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VOL. XXV. No. 36
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By International Labor News Service.
Washington, D. C.—Directing at
tention to the need for accident pre
vention work, Secretary of Labor
James J. Davis, in his annual report
to congress for 1925, says: "The In
dustrial accident-prevention woTk,
which was the subject of^he meeting
I called early in December, 1923,
should be vigorously followed up. I
have been able to do very little in
•connection with it up to the present
time owing to lack of funds. State
contacts have been made in a numter
of instances, but owing to the fact
that I have but one man to handle this
entire problem, the progress is en
tirely unsatisfactory.
"The fact that industrial accidents
rousing a loss of wages for one day
or more in 1923 were practically two
and a half million, of which 23,000
were fatal, should be sufficient empha
sis upon the importance of this work,
and the bureau of labor statistics
should be put in a position to employ
several experts to place the machinery
of accident prevention in 'operation
as rapidly as possible.
On New Big Arena Award
ed Certificate of Merit
International Labor News Service.
New York City.—The efficiency and
speed of the building worker received
public recognition in the recent exer
cises at the completion of Tex Rick
ard's new Madison Square Garden,
when twelve of the most proficient
building mechanics who helped rear
the big arena in nine months were
awarded certificates of merit.
"J. J. Collins, of the Tunnel and Ex
cavator's Union, representing labor on
the building congress committee of
awards, told the union men that the
certificates were the equivalent of col
lege diplomas. H. W. Lohman, of
James Steward & Co., speaking for
the contractor, said the speed of con
struction was remarkable in view of
the extra work to imbed pipes for the
-freezing of ice for hockey and skat»
ing, the seating for boxing bouts and
the track for the bicycle and running
In addition to the awards given the
mechanics, a bronze tablet bearing the
names of the mechanics honored by
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Tin: HI!
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Secretary of Labor Urges 7
^^gorous Following Up of
Accident Prevention Work
"In order that a definite step for
word may be taken in this work, I
recommend that a division of labor
safety be created in the bureau of
labor statistics and that funds be pro
vided for its maintenance and develop
ment. Such a division would bring
into uniformity state legislation along
accident-prevention lines and uni
formity in the gathering and compila
tion of accident statistics, so that the
commissioner of labor statistics will
eventually be able to bring these to
gether on a national scale and show
the actual number of accidents and be
able to compute accident rates in all
the principal industries.
"It has been pointed out in rather
expressive language that 'for the fis
cal year 1925, $716,260, and in 1926
$788,860, was spent by the govern
ment to enforce the pure food and
drugs act, though it is exceedingly
questionable whether 2,500,000 per
sons were made sick and 23,000 peo
ple died per year as the result of the
use of all the food and drugs that
have been made more hygienic
through the enforcement o
i that
the building congress is to be placed
in the arena.
Tex Rickard saw that each me
chanic on the building received a com
plimentary ticket to the six-day bi
cycle races, the first event in the new
Washington.—The district court of
appeals has upheld the criminal in
dictment against the Dohenys, father
and son, and Albert B. Fall, which
were quashed by a lower court.
The effect of the decision will make
it possible for the government to pros
ecute the accused on the direct charge
of giving and taking a bribe, speci
cifically involving the $100,000 in cash
that Doheny, junior, took to Fall in
the famous little black satchel. The
government claims this money was
connected with the oil lease that Fall,
as secretary of the interior, assigned
to an oil company controlled by Do
heny, Sr.
If the district court of appeals had
decided against the government the
indictments would have been outlaw'
ed by the statute of limitations.
The Parisian
Get It At The Parisian on
Give every member of the family something to wear for Christmas—then you
have given them something practical, useful, acceptable. And you don't need
the cash to make your Christmas wearing apparel purchases Not at The
Parisian. Here at this great "Cash Price Credit Store" you can secure the
very things needed for Christmas, make a small down payment, and pay the
balance next year. Come in tomorrow, select the things you want, and take
them with you.
