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01 OENT-THE DAY BOOK-ONE CENT
CHARGE THAT R. R. STRIKERS
WERE SELL-OUT VICTIMS
Charges that big Illinois Central
and Harnman system shop strikers
were victims of a "sell-out" by high
union officials are thrown open.
They are printed in a pamphlet-supplement
of the Blacksmith's Jour
nal, official organ of the Internation
al Brotherhood of Blacksmiths and
Helpers issued yesterday from office
of that union in the Monon building.
The charges to date have been
made only in closed meetings of of
ficers and members of the unions in
vloved. Also there have been secret
hearings- by the American Federation
of Labor Railroad Employes' dep't
Charges of a sell-out were first
aired in a letter of James W. Kline,
international president of the black
smiths, to the vice presidents and
business agents of his union. It was
sent out June 29 last year, a few
weeks before the long-drawn L C.
strike was caleld off by official order.
Kline questioned calling tie strike off
without a referendum of the strikers.
He wrote in part:
' 'There are already charges of a
sell-out To that I may say the
money was there all right, if they
could find any one to take it I had
the chance myself at one time and
I know if they would give it to me
they would give it to others. Of
course, we have the right to expect
that one general officers is just as
honest as another, in that respect,
and I make no charge. But I am say
ing that if an investigation is
brought about these questions (of
why the strike should be rushed to
an end by order of general offifficials
instead of a referendum) would be
asked. I understand by some one in
the west that they have some very
dangerous information. I would be
glad to have it brought out and let
us see where we are at If there are
any crooks in the movement we had
better know it."
OAK PARK. HAS NICKED OL SAM
WHO IN O. P. GIVES A WHOOP?
Whee! Sam Insult's Public Service V
Company of Northern Illinois is mad.
And the gas users of Oak Park are
For didn't the public utilities com
mission wheedle Sam's company out
of a 10-cent decrease m gas charges.
The gas company lawyers agreed
to make the cut in rates without fur
ther contest The 10-cent slice was
not just what the public service body
But cutting rates on a company
that Sam Insull is boss of isn't an
easy thing for the state commission.
For Sam is head of the Commonwealth-Edison
bunch that we con
tribute to when we turn the switch;
he's the big fellow in the elevated
railways collateral trust which gets
the nickels for "rapid transportation"
and a director in the gas company
which profits every time we turn on
Joliet, III. Escaped convict from
state penitentiary led band of robbers
through Joliet early today, terrorizing
town. Three of gang, including con
vict, captured after hand to hand bat
tle with police.
Cleveland. Undraped goddesses
may be o. k. on Mt Olympus, but not
on Ontario street, Cleveland, police
decided in stopping September Morn
attraction that attracted. V
Increasing cloudiness Tuesday,
followed by snow; Wednesday prob
ably snow and colder; increasinrg
northeast winds Tuesday, becoming