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‘l‘fllflon. '_
, Preside-t Hailing pmod nwny lent
, lit at 7:30.
’The President wu stricken with
im cnmd by the «were strain
his man from the illneu con
ted on his way back from Alaska
0 and cnme unexpectedly while
Herding was reading to him. He
called luddenly, and dentin toi
ed almost immediately.
- he nun-nee in attendance immedi
ly lummoned the doctors. but
e In nothing they could do, u
a Pro-idem, wu dead.
The running offlclnl mu ,n
he condition of Mn. Harding, wu
“Mn. Herding, who from the be
inning of the Pmldent'e lllneee had
{gum-ed complete confidence in hle
:recovery, did not breek down. On the
{other had she continued ea from the
beginning the breve-t member of the
> When it we: renllaed that the Free.
' dent had actually penned away, Mn.
“ding turned to those in the may
hone concern had turned to her. and
Id: “1 m not lotus to break down.”
The death of the President is all
he more shocking owing to the fact
hat the physicians in attendance had
issued statements that he was‘ fast
recovering and was practically out of
danger. It appears now that the Pres
ident was more seriously ill than the
public was allowed to know. Mrs.
Harding did not at any time know
Just how serious was the condition
of the President. it has now become
known that last Monday the Presl.
dent’s condition was such that the
doctors teared for his Illa at that
tlme. On that night he arose from
his bed temporarily deranged and the
doctors were unable to quiet him and
get him to return to his bed.
The President's death was due to
an overstraining of the cariodrascular
system the extent of which at the time‘
was unknown.
Laundry Workere’ Local Union No.
147, met in reguler eéeeiou last night
at ”w ti-nywrt Prees hull with the
larger part of the membership in at
ten [.IYI-f‘ez. A: the prevtous nu-etlnx it
was (L'Mléd to heve a :pmud and
election of oiiicere at this meeting
and that probebly accounts for the
large ettendnnce. We do not men to
imply thet the meetings are poorly
attended _es e rule. but during the
armor months, when the evenings
are long and warm, the cell of the
‘ trn Lizzie" end the open air is herd
to leeiet. leny take edvenl we of the
chance to get out etter working in 3.
hot room ell dey. ‘
Cherlee Henne wee elected preci
dent end Mn. Ethel. Summer. vice.
preeident. Ire. Adrle Johneon wee
m-elected eeentery end Hilde Geode.
serpent et one. Adele John-on end
Hilde Geode were elected” e eneei.
mono vote 0! the loeel. the only eon-.
test being for pueident end viwpm
ident. '
The lenndry eitnetion in Booniem,
where none of the leendriee ere
nnionieed wee eleo dieeneeod et the
meeting, end the Pree- ‘eehed to not!”
the public of the teet. The New “-
od Steem Laundry. tho nnomnieed
for some time. hee been doing the
Laundry Workore’ lebel end he. been
given ten deye in which to diecontlnue
its use. ‘
The leundriee ornnieed end hevlng
the lebel on the Herbor ere the Gloee
Steam Laundry, Relieble Lenndry end
the City Hand Leundry.
Some of the membere out on vege
tione at this time include Mr. end
Mrs. W. R. Henna. who ere et Toke
land and Mrs. Marie Oleon, who is
in Portlend.
As uenel. the epreed wee enjoyed
by all. ice creem, cehee end ell the
trimmings 0: sufficient «entity to
satisfy all. ‘
CLEVELAND, Aug. 2-—Truck dri~
vers have tented a one-year unoc
ment which nine- nm $3 to $8 I
I '1- , 7 3 r "x 1.. ‘ k” ‘7 7
noun: Photograph Taken Shortly Dolor. ending on the wmm Tour,
Whoa Ho Wu Enjoylng Good Health. The Heavy Strain Clue“ By,
HI. Many Speech” Undormlnod HI. Health, Resulting In bath You.
tot-day, at tun Funclnco. '
' "Pl! lINIflN BASE
The following letter has been sent
to all local union: of the state effll
land with the Shh Federation of
Lebor by President Short, phading,
to: 111 org-hind bodic- of labor to
come to the “silt-nee of the Typo
mphicnl union in its fight with the
Pacific Typouttting company:
' ‘,‘On recommendation of the execu
tive council of the State Federation
of Labor our recent state federation
convention went unanimously on tee
and pledging united eupport to the
Seattle Typographical union in re
sisting the recent supreme court de
cision on the suit on the Pacific
Typuettting company rendered
against them for $20,000 damages,
and instructed the executive officers
of the federation to issue a state
wide appeol for funds to assist the
Typographical union in defraying le
gal costs connected therewith.
"A principle vitally important to
the whole labor movement of our
state and nation is involved in the
case. Over two years ago the Inter
national Typographical union launch
ed a campaign for the establishment
of the 44-hour week for their mem
bership throughout the entire nation.
Printing establishments that refused
to comply with the new condition
were struck.
“The Pacific Typesetting compgny
at Seattle met tho new conditions.
