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VOL. VI. NO. 15. NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1919. PRICE THREE CENTS ORNBURN TALKS OF CONVENTION TO THE COUNCIL State Federation Secretary Gives Impressions of Atlantic City Business. DON'T FORGET THE LABEL Local, State and National Matters Acted Upon by New Haven Trades Council. Delegates to the New Haven Trades Council celebrated the evening of the Fourth of July by attending a regular meeting of the council and listening to an interesting address by the council's president, Ira M. Ornburn, who gave his impressions of the annual conven tion of the American Federation of Labor at Atlantic City. A communication was received from the general office of the Union Label Trades Department of the American Federation of Labor, calling the coun cil's attention to the fact that trades unionists will soon be preparing to cele brate Labor Day. The communication says : "On the day that labor cele brates, every trades unionist should be a consistent advocate of the union label, shop card and working button, and see to it that all of his wearing , apparel from hat to shoe, bears the union label; that stores in which he spends his money have a union shop card display ed ; that all who serve him wear a union button, and that all printed matter bears the union label." Lieutenatn A. R. Teta, leader of the 102d Regiment Band, wrote that the organization is now known as the 102d Infantry Association Band, it appears in uniform and plays at the regular union rates. F. T. Hawley of the United States Department of Labor information and educatidn service wanted to know if a special meeting of the central body could be arranged in tRe near future 'so he could deliver an address regard ing conditions which confront the gov ernment and particularly the Depart ment of Labor. He wrote he made the request because he might not be able to attend a regular session. The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Batcher Workmen of North America wrote that the American Federation of Labor at its annual convention had pledged its undivided moral support in the execution of a strike against the John F. Jelke Butterine Company of Chicago. A request was made that a ceries and other jnexcharrts handling these products and request'them to dis continue handlin" the products made by this company. The .corniy makes ,30 different brands of butterine. Accord ing to the communication, butterine, "the poor man's butter," is an article exclusively used by the toiling class. Matthew Woll, assistant to Samuel Gompers as chairman of the committee on labor of the Council of National De fense, wrote regarding books on trades which are free in libraries. He en losed an article he wrote on "Libraries Supply Books for Workers." The business manager of the United States Bulletin, a weekly publication giving information about government activities, sent a subscription blank. The subscription is $10 a year in this country, $15 elsewhere. This does not seem much at first but when considera tion is taken of the fact that The Con necticut Labor Press, with its great staff of writers, is only $1 a year, the difference in the cost of the two pub lications is about as great as the "duca tional, informing and entertain ng value of the two and modesty prevents us from saying which is the more valuable j ournal. JUMP IN WAfeES. Carpenters and Painters in Willi mantic Get a Raise. Willimantic, July 4. The demand of 1 nf hf trade labor unions in Willimantic for increased wages this month is holding the attention of em ployers and employees in general but it is believed that there will be no diffi culty in agreements being reached, al though there-is little doubt that the 11 sret the same waees that they seek at this time. In the case of the carpenters' union, they demand ed an increase of $5.60 a week of 44 hours, that from $23 to $28.60. Two conferences were held between tne em ployers and the journeymen with the result that a compromise was reached Tho iriiirnevmen will reoeivr. hecinnmc July 1, $27 per week of 44 hours and IticU. mfr $.?f fnr a week of 50 hours. The journeymen painters, decorators and paperhangers have demanded an in crease in wages from $22 to- $26 per ..rolr f AA Vinnre to take effect Mon day. July 14. The master painters have made an offer of a compromise nature which is being considered by the jour neymen. An adjustment of wages has been made by the Foster-Stewart Manufac turing company at their Wilson "treet mill and the 15 employees who left the shop several days ago have returned to work. JOURNEYMEN BARBERS. A Letter From Jacob Fischer, General Secretary-Treasurer. "Editor Connecticut Labor Press : "I am in receipt of your letter of June 24 addressed to the Journeyman Barber with clipping enclosed. I appre ciate very much your having sent same. Up to the time of our convention on September 9 our space will be very lim ited, due to the fact that the memljfr ship is now discussing matters of g$?at importance to the organization which will come up at the convention. After that time we shall have ample space and will be pleased to go into any article with reference to Connecticut locals that may be of benefit or interest to the general membership. -With kind wishes. I remain, "Yours - fraternally, "JACOB FISCHER. "Gen. Sec.