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POLICE ADVICE TO EX-CONVICT EX-CONVICT EX-CONVICT UNIONIST: QUIT New Hearing Wednesday on Roofer Injunction. If Is controversial whether Luke Ward, a business agent of local 11 ef the Gravel Roofers' union, has served four prison terms or only three. Sergt. George Barnes of the polire labor detail waived the point yesterday In a talk with Ward which went like this: " The American Federation of Labor has gone on record as favoring the ousting ef racketeer and criminals fromita rsnlcs," Mid Barnes. "The Chicago police department favors the same policy. I would advise that you get out for the benefit of your union. If you don't, we will have to arrest you whenever you try any organising." . Denies Fourth Prison Term, Ward admitted the three terms. He denied that he served a fourth In Leavenworth penitentiary. Records at the United States courthouse show that under the name Hughie White he pleaded guilty to peddling narcotics narcotics and was committed to prison by the federal District court in 1935. The terra was three years. About 130 members of the local have rebelled over the conduct of affairs affairs by Peter Riley, the business manager; Ward, and the other officers. officers. They have obtained from Judge John C Lewe a temporary injunction injunction to prevent these officers from expelling 27 of their number, asserting asserting there have been no charges against them except opposing the adoption of a wage scale that was agreed to by the officers only. Wonder Where Money Goes. TLc rebels have alleged that they e.x never given any financial reports reports snowing how the local's money is spent. Altho the roofers make an average of only $125 a month, they pay $4 a month dues and an Initiation Initiation fee of $125. Another complaint is that the officers issue permits to nonunion men and collect $1 a day from each permit. Attorney Joseph Jacobs, representing representing the officers, asked yesterday that the injunction be dissolved because the charges were falsehoods. The matter is to be argued before Judge Lewe net Wednesday. Attorney Harry Kronenberg for the rebels said that he would ask at that time that the officers be held in contempt for refusing to recognize one of the re-be-!. re-be-!. re-be-!. re-be-!. re-be-!. Irving Rogers, as a trustee at the latest meeting.

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  1. Chicago Tribune,
  2. 06 Dec 1941, Sat,
  3. Page 14

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