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Kf S-v 60S" tf. I' e: Z1 THE PRESS fWlCIAL ORGAN OF ORGANIZED LABOR OF HAMILTON AND VICINITY 4 p*- i ....y.JjVn •r:' iPRCSS ASSWI 10 LABOR 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 is intended for insertion must be authenticated by the name and address of H» writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. Subscribers changing their address will please notify this office, giving old and new address to insure regular delivery of paper. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21,1927 Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton, Ohio, as Second Class Mail Matter lm*t4 Weekly at 328 Market Street Telephone 12M HaaUten, Okie Endorsed by the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Middletown Trades and Lsbor Council of Middletown, O. MINDS CHANGE SLOWLY In reply to a questionnaire by New York electrical trade magazine, a majority of the leaders of this in dnstry oppose the five-day week for any purpose other than a temporary measure to check over-production. This indorses labor's position that the development of industry justifies the shorter work week. While the employers say they favor a "tempor ary" reduction for this reason, new processes of production will be in stalled, and this development will change a "temporary" viewpoint to permanent acceptance. te fa Wi A PLEA FOR THE LABOR PRESS With sinister forces "egging on the United States to protect foreign investments to the extent of shed ding blood, with government officials attempting to use news services for spreading propaganda, with the presi dent's "official spokesman" proclaim ing the righteousness of the adminis tration's policies, with a host of other propagandists working day and night, there never was a time when there was more necessity for a strong and influential labor press. The workers are vitally interested in the policies, foreign as well as do mestic, of the government. If the foreign policies of the government should bring war, it is the workers who will suffer most. It is to their interest to know what is really going on in Washington, at New York and other centers where the propagandists of big interests are most active. In this vital task of letting the workers know what is actually transpiring and what is behind moves in foreign rela tions, there is no agency as effective as the labor papers of the United States. Every worker who values the free dom and democracy on which this na tion was founded should turn to with a will and boost the labor press Effective co-operatoin can be given by getting new subscribers and read ers, buying from advertisers in the labor press, helping the editor to get the news of labor activities, telling 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ifypmv^ yr WW TT DISTINCTIVE SERVICE -M- 1 5 1 -a* friends and acquaintances of the need of labor publicity and in many other ways. By giving aid* of the kind just sug gested, the workers will be strength ening their own press and helping to build up a force that can counteract the poison of propagandists who work for interests that put their own selfish ends above the welfare of the masses of the people.—By the Way, in Inter national Labor Press Service. fe I® IF NOT WAR, WHAT IS IT? Three hundred United States ma rines raced to the Nicaragua town of Rama and arrived in time to prevent defeat of Diaz troops by Sacasa troops. We are told that American troops are only "protecting American lives and property" in Nicaragua. But when American troops actively participate in protecting the troops of Diaz, who is the tool of Chamorro who is the tool of Wall street, then reason would lead to the conclusion that the United States is engaging in something that is either war or mighty close to it. Congress has neither declared nor sanctioned war. What, then, is it that we are engaged in down in Nic aragua? to ta' ta te ATA BOY, MR. HUDDLESTON In a speech worthy of the atten tion of every American, made in the house January 8th, Representative George Huddleston, of Alabama, "nominated" Calvin Coolidge, Secre tary of State Kellogg, William Ran dolph Hearst, Edward B. McLean and those for whom they speak for front line positions in case they force war with Mexico. Mr. Huddleston "wished" the posi tion of right guide on Mr. Coolidge and that of file closer on Mr. Kel logg. The others, he thought, should be given "offices" in the front line. Up to date, none of the men men tioned by Mr. Huddleston have sig nified their intention of accepting the "nominations." They seem to feel a singular bashfulness about accept ing the offices suggested by Mr. Hud dleston. Apparently they think that the "office should seek the man" ir their cases, and they appear perfectly content with this arrangement. If war should come, the distinguish ed gentlemen named by