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The Huntsville Daily Times
The Huntsville Daily Times
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Description: Refused Decoration by King of Belgium;
This Is An Excellent Idea;
Strike After Wages Had Been Advanced

Date: July 9 1919

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 7; Page 7, Columns 1,3

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Refused Decoration by King of Belgium
By the Associated Press
Chicago, July 9 James Hamilton Lewis, former United States Senator from Illinois, who recently received word he had been decorated by Belgium for war services, announced today he had written the King of Belgium declining the honor.
The law passed by congress allowing decorations for military service on battle fields cannot apply to me as my service to Belgium, though done at the front and on the battlefields was not of the character entitling me to decoration, said Mr. Lewis.

================ Page 7, Column 1 =================
By the Associated Press
Chicago, July 9 With a view to promoting more cordial feeling between workers and those for whom they work, a commission of forty large employers is in progress of formation here under the leadership of Harold McCormick, present of the International Harvester company and Harold Swift, vice-president of Swift & Co. the announcement of the project was given publici- [sic]
It was stated the idea of the commission originated with John J. Mitchell, a banker, as a result of a conversation with mayor Ole Hanson, of Seattle., During his visit in Chicago Mayor Hanson expressed the opinion that the indifference of the employers of the northwest to the conditions in which the lumber men lived had given opportunity for radicals to promote trouble.
The idea is to form a community service organization which will afford entertainments, lectures, and generally improve conditions and display a spirit of sympathy and helpfulness, Mr. Mitchell said.

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By the Associated Press
Chicago, July 9 Five automobile loads of men were taken into the corn products refining company plant at Argo, a southwestern suburb, early today in anticipation of a repetition of the outbreak there yesterday in which two alleged strikers were shot and killed and a score of persons injured. Captain Mitchell Foren of the Argo police department, would not affirm or deny the men taken into the plant were deputy sheriffs, and said he did not doubt further trouble would follows.
About 2,000 persons, principally foreigners, struck for higher wages when they had been advanced recently.
F. M. Sayre, superintendent of the plant, said that the factory would not be run as a closed shop; that operations would be continued with the force remaining and others would be employed as they applied.

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