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Ohio Labor Press Association
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Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton,
Ohio, as Second Class Mail Matter.
Issued Weekly at 326 Market Street
Telephone 129# Hamilton. Ohio
Endorsed by the Trades and LaboT
Council of Hamilton, Ohio
Endorsed by the Middletown Trades
and Labor Council of Middletown, O.
We desire to call the attention of
the trade unionists of the city to the
fact that there are quite a number
of union men in the list of council
men candidates to be voted upon
next Tuesday. These men mostly
have been good and true to the cause
and are deserving of the support of
all trades unionists. Several of them
have given up much of their time and
effort to the movement, indeed they
have sometimes sacrificed much to its
betterment. Then there are several
who were in the movement for years
and now carry withdrawal cards only
because they have entered into busi
ness for themselves, but whose hearts
are right on all questions dealing
with labor. They, too, are deserving
of consideration by union jnen.
It is easy to determine who these
union candidates are, and why not
select a ticket of this kind and then
haye somebody whom you know is
"right" when the "scratch" comes?
Ask around a little bit and stay with
the colore.
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In marking your ballot for council
members be sure to disregard the old
mannner of marking with an be
fore the name of those you desire
to vote for. On the council ticket
use only figures before those you wish
to help elect, such as the figure
before your first choice, the figure 2
before your second choice, and so on
until you have marked at least seven
choices, the number of men to be
However, it is advisable that you
mark more than seven. The voter
ought to mark for twelve at least, for
it is possible that all of the first
seven you mark for will be eliminat
ed from the race before your ballot
is reached, and it will count for none
On the other hand if you mark
for more than seven, say twelve, it
is possible that your ballot will still
help elect someone. Your ballot
helps to elect but one man at any
time, in that is where we get the
proportional representation.
On all other ballots than thecoun
cil ballot, use the mark in voting
just as you have always done.
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Departments of justice are curious
critters, in more ways than one
Here's our own department of justice
for example, which only a few weeks
ago refused to let attorneys for Sacco
and Vanzetti, executed Massachusetts
radicals, see files in the department
which were alleged to have an impor
tant bearing on the Sacco-Vanzetti
Yet just the other day, the depart
ment permitted an attorney for
George Remus, former bootleg king
just out of Atlanta, and slayer of his
wife, to have access to files which
Remus contends will help him in his
Uaf aUmibtlMiilifkt uttpttk—Pala 119: Mfe
shall know the truth, and the truth
shall make you free.- John 8:32.
PRAYER:—0 Lord, reveal Thyself
to us, for Thou art the Truth, and
we will rejoice w Thy liberty.
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Candidates For Council
Under new City Charter
Minor M*. Beckett,
President, Paper Co.
August Biermann.
Blacksmith Foreman.
Raymond H. Burke,
Insurance Salesman.
John Cepluch, Cabinet Maker.
Charles F. Cisle, Stove Foreman.
Homer C. Ferguson,
Inspector at Paper Co.
John Finan, Draftsman.
Frank Fowles,
Manager Collection Service.
Edward J. Gardner,
President City Council.
Clifton F. Hogans, Barber.
James M. Lakes, Safemaker.
Martin J. Xingler,
President, Coal Co.
Charles Manny, Machinist.
August R. Martin,
808 So. 8th Street.
Joseph B. Meyers, Toolmaker.
defense at his trial in Cincinnati for
The action of the department in the
two cases is contradictory, to say the
least, and leaves a big "WHY" in
Ithe mind of the ordinary citizen. As
Labor, organ of the Railroad Brother
hoods, says:
Washington doesnt get excited
about most things, but it is asking
why a bootlegger and ex-convict, who
admits murder and seeks to justify
it, should have favors that were de
nied Sacco and Vanzetti, who never
confessed to the crime with, which
they were charged, and who are be
lieved innocent by thousands of un
prejudiced persons, fairly familiar
with the case."—In "By the Way."
Bill Green must have been a good
miner when he worked in the mines.
He is the kind of man that would be
good at whatever job he tackled. He
was a good legislator in the Ohio
house of representatives. He was
good secretary-treasurer of the
United Mine Workers.
He has now been the chief engi
neer of labor's forces for nearly
three years. Those who saw him per
form through the Los Angeles con
vention say he earned every bit of
praise that could be given him. He
was engineer, general, counsellor and
And as a presiding officer he mani
fested a kindliness, a tact and toler
ance that left respect everywhere and
rancor nowhere. SOME MAN, this
president of the American Federa
tion of Labor.
