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A NEWSPAPER FOR THE PEOPLE
VOL. VI. v NO. 12;
NEW , HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1919.
Price '3 Cents.
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01EARA OFFERS
SERVICES OF THE
MEDIATION BOARD
President of Connecticut Federa
s tion of Labor Suggests
Arbitration,
ANSONIA STRIKE GROWS
Uniformed Police Replace Depu
ties in Civilian Clothes.
; Mayor Mead Talks;
(Special to Connecticut Labor Press.)
Ansonia, June ,13. President .Patrick
F. Q'Meara of the Connecticut Federa
, tion of Labor has offered the services
. of the, State Board of Mediation and
Arbitration to the employers in the
Naugatuck Valley whose plants are un
, abe, to run because of strikes that have
been in progress, , during the week
President Q'Meara has been in com
munication with many who are directly
concerned in the labor troubles here and
..in Derby and adjacent towns. He in
tends to go to Atlantic City next week
to attend the annual convention of the
. American Federation of Labor. . The
.state; secretary of the Connecticut Fedr
eration, ; Ira Ornburn, , has been . at
Atlantic City i, all the week. , E. C.
Hotchkiss, business agent of , the Ma
chinists Union . of New Haven, was
here ,4ast night; looking over the situa-?
tion,. He told the representative of The
Connecticut Labor Press, that the men
pn .strike, had a sort, ,of ; shop laborers'
union; pf their .own but they were not
affiliated with the American Federation
; ,pf, Labpr: pri with any other ; similar or
ganization, !,;;,.. '-.I- . ; .
, The, State , Beard of Mediation and
.Arbitration js composed of George L,
Fpx p New Haven,, well-known ; for his;
views on, English policies and the Irish
, situation; Edward, W.: Broder of Hart-:
ford and President Q'Meara. , Th lat-?
. ter said that he had heard from two
.manufacturers who thanked him for the
offer of the services. of, the state board
and said thev would avail themselves
I pf the , opportunity if j an occasion : de
veloped that was promising. ; ;;,!, !
jv ..According: to president Q'Meara? the
men on strike,, have no regular union
organization and. he regarded this as.
unfortunate, He. ; said that' many ef
forts, had ; been made . to : organize : these
; employees so they could be prepared for
just such . an occasion as, the present,
i The i antagonisrr, of the employers was
in a large measure responsible for the
failure of the men to be organized. If
an agreement had ; been ' made between
..regularly -organiae4-friid4impns -and
the " employers the present troubles
would be minimized or . avoided alto
gether:''' ; There was a 'similar trouble
four years , ago . and since: then the em
ployers have done .nothing to bring
about a better feeling between the em
ployeesTand the bosses. fy r-?
Sheriff' Rejlly was 'idetelnipe that
theworker4' who '-wished to enter the
mills, . should . be protected ( and :, after
warning the crowd that his men had no
wish to inflict any injury, was prepared
to turn a fire hose on the gathering.
Mayor Mead addressed the crowd, first.
?Ymi can't? fijfcfilTuLtflie mavorlaid.
"Wfyhatej PP roeri.ov4btt fcefwilfget
a thousand or fifty thousand if neces
sary. We will keep the peace at any
cost. Obey the law and you will be
protected Yon cannot interfere with
these men here, Go. to .your homes and
avoid a fight 'with us."' V
The crowd jpf foreigners seemed to
understand and dispersed.,
It was ; announced today that the
American;- Brass Company will not use
strike breakers no matter how exten
sive a shutdown is necessary.
The strikers' committee of 19 issued
a statement guaranteeing to keep order
:onlx -,f- no, outside police ,are used, -The
stateiiierit also warned the office, ,'work-
hii' of e' Arn&fcan Brass' Company not
to:attempt tOigOj tO.wom after tccaor
" ' President Brooker sad that under no
circunistantes would he -company.: bring
in ieivsto'take Ihe strikers' places no
matter, how, long . toe - shutdown, lasted.
The statement was taken, by, the .strikers
as an ultimatum that the "company in
tended 5to fighi the? demands', bf the
strikers to the very, extreme. Close
upon the statement of President Bropk-
er came the following which the strikers'
committee issued, protesting against the
100 or more deputies and ex-soldiers
-who "are proterting'-theTttiills and those
who remained at work:
''fWt? the4txikf odnimittee - erairaftt'ee
,tliat ff if the i-aaayor, keeps v the outside
jiolice outside of Ansonia, we will keep
:he city ill peaces ;Qn'fbe contrary, we
fwill not be fespbnsible ;We' also, wish
4 tell th pfiice help Joi. "the; American
iBrass con)6any that, the workers of i the
A.Bi'Coi should "keep 'away from the
iCC ti.Ji.'vZA, 1 tu toio - i
Tuiiivc unci x tuy . ii", a.- ls.
