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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 9, 1910)
UNION iLABOR WAS ON PARADE
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afternoon until 9 o'clock at night the
cars to the Beach were crowded to the
limit, and it is estimated, the actual
count not yet having been announced,
that upwards of 4,000 people passed
through the gates of that popular pleas
ure resort. At 2:30 the program of
contents began and it proved to be the
best program, and pulled off the best,
of any Labor Day doings in recent
years.' Everybody entered into the
spirit of the occasion with a right good
will, and the afternoon was full of fun
and frolic. Announcement of the win
ners will be found in next week's issue.
Notes of the Day.
A number ate picnic suppers at the
As usual the street cars broke the
parade a score of times.
The platoon of police at the head of
the parade made a fine showing.
There were no Bartenders in the
parade this year. There may be next
When countermarching on O street
the Boilermakers received , the glad
hand all along the line.
The jumping contests brought out
EDUCATION AND REFORM
Rev Charles Stelzle Shows that Social
Uplift Depends Upon Knowledge.
The Bpirit of social unrest is not
confined to the proverty strieken. The
pople of the slum and of the low-class
tenement are groping blindly for relief,
but there is a growing and an intellig
ent movement among the great middle
class, consisting largely of the better
type of artisans and the semi-professional
people. This is largely due to
the unusual opportunities for education
in this generation.
In medieval times and in the early
renaissance only those who were ex
- pected to become members of the lei
sure class received an education. The
original scheme of education implied
nothing more than a rather shallow cul
ture given to a small ruling class made
up of the official, military and ec
clesiastical satellites of the ruler, and
it was intended more for ornament
than for use. On the other hand there
was the large uneducated class whose
function it was to remain in ignorance
and to obey. Since the introduction
of education for the common people,
both the curriculum in the schools and
the general purpose of education have
undergone a deeided change. Educat
ors awoke to the fact that it was
necessary to prepare children for the
practical duties of life and while out
public Bchool system is by no means
ideal in this respect, it has enlarged
the opportunity of the masses in their
reaching for better things.
There are 18,000,000 pupils enrolled
in the common schools of the United
States, and over 500,000 teachers.
About 20 per cent, therefore, of the
population of the United States is in
the common school. To this number
must be added approximately 1,000,
000 in the hitrh schools and academies,
175,000 in tho universities and colleges,
TO.OOO in the professional schools, 75,
000 in the normal schools and 400,000
in the city evening schools, besides
the large number who are in special and
private schools of various kinds.
The public school is the great level
ler of the nation. It is here that the
children of the rich and the poor
learn their first lessons in democracy.
While there is an aristocracy in some
ofNthe colleges and universities, con
trary to the spirit of brotherhood,
this feeling is rapidly passing away,
Never before has there been so much
attention . given to the discussion of
social questions, both in the regular
and special courses of our institutions
of learning. Some professors have
gone to extremes in this direction; net
only do they themselves give lectures
which may be regarded as decidedly
heretical, but social agitators of the
most radical type are invited to ad
dress the stvdents. However, on the
whole, these lectures are resulting in
'a better understanding of , the pro
blems of the masses by the classes.
It is due to this wider knowledge
Of the problems of the poor that has
caused our student life to become more
interested in the cause of the people.
Witness the large number of college
' men and women who are voluntarily
living in the settlements of our great
cities, representing their chapters and
fraternities, bringing to these problems
all of the fine devotion of youth, and
the understanding of a broadened mind.
It ii to this leadership that much of
the social unrest of the times is due.
For, seeing the poor suffering those
things which . they, themselves, feel
must be beyond endurance, they are
seeking to, give them not, only a
broader outlook upon life, but by per
sonal friendship and intelligent di
rection, they are showing the people
how they may be delivered from the
the usual wrangling, but the judges
were firm and made 'em all like it.
The union men were in the parade.
The "card men" were on the side
walks or out of town to lap up a few.
The committee on sports handled its
part of the work in a faultless manner.
Every contest was pulled off on sched
One wag sugested during the ladies'
base ball throw that it should have
been either flatirons or rolling pins ..
instead of base balls.
Manager Rudy of the Temple was,
the busiest man in thirteen states
and the happiest, because he was mak
ing money to pay on the mortgage.
