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Behind ballot conspiracy
Continued from Page 1 ported to have arranged for the Republicans to go along with the Democrats in seeing to it that the state electoral board turned down the 75.000 signatures on Progressive petitions. Master mind of the scheme, ac cording to reliable sources, was Epstein, who was indicted by the grand jury on Feb. 25. 1929, for conspiracy to stuff ballot boxes and permit "floaters” to vote in the primary election that had been held on April 10, 1928. Epstein, a Republican election official in the 7th precinct of the | old "Bloody 20t.h” Ward at the time, was indicted after he re ported 603 votes for the ticket supported by the Morris Eller machine, and only one vote for the opposition slate. It seemed a strange coinci dence to the grand jurors that Epstein himself should be. as the Tribune described him at that time, “a lieutenant in the polit ical organization of Morris El ler,” West Side boss ahose can didates had won by such a sus picious margin. Eller's machine at the time that Epstein was ‘ a lieutenant” in it was supported by some of the most notorious gangsters in Chicago — hoodlums who had made that part of the West Side known as "The Valley” a dread ed place. The second central figure in the plot against the Progressive Party—Sinon Murray—also was an Eller lieutenant at this time. Murray, like most of the other politicians in the Eller organiza tion, was so mixed up with the gangsters that it was hard to tell which was which—if there was a difference. For example. Murray was very , intimately associated with Terry 1 Druggan. one of the better known bootleggers of the Pro hibition era. In fact. Murray has admitted publicly that he was once presi dent of the Mutual Ice & Bever age Co., one of the string of breweries operated during Pro hibition by Druggan. At the time he was fronting for Druggan. Murray was on the city payroll as an assistant city prosecutor. in 1929 Murr ,y drove the car in which Druggan made a get away from a deputy U S. mar shal and an agent of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, who were trying to arrest the bootlegger. Over the years Murray didn't change much. In 1938 he got in- ! volved with the law again—on the wrong side. A grand jury in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ; irdieted him for allegedly' offer- I ing the sheriff a $10,000 bribe | to let slot machines operate. The case later collapsed, however. Not long after that. Murray's name was linked to that of the third anti-Wallace plotter—Ed ward J. Barrett. Barrett had been state audi tor. Arthur C. Lueder was elect ed to take over that office. I.ueder. perhaps suspicious by nature, ordered an investigation to make sure that Barrett’s ac counts were in order. Murray CLASSIFIED RATES: 7c per word. $1 minimum. Deod line Mondoy ofternoon. FOR SALE 42 OLDSMOBILE — 2 door sedan. Radio and heater. Excellent condition. $950. Foi. 4330. FOR SALE — 35 Plymouth Sedon. $200 Coll Randolph 0580 CHILDREN'S CLASSES DOROTHY SINCLAIR is again offering dosses in oil phoses of Dromatic Arts for children. For information call Foi. 6758. PERSONAL Anyone who has photographs of Rowe no Jill Wolfson from Sept. 3 City Hall Bal lot Protest, please contact parents. Del. 1259, 524 W. locust. was one of the “investigators.” He gave Barrett a dean bill of health, of course. The plot against the Progress ive Party is the most bipartisan deal imaginable. Murray is a Repi blican who started out as a Democrat. Ep stein is a Democrat who started out as a Republican. Murray ran for alderman in 1927 as a cog in the Democratic machine of Dennis Egan, notor ious West Side boss. He lost and soon went over to Morris Eller and the GOP. Epstein, on the other hand, started out with the Eller organ ization as a Republican. From then on. his political twistings were enough to give him curva ture of the spine. In 1930 he deserted the GOP to enter the Dennis Egan ma chine: he was now c Democrat. In 1932 he reverted to the GOP, but he still wasn't satis fied. A short time later he re turned to the Democratic fold, where he reached his present po sition. The reason that Epstein and Murray were so eager for joint action to keep the Progressives off the ballot is this: the secret poll recently taken by the Dem mocrats on the West Side indi cated that the Progressives prob ably would get some 30 to 35 per cent of the vote in the 6th district, where Murray and Ep stein share power. Such a vote for the Progres sives would threaten the hold of these bosses on that district. As it is. their candidates for Congress — Thomas J. O'Brien, the incumbent, for