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Entered as second class matter December 2, 1916, at the postoffice at New Haven, Conn., under act of March 3, 1879. Three Cents per Copy $1.50 per Year NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1924 DAUGHERTY FINALLY FIRED OUT There's no use in discussing this Washington situation any more. Every day the press is filled with new scandals until the public taste is sick of it and we begin to wonder why that bunch at the capital ever had the termerity to refuse to recog nize Soviet Russia, accused of all the crimes that could be listed There are no doubt some honest men at Washington but if there are their light is being hid not under the bushel but by the Teapot Dome. Daugherty is finally fired out of office by President Cool idge who acted only when practically driven to it by sentiment of the entire country and the insistence of the leaders of the Republican faction in Congress. The president hung onto Daug herty as long as he could or dared but the burden was becom ing so severe that it was seriously hampering Mr. Coolidge s chances of nomination to say nothing of the elections. The bump he got in the Dakota primaries, where he was beaten, by Sena tor Hi Johnson showed exactly where the progressive element of tKe country and his party stood and probably led to his finally concluding Daugherty must go to save his own skin. Mr. Coolidge hung onto his cabinet colleague as long as he dared. His action yesterday in demanding Daugherty's res ignation will not gain him credit. It was too long delayed. . Enough and plenty has come out against Daugherty weeks and months ago to have warranted the president in throwing him out. Even the senate asked it done but Coolidge wouldn't. Now that he has been forced to do so will not reflect any glory upon him as too long have the people been able to think it over and if ever a man was found wanting in all the qualifications of office, especially, in the great office of attorney general, then Mr. Daugherty has been fjound that way. If Daugherty was working for Schwab or any other baron of finance and one hundredth part of the things came out about him as have come out about him in the senate investigation, he have been rid of long since. . ( Is the United States a lesser concern that one of our trusts? It would seem so. THE RULE OF THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR The American people are ruled by the almighty dollar. We are ruled by the almighty dollar, not because we have no power to help ourselves, but because we choose to be so ruled. Disguised the compromising fact as we may, all of us. rich and poor, are the more or less willing subjects of King Plutus.- Pew of us succeed in accumulating any amount of money, but the desire for money is almost universal. If we are em-, ployers, we seek greater profits ; if we are wage-earners, we 'seek a fair' share of profits. If . the business of making money becomes slack and few are gathering profits, there is general discontent and the complaint goes up that the country is facing ruin. ' The -first rather natural conclusion, then, usually is that in order to be happy we must have what we call good business conditions. The second natural conclusion of the advocates of good business conditions at any- price is that in order to have general content and happiness business interests should control the government, for business and government are after all, as big business interests well know, rather closely-linked together. This is not to say that big business men are entirely sel fish or that they do not have the interest of. the country at heart. They are aware that if pur government should be overthrown business would be ruined and not a single fortune would be worth a cent on the dollare. Therefore they are patriotic, if for no other reason, from motives of self-interest. Furthermore, many of them sincerely wish to see conditions among the masses improved and are willing to and do give large sums for charit able and educational purposes. But they consider it of supreme importance that business interests that is, the enthroned dollar should control governments, national, state and municipal. Big business, therefore tries to have men elected to office who will be the servants of big business rather than the servants of the masses of the people; and the common people almost un animously support big business in this purpose by going to the polls and electing to office the candidates selected by big bus iness. Having secured their representatives 'in the government, if the big business interests discover a public officer who indicates that he wants financial favors,' they consider it better to satisfy his demands than to 4ake the risk of injuring business interests. Thus political and business corruption grows 'naturally and inevitably. In the old days, when the giving of passes by railway cor porations was the rule, it was common for public officials in influential positions, even judges of the courts, not only to re ceive passes for themselves and all the members of their famil ies, but to have private cars placed at their disposal without cost to them. The railway managers justified themselves by saying that "radicals" were trying to destroy the railways and the roads must have the special protection of the government's officials. The system of special protection has grown since then. . Today big business interests buy cabinet officials with plain cash and seem to have acquired complete control of that department of government which is supposed to prosecute big law violators. The remedy? It seems to us there is but one permanent cure for the growing power of plutocracy in America a re awakening of the underlying moral "virtues of the common people; a practical realization in their daily lives that there are greater and finer things in the world than the chase after the dollar, and that unless the usurper King Plutus, is dethroned as a . ruler in human life his power will continue to grow until it has reduced the people to abject slavery. Call this "preaching" if you like, but so long as we continue to worship the dollar, the dollar will rule. