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VOL. XX. No. 27.
MMIM LABOR*S_VICTORBES Cannot Be Listed By Per centage, Debits and Credits Labor's victories can not be listed by percentages or debits and credits. It is impossible to point to labor's "high water" mark in any period. Labor's wage grains, its reduction of t3ie hours of work, its betterment of conditions can all be recorded, as can legislation of benefit to the workers. But there is something beyond these that cannot be "tabbed," filed or card indexed. The velocity of a 16-inch shell, roar ing from the side of a battleship, can be measured with accuracy, but the power of an ideal is beyoi.d computa tion. The development of the human min 1 cannot be valued by mathematical experts, adding machines or financial wizards. The soul of labor! The aspirations for a higher and fuller life! Every victory by the workers in flames this spirit and creates a more wholesome unrest in those who would make "life, liberty and the pursuit of h&ppiness" a reality. In all ages reaction's endeavor has been to kill this spirit, to discourage unity, destroy aspiration, chill hope and replace confidence in one's self Selling Out Price with the deadening philosophy of de pendence. Labor's non-partisan political policy in this campaign has awakened labor to an unexpected degree. The soul of labor has been Btirred is never before. It has ignored the cuckoo cry of re action's defenders and pleaders that "Gompers is trying to deliver the la bor vote." Labor has won many victories in the present campaign, and will win more on November 2 next. It has won its fight for non-parti sanship, after 40 years of effort, and has destroyed the intolerance of party worship that was capitalized by spe cial privilege. But its greatest victory has been the awakening of the soul of labor— the wider acceptance among wage earners that in no economic or politi cal institution shall the voice and presence of labor be denied. Wi BOYS' MACKINAWS $10.45 Boys* Mackinaws, sizes 9 to 16 ...,....$6.99 $14.45 Boys' Mackinaws, sizes 9 to 16 ... $8.99 $16.45 Boys' Mackinaws, sizes 9 to 16 $9.99 $1:00 Blue Shop Aprons 64c $1.00 Boys' Blue Stripe Overalls 54c $1»35 Men's Ribbed Shirts or Drawers 84c 451.50 Men's Fleeced Shirts or Drawers 84c $2.60 Men's Fleeced Union Suits ,...$1.74 $2.00 Men's Heavy Ribbed Union Suits $1.14 $3.00 Flannel Shirts, Grey or Blue ....$1.94 $4.00 Flannel Shirts, all colors ....,...$2.64 $5.00 Flannel Shirts, all colors ..$2.84 $4.25 Men's Khaki Coveralls $2.64 $3.00 Men's Grey Worsted Union Suits .....$1.94 $3.50 Men's Health Rib Union Suits ....................$2.24 $3.50 Vetoes Back Union Suits $2.24 $2.00 High Rock Shirts or Drawers $1.24 $2.00 Boys' Fleece Lined Union Suits ......$1.24 $2.00 Boys' Ribbed Union Suits $1.24 $2.00 Men's Cambric Night Shirts $1.64 $3.00 Men's Flannelette Night Shirts $2.14 $3.50 Men's Flannelette Night Shirts $2.34 $2.64 $4.00 Men's Flannelette Pajamas $2.50 Cracker Jack Blue Work Shirts ..........$1.54 $2.00 Blue Polka Dot Work Shirts $1.14 Store FOUR LONG YEARS Id to BUILDING TRADES GAIN Raleigh, N. C.—Practically every building craft union here has secured a new contract which calls for im proved working conditions. Yonkers, N. Y.—Wages of building craftsmen in this county have been We must sell out or get kicked out by Jan. 31st THIS IS OVERCOAT and SUIT WEEK. EXTRA! EXTRA! Your unrestricted choice of any Suit or Overcoat in tHfe house ONE LOT MEN'S SUITS AiND OVERCOATS—Odds and Ends Your Choice $24.45 SUITS OR OVERCOATS— Selling Out Price ........... $29.85 SUITS OR OVERCOATS— Silling Out Price $33.45 SUITS OR OVERCOATS— ^S^iACKINAWS igg $12.45 Men's Mackinaws ..,............................$7.99 $14.45 Men's Mackinaws ............................-.$8.99 $16 45 Men's Mackinaws ... .$9.99 $19.85 Men's Mackinaws ...................... ..,...,....S11.99 Sizes 3 to 8 only .$4.99 Gigantic Reductions In Furnishings We haven't anything up pur sleeve, there is no mystery abort it, we are selling out—that is as simple as A, B, C, COUNTRY MUST PASS THROUGH IF SENATOR ELECTED IN NOVEMBER. SAYS PRESIDENT Washington, D. G.—-"America can i.ot afford to pass through four years reaction," is the declaration of Samuei Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, in the leading article of the American Feder ii'ionist for November. The article describes Senator Harding as "for re action in relation to every great issue odav" and declares that "Governor Cox, on all of these tremendous issues, ib for progress." The article in full follows: By Samuel Gompers If Reaction Wins in Coming Election What Pledge is Revoked—Made Into Another Scrap of Paper The time approaches rapidly when advanced $1 a day following confer ences between representatives of these 1 toe voters of the United States will I country. workers and contractors. have to record their decision concern-' America has many times recorded BOYS' SUITS $ 7.47 Boys' Suits, selling out price .....