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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 27, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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Both factions of the building
trades and the Construction Em
ployers' ass'n held conference late
this morning to discuss a possible so
lution of, the dissension over the pro
posed agreement
All sides seemed willing for the con
ference. Some men in each camp
spoke of willingness to concede some
points, but mostly there was a dog
ged determination not to budge.
Much of the reason for this latter
spirit was prompted by the attitude
of the employers' ass'n, which inti
mated yesterday that it was prepared
to declare and enforce a general lock
out and would take this course rath
er than concede a point.
As testimony of the willingness of
the employers to stage a general
lockout, a conference with the archi
tects of the city was called today.
This meeting was arranged some
time ago. The object was to discuss
lockout plans. It is known that some
of the prominent architects are op
posed to a lockout and might openly
oppose the erectors if one were
The labor erpresentatives at the
conference today were: Building
Trades Council Simon OTtonnell,
pres.; Wm. Guenther, gas fitters; Ed
Ryan, architectural iron men; Chas.
Rau, steamfitters; John Donlin, plas-
Insurgents A. Alex, lathers; C. W.
Fry, machinists; Jos. Skemp, paint
ers' international secretary; J. Mur
phy, electricians; Thos. Redding,
sheet metal workers.
The insurgents have not receded
from their plan to demand revoca
tion of the "Building Trades Council's
charter if the latter persists in its
present course. Of the seven men
on the executive board, three would
be certain to vote for revocation of
.the.,charter and it is reasonably cer
""tainthat a fourth would favor this
Jane Addams, head of Hull House;
Mary McDowell, vice president Wom
an's Trade Union league and head
of the University of Chicago Settle
ment, and Harriet Vittum, president
Woman's City club and head of
Northwestern University settlement,
have come out strong for John C.
Kennedy for alderman of the 27th
"Mr. Kennedy would be a most val
uable member of the city council,"
says Jane Addams. "His work for the
housing report issued by the Asso
ciation of Commerce, will, I believe,
always be registered in the better
housing conditions of Chicago."
Mary E. McDowell says: "I believe
Mr. Kennedy's knowledge of the best
municipal methods is second to "none
in Chicago."
Harriet Vittum says: "Mr, Kenne
dy knows the practical affairs of city
government. I believe he can be de
pended upon to serve the people of
his ward."
La Crosse, Wis., March 27. Just
after word had been received that the
Wisconsin industrial commission
would send a representative here to
attempt to arrange for arbitration be
tween the La Crosse Rubber Mills Co.
and the locked-out union employes,
the first violence of the labor strug
gle took place yesterday. Pickets
and non-union men going to vork
fought arid several men on both sides
received minor injuries. Warrants
issued for 11 members of the union.
The union men declare that 8 pickets
were set upon by more than a score
of non-union workers with stones
and fists.
"My revival sermon? to appear
in The Day Book are the flower
of my religion!" Billy Sunday.
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