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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1921 Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton, Ohio, aa Second Claaa Mail Matter. Trr*"* Weekly at SS6 Market Street, Hamilton, Ohio. Telephone 1296 Endorsed bj the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio. Endorsed by the Middletown Trades lid Labor Council of Middletown* O OUR ELECTRIC PLANT We read with much interest Mr. W. B. Mayo's recommendations as re gards our electric plant. We take it for granted that Mr. Mayo knows whereof he speaks, but—when he says to simply add to our present plant to such an extent that it will do two years longer, does it mean "patch on patch with a hole in the middle" and that at the end of two years the "patch" will fall in and all that we will have left is the hole? He says that approximately 1000 horse power will be available here from the Ford plant "for some time to come" and that 300 additional horse power can be obtained from the Champion Coat ed Paper Company. That's alright but how long can this source of sup ply be depended upon? Mr. Mayo also hints that there is another movement on foot of which he is not at liberty to speak at this time which, if it goes through, will mean cheaper power for Hamilton. That may be alright too, if Mr. Mayo has given our officials a little hint of what to expect and they deem it ad visable for the best interests of our people to hold off with the building of a new and modern plant. It seems that we will have to leave the whole matter to the best judgment of the officials who may be on the inside of something good for us, but for busi ness reasons are not in a position to divulge at this time just what they know. Let us hope that they may act wisely and to the best interests of all But really, we would hate to see thousands of dollars spent on the old plant, then within two or three years tear it down and have to start all over again. to I* Wonder what the fellow thinks about these days who has not job and who voted the republican ticket last fall? to to to Anybody seen anything of the new street cars lately? v-, 1 v -, -H" MASON STARTS FOR GAS There is no question that is closer to the people of Hamilton than that of gas. They have been wondering and asking what is to be done when the contract now held with Ohio Fuel Supply Co. expires next July. Ser vice Director Mason brought this matter to the attention of city coun cil at its last meeting and said that something must be done, and done quick if the people are to be provided with gas. Council authorized Mr. Mason to communicate with the gas company and find out when it will be ready to meet a Hamilton committee. This action on the part of Mr. Ma son is timely and shows that he is watching the interests of our'people. But the action is not too soon. If we have to arrange to make our own gas we will have to get busy, as we have less than a year to do it in. It is to be hoped that we will be able to renew our contract with the gas company as the expense of build ing a plant to manufacture gas will be enormous, and it will mean the is suing of a large amount in bonds But—if we have to do it let's. get busy and not be without gas when the time comes. to to to to THE PACKERS WIN Congress has passed a bill entitled "An Act to (Regulate the Meatpack ing Industry," although it will not do any such thing, and congress knows it. The senate admits it. When the original bill which really sought to regulate the meat-packing industry had been revised in the house committee on agriculture into the so called Haugen bill, embodying several paragrahps written by Francis Lightfoot, attorney for one of the big five packers, the senate did not accept it as written. The senate, by amendments, sought to put teeth in the bill, but when the amendments went to conference, the house conferees, being the same com mitteemen who had drawn the Hau gen bill, refused to accept them. "Take the Haugen bill as it is or no packer legislation at this session, was their ultimatum. And the senate acceded. The bill as passed takes much power away from the federal trade commis: sion, which of itself, warms the hearts of the big five packers. Next the coal men will try to get out from under the federal trade com mission, and congress will be asked to take further powers from the one governmental body which has made an earnest and effective effort to hedge the agrresions of monopolistic com binations. to to to to n LABOR PAPER'S PURPOSE The purpose of a labor paper is to serve the workers. More particularly, it is to give the workers such facts as are most likely to be of interest to them, to place before them the opin ions of men conversant with affairs affecting them and to advocate to the best advantage the cause of the labor movement. To definitely define just what those purposes are is probably impossible. They rest on opinion, and each of us vary on opinion. Several men will have as many different opinions as to what a fact is. Each sees a particular occurrence in the light of his past ex perience and divergence of opinion cannot be avoided. The work of the editor is to exercise his best judg ment as to what will best serve the interests of those the paper serves, to to to to to Read The Press. Dancing, Band Concerts, Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go- Round, Country Store, Racing* Games, Contests Amusements of All Kinds for All Ages v*'" •..