J. C. SMITH
307 Troy Street
This gentleman is a dealer in dry goods, notions, ladies’ and gents’ furnishings and his store is complete in every particular. It was established four years ago, but Mr. Smith has been in the business 40 years. A full line of workingmen’s clothing, union made, is carried in stock. Give him a share of your business. He is friendly to the cause and deserves your patronage.
THE DAYTON FORUM
428 West Fifth Street
The Dayton Forum is the largest negro newspaper in Ohio and was established five years ago. John H. Rives is the manager. Its job printing office is complete in every respect and it makes a specialty of this kind of work. Call Bell Main 7696 and get an estimate on your printing work.
J. H. LINEBAUGH
606 Keowee Street
Mr. Linebaugh established his business six years ago and has been in the same location all this time. He carries a general line of fresh and staple groceries, fresh and salt meats and canned goods. He is known as a friend of organized labor and solicits your patronage. Home phone 6741.
1919 East Fifth Street
This man conducts one of the most up-to-date grocery stores in this section of the city and has been established in business for 34 years. If you are in need at any time of anything in his line, give him a call. You will find his service is A-1 and just what you are looking for.
1802 Fifth Street
This gentleman is a manufacturer and retail dealer in fine cigars and tobacco, all bearing the union label. He has been in business five years and makes special brands to order. His “Dividend” brand is most popular. We commend this gentleman to those in need of such products. Home Telephone 11599.
P. A. KONEN & SONS
1903 South Wayne Avenue
This concern has been established in the grocery and meat business for more than 12 years, and during this time has built up a fine patronage in the neighborhood where it is located. The owners are respected business men who have given the business their personal and undivided attention and as a result have multiplied their patrons. We want our friends among the union labor men to give this grocery a share of their business. Everything usually carried by a first class grocery and meat store at prices that will prove in all ways satisfactory. Give this store your business.
H. J. BIERSACK
Dell and Maryland Avenues
This gentleman has a grocery and meat market that is second to none in this section of the city. It was established about three years ago at this location. Largest and best grocery store in the district. Best grade of staple and fancy groceries, fresh and salt meats. He is friendly to the boys. Home phone 5926.
WILLIAM G. NEILL
2820 East Wayne Avenue
The confectionery store operated by the above mentioned gentleman is first class in every respect and well merits the trade it has. Cigars and tobacco on hand.
FRANK J. PIXLER
730 East Fifth Street
Established in business one year, this gentleman conducts a first class cigar stand, where union brands are sold; tobaccos, confectionery. A soda fountain is also run in connection with the business. We advise our friends to drop in and give the store their patronage.
JAMES C. INGLE
301 East Clover Street
When it comes to conducting a first class grocery store with all the good things that a high grade store of this kind usually carries, James C. Ingle has that kind of a store. He established his business two years ago and has increased his friends in a very large way through the medium of square dealings and honest transactions. Mr. Ingle believes in giving satisfaction to all who deal with him and he has succeeded in a remarkable way in building up a prosperous business. We urge our union friends to give him their business because we know your wants will be carefully looked after.
1701 East Third Street
Here is a café that was established two years ago and has made many friends among the members of organized labor. Mr. Oster is known to be personally very strong in his attitude of friendliness toward the working man’s cause and for this reason his café is a popular meeting place for members of the union living in that neighborhood. Drop in and see Mr. Oster the next time you are in his vicinity. He will appreciate shaking hands with the working boys. He gives his business his undivided attention and always aims to please his patrons. Home phone 2790.
A. E. RATHEISER
Bolton and McLain Streets
In the way of groceries and fruits, it would be a difficult thing to find a store in this section of the city better equipped for handling the demands of the trade. Everything fresh and clean and served in a first-class way. Give this man your business.
WILLIAM C. EPPERSON
1601 East McLain Street
This man is engaged in the grocery business and has been in business since last June. Anything in the line of groceries and meats may be found at this establishment at prices that will not fail to please the customer. We want our union friends to drop in and see this gentleman when in need of anything in his line. You will be assured of personal attention and in every way be satisfied with the manner in which your business is handled. Mr. Epperson aims to please. His stock in trade is the best. His store is noted in that vicinity because of the attractiveness.
737 East Xenia Avenue, Dayton
The café conducted by William Weng is deservedly one of the most popular in this section of the city. It is well appointed in every respect and you will always be sure to meet a number of your union friends here. They like to drop in and see Mr. Weng who has proven at all times friendly to the cause of organized labor and a firm believer in the rights of the workingman. The establishment was opened three years ago and occupies a conspicuous place in the interests and affections of the citizens of this particular part of the city. If you have not met Mr. Weng we want you to drop in and see him.
30 East Xenia Avenue
The Economy Garage is established under a new management and is now prepared in every way to handle any of your requirements of a first class garage. Repairing of pleasure cars and trucks are made a specialty with this concern. The concern also excels in the work of electrical starter and generator repair work. The men who are identified with this garage are men who have had a lot of training with automobile repair lines and we have no hesitancy in recommending to our friends that they give the Economy Garage a very liberal share of their business. Their prices are right and their work is guaranteed to be satisfactory. Bull phone E. 1567. Home 4934.
1110 Germantown Street
This gentleman is established in a very prosperous and popular business at the above address and is a wholesale and retail dealer in meats, fish and poultry. His store is one of the busiest places in this section of the city, and you will always be sure to get the thing you want here at a price that will prove attractive to you. Mr. Ruel gives his business his personal and undivided attention and we want to urge upon our friends among the labor union boys that they give this concern a liberal share of their patronage. Satisfaction is guaranteed here. Home phone 4454.
