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«i"-», THE PRESS OFFICIAL ORGAN OP ORGANIZED LABOR OF HAMILTON AND VICINITY OHIO UV8°R(B^^l)P«tss ASSHj Members Ohio Labor Press Association THE NONPAREIL PRINTING CO. PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS Subscription Price $1.00 per Payable in Advance Tear 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. Th* publishers reserve the right to reject any advertisements at any time. Advertising rates made known on appli cation. Whatever is intended for ineertion must be authenticated hy the name and address of the writer, not necossarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. Subscribers chanpin« their address will please notify this office, giving old and new address to insure regular delivery of paper. Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton, Ohio, as Second Class Mail Matter Issued Weekly at 826 Market Street Telephone 1296 Hamilton. OMa Endorsed by the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Middletown Trades and Labor Council of Middletown, O. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11,1927 DEFEAT OF PARK BONDS While the approval of the school bonds was one of the bright spots in Tuesday's election results, the defeat of its running mate, the park bonds proved the one big dark spot. The Press believes the project failed that it wasn't slapped to the people in just the right manner. They did n't get the right slant of it. Not that the Press offers criticism of the campaigners back of the movement goodness knows the workers in its in terest deserve every credit for their tireless efforts—but the Press does believe the campaign didn't get away to an early enough start to enlighten the people of just the manner in which the bonds would have been car ed for in the future. The thing to do is to start the cam paign right over again, in fact, don' let the past one die out, and get set for another try at the very next elec tion. Its failure this time is certainly to be regretted. The bond vote had a funny twist The people voted a million and a half BLUE BLUE! OVERCOATS Overcoats are always style and color right. Wherever and whenever you go you just know you are dressed correctly. There are smart Great Coats, Chesterfields and other models in elegant new weaves. CA feature showing just now in Blues is fine Boucle Overcoats in various styles and lengths. Some have collars of self-material others are velvet both are stylish. Here indeed are won derful values specially priced at— Other Blues, too, with a price range varying from $28 to $50 as well as O'Coats in fancy cok ors and fabrics at the price you care to pay. ,?5T dollars for one thing and at the same time turned down a proposition that might really be termed a gift. It is always said that surprises come from every election, and this is surely one of them. THE RED CROSS CALLS Again we hear the voice of that wonderful organization formed for the relief and care of humanity in the times of catastrophe and disaster, storm, fire, flood, earthquake, etc., the voice of the American Rer Cross in its annual appeal to help that it may con tinue its great work of relief to the unfortunate. The eleventh annual roll call begins November 11th, Ar mistice Day, and continues until Thanksgiving Day, November 24th The goal this year is 5,000,000 mem bers. Everyone knows of the great work of this great humanitarian organiza tion without further detail. Recent disasters in which the Red Cross did yeoman work and is still engaged in their relief, such as the Mississippi floods, Florida hurricafie, Ohio tor nado, Alaska fire, and the flood in the New England states just last week CHRIST FOR ALL-ALL FOR CHRIST &T w»rtii• Itap ati Bf I«t,u4• Iiffct tul»•? fttt.—frua I in: lldt DELIVERANCE- AT HAND: will be with him in trouble I will deliver him. Psalm 91: 15. ,' PRAYER:—O Blessed Redeemer and Lord, we would come unto Thee for in Thee we are safe from every fiery dart of the Wicked One. Favored Color in the New ^.''.'v* BUSINESS CONDITIONS JJS TH£ UNITEP STAJES This "map represents business conditions In every state in the Union as set forth in the November nun ber of The Nation's Business, official publication of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. should convince all of the great need for an organization such as is the American Red Cross. Surely no red blooded American is going to ignore the call this year. The F^ess feels certain that organized labor, as al ways when the unfortunate appeal, will respond warmly. Don't wait to be solicited, beat the solicitors to it in their work—JOIN NOW—and feel better for having done it. HAMILTON CARRIES ON The big brignt spot in Tuesday's election was the approval by the vot ers of the school bonds. With the voting of a million and a half dollars for school purposes Hamilton tells the world she cares for her boys ani girls. With the money voted and the efficient and capable school board we have to spend it, the fine work of Hamilton's schools