Correspondent, Internatinoal
Labor News Service
Chicago.—The special grand jury
impaneled to investigate 119 bombings
of homes of individuals and business
places in .Chicago during the last year
adjourned after returning indict
ments against 50 persons. Several
persons were indicted on as many as
Buy Now-Pay
Next Year
Santa Says-
Sleuths Find No Evidence
Against Organized Labor
Chicago Tribune Only Paper Still Seeking to Place Re
sponsibility for Bomb Violence on Trade Unions
Small Business Men Hired Bombers, Grand Jury

Good-Will Station—G-I-V-E
Attempt to Involve Barbers' Union In
Chicago Bombings Is Flat Failure
five and six counts and were held in
25,000 bail on each count.
The regular grand jury will finish
the investigation, which, it is said, is
only about half completed. All of
those indicted will be brought to trial
simultaneously early in January, it
has been announced.
Union Gets Clean Bill of Health
A desperate attempt to involve the
officers of Journeymen Barbers'
Union No. 548 in the bombing of
barber shops and other business places
met with complete failure, although
five members of that union are among
those indicted. They are Lous D'An
dry, George Martini, Jack Davis,
George Mills and Joe Avenzi.
Davis, a former coal miner, is
charged with being the maker of the
dynamite bombs. It is alleged that he
was in the employ of Joseph M. San
german, secretary and business rep
resentative of the North Side Master
Barbers' Association. Davis never has
been in the employ of the joroey
men's union, notwithstanding the
newspaper published the statement
that Davis is ex-president of the
George Mills is a former interna
tional organizer of the barbers, but
was fired some time ago. Following
that he got mixed up with the bomb
ing crew, a mercenary outfit which
would hire out to bomb anybody or
anything, it is alleged, at from $150
to $500 or $600 a job, according to
the amount of danger involved.
Sought to Rule Barbers* Union
Louis D'Andry has had ambitions to
dominate Journeymen Barbers' Union
No. 548 and was a candidate for pres
ident at the last election. W. S.
Leidig, the incumbent, who is a con
servative, defeated D'Andry by 1,000
George Martini and Joe Avenzi are
soldiers of fortune, willing to sell
their services to any one, it is said
Lieut. Charles Egan, head of the
detective bureau bomb squad, planted
one of his men among the alleged
bombers and had another detective
hired as a janitor in the building
where the Barbers' Union offices are
Attempt# to Fool Union Executive
The detective who wormed his way
into the confidence of the alleged
bombers did so through Mills, the for
mer organizer. Mills took such
fancy to the detective, whom Mills
was led to believe was a criminal
that Mills introduced the detective to
W. S. Leidig, president of the union
The detective told Leidig a cock
and-bull story about being a barber
stranded in Chicago without any
tools. The detective said that he had
just come to Chicago from Detroit and
that he had got into trouble at the
latter place while running rum from
Canada into the United States. He
wanted President Leidig to place him
"under cover" in one of the outlying
shops until the police got off of kit
(the detective's) trail.
President Leidig gave the detective
a good bawling out. He told him that
Journeyman Barbers' Union No. 548
was not a haven or refuge for crimi
nals or fugitives from justice. Ho
was told to go out and hunt a job for
himself and if he were caught he
would have to stand the consequences.
He was also informed that the initia*
tion fee was $20. The detective could
only report back to Lieut. Egan that
Leidig was on the square.
Union Office Closely Watched
Dictagraphs were placed in the
headquarters of the Barbers' Union
and the telephone wires were tapped.
President Leidig and other officers
were constantly shadowed. The police
had a report on every bit of conver
sation that took place at the head
quarters of the union, it is said. They
even had a report on the conversa
tions of the two young women who are
employed in the office.
President Leidig has informed In
ternational Labor News Service that
this same crowd which is under in-
By International Labor News Service.
New York City.—The bank ex
perts agree that trade and industry
will continue at a high pitch but they
warn with regard to over-speculation,
both in building and in land. There
is an increased demand for labor in
the major industries with building la
bor well employed and a strong de
mand for bricklayers, carpenters and
Female help, especially in the candy
factories for the holiday rush and de
partment stores is in demand, but
this will fall off sharply next month.
Surplus labor is confined chiefly to
clerical help. Retail trade continues
exceptionally good.
