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BRANCH HOSPITALS BACKED BY
Location of branch hospitals in
remote and thickly-settled sections of
the city was advocated by Peter Rein
berg, Democratic nominee for presi
dent and member" of the County
Board, at meetings he addressed last
evening. At a comparatively trifling
cost, he Baid, three such institutions
could be established. In addition,
Mr. Reinberg urged the establishment
of a relief station near the new muni
cipal pier on the lake front. There
convalescing patients could be
brought and a day-camp boat, similar
to the orie in use in New York, could
operate during the summer.
"If we wish to do a real service to
the poor of Cook county,-" said Mr.
Reinberg, "we should at oftce serious
ly consider the most advantageous
locations for such branchy-hospitals in
districts that are far removed from
the County Hospital.
"At present if there is an accident
in West Pullman or Evanston, and
local hospitals refuse to care for the
stricken persons, a? they frequently;
do, a drive of ten to twenty miles at
such a time will bring death because
of delay in giving surgical attention.
"As Cook county maintains her
hospitals for the poor and destitute,
patients that the private hospitals so
often refuse attention, it should not
hesitate to go a step farther In re
lieving suffering among them. At a
cost of a few cents per hundred dol
lars of assessed property sufficient
money could be provided for the pur
chase of grounds and erection of
buildings. 'We could'maintain the
branch institutions on the savings
that would accrue under a business
like system of conducting the coun
ty's affair. One very important fea
ture in the operation of such hospi
tals is that the staff of physicians
and surgeons would donate their
"Each of these hospitals would
have a maternity ward, something of
which Cook county cannot have too i
many, a large ward for children and
medical and surgical wards for wo
men and men.
"In New York they have three
branch hospitals and Chicago, a city
of greater distance than the eastern
metropolis, has not one."
TO HOLD OPEN FORUM WHERE
EVEDYBODY CAN TAKE PART.
An open forum, free from propa
ganda other than freedom of speech
and the building of social faith and
brotherhood, is to be conducted at
the Church of the Redeemer, War
ren avenue and Robey street every
Sunday evening at 745, beginning
It is planned that the meetings
shall be patterned after those con
ducted at Ford Hall in Boston and
Cooper Union in New York City.
Charles Zueblin of Boston will, speak
Sunday night on "Economic Jus
tice," and at the close of the address
questions may be asked from the
floor. Other speakers for the month
of November are Alderman Chas. E.
Merriam on "Crime in Chicago,"
Bev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones on "The
Distortions of Militarism," Miss Har
riet Vittum on "Women's Contribu
tions to American Progress," and
John H. Walker, Pres. HI. State Fed
eration of Labor, on "Why the Trade
WOMEN BACK McGLOON
The Illinqis Women's Home Pro
tectors' Ass'n have issued an appeal
to the voters of the nineteenth sena
torial district to support James C.
McGloon, Democratic candidate for
representative in the nineteenth sen
atorial district. McGloon is pledged
to work for the enactment of humane
laws and to secure amendments to
the present Juvenile Court law to.
more fully protect the homes of the
poor and defenseless.
Kalamazoo, Mich. Woman suf
frage received endorsement of Mich
igan State-Teachers' Ass'n.