The Press refers to the develop
ment of the Peck's Addition, as pro
posed, into a fine park. The city
already owns about 65 acres of the
high land surrounding the addition
which it is proposed to divide into
500 building lots. But before these
lots can be sold it is necessary to make
them attractive to buyers. This
to be done by the purchase of approx
imately 85 acres in the lowlands of
the addition and converting them into
a fine park with recreational and
playgrounds, the making of streets
and a fine boulevard all around, the
But to acquire the lowland, con
vert it into a park, lay out streets,
boulevard, etc., money is needed. The
park board, for the purpose, is sub
mitting a bond issue of $175,000 to
the people at the coming election.
The $175,000 asked for by the board
should be considered in the nature
of a temporary loan, for after the
proposed development of the land, as
contemplated, it is expected that the
money from the sale of the 500 lots
on the high ground will redeem and
retire the bonds to be issued.
So it is plain to be seen that Ham
ilton can get this long desired im
provement without a single dollar of
expense to the taxpayers. Surely
Hamilton doesn't want to miss this
great opportunity. Let us vote the
loan to the park board.
There is no getting around the fact
that Hamilton right now is up against
it for school room. All rooms in all
buildings are overcrowded and to the
extent of endangering the health el
iMark MilliMft, Physician.
Elmore *Motzer, Millwright.
|J. W. Myers,
Secretary Building & Loan Co.
^Louis F. Nau, Carpenter.
$ Lewis A. Nelson, Timekeeper.
J..Fred Pippert,
i Cigar Manufacturer.
Carl J. Rosmarin,
Rosmarin & Conlon Electric Co.
E. G. Ruder,
Bank President.
Ed. L. Schwing, Moldfflf.
Joseph H. Senger,
Auto Accessories.
Louis K. Shirley, Grocer
W. Harry Spears,
Claims Investigator
Morris G. Taylor,
Assistant Secretary Loan Go*
Leo J. Welsh,
Clerk Railway Depot.
William B. Wick,
President Lumber Co.
the pupils. The cause of this pres
ent overcrowded condition is plain
and simple. There has been prac
ically no building of schools in Ham
lton during the past twelve years.
And all during this time the school
population has been increasing in
leaps and bounds. Statistics show
that the school population during
these past twelve years has increas
ed 60 per cent—that is there are
2650 more pupils in our public
schools today than there were
twelve years ago.
To relieve the congestion and to
care for the school needs for several
years to come, the board of education
has mapped out a five-year building
and is submitting to the
voters for their approval a bond issue
of $1,500,000. This money if voted
will not all be spent at once, but will
be used as the needs require.
Jo keep up the good work in our
schools we must furnish the facili
ties, and in order to do this the board
of education must have money for
the erection of buildings and to fur
nish them.
The Press has every confi/lerce in
our board of education, and believes
when they state the needs of the city
and the amount of money required to
acquire them the citizens generally
can take it for granted the figures
are correct, and should grant the
board's request without hesitation.
For the sake of our boys and girls
the Press urges a
school bonds.
Hamilton now has the chance, the
best chance in all its history, to get
one of the finest large and beautiful
parks in the state. And this without
practically the cost of a dollar to the
general taxpayers.
vote on the
Next Tuesday is election day and
it should be considered by Hamilton
ians as one of the most important
ever before them. January 1st is to
see a complete turnover of the city'
government, a change in administra
tion. Whether we have been satis
fied or dissatisfied with administra
tions in the past has nothing to do
with it—we are in for a new stunt
of conducting the city's affairs.
We are to have the charter form
of government with a city manager
backed by a council of seven mem
bers. The general public will have
nothing to do with the selection of
the city manager, who under the
charter will be the whole works, but
the general public has MUCH TO
DO with the selection of the seven
member^ of council, who in turn ae
lect the city manager.
It is up to every citizen, man and
woman, to go to the polls next Tues
day and vote. There are 31 candi
dates for council member. The voter
should scan the list carefully and
select only the best men, regardles
of political affiliation, ever keepin
in mind only the best interest of the
city, apd vote for them. The list of
candidates contains many desirable
men for conducting the city's affairs
during the next two years, and it
should be no trouble at all to select
a fine council body.
If you don't vote for only the best
to be had, don't complain in the fu
tupe at some of the actions of those
you help to elect.
Whatever *you do,VOTE next Toes
"When zest departs, labor becomes
drudgery," says Owen D. Young, of
General Electric.
There's a lot in that.
And there's a mighty lot of drudg
ery in the world. Ask the under-paid
non-union cotton mill worker how
much zest there is in the job!
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When in doubt try Standard, St,
Standards lead all 5c cigars.
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ERHAPS you are one of those who in the past has
voted with the minority party. And your vote, on that
has been lost.
Under the new system of Proportional Representa
vfioit, minorities come into their own. Only ONE-EIGHTH
of all the votes cast is enough to elect your favored can?
didate to Council.
