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THE PRESS OFFICIAL ORGAN OF ORGANIZED LABOR OP HAMILTON AND VICINITY ibwiO LA»ORjlp^jjP«ESS ASSH| Members Ohio Labor Press Association THE NONPAREIL PRINTING CO PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS Subscription Price $1.00 per Tear Payable in Advance We do not hold ourselves responsible for any views or opinions expressed in the articles or communications of correspondents. Communications solicited from secretaries Of all societies and organizations, and should be addressed to The Butler County Press, 826 Market Street, Hamilton, Ohio. The publishers reserve the right to reject any advertisements at any time. Advertising rates made known on appli cation. Whatever ia intended for insertion must be authenticated by the name and address'of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. Subscribers changing their address will please notify this office, Riving old and new address to insure regular delivery of paper. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31,1924 Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton, Ohio, as Second Class Mail Matter. Issued Weekly at 826 Market Street Telephone 1296 Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Middletown Trades and Labor Council of Middletown, O. VOTE THE SCHOOL LEVY Hamilton is not alone in asking for an extra levy for schools. Most all cities in Ohio are asking for ad ditional aid for maintaining schools The local board of education has made it plain that the schools cannot con tinue under the present income. The authorities are asking for an extra levy of 2.18 mills for just one year when it is hoped a reappraisement of property will relieve the situation No schools are more economically ad ministered than is Hamilton's. If we are to continue on in the good work of the past in our schools, the authori ties must have the money to do so Let us give our boys and girls every advantage that school can give them —let's vote the school levy. m. i VOTE THE SEWER BONDS Another proposition that is deserv ing of the support of the Hamilton voters is the $250,000 bond issue to build the Crawford Run sewers. It is to furnish a storm sewer system for that territory lying east of the canal. The people in that vicinity have petitioned for sewers and want them bad. It means getting them out of the mud and water in wet weather. Most of the residents have helped pay for storm sewers in other parts of the city and they feel, and justly so, that they are entitled to the same consideration the same improve ments—that residents in other parts of the city enjoy. The Press advises voting for the sewer bonds. 1* to to ft CONSTITUTION BREAKERS? The following article "is taken from the "Here and There" column of the Hamilton Evening Journal on Satur day night of last week. "La Follette, the third parly can didate for president, is not without what some practical politicians call "high brow" support in Butler county. In a public statement several of the professors at Miami University say that both Coolidge and Davis are con ervatives and that La Follette rep resents their idea of a progressive. So they have announced their inten tion -to vote for him." And then the article goes on to give the names of nineteen members of the Miami University faculty staff who declare they are going to vote for La Follette. Are these wise men to be declared radicals and constitution breakers be cause of their stand as the daily press has said of all those who declare for La Follette? It will be found when the votes are counted on next Tues day night that there are many big brainy men to whom La Follette look ed like the real man to elect president S3 JBI PS NEW PARK BOARD MEMBER No appointment at any time by the mayor of our city ever met with more popular approval than the one this week by Mayor Kelly of Ben Strauss as member of the board of park com missioners, to fill the unepired term of the late Abram Ballinger. Mr Ballinger was a brother-in-law of Mr Strauss, so that no one knows bet ter than he, the wonderful dream of Mr. Ballinger for large and beauti ful parks for Hamilton. And anyone knowing the Strauss family, the close ties of love and devotion to each other in it, knows that the appointment of Ben Strauss on the park board means the carrying out of Mr. Ballinger's dream so far as it will be in Ben Strauss' power to do so. Ben Strauss has a big job before him—the job of carrying out the expectations of the Hamilton public—because Ben Strauss has been such a big success in every thing he has ever undertaken—in his business, as head of the Hamilton Chapter of the Red Cross, etc., much is expected of him as a member of the park board. But knowing him as we do, the Press predicts that Ben Strauss will fill the job in every par ticular and meet every expectation. in CAST YOUR VOTE Tuesday is election day. It is the solemn duty of every working man and woman to cast his vote on that day. Think it over carefully. Study the candidates, tax levies, bond pro posals, etc. Do as you please, but be sure to vote. »5 PB| REACTION FURIOUS AT LABOR'S SOLIDARITY "The supreme court must not be criticised and A. F. of L. officials i'S HlCHJltfLVSTEWi Style is Tailored in Every Line of These New Fall Suits and Overcoats Featuring UNION MADE Garments —Good style is not necessarily too costly. We've proven that for many years style is the backbone of our business—but never has VALUE been overlooked. You'll get a real thrill when you come here and see the smart new things for fall at the prices for which we are able to sell them. Here's an immense assortment—just tell us what you have in mind—you'll find it here. Particularly striking are the values at— $21.50 CLOTHES HOP 'a# that Uiename implies' 136 High Street HAMILTON, OHIO 1 f* THE cannot deliver the labor vote," is re action's warning to labor in the clos ing days of the campaign. Reaction is well aware that the only attempt to deliver the labor vote is by those who would dull the work ers' conscience and confuse their judgment. The offense of the A.rF. of L. offi cials is that they have presented the records of all candidates and have drawn the deadly parallel on the three political platforms. Comparisons of the old-party can didates with La Follette and Wheeler is to the disadvantage of the former. Therein is the reason for reaction's ragings. If A. F. of L. officials failed to be true to their trust, and if they ignor ed history in their discussions of the supreme court, they would be prais ed without stint. In its defense of the supreme court, privilege has reached the zero point. Reaction would have the public be lieve that present-day criticism of the court are original that in no other period have the American people challenged court