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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1909)
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Patronize cut Ad
vetiisers and Boost!
Established I go 3
and Stilt Growing
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LINCOLN, XEBKASKA, DECEMBEE 25, 1909
Among the Live
Ones in Lincoln
Resolved, that during 1910 I will
buy only the product of the labor oi
my fellow unionists.
not" be a slave to
The indications are that the 1910
convention of the Nebraska Federa
tion of Labor will be even larger In
yclut of attendance than the 1909
convention which organized the Fed
eration. South Omaha is going to en
tertain the convention in good style.
The convention will be pretty busy
'and there will be but little time for
entertainment, but the time that can
be devoted to entertainment will be
well Oiled. The conventlbn will opeu
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, and
will be ready for immediate business.
The credentials committee will have
Its report ready by the time the
convention Is called to order. Tues
da ovrnine a mass meeting will be
held, at ' which time Mrs. F. R. J.
Edholm, secretary of the Nebraska
Society for tho Study and Prevention
tt Tulwar!! IiwIr. will address the au
dience on the work or the society. On
the same evening Professor Howard
r th State University- will deliver
an address on the work of the Direc
Legislation league. These, are In-
itinx anrl imiinrtant subjects, and
worthy of the attention of every
It will be worth the while of every
unionist .who uses tobacco to walk a
block or two out of his way in order
to patronize the '.'Temple Smokery."
He will find at the Temple the choicest
brands of union made cigars and to
baccos, and also a clean, orderly pool
room in which to while away a few
Resolved, .that during 1910 I will
111 of a fellow unionist. It
I can not honestly say good things'
h.,t him 1 will refrain from men
tioning him at all.
Wednesday evening, Dacember 29
th t Im-oln Labor Temple will be
iwmniiv onened. and the general
public is cordially invited to visit the
Temple on that 'occasion. Especially
are the business and professional men
of Lincoln Invited to be present And
mote (especially the business and pro
fessional men who bo wiumgiy aamv
ed the unionists n fitting tip the
TVinino. The Lincoln Labor Temple
u lnr to be a great factor for good
inrt industrial ' life of
ill Lit1- bwv.
Lincoln, and the men who have been
honored by being put in charge of
the duty of getting It in shape have
no fears of the Impressions tna wu
hi Klven those who attend the open-
fni. ,...hll mill And that It is
n of the oretUest places in Lincoln
4nd. too. the public will be delight
ed when they read the rules that
Have ben unanimously; auopieu u.
tho management of the temple. If
you attend the opening next Wed
nesday evening and you will miss
something It you do not you will be
Kurprlsed an delighted. And you will
. h welcomed oy a. iui i
unionists whfo are just as anxious as
' . . iirt P T.In.
I.,.).- tilcn InT tile u Hill
party, but will
in the ranks
The unions of Lincoln will have
more delegates at the South Omaha
convention than Omaha and South
Omaha combined. Several Omaha
unions whose delegates were very vp-
ciierous in their statements of what
Omaha would do, and what Omaha
deserved because of her prominence
as a union center, have never affili
ated with the State -Federation. The
Carpenters' Union of Omaha has re
fused to 'affiliate. So has the Painters
and Decorators Union. Omaha Ty
pograrhical Union has neglected to
affiliate. Several years ago the writer
lived in Omaha after having .pre
viously lived in Lincoln and he well
remembers how Omaha unionists
were always talking about Lincoln
being the "jumping on place" so far
as organization was concerned. It's'
different now. "While Lincoln has been
organizing and adding strength to
the unions, Omaha's "Union Bustlnfe
Association" has been putting Omaha
unions cut or business, jsvery struts
undertaken by Omaha unions during
the past six years has been whipped
by the Business Men's Association,
andin many instances the unions
have been utterly demolished. Lincoln
has not had a strike in that time,
but 4t has organized four or five new
unions, strengthened the old ones,
secured better wages and -conditions
and secured a standing before the
community seldom equalled and never
excelled by trades unions. It might
help Omaha union conditions some to
have a few more delegates in the
State Federation convention. Also
a cnange in tne management or union
affairs in that metropolis. At any
rate Omaha owes itto herself to
take a more active part in the work
of the Nebraska State Federation of
President Maupin of the State Fed
eration has appointed J. C. Trouten,
George Stevens and Henry White of
South Omaha, as a committee to
audit the books of Secretary-Treasurer
Hart. This committee will be
ready to report at the opening ses
sion of the Federation convention,
Sam DeNedrj- is mad. Real mad!
