The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 27, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 21, 1912 Page: 3 of 4
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a molders victory
RECOMMENDS INCREA8ED PAY
MANY FADS BELONG TO
INDUSTRIAL SCRAP HEAP
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 17—Last July | Washington Dee. 16. — The director .
the molders in several of the foundries j of the government bureau of engraving ; What a world this is for fads, and
in this city inaugurated a strike for , and printing, in his annual report, rec j boomerangs. Every little while sone
the purpose of establishing a uniform ommends that the female employes ot fool thing is spruag upon us and '
and living wage in the foundries. 8ince the bureau, in the grade of printers' as to the front rank, when in truth
sistants, receive an increase of 25 cents
per day. For many years these em
ployes were paid $1.25 per day, but in
1901 their wages were increased to $1.50
per day, which they have been receiv
ing since that time. The director of the
bureau states that
that time a number of concerns have
entered into an agreement with the
molders, and the men have returned to
work under a better wage scale and
shorter hours. Within the last week an
other victory has been secured by the
execution of an agreement with a com-
pany of considerable importance in this
city. While there are other firms still
contesting the demands of the molders,
the success already achieved by the
strike is an indication that an early ad-
justment in all the foundries now out
mav be looked for.
11uui thing is spruig upon us and touted
to the front rank, when in truth it be-
longs in the industrial scrap heap.
So it seems to us is the so-c*!lel
Tavlor efficiency system." If that
$ * $ * -Z* *■? * * &
$ OCTOBER IMMIGRATION
The bureau of immigration
and naturalization, department
^ of commerce and labor, has just
# issued its October Immigration
►5* Bulletin. As noted in the Week-
ly News Letter lor many
month at Room 413 Majestic bldg.
B Braah. sec., care News
up of machines so as to turn out *i.ore
HP, work. But is more work synonymous
as these employes I with efficiency? Not yet. Bigger vol-
are called upon to perforin work of an i ume of finished product usually means
arduous nature, requiring them to stand j poorer quality of finished product. Be
yond a certain limit, speed develops
liivior euicicuo bicih. ** u-■ — -v - _
means anything it means the speeding © months, the Italians from south- *
.. .. ..r.. 1 ♦ .i 1 *. Annlinim f n 1 :l il till' W
during the entire day, they are under-
paid in comparison with the salaries
paid other operatives in other depart-
ments of the bureau. No doubt the
recommendation will be concurred in.
EXIT K. OF L. LONGSHOREMEN I PER CAPITA TAX REDUCED
Boston, Mass., Dec. 17.—The local la-
bor paper is authority for the statement
that "The last of the old Knights of
Labor Longshoremen is near at hand,
and if present plans mature all will be
in the new council which will fly the
A. F. of L. colors. At meetings recently
Washington, Dec. IS.—The building
trades department, which has derived
its funds from cent per member
per month per canita tax, at the Roch-
ester convention reduced this per capita
tax to 1-3 of 1 cent per member per
. -c— „ month. This action was taken pursuant
held the tendency has been to bring tQ the fact
this about at an early date. There Is a
strong belief that this will be accom
plished in the near future.
erous meetings recently held the senti
ment has been expressed that it was ad-
visable for all longshoremen to get to-
gether under affiliation of the America*
Federation of Labor and dissolve the
Boston Longshoremen's Trade Coun-
that it was found that the
revenue produced by the reduced per
I capita tax would produce sufficient
At the num- I funds to conduct the operations of the
, ^epar^ment ^^6 primary reason for
the reduction in per capita tax was the
large increase in membership.
TO LABEL STORAGE PRODUCTS
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 16.—It is stat-
ed that the state officials are framing
a cold storage bill, which will compel
the placing on the container of every
food product placed in cold storage for
more than twenty-four hours, the date -- - ~
upon which it was placed in such cold | the Union at all elections
storage. The bill has the backing of
the food authorities, but it will not
make any limitation as to length of
time anything may be stored.
