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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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Possibility of a strike of actors
connected with the White Rats' Ac
tors' union next week looms .strong
er. Yesterday the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor placed its stamp of ap
proval on the action of the White
Rats. This assures the actors the
support of organized labor through
out the city.
Officials of the federation also took
steps to arouse interest in the
threatened strike among women's
clubs, improvement associations and
similar bodies.
Harry Mountford, member of the
executive committee, said that in all
probability the strike would be called
next week unless the managers took
some steps to consider the differ
ences. The union is asking for bet
ter conditions, an equitable contract,
closed shop and arbitration of dis
putes. James William Fitzpatrick, inter
national president, addressed the
federation meeting yesterday. He
said in part:
"We are appealing to your hearts.
We are not asking financial help nor
charity. All we request is that you
go to the manager of your favorite
playhouse and ask him why he does
not settle his troubles with the act
ors' union. Show him that you know
there is a labpr situation here and
he will make a note of it If we 3e
cid on some other form of action
Jater you will be informed." '
If the. strike is called all vaudeville
houses in the city will be affected.
There is a chance of the strike ex
tending to the stage hands.
"Last Monday," said Harry Mount
ford, "the vaudeville managers spent
$42,000 in telegrams and in hiring
duplicate acts. During the week this
controversy has cost them $250,000.
They want to know which theaters
we are going to hit, and that is the
reason we cannot reveal our plans at
jiils time. We will let the public know
as soon as we decide to change our
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The police without letting the
churches in on their plan made yes
terday "Clean-Up Sunday." Through
out the' city squads of coppers ran
rampant. At the end of the day
more than 100 persons were in jaiL
Thirty-one were saloonkeepers who
were accused of selling booze on
Ella Morgan, another woman and
four men were taken from the Mor
gan flat at 3814 Ellis av. A raid on
a flat at 2111 S. Clark nelted two
couples. 41 negroes were arrested
in a gambling raid on the Chauffeurs'
club, 11 E. 31st. Abe Pinkston was
hooked as keeper. Five -men were
arrested on gambling charges at 3026
S. State.
William H. Stuart, manager and
part owner of the Blue Goose inn,
Clark sL and Berry av., was ''arrested
after Detective Serg't Peters' son
was served with a bottle of beer. Dan
Tiers and ten men were arrested in
Tiers' barber shop, 376 E. 29th.
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In spite of Jakey Loeb's desires
boxing may not be prohibited in 'Chi
cago's high schools. Sup't Shoop is
making an investigation of the bouts
at Hyde Park high school last week.
He has found a great deal of senti
ment among parents and faculty
members in favor of the sport. Thos.
C. Pollock and Howard N. Howland,
Hyde Park factulty members, were
presenl at the bouts held last week.
They saw nothing harmful. Prin
cipal Hiram B. Loomis is of the opin
ion that boxing Is on a par with
fencing and should-Jiot be prohibited.
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. Lynn, Mass. Clergymen and soci
ety wbmen to contrary notwith
standing, local Knights of Pythias
will give live 3-months'-old baby as
first prize to champion dancing cou
ple at their 'baft.

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