Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 17, 1909)
Goodfellow, Wad E.
Bad feeling marks sessions of I.A. of S.E., p. 27
THE SHOW WORLD 27 NEWS OF THE THREE CONVENTIONS DENVER SITE VOTED BAD FEELING MARKS FOR MECHANICS' HOME SESSIONS OF I. A. OF S. E. One Hundred and Five Cities Represented at T. M. A. Meet- New York Local May Have to Pay $1,000 in Fines Before Chicago May Be Named for Next Year Being Re-admitted-Ushers Turned Down BY W. C. BARNES. MINNEAPOLIS, July 12.-The T. M. A. bi-annual convention opened here today promptly at 10 a. m. in the assembly hall at the courthouse with more than 300 delegates present representing 105 cities. The meeting was called to order by Grand President David H. Green, of Chicago, after which Rev. G. L. Mor- rill delivered an address of welcome on behalf of the mayor and turned over "the keys of the city." After a brief address by Mr. Green in which he complimented the associ- ation on the work it had done, the Grand Secretary and Treasurer Rob- ert C. Newman, of Toronto, gave his annual report, giving the following statistics: There are 105 cities in which the order is represented, the total mem- bership being now 11,415, with 7,882 initiations in the last two years; 126 members died since the last conven- tion, 179 have been reinstated and 96 transferred; 83 lodges have been called upon to pay toward mutual benefits and the grand lodge has expended $71,455.54 during that period; 43 new lodges have been organized since the last report, and the order is now an International one. Mr. Newman fur- ther gave the reasons for starting a home for aged and infirm members and the benefits to be derived from same. He also paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the first Grand Sec- retary Chas. E. B. Taylor, who died in Boston during the past year. First Adjournment. After reading of the grand treasur- er's report, which showed the condi- tions of the order financially to beex- cellent, the convention adjourned un- til Tuesday. This afternoon the dele- gatesandrepresentatives ofthe press *were taken on atrolley trip to Lake Minnetonka as the guests of Minne- ~.apolis lodge No. 50. Atwo-hours' tour of the lake by steamers and launches was greatly enjoyed by the visitors as was the sumptious fish supper served at six o'clock at the Blue Line Cafe. Wheeling, W. Va., and Baltimore, Md., are the two presidential candi- dates for the 1911 convention and both have many boosters, so it is difficult to predict the winner today. Three cities are in the field for the T. Ml. A. Home-Denver, Oklahoma City and Mount Clemens, Mich. Denver offers a very sightly forty. acre location free and a substantial cash bonus and has eight boomers here detailing the merits of their beautiful city to every delegate. Oklahoma City's interests are look- ed after by Delegate Chas. Nichol, who is equal to several ordinary hus- tlers. They offer eighty acres of land and a bonus of the receipts of the sale of the balance of a 320-acre tract cut U into lots which they estimate will bring $40,000 to $50,000. Mount Cleiens is also making good offers and has the backing of Detroit andother eastern cities. Among Those Present. SomeftheromnentT It A1 York; Robert F. Tumleson, Muncie, Ind.; R. C. Aikens, Ottawa, Can.; Harry Birmingham, Denver; "Doc" Quigley, Memphis; C. W. Schweitzer, Cincinnati; Chas. Nichol, Oklahoma City; Henry R. Fitton, Wheeling, W. Va.; H. F. Peggenburg. Detroit, Mich.. and W. L. Landon, M. F. Cullen, S. E. Ellis, Wm. Wallace, R. R. Hanch, Jos. Hodgeman, Edw. Ton- still, Zach Luckensmeyer, Minneap- olis. The delegates in attendance are: James E. Eakins, New York; M. P. Pickering, Boston; George Wilcox, Philadelphia; William