-Treas. "Indianapolis, June 27." SHELTON TO HAVE MACHINISTS' LODGE Organizing Men in Waterbury and Ansonia, Boosting Mem bership in Stamford. E. C. Hotchkiss, business agent of Elm Lodge of Machinists of New Ha ven, with some of his assistants and general organizers of the International Union, are organizing a Machinists' Lodge" in Shelton and a charter will be secured for it in about a month when the lodge will be formally organized. Mr. Hotchkiss is also engaged in stir ring up the lodge in Stamford, where the membership is not as large as it should be. New members are now be ing recruited in the Yale & Towne shops and the enlistment is very grati fying. The general organizers, with Secre tary Ira M. Ornburn of the Connecticut Federation of Labor, and Mr. Hotch kiss are organizing the workmen in Waterbury and Ansonia, where the re cent strikes were. Additional informa tion in regard to this will be found in an editorial in this week's issue of The Connecticut Labor Press. Arrangements are now being made for another mass meeting on the New Haven Green under the auspices of Elm Lodge of Machinists. The previous meeting was very successful and al though there was some disappointment because Pitchfork Henderson was un able to keep his engagement some in teresting remarks were listened to by a large gathering. The next mass meet ing will be on Saturday night, July 1, and the principal speakers will be E. C. Hotchkiss and Joseph lone, one ot the general organizers of the International. Mr. Hotchkiss is a very convincing speaker as well as a good organizer and able writer. Some of his contribu tions to The Connecticut Labor Press were marked by a wealth of informa tion and breadth of view that attracted much attention. CARPENTERS' RAISE IS DUE SEPTEMBER 1 Both New Haven Locals to De mand 75 Cents an Hour. Mordecai Re-elected. At the special meeting of Local No 79 of New Haven, Brotherhood of Car penters and Joiners, ort June 27, it was voted to ask for an increase of wages of 10 cents an hour, to be effective Sep tember 1, 1919. Similar action had pre viously been taken by Local No. 1742. This demand will now be presented to the employers. At the last meeting of the District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of New Haven and vicinity George F. Mordecai was re-elected business, repr esentative. Several of the members spoke about Mr. Mordecai's great abil ity and the good judgment he shows in all matters relating to the council. Local No. 79 has elected the following officers : President W. J. D. Flood. Vice-PresVident John Stratton. Recording Secretary Henry W. Mayer. Financial Secretary George F. Mor decai. Treasurer George West. Warden Fred Briggs. Conductor A. J. McDonald. Local No. 79 met in Trades Council Hall on Monday night but not much business was transacted as many mem bers wanted to see how the cafes were preparing to shut down for the sum mer months. William J. Sullivan, president of the State Council of Carpenters and Join ers, attended a meeting in New London on Monday night at which a new local of the Shipwrights and Ship Carpenters was instituted. This made the Groton Iron Works a 100 per cent, plant. President Sullivan was received !with all the hoonrs due his position and con gratulated upon the complete recovery of his health. IT BREEDS REVOLT. President Gompers Speaks Again on Prohibition. Philadelphia, July 4. President Sam uel Gompers of the American Federa tion of Labor, in an address at a din ner given here to the sponsoring party of the cargo carrier Afel, declared the growing tendency to enact legislation such as the prohibition amendment, the anti-sedition bill recently passed by the Pennsylvania legislature, and other acts of a similar nature, "which deprive the people of the rights and privileges to which they always have been accus tortted," is breeding discontent through out America and sowing the seeds of a revolution. Mr. Gompers said labor would or ganize throughout the country in order that it might voice its protest against the suppression of the liberties of the people. "It cannot help but arouse the an tagonism of the people," he declared, "to find that now that the wa ris won, they do not enjoy even as much liberty as they did before going through the toils and hardships of the war." AFTER NEW HALL. New Haven Bakers Looking for Meeting Place. The hall at No. 139 Orange street has been the headquarters of the Bakers' Union of Ney Haven,, the Brewery Workers' Unit?;? and other organiza tions for some time. The building is to eb dismantled in the fall and the bakers are now looking for a new wigwam The next regular meeting of the Local will be on July 12. The state executive board will meet in August in Middle- town. This board meets four times a vear. The International association meets once in four years and this gives the delegates plenty of time to save up money for the trip. As but 25 sessions nre held in 100 years, these meetings are about as important to the members as a world s fair and about every local in the country