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CLUB WOMEN WILL FIGHT POLITICIANS WHO
AID THE TAXDODGERS
The Woman's Party of Cook Coun
ty has decided to concentrate its fight
in the coming election on the vari
ous big interest candidates for the
Board of Review and the Board oi
The women believe, that by concen
trating in this manner they will be
able to do more goj?d for the people
who are bearing the brunt of taxation
while the rich and influential are al
lowed tQ dodge their assessments.
The campaign of the Woman's
Party is in the hands of Mrs. Char
lotte Rhodus and Mrs. Annie Wallace
Hunt. Already they have started aft
er the present members of the two
boards for the manner in which the
people have been beaten out of taxes
by the millionaires who own prop
erty on State street between Van
Buren and Lake.
Now they are extending their work.
At present the lower North Side, rich
in property used as warehouses and J
factories, is under investigation.
Miss Agnes O'Brien and Mrs. Mar
garet Freer have been working on
the North Side end of the probe and
they are ready to spring some inter
Among the extensive owners of
property in this part of town are Mrs.
Potter Palmer and Vic Lawson, boss
of The Daily News. Also there are
big corporations such as the Amer
ican Can Co., which has inuch land
on the lower North Side.
Miss O'Brien and Mrs. Freer both
declare openly that the assessors and
the Board o Review are letting them
get away with a low taxation In that
section of town.
Also the women are concentrating
their fight on Ike Powell, whom Roy
West is backing to take the place on
the Board of Review so long occupied
They point to West's ocnnection
with nearly every Imaginable corpor
ation as an indication of what they
mean when they oppose any contin
uance of his Influence on a, body so
important to every one in Cook
county as the Board of Review.
.Beginning now and ending "with,
election the women propose to make'
one of the most aggressive cam
paigns ever attempted by any organ-.
izatlon of women.
They have had signs printed which
they propose to place on every piece
of property they believe undervalued.
In glaring letters these signs will call
the public's attention to the manner
in which they are getting skinned by
a Board of Assessors and a Board of
Review friendly to Big Business.
"We are going to try and Impress
on the people of Cook county," said
Mrs. Rhodus, "the importance of
these two bodies. The average voter
pays hardly any attention to the can
didates for the Board of Review and
the Board of Assessors, and it Is very
easy for the bad opes to slip in. It is
particularly easy in a year like this
when the voters' attention Is center
ed on the fight for U. S. senator andJ
other contests at the head of. the
AFTER PHONE COMPANY
To prevent the telephone company
from breaking the sewers of Euclid
av. in Oak Park, Mrs. George M.
Clayberg, president of the Suburban
Civics and Equal Suffrage Ass'n, pa
trolled the street yesterday, watching
for unrepaired breaks left by the
She says they should lay the wires
in the valley where the sewers Will
not be touched as they often break
these conduits and neglect to fix
Mrs. Clayberg's club will be noti
fied of yesterday's incident and the
village authorities are to be asked not
to permit the phone workers to dig
up the streets.