Clipping:Giving workers Saturday afternoons off

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Date Tuesday, June 24, 1884
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An Exchange informs us that a manufacturer at Columbus, Ohio, called together his 900 employees and announced to them that the factories would shut down at 3 p.m. every Saturday, without reduction of wages, if each workman would refuse to attend base-ball games on Sunday. The men gladly accepted the proposition, and Sunday base-ball playing at Columbus is not so popular as it was. This will not hurt the Columbus Club in the least, as these workmen will now have an opportunity of going to the games on Saturday instead of Sunday. The object of Sunday games mainly is to give the hard-working classes, who cannot see the game, which everybody loves, during the week a chance to appreciate its beauties on the only day when they are at leisure. St.

Source St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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