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was predicted on conditions laid down
by the pressmen themselves.

Secretary Boudinot Applauds Federation of

Employers' Associations Idea "This committee cannot too strongly condemn the methods and tactics Mr. G. S. Boudinot, the secretary used in Chicago and your committee of the National Association of Manubelieves that, not only should the in- facturers, says there can be no posternational officers of our organiza- sible doubt that employers should ortion be commended for the course

Mr.

ganize into one central body. they pursued, but that they should be Boudinot approves the position taken instructed in the future to see to it

by THE AMERICAN EMPLOYER in its that every renewal of the attempt to

September issue, that there should be

employers' associations in every city embroil us in needless difficulties made

and a national federation of such asby any other international union, is

sociations. promptly exposed and combated.”

“There are about nine hundred asThe convention started action more sociations," said Mr. Boudinot, "that or less, on the text book situation, we reach with our literature and there which has been recently emphasized are about three hundred more that are in the city in which they convened

reached through the National Counsel by a labor objection to the adoption

for Defense, at Washington, which is of certain text books of Ginn & Co., closely associated with our organiza

tion. I realize, however, that these of Boston, an open shop concern, in the Cleveland schools. As a result,

associations form but a small part of an investigation of the school text

what might be, and ought to be, in book situation in the country in gen

the way of employers' associations. eral, and in Cleveland in particular,

"Within a comparatively short time is to be begun and unions and union the proposition was made to me men are to be urged to fight for

organize the employers nationally, but union labor school board members.

I declined. I had not time for the The resolution on which the investiga

task, and the work that I have to do tion was authorized read in part:

for the National Association of Man

ufacturers keeps me constantly busy. To make a general investigation of I think the same objection would be the school book situation, as related found on the part of secretaries of to the publishing industry.

smaller organizations. The National

Association of Manufacturers stands To secure from experts informa

ready to furnish the local employers' tion as to the relative value and use

associations with a mass of literature, of various lines of text books.

but the local secretaries very often To employ such assistants as may will not take the trouble to circulate be necessary in securing information. it. In the smaller cities those secre

taries are often working on small To carry on a campaign having for

salaries, have small funds at their its object the adoption by school disposal, and no doubt hesitate to incur boards of text books manufactured by

the expense. employers of union labor.

"I realize perfectly the advantage To advocate in any other way that

that would be created if all the emthe council may devise the object ployers' associations of the United sought by these resolutions.

States, together with other employers'

associations still to be formed, could Resolved that the International be gathered into one large central Typographical union urges that steps body. The problem is to find somebe taken by local unions and organized body to undertake the task. If THE labor generally to secure the election AMERICAN EMPLOYER is to be the or appointment to school boards of medium to accomplish this, God speed members of organized labor.

its work.

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“My attention was lately attracted away from the purpose for which it by correspondence to the existence of was originally intended, to become the American Association of Commer- the mouthpiece of a few Socialists cial Executives, the headquarters of who are members of the C. T. U. A. which is at 821 Ford building, De- I believe that the columns of our troit, and whose secretary is Milton official publication should not be used Carmichael, to be reached at the same to further the interests of any political address. I am told that this associa

party. A good reason why the memtion is for the purpose of affording bership should not have to read such the opportunity for the secretaries of articles as the two on government various organizations of business men ownership, one by Guy Williams and to meet and interchange experiences, the other by Cert. 108, Div. 32, Medideas, and ideals, regarding organiza- ford, Ore., is that we joined the C. tion and the like, leaving action to the T. U. A. with the understanding that boards of directors of the organiza- it was a non-political organization. I tions themselves. While I do not dislike helping with my annual dues, doubt the advantages to be derived small as the sum may be, to publishi through such an organization, I do such vain boosts of the Socialist party not think that this quite covers the or any other political party, as the arcentral federation of employers' asso- ticle appearing in the July Journal ciations advocated in your magazine. under the heading, "Government OwnI say again, I hope that this can be ership-How to Get It", by Cert. 108. accomplished, and if, through The The article, which must be very ofAMERICAN EMPLOYER, all my good fensive to members of this union who wishes go toward that magazine. The are in congress and state legislatures employers should present solid as Democrats and Republicans, is enfront. Labor does so. Samuel Gom- tirely out of place in a trades journal pers has but to snap his finger and and should have been published by the his organization obeys him."

Appeal to Reason, or such political organ.

