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TEACHERS' TAX STORY TURNED
DOWN BY TRUST PRESS
Margaret Haley sent all the after
noon papers yesterday a statement
on why Chicago schools and play
grounds lose millions of dollars of
tax money every year. She sent it as
business agent for 'the Chicago
Teachers' Federation, which has
4,124 paid-up members.
Not one of the afternoon trust pa
pers of Chicago printed this state
ment. It would take only a quarter
of a column. But the Tearchers'
Federation can't get space for ex
plaining why big loop landlords like
Julius Rosenwald escape paying taxes
on $608,000 of real estate value in the
Columbus Memorial Building and site.
Roy O. West sent the papers a
statement. The Daily News, the
Journal 'and the Evening Post all
printed it It took up a whole col
umn. It was old stuff, the same old
stuff the lawyers for taxdodgers
have been spilling around for years.
What Margaret Haley wanted to
print was news. Nobody knew the"
assessment valuation of the Colum
bus Memorial Building and site at
State and Washington streets was
short $608,000. It was news to the
editors. But they didn't print it .
The teachers got a five per cent
raise in pay last May. But it's only
on paper. The city hasn't got the
money to pay the raise. So the teach
are are trying through their organ
ization to get more tax-money into
the public treasury. And the trust
press is trying to block them.
Roy O. West's claim that if State's
Att'y Hoyne insists on enforcing the
tax laws he will have to assess the
washerwoman's tub is replied to by
Hayden N. Bell, ass't state's att'y.
"According to Mr. West'.s own the
ory as a taxing official," said Bell,
"the woman owner of a washtub ap
pearing before him would be assessed
full value on the tub, while the mil
lionaire would be assessed on one-
tenth lull value on shares of capftajj
stock held in Sears-RoeDuck and sim
SAD-EYED GENIUS IS QUITE A
Paris, France Romain Rolland, the
sad-eyed literary genius isn't half a
sad as the Cubists and the Futurists
and the rest of the artist-freaks
would have him appear.
The Frenchman is having a very
good time -just now writing abusive
letters to Hauptmann and other Ger
man literary fellows telling them the
German warfare is vandalism and not
patriotism; he's also rejoicing over
the success of his latest book "Mu
sicians of Today," in which he con
tinues his favorite literary pursuit of
portraying musical genius.
Chicago Newsboys' Protective
Union met last night at 108 W. Wash
ington st. and elected the following
officers: Pres., Tony Ross; vice
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