STEINWAY & SONS
205 Main and First Streets
Steinway & Sons are piano makers and it would be a pretty difficult thing to go any place in this country and fail to find recognition of this masterpiece in the piano. From coast to coast in our own country the name of “Steinway” is synonymous with satisfaction, and so all we want to say in this little review is to call attention once more to the fact that Dayton is honored in having one of its principal business houses a representative of the Steinway house. The local branch was opened here about seven years ago. The name of “Steinway” has been handed down from generation to generation as standing for all that is perfect in the piano makers’ art. Artists upon our American stage vie with artists in foreign countries in praising the Steinway, and in a majority of our musical courses and entertainments in Dayton you will most generally find that the high class artists are asking the services of the Steinway for their presentation. They know this instrument is made with a name back of it and has sustained the character that generations long since dead have established. It is the only name that has not changed during the years or affiliated with makers of cheap pianos. The “Steinway” is used exclusively by all the crowned heads of Europe in their palaces and castles and this ought to be a pretty fair guarantee that the instruments are the best that money can buy. It is said that 90 per cent of the musical artists of the world demand the Steinway for their entertainments, and we can well believe this is true. We commend this concern to our numbers and friends of union labor.
C. N. WILSON
Corner Fifth St. and Linden Ave.
This druggist has been in business 12 years. He is friendly to the boys and his line of drugs, cigars, tobacco, etc., is unexcelled. Try him.
1850 West Third Street
If it is something you want in the line of dry goods, ladies’ and gents’ furnishings, there is no better place than this. Home phone 12039.
NEW ALHAMBRA THEATER
2121 East Third Street
The tremendous hold that the motion picture industry has upon the citizens of the city is no more strongly indicated than the success of the New Alhambra Theater, a popular home for entertainment in the East End of the city. It is the largest motion picture theater in the city. Strictly modern and up-to-date, and the clean shows and healthy entertainment that are provided at this theater, have made it one of the most delightful places for East End citizens to patronize. The New Alhambra plays a daily change of the best and biggest productions that money can secure, and the management assures its patrons one of the best evenings ever spent. An ever-increasing patronage attests to the kindly feeling toward this house, and we want our union labor friends in this section to avail themselves of the opportunity thus presented to see good, wholesome entertainment at popular prices. Drop in at the New Alhambra and see a show and be convinced that all the good things said about this theater are absolutely true and correct. Burt Fiala, the proprietor, has hosts of friends among the boys.
C. F. KINZIG
Xenia Ave. and Steele Ave.
The grocery and meat market conducted by the above named gentleman is a most popular institution. A full line of groceries, meats and vegetables. Both phones.
Xenia Ave. and Steele Ave.
Established 12 years ago, this concern deals in wall paper, paints and glass, and you will always find their prices right and services guaranteed.
JOSEPH H. AXE
801 South Wayne Ave.
This gentleman’s establishment is not very old, but it is popular in the extreme. Soft drinks and candies for sale at the right prices.
1620 East Fifth Street
Established 32 years ago, this concern sells men’s, boys’ and youths’ shoes and engages in a general shoe repairing business. Try them.
NATIONAL HOME BAKERY
2223 West Third Street, Dayton
We want to call particular attention to a concern which, established thirteen years ago, has grown rapidly during this time and is now enjoying an unusual degree of prosperity. Charles Judd owns and operates the National Home Bakery, a first-class, sanitary baking concern, with modern equipment and appliances throughout. In this regard we want to say here that Mr. Judd has always been regarded as friendly to the cause of organized labor, and when you buy any of the products of this bakery you may rest assured you are going to get first-class service and be satisfied with your purchases. It is one of the establishments of which this section of the city is very proud. In these times, especially with food conservation discussed in every home, you will find the products of this bakery meeting every requirement of the United States government, and at the same time giving the patrons first-class, high-grade service. We have no hesitancy in suggesting to our friends among the laboring men that they give this bakery a very liberal share of their patronage. We know you will be satisfied in every way. Cleanliness comes first at this place of business. Home phone 6433.
KRAUS AND HIGGINS
628 East Xenia Avenue
Here is a barber shop, first class in every respect, which has a pool and billiard room in connection. You will find many of the union boys give this place their business. Drop in and give them a lift.
1708 East Third Street
This gentleman is a shoe maker and repairer and has one of the most successful shops of its kind in this section of the city. Give him your business.
FRANK J. KRONENBERGER
681 East Richard Street
This grocery and confectionery store was established three years ago and is one of the finest concerns of its kind in the city. If you are in need of anything of this kind we urge our union friends to give this man their business.
C. D. KENNY CO.
607 East Third Street
H. L. Richardson is the manager of this well-known Dayton concern, where teas, coffees and sugars are dealt in. This company, as a matter of fact, is one of the best known in Southern Ohio. It was established in 1870 and Mr. Richardson, the manager, is one of the best known young business men in this neighborhood. The concern does a thriving business, and from year to year its business has increased until it now reaches all parts of this vicinity, and many neighboring communities find it profitable to transact their business in these lines with The C. D. Kenny Co. The concern since its establishment has made unusual business progress. Founded as it is upon the cardinal principles of fair dealing with the public, honest transactions and popular prices, it has extended its lines of operations beyond the city limits of Dayton. Its line of teas, sugars and coffees is unexcelled and it always carries a large stock on hand to meet present conditions. We have no hesitancy in advising our friends to do business with The C. D. Kenny Company, because it is a first-class, high-grade house. Bell phone Main 2277, Home 2299.
CHARLES A. FREY
Keowee and Taylor Streets
Here is a grocer who commands the respect and patronage of many people in this particular vicinity. Mr. Frey carries in stock a fine line of groceries, meats and notions, and there is one thing about dealing with Mr. Frey, and that is you will always be satisfied with your dealings. He gives his business his personal and undivided attention and sees to it that his trade is looked after in the most acceptable manner. His prices are always right and he carries a first-class stock in trade. Drop in or telephone him when you are in need of anything in his line. He will appreciate your trade. Bell phone East 2176.
HARRY G. HELMIG
441 North Daller Street
This gentleman is a cement and concrete contractor and he has lived in Dayton for 43 years. Sixteen of these years have been spent in North Dayton, but the reputation which Mr. Helmig has earned is not confined to any one section of the city. On the average he gives employment to 15 men, and he is well known and popular among the trade union boys. He is equipped for doing all kinds of concrete work, large or small jobs, in his particular line. One of his most recent jobs was the concrete and cement work on the fine new Holy Rosary church in North Dayton. The edifice is generally regarded as one of the finest in the city and is shown elsewhere in this Review. Home 3500, Bell East 3161.
