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This registration is only for those
who aren't registered properly under
the permanent registration law or
have moved since registering. Those
who have moved out of the precinct
in which they lived when they last
registered, must register by October
18 in order to be eligible to vote on
November 8.
Don't neglect this. Be sure you are
properly registered and don't miss
the opportunity to vote at this com
ing important election.
There is no change in the strike
of the union bakers at the Purity
Baking Company's plant. The Pur
ity Company officials have taken a
determined stand against their for
mer union employes. The unionists
are standing firm in their struggle
for fair and decent working condi
tions. The strikers have used every
effort to bring about a satisfactory
adjustment of their grievances with
the company, but Purity officials will
not "see the light." Taystee, Butter
Cream and Sweetheart bread, prod
ucts of the Purity Baking Company,
do not bear the union label and are
unfair to organized labor.
The striking bakers urge the pub
lic to continue to lend their support
in this fight against unfair methods
and ask that you buy only bread bear
ing the union label.
The Press is running a series of
six articles on the subject of "Un
employment Insurance," written by
Marjorie McFarland. The articles
have been prepared at the request of
Thos. J. Donnelly, secretary of the
Ohio State Federation of Labor, and
member of the Ohio Unemployment
Insurance Commission, which will re
port to the 1933 session of the Ohio
general assembly.
Miss McFarland is secretary of the
Ohio Unemployment Insurance Com
mission. She is a graduate of Anti
och College, an authority on unem
ployment insurance, and greatly in
terested in many forms of welfare
The second of these articles will
be found elsewhere in this issue, and
the Press urges all its readers and
those interested in the subject to read
every one of the articles and thereby
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become better acquainted with the
workings of unemployment insur
The Lidgewood Company, working
on government contracts, was until
recently working a 12-hour day. It is
reported now to be working nine and
one-half hours a day, in spite of un
employment and of great efforts to
spread work by reducing the work
John P. Frey, testifying two weeks
ago before a congressional committee,
revealed Lidgewood's 12-hour day
Soviet Russia, engineering) world
revolution, plays both commerce and
diplomacy to that end.
First an industrialized Russia,
armed and fed, ready to fight. Then
on with the revolution. Pleasant to
The red regime now sells oil to
both French and Italian navies
It is dickering to sell oil to Jap
anese interests which will probably
sell it in turn to the Japanese army.
A million dollars' worth of soviet
oil is due for delivery to Mellon's Ca
nadian aluminum company.
Oil is the principal export commod
ity of the reds now, and it probably
will remain so for some time.
The reds are not pouring oil on
the troubled waters—that's sure.
They are more likely seeking to put
oil where they can best touch it with
a revolutionary torch when they deem
the hour to have arrived.
Observe the action of the United
States Chamber of Commerce in de
claring for the 40-hour week.
To be sure, this is better than the
44-hour week.
But, there are some things to con
Two weeks before the Chamber's
action the big bankers of New York
let it be known that they were for
the 40-hour week.
This was reported in labor news
papers over the country through In
ternational Labor News Service.
The Chamber followed the lead of
the banks.
More than that: Purposely or
otherwise, the Chamber's 40-hour
week blast came on the heels of the
demand of railroad workers for a 30-
All Hamilton voters upon entering the booth on election day will receive
a "questions and issues" ballot, on which they will find the proposed amend
ment to the city charter. The amendment provides for transfer of sur
pluses from the gas and electric funds to the general fund. The amendment,
however, protects the utilities, in that it stipulates that no transfer may be
made until after all operation and overhead charges and debts have been
paid and until after an amortization fund has been set up. The amendment
also stipulates that no transfer can be made without the recommendation
of the city manager. The charter, as it is at present, prohibits the transfer
of funds from the gas and electric departments to the general fund.
Some opposition to the change in the charter is being heard of, here
and there. And much of this opposition is not because of belief that the
change is not the proper thing at this time, but rather because of fear that
city affairs in the future may not be administered efficiently as they are
at present, which would bode ill for the funds of the utilities and their
future. But this could easily be gotten around if such time should come.
All that would be necessary to overcome such situation would be for the
citizens to vote back things to what they are today. And that would be
done quickly when the voters realised such steps were best for their own
good and welfare.