BILL FOR EQUAL RIGHTS
Washington, Dec. 17. — Congressman
French of Idaho has introduced a bill
which provides "that women who are
citizens of the United States and pos
sess such qualifications of age, residence,
property, or education as may be re-
quired of men to make them legal vot-
ers in the several states, shall be eligi-
ble to register and vote in all states ot
Xmas Cards and Art Folders
Stickers, Calendar Pads, Enclosure
Cards, Tags, Moccasins, Leather
Pillows, Table Covers
Tie Racks, Pipe Racks, Shaving
Pads, Book Racks, etc. Inex-
Open Till 10 O'clock
E. W. Clark
200-A W. MAIN ST.
of the house of representatives."
Washington, Dec. 18. — " We must
Americanize the foreigners who come
to our shores or they will be likely to
foreignize uh," said Mrs. Joseph Wood
to the Daughters of the American Rev-
olution at the recent annual meeting
of the society in this city. The ad-
dress urged that efforts be put forth to
extend to the foreigners opportunities to
become acquainted With American ideas,
for the purpose of maintaining Ameri
can standards, the speaker asserting
that if this plan was not adopted Ameri
can civilization would be finally
BROTHERHOOD OF CARMEN
Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 18.—Secretary
Treasurer William Weeks reports that
two new lodges have been organized re-
cently, and that the brotherhood has se-
cured an agreement with the Midland
Valley railroad, in Texas, which is sat-
isfactory to the brotherhood.
Where then is the word "efficiency"
applicable! In the mind of the guy
with the stop-watch; nowhere else. He
has been studying efficiency; efficiency |
is his graft, his badge, his claim to a
fat job—usually all there is in him.
Too often he is a worker who could not
make good at the machine, because he
was eternally looking for something
easv. And he struck it iu ''efficiency.
America turns out enough shoddy goods |
now; it will do worse under the blight
When you want a good lead pencil,
why do you buy one bearing the stamp,
Made in Germany!" So with too
many other articles. Were they made
with a stop-watch over the operative!
Never. This "efficiency" gag is a
misnomer; it will stand tor shoddy
goods in whatever shop it is introduced.
It is worse than a misnomer; it is a
bare-faced lie, and a foolish fad that
Washington, Dec. 18.—There was a
provision in the legislative, executive,
and judicial bill aimed to annul the prac-
tice of government clerks seeking trans-
fers from one branch of the service to
other branches. When this provision
was reached a point of order was made
against it, and promptly sustained, thus
leaving matters in statu quo, the clerks
still retaining the privilege of having
the right to make an effort to secure
transfers to other branches of the gov-
Your Xmas Buying Should
Be Done at Once!
We ask you to visit us and let us help you in
selecting something practical that we
know he will appreciate.
Woodhull, Goodale & Bull Clothes
"For Father, Brother, Uncle"
COMBINATION SETS: "TIE.
SOX, HANDKERCHIEF, TO
SHIRTS, UNDERWEAR, NECK
WEAR, ODD TROUSERS,
TIE PINS, TIE CLASPS
PLENTY OF ARTICLES THAT
WILL BE REMEMBRANCES
HE WILL LIKE
Knight-Beck & Company
107 W. Main St. - Store Open Evenings
H.. -H • -H • i H ♦ H •' H • H K * 11 * K K * 11
r Ladies and Gents Furs Made to tot
Order. Automobile Furs. «
^ Ladies Fur Hats.
HOUSE OF QUALITY
k 417 N. Robinson St., 3 Doors ;• ,
i|i North of New Postoffice •
| Fhone W. 3432. Oklahoma City |
MONDAY, DECEMBER 23
NORTH BROS. STOCK CO.
"TEMPEST ■ SUNSHINE"
Matinee: Wednesday, Saturday,
>rn Italy continue to lead the
list, and it is indeed remarkable
the number of people coming
from this section of Italy should
maintain such a volume. During #
the month of October 19,811 #
southern Italians were admitted
to the ports of the United
States. In addition to this there ©
were admitted other nationali-
ties, as follows: Polish, 10.S7H; #
English, 6,198; Hebrew, 6,086;
Irish, 5,093; Scandinavian, 4, >?
