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CARL PERSON TALKS ON PROBE
OF I. G. LOCKOUT
When the Federal Industrial Re
lations Commission begins its inves
tigations into the effect of the Illi
nois Central and Harriman lines
lockout on the families of the 35,000
involved, Carl Person, editor of the
Strike Bulletin, says they will find
the following answers to the Jong list
of questions they have prepared:
The loss of our jobs made lis and
those depending on us suffer poverty.
Some lost .their homes because
they lost their jobs.
Many of our children were com
pelled to leave school and go to work
because we lost our jobs.
Many of us were compelled to send
our wives to work because we lost
Many had to break up their homes
and move away because we lost our
Many were compelled to ask
money from our friends to -feed our
Many were compelled to move into
cheaper rooms and almost starve.
Some of those we love got sick.
Some of those depending on us died.
The doctor called it some disease. In
many cases it was worry and hunger
and cold that caused the sickness and
death. Sometimes the want of money
to hire a doctor or buy medicine
Some, worried by poverty, com
Some became tramps.
Some may have lost their reason
because of the hardships and suffer
ing of the empty pay envelope.
The standard of living was low
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OAK FOREST HEADS CLEARED
Officials of Oak Forest infirmary,
who were accused by the Harris com
mittee, were exonerated yesterday by
the Cook county civil service commis
sion. Coincident with the exoneration of
the officiate conies a statement from
Commissioner Harris that S. A. Kos
lowski, a patient, was put out of Oak
Forest because he gave testimony to
the investigating committee.
SOME LABOR NEWS
The Bloomington Building Trades
Council will probably start a co-operative
store and construction com
pany so as to insure decent wages
and conditions for those who do the
work. They will sell goods at mini
The International Union of Leather
Workers, on horse goods, have been
given a union shop and an increase
of from $1 to $2.50 a week for all
their members by Consumers' Co.
Amalgamated Association of Street
and Electric Railway Employes, Chi
cago Local No. 241, have become part
of the Dlihois Federation of Labor.
600 carpenters are on strike in Mt.
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JURY GIVES BIG DAMAGES
A jury in the Circuit Court yester
day gave one of the largest damage
evrdicts ever received when they
awarded $45,000 damages to James
R. Wilson against the Baltimore &
Wilson was fornierly a conductor
on the road. He was injured after be
ing made to work for three days,
from August 19 to 22, without rest.
From sheer exhaustion he fell be
tween an engine and a freight car.
His right arm was crushed and his
spine broken. He appeared in court in
a wheel chair. He sued for $75,000.
KICK AGAINST "PRIVATE" WIRES
Chicago brokers have asked Illinois
public utilities commission to inves
tigate service of telegraph companies
between Chicago and New York.
That some of the brokerage houses
have private wires, secure New York
market reports before other firms and
profit thereby is the claim of the
board of trade members.
Hearing has been set for July-9i '
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