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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 07, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2',
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the men on the South Side have been
with the company over 20 years.
These receivers are the men who
accept from the conductors the
money they bring in-at the end of
their runs. There are 32 of them and
they handle $85,000 of the company's
money daily. They have to make good
any bad money they take in, when
the men are handing it to them by the
LeBosky got Weatherwax to admit
that the men today don't have to
know as much as the men did years
ago, when they had to work only
three months to get the maximum
wage, and now thew have to work
According to Weatherwax, his sys
tem includes trying to stifle any am
bition on the part of the men to try
to get jobs elsewhere and leave the
company's service; and that the men
are best for the company after they
have abandoned any such ambition
and have settled down in the belief
that they will always work for the
He also said that the street railway
service in Chicago was the most ef
ficient in the country.
It was brought out that the office
men get two weeks' vacation with
pay yearly and are not docked when
sick, while the union men get no
vacation and are docked when sick.
Division Sup't Harrington of tne
Kedzie barns followed Weatherwax
on the stand and testified that it took
the men from 1 to 20 minutes to
t'arn in their money; they are allowed
five minutes and are asking for ten.
Other division superintendents
were to go on the stand this after
noon. The only excuse Weatherwax of
fered for the North Side receivers
getting from $10 to $15 more a
month than the South Side receivers
for the same work was that before
unification the North Side men were
known as paymasters, although the
work was the same
"Be good and you'll be president" .r
That, in effect, is what Len Busby
and Wm. M. Weatherwax told the
car men from the witness chair at
the arbitration meeting yesterday.
Busby and Weathewax painted in
glorious words the history of their
lives. They admitted that their lives
had been great and held themselves .A
up as a worthy standard from which -,
all youth should copy.
Busby, just before he left the stand, .
had to admit that the wages paid on .
municipally-owned systems were ,
higher than in Chicago. In San Fran- 7
cisco the maximum is 37 cents and
in Gary 35 cents. The company had
omitted these cities from its table in- 1
tended to show that Chicago car men
were the best paid.
Weatherwax said concerning the"1
work of the car men that it was eas
ier than years ago. This statement
was met by a rumble of disapproval
from the galleries. He said the men
were paid amply, in fact that the
hours were too short, that the men
were permitted to lay off too much'
and that the company was too good ,
to its men.
Weatherwax said the working day t
should be increased to an average of ,
11 hours and that but few holidays ,
should be granted, "to keep the men .;
out of mischief." T
LIQUOR LIFE TOLL HEAVY " :
Atlantic City, N. J., July 7. The J
legalized liquor traffic is killing men i.
at the rate of 2,000 a day, according
to Rev. A. W. Leonard, D. D., pastor ,
of First Methodist Episcopal church V
at Seattle, Wash. Addressing dele- r
gates to the Anti-Saloon League of"
America convention today he added
that liquor death rate for world is "
3,500,000 a year.
o o ''
Youngstown, O. Four Akron peo- "
pie, two of them women, "dropped ,
in" here to visit friends. They came , ,
in prize-winning balloon, "Goodyear" ,,
making trip in 5 hours. ..