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VOL. XX. No. 13.
•Vrifc NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL CAM PAIGN_COMMITTEE Met Last Friday Night— Records of Candidates Were Read The local non-partisan political campaign committee met in Trades Council hall last Friday night. Stan ley Ogg presided over the meeting, which was largely attended. The records of congressman War ren Card, ex-Congressman Ralph D. Co s and Senator Warren G. Harding as to their attitude towards labor were read. The record oi War ren Card being the best of the three records. His vote on bills favorable to labor are as follows: Voting fav orable, 38 unfavorable, 4. Answered present, 1. Not voting, 9. Total, 47. Ralph D. Cole's attitude towards labor is as follows: Voting fa- orable on labor bills, v. Unfavorable, 4 not voting, 5. Total, 9. Warren G. Harding's record towards labor is as follows: Favorable, 7 unfavorable, 10 paired unfavorable, 1, N Jt voting, 9. Total, 27. In a comunication submitted by the American Federation of Labor and read at the meeting states that from every section of the country they are receiving accounts of splen did results from the non-partisan campaign. The attention of our read ers is called to the above records of Ralph D. Cole, candidate for governor of Ohio, and Warren G. Harding, can didate for president of the United States on the republican ticket. Cole's record shows that he is not the man for labor to elect as their governor, and Harding's record is very little better than Cole's. A cnmmit.tpp of tin inn mpp frnm Middletown and Albert Fenzel, candi date fc i congressman of this district, asked admission to the meeting and were admitted. Fenzel told the con. mittee that if he was successful in his campaign for congress, that he would be with labor on every issue. His rec ord in Middletown towards labor, the committee with him said, was good, and that the trades unionists of this district would be making no mistake by supporting him. The Middletown labor organizations have indorsed him and they are assisting him in having the unions in Dayton and Hamilton do likewise. A committee was appointed to draft! the questionnaires to be submitted to the candidates for office. They will be mailed out in a few days by the secretary of the non-partisan political campaign committee. CENTRAL BODIES CONFERENCE To Meet in Columbus, Sun day, July 25 The executive board of the Ohio State Federation of Labor at a meet ing held in Columbus, Sunday, July 11, decided to call another meeting of the conference of central bodies and officers of the subdistricts of the Uniltcd Mine Workers for Sunday, July 25, at 10 a.m., at the Carpent ers' hall, 121% East Town street, Columbus. The call has been sent out by Thos. J. Donnelly, secreatary-treasurer of the State Federation, and he is urging that every central body send its full representation. Matters of the ut most importance pertaining to the coming political campaign will be brought before the conference. BUY A BUILDING BOND Hoover Electric Cleaners Thor and Eden Electric Washers Ouplex Fireless Cookers Couch Hammocks Coolmor Porch Shades McDougall Kitchen Cabinets Large Size Rugs Gulbransen Player Pianos Victrolas, Edisons, Sonoras Turns Houses Into Homes By Charles M. Kelley. An earnest of the determination of the forces of labor to defend their po litical as well as economic interests is action taken by the executives of the sixteen recognized railroad brother hoods looking to the conduct of a vig orous campaign throughout the coun try during the present year. This committee is entrusted with the polit ical activities of these organizations, with memberships approximating 2,000,000, and it will work in close harmony with the political committee of the American Federation of Labor. Pointing out the necessity for polit ical action, the brotherhood chiefs de clare: "We are on the threshhold of a momentous national campaign in which questions of vital interest to the people—if, indeed, they do not involve the very life of the republic itself— will be decided. The campaign is fill ed with splendid opportunities for those o* us who believe in government of the people, for the people and by the people, instead of government by the wealthy for the few. It is filled with the gravest peril for us and for our children if we fail to give the earnest thought to the issues and can didates involved." Battering Away at the Citadel of Privilege Th«j scope of the committee's work will be non-partisan, and it will seek an amalgamation of forces with the various liberal and progressive ele ments which are battering away at the oitadel of privilege. Every effort will )e put forth to stem the growing tides jf reaction that are rapidly sweeping the nation from its moorings. "At such a time as this no man who cherishes American institutions," the statement continues, "can afford to be nfluenced in his political activities by oetty, selfish motives. He must act for the common weal and for that xlono." An analysis of legislation enacted by the recent congress is made, show ing that in practically every instance where affirmative action was taken it was at the behest of the money class. The rights of the people were con temptuously disregarded. The treat ment of pressing problems of recon struction were treated with a cynicism that bodes ill for the republic unless STRIKEBREAKERS AND GUNMEN Imported By Worthing Pump and Machine Cor poration, Elmwood, !