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WORKERS GIVE CHICAGO ROADS
CHANCE TO ARBITRATE
Six Chicago railroads will today be
given a chance to show how sincere
they were when through their pres
idents and -managers they insisted,
during the conferences with Pres.
WiTson in Washington a few days
ago, that disputes between railroads
and workers should be settled by ar
bitration. Then they demanded'
compulsory arbitration as the best
way to settle the differences between
the roads and the brotherhoods who
threatened to tie up their lines with
a nation-wid strike.
The Freight Handlers' union, which
called a strike at twelve local freight
houses for the right of thelr-busiess
agents to collect dues from members
on company property during lunch
hours, today prepared to offer to ar
bitrate the dispute with the Burling
ton, Soo, B. & 0., Lake Shore, Nickel
Plate and Grand Trunk roads.
The men feel the roads, after their
strong stand for arbitration In Wash
ington, cannot consistently refuse to
enter into arbitration over the slight
differences of the freight handlers.
"When unions of extraordinary
strength threaten a strike which the
roads are sure to lose," said Pres.
Hanlon of the Freight Handlers'
union today, "the roads cry for ar
bitration in hopes that the arbiters
will cut down the demands of the
men. But when the roads think they
can beat a union which wants griev
ances adjusted they refuse to listen
Freight handlers of the Burling
ton road today went to draw pay due
them for days they worked-before
they struck were refused the money
due them. They were asked to "wait
a whil," they say.
With the signing up of the I. C,
which had more men involved in the
freight handlers' strike than any
other road, the freight handlers have
brought six roads to terms:
A committee of freight handlers
called on Mayor Thompson yester-I
day and received his assurance that
he would do what he could for their
cause. The men tried for several
days to get into the mayor's office
without success until Aid. Byrne
heard of their fruitless efforts and
got them an immediate audience
with the mayor.
DENY PATRICK O'HARA IS ANY
KIN TO HOWARD O'HARA
Relatives of Patrick O'Hara, who
was killed in an auto accident Sun
day night, are much peeved over the
way the trust press has called him
a relative of Howard O'Hara, who
was pinched for shooting a Chicago
"None of us even know Howard
O'Hara," said one relative. "Patrick
may have Been a wild boy. So are
lots of other boys at his age. But it
is a rank injustice to try to connect
him with' Howarct just because, they
both happened to get Into a scrape."
HITS JENNER MEDICAL SCHOOL
FlrstAss't State's Attr'y Michael F.
Sullivan threatens to present to the
grand -.jury the charge of Mrs.
Frankie Kent, 1318 W. Randolph,
that she was, the victim of an at
tempted attack by an attendant of
the Jenner Medical school, 117 - N.
Mrs. Kent says she went to the
school for medical examination and
treatment, and that while in the op
erating room a man, who told her
he was an interne, tried to attack
her. On arriving home she told her
husband and he notified Sullivan. Po
lice of the Lake st. station were Im
mediately placed on the case.
Dr. John D. McKellar, sec'y of the
school, said there are no internes
Watertown, Wis. Dr. Arthur Mar
sten died shortly after release on
bonds on charge of inducing Lenora
Blenkschein, 16, to. desert baby,
which later died. . "Heart failure,"
read report on doctor's death.