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P1M PASSES BY"
Will Be Staged For Benefit Public Library By Com munity Drama League Permanent organization of the Community Drama League was ef fected at a meeting of representa tives of the various drama clubs of Hamilton and the Rural Community theatre at the Chamber of Commerce Ifcesday afternoon. The league or ganized with Miss Helena Frechtling, chairman, and Miss Helen Milders, gtcretary. For several years it has been the desire of many members of the various drama clubs to form some sort of a federation in the interest Of "Better Plays." From time to time the newly formed Community Drama League will endeavor to present some good play to the public of Hamilton, and it is understood that the coaching, tbe playing of the parts and business management ,etc., i» done without re muneration, and that each time a play is presented, the proceeds are to go to some worthy community enterprise. With this commendable purpose in H?ind, the Community Drama League •Will, on February 23rd, present "Mr. Pim Passes By" by Milne, one of the best known modern plays. It is plan ning to use the proceeds from this performance to instill in the public library an up-to-date department of better plays which can be used by all the people of Hamilton and the sur rounding communities. The seat sale for the two perform ances of "Mr. Pim Passes By," Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, at the high school auditorium, started today and it is going big. The High School Dramatic Club has charge of the ticket sale in Hamilton, and no more need be said as to the success of the sale. Only this, get in quick if you want tickets. COSSACK CHIEF QUITS were killed or burned to death. The adjutant head of the state rangers, resigned his office just before Wil liam E. Sweet was installed as gov ernor. The new state executive was pledged to clip the wings of the cos sacks if elected. Hamrock was in control of the state militia when a crowd of thugs in the uniform of the state shot up the min ers' camp at Ludlow, April 20, 1914. Thirty-three men, women and children Denver, Col. General Hamrock, miners were striking against the Col orado Fuel and Iron Company, a Hock efeller unit. OPPOSE ALLEN l*AW Lawrence, Kan.—The Douglas coun ty taxpayers league has declared against the Allen "can't-strike" law. It was stated that-the law is costing Kansas $600 a day. The new gover nor is committed to the repeal of the law, but he has a legislature that op poses him politically, and this may affect his campaign pledge. "Yep, that's Pinchpenny Ms wife ran away last spring and he has been waiting all summer for a sale of car bolic acid so he can commit suieide." —Sun Dodger. TO URGE LABOR LAWS Newark, N. J.—At a conference of trade unionists from every section of the state, a legislative program to be urged at the next session of the state legislature was agreed to. The major matters are: Strengthen the workmen's compensation law prohibit the issuance of injunctions in labor disputes oppose nigkt work for women. MEXICO WARNS LABOR New York.—The Mexican consulate general warns persons contemplating going to Mexico for employment not to forward money to private agencies. These concerns are advertising in the daily press for workers to go to Mex ico, where enormous salaries are al leged to be paid. The consulate general says the de partment of labor in Mexico City maintains a bureau of information for workers wishing to obtain employ ment in Mexico, and its services are without cost. In organization work let us buckle on our armor and adopt the slogan "Onward, union workers," and success will crown our efforts. Economically speaking the union is our best friend. Treat it as such Treat it right. It deserves it. BRITISH ROADS UNITE London, England.—Wfth the open ing of 1923 a new era in the history of British railway transport has be gun. Four groups take the place of 120 unrelated companies, and a di rectorate of 1,300 is reduced to 100. Fares are also reduced. The most important change is in the establish ment of a permanent rates commis sion, composed of representatives of the general public and of the rail ways, with power continually to ad just the cost of transport to a point fair to both. HUGE STOCK DIVI DENDS Community Drama League PRESENTS "Mr. Pim Passes By" High School Auditorium FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS FEBRUARY 23 and 24, 8:15 P. M. Price, including War Tax, 50c Reserved Seats, High School, Feb. 20-21 New York.