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DAY AND NIGHT
COAL COKE FEED
Truths Pondered While
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8IVE US A TRIAL
"Then gently scan
your brother man"—
-By Mr. Modestus-
Ye Gods—of laughter—and of gold
What hoax immortal have ye per
petrated on us mortals now?
Our weakened minds have strain
enough to keep the balance,
And find the boundaries of ancient
right and wrong.
But now—you shift the boundaries
Now you call a crime, and to be
damned with prison penalties.
Our fathers called it wise to get,
to win, to own, to hold—
To leave as heritage for genera
tions still to come,
Their treasures hardly gained, of
But you have branded it by a name
You call it "hoarding," and more
As though it were some vile intox
You'd penalize and brand the man
who has it—
For mere "possession."
A man in Texas sold three good
horses and was paid in gold certifi
Three hundred dollars, paid in three
It was his money, as the horses
had been his.
He needed it, and he kept it.
He knew not what bank was safe
to keep it for him.
On every hand the banks were
"keeping" what they had.
A bank became a synonym for risk,
not for safety.
Then came the time for which the
man had prepared.
He needed now to use this money.
But a wise and good government
had changed the rules of money.
The man wanted to pay for some
thing—to buy it.
The seller said, "I cannot take your
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a bank, to get it
He took it to
The banker said,
legger of gold."
I am no boot-
The man found then another ban
One less superstitious—or with
This banker knew what to say—he
knew the holy words.
"Not until after the first day of
May will it be a crime,"
Said he, "to hold or handle gold.
That was a great deliverancve from
Absolved, the man who sold the
horses, turned in his "gold."
All this had happened in the month
On April 26 then, in solemn ses
sion, where they sat—and talked,
The senators declared, "No more
shall gold be sacred and alone,
"The sole basis of all our fiscal
They acclaimed the white metal
silver, as being also honored.
They made the president of these
To be high-priest and law-giver of
the ancient cult of coin.
He shall fix the measurement of
gold by silver—
Or of silver by gold.
And so of all other goods by sil
ver and by gold.
In a cavern, in a canyon, in a street
they named the Wall
Sat a banker, private banker, whose
habit was to beck and call
And have men run, and come, and
rise, and sit, when he did nod.
He had not brought in his gold—?
He claimed, "I am bank!" He
said, "This gold is mine!"
"Your constitution—private prop
erty—what will you do to me?
In the seats where law is made—
law that unmakes coin—
Of gold or silver, paper or copper,
or bonds, or promises to pay—
They said, in effect: "Let him keep
"After so long, silver is 'good as
gold,' and paper is its minister."
But the ma nwho sold the horses,
sat and held his head, wondering:
I bought me wheat, to eat. When
will they make that wrong to hold?"
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Carpenters No. 1477.
Plumbers and Steamfitters No. 510...-2nd Tuesday, T. C. Hall.
Washington.—Several hundred thou
sand men have been put back to work
during April, according to the Month
ly Survey of Business compiled by
the American Federation of Labor,
which comments further:
"But after the spring season is
it seems probable that business will
continue downward unless govern
ment measures turn the tide. For
deflation forces are still strong and
the situation is still too uncertain to
start credit flowing from the banks."
The Survey presents illuminating
graphs showing the course of cur
rency depreciation and the effects the
abandonment of the gold standard by
England had on commodity prices and
unenployment there and in the United
States. Suspension of gold payments
by the United States had, by the end
of April, sent the dollar 14 per cent
below par and sharply raised wheat
and cotton prices, the Survey finds.
On the question of price boosting
inauguraterd by congress and the
president, and the purchasing power
of the masses, the Survey said:
'By whatever method prices are
raised unless provision is made to
raise wages proportionately, purchas
ing power will be relatively reduced
Molders' Conference Board.—Chas. L. Huter, 419 Roosevelt av®, Piqua, O.
Without Wage Raises Con
demned by A. F. of L.
HAMILTON BUSINESS AGENTS
Electrical Workers Marion Cummins, 214 Urban St
Molders Jerry Galvin, 605 W. Norman Ave., Dayton, Ohio.
Carpenters Chas. Chapen, 411 Wiliams Ave. Phone 2714-M
Milk & lee Cream Drivers & Helpers.. O. Condon, 23 S. St. Phone 2683-L
Painters L. A. Bro wn, 404 Harrison Ave. Phone 2253-M
Pattern Maker* Rob Service, 220 East Ave.
Plasterers William Utrecht, 811 Weller Ave.
Plumbers Charles L. osea, 904 Sycamore St. Phone 8320-J
Stage Hands and Movie Operators Neil Johnson, 201 So. Monument Ave.
