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|0H10 LABCRfel -^g^PRESS ASSHj
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Issued Weekly at 826 Marke* Street,
Hamilton, Ohio.
Telephone 1296
Endorsed by the Trafles and Labor
Council of Hamilton, Ohio.
Endorsed by the Middletown Trades
Bprj Labor Council of Middletown, O
The "over production" cry that has
been sent up by the employers as an
excuse for non-employment has been
shown to be a fallacy by Herbert
Hoover in an address recently deliv
ered before the American Engineer
ing Council at their convention held
at Syracuse, N. Y.
"With 3,000,000 "men idle in Amer
ican industries and other millions suf
fering for the actual necessaries of
life there must be something radically
wrong with our system. There would
be no over production under a proper
method of co-ordination and distribu
tion," said he.
"The waste in our production is
measured by the unemployment, the
lost time due to labor conflict, the
losses in labor turnover, the failure
to secure maximum production of the
individual, due either to misfit or lack
of interest," Mr. Hoover asserted. Be
yond this again is a wide area of
waste in the poor co-ordination of
great industries, the failures in trans
portation, coal and power supplies
which re-echo daily to interrupt the
steady operation of industry. There
are again other wastes due to lack
of standardization, to speculation, to
mismanagement, to insufficient na
tional equipment and a hundred other
All sizes
Values $6.45
Men's Dress Shoes
Men's Dress Shoes
Men's Dress Shoes
—Your choice of black or brown
vici kid or calfskin, welted soles
and rubber heels, in all sizes $6.00
—Your choice of black or brown
vici kid or calfskin, welted soles
and rubber heels, in all sizes $6.00
—Your choice of black or brown
vici kid or calfskin, welted soles
and rubber heels, in all sizes $6.00
"There is no such thing as the na
tion's over-producing, if it produces
the right commodities. The commod
ities of services produced by the
whole nation are capable of absorp
tion by the whole character. If we
could attune the whole industrial ma
chine to the highest pitch, agriculture
as well as manufacture, an increasing
production would mean a directly in
creasing standard of living,"
Mr. Hoover said that while- it is
true that any particular commodity or
service can be over-produced, because
it will reach a saturation point in de
mand when all members of the com
munity have been supplied, the ab
sorption of increased productivity lies
"in the conversion of luxuries of to
day into the necessities of tomorrow.'
This can be spread through the whole
population by stimulation of habit and
If the Nelson bill, that slipped
through the senate several weeks ago
was law, Federal Judge Anderson
would have a weapon to enforce his
anti-unionization injunction against
every citizen who dared dispute his
The Nelson bill provides that a fed
eral judge can order the arrest of a
person residing outside his (the
judge's) jurisdiction and the person
shall be denied the right of a prelimi
nary hearing in the federal court in
the jurisdiction of his residence.
This bill was quietly shoved through
the senate when less than half a
dozen members were present. Organ
ized labor protested to the country so
vigorously that no one in the house
dares champion it or is willing to take
the odium of attempting to get it out
of committee.
Under this bill the jurisdiction of
an injunction judge would include all
territory under the American flag. If
one' dared criticise Judge Anderson's
injunction, or if Mingo county miners
were encouraged in their stand by any
trade unionist, regardless of where he
lives, Judge Anderson, like Caesar of
old, could order his arrest. The ac
cused would be taken to Indianapolis
and called upon by Judge Anderson
to show cause why he should not be
fined and jailed for contempt of court
The Nelson bill is a startling il
lustration of plutocracy's cunning and
stealth. It also shows the necessity
for constant vigilance by organized
i* to i*
Receipts of the International Typo
graphical Union for the month of
September 20 to October 20 totaled
$1,047,526.61. Of this vast amount
$883,057.47 was for the 44-hour week
assessment, $54,345.80 for the mor
tuary fund and $50,718.42 for the old
age assessment.
With more than a million a month
pouring into the treasury of this union
employers believe they can "get
All sizes
Values to $6.00
Ladies' Walking
—Made of brown calf
skin with flexible leath
er soles and medium
rubber heels $4.00.
218 South Third Street
Ladies' Comfort
Ladies' Comfort
—Made of black vici
kid, with hand turned
leather soles and low
rubber heels $4.95 val
ues $4.00.
—Made of black vici
kid, with hand turned
leather soles and low
rubber heels $4.95 val
ues $4.00.
Ladies' Dress
Ladies' Dress
—Your choice of black
or brown vici kid or
Russia calfskin with
high, low or medium
heels and flexible leath
er soles values to $6.
—Your choice of black
or brown vici kid or
Russia calfskin with
high, low or medium
heels and flexible leath
er soles values to $6.
Men's Army
i k e i u s a i o n
made of sturdy brown
a s k i n o o y e a
welted soles. All sizes
values to $6.00.
jy", --y v
away" with their contract-breaking
policy. But can they? With all the
married men and the single men of
the craft who are out of employment
today, because of their employers re
fusing to live up to the contract
agreed upon, receiving $25 and $18
pier week respectively, and—indefinite
ly, can the employers get away with
their contract-breaking policy, do you
Two years ago these employers
agreed with the union to install the
44-hour week on May 1, 1921. They
have violated this agreement and
their action is approved by every anti
unionist in the country, who lectures
organized labor on the saicredness of
Have you ever noticed how the big
newspapei's print all the news (and
some that isn't news, just manufac
tured) about some little subordinate
union breaking its agreement or con
tract? Then have you ever noticed
that any of these same newspapers
ever utter a word about employing
printers breaking their agreement?
