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And don't you remember that most of them fought vigorously to pufi
Bob Sweitzer over for mayor?
If church influences controlled the Federation don't YOU think most
of the organs would be making a fight for its defense?
Parents, Stop, Look and Listen! This is no religious fight It is the
most dangerous and desperate attack ever made on YOUR public school!
system. If you stand by the Federation and the teachers you will be
standing by the most powerful protection we have now for our public
schools and our children against the vicious attacks of Big Business and
RODRIGUEZ SAYS LOEB RULE
IS "RAWEST" DEAL
"The rawest thing that has ever
been put over on the school children
of Chicago," was the way Aid. W. E.
Rodriguez spoke today of the whole
sale slaughter of Chicago Teachers'
Federation members' jobs as teach
ers in the city schools.
"If Mayor Thompson is so inter
ested in the welfare of the children
of the city he should do something
to see that the best teachers in the
system are not fired simply because
they believe in their right to join a
"The outrage of Tuesday could
never have been pulled had it not
been for the way that certain mem
bers of the school board, who are do
ing things as manufacturers want
them done, pushed the religious
proposition to cover up their real ob
jects. "Several trustees that voted to
throw out the teachers were put on
the board because they were Masons.
The religious proposition gave their
vote to aid the Loeb action.
"They saw a chance to make job
less a certain number of Catholics
whose presence they resent But not
until after the vote was taken did
they find that many of those efficient
teachers fired were not Catholics. It
had been put over on them.
"One example I can cite is the case
of Amelia Prendergast a vice presi
dent of the Teachers' Federation who
was ousted. She is a member of an
Eastern Star lodge. Yet I don't doubt
that she was ousted by the votes of
the anti-Catholics on the board, who ,
think that everything federation Is
"The religious end of the outrage
is bunk, used to further the interests
of big business men who know what
they want the children taught
"Most of these same business men.
send their children to a high-class
private school. The workers go to
the public schools. In' the factory
line an Ignorant worker is-to be de
sired, because ignorant labor is
cheap. We can gain nothing, there
fore, by letting the manufacturers
run e schools.
"The trust press has handled the
Loeu aiory m the usual way. While
making the people think they are for
the citizens, they are really reflecting
the wishes of the manufacturers by
insinuating knocks at the teachers
There are, of course, exceptions.
"Nothing can be said in describing
the action of the board which will
express my Contempt too strongly."
WAR" BULLETINS 1
Berlin. Repulse of British infan
try attacks, which were becoming
more numerous announced. In sev
eral instances attacks were preceded
by gas attacks against German lines.
Paris. French troops took offen
sive in Champagne region last night
and after cleaning out German first
line trenches west of Le Mesnil, pen
etrated enemy's second line, blowing
up several shelters.
Mrs. Susan Willa, Los Angeles, a
guest at the Congress hotel, hurt
when auto hit wagon.