„" v ,' v PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN The Henpecked Husband got Tafl gled Up in a long-winded Card Game down at the Club on his One-Evening a-Month-()ff and is Now on his way Home at midnight for a Fierce Bawl ing-Out by an Expert. His Wife ex pects him to Work every da.v Mipport ing Her and to Stay Entertaining Her. Home every night THE SHAME OF WEST VIRGINIA It is unnecessary now to waste more of the precious time of the United States senators and the tax payers' good money in a further effort to discover exactly what is go ing on in the Mingo mining section of West Virginia. The recent cold-blooded murder of Sid Hatfield and young Chambers by armed thugs in the employ of coal mine operators was a powerful drama tization of the story told by witness after witness who appeared before Senator Kenyon's investigators. That story, stripped to its bones, was that the life of no man who re sists the unbridled reign of the oper ators and mercenaries is safe unless he is ready and able to defend it. Hat field had offended the coal barons he was caught unarmed in an unguarded moment and he was destroyed. These victims of corporate ven geance had appealed to civil authori ties, up tb and including the governor of the state, for protection, they did not, however, foolishly imagine that they would get it. When they were being stalked by a gang of mur derous cut-throats through the streets of Welch, the stronghold of the Bald win-Felts outfit, in broad daylight, they knew what was going to happen to them. So did every other citizen of Welch. But the sheriff was conven iently absent the governor "forgot" to send troops another grewsome ti*agedy was added to West Virginia's shame. to to n to to IMITATING THE OSTRICH There is a growing conviction on the part of so-called leaders of fi nance and industry that they have created a Frankenstein that is very likely to turn about and destroy them. They started out a year ago to "de flate" the workers and the farmer, and they did the pob so thoroughly that they have this nation perilously close to the rocks. The National City Bank, of New York, tells its clients that "the plain truth is that the recovery of business has not materialized," and it warns them to "beware the ostrich-like at titude which buries its head in undue optimism and makes glowing pre dictions for the immediate future that are not possible of realization." Wair1 street realizes now that the purchasing power of the people has been cut in two. Farmers and work ers have been "deflated" until they are compelled to go along on the bar est necessities. The consequence is 7/ ^17r+Jy'^„*f* v^vr*?™^ v.»* *»fi*»». S _'- V "r\7 "",' •. ,V .\ THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS that bankers, manufacturers, mer chants—the whole interminable tribe of profit-makers—are suffering. They have stopped up the sources of wealth. They have, in fact, "killed the goose that lays the golden egg." It* is estimated that these ta great producing classes have lost al most $25,000,000,000 during the last year. That tells the whole story of business stagnation. Had they been treated decently—and intelligently had the breeders of hate and foment ers of strife been rigidly suppressed at the very beginning of the bruted campaign to make the "workers eat out of their hands," there would not today be bread lines and want and suffering over the length and breadth of the land. Prosperous "workers would have been making their nor mal purchases, farmers would be ex pending the fruits of their industry for all sorts of things, factories would be humming, bankers would be gath ering in the wealth, and some very serious social problems would be non existent. Selfish interests started out to "get" the workers, and they in a measure succeeded. But their weapon was a boomerang it returned to crack them on their thick skulls, and now, when it is too late, they are taking stock only to learn in bitterness an ele mentary truth—that it is impossible to injure one group of citizens with out injuring all other groups. to to to to to WHERE IT STANDS The American Federation of Labor stands unalterably for the abolition of all forms of involuntary servitude and devotes its time and efforts to make every day a day of a better life. The trade union movement fosters education and uproots ignorance shortens hours and lengthens life raises wages and lowers usury in creases independence and decreases dependence develops manhood and balks tyranny discourages selfishness and establishes fraternity induces liberality and reduces prejudice cre ates rights and N abolishes wrongs lightens toil and brightens man nWkes the workers' workshop safe and brighter cheers the home and fireside and makes the world better, to to to to to WHAT, AFTER UNIONS? "Though you may break the unions, you can't break humanity, you can't break right," declared George Sher wood Eddy, lecturer and author to a group of business and professional men in Houston, Texas. "You may be able to break the unions—the czar did it in Russia," he added significantly. The speaker reviewed conditions throughout the world. "Everywhere," he said, "the peoples who have been held down by entrenched privilege are awakening to their power and are thinking. And they cannot be permanently crushed." Wages have been cut way down, in fact in many instances they have been cut out altogether—no wages at all—wonder when the living costs are going to come down and meet the situation? to to n mm Have you wiped the supper dishes for "mom" lately or are you one of the eight-hour guys who believe in letting "mom" put sixteen hours while you read the newspaper on the front porch? to to to to to While men were devoting too much attention to the length of skirts they neglected their own interests and per mitted the manufacturers to cut half a yard from the tail of shirts. W E N Y N I N A N N U A LABOR DAY CELEBRATION-OUTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, FAIRGROUNDS I JSl I OUTING OF THE SEASON SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS v,-.