—Complete returns of stock dividends by leading corpora tions last year show that a total of 139 companies issued stock dividends aggregating $1,484,107,719. Stand ard oil companies issued the largest dividends, the Atlantic Refining Com pany leading with a 900 per cent issue. The Standard Steel Gar Company had a 900 per cent issue and the Vic tor Talking Machine Company had a 600 per cent issue. FREEJ5PEECH Defended By Arizona's Gov ernor in Message to State Body Phoenix, Ariz.—"The greatest safe ty valve to alleviate discontent in any country is the right to expound ideas, advocate governmental reform and criticize public officials or govern ment institutions," said Governor Hunt, in his message to the state leg islature. The state executive denounced the practice of some officials in Arizona who arrest persons as vagrants when they insist on expressing ideas in public that these officials do not favor. "The founders of this republic and the authors of the constitution of the United States provided for freedom of speech and the freedom of the press The constitution of the state of Ari zona contains like provisions," said Governor Hunt. "At this time, when the nations of the world are undergoing rapid changes in government, any attempt to tie down this safety v^lve ,a dangerous expedient. "In this connection I desire to sug gest that the widest possible latitude in public discussion should be per mitted. Meetings on street corners, where it will not interfere with the traffic, in the parks or on vacant lots, should not be interefered with, so long as' public peace is maintained. "Oratory cannot injure the govern ment of our country. Suppression of free speech may cause a revolution Public authorities should, under no circumstances, attempt to prevent the free exercise by every citizen of his constitutional rights of expressing his opinion in public." SIGN 44-HOUR CONTRACT Detroit, Mich.—The Typographical Union and the commercial shop pro prietors have signed a 44-hour week contract. Wages will be $1.05 an hour for day work, $1.10 for night work and $1.20 for the third shift These employers have organized a union-shop branch of the typothetae PROFITS IN SHOES St. Louis, Mo.—If one objects to the high cost of shoes let him recall that these prices made it possible for the International Shoe Company to make a clear profit last year of $8,822, 011. These figures are announced after dividends, taxes and other charges were met. BROOM MAKERS GAIN Chicago.—The International Broom and Whisk Makers' Union has re newed agreements with every union label shop in the United States. In many cases improved working con ditions have been secured. The union has issued new charters to Norwich Ontario and Louisville, Ky. WORKERS' PALTRY WAGE Washington.—The census bureau reports that in 1921 the number of wage earners engaged in smelting and refining of lead averaged 4,509 and they were paid $5,957,900. This is an annual wage of $1,321 or $25.40 a week for one of the most dangerous callings in industry. 5SS Qidun 3 RD S A I N TODAY PERFORMANCES*: AT 1:00 2:30 4.45 7:00 9:15 P. M. ONCE MATINEES 30c NIGHTS 40c ?THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION in a blue moon they come—the truly great, the epoch-making pictures. Here is the season's dazzling sensation, the production New York stormed the box-office for fifteen weeks to see. Everywhere it has scored similar triumphs everywhere the critics have lavished superlative praise upon it. The world-famous and beloved romance of the bewitching, madcap princess who loved a gallant commoner and defied a king, to win her heart's desire. You Will See— Settings and gowns of a magnificent beauty never approached before on the screen. De signed by Joseph Urban. Gallant knights clashing upon the tourney field while hundreds of fair women applaud. Armor, jewels, tapestries of priceless value. The thrilling elopement of the royal heroine in boy's clothing with her lover, including the leap for life on horseback from a high bridge. Flashing: swordplay, the intrigues and pas sions of a profligate court laid bare. A spetacular romance of hot, impetuous youth—as old as time, as fresh as tomorrow. Admission Prices: Week Day FREE LIST SUSPENDED! HAMILl UTIFUL j,vf I i f.*' 't i --iV* o, i WF A. XO W- I Sfe. ,.w THE MOST AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL PICTURE EVER SCREENED s A* L% III I Ij1 I Sf"iiF if" jiM' Ts ft ll' jjiljfil |i! I,,, VinL. 1 1 'i M1 "!l t, f)i lip i I i i i i 1 1 StiiW 1 !"l" III,! I,„tl|,l!!ll A V* -3 HpII. PRODUCED AT A COST OF $1,500,000 WITH A GREAT CAST, HEADED BY MARION DAVIES I'RESENTEi) "THE PALACE WAY" i TODAY Tomorrow Monday Tuesday ADULTS 40c CHILDREN 20c Plux Tax w *Y.c-a sf -x -V "I* 1, I