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DYERS AND TAILORS HAVE HUGE
SUCCESS IN ORGANIZATION
Campaign to organize dyehouse
workers and journeymen tailors on
West Side has born good fruit. With
in past month ten wholesale cleaners
have signed agreement desired by
Bushelmen and Dyehouse Workers'
Locals 127 and 161. Five other firms
are negotiating with J. F. Riley, or
ganizer for 127 and 161.
In places where the retail bushel
men, markers and pressers have
effected successful organization night
work has been eliminated. Firms
having union, cards in their windows
have reduced the work day to 9
hours. It is expected that by June
all West Side stores will be brought
into line. Then similar campaigns
will be started on the North and
Non-union bushelmen, markers
and pressers are invited to attend a
meeting of Local 127, 7 p. m., tonight,
740 W. Madison, corner Halsted.
HERALD HAS ONE EYE ON STATE
STREET ALL THE TIME
With one eye opened toward circu
lation and the other watching State
street department stores awaiting a
possible kick from them. Jim Keeley,
editor of the Herald, has pulled a new
stunt this week. He has "played"
the doings of a bunch of North Side
When the North Clark Street Bus
iness Men's ass'n decided to give a
spring festival in the district along
Clark between Wellington av. and
Addison st. they appealed to the trust
press for publicity.
They got a surprise when the Her
ald took them up and agreed to give
their proposition space. This is con
trary to all the rules of trust press
The secret of Keeley's stunt is cir
culation. The North and Northwest
Sides sell fewer proportionally of the
trust press papers than any other dis
trict in the city.
For years the papers have been
playing for this circulation by giving
news items from the northern part of
the city more space than those of
At least one paper put a special
feature man on the Northwest Side
in an effort to get stories which
would cause comment among the
North Siders and sell papers.
But the Herald is going a long way
out of the "straight and narrow path"
of loop papers to print big stories
about the doings of local merchants.
What State street will think of this
is a question. The big department
stores are usually set against giving
publicity to local business men's as
sociations because these men are
their only rivals for the city's busi
ness. The newspapers are not sup
posed to help the little fellow by mak
ing their celebration a success.
But State street is also keen for
circulation in this district. The lit
tle business men have cornered al
most all of the trade and the loop
stores are anxious to reach the peo
ple. So they may stand for the boost
the little fellow get, in order to reach
their customers later through the
bigger circulation of the Herald.
HONEST JOHNSHANAHAN DEAD
"Honest John" Shanahan, traffic
officer at Kedzie and Madison for
seVeral years, is dead at his home,
4502 W. Monroe.
The doctors give a high-sounding,
scientific reason for his death, but his
friends say that John died of a brok
He was on the force 22 years, but
the close of his career was hastened
by an argument with LieuL Pat Ho
gan of the Warren av. station, which
ended by John being put downstairs
in a cell. To avoid charges, he re
signed. Thirty years ago tha average
length of life in Western Europe and
America was about 33 years; now it
is 51 plus.