The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, June 12, 1909, Image 5
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Large numbers of the leaders of labor in England and Scotland are actively Interested in the church indeed, they will tell you that they received their training as public speaker In the church. Mr. Arthur Henderson, M. P chair man of the labor party in the house of commons. Is vice-president of the great church brotherhood movement In Great Britain, which has a member ship of 500,001 He, together with such men as Will Crooks. M. P-, George Xicholls. M. P., and other labor leaders who are not members of par liament, frequently speak at the na tional conventions and Sunday after noon meetings of the brotherhood in various cities. These church brother hoods, by the w ay, are composed very largely of trades unionists, as I dis covered when addressing brotherhood In various cities. These church broth erhoods by the way, are composed very largely of trades unionists, as discovered when addressing brother hood mass meetings in London, Glas gow, Edinburg and Manchester. The trades union leaders on the other side have learned the value of having the church with theni. and the church, at any rate, the non-Conformist church. Is closely identified with the Interests of working people. It Is also quite evident that whatever the average workingman may personally think of the church and of the temper ance question, he Is careful to select as his leader, and as his representa tive In the house of commons, the man who U high moral character and u .e who is a total abstainer and a member of the church. Incidental references have already been made to socialism. To treat it satisfactorily would require more space than seems possible to give it. Vnquestionably, the labor movement in Europe, particularly on the continent. is dominated by the socialists. Even when they are not in the majority. they seem to raise up leaders who con trol the situation. In France, for in stance, the revolutionaries, while not so numerous as the present strike re ports would seem, to indicate, actual ly rule the entire labor movement. They prefer to keep the bona-fide union membership comfortably small, so that they will not be out-numbered and then overpowered. In Germany, practically every strong trades unionist leader is & socialist. But there is a good excuse for social Ism in Germany. While the conditions are rapidly improving, there still re mains much more to be done for the workers, and the socialists are doing their share in the common cause. They are rendering their most valuable service as a party of protest. For practical co-operation and for sane helpfulness, the socialists in Belgium. in the work of their People's Palace, are giving assistance of a kind which workingmen- all over the world sorely need. Here they minister to the social, the intellectual and the physical needs of men. to a degree which is rarely surpassed by any kind of an organiza tion. In England the term "socialism" Is used rather loosely. It seems to mean almost anything that is a de parture from the old-time conservat ism. While it seems comparatively easy to get the British Trades Union congress to pass a resolution, the members of organized labor do not see fit to elect the socialist candidates. Condition of Socialists. Just now, socialism seems to be hav ing rather a hard time of it on the other side. There is a note of pes simism in the socialist press which is unusual. In Germany, which country is always referred to as the leader in the movement, the socialist member ship in the Reichstag (congress) was reduced at the last election from eigty three to forty, although there was something of an increase in the total number of votes cast. In London, at the last municipal elections the. so cialists lost a large number of votes. In Edinburg they have steadily de clined, according to the figures shown me by the local authorities. But while there is this comparative halt, it by no means indicates that socialism has seen its best days. It will probably lead to a more sharply defined cleav age between the socialists, the semi socialists, and the anti-socialists, so that socialism in a few years will know its actual strength the world over, and it will begin its fight anew, upon a clear-cut program. DELEGATES MEET. Lincoln and Havelock Representatives , Prepare for Meeting. Delegates to the number of seven teen, representing as many unions. met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. XI. Maupin, Wednesday evening. These delegates have been elected to repre sent their local unions at th State Fed eration of Labor meeting in Lincoln on June 21 and 22. The object of the meeting was to prepare for the re ception and entertainment of the dele: gates from the outside cities. Committees were appointed to look after the printing of suitable badges and to arrange for a lunch and "smoker" at C L. TJ. hall on Tuesday evening after Raymond Robin's ad dress. It was decided to ask the pres idents of the local unions to act on the reception committee on the occa sion of the reception by Governor and Mrs. Shallenberger at the executive mansion Tuesday evening, June 21. Aft-'r the business of the evening was disposed of the delegates talked "shop" for an hour, and in the mean time refreshments were served by Mrs. Maupin, assisted by her little daugh ters, Lorena and Dorothy. Union made cigars and smoking tobacco were con sumed in generous quantities. The delegates will meet again next Tues day evening at the home of Mr. A. A. Hyers, Havelock, Mr. Hyers being the delegate from the Machinists Union. Delegates are urged to take the 7:20 Havelock car and go to the postoffice in the shop city. From there they will be escorted to the Hyers residence. iary's members can take a leading part in this label movement. Mrs. F. H. Hebbard, president of the Auxiliary, read an interesting paper on the topic, "What We Are Organized For." In which she explained to several visitors the objects and aims of the organization. It was an open meeting and several women who are not mem bers of the organization, but who are eligible to membership, were present. and several applications were received. After the program dainty refresh ments were served by the hostess. The Auxiliary is planning for its June so cial which will be held soon, and which, like all other Auxiliary socials, will be worth waiting for. Bunch of Active Unionists Get Into the Federation Game. The