Both articles, of course, are perSENSIBLE IDEAS

fectly proper as far as they go in

reference to government ownership, Telegrapher Objects to His Union's Organ

but the tirades against the other polBooming Socialism

itical parties are decidedly obnoxious

to one who does not think as much It is refreshing now and then to of the Socialist party as does Mr. find a union labor man who thinks Williams or Cert. 108. for himself. In such are the hope Government ownership may be all of the country as against the unions right—it is a chance we will have to running away with themselves alto- take—but the experience of the wiregether.

less men on this coast, who have alJames R. Kelly, of Medford, Ore., ready had a touch of government suseems qualified to join the ranks of pervision has not been pleasant. We thoughtful union men. In a letter to could not work in any country except the Commercial Telegraphers' Journal,

we held citizenship in, and Mr. Kelly remonstrates as a member while this would only affect travelers, of the Commercial Telegraphers' still it is an argument. Union of America against the undue

To Mr. Williams, who suggests a attention that it seems to him the Socialist doctor, I would say that I magazine is giving to the doctrines prefer a Democratic doctor, a Repubof Socialism. Mr. Kelly also seems lican nurse and a Prohibition underdubious about government ownership.

taker. It is to be hoped that the editor takes "H. L.", under the caption, "A Dozen heed to Mr. Kelly's very sensible re

Raw", says: "A Socialist telegrapher marks. The gist of the letter fol- who is not a member of his union is lows:

like a lumber wagon with the wheel The Journal seems to be drifting on the southwest corner missing". I

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would like to inform “H. L.", that cracked his fingers at the labor while the wagon with the wheel off unions. might be an unusual affair, a Socialist “Labor leadership," he says, "is telegrapher without a card is no od- purely a matter of business.

We must dity out in this part of the world, and settle it in a business-like way. The a Socialist telegrapher with the union right kind of workers will want to be label tacked in his clothes and stamped led by business men—successful buson his shoes is a rare specimen. I iness men—and not by duffers and might also add that while a Socialist demagogues. I am encouraging labor button with the "Welcome Soap" sign to see its own follies.” on it does not cost more than a few He has no fear and is not unpopcents, very few of the Socialist tele- ular with the more far-seeing labor graphers in this district wear one. If element. they are ashamed of their party, they should quit it, and if they are afraid to wear the emblem, they are

Charged Extra Ten Cents

not made of the stuff that wins, and when

The E. K. Wood Co. has notified the C. T. U. A. takes such a radical

its representative at Portland, Ore., step as advocating either political

that it refuses to send the steamer party, I want it to pick a winner.

Olympic to load lumber for San PeYours respectfully,

dro, because the Longshoremen's union JAMES R. KELLY,

has assessed an additional 10 cents Cert. 47, United Press Div. 47.

for loading and discharging vessels Medford, Ore.

which go to Gray's Harbor, where open shop conditions prevail.

Charles E. Dant, of Dant & RusDevonport's Views

sel, Portland agents for the E. K.

Wood people, was notified that no Lord Devonport, chairman of the

more steamers of that company would London Port Authority, a London dis- be sent unless the additional charge patch declares, says humanity will soon were abrogated. demand the obliteration of so-called

The discrimination against vessels labor leaders who defy the laws of which frequent Gray's Harbor is made God and man in a mad attempt to by the union because Gray's Harbor restore the despotism of feudalism. now loads all vessels under open shop He says he will walk alone through rules. Previously the unions there the streets of the east end and dare kept putting restrictions on vessels Ben Tillett's hirelings to stop him. loading there, causing delays that were This is his reply to threats that his expensive, until the Gray's Harbor life will pay the forfeit for the part Stevedoring Co. was formed by the he took in breaking the dockers' mill men. Gray's Harbor now is said strike.

to be the best loading port on the Lord Devonport has been the storm Pacific coast, as the stevedores hire center of labor abuse for several their men to suit themselves. months past. He is a plain, rugged A. E. Barnes, business agent of the business man, who started life without Longshoremen's union, says that Porteven the proverbial penny, managed land is not the only place on the coast to get some schooling while working where vessels loading at Gray's Haras a farm laborer, worked for several bor are to be charged the extra 10 years on a salary of less than $300, cents, a general order has been and saved money, founded a tea firm issued from the international at Bufof his own without capital or clerks, falo, N. Y., directing the same thing made millions as the head of a huge to be done at all ports on the North chain of English tea stores, got into Pacific coast, and that the locals at the cabinet and was created a peer. Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget As Hudson Kearley, he was a useful Sound ports, and at San Pedro were member of parliament. As head of ordered to do the same as in Portthe London Port Authority he has land.

