Hamilton Textile Workers Ex*
[libit True Union Spirit.
The true union spirit is being
evidenced by the striking textile
workers of Hamilton, who are now
in the twenty-third week of theit
strike. They were unorganized
when the strike was declared, but
they have acted like veterans in
their fight for right and justice.
Among the strikers is a woman 56
years of age, who is one of the
most loyal. They are most de
serving of our financial support
and help Cincinnati Chronicle.
Niles Employes Hust
The Niles Tool Works Company has issued agreement blanks fov
their employes to sign before they will be accepted in their employ. A
copy of this agreement was handed to the
A Wonderful Stock of Women's
Heavy Beacon Blankets. Only in plaids,
•dianand fancy designs at
$1.98, $2.50, $3.98, $500 up
Women's Silk Hose
In all colors and black. Splendid values
Cut Glass Butter Dishes
Worth $1.50. Special at $1.00
Two styles at 15c and 25c
Silk Embroidery Kerchiefs
In colors. Special at 6c
liberty of publishing the same. We do not know whether this agree
ment is applied to all the euployes in the employ of the company or if
it is only signed by molders who are brought here sim e the strike.
The Niles Tool Works Company.
Received frdm as agent
of the above Company, the sum of $ in the form of
railroad transportation from to Hamilton, Ohio
I hereby agree to go to *vork promptly and faithfully for the Niles
Tool Work Company at Hamilton, OHo, and agree that the said Cotn
pauy shall deduct the above amount from my pay it being understood
and agreed, however, that this transportation will be refunded to me
after I shall have completed a term of 30 days satisfactory service.
I understand that my wages are to be at the rate of cents
per hour, with a bonu9 of 12x/2 per cent if I work 95 per cent of the
regular working time during each four week's bonu period. This rate
including the above bonus, is equivalent to a rate of cents
per hour. Fifty hours shall constitute a week's work and I am to be
paid 1^ times said rate for all overtime.
While the Niles Company did not sign the agreement of the Mol
ded and still refuse to sign any agreement with the officers and mem
bers of the Molders' Union, yet it seems tbat it is necessary for them
to have agreements signed in order to retain their men. We want out
readers to go over this agreement carefully and if convenient let us
know what they think of it. It is the opinion of the
agreement with the Molders' Union would be more satisfactory if it
were tried out and perhaps a heap more profitable for the firm in the
A member of the Molders' Union would not sign this agreement
we are sure. The agreement looks a little one sided and appears to-be
all up to the man tha^ puts his name on it.
and we are taking the
Paying For Liber
On November 15, which was the
date on which the first installment
on Liberty Loan Boads was due,
approximately $2,400,000,000 was
paid in, although less than a third
of that amount was due.
In other words, nearly two-thirds
of the aggregat- subscriptions to
the Second Liberty Loan have been
paid in full, the purchasers not
availing themselves of the right to
wait until December 15 and Janu
ary 15 to make their other pay
It is true that prices have advanced on many things during the past year
there are many things we s
Nothing more suitable for a Xtnas gift.
They are all new styles and good looking.
They come in white, grey and black, at $1.00
Boulevard Velvet Suitings
In every new Kail shade.
Worth $2.o(, at $200
Our Display of Holiday
will interest you
Crepe de Chine and Fancy Striped Blouses for
Women—In all colors, at $1.98
Satin and Taffeta Striped Blouses—In dark col
ors, at $2.98
Georgette and Crepe de Chine Blouses.—In all
colors, at $3.98
Every Blouse in a fancy Xmas Box
?OL.'XVXI. NO. 33. HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7,1917.
The necessity for industrial peace
and efficiency is imperative and is
recognized by the trade union
movement, which declared at the
Buffalo A. F. of L. convention:
"The right to organize is essen
tial t® the solution of problems
arising between employer and em
"The nations interest makes it
essential that co-operation should
exist in the industries.
"There can be no true efficiency
in production without good will.
"The highest efficiency in pro
disetion can only be secured through
the application of the principles of
Employers who ignore this chal
lenge are blind to epoch making
upheavals that have occured dur
ing the past eight months.
On the anvil of national values
and prestige the government is
shaping every available force
against the greatest war machine
the world has ever known.
