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THOUSAND MEN ON STRIKE AT
PULLMAN CO. PLANT
Nearly a thousand workers went
on strike today at the shops of the
Pullman Co. at jyest Pullman, ac
cording to a report received late this
afternoon at the Kensington police
station. A detective and six uni
formed policemen were at once or
dered to the plant.
The Pullman shop workers have
been threatening a strike for a long
time. Most of them are foreigners
and few of them are paid a wage that
grants more than the meagerest
Phe Pullman Co. admitted that a
strike was on at its plant
W. D. Haywood, I. W. W. leader,
today sent organizers to West Pull
man to organize the strikers for a
fight to the finish.
.WOMEN DEMAND PASSAGE OF
ADEQUATE FENDER LAW
Thirty groups of women organized
as ward civic clubs and led by the
Chicago Political Equality League!
have passed resolutions this week in
a plea to the aldermen of the city to
protect them and their children from
the fenderless auto truck. The
movement was led by Judith Loewen
thal of 4601 Woodlawn av., member
of the Chicago Political Equality
League and the Third Ward Civic
The women, whose numbers total
almost 2,000, have followed carefully
the fight for efficient fenders on the
motor trucks of big business which
crash their way over the city streets.
They ask the aldermen to amend
the old ordinance or pass a new one;
to act either way quickly, pointing
out that over 60 people were killed
by motor trucks on the streets of
Chicago during the past year.
Mrs. Loewenthal, talking before
the Equality League when she in
troduced the resolution passed by
that body, detailed the three-year
fight to put safety-devices on the mo
tor trucks of the big firms.
"Big corporations of the city want
safety first until it comes to a point
where it may cost them some of their
precious money. Then they back
away. Safety first is good enough,
for them as long as it takes only the
time and energy of the underpaid em
ploye; when safety first benefits the
pedestrian only and costs the big
firms money, it's not what they want.
"So it has been with this fender
fight. Always crying 'safety first,'
business of the city has not only re
fused to equip its autos with fenders
after they have been passed on as
efficient by a neutral board of city
engineers, but it has spent time and
money fighting the safety devices.
"The State Street Retail Mer
chant's Ass'n, made up of the loop
department stores, which we help to
support with our dollars, asked the
mayor and council not to enforce the
fender law. The Illinois Manufactur
ers' Ass'n has lobbied among alder
men to stop passage of the law; let
ters have been sent; aldermen have
been seen; the Manufacturers' News
cautioned big business to fight to the
"The express combine of the city
protested to the chief of police along
with the Motor Truck Owners' Ass'n.
"Now comes the Ass'n of Com
merce with a request to the council
that it repeal the fender ordinance.
"Lobbyists are at work in the in
terests of the big corporations. The
people have none' but honest alder-
men to do their work. It is the duty
of every mother who values the
safety of her children on the streets
to push the passage of a good law."
Chas. M. Hewitt, pres. of Hewitt
Co. and Magnus Co., mfgs. of rail
road supplies, Railway Exchange
bldg., dead at Palm Beach.
Telephone call that there was an
other Slattery riot in Boulevard hall
took 79 policemen there on the run.
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