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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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city administration, but real "artists"
as the weather allows.
and principals can take off as much
WHAT WILL COUNTY DO FOR
"TYPHOID MARY" BURKE?
Now what isjhe county going to
do for "Typhoid Mary" Burke? It
made her what she Is today heart
broken, destitute. Then when it had
broken her health and purse, it put a
brand upon her so she can get no
work.
Some say th&t Mary Burke is a
martyr. Mrs. Burke says she is the
"goat."
Last spring a fearful epidemic of
typhoid started among those who at
tended the Oak Park high school
banquet. The health authorities
were severely asked why it permitted
conditions to exist which could breed
a typhoid epidemic. The Oak Park
health department gets a big appro
priation for high salaries and ex
penses and felt it was up to it to give
an explanation.
Mrs. Mary Burke was seized upon
as the medium of explanation. They
said she was a typhoid carrier; that
typhoid germs literally oozed from
the pores of her skin. They said she
made the salad for the banquet and
that the salad caused the typhoid.
Then they held her a prisoner in the
Oak Park hospital.
Mrs. Burke is a cook, but she told
a Day Book reporter she did not
make the salad or cook anything for
the high school banquet; that she
only washed dishes.
Though they held her prisoner a
long while she never developed a case
of typhoid.
Now she is living at 1731 W. 12th
st., Chicago. She can get no work,
for the name, "Typhoid Mary,"
clings to her and people are afraid
to have her around. Health Commis
sioner Robertson yesterday appealed
to the county board for assistance for
her.
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Mrs. James McLean, 1033 Wells, hit
by auto. Will recover.
ALLEN FACES "CHICKEN JOE"
IN JOLIET PEN CASE
Joliet, III., Nov. 4. Edmund M.
Allen, former warden of Joliet prison,
yesterday, in Judge Hooper's court,
faced "Chicken Joe" Campbell, ne
gro trusty whom he accuses as slayer
of Mrs. Odette Allen.
Allen, who was the second witness
called by State's Att'y Rob't W. Mar
tin, reiterated the story he told at
the time of the slaying, that he had
gone to West Baden, Ind., with John
Bray of Joliet and that Mrs. Allen did
not accompany him because some
gowns she wished for the trip had not
been delivered. He said he told her
on the telephone at 1:30 Saturday
that he had canceled the reservation
made for her on the night train. He
called her again later and Campbell
answered the phone and took the
message that Mrs. Allen would be ex
pected Monday morning in West Ba
den by the warden.
Counsel for the defense, Ferdinand
L. Barrett, in his cross-examination
of Allen, endeavored to show the con
fidence the warden and his wife had
in the negro trusty.
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MRS YOUNG WOULD OPEN THE
SCHOOLS TO PARENTS
The school management commit
tee of the board of education will
consider a recommendation of Mis.
Young today. She proposes to throw
open the school buildings evenings to
the parents xf the neighborhoods.
She thinks that social centers should
be run on a club basis.
If the plan is accepted social cen
ters, community organizations and
clubs will spring up "around every one
of the 300 school houses in Chicago,
Something never recommended be
fore in the plan is the proposal to al
low the associations to charge ad
mission to entertainments given ia,
school buildings.

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