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DARROW DISCUSSES JULIUS AS
A "HERO AND MARTYR"
Whether Julius Rosenwald is a
hero and a martyr was discussed by
Clarence Darrow-before the Single
Tax tdub last night. Darrow said:
"If all those who evade personal
property taxes were indicted every
owner of personal property would be
indicted. Where one makes a stand
against unjust taxation because it is
unjust, he deserves commendation;
where he makes a stand to escape
paving taxes, that's another matter.
"If Mr. Rosenwald is opposed to
personal property taxation and every
other kind of unjust taxation, let the
cers; Peter Walsheid, board of re
PHONE GIRL TRIES SUICIDE
TOPPLES FROM SWITCHBOARD
Anna Jacobs. -a telephone operator
at the Humboldt exchange, fell from
her chair at the switchboard last
night and screamed that she had
taken poison. For a moment the oth
er operators were panic stricken.
Then a taxi was called and the girl
was rushed to the Evangelical Dea
coness Hospital where she is in a se
Miss Jacobs swallowed the poison
at the busiest hour of the evening
single taxers ask him for $100,000 to when thousands of calls were coming
aid in establishing the only just and
feasible taxation method.
"But Mr. Rosenwald is one of the
conspicuous examples of the robbery
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despoiling of the many for the bene- j
Employes of the telephone com
pany refused to divulge information
when questioned and the police re
ceived no report of the affair.
This morning s papers, with the ex-
fit of the few. As long as there are ception of the Examiner,
any poor men to defend I wouldn't , story.
waste my time defending him unless
I were paid for it.
"Everybody who's against radical
ism is for him. Everybody who's
grinding the faces of the poor is for
him. All the churches and Christian
associations and all who believe in
righteousness as now administered
are for him. If his case is tried I hope
he'll win, because I want to see every
defendant in court win for no other
The Rosewald geology and geogra
phy hall at the University of Chicago
'is now completed. Cost, $300,000.
Presented by Julius Rosenwald. Ex
periments in ore deposits and high
pressure tests began in the basement
laboratory this week.
The special grand jury on tax
frauds adjourns till April 15. It has
indicted Julius Rosenwald, president
of Sears, Roebuck & Co.; Herman
Voss of the Continental Clothing Co.;
Adam Kreuter of the American Laun
dry Machinery Co.; John Hadesman
and J. P. Hadesman, wholesale gro-,
MAY LEASE SCHOOL LAND
In accordance with the suggestion
of John J. Sbnsteby, the building and
grounds committee of the school
board today will debate on the leas
ing of a large tract of land in Austin,
owned by the board, for manufac
turing or residence purposes.
The tract extends for a mile along
the B. & O. tracks, north of 12th st.
Sonsteby urged that the land be
made a residence district, but his
opponents say the proximity of the
B. & O. railroad makes it more val
uable to manufacturers
MUST PAY $1,500 BACK ALIMONY
Walter E. Kirkpatrick, vice presi
dent of the Chicago Title and Trust
Co., must pay his wife $1,500 back
alimony, according to the decree of
the superior court yesterday.
His wife was granted $400 a month
separate maintenance and use of his
brownstone mansion at 6332 Sheri
dan road in 1912.