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Men's Clothing Stores!
Face Walkout April 13' Of 125 Salesmen A strike by 125 salesmen in 12 * leading men's stores here was , threatened today by the Retail I Clerks’ Local 262, AFL, to enfofce I demands for increases in commis- ' sions on sales of clothing and furnishings. i John J. Tracy, union business I manager, said the men will vote 1 next Friday and will walk out April 13, “unless they change their , minds.” He said negotiations were I deadlocked and that he did not I see how a strike could be avoided. Reporting he had rejected a union offer of arbitration, Joseph C. Me- J Garraghy, representing the stores, J said he too was “not too optimistic” | about possibility of a peaceful set- ' t lement. While the commission rate has remained unchanged, earnings J of salesmen have increased steadily, I he argued. ' The clothing salesmen now aver- . age more than $4,000 a year each i and the furnishings salesmen about I $3,000, he estimated. The commis- I sion rate is one of the fixed fees on \ which the Government based the j markup it allows retailers in estab- i lishing ceiling prices, and any in- j crease would have to be passed on to 1 the customer, Mr. McGarraghy said. | For 20 years management has re-! fused to change the commissions paid salesmen, Mr. Tracy charged. The union is asking an increase from 5 to 6 per cent for clothing and from 6 to 7 per cent for furnish ings. The men now are guaran teed $35 a week. Given $45 weekly i vacation pay by a settlement last:! April, when they struck for three I days to increase that pay and the 1 drawing account, or guarantee, the ' men now also are seeking vacation t pay based on their average weekly J earnings. The union contract, nor- I mally expiring March 31, is ex- I tended by agreement as long as ’ negotiations continue, Mr. Tracy j said. ! i His statement followed a concilia-11 tion meeting yesterday with Mr.11 McGarraghy. representing the stores, 11 and Mrs. Rose Forrester, Labor Department conciliator. Mrs. For- j I rester said she plans no further;! meetings. 11 Stores involved include the Young \ Men’s Shop, Lewis & Thomas Saltz,; . Inc., Grosner, and Bond. i 4 D. C. Institutions Receive \ $2^000 in Hutchins Will j Four Washington institutions re- I ceived bequests totaling $28,000 un- 1 der the will of W. Stilson Hutchins, a son of the founder of the Wash- j ington Post, which was filed for I probate yesterday in New Canaan. I Conn., the Associated Press re- j ' ported. I J Mr. Hutchins, who died March 18' I in New Canaan, left $25,000 to the! I American Red Cross, w;ith head-;' quarters here, and $1,000 each to the Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Children's Hospital and the Washington Humane Society. Mr. Hutchins lived in Washing ton until his retirement in 1928. A former managing editor of the Post, he came to this city in 1878, the I year after his father, the late Stil- I son Hutchins, founded the news- I paper. '' The will, filed by Goodwin Gra-; ham of Washington and Edward F. | Morse of New Canaan, co-executors, ■ also contained the following be- ' quests: CHINESE kfOOD Vjpf Try our style Barbe cued Spare Ribs. You cire in ior a real treat. R^OOS 728 13th St. N.W. NA. 3565 Variety and Department Store* WTA25' BOX TO-NIGHT TOMORROW ALRIGHT Dependable '//-VEGETABLE LAXATIVE •'»»■«»* ■)><(« *s «>trc • Ha ^RALEIGH HABERDASHER.^— For thot Raleigh look, use your Raleigh Charge Account Raleigh Fashions assure * a memorable Easter Mounds-tooth check suit with thot longed-for well-bred cut Black, blue and white check. Misses' sizes, $45.00 Bracelet-belt suit with winged sleeves peplum and slim black skirt Emerald coral, aqua. Sizes 9 to 15, $55.0f Black date dress of Cohama 5 P.M. ray on crepe, marquisette yoke, self-appli qued roses at neckline. 12 to 20, $22.75 Portrait blouse with a romantic ruffle delineating the low neckline. Aqua, lime or gold. Sizes 32 to 38, $9.95 Capricious little straw bonnet with a doll-size open crown flirts poised pinK roses and a wisp of veiling, $8.95 HABERDASHER **.*M*. 1310 F STRICT