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LABOR MEN MAKE FINAL PLEA
FOR SHIP SAFETY
Giving warning that the men of
power would try to shove responsi
bility for the Eastland disaster on
some little fellow if they saw the
shadow of judgment falling in their
direction, union labor Has. again
asked that the men higher up in the
federal steamboat inspection service
be held accountable for the overturn
ing of the Eastland.
This last appeal was made by Sam
Gompers, president of the A. P. of L.,
in person. Accompanied by John
Fitzpatrick and E. N. Nockles, presi
dent and secretary of the C. P. of L.,
Gompers has just talked to U. S. Dis
trict Att'y Clyne.
The labor leaders laid emphasis on
the overloading and undermanning of
lake excursion boats. They said the
Eastland owners hired inexperienced
men because they could get them
cheaDlv. Often these men were ig
norant landlubbers, unable to under
stand a single nautical order.
The protested that an $l,800-a-year
inspector should not be held re
sponsible for such conditions, but
that the chiefs of the service should
shoulder the blame for the slaughter
of today two weeks ago.
The government has completed its
physical investigation of the Eastland
hulk and today turned the hull back
to the authority of state and county.
Judge Landis took the hulk under
government authority in the heart of
the squabble between Sec'y Redfield
and state authorities.
PAINTERS TO WORK MONDAY
To settle discussion among the
men as to what jobs are fair union
jobs Painters' District Council has
asked The Day Book to say that
'painters are to return to work Mon
day, Aug. 9, for such shops and con
tractors as are possessed of an official
notice issued by P. D., C, showing
' that thev have signed the agreement
nearly all employers of painters have
figned. this agreement, '
Sally The only objection I have to
golf is that it becomes wearisome at
Ann But you don't play golf?
Sally No, but my husband does!
BITS OF NEWS
Edw. Cannon, chauffeur to Robert
D. Lay, president of National Life In
surance Co., 4836 Sheridan rd., fatal
ly burned in garage.
III. Surety Co., need not pay gov
ernment $50,000 surety bond held on
one of collapsed Lorimer banks, U. S.
court of appeals rules.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Grain up. Pro
visions up. Sept wheat close, $1.07.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday,
probably showers tonight; not much
change in temperature; genue iu
moderate variable winds, becoming
westerly. Temperature Friday: High-
1 est, 67; lowest, 63,,