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The Labor Advocate
"4 PAPER FOR ALL WHO TOIL" Official Organ of the Building Trades Council of Cincinnati and Vicinity INDEPENDENT NON-PARTISAN Vol. III. No. 28 CINCINNATI, OHIO, OCTOBER 30, 1915 Ona Dollar a Year L Plans of G. O. P. Are Announced By Hilles Committee to Name Convention City on December 14 Policy of Administration to Be Attacked in Campaign President's Foreign Policy Subject to Criticism. New York. ''he Rcuublican National Committee will meet in Washington, Dcceinher 11, to select a convention city and begin mobilization for 10KI. Chair man Charles D. Hilles made this an nouncement and indicated the main lines along which the campaign to re store the Republican party to power vv ill be waged. They are : KlItST An attack upon the Hem urrntlc turill'. SKCOXD Criticism of this Wilson administration's handling of for eign all'airs, both in Mexico and in Hui'ope. TIIIKD Charges that Democracy lias failed to keep its promise of an economical administration and lias failed to keep the other 1912 plat form pledges, including the declara tion in I'm or of n single term for the President. KOUKTir Attacks on the admin istration's Ciovernmeiit ship hill and other administration measures. FEDERAL JUDGE CLARKE Calls IM1111 to l-Xtend Ollice Terms, Salary Oral). The comniitlee organized to oppose !" . year-tcrimamcndnicn01iasissucdFan1ap- peal to the voters to vote "No'-' next Tuesday. Federal Judge John II. Clarke has been chosen Chairman of the committee, and Mayo Feslcr, of the Civic League, Cleveland, Secretary. The committee's appeal, signed by Judge Clarke, Fesler and eighteen other members, says : "The amendment was initiated by the 0(18 county ollice holders themselves for the purpose of giving them additional terms of two years for which they were not elected. It is a salary grab pine and simple. "It will make constitutional twelve county offices instead of live, as at pres ent. This will make it impossible for the Legislature to consolidate or abolish any of these offices. "It will abolish the limitations which provide that the Sheriff and County Treasurer shall not be eligible to hold office for more than four years in an) period of six years. "The amendment is not necessary. The General Assembly now has the constitutional power to lengthen the terms of county officers to four years whenever it is deemed advisable. The Legislature may also consolidate any county offices, except the live constitu tional offices, in the interest of economy, "We urge the voters of Ohio to vote 'No' on the amendment, because it is unsound in principle and docs not he long in the Constitution." Hamilton, Out., Can. The effect of war is shown by this statement of the Labor News : "If Canadian trades unionists con tinue to volunteer for overseas service in the numbers they have of late, whole local unions will be depleted. Some trades have suffered worse than others Horscshocrs particularly have gone in large numbers, as 'farriers' were in con stant demand at the front to look after shoeing the thousands of horses used in battle. "The Ottawa Horse Shoers' Union, owing to so many of its members hav ing enlisted, has temporarily ceased to exist." KIOHT HOUKS XIO.YT .MAY. Yonkers, N. Y. The Otis Elevator Company announces that an eight-hour day will be- the rule for its -i,()0() em-ntnvi-s lu-L'innintr next Alav The. work ers will continue for six months under the present nine-hour day Ily the time the National Committee ! . assembles the Presidential campaigns of the numerous cat didates for the Re publican nomination should be well under way, Hilles said. "There is no lack of interest in the 101(1 Presidential race right now," .said tile Reublican chaiinum. "That is, the interest compare-. faorably with that four years ago. In some of the States having 'native sons' entered in the lace things are get ting lively. It is true the situation this j ear with resect to Republican Presi dential eandicates differs materially from that in the last two or three decades. Out of the group of Presidential possi bilities at this tinjc there is no one man or two or three men who stand out as leaders in the race throughout the entire country. Whether that situation will obtain until the actual opening of the next Republican Convention, or whether i :ii i : : f t there will he a simmering didates, I can not say." down of call (jivks Tin-: m:.sox. c- 1.. ..