is represented. Tf von don't attend vour meetings don't find fault with what is done by the lellows who do attend. SHEET METAL WORKERS ARE BOOMING NOW State Agent Partridge Is Organ izing Workmen in New Lon don and Bristol Now. NEW LOCAL FOR DERBY Concern There Gets Half Million Order and Wants Help New Haven Local Meets. W. H. Partridge, state business agent of the Amalgamated Sheet Metal Work ers' International Alliance, reported at the last" meeting of Local Union No. 225 of New Haven that he expected to or ganize a Local in Derby within a few weeks. A new concern in Derby has a half million order for tanks' bonnets, etc , for tractors and would like to double its working force as spon as possible. Mr. Partridge organized the sheet metal workers in New London and Bristol this week. He said that business throughout the state in this work was improving rapidly. Local No. 225 voted to endorse the "No card no work" system advocated bv the New Haven Building Trades Council to be effective this fall. It was voted to purchase a gold watch and hold a drawing for the benefit of Brother Rosen and to send an appeal indorsed by the New Haven Building Trades Council to all organizations in the state in this worthy cause. The New Haven Local voted to write to the general headquarters and request that the International Alliance continue to support a state business agent in Connecticut. Members of this local are anxiously awaiting the report on the Chamber of Commerce project from the committee of which Mr. Cobey of this local is a member. CAPMAKERS STRIKE. Various Demands in New York. 4,000 Are Out. New York, July 4. A general strike by 4,000 capmakers as declared here this week. For over a week conferences have been in progress between officials of the United Cloth Hat and Cap makers' Union and the employers with out reaching an agreement. When this was reported to the meeting by General Secretary Max Zuckenr.an a unani mous strike vote was taken. The main contention of the workers is for the week work system, the 44 hour week and a basic wage of $35. The strike closes the shops of the 265 members of the association, as well as fndepctfJent concerns. NEW DEPARTURE. Company Increases Pay o 4,400 Employees. Bristol, July -4. Notices of a 10 per cent, increase in wages, a 48-hour week and time and a half for all overtime w re posted in the various departments of the New Departure Manufacturing Company. The new wage schedule will effect more than 4,400 employees of the big factory. The notice also informs the employees that they will be paid full time for Friday and Saturday of this week when the facto ry will close down over the holiday. The same hours as are in force at the present time will be kept up and time and a half will be paid for all time over the 48 hours a week. AT THE FIGHT. New Haven Member of Machin ists' Union at Ringside. Elm Lodge of Machinists of New Haven had a distinguished representa tive at the Willard-Dempsey fight at Toledo yesterday m Gutzon Borglum, the famous sculptor, who is a member of the union. Mr. Borglum had a ring side esat and seats next to his were reserved for Secretary of War Baker and Admiral Sims. Baker and Sims don't belong to the union, however. NOW THE SHIRTMAKERS. Strike in New York Involves 25,000 Women and Girls. New York, July 4. The strike of shirt makers, ordered by the Amalga mated Clothing Workers' Union of America, went into effect as scheduled. At the offices of the union it was esti mated 25,000 workers, mostly women and girls, had quit to enforce their de mands for a 44-hour week and increases in wages of from 25 to 40 per cent. TORRINGTON STRIKE. Employees of Carpet Sweeper Department Want More Pay. Torrington, ' July 4. Thirty-five em ployees of the carpet sweeper depart ment of the Standard pant are on strike for more pay. Several employees from the other departments joined the strikers but Superintendent Harmon J. Cook said yesterday the number was not sufficient to interfere with the work in any department outside of the carpet sweeping department. He said no formal demands have been presented by the strikers and that no committee has been to see him. The fact that all the plants of the Torrington company closed Saturday for the annual inventory will probably delay a settlement until Juy 7 when operations are to be resumed. The walkout of these few employees of the Standard plant has been the first and ony sign of labor unrest in Tor rington, although a few aborers employ ed by Contractors Louis Longhi & Brother. John DeMichel and John Dris coll quit work one day last week, de manding hourly wages varying from 45 to 50 cents. A settlement has been effected. Make it a point to look at the address sticker on your paper NOW and see if your subscription is nearing expiration or has expired. Early renewal will save you money. CLOCK WORKERS CHOOSE AN ORGANIZER Joseph Pergola, Vice-President of Watch and Clock Work ers' Union, Is Selected. At a special meeting of the Watch and Clock Workers' Union of New Ha ven, Local 46, affiliated with the Inter national Jewelry Workers' Union, Joseph Pergola was named as organizer for the Local. At present he is author ized to operate in New Haven