Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 27, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 20, 1913 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA LABOR UNIT
THE OKLAHOMA LABOR OHIT
A clean, conservative, Independent, non-
partisan newspaper !n the Interest of
th? Laboring People.
ARE YOU A SPUG?
Publlehed every Saturday
LABOR UNIT PUB. CO.. Ownera.
C. C. Zelgler, Managing Editor.
AddreiH all communications to
The Oklahoma Ijtbor Unit
Subscribers will confer a Ifreat favor If
they will promptly notify the business
office of any failure or Irregularity
In the delivery of their paper
Entered at the Oklahoma City. Okla-
homa. poslofftce a ne.ond class mall,
under the act of March S, 1879
Tlhs word In not pleasant to the
ur, but what It stands for will lighten
the burden that la on the purses of the
people. 8. J'. U. G. when tilled out
means Society for the Prevention of
Helena Giving. It la a society that
omeB to life just before Christmas.
It Is Intended to put a stop to the put
hase of gifts which are really of lit-
tle or 110 practical value, by people
who can poorly afford It. The plan
hoys, It did not take a fortune to get
SECOND ANNUAL BANQUET
OKLAHOMA CITY PRINTERS.
(payable In advance)
Regular contrnct and flat rnte* for ad-
vertising on application
RoTm~1023 State National Hank Bldg.
train numerous times. Mont. K j
Powell afflciated as toastmaster.
I'receding tile banquet a number of
the wives and children of members 1
"There's a pi line in this luncheon, entertaine<l those present with solos, |
I can see it clear from here." Thus a rpa(jjnKB> etc. Dancing was enjoyed j
member of the Typographical Union. (rom jj to 12 p. m. Those taking part
with an envelope and enclosure num )n entertalnment program were as I
bered No. 1, Btarted one of the mai^ follow,: Vocal solo, Oscar Ecks, son
features of the Printers' banquet, held Kcks; reading. Mrs. Albert
at the Lee-llucklns hotel last Monday Lpe. voca( K0i0' Mrg Mont. R. Powell; 1
evening. He was Immediately follow- vocj[ BOi0 Mrs. Walter Llpp; vocal |
llinn] „ u, ., ,d'by N'°- 2 aB follow": never heard solo. Miss Edyth WHson, daughter of
is to L-et back to the simpler day, of you klcklt"! about ,he pl llne8 ln y°UI Ollle S. Wilson; vocal solo, Rowland;
to get back to th > simpler 1 y l,eer." and so on. ad Infinitum, until a „ williams. Miss Hazel Post and |
large number of those present had, by j^js8 Lorlne Higgins were the pianists j
through Christmas but now it means Jingles of like nature, commented upon Th(J feature8 of thc speaking pro
a financial blight 'that lasts through the Idioayncracies various members ^ W(.re ad(lr(,98„B by G w. Mc
financial blight that lasts through
months of scraping.
8PUO! A spug is one who will not
TRADES! SSa IcouNciL
will keep within his means
This society has been organized in
Washington with Miss Margaret Wil-
son as chairman, and a number of
prominent society women are much in-
terested in its progress.
PINK TEA UNION.
ANOTHER CORPORATION TOOL
WILL SEEK REELECTION
We note the announcement in sev-
eral of the papers of the state that
the Hon. (?) A. P. Watson has again
tendered his services to the "dear
peepul" of Oklahoma to act in their
behalf (?) as one of their Corpora-
tion Commissioners. Most magnani-
mous of you "Tater!" We are not
surprised. A man who would accept
a trust at the hands of the people
and deliberately sell himself to the
railroads and coal operators as Wat
son has done could be expected to ask
the people to again elect him to this
position of honor and trust.
The position of Corporation Com-
missioner is one of the most respon-
sible in the machinery of the stnte, be
cause of the necessity of having to de-
cide many perplexing questions of dif-
ferences between the different ele
ments of our citizenship, many of
which have been of such a nature as
to make it extremely difficult to de-
cide just what was fair and right to
all concerned. But these matters have
never bothered Watson. When a mat
ter of real merit was up for considera
tlon the question was always shifted
to some member of the Commision
who was capable of thinking, and "Ta
ter" contented himself with wining
and dining at the expense of Bom
commercial club and being entertain
ed by railroad officials and going over
the state advocating measures in the
Interest of the coal operators.
