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A NEWSPAPER FOR THE PEOPLE VOL. VI. NO. 4 NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1919 Price 3 Cents. A i V' I - A. EMPLOYERS MUST ASSUME THEIR M RESPONSIBIUTY FOR Hugh Frayne, of American Federation of Labor, Talks of the Growing Feeling of Unrest ana Bays jmo une uroup van vope wna eiina tion Radical Labor Movement Could Not Possibly Succeed in This Country Cannot Cure Discontent by Legally Forbidding It. Hugh Frayne, general organizer of the American Federation of Labor, in an - interview with Edward Marshall, copyrighted gives, his ideas of the labor situation and Mr. Marshall begins his article bv savine that the A. F. of L many times has pronounced for sanity. A few selections are made from the in "terview : . "It would be utterly silly to deny , a growing feeling of unrest in the United States," said Mr. Frayne. "It would be , as- silly to deny that this tends toward extraordinary radicalism that which' it " l as become fashionable to all Bol 'shevism.' Those who 'scoff at the idea have not taken the trouble to make a careful .sutdy of the situation. They see merely surf ace . foam, and think there is nothing else, forgetting that under surface foam there must be rapid move ment or the surface foam would never be produced. As a matter of cold fact this, underlying movement is immense and i powerful. It may be destructive. If not, the reason will be found in the high intellieence of those who have the privilege of leadership in these days when, the ; word has such a , pregnant meaning. - - ' . "The foam i quite the least wipor 'tant of the r facts as they exist. The more important is beyond view, the un der power of a great mass, really in sympathy but not vociferous. ... Secret agencies have been at work arid have produced a secret force. It is futile to deny it. v AH the .investigations of 1 the Government have but glanced at the re&i facts: They may . never; - be- entirely known. The start toward their uncov ering," the study of the methods and Je suits of German propaganda, was made too late to be effective; those silent hid den effects which we shall have so bard a time to combat then already had, be gun to take their form. ; a . ? - "Of course this- would have been im possible if ; conditions had .not been favorable for the troublemakers. We in hart admitted manv persons of the agitational mind, if I may com the term. .They had come to bur free land from countries where there was little or no liberty, and by reaction were af fected toward excessive energy. s Hav ing been accustomed Pt secret work through the necessities of Jife m coun tries where oppression was.an-acali15 they persisted in the hab here, wheue ' there was 9o oppression. They; had brought with-.them some knowledge o what we now call 'Bolshevosm' ihey-faad , ieaMiedVhe soviet -plan where Soviets ' had been effective. They endeavored to , spread Bolshevism and". to introduce the soviet plan in the United States, where neither was needed nor desired. They, successfully endeavored to spread dis satisfaction, with existing things among1, those who -were not and had no good reason to be dissatisfied. It was a habit with them. - We did tiot watch them or , control them. .We must take the con sequences of our innocence. "They had come from countries where they had been , denied the rights, of or ganization and . assembly,. - from coiin - tries where they had been forced to -wrok long hours for little wages, worst of all from countries where employers had been safe, in utterly refusing to meet with workers for the purpose of dis- j SORE ON HOW IT WAS 4 POT OVER ON THEM . .- v ? . . . . - , Eeturning Connecticut Soldiers Say Amendment on Prohibition , Violated Their Eights. ' When Connecticut - soldiers returned from France -and were seen upon' their arrival ia Boston, the ; sttbj ect of pro hibition was, a sore' one with members of the Twenty-sixth Division' The sentiment seemedto be that something had been puover on ihem in their ab sence More than the fact that the . nation is to be dry, the belief that their constitutional i rights" were violated in a . perfectly; legaf way is .what rankles. , Few of the men 'really' mourn the fact of prohibition. . It is 1 the, method by ... which it was obtained by vote passed '. while they were in France Rev, Dr., C E. Hesselgrave of the ' Congregational Church at Manchester, Conn., who had a year's leave to do war work in France, corroborated the above-statements. In his opinion the putting over of prohibition has been presented, or rather, misrepresented, to the boys in such a light that they'object