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Labor Day Edition
26 Pages
We thank our advertisers for theii
patronage. Through their co-operation
the Butler County Press has been able
to get out this successful Labor Day
edition, and they deserve the support
of organized labor and its friends
They assist those who toil in an in
direct way by making it possible for
this paper to be of service to the
'workers. Persons and firms using our
paper for /advertising are showing
interest in our cause and express
friendship for the wage earners
Therefore, the worker should look
through the columns of our Labor
Day edition before making necessary
purchases and give friendly com
panies preference. As organized
workers, you can readily see the value
of reciprocity, which goes to show
that our advertisers should get the
benefit of the purchasing power of
organized workers in Hamilton and
the surrounding territory.
We sincerely trust that our adver
tisers' sales will increase with organ
ized labor patronage to such extent
that when we get out our 1933 Labor
Day edition it will be necessary for
us to get out an edition twice the size
of 1932. Again, we thank you, Mr.
Labor Day is the one day in the
year on which we place ourselves face
to face with the problems that con
front those who toil. It is the one day
in the year when we arouse our en
thusiasm and encourage ourselves to
pledge greater activity in the year
to come in the effort to gain those
things to 'which labor is justly en
It is well for us to do this. But we
should not lose sight of the fact that
there are three hundred and sixty
four other days in the year over
which we must spread our enthusiasm
if we are to win the battle.
It is not enough that we take stock
on Labor Day and make firm resolu
tions of loyalty to labor's cause. In
this respect, every day in the year
should be Labor Day for us, and we
should carry our zeal into the remote
days of the year just the same as on
Labor Day.
Only through continned and unceas
ing effort and struggle can we of la
bor reach the goal that we have set
for ourselves.
Much has been accomplished, but
there remains much more to be done
and we dare not falter if we would
succeed in lifting the toiling masses
to a better place in life.
On this Labor Day, 1932, let us
survey the events of the past year,
Leet us appraise the gains and lesses
the successes and failures. Let us
profit by what has gone before and
the experience that has come to all
of us, for it ia by experience that we
All hail to Labor Day, 1932!
Labor Day, 1931, is the thirty-ninth annual celebration of Labor Day as
a legal national holiday and the fiftieth anniversary of the first local Labor
Day celebration.
The history of Labor Day as legal holiday is evidence of the methods
and progress of labor.
Labor Day was not given to labor aa a present from kindly disposed
employers, social welfare workers, or legislators. Its recognition was won
by the strength of labor itself.
The united efforts of the workers themselves established Labor Day
a natioii«l holiday years before any state legislature or tbe congress, of
the United States enacted the custom into law.
Nevertheless, the history of Labor Day statute laws themselves is
important because it illustrates the increasing influence of labor's economic
organizations over the action of government bodies.
By viewing in retrospect the events
of the past year we may learn how
to avoid the dangers of the future
and how to profit in full measure
from the gains that have been made.
Great problems await solution in
the future. If we profit from what
we learn from the past year, we bet
ter equip ourselves for the task of
finding proper solutions for the
problems that lie ahead.
P. J. McGuire, the founder of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join
ers, and for many years a member of the executive council of the American
Federation of Labor, originated the Labor Day idea.
Going out to the fairgrounds Mon
day, brother? Every body else is
going, and if you don't come out you
are going to be mightly lonesome
How about getting the kiddies to
gether and the missus, pack the bas
ket and put in a day at the fair
grounds and forget about being out
of a job, for one day anyway? The
committee has worked itself frantic
to arrange a big day for you and
At a meeting of the New York City Central Labor Union, held on
May 8, 1882, McGuire stressed the propriety of setting aside one day in the
year as a general holiday for the working people. He suggested that it be
called Labor Day.
And if you haven't sent in your
contribution yet for the country store
and can afford to do so, let it come
It is never too late to do good and
Charlie Baynes and his hustlers will
receive you with open arms.
The Central Labor Union adopted the idea and organized It Labor Day
parade and festival on the first Monday in September, 1882.
In 1884 convention of the American Federation of Labor endorsed the
proposal for a national Labor Day holiday by unanimously adopting the
following introduced by A. C. Cameron, a delegate from the Chicago Trades
and Labor Alliance:
"Resolved, That the first Monday in September of each year be set
apart as a laborer's national holiday, and that we recommend its observance
by all wage workers, irrespective of sex, calling, or nationality."
But by all means come out and
meet the gang.
Organized labor carried on its demand for Labor Day so effectively that
soon many municipal councils and state legislatures made it a legal holiday.
Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a state holiday the
Oregon Labor Day law was signed by the governor on February 21, 1887
During 1887 the legislatures of Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and
New York also made Labor Day a state holiday. In 1889, Connecticut,
Nebraska and Pennsylvania enacted Labor Day laws in 1890, Iowa and
Ohio in 1891, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Montana, New
Hampshire South Carolina Tennessee and Washington in 1892, Alabama,
Louisiana, Utah and Virginia in 1893, California, Delaware, Florida, Min
nesota, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin.