MIDDLETOWN BUSINESS AGENTS
Painters A. W. Stout, 608 Waite, Office T. C. Hall
Movie Operators Ben H. Francis, 119 Monroe
Stage Hands Harry Keiser, Sutphin Ave.
Electrical Workers Marion Cummins, 214 Urban St., Hamilton.
ROSTER OF ORGANIZATIONS
HAMILTON LABOR UNIONS
Trades and Labor Council....... Alternate Tuesdays, Hail No. 1 ...Stanley Ogg, 1099 Hamilton Ave.
Bakers' Union No. 81 1st and 3rd Saturdays, Labor Temple..Robert J. Danford, 870 Central Ave.
Barbers' Union No. 132 ......2nd and 4th Mondays, Hall No. 4 E. R. Legg, 227 South 7th St.
Brew, and Soft Drink Workers No. 88....2nd and 4th Fridays, Trades Couci/ .Ray Mefford, 607 So. 2nd St.
Bricklayers No. 11....1st and 3rd Fridays R- A Robards, Box 30, R. R. 6, Camden, Ohio
Brotherhood of Railway Clerks On call, Labor Temple —...... Martin Philcbaum, 2869 Freeman ave.
City Fire Fighters No. 20 1st Tuesday, T. C. Hall No. 4— Don A. Howard, P. O. Box 342.
Carpenters and Joiners No. 637...... 2nd & 4th Thursday, Labor Temple....Robert J. Getz, 123 Ross Ave.
Cigar Makers' Union No. 123 2nd and 4th Mondays, Labor Tempi®....Robert Mick, 609 So. Front St.
Electrical Workers No. 648 3rd Wednesday, Labor Temple John E. Wanamaker. Labor Temple
Letter Carriers No. 426 3rd Friday night -Earl K. Newton, 843 Clinton Ave.
Machinists' and Auto Machanics' Local 241 2nd & 4th Wed., Labor Temple....Karl Brown, 822 Buckeye St.
Maintenance of Way Employes 1st and 3rd Sundays, T. C. Hall Edgar Smith, 638 Chestnut St
Metai Polishers No. 43 Alternate Wednesdays, Labor Tempi®... Q. Brandel, 1833 Pleasant Av*.
Milk & Ice Cream Drivers & Helpers..3rd Friday
Molders' Union No. 68 Every Monday, T. C. No, 1 -....—-James V. Nutt, 332 No. 10th St.
I. M. U. No. 68 Auxiliary 2nd and 4th Fridays, Labor Temple.—Chris Reidinger, 2426 Noble Ave.
Molders' Union No. 283..............— 1st and 3rd Fridays, T. C. No. 1 A1 Besanceney, 714 Clinton Ave.
Musicians' Local No. 31 1st Sunday morning, Labor Teniple....Frank F. Wessel, 227 No. St.
Paint., Dec., Paper Hangers No. 186....Every Thursday, Labor Temple.. George A. Macy, 1150 Lane St.
Pattern Makers ——.2nd and 4th Fridays, T. C. Hall Wm. Fremgen, 522 Ridgelawa Ave
Plasterers' Union No. 214. -1st and 3rd Thursday Chas. E. Walker, 735 So. 12th St.
Plumbers' Union No. 108 1st and 3rd Mondays, Labor Tempi®.-Chas. Hosea, 904 Sycamore St.
Retail Clerks' Union No. 119 4th Monday, Labor Temple Daniel Cummings, 1155 Gardeii Ave
Stationary Engineers No. 91 .1st and 3rd Mondays, T. C. Hall John P. Kuenzel, R. R. No. 3
Stationary Firemen No. 98 2nd Thursday, Labor Temple ...........Harry Moore, 324 Hudson Ave.
Street Car Men's Local 738.....—. 3rd Wednesday, T. C. Hall No. I
Stove Mounters' Union No. 8....... 1st and 3rd Fridays, T. Carl Reiter, 2120 Elmo Ave.
Switchmen's Union No. 130 1st and 3rd Mondays, Moose Hall William J. Welsh, care Moose Home
Theatrical Stage Employes No. 186....1st Sunday, T. C. Hall John Janser, 1024 Campbell Ave
Typographical Union No. 290 2nd Wednesday, Labor Temple Martin Schorr, 2092 Dixie Ave.
