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When the resolution was, passed by the carpenters it carried with it
instructions that copies of the resolution be given to the press. This part
of the resolution was not obeyed, as copies were not sent to the press, and
newspapers got their information from delegates who were present at the
The secretary of the District Council is Daniel Galvin.
John A. Metz, the president, is a friend of Simon O'Donnell, and has
been favorable to the Hearst-O'Donnell trades union edition of the Ex
aminer. The rank and file of the carpenters' union are vigorous in their de
nunciation of the deal with the Examiner and practically every local car
penters union has put both Hearst
papers on the unfair list since the
union pressmen were locked out.
It is claimed there are 100,000
union workmen affiliated with the
Building Trades Council, of which
Simon O'Donnell is president. Of
these 10,000 painters and 22,500 car
penters are now on record against
the action of the Building Trades
Council; and the feeling is said to be
just the same among nearly all the
other affiliated unions.
On Saturday night Painters' Local
No. 191 passed resolutions upholding
the action of Painters' District Coun
cil taken Thursday night There
were about 400 members present.
The Franklin Union No. 4, press
men, one of the strongest and largest
unions affiliated with the Allied
Printing Trades Council, about 1,000
strong, met Saturday night and con
demned the so-called trades union
edition of the Examiner.
Carpenters' and Joiners' Local
Union No. 1367 instructed Sec'y K.
W. Kelso to write the Chicago Exam
iner, denying the accusation that the
carpenters had endorsed the so-called
trades-union edition of the Examiner.
The following, written on the official
letterhead of the union, was sent:
Chicago, Aug. 9, 1913.
Chicago Examiner, Chicago, HL:
Gentlemen-Under date of August
5, a statement appeared in your pa
per that "twenty-two thousand five
hundred carpenters in Chicago, mem
bers of the U. B. of C. and J. of A.
endorsed a 'Special Union Edition' of
the Chicago Examiner and would
work for its success.
Local Union 1367 of the above or
ganization, with a membership of 1,-
suu, wisn to aeny tnat we endorse
your "Union Edition."
Inasmuch as your paper for many
years has been so notoriously op
posed to Organized Labor, and have
followed the policy of wilfully," and
maliciously, distorting and misrepre
senting facts concerning our cause,
we cannot conceive how any self
respecting man, who claims to be a
Trade Unionist, could ally himself, or
cause his Organization to. become af
filiated with a paper of such char
acter, and especially, to aid in intro
ducing to the public an edition to be
known as a "Trade Union Edition."
However, since we cannot read the
ulterior motive of the gentlemen
whom you mention in your columns,
or believe in either your paper, or
thealleged sincerity of any of your .
labor editors, we hope, that you will
at least deny that we endorse your
"Special Union Edition" and give this
denial the same publicity that you
gave the alleged endorsement. We
will not render any assistance what
ever to the success of any project
that does not properly recognize un
Very truly yours,
Local Union 1367.
K. W. Kelso, Sec'y.
SUFFRAGE EDITION A FROST
The special suffrage edition of the
Examiner, under the direction of the .
Illinois Equal Suffrage League, was
issued this morning.
Very few people were selling copies