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PARALYSIS EPIDEMIC HALTED
There is little ganger of infantile
paralysis becoming epidemic in Chi
cago, say local health authorities.
But the inspection system seems
woefully lax in spots.
Doctors of the Chicago health dep't
are supposed to go through every
train arriving from thev east in an
effort to detect infantile paralysis on
any incpming passengers.
Trainmen and passengers say that
the doctors seem not to be paying
close attention to their work as train
inspectors. A Wabash road con
ductor said that an inspector got on
his train, took a seat inhe smoker
and sat their till the train pulled into
Dearborn station, making no.attempt
to inspect the passengers. Similar
stories of neglect of duty were told
by people arriving on other roads.
Charges were today laid with
Health Comm'r Robertson that an
inspector charged Morris Brodie, an
immigrant enroute to North Dakota,
$1 for inspecting his baby in UniDn
station. Broidie arrived on a Penn
Robertson has promised an inves
tigation and will ask Drs. Bert L
Wyatt, 5746 Calumet av.. and A. M.
Siegel, 1532 Montrose av. blvd., the
doctors who were supposed to be on
duty at Union station at that time,
what they know of the matter. Dr.
Wyatt has already said that neither
he nor Dr. Siegel charged Broidie for
the inspection gave his child.
Dr. Robertson today ordered Wyatt
and Siegel suspended from service
until an investigation is completed.
Both doctors denied any miscon
duct Health Commissioner Robert
son said the suspensions were the
result of a story in the Examiner,
and not because of any complaints
filed at his office.
OTHER CITIES FIGHT PLAGUE
New York, July 10. Infantile pa
ralysis claimed 88 new victims in the
24 hours ending yesterday at 10 J
q'cjock. In the same period 19 per
sons died of the malady, bringing to
tals number of deaths in epidemic up
At noon yesterday Mayor Mitchell
met the heads of five city depart
ments and general plans for a clean
up of the city were outlined.
Cleveland. Official report shows
that there have been 31 cases in the
state of Ohio from Jan. 1 to May 31
and several since that time.
A FRIENDLY VIEW OF JAKE LOEB
A VERY CLUBBY GUY
Henry Barret Chamberlin, official
press agent for the Wholesale Cloth
iers' ass'n and the garment bosses
who refused last winter to arbitrate
with the garment workers' union,
has this to say in July Chamberlin's
"Jacob M. Loeb, president of the
Chicago board of education, seems
to think that the public school sys
tem belongs to the children and not
a bunch of laborized teachers. Such
a curious idea naturally has made
Mr. Loeb unpopular.
"Loeb is 41 years old and has made
big money in fire insurance, it is
stated. In 1902 he organized the
present firm of Eliel & Loeb.
"One of its customers is Sears,
Roebuck & Co., whose entire busi
ness it handles.
"Loeb is president of the Chicago
Hebrew Institute 'and a director of
the Mary Thompson hospital for
women .and children, the Travelers'
Aid society and various organiza
tions. "He is a Royal Arch Mason and a
member of the Standard, Ravisloe,
City, Idlewild and Illinois Athletic
UNFIT FOR SALE
From a criticism of "The Poulter
er's Shop," a still life painting shown
at the Royal academy exhibition:
"Everything lies in its place as if
it had been there for centuries. "-A
London Morning Post,