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BOARD OF EDUCATION IGNORES
LETTER FROM C. F. OF L.
More low-brow stuff was pulled on
our high-brow board of education
yesterday. And a peek into the way
things are run by the tfacob Loeb
majority was given before the cur
tains were drawn by a vote of 11 to 4.
The whole trouble arose because
Victor Olander, citizen and taxpayer,
also happens to be secretary of the
Chicago Federation of Labor.
If the Chicago Federation of La
bor had been organized to play tid-dle-de-winks
instead of to fight the
battles of the working man and his
family it never would have happened.
But Victor Olander wrote to the
board of education on the federation
stationery; he asked information as
to the time of the next meeting of
the finance committee of the board.
The regular time had been changed
because Chas. Peterson had to go to
Washington for something or other.
And the Chicago Federation of
Labor sent a resolution to the board
of education protesting against the
body's actions on the Loeb rule.
The request for information from
Olander was ignored, never an
swered. Olander had wished to talk
to the finance committee on the
workings of the Loeb rule.
And the letter to the board of edu
cation from the labor body, which
has 300,000 members in this city,
was never read before the board. It
was sent to a committee by Sec'y
President Jacob Loeb admitted he
had instructed the secretary to send
the letter to the finance committee,
although he knew it was addressed
to the board in general.
The letter came before the finance
committee and no one spoke for it
because Olander had not been noti
fied as to the time of the meeting. It
was dropped into the waste basket
on a motion of Jacob Loeb.
Everything was serene yesterday
until the secretary of the board had
finished reading letters sent to the
board by women's clubs, small ward
organizations and school clubs. The
letter of the Chicago Federation,
with its 300,000 membership, had not
Trustee Mrs, Wm. F. Gallagher
arose and asked the secretary where
the letter of the Federation of Labor
was. He was about to admit some
thing when President Jacob Loeb did
a rescue stunt. He admitted that he
had taken it upon himself to order
the Federation of Labor letter sent
to a committee, although it was di
rected to the board.
Trustee Max Loeb, whose actions
in favor of organized labor have
caused Mayor Thompson to regret
that he appointed him, it is said, of
fered a resolution that letters sent to
the board hereafter should be read
before that body.
These voted for his resolution:
Trustees Collins, Max Loeb, Lipsky
And these decided that it was very
good to slight the biggest civic or
ganization in the city:
Trustees Otis, Vosbrink, Jacob
Loeb, Ffrench, Piggott, Peterson,
Huehl, Thornton, Sethness, Kruet
gen and Eckhart.
ALL THEY HAVE TO DO NOW IS
- CATCH JEAN CRONES
Jean Crones, who recently put his
thumb to his nose and derisively wig
gled his fingers at Chicago's police
force, is about to be indicted on four,
charges by the grand jury. 1
Some day Crones may have bad'
luck enough to be caught. Then
these indictments will be ready for
him. John Allegrini, held by the po
lice because he was an -acquaintance
of Crones, will be released from cus
tody because of insufficient evidence)
according to Ass't State's Att'y Du
val. Crones tried to poison the soup at
the banquet welcoming Archbishop
Mvodelein to Chicago, it is charged
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