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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 04, 1913, Image 3

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. cago Federation of Labor into war
ring factions:
These leaders realize that union
labor has a hard fight on its hands
to defend union rights against the
cunning efforts of organized employ
ers to establish the open shop in Chi-
cago and mak this an open shop
w town. So their efforts will be directed
to hold organized labor to a. solid
This situation is interesting. It
may show some union men and wo
men that organized labor cannot be
defeated except by itself. There was
never a chance for the pressmen be
ing beaten if the other printing trades
unions had not been tied up with con
tracts, expiring at different tim.es, so
that some unions kept at work while
their brothers were locked out.
O'Donnell may think it is fine busi
ness for organized labor and Hearst
to get together. But Hearst's idea of
it is probably getting together like
the' lion and the lamb, with the lamb
inside the lion; and in this case
Hearst figures on playing the lion
while organized labor plays the lamb.
The most important thing for all
real union men to learn is that only
by standing together can they win.
It is like the old story of the bundle
of sticks. The farmer ' showed his
' boys how he could easily break a
whole bundle of sticks by breaking
one at a time, but was powerless and
couldn't break any of them when he
tried to break the bundle as a whole.
The Chicago Building Trades
Council is a powerful organization,
raadfi 11 n of nowerful unions: but the
t real strength of organized labor in
(jrucago aepenas upon aliu uaiuua
being banded together in the Chicago
Federatipn of Labor.
The Chicago Federation of Labor
is the big bundle of sticks. If the
Building Trades Council can be split
off, then it will be much easier to
beat either of the big organizations
by tackling them one at a time.
If President O'Donnell is honestly
representing the sentiment Of the
trades unionists whose servant he is
supposed to be, then he has a right
to throw the boots into the Press
men's Union. But if the union men
he is supposed to be serving are true
blue unionists, then the unions affili
ated with the Chicago Building
Trades Council should take up the
matter and insist that their officers
obey the wijl of the unions, instead
of gaveling Hearstism through the
council because O'Donnell wants to
get into the political bed with Hearst.
And all trades unionists oughts to
be able to see that the real game now
is to divide the ranks of labor to
make union labor defeat itself to pit
one union against another union for
organized capital to break one stick
at a time to make one union scab
on another union while solidly or
ganized employers sit back in .their
easy chairs and laugh up their
New York, Aug. 4. Wm. Laim
beer, wealthy broker, injured last
night in an auto accident in which S.
Osgood Pell, real estate operator,
was killed, died today at Mercy Hos
pital, Hempstead. Mrs. Laimbeer is
at the Nassau Hotel, Long Beach,
seriously injured, and was not told of
her husband's death.
The Pells and Laimbeers, with Wm.
K. Vanderbilt, Jr., had dinner at Long
Beach last night and had started for
the Laimbeer home at Hempstead.
Mrs. Pell was riding with Vanderbilt.
The Pell car was just ahead, Lambeer
and wife in the rear seat. A heavy
eight-car electric Long Island train,
with most lights out, ran into the
Pell car and threw it 100 feet. Pell
and the chauffeur were instantly kill
ed, andLaimbeer an(j wjfe thrown
to the side of the track.
Vanderbilt drove Mrs. Pell back to
the hotel, and then told her about
hei" husband. She fainted in Vander
bilt's arms.
Mrs, Laimbeer will recover.

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