When we sent out notices of the or
ganization of the International Labor
press Association we Inadvertently
let his name appear as "Denedry." It
was enough ' to jar the sensitive
nerves of any man to get his name
wrong, it's DeNedry, not Denedry,
As soon as we got Sam's letter we
went down and killed the composi
tor who set the job. The idea of
any printer in the country any union
printer, we mean not knowing how
Sam orthographs his name. The de
ceased deserved all he got. We hope
this explanation will sooth' the ruf
fled feelings of our carpenter press
man electrical worker sheet metal
worker structural Iron worker printer
friend of Washington. If any other
apology or explanation . is wanted.
just let us know. We are the cham
pion apologizers of the country.
The Temple Open
Resolved, that during 1910 I will
endeavor to vote on election day as I
march on Labor Day.
The Retail Grocers and Butchers'
Association might start something
really worth while along the lines of
co-operatlqn with the trades unions
by ceasing to handle foreign cigars
and handle only Lincoln made cigars.
And ' they might also help things
along tiy refusing n to handle those
penitentiary made brooms. The more
Lincoln goods they handle the more
Lincoln- customers they will create.
They might think it over.
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Don't forget our advertisers when
spending your hard earned cash. Re
member; they make it possible for
your paper to exist.
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THE TEMPLE SMOKERY
Now open for business. Labor Temple, 217-19 North
Eleventh Street. . Best Brands v
Union Made Cigars and Tobaccos
No "scab" goods in stock. Don't ask for them. Full line
of Candies-Made in Lincoln. Handsome pool room. A
welcome awaits all wage earners. Come in and get ac
quainted with your own business.
The Lincoln Labor Temple will be
formally opened on Wednesday even
ing, December 29. It will be a gala oc
casion, -and the Temple directors are
going to make it a date long to 'be
remembered in tne annals or organ
ized labor. There will be music and
refreshments, and committees to see
that, everybody has a good time and
is given ample opportunity to Inspect
every room of the Temple. It is per
haps unnecessary to say that every
body will be welcomed to the Tem
ple on that occasion and every other
occasion. No further invitation is
necessary, although special in vita-,
tions will be issued to business men
and professional men who have ' as
sisted in making the Temple possible.
During ; the evening's, festivities
there will be music, and Incidentally
some dancing in the two big halls.
Light refreshments will be served
during the evening, and the office
of the Temple will be decorated with
potted plants and cut flowers. The
directors , of the association will toe
on' hand maybe in 1 dress suits to
act as guides, councellors and friends
to all visitors; i It is going to re a
great social affair, and you -.are ex
pected to be present and either help
entertain the : visitors or be enter
talned., ; '' .'.
All this was decided upon at Man
dav night's meeting of the board, of
directors.' ' .
At Monday night's meeting the
house committee submitted its report,
and the rules formulated for the con
duct of the ' Temple were adopted
They will be found in this issue of
The Wageworker. In due ' time they
will be found conspicuously posted . In
the Temple. It must be understood:
right from the start that these' rules-
will be enforced to the limit.- :
Manager ' Rudy submitted his re
port for the first, week's business In
the Temple, and it was, euch as to
enthuse the , directors. The- "Smok- ;
ery" , and pool room, will bring in a"
handsome profit. He was Instructed
to re-locate the 'electric ' light - fix
tures in the entrance and also In:-.
structed to have a new steel ceiling
put in the- lower entrance' before- the
formal opening next Wednesday even-
Ing. It will be done. i i; '
The matter of finance was taken
up and arrangements made to pay alt
outstanding bills and obligations. It
must not be understood' that there is .
no longer any need of, taking hold;
and boosting the1, financial end.; , The
Temple association is only started. -but
it is a fine start. There must be
no lagging behind. . '
It is hoped that the folding chairs
will be received in time to Install be
fore the opening night. Manager Rudy
is rapidly filling tho dates for all four
of the halls, and unions that have
not "yet taken dates should get busy.
Several fraternal , orders are- on tho
waiting list, but until all the unions ;
are v provided for no leases will be- :
made for other organizations.
Do , not , forget that you. and . your- ,
friends are Invited to attend the for
mal opening of1 the Labor Temple' on
next Wednesday evening.
Resolved, that during 1910 1 will
devote all my spare time to "boost
ing" for organized labor, and frown
upon the "knocker" at every opportunity,
vtow.lv trt set at rest a lot of rumors
a8 well as a lot of doubts, Will M.