to the prohibition question itself. He said he had heard but few earnest ob- ' jections to prohibition but he had heard many ' statements made that it was not - fair to pass such important and all . embracing legislation in their absence. Instead of realizing that prohibition came at this time because of inevitable circumstances brought' .about by the war, the men believe it war a coup d'etat on the part of the prohibs and resent it, ac cording to Dr. Hesselgrave. FATHER MURRAY SPEAKS. Chancellor of the Diocese Flays Those Who Favor Bol shevism. " Manchester, April 18. That Ameri ; canization was a problem of the indi - vidual was the keynote of a recent ad dress at the Manchester High School ' by Rev. John C Murray, Chancellor of the Hartford Diocese and member of the State Americanization committee. The foreigner was proverbially shy of ' large assemblies and of oratory, and it was, therefore,, necessary tnat every Americanization worker act as nn indi vidual missionary in his particular field, . the speaker said. While it was essen tial that the foreign-born learn English, Father Murray pointed out that this alone did not mean Americanization. Inculcation of American ideals -' was necessary. Father Murray mercilessly flayer foreigners who - came to -the United States to sow the seeds of Bol shevism and other kind of socialism. INDUSTRIAL RECONSTRUCTION cussing with them the mutual problems of existence. "I do not say there are no employers of this sort in the United States. We have had in New York City examples very recently. What follqwed? The other night the strikers met and tried to i form a soviet. They f ailed because fear of the police and public opinion kept from- the meeting many who really wished to be there. But the fact that they did not attend the meeting does not mean that they were not in full sym pathy with its thought. It is not im probable, indeed, that of people who wished to join this movement there were enough, really, to fill not one but several halls, psychologically ready, despite the? fact that they did not assemble then, to rise when .appropriate leadership and circumstance should simultaneously occur. "The better labor -organizations are not infected with this spirit of unrest, I ' think, to any serious degree. I am sure the' American Federation Of Labor, for example, is 100 per cent, loyal to the Government and to American institu tions. It wants to and will remain in that psychological condition, but it is not fair that upon its shoulders should fall the full responsibility for fighting Bolshevism throughout the United States. As a matter of fact, no one group can cope with such a situation It has become a national matter and must have attention by all the people of the nation who remain right-minded. Itself is not a group movement, but a national move- ment. It must be dealt with as such through united action throughout the whole nation by people who believe in our government and in our laws, most of which are just j properly interpreted:, Even if the laws are wrong, we have much machinery with which to change them. No ; revolution is required in order! to accomplish, a revision of any detail of our code. From time to time we even have made changes in our Con stitution when the majority of the whole people have desired them. Steps are provided under, our, system ot govern- ment which will give our people any thing they, want in the way ot lega cnanges 11 tney are.wauieu uy uic ioritv. ., . - f All that we need to do in order to feet anything which we ought to have is to Heei.toincejgoon.ana nonest men. men will ferte us in whatever proper "way wernay direct. It is absurd to think that we heed Bolshevism via ordtfHto accomplish; ,mygoed w-rnay require. Bolshevism would befa long: and resrne road for the United Mates to' travel in its searching for good gov ernment.' ' The establishment of Soviets would be -a programme ior securing bet ter economic conditions which it would be .difficult for America to carry out sue cessfuHv. "It is my firm belief, and I have given the matter, naturally, very much and earnest thought that ' a radical labor mnvetnmt - could not - nossiblv succeed here. Like a great and rapidly burning fire, it quickly would reach its ieak, die down and leave light ashes which the wind would blow away, ut it would leave, ruin in its wake. Contracts, for example would be nothing, either for employer or employed, for buyer or for seller OGARMAKERS ELECT DELEGATES TO LEAGUE Secretary Ira M. Ornburn of Connecticut Federation of Labor Heads the List. Cigarmakers' Union, No. 39, of New Haven, at its last meeting elected three delegates