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HOLPUCH OPPOSES TEACHERS'
The senate schools investigating
committee, sent up here when the
school board seemed in danger of a
bona fide investigation from the city
council, resumed its operations today.
Trustee Joseph Holpuch, big business
man, resumed the stand.
He is a building contractor and is
associated with men who handle
building material His bitterest at
tack today was on the repair depart
ment of the school board, which man
ufactures desks, cabinets, window
shades and hundreds of other arti
cles used on school "buildings.
If the repair department did not do
this the profits would go to a crowd
of building contractors and material
He sailed into this repair depart
ment and hammered hard at it It
had been suggested previously that
the repair department should be
made to bid against manufacturers.
This would give them a chance to
grab some of the profits which the
school board now pays itself.
Holpuch admitted to the senate
committee that he was an opponent
of the wage schedule now paid to
teachers. He not only intimated that
automatic increase was putting the
board in the hole, but said that teach
ers should be paid out of what was
left when the other departments had
scrambled for their part in the school
He backed the repeated suggestion
of members of the board, who had
been called first, before the "investi
gation" dies down, that a business
man or managership should have
charge of the school affairs.
As an intimation that some trus
tees of the school board are not sat
fied with the way Lewis Larson, sec
retary, bosses the financial affairs,
he pointed out the fact that Larson's
statement was accepted in many
cases when a large appropriation
was passed. Trustees often knew al
most nothing about what they voted
t upon other than that Larson recom
mended the proposition.
WARSAW EVACUATED, SAYS
Berlin. Russian legation at The
Hague has officially announced the
evacuation of Warsaw, according to
dispatches received here today.
London. Belgian steamer Koop
handel of Antwerp sunk by German
submarine. Crew saved.
Petrograd. Gen. Von Gallwitz's
new drive southward toward Petro
grad Warsaw railway is being held up
by stubborn Russian resistance along
railway leading through Vyskof. Slav
losses in past 48 hours have been
The belief prevails that if Russian
line on Narew continues to hold for
two more days main Russian armies
will have reached new positions as
signed for them beyond Vistula.
London. Russian aviators attach
ed to Black sea fleet flew over Con
stantinople, bombarding harbor
Rome. In most furious battle of
lower Isonzo campaign Austrian regi
ment was entrapped and cut to pieces
by Italian bersagheri on Carso pla
teau Monday night.
Amsterdam. German authorities
in Belgium have issued strict orders
that no Belgians shall display British
colors today to observe first anniver
sary of Anglo-German declaration of
Paris. Sure sign that France an
ticipates long war and at least an
other winter of trench fighting seen
in fact that army Is now "taking a
vacation." Trains arriving here
brought large number of men who
have been doing heavy work along
"Why did Blinks fail in his photo
"Asked his customers the first
thing whether they wanted photoi
graphs or likenesses."