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JACOB M. LOEB COMPARED TO
"- Several hundred young men and
iwomen students of the Chicago He
brew institute night school met last
night and protested against Russia
like means employed by Jacob M.
Loeb to squelch free speech.
- Loeb, a school trustee, is president
bf the Hebrew institute, 1258 Taylor
st, Chicago's leading Jewish public
Loeb's resignation is demanded.
The tactics he has been using in run
ning the institute savor too much of
the rule of iron in Russia.
The brewing storm broke Monday
""night when an incipient meeting of
le Labor Defense league was to
have been held in the Institute's as
sembly room. Carpenters' Local No.
"904 had rented the hall. They want--ed
to meet to discuss means of de
fense for union labor men who are
unjustly held in prison.
i Those who came to attend the
meeting found the doors barred
against them. When they demanded
3the right to enter the hall they had
rented and paid for, the police were
called to disperse them. The labor
men held their meeting, but in anoth
That evening A. I. Margolis, assist
ant superintendent of the institute,
was discharged. Margolis had rent
ed the halL Loeb gave out a news
paper interview attacking Margolis.
When the labor men were refused
admittance to the Hebrew institute
Loeb did not say it was because free
speech was obnoxjous. It was an
nounced that the objection was that
the ones who were going to attend
She meeting were mostly not mem
bers of the institute.
ft The meeting last night was
anembers of the institute. Nearly all
svere Russian Jews who have not
&een In this country longer than a
year or two. All of them still re
member the Russian knout and the
use of the police to prohibit free
possible that the American police
would disturb a peaceful meeting
that was not treasonable nor even
The night students attempted to
hold the meeting at the institute last
night, but were denied admittance
So they went to West Side hall, Tay
lor and Center av There they for
mulated the following demands: N
That Loeb be censured for his at
titude in not allowing the use of the
hall for free speech.
That Margolis be reinstated.
If these are not complied with by
next Monday all the night classes will
walk out and refuse to enter the in
stitute. "It looks too much like Russia
when we cannot meet in our own
building," said Isador Berman, who
presided last night
Loeb as a member of the school
board has been a bully as well as a
reactionary. He represents big busi
ness on the board and has tried hia
best to browbeat women teachers.
FOUR ARRESTED AS RESULT OF
LITTLE GIRL'S STORY
Detectives sat for hours at the bed
side of Helen Byron, 15 years old, :n
a South Side hospital last night lis
tening to a story the girl had to tell
of the three days she was held a pris
oner in the home of an unlicensed
practicing .physician at 2339 W.
Following her story "Dr." P. J. Kra
kowski. his wife and son, Julius, and
John Sumbelski, the wife's brother,
Helen disappeared three days ago.
Acdording to the story she told the
police, Bhewent to the Krakowski
hntm th eive the "doctor" a messaera
of ffrom her mother, who was ill in the
There she complained of a head
ache. Krakowski gave her a hypo
dermic injection and took her into
another room, where she lost con
sciousness. The Byrons live at 919 W. 350
speech. They did not think it was 1