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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 03, 1912, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
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500 SQ. PEORIA ST 398
Vol. 1, No. 188 Chicago, Friday, May 3, 1912
TEL. MONROE 353
One Cent
TRUST PRESS TIE-UP COMPLETE; NEWSBOYS AND
WAGON DRIVERS OUT IN SYMPATHY STRIKE
Police, Under Lavin, Try to Provoke Trouble Two Cops, Six
Sluggers to Each Wagons-Painters, Machinists and Elec
Ixicians in. Hearst Building Walk Out Hearst Su
perintendent Resigns Printers' Strike Likely
1 he newspaper ih the (Jhicago Drivers union called a meeting.
Publishers'Trust today are badly
tied up. -
Following the lockout' of the
jinion pressmen yesterday, a
meeting of the Newsboys' union
was called.
The Publishers' Trust has to
thank itself for the existence- of
such a thing as """ the Newsboys1
union. TJie newsboys were forc
ed to organize to protect them
selves against the slugging tac
tics of the trust newspapers after
the coining of Hearst to Chicago.
While the Newsboys' Union
was discussing the" advisability of
striki'ng in sympathy with the
pressmen,, they received word
that the Trust Publishers were
preparing to lock them oiifc
The Newsboys' union imme
diately voted sto strike -in sym
pathy wifh'he pressmen, afld to
day no union newsboy in Chi
cago will handle the Examiner,
American, Tribune, Journal, In-'fer-OcfeariVEvening
Post, Record-Herald
or News..
They also voted to strike in sym
pathy with the pressmen. .
Immediately the wago ndrivers
took this action, the Trust Pub
lishers made a midnight applica
tion to Judge Burke, of the Su
perior Court, warm personal
friend of James ICeeley, manag
ing editpr of The Tribune.
Burke, at a secret court .session,
issued one of the niost sweeping
restraining orders ever issued by
ari American judge1.
This order npt only forbids the
striking wagon drivers to picket;
it forbids them eyen to talk to
non-unipn drivers of newspaper
wagons. '
Thus has the old game of gov
ernment by injunction in favor of
special interests and against'
trades unionisni been .begun.
By noon today it became evi
dent that the trust publishers did
not place much, reliance on the re
straining order, or else that they
were just looking for trouble.
Five wagons backed up to the
Then theNewspaper 'Wagon office of The Daife News; seves
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