At this time, Labor Day time, it
is a good time to check up on mat
ters pertaining to the welfare of the
labor movement and the best inter
ests of our fellow workers,, as to who
are our friends and who are not, who
are with us and who are against us
And for this reason we want to re
mind you that the Purity Baking
Company insists that it "wants no
union restrictions." Sure not. The
Purity Company wants no union re
striction on its policy of low wages
and long hours for its employers. It
wants no restriction on the opportun
ity for lowering wages and destroying
long fought for ideal living standards
the opportunity given birth by the
depression which is causing so much
In the meantime the officials of the American Federation of Labor
endeavored to have the congress of the United States make Labor Day
a national holiday.
Shortly after the fifty-third congress convened in 1893, Senator James
H. Kyle, of South Dakota Representative Amos J. Cummings, of New York
and Representative Robert E. De Forest, of Connecticut, introduced bills
making Labor Day a legal holiday.
The Cummings bill was reported favorably by the house committee on
labor, of which Lawrence E. McGann, of Illinois, was chairman. The com
mittee did not report the DeForest bill.
The Kyle bill was reported favorably by the senate committee on
education and labor, of which Senator Kyle was chairman. Following is
the text of the Kyle bill:
A Bill Making Labor Day a Legvl Holiday
"Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United
States of America in congress assembled, That the first Monday in Septem
ber in each year, being the day celebrated and known as labor's holiday, is
hereby made a legal public holiday, in the same manner as Christmas, the
1st day of January, the 22nd day of February, the 30th day of May, and the
4th day of July are now by law public holidays."
The senate passed the Kyle bill on June 24, 1894, the house passed it
on June 26, in place of the Cummings bill, and President Cleveland signed
it on June 28.
In his annual report to the 1894 convention of the American Federation
of Labor, Samuel Gompers, president of the federation, announced labor's
victory with the following brief statement:
"National Labor Day.—It affords me pleasure to be able to report that
the demand made by the American Federation of Labor for making the first
Monday in September of each year a legal holiday passed congress and was
made a law on June 28, 1894."
misery and suffering among the job
less and their families.
So at this Labor Day season we
bring to the attention of all organiz
ed labor and friends the unfair stand
of the Purity Baking Company to tear
down the work of trade unionism of
the past thirty years for decent liv
ing conditions. The fight of the Bak
ers' Union is the fight of all local
organized labor, and organized labor
must back up the bakers in their
And organized labor ia back of the
bakers and will remain so as long
as it is necessary that victory for
justness and fairness prevail in this
struggle to maintain decent living
The chief product of the Purity
Baking Company is Taystee bread
Be watchful in buying bread and re
fuse Taystee bread. But Taystee
bread is not the only product of the
Purity Company. Watch the wrap
pers and labels on all baked goods
you buy, and see that none of them
are of the Purity make. See to
that all baked goods bear the union
label—that is all that is necessary
to be sure and safe.
Out at the fairgrounds next Mon
day pass the word along among those
you see seldom—unionists and non
unionists—and urge them to buy only
union made, union labeled, baked
Asks That Public Guarc
Against Misstatements
Being Made
Members of Plumbers' Local Union
No. 108, after having submitted
working agreement for the ensuing
year to the employing master plum
bers, and which the employers refus
ed to accept, went on strike May 1
After a few wetks a number of the
employing firms, recognizing the just
ness of the union plumbers and fitt
ers' demands, signed the agreement.
Elsewhero in this edition can be
found an advertisement by the plum
bers' local in which the names of the
fair employers are listed. There are
nine of them signed up. The jour
neymen plumbers in their new agree
ment accept a voluntary reduction of
•2.00 per day in wages, equalling
about 20 per cent cut. This, the jour
neymen feel is more than fair on
their part, and no doubt the public
will also agree they have been fair.
However, it is reported that some
of the unfair employers have stated
they employ union plumbers and fit
ters, or at least they leave prospective
customers under that impression. The
journeymen plumbers ask that the
public guard itself against such mis
statements or false impressions. As
stated, in taking a 20 per cent reduc
tion the workers feel that they are
fair and doing their full share in the
attempt to revive the building indus
try, and they ask the moral support
of the public in their struggle to
maintain fair wages and decent liv
ing conditions.
The committee selected for the 1932
celebration of Labor Day ia aa fol
Lee Tnman, chairman.
George Brandel, secretary.
Chas. Chapen, treasurer.
Amusements—Stanley Ogg, George
Brandel, Chas. Baynes, Ike Jarrett
and Chas. Hosea.
Candy—Chas. Butts and members
of Stationary Firemen's Union.
Grounds—Lee Inman and Chas.
Ice Cream—Delegate Nichols and
members of Plumbers' Union.
Lunch—Clarence Davis, Stanley
Jackson and members of Bakers
Automobile—Chas. Jackson, F.
Moore and members of Polishers
Fruit—Fredericks, Haggard and
Soft Drinks—Chas. Mignery, Otwell
Condon, Clyde Bartel, Chas. Perine
Ed. Smith, Mabel Warren.
