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LOEB'S MOVE CALLED A SLAP
AT CITIZENS OF CHICAGO
Jake Loeb, president of the board
of education, just recently put the ki
bosh on any Day Booy representa
tive attending meetings of the board
John P. Tansey, editor of The Chi
cago Bulletin, noted this act of Jake's
and wrote him the following letter, a
copy of which was received at The
Day Book office:
April 3, 1916.
Hon.-Jacob M. Loeb, President Board
of Education, Chicago:
Dear Mr. Loeb Public officials are
often needlessly, thoughtlessly and
Misunderstanding of facts causes
much of this disagreeable practice.
With these thoughts in mind, I am
writing anent an order denying news
paper privileges to The Day Book you
are alleged to have issued.
I hope I am misinformed.
Regardless of any attitude taken
by The Day Book on matters of pub
lic policy, it is a newspaper of stand
ing, enviable reputation in this city.'
It has a circulation somewhat larger
than at least one of the recognized
"big" dailies and it is a growing cir
culation. As one of its readers I do not agree
with every thing it advocates and-re-
gret the space given to some of its
. literary contributors.
But that is a matter of policy for
the editor of The Day Book to deter
mine. He has his duty and you as presi
dent of the board of education have
The Day Book is entitled to the
I usual press freedom of the board
rooms and meetings.
To curtail these privileges is to
deny a great many citizens of Chi
cago information regarding our
If I am misinformed about your
action I shall be most pleased, and
if I am not I trust that you will re-
ponsider your action and in a manly
spirit of fair play extend to The Day
Book the same privileges that every
daily paper is accorded.
(Signed) John P. Tansey.
SOME MOVES CONCERNING THE
CIVIL SERVICE COMISH
The civil service commission of
the city was created by a state law
to prevent spoils politicians from re
populating the City Hall every time
one clique succeeded another in
Months ago Percy Coffin, Chas.
Frazier and Joe Geary, Mayor
Thompson's commisisoners, decided
they had no jurisdiction over the mu
nicipal tuberculosis sanitarium.
A scandal developed. An investi
gation was demanded and Mayor
Thompson told the civil service to go
ahead and investigate the institution
over which they had so recently de
nied they had power.
Dr. Sachs' friends have opened an
other investigation. They promise
not to use the whitewash brush.
They say they will show the public
what Health Com'r Robertson and
Mayor Thompson have done to that
Mayor Thompson charges Dr.
Sachs' appointment was the worst he
made since bis election, that of 1,700
cases brought to the sanitarium
there were no cures and only 55 ar
rested cases, and that records show
per capita cost to keep a patient was
$11 in the municipal sanitarium and
$9 in Dr. Sachs' Naperville institu
tion. o o
TOWN ON RELIGIOUS RIOT
Haverhill, Mass., April 4. Driven
to frenzy by failure of their attempt
to attack Dr. Thos. B. Leyden, self
styled "American Luther," who said
he would attack Catholic church, a
mob of 8,000 raged through streets
of Haverhil, smashing windows, ring
ing fire alarms and attacking police,
until they were quelled by the militia
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