(Continuod- on Pm Eight.)
One of the largest and molt popular
function: of the summer. to which 1116
public is invited, will be the qurnnl
Order of Euies' picnic at Pacific
Beach, August 12. A special train
of 16 cu: bu been nmnged tor and
reduced tare: cbiliuod. Eagles from
its entire ante .wi'i usem‘ie here.
At the meeting or the Eaglee’ lodge
lut night I lerge number of coma“.-
teee were unpainted, which will be in
charge of different parts of the pro.
mm, which includes horse races, air
plane stunts. dancing. boxing, etc.
All attending the picnic are asked
to bring“: basket lunch and may 9m
(in. Coffee. milk and cream will be
furnished free by the Eagles.
Three tablel. 200 feet long. are be.
in. a urtnicted and the Chamber of
”Inmates d E‘s-vie Beach is piping
weter to the beech and installing lev
atories for the ncmoiatm of the
Tu railroad a runny also in doing
their pm for tho amnion. by thrill!
me depot 3 new coat at mint. If. u
the am a! the Attracts lodge to
nuke thin phnlc In mm affair.
HoqfitKM, wmg‘mf‘E-WUST 3,182 i
WASHINGTON," Aug. 2.—-In a!
cominsniation to the United States}
coal commission, the United Mine
Workers have asked that the Abby
ma convict mine leasing system in“
investigated.' Convicts, it is stuted,‘
ere “compelled to suffer torture”
that Anti—union mining compsnies
‘may reap rich profits. These con-.
Lcerns have lowered production costs
end It the same time have rsisld the
twice of cod. ‘ ’ ,
~ The union, it was added, “emphat
ically protests against the employ~
ment of convicts in coal mines in
competition with free labor in Ala
bama or anywhere else."
Right-thinking citizens in Alabama
are fighting this leasing ”Item, and
have organized a state-wide commit;
tee for this purpose. The state legis
lature has declined to abolish the sys
tem because it would mean a loss of
income to the state. The evils of the
system have been, brought home to
Alabama citizens as a result of the
exposures of conditions in-the Florida
convict camps.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.—The cost
of building continued to rise in June,
uccording to statistics made public by
the department of commerce. The in
dex cost number of building mate
rials for a brick house, based on 1913
as 100, rose to 216 in June us against
214 in May. Cbsts for a frame house
were practically stationery at 212.
Separating the Wheat From the Chaff
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V _ L‘s» ’ A «r ' 1
it? 7 hen-su- we, :
f" *7 I 7 , convention of Spent-h
*' , rho; which met et Vancou
[if IL, em metrically
”L ' the child blot
out to the fulfill conetitu-‘
- - r initieted by the Lnbor-i
WV ' Child Protecflve ue'gue et
, , 17 and unenimouely endorsed by
' ‘M t convention of . the Stete
F-' e 1 Lnbor.
The etete «pom o! the Spen
ieh-Auericen War Veterene WI! pro-7
lent the proposed eundment to in
national convention which neut- et
Chettenooce, Tenn. in September,
end confidence is felt thet the ne
tionel body will also lend its endorse
ment #9 the propoud Meet and
join force- with the Americen Feder
ation fit Labor in n vigorous" cem
peixnro itc edoplioi. The proposed
one ent will be submitted by the
Wuhlnzton Stet. Federation of L -
hor to the Americen Federetion of
Letter convention et Portlend, Ore, in
October, end endorsement of the pro
-33*! by that bdoy is e foregone con
' T: Amer-inn Legion is .130 ex:
. to endorse the proposal when‘
I ts in September, en leaders of
the: . ion have already given the
el hearty epprovel.
endorsement by the etete con
v of Spanish-American Wet
Ve ‘7 he is the Hue-t boost given
the ovement for e child labor
emfiment to our federel constitu
tiogeince the propoeel was unani
mo endorsed by the recent con
“ n of the State Federation of
E .
Mas nunima ‘
,Amuntnu HflSPIIAI
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’ £5.41!» Now- we» _
\Removal of the hospital of the Union
‘Printers’ Home It Colorado Springs,
0010., to make way for a new holpi
tal unit he been undertaken, and for
a period of two month: the institu
tion will be pressed for facilities for
caring for inmates, it has been an
nounced at headquarten of the Inter
national Typographical union here.
Delay in acceptance of applicants
for ndmiuion will be unavoidable un
til elrly fall, it wu said.
The old houpitel building will be
reconstructed on another site near
the main building and a new modern
hospital building will be erected on
its present site. The home will then
be prepared to care for a greater
number of inmate: then ever before,
including victims of locomotor atax
ia and other ailments, for whom there
has not been a suitable place in the
More than sixty-five applicgtions
for old age pension: within the Inter
nationnl union were made in the
month ending in July, according to
Secretary-Treasurer J. W. Hays.
Fraction 0' m. Cal-pontoru’ Unlon
and [My SW Pmldcm of
1M Abordm Control Labor Councll
(Typo News Service.)