Not on your life have you noticed it
for it would be getting to close to
home for them to do so, it would be
criticising one of the family.,
However, with a million a month
pouring into its coffers for the pur
pose, the printers' union should worry
about this strike. Every member em
ployed is assessed weekly and gladly
paying it into the fund. The assess
ments will be decreased shortly be
cause the contract-breaking holdouts
are getting fewer each week. Every
week brings in reports of employers
seeing the futility of keeping up the
fight, seeing the light and giving in
The printers are now at that stage
where complete victory is in sight
They are slowly but steadily gaining
in their wonderful fight for a national
44-hour week for the members of their
1* Wt 1* 1*
We noticed an article in one of the
local evening papers the other day
which said that plans were being laid
for the paving of North street up
to the city limits and that when this
job is completed practically all of the
inlets to the city of any consequence
would be paved and in good condition
The fellow that wrote that article no
doubt lives on the West Side and
never gets farther east than Fourth
street. He should go out east of the
canal and see what some of the resi
dents of that end think about it
They'll tell him that East High street
is the most important inlet to the city
and that Hancock avenue, better
known as the Deerfield pike ranks sec
ond to it and both these inlets ought
to be paved. Thanks to the service
department both these inlets have
been kept in pretty fair condition but
in wet weather they are not of the
best and should be paved. The pav
ing of Hancock avenue would be
big thing for East Hamilton. It would
mean that a round trip could be takt
Opp. Palace Theatre
frfE BUTLErt COUNTY ?£&&&
The Tramp Is a Peat that blooms In
the Backyard only In the Summer.
When he Shows Up at the kitchen
door, summon Faithful Hector, Inven
tor of the Bum's Ruih, and have him
Usher the Tramp Into the Alley. If
We gotta Work for our Eats, why
should Trauips coast through the
World on their Nerve?
through that suburb from either di
rection and over paved streets. While
you are at it Mr. Mason, don't over
look East High street and Hancock
avenue in the paving campaign.
J* I*
We just want to say to Receiver
Sohngen" of the ^traction line that un
less he has some one wind a piece of
trolly wire around some of those
Woodlawn Cemetery-Union Station
cars he is liable to have a big law suit
on his hands and that—in the very
near future. They act as though they
might fall apart at any time. They
are positively dangerous. This is not
said in the spirit of ridicule nor sar
casm. We know that Mr. Sohngen is
not to blame for the condition of these
cars nor because the company refuses
to put on new ones. But something
ought to be done in the matter, or as
stated before, some of the old discard
ed Dayton cars are not going to hold
together much longer and then some
one will pay much more than it would
cost to put on new cars.
J* I* 1*
It is a sure thing that no one en­
vies Mayor-elect Harry J. Koehler his
job in figuring out where and how to
get the money with which to operate
the city's affairs during next year. All
the money that he has before him at
this time with which to run the city
next year is $76,000. With this
amount he must run the police and
fire departments, the health depart
ment, keep clean the streets, care for
the parks and a few other things that
create expense. As it is today the
city is about $300,000 shy. If it be
comes impossible to secure the money
it means no police, no firemen, no
cleaning of the streets or repairing
of them, no health department, no
care of the parks. The voters at the
election last month turned down a
disposition that would have given the
n pessary relief. Now it is up to Harry
K..«hler to do some tall figuring and
believe he is big enough to do it
W ith all due respect for the other
ndidates for mayor at the late elec
n, we believe the city is to be con
i atulated upon selecting Mr. Koehler
head the administration of the
y's affairs at this time. His long
rvice as city solicitor fits him bet
for solving the city's grave prob
ns as they exist at this time, than
any other man in the city. Mr
K ehler has some job on his hands for
lling us out of I.e hole.
K It It
The 1921 Red Cross Roll Call closes
Saturday. Are you in? Simply be
use no one called on you and solicit
you is no excuse for you not en
siling. Don't ease your conscience
in that manner. If you haven't been
•in or haven't enrolled as yet, do it
w. It takes but a heart and a dol
i i'.
Open up one and give the other,
me ahead.
Of Coolie Plan, Says Ha
waiian Labor Repre
Honolulu.—George W. Wright, of
central labor council, has returned
fiom Washington where he assisted
in labor's fight against coolie importa
tion to these islands. Writing in the
Labor Review of Hawaii, he says:
"The persistent opposition of Mr.
Gompers and the A. F. of L. to any
Shoe Store VuS" SHOES, 215 Court St.
modification of the Chinese exclusion,
laws proved effective in blocking the
attempt of the Hawaiian sugar plant
ers to orientalize still further a terri-|
tory of the United States."
The Labor Review calls attention to I
declarations by the sugar planers that
they must continue the sugar industry
under decreased acreage.
