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VOL. VI. NO. 7.
Price" 3 Cents.
Propaganda Financed by Russian
Bolsheviki Is Menace to the
United States.
i -
Pacifists and Germans Behind the
Movement Declares Hugh'.
Frayne of Federation.
Heads .of the international unions in
! New York this week declare that the
disturbances on May Day in various
parts of the . country must serve as a
warning that. powerful influences are at
work' and more serious disturbances can
be expected. Hugh Frayne, general or-
ganizer of the. American -Federation of
Labor and labor member of the late
War Industries Board, said :
"I have contended that any person
who says there , isno unrest and that
Bolshevism does not threaten is mis-
taken. Every pacifist, , every opponent
of the government during' the war, is
allied with the Bolshevik element. Be
hind them all is Germany. The German
' emissaries ' are stil in our midst, and
should' Bolshevism ' triumph which it
' will not you would' find these Germans
out in front. -'
, "The significant part of the disturb
ances here and elsewhere is the action
.of the returned soldiers and sailors.
These men, back from the front where
they . suffered everything, returning '.to
'' find these people trying to "destroy what
' they1 fought for, are naturally not quite
as i conservative in their treatment of
'them as they might be. They resent
' attacks on the-,American form of gov
' ernmenti they resent the hoisting of a
red flag or no flag in place of the Amer
ican flag, and ;they resent the substitu
tiotr of the 'Internationale' or some oth
er: song for. 'The tar-Spangled Ban
ner.' '
"The , soldiers' represent real Amer
ican' sentiment of today, -and they ap
. ply, to the enemies of the American
government at home the same treat-
ment that they gave German enemies
' abroad." ', . "' .v ' -'
"We wilU have more instead ,df less
of this sort . of .. ' thing," said , Frank
Feeney, international president of the
Elevator Constructors Union, v The
'cure? : Well,' about 10 days ago a pair
of Bolsheviki soticrht to convert" work-
- TTipti. m . -a.-munic;TaJL trierl uv Philadel-
pma by calling the. American flag a
- dirty rag.-The men took the rope off a
derrick, .and, after preparing to lynch
soaked them in the river, v They threw
them in' and hauled them out,' and then
nade them ' run the" gantlet. ""'
' "Those two were cured. ' At least,
'-they-dil not come back, or any others
to tak their olaces."
''Governments- that permit men advo-
r eating revolution, to hold meetings are
lax," : declared B. A. Larger, general
" secretary-treasurer of the United bar
ment Workers of America. "This move
ment responsible for the disturbances
oi May Day is financed, by money from
Russia. ' It will not get anywhere, for
the mass of the. people will not stand
for the doctrines preached ; by these
enemies of the government" ;
"The disturbances of Ma"y Day," said
Major George I. Berry, international
presidenfof the Printing Pressmen's
Union, "are the result of the efforts of
impossibilists, not only to break-down
our form of government, but to break
down all "government. As a means to
that end, they seek first to destroy the
trade union movement and the stand
ards it has succeeded . in setting up.
The men 'back of this thing are disci
ples of the eleventh hour, fifty ninth
minute 1 philosophy of Lenine and
Trotzky. - '
"The only danger, as I see it, is that
' American people will sit quietly by and
. permit their .silence to be interpreted
as acquiescence.'. It is a ; time for all
Americans to be 'up on their feet"
"The disturbances, particularly in
Cleveland, were not as bad as I
thought they would be," said Robert
Maiset director of -the Afnerican Alli
ance for - Labor and "Democracy, ' of
which Samuel .Gompers is 1 the head.
"Our reports, as of last Saturday, in
dicated there would be serious trouble
there. -The fact is that Bolsheviki ad
vocates from New York, Chicago and
Detroit have invaded Ohio, just like, a
flock of mosquitoes sometimes invades
New York from New Jersey.
. "The real effort of these people will
'not begin until the peace treaty is actu
ally signed. Then you may look for
organized demonstrations aerainst the
government ' in many places. It will
be the same as in the early stages of
the war,- when anarchists and I. W. W.
tried- to stage trouble in various places.
In those olaces citizens took matters into
"their own hands. That J is the danger
now that the weakness of local govern
ments in handling these advocates of
anarchy is likely to result in the people
taking their ftwn way of putting .n end
to the propaganda or worse.
"Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the
work is being financed- in large part
by money from Russia."
