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.fe 2 w VOL. XXIX. No. 17 New Orleans (ILNS)—Imported strikebreakers employed by the New Orleans Public Service, Inc., must sign a lengthy contract in which they promise various things, including the reimbursing of their employer or his agent for transportation and subsis tence en route if they are discharged for "agitation." The contract, which was made public by Edwin Peyroux, president of the Street Car Workers' Local Union, is as follows: Contract and Agreement 1 understand that I am the em ploye of the company to which I am assigned to work. That I will accept workmen's com* pensation in the state and through the company to which I am assigned to work. I understand that I am to take the place of former employes now on strike or to guard the prop erty of a corporation or the company where the employes are on strike. I claim and represent myself to be a sober and reliable workman at the trade or duties for which I have been employed. I promise to conduct my self in a sober and reliable manner, both on and off duty during the life of this contract, and in the event of my discharge for any of the following reasons incompetency, drinking liquor, or agitation—I will reimburse my employer or his agent for all tTOli spoliation advanced me and sub sistence en route. Transportation is free after 30 days and a ten-day notice of my in tention to quit, or at the termination of» the cnotract. If I remain until the termination of this contract or until a settlement has been made between the employer and the striking em ployes and my services are no longer required, I am to receive transporta tion back to my point of shipment via the shortest route (no Pullman al lowed). 4~ I understand that am to be fur nished board and lodging by my em ployer during the continuation of the strike or until I receive notice from any representative of the company that board has been discontinued. I fully understand that if I am dis charged for any of the above men tioned reasons or for any reason on the part of the officers of the com pany or their representatives, I. for feit all claim to free transportation to or from the work and will reim burse my employer (by deduction from my wages) for any transporta tion advanced me. I certify that I am free from all contagious or infectious diseases to the best of my knowledge and belief and that if it is found upon physical examination that I have any said dis ease, I am to forfeit transportation advanced me by the cmopany. /t tfi'lUSj'xL .£,* *!'j i & I Here's Contract New Orleans Street Car Bosses Are Forcing On Imported Strikebreakers I certify that I am a citizen of the United States and a voter and that I have never been convicted of any crime, and that there is no charge now pending against me in any court, which, if prosecuted, would result in a conviction of any kind. I certify that I have read the above and understand its contents fully be fore signing. Witness my hand and seal Address Date Signature of witness QUICK PARDON For Mooney Is Urged By Molders* Editor Cincinnati.—An end to the procras tinating policy of Governor Young, of California, and an immediate par don for Tom Mooney is demanded by Robert T. McCoy, editor International Molders' Journal, in a stinging edi torial. "The conviction of Tom Mooney will go down in history as one of the rankest injustices in the annals of American jurisprudence," says the labor editor. "All of the principal witnesses in this case have since made affidavits that they testified falsely against the accused. His continued incarceration is a disgrace to the state of Califor nia. "The trial judge, two of the prose cuting attorneys and all of the living jurors declare their belief in the in nocence of Mooney. They have even signed petitions requesting that the governor grant executive clemency in the form of a complete, uncondi tional pardon. But Mooney languishes in prison. His only hope for freedom rests in the governor's hands. "Evidence of a complete frame-up to convict Mooney is complete. It is painfully disgusting to witness the procrastination of the governor, who has stated that he wttb^twtew the case at his leisure. "At his leisure! "Is the freedom of a man of so little importance to the governor that it can await his leisure? A case such as this calls for the earliest consid eration of an executive, be he gov ernor or president. Freedom of a human being is not a thing to be toyed with. Injustices like this are contributing largely to the present disrespect for law." FOOD PRICES GO UP Washington.