fo the annual convention of the Trades Union Liberty League of Connecticut in Meriden on June I. The delegates named are Ira'"M7. Ornburn, Philip Montis and J. W. Murphy. The cigarmaking business in this State is at a low ebb now and the Kilfeather fac tory in New Haven.laid off a number of men last week. f , . At the headquarters ofithe New Ha ven union there was' a discussion about the experiments being made with sub stitutes for tobacco and it was the opin ion that nothing has been discovered as yet to replace the divine weed. The chemists are able to produce nicotine ar tificially so that it is the same as in to bacco but when this nicotine is placed in any nlant other than tobacco the smoke is much inferior to that of tobacco. For a good many years experiments were made to grow in this country a tobacco that had the same flavor as the finest Havana. The seed was brought from the most famous fields in Cuba, shiploads of soil were brought from Cuba and dumped into a tobacco field here, the tobacco planted and then they waited for results. The tobacco grown when made into dears made a smoke that about equalled a Flora de Suffield. This led the scientists to declare that the climate was the main thing in connec tion with the growing of tobacco and no way has been' found of transferring the Cuban climate to the Connecticut valley The executive committee of the union met this week but no special business was transacted. Business among cigar makers continues to be dull and there is no indication when it will return to the normal condition. Some of the idle cigarmakers are using a corner of the hall where the striking garment work ers congregate every day. ' - ALL ARE WORKING. No Idle Hands Among Electrical Workers' Union. The cross with palms is avarded to Local Union No. 90, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; of New Haven, for every member not en gaged in army or navy service is work in" at his trade. Requests : for work men received this week had to be turned down and this is an unusual state of affairs for there are usually a few at the command of the union headquarters. LETTER CARRIERS ARE NOW MEMBERS STATE FEDERATION j Branch 19 Decides to Join After Listening to Address by Ira M. Ornburn. TO WEAR CHAMBRAY CAPS Manufacturer Sent Sr.mples of Straw Caps for Postmen But They're'Not Wanted. Branch 19, National Association c.f Letter Carriers, of New Haven, at its last meeting was addressed by Ira M. Ornburn, secretary of the Connecticut Federation of Labor, who invited the members of the branch to join the State organization. Mr. Ornburn spoke of the benefits to be derived from such a mem bership and made a brief resume of what had been accomplished by the Con necticut Federation of Labor. He also spoke m a eeneral way of the value of organization and the objects of organ ized labor. ; Mr. Ornburn is a very inter esting speaker' and his remarks must have been convincing for the; branch voted to join the State federation. It is already affiliated "with the American federation of Labor. The members-expected to have an op portunity to inspect samples of the new caps for spring and summer wear but he manufacturer made a mistake and ent samples of straw cans instead of hambray, the material which memberi i the branch decided would make the xi ost artistic headgear for the coming f ason. This material is known as cambray, cambrai and cambric and is a f ngham woven in plain colors with a J len finish. As it is of light weight it v ill make an excellent cap for 'hot -weather and will give the wearers a more metropolitan appearance than f jaw eaps, wnicn are regarded as more ntting tor postmen in hick towns and fc'ong the K.F.D. routes. Some of the . .rriers were disappointed because thev J1 be unable to spring their new caps c i Easter. It was decided to wait until s lother roeet'ng for samples of the caps quired but a committee will look the k mples-over as soon as they arrive and .ve an order immediately, f. o, b, In speaking about the caps, a mem ber of the branch said that the members bought caps and suits only when their old ones were unfit for wear and there was nothing doing in the second-hand line. "I never, knew of any one looking for a se6o;4?dsuit;v-eTsaid;-and Lec.Ywho stands on Elm. street and bitys hand-me-downs ..from Yale . -students. noon buying and selling clothes of "post men. If you -go into a second-hand or misfit shop you can get about any kind of uniform known except a letter car rier's. "The mailmen wear their uni forms about as long as they hold to gether and when a letter carrier decides to -discard -his suit you can just make up your mind that there is not much more wear in it. ' "1 have often been asked what be comes of the old uniforms thrown away by letter carriers and to tell the truth I don't know. I often see men on ash earts wearing old helmets for merly worn by policemen and caps worn by trolleymen but I never see anv of the$e birds wearing any letter car rier s regalia. Another thing, the am form of a letter carrier doesn't seem to appeal to girls who like to flirt as much as the uniform of a troueyman or policeman. 