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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 12, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Employes of the International Har
vester Co. say they are being intimi
dated by foremen into buying tickets
for the anual picnic of the company,
to be held next Saturday at White
Horse park
After the Eastland carried a thou
sand to death in the Chicago river
three weeks ago, employes of the
Western Electric came forward with
statements that they were coerced
into going on the excursion by fore
men of the Western Electric Co. be
cause the company wanted to make
a big advertisement out of the picnic.
It had been arranged that the West
ern Electric employes were to march
in parade through Michigan City.
Movie films had been arranged for.
.'These would be shown all over the
land a fine advertisement for the
Western Electric and the Bell Tele
phone. The loop press was ready to
kprint long stories in which the West
ern Electric would have been given
Jne credit for pulling off such a stunt
, "Bab" of the Herald was assigned to
go on the Eastland and write a "Bab
Ballad" of the parade.
But the old boat turned over and
the only parade was from church to
The International Harvester Co.
picnic will not necessitate a boat trip.
White Horse park is reached by train.
Probably there will be no public out
cry raised if employes are forced to
buy tickets unless a train is wrecked
and hundreds killed.
But the fact remains that the forc
ing of employes to go on an excursion
because the company wants the pres
tige and free ad that goes with a big
crowd is rotten action.
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All millinery workers in Chicago
and vicinity are urged by Chicago
Federation of Labor organizers to be
present at a meeting Tuesday, Aug.
17, 8 p. m., 180 Washington st Union
to be formed.
f- llAMK ij1 . B ,
.Grave Jhar
Wm. G. Sharp, the American am
bassador at Paris, whose eyes have
given him so much trouble he has
been ordered to take a rest He will
visit the French camps.
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Cap't John Halpin and Lieut. John
Tobin, former detective bureau
heads, will be the next to undergo po
lice graft trials. State's Att'y Hoyne
said yesterday that their cases may
be tried next week.
The veteran police captain, when
interviewed last night, seemed un
moved by the conviction of every po
liceman yet tried in the graft "trust"
"I am ready for trial at any time,"
he declared.
Barney Bertsche, former fixer for
the clairvoyants, also said he was
"I can prove that I paid Halpin and
Tobin $800 a month' as regularly as
rent," said Bertsche.
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"You are the first I ever kissed,"
He swore and bowed his head.
The girl looked up and moved away,
"I am no prep school, sir," she saidU

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