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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 03, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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ious newspaper work brought him
into conflict with exploiters of the
underworld and a year ago he was
assailed in affidavits handed out by
Percy Coffin, signed by 'Mike De
Pike' Heitler and Thomas Costelio,
giving a story of Aid. Buck as a vice
lord ; Heitler has since been convicted
in federal court on a charge of white
slavery; Costelio has recently con
fessed grafting, implicating Heitler."
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Manufacturers of waists, dresses,
skirts, kimonas, corsets and similar
articles" of women's wear have until
Feb. 13 to decide whether they want
peace and a season of prosperity or
a strike war with some 10,000 work
ers. Letters received by the manufac
turers today told them they would
be expected to sign the new union
agreement by Feb. 13.
The new agreement asks for a 48
hour week (at present the shops are
working 49 and 50 hours a week), a
noon closing hour on Saturdays, sev
1 en holidays a year and double time
for overtime. Overtime shall be lim
ited to five hours a week and no em
ploye shall be asked to work over
time if there are accommodations in
the shop for additional workers and
additional workers can be secured.
Employment may be by the week
orby the piece, but both systems
may not be operated in the same
shop. In the dull season available
work is to be distributed as equally
as possible among all the workers.
In the waist, dress and skirt indus
try the new scale calls for wages
ranging from $9 to $27.50 a week.
In the kimono and white goods in
dustry the scale is to range from $15
to $22 a week. Top wages are for
those who are fully competent to
lay, mark and cut and have worked
over four years In main the in
crease asked is about 20 per cent.
Shops are asked to maintain sani-
j tary conditions required by statelaw
and city ordinance.
Employers shall maintain prefer
ential union shops, that is, a shop in
which preference of employment
shall, be given to union workers.
There shall be a shop chairman to
act as a representative of the work
ers in each shop. If the shop chair
man and employer cannot settle a
complaint it shall be submitted to an
adjustment committee of one repre
sentative of the union and one of the
employer and an umpire. Decision of
this committee shall be final.
The agreement shall run two years,
during which time no strike or lock
out may take place.
Cloak makers and workers on la
dies' suits are not affected by the
present strike movement, for,
though they are members of the
same International Ladies' Qarment
Makers' union, they have a separate
agreement which -floesnot expire un
til July 1.
Los Angeles. After dividing the
property equally anions all of the
heirs the will of the late Mrs. Sophia '
Slotterbeck provides that the chil
dren shall draw lots for the picture
of their father.
Los Angeles. It is a motorist's
duty to look where he is going, ac
cording to. Judge Woods. Judgment
was given against an autoist who
said he was blinded by a glare on his
windshield. The judge held that he
should have craned his neck around
the windshield.
Visalia, Cal. There's a new dan
ger in carrying a bottle of water
on a hunting trip. The sun's rays
were so focused by a bottle in an au
tomobile used by hunters that the
hunters' clothing were set afire.
Los Angeles. A request that a su
perior court issue a bench warrant
for a superior judge is the latest The
attorney held that the judge sought,
Judge Wood, is a material witness in
1 a civil action on trial.

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