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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 25, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Plans for the starvation campaign
to be conducted against the carpen
ters were laid at a meeting today of
representatives of all allied building
interests. " --
"Shut down every plant and yard
until the carpenters are starved into
submission." This seemed to be the
sentiment that prevailed among the
men who went into the meeting with
rancor and hatred for the carpenters.
It is admitted by even the organi
zation contractors that the carpen
ters have won their strike. Realiz
ing they are defeated, the contractors
who refused the demands of the car
penters have now called in the build
ing material makers and the banks to
join in a war of extermination.
The plan is to tie up every build
ing material plant and every lumber
yard in Chicago. It will mean that
200,000 workers win be tbown out
of jobs. It wfll mean a big step down
ward from the goal of prosperity, but
it wfll if it can be made a success
force the carpenters to give in. The
contractors hope it wfll make the car
penters beg for peace.
There were cries of exultation from
the organization contractors today
over the report that the Edward
IBnes Lumber Co., the biggest lum
ber concern in the west, had joined
forces with the organization.
The Mason and Builders' ass'n,
which does most of the foundation,
brick wan and hollow tile work, and
Division "A" of the Lumbermen's
ass'n, representing the pine and soft
wood yards, have joined the allies
against the carpenters.
"There wfll be no airtight shut
down," said Jos. Metz, president of
the Carpenters' District council.
"Even if the coalition against us is
put to work there wfll be indepen
dents who will refuse to join. If Chi
cago dealers will not seU to contrac
tors who want material, then the con
tractors wfll change their market and
buy elsewhere."
An order authorizing Mayor 3
Thompson to appoint a committee of
seven aldermen to make an inquiry
into the liquor business wfll be in
troduced to the council Monday night
by Aldermen Merriam.
The order caUs for an investiga
tion into aU of the aspects of the use $
of intoxicating liquor; consideration
of the chief methods of prohibiting
and regulation and licensing the sale
of liquor; and a recommendation to
the council of the best practical plan
for the municipality to pursue in
handling the liquor question.
Aldermen Merriam told flcense
committee about his order yesterday.
This committee is considering an or
dinance introduced by himi prohibit
ing the sale of spirituous liquors in
Alderman Merriam said that he
was willing that no action be taken
on his ordinance until the report had
been made.
Washington, June 25. Severe
fighting between the Mexican fac
tions has at least temporarily ended
efforts to arrange a peace confer
ence. It was again emphasized today
that the president set no time limit
within which the factions must bury
their differences. Until complica
tions with the European belligerents
are smoothed out there will be no at
tempt to force a new crisis in Mexico.
The Carranzistas under Gen. Gon
zales have been driven back from
Mexico City, according to state de
partment advices from Vera Cruz to- )
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Citizens of Summit and Stickney
held overflow meeting at Scanlon's
hall to protest against unfinished con
dition of Lincoln highway at Archer
and 48th avs. All paved but 300 feet.
In six months 20 accidents therej
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