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CITY COUNCIL MOVES TOWARD
The city council last night made
its first move in consideration of the
kids of Chicago "when it passed Aid.
Jacob Lindheimer's resolution call
ing for the opening of school play
grounds all the year around between
the hours of 8 a. m. and 6 p. m.
The resolution reads:
Whereas, The number of play
grounds for children in the city of
Chicago is limited and particularly in
the congested districts of the city
there is a great shortage of space
for that purpose; and
Whereas, The health of the chil
dren of Chicago is a matter of the
highest importance to the commun
ity and will be greatly enhanced by
enabling children of tender years to
find breathing spots in which they
can play and be in no danger from
passing traffic; and
Whereas, It has been found neces
sary within the last few months to
close certain streets during certain
hours of the day, in order to meet the
requirements for this purpose in some
parts of the city; and
Whereas, The playgrounds sur
rounding the schools of the city are
convenient and accessible to chil
dren in almost all neighborhoods of
the city where there is such a short
age of playgrounds; therefore, be it
Resolved, Tha the Board of Edu
cation of the city of Chicago be re
quested to open the playgrounds sur
rounding the schools of the city, and
keep them open to the children of
the neighborhood in which they are
located from 8 a. m. until 6 p. m. on
all days of the week, including Sun--days,
and including the. vacation
period about to commence.
However, the campaignatarted by
The Day Book will not stop at the
passing of the resolution, i Several
aldermen have already pledged their
support to obtain better conditions
for the working boy the boy who
doesn't get home-until 6 or 7 o'clock
in the evening and has to do his play
ing after supper.
Aldermen Healy, Merriam, Kenna,
Coughlin and Lindheimer will con
tinue the fight in the city council un
til the matter is referred .to the
finance committee and steps taken
to provide more playgrounds with
gymnasipms and swimming pools for
the boys and girls of Chicago.
James A. Quinn, city oil inspector
and North Side political ieader, has
come out strong for the movement.
It was he who got for his district one
of the first playgrounds in Chicago.
Since that time he has watched the
success of the idea.
"The Day Book is doing good work
in taking up this fight for the boys
and girls," Quinn said. "It is one of
the most important questions that
can be brought up in the city coun
cil. And I am positiveihat all alder
men will vote for it. I'm particularly
glad to see the paper take up the
cause of the working boy. For they
are the ones that are most neglected
and need some one to fight for them."
GENTLE AND WELL BROKE
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fectly safe riding you."
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at my teeth and decided there was.
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