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PUBLIC OWNERSHIP BODY IN FAVOR OF LABOR
HAVING FAIR tfEAL ON ELECTION DAY
Make election d v labor holidays
demanded the Public Ownership
league at its meeting yesterday in
Musician's hall, 166 W. Washington
st The resolution which was passed
taking this stand was referred to the
Chicago Federation of Labor for
action. If it is passed by the federa
tion the Building Trades Council will
be asked to take it up. If it is en
dorsed by them a referendum vote
will be taken of all the labor organ
izations in Chicago.
"What if we do lose a day's pay?"
asked J. H. Brennan of Electrical
Workers' No. 134, during the discus
sion. . "The only way you can edu
cate labor is to make them pay for it
Our progress has been made by bitter
experiences. The loss of a day's pay
would bring home to our people why
they were home. It would prevent
the majority of us from turning fools
every time election day comes
A suggestion was made to take
"I remember a quote from Prank P.
Walsh, U. S. com'r of industrial rela
tions, which answers this question,"
said W. E. Dunn of the painters. "He
recently stated that organized labor's
problems are mostly organization,
not legislation. Look at the laws we
have now which are not enforced."
"You will notice that employes
holding political joba never work on
election days," Clayton Pense of the
Pressmen's union chipped in. "If our
people went out on election day and
did the boosting the job holders do
don't you suppose we wouldn't need
to kick the rest of the year about
the actions of these self-styled repre-
entatives of the people?"
"Get badges and get out to the
lis and we'll carry the elections,"
J. J. Walt of the ironworkers.
e trouble is that we always vote
for the friend of our friends who meet
us at the polls. He never turns out
to be our friend."
Christian Madsen, state represen
tative and delegate from Painters'
union, took John Pitzpatrick's place
as president The latter is not back
from the coast
C. P. Foley, international second
vice pres. of the Barbers' union,
praised the work of the league and
told of the national fight which was
being waged by labor for a six-day
week and a seven-hour day.
"We produce too much. This is
proven by the panics which strike
this country periodically," he stated!
"We must organize, co-operate and
Morton L. Johnson, head of the
Penny Phone league, told the dele
gates about the Automatic phone sit
uation and of things coming up be
fore the gas, oil and electric light
"committee of the city council when
it meets this week to consider the or
dinance concerning selling the Auto
matic to the Bell company.
"The matter is cut and dried as far
as the aldermanic committee is con
cerned," said Johnson. Only S of the
17 members are with us.
The 13 who voted for the drawing
of the ordinance are sure to vote to
recommend this ordinance to the
"It is possible they may try to de
lay action on this ordinance until
after the next aldermanic election."
MINNESOTA BANK ROBBED
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 29.
Armed with 'automatic pistols, three
bandits at 11:20 a. m. today held up
and robbed the Camden Park State
bank securing $1,700 in cash.
Four depositors, three men a
woman, who were in the bank when
the robbers entered, stoojLwith. their
hands in the air while the bandits
looted the cash drawer. -.