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friANTS SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO
RETURN THAT MONEY
Unless the five public school offi
cials who went on the European
junket at the expense of the board of
education return the funds spent on
the trip Attorney Thos. J. Suther
land threatens a civil suit to enforce
The spending of the school funds
in such a manner has been termed
as "unlawful." On the trip were Mrs.
Young, John D. Shoop, Mrs. Gertrude
Howe Britton, Lewis E. Larson and
Angus Roy Shannon. Each were al
lowed $1,500 for expenses.
Mrs. Young several days ago offer
ed to return the money.
SAY PUSHCART MAN COULD CUT
DOWN THE LIVING COST
Legalized graft forced from -wagon
and pushcart peddlers by the city
government of Chicago ought to be
ended, according to some members
of the city markets commission.
Wagon and pushcart peddlers, if
watched over in the right way, will
help cut the cost of living because
they don't have to pay rent and they
handle smaller stocks and don't get
stung as often as the big fellows, it is
Only one thing stands in the way
of wagon and pushcart peddlers cut
ting prices way below most of the
regular retailers. Every wagon ped
dler pays a license of $50 a year and
every pushcart man $25 a year.
Even the raggedy woman who
comes along with a basket of ban
anas or oranges on her arm is forced
to come across with 80 cents a month
license money. Of course, somebody
pays these licenses. And that some
body is the people who buy stuff from
the wagon and pushcart men and
the women with baskets.
Frederick Rex, municipal reference
librarian, said today the commission
will take up the license question and
make recommendations to the city
"Licenses for wagon men should
be cut from $50 to $10 and pushcart
men from $25 to $5, some members
of the markets commission believe,"
said Rex. "A peddler who buys direct
from a farmer instead of a commis
sion man can undersell all but the
keenest and ablest retailers. Peddlers
who have regular routes and are try
ing to hold on to a regular line of
daily customers give good service
and ought to be encouraged."
In its treatment of peddlers, Chi
cago is outclassed by New York,
which has a lower license fee. The
Gotham public is protected, too, by
physical examinations and strict
health supervision of peddlers, so
that none with an infectious disease
is selling foodstuff. Chicago is doing
nothing along this line.
GEOGRAPHY OF THE WAR
Chauny Industrial town of 11,
000. 18 miles south of St. Quentin.
Around it lie a number of small towns
with porcelain factories. The famous
St. Gobain mirror works are five
Coucy-Le-Chateau Village, eight
miles out of Chauny, noted as the
strongest fortress of mediaeval times.
Its castle covered 10,000 square
yards and was built in the 13th cen
tury. Its walls in some portions are
34 feet thick. This monument to
feudal times is now in the reported
center of battles.
Noyon Ancient city, 67 miles from
Paris and 15 miles north of Com
peigne. Noted as the birthplace of
Calvin. Charlmagne was crowned
king here in 768. Its cathedral is one
of the most beautiful in Prance.
Chantilly First large town outside
of Paris. Famous for its race course
and residences of the Condes. Has
been attractive to most tourists for
its arts and historical interests.
Mrs. Catherine Wilson, 19, 20 S.
May sL, supicided with poison. Hus
band in next room. Told police wife
had no reason to take life,.