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«44evw V: asvi "M t. & *V-' 5 5? JV( IP ^,,v I' k*U THE PRESS JjrnClAL ORGAN OP OBOAKEtKP LA BOB Of HLAMILTOM AMD VICINITY. ktct?0 Sfe-1)PWtS$ ASSHj |WIO »BOR( Members Oluo Labor Press Association THE NONPAREIL PRINTING CO. PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS Subscription Price $1.00 pa Payable in Advance. Year Whatever to intended for insertion mat be authenticated by the name and address of the writer, not neeeaearily for publication, but a ifuamnte* of aood faith. Subscriber* changins their addreaa will please notify thi» office., ririn* old and ntrm nddreas to iniiare regular dr!i*ery of paper. We do not held ourselvee re»pon«ible for any riewa or opinion* eipprowpd in the article* or communication* of correspondents. CoaunnnicatioM solicited from secretaries I advPi-tUement* Adverti*iii« cation. Imad Weekly at S26 HAMILTON THE LOSER It certainly is to be regretted that the splendid organization the city built up for /the gathering of its gar bage and the cleaning of its streets is disbanded because of the lack- of funds to maintain it. It took years to build up that organization to the high efficiency of its final days, and now that it is torn apart the city is the loser for it is going to take years to build up again such organization as we iiad. Too bad, too bad but when thel money runs out what is there to do but quit? When funds are lacking all business stops. The majority ofl the voters at the election held in November voted down a small tax increase, and of course the will of the majority must ever prevail in all things. It is a question, however, whether many of those making up the majority who voted against increasing the taxes did so because they felt that the request for more money was unjustified, because they believed the money wasn't really needed, or sim ply because they wanted to embarass those in charge of the city's affairs Anyway, they voted it down, and the result—no garbage gathering, no cleaning of streets, a half fire depart ment, a half police department and letting out of needed clerks, stenog raphers and other help. It means that everybody must remove their own garbage or have it removed at a cost that would just about equal the addi- tional amount the average taxpayer would have paid if the tax increase! receive be bounteous, had carried. It means too, that our streets are going to be unsightly in a very short time. The Press predicts that in just a few weeks' time the people of Hamil- The city is going to be the loser. *1 I* 1* I* UNIONS AND THE PUBLIC There is no fallacy in the saying "Truth lies between the extremes.' That is an eternal truth. It today hasl 'l .. V v 'T i V ,' t, standing. Progress for all is the goal of labor, which today understands the business man better. He is grasping the fact that capital is not essen tially a foe to labor. Labor even rec- anc at any time. I ».,,*• tarism. Let s be Americans made known OB appli- FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1922 Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton, Ohio, aa Second Class Mail Matter. Marke* Street, Hamilton, Ohio. Telephone 1296 Endorsed by the Traflen and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio. Endorsed by the Middletown Trades I and Labor Council of Middletown. O. means let's be sensible. Chamber of Commerce great credit is due for the Christmas cheer in the homes of this year. It was John NorthwayJ secretary of the Chamber of Com merce, who suggested to his organiza tion that the poor and unfortunate of Hamilton be looked after this Christmas. The organization took to the suggestion like a duck to water and adopted the slogan of "A Christ mas in Every Home" in Hamilton this year, and the idea was carried out to the letter. Secretary North way is to be congratulated and thanked for his happy thought. If there is a family in Hamilton who failed to partake of the Christmas cheer this year to which every human is entitled it is because that family succeeded in hid- ton are going to regret it that thel which heard the Troutman case and tax increase was voted down in No vember, and that when the proposition] again comes up it will go over big. a special application to those hecticllou^ critics of labor, writes the editor ofll the Paducah Labor News. "There are certain persons too prone to accuse labor of every malign thing on the calendar of wrong. Labor is flayed as it were an outlawed organization, against the flag, against the basic! itself. It has to absorb its own crudi ties and errors just as the nation must tolerate the short-sightedness and ig norance of many of its politicians and ^'V^C^Kr::•?'» '."" •,•"" .