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TEACHERS' CHARGE ACCOUNTS!
CUT OFF ON STATE ST.
Three State street stores have by
their action toward Chicago Teach
ers' Federation members served no
tice on the thousands of civil service
workers who live in Chicago.
That your credit is cut off and your
charge account withdrawn when you
lose your government job, unless you
own real estate that guarantees your
That it makes no difference wheth
er you are an "efficient" worker with
high rating, if you lose your job you
lose your charge account and it's no
use to appeal that your discharge
from public service was unfair and
These facts were brought out in
the meeting behind closed doors of
the Teachers' Federation Saturday in
Masonic Temple. The big stores
named by teachers whose charge ac
counts were summarily withdrawn
are: Marshall Field & Co., Siegel
Cooper & Co., and Hillman's.
Both Pres. John G. Shedd and Vice
Pres. James C. Simpson of Marshal
Field & Co. were away from their
offices this morning. But Pres.
Shedd's secretary made this state
ment: "I have not heard anything about
charge accounts of public school
teachers. Our credit department is
considered the best in the city and if
on the basis of reports from mercan
tile agencies it has withdrawn these
accounts it is because future income
of those involved appears to be stop
ped. You may say positively, how
ever, that this store would not with
draw an account because of a teach
er's membership in a labor union, a
church, a political party or any other
"For years I have done my shop
ping at Field's," said one teacher at
Saturday's meeting. "One day last
week I tried on some hats and picked
out one for wear this fall.
"If I had known what was com
ing I would have had the money with.
me to pay for this one hat I was buy
ing and then quit Field's forever. I
was more than surprised when I was
told that my charge account had
been cut off.
"My record of years as a shopper
who always paid bills regularly and
my record in the office of the Chi
cago superintendent of schools as a
'superior' teacher didn't count." ty
New York. Claiming wedding ring
is symbolic relic of servitude of wom
an, Miss Emma L. Richards, suffrage
leader, wants woman to give man
ring when new marriage service of
Episcipal church is completed.
London. Raymond Asquith, son
of British prime minister, has been
killed. He was lieutenant in Greda
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania rail
road will spend $10,000,000 to extend
its lines itno Detroit.
London. Food disorders have
broken out in Vienna, ?ays Geneva
dispatch. Beef is selling at $4 a
pound and rice at $ 2a pound.
El Paso. Reported that U. S. cav
alry captured 16 Mexican bandits
near Namiquipa. t
Dixon, III. Ray L. Warren, Van
dalia, confessed forging checks on
H. B. Krauel day before his marriage.
Arrested on first day of honeymoon.
London. Prince Albert, second
son of King George, operated upon
for abdominal abscess.
Long Beach, Cal. While trying to
chloroform neighbor's cat, Louis
Jennings was overcome by fumes
Berlin. Additional subscriptions
totaling $24,750,000 to German loan j-v
New York. Seth Low, 66, former
mayor of New York, twice mayor of
Brooklyn and once pres. of Columbia
univ., dead after long illness.
Washington. Britain will stand
firm for its right to censor mails o?