the Alabama representative will not be in any dan ger of being given front-line "offices." The contrary will be the case with the common folk, however. With them the office will seek the man with a vengeance and they will be "nomi nated" for "private" in great num bers, in this "office," to do the bulk of the suffering and dying. |fil fc THE LAST OF THE LABOR AUTOCRATS Autocrats of any kind, industrial political or otherwise, are repugnant to the people of this land of liberty The very air of freedom that we breathe makes that appellation repul sive to all of us. Tyrants, despots and dictators of every brand are ex tremely objectionable to every Amer ican. They are anathema and have been ever since 1776. Unfortunately however, every now and then and here and there one of these autocrats raises his ugly head in some field of industry or politics, and seems for while to bring all our institutions and traditions* into disrepute. Organized labor has suffered greatly in the past from the operations of such bosses within its own ranks, but it is very pleasing to believe that trade union ists have become too intelligent and too manly to tolerate being dictated to by such men. *. Over in New York city a few days ago passed away a man whom hope was the last of the big labor despots. That man was "Big Bob" Brindell. For several years this "czar," as he was called, held all the building trades unions of that city Edgar K. W&tinerl! Former Instructor at The Cincinnati CoTlejj# of Embalming Funeral Director 't faMrafUL ', 0 Y Y Y if If Y Y Y i Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y s 228 Heaton St. MODERN EQUIPMENT i in the hollow of his hand. Brainy, forceful but corrupt, he dictated to every building worker what he should or should not do. No trade unionist could get employment without pay ing graft for the "privilege" of build ing, and he made the material men come across" for the "privilege" of buying and selling supplies. He bra zenly boasted of having "cleaned up" $2,000,000 in this way, and flippantly declared that the same thing could be done by "anybody with s^ose enough to use his head." But, after all, "the way of the transgressor is hard." "Big Bob" finally was ousted from the union, ar rested and sent to jail. The revela tions of his crookedness brought out at his trial did much harm to the cause of organized labor, from which, in fact, it has not yet fully recovered. Only 47 years old, broken in health and "broke" financially, "Big Bob" died in a hospital "unwept, unhonored and unsung"—a warning to every la bor leader who may dream of be coming an autocrat.—Editorial from Philadelphia Trade Union News. Si 18* I® to GOVERNMENT BY MINORITY The National Civic Federation pre sents. some amazing figures on the proportion of voters to non-voters. In this report it says: "In round numbers, the tote in 1922 was more than 21,000,000 in 1924 nearly 30,000,000, and in 1926, less than 22,000,000. But, when the per centage of new voters is considered, there is nothing to show for the work of all of our organizations in 1926 although it can be safely assumed that, without such effort, the results would have been much more disheart- A A A 35c. Ti®3"** ATA JWL. FOR THE MEN Palmolive Shaving Cream, .with Gilette Razor, 35c. Palmolive Shaving Cream, with talc, Regular Bargain Prices on Cigars, Cigar ettes and Tobaccos for Saturday. Helmar Cigarettes, 20's -.20c 1 package free Camel Cigarettes 2 for 25c Carton $1.25 Chesterfield, Lucky Strike, Piedmont and Clown at the same price. 16--oz. Tuxedo, with pipe 95c 16-oz. Prince Albert or Velvet 95c 8-oz. Prince Albert or Velvet 50c Bagpipe Scrap, 2 10c packs 15c 1 free. Union Leader 10c 1 free with each pur chase. REAL CIGARS —REAL CUT PRICES 10c La Palina 3 for 25c 50 for $3.85 10c Sonada 3 for 25c 50 for $3.85 10c El Rico .....3 for 25c 50 for $3.85 All 10c cigars same prices 2 for 25c Cigars^ 5 for 50c 50 for $4.90 LeRoy Cigars 15c pkg. 3 for 40c Alarm Clocks 89c Razor Brushes 25c Icy Hot Bottle, pint and Kit $1.69 Bottle only ....95c Hawkeye Camera, with one film $1.2!) Bath Brushes and Sponges. Wrist Straps 25c, 35c, 75c Bath Soap 10c 3 for 25c 1 Mt lbs. Castile Soap 29c 3 lbs. Castile Olive Oil Soap. 69c HERB JUICE FOR YOUR ILLS This famous medicine Is still making many hundreds of Butler County people feel better, and is a wonderful remedy for constipation, stomach, liver and kidney trouble. Scott Tissue Toi let Paper, ready wrapped. Ask the Y Y Y Y clerk. v f., 2 rolls fofcpi I 25c In J'- ~:Mi f^tZir ...