• stripes and basic democracy to I excuse is there for staying at home Y of all societies and organization*, and •hoald I I te addreaeed to The Butler County Press, S261 full limit. Let us have industrial I, Are you one of those who sit on a I Qjp the letter Market Street, Hamilton, Ohio. I I o I The publisher* reeerv* the ri*ht to r«j«c I peace as well as a cessation of mill-1 chair, never open your mouth dunng| "Instead, we read any CHRISTMAS WORKERS THAKK YOU Christmas and New Year's Day came and are gone, and we go back to normalcy once more. Most every one seemed to have a happy time of the holidays this year despite the fact that industrial conditions are bad and many men are out of employment. The fact that many of the unfortunate had something to give thanks for on Christmas day was due to the efforts of many individuals who are more fortunate and to many of the organi zations in the city who were determin ed that none should go without Christmas cheer this year. To thelthinkil* of the unfortunate! workers were on the job practically all day Christmas that none might be overlooked. To them the Press takes off its hat and says: "God bless you and may the reward you are sure to I HARLAN AND TROUTMAN What Judge Walter Harlan told Troutman and those defending him, and what he said about the jury E democracy of the nation and against!j ty* The idea of sending a man to jail I the public interest. Bosh and non-|for six months for killing a man by sense! Labor is neither virtuously I shooting him in the back is certainly[ right nor sordidly wrong. Labor is|a travesty on justice. just labor. It can't be anything but statesmen and the backwardness of la basket and levy tribute on all those many citizens. That is part of the I having something to sell in market, penalty we all must pay for living Iwhich has always been the rule of the under a system where latitude is given in the name of freedom. Labor is no exception to the rule when it comes to error. Today labor unions are making strides toward better under- tery, limiting the punishment to $200 and 6 months in jail, was not only hot stuff but was all bound 'round with greased lightning, and seared the ears of those it was intended for so that they will burn the rest of their days. One can't blame much for using any method to get was biame in, nor can one his attorneys, but what Judge Harlan said of the jury was right. Either Troutman had good and suf- ficient reasons for killing young Walke and was justified in doing so or he was guilty of real murder and sho*ld have been punished according- Seen the new market master yet? [That's "Billy" Mason. He's on thel I job now every market day. He hasn't I yet learned the ropes enough to carry Imarket masters of the past. How lever, "Bill" has-always shown a quick i. v V/ *t THE MEASURE OF A UNION MANI it might do some of us good. The man who never stops to take I say, yfc»tfellowg, will wego? inventory of himself and his own go actions has but little chance for pro gress. Experience teaches only when ognizes that efficiency must prevail, lone remembers that experience and Labor sees that production is vital. I,profits thereby. Labor's political economy is getting I In the present erisis confronting telling you what you MUST do. healthier than ever. It is unfair and I organized labor each individual will tmjust to villify unions. Criticize itldo well to stop occasionally and ask when wrong, but tr6at it fair. Brains I himself a few serious questions. Why are getting to be a mighty factor in I not take a long, steady look into the the unions. Leaders without grayl mirror and see if some of the criti-IOf matter are not longer popular. The I cism you direct at the other fellow I As Slttoke^ Screen By labor men are essentially Americans I should not do a boomerang and come I Strikers at all times. They don't want trou-1 back to you? NJW York—Striking but^ wn* ble with Uncle Sam. They dislike I Are you one of those who stay atln trouble with business and capital.! home from the meetings and thenl^y»s announced probe of profiteering. They just want to protect the common I criticise the faithful attendants fori In a letter to the federal official, interests of all workingmen. There's I not doing things your way Justl officers of the Amalgamated Meat nothing wrong in that. It is laudable, how many meetings do you attend, Cutters and ButcherWorkmen say the ... I probe order looks like a smoke screen There is