The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 3, 1909 Page: 5 of 8
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D. A. BENNETT.
A Vote For
D. A. Bennett
Is a vote for a good Union man and
a worthy citizen. He asks youi sup-
port for Chief of Police at the Demo-
crat primary April 6th.
Platform of Warren K. Snyder
Warren K. Suyder, candidate for
thr nomination of mayor. declares ,
himself as follows.
I am heartily In favor of a cSttiUr
form of government, similar 'J l >■'
tint' recently defeated by money i n.l
the special interests, and this without
regard to whether ' It ' makes a new
mayor In ninety days or six mon'Da.
I am In favor of reorganizing t le en
gineering department of the civ. "I'd
changing the chief engineer. 1 am 111
favor of a chief engineer wh> will fct
all times represent mil protect the
people, rather than the paving com
1 am opposed to all city cuiplo;. "f-
drawing from the city nv to than one
salary for the same time. Mr. Butler
draws a salary from the city as a
deputy auditor and as deputy trcasui-
er, and in addition thereto for some of
the time draws pay as an election in-
spector, to this 1 am oppose,!,
j 1 am against all graft and graft.t
regardless of color or politics, wheth-
er it be CEMENT or other graft.
1 I am in favor of l-etrechment and
economy to relieve the over-taxed
people, but not to cripple the efficient
I administration of municipal affairs.
I am In favor of the enforcement ef
all laws, justly and equally, to the
exclusion of none, without leal er
; I believe i nan efficient and imp. .
led police service; one where ability
! and merit is rewarded; one that occu-
slonally apprehends a foot ad, a bur-
1 glar. or criminal infesting the com-
I am unalterably against occupa-
tion taxis levied against over-taxed
merchants, bu.ilne.iB and proft clonal
1 am in favor of an improved lire
Bervico and equipment, to lie operated
ami administered by men where the
test is merit, qualifications for the
work and ability to perform.
I am in favor of a reasonable, prop-
er and lawful lloar.l of Health; but
not in favor of the present system
as administered, which is burdenaome-
ly expensive, and conducted in de-
tiance of statutory law.
I believe in city funds being placed
In a bank or banks that will pay to
the citv interest on its daily balances.
The county under the law gets in-
terest, then why not the city?
1 believe that "Public Office is a
public trust," and that it should ]'e
so administered as to accomplish the
greatest good to the greatest number.
1 am in favor of, na believe, in cor-
porations. public and private, we need
them. But they should be as rigor-
ously amenable to the law as is the
private citizen. When corporations
respect the law and the rights of Un-
people, protect and encourage them;
when acting otherwise, then correct
and punish them.
I believe all contracts with the city
should be strictly performed accor.l-
ing to plans and specifications, and
that the pay should be according to
the execution of the contract.
I have made uo pledges to any man
or set of men, and will not make any.
and if nominated and elected, I ■'ill
be unhampered and free of pledge
other than herein outlined.
WARREN K. SNYDKK.
GEORGE H. DODSON
! "K* : '■ M
The business mens candidate for Mayor of Oklahoma City,
who stands for a conservative, careful business adminis-
tration, one beneficial to our entile citizenship and future
THE LABOR UNIT AND POLITICS
The Oklahoma Labor I nit wants
I this one fact distinctly understood
I right at the outset of its career under
In regard to politics its course will
be clear and concise. It will have but
one political creed—unionism. It will
support any man of any political pa. )
whose record is satisfactory to organ-
ize,! labor. II will support for office
with ail the vigor at lis command any
car.l man, no matter what his politics,
and it will not support any one un-
■rlendly to laliar. Its political opin-
ions wil be In the editorials:. Political
matter appearing elsewhere is paid
Don't forget this.
Paying particular attention to
the entertainment, comfort and
convenience of ladies and child-
ren. Presenting at all times the
■ best oj:
European and Ameri-
can Vaudeville AttraC'
Hons. :: >: '•
The Only Theatre in the
City Fair to Organized
frank l. kenyon.
Candidate for councilman of the j
third ward subject to the decision of
the democratic primary April 6, 1900. j
We wish to state in regard to the past j
record of Mr. Kenyon that for twenty i
years he has been a supporter and j
a strong worker in the ranks of or-
ganized labor. The trade which he i
represents is the bricklayers, and as j
a member of this worthy craft he ha^
identified himself with every move- j
ment that has been for the advance-
ment of labor. The record of Mr. Ken- 1
yon as a progressive citizen of Okla- j
homa City is one a man should cer- .
tainly be proud of. Back In the early 1
days during the formation of those j
bodies that represent all there was to j
the cause of labor, Mr. Kenyon was j
electcd to the office of first Charter !
