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OFFICIAL ORGAN OP ORGANIZED LABOR OF HAMILTON AND VICINITY rv-lr.K' lOHIO LA BO ft Tj SS ASSWj Members Ohio Labor Press Association THE NONPAREIL PRINTING CO. PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS Subscription Price $1.00 per Payable in Advance Year 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 lie 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 the 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. Entered at the Postoffice at Hamilton, Ohio, as Second Class Mail Matter. Issued Weekly at 326 M*rket Street Telephone 1296 Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Trades and Labor Council of Hamilton, Ohio Endorsed by the Middletown Tradee and Labor Council of Middletown, O FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1929 THE CONVENTION The district convention of the Inter national Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes and Moving Picture Oper ators of the United States and Can ada will be held in Hamilton, Ohio Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, June 2, 3 and 4, 1929. The district con vention which will be held in thi city comprises the mcynbers of the above organization in the states of Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana ami Ohio. Several hundred delegates wh usually attend these conventions will be here to deliberate and consider vast amount of business which will be introduced at the convention, huge gathering of visitors will also visit our city during the convention and we are sure that their stay while here will be made pleasant and noth ing will be left undone by the local members to make it such. Of course it is up to the local mem bers of the Stage Employes' organiza tion to do the most of the work and entertaining, to show the visitors royal time while here, but they can not do it all. Help is needed from the entire ranks of the local labor unions which they are deserving of and which they should expect. We are pleased to state that some of the in dividual union members have already promised to assist in opening the con vention, welcoming the delegates, and BILL BOOSTER SAYS: OQTS LET US QUOTE VOU ON YOUR LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS And You Will See the Difference Tke Butler County Lumber c.. OF R5LKS WEVER TAKE VA?ATiOU3, BUT IF I MAO AAY WAY, EVE-RV 0USIUESS MAW IU TtWJ WOULP TAKE A COUPLE OF WEEKS OFF EVETR/ NEAR AMP (SO AU/AY Foa. RELAVATIOU AMP A tiHAUCHI- HE'P DO GETTER VU0RK- AUP lave LOUDER. Because OF IT '^v^.'/Tcfc that is splendid, but there are other things to be done. Others may be asked to do their bit, and if you hap pen to be one of them and you can fill the bill, don't refuse, and do your best to help. Every now and then the* Press re ceives a Mysterious communication from this or that individual asking that this paper publish something that the writer is ashamed, afraid or too cowardly to sign his name to This paper stands now as it always has done—to not publish letters of someone who has an ax to grind, or is too cowardly to sign his name to a i letter himself. At the head of the editorial column on this page is pub lished the following: "Whatever i intended for insertion must be authen ticated by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for pub lication, but as a guarantee of good faith." GOVERNOR AIDS COAL-IRON POLICE A whirlwind of protest against Governor Fisher has been raised be cause of his acceptance of the Mans field "industrial police" bill and his rejection of the Musmanno bill, which would control thugs who are paid by coal and steel corporations. The latter bill would limit these officials to protection of the com pany's property. The Mansfield bill that is now law, extends jurisdiction of the police to the county in which* they are located. Churchmen and civic groups joined labor's campaign to conrtol this pri vate army. The governor is placed on the defensive and pleads that one" asked him to sign the fake bill He promises to use his executive power to remedy present conditions Friends of real control reply that the question should be solved by govern ment by law, rather than depend on the whim of a state executive. lundreds of iriousQUui\?Qs Boss this Bak@r had to satisfy hundreds of critical eye* and wxowos, you be mighty careful to see that everything wu exactly right, wouldn you? You wouldn't take any chancM with cheap flour, you wouldn't skimp on the more expensive ingredients. Our bakers have exactly that task every day: hundreds ©fyloeves to bake, and each one must please the hou*ewif« WOO buys it. And housewives «ne pleased when they buy Par-X Bread You, too, will be pleased with the clean, wholesome •mell and delicious taste of this bread. The finest of In gredients and the advantages of modern science in mixing and baking under the strictest control as to temperatures, humidity and intervals, make it a most wonderful iiood, easy to digest and beneficial to health. Give our bakers a chance to please you. Buy a loaf of our bread today. WOK'S BAKERY 1375-1381 Shuler Ave. Bread Is Your Best Food Phone 3883 Eat More Of It "Governor Fisher," said Dr. Wil liam R. Former, of Western Theolog ical Seminary, "is promising to do things on his own authority