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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 27, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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It is easy for employers to combine,
openly or secretly, and defend .them
selves against organized 6t unorgan
ized laborers. '
"Besides, labor is adijferent sort
of commodity from merchandise and
must be handled differently.
"England has shown us the way.
Parliament has decreed" that in trade
disputes concerning wages, hours,
etc., workmen were expressly ex
empt from the charge of 'combina
tion in restrain of traded
"We should have a similar exemp
tion, provided by congress, as an
amendment to the Sherman act, but
it should exempt employers.vtoo.
Next I would suggest a federal com
mission or bureau, with limited con
trol or. organized capital and organ
ized labor.
"Let workmen have their unions,
let manufacturers and other produc
ers have their unions, but let the
commission prevent their abuses.
"Such a commission could do what
the British Board of Trade does. The
system works well In England.
"The -organization of employers
and employes is encouraged. And
collective bargaining between them is
encouraged. The board' demands
only that they play fair. It demands,
too, that unions shall be 'free' that
no union, by unjust requirements for
membership, fees or apprenticeship,
shall try to monopolize its craft in
the hands of a few.
"If labor unions and employers'
organizations are BOTH exempted
from the operation of the Sherman
act, and such a mechanism is estab
lished for honest collective bargain
ing between them, we'll have less bit
terness and more mutual respect and
fair play between labor and capital."
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Washington. Steamship freight
lines operating on Great Lake must
transport butter, eggs, fresh meat
and five and dressed poultry. Order
Issued by Interstate Commerce Com
jnission. .
predicts one big unjon for
all mine Workers
Indianapolis, Ind.,' Jan. 27. One
union embracing all workers In and
around the mines of North. America
was predicted as a certainty in the
near future by Pres. Chas. H. Moyer
of Western eFderation of Miners in
speech to the United Mine Workers'
convention.
"Our fight in the metal mines of
Michigan is the same as your fight
in. the coal mines of Colorado," he
said. "And if you lost the Colorado
strike, the metal miners of thafstate
will be affected disastrously."
Moyer announced that he will re
turn at once to Galumet to face in
dictments recently handed down by
Houghton county grand jury. He
stated that $30,000 a week was need
ed in Calumet to cany on the strike
and. declared that if the strike is lost
the American. Federation of Labor
will be blamed, as he charged the- A.
F. of L. offlcersJiad disregarded- two
appeals for a special assessment on
its members for the benefit of the
copper strikers.
Samuel Gompers, pres. of the A. F.
of L., was invited by the United Mine
Workers' convention to come here
and reply to- the charges made by
Moyer.
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THE LEWINSOHN CASE
State's Attorney Maclay HOyne
may be asked by District Attorney
Wilkeraon to begin grand jury pro
ceedings against Sol Lewinsohn, fugitive-
bondsman. The federal prose
cutor believes that the missing man
Is amenable under the state laws 'on
account of the wrecking of his bank.
It was rumored last 'night that
Lewinsohn had been located-in Ade
laide, Australia.
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New York. 250,000 Catholic stu
dents ,in 'colleges and seminaries
-throughout country praying' for -restoration
of sight of Henry J. TVess
ling; made blind by explosion in
chemical laboratory of Jesuit college.

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