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BEGIN PROBING EFFE.CT OF
The investigation into the effect
of the Illinois Central and Harriman
lines' lockout on the families of the
35,000 men involved will be begun to
day by the railway department of the
American Federation of Labor.
60,000 question sheets will be cir
culated today by the investigators in
charge of Attorney Frank Comerford.
The results of the investigation will
be laid before the federal industrial
relations committee when it meets
here this month.
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jk honle because you could not make
Were you compelled to take any of
your children out of school and send
them to work?
Was your wife compelled to take
up work to earn money because you
were forced out of your job?
Have you been forced to get along
with poorer and less food and cloth
ing for yourself and family since the
Have you had sickness in your
family since the strike directly or in
directly caused by poverty?
Do you know of any striker or
member of his family who committed
suicide because ofthe poverty into
which he was forced by the strike?
The result of the strike on the
roads will also be investigated.
STATE SOCIALIST CONVENTION
Free text books and lunches for
public school children till 16 years
of age demanded in state platform of
r Demanded that picketing be legal
in labor disputes and that publica
tion t)f strikes be compulsory.
A constitutional convention was
demanded, proportional representa
tion, state, disability and fire insur
ance, the public ownership of all
water power, transportation facili
ties and telephones.
Old age pensions, and inheritance
tax limited to $100,000 for widows,
direct heirs $50,000 and collateral
heirs ?25,000 called for.
Refused to take up liquor question.
Condemned boy scout movement.
BAKERS WIN AT MEETING
The Chicago Federation of Labor,
by a vote, yesterday refused to con
demn members of the Bakers' Union
who are working at Knab's, Powers'
and Efting's bakery. The waitresses
and cooks who are on strike against
these firms asked that they be pun
ished. The Bakers' Union yesterday call
ed a strike on the Parkway tea room,
which is the "tea party" spot of the
North Side boulevards.
Electrical Workers' No. 9 protested
against taking Roger Sullivan's
name from unfair list until Common
wealth Edison Co. makes peace with
union labor. They won.
THE MUSIC CRITICS KIT
"Her (his) voice was in its best
"Beethoven, the giant of music."
"Well merited applause."
"A closely packed house."
"Enthusiasm ran rife."
BARBERS' STRIKE LOOMS UP
Leaders of the" barbers' union will
meet tomorrow and draw up an ulti
matum which will be delivered "to
West Side shop owners who have
stubbornly refused to listen to the de
mands of the men. One day will be
given the owners to consider the ulti-.
matum before a strike is called,