized Labor, ami Candidate for Ile
Kleejion On the Itcpiililicnn Ticket.
When .Mr. Ijcimuuii look olliclal charge of the City Auditor's olllce
on January 1st, 1914, hi
installed by a leading; ccrtiiied public accountant (luring the lute summer
of lOl.'J, and under which system it Balance Sheet of the City's Finan
cial condition was shown for the mouth of August, 1913. Nothing had
been done from that time, and, as a consequence, the olllce work, so far
as the accounting' was concerned, was four months in arrears at the time
of Mr. Iiciinnnu's induction into ollice. Steps were at once taken for a
readjustment of salaries, and, notwithstanding the addition of one more
clerk to the working force, there was still a reduction in the total of
Jjong before the close of the year 1914 the accounting work of t lit'
ollice was gotten so well in haud'that complete balance sheets were shown
not. later than thirty days after the close of each preceding month, and
which condition is still in effect.
Mr. Lelmimii had the honor and pleasure .of presenting the Ills! com
plete and comprehensive Annual Iteport (for the year 191-1) issued by
the City, and which report was favorably commented on by leading public
accountants through their personal letters to Mr. Lciiunnn.
KXCOUItAttH KFKICIKNCV. YOTK KOK IjKIMAXX.
prohibition. The State Federation' of
Labor declared expressly against pro
hibition, there being only eight ' votes
against the declaration out of Mil pres
ent. "This expression not only shows the
attitude of the Pcderation against the
e tins objection, ttie board
is forced to take a positive stand, and
declare, by the following change, that
the light is solely a denial of the. right
of teachers to join a trade union :
"Membership by teachers in labor un
ions or in organizations of teachers af
filiated with a trade union or a federa-
ENDORSE WITT AND MALL0YrilKS,o1leUV"r.,5,S
lie visited by delegations of unionists
At ilu-ir mi'i'tinir last Monday niuht. I wl"'ll! m his. v'sit to M"'8 State- Xews:
Ml ell- jl'ai'eis Liwciuii inntii tivi inuii. yn
or City ' ln,s young man aim iruiiieu ihiuih.ii
auenis wave wine ciri-uuuiuii iu ins un
tile Sheet Metal Workers. No
dorsed Hon. Richard 11. Witt
Treasurer, and lion. J no. J. Malloy for
Municipal Judge, and notified all their
j members of the fact, requesting that
tliev vine for these two gentlemen.
MACIIIXISTS UAISK WACKS.
Factory A one-story addition, 7-1x82
feet, and one 110x210 feet, for plant at
Oakley, O. (suburb). Ownerv the
Modern Foundry Co.; architects, Zettel
& Kapp, Johnston Building, Cincinnati,
O. Contracts awarded as follows : Car
penter work, the M. Marcus Building
Co.; concrete work, the L. Eid Concrete
Steel Co.; plumbing. Lamping Bros.
Factory Addition, one story high, OOx
22.') feet, to factory at Oakley, O. (sub
urb). Owner, the Cincinmti Milling
Machine Co.; architects, Zctttl & Kapp,
Johnston Building, Cincinnati, O. Con
tracts awarded as follows: Carpenter
work, the M. Marcus Building Co.; con
crete work, the L. Eid Concrete Steel
Co.; plumbing, to Lamping Bros.
School A public school building, of
brick construction, to be built on Clifton
Heights. Newport, Iy. Owner,
built on Warren avenue, Clifton, Cincin
nati, O. Owner, F. B. Strunz; architect,
O. C. Burroughs, Union Trust Building,
Cincinnati, O. Contracts awarded as
follows: Carpenter work, Jas. Griffith
it Sous Co.; excavation, Peter Kebrer it
Son; plumbing, Henry Niemes; tile
work, A. Schirmer; brick work, Piatt &
Dickinson ; glass work, the Pittsburgh
Plate Glass Co.; roofing, Janzen & Co.;
wiring, A. Wottitz; plastering, Wcrko
witz it Meier; painting, R. C. Borden;
cement work, Clias. V. Maescher & Co.
Garage A two-story building, ."0x11(1
feet, to be erected at 2.'U(i Gilbert ave
nue. Owner. 11. W. Fenker it Co.;
architects, Stewart it Stewart, Bell
Walsh; architects, Samuel Hannaford it
Sons, Hulbert Block. Cincinnati, O.
Contracts awarded as follows : Excava
tion, masonry and rubble stone, Otto
Kaiser; cement work, Clias. V. Mae
scher it Co.; carpenter work, Jas. Grif
fith & Sons Co.; brick and cut stone
work, Piatt it Dickinson ; plastering and
stonekote, Mulvahill it Kennedy; elec
tric wiring, C. W. Wells; glazing, the
II. Neuer Glass Co.; tile work, the Mar
tina Mosaics Co.; hardwood lloor, the
Kroger-Jacobs Floor Co.
nounced plans, which would have a tine
background if the story could be told
how he received committees representing
organized workers and how they listened
with abated breath to the visitor's theor
of "a new democracy of labor."
j But no unionists appeared. In fact.