entirely too much loose talk anyway? Whose business is it to go I about labor ufiionism. It is time to I to these meetings, if not yours? ^®|and the friendly inactivity of your de get a proper perspective of the entire I wages, hours, the pending "open shop" I partment. question. The American trades I fight or any of the vital questions I The unionists remind the attorney unions are here to stay. And they I now confronting your union concern general that on December will ever be found backing the Stars I anyone more than it does you and aiding in wise expendiutres I Pri^es* y°ur problems are discussed? Do you I snd »lan p*an laptitude for learning and no doubt if Iman, woman and child to attend some] Igiven time he will soon be onto all I church on that day. Why not do it? Ithe ins and outs of the job. fit won't hurt any of us to do so and 'our own that you'll get what happens to the „Every grasshoppers in winter Why not I ing its true situation from the pryingI United States, Labor says: I New York.—The meat packers are eyes of the committee who had thel "There are only 14,000 men unem-1 continuing their private war against program in charge. Enough cannot I ployed in all France, and the govern-1 try between 2,000,000 and 5,000,000 workers the authorities can notl agree as to figures—are in a similar| unfortunate condition. 1HE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS Meat PriC6S What|they called his that| the meeting and "holler your head off"! publicly charged the retail merchantsI up your sleeves or somewhere else,I I partment of justice, we shall be com- leave it to the other fellow to study 110 be obtained in this country through them for you? Don't you want to I the duly constituted authority of gov think for yourself at all? Don't you I ernment." know that if you don't do your own I second one, while the faithful ganglcent. does the work for you? If you don'tl "We have heard a lot about the want the "gang" to run the unionl packers' control of the federal gov why not do a little of the business ofL the meeting yourself? The chances| are you will find the men who on" will be mighty glad to get yoiir| help. MUST CHANGE THE SYSTEM Speaking of the few unemployed in I France and in Germany and of the many in Great Britain and thel United States, Labor says: 'There are only 14,000 men unem- 'The United States and Great Brit-1 ation as a refutation of the claim am are the richest nations in the|^at workers can trust "the public' world. rendered a verdict of assault and bat-|and Germany's finances are in suchU^ he unionists say, as the public| shape that its mark is worth only one-1 is less interested in justice than they fiftieth of its face value. I are in their own convenience, as "What sort of a topsy-turvey eco- Great Britain wealth has concentrated I countrymen. They are in a positionl LET'S ALL GO The Go to Church League has setl Sunday, January 15, as "Go to Church Sunday" day and is asking every llwl to condude that ju5tice is not In a w e a e ]0Ws statement issued in connection e e r" Looked jeer Attorney a^ntion to price rais- date he ha« not even acknowledged! as soon as a motion to adjourn isIcountry with the guilt of highly based on a fair valuation. T)i passed? If you've got a clever ideal f00J. pnc^s ^nd iniquities of small shop kcep(!rs why not join in the discussion and try I "Coming at a time when the entire! to be of some.use? |nation is aroused over the attempts Do you holler "Where does all thel of the packing interests to smash col-1 „Not money go?" instead of keeping yourpec^ve bargaining and make the pub-l^een jn lie pay the bill in profiteering meat|it attfck and aiding in wise expend ut llooks^ like a smoke screen to cover up| Do you squawk about bad legisla-|the sins of the beef trust and the tion, poor labor laws, and unequal op-1 friendly inactivities of your depart portunities, and then stay away fromlment. the qiass meetings at which these o e a o n e y e n leral, the unionists say: Qne knQWg thftt thfi Wg fd are the worst sinners. It is big the wise little ants to meetl business, not little business, which many o the emergency? I levies the biggest toll on the public. The course of meat prices in New .x ... .York during the strike proves that, the union and srt around hke a dum-\ Wholesale prices rose 29 per my, refusing to make a motion °^l while retail prices advanced 19 perl^an ®ne a Of or be said to thank the faithful workers I ment is talking about importing I iajm that the public will insist on KrXnts who toiled so tirelessly and gave un-1 600,000 workmen from