J. R. BUCK
925 East Third Street
This gentleman established his café 20 years ago and has one of the most popular places of its kind in this section of the city. Personally Mr. Buck is a great friend of the boys and he has won their good wishes and this patronage by his splendid services. His place of business is first-class in every respect, and is highly recommended to the members of organized labor, who have found it to be a fine meeting place. If you have never met this gentleman, we want you to drop in and meet him the first opportunity you have.
Allen and Richard Streets
Here is a first-class grocery store and one that is complete in every particular. It was established 25 years ago and Mr. Weiser, besides carrying a fine line of groceries of all descriptions, also has a high-grade meat market that commands itself to his many patrons. Mr. Weiser is known to be friendly to the cause of organized labor and he is deserving of a liberal share of the patronage of the union boys. You will always be satisfied with your purchases here, and we want you to give the store a trial order. Home phone 2938.
JOHN R. COFFMAN
2308 Germantown Street
This gentleman is engaged in the grocery business, and he has one of the most complete and popular establishments of its kind in the city. Everything that enters into a first-class grocery will be found here and at prices that are within reach of the workingman. Mr. Coffman is known to be friendly to the cause of organized labor, and he aims to give all of his customers his personal and undivided attention. When you are next in need of anything in his line we want you to drop in and give this store a share of your patronage. You will find the best of everything here at all times.
GEORGE P. KERN
755 South Euclid Avenue
This café was established18 years ago and Mr. Kern is, personally, one of the best known citizens of this section of the city. He operates the “Loop Café,” which is a popular meeting place for the boys of the organized laboring unions. Mr. Kern is known to be decidedly in favor of all movements which have as their object the advancement of the needs of labor, and he has invariable been found on the side of the boys. If you have never met him, we want you to drop in and make his acquaintance the first chance you have. He will give you a cordial welcome.
STANDARD BILLIARD AND POOL ROOM
1135 West Germantown Street
We want to call especial attention to the above business, one of the best known and most successful in this section of the city. In fact few billiard and pool rooms in the entire city are superior in equipment and conveniences to this one. W. D. Bowdre is the proprietor and he also has a fine lunch room, where excellent service is accorded the patrons. Mr. Bowdre is a great friend of the boys, and he numbers among his patrons many of the members of organized labor. Drop in and give this business some of your patronage. You will be assured of a cordial welcome and a good time.
1701 East Richard Street
Here is a grocery store that was established 11 years ago and is now generally regarded as one of the best known in this section of the city. Mr. Bender is a gentleman who takes great pains in giving his patrons the best possible service at all times. His stock is full and complete and he makes an effort to please all his customers. He is known to be friendly to the cause of labor and we want our union friends to drop in and give him a liberal share of their trade. He will appreciate it and give you unexcelled service.
A. J. STICH SONS
301 Troy Street
Here is a first-class grocery, meat and feed store, established 26 years ago, and enjoying the complete confidence and esteem of the buying public. It has always been located at the same place. The grocery is in charge of Carl Stich, and here a full line of groceries, meats and canned goods may be bought. The concern also owns and operates the North Dayton Feed Store, where a complete line of mill feed, corn, hay, etc., is carried in stock. We urge our union workmen friends to give the stores run by this concern their business. You will be satisfied with your purchases. Home 5031, Bell East 1818.
CHARLES A. HECK
Xenia Pike, Mt.Anthony
Mr. Heck established his café 15 years ago and it is, perhaps, one of the best known and most popular in this section of the city. Mr. Heck is, personally, one of the most delightful of men to meet. He is courteous and obliging and he looks after the wants and requirements of his customers in a manner that never fails to impress them. He is known to be friendly to the cause of organized labor and he is on record as a friend of the boys. Drop in and see this gentleman the next time you are in his neighborhood. He will give you a warm welcome and treat you cordially.
1910 East Third Street
The Bank Smokery, as its name indicates, is the headquarters for the smoker of this section of the city. You will find here at all times a full and complete line of cigars, tobacco, candies, and a good-sized billiard parlor in connection. The concern has been established for four years and caters to a highly satisfied trade. Labor boys like to drop in and enjoy the companionship of their friends at the Bank Smokery. The owners of the establishment are live, wide-awake young men, known to be friendly to the cause of organized labor and have at all times stood out in behalf of the boys and their problems.
M. YOUNG & SON
1738 East Richard Street
This concern, which engages in sheet metal and furnace work, has been recently taken over by Mr. Otto Young. It is one of the most substantial and reliable business concerns in the city, and under the direction of Mr. Young has won an enviable name for itself. It is prepared in every way to handle all manner of sheet metal and furnace work, repairing a specialty and all work is guaranteed to be first-class in every respect. Mr. Young personally sees to it that his trade is satisfied in every respect. He is a splendid type of business man.
R. D. BAILEY
1559 East Richard Street
This gentleman operates a first-class, high-grade drug store, one of the most popular and prosperous in this part of our city. The store has been but recently established under the new ownership, and Mr. Bailey has proved himself a most capable business man, and personally has made many friends among the citizens of this section. He carries a full and complete line of drugs, confections, cigars, etc., and service is unexcelled. We cordially invite our friends living in this vicinity to drop in and give this store a share of their business.
JOHN H. O. SARGENT
700 South Wayne Avenue
This gentleman is a druggist and one of the best known men in his profession in the city. His store here was established six months ago and he carries in stock a full and complete line of drugs, sundries, candies, etc. We want our friends among the members of labor organizations to feel free to give this store a very liberal share of their patronage, because we know Mr. Sargent is very friendly to the movement. Drop in and see him and give him a word of encouragement. He will appreciate very much your interest in him.
A. Grusenmeyer & Sons, Props.
759 North Troy Street
This well-known concern runs the Troy Market, and was established June 1, 1917. Its motto is “Bring the consumer and the producer closer together – to lower the cost of living by cutting out the middleman in the trade and bring direct from the farm the foodstuffs daily used; to serve the public of Dayton a high quality of meats and vegetables at lower cost to the workingman.” This concern owns the “Roseberry Farm,” located three miles out on the Brandt Pike, a model produce and dairy farm, and one of the finest in Ohio. Fifteen people are given employment at this store and farm. Mr. Grusenmeyer has a hobby, and he has had it for years – that is to be instrumental in helping the workingman. To this end the handsome Troy Market was opened for the public at the above address. This place gives to the people of North Dayton an outlet for the products of the fine farm. It will pay working people to give their patronage to this store. Low costs prevail here. The concern has always been friendly to labor and is proud to be in this second annual Labor Review. Give them a liberal share of your business.
