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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 05, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 4',
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IRONWORKERS SAY B. T. C. WILL
The ironworkers are not at odds
with the Building Trades Council.
Such a rumor was-today promptly
slaughtered by officials)! the iron
workers, who say that far from being
on the outs with the parent organiza
tion they are depending on the B. T.
C. to be of great aid in gaining their
point to get jurisdiction over concrete-steel
The 1913 Seattle national conven
tion of the Building Trades Deport
ment awarded jurisdiction over concrete-steel
work to the ironworkers.
This work has been done by the
building laborers. In 75 per cent of
the cities of America the laborers
have already relinquished jurisdiction
over this work.
Last year the ironworkers struck
for the work. It developed that the
laborers had contracts with employ
ers for concrete-steel work till April
80, 1915. So, at the suggestion of
the B. T. C, the ironworkers men re
turned to their jobs. Meanwhile they
entered into an agreement with the
B. T. C. that the concrete-steel work
should be given to them as soon as
the laborers' contracts ended.
The laborers' contracts expired
April 30. They want' to continue
doing the work and the contractors
want them to have it, for laborers
get 40 cents an hour and ironworkers
get 68 cents. But-the iron men now
claim right to the work and believe
the B. T. C. will stand willingly be
hind them. The B. P. C. has not in
dicated that it will dodge the issue,
say iron men officials.
Every ironworker official, including
Secretary Richard Houlihan, seems
satisfied that the B T. C. will come
to the bat when the proper moment
arrives and knock out a victory for
Injunction to prevent lessee, from
renting floors of building at 536 S.
Btate to disorderly house filed by Dr.
1 EXPOSE OF HIGH SOCIETY MAY
CAUSE HEART SHOCKS
Butterfly members of some of Chi
cago's best families were suffering
heart flutterings today that were so
pronounced as the wing flutterings of
theh butterfly itself. There's a rea
son. Here it is:
Through the United Societies, com
prised of many German-American or
ganizations, persons who have oppos
ed social workers who have been in
vestigating drink selling and dances
that run beyond 3 a. m. in "special
permit" halls decided on a counter
investigation. Leopold Neumann, or
ganizer for the United Societies, was
chosen to do the work. As "Dr.
Hugo Mayer of Vienna," Neumann
gained entree to Chicago's most elite
circles. He was generally known as
a brother of the famous Dr. Kuno
During the course of his social
peregrination "Dr. Hugo Meyer" de
clared today he was amazed at the
highball and cocktail capacity of
Chicago's women society leaders.
Many of these women, he said, are
prominent Suffragists and social
"I spent about $50 a day trying to
keep the pace," said "Dr. Meyer," or
Leopold Neumann. "I couldn't keep
the drink pace set by some of the
women. At one home, that of a
prominent Chicagoan, a young girl
drank so many cocktails, she became
frivolous enough to dance on a table.
Nearly all the women smoked. That's
one thing the women of the poorer
classes who attend the dance halls of
the poor people don't do. These wom
en try to be the arbiters of the
morals of the poor."
Neumann said he would make a
full statement and give names before
the United Societies on May 23;
therefore the heart flutterings.
Margaret Arthur, 16, 632 Briar pi.,
and Marjorie Ross, 16, 669" Wright
wood av., missing. Police asked ,to