—Retail food prices in creased about 1 per cent between May 15 and June 15, this year, according to the United States Bureau of La bor Statistics. NATION AI SYSTEM Our policy of extending to every cu&omer the utmost in courtesy, friendship and helpful financial counsel has made us a ho& of fine loyal friends. Over one-half of our appli* Caucus are s:nt us by satisfied natrons. O A N S From $50 to $2500 For Personal or Business Purposes 4% SAVINGS DEPOSITS 5% SAVINGS CERTIFICATES Save Where You Can Borrow ilton Industrial Bank 235 Court St.— Phone 5-1-4-0 6BKUEMEH HM/fc YOU EVER PRICEH 0(/R 09$TEft RDA05 P0WN W3 (Copyright, W.N.U.) Washington D. C. (ILNS)—Gains amounting to about three-quarters of a million members by the American Federation of Labor since the last annual report was issued are indicat ed in a statement just made by Sec retary Frank Morrison to Interna tional Labor News Service, with a quarter of a year still to go before another annual report is compiled. Thus the "double membership" campaign is shown to have borne sur prisingly large fruit, nobody having seriously expected that the member ip could be doubled in a normal year, however much they might have hoped it could be done. New membership figures were fur nished by Secretary Morrison in com ment upon figures of world trade union membership just made public by the United States Bureau of La bor Statistics. The bureau gave American trade union membership this year as 4,241,542 and the mem- Friendly Money THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS Away From Home Greater Real Strength Than During War Days-May Reach 4,000,000 For Convention ibtiti liii Ay, 100 FELLOWS DON! KNOW WHAT609P R(?ads SHELL are.wanr UNTIL. SOU G205S E O U N A I N S ft A. F. of L. Membership Reached 3,500,000 Mark in Big Drive bership for last year as 3,600,738. In each case the figure is far in excess of A. F. of L. membership, but prob ably is intended to include railroad train service organizations and dual unions. The A. F. of L. membership at this time, as given by Secretary Morrison, is roughly 3,500,000, to which may be added about 400,000 as the member ship of the four train service brother hoods, which are not affiliated to the American Federation of Labor, but which work in harmony. Thus the bona fide trade union organization strength is about 3,900,000, or nearly 4,000,000, a peak of strength attain ed only during the World War pe riod. The 1928 A. F. of L. member ship was 2,896,063. That this new high figure will be raised before the Toronto A. F. of L. convention seems certain, inasmuch as intensive organizing campaigns are under way in several sections of the country, with members coming in CITY WAGE Blocked By Wisconsin High Court Rule Duluth, Minn.—The proposed city wage ordinance has been declared ille gal by City Attorney Forbes because of a decision by the state supreme court on similar legislation passed by the Milwaukee common council. The Milwaukee ordinance provided that wages on public construction "shall be the established and current rate of wages paid for such hours by employers of organized labor within the city." The state supreme court was shock ed at this legislation which, it de clared, took from city officials "the judgment required to fix and deter mine a prevailing wage scale." Such an ordinance, the court de clared, "amounts to nothing less than a surrender by the members of the common council of the exercise of their independent, individual judg ment in the determination of a mat ter of legislative concern. If the members of the common council act upon the subject at all, the determi nation of such outside body rather than their own shall control." The court's sharp reasoning on the attempt of workers to stabilize wages does not apply to the prices of cement, sceel, brick and other commodities that are set by associations of manu facturers and are accepted without question by the city and contractors. M. J. MURPHY DEAD New York.—Michael J. Murphy, fee president "International Union of Operating and Steam Engineers, died at his home here after a short ill Knights of Labor and was master ness. He was 64 years old. In his youth he was active in the workman of the famous District As sembly 49, which included this city in its jurisdiction. WTHER(WHEN TTCOMF TO COOO ROADS WEVEti 'm in HfcEMT 1 "V HAMILTON, OHIO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2,1929 ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR mi ot 700'01'MAN rapidly. The only possible meaning in these figures is that American trade unionism is at the top of its real strength and going strong—that it is infinitely stronger than it was during war days, because the large figure of that period was partly 'mushroom" and was dependable nly for the period of the emergency —a fact later proven. Germany, Great Britain and Rus sia are assigned memberships larger than the United States in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, but in