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EXPRESS DRIVERS ASK BUT
ONE THING RECOGNITION
OF THEIR UNION
If the express wagon drivers go on
strike and hinder the business of
Santa Claus in getting his gifts about
it will be the fault of th$ express
companies, not the men.
This was the opinion expressed by
some f' the business men who at
tended a conference between repre
sentatives of the workers, .compa
nies find business men last night.
The men make but one demand
they want recognition of their union.
Nd" wage issue is involved.
Patrick Berrell, business agent of
Local 705, Truck Drivers' union, with
whom the express drivers are affili
ated, is giving the companies every
opportunity to secure a peaceful set
tlement. Conferences were held yes
terday and again today. South Wa
ter street merchants who see in an
express strike the ruin of prosperous
pre-holiday business attended the
conference last night and pleaded for
peace. Other business men were at
a .conference today.
The state board of arbitration has
offered its services to both sides.
Neither side has indicated whether
it wil! accept or refuse the offer.
Present indications are that the
companies will brave public indigna
tion, which will arrive from paralyzar
tion of Christmas shipping in case of
a strike, and force the strike upon
the men by declining recognitipn of
the union. There are in Chicago 772
union express drivers and 250 who
are not union drivers, but most of
whom have promised to strike if one
San Francisco. Les Darcy, Aus
tralian middleweight, will arrive at
Balboa, on southern end of Panama
canal, Dec. 24, if reports he is aboard
steamer Hattie Luckenbach prove
Springfield, III. James A. Creigh
. ton, oldest circuit judge in Illinois,
SEE SCHEME ,TO TURN PUBLIC
SCHOOLS OVER TO BIG BIZ
People who are. Interested in the
welfare of the school children scent
a scheme to turn the great public
school system over to Big Business.
This fear was impressed on them by
part of the speech Sup't of Schools
John D. Shoop made at Jakey Loeb's
inaugural yesterday. The part that
aroused the interest of the people
fighting for free schools and not
printed in any controlled newspaper
was as follows:
"There is a possibility of creating
closer co-operation between the
schools and the big business world,
with the end that each may help the
other. The schools ought to asso
ciate themselves with the great'
world at large.
"I would like to see Big Business
walking hand in- hand and arm in
arm with the boy and girl who
through necessity must leave school
at an early age.
"I believe the business world would
gladly take hold of this if we gave
the proper challenge."
In 'another part Shdop observed
how nice it would be to have the
schools train the boys' and girls so
that they will have great efficiency
when they, enter the machine shops
and land jobs behind the counters of
big merchants. Big Business is ex
pected to approve of these ideas.
There is said to be possibility that
some scheme may be tried at the
next session of the legislature.
MOGA CASE TO JURY TODAY? ,
The Nick Moga case will probably
reach the jury this afternoon. Moga
is on trial in Judge Barrett's court,
accused of manslaughter in the death
of Will Ulrey, schcoolboy hit in back
by 10-pound pruning shears while
walking along beach of fashionable
Saddle and Cycle club.
Final evidence was introduced this
morning and arguments were expect
ed to be finished by late this after