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? While the third party or "Labor Party" has not been seriously considered in Connecticut, heretofore, developments in the country and especially at Washington within the last few Stev wi. yc-vj sew ft button on SHIRT' Oust mended t IT IftST vOEEK T v on 1 1 - 1 1 Wew you 5E ft Loose Cotton VAHKCD T OFF THIS HRT NEEDED SO 1 1 How ft MCETiN5 SEEDED ft IPOSE BOTTOM? 1 ftfU V i 1 j . 1 , 3 1 v k 7 ftrto the- unexpected tooyC op ft SoiiHenotsI Before cooxt 5rtEftK OCT .. I Li GET ) CI 1983 WY IHTl. FtATUREtRWE. INC. months, and even within the state, have led many Organized Workers to sit up and take notice. With the Labor party now dominant in England and the scandals developing worse and worse every day at Washington ,the workers who eventually have to pay 'the bills are beginning to consider whether or not they shouldn't take things into their own hands as did the labor ing men of England. - But in conservative Connecticut there is as yet no thought of a third 'party but there is a well determined plan on hand to "smoke out" those professed "Friends of Labor" who have been belasting their own ships with Labor's aid for many years back. These are in both parties and before election they are ready and willing to promise to do justice to the working man but after they have been elected find their attention turned to more important matters. This has been going on for many years and the workers . stood for it. Now with the country upset by the noise at Wash . ington there seems to be the chance to put an end to the ca jolery . and make these fellows come to brook. For years the laboring man and especially the Organized man has been de manding and appealing for betterments of his condition. Some times he got it but more often he didn't, it depending entirely on how the move could be used for political effect. Now its time to assert himself. The Labor News is no friend of a thirdparty. It is however, a firm believer in the plan for every man, and especially the organized union man, to go into his own party, republican or democrat it doesn't make and dif ference, and look over those he or she, expected to vote for and determine - just where try stand towards the worker. DONT LET THE BLUFF GO ANY LONGER The worker has been fooled, been taxed, been foisted about long enough. The power is in the hands of ' the workers. You know what those men now supposed to represent you in Congress and the state and in the city have done for and by youi It didn't need a tirade here to point out to you where you have "been buffaloed" all along the line. Tis true that some among them have tried to aid your cause. But it is more true that many of those who have put into public life have double crossed you and those are the fellows that you should get after and get after NOW. It's a long lane it is true. The turning point seems to be in the offing with a third party in the air. We do not need a third party yet if the workers will attend to their own affairs as . religiously as they attend to the bosses. So let's go. The state conventions are nigh and right after them comes more . conventions and a general election. It's the time to get busy now not next November when the names are on the ballot and all you can do is to vote. POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY The Stock. Marked seems to be' trying to make up its mind whether to indulge in its first pre-election scare. Two months ago there was little question in the minds of the capi talistic interests that Coolidge's election next November was assured. Trie last two months, however, have put a somewhat different complexion upon the situation. Regardless "of whether or not certain of the Harding cabi net members have been guilty of improper conduct, it is an undeniable fact that the country as a whole has come to believe that" they have. While it is doubtful if President Coolidge can be connected with the things with which these cabinet members have been accused, it is a question .whether the electorate of the country will take this view of the matter. In commenting- on the effect present conditions are having on business, the Boston Herald says: "We do not pretend to be a political prophet, but it does seem to us that a considerable element of doubt as to the pros pects of Republican success next November has been injected into the situation as a result of development in Washington. The doubt is begnning to find reflection in the Stock Market. Qo incident with the more sensatonal of the dsclosures by the oil investigation committee, the Stock Market stopped gong up about the first of February. Since then it has been fluctuatng within a narrow range. During the last few days it has begun to act as if it was trying to make up ts mind to go down." There can be no disputing the assertion that the maiority of capitalists of the country prefer four years more of Coolidsre Anything which tends to dim this prospect should logically have a tendency to cause unsettlement in the financial markets. THE OPEN SHOT President Coolidge lost his cat this week and the radio got it back. Things going on at Washington look as if they might be getting "his goat" and it will take more than radio to get it back. the five escaped paying taxes on it while we lttle fellows "paid in full and are yet paying. Five men in Washington (names not yet known) made 33 millions in one oil deal, Daugherty probers are told. Then