THE DAYTON BRONZE BEARING COMPANY
916-918 East Third Street
In looking over the list of concerns in Dayton that have, by the particular kind of work that they turn out, added fame and honor to our name as an up-to-date business city, the above concern stands among the leaders. It manufactures the famous “Dayton” bronze bearings, generally accepted and admitted today to be without equal. These bearings have been designed and proved exceptionally successful for machinery, and railway engines. The business was started ten years ago, and its brass, bronze and aluminum castings have added further reputation for it. The concern is in every way trustworthy and reliable, and we have no hesitancy in recommending to those who are in the market for such products that they will do well to get estimates from The Dayton Bronze Bearings Company. We know you will be perfectly satisfied in every way with your dealings. The men who operate the plant are men of unquestioned standing in this community. They have had years of experience in just this kind of work, and everything they turn out is fully guaranteed. Bell phone, East 652; Home 3724.
HARRY A. WEINBERG
604 South Wayne Avenue
Mr. Weinberg has a high-class bakery establishment that commends itself most highly to all its patrons. The institution was established eight years ago and four persons are given employment. This is a class, wholesome business house, where nothing but high-grade products are manufactured, and we have no hesitancy in urging our friends who live in this section to do their buying here. You will be perfectly delighted with all your purchases at this bakery. Mr. Weinberg makes it a personal matter to see that all work done here is done under the most favorable conditions, thus insuring good products.
JOSEPH J. HERBERT
1600 East Richard Street
Among the various concerns located in this section of Dayton we know of none that stands higher in the public estimation than the café owned and personally directed by Mr. Herbert. It was established 14 years ago, and as a café it is widely known among the working boys in this section. You will always find the cordial, kindly handshake from Mr. Herbert. He has at all times been identified with the movement which tends to develop and advance the interests of organized labor, and he is recognized as a friend of the boys. Drop in and see him. You will be sure to meet some of your friends here.
1933 East Third Street
Mr. Wetzel has one of the most popular meat markets in this section of the city, an establishment that is generally liked because patrons of the store always find what they want here at prices that prove in every way satisfactory. He deals in smoked and fresh meats. Mr. Wetzel bought out Philip Pridken three months ago. He has lived in Dayton 38 years and has always been known to be friendly to the cause of organized labor. That’s why we want the boys to drop in and see him when in need of anything in his line. He will appreciate your business. Bell phone E-2179. Home 4179.
MARTIN F. DUGAN
21 North Daller Street
The café owned by Mr. Dugan was established 15 years ago at the above-mentioned location, and Mr. Dugan is assisted by John J. Whyte, a popular employe. This café has always been a popular place with the boys of the labor unions. The proprietor has at all times been identified with movements which had as their purpose the development and progress of the laboring man. He carries a full and complete line of union-made cigars and tobacco and you will find this café a popular meeting place for the boys. It is clean and well ordered. Mr. Dugan is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the A. O. H. and the Robert Emmet Club.
L. W. DORFER
412 East Third Street
Mr. Dorfer’s cigar and tobacco store, located at the above address, is one of the best known concerns of its kind in this section of the city. Mr. Dorfer has lived in Dayton for 27 years and has been engaged in business for 16 years. Of course, he carries in stock at all times a full and complete line of periodicals, newspapers and the like and his service cannot be beaten in the city. We want to commend this store to members of organized labor living in this vicinity.
WM. H. MERRITT
248 East Loraine Street
This gentleman has been established in the grocery business for over three years, and during this time has made splendid progress in the way of building up a first-class satisfied trade. If it is something you want in the line of staple or fancy groceries, fruits or vegetables, we know of no institution better able to take care of your wants and requirements. Mr. Merritt is very particular about his service and aims at all times to render only the best of service to his customers. In this way he has, of course, developed a big patronage. Drop in and see him. He is entitled to your business.
JOHN H. RIKE
1519 East Richard Street
Here is a first-class baking establishment, founded seven years ago, and generally recognized as one of the most efficiently conducted business plants in this city. Mr. Rike has made for his bakery a reputation that any concern might well envy. He gives his business his personal and undivided attention and strives in every possible way to give superior results. His baking is all done under the most modern and approved methods and the customers are, in this way, assured of an excellent product. If you have never patronized this bakery, you had best start.
PRICER & SHIERLING
2237 West Third Street
Established eleven years ago this store has won its way completely into the public confidence. It carries in stock a full and complete line of groceries meats and produce of all kinds. Pricer & Shierling are both wholesale and retail dealers, and they number their patrons by the hundreds. Both are known to be friendly to the cause of organized labor and we want our friends among the workingmen to give the concern a very liberal share of their business. You will always get the right kind of attention at this store. Bell phone Main 2172, Home 6016.
EDWARD D. CARTER
1925 East Third Street
This furniture business was established four years ago and has the reputation of being friendly to the cause of organized labor. Mr. Carter deals in furniture, rugs, stoves, pictures, window shades and linoleums and we want to urge upon the members of the union organizations that they give him as much of their business as they can. He will give you excellent service at all times and you will find his prices are always right. He is courteous in his dealings with his patrons and strives at all times to serve them to the best of his ability. This store is completely equipped.
L. A. CLEMMER & SON
3000 West Third Street
This is a cash grocery and one of the best known in this section of the city. It was established ten years ago and is doing a fine business. The store is known far and wide because of the excellent manner in which it is conducted, and the splendid service which has always been a part of the principles under which it has been operated. We want our union friends to drop in and see these people and give them a liberal share of their patronage. You will find that it will pay you to do business with this store, because its stock is always complete and fresh. Phone Main 688.
