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WILL TYPO NO. 16 URGE ARBITRATION?
The latest move of the trust newspapers is to give columns of
space to a story about the newspaper lockout, which they claim is
quoted from the Union Labor Advocate.
In general the stofya defense of the newspapers and an 'at
tack on the pressmen and stereotypers, and most of it purports to be
quotations from representatives and officers of Typographical
Union No. 16.
- Incidentally the charge is made that The Daily World and The
Day Book have misrepresented the facts concerning the lockout,
and "poisoned the minds of their readers against the printers of
The Day Book has no connection with The Daily World, not
even a sneakinp- arnnaintanre. The Wnrlrl rarf sneak. for itself, and
iff fight its own battles.
The Day Book itself, however, has deplored this war between
Ik the newspapers and the unions from the beginning. We believe
now, and have believed from the beginning, that an honorable ad-
justment of differences could have been arrived at by arbitration;
and that both sides would profit if they woul4 arbitrate now.
We believe also that the typographical union could Mp more
good by using its powerful influence with the publishers to bring
about arbitration, .than it can ever do by. fighting the open-shop
battle of the publishers against the pressmen, stereotypers, news
boys, drivers and circulators' unions. .
While The Day Book is .not the organ of any party, class, in- '
terest- or union, it believes in unionism as the greatest protection to
the. working class and that, hence, unionism" is good for the com
mon people generally. v
And it is the common people,' the 95 per cent, for which this
paper stands. . ' - '
The Day Book is an adless newspaper. It does not accept ad
vertising because it does not wan to be influenced by advertisers
when it comes to giving its readers the truth.
It is not in competition with any other newspaper in Chicago,
because it is unlike any other newspaper in Chicago, or the world, -for
It has no interest in the newspaper lockout and strike that it
does not have in any other labor disturbance and that interest is
to see that its readers get the truth and the workers a square deal.
The Day Book is not a strike or lockout publication. It has
been published daily on the. West Side for nearly a year -now, and
expects to keep on publishing daily, giving its Teaders. the news of