only but it is expected that the International organization will give him jurisdiction throughout the state so that he can work among the watch and clock makers in Waterbury, Bristol, Winsted and other places in Connecticut. Mr. Per gola has been very active in the New Haven union and is largely rc.ponsible for its success. All the members are employed at the shon of the New Haven Clock Company. A part of this shop was shut down for three days this week and other parts were closed the entire week for inventory. The factory will re-open in all departments on Mon day. Mr. Pergola looked the situation over in Waterbury during the week as a spectator only. He does not believe that the Waterbury Workers' Union will succeed as there is nothing to back it up and he said the. men would be bet ter off if they were organized by Amer ican Federation of Labor men. The special meeting of the Local union was addressed by an International organ izer from New York. PROTEST AGAINST STATE GIVING OUT OPEN SHOP WORK Connecticut Federation of Labor to Take Matter Up With Vari ous Boards Making Contracts. DISCRIMINATION CHARGED New Executive Council Holds First Session Permanent Office Shared by Building Trades. The executive council of the Connec ticut Federation of Labor held its first meeting following the recent conven tion Sunday at New Haven Trades Council hall. The entire board was present and various matters which were referred to the council by the conven tion were considered. The session opened with the execu tive council of the State Building Trades Council in attendance for the M-onsideration &f the establishment of a joint officefor the" two bodies Plans were distussed and in estimate of the cost given. It is the intention to open an office in New Haven at which n clerk will be in constant attendance tc answer inquiries and take care of the routine work. The value of such an office is at once apparent and with the expense divided between the two organizations the cost would not be prohibitive. A committee to make final arrangements was appointed consisting of President O'Meara and Secretary Ornburn of the Connecticut Federation of Labor and President Frank Fitzgerald and Secre tary Charles Mulholland of the State Building Trades Council. The tendency of state boards to award all building contracts to non-union or out of the state concerns came up for discussion upon the report that the State Tuberculosis ..Commission had awarded its latest contract to an open shop firm. It was voted that the sec retary should communicate with the secretaries of these various boards in regard to this apparent discrimination against organized labor. RUSH FOR PAINTERS. New Haven Business Agent Re ports Big Business. The Painters and Decorators' Local, Vr 40Q of New Haven, met Wednes day night. R. Beadle, business agent of the union and press agent of the New Haven Building Trades Council. reported that there was a Dig aemana for nainters at this time and he could use more men if he had 'em. ELECTRICAL WORKERS. New Haven Union Gets Notice From International. Tlio Mow Havpn Loral f inside work ers) International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, met luesday nignt and a notice from the International headquarters dealing with the general order issued by the postmaster general was read. The attention of electrical workers is called to a display advertisement- shout thU matter on another oaee lllVl'l H M V M V - w of this issue of The Connecticut Labor Press. SULLIVAN ISWSY. Putting Life Into Carpenters' Union m Middletown. Middletown, July 4. President W. J. Sullivan of the State Council, Brother hood of Carpenters and Joiners, has been devoting considerable time to boosting the membership of the Middle town Local of carpenters. The mem bership has been sagging but President Sullivan has plugged up the weak spots and the organization is rapidly climbing uoward. After launching the ship wrieht's Union in New London on Mon day nieht under very favorable aus pices, President Sullivan arranged for an open meeting of the carpenters here for Tuesday night. This was a great success. President Sullivan was to have been the principal speaker at this meet ing but was obliged to go to Bristol to straighten out a difficulty, which he diaenosed as a jurisdictional dispute when spoke nto about the matter by the correspondent of The Connecticut La bor Press. It seems that the Sheet Metal Workers' Union and the Car penters' Union in Bristol have been at loggerheads in regard to certain work, each claiming the right of way. MEAT fllTTFRS I GAINING FAST IN MEMBERSHIP Officers Elected by New Haven Local Address by Italian General Organizer. DASHIELL HELPS UNION Member of Bartenders' Union Continues to Buy From Firm Fighting Labor. A big mass, meeting -of the New Haven Local, Meat Cutters and Butch er Workmen, was held in Trades Coun cil Hall, on Tuesday night. " President Ira M. Ornburn of the New Haven Trades Council expected to speak but he was unable to be present It was in tended to have him make the principal address in English. Daniel Rocco of New ork, a general organizer, spoke at some length in Italian and told what hac. been accomplished in