£V- Ohio This is the eleventh week of the machinists' strike in Cincinnati, Ohio, and vicinity. From reports of that city the machinists are making a clean fight and very little trouble has been connected with the big stril:e. The Worthing Pump and Machine Corporation, formerly known as the Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Pump Com pany, of Elmwood, Ohio, imported strike breakers and gunmen to assist them in breaking the strike. On last Friday morning seventeen strike breakers entered the factory and on Friday afternoon thirty more entered the place. These strike breakers came Irom Chicago and Buffalo, and it is said that they are a wicked-looking bunch of humanity. As soon as the strike breakers entered the shop the strikers say that three of the foremen who have been with the firm for years quit their jobs and went home. The strike breakers admit that they know very little about the machine business, and agree that they are only there to assist in breaking the strike. On Sunday the switching crew about the plant also went on strike after the strike breakers entered the pl«ce. i„sv 1* THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS. WORKINGMEN LINING UP SOLIDLY FOUR RAILROAD BROTHERHOODS ENTER NONPARTISAN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TO REGENERATE CONGRESS Political Program Of Labor Proving Practical, Educational And highly Efficient Many Reactionary Congressmen Defeated. Join With A. F. Of L. In Movement To Save Country From Control Of Special Privilege the electorate can be awakened to the real import of the situation and influ enced to act decisively in their own behalf. Tories Control Congress "The forces of reaction," the state ment continues, "are now in control of both houses of congress and many of the other departments of govern ment. With amazing boldness they have granted special privileges to pri vate interests and at the same time they have deprived citizens of rights and privileges guaranteed by the con stitution." The plan of campaign mapped out by the committee is very simple. It contemplates the creation of active committees in states where senators are to be elected, while congressional committees will be forced in every state, and in every congressional dis- «&• trict as well. The American Federation of Labor has had satisfactory response to its appeal for non-partisan political ef forts. Committees are being formed at the rate of a hundred a day, and already more than 2,000 men have pledged their earnest effort in cam paigns being conducted in every state. The records of congressmen and sen ators are being read at meetings of every lodge in the country, number ing 45,000. A million and a half pieces of literature have been distrib uted, and records of lawmakers are being sent broadcast, where they are needed to inform the voters of the con duct of their representatives at Wash ington. Reactionaries Eliminated Scores of reactionary congressmen have been eliminated in primary cam paigns. Other scores have been nomi nated, but by such unstable majorities as to make their defeat at the election measurably certain. Labor intends during the summer and early fall to strengthen its lines, to conduct an in tensive educational campaign and to supplement these efforts with personal solicitation and investigation by thou sands of trained labor workers. There are hundreds of speakers in the labor movement who are available for platform work. They will be sent where labor has a fighting chance. No congressman who has been recreant can hope to escape attack, and if he It is said that one of the foremen asked one of the strike breakers to throw on the feed on the machine he was trying to run, and he politely in formed the foreman that he was doing enough work for the money he was getting for being a strike breaker. They say that these men get $10 per day and expenses for their work. They are herded together each night and taken to a place on Post Square, where they are fed, housed and enter tained. The Snow-Holly plant in Buffalo, a part of the Worthing Corporation, has signed an agreement with the Machinists' Union after the men have been on strike for several weeks. About fifty machine shops in the Cin cinnati district have signed up with the machinists and are working full capacity. About two-thirds of the strikers have left the city or arc working at some other business. HAVE BUILDING PRO GRAM Brussels, Belgium.