The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 25, 1919, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4
PA05 TT5T7R PLATTSMOUTH JOUP-liAI THUK32A7. SEPTIjlPrp. 2:. 1S19. Cbe plattsmoutb journal PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA Entered at Pontofflce. Plattamoutn. Neb.. aecond-claaa mall matter R. A. BATES, Publisher SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE MANUFACTURERS OFFER INDUSTRIAL PEACE PLAN Stephen C. Mason, president of the national association of manufactur ers, formulates terms of non-strike and non-lockout armistice between employers and workers, for possible adoption at White House industrial conference next month says un necessary strikes in past eight months have cost the nation $10, 000.000 a day detailed proposal would involve national agreement to avoid interruptions of production and creation of a national industrial adjustment board proposes to stop epidemic of strikes until such time as President Wilson shall declare the period of readjustment at an end. An industrial armistice between organized industry and organized labor, to last until such time as President Wilson shall declare the present period of industrial read justment to have passed, was pro posed in a statement Just Issued by Stephen C. Mason, president of the national association of manufactur ers, an organization embracing 5,000 manufacturing plants In all sections of the country, and presented to President Wilson for his immediate consideration. Mr. Mason says that the epidem ic of strikes and threatened strikes which has so sorely afflicted the pro cesses of industrial readjustment during the past eight months, has cost the people of the United States as much as $10,000,000 a day in lost wages, rent, retail trade, and wasted industrial productive re sources. He expressed the belief that 90 per cent of this tremendous economic loss could have been pre vented if organized industry had embarked upon an agreement to sys tematically avoid wrongheaded poli cies and methods and organized la bor had likewise been pledged on its sacred honor to prevent the misuse of the strike weapon by self-seeking leaders who have called or precipi tated unnecessary strikes. Mr. Mason declared further that the forthcoming Industrial Confer ence called by and to be held at the White House under the auspices of President Wilson, on October 5th, 1919. can be made productive of far-reaching results, if the adminis It's a Stetson! 17 . 1 t 1 ever nouce now mucn Keen satisfaction a man puts into that phrase? He feels that the Stetson wearer is recognized as a person of taste and descrimination. That's one of the reasons we carry Stetson Hats. Another reason is to safeguard our cus tomers against doubtful mer chandise in these days of un certain values. tration will directly appeal to the patriotic and unselfish impulses of all the present warring factions, to come to the conference fully pre pared and authorized to enter upon a voluntary, solemn covenant to avoid all unnecessary or avoidable interruptions of industrial and ag ricultural production as well as threatened paralysis of Interstate transportation. "The paramount Interest of all the people, as well as the national Interest involved," says Mr. Mason, "ought to be recognized and accept ed by all parties at the conference. Such a realization would impel the subordination of every conceivable form of selfish class interest, in order that the impending industrial crisis may be safely surmounted and the Inherently healthy resources of our productive industries given a proper opportunity for expansion. "I believe that the serious reac tions of the recently intensified per iod of industrial strife has done much to Impress the danger and foolishness of such conditions and methods on both captains and pri vates of industry, both In and out of the ranks of the organized forces on both sides. There is no room to doubt that the American people as a whole have become heartily sick and more than ever impatient over the disgusting spectacle and terrible waste involved in ceaseless indus trial bickerings and strife. If any one doubts that a strong sentiment exists for the correction of such deplorable condition both in and out of the ranks of organized labor and organized industry, it is only neces sary to call attention "to" the recent report, urging a strike truce as means of bringing about a badly needed increase in industrial pro duction, so forcefully stated by i lately discharged but still determin ed committee of the New York state federation of labor, and the nation wide educational campaign conduct ed among both employers and work ers for over three years, at great ex pense, by the national association of manufacturers. In the interest of in dustrial .conservation and peace. "These sincere desires for Indus trial peace on the part of organized employers and workers ought to pro vide a fitting foundation for the sat isfactory solution of our industrial problems. Certainly such worthy aspirations on both sides ought to receive the most vigorous and active encouragement and aid of the Amer ican people and the forces of good government. If such motives ani mate the representatives of all fac tions or groups at the forthcoming White House conference, and every constructive assistance is assured by President Wilson and his colleagues, that event ought to mark the arrival of a new era and better order of things In our American industrial world. "I therefore take the liberty to suggest for the