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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 19, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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the backing of the bankers and cor
porations for any kind of a subway,
dinky or comprehensive. Everybody
who is interested in seeing the
Thompson administration get better
service from utility corporations
should carefullyread this sentence
from Harrison: --
"It will add materially to the gay
ety of life to watch the basis on which
traction merger and subway planning
will be taken up under the next ad
ministration, to learn what sugges
tions will be made by the interests,
as to the preferable method of so
skinning the traction cat as to make
the greatest profits with the least
public criticism."
The fact that Harrison lieutenants,
Jimmy Quinn and others, got out and
worked their heads off to elect
Thompson mayor gives fresh force
to what Harrison is saying in this
good-bye message. He is saying out
loud, so the whole town hears, that
the reason he didn't do more as
mayor was because the bankers and
corporations wouldn't let him, and
from the start-off Mayor-elect
Thompson will have the utilities knif
ing him unless he does what they
Bion J. Arnold has drawn down
$348,147 as salary since 1907. He is
chief of board of supervising engin
eers. Harrison points to this fancy
salary without comment as though
readers can guess, "The more we pay
Arnold the worse street car service
o o
Formal complaint will be made to
the members of the South Park board
today regarding the action of their
special police, who, it is said, refused
to stop a fight between two rival ball
teams over the decision of an um
pire yesterday.
Bats, knives and fists were used.
Members of the Training A. C. and
the Adams A. C, the rival clubs, were
badly banged up.
The fight occurred in the ninth in-
ning wheiTthe .score was tied,' 11 to
11. The Training A. C. was van
quished. Three of its members were
The Building Construction Em
ployers' ass'n met today to consider
extension of the war upon the unions
to embrace the material trades. This
means the material dealers, especially
those handling lumber supplies, will
probably shut down their plants and
refuse to sell to contractors who
have signed the individual agree
ments favored by the unions.
If the contractors can get by with
this plan it will deal a severe blow to
the cause of the unions, for it would
throw out of work additional thou
sands who are not now either locked
out or forced to be on strike, but are
working under the conditions they
When the labor battle began many
contractors did not take a stand
against the unions, but without hesi
tation signed the agreements the
unions presented. These contractors
are now employing thousands of men
on hundreds of buildings outside the
loop district. If the employers ass'n
can shut down the sale of building
materials to them these fair con
tractors will have to stop work.
Leo A. Wineicki, president of the
state board of arbitration, meets both
sides today to offer the services of
the board. Gov. Dunne has offered
to take any action that may aid in
bringing peace.
'Grace Shipman, 4023 Waveland
av., was disfigured for life yesterday
when she was slashed across the face
with a razor by George Kilson in the
lobby of St Viator's Catholic church.
When she fell t'o the floor he attempt
ed to cut her neck and shoulders, but
was prevented by her heavy coat. Kil-"
son is under arrest. He will be ex
amined for insanity today. Both deny
being acquainted with the other.
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