-...-. 'im... 11..:.... u 1 oeaiue, nusu. me uiiiim ixe.mu give this reason why "the miners voted solidly for the Rockefeller adjustment t..i ....- plan:" everyyearTamlTtlii'jW'ptctlgsoliilly for Governor Carlson. Why shouldn't they with mine superintendent the election?" as teller of AtJAlXST AMALGAMATION. Cincinnati. 'I he International Mold- ers' Journal reports that the refeienduui vote of iron molders, on the plan to amalgamate unions in the iion industry resulted as follows : favor, I,81H. gainst. KI.T.-.S; in IIAKKItK OIMJAXIZIXM Rochester, N. Y. liakeis in this city are conducting an organizing campaign, assisted by officers of their international union. It is stated that three-fourths of Rochester's bakery workers are niembeis of organized labor. LA HOIS KOKWAKD IX OMAHA Omaha. Trade unionists in this city have launched a labor forwaid move ment and are asking international or ganizations to send representatives to aid in the work. CAKKAXZA HKCOtJXIZKD. that all nations will treat other contest ants for control of Mexican affairs as rebels to that country. A VICTIM OK STUIMDITV7 Washington. The Washington Times makes this comment on the University of Pennsylvania trustees' statement for dismissing Prof. Nearing: "Certainly if Nearing was merely 'misunderstood' he ought not to pay a penalty for the stupidity of parents and public who would not understand. If the trustees' apology is correct, then it would appear that Nearing was dropped . because people- who don't know what he was driving at, objected to Ium. Washington.-I he de facto govern-"-""' industries uill within the nest , ot husiness, mc.udmg . ue : nquor ium r .. . ., r r . wirk si'li-t't :i like rnuiiintti-i. In nii-i'l ni'ss. Ml- ntltlcd. We- Have- a ri'-jllt to ment 01 .v exico. wit vien. v,arranza as,- - - . " ' . .. ., . . its chief esL-utive- was formally reeog- tl,c representativ es ot the miners to tor- cater to an tne iiieiiuiersiiip. reader who was bitten bv a vicious sll:ss,rsis!f " " - Jsvs;r to this effect to Carranza's confidential Although no intimation has been given way to contimio lu htor u a s u 1.1 "MOVII-:" MKX HAISK WAtiKS. auent in this city. Similar letters are be- of the relief plan, both miners and op- ter, Associate Editor Schultz and the nig forvv Ie7 the gent bv South erators will be prepared to prove to the present editorial and business depart- America e-u.tr es and i expected satisfaction of 'all "doubters" that in- ment in office for another J ear. At a1 Peoria. II .-Motion Picture Opera hat Knea nati nvvil take like ae- terpretations of the "Sherniau law" have comeniciit moniciit during the- disc, s-, tors' Union has signed a four-year col on in tie near fit ire. follotted by the enlarged the waste incident to coal mill- fjon, Conway said lie also bought the tract with over a dozen picture houses lion 111 inc. near "mire, iiii.iinei. iy , h .:, , fi,i .i duor advertising should not be accepted i this city. For the hrst two years, the appointment 01 an 1 assat ors. "h - --"''" '""'":'".'." ', " l!,.fr,. ,.,,. m. with .-. motion could mi.. ,ll I... lo a week: for the third Ihe icsiilt of this policy will mean me danger 10 iiumau uie 10 an apiiaimig .'r"',:. .:'":;...,..,,, .,.,,,,,.. ...",....' .1... f.'.i - ..., OPERATORS AND MINERS WILL JOIN HANDS TO SECURE RELIEF Washington. The Sherman anti-trust law, the victor of many battles in which the adocates of "business freedom" hae endeaored to concentrate their i forces in attack, will, if plans do not fail, be the object of asault for the first time I since its passage in 1800, of a combined force of employers and employes, united in action, seeking one relief, when the next Congress meets. For the past fifteen jears bituminous coal operators of the competitive States have lodged complaint after complaint against the operation of the measure, characterizing the law as ruinous and prohibiting the cry basic organization necessary