other coun-| justice, when once acquainted with the selfishly of their time to look afterl tries. According to reports from the welfare of their less fortunate I Germany practically every worker is fellowmen and women. Some of these| employed and he is better supplied with the necessaries of life than he was before the war. "In Great Britain 1,500,000 workers are walking the streets. In this coun- .... partment of justice against the lit tle shop keepers isn't calculated to carry| jjgpgi any illusions on 15* ft' What IM%\ Here's to you, Mayor KoehlerT With best wishes for good luck and without any strings to it, either, in the way GOVERNMENT PROBE Upon General Daugher up the of bee( 16 last that score.1 ta fe PRIVATE WAR Packers Against Em-1 ployes is Ignored By Public ganized butcher workmen, and the facts, is again shown to be fiction. The strike is nation-wide, but to I date the "innocent bystander" that is paraded by the public press when it demands "can't-strike" laws, has fail |ed to protest. The strikers have made numerous I offers to arbitrate and have appealed t0 the "France is mortgaged up to .ts ears I beautiful theory has proved unwork in a few hands to an extent never I turn their backs on the unions and before known in the world's history.I arbitration. Unless public opinion These favored ones actually profit|forces governmental interference, as it did in the case of the threatened railway strike, the 'big five' (pack from the miseries of their fellow! to buy when other men must sell.I pje They can lend their dollars on theirl in the form of higher prices for own terms to the less fortunate. Thus! meat." they add to their power and wealth while their victims are swept into the| abyss of bankruptcy. "The system is fundamentally! wrong and only fundamental changes I will give the people permanent relief."! government to act against the meat trust, which is using the strike to squeeze independents and raise! prices. Nothing has been done. Trade unionists point to this situ-l to accord them justice, rather than depend on their own efforts. This shown their interest when the xi. i. i i. miners or railroad workers talk strike, nomic system is this that makes two I I In discussing the present meat nations so rich that their Pe°Ple|strike, the New York World issues starve and two nations so "poor" that I this warning to the "innocent by Troutman I ^e'r people are comparatively com-lstander:" fortable? "When the packers needed collec tive bargaining to hold their men, ,, ., ,.they used it now that there is others—is that in this country and I I enough unemployment so that they have a chance to win a strike they ers) will probably win and the peo- 0 the country will pay the costs Subscribe for The Press. SWEET CIDER 60c per Gallon FRANK X. HILZ The Pure Food Grocer Cor. 3rd & Market ffiiiniiiuiiiiii ILconomy Shoe Store SHOES, 215 Court St. RATES GUARANTEED Notwithstanding Railroad! Propaganda to the o n a y -c ... Washington.- i the ing methods b*.the beef trust, but to «has you have «jj. that you havel have. ordered I William J. Burns to investigate thef on actio» fs -The boldest railroad propaganda is thei claim that the Cummins-Esch act does not guarantee railroads a fixed return on their in vestment, and that the law simply calls for a "fair return." In refuting this repeated statement! Senator Kendrick quoted from a re cent decision by the interstate com merce commission, which ruled in ef fect, that regardless of the language of the act, the intent is clear that rates are authorized to net 5^ perl cent, with an additional one-half per[ cent for improvements. "We have no discretion," said the commission, referring to the mandate that the 5% per cent and one-half I per cent shall be applied. The senator said that the inter state commerce commission was tablished es to protect the public from I the extortions of railroads, but under ummins-Esch act the commission! been required to ignore and dis regard entirely the rights of the ship per." js Chief!case trUe that 5 or 6 per cent cunl not be called a high rate of aga in a genera retailer I not in say taken hy the de- incorrH inst the guaranty clause clear. It is fundamentally unsouni because a law which lays a tax upon all industry for the benefit of one is I indefensible from any point of riew. tion has the west a more cr jtical position than is today and have no hesi "RADICALS" NOT RADI CALS New York.