the Demo crats. and John M. Coan for the GOP—face stiff opposition from one of the Progressive Party's most able candidates. Sidney Or- 1 dower, radio commentator and veterans’ leader. DuBois fired Continued from Page J Hailing DuBois as the ‘ most forceful spokesman” for the Ne gro people. Robeson cried out: "This patriarch of the Negro people will not be silenced!” DuBois is the "latest victim of reaction,” Robeson said. The dismissal of DuBois -—! obviously inspired by the Jim Crow Democrats—was the sec- : ond assault on the political free dom of the widely revered sage. Last spring the Chicago De fender, having abandoned the struggle for Negro rights in fa vor of the election of Truman, discontinued publication of Dr DuBois’ popular column. Spend your Autumn Vacation at CHARMAINE LODGE Waupaca, Wis. IN WISCONSIN'S CHAIN O'lAKES REGION swimming — booting — fishing horseback riding — tennis — golf modern rooms — tasty food Send for brochure For reservations write: Charmoine Lodge, Waupaca, Wis. Dinty Moore's Air Conditioned SANDWICH SHOP 168 W. Washington brant Oakes and Olga Dawson Present Ukrainian folk art There were workers in the audience and workers onstage when the lights dimmed in Ash land Auditorium's Carmen Hall last Saturday night. The lights dimmed . . . then the rich colorful pageant of Ukrainian culture filled the stage. ... It was the first Ukrain ian National Folk Festival to be staged in Chicago by the Ukrain Leaflets hit Truman NEW YORK—(FP)—The New York Labor Committee for Wal lace and Taylor is distributing a quarter million leaflets to CIO members charging that the CIO executive board's indorsement of President Truman is an in- I dorsement of "strikebreaking and injunctions, anti-strike laws. Taft-Hartley. low wages, high prices. Jim Crow and the peace time draft.” The leaflet enumerates strikes | broken by the Truman adminis tration and anti-labor legislation which the President called upon Congress from time to time to enact • For fine food by v specialists in handling w receptions, parties, donees ond meetinqs. L coll Jeeps Catering Service SAcromento 2-5056 5th Great Event under the stars presenting ond honoring well-known writers ond ortists ot DUSABLE CENTER GARDENS 4*45 S. WABASH Saturday, Sept. 18-9 p.m. WELCOME HOME PARTY MARGARET TAYLOR GOSS Artist, teacher and oothor, jost bock from ort trip to New York. • Entertainment — Doncing Refreshments Lonation: 50c In cose of ram porties will be held inside. Benefit: DuSoble Community Center SHOES at Nationally Advertised Prices and Logoff ! „ FOR MEN: L. C. PUNER C .ro*>Dy n<|iMrc 131 E. Garfield Blvd. “"“K* rortaac (near Indiana) Jarroan NOrmal 7-0364 a lull line <>f \v«.n m's and Children's Credit or Cash Shoos, llosin? amt Purses. (Small carrying charge en credit — Open an Account) ian American Fraternal Union 1WO—one of eight such festi vals staged in big cities across the nation. Main speaker of the evening. Grant Oakes, president. United Farm Equipment Workers (CIO) and Progressive candidate for governor, thanked festival par ticipants for "bringing the most beautiful of the Ukrainian folk ways and joining with the cul tures of other lands.’’ designed for good living at prices you can afford to pay AMERICAN FURNITURE & RADIO 1523 Milwaukee HU 6-5000 Dr. Verity wins trip to New York Dr Walter Verity. 6554 Ken wood, this week was announced as the winner of a free trip to New York at the expense of ihe Progressive Part#, having sold $1,155 worth of Peace Bonds. Runners-up were Norman Brown. 3748 Pine Grove, who won a fur coat for his wife, and Mrs. Faye Langerman. 8010 St. Lawrence, who was awarded a weekend at a country resort. Ruth Miller. Progressive Party finance director, said that the wards which took first place in the three divisions of the con test were the 46th. the 6th. and the 22d. Each of these three ward clubs will be visited by Henry Wallace o Oct. 15. RATES: 7c per word $1 minimum. Deod line Mondoy afternoon. Soturday, September 18th FAREWELL PARTY FOR SOL AND ESTHER EPSTEIN — Sot. eve., Sept. 18, at 1019 N. Puloski Rd. Novel entertainment — Novel Food. Donotion 75c for the Stor. BARN DANCE. Jewish Young Froternol ists, JPFO, invites you to swing your portner ot 7733 Hirsch, Soturday, Sept. 18, £ p.m. Lots of Singing, Donong, Food, ond Fun for oil. 34TH WARD PROGRESSIVE PARTY cordi ally invites you to hear GRANT OAKES, candidate for Governor of Illinois, ond SULIE HARRAND, Saturday, Sept. Ifeth, 8:30 p.m. until? at Sommers Hall, 3340 W. North Ave. Ref reshments, donong. Donotion $1. Saturday, Sept. 25th GRAND REOPENING • 'WO Center. 4825 N. 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