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LABOR ROASTS POSTAL-DEP'T
Characterizing Postmaster General
Burleson's attitude toward labor as
that of ah old-time Southerner to a
slave, Oscar JEJ. Nelson, delegate from
the postoffice clerks' union, yesterday
protested to the Chicago Federation
of Labor against the $175,000 salary
cutting campaign recently inaugur
ated in the Chicago office.
"Petty economy at the expense of
the underpaid employes and dollar
extravagance In fancy salaries to
men higher up appears to be the
policy of the postal department to
day," said Nelson. "The entire
blame does not rest with Postmaster
Campbell because he received his
orders from Washington. He is,
however, responsible for the unfair
wage reductions that have been
made. He leaves his own salary, as
well as those of his higher paid as
sistants, the same.
"We need federal investigation of
the whole department.'
The federation unanimously adopt
ed the resolution, offered and also
placed themselves on record as fa
voring: The appointment of a representa
tive of organized labor to the next
vacancy on the South Park board.
They also recommended that the
city council be asked to make an ef
fort to have the street cars used in
Chicago manufactured here, and that
the present seamen's bill now in con
gress, requiring each ship to be pro
vided with sufficient life boats to ac
STAGE HANDS' DANCE COMING,
The theatrical employes' dance,
always one of the most sparkling
dances of the season, is coming. With
the memory of former dances of
Local No. 2 fresh in their mind, stage
hands and stage stars are lodking
forward eagerly to the Coliseum,!
where on Thursday, Feb. 11, the
dance win be held.
When the curtains m all of the
I theaters drop for the last time on that
night the fun will begin.
Stage hands, movie operators and
many of the theatrical stars will start
to "doll up" for the "hop."
The fellow who sees the seamy side
of the curtain and the man who
turns put your favorite movie will
hike to the dance, where he and not?
the "stars" will take the "spot? on,
the middle of the stage.
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SOME PEACE MEETING!
Fifteen thousand people, nearly all
members of the German or Irish soci
eties, crowded the Coliseum yester
day in a peace meeting held under
the auspices of the American Neu
trality league and applauded state-!
ments of the speakers who slammed
England verbally for her actions
against the new United States mer
At one time the uproar grew so
great that Jenkin Lloyd Jones threat
ened to leave the platform unless or
der was restored.
Both Gustavus Sphran and Dr.
Jones reproved the audience for the
actions and both stated that If they
had known the character of the meet
ing was going to assume they would
not have been present
Inside of the great hall the only
'decorations were hundreds of Amer
ican and German flags and mottoes.
Rev. Jones called attention to this
and asked why flags of other coun
tries were not used.
Patrick OTtonneD, one of the
speakers, asserted the United States
was doing everything it could to pro
mote the European conflict except to
J. J. 0"Leary criticised the United
States, pleaded for Germany and de
nounced England. At his mention of
Sec'y Bryan's name howls and hisse's
broke forth from the audience.
German societies, 'with fife and
drum corps, paraded through the.
business district 'to the South Side
after the malting.