T Derby, CTTfiestfikei eyer
Which is" rainsr..in tAnsonia soread to
thrrcI?yTwieri 89".i6iiridry Helpers In the
'Biframgham Iron Foundry quit 'work
and tied up the rest of the plant, the en
tire Jiactqry, being forced tq close J,4,wn
at ' noon-4 yesterday1 ' About '400 work
men are affected. The : -strike came as
the result of the decisioq of, the man
agement' of thq concern not to grant the
helpers" demand of 65 cents an hour.
The ; helpers- already get .40 cents ; an
hQur and want, an i hourly increase ot
25 cents. -
The strike is the first one to occur
inDerby; In i:Some time although it has
!eerf.c6niistentlyirtuliored since the be
ginning of labor hostilities in Ansonia
that the mills ; in Derby and ( Shelton
would be affected eventually.
I?;
Cvrhni-A Tune' it T The '' strike' con-
v ditions at the .Sevmour Manufacturing
comnanv were unchanged tbdavi The
ctitrsr resent" the' troiritf in of the Office
force fandj scverat -wefe kept owt-this
mni-riincr" The strikers claim the office
force is packing fittings. At, the meef-.
ing the strikers voted1 not to let' gov
prnmmt agents remove material from
the factorA;011!111611111 said he
had - peen to see a government mu.!u
who had- replied that the. government
ilH take the i.material anvwav, . ... All
th; workers agreed to 'ontribttte $1 a
' week to assist any neeay siriKer.
asked to hold together
uithmit nnintt oro-aniiatioti. -'-"They are
anxious also to' keep out aULfWr jW
propaganda."
NEW ENGLAND
CONVENTION OF
PRINTERS SOON
Fine List of Speakers Secured
for Banquet to Take Place
at Colonnade.
PRESIDENT SCOn COMING
International Orsranizer Joseph
, Dallas Speaks at Meeting of ;
the Committee. '
The eeneral committee for the New
England convention of the International
Typographical Union to be held in New
Haven, beginning lune, 22. met on
Wednesday night and completed most
of the, arrangements for the conven
tion. , An informal meeting may be held
before the time, of the convention but
there is not much to do but sit tight;
During the session of the committee
in Trades Council Hall, Joseph J. Dal
las, the International organizer, appear-
ed, .and made an interesting talk about
the coming convention and other mat
ters peculiar to the craft. He said that
the plans made for the convention had
stirred up great interest all over New
England , and many influential men in
the organization will be present. While
in New Haven Mr. Dallas made a call
at the office of The i Connecticut, Labor
Press and seemed to be greatly impressed
with the mechanical equipment. Mr.
Dallas has his headquarters in Boston. '
The delegates and visitors will begirt
to arrive on Sunday morning, June 22J
it is expected , the number will reach
400 . During the afternoon and evening
there will be a get-together at Herr-
mann s ; bons Hall on Crown street
where there will be an entertainment
and a buffet lunch. . ,
On; Monday morning, the convention
will be called to order at 10 o!clock at
the Hotel Garde. Adjournment will be
made Tat high . noon. In the afteronon.
there will, be a sightseeing trip by; trol 1
ley for the delegates and visitors.. ' The
route will take the party through thes
most important business and . residen-;
tial .sections of the city and it will re
quire some time to pass a given point."
This trolley, ride will end at Savin Rock
and ,the delegates- and visitors will de
train ; in time . to reach Bishop's Colon
nade at 5 o'clock when the banquet will
begin. :. , '
iA shore dinner will be served at the
Colonnade' in, the style , for which this
place is noted. . ' ;
E. bhipman ismith will be the toast-
master. . The address of; welcome will
be delivered by President Cj Ni Ballard
of the New Haven Typographical Union
aija .bead of , J. he Connecticut L-abor r"ress
Chapel. The lits of speakers will in
clude Mayor David ' E. Fitzgerald,
Judge i Wolfe of the, superior court, an
honorary member of the union : Presi
dent Marsden G.. Scott of the Inter
national Typographical Union; Col. N.:
G. Osbbrfi of the JournalCoufier, Fresl-,
dent Patrick F. Q'Meara of the Con-'
yieedbot Federatiofi. f" Labors and John
AxJemarest, president of the .New $ia-
yen.lyopthetae... , S :
i ThesDeechesjritl,be intersoersed with
music' and the tabfes i 'witf be" decorated'
with , real . flowerst ; knives ? and - iorks.i
Salted almonds, .ffc4 u v. '.