can go on. Tues day's result on the school bonds marks another great step in the prog ress of the city. mi im Pa MIGHTY PROTEST AGAINST INJUSTICE Today, Armistice Day, representa- I tives of international unions will con vene in Pittsburgh in support of the striking members of the United Mine Workers of America, who, in that be nighted commonwealth have been compelled to struggle against the most severe odds that powerful cor porate wealth could muster with the aid of servile political agencies. Here is a cause to stir the imagi nation of men. Here is a cause that gets down to the grass roots and be low that. Here is a struggle that is elemental. It has for its stake the very right to live, as well as the right to work under terms approved by civilization. One of the most terrifying injunC tions ever issued plays its smudgy role in this conflict between men and money. The great Mellon family whose mighty Andrew's deaconesque face and figure adorn the boss's chair in the United States treasury, is governing factor in the struggle. And it is a sightless and ruthless as was the iron-fisted Rockefeller family in an earlier and equally dramatic strug gle in Colorado, which is just now echoing the falsity of the philosophy then expounded by Rockefellerdom and now revived by Mellondom. Unhoused miners are digging in for the winter, some of them in crude hillside shacks that will be scant pro tection against the cold and none against hunger, as labor prepares to meet in support of their contention and in support of one of its cardinal general principles. These miners, as labor knows, must get justice soon or justice will come too late for them. What does Andrew Mellon think, as this drama ap proaches its great climax? m' WHY COAL MINERS STRIKE Much has been said by soft coal operators who repudiated their work ing agreement with the United Mine Workers, on the subject of a competi tive wage, meaning, in the last analy sis, a wage based on the starvation wage paid non-union miners in West Virginia and Kentucky. Northern operators—many of them —say they cannot pay the Jackson ville scale and compete. Officials of the miners have shown time and time again that this argument is sophis try—an excifse to enter the wedge to break the union* The labor cost of bituminous coal averages less than $1 a ton. Consum ers pay from $5 to $8 per ton, and even more, for this coal in the,retail markets. The miner gets less than a dollar for producing this ton. Who gets the difference? Thi§ is the answer to the eompeti ,y THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS GOOD QUIET AS THE WORKER SEES HB WORLD Summary and Digest of Important Events of the Week, Here and Abroad Judge in Teapot Dome oil conspir acy declares a mistrial and discharges the jury, following submission to the court by government counsel of affi davits charging "close, intimate, ob jectionable and improper kirveil lance" of the jurors by agents of Wil liam J. Burns detective agency one juror alleged to have voiced expecta tion of new automobile after a "hung jury. Maximilian Harden, famous Ger man editor and foe of the former Kai ser, dies in his home in Switzerland at age of 66. Federal Council of Churches of Christ calls upon Protestant churches to observe "Anti-Lynching Day" next February 12. Prohibition has made America the laughing stock of the world, accord ing to Bishop Patridge, of Kansas City, head of the Episcopal Church in western Missouri "If a man wants glass of beer there is no reason in the world why he should not have it," he says. Yale College students do picket duty for striking neckwear workers in New Haven, Conn. Dwight W. Morrow, new United Stages ambassador to Mexico, pre sents credentials to President Calles Morrow and Calles read short ad dresses telling of wishes of their re spective governments to co-operate settling disputes between Mexico and United States. Union agreement in New York city cleaning and dyeing industry estab lishes basic eight-hour workday and releases employes from work on Sun days and holidays. Proprietor of Montreal movie the atre in which 78 children were burned tive wage theory. The argument trite, but it is undisputed. A change in the wage structure would not bene fit union or non-union workers, nor operators. It would merely transfer the wage base to a lower level and further enslave the workers. Any wage theory that permits -?v nvv'- th employer to dictate what the worl shall eat, wear and use, and wheth* he shall educate his children, is mc ally wrong. The United Mine Wor ers are constitutionally opposed such a plan and will resist it to th upmost. That is why the com petit i wage theory, talked of so blithely to death in Are panic in January, tenced to two years in penitentiary on manslaughter charge two employes are given twelve months each. Fifty fishermen lost in gales on west coast of Ireland, leaving hun dreds of dependents in poverty. by the operators, will never be a fund mental of the organized coal industry —From the United Mine