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QUEER VALUES IN SCHOOL LAN&
t LEASES SHOWN PROBERS
The soft school land leases held by
the Chicago Tribune and Daily News
will be brought to the notice of the
senate school investigation commit
tee if a member of the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor gets on the stand
before the senators.
Edward Nockles to inform those
gentlemen of some facts has seen to
it that each of them has a printed
pamphlet with the school-land lease
deal contacted as passed on by the
The senators will find it hard to
dodge some of the facts contained in
the pamphlet They deal with land
values and rentals paid on school
lands, which has a vital connection
with the board of education's income.
The school land lease facts are
those uncovered by an investigating
committee from the labor body.
These were printed. None of the
trust papers published a word of this.
"We found that the Chicago Tri
bune pays $45.58 per square foot per
year for its lease, made without a re
valuation clause, while the owners of
the Hartford building, on a less valu
able piece of ground west, across the
street, pay $86.58 per square foot,"
says the report "The owners of the
old Inter Ocean building on the cor
ner diagonally across the street and
west pay $90.35 per square foot on
less grouna and less valuable ground;
and the Boston Store across the
street to the -north pays $91.35 per
"We found that this difference of
100 per cent in the estimated value of
the land upon there four corners of
property belong to the school fund.
It is out of this school fund that the
education of the young must be car
ried on, and this robbery of 50 per
cent without a revaluation to provide
for the growth of its value from time
to time as the city's population in
increases was practically a direct rob
bery from the school fund.
"ft was all planned by the Tribune
company; the Tribune company at
the time this lease was made had
upon the school board as one of its
members its hired attorney, and this
attorney in the day time was the at
torney for the Tribune company,
drawing his pay for representing it in
court and in office, and in the night
time was a member of the school
board, making leases for the benefit
of the Tribune company.
"We found that the Chicago Daily
News paid to the board of education
upon a lease drawn upon a revalua
tion clause $16.67 per square foot,
while the LaSalle hotel immediately
adjoining the same site paid $91 per
"The tract of land to the west paid
$41.60 per square foot; the tract west
of that paid $52.70 per square foot;
while Vogelsang's site immediately,
across the street paid $36.75 per
square foot upon the same street and
COCKTAIL MIXER FEATURE OF
Harbor Point, Mich., July 30.
Guests at the splendid country home
of Miss Catherine Barker, America's
$300,000,000 orphan girl, who on
Saturday will be married to Howard
H. Spaulding, Jr., of Chicago, wel
comed today Mr. Joseph E. Briggs.
Mr. Briggs, hailed as the most skilled
of his tribe west of 42d street and
Broadway, is especially engaged for
the occasion. He is Chicago's pre
mier blender of cocktails.
The thousands of wedding gifts,
which, have been pouring in by every
train and boat, were placed on exhi
bition today for first time.
"Miracle man" doctor got $56, from
Rabbi Abe Damelezskay,.1208 Hast
ings st, while examining him fol
Generally fair Friday and Satur
day; not much change in tempera
ture; gentle variable winds,