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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 13, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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BLEN FLANWLIN SAY WELL
DONE TW1CEE PONE CHINA
BCV SAY NO CAN TELLE ;
MAYBESO 6ET ALESTED
FLOR BIGAMY!
MARSHALL FIELD & CO. LOCK
OUT OLD HANDS
While outwardly this immense in
stitution appears immense, inwardly
it is small. From advertisement of
Marshall Field & Co. in Monday
morning papers.
Marshall Field & Co. have locked
out from their employ in the Zion
City Lace Industries 78 men ; old,
skilled men, who are members of a la
bor unions called Branch 18 of the
Chartered Society of the Amalgamat-.
ed Lace' Operatives of America. .
'3tfost of these men have families
and the Field company' has put in
their places young men," women,
boys and girls who work for a wage
skilled men consider under-a living
wage," said Victor Olander, secretary
Illinois Federation of Labor.
"James Simpson, vice president of
Marshall Field & Co., refuses to ar
bitrate. The lockout has been on for
three weeks. During this time the
superintendent of the Zion City Lace
Industries has always said he has no
power to do anything unless Mr.
Simpson consents. So the officers of
the union have gone repeatedly to
the office of Simpson in the Field
store on State st Each time arbi
tration has been refused."
Simpson is the head of a committee
of 50 Chicago citizens appointed by
Mayor Thompson to bring prosperity ,
to Chicago. Labor men say if Simp
son has his way he would wreck
every union in Chicago.
"I haven't exact figures at hand,"
said Olander, "but I know profits of
Marshall Field & Co. two years ago
ran above $10,000,000 for their retail
store alone. There's no financial
reason why they should lock out their
old hands These men came here
from England under direction of old
man Dowie. They taught the lace
makers of Zion city how to do the
work. Now they're thrown out be
cause they protested against the in
creasing number of young people
brought in to learn the work and to
do it for a lower wage white older
men were laid off."
Lake county circuit court judges
have enjoined Pres. Wm. H. Mayfield,
Sec'y J. W Bullard and 59 members
of the union from "combining with
others to injure the complainant." It
reads:
"You are commanded each and ev
ery one of you that yoii do absolutely
desist and refrain from in any man
ner interfering with the business of
the Zion City Lace Industries, and
from picketing or in any manner in
fluencing any person from freely en
tering service."
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TELEGRAPH RIEFS
Jamison City, Pa. :Willie Brown,
10, is eating his meals off the manteL
Willie's mother applied slipper to his
hip pocket, wherein Willie had a box1
of toy pistol caps left over from the
Fourth.
Amsterdam. American women in
Germany issued appeal to women of
America to urge husbands to insist
on prohibition of exports of arms and
ammunition to allies. "
Philadelphia. 407 sticks of dyna
mite found scattered along tracks of
Philadelphia & Reading railroad at
Flat Rock dam.
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