President Jonas of the Boilermakers
refereed the wrestling bout and showed
that he knew that business as well as
he does the business of making boilers.
Lincoln business men can come about
as near acting as a unit in not decorat
ing for a gala occasion as any bunch of
business men to be found anywhere on
Most of the business houses closed
during the afternoon of Labor Day,
and many of the employes seized the
occasion to celebrate at the Beach with
the unionists. .
YOU KNOW HIM.
all the best and ablest minds, and
above all needs honest men as officers.
The honest man is not afraid of an
henest. straightforward charge airt.inst
him, but no one is safe from the mis
erable, contemptible, , back-biting
character assassin. This moral pervent
is always making insinuations and us
ually without any foundation upon
which to base them, and has done more
to Tetard progress than any other
agency employed or in operation.
Teamsters' Journal, August. ,
A Pestiferous Cuss Who Infests About
Beware of the fellow who insinuates,
but does not make an honest charge;
he is not only dishonest, but is a
coward at heart, with a perverted
as well. The church, fraternal,
and labor organizations arc fre
rent asunder by the miserable
who casts insinuations against
the character or motive of another,
without any reason or foundation, ex
cept personal spite or aggrandizement.
He is a moral degenerate . who seeks to
create discord, bad bleod and finally
dissension and disruption. Fortunately
the best elements in organized labor
hive become accustomed to these peo
ple, and their influence is largely de
stroyed, ood men, however, are fre-
.FACING THE SUNLIGHT
It is just as easy to go through life
looking for the good and the beautiful
instead of the ugly; for the noble in
stead of the ignoble; for the bright and
cheerful instead of the dark and
gloomy; the hopeful instead of the
despairing; to see the bright side in
stead of the dark side. To set your
face always toward the sunlight is
just as easy as to see always the
shadows and it makes all the difference
cnently driven out of organisations
simply because they are so constituted
that they can not or will not stand
slanderous abuse. The movement needs
Tie Well Dressed
Not only should he be dressed in neat-fitting, well-made, cleverly-tailored and durable
clothing, but in clothing that bears the Label of the United Garment Workers. The clothing
that Union Men makers the clothing that Union Men should buy. We want to call your atten
tion to the fact that we are the largest handlers of Union Made clothing in the west
The Man who Won the Prize
at the Labor Day Contest for wearing the most Union Made articles was fitted out at our store.
Hat, collar, shirt, collar buttons, necktie, suspenders, coat, vest pants, belt, hose, shoes and
gloves. Thafs what we do for Union Men who want to play the game square.
The Head to Foot Outfitters
; -' - - ' i
We can fit the Unionists out from head to foot in Union Made articles; and we not only
guarantee the prices to be right - the "Bargain Price" now, not three months later - but we
stand back of everything we sell with the absolute guarantee that it is just what we repres
ent it to be. .
From $15 to $25 in price.
At these prices we fit you out in garments that you will be as proud to wear as we are to
sell. And we especially invite you to investigate our method of doing business. The Bargain
Price Now! Think that over. Everything that men wear; we sell -Union Made, too, if you want it
Some grouchy individual avers and
avows that three of the marshals actual
ly mounted their horses from the off
side. We think this is a base libel on
An interesting watcher of the parade
made a count of the men in line and
reports the number to have been 1,262,
not counting those. in the industrial
section of the parade.
Starter tYates tried to use Idaho
Bill's pistol to start the contestants,
but he couldn't make it work. He is
more accustomed o a "shooting stick"
than 'he is to a shooting iron.
t Somebody swiped the , pole of the
Typographical Union banner, and as
a result Banner Carrier Peate had to
relieve his feelings by retiring to an
anteroom and saying a few words.
The Barbers couldn't turn out on
account of an agreement to work in
the forenoon when Labor Day fell on
the first day of the fair. But the
Barbers were there in spite, all right.
West Lincoln, Crete, Beatrice and
Omaha, "wet towns," drew a number,
of card men who thought more of slack
ing their thirst than they did of boost
ing for their organizations and for the
general benefit of all the workers.
The Wageworker's Labor Day Edit
ion received 'hundreds of complimen
in your character between contest and
discontent, between happiness and mis
ery, and in your life, between pros
perity and adversity, between success
and failure." Orison Swete Marden. r
PAPERBOX MAKERS WIN.
