Of Interest to Flints, President Rowe and Vice President Croke left for the insulator conference in Covington, KY

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Commoner and Glassworker

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 25, no. 13, p. 1,4, col. 4,1


Trade Happenings in the Flint Glass World.

Several Workers Killed in Dawson

Disaster Trade Voting on Protest.

A visit to the headquarters of the American Flint Glass Worker's Union this week developed the fact that another protest on the removal of the national offices to Toledo, O., has been sent out to the trade, this time by Local Union No. 4, of the South Side, Pittsburg. This protest claims that the voting was not properly done. From this it is evident that the removal question has not yet been fully settled.

The situation with reference to the building of a bottle factory at Columbus, O., remains practically the same as reported last week, no additional move having been made.

President Rowe and Vice President Croke left Tuesday night for Covington, Ky., to attend the insulator conference, which was held Wednesday. This meeting after being postponed once, was scheduled for Monday, but for some cause was again postponed until Wednesday. The officials had not returned to Pittsburg up to the time of going to press, and the result of the conference was not known at the national offices.

Secretary Dobbins left the latter part of the week for Lockport, N.Y., to adjust prices on a new line of bottles being manufactured by the Lockport Glass Co. This company report an excellent run and have only made one change in their force this season.

The officers of the A. F. G. W. U. sent a man to Connellsville, Pa., to investigate the report that several flint workers were killed in the wreck of the Duquesne Limited, which occurred near there last week. It was found at the morgue that J. W. Powers, Jas. W. Coakley and Jos. Schellhouse were killed. These men were known to almost every member of the flint glass trade, and their untimely death will be noted by all with deep sorrow. Messrs. Schellhouse and Coakley were delegates to the convention at Cincinnati last summer. It was reported that Victor Viol had also been killed in the wreck, but no record could be found at the morgue regarding him. It is thought his body lies under the ice in the river, as he was last seen lying on the bank near the edge of the water.


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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:May 12, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;