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EDUCATION BOARD PROBEJS I
SCHOOL SECRET SOCIETIES
The Board of Education in its new
war against fraternities and sorori
ties are working on a rumor that
there exists in several Chicago high
schools secret societies composed of
both girls and boys.
A probe is now on. Just what has
been discovered will not be revealed
by the officials of the Board of Edu
cation. Behind the new investiga
tion ther is only the statement that
it is merely the continuance of the
qampaign against secret letter socie
ties. Yesterday sixty pupils of the Hyde
Park high school were suspended for
being affiliated with frats or sorori
ties. The pupils were suspended until
they brought "one or both parents"
to the school and explained why they
belonged to secret societies.
The fraternities said to have or
ganizations at the Hyde Park high
school are Gamma Sigma, Delta Sig
ma TJpsilon, Sigma Gamma Pi, Kap
pa Alpha Pi, Phi Delta.
The sororities are Alpha Tau, Phi
Gamma, Pi Del and Iota.
Rumor has it that part of the sus
pensions of the "frat" bunch are the
result of some "all-night affairs" in
the frat houses, in which dance hall
One story is of the "Black 29," a
club which has held many nightly
sessions, which a crowd of the "silk
stockinged" Hyde Parkers attended.
Girls were admitted into the "doings"
of this club.
At any rate, a patrol from the
Woodlawn station drove up to a
"frat" house the other night and
cleaned out the place. Police, who
had the names of .the pupils at the
particular affair, turned them over
to the principal of the high school.
At least part of the suspensions re
sulted. TERRIBLE LAKE STORM IS ON
Detroit Mich-! Nov. 14With the
lakes swept by a storm that all but
equals in severity the disastrous gale
of a year ago, when 13 big lake
steamers were sent to the bottom
and 235 sailors drowned, fear was felt
today for the safety of a score of
vessels known to be fighting against
the high seas on the upper lakes.
Battered and broken, many ships
limped to cover early today after a
night of terror. Crews of these ves
sels reported that at times the wind
swept Lakes Huron and Superior at
a velocity of 75 miles an hour.
The steamer Colonial of the Reid
Wrecking Company of Sarnia, Ont,
was believed to be in danger of
breaking up today at Pardos, Lake
Erie, where she was beached yester
day. o o
A. F. OF L. PLANS ON A TRADES
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. "14. Un
usual interest was manifested today
by delegates to the American Federa
tion of Labor in a resolution provid-
g for a trades union bank to make
he federation financially indepen
Delegates of the International As
sociation of Bridge and Structural
Iron Woorkers, who are fostering the
idea, pointed out that for years the
various trades unions have been
backfiring on their own endeavors by
depositing funds in banks opposed to
The resolution provides, that every
trades' union affiliated with the fed
eration deposit its surplus cash in a
bank to be established and officered
by the American Federation of Labor.
All profits accruing from the enter
prise are to be used in the interest of
the labor movement.
One other resolution affecting the
pocketbook of the federation, intro
duced by Henry Nolda, of Washing
ton, provides that the salary of Presi
dent Samuel Gompers be increased
from $5,000 to $7,500 annually and
that Secretary Morrison's pay be
boosted from $4,000 to j&QOQ,
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