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SCHOOL BOARD GETS BUSY ON
Members of the chool board finance
committee are rolling up their sleeves
in preparation for xgal work. Thurs
day has, been set as the day to start
making up the budget.
Mrs. Young, sup't of schools, noti
fied the board that she was ready;
with her estimates, but Lewis Larson,
secretary t61d the committee his fig
ures were not yet complete.
A little scrap started in the finance
committee when Mrs. Young asked
that the title of her assistants be
qfcanged to that of "associate super
intendents." John J. Sonsteby sent
word to the body that he opposed
granting the new title to Mrs. Mur
phy, second ass't sup't, because she
was no higher in rank than a district
superintendent. Disposition of the
matter was delayed.
An auditor's report was reviewed
anfl Mrs. Young was granted an edu
cational secretary with a salary of
$200 a year.
TO ASK LEGISLATURE TO AID
Tired of being stalled by the city
eoimcfl's slowness in aiding the un
employed, the industrial commission
which has undertaken -to better
things for the jobless man will appeal
to the state legislature.
Gov. Dunne wfll be asked to make
a request to the state law-making
bodies to hurry through the laws ad
vocated by the unemployment body,
headed by Prof. Charles Henderson.
Rehabilitation and improvement of
state free employment agencies, as
proposed in a bill recently pased by
the city council.
Prosecution of public work at time
of industrial depression instead of at
time of industrial activity.
Adoption of a system of unemploy
ment insurance modeled after those
in Great Britain and other European
The promised "spring opening" in
the railroads which would do so much
for the jobless man has not yet come
evidently. The Pullman Co., operat
ing the Pullman sleepers, laid oft
3,000 men last week because a large
car order from the east was cancelled.
The cause for cancellation was giveii
as "unsettled business conditions."
By Jim Manee
I stand out in the aisleway
Of surface street cars every day,
And so I've got this much to say,
Although I hate to fuss.
My arm is tired, I hate to hang
To straps with others of the gang-,
Hove to hear the street cars clang
But, oh, you jitney bus.
P. S. In cities- where folks gel a
chance to ride in jitneys the condi
tion reminds us of that Tamous song:.
"Everybody's Doin' It"
AURORA POLICE WOULD BUY
HOUNDS FOR PROTECTION
That the Aurora police fear an
other murder of the Jennie Miller and
Emma Peterson type is the rumor
about the town. This was substan
tiated when Chief of Police "Michels
went before the city council asking
that they buythe bloedhounds which
traced the slayer of Emma Peterson
to the banks of the Fox river.
Michels is firm in his belief that
the murderer is the slayer, of Jennie
Miller, and that robbery, coupled
with insanity, was the motive for both ,
Aurora is aroused by a prediction
that the slayer is still at large in tha
town and may break loose again atj&
any time. Women and girls seldom?' .
venture into the streets without pro
tection. WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Tuesday; Wednesday unset
tled, possibly with rain or snow by
night, not much change in tempera
ture; moderate, variable winds, in"