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TRADES COUNCIL FOR BONDS
At the meeting of Trades Council
Tuesday evening, the delegates went
on record as favoring the three bond
proposals to come before the voters
at the November election. The
bonds are for a new city building
junior high school building and sew
ers in the eastern part of the city
That's as it should be, for goodness
only knows the city is badly in need
of a new building in which to house
our officials and transact the city
business. The present city hall is
positive disgrace and one that no citi
zen points out to a visiting stranger
with pride. The only time he points
it out is when he is inclined to be
humorous. Then he points to it with
ridicule. And can you blame him?
And the city, too is badly in need
of the proposed junior high school
building. With the building of an
additional junior high building the sit
uation in the grade schools, where
crowded conditions are becoming
problem^ to the school authorities, can
be relieved. As it is now there
scarcely breathing space in some of
our grade schools. Hamilton is grow
ing, and the school population is in
creasing way beyond present school
room capacity. Something must be
done, and done quickly if we are to
maintain the high standard of the
city's school work of the past.
And as for the sewer bonds there
is no question but what the people
in the territory to be benefitted are
entitled to storm sewers in their dis
trict. The bonds are to provide
storm sewers in all that territory ly
ing east of the canal and north
Crawford's run. This territory is now
thickly populated and fast increasing
During the winter and wet seasons
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1926
"Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton
Ohio, as Second Class Mail Matter
Issned Weekly at 326 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.
conditions in the territory are terri
ble. The people therein living in a
sea of mud. The inhabitants desire
to pave and gutter, but can't do this
until sewers are first installed.
All three bond proposals are de
serving of the support of every citi
zen, VOTE THE BONDS.
to Pfc 4^
There is one man on the ticket to
be voted at the coming election whom
the Press believes no truth-loving citi
zen wants to knowingly cast his bal
lot for, and therefore calls attention
to this man's name—which is C. C.
Falkenstine, at present Butler coun
ty's representative in the state legis
lature and candidate for re-election.
Falkenstine is a preacher with a
church at Middletown, and we might
say it is little credit to any church
that will retain a man of Falken
stine's caliber as its spiritual advisor.
The leader of the church flock, and as
such is its pastor, is supposed to be
all that is truthful. And in this
Falkenstine is all that is opposite.
It will be remembered that Falken
stine was elected representative on
the republican ticket two years ago
after making solemn promises and
pledges to support ratification of the
federal child labor amendment. He
made these pledges and promises in a
signed questionnaire submitted to
him by the Ohio State Federation of
Labor. His party platform carried a
plank favoring ratification of the
amendment, and as a candidate on
his party's ticket he obligated him
self to carry out its platform declara
tions. The local Ministers' Alliance,
women's clubs and associations fav
ored the movement and many sup
ported Falkenstine because of the
pledge and promises he made, and
their belief in him as a minister of
When the time came to vote, how
ever, Falkenstine turned tail, that is
h§ about-faced, and to the consterna
tion of all voted against ratification
voted exactly opposite to the promises
made, almost shattering the faith of
many in all mankind. And his only
explanation was that he changed his
mind, that he prayed for divine guid
ance and that God be with him. He
sure needed it. And he sure did put
it over on the people when by loose
promises and pledges he scured elec
tion to office. As one indignant, hot
headed and disappointed churchman
aptly expressed it, "Falkenstine lied
Are the people going to let this
strangler of truth again put it over
on them and re-elect him? A man
whose word and promises are worth
nothing? We think not, if we know
the people, and we think we do,
Anyway, defeat Falkenstine.
SAN D- RAVEL-CE ENT
The Hamilton Gravel Co.
UNDER THE NEW TIME
Practically all Hamilton is now
running under Eastern standard, or
daylight-saving, time. Shops, stores
schools, churches, theatres, etc., all
are running under the new time
About the only exception being the
city buildings, where the clocks still
run under the old time and the city
employes and officials are working
under the old time. However, to off
set the difference in time and to con
form with the new time, city em
ployes are entering upon their duties
one hour earlier, old time, which
makes their working hours the same
as those going on the new time sched
ule. So the only difference is
the clocks in city hall appear one
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Edgar K. Wagner
Former Instructor at The Cincinnati College
DISTINCTIVE SERVICE 228 Heaton St. MODERN EQUIPMENT
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slower than elsewhere, and this dif-|ment
ference is not noticeable to outsiders.
