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STRIKE Representatives of 500 striking ' cutters and trimmers yesterday attempted a conference with man agers of ther Kuppenheimer Cloth ing Co. to present grievances. Harry Wolf, manager of the factory, too busy to see them. Albert Kuppenheimer -was not too busy, but refused to meet the. strikers. The principal grievance of the cutters and trimmers is that they ' were forced in many cases to eat their lunches inside the water closets. ' They also ask a minimum wage of $8 for cutters and trimmers, and-a maximum of $24 for cutter and $18 for trimmers ; recognition of the union, and an arbitration agreement, with the ultimate ar rangement of an agreement simi lar to that in force in the tiart, Schaffner & Marx shops. For work which cutters in other shops are paid $24- a week, those employed by Kuppenheim er were receiving from $10 to $11. Kuppenheimer refused to dis cuss grievances even the one re lating to the eating of lunches in the toilets. It is probable that this practice, a direct violation'of the factory laws, will be brought ta the notice of the state factory inspector and the health authori ties. So far only the 500 cutters and trimmers have been called out in the Kuppenheimer shops. This afternoon at Wicker Park hall, and tomorrow t Zimas hall, mass meetings of the other trades of the garment workers will bt held, and a strike vote will be taken' Over 4,000 - employes, mostly women, will be affected if a walk .out fs ordered! CHICAGO ARCHITECT - DEAD f D. H. Burnham, noted Chicago architect, died at Heidelburg, Germany," - flits ' morning1 r accord ing to a taclegTamlreceivedat his office fri this" city. " -r He'wfiotdesigne'd the? Masonic Temple," .the "Chicago 'World's Fair buildings and- Marshall Field's ,s tote. N ' T' ' Mr- 3urnham ws- on-a trip around the 'world withjhis' wifet son ancLdaughter.- Jwas" born in Henderson, Ky., 64 yeas ago, and came' to Chicago "when he was ten years old. : o-o il PASSING IT A0$IG. "You gotta quit throwing trash over into my yard !" "That "wasn't -any ' trash I throwecLv into your yard, neither. It was trash what was throwed into my yard from the next yard," .