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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. MONDAY, APRIL 29, 191S. LABOR BOARD TO HEAR CIGARIKERS Today and Yesterday STATEMENT TODAY These portraits are part of a series appearing in The Times -howmg veil-known Washington! ans as they are now and us they appeared in younger days. Toda y's portraits are of RUSSELL M. MACLENNON. Ths Tatt-TValsh Lahor Board, at Its opmlnir sestlon today, trill r1t a. hsarlnr to ths girl dear-maker -wlio ara on trike from Henrr T. Offter dinger's elrar factory In this city. Ths appeal to the Federal Labor Board -will be made by the Women's Trade Union League, throueh the Washlorton chairman, Mrs. GtfTord Plnchot, who will be accompanied at tha hearing by a committee of the strikers headed by Mrs. Rebecca Perry, their chairman: TV. A. ITcCabe. International Clrar Makers' orpan ixer. and Miss Ethel Smith, of the Women's Trade Union League. Mrs. Perry will state the cae for the strikers, who are demanding a fair living wage, equal pay for equal work hy women and men, proper san itary conditions In the workshop, and tha rlcht of collective bargaining. The etrlke Is now In it serenth week, according to Mrs. Perry, and about eighty girls and women and six men, or Tnore than two-thirds at the factory force, are out. What Clrls Earned. When the strike was eaDeff Mrs Perry ald, many of the stria recelred but $8, 7, and IS on a full week's work. The employes were penalised for the bad condition of th stock with which they had to work, and on some Jobs girls were Jjald at a weekly rata, while men -war paid by the piece, enabling the EJen, on the same work, to make 00 pdr ont more than the girls. Several committees have coEfsrred with Mr. Offterdlnger In layaid to a settlement of the strike, bat ha Is reported to have steadily refused to concede a single point In the demands of the strikers or to deal with their organization. The fall statement of the ease as made to the hoard Is as follows: Statement for Federal Board not Quite completed, but here are the facts,-as writ ten for a labor magazine: C B. P. Text Of Statement. "Abort eighty girls and women, con stituting aboat two-thirds of the force from the largest cigar factory la the District of Columbia, are on srlko for better wages. For weeks they have pick eted the factory and the retail store at Its entrance, selling thrift stamps ss they picket. The establtihment Is Henry T OffterdrngeVs, at KB Ninth street northwest, where he makes the cigars famUIarto Washlngtonlans under the names of "Oftys," "Deerhesd." "After Dinner." "Meditation." "La Anita," and others. The girls we- signs calling at tention to their strike demands, and with these signs they wear the thrift stamp 'Down by the Navy Yard,' If M You Wouldn't Throw Five Dollars In the Street jnst for amusement. Yet many men practically do that every day when they forget that the B-K Store saves them exactly S5 on every suit or topcoat and they needn't sacrifice either excellent quality of fabric or smartness of style. SUITS AND TOPCOATS $15 to $35 t$. $j ' AKh&UH i.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.&jc IssisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisflH S sssssssssssRWP r'a5sWtfM$ 3k" .J-HsisisisisEsa bssssssssssssssssssssssssbssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssR 3 HssssssssWdst TisK 4t 1T JPHsssssssssssssU IsssasissssssssssasissMsssssMMssMMIMWMWMWWWMIIM iT ssssssssT Jt. JftTJsV J. JKt 4'dHBH issiaassiesssssssssassasaasaieaaieaaeseaa jsasjssissKssW MmUtVtmjCtx ,jCVfr,aSSsasssHBHBBBlMJH AS HE IS 2,000 TURN OUT TO LIFT VOICES AT SUNDAY SING TODAY. AS HE WAS AT 11. Captain MacLennon, who fs assistant director of the educational division of the Food Administration and captain of Company L, new District National Guard, is forty-one years old. He has been a resi dent of Washington eleven years. "When asked for the portraits, Captain MacLennon said: "Here you see the picture of a lad whose highest ambition In life was to become a soldier in a Highland regiment and to dance the Highland Fling. The bairn was a wee bit cross when the picture was taken because the dancing master made him sit down. Later lie learned it was because he had a rather large hole in his stocking." Bieber-Kaufoian Co. 901-9 8th St S. E. Have You Bought That Bond? 7 posters Issued hy the United States Treasury. That Is the picturesque side of a struggle which may seem minor in these days, but the Issue of it Is of very great Importance to the District of Columbia, because It Involves the three great princi ples of the living wage, equal pay for equal work of women and men. and col lectlve bargaining. "According to Sirs. Rebecca. Perry, leader of the girl strikers, and according also to the results of Inquiries by officers of the Women's Trade Union League, to bacco strippers and banders in the Off terdlnger factory up to the time of the strike earned about $6. V. and $5 per weelc Basis Or Wages. "Girl packers were paid by the week, men by the piece, and their earnings amounted to SO cents per thousand for the girls and JL2I