1 You know the funny men on- the, newspapers are often writing jokes about the girls at work m the kitchen who fall f of the coppers smiles and have hot coffee or a nice lunch for him if he can spare the time to call and the blue uniform of the trolleyman is also a magnet for the nursemaids and such but I never heard of any vampires making goo-goo eyes at Ihe postman. It w:ll be a good time for your -staff photographer to get some eood pics when we appear in our new caps, and if they are up to ex pectations a few might be placed on exhibition in the show windows of The Connecticut Labor Press WHY WE WILL BE DRY. Information for Header of Con necticut Labor Press. Editor-Connecticut Labor Press: To settle a small wager will you olease tell us what's the big idea of the country going dry, just what Congress did to aid sucn a calamity, tne exact wording of the amendment if possible. Yours sincerely, J. W. H. Hartford, April 9. The ioint resolution passed by the Sixtv-fifth Congress proposing an amendment , to the constitution of the United States finally was signed by the Vice-President and the Speaker of the House on December 18. 1917. It f ollows : "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two- thirds of each House concurring there in), that the 'following amendment to the constitution Jbe, and hereby is. pro posed to the States, to become valid as a part of the constitution when ratified by the legislatures of the several States as provided by the constitution : "Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this Article the manufac ture, sale, or transportation of intoxi cating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or' the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subiect to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited. Section Z. ihe . Congress and. tne several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this Article by appro priate legislation. "Section 3. This Article shall be in operative unless it shall have been rati fied as an amendment to the constitu tion by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress." Under date of Tar-nary 29 of the pres ent year Frank L. Polk. Acting Secre tary of State, certified in due form that the proposed amendment to the consti tution had been ratified bv the legisla tures of the necessary th'-ee-fourths of. the whole number of states m the United States and declared that - it therefore had become valid. SOL SONTHEIMER AMONG THE MORMONS International Organizer in Labor Forward Drive Cam paign in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City, Utah, is now experi encign a forward labor drive, the big gest thing that organized labor has ever attempted in that locality. J. S. Divpn is directing the movement and one of the big guns is Sol Sontheimer, for many years active in organized labor in Connecticut. A. G. Pike, sixth inter national vice-president of the Meat Cut ters and Butchers' Union, has been hur ried there to help gather the harvest. E. G. Lock, of Bingham, has been or dered there by the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers' Union. The Brick and Clay Workers' Local was installed on Wednesday night; there are 500 en gaged in that work in bait Laie City. the first big mass meeting was neld on lhursday night of this week. Of Mr Sontheimer, the Utah Labor News, pub lished'in Salt LJ.ie City, prints the fol lowing: Sol Sontheimer, heavy with enthusi asm, is here from the headquarters of the Cigarmakers Union. Yearn of ex perience have made Mr. Sonth-nmer a eifted personal worker. He was great ly pleased with the preparations that had been made for the great spring mem bership drive. His international has granted him two weeks' time to help the drive, and from the moment he arrived, he was in evidence, planning on visits to locals, talking for the good of the cause, and helping in the thousand, and one ways . that a skilled organizer only can. C.N.Ballard - -1 v " The many friends of N". Ballard, president of the New Haven Typo graphical Union No. 47, will be glad to hear that he is now , recovering from the illness which has confined him to his