112; northern Italians, 4,075; ©
Crotians and Slavonians, 11,90. ;
Magyars, 3,215; Russians, 3,11.1; *5
the balance being distributed be-
tweeu about twenty-eight other £
nationalities. The total immigra- £
tion for the month was 108,300. Z
Of the number admitted 20,979 «3
were unskilled laborers, 22,944
farm laborers, and 15,520 serv
ants. Under the head of skilled
$ trades there were 1,696 tailors <3
& admitted, 1,084 carpenters and S
© joiners, 980 miners, 969 shoe *•
$ makers, 733 seamstresses, and
® 639 dressmakers. Clerks and ac- ►
© countants to the number of 1,451 *
© were also admitted. The states *
© to which these immigrants were <
© destined are, in part, as follows: <
© New York, 30,702; Pennsylvania, <
© 16,972; Massachusetts, 9,490; 1
© Illinois, 9,171; Ohio, 5,486; New
© Jersey, 5,346; Michigan, 3,790;
© California, 3,533; Connecticut, 1
© 2,910, the remainder of the
© grand total of 108,300 being dis-
© tributed throughout the remain
© ing states. There \Vero debarred
© during the month referred to,
© according to regulations in ef-
© feet, 1,537. During the same
© period under consideration 27,
© 153 immigrant aliens departed
© from various ports of the United
Amalgtmfttad Sheet Metal Worker* Ho
134. Meet* every Monday night at 212V*
\V Keno C. C. Webber. Pres . C. A.
American Federation of Maaiciana Ho.
375. Meets tirst Sunday of each month
at 128 4 W Grand. C. E. Shaw, Pres ;
H. D. Grout. Sec.
Bricklayer#' International Union Ho. 1.
—Meets each Monday night at 304 >4 \\
Main. Gene Smith. Pres ; Pascal Hot
toma. Sec .. Box 286
Journeymen Barters' International
Union of America Ho. 200.—Meets second
and fourth Thursdays of each month at
304Vi W Main W T. Pebworth, Pres..
w .1. R Great, Cor. & Fin. Sec., 108 N
^ I Robinson.
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators
and Paoarhangers of America Meets
everv Friday night at 212* W. Reno
J. D. Traylor. pres.; Geo. II. Holman.
lakers' International Union Ho.
ts e\ erv first Friday of each
National Bldg.. M. E. Forsyth.
Order of Railway Conductors. -Meets
at 10:3t> u in se.ond and fourth Sun-
days in each month. Odd Fellows hail.
600 W. Grand W. L. Aker. chief con-
ductor; H A Davis, Asst. Chief Conduc-
tor; E. W. Vance. Sec. and Treas.
Plumbers and Steamfltters Local Ho.
291 U. A. Meets every Tuesday r.lght at
304 4 W. Main. J. S. Grimmett, Pres.;
Geo. P Graham. Sec.
Bakers and Confectionery Workers Ho.
77.—Meets tlr^t and third Saturday
nights 212 4 West Reno. R. F. Chria-
tian. Pres ; A. ltueb, Fin. Sec
American Brotherhood of Cement
Workers Ho. 120. Meets every Tuesday
night at 212 4 W. Reno. E. W. Neddo,
Pres.; Wm. Spencer. Sec
American Pederatlon of Laborer* Ho.
12982.—Meet avery Tuesday night at
212 4 W. Reno L> W. Brown, Pres.;
Ed. E. Manwairln. Sec.
Brotherhood of Locomotlvc Fireman
and Engiuenien Ho. 688. Meets every
tirst and third Friday nights at Odd Fel-
lows' Hall, corner Grand and Walker,
phas. Fisher Pres ; W. E. Blakely, * in.
Brotherhood ot Locomon e Engineers.
Meets ever\ Monday night at odd Fel-
lows' Hall. Wm. McKennon, Pres.; J.
West fall, Sei
Ci?ar Makers' International Union Ho.