Boston dur ing the last two weeks. J. F. McCue, in charge of the work in New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford and a few other cities, told of the progress that has been made in Connecticut recently. The District Council, composed of Bridge port, New Haven, Stamford and South Norwalk, will be set in motion on July 9 in Bridgeport. The organizers are now enrolling members from the Sperry & Banes plant in New Haver, includ ing the drivers employed there. Twenty-five new members were taken inte the union on Tuesday night. The charter for the new union in Willimantic did not arrive in time for the meeting last, Sunday and the meet ing was postponed one week. Mr. McCue will go to Willimantic tomor row and install the newly-elected offic ers. Robert J. Muenzner, financial secre tary of the New Haven Union, said he intended to notify the New Haven Trades Council of an experience the union had at Savin Rock. It was learn ed that a man named Rosenthal, who is a union bartender in New Haven in the winter and who has a frankfort stand at Savin Rock in the summer persists in buying his stock from a New Haven firm that the union is having a fight with. He claimed thai the all-hots were of larger size than turned out by other manufacturers. It was explained rahim that any manufacturer will make, jiny size reauired. Ihis had no effect and the case will be put up to the Bartend ers' Union. Mr. Dashiell, who main tains a chain of high-grade restaurants and lunch rooms at Savin Rock, has been buying frankforts from another New Haven nrm that is in trouble with the union. When the facts were ex plained to Mr. Dashiell he transferred hisxastom to anothet firnv one friend ly to organized labor. Mr. D&sjtf ell's trade requires about a ton and a quarter of frankforts a week, considerable of an item, wnen asitea it it was not quite an item, Mr. McCue said he'd say so. The New Haven Local elected the following officers: President Joseph Lawrence. Vice-President William Sisk. Financial Secretary Robert J. Mvenzner. Recording Secretary John F. Mur phy. Treasurer Louis Nordstrom Trustees Martin Schaffer, Alfred Guelick, William Eisner. Business Agent James F. McCue. WELCOME HOME. Corset Workers' Union Tenders Banquet to Returned Service Men. At the Hotel Garde Thursday even ing, June 26, a banquet was tendered by Locals No. 39 and 40, Corset Workers Union, to two of their members who have returned from overseas after serv ice with Uncle Sam's forces, Corporal John Fitzpatrick of the 314th Infantry and Edward Cavanaugh of the U. S. Navy. The toastmaster of the evening was Mr. Schneider. Speeches were made by Patrick F. O'Meara, president of the Connecticut Federation of Labor, and Ira ,M. Ornburn, president of the New Haven Trades Council, and Miss Hamilton, who were guests of the even ing. Both Mr. Fitzpatrick and Mr. Cavanaugh told some of their exper iences while in the service which were enjoyed by all present. CIGARMAKERS OUT. In New York, 30,000 Go On Strike for More Money. New York, July 4. Union cigar makers in this city to the number of 30,000 were called out on strike this week. The men want an advance of 15 per cent, over their present wages HARTFORD BARBERS. Give a Banquet for Returning Soldiers of the Union. Hartford, July 4. The Journeymen Barbers' Local Union No. 73, gave a banquet at Bond s Restaurant to its re turned soldiers, of which there are 16, as follows : A. G. Mastriforte, N. Late gam, D. .Martocci, S. DiMartino, J. DelMastro, P. Pastore, M. Coniglione, S. Gianfredo, P. Mancaniela, S. Perini, S. Moreno, F. Colosi and J. D'Angelis. Covers were laid for 100. The toast master of the eveniifg was Alfred G. Mastriforte, who introduced as the principal speaker of the evening Com pensation Commissioner George B Chandler. He spoke of the present conditions confronting this country and admonish ed them to ever look forward to its best interests and the flag it represents. Fred Gauthier also spoke words of commendation to the returned boys and to the local union for the class of men of which it is composed, and asked them to always be ready to defend Old Glory whenever necessary. There was music by the Bond Orchestra and cabaret singing by the cabaret singers connected with Bond's. The present officers of the Union are : President, Tom Andriolo ; vice-president, Jack Cambria : treasurer, Frank Plati; recorder, Mr. Codraro; secretary, Alfred G. Mastriforte. TILE SETTERS TO GET MORE WAGES Rate Went Up to 80 Cents an Hour Tuesday Last Reading of New Bylaws Monday. The "One Big Union" in New Haven is the Bricklayers and Masons, as it is made up of several trades connected with building operations. One of the divisions of this organization is the tile setters and on Tuesday they had their wages advanced from 73 to 80 cents an hour. Their stipend is going up by easy stages so they won't have heart trouble and on October 1 they will get 85 cents an hour. This raise is uniform all over the United States and all members of the organization will get the same rate. The bricklayers, stone masons, plast erers, et al., are not to ask" for an ad vance at this time. The New Haven Union, Local No. 6, is to meet in Trades Council