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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 11, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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ANOTHER SO-CALLED CHARITY
BODY DUE FOR WALLOPS
A charity corporation which appar
ently has the United Charities skin
ned at its own game will have to an
swer the chargesof-sthe state of Illi
nois before Nov. 20 or run the risk
of having its charter revoked. The
state asks for a $25,000 fine.
Action is based on the report of
the Curran commission of the legis
lature, which calls the Children's Na
tional Tuberculosis society a "misdi
rected charitable organization insti
tution" run as a "commercial propo
sition." The following is taken fromthe re
port of the committee:
"Suffice tt is to say that this Is a
misdirected charity It can cater only
to very poor children, and these it
must remove far away from home.
The maintenance is only 13 per cent
of the collections. It is our opinion
that this is a corrjtnecial proposition.
A charity corporation as poorly ad
ministered as this is should be stop
ped." -The bill charges the society with
being a "trick, an imposition, a
mockery, a sham, an artifice, a cun
ning scheme for the sole purpose of
publishing and selling booklets and
pamphlets to obtain large sums of
money from the public and using it
for the benefit of the officers and of
the society."
A pamphlet the society sells
throughout the loop "is called "Our
Tuberculous Children."
The United Charities spends 67
i cents of each dollar it collects dn it
self while this society, the report
says, spends 87 cents.
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STRIKE ITEMS
" Meeting of council arbitration com
mittee at which differences between
United Garment Workers and Amal
gamated Clothing Workers' unions
were to be aired postponed because
'of illness of Sidney Hillman.
t Aid. Utpatel waiting for answers to
Jetters sent to prominent citizens
asking them to serve on arbitration
committee which will try to end
strike.
Three ass't city prosecutors will
begin to hear testimony of police in
cases of 600 strikers arrested for dis
orderly conduct Cases to be picked
out for trial Dec. 8, which will stand
for test cases.
TO MANUFACTURE AEROPLANE
MOTORS FOR ALLIES
New York, Nov. 11. That an im
portant industry new to this country
on a large scale has been developed
for motor manufacturers, in which
new Wright Aeroplane Co. is center
of keen competition, was disclosed
when it was learned that Wright peo
ple have begun important negotia
tions for manufacture of motors re
quired in aeroplanes which company
will turn out for allies.
Previous to war manufacture of
aeroplane motors was one of least
important industries of this country.
Now Wright people, Curtiss and the
Thomas manufacturers and many
others have contracts to give out
which are expected to mean opera
tions for motor manufacturers over
period of a few years.
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LOEB VS. LOEB
Loeb and Loeb are the battlers.
The ring will be the board room of
the board of education.
The time will be Nov. 24. Admis
sion free.
Max Loeb is a real estate man and
one of the mayor's latest appointees
to the board of education. At yes
terday's meeting he introduced a res
olution repealing the rule passed by
Jacob Loeb.
Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britton, friend
of the federation, "insisted that the
matter be delayed two weeks. Loeb
had not consulted other new mem
bers of the board and the federation.
Teachers are no longer worrying
about the rule. They say the coun
cil request to leave the federation
alone will be respected by the board
Jftv.

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