450.—Meet* |* h
Internottonal Brotherhood of Book-
binders. Ho. ISO.—Meet* second 1'rlilay
Dornaus Pres'1 John'H^ Rvnn. Se'' International Photo Enjrraver. Union
United Brotherhood of Carpenter! and If I
.:rr*Ved'ne-Ww " "p'"fthBt ' "K^ "
walnut 649.. 21214 W Reno H. O. Turner. Pres.;
International Brotherhood of Blactrical
Workers Ho. 155. Meets every 1-rlday
night at 2124 W. Reno A1 Waller,
Pres.; R. S. Smith, Rec. Sec
Teamsters Union Ho. 341. — M.e®.tla
everv Friday night at Fugles' hall
Wm. Hammond, Pres . John A. Denny
tional Alliance Ho. 112. —Meets every
lonai AUinnc« ,
Friday evening from 6 to 7 p. m. in Met
ropolitan Theatei building. C. H. £r-
wtn, Pres.: ('has Nlckle, Pin. Sec., Vic
Jossenherger, Rei. Sec
United Garment Workers of America
Ho. 83.—Meets each fourth Saturday
afternoon at 31B W Mnin^ Mrs Bessie
Wolfe. Pres ; Miss Alice Robinson, Sec.,
1037 W. Fourth.
International Stersotypera and Blec-
trotypers Union Ho. 93. --Meets tirst
Sundav In each month at 1509 W Tenth
W. L. Tlmken, Pres.: S Rav Evans, S« *
International Brotherliood of Leather-
workers on Eorie Goods Ho. 67.—-Meets
every tirst and third Friday n,*hts Jj/
each month at Musicians Hall. T
c. Barnhart. Pres.; Jno. Von Elm. Set.-
Journeymen Borseslioers Union Ha
183. Meets first and third Monday night
of each month at Murlln's Shop. Fred
Wilson. Pres.; D 1^ Mlllen. Sec.
Journeymen Btone Cutters of Worth
America. Oklahoma City Branch Meets
©first and third Mondays at 2124 W.
© Reno. Robt. Stratton. Prea ; J. K. 81m-
Jonrneymen Tailors Union of America
© Wo 31. Meets Itrat Monday of
$ month at 113 4 N. Robinson. 1). Bois-
mer. Pres.; P. Talbott, Sec., 1126 W.
® I Sixth.
© Oklahoma Brotherhood of Bail way
Clerks. Meet Tuesday night. 27Vfc
Main. J. B. Canada, Pres ; C. M. Utter-
I v. Townsend, Sec., 420 W. Cedar.
United Association Journeymen Plumb-
ers, Gas Titters and Steam Fitters' Help-
ers of the United States and Canada Ho.
449,—Meets every Tuesday night at
3041*, W Main J S. Grimmett. Pres.;
R. E. Fad« r. Rec. Sec.
International Union of Steam Engin-
eers, Ho. 393. Meets every Monday
night at 212 Reno. C. A I-lght, Sec-
Printing Presa Assistants Ho. 72.-—
Meet 1st Thursday evening In each
month ut 1(1 Mr W. Main. N. K. Jones,
Pres.; I. 1 Beede, Sec.. 8th and Jordan.
Electrical Workers Ho. 492.—Meets
Thursday nlKhts 222 State NatlonaJ
Bank BldK. D B. Vogell, Pres.; F. B.
r EARN A LITTLE
^SPEND A LITTLE LE55^
OKLAHOMA STATE BAM
"The Man Who Stood Still," this
week's offering, which will be the last
one seen at the Lyric theater by the
Jack Roselcigh Stock company, has al-
ready made itself known as one of the
best plays that has been seen here in
some time. The Lyric theater was
again packed at the Wednesday inatinee
and night performances. At the mati-
nee a double photograph of Miss Velma
Whitman and Jack Roseleigh were pre
sented to those in the audience. The
members of the company have .joined
in an effort to make the farewell per-
formances the best that they can offer
to the theater-goers of Oklahoma City.