Hall next Monday night and listen to the third and last reading of the proposed new bylaws. After this ceremony, the bylaws will be sent to the International headquarter for ap proval and when they are returned they will be printed and distributed to mem bers and to all the bosses. The secre tary of the union is already in receipt of requests from employers in different parts of the state for copies of the new bylaws. They will be printed in two sections, the bylaws proper and the working code. The latter will be print ed in a convenient folder so it can be easily referred to by a workman. The State Council is to have its an nual meeting in Waterbury the first Sunday in October. E. J. Meaking, secretary of the New Haven Union, is also secretary of the state organization, of which Louis Corr of Waterbury is president. Mr. Meaking was engaged this week in helping to make over a house on George .street and his secre tarial duties have been keeping him awake nights. NEW HAVEN MAN WRITES LOCAL PLAY 'It Happened On The Green" Scheduled for Notable Presen tation at Bijou Theater.. (I. G. O. in The Criterion.) A local play, written by a local man who knows the theatrical business, and acted by the best amateur 'talent that can be found in New Haven will be pre sented at the Bijou Theater for the first three days of next week. The play is "It Happened On the Green," the man who has written it is Walter Griffith and the cast includes such people as George Basserman. one of the best tenors New Haven hasboasted of in ages and who will b remembered with enthusiastic appreciation by those who heard him at the banquet of the New England Typo graphical Union recently; Gertrude Donovan, whose forensic abilities are too well known to require any explana tion ; Jim McKenzie and Olive Newton, who were the big hits of the successful Winchester show. Now as to the play itself. Mr. Grif fith has succeeded in attaining a pro fessional combination. He has first off written a vehicle that contains genuine, continuous laughter; the side-splitting ingredients of an A 1 farce. Next he has carefully selected those who are to read the lines so that none of their value will be lost. Thirdly he has costumed and staged the play so that it has fhe appearance of a big, girlie production taking it well above the -ordinary ama teur efforts that have been made in New Haven heretofore. Last of all he has drilled his company so that when they appear they will assure a splendid per formance. Added to this is the fact that the se lection of musical numbers has been skillful to the last degree. New staff has apparently been a part -f Mr. Grif fith's slogan. We might add that it is the best of the new numbers available. But he might have taken the best ma terial in the world and ruined it with nediocre singers. This he has by no means done Quite to the contrary there is not a soloist but is able to ren der the various numbers with all the skill vocally of a professional. For that matter better let us whisper that some of them have appeared locally in a suf ficient number of successful amateur of ferings to have acquired the poise of the professional. In the matter of stage effects "It Hap pened On the Green" ought to be a dis tinct sensation. Each one of the seven scenes is staged and lighted with an at tention to detail quite out of the ordi nary but the most effective is the "Bub bles" number'in which a big time effect is obtained bv the introduction of a six foot bubble that but to describe it will be taking half of the charm out of this as fine a stage picture as we have wit nessed in a local theater in many moons. This is a startling statement but in our judgment the verdict of those who see it will substantiate what some may consider an extravagance. The story of the play deals with a young lady who is loved bv ' wo men. There is your start. Father favors one and black-balls the other. The other your have guessed it is favored by the young lady in question. In order to es cape the undesirable, who is persistent, dad takes the girl to Palm Beach. Be ing a regular fellow the disapproved ot suitor appears. and, following his sweetheart's advice, disguised himself. The manner in which he accomplishes this is one of the funniest parts of the one hour and twenty minutes of fun ex traordinary. The action jumps back to this city where complication tumbles over complication in a riot of laughter. Dad finally decides to stage a little at fair that will show which is the best man and. of course, there is the inevi table ending. The action of the revue is skilfully ar ranged so that there is no break caused bv the introduction ot the i. special ties, each of which is deserving of a place on the program as a single act. In fact that is the interesting part of "It Happened On the Green." Mr. Grif fith, who in addition to being sponsor of the musical comedietta has staged and costumed it, has crowded enough into his playlet to make three or four of the average. The principals who have been selec ted and who have been in rehear-al in clude those already mentioned. Rose Berman, who was a scream in the part NEW HAVEN TYPOS FACE IMPORTANT WAGESITUATION Special Meeting Called