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VOL. XX. No. 26.
OHIO INJUNCTION JUDGE Upset By Kentucky Judge in Cincinnati Machinists' Case Cincinnati. Organized machinists are calling attention to a decision by Federal Judge Cochrane, of the Ken tucky district, which ignores a deci sion by Federal Judge Killets of the Ohio district that has been advertised fcy anti-trade union organizations as Another weapon that can be used Against labor. Cincinnati machinists struck for higher wages and the employers ask ed Judge Cochrane to enjoin the ma chinists on the ground that they were violating the Sherman anti-trust law because of an interference with inter State commerce. Judge Killets recently issued an in junction on this ground when a southern selling agency of the Over land automobile company, Toledo, ask ed him to enjoin striking employes at that plant because the agency could cot have its orders filled and this, therefore, was an "interference with interstate commerce." The Cincinnati employers had the Killets decision in mind and asked Leathers DARK BROWN MEDIUM TAN BLACK KID GUNMETAL sS&t. Are you one of these "hard boiled" value seek ers If you're from Mis souri and want to be shown—you are just the fellow we are looking for —these are just the shoes you are looking for Judge Cochrane to follow that prece dent. Attorneys for the machinists coun tered heavily by showing that when the United States supreme court sot aside the child labor act, that denied interstate shipment of goods made in plants where children under a cer tain age were employed, the highest court held that the regulation of in terstate commerce which congress con enforce, has nothing to do with the manufacture or production of goods. Judge Killets made no distinction between the manufacture of goods and the regulation of commerce. The United States supreme court made this distinction and so did Judge Coch rane. As a result the Cincinnati employ ers did not get their injunction. mi w* DRESSMAKERS STRIKE Boston.—Dressmakers in this city asked for higher wages and were re-j buffed by employers. These employ.', are now on strike and are being aide.'.! by the International Ladies' Garment P°ints Workers' Union. ri BUTCHERS REDUCE HOURS wages. The parties negotiated .for i three weeks before they reached Most For The Money &nator uation. er^*es over a a n i the I Every pair brand new. All sizes, 5 to 12 A to EE All Goodyear Welted Soles With or Without Rubber Heels FIT-RITE SHOE STORE 21S SOUTH THIRD ST. Opposite Palace Theatre s Plumb Plan Permits Every STYLES STRAIGHT LASTS ENGLISH LASTS ARMY LASTS MEDIUM TOE LASTS Employee Or Official, To Share In Gains Of His Own Industry MAN ALIVE! Look at these shoes. You cannot get betl fitting or better looking shoes, no matter wh ti you pay. Try on a pair. o o a e a s their middle name! Glen E. Plumb, author of the Plumb if not in technical, the employes Hardine on the railroad si- He defends his plan a:u oat how the republican eandi date for president misrepresents it. Senator Harding declared that the "Plumb plan proposes that the govern- the railroads and then turn thc ness." Chicago.—South Chicago butchers!,., .. atmg a railroad is possessed by the compensation to boards composed have reduced hours and increased pr" BUTLER COUNTY PRESS. PLUMB TAKES ISSUE WITH HARDING OUT HOW REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE MISREPRESENTS IT Senator Harding Would Continue The Present Capitalistic Soviet Control Of The Railway nan, plan for the operation of the Amcr: i "would fix their own compensation. In- trustworthy to be ei trusted with au can railroads, again takes issue with stea(* °f owning the railroad stocks as thority and responsibility for this at pi'esent the stockholders wouU I ment sell bonds to raise money to buy That interest in ope.-S have, in our plan, left the fixing of commission on which own so large a portion of railroad se-! giving to managing officials a doub! i i i i i i i i- O i A i i 1 'ailroad employes would have a curities? Experience in an industry interest in the savings so that thert agreement. 'dominating voice. Ir. practical effect acquired only by personal participa- could be no combination between of-, suit of such a policy is the condition 1 t-ion in the piocesses o.f that industry, ficials and employes that would not under which railroads are operated Ability is deinonstrated only through militate against the self interest of today. experience. the officials. insurance officials and such who haw invested money in railroad stocks and securities, but they have not acquired that experience in railway operations 4,The of railway service is a matter of tech nical skill, knowledge and ability These qualities are found only in men o have devoted their lives to actun it eration, or to a technical study cf ii .» results of past operations. Experience of Labor sential service to the public. draw interest, without giving the gov I Afraid of Labor eminent of their experience and abU-j "Mr. Harding charges that the prac ity in the management of the busi- i i widows and orphans who, it is alleged, equally of managers and employes, Present Owners Have No Experience This is a detail of the plan ami There are many lawyers, bankers, not a principle, and if in the provl- which would entitle them to qualify as modification which protects the putlic able or skillful railway operatoi's. against such a privilege without eon- holdei-s of railway bonds which ferring upon the public a like privi constitute the great majojvity of in- lc^e of arbitrarily fixing the.aount vestments in railways, totaling ov«i "The two million men employed cn railroads have devoted their lives this service. The twenty thousan erating officials have proven thei: ility by a lifetime of experience, and this group of men is found all the :hnical knowledge, experience, abil and skill which the entire nation possesses. It is to these men we have intrusted the authority for directing ilway operations and responsibility exercising it. "If the present condition of the railroads is due to the 'experience and This sale cannot be compared to a Reduction Sale, End of Season Sale, or Removal Sale, vhere they offer unsaleable goods or goods made special for such sales here you have pick of all of our new Fall Goods. THIS SALE IS SIMILAR TQ A SHERIFF'S SALE, OR ASSIGNEE SALE, the object being to dispose of all the merchandise on hand l»y a certain period, even at a great sacrifice our time limit is January 31st. ability in railway operations. tion of their administration at twuv "As a matter of fact the production I the rate of dividend allowed to the WE DON'T RELY ON THE ADVERTISEMENTS TO SELL OUR GOODS—THE RIDICULOUS PRICES WILL DO THAT. THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE ONLY TO INFORM YOU OF THE SALE. Henry Ford reduced his prices 31 per cent, but he expects to* continue business and make some profit, but