JOHN C. DIETZ
531 South Wayne Avenue
Here is one of the prominent druggists of our city, a gentleman who has been engaged in this line of business for the last 20 years at the present neighborhood. He was born in Dayton 76 years ago and his store is generally regarded as being in every way first-class and efficiently operated. Everything usually carried in a high-grade drug store is to be found at this place – drugs, sundries, cigars and tobacco. We want our union labor friends to drop in and give Mr. Dietz a very liberal share of their business. He is deserving of it and will look after your wants in perfect way.
JOSEPH E. BARNES, Mgr.
3031 West Third Street
Mr. Barnes is manager of this well drilling concern, and he has the exclusive agency for the Myers pumps. He has been in business for 23 years and has built over 1100 wells. Of this number he has practically not had a dissatisfied customer, a tribute to his ability as an expert along this line. We want our friends who have any work of this kind to do, to see Mr. Barnes and have him do the work for them. You will be in every way satisfied. Phone Main 2747. Estimates are cheerfully given on any work of this kind.
A. G. KRAUSS
103 McClure Street
This gentleman established his grocery business seven years ago and today he has one of the most modern and up-to-date stores of its kind in the city. His stock of groceries and fruits is not excelled in the city, and we have no hesitancy in urging our friends to give him a very liberal share of their business. He is a man who is known to be very friendly to the cause of union labor and desirous at all times of doing all in his power to help the labor movement. Give him a call and be convinced of his worth. Home phone 5938.
911 South Wayne Avenue
Mr. Breidenbach has a wholesale bakery at the above address, one of the kind that it is a delight for us to patronize. Everything is neat and clean and the owner makes every effort to give his trade the finest possible service at all times. He has been established in business for eight years at the present location. He turns out fine pies, cakes and the character of his bread is pronounced by all who have eaten it to be excellent. We hope our union friends will give this bakery a very liberal share of their patronage. It is one of the best concerns of its kind in the city.
1213 East Third Street
This concern devotes its efforts to the plumbing, heating and gas-fitting line and makes a specialty with motor pumps. The firm consists of A. B., B. D. and E. E. Johnson, all experienced men in these particular lines of business, and was started last March. However, it has already sprung into popular favor in this section with the result that its patronage is constantly increasing. If you have something along these lines that you want done, we know of no place in the city better equipped for handling your trade at a price that will prove in every way satisfactory. Phone, East 3031.
61 South Bolton Street
Mr. McDermott operates one of the first-class cafes in this section of the city, a favorite meeting place for the union labor men of the vicinity. Personally he is one of the most likeable of citizens and he numbers his friends by the score. He has been engaged here for the last 14 years and has built up a fine business. Mr. McDermott is known as a friend of the boys and a man in whom they may trust. We have no hesitancy in urging our friends to drop in and give him a liberal share of their trade. He will appreciate it and render you an excellent service.
D. A. SAVINO
1217 East Third Street
Mr. Savino is the proprietor of the pool and billiard rooms at the above address. The establishment is well known to citizens of this section and members of the labor unions especially find it a most desirable place to drop into for the purpose of engaging in a game of pool or billiards. Cigars, tobacco, candy and soft drinks are also served here and you will be sure to find many of your friends here when you drop in. Mr. Savino is personally very popular and he conducts his business in a first class, efficient manner. Drop in and see him. Phone, East 2675.
MRS. JACOB WAGNER
Third and Springfield Streets
Mrs. Jacob Wagner is engaged in the grocery business, and in this particular line there is no store of its kind in the city that is so well equipped and stocked to handle the trade. Giving, as she does, her personal and undivided attention to her business, Mrs. Wagner very naturally has built up a fine patronage and satisfied customers have always proved the best advertising for this store. Mrs. Wagner and her two sons, Fred and Charles, have charge of the business at this place, and they conduct the store in a most capable and efficient manner. A café is operated in connection with the store, and this has proved a popular meeting place for many of the boys of the organized labor unions. In fact, there is no café in this vicinity that caters more generally to the boys than this one, and we have no hesitance in suggesting to our friends that they drop in here the next time they are in this neighborhood and give the café a liberal share of their business. The grocery store is excellently equipped, giving the high-class service to its patrons and providing all things that a first-class grocery should carry. Both phones.
955 West Washington Street
Mr. Thierolf has been at this stand for two years and his place is generally recognized as a most central meeting place for the boys. He serves a nice noon-day lunch which is heavily patronized because his customers have learned of its excellence. Mr. Thierolf is a Dayton man and has lived all his life thus far in Dayton. When you are in this locality we urge you to drop in and see him. He will give you a royal welcome. Home phone 3047.
THE FEDERAL TOOL AND MACHINE COMPANY
429 East Third Street
Five years of successful business development speaks more eloquently of the worth of this concern than anything we might write about it in these few lines. The concern, as a matter of fact, designs and builds drill jigs, mill fixtures, tools, punches and dies, and is also engaged in a general manufacturing business, which shows in a decided way how efficiently the concern is equipped for handling all manner of work. F. H. Poeppelmeier is the president, and L. G. Brinkman is the secretary and treasurer of the company, and both are men of high business standing in this community. The concern, it might be emphasized here, is a modern and thoroughly up-to-date company, with all facilities for doing its work in a first-class way. It is a matter of pride with us to recommend to citizens everything that they may have their work done here at a reasonable expense and all work guaranteed to be right. Give The Federal Tool and Machine Co. a liberal share of your business.
HILL TOP CONFECTIONERY
1415 East Third Street
The Hill Top Confectionery is a tip top confectionery, too. All its patrons agree there is no better place in the east end to buy than here. C. Di Fiorio is the owner and the shop has been established for 15 months. The concern handles dry goods of all kinds, also: candies, ice cream, and tobacco and cigars. The proprietor is known as a friend of the union boys and he numbers among his patrons many of the workingmen and their families. Drop in and see him the next time you are in his neighborhood. He will give you excellent returns for the money you spend.
Edmund Bohlender, M. D.
1920 East Third Street
Dr. Bohlender has been practicing medicine in Dayton for the last 23 years, and he is one of the best known members of the medical profession in this section of the state. His practice is general and his experience enables him to do all kinds of medical and surgical work. Dr. Bohlender is known to be friendly to the union labor cause and we have no hesitancy in recommending this gentleman to our friends among the labor unions. He is courteous, scholarly in the development of his art and is a close student of the medical profession.