4, ;The newspaper publisehrs, -of New
Haven made . a jpropositipn , to - Kepre
seritatly IDallas'k pri f Thursday fpf this
week which means, , if adopted by the
locai, a, voiuniary,. increase oi wages,
fdr all memliers of 'the newspaper coni-r
pdsmg rooms in New Haven." A' special
meetihg'of '-No.u47t was beingheld in
TVadeS )-; Council I Hall last evening; tp
take action .pn the prppositionand Jthe
result, was not.-..knpwn' -as- iThe . Labor
Press went in the mail. .
STOPPED BAKERIES
FROM WORKING NIGHTS
Men in New Haven Shdgs Vio
lated Agreement r-Donation of
$50 for a Former President.
A especial meeting ,; 6t the Bakers'
Union of New Haven was held last
Saturday, and it . was decided to drop
one. pf f he regular, meetings each month
for June, July and August, For this
penocl, the union will meet only pn the
fourth Saturday of each month. ' Be
ginning with September, two meetings
will fce held each month.
It was learned that two bakeries in
New Haven were (violating the agree
ment recently signed and the men were
working at flight.- The executive com
mittee took action and topped this
work. All the shops that signed the
agreement are now conforming to the
rules. 4
It was voted to. give $50 to Edward
Albricht, a former, .president of the
local, who is now living in Bridgeport
He is a paralytic and is unable to work
Mr. Albricht was at the head of the
New ' Haven, Xpcal in 1903 when 'there
Nvas a strike and the men were out for
11 weeks." A Compromise 'was finally
effected. , , . ,.s . .,,-. .i-. 5
5 Announcement , was made. that, all the
bakeries that signed .the agreement are
putting the label on bread.
LESS UNEMPLOYMENT.
f i t ' - 5 i
Week's Reduction in This State
p : f Amounts to 1,475, :
'Hartfordi'-TtroC 1 i3Anttnemploy
ment reduction in Connecticut .of, L4S
pouring the past week was indicated in
an announcement made yesterday by
David Elder, federal director for Con
necticut of .the" United States! employ
ment service The present estimate of
unemployed is, 6,775, of whom 500 are
reported' in Hartford. 2.000 in New Ha
ven, 2,800 in' Bridgeport, 200 in Stam
ford, 175 in New London, 80(r in "Nor
wich, and 300 in Middletown, with a
shortage: of 200 in the New Britain
Bristol District and equal conditions of
supnlv and demand in Waterpury, Der
by; Torrington, Willimantic, . Putnam
and Stafford, lhe existing; unempioy
; ment in Connecticut is less than one.
(fourth of that which prevailed t APril
"when"29,500 were reported Jut of work.
OPEN AIR TREATMENT FOR ALL
MEASURES BEFORE BIG CONVENTION
American Federation of Labor Will Not Slide Over Any Phase of Bolshevism, Political Action or In
dustrial Unionism Conflict Between Extrem ists and Conservatives to Be Definitely
Settled Railway Carmen Suspe nd Charters of Four Unions That
. ..-.By. CHESTEILL. WRIGHT.
Special to Connecticut Labor Press.)
Atlantic City, N. J., June 13. Every
phase of . the political . and industrial
situation is going to be brought on to
the floor- of the American Federation
of Labor; convention here and given a
thorough overhauling. It was made
clear today that there is to be no sliding
over 'any phase of the situation. Bol
shevism, political action, industrial
unionismthese and a half dozen other
issues ,will come in for the open air
treatmenWr .
, Leaders of Federation thought made
it clear; that thev will welcome what
ever discussion may be precipitated and
thatt they J will be. glad to go in for a
finish fight. U J iJ?
It had, been thought for a time by
many -that, the radicals themselves
would 'so engineer matters that many
of . their contentions would be kept off
the floor, but indications today are that
even if v; specific proposals - should, be
withheld,-"a way will be found by the
majority to direct the iiscussiott in such
a "way that 'the'bars willgodowri for a
clean sweep, of the whole range from
the Creation to Bolshevism.
, The . Railway Carmen have already
suspended the charters of four local
unions, that went Bolshevik and another
international faces the probable neces
sity of revoking as many as a dozen
charters. The disposition is to get the
Bolshevik housecleaning over and to
show that it will , not be tolerated with
in the labor movement.
' A resolution introduced by James A;
Duncan of t Seattle provides for com
plete re-organization of the labor moven
ment. President GOmpers, from the
platform declared that a resolution
and nobody doubted that he meant this
one provided for sovietism in Amer
ica, a clear indication of what is com-,
ing when that measure comes before
the .housed - ; ; . ' '
But, however broad may. be the range
of policy to be debated, it has already
been indicated that the debate, in the
main, will . be held to issues and funda
mentals. The whqle conflict between
the so-called conservatives, and the ex
tremists will be got into the open in an
effort to settle finally the issues and
more closely unite the whole Federation
on -a ; fixed policy that will be as nearly
as possible satis factory to alL though
to satisfy a Certain number is patently
impossible. However, reasons will get
a hearing and there may be a better
understanding as a result.
