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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 07, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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"Ml". Jacob M. Loeb, president of
the Chicago board of education says:
'I made out that list.'
"Mr. Loeb kept his list secret from
the public, the teachers and mem
bers of the board of education until
the moment of voting on the election
of teachers on June 27. (See steno
graphic report herewith published).
"Mr. Loeb refused to give the peo
ple of Chicago any reason for his
list'
"Perhaps Mr. Loeb may be willing
to give his reasons to the people of
New York."
Loeb's speech went the limit in de
nunciation of the teachers. Every
kind of corruption, violence and
trickery that organized labor in gen
eral is accused of by its enemies was
charged by Loeb against the Teach
ers' Federation. He said:
"These teachers have employed
the subterranean influence, the bare
handed fraud and trickery, the vio
lence and graft of the labor move
ment to the lasting detriment of the
most sacred charge God his given us,
the mind of the child."
Ella Flagg Young, former super
intendent of Chicago schools, fol
lowed Loeb, saying:
"Before they federated the teach
ers went in committees before the
board of ducation and asked to have
their salaries increased. They said
what they had to say and what was
the result? They were dismissed.
The members of the board shrugged
their shoulders and smiled. Nothing
happened. Again they went and!
with the same result.
Mrs. Young threw a direct shot at
Jake Loeb, who sends his own chil
dren to a private school.
"My pet idea is that only those
men who show their belief in a sys
tem of public schools by sending
their own children should be elected
to boards of education. Those who
send their children to private schools
can have no sympathy with public
schools."
Sears-Roebuck influence on Jake
Loeb was also suggested in this point
from Mrs. Young:
"There is a tendency toward fac
tory management in the schools to
day, the teachers, instead of being
great moving forces developing the
power of the minds of children, have
become workers in a treadmill. The
result is that they are organizing
themselves to discover those princi
ples which are vital in the life of the
child and in their own lives.
"I saw the beginning of the Teach
ers' Federation and I felt uneasy at
the time. I felt that the teachers
were too grasping, that they were
thinking of salaries. I did not have
the insight to see that those women
were realizing that they did not have
freedom that people should have who
are training the minds of children."
CHICAGO BRIEFS
Norman Barron, 14, 7836 Green,
hurt by auto owned and driven by W.
E. Schade, 6743, S. Sangamon.
Mrs. Mary Maltin, 4237 S. Artesian
av., found husband dead; 2 gas jets
open, "lll'health.
500. reported missing by Hirsch,
Strauss' & Co., 16 S. Market. Frank
Lauer, 600 W. Madison, held by the
police.
H. P. Stevens, 5831 W. 12th, fined
$25 after posing as special police
man. Chas. Rawson, 1404 Wells, and
Stephan Smith, 800 Milwaukee av.,
hurt when scaffold on which they
were working at 648 Garfield av.
gave way.
Three women hurt when 2 State st.
cars crashed at Austin av.
Bertha Bombroike, 17, domestic,
Hammond, arrested onx charge of
killing her newborn babe and bury
in" 't in lawn.
Wm. J. Calhoun, former minister
to China, ill
Coroner's jury recommended hold
ing Jos. Notson for murder in con
nection with death of A. Rosenberg,
junk dealer, 1224 N, LeaviU &
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