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Washington, D. C. (ILNS).— An
agreement has just been unanimously
ratified by 33 American Federation
of Labor craft unions whereby the
Anaconda Copper Company will pay
to all metal crafts and building
trades workers in Anaconda, Great
Falls and Butte, Montana, 50 cents a
day more than before. The agree
ment raises the basic minimum 75
cents a day.
Other gains include recognition of
the principle of seniority and estab
lishment of rules and regulations
under which jurisdictional demarca
tions will be accepted by the company.
In the opinion of A. F. of L. lead
ers, the agreement is noteworthy as
an example of how 33 craft unions
have carried on successful collective
bargaining negotiations over a period
of five years with a company in which
the C. I. O. has an overwhelming ma
jority of workers—miners and smelt
Peace Plan Provided
John P. Frey, president of the A.
F. of L. Metal Trades Council, who
is recognized as godfather of the
Anaconda plan, asserts that the
method of handling disputes, which
is re-established by the agreement
just ratified, is the most satisfactory
Fairfield, Conn (ILNS).—Members
of the American Legion have begun
formation of a new national organ
ization, called the Legions of Democ
racy, pledged to defend and promote
democratic principles in the United
The first unit of the organization
was formed in Fairfield at a meeting
of 700 Legion members.
Stephen F. Chadwick, national Le
gion commander, told the gathering:
"If we learned anything from
the World War, it was that you
33 A. F. of L. Craft Unions
Win Pay Increases In New
Pact With Copper Concern
Agreement Unanimously Ratified By A. F. of L. Unions
In Pay Increase—Raises Basic Minimum 75 Cents
A Day—Example Of Successful Bargaining.
Parts for Tractors-Trucks & Autos
Savage Auto Supply Co.
paid this repair bill
method incorporated in any trade
union agreement. The steps to be
taken in handling complaints are as
1. The local flist tries to adjust
the grievance with the foreman.
2. Failing to get satisfaction, the
business agent is called on.
3. If the business agent fails, the
representative of the international
union takes a hand.
Two More Steps
4. Next the dispute is referred to
the Industrial Relations Committee
appointed by the local Metal Trades
Council. There is no trifling when
this body steps in because the agree
ment provides that the plant man
ager must take up the dispute at once
with the committee. Since 1934 no
dispute has gone beyond this stage
without adjustment. Neither side
wishes to see a dispute go to the last
5. But if the manager and the
committee can not reach an acceptable
adjustment in 15 days, the dispute
goes to the president of the Ana
conda Company and to the president
of the Metal Trades Department and
the Building Construction Trades De
partment of the A. F. of L.
cannot take your ideals and push
them down the throats of others
by the methods that we call war.
"The war to make the world safe
for democracy exists right in our own
land. If we fail here, what hope have
we to interest the rest of the world
in our form of government?"
Arrangements for the first dance of
the season were made Monday night
at a meeting of the bowling league
of Hamilton Lodge No. 36, Loyal Or
der of Moose. The dance will be held
Saturday, October 28, in the Moose
hall, and will be combined with Hal
loween festivities.
You always get the best at the
636 Maple Avenur HAMILTON, OHIO
Phone 116
HERE is need to wait until you save the
cash to repair or remodel your home.
Many local home owners have found It easier and
wiser to make the home improvements right away,
and pay for them out of income.
If you have a dependable income, and can meet
our other simple requirements for granting per
sonal loans, we will gladly advance the needed
funds. Simple, isn't it? Why not come in today
and discuss your needs with us?
Personal Borrowing Need Not Be Costly
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
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Washington, D. C. (ILNS).—Idle
ness of men and machines during the
depression caused a loss of $200,
000,000,000 in national income from
1930 to 1937 inclusive, the National
Resources Committee estimated in a
report to President Roosevelt on "The
Structure of American Economy."
America is "faced with a basic na
tional problem" in the unemployment
of workers and machines, the com
mittee declared.
Resources of manpower, materials
and skills are available to establish
a much higher standard of living than
now exists, said the report, adding
that failure to use these resources to
the full is "placing our democratic
institutions in jeopardy."
Maintenance of democracy, the com
mittee continued, depends upon find
ing a solution which will permit the
complete utilization of national re
sources under democratic controls.
Loss Mostly "Sheer Waste"
"While no calculation can give a
precise figure for the depression loss
in income due to idleness of men and
machines," the report said, "the fig
ures do suggest that this loss through
non-production was in the neighbor
hood of $200,000,000,000 worth of
goods and services. Most of this
represents sheer waste, though to
some extent it reflects a smaller de
pletion of natural resources.
"The significance of this figure of
$200,000,000,000 is hard to grasp, but
some idea can be obtained by consid
ering what $200,000,000,000 would
mean in terms of concrete goods.
Houses for Every Family
"If all the idle men and machines
could have been employed in making
houses, the extra income would have
been enough to provide a new $6,000
house for every family in the country.