The gravity of present issues weighs
heavily: upon Federation leaders. They
see clearly the great dangers that con
front human kind.; It is their concern
to meet those issues in such a way as to
result in the greatest good for human
ity, through constructive processes and
democratic action of a truly progres
sive kind. They fear the unreason of
Russia and they know the menace that
lies in the unbending position of a sec
tion of the employing world. , lo hnd
the way down the. constructive path be
tween these two forces will be the great
effort m the debate that will rage
through the days just ahead when com
mittees begin to report out the subjects
that will open the way for that debate.
Wednesday was a day of dramatics,.
prelude to days of dramatics. Pro-.
hibition came to the front and tound a
Smashing defeat, 26,475 to 4,005. And
then came Rena Moohey, wife of Tom
Mooney, to plead the cause of her hus
band and of Billings, imprisoned with
him for the San Francisco bomb ex
plosion. Mrs. Mooney clearly won
sympathy and support. She said at the
outset that she was.no orator, not even
a speaker. She was more effective than
either. She : was a woman in distress,
and there were wet eyes to bear wit
ness to the effect of her words. Mrs.
Moonev smiles a wonderful smile. i Just
once she turned it on full to her audi
ence, i . Then she began to tell her story.
She related simple facts. Only at the
end did she make a plea. Then it was
just a simple one "I hope you'll do
something; I hope you'll do all you can
for us." .
When Mrs. Mooney told about
Estelle Smith, prosecution witness, she
BRIDGEPORT BUTCHERS
STRIKE IS SETTLED
Men Employed at ' Bologna and
Sausage Factory of F. J.
McNamara Return to Work.
Bridgeport, June 13. The strike
ordered by the Bridgeport Local, Amal
gamated Meat Cutters and Butcher
Workmen of North America, at the
bologna and sausage factory of F. J.
McNamara, 168 Coleman street, has
been settled. All the men returned to
work on Monday morning and the
bolognas and sausages are now being
turned out with their accustomed speed
and flavor. - . v . -
Mr. McNemara runs a strictly union
shop and deserves the patronage and
support of organized labor and its
friends.
Peter Hron also conducts a strictly
union -shop at -1211 Stratford avenue.
Union men and their families are asked
to co-operate in buying the products of
these rwo shops and thereby aid in the
general cause. 1 r ? ,. i , s
J. F. McCue, the lousiness agent of
the union, attended the annual conven
tion, pf the" Connecticut Federatioii of
Labor- iri sMerideh and was consulted in
regard tc the meat -cutters and butch
ers by various officials of the state or
ganization. - ' i
Look for the Union Cad in your bar
ber shop. No card don't stop.
Whfeh'Mi. buy 'uhipij ;ia,bel gpodstyou
employ union labor.
Spend union wages for union goods.
Went B olshevik.
described her as a woman of the streets,
quickly adding that she had no hatred
of her because of that But she said
Kstfllp Smith harl Vin in J-nJI f-- n.,.
- -J LiAA XV tXJUl"
der and that her uncle had served time!
tor murder and her father for forgery.
Then Mrs. Mooney told about the pho
tograph which shows the Mooneys at
two minutes before two watching the
parade .rom- a-roof -a-mile-and-a-half
from, the scene of the explosion which
took place at two minutes after two.
She said , she! owed her f reedoni toay
to the American;" flag which' had - been
draped over! her studio- window, com
DellinC her and hi4- fciichanvl? Woii.
. w - mm.w.m.u, vrakUI
the parade from the roof of the build
ing lnsteaa.- mrs. jvioonev: removed rier
coat and put on the jacket shown .on
her in the picture a short Jacket with
'a row of great white buttons.
When Mr Mooney told of the sen
tence of hanging passed on her husband
-she almost broke down. It was fully
two minutes before she could, proceed
f; The prohibition resolution, signed
by over. 100 delegates, was -brought; in
in order that the Senate might know the
verdict in time to trivp. it
i l ie debate was snarp t James Dtin-r
vx yi uvaiuc waa icauiug upponentj Ox
the resblutioii; Xvhich asked , thati the
IconstitllftOTlftt PtnpnHmpfii- K or rU A
. . 1 "-" wmiivu
as to permit manufacture and sale of
o per cert, peer and that war time
prohibitibflf be annulled. ..President
Gompers and John P. Frey were chief
speakers , for the resolution. Mr. Gom
pers quoted from a recent article by him
m McClure's magazine, to the effect that
"for the first time in my life I am ap
prehensive for the future." Duncan
contended that "in a time when there is
so much hysteria we had better keep
our people sober," and declared . that , in
dry Seattle labor was never saner than
now, to which Frey replied asking , if
Seattle's recent showing of sanity was
the result of dryness. - , .
