The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 48, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 13, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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OKLAHOMA LABOR UNIT
A ei«an. conservative. independent,
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Published every Saturday by the
LABOR UNIT PUBLISHING CO. (Inc.)
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phone Walnut 3114-J.
H M. CASLER
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"Patronize Home Industry"
Oklahoma Oily, Okla., May
The Musicians local 157 • A. F
of M. in regular session adopted
the following resolution:
We the organized Musicians
of Oklahoma City, Okla.. wish
to extend our appreciation to
the Chamber of Commerce of
Dallas, Texas, for the recogni-
tion of their local Union Mu-
sicians (A. F. of M.i by taking
a bund of twenty men on their
Ainiuiii Trades extension trip
For It certainly shows that they
practice what they preach.
I'ATKONIZK HOMK INDCS
(). H. ZIMMKRMAN,
M. T FORSYTH,
H. D. (3RAUT, Sec y.
ELECTION OF TOM HIGHLEY
Despite the flght put up by the street
railway company, and the socialists
of Oklahoma City against Tom High
ley for commissioner of public safety,
he was elected by a handsome majori-
ty at the election last Tuesday.
Judge Highley is a union printer
of many years' standing, and has a
clean record, notwithstanding the tact
that his enemies used every dirty
tactic to defeat him.
The election is over and Tom High-
ley will give all a square deal. His
office door will be open to all the peo-
ple of the city, and no one will have
cause to regret that he is to be one of
our commissioners for the next two
JAMES M. LYNCH DOES GOOD
An evidence of the desire of organ-
ized labor, to be just and fair and to
at all times live up to agreements,
was given the other day.
Some disputes arose between the
Chicago Local of the Typographical
Union and tha newspapers in that
city, and, without consulting the offi-
cials of the International Typograph-
ical Union the men employed on the
newspapers violated the arbitration
As soon as James M. Lynch, presi-
dent of the International Typographical
Union, heard of the matter he ordered
the men back to work, pending settle-
ment of the questions, in controversy.
Such action deserves fcredit and
shows that it Is never the wish of
clear-headed leaders, who have the suc-
cess of unionism at heart, to act arbi-
trarily or to sanction a walk-out,
which under existing agreements
would be unreasonable and unjust
With James M. Lynch and men like
him at the head of organisations, re-
spect from all sides must and w*ill he
ADVICE TO WRITERS
We feel sure that the following
hints for the proper preparation of
ad copy will be appreciated by our
No. 1—Do not fail to furnish a
diagram with your copy; paste the
small items on your diagram, as each
printer is furnished with a pair of
scissors and it gives him great pleas
ure to cut t diagram into shrfds.
No. 2—In alloting space on your
diagram for the different depart
ments be sure to allow the smallest
space for the largest item, as it gives
the ad man a chance to display his
ingenuity, for which he Is paid hand-
No. 3- Prior to sending in your
copy to the business office, shuffle
it as you would a deck of cards.
Sorting it is a source of great de-
light to the ad man and it facilitates
the setting of your ad.
No. 4—If you should desire to run
a five-column ad, be sure to send in
copy enough for two pages. This
keeps our linotypes busy, and the
time spent In reading proof and cor-
recting excess matter is not wasted.
No 5—The use of such terms as
"10-point lead," "8-point pica." 14-
polnt brevier" Is absolutely essential
In denoting the sise of type desired
No. 6—Should you desire to make
any correction in the items pasted
on the diagram, carry them to the
opposite margins, crossing each other
where possible. The man handling
your ad derives much pleasure In en
deavoring to find out where one cor-
rection ends and the other begins.
No. 7—Never fall to mark two
pieces of copy the same number.
Each member of our ad force has
1 tower and expertness in solving puz-
Wool worth, the owner of a large
number of 5 and la cent stores in
nearly every fair sized city in the coun-
try and in a number of cities such as'
New York and Chicago and other cities
owning a number of them, is now
building the most momentous building
in the world in New York The struc
lure when completed will be 50 stories
in height and will occupy more ground
space than any other building of its
kind. A large part of it will be de-
voted It) the Wool worth general offices
where the official management of the
five and ten cent store business will
If every trades union in America
there are over 27,000 unions alllliated .
with the American Federation of Laboi
would put into a fund say at least
ten or twenty dollars ea$h year, safely
invested, instead of putting the money
in savings banks or other depositories,
drawing small interest, and place same
in ;i well managed industry, patronized
by the organized workers themselves,!
they would in a short time control and
own every industry within a short i
space of time.
They could own and build one ol
those buildings in every slate iu the
I'lilon as a living monument to their |
co-operative enterprise and there
would be no capitalist strong enough
to tight them. No capitalist would care
to tight them.
