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HOW WILL THINGS LINE UP IN
SCHOOL BOARD HEREAFTER?
Our political plaything, the school
board, is headed for more trouble.
With Jacob M. Loeb as president and
John W. Eckhart as vice president
the anti-union forces will have full
The little game of "bang the teach
ers" will doubtless be played during
the next year. Trustees probably will
not find time to see how $12,000,000
is spent yearly, but will give over
their meetings to attacks on teachers.
The question of consideration now
is not "What is good for theschools?"
It is "How many votes have you?"
A new lineup -will show on the
school board after next Wednesday.
Jacob M. Loeb is practically sure to
be leader. He is the one who tried
to cut teachers' salaries 1y per cent
when the board ran short, who insti
gated the notorious Loeb rule de
signed to force teachers from the
federation or their jobs, and who
played hand in hand with the Bald
win committee and trust press when
they got together in their investiga
tion of the school system.
John W. Eckhart, brother of Bar
ney and Percy, will be vice president,
rumor says, by the same majority
that votes for Loeb. Barney Eckhart
is worth millions and is head of the
Eckhart Milling Co.; he owns stock,
in the Continental & Commercial
bank and its trust company, First
National bank and the Harris Trust
Co. Percy Eckhart is a lawyer in the
office of Roy West, local Deneen
Mrs. Gertrude Howe Britton, who
says little in the school squabbles
but usually votes in favor of the
people no matter who is candidate
for what, threw a jolt into Loeb yes
terday. She suggested that he with
draw from the race for presidency.
"You have been the storm center
of the school board for a year," she
said. "If you are elected you start
with the enmity of most of the
teachers in the city."
Mrs. E. P. Young is going. Her
friendship with teachers who were
her "pals" through the many years
she spent in the schools on the way
to the top spelled her fate.
The same majority that wants
Loeb and Eckhart does not want Mrs.
Young. Mrs. Young was unusual.
During her long stay as head of the
schools not one charge of incompe
tence, favoritism or unfairness was
passed against her.
Her "crime" was that she backed
the teachers in their scrap to swat
big business when it lined up against
Yesterday she was paid in a small
measure. For two hours she re
ceived her friends at the Ort insti
tute. Over 2,700 pressed in a long
line to shake hands with her.
EYEWITNESSES WILL DISCUSS
POLICE AND SLUGGERS
"Whatever I do you cannot make
me lose my job." Detective Serg't
This is the quote in a half-page ad
in the Daily Maroon, University of
Chicago paper. It announces mass
meeting Monday, 8 p. m., in Kent
theater, "to consider the relation of
the police and hired private detec
tives to the clothing workers' strike."
Chairman is Dr. E. S. Ames of the
philosophy department. He won't
talk from books but from things he
saw with his eyes at Kuppenheiver
shop on the Northwest Side.
Among speakers will be others who
have seen the work of police and
sluggers. The Daily Maroon ad also
"Any man or woman willing to aid
in or see conditions that exist may go
to the strikers' hall in the Jewish Ed
ucational Alliance bldg., 1243 N.
Wood st, at 3 p. m., or shortly there
after. Take a Milwaukee av. car to
British have erected a $130,000
laundry at the rear of their lines in