ATLANTA, Ge., Aug. 3.——Prepsra
tions for the convention of the Inter
nstionsi Typogrsphicsl union to be
held here the week of August 13
hsve been completed and the locsl un.
ion committee is anticipating e gath
ering of more than 4,000 persons, in
cluding many printers who are not
Among the chief topics for discus
sion at the business sessions of the
convention will be the 44-hour-week
strike in commercial printing shops
in the United States snd Canads.
The strike hss been in progress for
more than two years and more then?
$15,000,000 in strike benefits hes
ibeen collected and disbursed. The
strike is continuing in a few impor
tant jurisdictions.
The city, county end th three news
' pen of Atmvhsve‘contributed
generously to the convention fund,
end on elaborate program of enter
tainment has been provided. Sessions
will be held in the Municipsl Audito
‘rium. In a sub-hell of the building,
manufacturers of printing mschinery
and msterisl will hold an exposition.
Included in the enterteinment pro
gram are automobile trips to msny
points of interest, barbecues, water
melon fiestes, dancing and thesterj
perties. Saturday night before the:
convention a roof garden party will
be given for the early arrivsls. Mem
bers of the local committee promise
an “etaoin shrdlu" of a time for the‘
printers on that occasion. ‘
Mr. G. Carropthorl. of the Kaufman.
Leonard 00., left last week on what
he allend to be his vacation. but it
develops upon lnveetigntlon that he
has gone on a honeymoon.
onlo- or union m
m noun e um“
m m
PMs Cents
flf STEH mm
Juice Guy lunch the Men to Do
CHICAGO. Aug. Z—That big phne
are under way in the recently hunch
ed A. F. of L. national campaign for
late omniaetion of the workers in
the eteel inch-try is indicated by the
eecrecy meinteined at the centre!
heedquartere in the Transportation
building here, where William Hermon.
eecretery of the executive commit
tee of the fourteen international un
lone engaged in the campaign, in in
chem. No one but Hannon in au
thoriled to reloeee eny new. and
Hennon is almost invariably out of
Statements attributed to M. C.
McCedde'n, in charge of the Cleveland
district for the unions, no unauthor
ized. and men have been impressed
with.the necessity of keeping their
mouth: shut and letting nothing but
official puhiicity' get through to the
press, it was further Itated.
There are 800,000 unorganized ateel
workera in the country who are being
clrcularized and approached in person
by organizers. The campaign has
made a promising financial start
with the nest egg of $70,000 balance
which William Z. Foeter turned over
when the 1919 campaign. in which
twenty-four unions participated. was
brought to a close. Foster was ap
pointed eecretary of the A. F. of L.
committee at that time and was the
moving spirit in the organizing cam
paign and the strike that followed.
The principal districts npw attack
ed by the new committee are the Chi
icago, Cleveland and Bethlehem, PL,
districts. The Chicago district, with
steel centers at South and East Chi
cago, Chicago Heights, Hammond.
Gary, Kewanee and Joliet, offers un
uaaal opportunities. The I. W. W.
have been organizing in thin dietrict
for aome‘time before the launching of
the A. F. of L. campaign.
The 86 c'ente an hour rate for com
mon labor in the steel mill: was re
cently raised to 40 cents. This must
be further raieed and the hours of
work reduced from twelve to eight
’per day, union men aay.
Judge Gary, steel trust he‘d. dis
misael the cnmpaign with the remnrk
that outsiders have sometimes treat
ed trouble, but “when the men how;
hld an opportunity to pus upon the
question they lure generaly pretty
prompt to decide in favor of the mn—
'Similnr opinion! by Gary in 1919
did not prevent the greatest steel
strike on record in this country.
About fifty people attended the an
nual picnic of the Electrical Workers
held at Grays Harbor City last Sun
day. Everyone voted the affair a
grand success. The ladies outdid
themselves in the matter of feeding
the hungry multitude, and there was
plenty of ice cream for the kiddies.
}The sports were also a grand success,
there being the usual number of
sprained ankles and the like. Stan
Phillip competed in all the events of
the day. but failed to win any prises
owing to the fact that his good friend,
Tar Henderson, also competed and in
variably beat Stan out. This may he
became Tar is considerably younger
than Stan. Gene Rogers and Tar
Henderson won the barnyard golf
championship after a hard battle with
Ray Smith. Ray might have won this
event if he had not been handicapped
with a partner in the person of the
aforesaid Stan Phillipe.
Swimming was also enjoyed by
some, among them being “Tiny" Wei
‘gle, better known as the “Big Fel—
low." “Tiny” came very near taking
a journey to the whaling station
while disporting in the water, as one
of the whale boats went by at the
time, and we were all fearful that
they would mistake him for a whale
and harpoon him. Everybody missed
Jimmy Gray as master of ceremonies,
but Al Lambert took his place and
handled everything to the satisfaction
of all. Al can always be counted on
to do more than his share at any
Wretchedneu usually is self-in
flicted. ,

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