San Francisco. As a result of con- i these workers exhibited an aggravated
ferences between the iron trades council I amount of independence and seemed to
and the California Metal Trades Asso-i yet remember Ludlow and the brutal
ciation, the pay for all machinists, begin-1 anti-union policy of the Colorado Fuel
ninir rvtiilier '.. will be increased from I and Iron Cotunanv. which has not been
$:.."() to $:i.7.'i. and on December 12 the j repudiated by Mr. Rockefeller. The or-
I he ! gaiuzed workers took the positiontnat it
! he was in. Colorado to find the facts it
' was 1111 to him to ask a conference. This
position was practically the same as that
of the State Federation of Labor con
vention, which almost unanimously re-
inmimuin will be increased 10 .
eight-hour day will prevail.
TOKOXTO WAITICKS KTIMIU
At.'AIXST I'UIVATK POUCH.
Tucson. Arizona. Ditcussmg the evils 1 eral walk out
Toronto. Waiters employed at the
1 Royal Cafe struck against a wage reduc
1 tion of :':i 1-" per cent. These workers
1 accepted a .$." a month cut recently, be
cause of the proprietor's "hard times"
plea, the second cut resulted in a gen-
jected a resolution to invite linn to ad
dress that body.
of private armies, maintained by cor-
lllock, Cincinnati, O. J be following porations, President warren mane tins )VK WOUKKItS HX.IOIXKI).
contracts have been awarded: Brick report to the state federation of. labor j
work, George Cornuelle; cut stone, W. convention : . ,,,,, 1 1 1
C. Lang & Co.; roofing, Breese Bros. "We must insist upon the enactment Chicago, III. Judge Jesse Baldwin
Co- iilnsterimr. A. Sicuman: vault, the f .1 law which will prevent a private has issued a temporary- injunction
tbeiVirtnr Safe and Lock Co.: reinforced corporation from constituting itself an , against member ot the Uy
' 1 f l?.l .- I.:..-,. C 1 -.... .....rl.. Uw. i.c ini.n.i.nn. I i ,.w!..in.i il int linlfi liriwer. S II1L law ! WUIKCIS UIIIUII .will .'. I
x. TT.mW rn.iim..rri.il Tribune Build- School BuildinL's Five build nirs. to ' now stands, a private corporation can gamzer blood, togethei with their at
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rinrinnnti. (). I ontracts awarded he erected at line avenue ami iwau son employ aim arm as many men .is wm .......-.,-
Minneapolis, Minn. The Labor Re
view vouches for the truthfulness of
this story: The Milk Wagon Drivers
Union was organized three years ago
with dues of $12 per year. In the three
years which have elapsed since the union
'was organized, the wages of the mem
bers have been increased on the average
to the amount of $240. Total dues paid
per member for the three years is $0;
$240 is i6iVb P-'r cent dividend on the
of $:iO. In addition to tne
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as to ows: Larpenter and mill worK, road, ior me r.asi iigm ingu ocnooi. agree 10 ueai mnu " i....., ..... ...... ........ ,i.;tt f,, i.,,rttc in iir,. the drivers have se-
R. C. Koch; excavation and foundation, ! Owner, the Board of Education of Cin- ever this is attempted a condition ob- All these are ordered to les ist fro in bene It s in wagLs, ,'e of fourteen days
Gibser Bros.; painting, O. B. Minn & cinnati, O.; architects, Garber & Wood- tains wherein otherwise peaceful com- aimounc.ng that the dye house of Jo-1 cure lie athairtafct ot 'r''1 "?;
C ; pla teri.g, Wm.'Leininger; plumb-! ward, Union Central Buihling, Cincin- munitics are resolved into armed resist-' seph kaulman is unfair to o gan.ze 1 oft Ir ng tl e V'1' ' ' , ' . "
hig Bcrger & Schmitz; structural iron nati, O. Contract awarded to the ance against such attempts to overawe labor, and the Unionists are debarred recently si gi.e a na.Kc" '12' '"
work L J Rowekamp roofing, the Ferro Concrete Construction Co. Cost, ' and intimidate them. The, irresponsible from inducing patrons to refrain "V "L'L? er month This s one of
laco Freund Rooting Co. ; heating John .$455,40, ' and privately owned and privately armed patronizing this p ace. or m any man- wages of . per niont 1 . us is one 01
Svekci &' Co dectric wiring to be Residence- A two-story brick resi- gumnau is the proximate cause of sveh ner interfering with ;.. S;w!"fs Siclf mult from a
Porter Co. dence, to be built on Ludlow and Gano industrial disturbance now so widely A 1110 ion to make he order perma- f lancia ret r s .h L sult
Residence-A stucco residence, to be avenues, Clifton. Owner, Mrs. Mary C. prevalent throughout the country." ne.it will be heard October Is. progressi.e, militant union.
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