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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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and Trust? Co. and the Corn Ex
change Natipnal bank.
VWhy has the Tribune got space
to tell of Miss Lolita Armour's debut
when it won't give a few lines to
conditions in her father's factories?"
asicedx Nelson today. "I hope that
paper isn't afraid of Armour. 'Is this
the same sheet that calls itself the
"World's Greatest Newspaper"?
Unless there are some rapid
changes in the way the Armour plant
is run the courts will see the faces of
several more factory men who help
boss Armour'S'"kindergarten," where
little children learned arithmetic by
figuring up their salaries, ranging
from $3.50 "to 7 a week, and from
counting the minutes until their ten-
nour days win De aone.
Nelson, is going to ask a warrant
fo rthe-. arrest of two bosses Monday
unless they comply with state fac
tory laws.
Si the tin shop at the Armour plant
there is a long trough of molten lead
into which the cans are dipped.
From this trough, Nelson says,
deadly fumes are constantly rising
and filling the air in the room. Hun
dreds of workers run the chance of
contracting lead poisoning here.
This disease, because of the lead
which eats its way into the blood
through the lungs, first paralyses the
wrists, causing the hands to droop.
Then the arms, legs, back, and, final
ly, the heart are paralysed, unless
treatment is successful, and the vic
tim dies a horrible death after years
of suffering.
Nelson says that Armour's should
put the regulation hood over the
trough so that the deadly gas may
be drawn out of tbe rooms and the
i - -. ryr yVp-s win breathe
i i'-
-" ''oro- ' 's fnsnectcrs says
"-'''-' thpf would
' nv
n. ' ,h.t
t dizzy speed; if
a worker's' clothing caught on the
screw she might be torn to pieces.
An emery wheel in the same plant
is without the heavy steel covering
required by law, Nelson says. This
cover protects the wormen in case
the wheel "explodes." They sometimes-
fly to pieces when revolving at
high rates of speed. a
'T; don't want to give the impres
sion that I am after Armour any
more than others. I am going to
check up on the plants of Swift, Mor
ris, Cudahy and Wilson," said Nel
son today. "The stockyards is due
for a cleanup.
"Ventilation v is another phase of
rotten conditions in the yards build
ings. They are old shacks, some of
them, and no provision was made for
fresh air. We are surveying one
room in the Armour plant where
we expect to force the company to,
put in artificial ventilation; Con
sumption is the big result of pcjor
ventilation. " v
"Back in 194 we fined E. C. Hall,
a manager for Armour, $75 because
of a lack of protecting devices for
employes. We have warndd them re
peatedly." CONGRESS HOTEL GUESTS ARE
STARTLED BY GUN' PLAY
A shooting in which two were
wounded startled hundredp of guests
of the exclusive Congress hotel on
Michigan av. this afternoon. Ina
fight between a bus boy and a waiter
in the basement of the hotel, a
traffic policeman, said to be. named
Carlyle. was shot seriously.
The bus boy accused of the shoot
in e: ran to an elevator and made his
way to the roof, where he hid .behind
a rhininev and fired at several po
licemen who were sen,t after him.
He was captured after being wound
ed First rpports say he, will die.
o o
Valppra!o Ird Geo. If Beach
jeweltv SiP robbed ofl.QQfiworth
merchandise.

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