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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1913, Image 3

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Hill again. Hill, he was told, was at
the Chicago Athletic. Association.
The reporter went there; Hill was
not there.
The reporter returned to the main
office.' Hill had not come in yet.
Alonzo Burt, vice president of the
company, had not been down all day
and was not expected. Bernard F.
Sunny; the president, had not been
down all day, and was not expected.
Washington, D. C. April-10. Rep.
Frank Buchanan, of Chicago, today
promised the United Press that meas
ures to protect wage earners against
intesstate shipment of strike-breakers
and against the forcing of an em
ploye to work as a strikebreaker, will
be introduced in the House during the
present congress.
Buchanan is the ranking union
card member of the Democratic ma
jority, of the House on the. powerful
committee of labor". He wrote the
following signed statement:
By Representative Buchanan (of Illi
nois). The fact that telephone girls from
Washington have been shipped to
Boston to break a strike in the plant
of the corporation owning the tele
phone, in both cities lends new em
phasis to the need for legislation "to
prevent any employer forcing his em
ployes to act as strikebreakers.
Before the close of the present
. congress such legislation will be .in
troduced and considered in the
House.
The interstate shipment of em
ployes, for strike-breaking purposes
should be -stopped. I am not prepared
to. say it can be done under the con
stitutional rights of congress to regu
late interstate congress. Yet we all
know the clauses of the. act have been
strained to secure decisions hostile to
labor.
Such corporations as this in Bos
ton ought not to exist The government-should
own and operate all pub
lic utilities.' Some day the' United
States people will wake up to that
view.
Boston, April - 10. Under the
agreement signed by the telephone
company this morning, the operators
won:
Virtual abolition of syste mof divid
ing work day into two ''tricks."
Raises to operators: $25, per year
at end of second year; $50 at end of
third year t oend of ninth; $100 at
end of tenth year 'and each year
thereafter.
Hour lunch instead of 45 minutes..
Appointment of board of arbitra
tion. Right o foperators to appeal from
board's findings.
Sunday, Saturday afternoon and?
holiday vacations to be dependent on
"consistency with the requirements,
of the service."
The company refused to grant:
Recognition of the union.
Eight-hour day with, rest periods of
fifteen minutes.
The operators will vote tomorrow
to ratify the agreement signed -byi
their committee.
The action of the company in im
porting strikebreakers from New
York, New Jersey, Washington, Pitts
burgh, Chicago and other western cx-.
ties, while negotiations with its em
ployes were pending, will cause coun-;
try-wide labor complications.
The Boston Central Labor Union
will demand action by the federal
government 'through Secretary of
Labor Wilson and the Interstate Com-;;
merce Commission.
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CHILD STABS TEACHER i .
ShVeveport, La., April 10. En
raged because he had been spanked,
Walter Lewis, 12 years old, sharpened,,
his knife at recess and. after class f
had been reassembled cautio'usly ap-;
proached Miss Una Jones, aged 19.1
years, the teacher, and stabbed hen
eleven times, fatally wounding her. t
"I'm glad," was the boy's onlyc
comment when he was arrested. I
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