The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, August 30, 1907, Image 5
AMONG THE BARBERS. 0 HAVE YOU VISITED OUR Open Shop Proposition Does Not Seem to Frighten Them Much, Last Friday evening there was a meeting of employing barbers at the committee room of the Commercial club, and at that time a declaration, abounding in rhetorical flights and elo quent phrases, and declaring for the "open shop" was signed 'by several mew csy 131 South lltH Street. Attention is called to the beautiful wording of the prounuciamento, which WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL AUXILIARY YC3E? is as follows: - To our complete Stock of Drugs and Drug Sundries we are continually adding the BEST of EVERYTHING the market affords. We handle SIIERVM WILLIAMS PAINT, the Paint that covers the earth, and the Paint that has stood the test of time. C I lf you cannot find your favorite among our large assortment of Foreign and Domestic Cigars we will get it for you. SODA FOUINTTAJIN Try a Sundae at our newly installed Inovation Soda Fountain-the only one in the city, and you will be served in an Individual silver service. 1IRSCMMG-M01SE CO PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS 131 South 11th Street -:- Lincoln, Neb. A NEW JEWELER OUR MOTTO: OUR POLICY: OUR STOCK: There are Many Reasons Why Acquainted 1 Special Watch Sale. See before buying somewhere else Our Repair Department first-class and every job guaranteed You will find us prompt and careful 'ML W. A. MYERS E "V 1343 O Street G 'A R S "No trouble to show goods" - "Make good any defective article" . An up-to-date line of Jewelry, Diamonds, Sil verware, Cut Glass and Clocks E S FECILIST we Should Get our Prices LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 'Vfcv .J m -; iHvr MRS. FRANK A. KENNEDY, OMAHA The first auxiliary to the Interna tional Typographical Union was or ganized in Atlanta Ga., by the wives, mothers and sisters of the-members of Atlanta Typographical Union. Its ob ject originally was to promote socia bility among the families of union printers and to be of assistance in times of distress. In February, 1900, the Omaha auxil iary was organized, we being urged to by the workers in the Atlanta auxil iary. To the object already mention ed was added that of promoting a more general use of the union label. Label agitation became a. hobby among printers' families and this in fluenced the organizing of the Mil waukee, Nashville and Cincinnati auxiliaries. When the International Typograph ical Union convention met in Cincinna ti in 1902 a conference was held by five representatives of the above named auxiliaries to discuss the ad visability of organizing an internation al auxiliary. At this conference the Woman's International Auxiliary ito the International Typographical Union was organized. Of those who had the nerve and will power to organize the Woman's In ternational Auxiliary, Mrs. F. A. Ken nedy was chosen temporary chairman and first international president, and held the office three years; Mrs. E. D. Donnell of Cincinnati, secretary, Mrs. Edwin Buchanan and Mrs. J. Loser of Nashville, Mrs. M. U. J. Crowley of Milwaukee and Mrs. Jesse Johnston of Cincinnati were the other officers and organizers of the Woman's Internation al Auxiliary. In the face of an objection to the or ganization of the international auxil iary at that time by a clever lady from New York, our auxiliary women went before the International Typo graphical Union convention and won that body's official endorsement by a vote of 90 to 27. Since then the or ganization- has grown in all parts of the International Typographical Union jurisdiction, locals being scattered from California to Toronto, and Port dand to Atlanta. The organization of the new auxil COMING HOME TO ROOST. Pope Manufacturing Company Forced to Go Into Bankruptcy. The Pope Manufacturing company, at Hartford, Conn., has been forced into bankruptcy. It had a capital of $21,000,000 and was accounted one of the biggest and most successful manu facturing concerns in the country. But' Col. -Pope, the head of the con cern, was an "open shop" man, and he was a bitter opponent of trades unions. He undertook to break up. the machinists' union, and a long and bitter fight resulted. The Pope Man ufacturing company is a "dead one." but the machinists' union is still doing business at the old stand. If we remember right, Col. Pope is the same individual -who rushed into print a few years ago with the state ment that in his opinion strikers were little if any better than anarchists, and that they deserved the same treatment as anarchists either be de ported or stood up against a wall and shot. Sometimes a great many years elapse before the chickens come home to roost, but they come, just the iary has toned up the printers' con ventions immensely until now it is strictly fashionable for delegates to bring their wives to the conventions. To illustrate the effect of the auxil iary on conventions it might be stated: At Syracuse there were three visiting women in attendance, at De troit, 40; at Milwaukee, 60; at Cin cinnati, 120; at Washington, 160; at St Louis, 250; at Toronto, 500; at Hot Springs one sixth of the visitors were women. At Boston there will be no less than 1,000 women visitors. That beats any convention of any kind on this continent. - In August of each year at the time and place of the International Typo graphical Union 'convention the Woman's Innternational Auxiliary al so meets. At this convention the wives, mothers, unmarried daughters and un married sisters of the union printers have a chance to show what organi zation among women can do. In or ganization there is strength, and as women are the purchasing power they, by the r purchase of union made goods,, are constantly Improving the condition of the wage earner. Other local women who have held office in the international are . Mrs. Herman Mathes and'Mrs. Bert Cox of Omaha, both of whom