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Silk Weavers Win Concessions


The Summit Record of April 14, 1916 reported that the Board of Health rejected a proposal that only pasteurized milk should be sold in Summit, feeling that frequent inspections of local dairies was enough to guarantee public safety. Mayor Ruford Franklin arbitrated a settlement between the Summit Silk Company and the silk weavers. The weavers’ work day was decreased from ten hours to nine hours and their wages increased. English-born nurse Sybil Eden gave a talk about her work with the Red Cross, and her horrific experiences during the Great Retreat of the Serbian Army from German and Austrian forces.

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