"The Man Who Stood Still" is a fasci
nating play from beginning to end, and
as presented by the Roseleigh company
it is better than just good. The play
will be seen the remainder of the week
with two more matinees, today and
Sunday. The final performance will be
given Sunday night, after which the
theater will be converted into a con-
tinuous vaudeville and motion picture
ELECTRIC SAFETY APPLIANCES
Washington, Dec. 16. — Congressman
Cox, governor-elect of Ohio, succeeded
in securing an amendment to the legis
lative, executive, and judicial appro
priation bill, setting aside the sum of
$15,000 to enable the bureau of stand
ards to investigate methods of prevent-
ing death by lightning and other forms
of electricity, and to prescribe a uui
form system of electric safety appli
Oklahoma City Prtatlnr rrea.rae-n n-
lou No. 149. Meets tirst Monday night
or each month at 27 V4 • - --_ -
OrOKKer. Pres ; W F. Albright, Sec.,
NOW THE TOWEL PASSES
21 W. Fifth St.
There never was a better laugh pro
ducer than the act of H. T. MacCounell.
original "president of the Thirteen
club," at the New Folly this week.
.Aside from the fact that MacConnelTs
act tops the bill of six variety acts, his
surprises, which run throughout the act,
| together with the uproarious fun which
| lie has injected into it make it a scream
I from beginning t<j end. A harmonious
j sextet composed of the six O Connor
sisters, who all are sweet singers, pre
sents a most entertaining feature at
tractively staged and full of fun. A
unique situation in this number is mad'*
possible by the fact that the ladi
W F. Xll
Warden PtR. Co.
Oklahoma City Typographical Union
Ho 283. — Meets first Sunday of each
month at 27 H- W. Main. W. H Ondd
Pres1 C. F Twyford, Sec-Tresis ; office
413 Majestic bldg. Phone Walnut 3114-.1
Operative Plasterers International As
sociation Ho. 170. -Meets every Monday
night at 212M- W. Heno. Joe J^n^on
Pres ; R. 11 Sheasley, Kec. Sec., 28 lv
Tenth: Ross E. Vandervort, l«ln. sec
1503 W. Third.
Hallway Carmen Ho. 137.—-Meet Wed-
nesday nlghta. JflVfe West Main. Hugh
I i: Smith. Pres.; J. C. Campbell. Sec.
Sicrn Painters Ho. 755.—Meet Frlflav
„lKhi at 304 '4 West Main. T. 1«. Apple-
Washington, Dec. 17.—The common j ^ ,
towel has been ordered abolished from j
railroad cars, vessels, and all other in
terstate vehicles, and from railway sta
tions, by Secretary MacYeagh of tin
treasury department. This action fol
lows closely the abolition oi the com-
mon drinking cup from use on interstate .
transportation lines, and the order has .
been issued in conformity with the re. !
ommedations of the national health bu- |
BAR PHOSPHOROUS MATCHES
Washington, Dee. 16.—A notice has
been issued by Secretary of the Treas
ury MaeVeigii. in conformity with n
law passed at the last session of Con
gress, notifying all custom officers that
white phosphorous matches will not be
permitted to be imported or exported
after January 1, 1914.
STANDARD ENG. GO
— MO VCD TO
5 W.GRAND AVE.
B&St Equipped Plarvt
tr\ tKe 6o\ith\ue,st
Roster of Unions
AMERICAN FEDERATION OP LABOR
I Headquarters, 801-809 G. St., N. W..
Washington, I>. C.
President, Samuel Qompers, Clgarmak-
i ers' International Union; Secretary.
!• rank Morrison International Typo-
n t ffii.n «m graphical Union; Treasurer, John B. Len-
The Four Vanis otter non. Journeymen Tailors' Union of Am-
.. orli'n I-ti no in incrtnn 111.
exhibition that is nothing short of
sensational in their tight wire act and
seemingly are as much at home on the
wire as elsewhere. Another musical fen
ture of the bill is the number of Hamii
and Abbate, "the singer and the vio-1
linist," who offer some catchy ragtim j
and comedy songs, while Bill Doolcy Railroad Employees Department - /
presents a variety of vaudeville consist- B Lowe, Sec.-Treas., 3900 Olive St., S
ing largely of comcdy roping, cycling, j
song and monologue.
