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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 10, 1911)
WILL MAUPIN'S WEEKLY
Adopt Resolutions Demanding the In.
' itiative and Referendum.
At last Sunday's meeting of the
Typographical Union a ringing reso
lution was unanimously adopted de
manding the enactment of the Skiles
initiative and referendum bill into law
without change or amendment.
The union also endorsed, the can
didacy of Gus Hyers of Havelock for
the republican nomination for sheriff.
Resolutions of sympathy for E. P. and
John Thompson, -who recently lost
their mother, -were adopted. The
printing bill prepared by the legis
lative committee of the State Federa
tion of Labor was also endorsed.
The ball committee reported prog
ress and stated that the work of mak
ing it the social function, of the year
was progressing nicely. The ball
will be held on February 21 at Bul-
lard's dancing academy. Following
are the resolutions endorsing the
"Whereas, The "state of Nebraska
has long been the victim of poor ser
vice in the matter of its printing, due
to its antiquated and always unsatis
factory system of purchasing its
"Whereas. Under present conditions
it seems impossible to secure the en
forcement of provisions that will com
pel successful bidders for printing and
printed supplies to perform good ser
"Whereas, The time has come when
Nebraska should take a step forward
not only in the matter of demanding
better service for the money it ex
pends, but in the matter of recogniz
ing those who have, by their enter
prise, their sacrifices and their toil,
developed the industrial possibilities
of Nebraska; therefore be it
"Resolved. That Typographical
Union No. 209 demand the enactment
into law of the bill known as House
Roll No. 320, which provides that all
printed matter for the state bear the
insigna that is always proof positive
of work performed by skilled me
chanics under fair conditions of em
ployment and at a rate of wages
which permits of a mode of living that
makes for good citizenship now and
in the future, instead of a mode that
breeds only misery and woe and in
"Resolved, That this organization
urge upon the lawmakers of the state
the necessity of careful investigation
of the printing supplied the state
during the past decade, and compare
it with the printing done for Kansas
and other states where official recog
nition is given to the insignia proving
good workmanship performed, at a
living wage. The present system puf.s
a premium upon slovenly work, pad
ded blls and competition that com
pels Se8 to decejyg . be common,-
Friday aed Satuirday
Men's $2.50 and $3.00 Work
Good Heavy Solid Leather Shoes with Double Soles, just
the thing for rough heavy wear we have several broken lines to
close all sizes in the lot
Regular $2.50 and $3.00 Shoes, for
Good Solid Leather Shoes in Welted and MeKay sewn soles,
Black and Tan. If you want to save money on School Shoes,
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!
$1.75 Shoes, sizes 9 to 2, On Sale at $1.25 per pair.
$2.00 and $2.50 Shoes, sizes 2 1-2 to 5 1-2, at $1.50 per pair.
Mention Will Maupin's Weekly when you ask for these shoes.
wealth in order to secure work, re
sulting in the commonwealth's being
cheated in many ways..
"Resolved, That this organization,
with a record of fifty-nine years of
conservative and efficient service to
the wage earners and helpfulness to
the employers of printers, pledge it
self to in future keep the label of it
self and allied crafts the guarantee
of good workmanship and faithful ser
vice, and we urge upon the lawmaker
the justice and wisdom of , recogniz
ing those who have, alone and Tin
aided, brought labor up from the low
level of servitude to the dignity which
attaches to all honest human en
deavor, and which must prevail if
"Resolved,. That copies of this reso
lution be offered the daily press and
other copies be sent to the legisla.
torp of our state."
What They Have to Say About the
Business Men's Move.
The Ministerial union met last
Tuesday and adopted the following
statement and gave it to the press:
"Two years ago under the refer
endum the Question of "No Saloons"
was submitted to the people of Lin
coln. Many reputable citizens doubl
ed the wisdom of abolishing the sa
loons. The people of Lincoln, how
ever, declared against the saloons by
a majority of 346.
"A year ago the saloon element re
opened the question under the refer
endum. They effected a most thor
ough organization backed by the
brewers of the state and the country.
But so immediate and conspicuous
were tfce beneflcjal results of the
clcsed saloon that the former doubt
ers became ardent believers. And
again the no-saloon policy was sus
tained by 931.
"It was ardently hoped and be
lieved that this settled the saloon
policy of Lincoln for some years ax
least and that distracting agitation
would now cease. But, no, this the
saloon element would not allow.
"Realizing that they could not gain
their end by a fair and open fight
they entered upon a campaign of in
juring the business interests of the
city by continously "knocking" and
making disparaging statements about
its prosperity in the face of the fact
that the last two years have been
the most prosperous Lincoln has ever
had. They demand the restoration
of the saloon as the price for ceas
ing to "knock" and agitate. To yielJ
t9 this demand, would be base, cow."
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