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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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RAY FOR ORDINANCE CREATING
STRIKE BUREAU
"The big garment strike of last
fall would have had no murders and
few arrests instead of three man
slaughters and 1,700 arrests if the
city of Chicago had-foowed the po
licy of Gov. George W. F. Hunt in the
Arizona copper strike."
This is the way Aid. Franf H. Ray,
up for re-election in 13th ward, looks
at it
"Labor papers report that the min
ers' union has won higher wages and
an agreement from the company to
meet a grievance committee once a
month," said Ray. "Though 5,000
miners were on strike for weeks,
there was no violence. They are
rough fellows and they know how to
use guns and explosives. But there
wasn't a single deed of violence.
Why?
"Because Gov. Hunt used the pow
ers of government to stop the big
mining companies from bringing in
armed guards, gunmen and sluggers.
The same sort of determined and in
telligent action by the mayor of Chi
cago during the garment strike would
have ended that brutal struggle with
peace and decency and in a short
time instead of a long-drawn bloody
struggle.
"Was there ever a more sensible
ordinance passed by the city council
than the one calling for policemen
to wear their stars on the outside of
their coats when on strike duty? Yet
that ordinance Chief Healey refused
to enforce and Corporation Counsel
Ettelson declared illegal.
"If any one in my ward wants to
know where I stand on this strike
.bureau ordinance now in police com
mittee, tell them I am for it. I'm
tired of seeing the police force of this
city being used as a strikebreaking
machine. I want to see at least a
neutral police department.
"I voted for shutting out strike
breakers from Chicago during the
street car strike. I said on the coun
cil floor then that sluggers and gun
men brought in for strike duty go to
work as robbers and hold-up men
after a strike is over.
"The bold and numerous crimes in
Chicago this winter can be blamed in
part on those responsible for the hire
and use of hundreds of thugs and
sluggers during the garment strike."
Ray said he is against the auto
matic phone ordinance and against
the Mandel sub-basement. Also, he
is for municipal operation of the gar
bage plant and will oppose all pro
jects of Health Commissioner Robert
son to turn the plant over to private
operators.
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GIRL MAKES GRAVE CHARGES
AGAINST EMPLOYER
The tale of a girl who was 17 and
who says she trusted a man who was
old enough to be trusted was drawn
out yesterday in the Court of Domes
tic Relations. Elizabeth Rudolph ac
cused William J. Forch of Oak Park,
a real estate broker at 18 S. Dear
born st
Bit by bit he worked his way into
her confidence, the girl told the court,
and when his purpose had been ful
filled, he refused to carry out his
promises.
"He told me that ne loved me more
than his wife. He said his life was
miserable, that he would divorce his
wife and marry me if I would consent
to intimacies." Miss Rudolph told
the court
"He took me into his private office
five times. Then he refused to mar
ry me and I told my mother about
him."
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PERKINS RE-ELECTED
Incomplete returns from 560 cities
where Cigarmakers' International
Union are voting for officers indicate
that Geo. W. Perkins, ' Chicago, has
been re-elected president for the 26th
consecutive year.
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Eric Swanson, Milwaukee, started
to tell Chicagoans about Ford peace
ship. They got ?'400 from hjm-
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