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THE, BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 1, 1916.
' POLITICAL AIVKRT1SKMKNT. .
rnl.lTK AL ADVERTISEMENT.
Wilson's Opinion of
Before He Entered Politics
Mas Tor city, An 16,
Bon. Woodrow Wilson,
President Princeton University,
'In the Sew Yorx Times of June 14, whleh purpoxto to glv ex
tracts of your beosaleureete address to the students of Prlnoeton ttni
' varsity, you ere quoted as follows:
'You itnow what the usual standard of the employe
Is In our day. It is to glvs as little as he may for Ms
wages. , Labis is standardized by the trade unions, and this
Is the standard to whioh It Is. made to oonfons. . Bo one' Is
suffered to do more then the average workman ean do. In
some trades and handlorafts no one Is suffered to do wore
than the least skilful of his fellows ean do within the hoars
elloted to A day's labor, and no one may work out of hours
at all or volunteer anything beyond the minimum.
Now, your reported remarks strike me as being so extraordi
nary so different from whot I, as a member of organised labor, hare
found to be the facts that I feel impelled t6 esk you if the foregoing
paregrapb is a oorreot report of what you said.
If you are eorraotly (tooted, I should like to hare you give
me your authority for your statement that In labor unions "no one is
suffered to do more than the average workmen oan do. Also give me the
names of a few trades' or handlorafts where no one. Is suffered to Co ' .
more than the leaet skilful of his fellows oan do within the hours
elloted to a day's labor, end no one may work out of hours at all or
volunteer anything beyond the minimum." - .
. As a matter of oourae, a president of a university of, the.
reputed standing of Princeton would not make statements In his baooa
laureate address unless he knows, or st least fully believes, that his
statements are true. Therefore It ought not be a dlffloult -natter for
you to oblige its with the names of thoee labor unions whose laws, or
even polloies, bring about the results you speolfy.
Awaiting yoijir reply with lively Interest, I an.
Tours very truly,
Care Evening Telegram,
r" ' Hew York City.
Jun WW., 1905.
My deer Stri-
Your letter of June 16th contain a vory proper
challenge. I quit agree that I aught wot to wak tho tt
' wonte I did wei about th trad union, unless I war
able to citt cases in verif ication of my tateant.
I, of couno, had no individual tradoa unions la
mind which I oan nana by muabar, but I had in mind oovtral
ttt ef building in Now York City, for eiaicpl, the trick
layer working on whleh epent about one third of the working
day sitting around, smoking thoir pipes and chatting, b
cauee thay had laid tho number of bricks to which thoy wtra
United for tho day by the union to vhich thoy belonged.
I had in nir.d numerous experiences of my own in dealing with
working un in Princeton, whore I once found it impossible,
'for exajstle, oa a vory cold evening to got a broken window
tan -ended at th house of an Invalid friend , because th
prescribed labor hour of th doy wer ovr and the
glasier could not venture, without riaklng a strike, te
do th work himself and eould not order any ef hi workmen
to 6n H. I hd 1" "1 score of inetancee in hort,
ying within y own experienc and reeting upon the taatt
mony of friend in whaae veracity I have every reason te
have the greatoet confident. ' .
I of course could not, in th cess of mora than
one or two of thee lntane, giv legal preaf of ay
aeeertione, but th vidnca I hav era ntirly euffieieirt
to convince me of th general truth of th atatenant mede
Vary truly youre, , s
Mr. Ugar R. Lavarty,
After He Retired From Politics
"HE WAS A GREAT GOVERNOR."
"Now that Governor Hughes has 'retired
from pblitics and ascended to a place on the
highest judicial tribunal in the world, the
fact can be acknowledged without hurting
anybody's political corns, that he was the
greatest friend of labor laws that ever occu
pied the governor's chair at Albany. Dur
ing his two terms he has signed 56 labor
laws, including among them the best labor
laws ever enacted in this or any other state.
He also urged the enactment of labor laws
in his messages to the legislature, even going
so far as to place the demand for a labor law
in one of his messages to an extra session of
"Only 162 labor laws have been enacted
in this state since its erection in 1777 in 133
years. One-third of these, exceeding in
quality all of the others, have been enacted
and signed during Governor Hughes' term
of three years and nine months.
"With such a record of approval and sug
gestion of progressive legislation in the in-,
terest of humanity to his credit, it is easy to
believe that human rights will have a stead-.
fast and sympathetic upholder in the new
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United
States.' .. vrV ' . :
v ., : .v; : :
From the October, 1910, Issue of Legislative
News, Published by New York State Fed-,
eration of Labor.
Labor's Opinion of Hughes Is Based on WHAT HE HAS DONE
These Are Some of the Laws He Advocated and Signed While Governor of New York:
Wainwright Commission of Inquiry.
Automatic mutual agreement compensa
Automatic compulsory compensation.
(The first law of this kind enacted in
the United States.)
Limiting the hours of labor for street car
Limiting the hours of labor . for men in
Limiting the hours of labor for signalmen
and railroad telegraphers.
Placing young women from 19 to 21 years
of age in the protected class.
ELEVEN CHILD LABOR LAWS extend
: ing over a period from 1907 to 1910.
(These laws secured the first definite
standard for the protection of children in
Reconstructed the State Department of
Changed the penalties to make enforce
ment of labor laws easier.
Requiring semi-monthly payment of
THIRTEEN LAWS relating to welfare,
safety and sanitation in workshops.
Republican National Publicity Committee
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