; Pacific coast delegates iiave arisen in
their wrath against reports that the
Pacific coast intends to secede from' the
Federation unless certain policies are
enacted. George A, Tracy, California;
State Federation, in denying a news
paper report, said, "There is no move
ment to-secede unless it is a secret one.
We do not want to be referred to as
anything but plain trade unionists. - We
want "to remain nart anrl nnrv1 nf'-th
A. F. of L. so long,as it is conducted
as it' is now. , Every . delegate - from
California eels there is absolutely ao
reason for secession." CF. -Grow, Los
Angeles', member of the machinists'
delegation, made a somewhat similar
declaration, objecting to the coast being
giveq a reputation for Bolshevism. ! .
There are 212 resolutions, 210 of
which remain .to, be acted upon. -! '
" William Bowen president of ; the
Bricklayers, has withdrawn his candi
dacy for vice-president. ; ' '
The American Federation of Labor
this year, has a new 'look. There are
many new faces and some long' famil
iar ones are gone. Joseph Cannon, long
a delegate from the old Western Fed-
eration of Miners, js not here, although
he is a delegate. There are more
women delegates this year than ever
before.
When John B. Lehnon, former trcas
urere of the Federation, arose to , speak
on prohibition, he . told the delegates
taht his" condition would not permit him
to make a lengthy speech. There is a
lot of real aff action in the ' Federation
for John Lennon.
It was interesting to note that the
women delegates voted in about equal
numbers for and against prohibition.
And almost every time a woman's voice
voted "yes" there were che,ers.
There is a whole ocean full of water
adjacent to the shore here, but dele
gates find little time for disporting
themselves therein. This many of them
regret
Denver is after the 1920 convention,
with the usual array of printed matter
and buttons.
Printing facilities are unequal, to the
task of turning out the convention
minutes in time for the next day's ses
sions, as has been customary in other
years.
IMPORTANT MEETING -OF
THE NEW HAVEN
BARTENDERS
The regular meeting of the New
Haven Bartenders' Union, Local No.
217, which will be held in Eagles'
haU tomorrow afternoon, will be a
very important one and a full at
tendance of members is requested.
Several matters of ' exceptional
interest are to come up for action
and the report of the delegates - to
the convention . of the Connecticut
Federation of Labor will be made.
MORE PAY GRANTED.
Terryville, June , 13. The Andrew
Terry Company, manufacturers of mal
leable iron castings, has voluntarily
granted to its men a 10 per cent, ad
vance in wages. . This advance applies
to 175 workmen employed by them, and
was done without a request being made
by the employees. At the beginning of
the year a number of the men struck
for higher wages.
MOLDERS Oft STRIKE.
New Britain, June 13. About 50 iron
molders at the P. & F. Corbin division
of the American Hardware Corporation
walked out on strike yesterday morn
ing. Superintendent J. P. Fletcher re
fused to discuss the affair in detail say
ing that the demands were so slight that
the situation did not warrant discussion.
General Manager Charles B. Parsons
is out of the city, and Superintendent
Fletcher said that any statement that
will be made will come from him.
A quiet, little woman injilack usually
sits close to President Gompers on the
platform. She signs her letters "R. Lee
Guard" and sometimes gets replies be
ginning, "Dear Sir." For years' Miss
Guard? lias' been private secretary to
.President Gompers and few men. have a
"more intimate knowledge of the . labor
movement than she. possesses. ' ;
' There are "three- or four women at
fthe press table, one of whom represents
the "Weekly People" of Newy York,
socialist labor party organ. Her prede
cessor on. the job is in Russia helping
Nick Lenine. '.' : ' -'- . - ., .
:l .Two 'iNew: York Herald editorials
make no particular hit here.-' One ; of
them, quotes the executive council's 're
port which says -"it is , essential that the
workers should have a- voice . in deter
miniag the s laws within .industry and
commerce which affect; them,1 equivalent
to . the Voice r whichthey have as citi
zen f in'-'- determining the ' legislative
enactments which : " shall govern? them."
?lt then says that; if by ''the lawsWithin
mdustry.tisieaht-hours, -conditions,
health, recreation and wages, employ
ers prbably will find no fault," but if
"actual business management and con
trol of .policy" is meant "employers will,
object." ; The Herald says voting in
politics is because of citizenship, while
voting in industry is because of ,"o
property or stock qualification." It says
one is a business matter, the other a
political matter.
The other editorial thinks maybe Mr.
Gompers' ' conception of what the war
was fought for is "top narrow" and
argues that in View of Mr. Gompers'
statement that labor is demanding onlv
its fair share, "there is no "chosen class"
that is to benefit because of the war.
