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house, where he now is holding a
kind of reception.
The head of the ironworkers
was released from the federal
penitentiary at Leavenworth,
Kan., on $70,000 bond. He was
escorted to Chicago by Ed Nock
els, secretary of the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor.
Ryan looks old, and tired and
worn. His hair shows signs of
the prison clipping. His mous
tache is just beginning to grow
But the man's indomitable will
and grim humor keep him up
wonderfully. He laughed when
he was asked how ht felt.
"I feel fine," he said. "I feel
better physically since I have
been in the pen.
"You see" and he laughed
again "they have the eight-hour
day in Fort Leavenworth. I
worked from eight in the morning-
to five at night, with an hour
off for lunch.
"That's pretty nearly the only
time in my life I ever enjoyed
hours like that.
"I was in charge of theool
room for the carpenters there. It
was a soft job."
Ryan's son George, now in his
third year in the electrical en
gineering course at Notre Dame
university, was with his father.
George says he thinks his father
has stood the strain remarkably
Ed Nockels got in to see Olaf
Tvietmoe while at Leavenworth.
He says Tvietmoe is feeling pret
ty good, and has been put to work
in the prison kitchen.
Ryan will stay here for a fer
days, trying to arrange bond for
the thirty-one men still in Leav
enworth, and then will go on to
There is a general feeling in
labor circles that the government
is deliberately scaling down
values on bonds. It seems to be
necessary to put up a million dol
lars worth of real estate for a
$70,000 bond ,and this is making
things quite difficult.
TO EXPERIMENT WITH A
The establishment of a co
operative home was decided upon
as an experiment at the meetiner
of the Universal Co-operative"
union inthe Congress hotel to
day. A lease Was signed on a
building which will be occupied
by the 'colony."
Common laundries, kitchens,,
dining rooms and parlors will be
maintained, and all buying wili
be done on a co-operative basis.
The building will contain 36
It was also decided to incorpor
ate in- the plan the Polish Co
operative Society of Chicago,
which delivers sterilized milk to
BITS OF NEWS
Madrid. Leon Carvalho and
brother, Pasquale, staked their
mother-in-laws on a chess game.
Leon lost and is now housing
Washington. House judiciary
committee today voted for a fa
vorable report on the workmen's