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care, was torn in two pieces.
George Messner, 1600 Wells, found
dead in bed in gas-filled room. No
J. F. Black, 2521 W. Harrison st..
sailor, took strychnine Tuesday to
commit suicide. Dead.
Five boys with stolen auto arrested
in grocery of Sam Motanki, 2545 Le
moyne, while committing robbery.
Jennie Amsel, 21, 4059 Kenmore
av., took poison. Dead. Left note
. saying she felt gloomy.
Joseph ' Opolski found guilty of
murder and sentenced for life.
Widow of dead man was witness for
Six hurt by falls on slippery side
walks. Amelia Dippert, 2438 Arden
av., broke ankle.
Henry Meyers, lieut. of fire dep't,
dead. Contracted pneumonia while
making rescue in fire two weeks ago.
Joseph Kirk, arrested in connection
with sale of hotel at 1911 S. Racine.
Patrick Clascoot, 1950 Prairie av.,
suicide. Gun. Reason unknown.
SCHOOL BOARD HAS A WARM
YEAR AHEAD OF THEM
Next year will be a hot one on the
school board which Chicagoans give
$12,000,000 annually to spend care
fully on education. Petty politics
will play a heavy part, and politics
hurt the schools.
Twenty-one trustees are appointed
to the board and the custom Is to
give each trustee a place on at least
one of the two important commit
tees which do the active work of
shaping the school system. Most
trustees get both places.
Jacob Loeb, brother of Albert Loeb,
vice president of Sears, Roebuck &
Co.. owned by Julius Rosenwald, is
in the president's chair and appoint
ed committee members the other
day. This is how.
Max Loeb, the new active leader of
those who want to see the teachers
organize as they see fit, was not ap
pointed to either the building andi
grounds or school management com
mittees. Charles Ffrench, another new
member of the board, was appoint
ed on one committee only. Ffrench
was the one who showed up the Illi
nois Manufacturers' ass'n when they
tried to tell him how to vote on the
Loeb rule just before his appoint
ment to the board was ratified by
He wrote to Aid. Buck telling how
Dudley Taylor, attorney for the
I. M. A., asked him to lunch and then
told him that the I. M. A. didn't want
the Chicago Teachers' Federation in
the schools and that the. I. M. A.
helps its friends and punishes its en
emies. Mrs. Gertrude H. Britton, staunch
supporter of the Teachers' Federa
tion, with Mrs. Gallagher, another
union teachers' devotee, and Max
Loeb, were appointed only to two
The Loeb forces, as a rule, fared
Those who voted not to oust the
teachers' union were handled rough
r by Loeb. On the school manage
ment committee, which makes pro
motions of teachers and tends to ed
ucational business in general, two
friends of the federation Were ap
pointed. The committee seats eleven.
The finance body with its twelve
members who make up salary bud
gets contains only four who have
shown a disposition to help the
teachers' union and prevent a salary
Mrs. F. E. Thornton, new member
of the board and life-long friend of
Dr. John D. Robertson, was made a
member of the committee on health
and sanitation. Robertson is going
to ask the school board for a $250,
000 appropriation for doctors and
nurses in the schools.
Tarrytown, N. Y. Mrs. Finley J.
Shepherd distributed thirty $10 gold
pieces as Christmas gifts among tele
phone girls -here and in Irvington.