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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15,1920
Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton,
Ohio, as Second Class Mail Matter.
Week y at 926 Market
Home Telephone 800.
Endorsed by the Trafle? a»id Labor
Council of Hamilton, Ohio.
Endorsed by the Middletown Trades
and Labor Council of Middletown, O.
DOES LABOR FORGET?
Under the above caption the Labor
The next president of the United
States will either be James M. Ccx
or Warren G. Harding. It will not be
Christensen or Wilcox or Debs, Tha
is a certainty.
If we get Harding we will go back
to "normalcy," whatever that means,
If we get Cox, we will at least have
the opportunity to keep going forward
as we have been doing for the pa
Since Wpodrow Wilson has been a
sick man things apparently have no*
been running just right at Washing
ton. Post master General Burleson is
busy throwing sabots in forward-mov
ing machinery and Attorney General
Palmer gets as mad as a bull every
time he thinks he sees Red. They have
done Mr. Wilson and his administra
tion a lot of harm.
But what Burleson and Palmer have
done is not sufficient to divorce Amer
BACK UP YOUR UNION CARD WITH
"Dunlap Tailored Clothes"
ican labor from the Wilson adminis
tration. The friendship Woodrow
Wilson has shown for labor and the
better things he has brought to it
far outweigh the injury a Burleson or
a Palmer can do.
Let's go back to the beginning and
start all over. It was the Wilson ad
ministration that gave us the Clayton
act which declares that "the labor of
a human being shall not be regarded
as an article of ^commerce or trade."
That declaration has given the Amer
ican worker larger opportunities for
industrial freedom without repressive
legal processes being used against
him than he ever enjoyed before. It
is the Magna Charta of industrial
freedom. Without it the powerful
union forces of this day would legally
hamstring organized labor.
The Wilson administration gave us
the seamen's law, a measure that in
cludes American seamen within the
provisions of the constitution and de
stroyed the last vestage of involun
tary servitude under our flag. When
the law was enacted it was charged
that it would destroy our merchant
We were then the fifth mar
are the second.
The Wilson adinistration gave U3
the federal child labor law and 25 or
more others of equal importance. In
deed more remedial labor legislatior
was enacted during the Wilson admin
istration than during the 50 years pre
The Wilson administration recog
nized the right of labor to organize
and collectively bargain. It is respon
sible for one million organized rail
road workers who enjoy the right of
collective bargaining that was prn
viosuly denied them. It is responsible
for union recognition in American
shipyards, even inducing such men as
Charles M. Schwab to deal with or
ganized labor. It is responsible for
the introduction of real industrial de
mocracy in navy yards and arsenals.
It is responsible for the employment
of hundreds of thousands of union
men during the war at union wages
and union hours in the construction of
barracks and war buildings. Indeed
organized labor was given a squarer
deal under the administration of
Woodrow Wilson than it ever got be
fore from any administration.
That is why every big business man
and every anti-unionist hates Presi
dent Wilson with a hate that knows
no limit. But the real American
workman should respect him and
stand by him because he stood by
him when they needed him.
The republican platform and Sen
ator Harding promise nothing to labor.
Indeed, that platform declares it will
curb labor's present lawful activities
whenever it becomes necessary for the
The democratic platform at least is
of a positive and sympathetic charac
ter. Governor Cox has a progressive
record. He has shown a breadth of
vision and sympathy for labor that
entitle him to its suffrage in prefer
ence to Senator Harding with his
queer ideas of labor's relation to in
dustry and his brazen defense of the
Cummins-Esch railroad law and its
iniquitous labor provisions.
$25 to $45
—The union man who doesn't wear clothes with
the label reminds us of the old-fashioned fellow
who usee to say 'Don't do as I do, but do as
I say. Dunlap Clothes are no more in price
than the bes?
hand-me-downs but they're
better values—made to your measure—and
they have tne label.
New All Wool Fabrics are waiting
Suits, Top Coats, Overcoats, Trousers
•—•bench tailored Dunlap style!
THE DUNLAP TAILORS
"The Shop with new ideas"
18 South 3rd St. HAMILTON
Bell Phone 650 Home Phone 274
Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer
Formerly with Huncer-Nein-Schreiner Co.
Office and Residence N. W. Cor Front and Dayton, Hamilton, Ohio
WHY NOT IN HAMILTON?