—People who call them selves "radical" are in no sense radi cal, says Max D. Danish, editor of Justice, official magazine of the In ternational Ladies' Garment Workers Union. The labor editor says he in I tends showing in the near future hat| "our so-called radicals are, in more way realm of free thinking and searching for the truth than some conservatives. "We shall prove that their 'radical I ism' is of the petrified, moss-grown variety and that they live, breathe an lact only in accord with a formally NATURE PROVIDES THE INGREDIENTS! Arco-Phosphate, thee New Herbal Remedy, Now Endorsed by Local People If the dfpp.stivp orprans are not properly performing the work which nature has as signed to theni, then nutrition, which is ab-| Bolutely essential to the recovery of other diseased parts, will be lacking and there can bo no permanent relief. When bodily nu-1 trition is normal, the stomach digests nour ishment to the different parts of the body, I causing the various organs to properly per-| form their functions. Nature haB provided a remedy in the stomach remedy, which is now being into-1 duc»-d here. It is purely vegetable and its vitalizing, corrective and reconstructive ities are so pronounced that beneficial results I are noticed from the first day. That this ih true, it is only necessary to listen to the statements made daily by local people who have given Argo-Phosphate a The tancy ing that the high freight rates caused by this guaranty clause on tribute the factor which more than any other one thing is preventing re adjustment. There can be no 'return is laboring under this unjustifiable to normalcy* while industry as a whole tax." *a to I* fair trial and have been benefited thereby. It is dispensed by all reliable druggists, al ASSETS Cash on hand ., $ 69,095.02 Loans on mortgage security 1,746,525.81 Loans on stock, certificates or pass-book security 49,159.22 Furniture and fixtures 800.00 Due from borrowers for insurance and taxes 166.68 Bonds 18,250.00 War Savings Stamps 836.00 TOTAL $1,884,832.73 Interest due and uncollected....$3,509.70 Subscribed and Made of Pure Lard, Flour, Milk, Granulat ed Sugar, Salt and Fleishman's Yeast. Think of it! A one pound loaf wrapped bread, per loaf Country Club, great big iy2 pound loaf wrapped bread. The best bread money can buy. Absolutely the greatest value in the United States. IVi pound loaf.......... consecrated "code of conduct," from which they dare not deviate a hair's breath. "Of course we do not speak here of the quasi-radical, of the fellow who merely cloaks himself in a mantle of rad'callsm.to. sona 1 more backward in the Bworn to before me, this 27th ^-''5 V. KROCER'S Holbrock Bros. Reliable Dealers in DRY GOODS CARPETS CLOAKS MILLINERY, QUEENSWARE O U S E U N I S I N S Voss-Holbrock Stamps With AD Cash Purchases cover up his or her per cravings. ambitions FINANCIAL STATEMENT of the WEST SIDE BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF HAMILTON, OHIO For the Fiscal Year Ending November 28, 1921 STATE OF OHIO, Butler County, ss: John L. Beeler, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he is the Secretary of The West Side Build ing and Loan Association of Hamilton, Ohio, and that the foregoing statement and report is a full and detailed report of the affairs and business of said Company for the fiscal year ending on the '28th day of November, A. D. 1921, and that it is true and correctly shows its financial condition at the end of said fiscal year. day CERTIFICATE OF AUDITING COMMITTEE OR THREE DIRECTORS We, tiie undersigned, Auditing Committee, of the said West Side Building and Loan Association of Hamilton, Ohio, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct statement of the financial con dition of the said Company on the 28th day of November, A. D. 1921, and a true statement of its affairs and business for the fiscal year ending on that day. •W' ffM'*i,fi*r 3H **,. speak of the earnest variety, of those who believe in what they speak or write, those who are far more danger ous than the first species and who are likely to exercise a certain amount of influence, in a narrow way, and cause some injury to the labor move ment." Jzakst*'a: Edgar K. Warner Former Instructor at The Cincinnati College of Embalming Funeral Director BETTER SERVICE 228 Heaton Street BETTER EQUIPMENT LIABILITIES Running stoejc and divi dends $1,759,513.10 Deposits and accrued in terest 42,715.64 Reserve Fund 59,147.66 Undivided profit fund 23,456.33 TOTAL $1,884,832.73 Interest due and uncollect ed 3,509.70 .C* A y $ 6c 10c 1 '1 Co. 3$ in' SI JOHN L. BEELER, Signature of Secretary. of December, A.D. 1921. BRANDON R. MILLIKIN, Notary Public. S. P. BROOMHALL, R. C. HOWELL, A. W. C. HOFFMAN. ton's Fruit Store