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LAWYERS HAVE SAY-SO ON STRAPHANGERS
MANUFACTURERS FIGHT FIRE SAFETY LAWS
ALLIES NEAR OPEN BREAK WITH GREECE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper,' Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 5, NO. 25 Chicago, Tuesday, October 26, 1915
SLUGGERS ARE BLAMED
FOR CRIME WAVES
Aid. Rodriguez Says Unemployed Strike Guards Become
Stick-ups Don't Like: fa Do Real Work After
Slugging for Big Business.
When a big labor strike is ended in
Chicago, where do the sluggers go?
Aid. Wm. E. Rodriguez put this ques
tion to aldermen at council meeting
TRACTION COIN AND'THE PRESS
"I wish to call aldermen's attention
to the $75,000 appropriation for ad
vertising made by the Chicago Sur-
face Lines this year," said Aid.
Eugene Block on council floor last
night "Of this money $26,000 has
already been paid to the newspapers.
Also, I wish to say that the nevs and
editorial columns of newspapers have
a connection with the advertising
pages." ' '
last night in a speech with a razor
edge. "There are probably 200 or 300
sluggers on the payroll of the gar
ment boses at this time," said Rodri
guez. "They are paid from $5 to $10,
depending on how handy they are
with their fists.
"When the strike ends, what are
they going to do? They have been
getting easy money and living easy
oa it Do you suppose these bruisers
are going to gfet regular jobs and go
to work for wages? .
"We all know what the answer is.
They don't work. They turn to the
stick-up game. They go in for hold
upsrobberfes and murders.
"Every: Ume there's a big strike in