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"ASLEEP AT. THE SWITCH"
Though elected In a city more than three-fourths of whose voters are
workers sympathetic with organized labor, the school board of Cleveland
has defied to grade teachers the right to form a union.
The denial is by subterfuge, because the law says union labor shall not
be boycotted by a public employer. The board gets around the law by hav
ing its willing superintendent simply drop from re-employment teachers
active in the union movement.
Naturally the board defies law and public sentiment, because it is a
reactionary body chosen when the toilers of Cleveland were off guard and
unfortunately not subject to recall.
Time will no doubt bring a different kind of board; but in the mean
while labor suffers from "too much highbrow."
Isn't it foolish for the workers of any city to let the non-producers con
trol the schools?
There's no reason for it except labor asleep at the switch.
"THE HARMLESS ONE"
By Lulu Nethaway.
Each day we meet them on the street,
They're harmless we are told.
No creature need e'er fear them,
Even though they're sometimes
Just a helpless, brainless fellow,
But with strength of brute and
They can't help being a criminal
Although crime they have in-'
They may carry a heavy weapon
And strike down woman and child.
Who pays for the lives of those
(Yet the murderer is harmless and
Who pays for the grief of the father
Or the husband of those who are
A trial, a jury, a sentence,
And the world moves on again.
Let us build beyond railroad and
" A home for the harmless to live.
Let us decrease the grief of our na
tion And help the unfortunate to give
Not crime and misery and sorrow,
But the best that in them" is found,
So our wives and daughters and
Will feel a
CLAIM HE MADE CLEAN-UP
State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne will
make an investigation into the
charges against Sidney OssoskI, sup't
of claims of the Chicago surface lines,
in connection with alleged padded
claim graft, by which it is said $117,
000 has been cleaned up. He has al
ready been discharged by the com
pany. Auditor Hagerman is said to have
told Ossoski's way of playing the
game. Ossoski was the originator of
the grey ghost auto idea.
The company will file suit for the
B!T5 OF NEWS
New York. Miss Mary L. Vincent,
Newark schoolteacher, stood guard
over burglar with razor in her hand
for half an hour while she waited for
New York. Workmen's compen
sation commission of N. Y. held first
meeting yesterday. Heard more than
New York. 22-months'-old baby
of Harry Lipman fell from second
story. Fireman caught it. Only
London. Rat plague so serious
Newport (Isle of Wight) council of
fered cent each for rat tails.