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sAturday-the kock teuiro argcs-janpary 31. 1920..
4 '' I .;;.2zs m:o ti;e O.C.L CALLED EC3LESS CYCLE ti, Ban Qui-Ctty BiMm' Kxekaagw 8ays Only HwU gtdM Cm i?wt Cass :,f; " " awaa""' ' The high coit of living bringing iloat Hi (tr increasing demands from noo-orgmniied, as well as or ...tm4 workmen for waga in- atMi which in turn hits the .11 and lane contractors and then bumps against the public with . tv.,. hound to reach a Deak condition soon, the results of which ' ran not be foretold, is the way E. J. Barns, secretary of the Quad-City Bonders' exchange, sums up the present conditions in this locality, and including the entire country. In a statement to The Argus to ds;, Mr. Burns said that "something nlll break soon" if the endless cy , rle of wage increases and then ad ditional boosts in the cost of living is not broken. "If this cycle is not broken soon the public will not be able to stand under the strain. Building activi- ties, together with all other im provements, will come to a Btaiid Btill with the future more than un certain," Mr. Burns said. ' "Conditions in the quad-cities are atcrlM tha brakta nolnt. Th public must pay all bills and at' ta prsamt rate of increased prices tfca Mblic will soon And itself nn- abteto pay." . . ' nr. Barns' statement followed an announcement that there will be a meeting of quad -city bnilders at his offices in the Central Trust bnilding tnu afternoon to take np the increased wage request of the hoist Ins; engineers' nnlon- The engineers are now paid 80 cents an hour and iking an increase nn to II an hour. Other Increases Asked. In addition to this request the quad -city bnilders have received notification from the carpenters' union that they desire to begin negotiations for an increase from 86 cents up to $1 an hour. The car penters signed an agreement last fall, it was said, that win not ex pire until 1921. This agreement is said to call for 85 cents an hour wage until this soring when they should receive 87 cents an hour for the duration of the contract. Mr. Burns said that be under stands that the plasterers are con templating asking from f 1 to $1.50 an hour. However, he said that in the majority of cases the plasterers take sub-contracts from the general contractors and for this reason thefr request would not af fect the exchange greatly, but would mean an increase in costs to the man erecting a dwelling or other building. The painters' union has put in a request for an 'increase from 75 cents to $1 an hoar. The international hod carriers' fjuilding and common laborers' anion is asking a closed shop and 65 cents an hoar for common labor ers, 75 cents an hour for hod -carriers and 85 cents an hour for workmen who do casing 1$ feet be low the ground, Mr. Barns said he has been toid. i However he said that the quad city bnilders have never had an agreement with this anion and has not been presented with alleged de mands. Other unions are also said to be contemplating coming out for increased wages. f "What we will do. in this situa tion can not be predicted at this time," Mr. Burns said. "We grant an increase in wages and then living costs -soar again and the anions come back tot mare money to meet the added cost. The public pays the bill. Endless trou ble is made for both the contractors and the - workmen, but the public has the most valid complaint.. .. ' tn,n ntract with T, c CUUM u .v the unions for various periods of time. Before these contract - The Date MONDAY The Place ISfsniituFE B-M0-2mK. DONT BE WITHOUT SLOAN'SLINMENT Keep it ha ndy it knows no equal In relieving pains and aches SLOP'S LINIMENT has been tflfTor 3S years. Today, it is more popular than ever. There an be but one answer it produces rendu. Applied without rubbint, it ftmttntt 8 the afflicted part, bringing rekef tarn rheumatic twinges, sciatica, sore, -iff, strained muscles, lame back, and Xher exterior pains and sprains and the result of exposure, k leaves ns inwness, stain, clogged pores. ,. Get a large bottKtor greater ecoa tmy. Keep it handy for use when iFcded. Your drutgist has it. Three w-35c., 70c, $1.40 The Event OUR 10TH FEBRUARY FURNITURE SALE Full particulars in this paper Monday 1 O Viet up in the morning tired and unrefreshed, with a dull, heavy head, . often amounting to headache, to feel low spirited and "blue" are symptoms of self-poisoning by food poisons, not neu tralized or eliminated by bowels, liver and muncys atung in nannony. Keschasrs Pills help to remove the cause of this trouble. They act gent ly and sarely, but also very efficiently. pire the cost of living goes np again and the anions come back for more pay than their contracts call for... "They cite the increased cost of living and say they have to have the increase. . They are not incorpor ated and we can not sue them to bold them td the contracts, and must pay the increases. The cycle is started m this manner, but where it is going to end we dont know for within a few more months the living costs go np again and the anions come back again for more py. 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Bam r The People We want the people of this city and surrounding terri tory to know that this bank wel comes small accounts as well as large; that We Pay 4 INTEREST on Savings Deposits and Certifi cates of Dappsit, and that depDsits made before Wednesday, Febru ary 4th, will draw interest from February first. OUR MOTTO OFFICERS: ' DIRECTORS: . ' C. A. Beers W. J. KruU C- C. Clarke, Pres. IIIIHIIIIIItlllinHIII C C Clarke John Lipton B. J. Dougherty, vice Pres. e. J. Dooehertv T A. Penripp C. A. Beers Vice Prea.. and Cashier. WaltrTolter J." M. Wefch O. O. Liltt, Aas't Cashier. W. B. Harris J. A. Wells - " ' I W. J. Klockan W. S. Yerhury' The Same Courteous Treatment To All." Open Saturday Evening From 7 to 8 p. m. Open an account we will appreciate your business. si iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiw imnnnmmttmti tfiaaiwimnmMiMtiHMMiiiitiuiiHiiuHHiiiiii ItfliniimHiiiitiHtuina IIIIUIIIUIIUIMHlHl MiiniiiiiHintiiHiiinnnniiiinlHiiHiiiuilNiuniui