per thousand for the men on the same brand of cigars and for the same work. On the best paid Jobs the girls averaged $11 and J12 per week, but the fastest girl roller In the shop was unable Jp average more than Jli per ween, xne siocx, moreover, itas been so poor that een the best workers hae made considerably less than their normal wages, a condition which is ag gravated by the fact that Mr. Offter- dinger penalizes the workers for the poor quality of the stock which he bus He pays bunch breakers, for example, z cents less per hundred when the stock is bad than when it Li of een run. "Officials of the Cigar Makers' In ternational Union state that the scale in the Offterdlnger shop Is Just about half the scale In other cities, and letters from New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, quoting prices actual ly offered at this date by cigar man ufacturers In those cities, confirm the unlcn statement- Indeed, when Mr. Offterdlnger was asked by a member of a committee In conference with him whether he would concede the strikers' demand so far as to pay them nov the union scale of ten years ago. be said, "I refuse to answer, for jou would use it against me." "It Is a well-kncwn fact, of course, that official investigations of living coast for women In different parts of the country within the past several years have shown the minimum for barest necessities to be about JS per week, and since thoss Investigations were made the cost of living every where has more than doubled. In Washington the cost at present is said to be IB to 10 per cent higher than In any other city in the coun try. Small wonder, then, that Mr. Offterdtngers employes struck for higher wages. Mr. OffterdIngers Claim. "Mr Offterdlnger, however, takes i the characteristic employer's attl i rude, and says that because of the ' Increased ccst of his materials, li" 'ran not pa the requirements of the human factors of his business He la Impervious to the reasoning that I If his business can not afford a liv ing to all tne pcopio wuu wum ii him. It is a parasitic business, sub sidized by the families of his em nlrvti. and has no moral right to exist. To a committee representing the Cigar Makers' International Union, and the 'Women's Trade Union League, he expressed great bitter ness over the charge that he has been paying starvation wages, and illustrated his own generosltV by saying that to one of lil employe' who had been sick fcr a week he sent a present of J5. became he found that she had neither coal nor food In the house! "Mr. Offterdlnger also contndi 1n half-page advertisements In the local newspapers that the community should recognize and appreciate the fact that he has conducted his business In j Washington Instead of locating elie I where, as he might have done. Organisation Completed. Tnlon labor throughout the city, of j courts, is backing the strike. Al though the girls were unorganized tv hen they struck, the Women's Trade 'I'nlon League at once made connec tion for them with the Cigarmakers' International, and thus, with Presi dent Compere, of the A. r o( L, steps were promptly taken to effsct organi zation and secure proper affiliation The girls now have their union cards and their delegates have been obli gated by Central Labor Union. Prac tically every local in the city hai given them support In the form of striko funds, the Federal Employes' Union contributing 10O out of the treasury and $45 more by special col lection at the monthly meeting. "Some conferences looking toward a settlement of the strike have been ' held, but the end has not been reached s yet Mr Offterding'r states thst he has Increased he pit of hi ki1 I emplove' iihe tntt or ii-eboil" I I tv ho did not go out on strike ), and admits that he has signed them up on Individual contracts, after the famil iar union-busting method He invites the strikers to come back on these same terms. Strike on Six Weeks. "The strikers themselves know that since the strike began, some six weeks ago, he has thoroughly clean ed up his establishment, Vepaintlng and renovating and removing some of the offenses which brought about the charge of unsanitary conditions. "But the girls have learned what organization means, and they are maintaining a solid front not only for better wages but for 'self-govern ment In the workshop.' The other day a man, who said he was Mr. Off- terdlngers agent, sought out Mrs Perry, the girls' leader, and offered her f200 from Mr. Offterdlnger If she would break the strike. The agent actually displayed the bank roll be fore he was ordered out of the houe. Mr. Offterdlnger swore out warrants for seven of the pickets and had them brought Into court on the charge of "enticing .away .trade" But their cases went over until the 24th of April, and the very same pickets, un daunted, were back on the picket line the same afternoon. SAILOR REWARDED ON ROL OF CHINA Ti GIVEN JAPAN, SAYS HAN A PAPER ROLLING WL WILD 1 ny J. Maen. There muU be something more than Just 'singing" in the Impulse that brings together 2.000 people every Sunilav afternoon at the "Sun- I day Sings" given In the