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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 31, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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teachers A CHANCE
' Our mysterious board of education
met again yesterday. One faction of
the board, the Jacob Loeb .crowd,
showed that there had been a secret
meeting when things had been fram
ed because not oneof them, except
the ringleader and Trustee Peterson,
would vote for or against teachers
fired during the summer.
The "hush" system worked fine.
When a resolution was put up to
them, the Loeb faction, with the two
exceptions, would pass. Then there
wouldn't be enough votes to do any
thing. The Loeb bunch were Trus
tees Eckhart, Young, Piggott, Hol
puch, Kruetgen, Mrs. Vbsbrink, Mrs.
Thornton, Mrs. Sethness, Loeb, bis-
self andPeterson. They stalled every
attempt to put the teachers back on
the job or give them a fair trial be
fore dismissing" them after years of
satisfactory service. '
Lead by Max Loeb, the following
voted to aid the jobless teachers who
were fired although they were given
efficiency ratings above fair: Collins,
Lipsky, Huehl, Otis, Warning, Mrs.
MacMahon, Clemenson and Mrs. Gal
lagher. V
Trustee Peterson made himself a
puzzle. He said he wanted to give
the teachers a tria), but votEd against
every motion to give them a chance.
Peterson hires union labor in his
printing shops. But the typograph
ical local is one of the strongest in
the country. Peterson is a Mason.
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A skirmish in the fight to prevent
the Bell phone Co. from gobbling up
the automatic was fought yesterday
in offices of the U. S. att'y general
at Washington. Bell interests asked
Acting Attfy General George Todd
to "O. K.'' the purchase of the Auto
matic. Independent phone interests op
posed this. They said that the Bell
Co. .had violated the law of Illinois
when they started to purchase the
auto phone and that they had alsp
broken agreement with the attor
ney general's office, in which they
promised not to buy up any more,
competitors. ,
Another railroad strike scare has
bobbed up. Independent of the im
pending transportation strike, 35,000
employes of the mechanical dep'ts of
twenty railroads west of Chicago may
take a strike vote Sept 9 if their re
quests for an 8-hour day and an in
crease of 5 cents a day are not grant
ed. The trades concerned consist of
machinists, boilermakers, black
smiths, sheet metal workers and car
men. The increase asked would
amount to about $4,200,000 yearly. -Officials
of the roads involved at
tended conferences with advisory
boards of the federated trades. H. J.
Carr of Kansas City, who heads the
Rock Island-federated trades, said the
matters were proceeding smoothly. -Roads
concerned are: Missouri Pa
cific, 'Frisco Lines, Chicago & Alton,
Texas Pacific, Kansas City, Mexico
& Orient; Missouri, Kansas & Texas,;
Denver &. Rio Grande; Colorado
SouthernInternational & Great Nor
thern, Colorado Midland, Denver &
Salt. Lake, Kansas City Terminal, St
Louis Terminal, St Joe & ,Grand
Island, Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Paul; Fort Smith & Western, Mis
souri & Northern Arkansas' and tlje
Deny They Want Strikebreakers
Railroad managers through P. L.
MfMannq rnanager of the Monon
road, denied the -Monon had tried
to empioy any strikebreakers. Moon
ey & Boland, W. B. Soule and P. D.
O'Brien, private detective agencies,
claim they have received orders from
railroads for as many strikebreakers
as they can .get '

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