The difference, however, is confus
ing to city employes whose watches
and clocks are set at the old time.
The only way the change can be made
is by action of city council. Council
at its meeting two weeks ago, when
the matter was brought before it,|
opinion of the people on the subject
Council wasn't to be blamed for its
action at the time. Sentiment among
the people was divided, and there is
still some opposition, but this oppo
sition is fast dwindling away and the
people are accepting the change as a
matter of course, a change there isn't
much chance of reversing.
Council at its last meeting took no
action in the matter. The Press be
lieves since all the rest of Hamilton
is running along and getting accus
tomed to the change, council would
be justified and should have no hesi
tancy in ordering a change to Eastern
time for the entire city. The Press
believes there will be very little
criticism of such action at this time.
The Press makes no argument for
or against daylight-saving time, but
it believes it best that the business
and affairs of the city and the peo-|
pie be conducted under one and the
same time, whichever it may be, and
since it is apparent that the new time
is here to stay, why not accept the
situation as it is, with the best grace
possible, and meet it?
We must hand it to the police de
partment for the splendid manner in
which traffic was handled and crime
held down during the fair last week.
Safety Director Boli and
Kolodzik had men stationed at all the
important and much traveled inter
sections, and traffic was handled
an admirable manner with not a sin
gle complaint heard but many com
ments of commendation.
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The service department is also en
titled to praise in seeing to it ,that
the main arteries leading to the fair
grounds were in good condition for
traversing. Especially is this true of
Heaton street and Fair avenue.
Director Mitchell and Walter Willard,
of the department, certainly did won
ders with Fair avenue. It is only
to be regretted that, after having
this street in such good condition that
it wasn't oiled in order that it be
tion deserves more praise than it is
likely to get. But the situation is
appalling and needs attention. A
fifty per cent stay-at-home vote is no
And when the voters of a party are
confronted with a choice at the pri
maries between two men of equally
undesirable characteristics they have
themselves to blame for not having
participated in their party activities.
And they are equally helpless to ad
vance the interests of a desirable con
didate in the primary election unless
they are enrolled.
the butler county press
Here is a cause that every trade
(unionist, alive to the importance of
political activity as he is, can support
[and join in with enthusiasm. It is a
struggle, not for today, but for a
long period of time. It is to
LABOR IS CONSERVATIVE
I calls for correction.
It never has been the claim of its
proponents, that organized labor has
a perfect form and method which will
meet the ever-changing situation it
must confront. New structure and
I new tactics must be adopted if sue-1
cess is expected.
Critics delight in calling attention I
I to the failure of organized labor and
condemning it for its shortcomings.
Because victory has not crowned all
I the undertakings of the labor move-
refused to change to Eastern time for I pr0gram followed has been conserva-l
the city because of apparent divided I tive
should be discarded, accord-
ing to the logic of its opponents.
Organized labor has made mistakes.!
It has made progressive changes in
its form and methods to meet the|
changing Situations, and must con
tinue to adapt itself to the necessities I
of the situation which arises with de-
lopment of industry. It is true the
and often has fallen s
hort of the
requirements, and failure has marked I
many of labor's struggles, but its
principles are sound and enduring, and|
it will eventually succeed.
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STOP AND CONSIDER
Did it ever occur to you that there
is nothing which injures the union so
much as the failure of members to
Stop and consider what it means if|
you are one of those union members
who never attend the meeting.
Suppose all other members did what]
you are doing, what then It would
mean that nobody would be at the
meetings, and before many moons
passed there would be no union.
kept that way. If Fair avenue is I into a kind of real harmony the in
kept in driving condition it would dolstant he sets himself to work.
much to relieve the traffic
The reason that a union exists atl
all is due almost wholly to those who]
attend the meetings.