home for a couple of weeks and hopes to make his appearance in the office of The Connecticut Labor Press early next week. . ' ' ' ' LAEOR SITUATION Df STATE IS BETTER Connecticut Labor Department Reports Much Improvement in This State. Hartford, April 18. The Department of Labor at the Capitol reports that the labor situation in this State has im proved from 50 to 60 per v cent, since February L when the number of unem ployed was at its height. Meriden was less attected than any other city in the State in the matter of unemployment, the greatest effect of an influx to the city being whe" the branch of the Colt s Patent r"-earms Manu facturing Company opened m that city, but when the branch suspended opn-a tions the employees returned to their I former homes. In Jew London tne conditions are reported as never having been really bad, and s ring activities are taking much labor. In Norwich, nearest to New London, further improvements m the labor situation are looked tor. Hartford has shown wonderful lm- provement of late, and it is said there is absolutely no cause for alarm here. One factory which had promised to discharge from its employ all married women whose husbands were able: to take care of them, has found it unnecessary to do so, but instead has been engaging addi tional help, m every instance giving oreference to returned soldiers whether they had been previously employed tnere or not. PAINTERS' AGREEMENT SATISFIES EVERYBODY The New Haven locals of the Brotherhood of Painters. Decorators and Paperhangers of America, and the employers conferred this week on the new agreement for the forthcoming vear, and both sides agreed to the terms. The proposed agreement- is practically the same as the one now in force, no chance beine made in wages, hours of employment, or conditions. This matter has been hanging fire for some time and the satisfactory outcome is especially agreeable at this time, and all concerned in the trade can eat their eggs tomorrow morning in comfort. The local unions are adding to their membership at a prodigious rate, about twenty-hve ap plications being received this week. . The Connecticut btate L.onterence ot Painters was scheduled to hold its monthly meeting in Derby tomorrow, but as it is Easter, it was decided to post pone the meeting for one week. The meeting will be held in Derby on April 27. Each union in the stat$ is entitled to three delegates to these meetings, and the sessions are held on the third Sun day in each month. Rensselaer Beadle, business agent of the New Haven locals, is not only especially busy at this time, but he is also prenaring for the ordeal of posing be fore a photographer. You should receive your Labor Press fvery Saturday morning if yi-u are a subscriber. If delayed write us " or phone Colony 1082. BRICKLAYERS NOW LOOK FOR BETTER TIMES No Boom in Building Yet But Outlook is Improving and Few. Out of Work. THREE DELEGATES CHOSEN .T T 1 ' i ' rn.-r-" new -uexieraeaa necessary as So Many Branches Are in. the Organization. The Bricklayers'," Masons' and Plas terers Union, Local No. 6, of New Ha veil, repjrts a considerable improvement in business in its line and while there is np big boom on or any particular rush of bisr business there is a slow increase which is encouraging and not many members are out of work at this time. Out of a membership of 280 it is said that not over twenty-five are idle this week, which is a much better record than exists in numerous other bodies. It is expected that in a few more-weeks i ere will be a considerable increase in ou"lding operations and before the sum mer is well under way, it is predicted .hat the services of these men will be at a premium and a bricklayer out of work will be as scarce as a Connecticut city chat does not claim the big gun captured by Connecticut soldiers from the Huns. There are so many branches affiliated with this union that it has been decided to have some new letterheads printed. The top-line will consist of the words Bricklayers',' Masons' and Plasterers' In ternational Union and at the left there will be printed Cement Finishers, Mar ble and Tile Setters. The organization meets on the first and third Mondays in iach month and at the next'meeting con siderable new business is to come up for action. In New Haven, a few new jebs are now under way, some of them of consid erable magnitude. Work on the Hark ness quadrangle at Yale, the bicreest of ill big jobs, is being held up for the arrival of Ohio limestone. Just why the stone is not forthcoming seems to be a mystery as no one is apparently able to ell when it will arrive. This iob will require 50 bricklayers when the work is well Under way. The union has elected W. H. Crut J. W. O'Brien and N. F. Byrnes as dele gates to the annual convention of the Connecticut Federation of Labor at Meriden. . v ,, ; MOPIUEWAGE: " f KILLED IN HOUSE Some Legislators Did Not Want Actjto Apply , to Any Employed m Agncnltural Field. : ' : . The bill providing for the aoooint- ment of a minimum Nwage commission to consist Of three members to be ap- choii ha q o ' u-it 'WBSr shall be a woman, was killed mthe House at Hartford on Tuesday. Anun- favorable majority report was submitted : i 1 t ii. r by eight members . of the committee on labor and there was a favorable minor ity report signed by four members.