No Idle Carpenters in Either of
New Haven Unions.
The long expected - boom in building
operations arrived in New Haven this
-week on scheduled time and the report
from both the unions of carpenters and
joiners, one a double union as it is a
merger of two bodies, is that there are
no idle men in the organizations and if
there was a demand for workmen it is
not known- how it would be filled. There
are no big buildings going up and much
of the work is on repair jobs out this
requires- labor.' George F. Mordecai,
who .represents the district council in
New Haven, has not been obliged to
look up any jobs for the men and this
has given him more time to work with
the committee on. selling Victory loans.
.While detailed reports were not recei ed
'from other parts of the state it is said
that there has been a great improve
ment in building operations all over the
commonwealth and there is very- little
unemployment among carpenters and
joiners. . :.; .
John F. Pierce, a former vice-president
of the International Ladies' Gar
ment Workers' Union, is at the head of
a movement among the Needle Trades
Unions in New York to combat the Bol
shevist movement. v Mr. Pierce is very
well known in Connecticut, as he was
the originator of the Connecticut Fed
eration of Labor ambulance fund, which
was such a great success He is one of
the intensely patriotic organized labor
workers who is of some benefit to the
cause of labor and not a drawback. He
is an eloquent speaker and possesses a
considerable amount of executive abil
ity, a combination that is rare among
men. , Ira Mv Ornburn, secretary of- the
Connecticut Federation of Labor, at
tended one of the conferences in New
York and was greatly impressed vith
the enthusiasm and ability of those
pushing the movement. A series of
articles by Frederick Lawrence of the
New York Evening World has been of
great assistance to the workers and the
Americanization convention of the
Needle Trades Unions adgpted a reso
lution thanking Mr. Lawrence for his
valuable service to organized labor and
to the country
The convention of Needle Trades
Unions in New York passed! a resolu
tion asking the delegates to the annual
convention of the American Federation
of Labor to take steps to cleanse the
trades unions of Bolshevists, I. W. W.'s,
Anarchists and Socialists.
The' full meaning of this resolution is
that the convention will be asked to re
voke the charters of unions which have
permitted the Bolshevist class of radi
cals to attain supremacy among them.
AH such unions throughout the United
States' are included.
, Quickly following' the Frayne-Pierce
conference on Friday, the committee in
charge, of the Carnegie Hall convention
held a hurriedly called meeting, at the
close of which Secretary Jsadore Ep-
lstein issued a statement to the effect
that, after hearing Chairman .fierce, tne
committee had decided that "the issue
of Bolshevism is too important to be
confined to local contests, therefore the
President Fleming of Union Gives
Timely Warning and' Prevents
; v Accident Union Meeting.
Hartford, May '9. The Hartford,
New Haven, Bridgeport and Meriden
Stereotypers Union No. 27, held its
bi-monthly meeting here on Tuesday
and transacted the usual amount of
business. . This organization has the
most turwieldv name1 of any union in
Connecticut.' It received the unusual
baptism name becaise when it was or
ganized, the four cities mentioned hi
the name ?re the only ones to qualify
for a ur. have enough men en
gaged in stereotyping to form a union.
Since the ..lion , was started, all the
other cities have fallen in line and have
men represented in the organization and
even some of the hick towns now have
members, in the Stereotypers" Union No.
27'. The members have of te considered
the matter of having a more up-to-date
name but. they' figured it out the way
the wise manager of a baseball club
does. When a ball team is winning, the
wise manager - does not make any
changes, even if he has a few stars eat
ing '-theads off in the stable, he just
plugs aonf with the winning combina
tion and lets it go at that. The Stereo
typers' Union is following this dope, to'o,
and as the organization is miming on an
even keel and steering clear of the rocks,
it is the conclusion of the ' members to
let well enough alone and not change
the, name "
The. union meets every ether month
and the next meeting will be held in
New Haven. This union-' is affiliated
only with the International Union of
Stereotypers and does not have any
other obligations. The monthly journal
of the national organization has not had
any Connecticut nctes for some time be
cause the writer from this state who at
Jends to this correspondence has been
out of town; he is off with the army in
The day before the session was held
here; J. , F. Fleming of New Haven,
president of the union, saved a young
girl in New Haven from being run over
by an automobile. He was standing on
thei curb at the corner of Chnrch and
Crown streets, after watching the press
of the Register work, 'and was making
some notes about a matter he was to
bring up at the meeting when he saw a
beautkful young girl crossing the street
right in front of him. Ah automobile
vas going- through Crown street and
the girl was stepping right in the path
of the machine. The girl did not see
the car approaching and President
Fleming kept his' eye on her to see if
she could step- fast enough to get by
before the car reached her. When vhe
saw she could not he' let out a blood
curdling veil just as the girl was square
ly in front of the car. She jumped
straight up in the air, there was a flash
of silk stockings, and then the girl
backed out of danger, acknowledging
her indebtedness to the president of the
Stereotypers' Union with an engaging
smile. j
David Johnson, the secretary-treasur-
er of the union, is a commuter between i
Bridgeport and New Haven. He is em
ployed upon the journalistic venture in
Bridgeport the Evening Herald, and is
living in New Haven. Mr. Moore, fore
man of stereotyners on the Hartford
Courant. is regarded as the neatest of
foremen and always has everything in
its place, including the latest copy of
The Government Issues a Mono
graph on Printing Trades.
