The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 27, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 26, 1914 Page: 3 of 4
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THE OKLAHOMA LABOR UNIT
Labor News from, over the State
STATE FEDERATION NOTES.
By Ollie S. Wilson.
Federal Labor Union No. 14706, Ok-
lahoma City, is the latest union to affi-
liate with, the Federation. The union
is now composed of more than one
hundred members and Jack Benson is
the president, and Crs. F. Bodine, sec-
retary. Most of the membership is at
present employed on the construction
work at the State Capitol building.
Gowen, W. F. Taylor; Miners No.
1780, Krebs, Nick Naush; Miners No.
G42, Schulter, Burt S. Dugan; Printers
No. 403, Tulsa, U. G. Tuttle; Miners
No. 1819, Lehigh, E. F. Robs; Miners
No. 1811, Phillips, Lee Payne; Press-
men No. 226, Tulsa, E. W. Henshaw;
Teamsters No. 341, Oklahoma City,
John A. Denny; Painters No. 807, Ok-
lahoma City, W. A. Burdick.
Reports of fair working conditions
come to headquarters this week from
the following unions: Boiler Makers
Union No. 449, Sapulpa, J. D. Allen;
Miners Union No. 2287, Dewar, Mike
Chapman; Miners No. 2660, Bokoshe,
Oliver C. Broking.
President Fenton visited Tulsa last
Saturday where he met with the Bak-
ers and Confectionery Workers, lately
organized, and assisted the members
in the perfection of their union.
Many unions have responded to the
letter sent out from headquarters
some time ago asking that local legis-
lative committeemen be selected to
work in conjunction locally with the
state committee, when called upon.
It is the desire of the officers of the
Federation who represent the organi-
zation upon the Joint Labor Legisla-
tive Board that all affiliated unions
comply with the request as soon as
possible so that all names and ad-
dresses may be compiled before the
convening of the legislature.
Conditions are dull at present with
the Miners at Red Oak, Local No. 398,
and Miners of Henryetta, Local No.
3061, so reported this week to Fed-
Normal conditions obtain for the fol-
lowing local unions: Miners No. 31,
Craig, G. H. Moster; Miners No. 2748,
Coalgate, Bob Rosso; Printers No. 698,
Coalgate, J. F. Keller; Miners No.
2590, Haileyville, Enrico Cenci; Rail-
way Carmen No. 139, Chickasha, Ray
Whitacre; Miners No. 2070, Dow, W.
H. Horn; Miners No. 742, Williams,
H. Howard; Miners No. 398, Red Oak,
W. E. Lattner; Miners No. 2111, Lutie,
E. D. Vinventy; Miners No. 2283,
The laws that the Joint Labor Leg-
islative Board will present to the com-
ing session of the legislature are fast
being whipped into shape. Frank
Thornton of the Engineers and J. W.
Walden of the Firemen, members of
the Board, have returned to their re-
spective homes to spend Christmas,
but they will return on the 26th when
the Board will resume its daily ses-
The Federation officers wish for all
members in the state a Merry Christ-
mas and a Happy New Year, and we
trust that the coming year will result
in the labor movement in Oklahoma
going forward to a higher pinnacle
than it has ever heretofore attained.
Labor News of Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY TYPOGRAPHI-
CAL UNION NO. 283.
San Diego, Cal.,
December 13, 1914.
To the Boys of Oklahoma City Typo-
Dear Boys: When 1 left Oklahoma
City, nearly eighteen months ago, I
promised some of my friends that I
would write them of the conditions
of things in this land of sunshine
and flowers, and, seeing the pictures
of several of the fellows in the Jour-
nal this month, reminds me that 1
have not yet kept my promise, so here
is a word to the whole "bunch," some
of whom were talking of coming to
the coast when I left. I want to tell
all who had that sort of a movement
in mind that they were mighty lucky
they didn't do it, for the printing
business, and every other business
has been fearfully on the "bum" here,
much worse I think than in the mid-
dle west. Printers here for the past
year have not had even half time,
and many's the time I have looked
longingly toward Oklahoma and
grieved to think that the distance was
so great and the walking so bad.