"If instead the total income had
been used to build railroads, the en
tire railroad system of the country
could have been scrapped and rebuilt
five times.
"Of such is the magnitude of
the depression loss through fail
ure to use available resources.
It meant a lower standard of liv
ing for virtually every group In
the community."
The report, prepared by Gardiner
C. Means, economist and director of
the committee's technical staff, was
intended to throw light on the ques
"How can we get effective use of
our resources—employ our unem
ployed, use our plant and equipment
to the full, take advantage of the
mest modern technology—yet in all
this make the individual the source
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National Resources Committee Reports To President On
National Income—Nation Faced With Problem In The
Employment Of Workers—Loss "Sheer Waste.''
Depression Loss In Seven Years
Is Put At Tremendous Total Of
Two Hundred Billion Dollars
of value, and individual fulfillment in
society the basic objective?"
Solution Seen Slow
"No solution is likely to be arrived
at except over a period of years and
through the efforts of many people,"
the report said, adding that, with in
dividual frustration building into so
cial unrest, "the time for finding such
a solution is not unlimited."
The committee, which was set up
by Congress, found that prices got
out of adjustment during the depres
sion because "large groups of prices"
failed to respond to the drop in the
nation's buying power.
Wendel To Extend Tax
Payment Time To Nov. 1
A request for an extension to No
vember 1 in the time for payment of
the last half of 1938 real estate taxes
will be sent to the State Tax Com
mission, John W. Wendel, Butler
County treasurer, announced.
Butler County Commissioners re
cently adopted a resolution extend
ing from September 10 to October 10
the tax payment period, the 30-day
maximum permitted of the county
board. The books originally were
scheduled to close September 30.
Wendel said receipts probably
would show a marked increase this
week, with many rural residents in
the city for the Butler County Fair.
Eagles Appoint Captains
Officers of Hamilton Eagles Aerie
this week appointed quota captains
and perfected arrangements for a
"Four Horsemen" membership drive
to be instituted October 1.
Captains named are John Kieser,
Henry Wambaugh, M. A. Claudipierre
and Arnold Spurlock.
The following social and member
ship committee was appointed to ar
range for a series of "institutional
Joseph J. Brune, Stanley Cordrey,
C. A. Getz, John Kieser, Otho Marri
cal, Charles Getz, James Saunders,
Mark W. Schneider, Andrew W.
Bruck, Oscar Hughes, and Russell E.
Washington, D. C. (ILNS).—Gov
ernment economists predict that an
accelerated industrial recovery based
on European war demands will bring
an improved demand for farm prod
ucts and increase farm prices consid
erably. They advise farmers, how
ever, not to be deluged by any vision
of a "run-away war boom." The Bu­
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in session in Chicago—News
reau of Agriculture Economics an
nounced that predictions for improved
demand for farm products was based
on "the expansion in industrial ac
tivity and consumer income in recent
months accelerated by war condi
Heavy cast-iron construction finished in
beautiful all porcelain enamel. These heaters
provide an abundance of circulating warm,
moist air—Economical with fuel. Be ready for
the first cold snap.
(This is one of a series of articles
being presented by the Butler County
Tuberculosis and Health Association
in its fight against tuberculosis in
Butler County.)
Tuberculosis is still the greatest
killer of youth. Fortunately, protec
tion against this major hazard of life
is possible. Knowledge is the weapon
which will defeat the age-old enemy—
knowledge of the causes, of the dan
ger signs and of the methods of pro
Tuberculosis is a communicable dis
ease which is caused by germs. The
tuberculin test (a harmless, safe skin
test) will show if one has been in con
tact with these germs. By diligent
search the spreaders of tuberculosis
germs can be found and dangerous
contacts can be broken before serious
illness develops.
No longer is it necessary to wait
until the disease has damaged the
body sufficiently to show definite signs
or symptoms. Tuberculosis can be
discovered in the early, symptomless
stage by the use of modern aids in
diagnosis. The chest X-ray will show
up tuberculosis in its beginning stages
before fatigue, loss of appetite, fail
ure to gain weight, or a cough that
hangs on, make it evident that some
thing is wrong. Tuberculosis in this
early stage is easily cured. In the
advanced stage, it often leads to
Young people can help in the search
for early tuberculosis in several ways.
Many modern schools and colleges of
fer the tuberculin test and X-ray as
a part of the routine health examina
tion. Take advantage of these pro
tective measures when offered. Heed
nature's first subtle warning, fatigue,
the feeling of tiredness without ap
parent cause. Remember that the
early signs of tuberculosis can usually
be "seen" with the X-ray before they
can be "heard" with a stethoscope.
With the help of young people, the
medical profession and .J*16 public
health officials may hope to reach the
goal which tuberculosis associations
have pointed out, namely eradication
of the disease in Butler County.
WE CLOSE AT 5:30 P. M.

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