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LOOKS LIKE BIG VICTORY FOR
THE CARPENTERS' SIDE
Complete victory for the striking
carpenters, both inside and outside
workers, is in sight
Inside or millmen "carpenters will
today vote upon a peace offer
made by their employers. It is almost
certain to be accepted. Union lead
ers predict the vote will be unani
mous. If accepted, the Carpenter
Contractors' ass'n may be put in such
a hole that it will practically have to
come to the terms of the carpenters.
As exclusively told in The Day
Book, the agreement proffered by the
employers grants a graduated raise
in wages of from 41 to 45 cents an
hour in 3 years. In the same time
the working day will be reduced from
9 to 8 hours.
The inside workers number 5,000
of the 20,500 striking carpenters.
Already 1,460 contractors employ
ing ouside carpenters have granted
the wage scale and signed the agree
ment demanded by the union. These
contractors now have enough work
to employ every union carpenter in
Chicago, but the work is held up for
lack of material. When the millmen
carpenters go back to work there will
be plenty of materiaL Then the 1,460
fair contractors can continue their
work and the outside carpenters will
be given employment.
So far as the carpenters are con
cerned, it then will scarcely matter if
the Carpenter Contractors' ass'n
never comes to terms, for 'it it not
likely to get many more contracts
when it cannot finish the jobs its
members already hold.
The Carpenter Contractors' ass'n
understands the seriousness of its po
rtion. If the millmen accept the offer
of their employers they will get the
highest wages in the world for this
kind of work.
Car men and the Chicago Surface
lines have reached no understanding.
The 3,300 elevated railway employes
iave joined issues with the surface
lines and are asking"" for increased
UNCLE SAM WILL HANDLE THE
HARVEST HAND PROBLEM
Kansas City, Mo., May 28. For the
first time Uncle Sam has undertaken '
solution at the harvest hand problem.
C. L. Green, government inspector in
charge of the distribution of unem- jj)
ployed labor, has begun his work.
Eighty-one government offices will
co-operate with Mr. Green in addi
tion to the state employment bureaus
in the golden belt. Ten inspectors
will be stationed in the fields to see
that everything is running o. k.
The government job getter will
keep an accurate up-to-date list of
the needs of every community and
men will be assigned to them. When
the demand is filed, the flood of help"
will be stopped.
SCREECHER IN FOUR REELS ,
Our Daily Movie Feature
Policeman, August P. Zimmerman.
The Wife, Mrs. Elmer Marcotte.
The husband, Elmer Marcotte.
The Mother, Mrs. W. L. Richards.
The Judge, Judge Fisher.
Policeman up before Judge Maho
ney. Charge, disorderly conduct at
2647 Washington blvd., where he and
The Wife resided. Fined $200. Fine
suspended on condition he leave The
Wife's house. ,
Policeman swore out a warrant
charging The Husband vwith contrib
uting to delinquency of his child. The
Husband lives at 1006 N. Hamlin.
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against The Husband. Ordered The
Policeman to leave Washington blvd.
Warrant issued in court for The ,'
Wife. Told she must go back to Hus
band, to Mother or to Jail. Chose
Mother. Probation one year.