Country Store—Chas. Baynes, Clar
ence Roth, George Tenbush, Robert
Service, Delegate Utterich and Frank
Korno—Mrs. Michalski, Delegate
Devore, John Janser and members of
the Woman's Union Label League
Delegate Spaulding and Carpenters
Advertising—Ed Weiss, Ike Jarrett
and Frank Holt.
Big Wheel—Stanley Ogg, Ed Weiss
and Ed Dullfc'f-
Dance Ike
Hands' Union.
The meeting was told that in New
York city alone housing projects cost
ing over $90,000,000 soon will be pre
sented to the R. F. C., with applica
tions for financing, after being sub
mitted to the tate housing board
It was estimated that self-liquidating
projects worth over a billion and a
half dollars are planned throughout
the country. These can be put into
construction the moment the R. F. C,
approves the loans.
Musicians' Union
Files Complaint
Washington, D. C. (ILNS)—Pro
test against the use of the Marine
Band at Hoover notification cere
monies has been filed with Secretary
of the Navy Adams by the American
Federation of Musicians as violation
of law, "when 140,000 musicians are
dependent on furnishing music for a
"It was a purely partisan political
affair," the letter said.
"The Marine Band is a part of the
navy. Your order is but in line with
your habitual policy of permitting
navy and marine bands to play at the
private functions of those whose po
litical or social influence is deemed
sufficient to warrant you in violating
the laws of the United States."
Former W. W. Suicide
Karl, Axelson, farm organization
leader at Medicine Hat, Alberta, and
former active I. W. W. member in the
United States, hanged himself at his
home. He founded the Workers'
Unity League and ran unsuccessfully
as Farmers' Unity League candidate
for parliament.
Would Speed Housing
Special sessions of state legisla
tures should be called at once to pro
mote slump clearance and now cost
housing, it is declared by Robert D.
Kohn, of the American Institute of
Architects, who is heading a nation
wide movement to eliminate the leth
argy and the misunderstanding which
Jarrett and Stage
To Cost Over Ninety Million
New York City (ILNS)—Pending
preparation of application forms, ap
plication for financing for self-liquid
ating projects can be made to the Re
construction Corporation by filing
details of the project, said Col. John
Hogan, American Society of Civil
Engineers, addressing a national
trade recovery meeting at Architect
ural League headquarters. It must
be specified that local funds are not
available. He urged immediate filing
of applications, to take full advantage
of the provisions of the law, for the
reason that unless this is done those
most in need of employment will not
get it this winter.
"As between two self-liquidating
projects," Col. Hogan said, "the one
that will furnish most employment
should be given preference, for the
reason that the federal relief legisla
tion was designed primarily to give
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Two merchants buy furniture
One sits home and selects from
photographs shown him by travel
ing salesmen.
The other attends the Market ia
Chicago in the world's largest build*
ing devoted to a single industry—
the American Furniture Mart.
There the greatest furniture show
in the world is held... the new styles
are introduced the greatest
value* are offered. •. the latest trends
2-Piece Living
Room Suite*
is said to exist regarding the use of
federal funds under the emergency re
lief and construction act of 1932.
With financial aid provided by an
anonymous donor, speakers will be
sent to address meetings of the insti
tute's chapters throughout the coun
try in an effort to combat conditions
which, he asserted, threaten to pre
vent the betterment contemplated by
congress in the work-relief jgrovj^ions
o e e e e n y a
Old Sinner—If you will answer me
one question, I will come to church.
Minister—What is the question?
Old Sinner—Who was Cain's wife?
Minister—My friend, jfou will never
This Is Your Store
¥1JE'RE in business to please you. Without your favor
and patronage we would be forced to close our
doors. Upon the strength of Good Will, the desire to
render efficient service, careful painstaking shoe fit
tings, provide the proper styles, quality and reasonable
prices, and other essential business factors, do we exist
and prosper.
CMore people should use this store for their footwear
needs. More people should become acquainted with our
real footwear needs.
CFrankly we make a bid for your business a visit in
volves no obligation to buy. Our prices are lower than
ever before.
246 High Street Telephone 862
\yirst showing of
finest offerings from the
world's greatest furniture
style show
be able to emrace religion until yoi*
stop bothering yourself about othefc
men's wives.—Kearney. fi
Kffia R»ts and Mice. Absolutely
prevents the odor from carcasses.
One package proves this. BESTYE'f
comes in powder form, no mixing
with other foods.
50 cent size, 3 oz., is enough fof
Pantry, Kitchen and Cellar.
75 cent size, 6 oz., for Chicken,"
House, Coops and small buildings.
Sold and guaranteed by Hamilton Flour an$.
Feed Co.. 761 East Ave. Phone 3055 ar.i*
A. M. Graham Co., 245 Millville Avenue'j
Phone 878.
in interior decoration are exhibited.
Which merchant serves you best?
It is because we know that we can
give you more in charm, value, and
craftsmanship that, instead of sitting
home, we attend the Market.
We have just recently come back,
in fact, and are now showing the
finest offerings which have just
arrived. You are invited to our store
to see this exhibit of what's new
and better in things for your home.
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