Woman's Union Label League Every Tuesday, Labor Temple Mrs. C. A. Reason, R. No 2
Chauffeurs, Garagemen and Helpers No. 793 Frank Palmer, Secretary, 217 W. 12, Cincinnati Ohio
Carpenters No. 1842, Oxford 1st Wednesday, I. O. O. F. Hall....Ed A. Smith, R. R. ], Oxford, Ohio
MIDDLETOWN LABOR UNIONS
Trades and Labor Council -...—2nd and 4th Thursday.,....— Noel Ford, P. O. Box 47
Amalgamated Association, iron.
Steel and Tin Workers No. 20 Every Saturday morning....Arthur Domhoff, 1605 Columbia Ave
Musicians No. 821 1st Sunday A. M., T. C. Hall R. Oglesby, care News-Siirnal
Electrical Workers No. 648 1st Wednesday, T. C. Hall....John E. Wanamaker, Labor Temnl* Fr«M'tHA
Barbers No. 70 4th Monday, T. C. Hall..-..—............Noel Ford, Eagle Barber Shop
Letter Carriers No. 188.......—.—. -.Last Friday Earl R. Price Post Office
Printing Pressmen No. 235 ...2nd Thursday, T. C. Hall...... -...C. E. Read, 1214 Pine St' Middletown
.Every Monday^C. Hall E. O Otterbein, 12 Harrison St
•Wm. D. Coyle, 1334 Manchester Ave.
Painters and Decorators No. 643 2nd Friday, T. C. Hall H. Matthew*
Plasterers' Local No. 409 1st Monday a! Soullv S
Stage Employes No. 282 Every other Saturday Otto Kaiser O Box *54
Steam and Operating Engineers No. 924 Every Friday, T. C. Hill George Ball Park St
Typographical No. 487 1st Monday, T. C. Hall™ Jack Ferguson, Naegele Auer
Hod Carriers No. 512 —.....2nd Monday, T. C. Hall..—.— H^rry Roy
Bricklayers No. 67... 2nl and 4th Wednwdays, T. fl. Ball....* J. Anderson. 126 So. Broad.
and the prices increase will not estab
lish a balanced upward movement of
"The danger of inflation is that it
may create an unbalance of economic
forces and get out of control.
"Assuring workers increases in pro
portion to increases in prices and pro
ductivity would provide a strong bal
British Chemical Concern
Restores 1931 Wage Cut
London, Eng.—In his annual ad
dress at the meeting of the stock
holders of Imperial Chemical Indus
tries, Limited. Sir Harry McGowan,
chairman and managing director, an
nounced that the wage reduction im
posed on a larger body of the con
cern's employes in 1931 had been
"This restoration of pay to our
workers," Sir Harry said, "will add
to the current purchasing power of
those affected at the rate of 180,000
pounds per annum. This money will
pass into circulation and will be of
benefit to unemployment."
It was stated that an increase in
net profits of 1,320,788 pounds, 38 per
cent, made the wage restoration pos
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Questions and Answers on La
bor: What It Has Done Where
It Stands on Problems of the
Day Its Aim and Program
Who's Who in the Ranks of
the Organized Toilers, etc., etc.
Q-—When was the first effort made
to organize a national miners' union?
A. In 1861, when an effort was
made to form a nation-wide miners'
union under the name of the Amer
ican Miners' Association.
the Cigar Makers' Union
the first to use a union label?
A.—A leaflet on the history of the
union label, issued by the Union Label
Trades Department, American Fed
eration of Labor, says: "While the
cigar makers are generally allowed
to be the inventors and sponsors
the earliest trade union label, a sim
ilar device was used six years earlier,
in 1869, by the Carpenters' Eight
hour League of San Francisco. This
league furnished a stamp to all plan
ing mills, operating on the eight-hour
plan in order that they might
able to identify the work of the ten
Q-—How did Samuel Gompers de
fine the object of the American Fed
eration of Labor?
A.—In testifying before the United
States Commission on Industrial Re
lations, Gompers said: "The general
object of the federation is to better
the conditions of the workers in all
fields of human activity. Economic
betterment in all directions come
Observe cleanliness: Tolerate no
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Rubber Man of Racing
Back at Indianapolis
O N E
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Ira Hall,
the rubber man of racing, will again
risk his charmed person in the an
nual 500-mile automobile classic at
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
here May 30.
After 87 professional prize fights
without taking it on the chin, Hall
deserted the resin ring for the lusty
ring of dirt track racing and then
things started to happen.
In his first race meet after he had
bragged himself behind a wheel, he
took out a section of the ififield fence
and started a series of bone bredTcing
accidents which are unprecedented in
the gentle art of wheeling fast steel.
He has bit the dust in crashes no
less than 42 times, some serious and
some laughable accidents and, at the
last inspection, the doctor counted
59 bone cracks in his anatomy from
the waist up.
