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THE PRESS
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OF HAMILTON AND VICINITY.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25,1921
Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton
Ohio, as Second Class Mail Matter
baaed Weekly at 826 Market Street.
Hamilton, Ohio.
Telephone 1296
Endorsed by the Trades and Labor
Council of Hamilton, Ohio.
Endorsed by the Middletown Trades
and Labor Council of Middletown, O.
PLEASANT AVENUE
It is no longer Mt. Pleasant pike
we want you to know, but Pleasant
avenue, if you please. It is no longer
a mud hole country lane, it is more
of a big city boulevard, and with the
change passes out the "pike" and en
ters the "avenue—Pleasant avenue for
all time to come. And isn't the name
appropriate The Press ventures to
predict (just as it did before the im
provement was made and when it was
advocating the big improvement)
with the coming of spring when the
people along the thoroughfare plant
trees, grass and flowers, that Pleas
ant avenue will be one of the most
pleasing sights of any of our streets
and avenues in the city. The people
along Pleasant avenue are much
pleased with the big improvement
that the roadway is paved and that
they no longer have to look into a
sea of mud and a lot of chuck holes
during wet weather and a cloud of
dust during dry weather, that the car
tracks are moved into the center of
the roadway so that they no longer
have to be afraid when leaving the
front gate open that it will be slam
med in their faces or that their shins
will be barked while sitting on the
front porch step by passing cars
Lindenwalders are happy that they
now have a decent.road to drive over
when coming to or going from the
city.
In fact the whole city is proud of
the big improvement and glad it is
finished. It is without doubt one of
the greatest steps in progress the
city has ever undertaken. The old
road was a disgrace, a detriment, and
left a bad tast^ for the city with the
thousands of strangers driving in
here, whereas the new avenue, as it is
speaks well for the city and is a won
derful advertisement for the city. The
improvement of Pleasant avenue is a
long-time dream realized.
While we are at it let's give a lit
tle credit where it is due to the one
mostly responsible for bringing this
big improvement to a final conclusion,
And that is to Service Director Wil
liam F. Mason. Mr. Mason, like
others before him, tried to get the
street car company around to where
they would agree to the removal of
the car tracks to the center of the
roadway, but without avail. $U1 the
coaxing, begging and threatening
seemed to have no effect on the hard
shelled financiers who thought that
they saw a chance for tying up the
city for perpetual rights that would
greatly enhance the value of their
existing hide-bound franchise. When
Director Mason saw what he was up
against he simply said to those own
ing property and living along Pleas
ant avenue, "Do you want the road
paved whether the car tracks are
moved or not?" and when they said
"yes" he gave the orders to proceed
with the paving and then the trac
tion company woke up to what was
doing and asked for only time long
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enough to move the rails over, and
the result is this great improvement.
Much thanks to Mr. Mason. Now if
he will just use his influence to stir
up the county commissioners on the
North Third street extension, for
which the money was voted more than
year ago, much more thanks will
be due Mr. Mason, not only from the
city but from the entire county,*' Sic
em, Mr. Mason.
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Have you enrolled with the Red
Cross yet? Still time to do it. It
only takes a dollar and a heart. Do
it right away.
m'to to
PLUTOCRACY STANDS PAT
Speaking for his anti-trade union
employers before the senate commit
tee on education and labor, Judge
Z. T. Vinson, chief counsel for West
Virginia coal owners, defied the gov
ernment, the president and the sen
ate. He gave this notice that his
employers would continue their war
like course, and would ignore every
overture for peace:
"We will not have anything what
ever to do under any circumstances
with the United Mine Workers of
America, or their representatives. I
see no reason why we should recognize
their union, and, under no circum
stances will we do so, either through
this honorable committee, through the
president of the United States, or any
other tribuntl."
This spokesman for plutocracy
misstated the miners' position. He
knows, and the senate committee
knows, that the miners have not ask
ed for union recognition.
But the straw man that Vinson
erected served its purpose. It was
Mammon's snarl that the government
must not interfere with its Wetft Vir
ginia property—Mingo, Logan and
McDowell counties, and inhabitants
therein.
Vinson's defi was less crude than
the methods of the Baldwin-Felts
thugs but its intent was as sharp and
clean cut as the bullet's zip as it
speeds from the thug's rifle into the
tented colony of the striking miners.
No one accepted Vinson's challenge
No public official has picked up this
gauntlet that Garyism flings in the
face of the government.
When workers would strike against
wage cuts, they are warned not to de
fy the government.