Barston, Sam Frankenstein, Chicago; Robert W. 1\Iullen. William H. Barton, St. Louis; A. M. Wolff, William L. Mansfield, St. Paul; James Duncanson, Larry Gero, Louisville, Ky.; James A. Ryan, Cleveland, Ohio; A. E. Padlock, Prov- idence; C. Leatch, Toronto; T. Gard- ner, Detroit, Mich.; H. L. Gray, Kan- sas City; M. J. Fitzgerald, Baltimore; John C. Morgan, Houston, Texas; James J. Quigley, Memphis; Gus P. Meister. Charles H. Smith, Buffalo N. Y.; Ed R. Smiley, Toledo; Henry Fischback, F. G. Demaster, Ed Deth- loff, Denver, Col.; M. J. Neylan, Gales- burg, Ill.; J. J. Armstrong, Jersey City; Robert W. Stamp, Hamilton, Out.; William T. Corcoran, Troy; M. J. Cullen, Newark; Robert F. Tumle- son, Muncie, Ind.: Charles Collins. Brooklyn; Walter Runge, Milwaucee; Charles W. Schweitzer. Cincinnati; P. 0. Paulsea, Los Angeles, Cal.; Hubert Oshton, Portland, Ore.; William L. Carns, Pittsburg; Charles Dimmler, Peoria, Ill.; Morris Marks, New Or- leans; H.oA.Sullivan, Tacoma; E.M. Reel, Spokane; Charles Aitkins, Ot- tawa; W. L. Landon, William T. Wal- lace, Minneapolis; Henry R. Tilton, Wheeling, W.Va.; Joseph W.Hixon. Piqua, Ohio; George Bratt, East Liv- erpool, Ohio; N. J. Gallagher Hart- ford; Bert T. Caley, Rochester; Charles Nickle, Oklahoma; S. G. Block, Dallas; C. C. Chandler, Cum- berland. Alternate delegates: Louis Heimiel, Chicago; A. Mirschell, Buffalo; Otto Goebel, Milwaukee. Grand officers present: Grand president, David H. Greene; first vice- president, Charles Collins; third vice- president, Andy Marx; fourth vice- president, James Duncanson. Grand secretary-treasurer, R. C. Newman. Toronto. Grand trustee, Gus C. Meister; grand marshal, Harry W. Dunkel. Finance committee, Charles Leatch, W. L. Landon, E. M. Reel. Laws, appeals and grievance com- mittee, C. S. Luther, H. E. Witt. Denver Wins T. M. A. Home. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 13- Denver won the T. M. A. Home at the convention here today. The first bal- lot showed Denver 44, Mt. Clemens 36 and Oklahoma City 12. Second ballot: Denver 54, Mt. Clemens 45. Denver donates site of forty-nine acres seven miles from center of city. BY WAD E. GOODFELLOW. SPRINGFIELD, 0., July 13.-A big fight was precipitated today at the second session of the seventeenth annual convention of the Internation- al Alliance of Stage Employees, at which 184 locals with a total member- ship of 17,000 men are being repre- sented, when the executive commit- tee reported, for it was claimed that International President John J. Bar- ry and International Secretary Lee M. Hart had deliberately set aside the laws of the union without consul- tation with the remaining five mem- bers of the executive board. The trouble appears to have been started through the admission of moving pic- ture operators to the union, and began at Minneapolis last fall, when several of the picture operators desired to go on the road and act as their own electricians, which is against the laws of the union. Because the New York local, it is said, enforced the union laws, they were fined $250 last Oc- tober, and upon non-payment of the fine, the local was suspended. Today the New York local dele- gates were not nermitted to take their seats, and it was said that it would cost them more than $1,000 in fines before being reinstanted. A two- thirds vote of the delegates sustained President Barry and Secretary Hart in their action against New York lo- cal, and the trouble appears to have deepened. It looked today as though the convention might be adjourned un- til next Tuesday and Wednesday. The Opening Session. At the opening session Monday night as soon as John J. Barry, of Boston, the president of the Alliance, responded