usurpation. The contrary is true. Compared with other days, the court critics of today are mild. Thomas Jefferson said that the ju diciary are the sappers and miners of the constitution. Most vigorous attacks on the su preme court followed its Dred Scott decision, wherein it held that a slave is property. On March 3, 1858, Senator Sumner of Massachusetts, declared on the floor of the senate that the people "never will accept principles so un constitutional and abhorrent," and that "the supreme court can reverse its judgment more easily than we can reconcile the people to its usurpa tion." For this speech Senator Sumner was assailed as venomously by the slave holders and their northern de fenders as are the progressives of 1924. History is replete with instances where members of congress and pri vate citizens have criticised the su preme court far more vigorously than today. In his debates with Senator Doug lass, Abraham Lincoln frequently charged that the Dred Scott decision was the result of an understanding with Chief Justice Taney, Douglass and Buchanan before the latter was elected president. Documentary evidence supports this charge. No worker need be alarmed at the outbursts of reaction when the su preme court is criticised because of its anti-child labor decisions. The reactionary of 1924 is using the same methods as the reactionary of other days. When A. F. of L. officials are charged with "attempting to deliver the labor vote," it is a sure sign that privilege is alarmed. By Favored Business For Campaign "Educational Purposes" Washington.—Testimony before the senate committee that is investigat ing campaign contributions reveal in side methods by big business to raise millions of dollars for "educational purposes." Reaction has insisted that the La Follette forces have large sums of money at their command, but the sen ate committee finds that this national commit!l.r.3 bvt ''190,000. The re publicans acknowledged that they re ceived $1,700,000, Chairman But ler of that national committee saiu 1 ha amount will b- $3,000,000 boi'cre election. Thie does not include mon eys contributed to biate committees. fCcw York i:- expected to rake $1,000, 000. Pennsylvania's quota is $600, 000, and $300,000 for Illinois. The Pennsylvania fund is in charge of Joseph R. Grundy, president of the Manufacturers' Association of that WHEN YOU NEED THE SERVICES OF A RELIABLE DRUG STORE CALL ON RADCLIFFE The Rex a 11 Store Cor. Efi^h and Second Str. LET US DEVELOP YOUR PICTURES Xi$L BUTLER COUNTY PRESS state and leading opponent of social legislation of every character. In one of his appeals, Mr. Grundy makes this significant* statement: "Surely we should be moved to adopt meas ures, immediate and strong, which an enlightened self-interest suggests." In another plea for funds, issued on the stationery of the Mechanics and Metals National Bank of New York, business men are called upon to shake down "your junior officers or department heads." It is suggest ed that these be held up for from $10 to $25. "As a business proposi tion your assistants should contribute liberally," business men are reminded. The Manufacturers' Club of Phila delphia warns that present tariff laws are in danger, and that "the primary purpose in the formation of this club was to help maintain a protective tariff." Lest this plea be considered too business like, the letter closes as follows: "We appeal for your mate rial support of our existing form of government and American principles." Carl W. Riddick, former congress man from Montana, who was defeated by Senator Wheeler, wastes no time in waving the flag. As chief shaker down for the National Republican League, he says: "To be a triflle blunt, let me say I hope you will sign the enclosed slip and enclose it with your check at the earliest possible moment." The democrats have raised approxi mately $550,000. They expect to se cure $750,000, it is stated. MINERHJNES Hold Firm Against Wage Cutting Plot of Opera tors Indianapolis.—The greatest finan cial and industrial interests in Amer ica are making a desperate attempt to destroy the United Mine Woi'kers of America, declares the United Mine HH* "fr "fr "I" 'l1•§•"I1 "I" '1' •I1"I1 'I* 'X1•I1*1 DISTINCTIVE SERVICE David Webb FUNERAL DIRECTOR The most modern Limousine and Ambulance in the city PHONE 48 219 MAIN ST. Workers' Journal. Never before have the miners faced such "a bitter, vi cious attack as is being made at this time." "Every possible force and influence that can be marshaled is utilized to break down the union and throw the coal industry back to the days of in dustrial servitude. "There are injunctions and more in junctions lawsuits and more law suits contract violations and more contract violations attempted starva tion and more attempted starvation evictions and more evictions gunmen and more gunmen oppression and more oppression treachery and more treachery. "The whole thing revolves ardund an attempt to reduce the wages of mine workers- so the coal owners may make greater profits. Nothing else is involved. In non-union and unor ganized coal fields, where armed gun men are employed by coal companies to intimidate and beat up offensive workers, wages have been cut, even below the starvation line. "Some of these non-union coal com* panies are reaping enormous profits by reason of the wage reductions which they have forced upon helpless employes. "But there is one great outstanding fact that shines forth through all of this struggle. The lines of the union have held and are holding. The desperate tactics of these union bust ers have failed to break the morale of men who are fighting to earn a de cent living. "It is one of the greatest lights in industrial history. "But the United Mine Workers of America will not fail. This is not the first time these forces have attacked the union. Time and again they have tried the same thing, and in each case have failed." Read the Press. Edgar K. Wagner i! ormer Instructor at The Cincinnati Co'le^re of Embalming Funeral Director 228 Heaton St. John P. Rogers Of Hamilton, Ohio For Congress John P. Rogers is a lawyer engaged in the practice of law in Hamilton and since his admission to the bar he has been a member of the law firm of Andrews, Andrews and Rogers. iiui ing the iate war he was an officer in the United States Army. He is a resident of this county and solicits the vote and support of the people of Butler county at the polls Tuesday, November 4th. Elect A Butler County Man "J* 1/f^ r. MODERN EQUIPMENT n W I I I I 'M11* Ambulance Service Phone 35 THE W,, wWSfc' .. A. W. C. HOFFMAN DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR CLERK OF COURTS Kindly solicits Your Vote and Support at the Election November 4th •1 IC W. GATH CO. 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