The thing hidden behind the editorial
is reaction's demand that labor stop
.talking about progress and get ready to
have taken away froni it some of the
gains made during the war. These edi
torials' are hot being praised here.
. W. C. Roberts, veteran Labor report
er, who compiled the new Labor Year
Book1 and Encyclopedia, is getting praise
from all sides. Roberts had to read the
records, of 38 conventions, aside from
a great mass of other mateiaL in com
piling the book. Besides that he had
to read proofs of everything in the
book. ;" (
There is another reading" stunt worth
mentioningi John P. Frey, editor? of iUe
Molders' jburnal, is here doing his fust
active work after a long siege of ill
ness.' Frey is an inveterate reader. He
reads all manner of deep stuff scienti
fic lore and ancient history. , While con
fined to his bed he took a course in
architecture. Compelled to lie flat on
his back, ' he had an apparatus built
that would hold a book in position
where lie could, look up -at. the-pages.
Few editorials get closer attention than
those Frey writes for the Molders'
Journal. He doesn't 'write upside down.
.-:4A. resolution has been introduced pro
viding, that, the, president of ther Federa
tion hereafter get $10,000 per year and
the secretary $7,500. ' . '
- Delegate Colpoys, -Washington ' labor
editor, told th convention he had heard
rumors that brewers were financing the
trip of. labor men to Washington on
June 14 to protest against prohibition.
tie said this was untrue and that the
Brewery Workers' union was financing
the trip. ' r '
A hotel elevator operator said I "Is
yo' attendin' the convention?" Re
assured, he took hold of his lapel, smiled
a mile wide and said, "Does yo . see
that ?" , It was a union button, r ,
En route to the convention ,in the
dining car, one well dressed young man
was finding fault with the service. To
his companion, also well dressed, he
opined that the service was rotten and
folks here didn't know how. to behave
themselves anyhow. .To his companion
eh said, with explosive emphasis,
"Thank God, Billy, we were educated in
Europe. The waiter, soft spoken, evi
dently well read and informed, said he
had fought on three fronts in France
and had been gassed and wounded. He
got a different kind of education in
Europe, and he didn't wish things were
the same here., ! , .:
LETTER CARRIERS
CHOOSE DELEGATES
Five Members of Local No. 19 of
New Haven Going to National
Convention at Philadelphia.
Five delegates to the bi-annual con
vention of the National Association of
Letter Carriers, affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, were
elected at the monthly meeting of
Branch No. 19 of New Haven last
Saturday night. The convention will
be held in Philadelphia and will begin
on September 1, lasting one week. It
is known that two resolutions asking
for an advance in pay will be submitted
to the convention to be acted upon and
forwarded to the government, No
changes in the working hours will be
asked for.
The delegates are Frank Shaw,
Joseph McMahon, James P. Kane,
James Moakley and Joseph Kenney. It
was decided to assess each member $3
to pay for the expenses of the delegates,
xhis amount will cover the expenses of
the delegates unless they put up at the
Bellevue-Stratford or Bingham and get
tneir late suppers at the Ritz-Carlton.
There was some discussion at the meet
ing a.-; to the advisability of sending
such a large delegation but the point
was made that New Haven should be
worthily represented and if a mass play
was needed in the convention five would
be a suitable number. It was also noted
that it 'has been some time since the
national convention has been held with
in a day's march of New Haven and
consequently New Haven was not rep-,
resented for no letter carrier could be
NEW AGREEMENT
WITH PAINTERS
IS NOW SIGNED
Provides for an Advisory Board
Made Up of Union Members
and Employers
PLENTY OF WORK NOW
Employers to Carry Compensa
tion Insurance and Employ
Brotherhood Men.
The New Haven organization of
Painters, Decorators and Paperhartgers
known as Union No. 409 is at present
in a thriving condition. New by-laws
have been adopted which provide for a
sickness or accident benefit,' the month
ly dues have been raised to $1.50 per
month, the members demanded to carry
the working card, nearly 50 new mem
bers have been initiated, and above all
a; new and up-to-date working agree
ment has been signed,' between the
Local 409 and the Employing ; Painters'
Association.
For the. past, four mpnths numerous
conferences have been- held at which sat
together the employers and the emT
ployees. - The motto as well as the byt
word was co-operation, and every , sec
tion of the agreement is on a direct
line of co-operation. The . Employing
Master Painters' Association is a newly
f opned organization and - consists of
some -of the well-known ; and pld estab
lished firms-in the city. - .,.. , j
Some of the principal sections of ' the
new working agreements are the select
ing of an advisory board, , which shall
consist of equal' numbers, from each
parties, whose duties are to consider
all minor and trifling matters pertaining
to the welfare and co-operation of both
parties involved, also the handling of,
the unemployed membersl It further
provides that the employer will carry
compensation insurance, and employ
Brotherhood .mm. , , -- m - s
If may fce, said lhats vith the' $ able
assistance of the eVer-ready labor bffic
jals the local business agent has been
successful,, in bringing abput;!his long
sought for condition. Plenty of busi
ness has kept the members at work, and
whiie there is- no outsider barred, still
there is '.n' demand for- outside ; help, : '
The organization really, invites visit
ing members to come; tcv our1-eity: but
hope they 'will come 4 with proper , cre
dentials and i make ' known their ants
before going to work at which -time
they will be supplied with the conditions
and laws under which they arc request
ed to work. 4 .,' ..'
