PRINTER AND PUBLISHER
E. G. PIERCE
The New President of the Eastern Townships
Mr. Pierce joined the staff of the Sherbrooke )D/
ecordin 1903 as travelling representative. His suc-
cess in this important but difficult branch of newr
paper work resulted in his promotion to th.e osition
of ?irm.lation manager for the Record., and in 1907 he
became a director of the company. Mr. Pierce was
born at Melbourne, Que., and has been a mtember of
the Eastern Townships Press Association since he
first beeectonecam e coted ith nespaper work. H
will undoubtedly prove a capable head of this Associ-
ation which is affiliated with the C.P. Association.
doubtedlly prove to be a lucky oine for the printers
of Brantford ad g distt, ford oudig district, for it saw
the beginnilng of ail era of imrproved colnditions in
Tlhere being rmore job printers thani publishers
present, tlie discussio. ceitered ont tlie cost of pro-
ducing job work, altlhotugh Ital B. i)only, of tlie
Siecoe Reformler, wlio presided, gave a short talk
on the sulbject of cost as related( to advertising rates.
The Canadian lress Association Cost Systerm for
courntry newspaper and small job offices was explain-
ed by John M. Imrie, editor of Printer and Putb-
lisher, with the assistance of large charts of two of
tlie tlree forimis that comprise this system. Several
announced their intention of installing this system
inu their own plants.
Mr. I)only's figures for the mconth of Deceenbel
threw soiree interesting lighlt on the old belief that
a thousand an hour was the basis for computiing tlie
oiitput of a job press. The output of Mr. Donly's
job presses per sold hour diuring December was 494.
IIis output per standing hour (i.e., per hour on
which the machines were onl the floor during tlhe
working day only) was 147. Ilad his three job
presses been running full time Mr. Donly would
have sold during the month 702 hours of job press
time. Instead, he sold 212 hours and 5 minutes. Of
course, to sell approximately the total job press hours
of a countrv rnewsipal)er office is impossible, but the
roest of the o.nioold hours is practically as high as tlie
cost of the sold hours in rent, heat, insurance and
other items of overhead expense. Uniless a printer
ltnows how emtany hours he sells and how miany he
does not sell, how is he to distribute the cost of the
lttter over the former?
Only 26 per cent. of the total possible hours of
the cylinder press was Mr. Donly able to sell during
l)ecember. Unless these sold hours bear the cost
of the unsold, where does the printer's profit coilne in?
At the conclusion of the conference the Brant
County Master Printers' Association was formed, and
officers elected as follows: Hon. presidents, T. II.
Preston, Ralplh Reville acd lPatrick Ryan; president,
J. J. Hurley; vice-president for Brantford, George
A. Ward; vice-president for Paris, G. W. Feather-
ston; secretary, J. A. Powell; treasurer, M. McBride.
The other Imembers are: TA.A. Dyas, the Paris Re-
view; The Walker P'ress, Paris, and J. Ryan, W. B.
Preston, Douglas lteville, Geo. H. Steadman and A.
E. Kinder. Two Brantford printers, Messrs. Moore
and O'Keefe, were not represented at the meeting,
but will doubtless join the new association. No at-
temrpt will be inade to fix the selling prices of print-
ing, the association being purely for social and edu-
In addition to the three Paris printers above re-
ferred to, there were present fromi outside points, W.
J. Taylor, the Woodstock Sentinel-Review; J. S.
Winterburn, the Norwich Gazette, and W. J. Elliott,
tlte Ingersoll Chronicle.
Board of Trade Notes
The Victoria, B.C., Printers' Board of Trade has
The annual banquet of the Montreal Printers'
Board of Trade will be held at the Palace Viger
Ilotel on Friday, February 3.
R. G. MeLean, C. B. Ames, and probably Riehard
Southttiai and F. M. Kimbark, will represent the
'lTorontto board at the banquet of the Montreal board
ni February 3.
Manager Chias. Il. Tice, President S. J. Phillips,
and Treasurer Jas. Fortier, of the Montreal Printers'
Board of Trade, represented that body at the annual
banquet of the Philadelphia Printers' Board of
Trade andt Typothetee, held in the Bellevue-Stratford
Ilotel on Monday, January 16th.
The Toronto Printers' Board of Trade held their
closing luincheon for 1910 on December 21, when
the Calcelagraph mlethod of keeping a record of
time atnd cost was explained. On Wednesday, Janu-
ary 11, F. M. Kimrbark, manager of Business Sys-
tems, Limited, spoke to tlie board members on his
experiences in rlantaging printing offices and other
corporations. Sort e of the results of the recent in-
stalations of cost systeems in board offices were also
given. Annoiitncenerent of the annual banquet to
be held on February 10 appears in another column.
The Montreal Printers' Board of Trade show
cormmendalle enterprise in having printed in both
English) and French a treatise on the Standard Uni-
form Cost Finding System, as devised by the Ati-
erican Printers' Cost Commrission. The members of
the Montreal board have adopted the standard sys-
temi in their several offlces, .and, after having tred
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