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FIVE ASKED TO HELP SETTLE THE GARMENT
STRIKE DODGE BY GOING "OUT OF TOWN"
A combination of plenty of money
and coincidence are handy things at
times. Julius Rosenwald, Jimmy
Simpson, Georgie Reynolds, Mose
E. Greenbaum and Chas. Wacker will
testify to that or at least CAN tes
f tify to that.
These five millionaires have been
requested by Aid. Utpatel and a coun
cil committee to serve on a board to
try to settle the clothing workers'
strike. They and several other busi
'ness men were scheduled to held
meetings with the arbitration com
mittee of the council and attempt to
bring to a close the nasty industrial
But and here is where the dough
and coincidence come in all five of
the rich fellows are going to be out
of town just when they are needed
here. They have so stated in replies
to Utpatel. 'Tis a coincidence and
their dough comes in handy to travel.
The alderman's attempt, conse
quently, to play big business against
big money has fallen flat. These men
who have a big hand in the control
of coin in Chicago, and who could
do a lot toward ending the garment
workers' strike, have turned down
the offer with "-out of town."
Here is how these wealthy men
who have refused the council's re
quest to help Chicago lineup:
Julius Rosenwald contracts for the
total output ot 20 clothing "shops in
Chicago for Sears. Roebuck & Co.
He owns $30,000,000 worth of stock
in this corporation and has millions
more in downtown banks.
r jimmy oiuipsuii is millionaire
j9 mpnasrer of the Mprshal Field Store
and trustee of the $500,000,000 Field
estate, ihe Field store contracts
from Kuppenheimer's and other
Moses E. Greenbaum is president
of Greenbaum Sons Banking Co., and
controller of $1,000,000 worth of
stock in that institution. Green-
baum's letter didn't reach Aid. Ut
patel till after Rosenwald's arrived.
Rosenwald owns $330,000 worth of
stock in Greenbaum's bank. Moses
is high up in the Jewish financial
clique of which the clothing bosses
Geo. M. Reynolds, prosperity
preacher at banquets, is president of
the Continental Commercial National
bank. He is another fellow whose
sands of time is gold dust.
Charles Wacker owns a half million
interest in the Corn Exchange Na
tional, but his real business is loop
Nine other Chicagoans have been
asked to serve on the arbitration
body. Six have accepted. They are
Rabbi Julius Rappaport, Judges Hugo
Pam, Joseph Sabath and Harry
Fisher, Clarence Darow and Frank
Charles Hutchinson has not been
I heard from. He was formerly Sun
day school superintendent of the St.
Paul's Universalist church and is
now vice president of the Corn Ex
change Nat'l bank. He owns stock
in the Illinios Trust and in Green
baum's bank. He is a director in the
I Chicago Railways Co. and has long
been considered a representative of
the Rockefeller millions in Chicago.
Harry A. Wheeler and Alfred L.
Baker are still to be heard from.
In New York Mayor Mitchell per
sonally asked the big men of the city
to serve. They settled the strike.
Here is the letter mailed to the.
"In view of the fact that the gar
ment makers' strike is causing ex
treme suffering among the poor, dis
turbance in the business world and
taking from the public a large part
I of its police protection, it is most im
portant that arbitration of the differ
ences betwen employers and employ
jes be brought about at the earliest'
1 moment possible.