at Request of Scale Committee for Sunday Afternoon at 2:30. BIG ADVANCE EXPECTED Publishers Request That Union Submit Proposition as. Substi tute for Their Rejected One. A special meeting of the New Haven Typographical Union has been called for 2:30 o'clock tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at Republican Club hall, cor ner of Crown and Temple streets, at the request of the newspaper scale comnjit tee and it promises to prove one of the mcst important in years. The publishers of New Haven recent ly offered the union an advance in wages dependent upon an extension of the present agreement. The union voted to accept this but that action, it de veloped, was illegal inasmuch as nc such proposition can be considered until the scale has been opened by mutual con sent. Consequently the action of the union was rendered hull and the ad vance was not accepted. Then the publishers asked the scale committee to submit a proposition from the unio- and it is to formulate this proposition that tomorrow's meeting is called. When such a proposition proves mutually astisfactory to both the union and the publishers a vote must be taken upon the opening of the scale, a three fourths vote in the affirmative being necessary Xo do so. After the scale has been opened the proposition itself may be adopted by a majority vote. For a long time the members of the New Haven Typographical Union have felt that they were not being paid any where near as much money as they were entitled to, their scale being materially lower than those of other cities in New England and elsewhere. In most cities, too, the publishers of their own accord had given advances in pay to meet the increased cost of living but i request made along these lines to the New Ha ven publishers brought forth the re sponse that an agreement was an agree ment and there was "nothing doing" or words to that effect. Consequently when the unsolicited offer of an advance of $4 a week, con tingent upon an extension of the present agreement was made by th publishers the union eyed the proposition with some suspicion. President Marsden G Scott of the Internationa? Union, is quoted as having said during his visit here: to the New England convention that the men should not consider the acceptance of anything les than a oO per cent, advancer-"There is a great wave of business coming throughout the countryy it is believed, due to make its appearance in full force this fall and there is a strong supposi tion that much higher wages will pre vail in the printing trades everywhere. If the IMew Haven typos were tied up to an extended contract for another three years, as originally proposed by the publishers, at an increase of only $4 a week they would be most decidedly getting the worst of it. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE. Lak of - Funds Winds Up Federal Agencies in This State David Elder, Federal employment director for this state, acting upon in structions from Washington, ordered all the United States employment serv ice offices with the exception of Bridge port closed early this week. The state labor commission will take over the Waterbury office. , Sojne of this work in New Haven will be undertaken by the Red Cross chapter. Congress appro priated $400,000 for the continuation of. this work and this sum is sufficient to maintain only offices in the large in dustrial centers. BIG STRIKE OVER. Waterbury and Ansonia Work ingmen Now Being Organized. Acting upon the advice of officials of the Connecticut Federation of Labor and general.organizers of the A. F. of L., the men 'on. strike in Waterbury and Ansonia returned to work the first of this week. The employers raised the wages and bettered the conditions in most cases. Officials of the state fed eration were busy during the week or ganizing the men. Secretary Ira M. Ornburn of the federation spent most of the week in Waterbury. STATE TROLLEYMEN. Meeting in New Haven of State Conference Board. The State Conference Board ?of the Street Railway Employees of Connecti cut met in New Haven on Tuesday. President Patrick F. O'Meara of the Connecticut Federation of Labor ex plained to the board certain matters in connection with hearings before the General Assembly on bills relating to legislation in which the trolleymen were interested. of Kitty in "It's Up To You", William Bowen, Winifred Mitchell, Katberine ' Casey, Elizabeth Kennedy, Marie O'Brien. Estelle Becker, Marguerite Bowen, Madeline Gordon, Josephine Houlihan, Agnes Wheeler and Mild -ed Dwyer. To those familiar with the amateur talent of the city, these are names that promise something quite out . of the ordinary in the nature of an ama teur entertainment. With the assistance of such professional direction as Mr. Griffith has given them, they assure this. "It Happened On the Green", is to be presented for the week of July 7th at the Bijou. Judging from the rehearsal we were privileged to witness, it is one of those events that everyone, big and little, young or not quite so young will enjoy And then there is the local flav or that pervades the whole affair. If you miss it, you will be the loser. And you certainly can not afford to lose in this instance.