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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 03, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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At Sunday's meeting of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor resolutions
were unanimously adopted condemn
ing County Judge Owens and others
"who have accepted Hearst bondage
as the price of political power and
The resolutions say that Hearst's
success in Chicago journalism was
due to the support of organized labor;
that he used this power for the pur
pose of self-aggrandizement and the
establishment of a political machine
that would make Hearst or his repre
sentatives the absolute dictators of
Chicago; that he secured control of
the election machinery through a
county judge of his own choosing,
and through this machinery control
of the office of mayor and the police
department to protect friendly inter
ests and persecute unfriendly forces
and individuals, and ability to punish
those who had antagonized Hearst
through control of the state's attor
ney's office; that Judge Owens was
given the office of county judge as a
reward for unswerving loyalty to
Hearst; that Hearst's choice for may
or was put across and. made a Hearst
reporte r his private secretary, the
business manager of a Hearst paper
president of the civil service commis
sion; that the executive board of the
C. P. of L. investigated the newspaper
lockout and found that the newspaper
trust was in full control of every de
partment of governmental activity,
dictating to the mayor, the chief of
police, fiie sheriff, the coroner, the
state's attorney, the city prosecutor
and "in large measure to the judges
on the bench," and therefore the C.
F. of L. put Hearst and his Examiner
and American on the unfair list, and
then at a recent meeting reaffirmed
its previous action and extended it to
include every politician "either seek
ing or accepting the support of this
rapacious, self-seeking, vindictive
and vicious trinity" meaning Hearst
and his two Chicago papers.
1 Inconclusion, the C. F. of L. resolv
ed "that the Chicago Federaiton of
Labor in regular session assembled in
conformity with its previously ex
pressed sentiment and in accord with
the political policy of the American
Federation of Labor condemn such
candidates as John Owens for county
judge and others like him who have
accepted Hearst bondage as the price
of political power or advancement;
and be it further
Resolved, that a copy of this reso
lution be spread upon the minutes
and copies be given the Chicago press
for publication as evidence that or
ganized labor forces have decided to
do their own thinking rather than to
longer service as political pawns of a
perverted press, that under the guise
of public servants and friends would
lead Chicago's citizens into a slavery
worse by far than the chattel slavery
of the south ever was or could' be
come." While the federation didn't endorse
any candidate for county judge the
leaders of the federation are believed
to favor the nomination by tie Demo
crats of Dan Cruice for county judge,
as they aer not going to land in either
the H.-H. or the Sullivan camps.
"I'm a little in doubt how to enter
tain my cousin who's coming on a
visit. She has St. Vitus dance."
"Why not give her a tango party?'

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