Military conscription has been
The postmaster general has been
given rigorous censorial powers.
The food control law empowers
the president to seize any equip
ment necessary to war's prosecu
Railroads are told where and
when to ship commodities.
Comm*sions are setting prices
Profits are taxed, as are incomes
as low as $1,000 a year,
Business is being licensed with
heavy penalties on fai ure to obey
the government's regulation.
Organized labor is alert to the
abandonment of economic and po
litical landmarks, and to our gov
ernment's determination that this
wai be brought to a speedy and
Carl Lehmkultl To Head The
Eagles Next Year.
No Reception To Be Held On New
Year's Oay This Year,
The annual election of Butler
Aerie No. 407,
O. E. which was
held on last Monday was one of
the warmest contested elections
held in the history e that
organization. While there was
V- *7 W ^yv^yty?*''*.
$39.50, $45 Women's Fall ClO CA
and Winter Suits, at ^iV.DU
In|black and colors. New
styles, at $1.00
ALL INDUSTRIAL AGREEMENTS
The employer Urbo talks of "in
dividual rights" and refuses to
recognize labor ignores flint-hewn
The employer fsrho talks of dem
ocracy and refuses to bargain col
Actively with his workers, in the
interest of national efficiency and
Industrial peace, is a rediculous
Shouts o e e o e a e
rather than exalt unless Dacked by
action and the power of conviction.
To win this war the nation must
fabric its economic structure with
chains of steel.
Every link from ore range to
blast furnace, from pattern maker,
iron molders, machinist, miner,
shipyard worker—all must be made
rigid and strong.
Producers in every field—the
shop man, transpor'ation employe,
and even the lonely track walker
on iron highways rushing troops
and supplies to the eastern seaboard
must play their part.
Reciprocal relations between em
ployer and employed is essential if
production is to reach its "peak"
A committee a? pointed by the
British government to investigate
English munitions factories report
"We are bound to record our im
pression that the munitions work
ers in general have been allowed to
reach a state of reduced efficiency
and lowered health which might
have been avoided by reasonable
This condition .^as refiexed on
every battle line in Europe/Asia
Submission to wrong is not pa
Well fed, well housed workers
much "politickin1' it was is the
friendliest spirit and the defeated
candidates were the first to con
gratulate the winners. There was
a big vote and resulted in the
choice of the following officers:
Worthy president, Carl Lehm
kuhl worthy vice president, Chas.
Fath worthy chaplain, Ernest
Schrich'e firancial secretary, Wrn.
Wilmer recording secretary, Har
ry W. Hetterich treasurer. Henry
Yordy, inside guard, Edward Ma
lifski trustee, George Besselmin
Final Clearance of
Only one hundred garments left. To be
sacrificed at less than 1-2 regular price,
$17.50, $20, $25 Women's Fall
and Winter Suits, at 4)l\l
$30, $35 Women's Fall and 1
Winter Suits at ..
Complete with coin purse
and mirror. All leathers
at 69c, $1 up
Po shop conditions and long
hours poison man's system, weaken
his productive powers and shorten
life—the nation is a double loser
A nation-wide efficiency, made
possible y energetic, vitalized
workers, is unthinkable under
Trade agreements and mutual
understandings permit wcrkers to
have a voice in industry. They
remove complaints, improve condi
tions and lessen strikes through
conciliation and arbitration.
At the Buffalo A. F. of con
vention President Wilson said:
"It is always dangerous for a
man to have the floor entirely to
himself. And therefore we must
insist in every instance that the
parties come into each ether's pres
ence and there discuss the issues
between them and not separately
with each other."
The trade union movement is
committed to mediation and arbi
tration. Strike settlements by
these methods increase in propor
tion to the workers' unity.
Labor is so thoroughly commit
ted to this principle that at the
Buffalo A. F. of L. convention it
"It is advisable that production
should not cease because of an ap
parent injustice or oversight con
tained in an award, for it is rec
essary for the nation's protection
as well to the welfare of the trade
union movement that there should
be no cessation of work except as
a last resort."
In these times "team work" is
of first importance and the employ
er who refuses to accept this fact
will be compelled to do so by the
strongest of human powers- a peo
pie at war.
physicians, Dr. C. T. Hull and Dr.