consideration of President Wilson and all the respect ive groups who may attend the In dustrial conference on October 5th, the following program for adoption as the basic work of the conference: A JoinWgentlemen's agreement" armistice, strike truce or prelimi nary treaty for industrial peace, be tween organized industry and org anized labor, declaring their com mon purpose to be that of bringing to an early end all industrial, war and agitation now raging through out the United States, and avoiding or preventing strikes, lockouts or any other cause or means of inter rupting or paralyzing transporta tion or industrial production. This covenant to remain in force until the- president of the United States shall have declared the period of in dustrial readjustment at an end. This agreement would therefore remain in effect until full opportun ity had been afforded for "the correc- j tion of prevailing abnormal costs of living and economic conditions. "To give semi-legal and more binding force to the industrial ar mistice agreement, a Joint commit tee, representing organized labor and organized industry, selected by the president from the groups at tending the conference, should be delegated the duty of formulating the agreement (possibly along the principal lines set forth in the war time agreement which was the basis for the creation of the national war labor board) and cause the same to be presented in congress for enact ment (possibly) In the form of a joint resolution, declaring such an agreement to be in the public in terest and welfare. "As two concrete suggestions for provisions which might be incor porated In the agreement: (1) organized Industry ought to agree not to reduce wages during the life of the industrial armistice and to a broad policy of liberal treatment of wage-earners as well as a blanket engagement voluntarily to submit all matters of difference, misunder standing or dispute to a medium of arbitrat'on hereinafter provided for; (2) organized labor ought to agree, during the life of the armistice to a policy of non-interruption of pro duction, by pledging a national truce against strikes and a general engagement voluntarily to submit all matters of dispute to a medium of arbitration hereinafter provided for. "In order to provide the inescap able means of arbitration required for the adjustment of many import ant and non-assignable rights of peaceful industrial disputes. It is further suggested that organized labor and organized industry re spectively nominate and elect seven members (fourteen in all) of a Na tional Industrial Adjustment Board. and the president of the United States to appoint one (or not more than two) additional member who must be acceptable to and confirmed by a majority of the fourteen mem bers selected by labor and Industry This board ought to be legally creat ed (after selection) and vested by act of congress, to serve until the nresident shall have declared the period of readjustment at an end, with adequate compensation provid ed bv federal appropriation so as to make possible the exclusive de votion of its members to its work. and have powr '.'f necessary, by amending the existing anti-trust laws) to enforce its findings or de cisions on matters, when once the contestants have voluntarily ac cepted their offices, possibly through presentation of evidence to federal district attorneys for civil (or even criminal) court action and penalty. charging attempted (or actual) un lawful Interruption or restraint of production r transportation of ar ticles entering into or used for inter state commerce. "It is further suggested that the agreement ought to contain a strongly worded provision pledging employers to give their employes an honest and generous day's pay, the workers in turn pledging themselves to give an honest and generous day's work, so that the processes and fa cilities of our industrial production may be utilized to the fullest pos sible degree for the national bene fit. "As an additional provision by organized industry, the agreement ought to contain the stated recog nition or admission of the justice of labors' claim that labor , is not a commodity. "Organized labor, on the other hand, ought to agree to a provision retracting its public defiance of the rights of the courts to enjoin it and a direct refutation of the pernicious theory or doctrine that 'the less work a man does the more work he pro vides for others to do. 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"Of course, the success of the proposed industrial armistice, if the conference on October 5th should see fit to adopt it, is completely de pendent upon congress considering and enacting only such legislation as may be completely in harmony with and promotive of the spirit and purpose of the agreement as well as the able support and encouragement of the chief executive." Mr. Mason's statement has been sent to the White House at Wash ington, D. C, by special messenger. for immediate transmission to President Wilson, now on the peace treaty speaking tour. HUNTERS GETTING BUSY. From Thursdays Dally. The past few days iiie lovers of the sport of hunting the wild and elusive ducks and geese have been busy cleaning un the old guns and preparing to rally forth in seaic'i H-H"HH-f' W. A. E0BERTS0N, Lawyer. East of Riley Hotd!. Coates Elock, Second Floor. tie feathered inhabitants of the various creoV:; and rivers ol the state. The early hunting this year how ever promises very little. 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