- The bill and -the proposed amendment ex empted farmers. Ihe bill provided for the payment of to eacn commissioner ior eacn aays service. Investigations, inquiries and A- 1- r 1 , hearings would be authorized in order to arrive at a stated minimum wage for women and minors, Every employer of J women ana minors wouia De caiiea upon to keep a register of the names and ad dresses of all women and minors em ployed bv him, the occupation, number of hours employed, etc., and the commis sion . would have power to examine all .books, payrolls and other records of any employer of women and minors in relation to payment of wages, . There was a long debate on the bill. Representative Prisk of Wallingford, the results in other1 States did not ap- peal to the committee.. Representative Shaw of Redding favored the bill and said Connecticut had been too slow in adopting legislation of this kind. Rep- xisentative Rogers of Manchester of- j;red an amendment providing that the set shall not affect any one employed m the agricultural held. Representative .Thompson of Somers said the . law should apply to farmers. The unfavorable majority report wai accepted and the bill was rejected. CLOCK WORKERS BUSY AS BIRD DOGS Working' Days and Part Of Night j and Company Wants Them to Work on Sunday, Too. The executive committee of the Watch and Clock Workers' Union Iocal No. 46. of New Haven, onnec'-ed I with the International Jewelry Workers. Union, held a meeting on Sunday and I discussed some changes that are needed j in the bv-laws. A committee has this matter in charee and it is expected that new by-laws will be eracted soon.' This I is one of the new organizations that is I rapidly increasing its. membership. J All the members are employed at the I shop ot the New Haven Clock Com pany, wnere Disiness is so DrisK mat many ot tne . employees are wording overtime every night after putting in the usual amount of day time. The em ployees were asked to work on Sunday, roo" the navment to be time and a half, but the men object to wc.rking on Sun- This matter did not come betore the meeting and no action has been taken by the union but it is known that the men, individually, nre opposed to working on Sunday at this time. The New rlaven Clock Company has iust received an additional order from the United States Government for clocks, amounting to $35,000. Some of the dogs that have returned from France and Flanders with the soldiers are wear- intr naw watches, similar to wrist watclies. This is only a fad of the sol- j- An. tti ani'milc i don't have to be told the time when to imaw a bone. Members of Local 46 say tv not tpcn anv desims tor wrist watches for animals yet LABOR LEGISLATION LOST BY AMERICAN LABOR PARTY'S HELP TO REPUBLICANS IN HARTFORD Connecticut Federation , of Labor Legislative Committee Says Appsrczf In gratitude of Labor Men Toward Mayor Kinsella of Hartford, Labors Friend, Turned Friendly Democratic Senators Against Organized Labor Most Republicans Were Opposed, Anyway. That the political activities of ihe American Labor Party in the Hartford election cost Organized Labor its friends in the Legislature and doomed hopes for beneficial Labor legislation to disap pointment, is the charge . made by the legislative committee of the Connecti cut Federation of Labor. Previous to that election Labor had many friends among the Democratic senators, wnue the election of a num ber of Republican senators had been so close that they were anxious to avoid opposing Labor legislation A situation .wnicn promised great possibilities. i nen came that election. In Hartford np to that time the city government was controlled by the Democrats, they hay ing a majority in the aldermanic board. and Mayor Richard F. Kinsella - has proven one of the best friends that Or ganized Labor has ever had in the mayor's chair. He had proven, this in many ways, one of the most notable instances being his insistence upon ap- jjuuitmg iwu union men io