President of the Central Trades Un- J
ion, he being also one of the organiz- ;
its' of said body. Also the first presi- (
dent of the Bricklayers' Union and
first president of the Building Trades
Council as first organized. In apple- !
ciation of his past services Mr. Ken-
von has always been chosen to act
iipon the Labor Day committee and
upon three different occasions has ;
had the honor of being grand marshal
of the Labor Day parade. Mr. Ken-
yon is also an active member of the
Chamber of Commerce and at pres-
ent a member of the board of direc-
tors of the 150,000 club of our city.
The directors of the state fair asso-
ciation have twice conferred upon Mr.
Kenyon the honor of superintendent
of Class A, in the cattle department
of exhibits of the state fair, and his
services in this respect have been to
the entire satisfaction of all concern-
Mr. Kenyon lives in the 3rd ward
of the city of Oklahoma. He is ask-
ing the nomination as councilman
from his neighbors, and in this re-
gard we wish to state that If the fa-
boring men and others who livo In
this ward are desirous of being rep-
resented in the city council In a man-
ner that will revert to their best In-
terests it is their duty to nominate
and elect Mr. Kenyon to thi-i mo3t
important office. As a friend of la
bor he is right, as a booster and hard
worker for the interests of our city h(
Is right, and as a councilman he will
be right, so nominate and elect him
for your own best interests.
Candidate for the nomination as
chief of police subject to the decision
of the democratic primary April 6th,
09 Mr. Post desires to state to the
union men of Oklahoma City that his
record during his past administration
will show that in all matters pertain-
ing to their cause he has always
shown a personal regard and has en-
I .leavored to give to them every con- ■
i slderatlon to which they are entitled.
[ Mr. Post states that In asking the re-
nomination an ! election that he does
! iielleving that all citizens of "in
j city have appreciated his honest ef-
forts to conduct his office as il should
! be done. He has ever been alert to
I lie needs or his office and through
' the exeprlence lie lias had he thinks
; lie is In a position to give to our city
\ a better administration than any ot
Ills opponents. For the past tun y.ars
\ Mr. Post states that there lias been
! more arrests and convictions than has
I ever been accomplished by any of his
j predecessors. He has systematize (1
the police department In a way that
! gives to the city an economical as
well as an efficient force and as the
past will show the work has been
; done without fear or favor and for
, the entire benefit of our citizens. Mr.
Post wants the support of all men
I who believe In a clean business ad
! ministration in the office of chief of
! police of Oklahoma.
Central Body of Federation of Labor
Organized at El Reno.
Representatives or the various
trad* s unions of t li** city met Thurs-
day night and perfected tin* organiz-
ation of the central body of El Reno*
Fed<ration of Labor, by the election
of tin- following officers:
PresidentOuy R. Spenny, of Typo-
graphical union No. 6~>4.
First vice-president - (!eorg< W.
Lyman( of Carpenters' union.
Second vice-president—B. I>. Col
lim (it Brlcklayt rs' union.
Recording secretary Frank ('.imp
bell, of Painters' union.
i Financial s ?cretaryp Scott Busey.
| of Carpenters' union.
Serge.mt-at-arms C. W. C«id.\. of
The boys propose to g *t v•'ry busy
in other channels and make El Reno
on« of the best organized towns in
western Oklahoma. (Jo to it, boys.
Vote for Geo. t-iess, candidate for
mayor subject to the decision of the
republican party at its primary Apr.l
, 6th, 1909.
LET YOUR WASH-TLB
TAKE A WALK.
Il will be pleasure to be relieved of
the burden of household washing. Send
it to us. where the work is of the high-
est grade ar.d the service prompt and
regular, and the prices reasonable.
OURS IS A
SOAP AND WATER
Phone 109. 122 W. First. ,
Tile Alba Painless Dentists for hon-
est dental services Once you see our
work and know our low prices, you
• will go nowhere else. Our painless
i system is the wonder of the age. Illg
Sold to3th at foot of stalrr. 122 1-2
I West Main.
Vote for Geo. Hess, candidate for
mayor subject to the decision of the
republican party at its primary April
WHITTINGTON & STEDDOM,
135 1-2 W. Main St.
! Is one of the most energetic amf
I growing Insurance agencies in th'-
| city. Both young men forming thiw
i firm are well and favorably known,
having I in the lire insurance hit:
|IICBS for some time. Mr. \\ h'.ttin
ton at one time was paying teller at
the Oklahoma City National Hank
Mr. Steddom was formerly of the tipn
of llarter & Steddom and has hail
three years' active experience In his
f THE PLACE TO EftT
| DALLAS CHILI PARLOR
Good Coffee, Chili and Speghette. Short
Orders, Fresh Oysters and best Pastry
DALLAS CHILI PARLOR
20 WEST GRAND
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Smith, H. W. The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 3, 1909, newspaper, April 3, 1909; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc107612/m1/5/: accessed September 20, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.