We do not care to dissect Mr. Wat
son's record at this time but serve
notice that as the campaign advances
we will have a few things to tell our
readers about him. However one of
the things mentioned by him amuses
us, and that was his feeble attempt at
an excuse for asking for a third term
Of course we are not surprised at the
feebleness of his excuse as most any
excuse for a third term would nat-
urally be feeble, as about the only
excuse we could think of would be to
Bet up to the contention that there
was no one else In the state capable
of filling the position.
Let Your Next Pair Be
Union Label Shoes S3.SO and Upwards
lAfalk-Over Boot Shop
117 West Main Oklahoma City
in the many terms known to printers D11| who welcomed the members and
a sduu is one wno win 1101 ln"'rBP«'re£"1 wlth thU Mature and the vl9itors, and 8. B. Mills, of Tulsa, ]
bu'v useless gifts and who in buying several Bhort talks b>' Present of No presl(,ent Oklahoma Typographical,
US I1"'1™,?;' -. .! y -83. Geo. Mc Dill, president of the Ok Conference, an Invited guest. Mc-
lahoma Typographical Conference, S nn, ma(Jp particular mention of th«' i
B. Mills, of Tulsa, and others, the na ja(|je8> who, he said, "stood with us
tional anthem "Hall, Hail, the (Jang's wh|je we are attempting to better our-1
All Here," was not lost sight of and 8e|veB/ He said, "all power must be
the banquet room rang with the re- accor(je(i to the lady who is the en-
glneer, bureau of Information and gen-
eral superintendent of the home."
Concluding his interesting talk, he
said: "In conclusion I wish to peti-
tion for Oklahoma City's Typograph-
ical Union's further success in the
coming year, 11 14, and ask those who
are present this evening to lend their
assistance for a continuation of the
same. Let us make it possible to so
conduct our union affairs that we may
be enabled to hold a third annual ban-
quet, a fourth and many more to fol-
low In the ensuing years."
Mr. Mills, in outlining the history of
unionism, asserted that it first began
at the building of the pyramids of an-
cient Egypt. "Four thousand and more
years ago, according to historians.
100,000 men worked twenty years
building the great pyramids. The la
bor was done with slaves and convicts
A new labor organization, bound by
its constitution to "oppose strikes and
uphold the arbitration method of set-
tling disputes, rather than a uniform
wage scale," haH been chartered in
Kansas City by the Circuit Court.
Founders of the organization, which is
known as the National Association of
United Building l^abor, says it is plan-
ned to extend the association to all
parts of the Unit.Ml States. Kirby,
Mulhall, and Post are no doubt to be
honorary members of its executive
STAUNCH UNIONIST SUCCUMBS.
The trade union movement of Kan-
sas City has lost by death one of the |
nestors of the organized labor move-
ment. Isaac Taylor, a tailor by trade, J
had for many years been one of the
active spirits in the labor movement
in this city and was honored and re- i
spected by all who knew him. For the
last few years he had been a member
of the City Council and in that posi-
tion rendered material service to the j
organized workmen of thiB city.
AS CRAFTS IS SEEN.
That Washington minister who went
to Oklahoma City and made the sen
sational anonuncement that he found
places of sin In our slate capital may
have felt that he was trumpeting to
the world a wonderful news item. But
he wasn't. There is not place of the
population of Oklahoma City but has
bad people—there never will be. It
may be that the state capital city has
more than Its share, but there will be
no change because a hot-headed min-
ister assails a whole people on ac-
count of such discovery. Were Dr.
Crafts called on the Inquisitorial car-
pet and asked as to conditions in the
capital city of the United States, we
dare say that he would be compelled to
admit that sin Is there also, and that
ln many instances it parades without
fear of being molested by the strong
arm of the law. Sensationalism is
not teaching OhAstianlty, for the Mas-
ter never taught by rabid abuse of His
Santy Says "Pettee's
Have the Best As-
sortment of Toys
Reliable and practical
Toys to gladden little
hearts on Xmas Morn—
scores of them
Dolls From Everywhere
There are all varieties, from
the cunning little Kewpies, which
have won widespread popularity,
to the life-size dolls with real
human hair and eyes that open
and close. Plenty of quaint char-
acter dolls, with their cute ex-
pressions and postures. It's im-
possible to adequately describe
here our doll collection. Come
in and see them.
Those workmen who refuse to affil-
iate with unions do not realize what
would be the condition of the me-
chanic and laboring classes in general
If all workers held their views and re-
fused to enroll themselves Into labor
organizations. They have but to look
at places and in shops where there
are no organized workers, where, as
a rule, wages are lea, hours longer
and conditions harder. If there were
no unions the workers would be
ground down to the lowest point in
their pay. If there were no unions
men would be forced to labor for the
lowest wages, even for wages now
paid to women and children workers.
