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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 24, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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Bushelmen of Carson, Pirie, Scott
& Co. joined the striking cutters and
trimmers in the garment workers
yesterday. They are demanding the
same conditions recently granted
without a strike by the clothing
, A firms of Maurice Rothschild and The
Hub to their garment workers in
crease in wages, shorter hours and
recognition of the union.
Frank Rosenblum of the Amalga
mated Clothing Workers' of America
declares that the third week of the
clothing workers strike has opened
with the strikers still out 90 per cent
i strong and that the putters and trim
mers are using the occasion for a
splendjd holiday while the bosses are
sweating because they cannot get
cutters and trimmers and therefore
.have to keep large numbers of their
tailorsidle in this, their busiest sea
son. "The strike is getting more bitter
every day," Rosenblum said. "The
strikers are more determined today,
the beginning of the third week, that
they will hold out until they win,
than they were the first v . '
"They are having a good time. En
tertainments are the regular thing
in the halls musicians among the
strikers supply the music and other
talent is brought in.
''Next Friday a baseball game will
be played between the striking cut
ters and trimers of B. Kummen
heimer and Alfred Decker & Cohen-,
x the winning team will play the Hart,
Schaffner & Marx cutters and trim
'.mers, who are supporting them in
0k the strike.
"Next Saturday evening an enter
tainment is being arranged in one of
the largest halls for ail strikers.
"With this feeling among strikers,"
' tile clothing barons are-whistling for
' cutters and trimmers and are really
mad in their efforts to induce the
; men to go back as strikebreakers.
Iheir score' to date is zero." ' "
Striking express drivers are up in
arms against an unfounded story
printed in the Tribune this morning
that several of the strikers were go
ing back to work for the companies
under the old conditions and wages.
They declare there has not been a
single desertion from their ranks.
The- Teamsters' Joint Council at
its- meeting . last night voted to
finance the express strike and to aid
the men in whatever way possible.
It is likely that the delegation of
South Water street commission men
will make another effort to reach
Mayor Thompson either- today or to
morrow and try to get him to induce
the express bosses to meet the men.
One hundred clerks employed by
Wells-Fargo went out on strike yes
terday in sympathy with the drivers.
Another riot resulting from the
arming of strikebreakers occurred
at Monroe and Jefferson streets -last
night. In the.mixup Russell Ross,
3244 Belle Plaine av., a clerk, was
stabbed. f
A general strike of horseshoers
throughput the city is threatened un
less the Master Horseshoers' Protec
tive ass'n agrees to the men's de
mand for an increase in wages.
W. L. Abbott, general supervising
engineer of the Comonwealth Edi
son Co., said he believed that the
company and the striking electrical
workers might come to some agree
ment ,
George Delmar, an. express com
pany strikebreaker, complained to
the police last night that union sym
pathizers attacked him. He told the
police he was getting $9 a dy to
help break the strike.
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World's record in fire figh'ting effi
ciency made when Engine Co. No. 12
got ready to fight fire 400 feet away,
minute and 32 seconds.
First ocean going ship in 9 years
launched from Chicago Shipb'ld'g
, yards at 101st s.t and lake.

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