But when autoc
racy shows its teeth, these lecturers
are silent.
CUPBOARD BARE FOR SOLDIERS
Speaking of a national bonus for
the ex-service men, Arthur Brisbane
the well known editorial writer, says
"The glorious United States sen
ate, considering a bonus for the sol
diers that got shot, gassed, or lost
their jobs, found weighty, solemn
statesmanlike reasons for not giving
money to these soldiers. The nation
could not afford it, must not increase
taxpayers' burdens, must consider the
future of our glorious country rather
than the needs, however great, of the
average little soldier. The soldier got
no bonus.
"Now that glorious senate discusses
handing five hundred million dollars
from the people's treasury to the rail
roads. Railroads didn't go to war
get shot, gassed or lose their jobs
The senate will discover reasons
statesmanlike and solemn, for giving
railroads the five hundred millions
they want, and they will get the five
hundred millions. Why? Because
railroads represent well organized
finance, have able lawyers, powerful
influence everywhere. Soldiers repre
sent disorganized effort, nobody in
particular working for them. System
and organization win in war and in
the senate."
Here is a deep lesson on organiza
tion. The soldier boys should learn
from the experience they are grain
ing and from Mr. Brisbane's article
the same as labor has learned, that
without organization tihey will get
nothing. Organization, and organiza
tion alone, is what counts.
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AIRTIGHT UNIONS
"There was a funny side to the im
pending railroad strike," says the
Omaha Daily News, "although most
of us were not in a frame of mind to
see any htimor in the situation."
Continuing the News says:
"But today one can enjoy some of
the humorous angles.
"Take, for instance* the claim of
the railroads that unions and collect
ive bargaining on the part of their
employes are "bolshevistic" mer-
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acing to the safety of the public.
"Just consider that during all th#
controversy, no individual raijroad or
railroad executive spoke for himself
or acted for himself. They all oper
ated through general, sectional and
local Anions—organizations for the
purpose of collective bargaining and
concerted action, especially in the
matter of wages that is their passen
ger rates.
"Can you at any time hire a rail
road to haul yourself or your posses
sions to a certain point—no matter
how many roads enter it—unless you
pay the union scale?
"Among the organizations which
were opposed to the labor unions
were: The Association of Railway
Executives, the Association of Rail
ways entering Chicago, the American
Railway Association, the Association
of Western Railways, of Eastern Rail
ways, of Trunk Lines, of Short Lines,
of Passenger Agents,'of New Eng
land Passenger and New England
Freight Associations. There are in
all, seventy-seven local, state, national
and international associations of rail
roads—which are unions*
"Organization!
Railway men are really infants in I
arms as compared with their employ-1
ers when it comes to unionism."
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SHOP EARLY
Do your Christmas shopping early.
Do it now, and do it in Hamilton.
the city. Spend your money where
you earn it, spend it with the peo
ple wht help keep up Hamilton,
to to to to
HEAR THIS APPEAL
The Press desires to call the at
tention of its readers to an article
in this issue headed, "Help Bring a
Ray of Sunshine." It is an appeal to
This is an appeal that would be well
for Trades Council to hear to and take
THE MUD MASON
Hamilton's stores are jammed full of workers, tunnelers, miners, paper
makers, agriculturists. And the
-classes of work done by the solitary
ed and at price, as low, and "mar,yl
instances lower, than they can bel ganjze with man. It is well known
bought elsewhere. So there is no rea-l that the briclgmason craft is excep
son for spending your money outside|[ tionally well organized, but will not
affiliate with fellow craftsmen of their
allied building trades. The best of
the mud masons decline to affiliate
help give the children of the miners,! ized, nor do they receive much con
evicted from their homes more than
a year ago in Mingo county, West
Virginia, some sort of Christmas.
There are 4,973 little children and
babes living in tents in the Mingo
county camp. The
Federationist is appealing to every
one to contribute a mite that on
Christmas morning these unfortunate
little ones may receive a few pieces
of candy, a few nuts and an orange
or apple or two on the birthday of
Him that said "suffer little children
to come unto Me."
An riXpert in the Meat Pack-|
ing Industry"
Dry Storage and Chemical|
Treatment in Keeping
Meat Alive Until
Eaten
By S. B. Hedges
It can now be seen that man has
unconsciously followed in the foot
steps of nature, in organizing for
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THEl BUTLEfk COUNTY P£ES4
PESTS
AWO NUK6 SA\0,
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CrMtt.
