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FOUR OUSTED SCHOOL BOARD
MEMBERS GET COLD SHOULDER
The four ousted members of the
school board. Harding, Huttmann,
Sethness and Dibelka received the
cold shoulder when tfiey tried to re
sume tehir former places on the
They attended the meeting and
asked to be considered as sitting
members. The fight on the floor for
them was as usual made by John J.
Sonsteby, who survived the recent
crash. He was ably assisted by Wil
liam Rothmann, the politician of the
The question of seating them was
finally put to a vote and the ousted
members lost by a vote of 10 to 6.
CONCERNING THE ARREST OF
The Committee of Fifteen, which
was organized for the purpose of
allowing Julius Rosenwald and his
associates the privileges of regulat
ing the morals of ordinary citizens,
is not interested in the morals of
its own members.
This information was the gist of
a statement given a reporter for The
Day Book by Samuel P. Thrasher,
superintendent of the committee.
The reporter called on Thrasher
to get some information concerning
Charles Bates, secretary of the com
mittee, who has just been pinched
for abandoning his wife and two
Bates is from St. Louis, Mich.
From that town he came to Chicago,
possibly because he heard the
"Great Call." In- Chicago he went
to work cleaning up Chicago's
He plunged right in with the
Committee of Fifteen. He was so
moral apparently, that he was given
the job of secretary, which in a re
form organization backed by mil
lionaires is a very valuable job.
And now after a campaign of for
cibly whitewashing the morals of the
poor it is discovered that Bates' wife ,
and two children have been needing
him all this time and that one of
the children has had infantile
Thrasher glared at the reporter
when he discovered the latter's mis
sion this morning".
"That charge of wife abandon
ment is Mr. Bates' own private busi
ness," he hurled out. "It's no busi
ness of the public or this com
mittee." "Bates' wife and children were in
bad circumstances. Can you tell me
what Mr. Bates' salary was here?"
the reporter asked.
"I can," Thrasher said, "but I
The interview was ended. Bates
has been sent back to Michigail to
face the charges against him.
PROBE WORTHINGTON AFFAIR?
It is highly probable that an inves
tigation may be made into the "pal"
like treatment given John Worthing
ton, head of the defunct American
Banking Association, by Deputy
Sheriff John Olis.
Worthington was placed in custody
of Olis Tuesday evening. He was un
able to get bond and was ordered
taken to the county jail.
But he did not go to the jail. At
least not that night When they had
left the courthouse he turned to Olis.
"I don't care to go to jail, John,"
he said. "Let's have some fun to
night." John agreed. So they went and had
dinner at the hotel, then to a show.
"Now well go to a hotel, John,"
Worthington announced. John
agreed. He was in a very agreeable
mood. So Worthington got two rooms
at the Blackstone Hotel, where they
remained for -the night
The next day" Worthington wished
to remain at liberty. But John ap
parently got cold feet and took him to
There are women flag bearers in
the Mexican federal army.