Wage Earners Club Adopts Resolutions

by Laurel | December 10th, 2011

10 December 1906

The Wage Earners Club meeting yesterday was well attended and similar instructions were given the secretary regarding the movement for shortening the working week to six days. The following resolution as adopted at the meeting: —

Whereas, it has been said with great truth that all citizens of this city should talk Holyoke up; and whereas in order to “talk Holyoke up” we believe we cannot have men engaged in the liquor business as members of the city’s board of aldermen, and

Whereas, at this election the present president of the board, James M. Kennedy, is a liquor dealer and is seeking a re-election, as are also Messrs. Rainault and Bliss and are also in the liquor business, and whereas it is impossible for a liquor dealer to be independent in his voting on measures in the interests of the people that come before the board, therefore be it

Resolved: That this club most emphatically condemns the candidacy of these liquor dealers and maintains that the best interests of good government demand the defeat of the aforesaid men, and be it further resolved that as this is a matter that vitally concerns those citizens having families to support, and that these families cannot be supported as they should when pressure is brought to bear upon them to spend a large portion of their earnings in saloons, and it is further

Resolved: That we, representing the wage earning element in this city should receive the hearty support of all voters, irrespective of part affiliations in this earnest endeavor of ours to bring about such a condition in our city’s board of aldermen that we may all-conscientiously talk, and work Holyoke up. To do this we must rid the city of the rum rule power, and be it further resolved that a copy of those resolutions be spread upon the records and that copies be given the press.

From The Springfield Republican.

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