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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 25, 1912, Image 11

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SUPPRESSING THE REAL
LABOR NEWS
The Day Book yesterday told
how Samuel Gompers, president
of the American Federation of
Labor, tried to see the publishers
in an effort to end the lockout and
strike of the five newspaper
unions. :-
The Day Bqok also told how
the trust publishers refused to
treat with Gompers or any union
representative, and made their
flfppen shop declaration.
Just-to-show how the trust pub
lishers" are suppressing'the actual
news-irt connection with the-lock-ptnj
and strike of their; employes,
we are going to quote all that
Hearst's -Examiner told of. Gom
pers' visit to Chicago.
f ;.:he iteni -is under the head
'Labor-"Gossip." The labor-column
of; Hearst's .Examiner used
to be headed "Labor - News."
Since the strike, it has been
changed, -and there is -something-sardonically
truthful about-the
change: . , ' r -
Here is the Examiner's "story"
of Gompers' visit to Chicago and
how it told the news of their re
fusal tb- treat with him, and their
open shop declaration:
"Samuel Gompers, president of
the American Federation o La
bor, left Chicago yesterday for
New York. While here he inves
tigated several strikes that are in
progress. He was accompanied
east by George W. Perkins, pres
ident of the Cigarmakers' Inter
national Union, who went to Bal
timore to arrange for the internan
iional convention to be held there
the third week in September. It
wiH be the first convention of the
cigarmakers held in sixteen years
President Qompers.is also firstJ
vice president of the Cigar
makers' International Union."
And that is.all Hearst's Exam-
iner had to say of theimportart
visit of the president of the Amer-
ican Federatioirof Labor to Chij
cago in connection With the news--paper
lockpujand strike.
rrCh o- :
OUR PRECISE ARTIST.
'The Wearing of the Green."
The meanest man lives in St
Louis. He exposes his wooden leg
to the mosquitqes and then sits
back and laughs as the poor,
things try to straighten out their,
spears. ." ;
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