important positions connected . with the building commission, Martin Spellacy as building inspector, ana, anotner as plumbing in spector, in the lace of strong opposition from powerful ' leaders in' Hartford's widely known open shop organization. With the control of the citv Government in his hands, therefore, Mayor Kinsella. Labor's friend was in a position to do much for the workers and was orovine his desire and intention of doing, it. The election changed all that. The American Labor Party without gain ing anything for itself, nulled awav enough votes from the Democrats to lose them the control of the board of alder men and robbed Mayor Kinsella of his power. , , The result at the Legislature was im mediate and notable. Democratic sena tors who had formerly been only too glad to give the Legislative committee of the Connecticut Federation of Labor LABOR FORWARD v CAMPAIGN POSTPONED The labor forward movement, the mdsf 1 important driv f$r- .-organized labor ever planned ih Gprinecticut, was to- have opened in Waterbury on Tues day of this week, but it was decided to postpone it until after the General As. I ?nbiy adjourns. This action was taken I because the active leaders of the Con Inecticut rederation of Labor in this I state have so much of their time occu- pied now with hearings and bills before J the Legislature and every legislative I dav sees some matter of interest to labor I J t134 requires their presence. And their , . . , ... . work 1S practically doubled now because the ill-advised . new American 'Labor I Party, formed contrary-to the wishes of the state federation, and also the national body, has alienated many mem bers of the legislature who hereto fore- were well disposed towards ."the labor j, interests and the projects of the legist I .. ... . .. .. tive committee of the Connecticut Federation of Labor. Details of this matter will be found elsewhere in this paper. Ira M. Ornburn, secretary of the. Con necticut Federation of Labor who is a member of the legislative committee of the federation, and who is also an in fluential member of the special com mittee appointed by the governor to in vestigate the trolley interests in this state, is behind the labor forward drive here, and he did not believe that such I". -uii piujci miuu-u uuu?u until those who will be at the active head of the movement viH be able to give a good part of their time towards iL For tl nn ri it was decided fr. y stponc ihe drive until the legislative sessions are over. A somewhat similar movement is now in progress in T'tah, and as told else where in "Ihe Connecticut La'ior Press, Sol Sontheimer, formerly of this state, is the international organizer ior the cigarmakers out there among the Mor mons, ine proposed campaign ni -on necticut has attracted much interest and j Waterbury labor leaders were ira- mensely pleased over the fact that their city was selected for the "first presenta tion on anv staee" ' in Cinictrcut of such an important undertakinj. Secre- tary Ornburn and the executiv council ot" the C. F. of L will have charge of he w:k w H be assistel by picked men from ml ematicnal o.-jreuvations thus ion n ig what will be lir-t h k tr-j" s oi 1; I or to help th cause tu this state While it is believed the work at first will be among factory workers, the campaign will soon extend to other lines and the entire state in time will be thoroughly covered. The six interna- tional organizers will represent the fol lowinsr organizations International Association of Machin- ists International Brotherhood of Black smiths. Metal Polishers International Union. Internatior'&l Brotherhood of Electri cal Workers of America. International Alliance of Amalga- mated Sheet Metal Workers. Brotherhood of Boiler Makers anu Iron bhip Mmlciers ot America. Carpenters Consolidate r , . , ioi un, c xi?ci. y, - penters and joiners ot America, grace- fully passed out of existence this week, and was merged with Local 79 The two locals are now one. Although twice one is two, the carpenters have made two unions into one, defying the multiplica- tior table, l tie hooks, records qocu- ments. doueli oae. etc, ot jno. on, were turned over to No. 79, according to the agreemcni cnicrcu imu s rresiaeni niuvan oi uic oidic vaj"1"-" spent most of the week in New Haven, a helping hand barely spoke to them as they met in the corridors of the capitoL ' When they did speak they expressed the bitter sentiment that the Democratic mayor of Hartford had been betrayed by the men for whom he had done so much, the Labor man. As Patrick F. O'Meara, president of the Connecticut Federation of Labor and head of the Legislative committee