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THE LABOR ADVOCATE
A Boost for Editor Taft
Resolutions Adopted by Typographical Union No. 3,
Thanking Him For His Voluntary Increase of Pay.
At the regular meeting of Cincinnati
Typographical Union No. :), held Sun
day, June 10, 1U17, the committee ap
pointed by President Seaman to draw
up resolutions to thank Mr. Charles P.
Taft for his recent voluntary increase
of pay for his employes, submitted the
following, which was adopted unani
"Cincinnati, June 0, 1017.
"To the Officers and Members of C. T.
U. No. 3.
"Ladies and Gentlemen Pursuant to
instructions of the May meeting, jour
committee appointed to draw up a reso
lution 'of thanks to Hon. Charles P.
Taft, proprietor of The Cincinnati
Times-Star, for giving the employes of
Phone, Wcit 3661 -Y
DR. E. H. HAGERMAN
1209 CENTRAL AVE., CINCINNATI, OHIO
Residence 12 W. Seventh St.
Formirlf KEEL DENTIL CD., 1065 Cintul Annul
Wear Union Made
Arm Bands and Belts
MADE BY THE
The Columbia Life Insurance
Co. of Cincinnati
LIFE HEALTH ACCIDENT
Phone Canal 5083
428 W. Seventh St. Cincinnati, 0.
FOR RENT FOR
Meetings and Dances
1313 VINE STREET
FRANK DUTTENHOFER, Proprietor
T1. M. 31S5
Dr. C. E. Martin, Mgr.
134 Weil Fourth Street
Mich's Jewelry Store
930-32 W. Liberty St.
WM. D. HUSS VINE AND CALHOUN
"HOUSE OF QUALITY"
Sliowinq the Cream of American
It J Tbem nd b Conrinced
Phon. Cm. I 1388-X
Inclusively. Men's, Women's
and Children's Fine Shoes at
reasonable prices. Ilrcwcrs'
Union Hoots a specialty.
1703 VINE ST., opp. Dttn Si , Ctnmiuti
Phone Canal 3532
Kcs. I'lionc Avon 353-Y
LOUIS E. ROTH
Cut Flowers and Floral Designs
S. Wr. COK. 15th AXI) VIXK STS.
the composing room a 10 per cent in
crease in wages during the war period,
begs leave to submit the following:
"Whereas, In times of stress and de
pression, and especially during periods
of war, when living conditions become
serious problems to wane earners, the
tendency of all is to economize in antici
pation of harder trials to be endured;
"Whereas. Hon. Charles I. Taft. pro
prietor of The Cincinnati Times-Star,
has voluntarily k'vcii a 10 per cent wane
increase to all employes of the compos
ing room of said paper, same licinj? Riv
en without any solicitation on the, part
of said employes; and,
"Whereas, The Times-Star has a live
year contract with the Cincinnati Typo
graphical Union No. :i, the wanes being
regulated by this contract, and any in
crease would have to be voluntary; and,
"Whereas, At no time in the history
of contractual relations between Cincin
nati Typographical Union No. II and the
Cincinnati Newspaper Association has
such a generous action been noted; and,
"Whereas, There have been seasons
when Ihc relations between Cincinnati
Typographical Union No. :i and the Cin
cinnati Newspaper Association have been
strained to almost the breaking point;
"Whereas, It is not within our prov
ince to dwell upon the many benefac
tions of Hon. Charles P. Taft, such as
his connection with various hospitals,
etc., the Zoo, Anna Louise Inn and the
Union liethel; and
"Whereas, All employes of The Times
Star composing room have for a num
ber of years enjoyed yearly a week's va
cation with pay; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That we rccounizc Hon.
Charles P. Tail's gift of a II) per cent
increase to our members in his employ
as an act entirely in keeping with his
well-known character for generosity;
and be it further
"Uesolved, That words can not convey
our real appreciation of the character of
a man wno lives on sucn a lngli plane
that he has more than a passing interest
in the welfare of his employes; and be
"Resolved. That we will cherish with
a feeling of deep respect the motive
which prompted Hon. Charles P. Taft's
art; and be it further
"Resolved, That as a token of our
appreciation of I Ion. Charles P. Taft's
interest in our welfare, we unanimously
Hue nun u rising voic OI tuailKS and
transmit to him a cony of these resolu
"William II. Owens,
"William W. Norman,
"Den I.. MuHich,
NO liAIIOIt SIIOKTAGK.
San Francisco. "There is positively
no labor shortage in California," says the
Labor Clarion, published in this city.
"The public employment bureau has a
long list of workers willing and anxious
to gel employment. The man who says
there is a shortage of labor in this State
has an axe to grind. What he means is
that he is unable to get men to do his
work without paying for it."
ab a token of love, sym
pathy and of appreciation
Phone Wett 2095
Funeral Worlc a Specialty
838 Clark Street CINCINNATI, O.
Reiter's Home for Quality
For UNION-MADE Work Shirts,
1437 MAIN STREET, Neil Door to Main Theatre
HENRY REITER, Prop.
