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LjORlMER CALLS MEETING OF
, ALL BANK CRASH VICTIMS
William Lorimer has called a meet
ing of all depositors who lost money
in the La Salle Street bank crash for
next Monday night in the new 2d In
fantry armory, 2653 W. Madison.
The former senator will plead for
their patience and another chance.
He has promised that he will bend
every effort to paying back te losses
suffered by the depositors in the
Lorimer believes that now that the
Lorimer-Gallagher Construction Co.
and the Southern Traction Co. were
out of the hands of receivers he has
a chance to make money. When it
was suggested to him that some of
the depositors might "raise cain" at
the meeting Lorimer said he'd rather
have them say what they had on their
mind publicly and face to face than
behind his back.
BEMIS SAYS THE POOR WOULD
PAY DOUBLE FOR NEW GAS
Sammy Insull's generous offer of
lower rates for cheaper gas was yes
terday branded a fake before the
council committee on gas, oil and
electric light by E. W. Bemis, en
gineer employed by the city. He says
that under Sammy's system the
small users in the poorer homes
would have their gas bills doubled.
In the first place, declared Bemis,
if the people are going to take cheap
gas from Insull they ought to get a
reduction of more than 2 cents a
thousand feet which he offers. .
Then he warned the council not to
accept the proposed establishment
of a 75-cent minimum gas bill be
cause 65,000 consumers are using
about 35 cents' worth. They would
have their bills doubled.
This plan would, in other words,
make gas cheaper for the large users
for factory purposes, but, almost
double its cost to common consum
ers. It has been openly said that In
sull wants to discourage the use of
gas for lighting and substitute elec
tric light from the Commonwealth
Edison Co., which he also controls.
Bemis declared that the "cheap
er" gas offered by the gas company
at a'2-cent reduction-in price would
be dearer, for it would take 90 cents'
worth of the new gas to do the same
work 80 cents' worth does now.
N. Y. MASS MEETING IN PROTEST
OF CHI. TEACHERS DISMISSAL
New York, July 7. John Dewey,
professor philosophy Columbia uni
versity; Ella Flagg Young of Chi
cago, Sup't Wm. McAndrews of New
York city schools; Mrs. Ida L. Furs
man, president Chicago Teachers'
Federation, and Charles B. Stillman,
president American Federation of
Teachers, were speakers at mass
meeting to protest dismissal of Chi
cago teachers. "Stupid" and besides
"cruel" were words of Sup't Mc-An-drew
to designate action of Chicago
school board. According to Stillman
there is a movement on foot nation
ally among employers to choke off
organization of school teachers.
Dropping of 68 Chicago teachers of
whonf 42 had records for efficiency,
Stillman said, was caused by "the de
termination of the business interests
of Chicago to dripple the organiza
tion which has exposed taxdodgers
and by its lobby at Springfield de
feated the Cooley bill and blocked
the efforts of the industrial interests
to fasten the dual system of educa
tion upon Illinois." Ida Fursman
spoke of inspiration from watching
30,000 garment trade strikers pa
rade. o p
Charles Phelps was the lone grad
uate of the Wheatland, Cal., high
school the other day. Mrs. Margaret
McNaught, state commissioner of
elementary schools, made the com
mencement address. He was the
guest of honor at the alumni dinner,
and party, the hero in the annual
class play and the board of educa
tion traveled more than 75 miles to
present his diploma to him. .