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Employers' Associations

The following list is established in The AMERICAN EMPLOYER so that associations of employers can get in touch with one another. Secretaries of suci associations are invited to send the names and addresses of their organizations and the names of their presidents and secretaries to the editor of The AMERICAN EMPLOYER at P. O. Box 54, Cleveland, Ohio, for publication in this list. There is no charge for such publication,

CALIFORNIA. The Citizens' Alliance of San Francisco.-William L. Geostle, president; Pierre N. Beringer, secretary and treasurer; 363-364 Russ building, San Francisco, Cal.

ILLINOIS. Building Construction Employers' Association of Chicago.—Chas. W. Gindele, president; E. M. Craig, secretary, 808 Chamber of Commerce building, Chicago, Ill.

Chicago Employing Electrotypers' Association.-Chas. S. Partridge, president; Aug. D. Robrahn, secretary, 848 Transportation building, 608 South Dearborn street, Chicago, Ill.

The Employers' Association of Chicago.-F. K. Copeland, president Sullivan Machinery Co., president; W. M. Webster, secretary, 1807 City Hall Square building, 139 North Clark avenue, Chicago, Ill.

Wholesale Clothing Association of Chicago.-Jacob J. Abt, president; M. J. Isaacs, secretary, Room 1020, 137 South Lasalle street, Chicago, Ill.

Tri-City Manufacturers' Association (embracing Rock Island, Ill. ; Moline, Ill. and Davenport, Ia.)—H. S. Jansen, secretary, Moline, Ill.

INDIANA. Manufacturers' Association of Evansville, Ind.--Oscar A. Klamar, president; D. É. Norton, secretary, Evansville, Ind.

Employers' Association of Indianapolis.-Walter C. Marmon, president; C. C. Foster, secretary; A. J. Allen, manager, 218 New York Life building, Indianapolis, Ind.

Employers' Association of Muncie, Ind.Victor C. Palmer, secretary, 423 Johnson block, Muncie, Ind.

MARY LAND. The National Building Trades and Employers' Association of the United States of America.-President, John Atkinson, 18-24 South Seventh street, Philadelphia, Pa.; secretary, I. Herbert Scates, 15 East Fayette street, Baltimore, Md.

MASSACHUSETTS. Employers' Association of Massachusetts.-Albion P. Pease, secretary; Room 702, 88 Broad street, Boston, Mass.

MICHIGAN. Employers' Association of Detroit.-John J. Whirl, secretary, Stevens building, Detroit, Mich.

MISSOURI. The Building Industries Association.-F. G. Boyd, secretary, 313 North Ninth street, St. Louis, Mo.

The Citizens Industrial Association of St. Louis.—George J. Tausey, chairman executive board; Ferd. C. Schwedtman, president; Oliver B. Root, secretary, 706 Locust street, St. Louis, Mo.

NEW YORK. The Employers' Association of Buffalo.-John E. Gorss, secretary, 691 Ellicott Square, Buffalo, N. Y.

The Employers' League of Brooklyn.-Andrew D. Baird, president; George L. Hilton, acting secretary; 215 Montague street, Brooklyn, N. Y.

The Building Trades Employers' Association.-Benjamin D. Traitel, president; William J. Holmes, secretary; Builders' Exchange, 35 West Thirtysecond street, New York City.

OHIO. Employers' Association of Akron.-H. C. Parsons, secretary, 400 Hamilton building, Akron, O.

Cincinnati Boot and Shoe Manufacturers' Association.-W. S. McKenzie, president; William Tateman, secretary, 610 Sycamore street, Cincinnati, O.

Employers' Association of Cincinnati and V'icinity.-A. H. Pugh, president; Chas. F. Waltz, secretary, 1501 First National Bank building, Cincinnati, O.

The Builders' Exchange of Cleveland, 0.–J. C. Skeel, president; Edward A. Roberts, secretary, Second floor Chamber of Commerce building, Cleveland, O.

The Employers' Association of Cleveland, 0.-Walter D. Sayle, president; E. J. Hobday, secretary, 607-608 Arcade, Cleveland, O.

Dayton Employers' Association.--J. Kirby, Jr., president; A. C. Marshall, secretary, Reibold building, Dayton, O.

Portsmouth Employers' Association.-John Peebles, president; F. M. Baggs, secretary, Portsmouth, O.

OREGON. The Employers' Association of Oregon.—Carl H. Jackson, president; E. K. Brown, secretary; W. C. Francis, general manager; 222-3-4-5 Commercial Club building, Portland, Ore.

PENNSYLVANIA. Manufacturers' Association of Lehigh County.-George W. Aubrey, secretary, B. & B. building, Allentown, Pa.

The Manufacturers' Association of York, Pa.-R. E. Gephart, secretary, 15 West Market street, York, Pa.

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