Another thing the objectors say, is: "If the utilities are making so
much money that there are sui pluses, why not reduce the rates of gas and
electric current and give us such benefits?" And that is good logic and
would be alright if—these were normal times. But as it is, with the
greatly reduced tax valuations in Hamilton, the revenue the city will
receive for operating funds during 1933-34 will not be sufficient to pay
the salaries of the police and fire departments, for the collection of gar
bage, a contractual obligation. Nor will there be funds for paying pensions
for police and firemen which is mandatory. Then too, and what might be
regarded as the most important at this time, there is a serious shortage
in the fund for relief purposes, with no sufficient funds in sight to meet
the expected demands other than would be obtained through the proposed
amendment to the city charter.
News just comes that the Lidge
wood Manufacturing Co., Elizabeth,
N. J., has been awarded the contract
to make the electric cableway for in
stalling power machinery at Hoover
This year city employes have voluntarily taken salary reductions
amounting to 20 per cent. The same will be taken next year. But, despite
these drastic wage cuts and reductions in the budgets of all departments,
it will be impossible to maintain service with money coming in through
the usual channels—taxes.
It is just this: If the city in 1983 and 1934 is to maintain the police
and fire departments up to the present high standards if the city is to
continue municipal garbage collection, grant relief to the needy, etc., then
the passage of the amendment is absolutely necessary. In the words of
Mayor R. H. Burke:
"Adoption of the amendment is the only vehicle through which the
city can maintain service."
The Press believes the people of Hamilton can safely place the expen
diture of any surpluses accruing in the gas and electric departments in the
hands of those directly in charge of the city's affairs at this time and, as
stated before, should the time come when it is wise to do so, why—then
present conditions can be voted back again that is, prohibiting the trans
fer of funds from the gas and electrical departments, to the general fund.
And so, under the conditions as we see them and having only in mind
what we believe would be for the best interests of the people of Hamilton,
the Press urges all to vote "Yes" on the amendment.
hour week, timed to throw the
weight of Big Business into the
scales against them.
And still more: The American
Federation of Labor has shown that
unemployment cannot be ended unless
industry inaugurates a 30-hour week
The United States Chamber of
Commerce, therefore, is not propos
ing a remedy for unemployment. It
is echoing the bankers. But they are
for it—the shorter work week, and
that will help some.
Modification of the Volstead act
can be brought about in ten days,
with congress in session.
In a few weeks congress will be in
Announcement is made that a re
submission bill may be enacted this
winter. Maybe so. Maybe not. But
modification can and should come
There will be vast unemployment
this winter. With one act a great
wave of re-employment can be start
ed, a great wave of confidence and
good cheer sent rolling across the
The Cleveland Press says:
"The time seems ripe for old age
pension legislation. Even the most
stubbornly prejudiced must now be
convinced that poverty in old age
cannot be assumed to be just punish
ment for a thriftless life. Many
thousands of aged people in Cleve
land and Ohio, independent in 1929,
are now paupers or near-paupers
through the working of industrial and
economic forces over which they have
no control. Ohio should now get into
"Let the timid politicians be as
sured," urges the Cincinnati Post,
"that there are few people left in
Ohio who are so sure of their futures
that they say, 'We don't believe in
old age pensions. Old age pensions
are only for the shiftless.' Who is
safe? Who is so rich today as to be
certain that he will always be be
yond the need of an old age pen
"A time like the present should
be a time to reappraise old traditions
and to blaze new trails if necessary,"
declares the Columbus Citizen. "If
economic security is man's chief need,
a time when insecurity is so bitterly
emphasized as in recent years should
be marked not only by emergency re
lief efforts, but also by permanent
measure* to promote future secur
The Cherry
f|« Where with ear
wo tell the truth
about many things, sometimes pro
foundly, sometimes flippantly,
sometimes recklessly
Program hunters still operate at
high speed and produce reams of
paper and columns of print.
The great American game of hunt
ing the way through the woods of
depression with paper shotguns wad
ded with programs for salvation goes
merrily on.
Just now the engineers are at it—
and there are. more kinds of engi
neers now than you can shake a stick
Time was when an engineer was a
man who ran an engine.
