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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 07, 1913, Image 1

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MILITIAMEN NOT TO BE USED IN CAR STRIKE
ARBITRATION HAS FIXED THINGS
L THE DAY BOOK
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N. D. Cochran, gak'- Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor-and Publisher,. 1t$&g0 Automatic 51,-422i
500 South Peoria St 36 ' -By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL 3, NO. 35 Chicago, Friday, , Nov. 7, 1913 ONE CENT
IG SHIP TRUST FIGHTS BILL THAT
WOULD SAVE HUMAN LIVES
Owners.of -Boats-AreiOul to Defeat Senator LaFollette's.
Seamen's Bill, Which Dematids Sufficient Lifeboats
and Able Seamen Recent Sea Horrjors Show
How Bill Would Be Beneficial.
The Shipowners'? Trust has thrown its .mighty strength into, .the task of
defeating Sen tiaPoHettejS; seamen's JM11; one.:bf the most 'humanly pro
gressive' bills, that eVerfsurviyef a United. States senate committee.
The seamen's bill is riot one thatis:.of interest only to. seamen. It's a
bill that callS'Upon the big ship owners' to. protect the lives of the passengers
and prevent a repetition" of a;-crime like. .the. wreck of the, Titanic.
-This bill demands "that- e.very shiphall carry sufficient lifebpats to save
the lives of all on board and. also demands that each lifeboat be manned by
It Is only necessary to remember the Titanic ,in order, to appreciate this
Diu. . But- there are hunoreas ot-otner instances tnat should snow wny tne
bDl is a beneficial one. '. . ' ; ,
. The ship ojvner&'Who' control transportation- on- the. Great , Lakes de
clare that all these safety laws should .apply only to' ocean steamers. Every
experiepcedseaiman knows he danger' of navigation oh the: 'Great Lakes.
In SQme, parts it. is much more treacherous than the. ocean. "
On September 9, 1910, the steaner Pere Marquette No. 18 foundered
on Lake Midhigan, drowning 27 of her crew. The U. S. local inspectors
who investigated' the, matter stated- in' thefr reportr As to the cause of the
accident, we, are unable to locate any primary cause, .
.This same Vessel had been "carryingthoiisands of men, women and
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