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JAKE LOEB FLAYED FOR ACTIONS AS HEAD OF
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Jake Loeb, president of the school
board, was called a brazen-faced liar
before the Chicago Federation of
Labor by Sec'y Ed Nockels of the fed
eration. Nockels told how Loeb had said to
' the "infamous" Baldwin school com
mission that the government did not
allow their" employes to organize.
- "There I called him a liar to his
face," Nockels stated. "Loeb is a
traitor to the people of Chicago.
Under his leadership the school board
has committed treason. Now, after
ignoring our repeated protests, he
charges us with intimidation before
his friend, Judge Jesse Holdom.
"The Sears-Roebuck Co. is now
controlling our schools. Julius Ros
enw'ald now dictates what shall be
taught our children. Is organized
labor going to stand for this?"
Victor Olander, chairman of the
schools committee, told the federa
tion how Loeb had called the federa
tion "an irresponsibly selfish organ
ization" which was trying to intimi
Delegate Brennen's speech failed
him when he attempted to tell his
impressions of the meeting of the
"weak-kneed bunch" that was led by
Delegate Dold suggested that or
ganized labor again demand to have
representatives on the school board.
Delegate Madsen thought if a bill
were introduced at the next meeting
of the legislature providing for the
- ,election of school trustees by the
people it would pass.
One delegate suggested that labor
ing men and women withdraw their
children from the public schools, but
this step, Nockels said, the executive
board of the federation was holding
as a last resort.
The executive board of the feder
ation has been granted full power to
act, and a court fight, a political
fight and a publicity fight is going to
be made to awake the people of Chi
cago to the danger which their
school system is in from the control
of big business.
"Big business and organized labor
are fighting for: the privilege of con
trolling the minds of the children,"
said Delegate Johnson. "Business
wants them to be trained into good
slaves and good soldiers. We want
them to be trained into thinking men
and women. This is not a question
of religion, it is a question of big
FEDERATION OF LABOR BOOSTS
Aid. Wm. Rodriguez, Socialist, run
ning for re-election in the 15th ward,
was unanimously indorsed by the
Chicago Federation of Labor over his
own protest yesterday.
Aid. Rodriguez had come to the
meeting to see some of his friends
and was granted the privilege of the
I floor. He said that when he was a
delegate to the federation he opposed
any candidate being endorsed and he
hadn't changed his mind since that
Aid. Frank Ray, running on the
Progresisve ticket in the 13th ward,
also was endorsed by the federation.
PORTER TO ARRANGE NATIONAL
At a recent meeting of the Pro
gressive national committee, held in
New York, George F. Porter was se
lected as chairman of the local com
mittee on arrangements for the Pro
gressive national convention, to be
held at the Auditorium theater,
June 7. Mr. Porter, who served as
assistant national treasurer for the
Progressive organization in 1912, has
consented to serve at chairman of
the committee on arrangements.
Mrs. Alida Lundahl, 2917 Augustaj
found 6-weeks-oId baby in hallway.