The Gent of Leisure hasn't Any\
Ithlng to Do and thinks Nobody Else
[has, so he Comes In when we are
[Busier than a One-Armed Paper
[Hanger and Wants to Visit and tell
Comical Stories. Some Day he'll
Wake Up and find The Help carrying
him out Feet First 1
mutual aid and protection through
allegiance to some form of govern
ment, some manner of division of
W01,|()
some manner of feeding de-
pendents, some manner of disposing
of the unfit, some manner qi housing,
some manner of trail building, and
some manner of transportation. The
highest organized communities of in
sect workers are of the building
trades, wax workers, transportation
hgs been hardest or
I with the poorest mud daubers, making
very poor imitations of the real ar
tist's work.
The meat packing industry, spin
ning and weaving of cloth fabrics,
spinning and weaving of metal fab
jrics, cement workers—the workers in
these crafts are hot effectively organ
sideration from their employers. In
a few days at most the strongest
spider will eat the weaker one en
croaching on its territory. The high
est organized classes of insects enjoy
the most freedom, and bring to ma
West Virginia I turity the largest number of its fel
lows that are carefully reared.
jsa p.- F-
up at the meeting Tuesday night and hax-exempt bonds, rather than in in
ask all delegates to .go before their
tion be made to this cause. A small |ues t0 stock market quotations,
contribution from each local in the I Daily reports from the New York
city would make a neat sum and bring stock exchange show that many con
cerns are not paying dividends and
much joy to many of the unfortunate
little ones in the Mingo county camp
on Christmas morn. It is an appeal
that should interest every one who
reads it. Let's go!
In point of numbers to the colony,
this is classed as an unorganized in
dustry. This species are solitary
workers, the smallest of the kind are
artists of high merit. They are mak
ers of fine porcelain, finely designed,
finely chased, finely colored camouflag-1 country on which high surtaxes would
ing. When a nest remains securely I be paid if they were invested, in pro
hidden from a scientist especially I ductive enterprises or dividend-paying
equipped for hunting this species, it I enterprises."
is rather good evidence of the highest
skill possible of attainment is reached. I "111^11" XJJ k fEC
It is a cement worker, making its IllvJIi W AuLju I
cement of fine quality right on the
job. A skillful hunter, a skillful I Albany, N. Y.-—The weekly average
knock-out drop artist, it knows just I earnings of the factory workers in
the right spot to inject the drops to I this state last September was $25.07
put the catch in a state of suspended I according to the state department of
activity, until ready to be eaten. The I labor. The figures are based on the
other species are not as skillful work-1 tabulation of 1,648 reports from rep
ers, but all are experts in preserving resentative manufacturers of the
meat alive. The mud mason with all
its skill as a hunter, worker, artist,
knockrout drop artist, it lacks the
ability to organize and affiliate with
its fellow workers for mutual protec
tion, preferring to go it alone, and
relying on its own ability to carry on.
The spider and mud mason are soli
tary workers, expert poisoners. The
spider a trapper, the mason a hunter
feeding on meat.
Economy Shoe Store Mad'" SHOES, 215 Court St.
RICH INVESTORS
Place Money In Low Price
Stock And Escape
Taxation.
Washington—The claim that rich
investors are placing their money in
dustry
because of income
whic*h
taxe3'
was
was again refuted by Senator Jones
of New Mexico, who urged his colleag-
yet the stock is selling in some cases
for as much as three-fourths of its
par value. These companies, Senator
Jones said, are keeping this money
in their treasuries "for the purpose
of putting substance into their over
taxed corporations.
"Using the language which the ma
jority report of the (senate) finance
.I committee uses, they are concerns
yield no dividends at present
but which promise well for the future
"Who is buying such stock? The
men who enjoy high individual in
comes, who want to escape taxation
The money is going there and when
ever we offer an inducement for the
corporation to retain in its treasury
or in its business its income we are
offering an inducement for'the aug
mentation of that kind of business.
"Talk to me about investment in tax
exempt securities such investment is
comparatively insignificant compared
with this great reservoir which
absorbing the vast incomes of the
state.
Thg chief industry groups report
the following average weekly earn
ings:
Stone, clay and glass, $24.80 met
als and machinery, $20.24 wood man
ufactures, $24.88 furs, leathers and
rubber goods, $24.71 chemicals, oils
and paints, $26.28 paper manufacture,
$26.12 printing and paper goods,
$30.36 textiles, $20.57 clothing,
$24.06 food, beverages and tobacco,
$23.46 water, light and power, $33.43.
This average of $25.07 a week, or
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$4.18 a day, is responsible, workers
are told, for the present industrial
depression.