It Is not long before the ^opening of
a new year; 1914 will be with us ln
about a week from the receipt of this
paper. The adoption of New Year
Tesolutions offers an opportunity to
discard the bad habifs of the past.
.What worse habtt can be conceived
than that working men should neglect
the union label, which Is their own
method of employing union labor
themselves? If trade unionists them-
selves refuse to employ union labor,
how shall they expect cold-bloodei
capitalists to do It? It Is timely to
prepare, adopt and enforce New Year
resolutions upon this subject.
Nearly every man you meet nowa-
days knows the best oil company in
which to buy stock.
When an absurdity cannot be used
in a political platform it is employed
as the subject of a musical comedy.
Any liquor cure is good, provided the
man who takes it thereafter refrains
Happy is the man who works—pro-
vided he doesn't work the wrong party.
READ TH 131
The Hose Studio at 7 South Hudson
is displaying some fine postal cards
at 75c per dozen.
The day of the people lil rapidly
drawing nearer. It will not be long
until the wire pullers and politicians
and privileged interests who have
manipulated the government for half
a century will take a back seat.
Better say only half you think than
think only half you say.
A man naturally has more warm
friends in summer than iu winter.
THE OPTIMISTIC MAN.
His was a lowly task; he only tolled
At digging ditches through the weary-
And yet he worked with joy, and at
Of labor he could say:
'There is a ditch a man can call a
Honest as I am—built straight and
No man could build it better. I'd be
To have God look it through."
HARMONY IS RESTORED
IN ELECTRICAL RANKS
GOMPERS BRINGS OPPOSING
UNIONISTS TOGETHER; PEACE
IN LABOR WORLD IS HERE AF-
TER UNPLEASANT CONFLICT.
Dillon men the OGUhtry over will re-
joice to krtow that the long standing
controversy between the two factions
of the electrical workers I, to be
brought to A close
Representatives of ttie two factions
of the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers early last week en-
tered into an agreement at San Fran-
cisco. Calif., which, if ratified by a
referendum vote of the membership of
the two factions, will end the ron
troversy of Ave years standing and
result in an amalgamation of both
factions Into one International union,
under the banner of the American
Federation of I-a bor
The agreement wtas entered into
and signed by Frank J. McNulty,
president of the International Broth-
erhood of Electrical Workers, and Eu-
gene Smith, first vice president of
the Keid-Murphy faction of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Electrical
The agreement is the result of a
ten days' conference between Samuel
Gompers and other officers of the
American Federation of I.abor. repre-
sentatives of the two factions of elec-
trical workers and San Francisco la-
Complete sets—chairs, rocker
and tables from 25c up. Dress-
ers, chiffoniers, kitchen cab-
inets, beds, doll houses.
Decorated Tea Sets—Very thin
china, pretty decorations, con-
sisting; of six cups and saucers,
teapot, cream and sugar and six
plates—$1.50 to $3.00— Second
That Lasts a Lifetime
The smoke from one chimney may arise from an interior of work-a-
day discomfort; and the smoke from another chimney may arise front
an interior of cheer, comfort, luxury. It costs so little these days to
make a home "homelike." And just for you—and the othersi who reside
under the many roofs of this locality—we have gathered together all the
commodities, comforts, luxuries to make cottages, apartments u" pal
aces better and brighter. Feast your eyes on our possibilities—and let
us help you with suggestions.
Just as a suggestion make your gift proposition something useful for
all time in place of the light stuff made just to look at and pass to the
junk heap after the holidays are over.
A World of Toys
Mechanical and electric Trains.
Fire Engines, Hook and Lad-
ders. Mechanical Bears, com-
plete Machine shop. Then there
are Express Wagons, Locomo-
tives, Velocipedes, Tricycles,
Coaster Wagons—Quality tops
that will last and give satisfac-
tion, at reasonable prices. Toy
D. and M. Boxing Gloves
from $1.25 Up
Air Rifles—25c up.
Roller Skates—50c up.
Sweater Coats and Jersey
Silver Toilet Sets
Of heavy plated silver that
will last—Brushes of French
bristle. Very dainty patterns
that are exclusive. Also the mil-
itary sets in the plated. Ivory
and Sterling silver. Sets from
$4.50 up—First Floor.
Seth Thomas Clocks
A complete assortment of 8-
day Mantle Clocks in fl©W shapes
and finishes. Absolutely reli-
able; a dandy gift. Prices from
$6.50 up. First floor.