EDWARD B. CHILDS
1929 East Third Street
This gentleman operates a thriving business at the above address and is a dealer in fine confections, stationary and notions. He also carries cigars and tobaccos. He has been in business for the last two years and is one of the prominent citizens of his section. Mr. Childs is a member of B. of L. F. and E. Friendship lodge No. 375, and is the oldest member of this lodge. His place is a popular meeting place for the union boys and you will meet your friends here. Drop in and see Mr. Childs and give him some of your business.
HARRY J. MUNGER
1828 South Wayne Avenue
This drug store was established over five years ago and now has one of the finest of patronages. Mr. Munger is himself an experienced member of his profession and his store is complete in every particular and able to serve the wants of the trade in a satisfactory manner. Drugs, sundries and confections are carried in stock, and you will be pleased with the courteous manner in which all patrons are treated. Your wants will be supplied at this store in a splendid way and at prices that will be in every way satisfactory.
THE M. D. LARKIN SUPPLY CO.
This concern is one of the best known in this section of the state and now gives employment to seventy-five people. It handles all kinds of supplies for mills, factories, steam fitters, contractors and engineers, pipe, valves and fittings. Maurice D. Larkin is president and treasurer, and D. C. Larkin is vice president. We want to call especial attention to the fact that here is a concern that stands in the very forefront among business establishments of Dayton and southern Ohio. There isn’t a single thing in its line that it does not handle and there is one thing worthy of mention – everything you buy here is bought at a price that you will find to be satisfactory in every respect. The men who own the business are well and favorably known in this community, strictly trustworthy and reliable and we haven’t the slightest hesitation in recommending the M. D. Larkin Supply Company to our friends and those who want first-class goods at the right prices. The concern is founded upon square desire to please all and we want you to give it a share of your patronage.
ALBERT H. CARLETON
301 W. Homestead Ave., Dayton
Here is a grocery and meat store of superior merit. Ice cream and candies are also sold here and a new stock is always coming in, insuring patrons of freshness in every regard. We hope our friends will avail themselves of the opportunity of encouraging this gentleman by giving him some of their trade.
THE HENRY BURKHARDT PACKING COMPANY
It is a privilege and a pleasure to make mention at this time of the splendid business triumph which has been achieved by the above mentioned concern, generally regarded here as one of the foremost packing houses in Southern Ohio. This concern has a long and honorable history, marked by continued progress since its beginning in 1879. It gives employment to 125 persons and carries on an immense meat business in the city of Dayton. In fact, about half its business is done right it this community, which speaks eloquently for the high standing the concern enjoys in Dayton. Very few if any companies in any city can boast of a record at home equal to this one.
Any community that has within its business district a concern of such high standing and efficiency as The Henry Burkhardt Packing Company has a right to be proud of the fact and boast of it. The business was established by Henry Burkhardt, one of the pioneer residents of this city, and a man marked by great honesty and foresight. It was his purpose to build and maintain a first-class packing industry, and this, we are happy to say, he has done this, and posterity has benefited immeasurably as the result. This is in every way a first-class, high-grade packing establishment, with all modern conveniences and facilities at hand for turning out effective service to its patrons. It is a government inspected packinghouse, and this insures customers the highest possible grade of meats. The son, L. J. Burkhardt, and cousin, Gottfried Burkhardt, assist in the management of the business now.
The concern does a big pork and beef packing business, and its plant is always kept in the cleanest possible condition. In looking over the various industrial plants in this city we are sure there is none so well provided to handle an ever-increasing demand for its products. We commend this concern to meat dealers in Dayton and vicinity, because we know they will be satisfied with their dealings here.
DAYTON SHEET METAL AND LAMP COMPANY
818-820 East Third Street
Established eight years ago, the above mentioned concern justly lays claim to pioneership in its particular line of business in this city. S. E. Trisler is the proprietor and he is one of the most reliable and best known of our community’s business leaders. The concern is engaged in the handling of automobile radiators, lamps, hoods and fenders. Special attention is given to repair work and in this particular feature we have no hesitancy in saying that there is no place in the city of Dayton where you can have your repair work done in such a satisfactory manner. The concern also makes a specialty of model work and we want to call attention to all persons in the city and adjacent communities to the fact that if you have anything of this kind to be done or are in need of any of the things suggested by this concern, that the Dayton Sheet Metal and Lamp Co. stands alone its particular business line. It is reliable in every respect and guarantees all its services. Bell telephone East 983.
MIAMIVALLEY PAINT STORE
134-136 N. Main Street
In looking over the list of high-grade concerns doing business here, we find the above concern one of the most reliable and substantial in the city. The company deals in first-class material, paints, varnish, wall paper and window glass and its stock is always full and complete. Painters’ supplies of all kinds are carried in stock and you will always find the price obtaining here first-class and right in every respect. The concern is known to be friendly to the cause of organized labor and is entitled to your support and your patronage at all times. Bell phone Main 454, Home 2454.
THE BUCKEYE BOILER CO.
1617 E. McLain Street
This concern has been established in business for twenty-five years and is engaged in the manufacture of tanks of all kinds and to meet all requirements Mr. Schneider, the manager, is well-known and well liked by all whom come in contact with him. He is courteous in every respect and a skilled man. The concern itself needs little introduction to the business public of this or neighboring communities. Its quarter of a century of service has made for The Buckeye Boiler Company a reputation that is of a very high order and we want to say to our friends that they will do well to bear this concern in mind always.
JOHN S. MAKLEY & SON
9 S. Wayne Ave.
This concern is engaged in the horseshoeing business and has been in business for some time. Four men are given employment here and you may rely upon it any work they do for you will be satisfactorily done. This is a union shop and is entitled to all the rights and privileges of such a shop. Union men will do well to recommend this business to friends who may be in need of work of this kind for their horses. The men who constitute this firm are known to be friendly to the union cause and they do a character of work that commends them in every way to the public.
