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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 31, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 25',
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WOMEN WORKERS ARE AGAINST
SWANSON FOR JUDGE
John A. Swanson will not be elect
ed to the office of municipal judge if
women who work have their say. He
is running on the Republican ticket
Swanson got in bad with the work
ing women when he voted at the 1911
meeting of the state legislature at
which he was a representative,
against the women's 10-hour law to
shorten the hours of working women.
He wanted an amendment which
would allow clerks in stores to work
12 hours on Saturdays.
"This would break down the very
foundation of our legislation," reads
a communication issued by the Wom
en's Trade Union league and directed
against the candidacy of Swanson.
"When he could not weaken the
law he voted against it," reads the
communication. "Mr. Swanson came
back to the legislature in 1915 as a
state senator. As a member of the
sub-committee on labor, with Sen.
Baldwin as chairman, he again op
posed the shortening of hours for
"He not only opposed the 9-hour
bill for women in committee, in 1915,
but joined with Sen. Baldwin and
Olson in refusing to report the bill
out of committee, thus resorting to
the old time legislative trick to kill
"Even after a majority of the whole
committee signed to report the bill
out, Sen. Swanson worked to have
members withdraw their signatures.
These tactics were successful The
'bill died in committee.
FIRE SCHOOL CENSUS WORKER,
The census worker accused by the
Herald of talking politics to Mrs.
Geo. Edwards of 624 EL 42d st. was
fired yesterday. Her name was given
as Mrs. Emma Jameson.
President Jacob Loeb stood back
of W. L. Bodine, director of the cen-1
sua, when he refused to give to the
newspapers a list of the appointees
hired to do census work for the board
of education. Although reminded
that the persons hired are paid by the
city and that the people have a right
to know who they are, Loeb refused
to give out the names.
In this manner Loeb refused to
deny charges that the school board
payroll is filled with Thompson Re
publicans. SAM ELLELSON WANTS THIRD
LAWYER IN GAS CASE
When running for mayor last
spring William Hale Thompson pro
mised the people of Chicago to ap
point an aldermanic committee td
prosecute the gas rate litigation over
the impounded $10,000,000 which the
administration contends half-heartedly
belongs to the people of Chi
cago. The mayor went so far as to
mention the aldermen by name.
When elected he appointed Law
ley, Capitain, Nance, Merriam and
tltpatel to serve on that committee.
The committee appointed Donald
Richberg and Glenn Plumb as special
counsel. These two men have won
every step of the case in their fight
with the company. They had the
case transferred from Judge Gibbons.
They had the company ordered to let
the city see its books.
Now Sam Ettelson, corporation
counsel and one-time' corporation
lawyer, wants to put his finger in the
pie. He has approved the vouchers
due to Richberg and Plumb for their
services. He wants a third attorney
on the gas case to report all the
doings to him.
Aid. Merriam opposed Ettelson's
request He said a regularly appoint
ed ass't corporation counsel could do
A compromise was finally made.
Richberg is going to meet Ettelson
to find out exactly what he wants,
why he wants it and to report back
to the committee