However, I have not fared so bad-
ly. I am in charge of a very com-
plete little plant, and though we have
not made anything, we manage to eat
occasionally, and the climate has
greatly improved me physically, as I
have gained twenty pounds in weight.
It would be a great place for some of
the skinny fellows—Ollie Wilson,
Mart Abies Norman Smith and some
others I might mention.
I had hoped by this time to hear
that Mont. Powell had been sent to
Congress and that Bill Wallace was
county treasurer, and I grieve with the
rest of you that their dreams did
not come true, but I want to congrat-
ulate Mike Williams upon having
landed a good fat 5ob—Mike always
was a lucky cuss in some ways.
I want to call your attention to the
articles in the Journal from San
Diego, and to individually extend an
invitation to the delegates whom you
send to the Los Angeles convention
next year to visit San Diego, and I
wish that every mother's son of you
could come. Your tickets can be
routed so that you can take in our
exposition as well as the big one at
San Francisco. The above mentioned
correspondent has planned for a trip
to Mexico, a bull fight, etc. If the
war isn't over in that belligerent
country by the time you come, I'll take
a shot gun and go down and settle
it, so you need not be afraid.
Well enough of this. If any of you
are coming to the coast seeking work
—don't come. But if you want to
come for the purpose of enjoying the
climate, come along, but remember,
you can't eat it.
With well wishes to all, I am as
Yours in the faith.
G. W. FAIUBROTHER.
With the Shoiv Houses
Albert Taylor and his clever stock
company continues to please large
crowds at the Metropolitan theatre
with the four-act comedy drama—
"The Man From Home." This bill
will run until Sunday night with a
matinee Saturday and Sunday. Mati-
nee prices are 10 cents for any seat
at the Saturday matinee, and ten and
twenty-five cents for the matinee Sun-
day; the first eleven rows down stairs
being reserved at 25c, and the bal-
ance at 10 cents. Seats can be re-
served by telephoning the Met. The
number is Walnut 400.
There are five shows on Sundays
and holidays at the Lyric. The house
opens at noon with moving pictures
and then the vaudeville comes on at
2:30 p. m. The hours for vaudeville
at the Lyric Christmas will be in ad-
and another Keystone, '"Hie Noise
and another Keystone, "The Noise of
the Bombs," will be shown.
Oklahoma Cityans do not falter
when it comes to a question of the
weather. They are naturally inclined
to take things philosophically. This
proved the case with those who
braved the elements yesterday after-
noon and evening to witness the new
bill at the Folly. It is one of pleasing
features in every way. There is musi-
cal comedy, vaudeville and the finest
feature and comedy pictures. Suzann
Carter and her excellent musical com-
edy company furnish the best to be
had in the musical comedy line.
day evening, and owing to the arrange-
ment of two meetings a month many
members may overlook the meeting of
Dec. 30th. This is an important
meeting and every member is request-
ed to be present.
PRINTERS LOCKED OUT.
..Detroit, Mich., Dec. 24.—Members of
the Typographical union have been
locked out by the Frederick K. Stearns
company after a continuous record of
twenty years' friendly relations with
these organized workers.
Trainmen No. 725 held their regu-
lar meeting at I. O. O. F. halUWednes-
RENEW OLD SCALE.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 24.—Typo-
graphical union has renewed for an
other year the old wage scale, which
will apply to newspapers and job
Marshall & Harper
Phone Walnut 900
Phone Walnut 123
CHARLES H. HEPLIN.
Charles H. Heflin was born in Wel-
lington, Kansas, March 15, 1880; died
in Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 22, 1914,
aged 24 years, 9 months- and 7 days.