The Middletown carpenters have
got the right idea. They are not go
ing to wait until somebody brings
work to them or feels like hiring
them, but they are going to create
work for themselves, improve the local
housing situation and at the same
time save money for themselves. All
this is to be done through a move
ment of co-operation. To begin with,
what is to be known as the Union
Building, Loan and Construction
Company is to be incorporated. This
organization will purchase land, erect
houses and sell them to the carpenters
at a slight advance over cost. It is
the intention to buy material in large
quantities and place only experienced
men in charge of the construction
work. It is believed that through the
elimination of unnecessary profits,
houses can be constructed far cheaper
than under present arrangements, as
it will mean the purchaser will pay
only for the land, material and labor,
plus a small amount as interest on
the money tied up in the transaction.
Wouldn't it be worth while for our
local brother carpenters to investigate
the plan as proposed by our Middle
town brethren as to the advisability
for inducting it in Hamilton? The
plan seems to resemble very much the
one adopted by the carpenters' guild
in England, and which is proving a
big success and doing much to re
lieve England's housing situation. No
harm in investigating, and if there is
any merit in the plan, there is no or
ganization to quicker see it than our
local Carpenters' Union.
isa to to to to
FORD HAS THE FLOOR
When Henry Ford cut the prices
on his products several weeks ago he
started many of the manufacturers
explaining the high costs of their
products and making the statements
that their prices have never been ex
orbitant but the fact remains that
since Ford has started the cut most
all costs are on the decline.
Regarding the action of Mr. Ford,
the Pittsburg National Labor Journal
Henry Ford is, perhaps, the most
hated individual by the big interests,
and other profiteers, in both this and
other countries, and the same cause
that renders him so odious to the ex
ploiters should raise him high in the
estimation of the men who toil.
Mr. Ford recently reduced prices on
his products, while at the same time
he refused to lower the wages of his
workmen. We will give the gentle
man the floor to explain his action:
"There is a lull in general business,"
says Mr. Ford. "We are touched by
the waiting period that always pre
cedes a reaction people in every walk
of life are waiting for prices to be
come lower. They realize that it-is
an unwholesome, unnatural, unright
eous condition produced by the war.
In every line of activity there is a
growing idleness because the demand
is not there.
"Raw materials are being stored
manufactured goods are being stored
because the volume of consumption is
growing less through the self-denial
of the people, many of whom could not
afford to pay the high prices others
who would not pay the high prices
because they felt the injustice of the
situation. Manufacturing plants are
being shut down all over the country.
Labor is being thrown out of employ
ment, yet the cost of living has seen
very little reduction.
"Our country is rich beyond meas
ure in natural resources, rich in all
material things that go to make a
great nation, and yet its progress iB
being held virtually at a standstill be
cause of the greed of the profiteers.
"Now is the time to call a halt on
war methods, war prices, war profit
eering and war greed. It may be
necessary for everybody to stand a
little sacrifice, but it will be most pro
fitable after all, because the sooner we
get the buisness of the country back
to a pre-war condition, and the lives of
our people become more natural, pro
gress, prosperity and contentment will
accupy the attention of the people."
HARDING UP A TREE
Senator Harding is having his trou
bles these days just as some of us
poor devils have at times. He seems
to be running around in a circle and
can't get in nor out. The other day,
off his front porch, he declared unal
terable opposition to the League of
Nations, and declared for a world as
sociation that would discourage or
tend to prevent war. Good deal like
our local situation. The working men
form unions and the physicians form
associations. They sound different,
Economy Shoe Store Mad" SHOES, 215 Court St.
THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS
but they are the same in intent and
purpose. Both are for collective bar
gaining. So it is with the League of
Nations and Harding's proposed world
association. Sound different, but are
the same. Both are after the samej
goal. The thing is, that the republi
cans just won't admit that President
"VSfilson is right.
THE REAL FIGHT
The real fight between capital and
labor is this: Capital is struggling
for what justly belongs to labor, while
labor is straggling for its own rights,
There never was a time when labor
had the upper hand—when it possess
ed the power and it is more than
likely labor never will have the power.
