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GAS. CO. FITTERS AND HELPERS
GO OUT ON STRIKE
Gas fitters, their helpers and fore
men of street gangs employed at the
west shops of the Peoples Gas Light
& Coke Co., Sheldon and La'ke..sts.,
went on strike today.
Of the 600 such workers employed
in this shop, 150 are so far out and
indications are that practically all of
the workers at this and the other two
shops of the company will join the
The fitters at the west shops have
been getting $2.25 to $2.75 a day.
They want $3.50 and $3.75 a day,
which is being paid men at the north
shops, say the west shop workers.
For this work $4.50 a day is paid in
One complaint of the men is that
the men drawing the better wages
are always laid off when the slack
Paris. American Aviator Chap
man, attached to Franco-American
flying corps, killed in air battle Fri
day after bringing down two German
Petrograd. Right wing of Rus
sian army sweeping through Buko
wina has crossed Galician frontier,
capturing important town of Kuty.
More than two-thirds of Austrian
crown land of Bukowina is now in
hands of Russians. All agricultural
sections of rich province are now be
hind Russian lines.
Paris. French troops recaptured
large part of positions lost to Ger
mans in yesterday's violent fighting
on northeastern front of Verdun.
London. Steamer believed to be
Great Eastern liner Brussels has
been captured by German submarine
and taken into German submarine
base at Zeebrugge.
First Baptist church opens sum
mer camp for city kids at Benton
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DOCTOR RESIGNS JOB TO FIGHT
FOR BIRTH CONTROL
Cleveland, June 24. "The .rich
have been practicing birth control
for years; the poor have a right to
the same privilege."
Such is the challenge of Dr. Fred'k
A. Blossom, who has resigned his
place as business manager of the As
sociated Charities of Cleveland to
become president of the new Birth
Control League of Ohio.
Dr. Blossom is a graduate of Johns
Hopkins university and was business
manager of the Federated Charities
of Baltimore before coming to Cleve
land. "Birth control will do more than
any reform within our immediate
reach to reduce poverty, degeneracy,
vice and other human misery," he
"The limitation of children ac
cording to the parents' income and
the mother's health is not only a
right, but a duty.
"Birth control will cut down the
high death rate among little children
born into the world without a chance
to survive. Voluntary parenthood
will mean an increased sense of pa
"There is no surer form of race
suicide than the reckless breeding of.
children . condemned to poverty and
The motto of the Ohio league is:;
"Motherhood will never become truly
sacred until it is conscious and vol
untary." o o t
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS 1
Kalamazoo. Property damage of
thousands of dollars as result of a"
cloudburst last night.
Birmingham, Ala. Two killed,
two others seriously injured. 'Auto
struck by train.
Kalamazoo, Mich. After 5 hours'
deliberation, jury found Mrs. E. J.
Steenard not guilty of giving baby
carbolic acid hour after .birth, caus
ing its death.