The Fairmount News from Fairmount, Indiana on March 13, 1922 · Page 3
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Fairmount, Indiana
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Monday, March 13, 1922
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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS UQRKING HOURS OF WOMEN VARY States Differ Widely in Regulating Labor of 8.0Q0.000 Wage Earners. hours. Kansas, New Hampshire and Wisconsin limit night hours to eight and weekly night work to 4S hours. The number of occupations covered la, as a rule, small. Indiana and Pennsylvania cover manufacturing establishments only. "Mandatory minimum wage laws for women, with rates fixed by a commission are in force in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Kansas. Arkansas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and California ; in Utah and Arliona there is a mandatory minimum wage law with the wage fixed by law; in Massachusetts there Is a minimum wage fixed by a commission, but not mandatory; In all of the other states there is do law. The Fairmount News Published on Mondays and Thursday A . S. ROBERT, Editor and Publisher. Minnie Mc Lucas Roberts, Associate. TELEPHONES ReS f Main 107 SUBSCRIPTION RATES. ' (Within Indiana.) One year $1.5t Six months 9 (Outside Indiana.) One year $2.0t Six months L2S All subscriptions payable strictly in advance; paper discountinued ai. expiration of subscription time cat-less renewal is received prior to e-Diration date. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Fairmount, Ind., under the Act of Congress of March 8 1879. Columbia, Colorado, California, Washington. Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico; In Kansas there is a law providing punitive overtime for work over eight or nine hours, according to the industry; to eight and one-half hours in North Dakota; to nine hours in Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota. Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Idaho and Oregon, to ten hours in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland. YirginSa, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Wisconsin. South Dakota and Wyoming; to ten and one-half hours in Tennessee and Vermont; to eleven hours In North Carolina; to twelve hours In South Carolina, while no legal limitations exist In Iowa. Indiana, West Virginia, Alabama and Florida. No Limitation in Working Hours. "These latter five states have no limitation in the weekly working hours of women. The 48 hours a week limitation is prescribed in Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Utah and North Dakota ; In Illinois and South Dakota the legal limitation is 70 hours a week. In Ohio oO hours; in Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Delaware 55 hours; in New Jersey, Wyoming, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana. Georgia. South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland 60 hours ; in Vermont, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico 56 hours; in Tennessee 57 hours, and in all the other states, Maine, New Hampshire, New Tork, Pennsylvania, Michigan. Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri. Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas 54 hours. The variation as to weekly hours is, therefore, much greater than the variation as to daily hours. "Night work for women Is prohibited in more than one occupation In New York, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Oregon and California ; in Industry only in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Indiana ; in mercantile employment only In South Carolina; for railroad and street railway ticket sellers only In Ohio; in the District of Columbia the number of hours that may be worked at night Is limited In the same manner as day work. Control of Night Work. "State control of night work for women exists only In 14 states; Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska. New Hampshire and Wisconsin limit the night hours of all women wag earners. Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana. Kansas, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oregon. Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin prohibit women from night work In certain occupations. Wisconsin and Nebraska limit night work to eight consecutive hours. Delaware and Maryland limit hours to eight and further specify definite hours as night 1.0 LIMIT IN FIVE STATES Regulations on Night Employment South Dakota Has 70-Hour Week Minimum Wage Laws in Force in Some State. New Tort. With more than 8.O0O,-W) women "gainfully occupied" In the United States, the legal status of women as employees becomes a matter of Increasing importance to Industry, according to a statement Issued by the National Industrial Conference board, "According to the most recent official summaries, daily working hours for women in the United States are limited,' the statement says, as follows : To eight hours in the District of I'jniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiin il TTDTTD BIB), SPECIAL urn mm Rnoiral Komide Subscribers We have completed an arrangement with The Muncie Star whereby we can offer that paper to our rural route subscribers in connection with our own a very advantageous rate. We do not need to tell you about The Star. Most of you are familiar with It contains all of the general news that anyone needs, as well as news of local interest. Its market and financial page is surpassed by few papers. Changing conditions have made it possible for The Star to reduce its price to $4.00. BUILDING OF PUBLIC ROADS Federal Government and State Have Completed 7,469 Mile in Past Five Year. (Prepared by the United 6tM Department of Agriculture.) On June 30, 1921, the close of the fifth fiscal year since the passage of the federal aid road act, which Is administered hy the bureau of public roads. United States Department of Agriculture, the states and federal government had completed 7.4C9 miles of rood, and 17,977 miles were under construction. Including the work