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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Jake Loeb's little plan to disrupt
the school system of Chicago has
been temporarily checked. that is,
unless Jake cares to runafonl of
Judge Denis E. Sullivan of the supe
rior court
Judge Sullivan this co.rning con
tinued the plea for an injunction to
restrain Loeb from throwing out the
merit rule until next Monday. But
he did it with the understanding that
Jake and his 11 henchmen on the
board will not try to drop the teach
ers who have incurred their enmity
at today's meeting of the school
Wm. H. Holly, attorney for the
two citizens and taxpayers, Swan
Nelson and David Rosenheim, who
filed the petition, asked that the
judge make it imperaive that the
school board take no action until the
injunction is passed upon. The judge
replied that the court's jurisdiction
in the matter would nullify any ac
tion the board might take.
Angus Roy Shannon, representing
the school board, said that if the
judge would continue the case he
would see that the school board did
not act until it was decided. The con
tinuance was then granted.
Att'y Holly characterized the Loeb
rule as the "most outrageons step
ever taken by a municipal body."
Margaret Haley, in commenting on
the injunction said: "We believe in
doing unto others as they do unto us,
but doing it first.
State's Att'y Hoyne has stepped
into the case on behalf of the school
teachers and the parents of Chicago.
Last night he served warning on the
school board that they must not drop
any teachers until the superior court
has a chance to bass on Jake Loeb's
action in throwing out the merit rule.
The entrance of Hoyne now places
the state's attorney's office and the
city council, as well as the citizens'
of Chicago, against Jake Loeb and
the crew of eleven supporters on the
This speedy action was taken to
offset Loeb's plan to drop the teach
ers he is reported "out after" at to
day's meeting of the full school
board. a
Hoyne's interest in the case is re
ported to have taken the Loeb crowd
by complete surprise. It is rumored
that some of the "faithful eleven"
are already showing signs of weak
ening and deserting Jake.
The direct charge is made in the
petition that "certain members ol
the board of education," blocked in
their efforts to get rid of "certain
teachers" by the decision of the ap
pellate court holding the Loeb rule
No. 1 put into effect last September
illegal, have changed the rules of the
board of education so that, they
might refuse re-election to certain
teachers "for personal and other rea
sons." The petition also charges that the
"certain members of the board of ed
ucation" have already made out a
list of those teachers who are to be
dropped and are holding that list
It is also cited that Sup't Shooo
has reproved almost every one 1
the 7,800 teachers now employed in
the public schools, but that the ma
jority are secretjy cutting from the
list submitted by Loeb all those they
desire to drop, regardless of whether
the "teachers omitted are efficient or
Jake Loeb refused to discuss tho
filing of the petition.
Mt Carmel, III. Mrs. Isaac Reed
was killed and husband seriously in
jured early today when cyclone
swept Allendale, 111. Considerable
property damaged.
New York. Churchill's famous
"Lobster Palace" partly destroyed,
by fire early today

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