served as chap lain; Mrs. H. W. Smith of Lincoln also held an international office for one term. Miss Frances Taylor, a member of the Typographical Union of Cincin nati and a literary women of more than local reputation, assisted mater ially in organizing the international. Mr. Dan W. Green of Atlanta, Ga., and Mr. F. A. Kennedy of Omaha were the godfathers 6f the interna tional auxiliary, they having assisted Mrs. F. A. Kennedy and Mrs. Jesse Johnston of Cincinnati -in drawing up the original constitution ' of the Woman's International Auxiliary. I am very anxious to see every auxil iary represented at the Boston con vention. Now is the time for all good auxiliary women to save their pennies for the greatest trip of their life Bos ton 1908. All previous conventions will be put in t!he shade by Boston. MRS. FRANK A. KENNEDY. same. The labor-ating chickens in cubated by ool. Pope are coming home almighty fast these days. . CHAPMAN, ASSTRACTOR. Closely allied to the real estate interests which to the ih4i'6irialwork er constitutes the wealth of his ciass, is a profession in which only men of the highest standing and business in- tregity have any chance. The import ance of the abstractor can not be over estimated. Alanson Chapman,' located in the Funke building is one of the pioneers and it is fitting that he should be men tioned in a review of this kind. His heart has always been in the right place in regard to labor interests and the industrial worker and union man would do well to consult him where his services would be of benefit. Sam Large is larger now than he was a week ago, and all because a little Large- arrived' on August 26 to bless his home. The visitor, who has promised to remain permanently, is a boy, and papa is so proud that he often forgets and tries to cast matrix in cold metal. , "Believing in the constitution of the United States, and in the freedom of its people, and that all men should -be treated alike and right and every citizen should stand on his own actv, we, the undersigned, agree to stand by and for the open shop; that we will not discriminate- against men that can stand on thefr own merits whether they be, unioriPor non-union men, and believing the time has come when the men, their family, their children and those depending upon them will be the sufferers from the closed shop, and that a' long-suffering public has tired of being driven to the necessity of shaving themselves,, or doing without barber work, and that there can "be and there is no money for the propri etor or journeyman in the closed shop, and that all proprietors of bar ber shops from this date shall fix their own .price lists as-they see -best for the good of their business and for the good of the barber Drofessinn anil the benefits of all concerned a long suffering public. Believing that God is with the right and patient and that we have been patient and right, we. the undersigned proprietors, agree to run open shops from this" date. We also agree that the opening and clos-. ing hours shall, remain as now, ex cept on special occasions, when the hours shall be agreed upon by the boss barbers. (Signed). ' W. H. BARTIIELMAN. H. J. PARMENTER. Y A. E. SNYDER. C. W. EMMERT. C. A. GREEN. W. A. JACKSON., Charles Bowen refused to sign, and . Mr. Jackson declares that he signed ' under protest. - ' . These notices were posted in the Barthelman and Green '.' shops next day. When the union learned of it the officers got' busy. President Er lenborn and Secretary Schwenker t proceeded to the Green shop in the Richards block and demanded the shop card. Mr. Green had it secured and refused - to give it us. It is claimed that Mr. Green struck Presi dent Erlenborn and threatened Secre tary Schwenker. It seemed for a time as if the shop would be struck, but finally the obnoxious notice was re-. . moved and the shop card allowed to -remain. At the "Grand Mogul," the other Green shop, the "notice did not long .remain posted. Later . it was removed at the Grand Central. One result of the trouble was a practical demonstration that the journeymen : would stick together if occasion de manded It, and that any- effort to en force the open shop would result in something more than" a mere "talk fest." ... ' i . The international constitution gives each local the right, if it sees fit, to fix the price list of work, and acting ' on this the local union recently voted (o raise the, price of shaving in all union shops to 15 cents. This ad vance is being, bitterly opposed "by some of the so-called "smaller shops," the proprietors claiming that It will -simply force them out pf business. They point to the fact that a sim ilar effort a few years ' ago resulted disastrously to both proprietors and journeymen. The advanced prices are to go into effect on September 1. Sev eral of the "-big shops" have been charging the 15 cent rate all the time. The- journeymen have assured the "small proprietors" that if the new rate injures their business they wiJJ be taken care of. The local barbers' uuion now has upwards of sixty-eight members and is in a flourishing condition. At the regular meeting on Wednesday night of last week the local unanimously voted to renew its supscription to The WasewcFke-, ana a-meuiber was seV lected to act as "press. representative" and furnish The Wageworker -with all the barber news going. The local also voted unanimously to take $50 worth of stock in the Labor Temple as a starter with more,, to follow if necessity, demands. The union shops will be closed all day next Monday, and the "barbers will make it a holiday in fact as well as in name. The Lincoln Barbers' Union has ap pointed a press agent whose duty It will be . to keep The Wageworker posted on what is going on in union barber circles. This is an example that should be followed by every other union in the city. . It is almighty easy to buy, a reputa tion for philanthropy with the monej secured by robbing the weak and de fenseless.