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FEDERATION ELECTS BACKS UP T of Labor Convention T. Neary. auto"
Delegates to the Chjcago Federa
tion of Labor -voiced the sentiment of
union labor regarding the public
school question yestferday when they
re-elected Margaret Haley, business
agent of the Chicago Teachers' Fed
eration, to the legislative committee.
Miss Haley polled 422 votes out of
the 541 cast, the largest number poll
ed by any candidate.
The delegates also elected Mary
O'Reilly, delegate from the teachers'
union, to the executive board. Miss
O'Reilly ia an active teacher in the
Darwin school. She ignored the rule
of the board in accepting the nom
ination. John W. Fitzpatrick was elected to
his 12th term as president and Ed
ward N. Nockels to his 14th term as
The other officers elected we're:
Vice President Oscar F. Nelson,
state factory inspector.
Financial Secretary F. G. Hopp,
Treasurer T. F. Kennedy, musi
cians. Reading Clerk W. S. McClena
than, elevated trainmen.
Sergeant-at-Arms B. A. Schroe
der, garment workers.
Legislative Committee Margaret
Haley, teachers; John J. Bruce, ele
vated trainmen; A. C. Anderson,
painters; J. W. Morton, firemen;
Steve Sumner, milk wagon drivers.
Finance Committee Elizabeth Ma
loney, waitresses; M. B. Philp, car
penters; Gertrude Stoetzel, Trade
Union Label League.
Executive Board CharleB GrassI,
carpenters; Harry Hanson, team
sters; J. A. Kain, cigarmakers; Mary
O'Reilly, teachers; Mrs Raymond
Robins, Women's Trade Union
Delegates to Illinois Federation of
Labor Convention F. G. Hopp, cigar
makers; Fred A. Lohn, leather work-
era; jonn vveruK, metal ponsners. J
Delegate to American Federation 1 Villistas.
FATE OF CHI TRADES COUNCIL
UP TO A. F. OF LABOR
Another chapter in the internal
war of the Chicago Building Trades
Council may be written In Washing
ton this week-when the A. F. of L.
will decide whether or not its charter
shall be revoked.
The executive committee of the
Building Trades Council voted at At
lantic City last summer to revoke
the charter for flagrant violations.
Simon O'Donnell, president C. B.
T. C, believes the A. F. of L. will not
follow up the Atlantic City step, but
will give his organizations a clean bill
Electrical Workers No. 134 have
been admitted in Pipe Trades Coun
cil. The threatened war between the
plumbers and electricians over plac
ing electric conduits has been called
off. Electricians will get the, work.
T o o
SOCIALISTS NEUTRAL ON THE
Chicago Socialists, who met yes
terday to discuss policy of the Cook
County Socialist party on the prohi
bition question, voted to be neutral.
The final count, after an eight-hour
debate, was 116 for neutrality and
72 for a "wet" platform. The German-Bohemian
delegation voted sol
idly for the "wets."
Bernard McMahon was chairman
and the discussion lasted from 11
o'clock in the morning until 6 In the
evening. The principal speakers were ..
Andrew Laflin for the "drys" and z
Adolph Dreifuss for the "wets."
CRAB 100 CARS OF COAL
Laredo, Tex., Sept 20. 15 loco
motives and 100 cars loaded with coal
and other military supplies taken $
when Gen. Zuasun's force of Car
ranzistas captured cities of Monclova
and Muzquiz after short battle with