Now engineers who run engines
take a look at their greasy overalls
and wonder what they ought to Call
The term engineer doesn't dis
tinguish them any more and they are
more puzzled than anyone elate.
An engineer now-a-days is a fel
low who can engineer himself into
print. At least that goes for a lot
of them.
Engineering isn't a vocation any
more it's a profession, and there
aren't any greasy overalls in the
The engineering professions form a
group—there are engineers of this
and engineers of that management
engineers, sanitary engineers, maybe
unsanitary engineers, too. Who
Funeral directors once were under
takers, then they became morticians
and next they'll be engineers. Sure
enough, why not? Mortuary engi
neers would be good.
a a a
Mighty near every kind of engi
neer has had his hand at the job of
mapping out a program for economic
recovery, for long-range planning, or
some other designation of the same
big idea.
Mostly it all comes to so much ap
ple sauce. Producing apple sauce
ought to be left to farmers and can
ning factories, but, lo and behold, it
turns out to be an engineering job.
These are strange days and nobody
knows what will pop up next.
Be that as it may, if it adds to the
gayety of nations, let it come. The
nations need gayety, sure enough.
President Hoover says the nation
needs a good new joke. He's right.
That's strictly a non-partisan obser
vation on his part and all can join
in agreement without any fear of
contributing to the advantage of
What a relief everyone would get
out of a big national laugh—a laugh
that would go way down deep and
fetch the abdominal muscles into ac
Most all the good jokes have gone
flat. Some new ones are on the
horizon, but the time to laugh hasn't
quite arrived. Let it hurry.
Maybe the engineers are engineer
ing one. Pomposity always is good
for a laugh.
If American history ought to make
anything clear it is that no plan is
ever going to be thrust full-formed
upon the American people and get
their O. K. It will have to grow, take
its lickings and its changes and thus
evolve into something native to the
Even the constitution went through
its years of birth pains.
The states came together in bick
ering and compromise.
Industrial planning, if ever there is
such a thing, will come slowly, grow
ing to fit facts and notions.
Still that doesn't answer the query:
Who and what is an engineer today,
anyway? Those who adorn and bring
honor to their professions have a
heavy load to carry in those who
fulminate and scheme for the head
lines, the glory and the cash.
Portland, Ore. (ILNS)—Paul M.
Callicotte, mountaineer, has given
the Portland Oregonian a signed
statement saying he believes he car
ried to San Francisco the suitcase
containing the bomb that exploded on
Preparedness Day and for which Tom
Mooney was sentenced. Callicotte
says he was but a youngster at the
time and got $5 for the errand. Po
lice, dubious, are investigating, but
Callicotte thus far sticks to his story.
He says he was hired to take the suit
case from Oakland, and that he de
posited it exactly where the explosion
took place.
John T. Mugavin is Dead
Cincinnati, O., (ILNS)—John T.
Mugavin, chief clerk of the relief
fund, National Association of Letter
Carriers, is dead here after an opera
tion. The funeral was attended by
national officers of the association
and by many other trade union lead
ers. Mr. Mugavin was a veteran in
the organization and was noted for
his outstanding work in organizing
the unions benefit system.
Dandelion Jin*
by MoClur* Newspaper Syndloata.)
(WNU Service)
WAS a decided shock for Cor
Meade when she arrived at
the little red prairie statics where
she had expected her uncle or one
of the family to meet her, to find a
perfectly strange young man in cow
boy clothing and a broad hat in his
hand, bowing before her.
"Miss Meade?" he asked pleasantly,
and when she bowed he added, "Mr.
Fisher was very sorry that he could
not come himself but his bad knee
has bothered him today and he
thought it best to keep it very quiet.
Excuse me, please, but I must see to
your baggage—if you will give me
your checks—thank you."
"Who does he remind me of?" asked
Cornelia, and, finding no answer,
flushed a little at her odd Interest in
this cowboy attached to her uncle's
ranch. Cornelia Meade rather prided
herself on her aloof attitude toward
young men—she was simply indiffer
ent to everyone of them. Sometimes
her thoughts did steal away from her
stern keeping and she would remem
ber one summer when they stayed at
a farm and she had met a boy—a
farmer's lad several years older than
herself, who had been the most charm
ing playmate a small girl could have.
