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JAKE LOEB'S MILITARY PLANS
GET SOLAR PLEXUS BLOW
If Jacob Loeb, president of the
school board, gets on the street car
you are riding on get off at the next
corner, the delegates to the Chicago
Federation of Labor were told by
their president, John Fitzpatrick,
"Ostracize him; let us resurrect the
spirit of boycott which reared itself
in Ireland so many years ago," Fitz
patrick continued. "Let us show our
hand in every way possible against
Loeb, who has reared himself in our
midst to the presidency of the school
The discussion of Loeb came after
a resolution protesting against his
plan to have a military high school
band and a prize military company
from each school. The resolution
"Whereas, the Chicago Federation
of Labor resents the offer of Jacob
M. Loeb, labor fighter, to contribute
money and to secure donations from
his labor-hating friends, to put a
Jacob Loeb uniform on the children
of the working men and women of
Chicago; therefore be it
"Resolved, That the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor request a hearing
for our representatives on this mat
. ter before the military committee of
the board of education before the
said committee presents its report to
the board of education."
Loeb was raked over the coals for
his attacks on the women who
teach in the schools.
One delegate said it was useless to
fight the school board because of
Mayor Thompson's defense of its
"We can put Big Bill where he be
longs if you will go to the polls and
vote right next Tuesday," said Dele
gate Johnson. "Defeat Aid. Michael
son in the 33d ward, elect Aid. Ray
in the 13th ward and you will be
doing something. Put 10 live men!
in the council and then let us siC
back and watch the scrap.
"Elect real men as aldermen and
you will wake Big Bill up to the fact
that he isn't the owner of the City
Hall, but was only put there as trus
tee by the people." Mention of Aid.
Rodriguez brought strong backing.
Delegates from moving picture
operators announced that 500 slides
boosting Senator Swanson for mu
nicipal court judge were in office of
union, where they would remain till
after election. Swanson gave slides
to operators to run in movie shows.
While senator he opposed woman's
ten-hour bill. Union men and women
have long memories.
Delegate O'Connor, Switchman's
union, said his union was still .on
strike against Wabash railroad and
claims Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen are scabbing on job.
Delegate from White Rats, actors'
union, said union was growing ra
pidly in Chicago. Has changed from
social to militant organization.
Elizabeth Maloney of waitresses
flashed letter concerning Geo. Tom
kins of Associated Employers of 111.
Letter asked members of his ass'n to
get out and boost for Swanson for
judge because he stood up for a prin
ciple and because he was being at
tacked by the same interests which
attempted to defeat Judges Jesse
Holdom and Baldwin, the injunction
Woman's Trade Union league re
ported how they were aiding striking
Pullman car cleaners in fight for liv
Federation adopted resolution rela
tive to death of Dr. Theodore Sachs,
instructed president and secretary,
with two other delegates, to attend
funeral. Resolutions "read in part:
"His death was in a large measure
attributed to the murderous mental
assassination of spoils politicians."
Delegate Nelson of the Post Office
Clerks told of co-operation between
laboring men and the physician in
battle against great white ptegM. ,