"This," says the Labor Review, "is
a practical admission that the plant
ers have met defeat in their lobbying
campaign in Washingtoh, and that hi
bor's fight in the* national capital for
the preservation of American stand
ards of living has turned out to bi'
a complete success. The defeat of|
the bill is certain unless some shady
politics are introduced by the advo
cates of the bill.
'The statement by George W
Wright, special delegate to Washing
ton, from the central labor council of
his city, proved such a conclusive re
futation of the sugar-coated con
spiracy which was being instituted)
for the passage of the bill that n«
other course was open to congress.'
Chicago.—Federal District Judpv
Carpenter has refused the govern
ment's request that the American Lin
seed company and allied industries In
held violators of the Sherman anli
trust act.
The defendants are members of im
"open" price association, which e:\
changes prices. The government in
sisted that this association is a con
spiracy to fix and enhance prices aii
check competition.
There was no proof that any mem
ber of the association was under oh
ligation to uphold prices, said Judj
Carpenter, who declared that it is
false theory to say that because ther
might be opportunity to fix prices
must be found that prices had bee
The court's reasoning is of intere-t
to trade unionists, who often fin
courts less inclined to demand specili
information when they are issuing 1J
bor injunctions.
to to to
Halifax, Nova Scotia.—The Typo
graphical union has again scored
its fight to enforce the 44-hour we
agreement between employers and t)
International Typographical* Unioi
The local union is slowly beatii.
down opposition of anti-union ens
Says City's Mayor Discuss
Miners' Work
Des Moines.—In welcoming a
trict convention of miners Mayor Bt i
ton's speech differed from the USIK.
effort of this kind.
"Your duties as miners," he sa
"have always appealed to me as I"
ing one I might say of work that
unpleasant. I have been down in
mine, and I will say that I have ne\
cared for work such as you are coin
pelled to do. I doubt if the peo]il
who work on top appreciate what yoi
are up against.
"Another thing, I do not believe
"Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle"
npHE children will in
form you that they
(like the cat) would like
to play music too, and do
you think that you could
use your influence with
Santa Claus to bring a
bee-you-ti-f ul talking ma
chine like the children
next door have with
Mother Goose Records,
How about it, Santa?
Call here this week, we
have something for you
to pack on your sleigh.
Music Store.
Headquarters for Victrolas
people as a rule appreciate, and that
is what you are up against with your
employer. It appears to me you are
kept at work just a part of the time
and that if you are only going to be
permitted to work a part of the time
The simplicity of choosing and finding the style you desire is ap
parent here, because collections are so great. We doubt if there
is a particular coat "taste" in Hamilton that we cannot please in
our Coat Section.
In all the wanted shades
of the season—Rust, tan,
sand, mohawk, delft wis
teria, pink, ivory and
many other shades. 36-in.
$2.25 quality—
Jersey Coating
54-in-. wide. Extra heavy.
Just the weight that is de
sired for Sport Coats in
all wanted shades—
of course you must haVe sufficient
wages to keep you going. It seems
to me a man working half time must
have double wages or as much as
though he were putting in his entire
time." v
•dMipi irflllM
156 HIGH ST.
Three Big Coat Values
Variety of New Styles combined with NEW
Lower Prices—Choice at
Fashioned of sumptuous materials—Velour, Bolivia,
Ormonde, Plush, Ermine and comprising all the want
ed fall shades, and all desired sizes.
Many with fur trimmed collars, others with stitchings and em
broidery in every conceivable style also the blouse back effect.
40-in., $2.50 quality, spe
cial for Saturday in
brown, navy, black, etc.
in Piece Goods
Read the Prices, come and see the Fabrics, make
comparisons. You will not wonder at the busy
ness of our Silk and Dress Goods section.
Navy Tricotine
54-in. wide, $3.50 value.
An exceptional quality.
Specially priced at—
Crepe de Chine
Extra heavy 40-in. wide.
This fabric makes most
beautiful dresses and ex
cellent for undergarments.
$2.50 value. Extra special.
A wonderful material of
the best quality you can
buy. Full 36-in. wide
are complete and ready lot your choosing. A brief mention
of suitable gifts: A Coat, Suit or Dress, a Skirt or Blouse
and numerous other gifts such as Sweaters, Heather Wool
Hose, Silk Hose (plain, embroidered or lace) Handker
chiefs in a wonderful variety, Leather Purses and Velvet
Bags, Underwear, Petticoats, Camisoles, Umbrellas, Toilet
Articles, Bath Robes, Blankets, Bedroom Slippers, etc.
Highest Quality at Lowest Prices
Trousers $5.95
J-JERE'S the best news men have received in
some time. We've just received a big as
sortment of all-wool trousers of serges, wor
steds, flannels, tweeds and cassimeres from a
prominent suit manufacturer. These trousers1
were made up from short ends after suits had
been cut from the bolts of cloth. There are all
colors and patterns, making it easy for us to
match or choose a separate pair of trousers
that will harmonize with your odd coat and
vest. They're easily worth several dollars more
per pair than the low price we're asking for
$Rj .95
Other extraordinary values in trousers at
|3, $3.50, $4, $4.95
Next door,0
Eton's Fruit

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