large audi torlum of Central High School, under j the direction of the War Camp Com munity Service of the War and Xavy I departments. The "standing room . onlv" sign was again figuratively the esse at the fourth "sing" yesterday afternoon. Apparently this movement of Uncle Sam's is vviiat the public wants "Patriotism a our religion to dav" is what Gilbert Wilson, the Quanttco Marine song leader, who has charge of these "sings" for the present, stvled thee Sunday meet ings to cheer and to strengthen the hearts of the many in these trying times An American crowd Is always a crowd of good cheer, and when it Joins In a common Interest that ha back of it the one thing that puts them Into actual fellowship with some of the Influences that are going to make our Sammies better men. be cause happier men. then It shows the spirit that Is now shvly being put forth by these same American peo Pie. A Heart-rell Sermon. It was quite a sermpn. a heart felt sermon, that Mr. Wilson gae In his talk to tho Sunday singers. He asked them, "What are jou here tor1r and answered, "To help win the war." Ai-.ln "What is it all about? What is music-" In sincere eloquence Mr. Wilson spoke of music as being the language of the soul, and the power of song as truly a sword-of the spirit, for. he explained, "we are serious about this business of cleaning up the world, and we are to help create, with the harmony of music as one of our guides, a spiritual universe about us." Joy In singing was again- demon strated. Some of the new songs were the lovely national hymn. "America, the Beautiful" and a well-given part nnr "Adallne." The greatest en thusiasm of the audience was aroused t rh repetition of the "jiarseniaise. mncr lnPrench. It Is good to be happy. It was a representative audi nn who enloved being happy through the courtesy of Uncle Sam yesterday. Very Ready Ilespenie. The ready response of musicians who are volunteering to lend their aid In helping to make these occa sions Important in the fellowship and nnllft nf the community is notable. Dr. William Stansfield gave an lnter- tlnr ori-in recital yesterday mat was much enjoyed, and about forty members of the orche'tra of the Washington College of Music, under direction of C. K. Christian!, with Frank Norris Jones at the piano, pro vided a lame nart of the program This student orchestra Is distinctly a civic concern, and it is well to let the people know them. They piayea well and concluded with a commend able rendition of the Liszt "Hungari an Rhapsody." In all these things Is America becoming musical, and that means, too. Idealistic. The progress of these events Is be ing watched with Interest SHANGHAI. April 29. That Japan Is in virtual military. Industrial, and financial control of China as the re sult of the Chinese government's ac cession to new Nipponese demands Is the assertion made in the first Issue of the Shanghai Gaette. The Gazette declares that high Pe king officials admit that the Japa nese terms to which China Is said to hav'e agreed are far more serious than those of the famous twenty-one demands of 1015. They are said to Include: Chinese expeditionary forces In Si beria to be controlled by Japanese Have Yon Done Your Bit To Win War? No? T.R. Says You're a Traitor Have you done something today, or will you do something today to aid In the war against Germany? If you have not. jou are not en titled to a night's sleep tonlght- Thafs what CoL Theodore Roose velt told a large audience In Brook lyn last, night during his seepech for the Liberty loan. He said: "The American who ! not now heart and soul In favor of fighting this war through to a victorious con clusion Is a traitor to his country and to mankind. He Is unfit to live In America. He Is unlit to be a free man. for his soul is the soul of a slave." worming mines In China; special prlv llegegs to be granted Japan in Hon-' Chinese police to be organized by J M(j Manchurla. olher articles Japanese officers; China's arsenals " ,. , ' , . . and dockyards to be under Japan' t pr"""" ' ""... ........ . control; Japan to have privilege of educational assistance. YOUNG ARTIST DISCOVERS PERSIAN COLOR SECRET "Impossible" la a word not. to be found In the lexicon of American genius, which fact has again been demonstrated by Miss Dorothy Dent, a young artist of this city, who has discovered the secret of color com bination and harmony of the Persians, Siamese, and other Eastern people. A collection fit paintings of the Eastern school by Miss Dent on ex hibition at the Beaux Arts Club. 1413 II street. Is exciting the admiration of artists and laymen alike. They show not only perfect craftsmanship, but are full of poetry and Imagina tion. She uses her colors with warmth and deep harmony and her drawing Is distinct and graceful. Miss Dent belongs to old Revolu tionary stock and resides with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Dent, in this city. A few years ago she won a J 1.000 prize in a national competi tion -for a dress design. She Is a member of the various art societies of this city. Silent pro-German appetites are a hentlle to the