U. S. Steel profits amount to 108 millions last year despite Gary's direful predictions that the eight hour day would ruin the industry. Gary's salary wasn't cut either but thousands of women and children are getting better living and steel prices still rules supreme. If Governor Templeton resigned at noon in Hartford the people of New Haven wouldn't know of it until next day according to the afternoon papers under orders issued this week. THE EVENING EDITIONS of the Register and Times Leader are ordered "on the street" at 1 :30 o'clock. Pretty soon the'yll be morning papers. So it's rumored States Attorney Arnon A. Ailing of New Haven county and Schliefer case fame is going to resign. That's really too bad if true. Mr. Ailing should stay in office be cause he is really a champion of the people especially in their idea of the 1 1 th amendment. Col. Isaac M. Ullman, erstwhile boss of the republican fac tion in New Haven can now join the Templeton down and out club. Roraback henchmen led by Deputy Collector of Revenue, E. J. Coffey put the skids under him. Meanwhile the thought strikes us that somewhere about three years ago when Phil Troup was postmaster the edict was issued, that men in government offices were , not to mingle in politics. But of course it makes a difference as to whose politics it is that's being mingled or mangled. Yes, he democrats hold prmaries to elect delegates to city and state conventions. But the only difference between them and 'the republican conventions is that the democrats are told who they must vote for in advance while the republicans spring it as a surprise. If you're in, you're n and that's all of that The minature blizzard that. struck Connecticut Wednes day was only a relict of the storm that snowed Coolidge under out in Dakota the day before. Latest reports indicate Hi John j&on simply "did him up." Wonder what would happen if we in the east near to Washington had a chance to say something. Congressman John Q. Tilson of New Haven has been ap pointed to the officers reserve corps because. of his great military experience, on this side, during th war. Colonel Tilson will be put on 'the reserve list of congressman next fall if the demo crats have sense to nominate a real man against him. 1 SPEAKING OF CONGRESSMEN Merritt, Tilson, Freeman and Fenn, All patriots whenever and when Big Business calls and deman succor But not for the men who won the war The bonus was up, the four turned it down And left to O'Sullivan the patriot crown. Yep, ' Daugherty's still in office. Why? Because Coolidge is still in office also. So now Congress is to allow the people to vote on amend ments to the constitution. That's nice after they bought and paid for congresses and state legislatures have shackled the people so that they won't know how to vote themselves out from under. fiXTRA ANDERSON IS IN SING SING, "I'm a martyr," says the late anti saloon leaguer. That's really too bad. Just think of the thousands of martyrs who have died in the cause from the vile stuff Anderson and his crowd foisted on this country through the eighteenth amendment. The saloons were bad, God knows, but what we have now is a thousand times worse. But there's balm in Gilead and good stuff on the seas. Therefore and thereof. Happy Days. Attent on All Trade Unionists Hugh Frayne, General Organizer of American Federation of Labor will de liver an address at the Town Hall, Meri den, on Monday Night at 8 p. m. Subject: Achievements of the American La bor Movement as Accomplished Under the able leadership of Samuel Gompers. The meeting will be presided over by John H. Lappert, president of the Meri den Central Labor Union. President P. F. O'Meara of the Con necticut Federation of Labor will also speak. ADMISSION FREE NO COLLECTION Everybody Welcome OPEN SHOPPERS (Continued from Page One) five months. These men are in demand and command a good wage. Imagine a Y. M. C A. turning out FIRST CLASS bricklayers, tile setters and plasterers in FIVE MONTHS. These men have to maintain a rate of 1400 bricks in eight hours on a 12 inch wall, he added and this must bekept up. This is at the rate of 175 bricks an hour or practically three a minute so what Mr. Kelley evidently means by First Class bricklayers is laborers with a sho vel firing them into the wall regardless of how they land. He made one fairly good prediction however when he said that it appears as present for the next year. Inasmuch as agreements in the building trades have already nearly all been made, with sub stantial increase in Hartford county granted in many cases, Mr. Kelley had some real facts to go on in that case. All in all it was a glorious report. Mr. Kelley earned his salary. ORNBURN STILL IN RACE (Continued from Page One) - ' Ornburn intQ the matter will be forced to show their colors. Months ago Mr. Ornburn's candidacy for the delegateship was announced in the daily press and there wasn't a mur mur against him. A few weeks ago Mr. Cahill entered the race and there was an attempt to revive the" old Keat- ing-Cahill fight but it died out because Mr. Ornburn as an organized labor mail had been identified with Cahill and therefore that alibi didn't work. While the matter of a delegate doesn't make any difference this time as from all appearances the slate is all fixed up, there is yet however to be considered the fact that there is a state election to be held this year in connec tion with the national election. There a governor, a senate, a house of repre sentatives will be chosen. If the frameups that are apparent now, carry through then the comeback in November, with the likelihood of a third party in the field, may be some thing to give concern to the Demo cratic leaders who are now so gallantly carrying their sails. The Hegel Furniture Co. 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