—The failure of private industry to meet the shortage of housing in this country can be met by the creation of a national building material administration, declared thr first annual convention of the amalga mated building trades. The unionists suggeste that the commission be com posed of three technical experts, three labor representatives, three con sumers' representatives and three rep resentatives of the interested indus tries* vVja.ii V i i i 7 •r. i HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, JULY 16,1920 ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR be broken. It must defend Uself by wins he will at least know that he' mg that when an employe in his de has been in a fight. partment reaches the age provided in i i- ii i. the retirement law he shall be auto- Labor realizes finally that it can .. matically dropped. not depend upon promises made to i placing in the halls of legislation men an employe who has reached the age who think with labor and feel with it and sympathize with its many and multiplying grievances. Bankers and ledge and mental alertness makes speculators have a strangle-hold on the government, but it can be broken if the workers will unite for a common end. That they are uniting is den-.r j:'. by many activities that are i of the law, has protested to the pres converging in the direction of a na- ident against the postmaster general's tion-wide, non-partisan political cam-•. order. The lawmaker says the will Pa*£n- of congress is ignored by setting Opposite Court House WASH DRESSES S8.50 Wash Dresses Clearance Price $10.00 Wash Dresses $5.95 $6.98 $8.95 Clearance Price $12.50 Wash Dresses Clearance Price Combinations and Flesh Color Camisoles Neatly made, of excellent ity. Worth (M AC $2.98 «p Y t, f: i IT !f if 1 V JL 1 Y SATURDAY ONLY Formerly Sold Up to $6.50 TRUE TO FORM Postmaster General Burle son Keeps Right On Running Washington.—Postmaster General Burleson runs true to form in his urg- The law permits heads of depart- raent5 t0 pass the competen ,y o( limit. Other department heads are retaining employes whose wide know- them valuable. But the postmaster general orders these emp'oyes to get out. evi- Congressman Lehlbach, joint author 756 I S "THE STORE OF UNEQUALLED VALUES" Semi-Annual Clearance Sale Our policy to never carry over stock compels us to offer balance of all Spring and Summer Merchandise at Tremendous Reductions. This is the golden opportunity for you women of Hamilton to see what havoc the Mark Downs have wrought to former prices! Dresses—Coats Scores of Stunning Styles Included! At Prices Positively Magnetic SILK DRESSES of Taffeta and Messaline at a price we openly challenge you to dupli cate. At this price you could barely pay the original cost of the material. These are charming dresses and actually sold up to $35.00. Saturday only $14.75 SUITS $35.00 Suits 7C Clearance Price., v I $40.00 Suits rn Clearance Price., $45.00 Suits A Clearance Price.. SKIRTS Of Paulette, Tricolette and Bar onett S.tiin specially priced— $7.95 to COATS—Sport and Polo, Belted or plain effects, in the newest fashions, in a variety of all wanted materials and colors. An oppor tunity of the season that the wise will pro fit by. Formerly sold up to $17.50 Saturday only: $9.95 $22.50 About ISO Ready-to- Wear Hats $1.95 Here indeed is some variety, and the way we've slashed prices makes us think the valties are the biggest bargains ever offered. The most complete assortment and the most for the money that you've seen for mimy a day in this lot at $1.95 actual values up to $6.50. See Our Advance Showing of Fall Styles 1&& nRT»mm OSWttlWIMT aside the provision which permits ef ficient employes being continued in the service the efficiency of the pos tal service is weakened by removing at one time hundreds of men who must be replaced by green and inex perienced men, and the postmaster general "has increased the cost to the government because pensions must be paid to those dismissed while salaries must also be paid to the green men who are brought into the service to replace them." i MILITARISM IN SADDLE Galveston, Texas.—Military troops in control of this city stopped a meet ing of the Galveston labor council. The meeting was discussing the elec tion of officers at the time. The troops have been in this city for several weeks because of a water front strike. Protests have been made by citizens generally against the presence of the troops as there has hyen no violence. The governor is charged with aiding cheap labor em ployers. Opposii Court House WASH SKIRTS $3.98 Wash Skirts Clearance Price $7.50 Wash Skirts Clearance Price $12.50 Wash Skirts Clearance Price •5 M&piPllMt $2.49 I $4.98 $7.95 BLOUSES Georgette and Crepe de Chine Beautiful designs, in a wonder ful assortment of colors. Val ues-up to QC $10.00 SATURDAY ONLY Formerly Sold Up to $6.50