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Palouse, Washington
July 1, 1921     The Palouse Republic
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July 1, 1921

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GOMPERS IS AGAIN ELECTED BY LABOR First Serious Opposition Since 1894 Defeated By Vote of 2 to 1. Den~,er. Cole. Presiden~ San uei Gompers, America's vet:ran lab,Jr Tommy Ryan Visits Palouse. An unassuming stranger was seen ,m the streets of this city Saturday, and at the noon hour be dropped into the Model Cafe for lunch. The pro- pete,or. G. (; Dixon. enga.ged him in ctmversation and learned that the siranger was the famous Tommy Ry~n, who was chaml)ion middle- weight boxer of the worJd tot' ten years., lie was en route to Moscow to [sttt on an exhibition there Saturday i night and stopped off in Palouse to { see if he could put on ~ boxxing exhi- leader---overwhohningly dei~urin}.~ his ! bitten here. but he was unable to find first serinu~ opposition sinve lg.q4 a suitable l)laee in which to stage Saturday was returned to ofNce wi~h'Jnch :tI~ even~. TommY Ryan with- iris entire administration [or another Idrew from the ring after wearing the year by ~he .~merie~,n I.'ed~ralion f bett f(,r ten years and was never de- Lahor. The labor chief's l'orros me,de :~ clean sweep frOlll tilt* hegiBtlJHg, who, ll Presidenl gOlOllers was 1(21nrn('([ !l l}tC presidency for the 4Olh tin*e b3 ,);,'r wheimingly (lefoating John l. (.(:~x}.% president of the Uniled Mine \V(,rkc, rs. by a vote of 25,022 la) ig.324. The vote was (aken ami,l scones of wild enthusiasm, rivaling lhose m us- lionel political eoaventious. The gal- leries were packed wilh Sl)eC~alors. The cOzlvunlion floor was ov,~rfh~wing with delegates and their trim(Is. t'.heers and applause swept lho audi torinm at every vote. This was the first t}~e that (lore- pars had been seriously opp,sed sin,.(, 1894, when he was defealed hy John Mc Bride, a mineworker. I)m w~