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Politics is said to be a beautiful
game, but I do not care to play it.
The antagonism toward me and
my educational policies seems per
sonal. If I were fighting for a prin
ciple I could still battle for what I
thought was right, but to have a con
' tinual fight to retain my office is not
worth the effort, not when you are
Looking back over the last half
century of school work I find very
much that is pleasant and very little
that is annoying.
When I became a school teacher it
was about the only profession a wo
man could enter without great op
position and even today the woman
lawyers and doctors find it very hard
t to work to reach the highest places
in their professions.
It was even thought a wonderful
thing when I, a woman, was appoint
ed superintendent of the Chicago
r 'lools, but my incumbency of four
years is going to make it much easier
for the next woman superintendent
and there will be women at the
head of the schools all over the coun
try in the near future!
You will also see more men as
school teachers in the future, for
every year the other professions are
becoming easier for us and women of
brilliant minds are going to adopt
them and then THEIR places the
women's will have to be filled by
I have been asked if I would ad
vise a young woman to become a
school teacher. I think for the
good of her husband and children
that every girl should teach school
a while before her marriage.
Possibly the schools might suffer a
little (for every woman is not born
a school teacher any more than she
is born a wife and mother) but THE
RACE WOULD BENEFIT.
It Is the woman the individual,
however, which determines success
in any profession or business.
It is a pleasant memory to me that
I have helped to fit thousands of girls
and boys who have come under my
half century of work in the schools
to better themselves as individuals
and citizens, and it is a great joy to
know, at the end of my school life,
that more women are every day be
coming citizens of this great country
inNreality as well as name. Each
year the teaching in the common
schools is broadening out and mak
ing every child more able to care for
To have helped this great work has
made my life worth living and I shall
go on helping some way until the end.
South Bend, Ind. Walter Ste
phenson, 30, Buchanan, Mich., stfuck
by east-bound Lake shore freight.
New Yrk. Negotiations between'
federal mediators and representa
tives of Eastern roads and their em
ployes still critical. One word from
railway managers would clear at
mosphere, but they won't speak that
St. Louis. Russell H. Morrow, 17,
who was to have received Carnegie
hero medal for rescuinb boy from
drowning, tried to board Olive-Del-mar
car. Fell. Dead.
New York. Supplementary in
dictment specifically charging imper
sonation of Rep. A. Mitchell Palmer,'
Senatr Clark and Senator Stone over
'phone returned by federal grand
jury against David Lamar, Wolf of
Calumet, Mich. Gov. Ferris ex
pected here to take personal charge
of soldiers he has sent Into copper
country. Trouble is certain when
Southern Michigan soldiers begin
Ahmeek, Mich. Striking miners
took badges and guns away from
number of mine guards here.
Washington. Senate lobby inves
tigation came to abrupt end yester
day when Mulhall cried out: "For
God's sake, have mercy. I am at