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LABOR'S PUBLIC OWNERSHIP CONVENTION
MEETS SUNDAY TWO BIG FIGHTS ON
The school board move to choke
the life out of the Teachers' Federa
tion and the attempt of the Bell
phone trust to grab the .automatic
phone system are live issues that will
be up for action tomorrow at the pub
lic ownership convention of labor
union delegates at 160 W. Washing
Up to this morning delegates had
been elected from 154 local unions of
the Chicago Federation of Labor.
They will organize tomorrow a Pub
lic Ownership league.
"Men from all parties and all
churches, and some men who have
neither party nor church, will be
among the delegates to this conven
tion," said Morton L. Johnson of the
federation committee in charge of
the organization of the league.
"We are all standing together as
one man, however, on certain essen
tial points. On these points all of us
will fight to a finish. This league will
be nailed down to stay for keeps in
this city of Chicago. And this is what
we are after:
"1. The right of workers to or
ganize In a public utility. Put an end
to the spy systems and the brutal,
arbitrary dismissals of workmen who
speak in favor of labor unions.
"2. Lower phone, gas and electric
light rates. Users pay 50 to 500 per
cent higher rates than t"heywould if
they didn't have to pay profits on wa
tered stocks, bunk bond issues and
grafting purchasing systems.
"3. Better service. The way peo
ple are packed on the street cars is
vicious. A seat for every nickel of
"Our convention tomorrow shall
decide what lines of action we take.
Delegates will tell what they think
i tne best ways of ngnting tne pow
that grip Chicago."
Pres. John Fitzpatnck and Sec'y
the plan is to make the league per
manent It will watch city affairs and
call the roll on officials who are
handy helpers of the public utilities
which refuse to let workers organize.
ANOTHER ABORTION CASE IS
ADDED TO LONG LIST?
"A woman is dying from an abor
tion in room 301, Lake Shore hos
pital," a voice over the phone in
formed Serg't G. F. Scriyner.
Police got to the hospital in time
to see an auto with a patient and two
nurses roll away. They took the su
perintendent up to the station house.
She said the woman in the auto was
"Miss Smith of Kankakee," entered
at the hospital by Dr. C. W. Klinetopr
177 N. State.
Dr. Klinetop is awaiting trial on!
charge of performing criminal oper
ation on Mrs. Minnie Miller, 1031 N.
JPaulina, January, 19J.2.
The Lake Shore hospital Is where
Mrs. Stella Cams died from an illegal
operation. In this case Drs. Meln
hardt, J. Balhatchett, G. A. Stetler
and C. W. Clark are held.
FRICTION WITH ENGLAND NEAR
Washington, Aug. 28. The farther
the United States gets away from
trouble with Germany the nearer she
approaches friction with Great Brit
ain, diplomats here were saying to
day. Nobody believed the impending
Anglo-American controversy would
result in the severance of relations,
but it was the opinion that the argu
ment would be hard to settle..
It was agreed that one of the first
things the administration will be
bound to do, after Germany has met
America's wishes relative to the sub
marine warfare complication, will be
to act energetically in matter of Brit
ish interference with American ship
ping on the high seas.
& N. Nockels of the federation say