William Sorg's job

ginaaliberti7 Member Photo

Clipped by ginaaliberti7

William Sorg's job - SORG’S JOB IN Proposed Bill May Lose Him Job...
SORG’S JOB IN Proposed Bill May Lose Him Job Measure, If Passed, Would Knock Out Local Hospital Hospital Steward William Sorg, of New Philadelphia, who was appointed steward of the Massillon state hospital a year ago, may involuntarily retire from oliice next August. With him, it is believed, will go the board of trustees of the institution, institution, as there is every indication that the central board bill for the government government of state institutions, passed almost without amendment by the low or branch of the general assembly, will go thiough the senate in the same way. The bill is one of Governor Harmon's Harmon's pe is. The bill, if passed, will reduce the board of trustees and the steward of the nineteen state institutions with a non-partisan central board to be appointed appointed by the governor, which would purchase all supplies and look after the economic affairs of the charitable institutions. “The argument that the bill would affect the labor world because it empowers empowers the board to determine what form of employment shall be required at the state penitentiary and to use convict labor for the manufacture of supplies for the charitable institutions falls flat when it is remembered t-hat the interests of the laboring man are affected just as much if not more by the convict labor plan,” said Supt. Eyman in discussing the fight that ?s being made in the senate to prevent the passage of the bill. “In spite of the opposition I feel confident the senate senate will follow the example of the lower lower house. The labor leaders who went to Columbus to protest against the pas sage of the bill became its friends when it had been carefully explained to them.” The bill is so drafted as to enable the central board to put the penitentiary penitentiary convicts to work making supplies for the school buildings. They could make all the desks needed by the school boards of the various cities, townships and villages of the state, or, if thought best, they could make brick for roadways. Dr. Eyman said that the section of the bill in question had been copied word for word from the New York state law which was considered the best of its kind ever enacted. He said that the need of giving convicts employment had never been felt more keenly than at present when the inmates inmates of the penitentiary are idle as the result of the expiration of the contracts contracts with concerns which handled their product. He said he believed it would be much better for both state and convicts if the latter worked for the former rather than for private interests. interests. 00216815

Clipped from The Daily Times20 Feb 1911, MonPage 1

The Daily Times (New Philadelphia, Ohio)20 Feb 1911, MonPage 1
ginaaliberti7 Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in