which should not be left to his authority even if he has the authority. It looks like an evasion. The governor has had the power of regulation which he claims under the Mansfield bill all along and has not used it." The governor named Capt. George F. Lumb as secretary in charge of the industrial police." James E. Kelley, secretary Pennsylvania Federation of Labor, points out that Lumb headed the state police during 1905-10. "He did what the coal companies told him to do and he will do it again," said Kelley. :o: THE WORLD AND ITS JOYS AND WOES Dictator Stalin resigns in Moscow, with a roaring internal fight on in the red* ranks. Who knows what may yet come out of the bolshevist stew The Mexican rebellion collapses and a lot of erstwhile bespangled gener als find the peace of the United States a wholly acceptable substitute for lost battlefields Governor Fisher, in Pennsylvania, vetoes the Musmanno coal and iron police bill, which would have undone some of the wrong done by the Mans field bill, which enlarges the powers of these private cops. The govrenor sends in a veto message that serves to make matters worse. The English are nearing an election and Ramsay MacDonald tells the elec tors straight out that his party is seeking, not to reform but to make the whole works over again. Textile bosses in Tennessee begin a period of persecution, hoping to kind of men that made history at Valley Forge, at Trenton, Lexington and Philadelphia! Who says the world isn't romantic and thrilling—and sometimes down right mean and nasty, but neverthe less moving forward. :o: AGAINST POINT SYSTEM Nation-wide attention is attracted to the strike of the Boot and Shoe Workers' Union at the Holter Shoe Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio. These shoe workers are striking for an ade quate wage, and against the point system by which they are required to speed up productions for less money than formerly was paid them. Al though the members of this local have been on strike for sometime, they are staunchly living up to the principles of unionism, and are firmly united in their efforts to receive an adjust ment that will be satisfactory to each and every one of them before termi nating the strike. All that is asked of the public is the moral support which all union men should gladly give these shoe workers. Informa tion has been received relative to this strike that this firm is losing thou sands and thousands of dollars week ly by being unable to fill orders. However, it is the belief of the work s who are striking that the con stant loss of business will not remun erate the Holter Shoe Company in eir unjust demand for a decrease wage—Chronicle, Cincinnati, Ohio. :o: As a result of a supreme court rul ing given April 22, Harry F. Sinclair, 1 magnate, must go to jail for three months for refusal to answer ques tions asked by the senate oil investi gating committee. If Harry Sinclair happened to be a trades unionist and refused to aflswer questions of the same jjivesti gating committee, he would have re reived a present of three years. :o: POWER-OWNED NEWSPAPERS It has been shown before the fed oral trade commission that the Inter national Paper & Power Company owns heavy interests in a dozen or more newspapers, from Boston to Chicago. Company representatives admit that the 1927 income of the company which has these great newspaper holdings was 54 per cent from power, 25 per cent from paper and 24 per cent from other sources. Others hold the 1929 income will be shown as 65 per cent from power. Power companies, paper companies, newspapers—what a chain of money making institutions. And what a de gradation for newspaperdom, that once proud office of public trust! The labor press has come to hold the fort for freedom of the press from monopoly control! 'to: ONE FOR THE JOKE BOOK? One B. F. West, of Portland, Ore., has filed suit for $25,000 damages THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS against the publisher of a non-union daily paper for failure to keep him on the payroll "for life" in exchange for leaving the Typographical Union, after twenty-seven years' member ship, at time of a lockout of his brother members. It is presumed the complainant lived too long. The Cherry rjnr Where with our K i e a e we tell the truth about many things, sometimes pro foundly, sometimes flippantly, sometimes recklessly Not so many years ago, as time goes, folks never thought they would live in great apartment houses. It was difficult to picture getting along without your own back yard and clothes line. But the big apartment houses came and filled up and multiplied, until now even small towns have modified apart ment houses. And there are few who know who lives next door to them. 1 break the spirit of rescendants of the l|a^s However, thus far the apartment hous has brought no great change in type of construction. There is no really new architecture about them. They are masses of walls and rooms, all resting on foundatins built as they have long been built. True, new materials have come into use and these have modified the skill reuqired in building. More and more work is done in mill and factory and less on the building site. Be these things as they may changes will come. Though nothing basic has changed about