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STRIKE OF JANITORS IN LOOP
OFFICE BUILDINGS SPREADS
The loop janitors' strike was start
ed last night when the janitors and
their assistants in the Conway, Peo
ple's Life, Ashland Block and Insur
ance Exchange quit.
According to union officials, the
managers of these buildings refused
W to listen to their appeals for a raise
of $10 a month for janitors.
Most of the scrubwomen in build
ings also went out in sympathy with
the janitors. Their wages are too
small, they claim. Hundreds of
offices were unscrubbed this morn
ing. Janitors and scrubwomen of the
Continental and Commercial Nation
al Bank building joined' the strike to
day. Here 185 janitors and 60 scrub
women are affected, the largest num
ber employed in any office building
It is expected that by tomorrow
the strike will affect every building
that has not signed up with the
SWITCHMEN DEMAND WAGE
INCREASE MAY STRIKE
A strike vote, counted yesterday,
showed that switchmen on 18 rail
roads in the vicinity of Chicago are
in favor of walking out unless their
requests for wage increases and bet
ter conditions are met by the roads.
James Murdoch, vice president of
the Brotherhood of Railroad Train
men, announced the result of the bal
loting. Track and maintenance laborers,
numbering about 150, went out on
strike against the Illinois Central
railroad yesterday. The district af
fected is just south of the Ohio river.
CRACK BOWMAN DAIRY SAFE
BANDITS GET 3,030
Five armed men entered the Bow
man Dairy Co., 1802 Berteau av.,
early today, bound and gagged John
Murphy, C. A. Nelson, Thos. Byruea
and S. Christiansen, employes, and
escaped with $3,030 in cash and $200
in checks after working on the safe
for three hours before they-succe,ed-ed
in blowing it open.
CHICAGO AND THE WAR
Mrs. John J. Mitchell, wife of bank
er, offered three sons, Wm. H., John,
Jr., and Clarence, to army.
Germans and Austrians in majority
of 300 applicants for naturalization
Quarters opened in Tower bldg.
for instruction of women in Red
Cross work. Recruits wanted.
John W. O'Leary, pres. Ass'n of
Commerce, says Chicago is ready to
supply anything army needs.
American Medical ass'n to recom
mend adoption of military surgery
and camp hygiene as part of curri
culum in medical schools.
150 "jackies" from Great Lakes
naval training station report success
in obtaining recuits.
Crowds rushing to enlist in regu
lar anay and navy.
Chicago Motor club to organize
auto reserve corps.
Baron Kurt von Reitwitz, German
vice consul in Chicago, says he has
not yet received official notice of con
Members of U. S. aviation corps
ordered to winter quarters at Mem
phis. Jenkin Lloyd Jones resigned from
Chicago Peace society because of its
City council passed resolution
pledging support to Wilson.
Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, pres. Illinois
historical society, says German
Americans will support U. S.
HOLD FOUR IN TAXI THEFT
Frank Donahue, 22, 323 S. Kil
bourne av.; Jas. Russell, 4049 W.
Madison; John Dillon, 4135 W. Madi
son, and Arthur Long, alias Frank
Joyce, 2315 W. Madison, arrested on
charge of stealing Yellow Taxi from
Harrison and Jefferson sts,