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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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are even willing to allow our families
suffer for our ideals. Yet you know
and I know what gets us into this
mess. Its politics. We haven't cour
age, nerve or brains -enough to re
nounce our party politics-
The school committee of federa
tion was instructed to confer with
Professor Sercombe and he was
thanked by unanimous rising vote.
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New York, April 17. The "speeding-up
system" of big business is go
ing to result in broken nerves and
deafness 'of girl workers, according
to the complaint made to the health
department by a girl dictaphone op
erator. "Dictaphonitis" is the name
of the latest human ailment.
The dictaphone has been installed
in a great many business offices on
the ground that it saves the time of
the boss in dictating to a stenogra
pher, but another effect of the dicta
phone not emphasized in ads is that
the dictaphone operator can be got
ten at a lower wage than the stenog
rapher and this has appealed largely
to business men.
Dr. John A. Robinson, chairman
of the public health committee, re
ported at a session of the academy's
section on otology that investigators
had not been able to examine dicta
phone operators because they would
not testify, probably in fear of losing
their jobs.
Several doctors said they knew of
cases of defective hearing and acute
nervousness caused by operating dic
taphones. A protest against the
section "taking sides" prevented a
vote on the committee's report
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Washington. Admiral Winslow at
San Diego reported to navy dep't ar
rival of Glacier from Mazatlan and
vicinity with 65 American citizens
and eight British.
Fremont, la. Two men perhaps
fatallv injured when soda fountain
exploded in drug store. J
Salonika. French air flotillas
bombarded enemy camps at Strum
nitza and Bogantizi Sunday.
London. Decisive steps by allies
have forced new crisis at Athens,
with possibility that Greece may find
herself thrust into war against her
Overriding, objections, of. Greek
government, allies have begun trans
porting Serbian troops overland by
rail from Corfu to Salonika. Aus
trian and German governments pro
tested several days ago that they
would regard it as delibertately un
friendly act if Greece permitted this
troop movement
French correspondents at Athens
reported today that King Constan
tine is incensed at action of allies and
may attempt to stop transportation
of Serbian troops by show of arms.
Allies did not want to transport
newly-equipped Serbian army from
island of Corfu to Salika by water
because of danger from Austro-Ger-man
Paris. French -aviator dropped 16
bombs from altitude of only 100
yards on decks of German warship
in North sea.
Paris. German artillery directed
violent cannonade against French
positions on west bank of Meuse last
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville
Russian soldiers at Nikolajevsk mu
tinied on account of ill treatment by
officers and set fire to barracks, Ber
lin newspapers reported. Twenty
seven soldiers perished in flames.
Berlin. Lull in Verdun fighting
continued last night. War office an
nounced nothing of importance oc
curred' on entire west front On the
east front Russians were active
around the Dvinsk bridgehead.
Berlin. German steamers seized
by Portugal will not be permitted to
enter Dutch ports, according to dis
patches received here.

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