• ri' ---v"' 1.- •. 5 „•.1 r- yj .• INDORSEMENT URGED Of Ohio Workmen's Com pensation Law bv A. i F. of L. -.v- Trade unionists and students of workmen's compensation are advised to secure United States senate doc ument No. 419, sixty-third congress, second session, wiiich contains the report submitted by A. F. of L. Vice President Duncan and John Mitchell upon this subject. leroVbrizius Back With the Fit-Rite Shoe Store Leroy Brizius is again on the job as assistant manager of the Fit-Rite shoe store on South Third street, after an absence of about eight months. Mr. Brizius, during his for mer engagement at the Fit-Rite store, made a host of friends who will be glad to welcome him back to this city. Mr. Brizius in order to come to Ham ilton gave up a very responsible posi tion with the J. P. Ford Company, of Milwaukee, Wis. to to to STRIKERS "MAKE FACES" Rochester, N. Y.—The "free and independents," in the role of strike breakers in the printing industry in this city seems to be a tjimid lot. They complain that picket? "make faces" at them. Several of the strikers have been arrested for this heinous offense. *31 *3 Advertise in The Press. REDUCE YOUR WEIGHT :.t, th- rate of 10 to 35 pounds per month By simple vruarantced, safe reliable treatment, tassco will re duce your weight without unneces sary exercise and' dieting, and will not injure or weaken your system. Write today for FREE 50c box en closing 10c in silver or stamps with this ad to Tassco Co., Boston, Mass. 20 v»j, jgsy^sr .••• .V: Washington.—A. F. of L. officials are calling the attention of affiliates to the reindorsement of the Ohio com pensation law by the last A. F. of L. convention. The convention declared that "we urge the officers and members of state federations to petition for and work for the adoption of workmen's com pensation legislation modeled after that form now in operation in tht state of Ohio." Affiliates are also reminded ths the last convention reaffirmed princi pies of workmen's compensation leg islation approved by the 1914 conven tion, which include the establishment, of compensatian rates of not less than 66 2-3 per cent of the wages paid to those who are to receive awards under compensation laws. Other recom mendations are: "That widows whose husbands were killed in industries should receive compensation during widowhood. "That additional rates should paid on the basis of the number of children under .18 years of age. "That the administration of com pensation laws should be under th supervision of state commissions, ap pointed for this purpose and that there also be added here the follow ing: Occupational diseases should be considered as having an equal right -and importance is workmen's compen sation laws as accidents. "That as the profits of liability in surance companies are deprived en tirely from funds collected for the payment of compensation to injured workmen, every effort be made to se cure workman's compensation laws which will entirely eliminate employ ers' liability insurance companies. "That inasmuch as serious evils have crept in as a result of the pro vision made by most workmen's com pensation laws allowing employers to be self-insured, persistent efforts be made in the several states and prov inces of Canada to eliminate this pro vision and bring all employers under a law providing for contributions to state funds to be administered by a commission." j: .,* 12-oz. Loaf JUDGE "ENDS" STRIKE Detroit, Mich.—A strike is ended when the positions of unionists are filled by strikebreakers, according to Circuit Judge Webster. cVsp* 'y I ,.r^vr* *w~&$ *v* T**~ V V 1 KROGER The richer the shortening the better the bread in short— ECONOMY URGE E A JOHNSTON S Unusually Good Paint comes in sealed cans all ready mixed and ready (or usfe. Every can bears our label and our guarantee. Every gallon, every quart, every pint, every brush full is what its name implies—unusually good. It is made of the very highest quality materials, pure Lead and Zinc and Lin*ced Oil shaded with pure pigment*, pure Turpentine, Japan being used as a drier, and ground together as only the most modem and scientific machinery can grind it. When you paint your home give the contract to an unusually good painter and insist that he use Johnston's Unusually Good Heady mixed Paints. This will insure you an unusually good job tit a price that will be unusually icasouablc in Ute long run. RALSTON PAINT CO. 108 N. Third St. HAMILTON, OHIO Edgar K. ner Former Instructor at The Cincinnati College of Embalming Funeral Director BETTER SERVICE 228 Heaton Street BETTER EQUIPMENT A U S I E S Co-operative Trades and Labor Council SOMETHING DOING ALL THE TIME. BRING YOUR BASKET STAY ALL DAY i Aav i Upon the rich shortening we use in making Economy Bread depends that delicate, flaky, white grain that distinguishes it from other breads. Only the best of Lard—absolutely pure —is used, together with the best of other ingredients, the same j'ou use when you bake at home. The honorable court reasons that under these conditions there is no excuse for picketing and has there fore enjoined the members of the. Typographical Union from "in any manner" interfering with the strike breakers. Gents 25c Ladies 10c Including War Tax & U.