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HULL HOUSE PEOPLE WANT
PARADE OF JOB LESS
A monster parade of the unemploy
ed of Chicago may soon be seen if the
plans of Jane Addams, Sophonisba
Breckenridge and other, noted social
workers go through.
They are preparing a demand,
through Attorney William A. Cun
nea, for the right to parade. This de
mand will be presented to the city
Miss Breckenridge said the unem
ployed problem is so vital that a big
parade is necessary to show the city
how conditions are.
"We have ta get away from the
idea that hunger and want can be ob
literated by a display of police author
ity," said Miss Breckenridge. "We
must banish the absurd theory that
unemployment and consequent mis
ery among the poor may, be swept
aside by driving the miserable about
"We must give these people the
rights the constitution guarantees
them. They must be "permitted to
parade and that is a matter to be tak
en up before the next meeting of the
city council. We must do real things
instead of paper things.
"We wil try to get the heads of the
free employment department of the
city to lead the unemployed in a great
march through the principal, streets.
We wil try to have them led through
the streets by a squad of police, just
as the unemployed in New York and
other large cities in this country and
Europe have been led. It is the way
to do these things. That is what the
police are for to promote order.
"I see that First Deputy Schuettler
objects to the black flag that was
carried in the parade of Sunday.
Why? What does Schuettler know
about that flag? If the marchers had
been carrying a red flag he no doubt
would have had them all under arrest
for displaying the symbol of anarchy,
but if Mr. Schuettler doesn't know it
he had better find out that the black
flae these poor people carried was the
symbol of their woe."
BAKERS FROM ALL OVER GET
BUSY ON WHEAT SITUATION
Convention of bakers rfom twenty
five cities met in Hotel Sherman yes
terday for secret session. They dis
cussed the rise in the price of wheat.
The organization the Bakers
Efficiency bureau is expected to
send a delegation to Washington ask
ing federal action to prevent price
Local federeal authorities are
again working tc find grounds for
any possible prosecution. U. S. Dis
trict Atfy dyne called several grain
dealers and bakers to the Federal
building for a conference.
Clyne, when interviewed, would
not predict grand jury action, but de
clared that he was awaiting orders
from the president, expected today.
SCHOOL FUND IS SHY
Another lean year is in store for
the school board. With a $12,148,000
budget to provide for and $750,000
less to meet the budget the finance
committee is up a tree.
After repeated efforts to pare the
budget the finance body of the school
board gave up in despair. A special
committee of eight was appointed,
but without results.
Mrs. Young, sup't of schools, sug
gested that each of the school teach
ers give two weeks' salary. This
would almost make up the deficit.
The .rest could be produced by hold
ing up raises provided for in the board
Unless something better is found
her plan may be adopted. No mat
ter what the solution is the board
must skimp and do "without things
needed by the students because some
of the other bodies which get Chicago
taxes are hogging the more than
their share and because some of our
"best citizens" are not coming across
i with their taxes.
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