completed on projects still under construction, the states have completed work which entitles them to draw on the federal treasury for $118,915,515. There is also a balance allotted but not yet earned on projects now under construction amounting to $0.375,030. Of the two appropriations which have been made for federal aid there Is now only $18,793,544 remaining unobligated. Twelve of the states have obligated their entire allotment and several others have only a small amount to their credit. During the last fiscal year the total of completed projects Jumped from 1,077 to 7,469 miles, and the projects under construction increased from 14,-910 to 17,977 miles. The money earned by completion of work has grown from $40,097,881 a year ago to $118,915,515 at the end of this fiscal year. The amount earned during the year was $7S.S 17.034, or nearly twice :s much as the amount earned during the four years preceding. The new projects submitted during the year bring the total amount of federal aid obligated up to $247,950.-'."0. as compared with $109,830,300. ssr 5cf I " " "iritis ctO-" Building Federal-Aid Road the Kind That Stand the Wear. which was the amount obligated on June 30. 102O. At this rate It Is expected that the small balance of $18,-000.000 still unobligated will be taken up in a very short time. The month of June was a record month In every way. The mileage of completed projects Increased by more than 1.200 miles, more than twice the amount reported for the month of May. Funds allotted to work actually j under construction Increased by $13,- 670,925. COST OF HIGHWAY VEHICLES Government to Determine Expense of Operating Surplus War Road Building Material. What it costs the government to operate motor vehicles engaged In road building is shortly to be determined through a system of operative records recently Installed by the bureau of public roads. United States Department of Agriculture. Out of the surplus war material turned over to the War department for distribution among the states, the bureau has retained a large number of motor vehicles, which are used principally on forest road work in the West. These motor vehicles are kept at various central points where shops are maintained for repair work. Complete records will be kept of all oil, gasoline and supplies of every kind used by each vehicle. Even the number of tube patches will be kept. Record will also be kept of the number of hours of shop work required ; of days idle, and why; of distances loads are carried and the character of the loads; and the gross Income from the operation of the vehicles. The Information thus obtained will be combined with similar information from some of the states operating the surplus war equipment turned over to them, and will form valuable addition to the knowledge of the cost of highway transport. Total Surfaced Roads. The total of surfaced roads In the United States Is now greater than the railroad mileage, being 296,200 miles or twelve per cent of the 2,753,334 miles of highways In the country as against 258,000 miles of railroads. Rainbow in Summer and Winter. Why Is the rainbow so frequently seen during the summer and so seldom during winter? Its formation, we are told by Prof. W. J. Humphreys, the eminent meterological physicist, requires the coexistence of rain and sunshine, a condition that often occurs during local convectlonal showers but rarely during a general cyclonic storm, and as the former are characteristic of summer ami the latter of winter. It follows that the occurrence of the rainbow correspondingly varies with the seasons. fy S 3 3 m m m m n ; i J : FOR SALE FOR SALE One. 5-passonjrn'r tar. M. W. Hunt. FOR SALE Two Belgian mare.s one coming) yearling mule, two head of sheep and lambs. Arthur Miller, Phone 702 Black, Fairmount, 1-2 east of Rigdon. FOR SALE Two Jersey rows and twelve brood sows, double immunod. Phone 284. Oats for sale. A. A. Ulrcy & Co. FOR SALE Shelled oats and clover hay. B. F. Dickey. FOR SALE Two Jersey cows an twelve brood sows, double immuned. Phone 284. FOR QUICK AUTO service, long or short drives, see or phone W. G. Moon, 601 South Walnut street. Fairmount. It lead in War, It leads in Peace, It's name is Blue Jacket Coal. C. C. BrowBu FOR SALE Hay. Call Ernest Gad-dis. FOR RENT FOR RENT Farm, 40 acres, about 3 miles east of Fairmount o Washington street. Phone 163 or 151. Ed AH. Hollingsworth, Exec FOR SALF. Thoroughbred Buff Leghorn egRS for sale; also will hatck eggs, Phone Black 722. Orvillev Hasty. WANTED WANTED Children's sewing. Prices reasonable. 608 South Mill street. FOR RENT 40-acre farm, about 3'i miles east of Fairmount. Phone 163 or 151. Ed M. Hollingsworth. Executor. FOR RENT After April 1, 7-room house with ward robes, wash room and inside toilet, electric lights, city water and gas. Corner Second and Mill. Wm. Swaiin. Chiropractors McAtee and McAtee Fairmount Office Hours: Summitvilta 2 to 5 aifd Tuesday, Thurs- 7 to 8 p. m- Jay nd Saturday Phone 280 8 to 11 a. m. DR. C. L. FENTON Dentist X-RAY Rooms oyer Postoffice Hoars 8 to 11:30 a. nr. 1 to 5 p. v Eyes Tested, Glasses Fitted by State Registered OPTOMETRISTS Dr. C. C. FARES and Dr.EMILFARIS Exclusively Optical South Side Square Marion The Mmcie Ster ) One year AND .A Fanraonanat News) Former price oE the two $7.00 You Save $2.50 For i : : : to at it. This special rate applies only to rural route subscribers. The regular rate of The Star on rural routes is now $4.00, a reduction of $1.00, so that you can secure both papers for less than the former price of The Star alone. Really, you cannot afford to do without a good daily newspaper in your home, in addition to your local weekly. Send $450 at once lor a year'c subscription Eor The Muncie Star And infill Emit N Pnoumatio Tires Are Best. According to the bureau of public roada. United States Department of Agriculture, there Is leu wear on the mods when pnouMtte tires are used on motor vehicles. i I : i i .j E. B. COUCH Rooms over Ilahae Drag Store OCicc hewrju JB lo 11 1 i. 1 to mhiI11Sbb

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