A committee was named to ar
ringe for the giving of Christmas
baskets to the families of the de
ceased members of the aerie.
It was also decided to eliminate
this vear the annual New Year's
reception. This was done for the
purpose of aiding in the conser
vancy of food and the elimination
of unnecessary expenses. The
money usually used for this pur
pose will be used this year for the
One Day Clearance of Women's
Seventy nve good styles in wool
velours and heavy woolens. Some
fur trimmed. In all colors,
$15 $19.50 values
We have been fortunate however in making early
ill offer at moderate prices.
New Ivoroid Toilet
A big assortment of new
styles, for Xmas gift*. Also
manicure and military sets
at very moderate price.
UN TV PRESS
Hamilton Is im
Police Are Called But Once Our
ing the Week to Settle Scrap
Between Strikebreakers at the
Niles Tool Walks.
Hamilton got by pretty well last
week, the assistance of the police
being called for but once on ac
count of disturbance caused by the
strikebreakers and guards at the
Niles Tool Works. An altercation
arose between two fellows in the
Atlas hotel, the "rat nest," and
the weaker of the two belligerents
was tossed out on his head. The
pavement was not injured.
A warrant was sworn out for the
human garbage—and he was ar
rested and placed under $200 bond.
The fellow who was pitched out of
the "rat nest" failed to show up at
the trial and the case was dropped.
We don't like to offer advice to
Hamilton, but we can't help but
think that it would be a good thing
to build a stockade around the At
las hotel and herd these fellows
like cattle in a stock yard. We
cannot imagine a punishment more
horrible than io be compelled to
constantly associate with these off
scourings of humanity. It is only
reasonable to suppose that to re
lieve the monotony they... would
soon begin to kill off each other.
Then the city and' county would
be relieved of all expense, with the
possible exception of burial
Flannelette and Crepe Kimonos
A big new stock for Xmas gifts, at
$1.25, $1.50, $2 up
White Ivory Mirrors
A few new styles, in two sues.
worth 50c, at 35c
Books For Xmas Gifts.
We have a very complete stock for everybody
Books for Boys and Girls. The latest editions
by Alger, Henty, Sherman. Meade,etc.. at.. 25c
New Stories by Southworth, Carrell, Garvice,
Lyall and Doyle, at 35c
Also Painting and Spelling Books for Children.
pense.—Dayton Labor Review.
Square is the name, Spare is our aim
All Suits and Pants made to your
individual order in a
106 HIGH STREET
V" v" "•?, ""5 S
To Affiliated Unions and Cen
tral Bodies Ohio State
Federation of Labor.
The American people have been
called the most wasteful people in
the world, and yet, we know that
the working people d^ not watte.
They cannot afford to.
Now we ask you to help in food
saving. How can you do this if
you are wasting nothing By sub
stituting, by using different kinds
of food. You are not asked to go
hungry. We know that hard
working men and women must be
well nourished that they need plen
ty of food—and we likewise kno^v
that thty are anxious to do every
thing they can for freedom.
You can help feed our allies and
our boys at the front and thereby
win the war by the following means
which we urge you to adopt:
1. Make Tuesday a meatless day
2. Use less pork products at all
-1 Make every evening meal
4. Use less white flour at all
To use the words of our Presi
dent, "we must stand together
night aud day until the war is
Please remember that it is the
saving of every individual that
counts. Those who refuse to aid
now in saving food are Helping the
enemy and will themselves suffer
later on by the food shortage which
will result. ......
Fred C. Croxton.
Federal Food Administra
Thos. J. Donnelly. Labor
Every morning this week. Two instead
of one with every 10c purchase. Fill your
book before Xmas.
Holiday Sale of Misses' Taffeta
and Satin Dresses
Over fifty new styles: worth $16, $20
In all colors, at
This sale bc&in* tomorrow and lasts all
Khaki and Grey Wool Yarn.
For knitting Price 98c Hank
Sunlight Lamina Wool
For Women's Sweaters. In all colors, at
Fancy Bath and Guest Towels,
A very appropriate Xmas Gift. In all col
ors. at 25c, 50c, and $1 up.
76 cents PER YEAR
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