expressed it at the meeting of ' the New Haven Trades Council Thurs day evening ,they now told the members of the committee and Labor men gen erallv that they could go to the hot place--' for all they cared. - The. matter came up for s lengthy' discussion at the last meeting .of the New Haven . Trades Council ' .and Timothy Crowley, the leader f the American Labor Party, came in for a lot of personal criticism .as welL It was stated by the Legislative committee that . he had created strong antagonism to- ' ward Labor legislation bv hi oersonal : attitude toward committees at hearings. One instance quoted dealth with his re cent appearance before the Judiciary' committee when he is reported as hav. -ing announced '- . .; - "I represent, the Hartford Central " Labor Union and the -American Labor . Party, which is going to show yon guys something pretty soon." - ' .-, On another occasion he is &aiif to informed a committee that the new Labor party was sroinir to cive von fel lows the boot" Naturally the effect of such utter-' ances could not be beneficial to Lahor legislation chances and the Legislative committee expresses- considerable ire over, having its hard work offset by such ' ' procedure. .-; . After extended discussion it was ' voted-by the Trades Council " to carry the matter over ta the annual convratinn . of th Connecticut Federation of Labor in Meriden in Tune, when it will reev extended attention. . . . : , IEFKOVITS ISSICK, UNDERSTUDY COSIES Samuel i Lefkovitsy yice-prejMeg'f; and organizer- of-': the "Ladies'-; Garment Workers' Union, was sick this week at ' his home in New York, and was unable ' to make his customary visit to Connecti cut, where he has been in charge of the strike of the garment workers since the girls were called out ; several weeks ago. The nature of the illness of Mr. Lefkovits was not learned, but he is probably run down from - overwork.' While advocating shorter hours-of em ployment for the girls, Mr. Lefkovits works both day and night, and does not -put any limit upon his ' own " working hours. The last time he addressed the meeting of the' Corset Workers Union in New Haven the meeting adjourned at 11.15 o'clock at night and he had been busy all -day with shirtwaist opera tors making speeches counselling his - lieutenant, "Miss Emma Kronhart. and : paying the weekly strike benefit. This was in addition to his work in Hart ford,' Bridgeport, Stamford and other places in this state. - - Ralph Yudell of New Yort. on.of; the international organizers of the ' union, replaced Mr. Lefkovits in thii state, this week: and looked after the unions in Hartford and New Harat. - paying thit strike benefits and making - speeches in English. - The-Italian or ganizer remains in. New Haven" and v makes frequent speeches in Italian At the meeting on Thursday afternoon in New Haven, many of the girls appeared -in their new Easter headgear and with the latest fashion of hair bobbing.' In regard to the latter, it was agreed that . the prize winners were a Russian' girL an Italian and a colored girL ", Liberty League Meeting ', The executive committee - of the Trades Union Liberty League held a well attended meeting in Bridgeport, Sunday, June 1. , , . . Later , the committee visited the meet ing of the Bridgeport Bartenders' Union in a body and several of its members addressed that body. The latter pledged its full support unanimously. : Ornburn Elected Delegate At a meeting of the New Haven Trades. Council, Thursday -evening, President Ira M. Ornburn was unani mously elected a delegate to the annual convention of the American Federation of Labor, which opens in" Atlantic City, June 9. Patrick F. O'Meara, president of the Connecticut Federation of Labor, whose name was placed in nomination, declined." . Capmakers Elect The Capmakers Union : of New Haven at its last meetini? Wfrl " Leventhal, the business agent of the or- ' gamzation delegate to the biennial Con vention of. the interational convention to be held in New York. Mr. Leventhal represented this union at the biennial conventions since the New Haven union . v ... 1 111 caisiciicc, ana is tneretore familiar with the duties. He has a large acquaintance in New Yort aH , the city thoroughly, so ther is no danger The question of having - a 44-hour week, instead of one of 49 h be one of the principal topics at the con vention, and the chances are that such a measure will be passed. The Cap makers Union will 'meet , tori;Vi choose delegates to the annual conven-. xion or tne Connecticut Federation of Labor. ; ' Above all things, see that the Cijrar- makers label adorns the box from which you get your cigars.