Or, you may have been always in the majority party,
and have neglected to go to the polls, feeling that your vote
was not needed.
Remember then, that a different system is now in
effect. Under Proportional Representation, majorities
have lost their power of exclusive control.
Possibly you have been in still another class—of those
who have not voted because no satisfactory candidate was
This year, with 31 candidates to choose from, every
voter can surely find at least one whom he is willing
to support.
Yitfley Ice Company, Hamilton.
A Mathematical Certainty
Under Proportional Representation, it is a mathemat
ical certainty that the results of the election will be exactly
in accordance with the wishes of those who vote.
The job, then, is one for everybody—a duty that de
volves upon every citizen.
Your Charter Commissioners have formed no organi
zation for "getting out the vote." So, unless you have an
active affiliation with a political organization, it is not like
ly that anyone will attempt to push you to the polls. Your
voice, if you vote this year, will surely be heard, but it is
up to every man and woman to do his own shouting.
Voting Under P. R. Is As
As A. B. C.
Nothing could be simpler than the method of voting'
under P. R. (Proportional Representation). Just put num
bers (1, 2, 3, etc.)—not an X—opposite the names of the
candidates in the order o£ your preference. And, remem
ber, you should express your preference up to the number
of twelve—more, if you so desire—even though only seven
are to be elected. No matter how many you vote for, you
cannot hurt the chances of electing the seven candidates
whom you particularly favor.
So, if you desire to vote for some one or more of the
candidates who are not in the group of seven endorsed by
the Charter Commission, but who still believe that the prob
lems of the city are those of service to the citizens, not
political problems, you should vote first for your favored
candidate, or candidates, then for all of the Charter Com
mission candidates in the order of your preference.
Even if you believe you should put these seven men at
the top of your list, we recommend that you also express
your preference for at least five independent candidates,
making twelve in all.
Why We Endorse These Seven
In the true spirit of Proportional Representation, these
men were selected so that they would represent ALL THE
PEOPLE OF HAMILTON. They were selected because of
their ability, their integrity, and because of their special
knowledge and experience that qualify them for the job of
helping to direct the business affairs of the city.
They have made no promises other than that they will
employ, as City Manager, the best man they can find for the
joh—a man from out of town, preferably one with expe
rience in this work, and without political ties of any kind.
We hope that you will vote for these men, but whether
you prefer them or not, we hope that you will vote. This
year, it's everybody's election.
Contributions to help defray the cost of this advertising will be
welcome, and should be sent
to, W. R.
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This Year
31 Candidates for Council—7 to be
Elected. Vote for at Least 12 and
Your Vote is SURE to Count*
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With a long and success
ful career in the coal and
building material busi
ness he is qualified as an
able advisor when ques
tions about the purchase
af supplies and the build
ing and maintenance of
public buildings confront
Council. He will repre
sent especially the view
point of the retail mer
chant and of the various
building trades.*
President of the Carpen
ters' Union, highly re
garded and well-inform
ed labor leader, he is fa
miliar with the problems
of employment and will
be helpful in maintain
ing an able, satisfied
corps of city employees.
A practical student of
problems of City Gov
ernment, he will bring
an unusual degree of
common sense to the
As, university professor,
as personnel director of
Hooven -Owens Rentsch
ler, as treasurer of The
Fort Hamilton Motor
Company and as district
manager for The North
western Mutual Life In
surance Comany, "Dea
con" Burke has had an.
exceptional opportunity
to study and know all
kinds of people, as well
as a broad experience in
various phases of mod
ern business.
Highly regarded physi
cian and surgeon, Cap
tain of Medical Corps in
the World War, life-long
student of public ques
tions, and former City
Health Commissioner, he
will keep a watchful eye
over the sanitary condi
tions and will keep the
city in touch with the
latest developments of
Municipal Government as
tried and proved in other
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As a graduate chemical
engineer and as Presi
dent of The Beckett
Paper Company, he is
well versed in all engi
neering problems which
present themselves so
frequently to every city
administration. A ca
pable executive, who
will devote the same
energy and ability to
city affairs that have
proved successful in the
conduct of his own busi
Chief Inspector of The
Champion Coated Paper
Company, he will give
to the City the benefit
of his expert knowledge
of machinery and pro
duction. He is active in
church, fraternal and
civic affairs and well
represents the average
citizen in his broad and
wholesome viewpoint.
Before the war a prac
tising attorney, then a
Lieutenant of Infantry,
now an officer of The
Dollar Saving and Loan
Company, and engaged
in the real estate and
insurance business, he is
well equipped to assist
in the general work of
Council, particularly in
connection with the^egal
and financial depart
ments of the Govern

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