New dinnerware patterns. Such
beauties Dainty designs. You
will find It hard to decide which
is the prettiest from the large
showing here. Every pattern is
carried in open stock. Buy as
many pieces as you wish and
add to it at any time. Buy
your dinnerware at Pettee's—
where the pattern will always be
carried in open stock.—Second
who weje beaten and starved under
the rule of. the despotic king. One
slave, toiling in misery, grasped the
hand of a brother and said, 'Brother,
you and I together can do what neither
one of us can do.'
"There was the foundation of union-
ism. Through the centuries since, i!
has grown. If unionism has reduced
your hours of labor and mine, Increas-
ed your pay and provided you with
the comforts of life, without stint or
hindrance, then it has done a won-
The speaker told of the aims of the
typographical conference and its link-
ing up of the local unions and the in-
He closed with reference to the old-
time printers who have passed away.
"Printers now are much better than
in the old days and are now a better
educated and higher clas of men than
the oldtlmers. The time is near when
90 per cent of the working printers of
the country will own their own homes.
"The march of progress and the
spirit of enlightenment have passed
over the typographical unions and the
old printers have been eliminated
The linotype and modern methods
have made them useless but let us
remember their virtues along with
Our Eldridge line—in the several
styles in good drop head oak case
works. Handsome designs from
$22.50, $27.50, $30.00 to $50.00. The
same guarantee on these as on any
of the standard high grade ma-
chines. Terms $4.00 down. $1.00
per week sends any one of them to
Commencing with tonight we keep open of evenings. For Satur-
day. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights we give you further op-
portunity to trade without the rush at the last moment.
The People's Favorite Store
DOC & BILL
For the home where can you
better the beauty and comfort
more than with a nice paper or
magazine rack? or ladies desk? We
have re-arranged our stock and
show these goods now on the main
floor. You can find hundreds of
articles here that are good gift
propositions. China and glass
ware, Novelties, Lamps. Rugs, Cur-
tains, all make good gifts and come
in handy for the home.
The House Furnishers
S-IO Grand Av.
Phone W. 260
Cash or Payments
To anyone that can prove that we
do not use 20 and 22 kirit gold In
our Crown and Bridge Work.
Remember We Are One Price
"CLOSED ON SUNDAY
yy Is Not Customary in Our
Line of Business, But
Clarke's Book & Post Card Store
gives its help a rest by keeping open six days of the week. All crafts-
men are invited to inspect our choice stock of BOOKS, STATIONERY,
PERIODICALS, CHRISTMAS POST CARDS, FOLDERS and GREET-
ING CARDS, SOFA PILLOWS. PENNANTS OF ALL KINDS.
Subscriptions taken for all magazines. Open until 10 p. m.
Saturdays until 11 p. m.
Clarke's Book and Post Card Store
200-A W. MAIN ST. Phone Walnut 7575. 41 N. ROBINSON ST.
Wo will make 2u0 more Gold Crowna
*nd Bridget at 12.50
Set of teeth at $4 00
Palr<l<-«* extracting 50c
All Work Guaranteed 15 Yenr>
Take Advantage of These Prices.
U. S. DENTISTS
116'/* West Main Street.
LOOK FOR THE YKLLOW SIGNS
to practically all points in Ala-
bama, Florida, Georgia, Ken-
tucky, Mississippi, North anil
South Carolina, Tennessee, Vir-
ginia, and Washington, D. C.
RETURN LIMIT JAN. 18, 1914.
December 23-24-25-26 and 31st,
and January 1, to all points in
Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas,
and to certain points on Frisco
Lines in Missouri. Return limit
Call on the nearest Frisco
Agent for particulars concerning
rates and the convenient service
offered on our line, or write
C. 0. Jackson
Div. Passenger Agent
1112 Colcord Building
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
EVERY NIGHT AT 8:15
Matinees—Wed. — Sat. — Sun.
Week Beginning December 21 it
"The Belle of Richmond"
Lower Floor All Seats 25c
Phone W. 496
Five Big Hippodrome Acts.
Four Reels of Moving Pic-
tures, and Illustrated Songs,
Mr. Laboring Man:
We Will Sell You $100.00 Worth of
$10.00 a Month
16 and 18 Main Street—East of Lee-Huckios Hotel —Oklahoma City
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Zeigler, C. C. Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 27, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 20, 1913, newspaper, December 20, 1913; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc157179/m1/4/: accessed January 16, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.