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CLASHES EXPECTED TO FOLLOW
The administration machine is
about to bowl alongoyer the police
The" reorganization plan will be put
into effect some time in October and
then a clash between Chief McWeeny
and the civil service commission is
" The reorganization plan was dis-
tinctly a Hearst-Harrison idea. Un
der it the pivil service commission
will be all-powerful. And at the head
of the civil- service commission is
Harmon Campbell, who is in the em
ploye of Hearst's Chicago American
and Examiner. His appointment was
one of the many plums demanded of
Mayor Harrison by Andy Lawrence.
Many patrolmen and some com
manding officers are scheduled for
retirement when the new plan goes
! to effect.
V'CMAN LOSES WHOLE FAMILY
IN THREE WEEKS
It took fate just three weeks to
wipe out the family of Mrs. William
Newman of Maywood.
Three weeks ago her husband com
mitted suicide. A week after that he
9-year-old son was killed by a train.
And Monday Mrs. Newman lost her
only surviving child when a gasoline
stove exploded, causing his death.
ESTABLISH MINIMUM WAGE
Portland, Ore., Sept. 24. The Ore
gon Industrial Welfare Commission,
which recently concluded its investi
gation of the wages paid women and
girl workers and the amount it costs
them to live, has adopted v a ruling
that every adult woman clerk em
ployed in any mercantile establish
ment in the state of Oregon must be
paid at least $9.25 a. week, unless she'
is learning the business and classed
as an apprentice.
The commission also ruled that no
woman should be employed in a mer-
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eight hours and twenty minutes a
day, nor more than fifty hours in one
week, and that no woman employe
should be forced to work later than 6
p. m. Saturday nights and nights
during the Christmas holiday season
were made exceptions.
ART MEEKER HANDS OUT A FEW
Arthur Meeker, vice president of
Armour & Co., is the latest one to
blame everybody but the packers for
the skyscraping cost of meat. ,
And, of course, like his fellow
packers he had to make some sugges
tions. Here are his:
First Stop slaughtering of calves
if necessary, by legislation. y.
Second Make state governments
active in the eradication of disease
Third Organize opposition among
producers and consumers to the mar
keting and eating of veal. '
Fourth Form educational bu
reaus to promote direct contact with
farmers throughout the country in
opposition to the marketing of calves.
RIOTS CONTINUE AT BENTON
Benton, III., Sept. 24. The three
days of rioting that followed the mur
der of two Americans and the serious
injury of a third have brought a toll
of six miners of foreign birth prob-
lably fatally injured, fifteen seriously
Ihurt and seventy-five others slightly
Benton passed a night of turmoil.
Martial law was declared early in the
evening when Sheriff Vaughn in
formed Captain Smith that he was
unable to suppress the rioting.
Business houses were closed and a
guard was posted down the streets a
block each way from -the courthouse -square.
But beyond the guard lines,
it was impossible to preserve order
and every foreigner discovered at
large was assaulted. Firing contin
ued throughout the night The fifty
militiamen on duty are exhausted
.from "lack of sleep. ' sjiysoii ,oj;&