364 Xenia Ave., Dayton
Mr. Luthman conducts one of the best known undertaking and embalming concerns in this city, and he is personally well known to hundreds of our citizens. Established twenty years ago this man has during all these years conducted his affairs in a strictly business manner. He is kindly and courteous in manner and knows exactly how to handle the affairs of his patrons. He is a friend of the organized labor cause and we want to recommend to the boys that when the last sad hour comes to lay aside our beloved dead that they call upon Mr. Luthman for his services. Bell phone 760, Home 2760.
EDWARD A. NELLIS
Wyoming and Illinois Streets
The Wyoming Shoe Store is justly deserving of the splendid patronage which it has secured from the patrons. It deals in Peters Diamond Brand Shoes, solid leather throughout, a superior grade of footwear and priced reasonably. Repair work is neatly done by this concern and we have no hesitancy in urging our friends to give the company a liberal share of their patronage. You may always depend on getting value received for your money from this store at all times. Give it a call and be convinced of the superiority of its products. Mr. Nellis is a popular and reliable shoe man.
MRS. JOHN KISSLING
1401 S. Brown Street
Here is one of the most popular confectionery establishments in this section of the city. Mrs. Kissling also runs a cigar store in connection with the business and handles a fine line of candies, etc. The store was established nine years ago and has a large patronage. If it is something you want along this line we advise you to give this store a very liberal share of your patronage. You will not be disappointed in any purchase made here. The proprietress aims at all times to give her personal and undivided attention to the trade. Drop in and make your purchases here. Phone Main 6463.
MARION F. TROVILLO
636 North Main Street
Here is one of the best equipped hardware stores in this section of Dayton, a concern that is live, up to date and modern in every respect and one that commands the respect and patronage of citizens for a considerable distance around. It has been established in this location for the last six years and handles a full and complete line of hardware, cutlery, etc., at prices that cannot help proving attractive to its customers. The concern is known to be friendly to the cause of labor and we want our friends to give it a considerable share of their patronage.
WILLIAM S. ELTERS
568 W. Fifth Street
The Gem City Tin Shop was established two years ago and has maintained during this time the same high-class workmanship and service that has always made it friends. Tin and sheet metal work, cornices, skylights, funnels, guttering, spouting, paper roofing and repairing furnaces. Repairing of automobile radiators and lamps is a special feature of the company’s business William S. Elters is manager and Frank Gable is general superintendent. All repair work of every nature is done by this concern and satisfaction is guaranteed. We want to recommend this company to our friends among the union men. Bell Main 8395.
713 E. Wyoming Street
This gentleman handles a full and complete line of groceries, notions, cigars and tobacco. Also cigarettes and confectionery. He has established an up-to-date concern and gives every department his personal and undivided attention. If you are in need of anything along the lines suggested by this store we want you to avail yourself of the first opportunity to drop in and give Mr. Sayre a liberal share of your business. He will appreciate a call and give you every possible satisfaction. He is friendly to the cause of labor and has always stood for the union men and their rights.
THOMAS E. DUNLEVY
729 W. Fifth Street, Dayton
This is a Union Shop. Mr. Dunlevy has been engaged in the plumbing business for about twelve years and is known throughout the city as an expert in this particular line of work. He is also skilled in the matter of gas fitting and pump work of all kinds, and we want to call special attention to the fact that if you have anything in this line to be looked after it will pay you both in time and money to have Thomas E. Dunlevy look after your work for you. His prices are right and his work is guaranteed. Union men in particular should call him for their service in these lines. Home phone 14639.
DAMES & SPIDEL
231 S. Main Street
We doubt very much whether you will find in all this city a more popular pocket billiard hall than the one owned and operated by Pete G. Dames and John H. Spidel, known as “Red, White and Blue Pocket Billiard Hall.” The hall was established five years ago and confectionery is also sold at this place. They have ten new tables and pool games may be played at the cost of 2 ½ cents a cue. A full line of cigars, cigarettes and tobacco always on hand, and you will always be sure to meet a lot of your friends here. Union men are finding this place a most interesting one to spend a social hour or two. Drop in and patronize Dames & Spidel.
1116 S. Brown Street
Established three years ago this is one of the finest restaurants in the city, sanitary and clean, and the service here is all that might be desired. Three meals served every working day here and our working men friends are urged to drop in and give this restaurant a share of their business. Open all day with prices that are satisfactory and service unexcelled. Mr. Walker always treats the boys right. The place is just a block away from the National Cash Register Company offering convenience and comfort at all times. We urge our friends to give this gentleman a share of their business.
MURPHY & McMULLEN
Foundry and Monument Avenue
R. Emmet Murphy and Charles S. McMullen are engaged in the coal and coke business, and are wholesale shippers and retail dealers in high-grade products of this nature. They have been established in business now for the last four years and have 15 employes. Both men are generally recognized in labor circles as being friendly to the cause of organized labor and number among their many patrons a good many of the working boys. The firm has always boosted the cause of organized labor and the boys know this, and that’s why they always like to throw their coal and coke business to Murphy & McMullen. In the purchase of coal and coke there are several things that ought to be taken into consideration. First and chiefly, the customer wants the best market affords at the lowest possible price. In this respect Murphy & McMullen have met every requirement. Being in the wholesale business they buy in large quantities and are thus able to sell cheaper than concerns doing a small business. We have no hesitancy in suggesting to our friends that they give this concern a liberal share of their patronage. Bell 360, Home 2360.
1940 S. Brown Street, Dayton
The café owned and conducted by Kid Tullis is deservedly one of the most popular in this section of the city, an institution where the union workmen like to drop in and enjoy a little lunch and a friendly chat with their associates. The café was established fourteen years ago and it has in stock at all times a full and complete line of cigars and tobacco. We have no hesitancy in recommending this café to the members of organized labor. Mr. Tullis has been for many years deeply interested in the progress being made by the labor unions and he has at all times been on the side of the workingman. We want our friends to avail themselves of the opportunity of dropping in and seeing him the first time they are in his neighborhood. He will give you a warm welcome and show you how much he appreciates your interest in him. In this section of the city there is no one better known than Kid Tullis and among the workingmen especially he boasts of many close friends. His place is we ordered and conducted and he gives his customers the finest possible service at all times. Home telephone 2198.
