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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 03, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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remain at home until they are in a
deplorable physical condition or in.
abject poverty, by which time other
members df the family have become
affected.
The special committee recom
mended to McCormick changes
which James Minnick, secretary of
the special committee, says are the
minimum requirements necessary to
properly take care of tuberculosis
cases.
The question is: "Will the changes
be made or will Cook county continue
to be criminally careless in its treat
ment of the tuberculosis patients at
the county institutions?
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COUNTY ARCHITECT SCHMIDT
MAY LOSE FAT FEES
The Democratic majority on the
County Board is planning 'to save al
most $100,000 a year by making the
county architect's job a salaried one
and abolishing the fees.
It is said that Richard Schmidt,
who was appointed county architect
by President McCormick, has made
$75,881 in. seven months on the job
and stands a good chance of making
$73,532 on pending construction
work.
The plan to abolish the fees will
probably be fought by McCormick
and the Progressive . members of the
board, but the legal right of the ma
jority to place the job on a salary
basis is sustained by State's Attor
ney Hoyne.
The new finance committee held
its first meeting yesterday. Commis
sioner Frank Ragen announced that
with the new committee there would
be no more star chamber sessions
and the public would know every
thing that was going on.
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TEACHERS WANT BETTER PAY
The Chicago Teachers' Federation
has started a campaign for a general
increase' in salaries for teachers in
elementary schools. A special com
mittee has been appointed for this
purpose. The increase, according to
the schedule, will mean an annual ex-,
penditure of $1,000,000 by 1916.
The schedule calls for an average
increase of $100 a year for the 5,000
elementary school teachers. A mini
mum of $750 and a maximum df $1,-..
500 is asked. At the present time it
is $650 and $1,200.
According to Miss Margaret Haley,
business agent of the Teachers' Fed
eration Mrs. Young has committed
herself to an increase of pay for ele
mentary teachers.
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SENATE ASPIRANTS TO TALK AT
PUBLIC MEETING
The Austin Progressive Demo
cratic Club has arranged for a public
meeting next Tuesday evening, Jan
uary 6, in the assembly hall of the '
Kqy school, to give citizens of Austin
a chance to hear from candidates for ,
the Democratic nowination for Unit
ed States senator. The speakers will
be John Z. White of Chicago and Cari
Vrooman of Bloomington. The Key
school is on Parkside (formerly
Park) avenue, near' the corner of
Race avenue (formerly Ohio street).
All are invited; women especially
welcome.
The Austin Progressive Democratic
Club is a new organization, the ob
ject of which is "to promote the
nomination and election of a progres
sive Democrat, in sympathy with the
policies of Wilson and Bryan, as the
next United States senator from Illi
nois, the first to be chosen by the
emthod of direct popular .election."
The officers of the club are: W. H.
Holly, president; E. J.Raber, secre
tary; Frank J. Hurley, treasurer; .
executive committee George C. "
Sikes, chairman; L. S. Allen, Charles
G. Griffiths, W. F. Daggett, William
Ritchie, Claude Dyckmann, John S.
Brown.
Chicago women who want places
on election boards are answering
"yes" to the question, "Are you the
chief or head of a family?" Wait till ,
the hubbies get wise to this.

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