Woolworth started only a few years
ago with a few pennies iu the five
and ten cent business. Today It is
nearly as large, if not larger, than any
other concern the product or one
man's energy and will power, and
every dollar comes from the sons and
! daughters of toil, not from the million-
It will strike a great many people
that if the "erectors" association lias
such a clear case against J. J. Mc-
N'amara as it claims, there was very
little necessity of railroading Mc-
Namara out of Indiana. \\ hen a big
politician accused of a dastardly mur-
der sought refuge In Indiana it was
impossible to secure his extradition.
But « hen a lafeor leader is accused he •
is extradited in such a hurry that he
Is not allowed even to consult an
attorney or notify his friends. It
McNamara and his associates are
guilty of the crimes charged against
them they ought to be given the limit
of the law. No true union man will
condone crime. But union men, while
deprecating violence, will see to it
that their comrade gets a 'square'
deal." That is about all that organ
ized labor is fighting for. anyhow and
that's what it is going to get.
Col. C. 11. Edgar, formerly editor and
publisher of the Lincoln Daily Star,
has purchased the Oklahoma t ity Daily
Times. This means that Oklahoma
City has gained a newspaper man who
will give the community and state a
conservative, clean, well-edited and
newsy paper.—Will Mauplli s Weekly.
Charles Franklin, manager of the
Philadelphia branch of the Perkins
Detective Agency, has been arrested
and held in $2,Sou bail, charged with
an attempt to Mackmail Charles H.
Strong, an Erie tVal millionaire. l>e
tectives and detective agencies are
all about on a par.
i nion men in Oklahoma City sup-
ported their friends at the election for
commissioners on last Tuesday. Only
one union man was elected, but the
other men are friendly to organized
Mont H. Howell and other level-
headed union men in Oklahoma City
were exonerated on last Tuesday when
four democrats were elected to coin-
FEDERATED RAILROAD TRADES
Victimizing of Employes in Shops of
Pennsylvania Lines Causes Ces-
sation of Work on Pitts-
Washington— " ♦ * • Before making
this reduction in force, however we
desire to have an expression from our
laborers as to w hether or not they are
members ol labor organisations, or
whether it is their Intention to join one
of the labor organizations now being
organized in this vicinity. In this re-
duction of force to live within our
allotment it Is our intention to first lay
oft' the men who are members of the
organization, or who propose to join
the organization. Advise us not later
than Monday p. m.. the answer of
your men to the question. Are you a
member of a labor organization; if so,
what? Is it your intention to join one
of the labor organizations now being
organized in this vicinity? W. T Han-
The above was addressed to all fore-
men of the Pennsylvania lines in
Pennsylvania, and is the fundamental
cause for 4,non employes in the shops
on the Pittsburg division leaving their
employment. Since the men commenc-
ed organizing in February the company
has been picking men off every day
for the sole reason of their member-
ship in labor organizations. Numerous
conferences have been held between
representatives of the men and the
officials of the road, but the railway
officials of the road, but the railway
officials have stubbornly refused to
give any consideration whatever to
the grievances of their employes. The
feeling has been growing in the minds
of all the men that this action on the
part of the company was arbitrary,
and also believing that their turn to be
discharged might come at any moment
added another element to restlessness
which culminated in a spontancods de-
cision to cease work. Added to the
man arbitrary acts was a statement
attributed to Superintendent Morrow,
who is quoted as saying
"That owing to the late rulings of
the interstate commerce commission
! the company had to be very careful
about handholts and grablrons, etc.,
and that it was impossible for an old
man tp climb on the roof or under the
cars and to attend closely to that
work, and that consequently they had ,
to dispose of the older employes and
get younger men who were more
1 active and better capable of perform-1
ing the work satisfactorily." Some of
the men laid off as too old were only 36
years of age.
Another attempt is to be made to
adjust the grievances with the com-
pany, but if it fails indications point
i to the trouble spreading and luvolv-
i ing the entire system.
The House Committee on public
buildings and grounds lias commenced
a vigorous investigation in the District
of Columbia of the buildings occupied
by the various departments of govern (
meat. It has been discovered that
many of the buildings are in such a
state of neglect and so littered with
boxes, paper and rubbish in halls and
exits that difficulty would be experi
enced iu case of fire of any great num-
ber of persons helm: able to escape.
Recommendations will be immediately
made to remedy this condition of at
SAY SNAKES COMMIT SUICIDE.
Indian Theories of Why the Country
Is Not Overrun With Reptiles.
