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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 28, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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The storm center ward in Tues
day's voting is the 33d. It's the home
ward of Aid. Robert JM. Buck. The
Buck Republicans are "trying to put
over Arthur H. Webb for alderman.
Also living in the 33d is Fred Lundin,
who, as head of Mayor Thompson's
patronage committee, has the big
say-so on jobs at the City Hall. And
Lundin and Mayer Thompson are try
ing to put over M. A. Michaelson, the
present alderman, for a re-election. A
Day Book reporter asked Michaelson:
"Where do you stand on the strike
bureau ordinance of Aid. Buck?"
"I'm against it," said Michaelson.
"What are your arguments?"
It . "I would be bad for business. The
If business neonle are against it
"And how do the labor men feel
about it?"
"I haven't asked them."
"Are you for or against the auto
matic phone ordinance?"
"I don't know what it is."
"It provides for the city approving
sale of the automatic phone system
to the Chicago Telephone Co, for a
compensation of $500,000 to the city."
"I think I'll follow the committee
report on that I'm inclined to think
it's a fair ordinance."
"The same questions were put to
Arthur H. Webb. He said:
"I'm for every section of the strike
bureau ordinance. Every police offi
cer on strike duty should wear a uni
form. No private detectives should
be allowed on strike-bound territory.
Violence in strikes will beJessened if
there is a special bureau in the police
department where union officers and
the employers can agree on the num
ber of pickets to be maintained. The
present policy of having secret orders
issued by the police, and the arro
gance of the police refusing to show
their record of those orders to alder
men, is a policy that must stop.
"If I am elected I will vote against
passage of the present automatic
phone ordinance now before the
council. I believe the city should
start a forfeiture suit to test its rights
of ownership in the automatic phone
system. I don't see how aldermen
can justly refuse the voters of Chi
cago at least a referendum on this
Posters are up in the 33d ward,
copied from the photos in the Even
ing Post the day Mayor Thompson
and his party came back from Cali
fornia. Fred Lundin is shown large,
commanding, dominant In a little
corner is Mayor Thompson. Under
the two photo is printed:
"The honorary mayor and the real
mayor; the 'big un' is Lundin, the
mayor you didn't vote for."
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Washington, Feb. 28. Organized
labor in a message to the nation at
the conclusion of a six days' confer
ence of labor leaders from all sections
of the country laid down the flat
terms on which it would accept the
administration's defense program.
These conditions, made public by
Samuel Gompers, pres. American
Fed. of Labor, are:
"That the plan to 'federalize' the
stale militia must also include a pro
hibition of its further use in the sup
pression of strikes.
"That the burden of costs for in
creasing armament must be distrib
uted equally among all classes, in
stead of bearing most heavily on the
wage earners and consumers, as
Mr. Gompers left no doubt as to
labor's attitude toward the need of
"A people unwilling to defend the
institution of self-government are not
worthy of a republic,"he declared.
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Political Equality league says the
public is to blame for bad movies.

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