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Laborers not welcome


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PLAIN FACTS FROM THE SHOULDER
WE WILL DO OUR DUTY. WILL YOU?

That underselling merchant of Cumberland, whose advertising: manager said "To hell with the laboring peoples trade, we do not want it,” can rest assured that none of the employees of this newspaper, and they now number 35 in the city, will ever bother him with their trade as long as they are in our employment, if we can prevent it, because we consider ourselves laborers along with the rest.

WOULD YOU FORCE HIM?
Mr. Laboring man, organized or unorganized, we don't care which, you are a laborer and your patronage is not desired at a certain store in Cumberland. If you do not know what store it is, call at this office and we will tell you, for we have been politely ( ? ) informed of the fact and any Western Maryland employee can tell you who it is. Do not force your trade on this man. Buy somewhere else.

WHY DID HE DO IT?
According to reports from the press committee, of the Western Maryland Shop Employes, as well as from information in our possession, as one of our men was ordered out of his place of business, a certain jeweler does not want your business. Ask any member of the Executive committee of any shop craft in the city and they can tell you who it is if you do not already know. You have no business with his jewelry anyhow. His stock is for the rich.

LET HIM RAVE.
The information comes to us that the efficient secretary of the Chamber of Commerce is making an open fight against this paper. Whether or not he is paid to do so we have not yet been informed. We do know, though, that his first greeting to us when we landed in Cumberland was that we "had a lot of nerve to come here." Just why this remark we do not know but it is because we did not consult him before launching this paper we presume. In some localities the secretary is supposed to devote the time he is paid for in trying to "build up" not "tear down” The manager of this paper is a realty owner in the city, whether the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce is, we do not know, neither do we care. When we came here we stated to certain people of city that we would do all we could to help build up and improve the city, and so we shall continue to do, even to asking the secretary to resign and let some broad minded man teach the people of Cumberland that "community spirit" which should prevail in a city the size of this.




ID:
accu025

Creator:
Cumberland Evening Leader

Date:
1922-04-28

Collection Location:
Allegany College of Maryland

Subject:
Cumberland (Md.) press coverage; Cumberland (Md.) Chamber of Commerce

Coverage:
Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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