There were other children but none
of them had the charm that young
"Dandelion Jim," as they called him,
possessed. Cornelia had never seen
him or heard of him again.
"Ready, Miss Meade?" asked the
young man's cheery voice, and she
turned to find a large motor car in
the back of which were her trunks.
He knew how to drive and it was
only a half hour's stiff ride, fleeing
like the wind itself, with no fear of
traffic officer, before they entered the
wide gates of a comfortable ranch
house, with Uncle Paul and Aunt
Kathle waving from the broad ver
anda. She was warmly greeted and
then they explained that both the chil
dren happened to be away from home
for a few days.
"They did not expect you quite so
soon, dear, and they will be so dis
appointed," said Aunt Kathle, "but
they will be home at once. As soon
as we received your telegram, I tele
phoned to Kathie and she will be here
this evening. Dick and a friend will
arrive on the morning train. Paul,
did you introduce Jim to Cornelia?—
Jim," she called to Cornelia's driver.
"Yes, Mrs. Fisher," he said smiling,
and Aunt Kathle said, "Cornelia, this
Is one of our best friends. Jimmy
Lyon, foreman of the Bar-B ranch!"
As Cornelia dressed after her cold
bath a week later she thought of the
week at the ranch, and her thorough
enjoyment of all the sports of that
outdoor land. She had written her
mother that she would forego the trip
to Europe this year that her sister
and parents were taking, If she might
only remain out here with her uncle
and aunt
They were a merry crowd with Dick
and Kathie home and Dick's class
mate, Jack Hart. There was to be
a dance that evening at a nearby
ranch, and they were all going, even
Jim Lyon confessed that he had con
sidered It. To tell the truth, this an
nouncement made Cornelia very hap
py, for she was growing to like Jim
Lyon more than she would have cared
to confess. Little by little she had
extracted Information from the family
—Jim Lyon was really from the East
—and he was like one of the family,
this extremely good-looking young
man, whom all the cowboys called
"Dandy," and whom Cornelia had
found looking at her from wistful blue
eyes when he thought she was not
glancing In his direction.
When they came home together aft
er the dance, Mr. Fisher winked at his
wife and murmured: "Wonder what
Cornelia's mother would think If the
girl married our ranch foreman?"
Aunt Kathle laughed comfortably.
"If she knew what we know, Paul,
she wouldn't say a word—how could
she? Here's Jlra—as rich and well
educated as any of them, working for
us summers because he likes the life—
I suppose, though, if he should marry
Cornelia, if she would have him, I
mean, he would not come back here
very often."
"Perhaps they would both come
back," said her husband sagely.
And the very next day it happened.
Cornelia and Jim, riding toward Sweet
Springs, dismounted there and rested
!n the shady spot.
"Please tell me your whole name,
Jim," said Cornelia suddenly.
Jim Lyon looked at her with eager
blue eyes. "My name Is Daniel Don
ald Lyon, named for two uncles—my
nickname has always been Dan D.
"I wish It was Dandelion Jim,"
smiled Cornelia.
"Why? Why? Who told you that
it used to be that out on Sammls' farm
In New Hampshire. And you are the
little Cornflower girl—remember? I
used to call you that?"
"I remember—I remember—"
"And do you remember the old yel
low horse with the white nose—"
"Old Sorrel? And how I tried to
ride him and slipped off of his droop
ing back? And you caught me—and
saved me!" Cornelia's eyes were shin
ing with happy tears.
"And you wore a little blue gingham
dress—like an apron
"You remember that?"
"I remember everything—down all
the years—" and then Cornelia was in
ranriolim .Tltn'^ jmns
A Leader for
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"Pop, what is a cow?"
"Origin of the Chicago fir%w
COt 1932, Bell Syndicate.)—WNtJT Servian.
Pirate Shortstop
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Floyd Vaughan, shortstop for the
Pittsburgh Pirates, is one of the most
helpful members of his team in win
ning games. His fielding is excellent,
even sensational, and his batting aver
age Is high. Besides that he is a
fast runner and has a cool head.
