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THE DAY BOOK
w 500 SO. PEORIA ST. 398 TEL.'-MONROE 353 Vol. l,No.-493 - Gbtcago, Thursday, May 9, 1912 One Cent AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION GETS COLD -FEET BE20MES-PRIENDLY TO PRESSMEN President Baker, Elected on 'Open Shop Platform, Visits Chicago, Then Wires Berry Loye Note 2$ Stereotypers Go Back to Work and Come Right Out Again. For-the last few days the Pub lishers' TTUSt'Mhas been bravely assuring- what v few people they can get tp read:tfieir newspapers that the strjke,is practically over and, the unions beaten. Their friends'-don'tract like it. - JilbertH. Baker qf the Cleve land Plaini"Deale,r,'president of the. AmericanNewspaper Pub lishers' Association., today ,sentxa telegramto George L. Berry, president of the,. 'International Pressmen's Union. That telegranTdeclafes, almost hysterically, that the American Newspaper "Publishers', Associa tion never has contemplated a lockout of the union pressmen over the country never has con templated a "fight against the union, always has been, friendly toward the union, and alwa"ys will be. - Baker was elected president" of the American .Newspaper Pub lishers' Association on an open shop platform. The Publishers' TrusWot Chi cago is Local No. 1 of the Amer ican Newspaper Publishers' As sociation. When!!.' 2$: 'Cary, business manages of the(shicago Publish ers' Trust,, advertised for non union pressmen' to break the strike, Jie did so'.under the name 'of the American 'Newspaper Pub lishers Association. Baker is supposed to have vis ited Chicago secretly and looked over the situation: It is certain that he considered the situation very carefully before he wired Berry. H If the Chicago .publishers have won the strike, asthey claim, why this hysterical haste on the part of Baker to wash, his hands of them and protest his love for the Pressmen's Union, a thing he never gave any evidence of ber fore? There also is good foundation for the belief that one William Randolph Hearst, political bull in the Democratic china shop, is getting somewhat excited. It is rumored that Hearst feels that Andy Lawrence has put hirji in the hole in Chicagoand may?