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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 27, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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', Leila Hughes may some day be fa
mous as" a dancer, but "the prettiest
girl in 'The Dancing Duchess' " is al
ready famous as a designer of hats.
The Cavalier hat fashioned in the
finest Milan straw and on the lines
of the rakish headgear of a Spanish
cavalier is Miss Hughes' latest con
tribution to millinery.
How those who undertake to build
are held up by contractors and how
a few big contractors are endeavor
ing to monopolize building- In Chi
cago is told in a circular distributed
on the street-yesterday as the pros
perity parade passed by.
The circular is signed by the offi
cials of eight building' trades unions.
In its first paragraph it relates that
its purpose, is "to get to the workers
in the building traces the real Qond
tion that exists with reference to their
work and the crookedness and cor
ruption that prevails both on the part
of certain contractors and labor
union officials.
The first bulletin deals with the
Building Construction Employers
ass'n and simply-lays the foundation
for other bulletins which will follow.
The next bulletin wfll be devoted to
Simon O'DonneD, president of the
Building Trades Council, and will
show, it is announced, pictures of his
flat buildings and a few historical
matters concerning his connection
with organized labor.
The labor men say they are getting
out these bulletins because they can
not get fair treatment from the loop
trust papers.
The first bulletin shows how the
Building Constructors' ass'n has
laws that so bind the member that he
is absolutely helpless to act fairly or
to do whathe wishes to do withva
contractor or labor, it points to the
enormous income the association has
from its tax of one-tenth of one per
cent on all contracts and inquires as
to what is done with the fund which
has been so created.
It also delves into the Trades Union
editions of November, 1914 and 1913
It quotes a bylaw of the association
as saying no association member can
buy tickets for a benefit from a union
man, make direct or indirect contri
butions to any labor organization or
representative or purchase advertis
ing in any labor paper.
"Yet in the face of that provision,"
says the bulletin, "a sum approximat
ing $60,000 a year for two years was,
we are informed, subscribed by con
tractors to a Trades Union, edition,
published by the Chicago Building
Trades Council, which sum of money,
we are informed, reached but a few
hands and there the bulk of it stuck.
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"How are things in Mexico?" -
"I understand peace has broken
out again," .,. , a.

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