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was so carried away by the spirit of. taxdodging thai the difference in the
figures as compiled by the assessors and the Board of Review are ridiculous.
On the assessors' books he appears at $4,200, but when the Board of
Review got busy they shoved these figures up to $198,288.
Max Adler, 492&J311is avenue, manager of Sears-Roebuck, is listed by
the Board of Assessors at $15,000. The Board of Review raised this to
O. C. Doering, Oak Park, general superintendent of Sears-Roebuck,
shows an aptitude at taxdodging that should cause 'Julius to pick him as
the next head of the Bureau of Public Efficiency or the .Municipal Voter's'
Doering appears on the Board of Assessors at $1,050. This was raised
to $119,680 by the Board of Review.
Sophie R. Adler, who is listed from the same address as Max Adler,
4958 Ellis avenue, showed that sne
was quite as good as the masculine
member of the family.
For she got a clean whitewash
from the Board of Assessors. On the
books of the Board of Assessors she
is marked "no assessment." But the
Board of Review listed her at $17,680.
In addition to the Rosenwald dis
ciples there are other offenders,
Sarah Stonehill, 4914 Ellis avenue,
appears on the Board of Assessors for
$5,000. When the Board of Review
got through with her they fixad" the
amount at $20,960.
These figures even dim the notor
ious case of Victor F. Lawson, owner
of the Daily News and Record-Herald,
whose show place on the Lake
Shore Drive was taxed only a trifle
over $17 in 1911.
When the Board of Review discov
ered the Rosenwald case they sent
for Julius to come and explain, but
Rosenwald never came within hear
ing of the county building.
For years the charge of taxdodging
has been leveled at Rosenwald's head,
but this seems to be the first real
verification of the charge.
One of the members of the Board
of Assessors who allowefl Julius to
slip this over was David M. Pfaelzer
the Hearst-Harrison man, who is
hoarse from shouting reform in the
same manner as do the heads of Jul
ius Rosenwald's pet reform institu
tions, the Bureau of Public Efficiency
and the Municipal Voters' League.
The Bureau of Public Efficiency,
through its agent, President Alexan
der A. McCormick, has asked for an
investigation of the case of County
Treasurer William L. O'Connell. It
might be well to first investigate Chi
cago's horde of taxdodgers, who are
coolly and deliberately trying to plun
der the people.
Several weeks ago Commissioner
Peter Bartzen introduced a resolu
tion calling for an investigation of
taxdodging. In it he mentioned the
name of Rosenwald. This was smoth
ered by McCormick and his followers.
But the resolution calling for an in
vestigation of all taxdodgers by
State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne was
This resolution was placed in
Hoyne's hands. The prosecutor im
mediately wrote a letter to the county
board asking- for all available in
formation and also for an appropria
tion for an investigation. That was
at least six "weeks ago.
1 But meeting after meeting of the
county board has. passed by and
President McCormick has not read
In view of these figures and the
demand of State's Attorney Hoyne,
McCormick can do only one of two
things act for the people or for Jul
ius Rosenwald. McCormick last fall
was the pet candidate of Rosenwald's
reform organization. And now they
have started a campaign to put him
in the mayor's chair.