An opportunity monograph, designed
for disabled soldiers, sailors and
marines to aid them in choosing a voca
tion, has been issued by the government
and a copy forwarded to The Connecti
cut Labor Press. Directions are given
for about every employee of a printing
office except the devil. According to
committee has decided to make its anti-
Bolshevism appeal to the Nation
through the National Federation."
Samuel Martin of the American wing
of the Needle 1 rades Union members
had the honor of firing the opening grun
of the convention, and his very -first sen
tence sounded the national war note.
"Organized labor throughout the
length and breadth of this land abso
lutely refuses to let the public be hood
winked into the belief that American
labor is part and parcel of a propaganda
spread by foreign agitators who do not
believe in the Constitution of the United
States, to whom the Declaration of In
dependence means nothing, who do not
believe in religion, government or the
right of the man whose capital and
brains creates industry to have his
rightful share of industry's profits," was
Mr. Martin's beginning. Continuing, he
said: . .
"In the'New York needle trades the
intrigues of a group of men who do
not first and foremost recognize the
Government under which they live, the
Government that gives them shelter,-the
flag that protects them, the laws that
gave them safe harbor under liberty
from the tyranny of . European autoc
racies this group has gained ascen
dancy in the needle trades.1 They have
thoroughly Bolshevised a large .rtttmber
of needle trades union members. Em1
-plovers and employees alike are "suffer
ing from their practices. Their-continr
uance in power will result irt tne ruin
of the needle trades industry, Nvide-
spread unemployment and ultimate dis
aster to the workers.
rar-seemg American leaders are
alive to the danger. They are resolved
to stamp out Bolshevism at all costs,
We are meeting tonight to start the
campaign for Americanism ' in r New
York, and I am - informed that our
movement is to be 'made national in
scope. It is a fight to a finish between
Americanism and radicalism in the or
ganized labor movement American
labor has never vet permitted the Amer
icanj flag to be lowered in defeat, and
it , will not in this war permit the red
emblem to be raised in triumph.
I Choiceof Branch 19 of New Ha
r " ven, National Associatiori"of
Letter Carriers. , ;
At the monthly meeting, of Branch
,19, Natipna. Association of Letter
Carriers, of New Haven, last Saturday
night, James Moakley was elected dele
gate to the annual convention of-the
Connecticut Federation of Labor at
1 Washington, May 9. The Interior
Department branch of Federal ' Em
ployees Union No; 2 of. the National
Federation of Federal Emplo3rees. on a
ballot just taken, has rejectedby more
than three to one the proposition of
Secretary Larie for a Saturday half
holiday all the year round on condition
that the employees accept a longer work
day. -
The employees of the government de
partments in the District of Columbia
now have a 42 hour week, or seven
hour dav, with Saturday half holidays
during June to September. Saturday
afternoon is a legal holiday in the Dis
trict of Columbia and federal employees
have for years contended that it should
be allowed to them, but so far the gov
ernment departments have failed to
recognize this contention
Union members therefore safegua-d-ed
their balots on this occasion by at
taching a paster containing a stipulation
that this vote should not be considered
as waiving any rights- they possess un
der Section 1389 of the District of
Columbia code, which declares that cer
tain days, "including every Saturday
after 12 o'clock noon shall be holidays
in the District for-all purposes."
