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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 12, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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FATE OF LOEB RULE HANGS
IN THE BALANCE
The fate of the Loeb rule of the
board of education "jvlll be known
soon. - -.
When young Max Loeb moved to
appeal Jake Loeb's rule which forbid
teachers from joining the Chicago
Teachers' Federation, those who
sympathized with the teachers were
not ready.
Eleven votes are necessary to re
peal the Loeb rule. At present the
teachers can count on nine votes in
their favor, with two doubtful ones,
Harris W. Huehl and Mrs. F. E.
Thornton.
Until these can be lined up with the
teachers' union, or some of those
who voted against the federation be
fore change face, the motion to wipe
off the Loeb rule will be useless.
The discrimination used by the
council in picking and rejecting
Mayor Thompson's candidates for
the school board gave birth to re
joicing among the friends of the fed
eration. The Rev. J. Brushingham, politician-minister,
slated to squeeze out
John Sonsteby, best friend the fed
eration had on the board, was side
tracked by the aldermen Monday
night.
A. Sheldon Clark, high-brow big
business man and close friend of
Thompson, was voted out as a can
didate for the school board. Dr. Pie
trowicz, who lined up with the teach
ers, remained as trustee.
Charles S. Peterson, big printer,
"who found it his moral obligation to
chase the federation from among the
teachers," was turned down by the
council, but, as he was nominated to
succeed himself, he will stay. The
aldermen have stamped him with
their mark of disapproval, however.
John Metz, president of the car
penters' union, who, of course, voted
with the teachers when he was pres
ent, goes. But in his place steps
young Max Loeb, who inevstigated 1
the record of the Teachers' Federa
tion and has already started a scrap
for the union.
William Rathmann, bitter oppo
nent of organization among the
teachers, was dropped for Mrs. F. E.
Thornton, a mother with two chil
dren in the public schools. She has
not declared herself on the teachers'
union squabble. In her the teachers
see a sympathizer.
Bill Schlake, head of the Illinois
Brick Co., biggest anti-union brick
company in the state and principal
opponent of the carpenters in the
building trades strike, is gone. And
Harris W. Huehl, who has not come
out for or against the teachers, has
taken his desk in the board rooms.
R. J. Roulston, second to Roth
mann and consistent in his opposi
tion to the teachers' union, stays.
This because Wm. Selig, the moving
picture magnate, admitted he could
not attend the board meetings regu
larly and withdrew his name.
So the teachers lost two opponents
and kept two. They gained one new
friend and held two old ones. And
there are two members who have not
declared themselves.
The fate of the Loeb rule may be
known within the next two meetings
of the board.
- PUSH ZELANDIA INQUIRY
Washington, Nov. 12. Until it is
known whether the American steam
er Zelandia was in harbor at Pro
greso, Mexico, or upon the high seas,
when searched by a British warship's
crew, state department officials said
it was impossible to decide if a pro
test will be made to England.
The British government has advis
ed the state department that its in
formation is that the' Zelandia was'
outside the three-mile neutral zone
and technically on the high seas. In
formation of the navy department
corroborated the British assertions.
Consul Germon at Progreso reported,
however, that the Zelandia was "in
port"

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