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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 07, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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have decided to make a report to con
gress which would be a mere slobber
anda whine this after the commis
sion had spent two years and half
a million of the people's money in
vestigating every phase of the labor
"Is it true," I asked, "that Com
missioner Weinstock, after a secret
meeting in New York with John D.
Rockefeller, hastened by next train
to Madison, Wis., and' saw you pri
vately?" "1 won't discuss such a question."
"Is it true that the majority of the
commission have gone over to the
"I won't discuss that."
"After you, as correspondent of
The Day Book, made your demand to
be present at the meetings of the
commission, we voted that nothing
shall be given out until the report is
And there you have it there the
public is to have it Secrecy until the
thing is all salted down and the birds
have scattered! ,
It's a case today of FOUR TO
FOUR at best
There are nine members of the in
dustrial relations commission. They
are all here in Chicago working out
a draft of the report Weinstock, Bal
lard and Aishton, representatives of
present capitalistic and corporation
methods, are for the slobbish report,
practically whitewashing Rockefeller
and Rockefellerism. They have prob
ably won over Mrs. Harriman, the
New York society woman member.
The three labor members, Garrett
son, Lennon and O'Connell, with
Chairman Walsh, are for a report
with teeth. There's FOUR also.
That leaves COMMONS John
Has COMMONS flopped to Rocke
fellerism? Prof. Commons has a long record
as an investigator an academician,
able to combine theory and actual
He has studied labor. He has stud
ied capital and he has had a taste of
the mailed fist of the system.
Fifteen years ago he was summar
ily fired from the religious-cloaked
and Standard Oil controlled Syracuse
university for his advanced utter
ances. Since then he has continued to
make a study of-the strife between
labor and capital, after 1901 as as
sistant secretary of the National Civic
Federation, and since 1904 as director
of the American Bureau of Industrial
He is the author of "The Distribu
tion of Wealth," "Social Reform and
the Church," "Proportional Repre
sentation," "Regulation and Restric
tion of Output by Employers and
Unions" and others.
If Gov. Dunne's investigation dis
closes graft in the State Dental Board
those upon whom responsibility is laid
may expect to be called for an ac
counting before the Cook county
grand jury. This information came
from State's Attorney Hoyne's office
Tne state dental board scandal will
get a public airing today when Dr.
N. W. Cox and Dr. B. A. Smith, ex
aminers, appear before the governor
to explain a report of the civil service
In this report the case of Dr. S. T.
Petrie, of 1250 N. Dearborn st, is
cited. According to his claims he
paid $500 to get the pair of examin
ers to pass him in the examinations
which would enable him to practice
Washington. To prevent oleomar
gerine peddling in future dealers will
have to write purchasers' names or
initials and street addresses on each
package, under an internal revenue
law amendment.
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