President Luther C. Steward of the :
National .Federation of Federal Em
ployees points out that, "It is fast being !
accepted by employees the world over,
private, municipa and state, that this
shorter day at the week-end promotes j
efficiency. It is all in line, with the ten
dency in industry and the definite and
determining demand of the workers for
shorter working hours, a demand which
has been recognized by the Peace Con
Local 217 Sending Full Represen
tation to Connecticut Fed
eration Convention.
The Bartenders' Union, Local 217 of
New Haven, held a argely attended and
very enthusiastic meeting, Sunday, and
elected as delegates to the Connecticut
Federation of Labor convention, open
ing in Meriden, June 2, President James
F. Maher, Recording Secretary Charles
F. Smith and James J. Maroney. It
was the sense of the meeting that these
three brothers, by reason of their ex
perience and ability, would be most fit
ting representatives to have at a con
vention before which so many matters
of great importance are to come.
It might be expected in view of the
apparent proximity of prohibition that
the Bartenders' union might be lacking
in "pep" but as a matter of fact No. 217
was never liyelier and in spite of an in
creased initiation fee continues to take
in new memebrs. There is a strong
feeling of optimism prevailing among a
majority of the members that the out
look may brighten for their particular
trade and if it does Local 217 will be
right on the job to meet the situation.
the monograph, a pressman is supposed
to learn cleanliness and careful use of
materials, theory and construction of
various types of machines, setting im
nression screws, bearers, rollers and
other adjustments, registering forms,
care of rollers, oaper, ink, make-ready
and running different grades of work,
including half-tones in black and color,
process plates, etc.
Big- Business Is Reported at State
Meeting of Delegates From
Local Unions.
Agreement May Be Signed Soon
Beadle Resigns From No. 4
Local as Agents .
At the last meeting of the state con
ference of the Painters and pecorators
Unions of Connecticut at Derby, re
ports showed that there was plenty of
business now? and work is looking for
painters instead of pajnters looking for
work. There was - a misapprehension
about the time of. this, meeting and .con
sequently only about half of the dele
gates were present. The next meeting
will be held on Sunday, May .-18, at
bouth JNorwalk, when a -full attendance
is. looked .for, . ..
It is expected that the Locals of New
Haven and the employers will, soon sign
an. agreement A- decision on a certain
point is awaited from Charles A. Culleft
of . Worcester, third international . vice-
president of the Brotherhood of Paint
ers, Decorators and . Paperhangers of
America. . 7 '
Rensselaer , Beadle, - wnq represented
Locals 409 and; 4 of New Haven, has
resigned- as-representative of -.No. 4,
leaving that organization , flat on its
back. He continues as representativ
of No- 409 and this , week received ;
large number-of applications for mem
bership.. He. said eevry member of this
union was at work and he could use an
additional number of men , if he " had
them. Local . No. 4 is composed of
Hebrew painters , and this organization
meets in Trades -Council hall on the
econd and fourth Wednesdays of each
month, while No. '409 meets on the first
and third - Wednesdays. Mr. Beadle
said he did. not know whether No."
would elect a "representative or not.
He will probably forget all the Hebrew
he learned but this is not worrying him
a$ much as. .having ..that photograph
taken. v
State Business. Agent for Machin
ists: Umon'Resigns to Rep
resent a Newark Co."
New Britain, May 9. John F. Quinn
of Francis street has resigned his posi
tion as state busienss agent tor , the
Machinist's' Union, iai.d Monday of next
week will assume his new duties r as
Connecticut" representative of Arthur
M. Christie Company of Newark, N.
Y. Mr. Quinn was - prominently; iden
tified with tne activities of the local
Union of Machinists, and his work; here
brought recognition in the tor mot tne
state business managership some time
3gO. ' ' - ' "
The local Machinists' Union wiM
have an important meeting this evening
at 8 o clock at'Tieadquarters on Church
street and the attandence of all mem
bers is requested. Up ,to the present
time the Rockwell-Drake strike situa
tion has not been cleared although the
strike occurred last December.; . The
department ro? labor took the matter in
hand and matters "were patched up in a
way, temporarily while a definite . set
tlement was awaited.
An assistant secretary of labor his.
tne matter m- nana ana- aiinpugn con
siderable correspondence - comes -from
Washington regarding the matter, that
is as far as it has got.' .-.
