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VOL. XXVII. No. 31
By International Labor News Service.
Chicago.—Entrenched capital, in co
operation with the powers of evil in
the pollitical world, is still sending
men and women to jail in Chicago be
cause they are aggressively active
members of organized labor.
The latest victims of Denis E. Sul
livan, notorious labor-hating injunc
tion judge and boon companion of
Charles G. Dawes, vice president of
the United States, are officers and
members of the Chicago Retail
Clerks' Union.
Nine Unionists Punished
Those surrendering to the sheriff
and now serving their sentences in
the Cook county jail, following the re
fusal of a rehearing by the state su
preme court, are as follows: Harry
Winnick, $200 and costs and 30 days
in jail Sam Waller, Frank Boskey,
Sam Krakow, Tom McGregor and Sam
Pessis, $50 and coses and ten days,
and Morris Segal and Sidney Gold
blatt, $75 and costs and ten days,
Dora Entin was fined $25 and costs
The employers challenged the con
tistutionality of the injunction limita
tion act passed by the 1925 session of
the Illinois legislature. While the
supreme court upheld the conviction
of the defendants on the contempt
charges, it declined to pass on the con
stitutionality of the act.
Union Retail Clerks Victims
Of Notorious Injunction Judge
Nine Officers and Members of Chicago Local Fined and
Sent to Cook County Jail on Contempt Charge
Validity of Act Not Decided
"In our view," said the court, "it
New York.—Graphs and curves of
the academic business prophet are as
pertinent to modern business as the
"hoop skirt and bustle are in the art
of modern love," Virgil Jordan told
the American Iron and Steel Insti
"We are making a fetish of figures
in this country," said Mr. Jordan, who
is chief economist of the National
Industrial Conference Board.
"These prognostieators, with their
predictions of seven fat years and
seven lean years are more dangerous
than palmists and .other frank fak
ers," he declared.
"There is no need of the country's
having alternating periods of depres
sion and inflation," he asserted. "Busi
ness men have long suspected this
but they have been swayed by th
impressive figures, graphs and charts
of professional analysists, whose art
is about as valuable as that of their
forebears, the magicians and medicine
"The fault of the prophets is not
that they say things that prove to
be wrong, but that th&y say nothing
at all as if it really meant some
Mr. Jordan said the professional
prognosticator of business came into
his own at the close of the war and
that the time had arrived when, in
one form or another, he had deter
mined that every industry "shall have
a little business cycle of its own.
"The business man who rides
around on the business cycle and sub
crdinates his intelligence, initiative
and sound business instinct to the
fatalistic dogmas of economic pundits
has about as much chance of getting
anywhere as the girl who drapes heir
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is not necessary, in the cases before
us, to determine the validity of the
act, and we refrain, therefore, from
deciding, that question."
There are two cases in which the
constitutionality of the law was chal
lenged in the lower court. Both were
in Cook county.-* The first case was
before Judge Hugo Pam, who held the
law to be constitutional. This case
was not appealed. The second case
was tried by Judge Denis E. Sullivan,
who ignored the Pam decision and
held the law to be unconstitutional.
The two judges have equal jurisdic
tion. The union took an appeal from
the Sullivan decision. The supreme
court declined to concur in the part
of the Sullivan decision which held the
law to be invalid, and the effect is to
wipe out that part of Judge Sullivan's
opinion, without, however, holding the
law to be valid. The Pam decision
still stands.
Liibor Eager for Fight
This incident furnishes one of the
many good reasons why organized
labor of the Middle West looks for
ward with eagerness to the fight
against the injunction evil which the
American Federation of Labor will
conduct during the 1928 political cam
paign. Organized labor of Illinois will
be found on the firing line with
everything it has got.
trusts to the laws of biology to fulfill
her destiny."
New York.—Timothy Healy will be
tendered a testimonial dinner in this
city by trade unionists and friends of
the labor movement on Tuesday, De
cember 6.
Mr. Healy was president of the In
ternational Brotherhood of Stationary
Firemen and Oilers for nearly a quar
ter of a century. He was succeeded
at the last convention by First Vice
President McNamara.
The committee in charge of the din
ner includes Secretary of Labor Da
vis, United States Senator Copeland
T. V. O'Connor, chariman of the
United States shipping board, and
many trade union executives.
Minneapolis.—The six-weeks' the
atrical strike and lockout in this city
and in St. Paul has ended with victory
for the workers.