Maupin. president of the Nebraska
State Federation of Labor, wants it
distinctly understood that under no
consideration will he allow his name
to be mentioned for re-election, un
.,. ,.i.-,.mstancea will Mr. Maup
i i, l candidate for re-election, and
under no combination of clrcumstanes
in ho nrreiit re-election
c.i. .,., h nnv one is at
not enipnuui: cuuue, -
innr- n lireoare a statement t
, u.4 onmieh. and Mr. Maupin
will cheerfully sign it.
nivpd. that during 1910 I will
absolutely refrain Trom Impugning
the motives of my fellow unionists
who are striving for better conditions
in the ranks of organized
Labor Temple Rules
THIS IS A HOME!
would in any other
Frauk P. Hart, secretary-treasurer
, of the Nebraska. State Federation of
. u- id a mndldate for re-election
. ,l. c...u n,..uVin convention. Ml'
- Ill HV OUUl'i
Hart has performed the bulk of the
work attendant upon the perfecting
of the convention and has per
formed It well. He has earned a re
election, and the indications are that
" he will have no opposition. The af
fairs of the Federation are in excel
lent shape and the credit for this is
largely due to the untiring work of
You are expected to conduct yourself therein just as you
The use of intoxicationg liquor or beer is absolutely forbidden upon these premises.
Gambling, swearing, betting no matter in what form will not be tolerated. ,
Loud, boisterouss or profane language is forbidden. (
Scuffling, wrestling or boxing is forbidden, save when a union may offer boxing or
wrestling matches as a form of amusement.
Anyone who mars, defaces or injures the property of the Labor Temple Association
in any way whatsoever will be compelled to make restitution, on penalty of
prosecution for destruction of property. ,
Good health and decency require that cuspidors by thoso who expectorate. Spitting
upon the floor is forbidden, and if persisted in will bar the offender forever from
the Temple. '
Any one entering the Temple in an intoxicated condition will be politely requested to
withdraw. If necessary the police will be called.
Please do not lean your heads against the walls.
Please do not tip chairs back against the wall. '
This is not a place wherein obscene stories are in order.
All "backcapping" sessions must be held out in the street, preferably in the next block.
Books belonging to the Temple Library may not be removed from the building unless
a sufficient deposit is made with the manager. Thev manager is empowered to
designate the size of the deposit. Books retained more than ten days , will subject
the offender to a forfeiture of deposit. (
r Borrowers will be required to pay for all damages done to books while in their
Cutting or marring the magazines and newspapers is forbidden.
The House Corimittee asks the co-operation of all in its efforts to keep the Temple
clean, orderly and a fit place for men and women to congregate.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION..
Final Meeting of the Old Year Wilt
Be Held Next :Tuesday Evening.
The last meeting of the -Central
Labor union lor tne year I9U will
be held- at the Labor Temple next
Tuesday; evening at 8 o'clock. "Inei
dentally it will -be the last Tuesday
evening mee tin g of i the central body t
fori a long time to come. Beginning
with the new year the central body
will meet on the second and fourth.
Fridays. . .
The last meeting of 1909 ought
to be the best one , of the year. It
will be, the night before the formal
opening of the Temple, and the dele- ;
gates might frame up something to
help make the opening a success,
Furthermore, the. committee appoint
ed to confer u with a committee ; from
the Retail Grocers and Butchers' As
sociation will , probably have . some- '
thing Interesting, to - report. There
will be other committee reports to
make,' ands'under. the head of "good
and . welfare" doubtless there will be )
some who ' can , outline some good
plans for the coming year. Let" every
delegate be on hand when President
Parker calls the central body; to ; or
der. ,.--,. i :'
Resolved, that during 1910 I will
become a stockholder in the Lin
coin, Labor Temple Building Associa
tion, and to the extent of my finan
cial ' ability. ; .
STAY AWAY FROM LEAD.
Trouble on There and Your Presence-
Will Make It Worse. '
The Homestake Mining company,
of Lead, South Dakota.V is trying to
enforce the open shop policy ' there,
and as a result there is a big strike
, -1 ..... .
on. Miners, carpenters, eieciricm
workers and teamsters are requested
to remain away from - Lead, as all
of these unions are involved In the
troubles. ":r" - r-' ' "
So far the ; workers In the Black
Hills district have asked onty for
moral support. ' They are able" and J
willing to finance, the" trouble for a
long time to come, but they want to
warn the friend of organized labor
against the falsehoods "now being cir
culated by the agents of the Home-1
stake Co. Do not be deceived. Stay
away from . Lead ! i '
. , : HOME AGAIN.
Miss Dorothy ,Maupln, who has been
visiting with her aunt,1 Mrs. George
L. Burkhalter, at Needles," California,
for the t ;ast four months, retprned
home the first of the week, much im
proved in health. . '
Resolved, that during 1910 I will
reeiilarlv attend the meetings of my
union, pay my dues promptly, and
accept whatever work, that my or
ganization may ask of me, doing It
cheerfully and willingly,- and to the
best of 'my ability. .1. :
Resolved, that during 1910 I will
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