allied cause as disloyal utterances. D.C Food Administrator. PRESIDE REASSURE GERMANS IN AMERICA UNIOM HILU N. J, April 20 At a meeting of Hudson county Germans hld here last night a letter from President Wilson was read In which be expressed regret that "suspicion should be attached to those who do not deserve It." The letter was .read In connection, with a Liberty loan meeting. "You may be sure," the letter said, "that I sympathize with you and shall co-operate In every effort to see to It that tho loyal residents of the. United States of German birth or descent are given genuine proof of the sincerity of our Institutions." Fed rontral In Aertk America te day means chiefly gettlac" the fed aereas the Atlantic at all ewts. D. C. Food ArfmlnlatriMer. Heal Itching Skins With Cutioira ltUnaa loaS OlltinlSllt TJmS Suspl aah tn ef "Culam. Pit. I. aaMam." Awarding John Mackenzie, a chief boatswain's mate of bcuth Hadley Falls, Mass , the medal of honor and a gratuity of (100, Secretary Daniels of the Navy made public announce ment of the extraordinary heroism by which Mackenzie saved the con verted yacht Remllk, on patrol serv ice In European waters. The Remllk during a heavy gale rn Deoember 17 was tossing In a heavy sea when a huge depth bomb broke from its moorings at the stern of the vessel and went sweeping about the deck As it bounced across the deck the safety pin broke from its socket, which made the bomb" alive " Tho heavy seas washing the quart erdeck made It dangerous tc reach the part of the vessel where the bomb was rolling Three tlmei Mac kenzie tried to get a hold on the slippery bomb, but each time It eluded his grip He tried the fourth time and succeeded by tl'ioulng him self bodilv on the engine of de'ruc tlon to airest it-? further reaming Hopes were fastored t the bomb, and it was placed In security. CARMELITE GENERAL DCAD. ENGLEWOOD. N. J. April 29 -The Rev. Pous Mayer, general of the Carmelite order. Is dead here today at the ago of seventy years He was one of the most widely known Catho lic prelates in the United States, hav ing engaged In missionary work In all parts of the nation. Father Mayer was born In Germany. REED IS SEARCHED ON REACHING U .u.J E AE NDITINT NEW TORK, April 2D John Reed, the American magazine writer and traveler, who was some time ago named Bolshevlkl consul to New York, but who later had tho appoint ment recalled, was subjected to a rigid examination when he returned here on a Norwegian steamship. For eight hours Reed was held under surveillance bv the navy in telllgenre bureau, hut was later n loned to leave the vessel after special arrangements had ben made by i sistant United IJIMnet Atterney Earl i: Barnes and Morris Hillqult, Reed s counsel. Reed has agreed to appear at the Tederal building and enter a plea to the Indictment charging him with writing seditious articles which were printed in the l nlted states, and for which he was Indicted. The retnrn ticket for ear boys In France will be secured largely through American savings In wheat, agar, and fats, D. C. Food Administrator. "Iknow some thin that will clearyour smit "When my complexion was red, roucn and pimply, I was so ashamed that I never had any fun. I imagined that people avoided me perhaps they did But the regular use of Resmol Soap with a little Resinol Oint ment just at first has given me back my clear, healthy t kin. I wish you'd try it I" i rfes 9ft. r3U JksSCwL I I fr "" jnifsfTrHjTsssl sirini Kmnol Ointment and Rrtmot Sosp ilso clrr iwir (Uodratf and ktfp the hair hrilthy and ttrictire For trial frt nte to DfpL 2 R. Krtinoi R&Itimurt M4 U. S. Food Administration License No. G-04638 930 La. Ave. N. W. 918 La. Ave. N. W. 3420 M St N. W. . 31ft & M SU. N. W. 21t & Pa. Ave. N. W. 2030 P St. N. W. 18th & You Sts. N. W. 3166 Mt Pleasant St. N. W. 3608 14th St. N. W. 14th & Kenyon St. N. W. 3420 Ga. Ave. N. W. 14th & You SU. N W. 1714 14th St. N. W. 1440 P St. N. W. 1421 G St. N. W. 906 G St N. W. 712 K St N. W. 726 7th St N. W. 7th & Que SU. N. W. 7th & Fla. Ave. N. W. 1632 N. Cap. St 739 N. Cap. St 11th & H Sul N. E. 7th & H SU. N. E. 7th & B Sts. N. E. 8th & E SU. S. E. , Mam St Frederick, Md. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO OUR PATRONS: We have decided upon the following changes in our store hours: WEDNESDAY HALF HOLIDAY Beginning Wednesday, May 1, our markets wiU close for the day at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. This Wednesday schedule will be continued during the months of May, June, July, and August. SATURDAY NIGHT CLOSING Beginning Saturday, May 4, our markets will close sharply at 9 o'clock. ' We hope that our patrons will not find it too inconvement to accommodate themselves to this schedule. This change is made in the interest of efficient store service and as a rea sonable concession in the working hours of our sales force. We ask for the earnest co operation and support of the public in working out this change of marketing hours. We are confident that the result will be beneficial all around. OLD DUTCH MARKET, Inc. 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