to govern the sales channels of soft coal production. From time to time attempts have been made to have I an interpretation placed on the measure I that would permit the industry to regain I the stability enjoyed prior to its rigid enforcement. Hut every effort in this direction met with failure. I The workers in the mines, as in other industries, having been led to believe by designing politician-, that the measure i would be the greatest beneficiary law ' ever enacted, were slow to understand :. ..: i .1 1 1. .. ,. us operation ami tne wreckage mat was piling here and there from intcrpreta- lions that were being given its - prow - sions by the courts and commissions. Thev vvondeicd how it was that hereto fore prosperous companies could only ' .., i,j( .: .... I,.- l,.,lf. "i-v.. ...v. ...... ., ...... v.. v ......... ...... -",e 0-,crat,0Jls c?l,m not , """ :,T "ro"V ? '" " '" ',, ":"." ,;". ... .U.U.C., ......... -''"""' tfKicsyS.4ai ,iev eloping new news, ana making ior 'Km-li nrnnprfti'e ... rtnfl Inu'nr frpjirtit rates which would enable them to con trol the market price on certain grades of coal at will. The miners became in tensely interested in stpdying conditions, but took no action, 'I hey sought to diagnose the disease before they at tempted to apply the lcniedy. So after several vears of careful investigation representatives of the mineis gathered 111 wage conlerence at Cleveland, Ulno, decided that some method of regulation iniicl iwiivtLfirilif lut tuifiii it tori tr rttlint- wise the bituminous coal industry in its prestn submissive state to "fake regit - lation" would bankrupt the independents iiuil iiv.e.e,.scii(iij iiv, iJv.iiuute.u, vu win v.i - who chanced their capital, retard (level - 1 1..: 1 :.,.. ,. ..-I .,- .HIII11.III illl'i 111 HIS ... III.. IIIIIIV. ...J.lMt enforced idleness and uncertainties of employment. The miners went still fur ther in considering the matter; they in structed their Intel national Executive Hoard to co-operate, using all honorable means, with the coal operators in effect ing a readjustment bv law, such as would restore the stability of the bitu minous industry. The International Executive Hoard 1 meeting at Indianapolis has just author ized President White, Vice-President Hays and Secretary Green as a commit tee to meet the representatives of the ' coal operators and outline -onie plan whereby the industry can shake for all ;..,,, ... ....,., ., cut-throat methods state. In many States the bottom seams of high quality is being left untouched, to become waste forever, simply because prohibition of trade agreements will not permit its being mined at a profit. Mine inspectors are permitting a the violations of safety laws, and the millers are taking the chances incident to such violations, because all realize the present unprofitable state of the industry. With facts and figures to prove that the Sherman law docs notr egulate or restrain the evils which it was designed to correct, so far as the coal industry is concerned, the joint committee hope to , convert the next Congress to the neces sity 01 action. unit: ... iviiiitr iin V.11.-1.1. uai iiiv:. in...'. . ,, , , 1 1 that have prevailed during the past !if-ln icw llm,ors a(ls aml ccftam ot,,L'r !l K teen years. The opeiators, representing ' should be accepted, subject to censor as they do the worst organize I of Amer-'ship. "Our delegates represent all kinds Building Trades Council Regular Meeting The Buckeye Brewery Promises to Use Union Labor Hoisting Engineers Win Their Strike Business Agent Hock Will' Leave For the A. F. of L. Convention at San Francisco. The meeting of the Iiuildiug Trades Council was called to order with Presi- I dent Jos. A. Cullcii in the chair. The I J , . . . minutes of the previous meeting were, read and adopted A communication from the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers No. 17, stating that Thos. Donavan had been appointed a delegate to the Council, He was ele.t ed and duly obligated. Ilusiuess Agent Hock's report was read and adopted. Among other things, he said that the strike of the hoisting engineers was settled by the city en gineer discharging all non-union men, and that there was no truth in the state ment that llusiness Agent Herbert call ed the strike against one of his own members, as printed in the daily papers llrothcr Hock also reported that the ..,.,:,,.. f .,,. Uckeve Hrevverv was I ' I rn,n,,,.1ilur ., Iinil,li,, .. jth scab labor. an(, w)cn ,)(, calle(, on Mr Poh, a,0Ut , 1 . . .,,,... lir..,11Ite(i that he did not know what a union 1 was: in fact, union labor was a new .1.: , t.:... m 1... 