Stage employes, who struck for bet
ter conditions, will receive a $2 week
ly increase the first year. The sec
ond year an additional $3 weekly will
be paid, and an additional $2 weekly
the third year.
Motion picture operators, who were
locked out, will receive an average
2V2 per cent increase. Both agree
ments will expire on August 31,1930
The strike and lockout were marked
by disorders that it is now agreed
were staged by private detectives
The prestige of the Citizens' Alliance
has been dealt a hard blow by the
satisfactory end of this dispute.
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Correspondent, International
Labor News Service
Chicago. That persistent vocal
agitation and a liberal use of print
ink pays big dividends to the
trade union which makes an intelli
gent use of these weapons is well
illustrated by the success which the
Bakery and Confectionery Workers'
International Union is meeting with
in its long-drawn-out fight with the
Ward Baking Company.
The Ward concern is at last feeling
the effects of the nation-wide cam
paign against non-union bread which
has been carried on for a number of
years* and as a result the company is
now conducting an expensive advertis
ing campaign in workingmen's neigh
borhoods throughout the country in
an effort to stem the tide of opposi
tion to "scab" made bakery products.
Bread Given Free of Charge
Frank Kasten, national president of
the United Brick and Clay Workers
of America, directed the attention of
International Labor News Service to
this matter the other day.
Kasten lives in Blue Island, a su
burb of Chicago. He said that the
Ward Baking Company had been dis
tributing free bread in a house-to
house canvass of Blue Islands and he
wondered why this giant corporation
found it necessary to resort to such
methods of advertising.
"The loaves of bread given away
were not little ones, either," said
Kasten. "They were big, full size
loaves, nicely wrapped up. Besides
Lower Prices
is the most complete in
Hamilton every pair sold
is guaranteed to give satis
factory service.
All styles and all
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Under Dow's Drug Store
Non-Union Concern Resorts
To Spectacular Advertising
In Drive to Win Labor Trade
Eleven o'Clock
Ward Baking Company Feeling Effect
Of Bakers' Campaign For Union Bread
the chauffeur, three men accompanied
the truck, which was shiny with new
paint and elaborate lettering. The
three men on foot went from house
to house with their arms loaded down
with bread, which was given to all
who would accept it. It was refilsed
by many trade unionists. In other in
stances it was thrown away after be
ing accepted."
Other Places Get Free Bread
Charles F. Hohmann, editor of the
Bakers' Journal, 2719 Best avenue,
Chicago, said that this sort of adver
tising by the Ward Baking Company
is not confined to the Chicago district,
but is being carried on in many parts
of the country.
Another significant thing is the sort
of billboard advertising which is being
used by the Ward concern. There is
sample of it on a big billboard at
Cottage Grove avenue and Thirty
fifth street, this city.
A large lithographed poster in
colors pictures two railroad men sit
ting down in a railroad yard, with
trains of cars in the background. One
Rail Manager Recalls
Long Strike
Baltimore.—The death of S. Davies
Warfield, president of the Seaboard
Air Line, recalls the prominent part
the dead railroad executive played in
the shopmen's nation-wide strike of
During the strike President Har
ding submitted a peace proposal. The
workers accepted the plan, but told
he president they doubted that it
would be satisfactory to the man
agers. The workers were plainly told
who was president of the United
States, and intimations of force
against the managers in the interest
peaoe were broadly made.
But the managers proved they were
more powerful than the president,
who did not seem disposed to force
the issue. Mr. Warfield is credited
with being a party to the solution
When the plan was rejected, he de
nounced the ral executves. He, to
nether wth Daniel Willard, president
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, de
erted their colleagues, who insisted
»n a "die-hard" policy of trade union
Mr. Warfield realized that peace
and good will in transportation is
more valuable than turmoil and dis
New York.—Cables from Berlin an
nounce the death of Maximilan Har
den, German journalist who was fa
mous for his satirical pen. He was a
foe of the kaiser and caused more un
easiness to German royalty than any
other man in Europe. He opposed
he World War, and charged the kai
ser with cowardice for permitting
himself to be swayed by war lords.