WM. E. FRAYMAN
405 S. Cincinnati Street, Dayton, O.
The retail confectionery store owned and operated by Mr. Frayman is one of the most popular business establishments in his section of the city. The store is given the full and undivided attention of the proprietor and we want our friends to drop in and give him a share of their business.
THE DOMESTIC ENGINEERING COMPANY
“Makers of Delco-Light Products
“Someone owes to the farmers of this country a duty, the duty of providing them with the electric service necessary to the securing of those comforts and conveniences which home-owners everywhere are coming to regard as essential to the highest enjoyment of the home and essential to the greatest efficiency in maintaining that home as a part of farm life.”
This was the idea underlying the development of Delco-Light and of the organization of the Domestic Engineering Company, a Dayton corporation whose business is the manufacture and sale of Delco-Light and Delco-Light Products.
This idea and this organization have been developed, following several years of experimental work, under the guidance and direction of those men who had already created the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company for the production of Delco Products for automobiles.
In the development of the idea of electricity for farm homes anywhere, certainly the experience attending the manufacture of more than a half million electric lighting systems for automobiles has had a valuable part. Problems which would otherwise have arisen had been met and conquered already in their automobile lighting experience and valuable features which are common to both products could be applied without tedious experimentation to the newer product, Delco-Light.
The first Delco-Light plants were produced as a part of the activities of the parent company, The Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company. The first sales and shipments of Delco-Light were made in April of 1916, and the organization of The Domestic Engineering Company as a separate corporation, for the manufacture of the house-lighting plant, Delco-Light, was perfected in May 1916. The actual production of Delco-Light was continued in space in the Delco buildings on East First Street and offices were established in the adjacent MillerBuilding.
Meanwhile the organization of a sales force had gone forward and shortly more than twelve hundred salesmen were in the field, each equipped with a complete Delco-Light plant and carrying the message of electric service for isolated properties into all parts of the United States and Canada.
This organization has been extended to practically all the accessible parts of the globe, so that now the cheery “putt-putt” of the Delco-Light engine and the comfort of electric service through Delco-Light may be encountered pretty well round the world.
An early problem of the company was that of providing adequate space for the manufacture of Delco-Light and a solution was sought in the erection of a model factory building at Moraine, the proposed industrial and civic center south of Dayton.
This building, one thousand feet long and two hundred seventy feet wide, at the time of its erection was the largest one-story concrete and steel building in the world. About the time of its completion, it attracted the attention of the United States Government as an ideal place for the manufacture of aeroplanes and – well, aeroplanes are being made there today.
The Domestic Engineering Company was the third of a group of Dayton organizations conducted by those who were already interested in the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company and the Dayton Metal Products Company, and with these constituted what has come to be known popularly as the Triangle Companies. A favorable site on grounds of the Dayton Metal Products Company, just off East Monument Avenue, was afforded for the manufacture of Delco-Light and three large modern one-story buildings have been erected there. It is there, with an abundance of floor space, with complete equipment in the way of modern machinery, in modern, commodious, well-lighted factory buildings, that Delco-Light and Delco-Light Products are being produced today.
A visit to the present factory and a view of the activities there will convey some idea of the extent of this enterprise, now some twenty months old. The sales organization, trained and enthusiastic, have made heavy demands upon the capacity of the production division and no production records yet attained have been able to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for Delco-Light.
For the benefits and advantages of electric service as afforded by this electric plant are too manifest, too positive to permit their distribution in such moderate fashion as sometimes happens to the practically new products. In the twenty months of this company’s existence some fifty thousand electric plants have been sold to farmers, country storekeepers, schools, churches, owners of summer homes, camps, motor boats, yachts, for use in logging camps, mines, construction camps, for dredges, for all uses where electric power of light is required in isolated places.
These are sales of the standard plant, a three-quarter kilowatt, 32-volt engine-generator unit with a storage battery designed and constructed for use with the Delco-Light plant. The engine which is a part of the plant embodies some unique features in gas engine construction: for instance, it runs on kerosene with results as satisfactory in every particular as where gasoline or gas is used for fuel. It is air-cooled. Only the man who has experienced the inconveniences of the ordinary water-cooled gas engine can appreciate fully what that means. It is self-starting. Naturally the makers of several hundred thousand Delco self-starters for automobiles were able to perfect an eminently satisfactory self-starter for this house lighting plant and the Delco-Light self-starting device is full of merit and of satisfaction for the owner of a plant.
The satisfactory service rendered by this first Delco-Light plant resulted in a demand from those of larger electrical requirements for a Delco-Light plant large enough to meet their needs. It is to meet this demand that the company is just placing on the market its latest model, a three-kilowatt plant.
This new model embodies the characteristic features of its small brother, with certain distinctive features which the service to be required of it demands. This newer model will have a range and capacity such that it can be used to furnish electric service for department stores, apartment houses, the largest ranch and plantation requirements, small villages, office buildings, for all electric needs up to a capacity of three thousand watts per hour.
This larger plant is being furnished in either 32 or 110 volt size, with storage battery or without. It will operate motors large enough for all except the very heavy duties about the farm and will be welcomed by the farmer who desires electric service for needs greater than those of the average farm home.
As stated in the beginning, the makers of Delco-Light recognized a duty on the part of someone to the farmer and the farmer’s family, the duty of providing them with electrical service. The electric plants described are offered in the fulfillment of that duty, in so far as they can fulfill it. As to the future, and further electrical products, who can say? The fifty thousand who were without electrical service twenty months ago and who are now enjoying it, rejoice at thought of the benefits, the added comforts, the valuable savings in time and labor which they are realizing through the use of Delco-Light.
If other electrical requirements in these fields or similar ones shall demand new electrical products, the Domestic Engineering Company, by virtue of the position it has achieved, will be able to meet those requirements and so to bring about in farm homes and other isolated properties, constantly increasing electrical service.
Their products already offered have been accorded a gratifying reception. They know and appreciate the electrical needs of those who have been so long denied electrical service. They have put their hands to the plow and, with their present record of achievement and their vision of the needs of the future, it is not conceivable that they will turn back.
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