buildings up to this time, we may look for basic changes. They are inevitable. Such [changes as there have been in mate) an^ workmanship are but lead 'ing up to some sort of climax and then we shall have really basic changes in construction. At the recent meeting of the Amer ican Institute of Architects a Chica goan, Buckminster Fuller, exhibited what he called his dymaxion house— dymaxion from the words dynamic, maximum and imension —and in this there were basic departures. Maybe this is only a false start, but there will be a real start sooner or later. This dymaxion house has pneumatic floors, translucent walls made from a milk product, with a framework of in flated duralumin tubes and the whole structure hung from a duralumin tri pod. The house is filled with novel features, including bookcases that move so that the shelf desired is al ways at eye level. Floors are insulat ed. Soiled clothes go into an electric washer and come out ready to iron when needed. Mr. Fuller says these houses will cost about $3,000 each on a mass pro duction basis. Maybe this is all pipe dream stuff, but there were many false starts before airplanes flew. The point is that finally they did fly and now the sky is full of them. Nobody is today very sure he will have the same trade tomorrow. He may wake up to find his trade taken away by a new machine. Commis sioner of Labor Statistics Sewart points out what happened to the fac tories that made the old round hose when the full fashioned hose came in. They simply went out of business. Except on small orders the Owens bottle machine has put the glass blower ou.t Now paper containers are coming in for milk and paper bags replace cotton bags for cement Machines have long been making cigars and today the telepgrahpers are facing the installation of the printer machine. If machines are used to lighten the burdens of the masses they are a blessing. If they are used to exploit or discard the masses and to fatten the dividends of a few they are a calamity. Something serious will be sure to happen when the masses have been pushed just about so far on the road to desperation. Strange it is that business doesn't see that. The human race must learn to make a blessing out of its mechanical mar vels. Frozen brains look with horror on the idea of workingmen having good pay for short work-days and work-weeks. For thmeselves they take all the leisure they can get. More and more those that have leisure and a stable place economically use their leisure wisely. The frozen brains fear workmen at play, but they should vastly more fear workmen thrown out of jobs by machines, unemployed and desperate for want of wages. We wander from the talk about new houses, but it's all in the same world, all on the same road and with in the realm of today's issue—shall we use machines for the benefit of men, or let machines dominate and exploit men or throw th?m into the discard? What is the use of great heaps of- new products unless the masses have the combined power to get them and use them and enjoy them? Why create for a vanishing market Dissention and lack of harmony handicap the trade union, but co operation and the union label solidify it. "The Moving Finger CINCINNATI SCHOOL NAMED IN HONOR OF UNION PIONEER.— The corner stone of the Heberle School, on Freeman Avenue, Cincin noti, Ohio, named in honor of the late John Heberle, who was a member of the Teamsters' Union and a leader ip building up the Cincinnati labor move ment. was laid on April 26. About 12,000 school children%were present at the ceremonies. Telling of the event, The Chronicle, official organ of the Central Labor Council, said: "In the days when labor was creat ing in Cincinnati one of the greatest bodies of organized craftsmen in the country, Heberle was in the forefront. He seemed almost to live without sleep, and to be anywhere and* every where at the same time." ARPENTERS AND PAINTERS STRIKE.—The union journeymen car penters in Plainfield, N. J., struck on May 1 when the Master Builders' As sociation refused their demands for $12 a day and a five-day week. About Labor Events Two hundred journeymen painters of Perth Amboy, Carteret, Wood bridge and South Amboy, N. J.,' all members of Local 144 of the Painters Union quit work when employers re fused to grant their demands for wage increase of $2 a day and a five day week. MADE LIFE MEM HERS OF ST A TIONRRY ENGINEERS.—Hugh Mc Broom, veteran member of Local Un ion No. 161, International Association of Machinists, Indianapolis, has been made a life member of Stationery En gineers, Local 707, at Houston, Tex according to word from Mr. McBroom to labor leaders in Indianapolis. Mr McBroom was a pioneer member of the Machinists in Indianapolis, but of late years has been living at Houston ^although still a member of the In dianapolis union. He settled in Hous ton several years ago' and became chief engineer of the Houston Chron icle. He has been an efficient member of .organized labor for forty-one year and at the age of 72 is^still hale and going strong for trade unionism. ENGLISH RAILROAD WORKERS AGREEMENT.