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of the men pictured, an engineman,
wearing overalls, jumper and cap and
with a tall oil can standing beside
him, is offering a slice of white bread
to a passenger brakeman, who sits
a few feet away, with a red signal
flag tucked under his arm and two
lanterns at his feet. Both men are
ictured with pleased smiles on their
faces, while the engineman is saying
to the brakeman: "Taste it—it is
Union Believes in Publicity
The Bakery and Confectionery
Workers' International Union believes
in a liberal use of printers' ink. This
organization, which has its headquar
ters in Chicago, keeps a good sized
printing office busy turning out la
bels, calendars, blotters and various
other pieces of printed matter by the
Representatives of the union never
overlook an opportunity to tell their
story before a state federation, a city
central labor body or a local union
The cumulative effect of years of per
sistent pounding along this line final
ly is being felt by the gigantic bread
trust, notwithstanding its enormous
capital and resources in property and
Union Members Respond
Incidentally the above related situ
ation answers the oft-repeated sneer
ing charge that trade unionists do not
respond to such appeals and that they
do not patronize the union label.
In Harmony With
New York.—The welcome extended
organized labor by Los Angeles
churches is compared with last year's
A. F. of L. convention at Detroit by
James Myei*s, industrial secretary of
the Federal Council of Churches of
In speaking to 2,000 people at the
Los Angeles First Methodist Church
President Green appealed for investi
gation of the church movement.
This church joined with 30 others
in opening their pulpits to trade
unionists to speak of the moral aim of
the labor movement. The unionists
discussed social ideals and humanitar
ian achievements of labor, including
the raising of living standards, elim
ination of child lobor, reduction of un
employment, increase of free educa
tion, shortening hours and eliminating
night work for women.
"It was evident throughout the A.
F. of L. convention this year, and es
pecially following the Sunday serv
ices, that Los Angeles has done much
to remove any danger of estrange
ment between organized labor and the
churches," said Mr. Myers.
Los Angeles. Nearly two-score
business men in this city are on trial
for violation of the state corporate
securities act, conspiracy to obtain
money under false pretenses, embez
zlement and forgery.
Many of the defendants are active
in the anti-trade union movement of
this city. They were associated with
the once-rich Julian Petroleum Cor
poration that issued between 4,000,000
and 5,000,000 shares of worthless
stock. More than $34,000,000 cannot
accounted for by the receivers.
By International Labor News Service.
Chicago.—Former officers of the
Chciago Carpenters' District Council
and several officers of affiliated local
unions will have to pay fines aggre
gating about $15,000 upon conviction
of violating tne Sherman anti-trust
tet in 1922 an:' following final deci
sion on some minor points by the
United States circuit court of appeals.
William F. Brims, Stanley Muzal
ky, B. J. Wittman, Anton Som
mers and others were charged in a
federal criminal indictment with con
piring with certain employers to pre
vent the use here of non-union ma
terials manufactured in other states
Seattle.—"The anti-union policy of
the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
is responsible for the I. W. W. out
burst in southern Colorado," declared
William Green, president of the A.
F. of L.
"Fourteen years ago the company
drove the United Mine Workers out
of Colorado and instituted a company
union,'" said Mr. Green. "At that
time the company was advised that as
a result of this move it might en
counter troubles that other employ
ers' experienced after they refused to
leal with the legitimate trade unions
Jersey City, N. J.—The Pennsyl
ania railroad fought a damage award
of $32,000 for more than four years
but was brought to time when the
heriff of this county seized a fin*
passenger locomotive.
Carpenters' Union Officers
Must Pay Fines For Alleged
Violat ion of Anti-Trust Law
The official was preparing to sell
the property, and announced that he
would grab another if the ward and
costs were not covered by the first
The company paid just before tl
heriff started his auction.
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The union and the employers' or
ganization had inserted a paragraph
in the wage agreement excluding mill
work manufactured by non-union con
cerns. This, the United States courts
hold, is in violation of the Sherman
anti-trust act if the materials so dis
criminated against are manufactured
in another state and transported in
interstate commerce.
The case was passed upon by the
United States supreme court before
it was remanded to the circuit court
of appeals for decision on minor
Several employers also will pay
New York.—The thousands of un
organized workers employed in the
various plants of the General Motors
Corporation will be interested to know
that this concern's profits for the first
nine months of this year are $193-
758,302, or very nearly equal those
for the whole of last year—a record
The figures show a net increase of
$36,026,469 over the first nine months
of last year, or a 22.84 per cent gain.
If a person bought one share of
General Motors stock in 1914 at $68,
which was the average price that year,
and held it until the present time, it
would be worth nearly $6,000. The
one share would have grown to 42
shares, through split-ups and stock
dividends. The market value for these
42 shares is $5,300, with additional
earnings this year.
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