Business Agent McCue and Or.
gamzers From Chicago and
New York in New Haven.;1
A very enthusiastic meeting of the
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butch
er Workmen of North America was
held in the Trades Council Hall, New
Haven, last Tuesday evening. The
meeting was largely' attended ?py the
store tenders and workers at the vari
ous packing houses.
A special campaign is being waged by
Business Agent James F. McCue, assist
ed by Leo Sigal and Anthony Caban
sky, general Organizers from New York
and Chicago. A very interesting' ad
dress was made by Mr. Sigal in Eng
lish and Mr. Cabansky spoke to the
Polish members in their own language
Both organizers are able speakers, and
were listened to with much interest.
Mr. McCue also spoke at some length
and called upon all the members to co
operate with him in supporting organ
ized labor in all its branches. About 50
new members, mostly store ' tenders,
were initiated. It is the intention of
Mr. McCue to. have all the. store . tend
ers in New Haven organized before the
summer is over.
Why Are They Asked to Work
Seven Days a Week?
London. May 8. The new Servants
Union has ; adopted the following pro
gramme An eight hour day; time and
half for overtime ; double time for Sun
days ; whole day off every month ; whole
day off every week after six months'
service ; a minimum wage of $150 a year
where only one servant is kept; a mini
mum wage for kitchen and scullery
maids, $150: house maids, $175; par
lor1 maids, $200 ; and cooks, $225. (
During the discussion of the servants'
programme the question was continu
ally asked ' whv the servant girl is
asked to work seven days a week when
other ; people were content with six.,
There are 2,000 members inVthe- union
under the vigorous organizing influence
of a Scotch "woman.
Savin Rock, the great outdoor play
ground of the working people of Con
necticut, is looking forward to the
greatest season in its history and every-
tning points, to a realization of the
optimistic outlook. - Many of the con
cessionaires ate so enthusiastic that they
did not wait for any set time for a
grand opening but are already showing
tneir wares ana on the day a reporter
for The Connecticut Labor Press was
the guest at a personally conducted
tour of the attractions, when there was
a press view of air the improvements,
new paint, etc., the flying horses were
flying at two places, the bandolin was
playing Smiles, the new House of Syn
eopation was getting .ready to svno
pate and a big placard of Anita Stewart
i : jj . i i , . , ...
whs ucmg sireicnea over tne tneater in
the White City for the performance "on
May 16.
The greatest novelties will be seen in
the White City,- where so many car
penters, underground railway experts
and wizards Of. rriural painting are at
Work that one would think they were
"preparing for 'a World's Exposition.
1 he tall column of light, which for a
number of years was the beadon for
amusement seekers along the West
shore, has gone to the scrap, heap and
so nas tne cnutes. ine tounoation ot
the' tall, column is now utiized for the
new racer, which wilt be. the largest in
this country. 'An army of carpenters is
now at work at this enterprise. In
place of the chutes, there will be an
aquatic amusement of a novel nature
oy wmcn tne pleasure seekers can sail
about the miniature canal as if they
were in Venice. The moving picture
theater is open every evening and will
soon begin the matmees.
"' The Colonnade will open for its 12th
season on May 29. Yale D. Bishop, the
proprietor, said that this place would
be conducted the same as heretofore
and the prices would be about the same
as last season. "There will be an orches
tra for concerts and dancing and the
place will be renovated bv cleaners and
decorators. . There is no occasion to
t ' - . - .. .
maxe any cnanges in a piace oi tms Kina
for the patrons do not look for any.
Known- far and . wide as adining place
unvrsuaL with, the - breezes trom the
Sound-on oen side and the passing show
of the park- on the other the location
is'one-of the chief charms. and the ad
mirable cuisine maintained is just as
important KThe only suggestion to make
is; that the' maitre d'hote! call the Bis
cuit Tortoni what they really are and
not. Bisque Tortoni. , - . - -5
'Mr. 'Ihne, president, of the company
that owns,;theHoteJ Jhne,. Jcees. Jtbis
well-known place open the year round.
He .said he did not expect to make-any
changes other than what are usually
made for. the summer season when ad
ditional help has to be- employed. As
to the taxing Of the concessions at the
Rock,- Mr. Ihne believes this should be
done by the town as heretofore and not
by the state. When the scouts-' for the
big league baseball teams go to the Rock
to look over the talent of; baseball play
ers they, make : the Hotel Ihne their
headquarters for Mr. Ihne has a per
sonal acquaintance with the big" league
scouts. .