«. A rT,^ ^^¥£1 THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS eningi-a ^negative consolation, at best. 5 "However, in comparing the 1926 and the 1922 election returns, let us not lose sight of the far more disturb ing facts in the situation namely, that when we cast 21,000,000 votes in 1922, there were 58,000,000 eligible voters, or 37,000,000 who did not vote and that in 1926, when the eli gible vote was 62,000,000, only 22, 000,000 cast the ballot. Where were the 40,000,000 delinquent voters on November 2, 1926? That is the big question." It is a big question and it ought to set every American thinking about what government is tod why—and for and by whom! fe te im te iss WHERE THE WEALTH IS GOING The air is just now full of statis tics. Some of these show that profits for 1926 broke all records. Others show that productivity per worker surpassed all former marks. Others show that costs per unit went down wherever the five-day week went into effect. Other figures show that while pro duction and profit rose, the aggregate of wages dropped. Still others show a decrease in the number of employes. These, figures stop with 1926 and do not include 1926 Again, statistics show an increas ing "value added by manufacture." Figures on this subject were present ed by the American Federation of Labor three years ago, showing as tounding things. On this subject what comes now is merely confirma tion. But all these figures get not very far. There are many faults about them. They are generalizations 21 NORTH SECOND ST. 1 lb. 49c Candy, our price 35c HERB JUICE A wonderful tonic laxative, $1 3 for $2.75 North American Almanac 25c Fountain Syringes 79c Hot Water Bottles 79c Combinations Rubber Gloves 45c Ice Caps $1.00 Infant Syringes 19c Ladies' Syringes $1.89 Throat Sprays $1.35 Truss Fitters In Hamilton Many Hamilton people have been bene fitted. The Ohio Non-Skid Truss is a com fortable, secure and sanitary appliance to It will not pinch, chafe or rub when keep ruptures securely in place. properly fitted, and is made in sizes and shapes for men, women and children. Abdominal supports are made to give comfort to stout men and women or to give support in maternity or after opera tion cases. We carry many styles and sizes in stock and have expert men, and women to meas ure and fit your special case. Elastic stockings, anklets and knee caps. Shoulder braces and arch supports. Private fitting roojn. -V .CM k-i5 They are not interpreted in terms of individual life. They are too big. They pass by, Unheeded and uncom prehended. There is a great trend of produc tion and wealth. It is striking. It portends surpluses beyond anything previously known, unless there is statesmanlike action by employers and labor. But tonight's radio program will interest more people. Ifti te I* M, ,-v'* WAGES RISE As Output Soars, But Not In Same Proportion By RALPH F. COUCH Washington, D. C.—The volume of output of manufacturing plants throughout the United States in creases much faster than the increase in working time. Wages rise along with volume of production, but by no means in the same proportion. These are the conclusions that may be deduced from studies of productiv ity of labor that are now being made by the United States department of labor. The department has studied conditions in several industries in eluding iron and steel, shoes, and automobile tires. Although only few industries have been covered, the general result in each is in the same direction—namely, that when the total number of man hours is increased in a factory, the volume of production increases in still greater ratio. The department's studies in the industries covered so far take the dati only up through the year 1925. In the iron and steel industry, the department's data show that in 1925 the total number of hours worked by all employes was 34 per cent greater than in 1921. But the volume of production increased 128 per cent in the same pe.'iod, or in much greater DARGUE'S -CUT RATE- NEW LOCATION Opening Our New Store Sat., Jan. 22nd SOUVENIRS FOR BOTH THE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN Don't Forget the Store that Brought Prices Down in Hamilton! SICK ROOM SUPPLIES ratio than the total man hours. At the same time the workers' hourly rate of pay averaged 30 per cent more than in 1921. The wage increase here given was taken from the records of the United States department of commerce and does not appear in the labor department's report of its studies. CHILD LABOR EX PLOITER BOOSTS i ELECTION FUND Waslfftigton.—The senate probe of the last Pennsylvania primary re vealed that $400,000 was contributed by President Grundy, of the Penn sylvania Manufacturers' Associa tion. The probers refer to Grundy as "a wealthy manufacturer of eastern Pennsylvania and an experienced lob V HAMILTON, OHIO Wine of Cardui 79c Best Vaginal Cones, a remakable tonic for female ills $1.49 Ask the nurse. Hydrosal Liquid and Ointment—a safe antiseptic 25c, 50c, 75c Nasal Douche White enamel Bed Pans, Douche Pans, white enamel, Irrigator, white enamel. Sterile Gauze. Absorbent Cotton. Z. O. Adhesive Tape.. Elastic Gauze. NOWHERE! 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