His parents came to Oklahoma City
several years ago, at which time the
deceased learned his trade in the
Daily Oklahoman office and joined the
Oklahoma City Typographical Union
in 1901. The greater part of the time
since then he has been a member of
this union. However, at different
times he worked in the larger news-
paper offices throughout the country.
He always took an active part in the
proceedings of his union, and very
seldom missed a roll call. He pur-
sued his vocation as a member of No.
283 with fidelity and with a heart full
of hope for a bright future and his
intellectual thought and expression,
earned the respect and good will of all
who came within the circle of his in-
fluence. But, alas, he was overtaken
by that malady, tuberculosis, and he-
fore, he had reached the meridian of
life's brief span, he was numbered
among the dead. Heflin's fidelity to
the union was without question. No
tribute could be too great, no praise
be overdrawn regarding the integrity
of his unionism. As there was no
can'ts in his life let there be nome
in his memorial. He was not alone
respected and revered by the mem-
bers of Oklahoma City Typographical
Union, but by other unions to which
he belonged at various times. As
evidence of this a telegram of con-
dolence was received this morning
from the officers and members of Lit-
tle Rock, Arkansas, Typographical
Union- and a contribution of a mag-
nificent floral design, in commemora-
tion of the love and respect they held
this dear brother. We thank God
for his life among us, with its faith-
fulness, its fullness, its completeness.
Let the members of Oklahoma City
Typographical Union of which he was
an honored member for so many years
emulate his virtues, and bury his im-
perfections beneath the clods of the
valley. No more will his smiling face
be seen, or voice heard in the meet-
ings of the union, but no brother will
ever forget the many acts of kind-
ness and brotherly love extended in
the hour of distress. He leaves one
brother in the family, and 154 broth-
ers in the Oklahoma City Typographi-
cal Union, and a host of friends to
mourn his departure.
dition to the opening program at 2:30
p. m., 4:15 p. m., 6:00 p. m., 7:15
p. m., and the last show will start at
9:30 p. m.
Four big acts will be presented.
Green, McHenry and Deane will head
the program with comedy and songs;
Miss Oda Bergere will show new
gowns while playing her part as come-
dienne; Wood brothers will demon-
strate their prowess as Irish Athletes
and in between spring some Irish wit
and Jack Dancota and company will
close the bill with a comedy shooting
act. Then the "movies." There'll be
ov.er two hours jam full of interest
at every show at the Lyric Christmas.
Attend early and take all your Christ-
Saturday the Mutual Weekly with
its always interesting news pictures
We sell and exchange New and Used Furniture, Stands and Rugs
ON PAYMENTS. NOTE EPECIAL REDUCTIONS ON XMAS STUFF
Child's Rockers, good 1.45 value
Wear Eternal Aluminum Percola-
tors 2.25 values pticed $1.50
Oriole Go-Carts $8-10 val. $5.50 $7.50
H. K. Furniture Co.
Phone Wal. 7143
510-12 W. Main Oklahoma City
What Our Congressman Says
The Honorable Claude Weaver has the following to say about the
"Miss Bond is a great honor and credit to your school. I do not
think any one of the four hundred and thirty-five members of Congress
has a Secretary more competent and worthy of trust in every way. As
a citizen of Oklahoma I am proud of the great good your school is do-
ing for this community, and for our state." This is the kind of people
we turn out.
HILL'S BUSINESS COLLEGE, Oklahoma City, Okla.
32 W. California.
Corner South Broadway.
W. L. Douglas Shoes
Phone W. 762.
CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, FURNISHINGS, JEWELRY,
WATCHES, TRAVELING BAGS.
Workmen: Do your duty—buy union labeled products.
WESTFALL DRUG CO.
Phone PBX 77 Messeuger Delivery
— IS —
Corner Robinson ani California Street
Phone Walnut 165 OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA.
PRESCRIPSIONS FILLED DAY OR NIGHT
CRITES BROOM CO.