PROFITEERING IN
DOCKS
New York.—Astounding profiteer
ing and graft in dock rentals have
been exposed by a legislative commit
tee that is investigating municipal
affairs.
A former dock clerk testified,he ob
tained permits from the dock commis
sion and rented piers by the day. In
some instances, committee counsel de
cided, the clerk and his partner made
more than $1,000,000 in thev last four
years.. $
OHIO'S MONEY
Saves Many From Starva
tion in Near Eagt
Cleveland.—Ohio's Near East relief
director, Dr. E. W. Huelster, has
Read This
Column
Fvor Hel-pfu.l
i S u e s i o n s
DOLLS
BOOKS
FURS
STATIONERY
UMBRELLAS
—-The crowds come
in the afternoon
why don't you buy
in the morning?
IVORY PIECES
Handkerchiefs
SILK HOSIERY
KID GLOVES
GLASSWARE
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just
returned from a three-months' inves
tigation as to how Ohio's money has
been used during the past three years
in relief work in the Near East.
His purpose in making this trip
was
to obtain first hand evidence that the
generosity of Ohio people has not
been wasted. He found that the or
phans whom Ohio's money,and sup
plies have saved from death and star
vation in the past few years have a
Rreat love for the thousands of bene
factors they have -never seen and
never will see.
"I studied the orphanages, hospitals,
feeding and clothing stations all
maintained by the Near East Relief,"
declared Dr. Huelster. "I surveyed
warehouses and distribution centers.
I became acquainted with the person
nel and looked carefully into the
management of all the institutions
over there. I have watched the un
loading *of huge cargoes of Ohio gifts
of food and clothing in the Near East
relief warehouses at Derindji, Batum
and Constantinople, and I have pass
ed long trainloads in transit to dis
tant orphanages. In every possible
relief activity I found the highest ef
ficiency, and the greatest economy.
Every ptenny donated by Ohio men and
women is being used to its fullest
Christmas
give worth-while
Gifts.
SWEATERS
RAIN COATS
LUGGAGE
ROOM SIZE RUGS
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Made of Pure Lard, Flour, Milk, Granulat
ed Sugar, Salt jand Fleishman's Yeast*
Think of it! A one pound loaf wrapped
bread, per,loaf
Country Club, great big 1% pound loaf
wrapped bread. The best bread money can
buy. Absolutely the greatest value in the
United States. l!/2 pound loaf
value.
"Having seen all these things with
my own eyes, I am convinced that no
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HIGH IN QUALITY NOT IN PRICE
HAMILTON'S POPULAR STORE
IS NOW PREPARED WITH
Tempting Christmas Offerings
It will be a wonderful Christmas this year if you shop—Early
in the month—Early in the week Early in the day.
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KROGER'S
NOTICE!
The General Repair Machine Shop has moved to the old malt house
at Fourth and High Streets, where we will be better prepared
than ever to take care of and repair all kinds of machines and
mechanical devices, tools, etc. Also shafting, hangers, pulleys
bought, sold and exchanged.
FRANK J. B. LIESNER, Prop.
405 Hight Street HAMILTON, OHIO
Women's Winter Coats
CERTAINLY AN ELEGANT GIFT
10c
financial contribution could prove
more useful or pay higher dividends
in happiness."
up to
$16.75 $19.75
$200
—Rich and warm in material, trimmed with luxurious, be
coming furs and with a variety of styles that makes it possi
ble for all women to be pleased. The prices, too, are low this
season.
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Coats For Little Folk
—Coats with warm, cozy collars for little girls and boys from
2 to 6 years belted and pretty straightline styles in Velvets,
Chinchillas, Velours and Cheviots.
$7.50 $8.75
t0
$12.50
A Bissel Carpet Sweeper
IS A YEAR- ROUND GIFT
—It's pleasures and benefits will be felt every day in the
home. It is a fine, well-made sweeper that with good usage
wil! last for years. It answers the gift question for wife,
mother or sister.
$5.50 $6.75
IT'S GOING TO BE A
Cedar Chest Christmas
•—Why? Because every cedar chest is a beautiful, perma
nent, useful gift—a token of esteem to be enjoyed every day
in the year. Mother, wife, sister or sweetheart will be pleased,
with one this year. Our stock is now complete with the finest
showing we have ever had. We bought ours early, and to
insure nice selection you must buy yours early.
$15.00 $22.50
to
$35.00
MATTING COVERED BOXES
$4.95, $6.50 to $11.50
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