An ex-boxer and a current race
driver he holds another record. He
doesn't smoke, drink or chew and
but don't tell anybody—once ran
candy parlor in Terre Haute, Ind.
•Top, what Is a knlck knack?"
©, 1S3S, Bell Syndicate.—WN'U Service.
New Beer Will Cheer a
Milwaukee Race Driver
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Frank
Brisko of Milwaukee will feel more
at home as he pilots a car in the an
nual 500-mile race here this year
beer will be sold at the Indianapolis
Brisko is a garage owner in the
town which brew made famous but he
is known about the racing strips as an
exalted second hand dealer in expen
sive racing automobiles. An excell
ent mechanic, Brisko is always on
band with a check book when some
Valuable creation crashes or fails to
live up to the hopes of its owners.
He spends his time between the Indi
anapolis races tinkering about with
his racing museum and always em
erges early in May with good mounts.
This year he has entered two cars
for the May 30 classic. A four wheel
drive Miller-powered car which was
in the experimental stages last year,
which he will drive himself and he
will trust his favorite front wheel
drive to another capable pilot.
Hin followers from Milwaukee will
cheer him on with steins of cold beer
He that, when he should not, spends
too much, shall, when he would not,
have too little to spend.
Advertise in The Press.
Held Vital to Bring Re
WisMtigton, D. C. (1LNS)—A re
bound from the low points reached
by business in March due to the
banking holiday put several hundred
thousand men to work in April, but
after the spring season is over it
seems probable that business will con
tinue downward unless government
measures turn the tide, tha latest
American Federation of Labor
monthly survey of business says.
The survey points out that govern
ment action is the best hope for
starting business upward, as "defla
tion forces are still strong and the
situation too uncertain to start credit
flowing to business from the banks."
Discussing the depression as a
"World problem, the survey says that
the main obstructions to commence
between nations can be removed by
international agreement, if the will
to overcome depression is strong
enough to lift nations to a world
World Gold Shortage/*
It says the currency problem is one
Of the most crucial and goes on to
explain as follows:
"The international gold standard
has broken down, less than five years
after it was re-established following
the war. A fundamental cause of
this breakdown, not generally known
at that time, is the world shortage of
gold. World gold production has not
increased rapidly enough in the last
two decades to keep pace with in
creased world production of goods and
sustain prices at the pre-war level,
unless currencies fall below their
gold par value.
"With currencies at their present
gold par, world monetary stocks of
gold would have to increase 3.15 per
cent per year to sustain pricsee ac
tually they have increased only 2.8
per cent per year from 1914 to 1931,
and it seems practically certain that
gold cannot be produced in sufficient
quantity to maintain a 3.15 per cent
"Therefore, one of two things will
happen: Either prices will fall con
siderably below pre-war levels or cur
rencies will fall below go!*' par. Na
tions must choose between falling
prices (accompanied by increasing de
pression and unemployment) or a
lower gold value for their currencies.
"Since our trouble is scarcity of
gold, it is suggested that silver be
remonitized, thus increasing the
metal base for our currency. A fixed
ratio between silver and gold (bi
metalism) it is generally held can be
safely kept only if it is uniform for
all nations, established by interna
tional agreement. Another method of
using silver, 'synmetalism' (bars of
gold and silver in a stipulated ratio)
it is believed can be safely estab
lished without international agree
"Financial experts point out that
the gold (or gold and silver) value
of a currency can be edjusted to the
price level and prices can thus be
kept relatively stable. This method
has been used with success in Swe
den. It could be adopted by other
nations. To guard against price
changes would benefit wage earners
the world over."
The survey briefly reviews Presi
dent Roosevelt's relief and recovery
program and points out that if prices
are raised by inflation methods, pro
vision must be made for raising wages
proportionately or purchasing power
will be reduced and the price increase
will not establish a balanced upward
movement of business.
"The danger of inflation is that it
may create an unbalance of economic
forces and get out of control," the
survey adds. "Assuring increases in
workers' buying power proportionate
to increases in prices and productiv
ity would provide a strong balanceing
Ryan Gets Post on N. Y.
Emergency Relief Board
Albany, N. Y.—Governor Lehman
appointed Joseph P. Ryan, president
of the Central Trades and Labor
Council of Greater New York and
vicinity, as a member of the Tempor
ary Emergency Relief Administration
to succed John Sullivan, who resign
ed because of his recent appointment
as a member of the New York State
Alcoholic Control Commission.
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acter is what he would do if he knew
it would never be found out..—Philo.
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