In the dialect of the Maiue Indians
In word which stands for November
contains eight o's and six i's, and Its
meaning Is "the month Inwhlch-the
Miakes-comtnit suicide." So far as In
< ian obser\ at Ion goes, there Is no
creature which preys upon snakes
• nun preference. A few small hawks
will at sunk, s when very hungry, but
ill othei crcatui.s of prey reject
As the female snake lays from sixty
o eighty eggs ever* year, all of w hich
hatch, the prospects Of having the
woods and fields overrun with snakes
would be excellent, the Indians say.
were it not for a suicidal habit, which
'al es them just before it is time for
them to crawl away and spend the
winter in sleep. In remote meadows
and lots the lean snakes climb into
trail apple trees and hawthornc
bushes, where they pierce their own,
bodies with the sharp spines and re-
main dangling until they arc dead. In
the country towns the snakes crawl
Into the wheel trucks and are run
The Indians account fdr this by
j-aying that none but the fattest and
n ost vigorous snakes can withstand
ihe cold of the northern winters, and
that the f« eble members of the race
prefer suicide to ;t lingering death.
PUT ALL RECORDS TO SHAME.
Irishman Thought. His Long "Lape"
Was a Marvel.
Last summer, when excursions were i
being run from Providence to New-
port. R. I., an incident occurred that
created considerable laughter. Patrick
McOuire, a small, good-itatured Irish
man. was burning down the street to
Hi wharf, when he met a few friends,
who talked with him until the boat
was about to start "Pat" ran down
the street, and as he reached thevwharf
the boat was pulling out into the
Not intending to get left, he made a
"We are Glad we Installed
Electric Drive. In Building
A New Plant or Making Additions
We Should Consider Nothing
This statement was signed by Mr. R. C. Rice,
Treasurer of the One Minute Washer Company oi
El Reno, Oklahoma.
The One Minute Washer Company has 31 horse-
power installed in Electric Motors of various sizes.
These motors supply power of the highest efficiency
at the minimum cost.
''We are well pleased with our installation adds
Mr. Rice "and can cheerfully recommend Electric
power for manufacturing purposes. '
Wherever wheels turn Electricity can be used with
advantage and economy.
Ask the New Business Department for prices and
Telephone P. B. X. 14
Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.
"Jabez. What a Lape!"
jump, jus: cleared the rail, and. land-
ing heavily on his head, was rendered
unconscious for a few* minutes.
When he recovered he stood up,
looked back at the whatf and ex-
claimed. "Jabez! what a lape."
Curious Coal Cellar.
In the churchyard of a certain
Welsh village a unique storing place
is provided for the coal used to heat
the churchyard during the winter
months In the churchyard stand four
large yew trees, prominent landmarks
known to all the villagers. But these
grand old yews are not only ornamen-
tal one, at least, serves n good pur
pose, for in a hollow in one of them,
which is protected by a door, is stored
'he church's supply of coal.
Rainmaking in India.
A rainmaker iu India has an appai
At us consisting of a rocket capable of
rising to the height of a mile, contain
ing a reservoir of ether. In its de-
scent it opens a parachute, which
causes It to come down slowly. The
ether is thrown out in fine spray, and
its absorption of heat is said to lower
the temperature about it sufficiently
to condense the vapor and produce a
Local Union No. 807 Painters, Decora- i
tors and Paperhangers of
(Pert Dixon, Bus. Agt. Phone Walnutl!
7225.) , |
List of fair painting contractors: T. <
L. Osberg Ai: Co., 6th and Harrison;
II s. Roberts, 729 W. 4th St.; R. A. '.
Lowe, I7i'.". W. 6th St.; W. T. Black,
9(12 Herskowitz Bldg.; J. E. Heeme,
1421 w. 30th St; .1 M Rice, 518 W.. !
6th St.; CI. W. Harstn, 1501 W. 25th i
St.; L. H. Doctor. Capitol Hill; W. 1
W. Morris, 417 Columbus Ave.; Har- |
ley Woodruss, 1101 W. 24th St.; J. J. j 1
Clede. 1222 W. 26th St.; Frank Martin, 1
817 W. 10th St.; D. U. Trimble, 910 W. j
24th St.; T. B. Sowell, 217 1-2 W. (
California;K. ('. Koylty, 121 Cotton-,
wood; H. (loerlltz, 1026 N. Western; I
('has. Martinola, 18 E. Reno; .Myers |
& Co., 416 N. Broadway; R. J. Hogan, j
218 W. 30th St.; J. 1). Tray lor, 1506 W.
Main; W H. Herron, Capital Hill; H.