Workers Journal. to to to to to ANCIENT AND MODERN TYRANNY Caligula, one of Rome's anck tyrants, fastened his edicts on, a that was so high they could not read. No Roman knew his rights, and vi lation of an edict brought torture in death. Caligula's system—minus physic torture-Ms used by the labor injunc tion judge. Under the labor injunction no eiti zen knows his rights. The judge supreme. He orders "that any into ference" with business is contempt court, which he alone can punish. The "interference" is not defii and constitutional guarantees are sc aside. To argue with a strikebreak or even to refuse to work is "inte ference," and when a citizen- is cit« for contempt of court he is as helples as were the Romans under Caligul In both cases the accused depend upon the tyrant's mood, rather tk upon law. Historians plead that Caligula wsa insane. Try Standard, 5c, and be convinced. Motorists who cross railroad grade crossings without taking utmost pre cautions do so at their own risks, United States supreme court rules. Arthur Nash, Cincinnati clothing manufacturer, famous as "Golden Rule" Nash, dies at age of 59 gave mployes stock which ultimately will give them control of his business. Wage increase asked by Brother hood of Railway Trainmen in joint equest filed with every railroad west of the Mississippi. Russian soviet government abol ishes capital punishment except in the gravest of offenses. I. W. W. leaders stop picketing in Colorado coal mine strike in compli ance with an ultimatum from Gov ernor Adams. Legal battle opens in Michigan on behalf of Frederick Palm, now serving life term for illegal possession of pint of liquor as a fourth offender Assemblyman Cuvillier, of New York brands sentence as "perhaps the great est injustice that has even been known in this country." Only two passengers killed New Curtains and Drapes for Fall —Quaker Lace Curtains in Egyptian Filet or Shadow Net. With the new plain hems 2% yds. long. Priced at— $1.98 $2.50 $2.98 MM RAYON SILK RUFFLED CURTAINS —New Rayon Silk Curtains in gold. The dainty curtain for your living room. 38 inches wide, 2*4 yds. long, with ties— $4.75 NEW DRAPERIES —Plain and fancy colored Sun fast draperies, 36 inches wide regular $1.00 quality— 69c Vd $1.50 Quality 89c yd. JL lc. on American railroads in first six months of 1927, establishing a record. Strike of St. Paul and Minneapolis heatrical workers settled when man WHENhigh, -.w!«r"«r»"T agers sign contract granting wage in creases. American* Federation of Labor is sues call for national labor conference at Pittsburgh, November 14, in be half of striking Pennsylvania coal miners. Labor party gains 100 seats in British municipal elections and now control councils in seven towns. Nineteen-year-old youth sentenced Ambulance Service Phone 35 David Webb FUNERAL DIRECTOR The most modern Limousine and Ambulance in the city PHONE 48 219 MAIN ST. RED CROSS shelters 350,000 on the Mississippi a wall of water, at some points ten to twenty feet swept over the Mississippi Valley, 350,000 inhabitants were left homeless—bereft of all belongings. For several months, until the flood crest passed, the Red Cross sheltered them, fed them three meals a day, clothed them and gave them expert medical aid. Today a trained force of Red Cross workers is laboring valiantly to rebuild the homes of those 350,000 refugees so that they may "carry on"—as before. Help the Red Cross continue to meet such emergen cies as they arise. Renew your membership and that of every member in your household. If you believe in helping humanity, you believe in the Red Cross. 5,000,000 Members are necessary if the needs shall be met. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW RED CROSS ANNUAL ROLL CALL NOVEMBER 1 lth~24th Realize the Important Part Your Win dows Play in Beautifying Your Home W. GATH CO. Funeral Directors Here's Your Coat Now And You Can Select From An Amazing Assortment $ Coats Dress Coats The Robinson-Schwenn Co. S* to 90 days in workhouse for sleeping in New York city subway is freed on an appeal, court holding sentence was excessive, after public rallies to his support. Interborough Rapid Transit Cam pari y of New York city seeks sweep ing injunction to restrain all officers and members of American Federation of Labor from organizing subway and elevated workers. Chairs and Tables Rented 17 So. Street and 16- 50 fabric8—so soft, so lustrous! Coats are more beautiful than ever before. —Before buying your new coat be sure to see what we have to offer you. You will find that you can do better here. For over 20 years we have held the leadership in Hamilton in quality and value on ready-to-wear apparel, NEW COLORS, NEW FURS, NEW MATERIALS —Franciscan Brown —Wolf —Sailor Blue —Lynx —Black —Beaver —Jenny Red —Caracul —Zinc —Mink Lumber Blouse Jackets 2.SO up $22-50 and up —The vogue for Fur continues. Particularly lavish are furs'on Dress Coats—although sports and street coats wear much fur too. And the —Malina —Broadelaine —Broadcloth —Suede —Venise •8: :-V.