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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 22, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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MARGARET HALEY SPEAKS FOR
MAYOR HARRISON
Margaret Haley, noted leader of
the Chicago Teachers' Federation,
came out strong for iklayor Harrison
today in several speeches to moth
ers at the Harrison noonday meet
ings. She said the welfare of the
school phildren of Chicago depended
on the mayor's re-election.
"Any one -who criticises, an admin
istration when it should be criticised
should, in all fairness, give credit
where credit is due. That is my posi
tion," said Miss Haley.
"Mr. Harrison retained Mrs. Young
when she was threatened with re
moval, the only charges against her
being that she was a woman and an
educator.
"Every woman who has the wel
fare of the children and schools of
Chicago at heart should approve this
action and indicate approval in a way
to let public officials know women ap
precite their friends and will stand by
them.
"And unless we do recognize our
friends among public officials, and
support them, women can expect
nothing.
"Last year the gas company had a
free gift from the people of $6,759,000
in the form of net receipts. The elec
tric light company was handed
$8,000,000. The gas company was
given half a million dollars more than
the total receipts of the water depart
ment To' the gas and electric com
jwnies together we gave more than
i6ur nubile school system cost
"The gas and electric crowds are
the same, afld "the people have given
them enough, without giving them
a mayor. But, If the people want to
give the gas company a mayor, give
it to Roger Sullivan himself, and not
to his alias, Sweitzer.
"Prom what I can learn of Mr.
Sweitzer he is too good a sport to
ride nto office on the shoulders of
uur?an ana men kick tne latter
fronjjjundet' when he is safely seated.
'Tarn speaking personally and not j
1 for the teachers' federation. I Tiava
knpeked at the mayor's office to im
prove the conditions of the school
children of Chicago. But now that
we have received consideration, now
that bur school system has reached
its highest point of efficiency, har
mony and unity, .the time for knock
ing has ceased, and we should work
together to retain what we have
gained.
"We have the best conditions the
schools have ever enjoyed. Under
Mayor Harrison we would be assured
a continuance of these conditions and
it is foolish to run the needless risk
a change will bring.
"I criticised the administration
when I thought it was wrong, but,
having been fairly and justly dealt
with on the school question,., we
should be willing to place the credit
where it belongs, and emphasize our
appreciation by supporting Mayor
Harrison."
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ANOTHER MINE MIXUP
Wheeling. W. Va., Feb. 22. Sheriff
Conway of Marion county today ap
pealed to Gov. Hatfield for militia to
queU disturbances in the miners'
Strike at Parmington near Fairmont
Deputy W. R. Riggs, whose skull was
fractured, is dying today.
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Schiller st station N. W. "L," and
14th pL, station, West Side "L," held
up. $13,00.
Margaret Lethram, 2112 W. Harri
son, took poison after quarrel with
companion. Serious.
Margaret Colernan, 3654 Indiana
av., robbed of $210 and $200 worth
of jewelry by 2 men. Locked in closet
Detectives trying to find loop win
dow smashers who h&ve'been mak
ing series of raids on Manhattan
Bldg. 4 broken yesterday.
Washington. Pres. Wilson noniJn
ated as members of interstate trade
commission: Joseph J?. Davies, Wis.;
Edward N- Hurley, HI.; W. J. Harris,
Ga,; W. H. Perry, Wash; Qeorge Rub
lee, n, a
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