1. 1, i"'"K " " '"''. " Lw" matter up with Hrother StaulT of the Hrevverv Avorkers. and Mr. liruner of the Ohio Home Rule League, and they m need Pohl to nromisc that he would - j WRANGLE At l-'ederated Mei-tiirj; Over Question of Accepting l.itiior Ads. in Its Ollicial Paper. With a ru-h and a roar the liquor question obtruded itself into the special 1 , . . , . . T --'eiing 01 me i-etieraieti impioven.e-.ii 'Associations, called for the purpose of I discussing the future of the Federated 1 - .. ,.ik,.;..i ..- ( tl.n nr..;miz:itimi. , """' " . lr-. .- --r, 1 at the Hotel Gibson yesterday afternoon The News did not come out this month because of financial difficulties William J. Schultz, associate editor, ex plained that, following the policy of the Hoaid of Governors, two .-.) ads. from breweries, wjiich would have put the paper on "easy street," were refused. Schultz said he was not speaking in fa vor of the liquor interests, but thought it good business policy to accept the brew erics' adv e-rtisements. Charles S. Covvle, a member of the Hoard of Governors, declared he thought sition, Conway's motion was adopted. However, as the life of the- Nevvs will depend on its advertising, it is said that the liquor question is bound to arise again, maybe at the next regular meet ing. The Hoard of Governors started the session by submitting a proposition from William Carter to run the News under a changed name. lOKMIT-HOrit DAV (JltAXTKD. Hraddock, Pa. Employes of the Pittsburgh Machine Tool Company have returned to work, the management agreeing to an eight-hour day with 110 wage reductions ir' HI HULL: Ll U till l. It .1.1...'. ... .!- , .;.. . T-ll. .III.. .... ..Ik l.r.tl.l. .till. T- the fourth tune he had to fight with f'0."' Iicforc he could induce him to use um"n ,Ia,,,or on h ". All trades reported business good, !us;ness Auent Hock will leave for San Francisco to attend the National THOS. McEWEN. Convention of the Amen. an Federation of Labor. Hro. Tom McEvven, the big hearted, genial agent of the structural t iron ..workers," was, elected to serve in OT6lKe?ima?KH:rMa BUILDING PERMITS Double Residence Hamilton ave Architect, Oscar Schwartz, Provilent Hank Hldg ; o-.-ner, Leonard Hays, -WIT Hamilton ave. Garage Walnut Hills. Architect. Oscar Schwartz; owner. 1 Hilke-r. i.V'.T Hemlock ave. Addition and Mteration to Armory Cor Helen and Hurnet sts. Ohio State rmory Hoard. II. L. Hargar, secretary Double Residence (rem. from re- ) T-i:i Ridge-way ave. Architects. S. S & G. II. Godley, Neave Hldg.: owner. Mrs. Fred Guethlein. T:i0 Ridgeway ave Foundry Arlington and Spring Grove ave. Owner, J. A. Oberhelman Foun drv Co, Harrison and Huck sts.: f.VJ.OOi) XOW WANT KKillT-IIDCIt DAV. Rochester, N. V. A strike followed the discharge of several active unionists by the W. P. Davis company. Now the strikers are demanding the- reinstate ment of the victimized machinists, an eight-hour day. a -Ill-cent minimum and pay for overtime. DOC AX IXDl'STKIAI. IIAZAKD. Olympia. Wash. The industrial insur ance commission has ruled that do.; bites are- part of the professional hazards of a gas meter reader. The- commission dlovved the claim of a Spokane metei The old rate- was ?1S XKtJKOS' ItlCHTS IM'IIKI.l). Denver. In a decision by the Federal Court of Appeals, Oklahoma election of ficials who interfere with the right of a negro to vote, must be punished. The court made this rule in tie case of two officials who were charged with enforc ing the "grandfather's clause" section of the Oklahoma election laws after same had been declared unconstitutional. This clause- provided for educational quali fications. The- accused officials were found guilty of conspiracy in denying the right of suffrage to negroes tff -f " Sri !