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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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exercising their swearing vocabulary I real dope on our treatment, instead
and the camp is a regular hornets' of being smoothed over by the colo
nesL I wish the newspapers had the nel and the others higher up."
COUNCIL MAY THROW LIGHT ON SCHOOL LAND
DEALS AT SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW
The action of the Jake Loeb crew
on the school board in voting to hide
information on the manner in which
the board operates has caused Chair
man Thomas J. Lynch to call a spe
cial meeting of the schools commit
tee of the city council for Saturday
morning.
The meeting was called on the re
quest of Aid. Rob't M. Buck, chair
man of the subcommittee of the
schools committee. Buck would not
divulge the necessity of a special
meeting of the full committee. It is
believed, however, that the subcom
mittee has uncovered information
that makes a special meeting of ex
treme importance.
It is believed that the committee
will also attempt to prove to Loeb
and his cohorts why the city council
has a right for information as to how
the board is conducting the affairs of
the puBlic school system of Chicago.
Angus Roy Shannon, att'y for the
board, has backed up the refusal of
Loeb to let the public know what is
going on.
If tomorrow's meeting of the com
mittee accomplishes nothing in the
way of getting information from the
board it is believed State's Att'y
Hoyne will take a hand.
Hoyne and Buck held a long con
ference on the school board situa
tion earlier in the week. At that
meeting it was decided that the com
mittee should make one more effort
to get the information necessary
from the school board. If Loeb still
persists in his present stand the pros
ecutor is expected to get busy and
throw the searchlight on the strange
conduct of the Loeb crew.
Myer J. Stein, the busy bee of the
Baldwin senatorial investigation,
says he is willing to appear before
the schools committee if the others
behind the Baldwin quiz are willing
that he should.
While the aldermen are together
tomorrow a few witnesses may be
called who are familiar with the
school board situation. Among these
is mentioned the name of Carter H.
Harrison, five-time mayor of Chi
cago. Certain facts about contracts and
about school lands were especially
wanted by the aldermen. It is said
some of these facts have been got
ten from sources outside school
board offices and the aldermen's
move tomorrow to be followed by
Hoyne's action is based on these new
facts.
Indications are that school lands
will figure big irt the council schools
committee work. The whole matter
of the "legal fraud" appraisals at
tacked by Att'y A. R. Shannon in
suits aimed at Simon W. Strauss,
real estate financier, and Circuit
Judge Jesse Holdom, noted for his
antagonism to the Teachers' Federa
tion and all labor unions, will be re
ported on by the sub-committee.
Tte City Club Bulletin today pub-:
lishes a stenographic report of the
speech of John S. Miller, the famous
beef trust lawyer, on the Loeb rule
No. 2 for the knockout of civil serv
ice. After Miller's speech there was
come doubt as to just how far he had
gone on record as against Loeb Rule
No. 2. He spoke after Aid. Merriam
had scored Pres. Loeb's suppression
of discussion at school board meet
ings and the wrecking of civil serv
ice through Loeb Rule No. 2. And
John S. Miller said:
"I am in favor of the position the
aldermen, bas taken, with respect to

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