to the mayor's address the convention got down to work. Following the naming of the exec- utive committee, which consists of these men: John Saurez, of St. Louis; H. P. McCalm, of Portland, Ore.; C. H. Bomm, St. Paul, Minn.; P. J. Ryan, of Montreal, Can.; John Motz, of Akron, Ohio; Larry Cassidy, of Chicago; C. V. Bergnew, of Denver; Albert La Marsh, of Holvoke, Mass.; and Frank Warner, of Wheeling, W. Va.; Lee M. Hart, general secretary and treasurer called the roll of the locals. The credential committee is com- posed of John Soirries, of St. Louis; H. P. McCalm, of Portland, Ore.; C. H. Bomm, of St. Paul; P. J. Ryan, of Montreal; John Water, Jr., of Ak- ron; Larry Cassidy, of Chicago; C. V. Bergnew, of Denver; Albert La Marsh, of Olioak. Mass., and Frank Warner, of Wheeling, W. Va. Chicago is in the lead and expects to capture the next convention, though Hartford, Conn., and Mobile, Ala., are after the next meeting and the Southerners are putting up a de- termined fight. Ushers Turned Down. The ushers of Boston, who had formed a union, applied for admis- sion into the union, but were refused. This is not the first time that ushers of theaters over the country have ap- plied for admission into this strong organization. The action is always the same-refusal. DIVISION OF TERRITORY THEME OF BILLPOSTERS Annual Convention of Association at Atlanta Developes Lively Controversy on the Big Topic ATLANTA, Ga., July 15-The As- sociated Billposters of the United States and Canada began their an- nual convention here Monday, and their allies, the Southeastern States Billposters and Distributors associa- tion and the Advertising Painters' League of America are also in sepa- rate conventions. While the Billposters' sessions are in secret and no one seems inclined to talk, it has been learned that the most important wrork being accom- plished is a new division of terri- tory made necessary by the rapid growth of the country, since the or- ganization was formed 19 years ago. Each district in the organziation is entitled to representation on the Board of Directors, and it is believed that a lively fight may be expected before the matter is finally settled. The board of directors met at the Piedmont hotel at 2 o'clock Monday afternoo, heard reports and outlined the general work of the convention. Itsmembersare: Eastern District-Barney Link, New York city; James F. O'Mealia, Jersey City, N. J.; Alexander Clark, New York city; Sanford H. Robison, Phila- delphia, Pa.; C. A. Yecker. Lancaster, Pa. Central District-Robert C. Camp- bell, Chicago, Ill.; Charles F. Bryan, Cleveland, 0.; Phmielan B. Haber, Fond du Lac, Wis.; George L. Chen- nell, Columbus, 0.; Harry C. Walker, Detroit, Mich. Western District-Frank C. Zeh- rung, Limcoln, Neb.; Peter J. Mc- Aliney, St. Louis, Mo.; Charles T. Kindt, Davenport, Ia. Southern District-Walter S. Bur- ton. Richmond, Va.; John E. Shoe- maker, Washington, D. C.; Louis H. Ramsey, Lexington, Ky.: Frank H. Powers, Macon, Ga.; S. S. Van Beu- ren, M\emphis, Tenn. Rocky Mountain District-Thomas H. B. Varney, San Francisco; Cal. Canadian District-E. L. Ruddy, Toronto, Ont., Can. Among the entertainments planned here are: John XMcP1;aranc, De .nve .r; BOARD OF DIRECTORS.I becue at Cold Spring, Wednesday af- ert C.Morgan, Houston, Texas; Rob- Charles McDonald, of the Ringling New England District-Edward C. ternoon and the excursions to the his- ertC. Newman, Toronto; Tony De- Brothers' show, paid a visit to his Donnelly, Boston, Mass.; Joseph J. toric battlefields and other points of iner, Chicago; Jas. E. Eakins, New home at Marion, Ind., recently. Flynn, Lawrence, Mass. local interest. USE GREAT NORTHERN FILMS July 17, 1909. II 0