The papermakers of the country have
received an increase in wages ranging
from 6, to 13 per cent. About 4000
employes are benefitted. The paper
makers have been through two strikes
against the paper trust, losing the first
and winning a complete victory in the
A GOOD EXAMPLE.
Should Be Followed By All Good
Union Men Everywhere '
The California campaign committees
of the different republican" factions
have received some awful jolts from
having their posters and pamphlets
printed in rat shops. .Entire carloads
were returned with sizzling messages
tary notices from the unionists. As the
parade turned at the Wageworker cor
ner, Seventeenth and O, many of the
unionists cheered for this humble little
The Wageworker editor entered in
the "Fat Men's" race, stuffing a vest
and a half-dozen handkerchiefs inside
the front of his trousers. But even with
his lack of weight he ran a poor fourth
in a bunch of five. The fifth man fell
down half-way across the course.
Col. Fred Eissler, aidecamp to Grand
Marshal Kelsey took his fiery steed
around into the alley back of the Labor
Temple and practiced a bit. - After
landing 'hard a couple of times he took
the steed to the barn and asked for one
that wasn't quite so high from the
ground nor quite so frolicsome.
"Gripe Guts" Post's squeal about
"Labor Sunday merely had the effect
of making thoughtful ministers more
anixious than ever to make Labor Sun
day a success. Thanks, Mr. "Gripe
Guts" Post. The more you spend for
such advertising the less you'll have
to squander on the ex-stenographer.
The A. D. 'Benway Co. intended hav
ing a handsome float in the parade, but
an unf orseen business complication pre
vented. Mr. Benway expressed great
regret over his inability to make a
showing in the parade, but & the same
by wire to keep their rat printers in
Los Angeles, the home of the open
shop. Some of the stuff was actually
printed by Japs. The Lincoln Roose
velt league refused to even deceive
bales of it printed for ; its especial
benefit. Even farmers refused to re
ceive Wlabled literature. Portland
WON IT FOR THEM.
The printers ..' employed on Gripe
Nuts Post 's paper and screech producer
struck recently for eight hours. They
won, too, which is more than those
poor rats could have gotten out of
Post if it had not been for the fight
put up by the International Typogra
phical union a few years back all-over
Firemen and stokers were recently
severely beaten up , on the steamer
Apache running out of New York City.
The men are joining the union, and
8c O ST.
time wants the union men to know that
it was not the fault of himself or his
company. - ;
A daily paper tried to make it appear
that there was trouble over placing the
Havelock band in the line, and assert
ed that for a time it threatened to inter
fere, with the parade. The intimation
is utterly without foundation. That
matter was taken up and settled to the
satisfaction of all concerned several
days before Labor Day.
The wrestling bout was a big attrac
tion, and it kept the women folks ex
cited to a great pitch. A majority of
them had never seen such a thing be
fore, and they were inclined to think it '
rather brutal at first. But when they
saw how easily the ' wrestlers took
things they calmed down and were
soon cheering with the- rest of the
In point of years of union member
ship Grand Marshal T. C. Kelsey was
the oldest man in the parade. In point
ot years Mr. Bacon of the Bricklayer
was the oldest man in the line. Mr.
Bacon may have the years, but he never
fails to get into line, and he marches
as staunchly as the youngest of theta.
Gus Hyers tried to ring in a negligee
shirt for an undershirt in the union
label contest, but was called down- by
the officers are ugly. The entire Clyde
line of steamers may be boyeotted.
.The Tri-City Labor Review tells of
the closing out of a Berkeley gent 's
furnishing emporium where the pro-
prietor some months ago thought he
depended on the "better classes" for
his 'patronage, and recognized neither
label nor union. .
Employers raised their wages through'
organization on the suburban lines ont
of New York. On the strength of
this the railroads raised their rates.
The commuters blame the trainmen,
but an analysis shows that for every
dollar of increase in wages the rail-,
roads have three in raised rates.
Birimingham, Ala, Electrical Work
ers recently secured increased wages
amounting to 50 cents per day, and
20 minutes ' reduction in the day's
work. . '
limitations or poveny. 'iK
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