the case of Russia trade union member ship means no more than autocratic regimentation, membership being compulsory and policies being dictat ed by the political regime. It is in reality slave membership. Much the same is true of Italy, where a large membership is shown. Wlaundry OMEN—here's the new Thor unit that saves £rom 6 to 8 hours per week in the average home. Speed is the secret. You do your washing now from 8 to 10 A.M. Iron ing from 2 to 4 P.M. And in place of drudg ery—you find pleasant THIRD New York City (ILNS)—The Pull man Company, long one of the wealthiest companies in the country, is stooping to intimidation and dis charge of porters in an effort to break up the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Roy Lancaster, secretary treasurer of the union, charges. Hun dreds of cases of intimidation have been reported to the brotherhood, he said recently. "In most easel," he said, "the in justice is so great that the porter feels that if properly brought to the attention of those higher up there is a chance of getting back on the job. That is why they are reluctant to make the facts public. They do not know, of course, that the policy of the Pullman Company is to refer each complaint to the local superintendent for final action." Lancaster said that porters are continually leaving or being dis charged to be replaced by green men, and that the turnover "shows not only unrest and dissatisfaction but also explains the cause of so many com plaints against the service on the cars." He reported that the company was recruiting new porters from Southern cotton fields and that its policy was to employ "no one who lives above the Mason-Dixon line, no school boys and no one who shows average intel ligence." "The service on Pullman cars is at least 25 per cent below the service of three years ago," Mr. Lancaster said. "This is not only because new men have been employed because of in creased business, but principally be cause of intimidation methods in an effort to break up the union. Men of intelligence and courage are finding other employment and are leaving the service. "The hours the men are working are not only inhuman but are steadily undermining their health. "To cite only one 'run,' the so-call ed 'chain-gang' run. This run leaves New York at midnight, but the porter reports at 7:30 p.m. to get his car ready for reception of passengers. He arrives in Baltimore early in the morning, after being on duty from 13 to 14 hours. He reports again that night at 7:30 p. m. and leaves for See Window Display This Week 2 Laundry Machines now for the price of on3 a-1*® Porters Say Pullman Company Is Trying "Hard Boiled" Tactics to Break Up Union jf i: Welshes in 2 hours.,.Irons in 2hours relaxation, machines— From Washer to Ironmr in 10 Seconds K-R-E-B-S w i ..v. r. .v ^.t.,,irJk.,,rt ,^- „A. .- •ijlt-, ,* •-,.,t,'5 .* n^y: Pittsburgh. Again he is on duty IS to 14 hours. At 6 p. m, that same evening he leaves Pittsburgh for New York, arriving at 6:55 a.m., and is relieved from duty about 9 a. m. Again he has been on duty about 15 to 16 hours. He is then off duty un til the next evening at 7:30 unless 'doubled out' on some other run." "DRY ICE" PROVING HAZARDOUS Washington.—"Dry ice" is the lat est industrial hazard, according to a statement by the United States Bu reau of Labor Statistics. Dry ice" is manufactured from carbon dioxide and is used by ice cream plants and dairy-products com ponies. The ice has an estimated temperature of 110 degrees below zero and may cause serious injury if carelessly handled. Warning labels are placed on the ocntainers but where handled with bare hands the ice has proven in jurious. The ice is also used to freeze the core or center of golf balls, around which the remainder of the ball is constructed. Several cases of the new industrial hazard have been re ported. In each case the nervos of the fingers, hands and forearms were affected to such an extent that a form of neuritis was produced. There was first twitching or shaking of the arm due to muscle contractions, numbness of the fingers so that the prick of a pin could not be felt, inability to dis tinguish between heat and cold and sometimes pain and inability to use the hand. CIGAR PLANT PROS PERS Philadelphia.—The Bayuk Cigars Corporation reports net profits of $420,702 for the three months ended June 30 after depreciation, federal taxes and preferred dividends. Young girls employed by this cor poration in this city are attempting to organize and raise their poverty wage rate. These two famous Thor the new Thor Agitator and the new Thor Speed Iron combined now cost.you about what you have been asked for a good washer alone. See them work. Their speed and efficiency will amaze and please you. COURT 1 •v V*f- J» til if1!