Union I«abel Trades Depi
! Tracy. Sec.-Treas., Ouray
Washington, L). C.
Metal Trades Department
Berres, Sec.-Treas . Ouray
Washington, D. C.
Building Trades Department — Wn
Spencer, Sec -Treas., Ouray Built
Buy Now—Pay Later
Open Evenings Until Xmas
Out of Town Orders Taken Care of Promptly
Tucker Furniture Co.
COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS
16 and 18 West Main Street
Mining Department—Frank J. Hayes,
Secretary, State Life Building, Indian-
"Tempest and Sunshine," a play in
which two characters are depicted in
striking contrist, will be the offering
of the North Brothers Stock company
at the Metropolitan theater all next
.week. The first performance will take
I place Monday night and there will be
the usual matinees with emphasis on
the Christmas inatinee next Wednes-
day, December 25. Mary .T. Holmes
wrote "Tempest and Sunshine" and
| the drama was made possible by I.em
B. Parker, an author and playwright of
note, who dramatized "St. Elmo,"
."Thorns and Orange Blossoms" and
other popular plays. Geneivieve Russell
will portray the girl whose disposition
gets for her the title of "Tempest,"
and Anna Brandt will play the opposite
| role of "Sunshine." Four acts and six
(scenes are required to tell the story and
the action takes place at Frankfort. Ky.
Seats are now ready for every perform
lance next week, including the big
For today and Sunday, with mati
nces, that delightful Quaker story "The
Quaker Girl" will continue to delight
big audiences. The play was put on in
great style last night and a large audi
' ence was highly pleased.
OKLAHOMA STAT1 FEDERATION OF
X. A BO K
at 1022 State National Bank Building
Oklahoma City, Okla. Phone Walnut 88'J J
Exeoutive Board.—President. C. U. Zeig-
ler, Oklahoma City; First Vice President,
ident, Julius Pleh, Enid; Third Vice
I resident, John Kirk, Coalgate; Fourth
Vice President, H. F. Ejjish, Harts-
horne; Fifth Vice President, G. W. Lind-
say, Haileyville; Secretary-Treasurer, |
Ollle S. Wilson, Oklahoma City.
Legislative Committee — Lee Payne
Phillips; Clint Tullis, Oklahoma City.
Auditors and Tellers I . N. Ferguson
Ardmore; M K. Akin, Shawnee; Ale*
D. N. Ferguson, pres.. hOl E .Broad,
Ardmore; S A. Prlddy, 1st vice pres.,
407 N K. St., Muskogee; W. W. Holt,
see-treas., 322 F. St . S. W., Ardmore;
W W. Woody, Nowata, A. P. Isbell, Ok-
lahoma City. J. S. Hughlett, Tulsa, ex-
OKLAHOMA CITT CENTRAL TRADES
AND LABOR COUNCIL
Composed of delegates of various la-
| hor organizations of Oklahoma City
| Meets every Thursday night In Musl-
j * ians Hall. Grand and Robinson; Mont
R Powell, pres.; Alex Ezell, fin. sec.; J.
j W. McGatlin, rec. sec.; P. O. Box 89f.
OKLAHOMA CITT BUILDING TRADES
| Composed of delegates of the various
• crafts of the building trades. Meets ev-
erv Wednesday night 212% W. Reno;
C. E. Chaddock. pres.; S. R. Smith, sec
| Phone Walnut 7225
OKLAHOMA CITT ALLIED PRINTING
j Composed of unions employed In print-
ing trades, viz; Typographical, Press-
I men, Assistant Pressmen. Bookbinders.
' Mailers. Photo-Engravers and Stereo-
types Meets third Tuesday of each
THE BIG FIRE SALE
of Toys, Dolls, Books,
of all kinds—is still going on. We have a
most complete line for vou to select from.
In the morning is the most convenient
time to select bargains. 1 he place for
trade unionists to save on their Xmas
RICE'S BOOK STORE
CORNER MAIN AND BROADWAY
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