- Local Uniori No." 409 is represented
bf Ri BeadIeTt who has spent the greater
part of . his lif e as a painter, held a posi-;
tion as general foreman, for the L,.'Tre
dennick Contracting Co. of Meriden for
"three years, and has been' through 'the
most important offices of local and state
painters, is a former member of the
Executive Council of the Connecticut
Federation of Labor, at present is the;
local secretary of the Building Trades
Council," and in all" been a member ot,
the BrotherhovKl for th nast 12 years.
ENJOi OZONE OFF
THE ATLANTIC
Carpenters' District Council Busi
ness Agent -Sends Regards to
Other Hard-Working' Agents.
By GEORGE F, MORDECAI.
( Special, JpConnecUcut Labor Press.)
Atlantic City, Jfane 13. Though
we armjongrthepzone xight off the
Atlanticand the ocean-sweplbreezes are
more-cornforteble-thaar the that en
tered, the ; convehtipn lhail "in? Meriden
last week'we'do not forget bur friends
in Newi Ha v -and throughout Con-
Thii; ;suret3 y.gOgto, develop into
v'-f-iwdba:oht A. F. of
I-itJlvOte of the
dayfighi saving and the prohibition mat
ters but little of ''consequence had de
veloped as yeL ; While" the vote favor
ing the repeal" of .the Jdaylight saving
bill-will be welcomed by the well-known
agricnlturists of -Meadow 'street what
happened I to-5 fie prohibition;, resolution
was a crime.-.V;! ' '' ' " .
.Some of ; the radicals ; from the west,
especially Seattlei ' Vask, were strong
for a dry country and demanded a roll
call vote so ' as;' to place every one on
record and " find out where they were
As they were' defeated, 26,000 to 4000,
I imagine they jfpund out how we stand.
The ;pro6eedmgs are printed in Phila
delphia and are somewhat slow in get
ting here but I undersold your corres
pondent, Mr. Wright, - is keeping you
informed about: the convention. He
seems to; be busy enough, anyway.
We Were gratified to get -bulletins
about President Sullivan of the State
Council of Carpenters and Joiners , and
learn that he has recovered from his
illness. Many delegates ' have spoken
to Connecticut members about the sane
stand that The Connecticut Labor Press
took upon labor politics and some of the
editorials on this, subject and also on
prohibition have been frequently
quoted. . - s , :-
Kind remembrances to the hard
working business agents in New Haven
HENDERSON .NOT HEBE.
Cederholm and Crowley at
chinists' Meeting.
Ma-
Pitchfork Henderson, 1 the noted
orator, was unable to get to New Ha
ven on Thursday, night for the mass
meeting on the Green of the Elm Lodge
of Machinists and his place was taken
by Fred Cederholm of Washington and
Bridgeport, one of the general organ
izers of the International Association
of Machinists. He made an interesting
address. Timothy M. Crowley of Hart
ford, organizer of the American Labor
Party, spoke about that organization
which the Connecticut Federation failed
tp endorse at its convention, last week?
induced to leaver New Haven to attend
a convention in Oshkosh or some dis
tant point in the far west .
TWO PACKING
HOUSES PLACED
ON UNFAIR LIST
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Workmen at Schwab's and
Hugo's in New Haven Are .
Called Out On Strike.
TRADES COUNCIL APPROVES
Efforts to Unionize Independent,
Packing Houses Successful .
in Most Cases. ' f
At the last meeting iof New Haven
Local No. 556, Amalgamated Meat Cut
ters and ! Butcher Workmen of North
America, the committee appointed to in
terview the independent packing houses
relative to the contract- recently drawn
up and submitted to the independent -packers
for their, consideration reported
progress as follows: V ' ;
That the factories of Mrs.- HurtJer,
61 Lawrence stret; and Albert Peschell,
261 -Cedar street, had agred to the con-,
tract in full but '- that Alois Schwab,
State street, and S. J. Hugo, Crown
street, would not allow the contract to
go into effect in their plants. '- :.. t
After repeated efforts to ' Convince
both proprietors of the advantages to
be gained both by the men and them
selves t and ' every opportunity'-was
afforded them to agree to the contract, .