Wholesale dealers Broom Corn and Broom hers Supplies
Broom Corn received on consignment, stored, bought and iol<? on commission
For High Grade Broom ask /or Hed Star, Fancy Parlor and rDais\).
o&etium grade brooms: Ladies, Favorite or Little Gem. Cheaper
grade use I\o. 30 and No. 20. Toy W hitk, IVcie House, Smel-
ter -s-anything in the broom line, u)c have it.
E. J CRITES, M
OFFICE 220-222 EAST WAIN STREET
Eredcrickson-Kroh Music Co.
1!«;1 West Main
AND EVERYTHING MUSICAL
I l.e only *tr re in Oklahoma h/ ndling all makes of machine* a;id records
VICTOR . COLUMBIA - EDISON
TERMS IF NECESSARY
We Want Your Trade
LIQUOR and DRUG HABITS CURED
XV9 wUh In tat« « KKW FACTS anil rorrrrt (lie •rtnimtu* iini>tr«*lon« which. >10 doubt, pre-
rmt man? people from aerftlni relief at our ht'ula Liquor an.I Drug IMj'B are of llic
nervoua system ami w« POHITIVKI.Y ITIIK them b* rc«torln« the ay a lent to Its normal. 11 n
tmlaoned condition Ws do not make put lent* Hit K. never gl«e I'MfcTli'S or KNOCK til i n itm|
there me ItmlTIVKI.Y no t>ad AKTKIl KKKMTS. Patients at. NK.VKH t o.\HNi:i if >ou nf
your friend, or four relative need treatment, writs us for full pttrllculaia Corieapoml nr« |a
01ft N. STILES STREET
Oklahoma City, Okla.
l.onu Distance I'hone
Oklahoma Gas Engine Co.
GENERAL MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE
317 WESTERN AVE.
New State Shirt & Overall Mfg. Co.
1132-1134 W. FOURTH STREET
Our Goods are all Union Made and made in
Demand the "NEW STATE BRAND" Non*- Belter
H0R1GAN & McATEE
205 West Second Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Phone Walnut 600
New Location 311-313 West Main Street
Phone Walnut 886
Wc Want your business. Will take your ol i Furniture,
Stove:) and Refrigerators ir exchange foi new ::
Will sell you on easy payments at Cash Pricei
VISIT OUR N r W STORE
CURTIS & GARTSIDE CO.
Sash and Doors, Interior and Exterior Finish
Bank and Office Fixtures, Stairs, Screen Doors
Largest Factory in the State STRICTLY WHOLESALE
701-723 WEST MAIN STREET :: :: OKLAHOMA CITY
Invites you to inspect his stock of
Woolens from which he will tailor you
a suit according to your own idea:* and
the prevailing styles, at prices you can
afford to pay. Remember the place.
I'hone Walnut 4608
III N. Robinson Ave.
Finest Hardware Store in the United States
W. J. PETTEE & CO.
THE HARDWARE STORE
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
DINKS PARRISH'S LAUNDRY
No. 2 Broadway Circic
We make a specialty of ROUGH DRY WORK
Flat Work Ironed. All other work ready to
iron at 6c per pound
THE HOUSE OF QUALITY
The Barteldes Seed Co.
629 W. MAIN STREET
Phone W. 7036
Cut Flowers and Floral Designs Our Specialty
Decorations and Designs for Wedding Receptions, Banquets and Funerals
Seeds, Bulbs and Plants, Poultry Supplies, Spray Pumps, Etc.
F I N N I N G E R
DIRECT IMPORTER AND TAILOR
134 Wcet Main Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Walking Suits, $25, $30, $35 Suit
"OK" PORTLAND CEMENT CO.
We furnish free information on
Ask Your Dealer for ''OK CEMENT
OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA.
1 1 lti State National Bank Building
Plant at Ada, Oklahoma
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Zeigler, C. C. The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 27, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 26, 1914, newspaper, December 26, 1914; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc157231/m1/3/: accessed December 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.