Wilcox -s-. opened earlier than usual
this yea and this place comes irttomind
whenever Savin Rock is mentioned.
The" -big restaurant, where the famous
table d'hote dinner is served at a fixed
price,, is as. well known as the Rock it-'
self.- :Adjoinmg the carrousel and re
freshment booths across the street from
the restaurant a new Giant Whip has
been built, the attraction that is sup
posed to be good for the digestion for it
shakes you up. The' big resta -ant has
been newly pairted throughourf
.The House, of Syncopation' is a new
dancing pavilion nearly ' opposite the
Arcadia, .where the - season's dancing
was inaugurated this week. As :the
name indicates, the jazz music is fea
tured in 'the House of - Syncopation as
it is m the Arcadia, which was the
popular dancing place all of last season.
HAS Dtm Sti lUtU
FirmGrants Every Demand of
Metal Polishers International
Union Labor Press Thanked.
Connecticut Labor Press:
You are hereby officially notified that
the Brunswick Phonograph strike has
been settled. The firm granting every J
demand of the union:
Recognition of the union.
The union scale of wages.
The shorter work day.
The re-employment without discrim
ination, of every member who went on
None but union men to be hired in the
The immediate discharge of every
Improved working conditions of the
We fully appreciate the fact that the
successful termination of this strike was
due entirely to the united co-operation
of organized labor. The Metal Polish
ers International Union deeply appreci
ates this and extends its sincere thanks.
Kindly notify all dealers, the press and
the general public that this strike has-
With kindest wishes for the general
success of the labor movement, we re
main, r raternaily yours,
Attest :
General Secretary.
Note : To the Labor Press we ex
tend our thanks for the publicity given
this strike; may we now ask that you
print a notice informing organized
abor and the public in general of the
settlement ?
Connecticut Measure to Suppress
the Disloyal.
The Connecticut House of Represen
tatives on Monday passed the follow
ing bill :
V "Any person who shall speak, or
write, print and publicly exhibit or dis
tribute, or who shall publicly exhibit
Many visitors to Savin Rock are
familiar with the large dwelling along
the water front where the late George.
M. Cameron, proprietor ot the Sea
View Hotel and the New Haven Base
ball club, lived. Several thousand dol
lars has been expended upon this olace
by Antonio Trasacco, who has had it
remodeled into an Italian restaurant
and called it the Paris Inn. A bathing
pavillion is being built across the road.
G. Esposito, the chef, is from Naples
and he says that it is one of the reasons
he knows how to cook spaghetti prop
erly. Cooks from other parts of Italy
don t know much about this food, he
shiu. rae nas some Koman cneese ana
other:, articles on hand but the place
wrm't K nnnrl until Vi frA U
month. -
If.'-.. . - -
K '-Mr, Dashiell runs a chain of restaur-
ants at Savin Rock, one open the year
me wuius wuioucu on jwayiarors. Unions havi tn :
24th. Mr. Dashiell said he - had re
decorated the restaurants and . they
would De run on tne fame plan as here
tofore, with the prices about the same
as last season.
Cox's has been orned some time.
which will be good news to its large 7 . '
clientele. Frank J. Cox, the manager! l"CCeSful, St"k. f operators of the -has
kept in shape for the season- bv I XNew England Telephone Company.',
playing squash in the Yale gymnasium.
w. ll. JJoolan, the old-timer, keeps
his hotel open the year round and, is
also a gentleman farmer, having his
garden all planted. He has also turned
vegetarian and keeps a small hennery
in connection with his hotel. Mr. Doo- The telephone girls struck 100 per cent. -lan
favors the state tax for
state tax tor conces
sionaires instead , of a town tax. as lie
claims that some wicked people get
licenses tor crooked games trom the
selectmen, whereas the , state , police
would De wise to these neonle at the
start ' The selectmen desire to do the
right thing but they don't .have tr?e. ex
penence in games of chance like the fly nve days Mr. Burleson capitulated, ' al
coppers. lowinsr the trirl
Doc Edwards has his tent all un and
the famous fortune tellers will he found
in, the same place in the Grove, where
thej will give the right dope on love
affairs, business matters, whether you
should avoid a tall brunhette or a short
blonde about Christmas time, they will
leii just what the 1-eague of Nations
is and no orie but a 'fortune, teller can
tell this. ' . - -'.