we know that we will not only lose the profit but part of the cost as well. THIS SELLING OUT SALE is not our wish—it is forced upon us business has more than doubled and tripled itself in the last two years—but we are compelled to have a large, desirable store to carry on, and our store has been leased toothers, and we know of no other suitable location. HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1920 ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR ability' of the security owners' to whom we have heretofore entrusted the management of the business, sure ly wo have received an object lesson sufficiently convincing to warrant our reclaiming that trust and conferring it upon those men who through their lives have demonstrated by their ex perience and ability that they an* this plan would be thin the employes would fix their own I compensation. This is not a privilege In answer tD which Mr. Plumb asks: which we would care to exercise. Ye sions of this detail there is conferred upon the employes a privilege which they could exercise against the pubHc welfare, we will gladly accept aru I 0f compensation. eleven and one-half billion dollars, Incentive Stimulated would maintain the same status under "Senator Harding says: 'The nev this Plumb plan that they enjoy today management would have no specud 'ii today they have no voice in the incentive to make the roads efficient.'! management of the property, for they Yet, under the Plumb plan we ghe .ire not supposed to have experience or to IT AND i railway management a participa- classified employes. The provision in the Plumb plan is 'every official em ploye receiving twice the rate of divi dend that is given to the classifie 1 employes.' "What incentive has management today to promote the efficiency of the railways? Under the Cummins-Es^h Public Now Pays erament under the Plumb plan would call upon the public to pay the in creased cost of operation in the form of taxes, and to that extent would confiscate one man's property for another man's benefit.' "That is exactly what the Cummins Esch law did for the first six months of private operation. It is exactly what the Plumb plan prevents doing for all time, because under the Plumb plan the cost of operation must be met by rates and not out of the public treasury. "If rates are to be fixed at a level which meets the cost of operation, there cannot be deficits to be paid out of the public treasury except in times of peculiar stress, such as the late war when the demands of the government for transportation might have so added to the cost which the rates were intended to cover, that a deficit might ensue. But that would be an extra ordinary situation, and would be a deficit due to government serves which then, as now, might justifiably be paid out of the public treasury. Service Now Controls "Mr. Harding would continue the present capitalistic soviet control of the railway industry, which deprives both officials and employes of any in centive for increased efficiency law they cannot benefit personally own industry as a reward for honest through increased efficiency. The/ are selected by a vote of the stock holders, and to the stockholders go all the profits which their efficiency produces in excess of the salary paid those which them. Under labor's plan they t" 1 earned. ceive individually, year after year, a reward measured by their efficiency as a special incentive to them to make the roads efficient. "Senator Harding says: 'The gov "Under the Cummins-Esch law, neither labor nor management can honestly obtain any participation for themselves in the gains of their own efficiency, except through enforced in creases of wages and salaries, and tins law denies them the power to enforce such demands. "Under the Plumb plan they may enjoy honestly and openly the rewards which come from increased efficiency without increasing either wages or salaries, and therefore demands fcr wage and salary increase is elim nated. The Cummins-Esch law denies to the men who render the service the right to honestly and openly partici pate in the savings which their labor creates, and provides no penalty what soever for management or employes who obtain any additional reward through methods that are notoriously dishonest and corrupt. "The Plumb plan permits every man, whether employe or an official, to honestly share in the gains of h»s service. It removes the incentive foi dishonesty and provides a proper pun ishment for those who obtain, directly or indirectly, any profits other than they have honestly PLUMBERS RAISE WAGES Indianapolis.—A wage rate of $1.?5 an hour has been established by organ ized plumbers. "A?: 05 denying them a participation in tht. rewards which that efficiency create?. The condition he describes as the rc- 5 PROFITEERS _PROTECTFD Shown in Campaign Of Workers Against Gov. Allen Topeka, Kan.—In their campaign against the re-election of Governor Allen organized workers and farmers are showing how this official protect* ed profiteers, while urging the "eant strike" law. When this legislation was under consideration Allen secured the re jection of an amendment that wou'd reach the profiteers. Later an anti profiteer bill was adopted by the house, but the Allen influence killed it in the senate. "We are curious to know," says the workers, "why Governor Allon'3 regular and special session of the legislature did not see fit to pass some sort of legislation which would regulate the price to the consumer of manufactured products." Kansas trade unionists understand why Allen is praised by every gouger and monopolist in the land. He has given these extortionists a free hand in this state, while making it a crim inal offense for workers to strike. AID ASKED FOR For Denver Striking Street Car Men Denver.—In a plea for financial as sistance in behalf of striking street car men, officers of the trades and la bor assembly say: "The entire executive board of the union, including President Harry Sil berg, were recently sentenced to 90 days in jail for alleged 'contempt of court' in that they disobeyed an order from the court when told not to strike. After serving 34 days of this sen tence, they were released under $1,000 bond to have the sentence reviewed Should the denial of the right to ceane work, the right to strike, be sustained by the higher courts, labor unions will be throttled and our constitutional de claration against 'involuntary servi tude' become a farce." The strikers have offered to leave every question to an impartial board. The only exception they make is that they return to work in a body. In rejecting this offer the company said employes must return as individuals. Imported thugs have killed and wounded more than 100 persons in riots and have killed and injured another 100 in street car wrecks, but this slaughter has been ignored by a special grand jury that has indicted four trade unionists for "attempting" to incite riots.