Floyd, who is only 20 years old, was
born In Cllfty, Ark., and learned base
ball in Los Angeles. He joined the
Pirates last year.
Women Wets Gain
Over 100,000 women voters have
joined the Women's Organization for
National Prohibition Reform during
the past two months, bringing the
total membership of the women's wet
organization to well over 1,112,444,
Mrs. Charles H. Sabin, national
chairman, announced. "Incomplete
state reports already show an in
crease of 100,000 members," Mrs.
Sabin said. "The organized women
wets have now almost double tfie
highest membership claimed by the
Women's Christian Temperance
Read the Press.
WITCH is vvwy VVE
vvouT eer
cAsk Your
Wake Up Your Liver Bile
—Without Calomel
And YooTl Jump Oat of Bed
In the Morning Rarin' to Go
feel soar and sunk and the
world looks punk, don'tswallow a lot
of salts, mineral water, oil, laxative
candy or chewing gum and expect
them to make you suddenly sweet
•ad buoyant and full of sunshine.
jFor thaar can't do It. They only
move the bowels and a mere move
ment doesn't get at the cause. The
reason for your down-and-out feeling
is your liver. It should pour out two
pounds of liquid bile into your bowels
Good manners and the best
society go hand in hand. The best
society is not a fellowship of the
wealthy as is often the misleading
conclusion of many Americans.
Neither does it exclude those not
of exalted birth. But it is an asso
ciation of gentle-folk of which good
form in speech, charm of manner,
knowledge of the social amenities
and instinctive consideration for the
feelings of others are credentials
by which it recognizes its chosen
Tt"he correct form of introduction
is: "Mrs. Jones, may I present
Mr. Smith?" or "Mr. Distinguish
ed, may I present Mr. Young?"
The younger person is always pre
sented to the older or more dis
tinguished, but a gentleman is al
ways presented to a lady, even
though he is an old gentleman of
a great distinction and the lady a
mere slip of a girl.
No lady is ever, except to the
president of the United States, a
cardinal or a reigning soverign,
presented to a man.
A doctor, a judge, a bishop are
addressed and introduced by their
titles. The clergy are usually mis
ter unless they formally hold the
title of doctor, dean or canon. A
Catholic priest is "Father." A
senator is always introduced as
senator, whether still in office or
Prevailing Introduction
The brief form of introduction
is also correct.
"Mrs. Worldly,
St. Louis, Mo.—Musicians' Union
No. 2, Americna Federation of Mu
sicians, has made progress in nego
tiating new wage agreements with
theatres here. The Ambassador has
agreed to maintain its regular orches
tra at the old wage rate of $75 a
week, and favorable agreements have
also been made with other houses.
Kills Rats and Mice. Absolutely
prevents the odor from carcasses.
One package proves this. BESTYET
comes in powder form, no mixing
with other foods.
50 cent size, 3 oz., is enough for
Pantry, Kitchen and Cellar.
75 cent size, 6 oz., for Chicken
House, Coops and small buildings.
Sold and guaranteed by Hamilton Flour and
Feed Co., 761 East Ave. Phone 3055 and
A. M. Graham Co., 245 Millville Avenue
Phone 878.
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same tone of voice it is not appar
ent who is introduced to whom.
Mine Safety Gains
Safety and accident-prevention
work at coal mines in Pennsylvania
during the calendar year 1931 were
effective in reducing the accident
rates for both anthracite and bitum
inous coal mines, especially the lat
ter, according to reports which the
United States Bureau of Mines receiv
ed through the co-operation of the
mining companies and the Pennsyl
vania department of mines. As com
pared with 130, the accident rate in
1931 was reduced 2 per cent at an
thracite mines and 9 per cent at bi
tuminous-coal mines. In other words,
the anthracite mining companies low
red their accident-frequency rate for
each million man-hours of exposure
from 131 in 1930 to 128 in 1931, and
the bituminous coal-mining compan
ies reduced their rate from 100 to
J7 per million man-hours. The rec
ord for anthracite mines included a
late of 1.84 for fatalities and 126.55
for non-fatal injuries, while that for
lituminous mines included a fatality
rate of 1.29 and an injury rate of
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