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MAYBE WE'LL FIND OUT JUST
WHERE THEY ALL STAND
Where do Mayor Thompson's ap
pointees to the school board stand on
issues that are pertinent to the good
of the public schools?
Let the sub-committee of the city
council committee on schools alone
and it will find out or else make the
appointees- afraid to answer, back
water and through silence show their
Aids. Lynch, Buck and Kennedy,
who make up the sub-committee, to
day made out a list of questions
which will be put to each candidate.
The questions get right to the meat
and are very clear. They will be sent
by special messenger to each ap
pointee, so there can be no excuse for
dodging except plain fear to answer.
Here are some of the questions:
Conform to the law by having lived
in Chicago five years?
Appro.ve of allowing the city, which
levies and appropriates all school mo
ney to investigate the finances of
the board of education?
Approve of the Loeb rule?
Believe board of education should
forbid employes to join an organiza
tion connected with the American
Fed. of Labor?
Fav6r opening schools as social
Favor Cooley bill?
Have you any children? Were they
or are they being educated in the
Will your business permit you to
attend board meetings regularly and
at all time?
Have you pledged your vote to any
1 person for president of the board or
for superintendent of schools ? Ig so,
The sub-committee has been in
formed that A. Sheldon. Clark does
not eyen live in Chicago, but resides
in Evanston and that perhaps three
other of the mayor's new appointees
do not reside in Chicago.
The mayor gave out an interview
1 today lauding his appointments. Ho
did not explain why he ditched John
Metz, only union labor man bn the old
board, and ignored union labor en
tirely in his appointments.
WHITLOCK QUOTED AS DENYING
Berlin, via Sayville wireless, Oct.
27. Brand Whitlock, American min
ister to Brussels, was quoted today
in a German-inspired statement
charging that the English misrepre
sented the principal details of the
Edith Cavell case.
"The United States minister to
Brussels," it was asserted, "states
that the English government publica
tions concerning the Cavell incident
are untrue as far as he is concerned."
"Further," continued the account,
"Sir Edward Grey said that the Ger
man authorities did not keep their
promise to inform the United States'
minister concerning the trial's prog
ress. That no such promise was given
is admitted by the minister.
"The minister also says he was
most painfully affected by the publi
cations and will immediately Inform
the" American ambassador in London
and the United States government"
San Francisco. Defeat of Gov.
Hiram Johnson's nonpartisan bills
and nine proposed constitutional
amendments in state-wide referen
dum shown by incomplete returns.
Louisiana, Mo. Mrs. Lucinda
Brown, Gamma, Mo., killed, and four
other members of auto party injured
when machine crashed through abut
ment on bridge near Louisiana.
London. American Ambassador
Page unqualifiedly denies persistent
reports that he intends, to resign.
Eufaula, Okla. . Between 12 and
15 bandits, faces blacked with burnt
cork, held up southbound passenger
train on M. K. & T. railroad, blew
two safes in express car and escaped
with four packages said to contain
.quantity of cheap jewelry.