—On April 1 the agreement recently concluded between the four principal railroad companie of England and the National Union of Railwaymen came into effect for twelve-month period. The agreement covers, for the first time, the wages and conditions affecting the men em ployed on the companies' services, and provides, among other things, for 48-hour week, exclusive of meal times and for a week's holiday on full pay after a year's service.—Tabloid of In ternational Labor News, U. S. Depart ment of Labor. ELEVEN LABOR DISPUTES SET TLED.—Twenty-six new labor dis putes were brought before the United States Department of Labor for se Element in the week ended April 27 according to Hugh L. Kerwin, director of the Conciliation Service. At the close of the week, there were a total of 65 strikes before the De partment awaiting settlement and, in addition, 24 controversies which had not reached the strike stage. Eleven labor disputes were reported to have been adjusted during the week. ELECTED HEAD OF PHILADEL PHIA HOSIERY WORKERS.—At special meeting of the Philadelph Branch of the American Federation of Full Fashioned Hosiery Workers Alexander McKeown was unanimously elected president and business repre sentative to succeed Gustave Geiges who has resigned his connection with the union. Mr. Geiges has for the past two years served both as presi dent of the national organization and the Philadelphia local also. Mr. Mc Keown will be head of the Philadel phia organization only—the president of the national body is still to be elected. McKeown has been member of the National Executive Board of the F£d eration and a trustee in charge of the finances of the Federation for some years. He is a member of the Na tional Executive Board of the United Textile Workers of America and an officer of the Philadelphia Textile Dis trict Council. FARM PRICE INDEX DECLINES —The index of the general level of farm prices declined two points from March 15 to April 15, reports the Bu reau of Agricultural Economics United States Department of Agricul ture. At 138 per cent of the pre-war level on April 15, the index is also two points lower than a year ago The decline for month ending April 15 was the result of a general decline in the farm prices of all crops, live stock products, eggs, calves and wool which was only partly offset by in creases in the prices of hogs, beef cat tie, sheep, lambs, horses an dchickens RAILWAY CLERKS FORM BOS TON CENTRAL BODY.—A commit tee of 100 members representing the different crafts making up the Brotherhood .of Railway and Steam ship Clerks. Freight Handlers, Ex press and Station Employes recently organized the Boston District Organi Writes" zation committee. Ten thousand workers are represented on the com mittee, which will direct a campaign to add 25,000 additional members to the union rolls within an area of 50 miles from Boston. LABOR'S TICKET WINS DALLAS CITY ELECTION.—J. Waddy Tate for mayor and two other candidates backed by Organized labor in Dallas, Texas, were victorious at the city election held April 23. The fight for the candidates favored by trade union ists was' waged by the Labor Non Partisan Political League and the Dallas Craftsman, of which William M. Reilly is editor and publisher. VETERAN NEW YORK LABOR MAN DEAD.—Homer D. Call, who served the New York State Federa tion of Labor as a vice president for many years, and who became presi dent on the death of President Daniel Harris in 1915 and served in that of fice for one year, died at his home in Syracuse on April 17. The funeral was attended by Vice President A. W Sherman of Syracuse and a large group of mourning trades unionists Mr. Call was a veteran of the Civil War and was 85 at the time of his death. In 1914 he was elected by the Legislatyre in joint session as treas urer of the State of New York, and served one year. For nearly thirty years he was international secretary treasurer of the Butcher Workmen' International Union, retiring from that position and all activities in 191G PEACE CASUALTIES GREATER THAN WAR San Francisco.—Industry in Cali fornia is far more dangerous than war, according to a report by Will French, director of the State Depart ment of Industrial Relations. There were 1,747 California men killed and 4,844 wounded in the World Ambulance Service Phone 35 Fxtra Pants W War.5 This total casuality list of 6,591 young ifyen is compared with a total industrial casualty list of 1,095, 074 in four and one-half years from 1924 to 1928. The number of deaths in that period Was 3,107 permanently iYfjtired, 6, 418 temporarily injured. 404, 626, ami "no disability" injured, 681,923. VETO STATE MINIMUM LAW St. Paul, Minn.—Governor Chris tianson vetoed the state minimum wage law that would apply to public work. He suggests that the state industrial commission Jte empowered to fix the minimum wage on such contracts. The scheme would be favored by the anti-union Minnesota Employers' Association. Fresh Potato Chips 75c Poultd FRANK X. HILZ The Purr Food (irorer 3rd A Market Rupture C. W. GATH CO. Improperly treated may cause more injury than benefit. Prop erly fitted by our truss, we have every reason to believe many cases will be cured. The most comfortable truss to wear ever invented. No leg straps to chafe. We not only fit them cor rectly, but will give you service that insures comfort and the best possible results. Reason ably priced from. $2.50 to $5.00. 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