V; D'Addio and A: Bottino. have
bought the O'Connell House near the
original . entrance to- Savin Rockland
will have an Itaian . restaurant therei
According to their announcement, spe
ciale attenzione sara' f atta oer fcvincherJi
find fon. prohaMy4rOMEwbatAhatweafi;
Anyway, 'they have menestrone souo
and you don't have to conie from Naples
iu iuiu W W ixxl llldL la - . . t- '
Just before entering the amusement
section of savin Kock, -you come to the
Park Hotel, -where Joe Ashton.can be
tound as usuaL tie has made a num
ber of improvements at his olace.' -
Mr. bpeh, proprietor of . the bathing
pavjlion near Cox's, was-in -New.York
yesterday to secure some new comau-
naged suits for his trade. He is -wail
ing for the water to warm up "before
announcing all of his plans dennitely.
Sam Simmons, the Savin Rock cost
master, has his place open on Sundays
now and will soon be ready to be open
every day. ' Mr,. Simmons has' a, large
acquaintanceflll over New England and
Florida and he was formerly a roller
pclo magnate. He said that it was rfiffi-
cult to get certain novelties now that Tie I
had handled for mahv'; years .but he has
looked 'the country over thoroughly for
his brand of goods and will -have the
usual supply when . the- season opens
with a bang. He deals in post cards and
s-ouvenirs and provides a place for
patrons to write and address cards and
letters,, which gives' him the title 'of
All the merchants are optinvstic over
the season's prospects and while the
war and the weather kept the attendance
down last summer patrons are expected
to make up for lost time this summer. ..
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Union Committee in Danbury
Makes Protest School Direc
tor Denies Competition.
Danbury, . May -9.. At the conclusion
of an executive session of ; the town
school committee, in the office of Dr.
G. J. Borst, superintendent of schools.
the committee gave a hearing to a com
mittee representing the Central Labor
Union which appeared in regard to the
relation of the lrade school to organ
ized labor. John H. Riley and eGorge
,W. Andrews, as spokesmen of the-dele-
gation, protested against the competi
tion between the Trade school and jour
neymen carpenters and painters. The
main point in the protest was that the
Trade school, by taking contracts . for
outside work, was entering into an un.-
desirable competition with journeymen
painters and carpenters who are now out
of work. George W. Buck, director of
the Trade school, who was also present
in behalf of the Trade school, explained
to the committee the attitude of the
Trade school toward trade unions,
which, he said, W3s one of co-operation
and not in any way intended to be com
petitive. Mr. Buck also explained the
friendly relations existing between the
Trade schools and the unions in other
places in the state and expressed his de
sire that the same good feeling should
exist in Danburv. it was finally agreed
that a committee from the Central
Labor Union should be appointed to
meet at some future time with Director
.Buck, to discus. the matter further, and
to come to a satisfactory agreement,
after which the delegation withdrew
Other members of the committee from
the Labor Union who appeared before
the board were James Hall and Charles
Tyler. "
post up or advertise any disloyal, scur-;
rilous or . abusive matter, concerning
the form of government of the United
States, its military forces, flag or -uni
forms, or any matter which is intended :
to bring them into contempt or which
creates or fosters opposition to organ
ized government, shall be fined notnore
than $500 or imprisoned not more than
five years or both.
Three Leaders to Work in Con
necticut for Two Months
Organizing Operators.
f e . .' ' " ' ' '
I"" pJ,wu jceany ana Expenses
and Is Worth JtTeresa and
Rose Sullivan.
Miss Julia S. O'Connor, nresid f
I tK M, rr i t , ,
e.w England Telephone Operators'
I Union ; MlSS Teresa Sullivan rr cm ' e
I anQ Mlss Rose Sullivan, an assistant .!.
I wm De Jn onnecticut for the next two
months to organize the telephone oper-
Bridgeport and Hartford for some-jtime
and a charter has been mad
- vLauuoiivU 111
New Haven. The three organizers are - -from
Boston and Miss O'
l-.f '' iron TrrrAA maA.-.-. .T-
:. The strike, itself wis a revelation to
union leaders in other-lines,' and to em-
ployers. - Ordinarily the response of 75
per cent of the employees in a large '
industry to a strike order is considered
eood: ner'cwif a
- K " " .--.v- tuyiu u j uic
what-nots that used to. fill corners-of
Down .East sitting rooms,; v. -Then
the men came out 8,000 of
them. They came out m.sympatny, but.
as an afterthought Dresented demand
of their own. This made the' taeup as 5
I matter of direct dealmc -with thir em- -
ployer$ and collective bargaining. m
the conference that, followed the girls' -
got most of -their-demands including
about S2O0,000 back pay- and increases
in wages that will net the 4,0U0 close ,
to.$6UU,0U0 a year. . -, - r .
