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ledge. All he gets is a laugh. The
class has learned enough to see the
joke and the teacher laughs too.
The school runs like a machine.
With a baton like a music teacher,
with many a joke the teacher pro
ceeds. The class reciting in a
chorus with only an occasional pupil
called upon to repeat the sentence
"He eats my breakfast," shouts
the teacher. "He eats my breakfast,"
repeats .the class. The teacher takes
on a horrified look.
"What's that you say. He eats
Then the instructor grabs a pupil
six feet tall, and says, "If he eats my
breakfast, I will fight," and he threat
ens the big man with- his fist. They
grab the meaning of the error at once
and will not make that mistake them
selves. "Are these men cattle?" asked
Judge Neil of Millionaire Ford and
the teachers. The millionaire and
his teachers flashed their resentment
"Almost everywhere I go big em
ployers and charity workers refer to
such men as cattle, guineas and
wops," continued the judge.
"They are wrong-," declared the
teacher, and Ford nodded. "These
men of eleven tongues are just like
the rest of us. Most of them are
more eager to learn and more am
bitious." "Great, useful and patriotic citi
zens are to come out ojf this school,"
was Ford's declaration.
In one- month 100 men of eleven
tongues have learned to read the
printed English word. First is the
oral lesson, then the reading and
then the writing.
The first classes now have been
promoted and within six months
many of these adult pupils will be
come buyers of the daily newspapers
and the magazines and will be in a
position to keep up with the trend
of affairs in their city, state and
This school is only the beginning.
Courses in American history, litera
ture, civics and technical courses
are to be organized as the depart
ment grows and pupils are ready for
the higher education as befits $5-a-day
foreign laborers, with the view
of making them more efficient work
ers, better citizens and better pre
pared to live, which in Ford's phil
osophy, is the purpose of work" and
THE JURY BRIBING CASE
Detectives from the state's attor
ney's office spent all day yesterday
seeking John Shannon and John Mc
Carthy, men implicated in the jury
bribing confession of Malone and
State's Attorney Barnhardt, who is
handling the case, thinks fictitious
names were given by Malone and Mc
Mahon. "Dictograph records will implicate
some prominent people," said the as
sistant state's attorney, "and we are
to verify all statements before we do
anything." K i,
WRIGHT TYPOS LEADER
Edwin R. Wright, former president
of 111. State Federation of Labor, was
installed as president of Chicago
Typographical Union No. 16, to suc
ceed Walter W. Barrett, yesterday.
The union gained 750 members
during the last three years and has
4,400 members. It is now next to
"Big Six" of New York city.
Ice companies in some of the large
cities of the country distribute a cer
tain amount of free ice to poor moth
ers every summer. The plan might
be followed by ice companies in
smaller cities all over the country
with excellent results in the fight
against mortality among babies,
Sew a small brass ring on the gar
den gloves and hang them up when
not in use.
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