a strike was 1 finally called in' the plant .
of Alois Schwab. ' ' ' i'1 '
' A delegate from Local 556 -visited' the
New Haven Trades -Council and "'ob
tained its support arid sanction to ' the
action- and a committee"- was ' appointed
to wait upon -Mr. 'Schwab' in; conjunc- ,
tion with the business agent "'of '''the'
Meat Cutters ! and Butcher Workmen
Union, J. F. McCue, '. t. "-;ii.-t-j, -
Mr. Schwab, upon ' previous - decas- ;
ions; ' had told the' business ! agent and -
the national organizer that' ae would .
agree to all of 'the contract except the." ,
wage scale and that 'on that matter he
was unable to accede to the demands as
the business would not 'warrant the 'in
crease1 asked f6r by the men.' ' Then he ,
asked for arbitration. ! .
The union representative told him . '
that inasmuch as he 'was agreeable to
the rest of the contract' the union was
willing to arbitrate the tnatter'of wages. .
Mr. Schwab then -stoutly denied 'ever ,
havmg made such'; a statement and
wanted to have every :clause bf the con-
tract' submitted td' arbitratoon' or! the
fight would go onf a!it had. , ':ji- j
So the matter has not- been "settled
as yet and the Schwab factory is 'Still
on the Unfair list. Ju. -k'uifii, .
The tnatter was next-taken' up with
S.' J.mHu"o, whp ajso refused to recog-
mze "fte tmiori ana h also,1 after ' many
attempts rhy ' the organizer' to unionize
his shop, was placed-on the tnifalr list
;- The'nnion 'men 'who' were employed
at Schwab's are still out' notwithstand
ing statements ; by MK Schwab to' ;the
contrary. 1 Organized labor' has had its
attention Called ' ' to the ' exact -situation
at these two plante mj .in- omw
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NON-UNION JAILER
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IS OBJECTED TO
Jailer Keating Apparently Oper
, ating an ' ' Open Shop ' at.New,
- Haren County JaiL i t--
Thomas. :L;'.'!Reiliy, former editor.
baseball manager ani !, bpngressmant,'is
now sheriff of fJeyr . Haven county... As
editor, baseball manager-and congress
man he : was warmly supported by or
ganized labor 'and ' he, was' friendly 'to
the , cause. r When notice', was niade ' tjut
he i intended to : appoint 1 Mr. Keating , to
be jailer, ' Mr. Reillyi-was notified 'that
such art appointment would be strongly
relented ty ' organized 'tabpr as Mr.
Keating was known to be unfriendly to
it. The sheriff did not heed the advice
of his old friends ar.d supporters ?and
Keating ' was appointed. . 'The ' only
reason that ; can be assigned for such a
strange action is that Mr. Reilly intends
to retire from : politics when ': bis term
expires as he is shrewd enough to know
that organized labor has a better mem
ory now than it did! in the old' days.'! -.
It seems that not only the members
of labor unions but prisoners; sent' to
the jail to serve sentences also object, to
the new jailer and when they learn of
the attitude he maintained towards labor
unions they do" not' care to stay there '
any longer. The new sheriff and his
jailer lost another prisoner this week
when J. Francis' Toomey, charged with'
passing worthless checks, escaped It
is supposed that he climbed to the roof
of the jail and dropped into ihe court
yard. He is wanted by the authorities
of Elmira, N. Y, where he is said to
have served a term in the reformatory.
It is not known whether Topmey
was ever connected with a labor union,
hut if he was it pan be readily seen hqw
distasteful it would be to him td be con
fined in a orison presided , oyer by One
who has the reputation of being un
friend, to organized labor. . The easy
way in which the prisoners escape looks
as if Jailer Keating intends to keep an
"open shop." . -.', ' , ' r ,
.SULLIVAN, IMPROVING. T
President of State Council of Car
penters Has Neuritis; i 3
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President William J. Sullivan of- 'the
State Council, Brotherhood of Carpen
ters and Joiners, has been confined to
his house with neuritis but is now, able
to be out and " is ' rapidly fimproving.
President Sullivan had a great deafof
extra work in ' connection with; the 'an
nual convention of the "' Connecticut
Federation - pf Labor and as he ! was
somewhat run down his nerves became
affected. ' The extreme heat of the con
vention week also influenced the malady.
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BREWERS ARE , THERE,
Local No. 37, Brewery and 3of t Drink
Workers, of New Haven, has a delegar.
tion of five members Washington to
day in attendance upon, the big anti-.
prohibitionist demonstration . there. - f It
is comoosed .'. of . . . E. .Georee Treiber.
1 Eugene ; Treiber,. Gustav Beuhler, Emil ;
Rosenwald and Joseph Picarre.
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