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NOON EDITION NOON EDITION
ORGANIZED LABOR TURNS FROM PRIVATE
INTERESTS TO PLAN FOR ALL HUMANITY!
THE DAY BOOK
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N. D. Cochran, ggjggp3 Te. Monroe 353. .
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VOL. 3, NO. 42 Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 15, 1913 ONE CENT
FIRST BIG PITCHED BATTLE OF THE
INDUSTRIAL WAR AT SPRINGFIELD
Organized Business Declares War on Organized Labor
Labor Will Fight Back at Banks, Merchants,
Building Loan Societies and Employers.
BY ND. COCHRAN
If the rank and file of organized labor in Springfield, Illinois, stands by
the resolutions recently adopted by the Springfield Federation of Labor,
there will be a showdown between Capital and Labor in that town.
For the resolutions say that all business interests in Springfield have
decided by a referendum vote of 464 to 73 to stand back of the building
contractors in a fight to crush the Building Trades Council and establish
the open shop. -
Now the Federation of Labor calls upon all union men and sympathizers
to unite just as solidly and fight to -a finish.
And it is proposed that labor organizations and individuals on labor's
side withdraw their deposits from banking institutions and building loan
societies and start co-operative clubs and stores to supply their own needs
in the way of food and clothing.
As there are somewhere around 10,000 miners living in Springfield and
vicinity, besides from 5,000 to 6,0Q0 other members of organized labor, this
will be real war if labor's ranks are kept solid.
It appears that the trouble started by a lockout of carpenters by the
building contractors, and the Chamber of Commerce backed up theKcon-