Molders Walk Out
Holder* Walk Out. The molders and helpers in the foundry foundry of the Hooven, Owen A Rentsc-hler shops have quit work on account of an ' alleged greivance and the foundry is for a day or two idle. , A reporter of this paper called at the i ! works this morning and asked Superin- ; tendent George Helvey for bis suit of the story. Mr. Helvey declined to make a . i statement only saying thai the whole : thine was a private matter with them j | and they had done in the premises as j they thought best. The firm was not responsible responsible for any statements the men i ! might make. I It is understood thai the men who quit 'work made demand-i with which the: firm claimed they could not consistently ! comply, and that those :hat have left [ were this morning paid the money due them. ! : The men held a meeting this morning . in their ball in tbe Hamilton House eor-1 I ner. Molder John Herzog was elected i chairman and presided. About thirty i j men were present. A DKMOOIIAT re- | porter was given their side of the case by t tlie chairman who said : "The working- ' men in the molding department of! Hooven, Owens it Rentschler's shop refuse refuse to go back to work until and Englishman Englishman by the name, Robert Wyatt, is discharged. An apprentice at the business, business, if he has the necessary ability, is usually given the first vacancy. "A vaeancy occurred and a molder named Ed Booth used his influence to get Wyatt, who lives with him, the place. He was employed. There were six apprentices who deserved the place by regular rotation who were overlooked in order to give Wyatt, Booth's friend, a job. That is why we quit work and we will not go back until tbe lirm discharges Wyatt. "Wyatt has been iu America but two years and is not nearly as well qualified for the position us any one of the six apprentices. apprentices. Booth get* f2 7ft a day and Wyatt get* fl 2A. Tbo firm is simply k«epl»g |1 26 » d»y from m«n who de- iwrve lt«wl «« giving H to « man who don't dswrre It Th« men don't like him—ntver will Uk» him, and If the m«n went buck and worktd wltb him thaie would tw dUnurbmnow troqnentl;."