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LARGE FIRMS HAVE SIGNED NEW
AGREEMENT WITH PAINTERS
Despite stories in the trust newspa
pers to the contrary, most of the
larger-firms have -Signed the new
agreement with the Painters' District
Council and the men are returning to
work under better conditions and bet
According to the m Record-Herald
this morning, the bosses have not
signed but the men are going to work,
again pending an agreement. This is
"The trust papers have been-trying
to discredit the painters during this
strike," said Henry Wagner, business
agent of the Painters' District Coun
cil, this morning. "Every man who
has gone back to-work, soar, has
only gone- under' the new agreement.
The men laughed at the'cpmprbmise
offered by the bosses and mpst'.of the
employers soon saw the folly of their
wayand quickly signed the agree
ment presented by the painters.
"Marshall It'eldi Mandel Bros.,
Tobey Furniture Co., Hasselgren and
nearly all the large north side con
tractors have signed. Only the firms
that have not very many Jobs "right
now are holding out'
This morning therewas only about
1,500 men out. W. "B. Nelson, J. B.
Noelle, J. G. McCarthy and a. few
other bosses are still fightingragainst
the new agreement.
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A neW critter, called a "lady-man,"
is making its appearances guite nu
merously on Chicago boulevards.
The close-fitting models of meri-fc at
tire leaves no .room for- bulging
pockets and so the "lady-men" are
carrying handbags. .Somebody trap
ped one of them, recently, and foufid
in the"iiandbag kerchiefs, cigarets,
rards, a mirror and a little money. If
'Ms specimen of the genus hdmo ever
ventures west of Chicago, there'll
have to be closed seasons against
cracking- at it with 32 caliber automatics.
PLANNING" FDR FINANCIAL AID
TO BANKS IN OHIO
Troy, O., April 5. Gov. Cox, fol
lowing a conference with the Ohio
flood relief commission on his way
here from Dayton,- wired Pres. Wil
son to send treasury officials to Ohio
cities suffering from the flood to sur
vey the possibilities of advancing
financial aid to banks'.
The governor asked that the war
engineers survey the stricken dis
tricts, and suggest methods to pre
Gov. Cox 'said that the banks in
the flood zone, with the aid of the
national treasury, would be in pbsi-
tion to extend credit quickly.
For "heroic service in the Dayton
flood, the governor gave -John- H.
Patterson, president of the National
Cash Register Co., and H. E. Talbot,
a Dayton engineer, commissions as
colonels in the National Guard.
Carmi, III. Shawneetown refugees
arriving here today say that the en
tire city is under water, that several
houses were swept from their found
ations by the high sage of the Ohio,
and that practically all frame houses
are being battered down.
BENEFIT FOR FLOOD SUFFERERS
One of the most successful stunts
for raising money for flood sufferers
was pulled off. yesterday afternoon
under the direction of the Chicago
Theater Managers' Association at the
The entertainment, which was
opened with an address by Blanche
Bates, started at 1:30 o'clock and
lasted until 5:30. Every seat was.oc
cupfed. The program, which consist--"
ed of players from every company at
local big theaters, was an excellent
Theeceipts, $6,453.50, were turn
ed over to the Chicago Association of
Commerce relief fund today.