A. Peas, 303 E. 3rd St.; Roach Bros., |
622 W. 8th St.; J. E. Singleton, 111
W. Main St.; H. J. Dailey, P. T. Shind-
ler, P. M. Hill, Cross Construction Co.,
C. C. Horned, C. E. Lee, Miller Bros.
Dry floods Co., W. T. Cummins, Tins-
ley & Walkins, S. White & Son, Ed.
Smith, Cordell & Hansen, J. H. Rogers,
R. S. Havens, Guy P. Smiser, U. W.
Smiser.1529 W. 27th St.; (J. W. Miller
Wall Paper Co , Prank Mattison, 305
SI • IIIIIMMilllllMMMMIIMMM
Marshall-Harper Co. ;j
Sjcecuon to J. //. Mrnnhmi! Co.
Funeral Directors and Embalmers
120 North ffiroatJ'ixiy
"Phonti 900 ani / i3 A ;
FAIR LIST RESTAURANTS.
Following is official list of fair rest-
aurants in the city:
Bonus Cafe, 128 W. First street.
Ruebs Cafe, 111 N. Broadway.
Manhattan Cafe, 8 South Harvey. |
Press Cafe, li" W. 4th street.
Metropolitan Cafe, 824 W. Grand
Gridiron Lunch, 312 N. Broadway.
Buck Horn Cafe, 19 South Harvey.
Sterns Cafe, 520 N. Broadway.
Model Restaurant, 9 N. Broadway^
Ralls Restaurant, 111 W. First St.
One Minute Restaurant, 205 W.
Famous Annex Restaurant, 205 W.
Widewake Restaurant, 16 South
Quality Lunch, 9 Soutli Hudson.
Lee's Cafe No. 1. 15 S. Broadway.
This silhouette of Ihe historian's
"Decline and Fall of the Roman Em-
pire'' shows the reason of his unhappy
lot In love. When he proposed to the
Duchess of Devonshire he fell on his
knees, and at her rejection was un
able to net up again until two strong
v omen had been called to help him.
The Bakers' Union have succeeded
In signing up ten master bakers In the
city and the members feel very much
encouraged over their victory. The
following bakeries are now signed up
with the union:
Capital City Bakery.
Trollinger & Kiift.
Oklahoma Steam Bakery.
Vienna Steam Bakery.
LAUNDRY WORKERS FAIR LIST.
Crystal Laundry, 19 W. Frisco
Model. 116 N Francis
Wet Wash, G13 W First.
DR. J. E. DEAN
Special,Favors Shown Union Men
513-514 State Nat'l Bank Bldg.
Office Phone 4100. Oklahoma City,Okla
RAPS TAYLOR SYSTEM
President O'Connell of the Interna
tional Association of Machin-
ists Exposes "Efficient"
Washington—In his argument be-
fore the labor committee of the house
President O'Connell of the Machinists
bared the entire scheme of the advo-
cates of the Taylor system, now be-
ing attempted to be installed at vari-
ous works of the government. He
"It is the unfair employer, in con-
junction with the lead pencil faddist,
who is attempting to introduce such
schemes and schemes with the view
of making it appear that labor Is being
benefited and labor is going to get
more money. That is a huge joke.
The moment the laborer gets more
money he has to go out and get it
himself. No employer is going around
handing money to laborers on a silver
platter. Do not let anybody tell you
that. The factories and workshops
where the Taylor system and other
systems aping it are in effect, there
labor is absolutely helpless, absolute-
ly shackled. They are dependent be-
cause individuality has been driven
out of them absolutely by that sys-
tem. Mr. Taylor says give us strong
men, with big physical bodies, but
take their heads off; we do not want
men with heads; we want men with
big hands, strong arms and strong
bodies, but without heads. We will
do the thinking for them. We do not
want anybody around here who can
think. We have a man who will do
the thinking and tell them when to
stop and when to start, and how much
they must do, and if they do not do it
theu they go to the scrap pile."
Keep the Wolf
From the Door
Protect Your Income
Save Your Savings
Insure Your Producing Hours
Only 7 Cents a Day
F.VF.RY TIME the CLOCK TICKS
Every Working Hour
Continental Casualty Company
H. G. B.Alexander, President CHICAGO
Pays a Dime to Somebody, Somewhere
Who in Sick or Hurt"
MORE THAN $1.000 000 A YEAR
It is the
GRLAIESI Health and Accident
Insurance Company in (ho World. A«k
R. L. IRWIN, City Mgr.
222 Baurtt Build,MS 12
Ol lahoma City.'Olda.
STANDARD ENG. CO.
5 W.GRAND AVE.
Best Equipped Pla.r\t
ir\ the (SovjtKuiest
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