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just what the new jnilitary platoons of Swift & Co. would do with their rifles and cartridges. The Manufacturers' News, official organ of Illinois Manufacturers' ass'n, says this week that what Swift & Co. is doing is only a start. It is stated: "Other employers intend to follow the example of Swift & Co. Jl large downstate agricultural implement factory is securing data preliminary to organizing military companies among its employes. The manufac turers are patriotic. They are grat ified when their men join the state militia. Many of the owners and ex ecutives of manufacturing plants are in the national guard regiments. Last summer many leading industries throughout the state sent some of their best men to the military en campment at Fort Sheridan. Pelt & Tarrant Mfg. Co. sent half a dozen men to the military school of instruc tion. So did the Link-Belt Co., Chi cago Surface Lines, Chicago Tele phone Co. and a long list of other em ployers. They paid salaries to their young men while they were drilling and encouraged them in every other way. This is real patriotism." Government ownership of muni tions plants will be a bad thing for the government as well as a bad thing for the profits of the Schwabs, Du Ponts and other munitions million aires, according to the leading article of the Manufacturers' News. 'In the Bethlehem Steel Co. shops America has a munitions-making plant which "may be considered the Krupp gun works of America." it is argued. For the government to start shops of its own and compete with them would be a "mistaken policy" and therefore the Tavenner anti-efficiency bill sholud be deelated. Manufacturers are urged to take a B. & O. train next Tuesday for Washington and join the lobbies against government qwner ship of munitions plants. ( , THOMPSON WALLOPS DENEEN CROWD AT G. O. P. CONVENTION Peoria, III., April 21. Fred E. Ster ling of Rockford today was elected chairman of the republican state central committee. A combination formed of Sherman-Lowden-Lundin-Thompson factions captured 14 of the 25 members of the committee and the Deneen crowd did not de mand a rollcall when the committee met to organize. Garrett DeH. Kin ney of Peoria, chairman of the old committee, was the candidate of the Deneen faction. Howard E. Miller of East St Louis was elected secretary of committee. The combination means the selec tion of Wm. Hale Thompson of Chi cago as national committeeman and probable election of Martin B. Mad den as chairman of the deadlocked Cook county committee. Frank 0. Lowden will be the combination con didate for governor. o o OBJECTS TO MILITARY PLAN Speakers -from the Chicago Feder ation of Labor finally did get an audi ence before the members of the board of education in spite of the slights handed out by Mr. J. M. Loeb, its president Before the committee on military training, Victor Olander, secretary of the labor body, objected to the plan which the trustees are considering. The federation of labor has long resented the attempt to train the youth of the city to kill as soldiers. "Don't let your child wear Jacob Loeb's uniform" and "Don't let them destroy your boy's individuality" are among the terms used at the labor meetings. o o "I just killed my wife," safd Bruno Kaminski, 730 Temple as he walked Into W. Chicago av. police station. Police found her dead, shot twice through the head. U. S. circuit court of appeals ruled Quaker Oats Co. is not a trust Judge Alschuler dissented from decision.