The American Exchange National
Bank notes that industry, especially
automobile manufacture and building,
is running at capacity. In general,
consumption is still keeping up with
production with conservative buying
still the rule.
The Mechanics and Metals National
dictment has made desperate attempts
to gain control of Journeyman Bar
bers' Union No. 548, but has failed
in each attempt.
"We have 8,500 members/' said Mr.
Leidig. "Of these there are 3,000
whom we seldom see. These 3,000 are
holding down jobs at the best wages
and under the best conditions obtain
ing for barbers anywhere in the world.
They are satisfied and do not give us
any trouble.
"We have about 500 members, how
ever, who are never satisfied with any
thing," continued Mr. Leidig. "They
are incompetents and trouble makers.
If they are sent out on a good job
they can't fill the bill and only suc
ceed in spoiling the job for a compe
tent man.
Reds Also Seek to Make Trouble
"Like other unions,*we, too, have
had to contend with communists, who
are taking orders from the Russian
Third International. J. C. Shanessy
of Indianapolis, Ind., our international
president, sent orders to us some time
ago to expel the communists as fast
as they are found out. That is an
order which we intend to religiously
As a means of Intimidation and to
scare them off their jobs, the homes
of James Rose, business representa
tive of Barbers' Union No. 548, and
of Frank Rango, the secretary-treas
urer, were bombed six minutes apart
Gift Suggestions
5 More Shopping Days
^fchristmas Qift Sipeme
For Sister
Cedar Chest
Card Table
Reading Lamp
Piano Lamp
Dressing Table
Desk Mirror
Music Cabinet
Library Table
Bird Cage
FOR THE CHILDREN—A Table and Chair, a Rocker, a Roll Top Desk,
Doll Buggy, a Doll Bed
FOR THE FAMILY—An Edison Phonograph a Living Room Suite
Business Continues Brisk
Demand For Labor Reported
Gaining in Major Industries
riirftrlfir ft
Bank says:
"Much of thf
ing construction has been to make up
a shortage inherited from the war.
Automobile construction has no such
incentive even so, record-breaking
activities in 1925 have resulted in an
output of 4,000,000 passenger cars
and trucks, while for the three years
ending December 31 the automobile
production of the United States will
have shown a total of 11,000,000 cars,
"With building shortage in process v
of being made up, and with enough
automobiles in service to carry half
of the entire population on wheels at
a given time, variations in the build
ing and automobile industries art
bound to occur during the coming
year as demands change or taper off.
"Adjustments will come building
construction, the manufacture of auto
mobiles and the output of various
things wll be subject to change as
the output gets away from buying
some time ago.
Bombing of the homes of Rose and
Rango having failed of their purpose,'
an attempt was made to dynamite an
automobile in which both were riding,
but the attempt failed.
It was noticed that there was some
thing wrong when the engine was
started. The hood was raised and tilt
dynamite discovered.
President Leidig was the next vie
tbn on the list. He was to be kid-1
napped and "taken for a ride." Be
ing "taken for a ride" means in the'
parlance of the underworld that Lei
dig would have been murdered out
right or mutilated by an unmention
able operation and then dumped out
in the woods somewhere.
Still Seek to Fix Blame on Unions
The Chicago Tribune has persisted
in trying to lead the public to believe
that the unions are wholly responsible,
for the 119 bombings. The Barbers'
Union has been the center of the Tri
bune's attack. The other Chicago
daily newspapers followed the Tri
bune's lead for a few days, but
switched after that and began to tell
a story that approximated the truth.
The special grand jury investigation
brought to light that several organ
izations of small business men had
used the services of bombers to intim
idate non-members who were consid
ered to be unfair competitors and tt
(Continued on last page)
For Mother
Whittall Rug
Electric Iron
Electric Sewing Machine
Sellers Kitchen Cabinet
Greenwich Linoleum
Hoover Electric Sweeper
Estate Stove
Duplex Fireless Coo|H^
Englander Da-Bed
Ostermoor Mattress
For Father
Bond Box
Easy Chair
Foot Stool
Smoking Cabinet
Music Cabinet
Magazine Rack
Estate Heatcola ,.
For Brothel
Billiard Table
Smoking Stands
Book Case
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