If you are not attending you arel
doing that which would kill your
union if all other members followed|
The more members who stay awayl
the harder it makes it for the few who
do attend. They have to bear the
brunt of the struggle. No matter
how hard they try they are weakened
by your absence, just as an army
would be weakened if most of the sol
diers in the ranks went into hidingl
on the days when there were battles
You want results from the union,
Then by the eternal laws that un
derlie all human progress you must|
help get those results.
Nothing hurts your union so much
as the indifference of the members.
It is this shirking duty that does
more injury to a union than anything
A real union man never permits
anything but extraordinary causes to
keep him away from his union meet
on Heaton street, as many motorists I
would use the street going north orl CHICAGO AND MEXICO
coming south. I On a lonely road near Cuernavaca, I
Anyway, both departments are de-1 Mexico, once the stronghold of Emil
serving of praise for the good work I iano Zapata—a road that winds high
of last week. over a mountain range from Mexico
TACKLING A TOUGH JOB I and put him to death.
With American voters stayingl In the beer gang war in Chicago
away from the polls as they do, the I sixty men have been slain.
National Civic Federation is tackling I Somewhere something has beenl
tough job when it inaugurates a I written advising caution on the part
campaign to induce citizens to vote I of those who live in glass houses,
and to enroll in the party of
For having the courage to undertake
an effort the National Civic Federa-
Even in the meanest sort of labor, I
the whole soul of a man is composed
City—bandits kidnapped an American]
I when it comes to throwing stones,
I SMALL COMPENSATION
NOT UPHELD BY JUDGE
Omaha, Neb.—District Court Judge
Hastings refused to enjoin state
workmen's compensation authorities
from hearing the complaint of an in
jured worker who was ignorant of his
rights when he accepted an inade
The worker, who is 77 years old,
was given $1,500 by a public utility
corporation. Two-thirds of the money
was paid to a hospitai. Later the
worker discovered that he had been
victimized and appealed to the com
pensation commission for a proper
award. The corporation asked that
the hearing be enjoined, but Judge
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UNION FUNDS GROW LARGE
The United Brotherhood of Carpen
ters is erecting a fine headquarters
building in Washington, D. C., where
|the machinists already have a splen
into full operation the rights and the I did building and where American Fed-1 day. Only foolish workers stay oat
duties that were won at Concord andlpmtinn nf T,nhnr nwn« ita ooiran.ofnml them.
Lexington. Again, it is a tough job,
but', one that needs doing.
Organized labor has experienced its I building in Washington, to be paidl
ebb and flow, it has risen and fallen I for either by assessment or out of I
with the tide of industrial activity. I their general funds. At the samel
This is indication qf weakness that time they buy $40,000 of Union Labor
eration of Labor ^¥©|iH5tory|
structure of brick.
The bricklayers, masons and plas
terers, in convention, order for them
selves a substantial headquarters
Life Insurance Company stock with-|
out batting an eye.
The International I
Union owns its fine office building,!
Typographical Terrace, and its splen
did Printers' Home. The International I
Printing Pressmen and Assistants'
Union owns a grand lay-out at Press-1
men's Home and thinks nothing atl
all of building a beautiful memorial!
chapel to its war heroes.
Trade unions have large funds,
Butler County Orphans
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made possible by dimes and quarters
paid regularly by many members.
This means strength. More than one
international union can count its
I wealth at a quarter of a million.
Only fools laugh at trade unions to-
To All the Voters
If you elect me to the very impor
tant office of county auditor, I prom
ise you honest, competent, courteous
I am not in sympathy with the re
cent reappraisement of real estate
and will gladly receive complaints of
excessive valuation, and in all proper
cases will give relief so far as lies
in my power.
My opponent is Mr. Stanley Kinzer,
who is now serving his second term as
county treasurer, and I respectfully
call attention to the fact that if he
should be elected county auditor,
will be necessary for him to resign
from his present office, as the newly
elected auditor will take office in
March, 1927, while the term of Mr,
Kinzer as county treasurer will not
expire until in September, 1927.
Your vote and support will be
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