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appointments, and organized labor
confidently experts each alderman
who believes in rule by the people to
see that' concurrence in the mayor's
school appointees is delayed as the
rule provides, and that the questions
are put to the candidates before the
aldermen vote on them."
If Loeb is confirmed tonight it will
be only through an alliance of Mayor
Thompson and Roger Sullivan, with
the express aim of destroying the
Teachers' "Federation. The 24 Re
publican aldermen, even if Mayor
Thompson could line them up solidly
for Jake Loeb, would not be enough
to confirm the appointment. Con
firmation must come from the 43
Democrats of the council. Onlyj)ut
of this group can the 36 votes neces
sary for confirmation be obtained.
Roger Sullivan's council leaders
are said to be leaning toward sup
port of the mayor. Some of the Sul
livan aldermen, however, recognize
they are playing with a dangerous
fire. To vote for Jake Loeb now
would mean for each alderman so
voting (1) the fierce and uncompro
mising enmity of organized labor in
all future, campaigns and (2) the
further muddling of the religious is
sue through the alliance between
Thompson politicians, who have
waved the anti-Catholic flag to beat
Sullivan, and the Sullivan politicians,
who still remember that Roger got
mercilessly walloped and backed off
the boards in his senatorial cam
paign because of Republican ma
nipulation of the Anti-Catholic issiie
A letter was sent to all aldermen
Saturday by the Chicago Public
School "league," urging reappoint
ment of Jake Loeb. 'Editorials from
the Tribune and Daily News backing
Loeb were enclosed.
Organized labor claims the so
called "league" is no real league
with any popular membership at all.
T,ahnr mpn nnint tn thp nffinurs onrt
executive committee of the "league"
as sufficient evidence that it is a jjar-
' tisan, prejudiced organization plan
ned to do the work of a shrapnel gun
throwing terror and destruction into
Here's the line-up of the "league":
Carl Scbolz, president, Rock Island "
Coal Mining Co.
Alfred R. Urion, vice president, Ar
mour & Co. chief counsel.
Harry A. Wheeler, treasurer, Union (
Trust Co. president, and active co
erator with John D. Rockefeller, Jr.,
and Ivy Lee, Rockefeller publicity
manager, during the Colorado coal
strike. Wheeler was discovered
through Rockefeller-Lee letters to be
negotiating for establishment of a
weekly magazine to be run by
Wheeler in defense of Rockefeller
John L. Lovett, secretary, former
associate editor Manufacturers'
News, official organ of Illinois Manu
facturers' ass'n. '
Executive committee members
Jacob L. Abt of L. Abt & Sons,
head of Wholesale Clothiers' ass'n in
crushing garment strike two years
ago of 1915, violently partisan anti
labor. Wm. Nelson Pelouze of Pelouze
Manfg. Co., brother-in-law of Mayor
La Verne W. Noyes, former presi
dent 111. Manfrs. ass'n.
Charles Plez, Link-Belt Co., former
president 111. Manfrs ass'n.
D. B. Felt, Felt & Tarrant Manfg.
Co., former president 111. Manfrs.
These are the forces with which
Mayor Thompson and Roger Sulli
van will be co-operating this after
noon if Jake Loeb's reappointment
is put over. Nv
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KILLED BY ELEVATOR. - '
Wm. Malcolm, 36, 4644 Sf Sacra -
mento av., was crushed to death
under the freight elevator 1n whole
sale,, coffee plant of S. E. Marshall &
Co., 44 E. Kinzie, today. Corcmer is
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