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the chattel mortgage, that, added to
the $152.98 (the value of the furni
ture "Weber took back) certainly
would not leave a balance of $33.25
which Weber could file for.
Mccormick ousts ragen and
burg from committee
The efforts of President McCor
mick of the County Board to further
increase the salaries of three men,
who are already very high priced,
were defeated yesterday at the con
clusion of a heated speech against
the proposed increase by Commis
sioner Frank Ragen.
McCormick asked that Supt. of
Public Service Robert E. Kenyon,
who now gets $5,000 a year, be rais
ed to $6,000; that W. O. Chapman,
warden of the County Hospital, who
now gets $3,000, be raised to $5,000,
and County Agent Joe Meyer be rais
ed to $5,000.
McCormick, in asking for the sal
ary boosts, claimed that these men
had saved money for the county.
Ragen -charged the McCormick
crowd with playing politics at the ex
pense of the poor of Chicago and said
that worthy cases were not given aid
at the county institutions because
McCormick wanted to show a saving
of money at the 'end of his term to
further his own political ambitions.
Ragen also said that when any
suggestions as to raising the salaries
of the minor county employes, such
as the scrubwomen and janitors,
came up the McCormick .herd always
pleaded that the-county could not af
ford the money
The question of salary increases
for the three McCormick men went
over until Monday.
However, in renaming the commit
tee of the board, McCormick got in
his work by bouncing Ragen and
Burg from the finance committee
and naming Novak and Anderson to
take their places.
The finance committee now con
sists of Board, chairman; Mitchell,
Moriarity, Novak and Anderson. Of
these, Board, Mitchell, Moriarity and
Anderson are members of the so
called "pink tea" set that is always
to be found in McCormick's outer of
fices, whither often comes Julius
Rosenwald to instruct his class of
The board disallowed the claim of
the McGuire-White Detective Agency,
who wanted payment on bills in
curred while Bartzen was president
of the board.
McCormick submitted the presi
dent's annual report to the board.
He predicts that a bond issue wlil
soon be asked from taxpayers to
cover increased expenses.
He also said new Criminal Court
and jail buildings were needed.
WAKEFIELD BABIES TO HAVE
Columbus, O., Dec. 2. A move
ment is on foot here today not only
to protest against the hanging, in
Connecticut of Mrs. Bessie Wake
field, "the woman who never had a
chance," but also to provide a happy
Christmas for the woman's two
babies. Touched by the pitiful case,
Mrs. Nellie Maddrath, prominent
church worker, appealed to all the
churches in the city. Today she is
circulating a petition protesting
against the hanging of Mrs. Wake
field and collecting funds for Christ
mas presents for the little ones.
ADMITS HE INVENTED STORY
Dixon, III., Dec. 2. William Rol
lins, a fireman for the" Chicago &
Northwestern Railroad, confessed
that he invented the tale that he
averted a train crash near Sterling
last Thursday, hoping that his sup
posed heroism would be awarded
with an increase of salary which
would enable him to marry his sweetheart
A potato shortage in England caus
ed prices to advance June 1 in Man
chester to $30 a ton, against $12.90
at the same time last year.