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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 30, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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American Federation of Teachers
comprising teachers federations in
Chicago, New York, Washington,
D. C, Gary, Ind., and Scrantoh, Pa.
today passed resolutions which are
to go to every large city in the coun
try. The aim will be to get a copy
into the hands of every school teach
er in' the TJ. S. because it is consider
ed the answer of the teachers already
organized to the charge of their en
emies as to why they are organized.
"It is not religion, nor creed, nor
jace, nor politics, that is behind this
movement of school teachers toward
organization," said Ida L. Fursman,
president Chicago Teachers' Feder
ation at City club today. "It is the
need of the teachers for freedom,
it is their desire as free human
beings and their ideal of free schools
that is the driving power for this
"Besides the right to organize we
are fighting for the right of free
speech. -'Haven't we come to. a fine
pass in thrcity of Chicago when pub
lic school teachers are dismissed be
cause they speak their open minds
on the right of public school teachers
to organize? Isn't this the same
cause as that of Scott Nearing, who
was let 'out from the University or
Penssylvania because he was op-
posed by business interests?"
Aid. Robert M. Buck at the con
vention dinner last night asked Prof.
Chas. Stillman, chairman, for the
privilege of introducing School Trus
tee Max Loeb.
"I was opposed to Mr. Loeb when
he was proposed by Mayor Thomp
son for the school board," said Buck,
"but I wish to now pay him all trib
ute for the masterly way he" has pre
sented the cause of the school chil
dren, the parents and the teachers.
"I went from the 33d ward into
the city council determined to fight
the Teachers' Federation. That was,
when I accepted only "the statements
of its enemies as to what it was. -J
investigated for myself. I found the
federation the real exponent of free
schools rather than those who wish -i
to "destroy it" .;."
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El Pasd, Tex., Dec. 30. Informa
tion tending to confirm reported cap
ture of Saltillo by Villistas Thursday
is in hands of U. S. authorities her ;
today. Division of Villa's army now -marching
toward Monterey.
Carrying bullion worth, 'several '
hundred thousand dollars, party of" ;
Americans which fled from Torreon
before Villa's occupation of the city
and reached San Luis Potosi, yester
day started for border.
Under orders pf Gen. Jose Mur
guia, soldiers of the Juarez garrison
today are digging trenches on Mex
ican side of Rio Grande, across the
river from outposts rof Kentucky
Third national guard. ( -Mexican com
mander said he- proposed to protect
his soldiers from fire of Americans.
After defeat and evacuation of
Torreon of Carranza forces, Gen.
Talamantes committed suicide, i it1"
was reported.
The International Cigar Makers ..
union wonits strike on the Ben Bey ;"
factory today when the firm asked i
the men to come back to work at
1718 N. Robey and acceded to de- .
mands for. complete "recognition pt
the organization. About 120 mens
were out.
According to Charles Winfield, i ,
secretary of the union, the Interna
tional men struck when the Ben Bey 4 j,
people tried to fire members of the
Progressive local, formerly the Pro- -gressive
Cigar Makers' union.
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London, Dec. 30. According to, a
central news dispatch from Madrid,

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