. I. T
San Francisco, America can secure
power on the high seas by simply wav
ing a magician's wand.
This seems to be the basis of yards of
stuff written by men who occasionally
venture on an excursion steamer and
then pose as maritime authority.
The latest fulinination by one of this
class has been noticed by Editor Schar
renberg of the Coast Seamen's Journal
and tins genuine sailorman says:
" 'Sea Power' is the name of a month
ly magazine now in its second year of
publication at Washington, D. C. The
current issue of that misnamed period
ical advocates the modification of our
'restrictive navigation laws' so as to per
mit aliens 'to command and officer our
new mercantile licet.'
"Under our present alleged 'restric
tive navigation laws' American ships arc
not required to carry any Americans,
except the master and licensed officers.
The rest of the crew may bcr and fre
quently is, composed of aliens, and non-litiglish-spcaking
aliens at that.
"Now this illustrious Washington au
thority on sea power proposes that
American licensed officers should be
made to -compete with the ships' officers
of the world at large.
"What hope is there for genuine
American sea power when a man who
edits a paper bearing that very name
has not the faintest conception of its
"Sea power has never been in ships
alone. Sea power is in the men who
man the nation's shins. It is rcllectcd
in a maritime national spirit that insists
upon the elimination of coolie labor
aboard ship. It is manifested m fair
treatment and preference for native sea
men. Any other course is unthinkable
to men with a remote knowledge of sea
power in history. To urge the manning
of American ships by aliens is the lirst
step toward strangulation of sea power's
WACJICS JS SMAJjIi KACTOIt.
Washington. In opposing the pro
posed 15 per cent freight increase to
railroads, Clifford Thorne, chief coun
sel for the shippers, told the interstate
commerce commission that "the increase
in wages due to the Adamson law
amounts to 1.8.1 per cent of the rail
roads' total revenue," and that "the day
aftcrthc United States Supreme Court
sustained the la.w these railroads asked
an increase of 15 per cent in freight
"In the midst of one of their most
prosperous years the carriers are trying
to force an added tax on the public in
the name of patriotism. As Air, Patter
son of the Pennsylvania railroad pro
nounces that word I can hear the jingle
of the dollar," he said.
Trade unionists say that the railroads
are giving shippers a poor reward for
the lattcr's undivided opposition to the
eight-hour demand of the railroad
brotherhoods. The shippers were a
tower of strength to the railroads in
that light and these business men now
find themselves deserted by the very
men they fought for.
IOWA UXIOXISTS lOliKCT.
Dubuque, Iowa. At the silver jubilee
convention of the State Federation of
Labor V. A. Canlieltl, Lathers' Union,
Cedar Rapids, was elected president, and
liarl C. vVilley, Typographical Union,
Sioux City, secretary-treasurer. Mason
City was chosen as the next convention
Roanoke. Va. Internal differences
that have existed in the Virginia State
Federation of Labor were smoothed out
at the convention in this city when the
unionists agreed that solidarity is all im
portant. As a result the convention was
harmonious and enthusiastic. President
Doherty urged the greatest possible ac
tivity in behalf of a workmen's com
pensation law. Portsmouth was selected
as the next convention citv.
WIX !i()X(J STltlKl'.
Philadelphia Cigarmakers' Union
Xo. 111." has won an eight month's strike
against the Theobald Kr Oppcnhcimcr
plant. The union is recognized, shop
conditions improved, no discrimination
promised and wages raised .10 cents and
$1 per l.OOO cigars.
$4 EZ 00
At Popular Prices
608 Main St.
WHAT JS SUA l'OWKIt?
Bloomington, 111. Striking street car
men have been enjoined by Judge Welty,
at the request of the liloomington &
Normal Railway and Light Company,
from "interfering with, hindering or ob
structing the company's operations."
The strikers arc debarred from solicit
ing the public not to patronize the cars.
Uloomington trade unionists protested
against this injunction at one of the
largest mass meetings ever held in this
The strike was called when the com
pany refused to meet a committee of
its employes and discharged workers be
cause they joined the union. The com
pany has a union agreement with em
ployees on its lines in other cities.
AVJIAT IS "AX IDIjKKV"
Springfield, III. State Senator Dun
lap has been badly bitten by the "war
efficiency" bug and the Senate rushed
through to its second reading without
reference to committee, his bil which
provides that every male in Illinois must
work at least 110 hours a week or be
jailed for G0 days.
The plan is an excellent one to pre
vent strikes and tie workers to their
jobs, but the following provision would
be more far reaching than the enthu
siastic solon intended :
"Possession of money, property or in
come sufficient to support himself and
those legally dependent upon him shall
not be a defense to prosecution."
UXIOXS KT JtlCSULTS.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The
street Car Alois Union and organized
telephone operators have raised wages.
