The Co-operative Trades aad La
bor Council met Tuesday night in
Trades Council ball. President A.
E. Kggleston presided over the
meeting and called the same to
order at 8 o'clock. The meeting
was well attended and about 75
delegates were present.
The minutes of the previous
meeting and the special meeting
were rtad and approved.
The usual monthly bills were
Communication from F. O. E.
407 asking that a committee be ap
pointed to meet with them regard
iog the lumber and stands at the
Fair Frounds was received.
Communication from the Ohio
State Federation of Labor in which
tliey refer to the Natural Gas Cor
porations and in which they refer
to the increase in the price of gas
was received and ordered complied
Telegram received from W. B.
Wilson, Washington, D. C,, stat
ing that Mark Crawford has been
scut to Hamilton to investigate the
fct rike situation. Received
Under the head of reports horn
the different unions all of them re
ported progress and many of them
healthy increases in membership.
The committee the man
ner of the Krogt t. reported
tiiat they met him au V has
i-^reed to unionize tb
The Bartenders at their last
meeting decided to take part in the
Labor Day Parade. Thanks
A communication from the Wes
tern Casket Company stating that
they are manufacturers of union
made caskets, robes etc,, was re
Communication from the Inter
national Textile Workers' Union
regarding the local strike was read
Communication from the National
Fublicit\ Association in reference
to prohibition was received.
Marylaud State and District of
Columbia Federation of Labor in
a communication again referred to
the unfair firm of Henry Sonnen
born Co., manufacturers of Style
Plus clothing was received.
The committee !u .i ..ii
bers in unionizing the non-union
barber shops reported that several
of the shops have been sigued up
by the barbers and that more of
them would come in later.
The Publicity committee u
td stoat: time ago to boost the Labor
bay Picnic reported that the pa
r.uie this year would be the largest
ver held. All of the unions that
did not march last year have agreed
to come into the line.
The committee appointed to hold
130 Main St,
To The Public:
Reduction in price of cars for funerals and weddings Four
dollars for 5-passenger cars and $5 for 7-passenger cars.
Harry J. Koehler, Jr.
••y*$r if .•- '""'''f •«•,-''S^Si $?:-• 'M "",A^* V
the mas* meeting last Saturday
night reported that the meeting
was ealled off and the announce
ment made in the Journal by Thos
Donnelly and Frank Rist. It was
moved and seconded that the sec
retary write Secretary Donnelly and
ask him to come to Hamilton and
explain to the delegates why he
called off this meeting. Carried.
The report of the committee was
received and the committee contin
ued. The committee was instructed
to demand a retraction of the article
which appeared in the Journal Sat
urday night. Carried.
A committee was appointed to
wait on the United Cigar Company,
Weiss, Lombard and Conaell were
Grand Marshal Erns* Suow of
the Labor Day Picnic has requested
all unions to appoint their hor«e
Marshals at once and to have them
meet in Trades Council hall, Son
day morning at 9 a. m.
The horseshoers ask that a com
mittee be appointed to wait oo the
proprietor ©f the Weisenborn livery
stables on Main street for the pur
pc se of having him send his horses
to union shops. Corson, Ballett
and Phillips were appointed on the
Another committee was pppoint
ed to meet with the school board
and request them to have their
painting done by union painters,
Committee, Hartman, Brinker and
The secretary was instructed to
write Governor Cox for the copy
of the report of the Mediators who
were in this city last week investi
gating the strike. Adjourned.
We the Co operative Trades and
Labor Council of Hamilton, wish
to announce to the public that
statement appearing in the Journal
July 13, calling off mass meeting of
July 14th was not called off by
Council, but by some irresponsible
party and statement appearing that
Socialists at 11-• p..n»ible fot trouble
.ire not tnu*
Pres. A. E. Kggleston
Sec. Henry B. tin ker.
8 Hours For Machinists,
.New Ikilain, Cunn., July '_'0,
The New Britain Machine compauy
has abandoned its 10 and 1'2-hou
day and installs the eight-hour sys
tem. This plant is rushed with
government work but machinists
protested against the killing pace.
The company has agreed to pay
overtime for work over eight hours
Ask s your vote and »upport for
SECOND TI RM
iubject to the decision of the Democratic Prima
ries to he held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1U17
Is a candidate for
re-nowination to a
At Democratic Primary,
August 14, 1917.
I ask your support
W E A V E
The adjoining advertisement of
12 paragraphs asking questions of
interest to all Hamiltonians, is paid
for by the Niles Tool Works Co,
THE PRHSS, on behalf of the la
boring people of Hamilton, Ohio,
takes the liberty of answering these
An answer will be found oppo
site each question in the Niles
1. The trades unionist ktiows n
"closed shop" other than that run
by the manufacturers who refuse
to employ men carrying a union
2. Any man running
be no chat
shop under an agreement with a
labor organization knows that thi
statement is not true. The stove
industry of the United States beiug
98' organized, working under
agreement with International Mold
ers' Union for the past '2H vea^ in
peace and haixu-.'-.s :eum il
5. The workers of Hamilton
know that the closed shop as con
ducted by the manufacturers is
menace to theiu because a union
man carrying a card would not be
employed by them.
0. Yes We have also heard ol
them in all other walks of life in
eluding factory officials.
7. No, we know no lirnitatioi
the output other than that placed
by the foreman of the shop de
manding of the men the maximtm
days' work made by any individua
in the shop regardless of his ph\
8. Yes! Positively and better sc
than any other conditions, as show
by all the foundries in Hamilton
which are now working nnde
9. Under "closed shop" as con
ducted by the manufacturer, NO
but, under union shop condition
10. Yes,but we do not believe tha
the professional strikebreaker
conducive to the safety of the
mocracy of our city.
11. Our officers have and
doubt will continue to do their duty
We know of no instance whet
protection has not been given.
YOU WANT TO KNOW!
WE HAVE TOI,D YOU
A V E I S E E N
uo You K
means that the owners and
a n a e s o a i o n s
foundries could neither em
employ nor discharge men on the
basis of fitness and worth. The
demand for a"closed shop"
means that that power would be
passed over to union officers not
responsible to the shop and not
interested in its welfare None
but members of their particular
organization would be allowed
to work and the employer would
have no powe 1 measure his
men according to their personal
abilities and the v«lm in his
De you suppose for an ijastant that in tt
dull days to come, Hamilton shops can holu
1 heir own with their competitors with such
baos in their shops?
Do the werkei: Hamilton want i s fa.
lories to do their share ol the world s produc
tion IN BAI)
AS WELL AS GOOD?
If so they know that 'closed shops are n
dfuig-erous menace to their welfare
Did you ever hear of corruption or graft
on the part of so called labor "organir^r^
Did you ever hear of their schemes fur
forbidding- their members to turn out more
than a certain amount of work per day re
gardless of the principle of u fair day's work
for a fair day's pay?"
Do you suppose that Hamilton industry
could grow and thrive with the "UtMors"
Do yen think a single citizen ef this town
would profit by it if we were to be forced to
run a closed shop?
Are such men as want to take jobs in our
shop to be allowed to live in peaoe and com
fort in your town?
Are your officers going: to insure them the
peace and tranquility of our vaunted demo
WE WANT TO ENOW.
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