Thanks to the women, the menr fared 1
as welL "They received very little back
pay (.due, as noted," to their lateness in
1 making demands), but their pay checks
wiU.be $1U0,000 fatter than they were .
There is - the stnrv'f 'iht cTit- nA ;
ot-Julia O'Connor. It is not told by '
her, ior.she will j talk of almost every- -
xTvlr v a.ui J yny , 'aEC .
is', a busy won- in these davs.
.' 1 am not of mterest," she says. "My ,
work may be. If I have accomolish
anything, it is because I believe in work 1
and in 'organizing. Without " organiza-
bonyou can get ' nowhere. With it, ,
with an organization worth, while, "one -
can get everything. . We Jiave a splen
did organization a 1UU per cent. ; or-
I Kanization and every member ( 100 per
cent.' loyaL They followed every order
and did splendidly everything they were
asked to do. , ' - ' i - ' . -. -
;"This strike, which was forced unon '
us and was- not at all Of our seekine.
proves plainly that women can be or
ganized as; thoroughly as men, and it
should prove to the satisfaction of ev
erybody that by organization the ex
ploitation of women in industry can be
prevented. When they learn the lesson v
of co-ordination exploitation will cease.'
They must however. . be not only
for woman labor, but for all- labor.
They should work for alL Labor every
where must work together. ' Just now
there is a tendency to ask for too much -special;
legislation for the protection of
the woman worker.- -We realize, of
course, that . there are - physical limita-i -
uons, out women cannot, very . weii in
sist on equal pay and that sort of thing
and et be constantly demanding special
privileges." In . this contest the-, men
stuck by us and we stuck by ;theni. In
the ' labor: movement men and women
jnust work together or fafl." " "
At the same tune, while Miss Lr Con- -
not- deprecates too much special legisla- "
tion, sne.is very keen tor legislation
that will give women the ballot. Among
other 'things she has iound time to put
in much hard -work toward ; that end
and she plans to' put in much more. -
It is bound to come," she says, "and .
the -sooner it is given" to us the better
for alL" - .- . ,
Not? that she thinks . it. is a cure-all
for the ills of the body politic -she is
too clever for that but she insists equal -'
suffrage is a matter of simnle iustiGe
and that, though it will not cure all the
uls or the state, it will help materially
to that end. - ' ;.'':-'.-:,
Nor is she afraid that Bolshevism will
get any considerable foothold in this
country. - " ' ' . , ' ' ; ' . ..
So much for Julia O'Connor who, by
the way, is .believed to 'be the highest
naid woman labor leader in the. United,
States, if not in the world."' Her salary
is said to be $5,000 a year, with. all
traveling expenses naid, and she is ,on
the . road ! much of her time. ; Some in -
quasi-labor movements may rnd proby- ,
ably do receive more thin this, but none .
m. the simon pure: labor organization.
For. that matter, the heads of some of
the bigger of the men's organizations
receive less. . ,
But the . "phone, operators" say Miss
O'Connor is worth $5,000 and more if
she cares to ask for it. Women's unions.
at least, are not ungrateful. '
Serg-eant-at-Arms , Watches Evo
lutions of Sailors. A V
Francis P. McCabe, sergeant-at-krmi
of the New Haven Trades Council,' -r'
nearly had an occasion to use the mace
at the. last meeting of the council. - On
Monday, he was observed watching
with great interest the evolutions of the v
sailors from the .Kentucky as thev
I in i . . "...
marched on the Green -and when ' the
band from the battleship played he had
a front seat up close to the stand. The
ndartia! music recalled to him how' he -nearly
went into battle at the- meeting. " '
The sergeant-at-arms is alwavs Dre-
pared for . emergencies 1 and since the
shirtwaist strike- was settled and he
doesn't have to look after the room
used daily by the girls as often as he
did he has more time to devote to the
military manuaL . When the. girls re
turned i to work, they presented Mr.
McCabe - with a handsome bouquet

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