The car men's rate was 125 cents an hour
for the first six months and this has
been forced up to 28 cents. The mini
mum will be 'M cents.
The telephone operators arc employed
by the Manitoba government. Their
minimum will be $10 a month and an
additional .$2,30 every six months until
$(i0 is reached. Hours are reduced to
eight per day.
These differences were settled by arbi
tration, but the Winnipeg Voice throws
this sidelight on the proceedings :
"It would be misleading to let anyone
go on supposing that the spirit of arbi
tration alone is entitled to the credit for
these settlements. The settlements, sub
stantially satisfactory, were arrived at
because in each case the workers were
possessed of the power and will to
Washington. War and thc Burnett
immigration law have stopped immigra
tion from Bulgaria, Scrvia, Montenegro
and Roumania, the former source of
supply for trusts and large corporations
in this country.
This is shown by the April report of
the federal bureau of immigration which
states that but live immigrants were ad
mitted from these four countries. In
April, lull, or before the war or the
passage of the Burnett act, 'i,4X were
admitted from Bulgaria, Scrvia and
Montenegro and :i(ifi from Roumania.
1 he totp.l immigration lor April, lit 7,
was 35,1)2!), r.s against UL',2l)7 during
April, lull. During the latter period
17,;i!t;i Hungarians were admitted, while
the number from that country during
April, 1!)17, dropped to 21.
WOULD DKIiAV Sllll HUlIiPIXCi,
Cit'iiui'til Strike of Woi'kim'ii in Yards
New York. Ollicials of the Depart
ment of Labor continued their efforts
to prevent a general strike in the ship
building plants of the Xew York dis
trict. Rowland 15. Mahany, a mediator
of the department, was expected to ar
rive from Washington in an effort to
adjust the difficulty. About 12,001) men
would be affected by a strike. Should
the strike be called next Monday it
would interfere with the Government's
ship-building program. The men ask
$l"() a day for machinists, an increase
of .10 cents a day over the present rate,
and similar increases for boiler makers,
pattern makers, coppersmiths and other
marine trade workers.
Kootz Floral Co.
Shop of SERVICE, QUALITY and Originality
Bldrf. Phones Canal 1704-1705
Kryptoks arc the only perfect bifocals, singl0
vision in appearance, but double vision -in useful,
ness. Smooth, ven surfaces, free from scam or
humps. Permit us to give you further informa
tion, by calling on us.
A. G. DANICHER, Optician
Uyl W. SEVENTH ST., eNear Vine)
Phone. Canal 19S0 CINCINNATI. OHIO
FAYWAY BUTTER STORE
H. F. HOLTHAUS, Prop.
Butter, Buttermilk, Cottage Cheese,
Brincl: Sixth mi Miin Third and Vine Sts.
Phone Mnln 1617
1120 Main Street
Purest Dairy Products
"Best for Baby Best for You"
Tcltpbones West 3767 and West 3469
1050 and 1052 Central Avenue
Defective Eyesight j
way defective, let me
restore them to the j,
without the use of drugs. ,
1 5 West Sixth St.
Neil Door to Gills Engine Housi
BUY YOUR UNION GOODS OF
MAX H. G0LDH0FF
Hatter and Gents' Furnisher
1425-27 Vine Street
Union Made Shirts Union Made Hals, $1.45 and $1.90
Save Your Combings
We make them up into switches, transformations,
puffs, etc. All work guaranteed.
BENZINGER'S HAIR STORE
Phone C. 1304-X 1S27 VINE, Below Liberty
Mail orders given prompt and careful attention.
Write for information.
28 Opera Place
A Full Line of Gents Furnishing Goods
with the Union Label
1531 Vine St. Cincinnati, O.
506 MAIN STREET
Phone Canal 285 CINCINNATI
All Kinds of Cakes and Confections for Parties,
Weddings, Balls, Etc., a Specialty
The Union Bakery
A . WOLF, Proprietor
Baker of Bread, Rolls and Cake
1553 CENTRAL AVE.
Phone West 3670-L CINCINNATI , O.
Why not be good to your feet and treat them
to a pair of our shoes
24 Fifteenth St., near Race Phone C. 1362-X
Gel "Neil" lo Real Values and WEAR BRINKMsN'S SHOES
Walnut Hills Dairy Co.
Producers of Absolutely Pure Milk and Cream
and COTTAGE CHEESE
2363 ST. JAMES AVENUE
Phone Woodburn 5003 and our Salesman will Call
Telephone Canal 3993-Y
NIEHAUS The Tailor
Dry Cleaning, Dyeing, Repairing and
Pressing done at short notice.
N. W. Cor. 13th and Spring Sis. Cincinnati, Ohio
Niehaus Floral Shop
Flowers for the Occasion
Phone Canal 5650
Res. Phone Avon 261 1-R
12 E. Twelfth St. Cincinnati, O.