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or a piano salesman to go home at
5:30 in the evening to his family.
How about the piano mover, who in
the past has actually started upon
the hardest part of the day's work at
that time. -
The question of personal comfort
is worth considering. When a man
is taken away from his family and is
prevented from seeing his children or
looking after them, it is not hard to
find arguments in favor of establish
ing the uniform 8-hour day and the
elimination of overtime.
It would surprise many piano
manufacturers 'and dealers if they
knew how easily they could improve
conditions in their delivery depart
ments. By using a simple system great
economy and time could be affected
and the overtime evil would be a
thing of the past Although the
piano movers demand an 8-hour day
and the present wage for 10 hours,
with ?1 an hour for all overtime, they
contend that by doing away with
overtime work the piano houses will
actually pay less to the piano mov
ers than they have in the past. Con
sequently, it is not so much a ques
tion of wages as a movement to bet
ter working conditions.
. The action of Steger & Sons Piano
vMfg. Co., through its officers, C. G.
Steger and Geo. F. Steger, identifies
them as very friendly to labor inter
ests. That fact should be kept in
mind. The Steger people have re
ceived the officers of the Piano-Moving
Teamsters' local very courteous
ly. They "have promptly complied
with every request made of them and
have even gone further in their ef
forts to co-operate with the union of
ficials by adopting a system in their
delivery department, which not only
contributes to the efficiency of the
Steger institution, but makes it ideal
from the standpoint of the piano
This statement to the public is a
true account of the facts upon which
we take our stand. . Wm. A. Pan-
kau, President and Business Agent,
Piano Moving Teamsters, Local 738,
I. B. of T.
THREE CHEERS. I have a con
fession to make. Sh! I have been
"skeered," very much so. What
about? I was afraid they would put
the skids under John C. Kennedy.
After reading the result, oh, my;
what a count! I am proud, yes, proud
to live in a ward with people who use
their heads. Nuf sed. Too happy to
think now. Can't write more. Get
me? H. E. Scheck.
LET'S HAVE ANOTHER. Some
how I can't believe the reports of
the revolutionists' success in Russia.
It sounds to good to be true. I want
to tell Wm. A. Robinson that I and a
great many others I know' certainly
appreciated -his letter "Let Us Smile."
I think it the best article The Forum
has ever printed. Come again, Mr.
Robinson. Billy Chumley.
RACE SEGREGATION. In these
days' of national peril I hear from the
pulpit, platform and read in the press
that, in view of the nation's danger,
Americans should forget all differ
ences and unite for the common
good of the country. From The Day
.Book I learn that their is one differ
ence that is not going to be forgotten
and that is the difference of color.
A few days ago I read in the papers
that thousands of colored citizens
met in Bethel church to pledge loyal
ty to the United States. I learn from
The Day Book that the Real Estate
Board plans to ask that legislation be
enacted to force segregation of the
negroes in Chicago. This I presume
is the answer to their pledge of alli
ance allegiance. ,
Does the Real Estate Board not
know that force is no remedy? I
have hope. I don't believe that Chi
cago, whose first settler was colored,
will disgrace itself and its liberty-loving
population (which may be small),
by placing on her statute books such.