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BOY'S SUICIDE STIRS STUDENTS OF HIGH
SCHOOL TO KICK ON STRICTNESS
Farlv last Sundav morning they
took young Walter Johnson's body
from the Lincoln Park-lagoon.
A week before he was sent home
from school because he had dared to
laugh right out loud in his classes.
Taken from his classroom before the
eyes of his sweetheart, Hilda Swan
son, he was told to go and bring his
aunt back to school with him.
Walter while helived went to the
McKinley high school.
After school the other day a small
crowd of boys who were fellow stu
dents of Walter got together in one
of the .boy's homes. They decided to
protest against the rigid way that
things are run at the McKinley high
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nf thP. school, to act for them.
Nathanson says students are
frowned upon if caught talking to an
other of the opposite sex in the cor
ridor of the school between studies.
He claims that red cheeks may mean
a hurried trip to the office of the
dean of the school to make sure that
the girl did not paint the cheeks.
A strict set of rules which require
that a student must have attained a
certain average in a number of
studies during the previous year often
prevents them from placing officer!?
of their choice in the school clubs.
For a paper signed by W. H.
Wright, assistant principal, says that
a student cannot work on the school
paper, sing in public with the Glee
Club, play "with the Orchestra, act in
the Athletic Play of the school or join
the debating squad unless he made
the required number of credits during
the preceding semester.
Before the students can elect 3
companion as an officer of the Chess,
Camera or Rifle Clubs, which are
formed among the students, they
must first make sure that their choice
the previous semester. And the rules
do not give illness as an excuse.
Straight to the head of the school
system the boys are going to take
their complaint and the truth of the
claims will be investigated.
IS THE WHOLE AFFAIR A CASE
OF HALF SIZES?
A lot of good hard cash is going
into the trust newspaper offices for
Kuppenheimer clothes ads. A half
page ad in the Tribune and Herald
"The House of Kuppenheimer, Chi
cago. (Originators of Half -Sizes in
That where the kick comes from
the men and women on strike at
era want half-size men and half-size
women to make half-size clothing.
From the testimony before the Ut
patel committee of Grace Gross, a
striker, who was a finisher in a Kup
penheimer shop, is this:
"I go to work at 6 o'clock in the
morning, but do not punch the time
clock until 7:30 o'clock. We are to J
to do that by the forelady. I work
until 5:45 o'clock in the evening."
. Which led Aid. W. J. Healy to say
it looked as though the Kuppenheim
ers were breaking the 10-hour law.
Newsboys' Protective Ass'n Local
No. 14,567 will meet tonight to nomi
nate a list of officers.
jassed in a certain number of studies his consent,
FRENCH CABINET RESIGNS
Paris, Oct 28. The entire French
cabinet's resignation was announced
President Poincare asked Aristide
Briand to form a new ministry.
The chamber of deputies adjourned
a stormy session today at the request
of M. Viviani, who asked that dis
cussion of the cabinet crisis be put
over until tomorrow. Briand gave