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HEADS NEW BUREAU TO HANDLE
LU.UIS JL CANOES.
Louis J. Canova, who is chief of the
newly created bureau at Washington
to handle-Mexican affairs exclusively.
MATTRESS MAKERS TO MEET
TONIGHT CONSIDER STRIKE
A mass meeting of the Mattress
Makers' union will be held tonight at
Shapiro's hall, Miller and 12th sts., to
discuss the advisability of calling a
general strike in the mattress making
industry in Chicago. John Fitzpat
rick, president of the Chicago Feder
ation of Labor, and C. E. Foss, busi
ness agent for the Upholsterers'
union, will speak.
At present the mattress makers
have walked out at Dixie & Burton's
and the Empire Mattress Co.'s shops,
2231 W. Madison sL More than 200
people are out on strike. The ask
for the reinstatement of discharged
employes and that the number of ap
prentices be limited.
L Dua, secretary of the union, says
a conspiracy to break the union is be-"
J ing formulated in the offices of the'
Chicago Manufacturers' ass'n, to
which the mattress manufacturers
belong, and that the various firms are
doing their best to stir up race hatred,
among their employes. In soma
plants negroes have been hired.
The Mattress Makers' union is a
comparatively new organization and
is feared by the manufacturers. Con
ditions in the trade are bad, the wages
being $8 to $9 a week.
The United Hebrew Trades and the
International Upholsterers' union will
back the strike.
NAMES BASIC CAUSES OF THE
Low wages, legal and illegal meth
ods of oppression, denial to workers
of "the full product of their toil," are
basic causes of industrial unrest, ac
cording to personal findings of Frank
P. Walsh, chairman of the U. S. in-i
dustrial relations com'n, in report to
Spy systems of employers are de
clared to foment suspicion and dis-t
trust among workers. Courts, legis
latures and governors, it is charged,
have been rightfully accused of serv-
ing employes to defeat labor.
"While vast inherited fortunes, rep
resenting zero in social service to thei
credit of their possessors, automat
ically treble in volume, two-thirds o
those who toil from eight to twelve
hours a day receive less than enough
to support themselves and their fam-
ilies in decency and comfort.
"From the cradle to the grave they
live in shadow of the fear that their
only resource, their opportunity to
toil, shall be taken away from them
through sickness, the caprice of a
foreman or the fortunes of industry.''
Atlantic City. -"Stop that canoe."
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Life Saver Robinson shouted to
Phyllis Walsh, social pet of Atlant
City and Philadelphia, when her
noe hit woman he was trying to res
cue. "Go to hell!" retorted PhyllU, 3
Kopinson had her arrested.