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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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Illinois Manufacturers' ass'n are los
ers in their fight to destroy their most
active and persistent watcher and
enemy.
Under cover of thereligious issue
and with plenty of help through col
ored news stories and editorials in
the trust press, the federation ene
mies played a master stroke. Now
they're losers.
The Tribune and -the News, each
located on school land at rental less
than half that of surrounding prop
erty, led the fight to kill the federa
tion. And they're losers.
State's Att'y Hoyne's first assistant,
Frank Johnston, sat with Margaret
Haley, business agent of the Teach
ers' Federation; I. T. Greenacre, the
federation attorney; Pres. Fitzpatrick
and Sec'y Nockels of the Chicago
Federation of Labor, and Sec'y Victor
Olander of the Illinois Federation of
Labor, while Judge O'Connor read his
decision.
Court said board of education last
June when it hired teachers con
tracted with them. The Loeb rule
now breaks that contract Nothing
has been shown -to prove members of
Teachers' Federation have done any
thing harmful to the interests of the
school system. Unless something
harmful is proven the board can't
now fire teachers because they won't
leave the federation.
Former President Theodore Roose
velt was quoted by Judge O'Connor.
Roosevelt said printers can beldhg to
a union and work for the government
And the government has no right to
ask them whether they are Jew, Gen
tile, Catholic or Protestant, union or
nonunion.
The case of Adams vs. Brennan
was reviewed. Justice Cartwright of
the supreme court said it was illegal,
discrimination of a public corporation
to decide that only union workmen
could be employed on school con
struction. In the same way, rules Judge
O'Connor, the school board is wrong
to rule that only nonunion teachers I
1 can be employed. It's an arbitrary
classification that has nothing to do
with Dublic welfare.
Jake Loeb won't talk. A Day Book
reporter aske,d him t;en questions. He
replied: "I have nothing to say" to
each question and then turned on his
heels.
John J. Sonsteby, school board
member, said: "I predicted this when
the Loeb- rule-was passed. It was
brutal and I don't see how any court
in a democracy can stand for it."
Ida Fursman, president of the fed
eration, and Margaret Haley, busi
ness agent, smiled.
BULGARIA AND GREECE DRAW
NEARER TO WAR PLUNGE
London. Developments in Balkan
crisis moved swiftly today, each new
event bringing Bulgaria and Greece
nearer war, with Roumania's attitude
seemingly in doubt
Serbia replied to Bulgarian mobili
zation order by moving two divisions
of troops within striking distance of
Bulgarian frontier. Commander of
Serbian border patrols warned Bul
garian officials that any trespass by
Bulgarian border troops on Serbian
territory would result seriously, in
view of present strained relations be
tween" two countries.
Crown Prince Alexander plans to
lead Serbian armies in person if the
Bulgars strike. He has gone to Ser
bian headquarters at Kraguyexatz'for
a conference with army chiefs.
Greek cabinet was in continuous
session until after midnight
Amsterdam. Anglo-French air
man bombarded German submarine
and military base at Bruges, doing
heavy damage. Reported factory de
stroyed. London. British steamer Gronin
gen has been blown up by mine. One
of crew killed.
Berlin. Large bodies of Bulgarian
reservists left Berlin and other Ger
man cities in answer to mobilization
summons.

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