Musicians' Union is made up of hustlers. At the regular meeting last Sunday this organization elected Dr. J. H. Cain delegate to the State Feder ation of Labor. Then it proceeded to appoint a band leader whose duty it will be to draft a band of forty or fifty pieces to provide a parade and music on Tuesday evening, June 22. when Raymond Robins speaks. Then, to clinch the matter. Dr. Gains was in structed to pledge the organization for its pro rata share of the expenses of holding the meeting. Gness that's go ing some! That sort of action ought to make some of the older unions in Lincoln sit np and take notice. Delegate Pinney made a verbal re port of his stewardship as delegate to the genera convention, and the re port was listened to with interest and profit. A committee was appointed to wait npon the Lindell hotel management and protest against the unfair orches tra playing there. The Lindell ho tel had been designated as headmiar- ters for the Federation delegates, but Will M. Maupin, who was present at the meeting said that if the hotel was using a non-union orchestra it certain ly could not be the headquarters. The committee win call at the Lindell. Elite Xo. 2 is not exactly square with th union, and the committee that waits npon the Lindell will also wait upon the Elite. The new roster and price list will be issued in a week or two. Owen Miller, secretary of the Am erican Federation of Musicians and president of the St. Louis Trades and Labor Assembly, seems to be some thing of a rote-getter. A few weeks ago he was unanimously re-elected secretary of the Federation. But a week or two before that he was elect ed to a civic office. He was a candi date for the, St. Louis board of free holders, whose duty it is to revise the city charter. When the votes were counted Miller was high man. He received 702 votes more than both old party candidates for mayor, and his total vote was the largest ever re ceived by any candidate for city office in the history of St- Louis. At the same election M. H. Witter, ex-president of the International Typographi cal nnion. was elected city registrar. and L. W.. Quick, grand secretary of . GONE EAST. Deputy Labor Commissioner Miopia left Friday afternoon for Rochester, X. where he will attend the annual national convention of State Labor Commissioners and Factory Inspect ors. He was accompanied by his daugh ter, Dorothy. EVERY SHOE "UNION MADE" HERE Thompson Shoe $3.50 B $4 Handcraft Shoe $5.00 All -"FOR KEM""A1I Rtw Lien's Dootcry 12th & P Sts. PAINTERS AND DECORATORS. Brief Bite About Men Who Wield the Decorative Brush. Every member of Local Union Xo. 18, Brotherhood of Painters, Decora tors and Paperhangers is working full time, and most of them over time. The union shops report even better busi ness than at the same time in 190S, and that was their banner year up to that time. The number of union men employed at present is seventy-five. Very few traveling cards are received, the men seeming to be busy else where as well as in Lincoln. Good health is the rule among the members. The relief committee is enjoying a sinecure. One member is laid up with a sore arm.. Of course it goes without saying that the union shops are commanding the best work and workmen in the city. Following is the list of new officers recently elected: President, Perry Jennings. Vice-president, W. E. Dewey. Financial secretary, R. L Glover. Recording secretary, II. L. Rose. Louis Hale is the locals' delegate to the State Federation of Labor con vention. CAPITAL AUXILIARY. Pleasant and Profitable Meeting Held Last Wednesday Afternoon. Capital Auxiliary Xo. 11 to Typo graphical Union No. 209 met at the home of Mrs. Will Bustard Wednes day afternoon. The routine business of the organization was transacted. Deputy Labor Commissioner Maupin was present by invitation and made a short address on the line3 of his ad dresses before the Women's Clubs of the state. He dwelt particularly up on the conditions surrounding women in the industrial field, and tried to show how their working conditions may be vastly bettered by a concerted demand for the nnion label. He also FARMER SADIE. Before the first of July, Frank A. Kennedy and family of Omaha will be farmers. That is, they will be living on a farm. Kennedy, who is the popu lar editor of the Western Laborer. drew a patch of ground in the Tripp county lottery, and he is going to bet Uncle Sam he can live on it six months without starving to death. He will devote his energies to small pica pumpkins and DeVinne chickens. Here's hoping the Kennedy's realize all their agricultural hopes and ambi tions. RAILWAY TRAINMEN. Reports of the officers to the ninth biennial convention of the Brother hood of Railway Trainmen, in session at Columbus, Ohio, show an increase of 2,000 in membership since the last convention. The total "membership is the Order of Railway Telegraphers, was elected city treasurer. That's go ing some in the political line. And is Jim Van Cleave' own town, too! Kansas City' musicians report the summer outlook the most discouraging in years. W. T. Pinney has been appointed state trustee for this district of the Federation of Musicians. The Feder ation is divided " Into eleven dis tricts, two of which are in Canada. Every musician who can, shook! hear Raymond ' Robins at the First Christian church. Tuesday evening. June 22. He's the greatest advocate of trades unionism on the American platform. An effort will be made to establish unions in Fremont, Nebraska City. Be atrice and Hastings before the elos of the summer. WANT MORE BRICKLAYERS. Kansas City Asked to Send Fifty or Sixty to Lincoln. C E. Haynie, local manager of tfe International Harvester company, says he has asked the head office at Kan sas City to rush him fifty or sixty bricklayers at once. He waste to rash up the walls of the company's sew warehouse, and says he can not get bricklayers to do tae work, although he has been advertising for them ail around. Manager Haynie says the building rush in Lincoln is so great that it is impossible to get bricklayers, and sr less he can get them from the oatside he can not get the warehouse walls up in time to take care of the season's business. This sounds pood if it isn't scheme to import a lot of aoa-aakm bricklayers. It is true that work ia the mason line is rushing, not only in Lincoln, but in Omaha. Fremont, Bea trice, Hastings and other Nebraska towns. Garment Workers' Tnioa ia Erie. 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