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of the board and presented more of
his "suggestions for improvements."
"When the board of education re
fused to accept the appraisal of Ber
tram Winston, Simons-Strauss and
Jesse Holdom, was it because this ap
praisal was too low?" Stein asked
"Oh, no," was the reply. "It was
because the board did not agree with
the manner in which the three ap
praisers arrived at their conclusions."
At the outset of the school lease
discussion, Stein suggested that the
property acquired by the Chicago
Tribune from the schools in the in
famous "midnight lease" deal, be left
out in considering the school block
from Madison to Monroe and from
State to Dearborn sts.
"Let us exclude the property of the
Chicago Tribune when talking of this
matter," asked Stein. He gave no
reason for this action in the case of
The efforts of both seemed to be to
decry court action contemplated by
the school board to throw out the
last appraisal on the State st scohol
lands. This appraisal gives many
State st school land leaseholders
even lower rent than they have been
paying, in spite of a clause in the
leases which says that the valuation
shall be raised as the value of the
property increases. Rental is based
on 6 per cent of the value.
"If the appraisal is accepted the
school board would lose about $60,
K)00. Am I right?" asked Atfy Stein.
"Right," answered Otis. "But the
matter might be tied up in court for
six or seven years and in the mean
time the school board will lose the
use of the rental."
"This would amount to about
$275,000, would it not?" asked Stein.
"Yes, and more," declared Otis.
"It would come to $300,000."
Otis, when quizzed on the matter
of school sites intimated that one
man should have control of the selec
tion of sites. This would do away
with any graft which now exists, he
ANNIE FLIRTED AND CHARLES
Chas. Mayhew, 2550 S. Wabash av.,
is in the toils of the federal law. And
all because little Amie Perryman, col-
ored, flirted with two men at Wabash
The two Amie made eyes at
chanced to be Officers Scott and
Tucker of Stanton av. station. They
noticed that one of Amie's eyes did
not twinkle as brightly as the other.
They suspected at once that Amie
had gotten a beating becausing she
was not earning coin enough to
please her master.
Amie's story convinced them their
suspicions were right She said May-
hew had brought her up from St
Louis last week. She met him there
and he courted her and she thought
she was coming to Chicago to marry
him, she said, but instead she was
forced to go upon the street to earn
money for him.
Mayhew will probably be given a
hearing before U. S. Commissioner
Mason late today.
BACKBONE OF STRIKE RESTS ON
Bridgeport, Conn., July 21 On the
efforts of union leaders to get six
hundred non-union machinists em
ployed at the Remington Arms Com
pany to walk out today hung the gen
eral strike that was expected to tie
up all the munition factories supply
ing the allies. The union officials ad
mitted that unless they could tie up A
the Remington Company the back
bone of the strike would be broken.
Only 150 men struck at the Rem
ington plant today. The total num
ber now out is about 500.
150 chauffeurs were fined $5 each
and $6 costs in speeders' courf today.
Had not complied with new city vehi
cle tax law.