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the trustees who voted with Jake
Loeb to keep out organized labor
speakers from the institute, told the
audience that Powys had a fancied
grievance and would not speak.
That the president ofthe school
board of Chicago, a powerful, politi
cian, should go as far as Jake Loeb
did in the Schmidt-Kaplan meeting
was a surprise to Lecturer Powys.
He learned that all arrangements
had been made for a meeting in the
Hebrew institute, where speakers
were to tell the story of the Schmidt
Kaplan case as it looks to the struc
tural ironworkers' union. Trustees
of the institute issued a sudden order
that no such meeting should be held.
A big crowd found the doors locked
and the meeting shut off.
Powys learned that Jacob Le Bos
ky, one of the trustees of the Hebrew
institute, had resigned, after sending
a hot letter to the other trustees say
ing he couldn't stand for that kind of
Powys' lectures were contracted
for last spring before the present
free speech fight had started. The
first lecture was to have been on
"Dostoevsky and Nature." Powys
isn't a radical on anything much ex
cept free speech. He says there isn't
any way for humanity to get ahead
unless human beings have a right to
get together and talk. Whoever shuts
off the talk is an enemy of humanity,
as Powys looks at it
MAY STOP AMERICANS GOING ON
Washington, Jan. 6. Legislation
by congress to prohibit Americans
traveling on any belligerent vessel to
day threatened to be one of first re
sults of British liner Persia's loss.
Widespread growth of congressional
sentiment for munition embargo was
another development. :
Coroner's jury decides Mrs. Nancy
Hunt, 35, 4603 S. Fairfield av., died
of illegal operation at Rhodes av.
I LONDON LABOR LEADERS HIT
CONSCRIPTION A BLOW
London, Jan, 6. Labor leaders
struck heavy blow against conscrip
tion today. Resolution protesting "in
the name of 3,000,000 trades union
ists" against compulsory enlistment
was introduced by executive commit
tee when National Labor Congress
met in Central hall, Westminster.
Resolution was greeted with cries
of approval from all narts of the hall.
I It contained expressions of regret
tnat the solidarity of the nation has
been gravely imperiled and industrial
and political liberty menaced by the
attitude of the conscriptionists."
900 delegates, representing 400
labor organizations, including most
powerful unions in Great Britain,
were at the meeting.
Preceding introduction of anti
conscription resolution, executive
committee presented lengthy report,
emphasizing labor a "deep-rooted,
traditional and uncompromising hos
tility" toward .conscription.
The committee then offered sta
tistics to show that labor has mnw
than done its part in filling ranks of
isnusn armies. Recruiting figures
from large industrial centers were
presented and with them reports of
various unions wnose memberships
have been depleted through loss of
unionists who surrendered their
lives in Northern France.
It was generally expected that
labor delegates would pass resolu
tion opposing conscription, but gov
ernment had hopes that strong
trades union leaders would oppose
resolution in speeches that would win
over many workers to conscription.
One resolution drafted called upon
resignation of Arthur Henderson,
labor member of Asquith ministry.
Dr. Eva Crarv. 4412 W. 62H ni
ciearea or cnarge ot performing ille
gal operation on Mrs. Ruth Conn,
1548 E. 64th, who admitted trying to'
operate on self before going to Dr.