Labor does not want it, and it is not
trying to get it. Labor is simply try
ing to get a just proportion of fruits
of her labor and she will not be sat
isfied with less than her share of the
fruits she helps to produce, and the
best time for the employer to learn
it is now. Labor is mighty, and is
growing mightier daily. Once she
suffered in unorganized impatience,
now she plans and thinks as one under
the guidance of leaders of her organ
ized ranks. Labor is brawn, but not
all brawn. Labor possesses a goodly
proportion of education. She does not
go in heavily for culture, because she
has not come to the point where she
thinks it essential. BUT SHE DOES
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THINK. And the realization of the
power behind her thoughts should
make a thinking man realize that it's
foolish to tease a giant. Organized
Labor IS A GIANT.
to to to fa to
A PUPPET CANDIDATE
The Press desires to particularly
call attention of organized labor to
one candidate for a nimportant of
fice. That candidate is Roland G.
Davis. Davis aspires to represent
this, the Second-Fourth senatorial
district, in the house of representa
tives at Columbus next January. This
is one of the most important offices
to the workir.gman and none but
friends of the cause should be consid
ered for the office by the workers.
Roland Davis, if elected, would be but
a puppet in the hands of the big in
terests against the laboring man.
While only a mere worker himself, his
leanings have always been towards the
big men. He likes to fraternize with
them and try to feel big himself—
that is, he tries to. He has been a
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WHEN YOU NEED
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Cor, High and Second Sts.
-LET US DEVELOP
member of local Typographical Union
several times, but his inward bitter
ness to anything connected with union
ism never allowed him to stick for
long. He hasn't a bit of use for or
ganized labor only so long as it brings
him something. Today he is in bad
standing with his organization in
which there is a fine hanging over
him. He would be a dangerous man
to the interests of union workmen
and women if elected, and it is the
duty of every union man and woman
to see that Roland G. Davis is not
elected to the office of state senator
from this district. Pass the word
to to to Pfc'
DON'T FAIL TO REGISTER
A great many men and women have
already registered, but there are hun
dreds more who have not. Tomor
row, Saturday, is the last day for
those who have not registered to do
so. Remember, every person who de
sires to vote at the .November election
must have registered this fall, so that
if you haven't already done so don't
fail to register tomorrow, Saturday.
There are many known friends of
labor who are candidates for import
ant offices on the various tickets
which appear on the ballot, and it be
hooves the union men and women of
Hamilton to see that they are elected
by substantia! majorities. See to it
therefore that you are prepared to do
your share jn attaining that end. The
wives, daughters and sweethearts of
every workingman in the city who
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Wilson or Carnation,
ing in taste
that sell for as high
as 55c a pound. Per
The only sure way of knowing just what an estab
lishment will save for you is to give it a trial
Use in the place of sugar, 5-lb.
can, 35c 10
1%-lb. can JL£C
Stand faithfully by our friends and
elect them. Oppose our enemies and
defeat them whether they be candi
dates for president, for congress, or
other offices: whether executive, legis
lative or judicial.
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Strauss Reduces The Prices
On Suits, Overcoats, Hats
Subscribe for The Press.
This glorioiis piece of news Was flashed to the thousands of people of Hamilton and vicinity this week
through the daily newspapers, through the mail and by word of mouth. It is without doubt the most wel
come bit of news the people have received in some tim ?. The people expect lower prices and we don't
want to disappoint them. Costs and profits have not heen considered. This reduction is our bit to aid
in the lowering of prices—it's our appreciation of the splendid patronage that has been accorded us.
Read over the prices carefully—then come and save real money on your clothing and shoes.
5-lb. can ...
pt Xp A T\ Country Club—Large 1%-lb.
wax wrapped loaf
ECONOMY BREAD-—Large, brown crustcd, 12-oz. loaf.... 6c
MILK—Van Camp's--Small can 6'/zc Tall can 18c
is past 21 should cast her vote for
those men who will assist in further
ing the cause of labor, irrespective
of party. If you have not registered,
don't fail to do so and then don't fail
to be on hand bright and early on elec
tion day, Tuesday, November 2, and
vote for the cause of right and of hu
tel fBl ftsi IB# WS
LABOR'S CAMPAIGN SLOGAN
Maple Karo, 1%-lb. can 24c
French Coffee An
Country Club Coffee—The fin
NEED FOR COMPENSA
Newark, N. J.—In urging an ade
quate compensation law at the open
ing session of the State Federation of
Labor, President Quinn said he has
been informed more than $5,000,000
has been paid to insuranoe companies
by employers and less than $1,000,
000 has been returned to the families
of men killed in industry and to men
Thr trade unionist called attention
to the present anti-union movement
of employers in this state and to the
injustice resulting from the issuance
of labor injunctions.
Governor Edwards addressed the
convention. This is the first time the
state federation was ever visited by
a New Jersey governor.
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