$3.99 $ 8.97 Boys' Suits, selling out price $6.99 $9 97 Boys' Suits, selling out price ....................$7.99 $11.47 Boys' Suits, selling out price ..................$8.99 $12.97 Boys' Suits, selling out price $9.99 EXTRA! EXTRA! CHOICE ANY BOYS' SUIT IN THE HOUSE RED TRUNK HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1920 Says America, in Great War, Gave To World Solemn Pledge of Loyalty and Devotion to Democracy and Liberty ng the kind of government the nation is to have during the next four years. This means that the voters will have to decide what kind of government the people are to have. There are many issues in the campaign that are lead irg swiftly to the day of decision, but all of the issues lead up to and merge into one great issue: Is America to go forward, or is it to go backward? This great issue reaches into every American home, into every American workshop, into every activity of men and women throughout our great Aa*A $37.99 $2.50 Black Sateen Work Shirts $2.00 Light Blue Work Shirts $2.50 Black and White Stripe Work Shirts $1.54 $2.25 Blue Work Shirts, dark colors $1.44 SI.00 Men's Fancy Wool Sox .. .84c $1.00 Men's Black Cashmere Wool Sox ........49c $1.00 Light Grey Cashmere Wool Sox..,...,. ......49c $1.00 Heavy Wool Yarn Sox .........................54c $2.00 Men's and Boys' Grey Sweaters 84c $3.00 Men's and Boys' Dark Sweaters $1.44 $4.00 Men's and Boys' Worsted Sweaters $1.84 $6.00 Men's and Boys' Wool Worsted Sweaters $3.84 $6.50 Men's Wool Jerseys $4.44 $3.50 Men's Wool Jersey, fancy trimmed $1.64 35c Men's and Boys' Jersey Work Gloves 21c 50c Star Canvas Gauntlets 29c fl.50 Boys' Black Sateen Waists....... 84c $3.00 Men's Dress Shirts ......................... .$1.74 $3.50 Men's Dress Shirts $2.24 $4.50 Men's Dress Shirts $2.74 $1.50 Men's Nainsook Athletic Union Suits............. 84c $1.50 Men's Summer Ribbed Union Suits ...~.69c $1.50 Boys' White Ribbed Union Suits 74c $13.99 i $9 99 $17 99 $19 99 ........ J, I ...$i:54 .$1.14 246 its decision on the issue of reaction against progress. Sometimes the de cision has been to favor reaction more often it has been to favor pro gress. But in no hour of American history has the decision been of such over whelming moment. At 110 hour has it me~.nt so much to every man and wo man and child. The fight in this hour is the culmi nation of many fights, the apex of a great struggle through which we have been fighting, step by step, losing a little now and then, but gaining in the aggregate. On no single one of the great issues that contribute to the significance of this hour has Senator Harding taken a "tand for progress. He is surely uni formly, unfailingly and completely or. the side of reaction! On the question of the League of Nations, including the groat labor cov enant, Senator Harding is for reaction On the many-sided question of labor legislation and labor's aspirations, Senator Harding is for reaction. On the question of the high cost of living, Senator Harding is for reac tion. On the question of. our Delations with the Republic of Meicico, Senator Harding is for reaction. On the question of the relation of the courts to the struggle for human advancement, Senator Harding is for .eaction. On the great and grave questions growing out of the relationship of em pin* ers and workers, Senator Harding is for reaction. And not only is Senator Harding for reaction in relation to every great is sue today, but his present position rests upon a background and a rec ord of reaction. Governor Cox, on all of these tre mendous issues, is for progi'ess. And not only is he for progress today, but his present position is built upon a record of progressive work in his state and in the national capital. These statements rest upon the rec ords of both candidates as compiled by the American Federation of Labor.: and they are an accurate summary of what is found in those records. i America cannot afford to pass: through four years of reaction. The great masses of our people cannot afford it. They cannot afford to, doom themselves to yesterday! Senator Harding condensed his own platform into a classic expression of three words, properly accepted by the people as authentic, when he declared himself in favor of "Back to nor malcy." Better than the Chicago platform, ",hich is an epic of reaction, this brief nhrase states the position of Senator Harding. Better than the tiresome efforts of the platform to make reac-1 tion seem attractive, is this short de claration from the front porch. Senator Harding wants to go "back" and back to a "normalcy" defined in the terms of profiteers, anti-labor employers and great interests whose plundering is always curbed by pro gross. It is said by superficial historians arid by some politicians that reaction follows every war. Senator Harding ln-pes that reaction may come in the .v"ke of the great world war. 1 he great world war was fought for Progress, and in that most important particular it was different from most wars. The heart and soul of the cause which was the stake in the war was progress—democracy, freedom, 1'berty! The war was won, but the Soul of the victory would be lost if reaction were to win in the election. The war w.is won for human progress, for a iettor, freer, more democratic world. ir that the army went over-seas, for that men sacrificed, fought and di*»d. No land has ever witnessed greater political effrontery, more audacious and heartless political mockery.than ne cry of Senator Harding for a pol icy of "Back to normalcy" on the heels of the great crusade against autocracy and reaction everywhere. i It is the crowning achievement of a T3T I WALK STAIRS SAVE $i TO $3 TTIC5 C5 JL liriioio# THE REACTION political cynicism that has never lost hooe of restoring industrial slavery and revoking political freedom! There is the political situation. It demands the attention of every Ar-.erican man and woman. The eter nal yearning of manhood and woman mod for free expression, for better, higher life, for a nobler world, is ever in conflict with reaction. In every cave where it recognizes the threat of reaction it conquers reaction. It reaction wins in November that ledge is revoked—made into another .'«cv .p of paper. Let there be no misunderstanding. When Senator Harding says ''I am for i.'.oiMg back," he means BACK, and not any o'her place. To go back is to re torn to what has passed, or to try to retu.n t.o it. The interpretation is not debatable. There is only one interpre tation. Senator Harding v.ants, to go! Ii V K and he makes plain .his'desire, The threat of reaction is over the mantis of packing house employes. land today. It is brazen and bold. It It was shown that outside parties leavcs no doubt as to what it means.! pny for steam fitting, for instance, 11. means oppressive laws, restrictive $] an hour for eight hours and dou ersures wherever the hand of gov-! bio pay for overtime. For the ordi« emment reaches, an open door to nary eight-hour day they pay $30 a those who live only by exploitation, day for three mechanics. The pack a ,»od strength to those employers to ers, however, have the same work whom workers are merely numbers done by employing one journeyman at and 'hand.-:," and a general lowering the rate of $(J a day. and two helpers of our national standards of honor, qualified to do this particular class of liberty and humanity. i work, although not thoroughly trained In the great war America gave to mechanics, to whom they pay 00 cents the world a solemn vow of progress. u i-eur, or $4.SO a day. This means a pledge of eternal loyalty and devo- j'that the packers save $14 a day on tic ii to democracy and liberty. Above I the*e three men, in comparison with all. she gave that pledge to herself, what practically all other industries to the great masse in her borders. Vvhat has passed is history. The! cti.elty and tho injustice and the un-J freedom of the past are well gone.j The battles of the past to win what we i h:tve today have be. n fought. We hi.iit today for what, lies in the fa-1 tare, for more of freedom, more of the richness of life. m»rt »f the fuli'il'men of our hope? and aspirations, mere of liheity, more of democracy, more \o-ce in the shaping of our own lives' i .in eater freedom and a greater liu aii'i our own destinies.' nianity! I pon the banners of t-Odr.y there is Let the. dead past bury its dead! ®T of the people with I have to pay.' As there are about i 10.000 mechanical workers represent ed in the hearing, this represents a saving by he packers of about $47,900 a day. or *14,000,000 a year for their mechanical craftsmen alone. n unn wr ni CHITED STATIS OOVEfcKMlMT ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR "ECONOMY" Of Packers Applies to Work ers, Says Alschuler Chicago. —The well advertised "•'••onoinAstern of meat packers ap plies to workers, according to testi ni'iiiy submitted to Judge Alschuler, 'acting as arbitrator in the wage de- STEEL PUKES MAY JUMP New'York. —There is no prospect of cheaper steei, according to Judge Gary, of lie United States steel cor poration. who told a group of news writers that increased freight rates may make it necessary to advance prices. nah- one word "FORWARD." that word be inscribed on every baliA cast in America in November Foiward, America! 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