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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 11, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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SCHOOL probedjourned
The senatorial committee investi
gating the school board unexpectedly
adjourned this morning for three
Why? .Well, Miss Margaret Haley
yesterday sent the committee a let
ter demanding an immediate oppor
tunity to reply to the charges made
against her and the Teachers' Fed
eration, of which she is president.
In letter and in personal talk to
Sen. Baldwin of the committee Miss
Haley did not mince words. She
came right to the point She' showed
that others against whom accusa
tions had been made were given an
immediate opportunity to reply. The
Berry Ventilator Co. and Edwin R.
Wright, former president of the 111.
Fed. of Labor, were given the stand
in defense as soon as accusations
were made against them.
Three weeks ago, before the sena
torial committee, the teachers were
called "lady labor sluggers" and row
dies and were accused of having a
slush fund.
Miss Haley demanded an imme
diate opportunity to produce conclu
sive evidence to the contrary. She
was denied the privilege. Since then
she has never let up her fight to be
put on the witness stand. Yesterday
she sent the committee a scorching
letter of plain facts in it, demanding
an immediate hearing. Today the
committee adjourned without even
holding a session. "Sen. Coleman
has been called away" was the reason
given out to the press.
Some think the delay of three
weeks will spoil some of the thunder
the teachers have stored up, waiting
a chance to loosen.
Miss Haley disclosed a new bomb
today. She accused Myer Stein, at
torney for the committee, of collu
sion with members of the school
board in framing testimony.
"Stein and board members who
were witnesses before the commis
sion frame dthe questions which were
asked when the board members were
on the witness stand," said Miss
Haley today.
Stein is considered the mouthpiece
of Rothman, an anti-labor, big-business
member of the board.
"Board Members Clemensen and
Loeb were seen in a room of the
Hotel LaSalle with Stein before they
went on the stand. Their testimony
showed they were coached," said
Miss Haley.
"The teachers that were called to
be witnesses were not even told in
advance. They were summoned
from the audience at the meetings
and sent direct to the witness chair.
They had no notion they would be
called, and certainly were unprepared
for questions."
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Laredo, Texas., Aug. 10. Under
rush orders from Gen. Funston bor
der commander, troops will leave
Fort Mcintosh this afternoon on a
special train for the Brownsville bor
der countrv. following: renorts that
the bandit situation there is critical.
Mercedes, Tex., Aug. 11. United
States infantryman killed in clash,
with Mexican bandits at Palm Gar
dens. Mexicans attacked squad of
soldiers, firing on them in the dark.
No further details have been received.
Brownsville, Tex. Border situa
tion today is growing rapidly more
tense. Raiders fired on group of sol
diers stationed at Armstrong, 85
miles from here, but there were no
casualties. They also attacked in
strong force ranch house in Norias,
where early in week spectacular bat
tle was waged.
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Washington, Aug. 11. The fate of
the LaFollette seamen's act depends
on a decision Att'y Gen. Gregory said
today he would render very shortly.
If Gregory upholds Solicitor Thur-s
I man's view the provisions-regardiHg
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