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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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the National "Educational ass'n this
summer said that PUBLIC school of
ficials lyive no business sending their
children to PRIVATE schools. Chi
cago people took this as aimed at
Pres. Jakey 'Loeb. The Day Book
stated as a-mattgr of news that a
son and daughter of the public school
board president were matriculates of
private schools, the daughter having
attended St. Mary's-in-the-Woods, a
private school for girls located near
Terre Haute, Ind., while a son at
tended University high school, pri
vate, in Chicago. .
v The day after The Day Book's
story Loeb stated to newspapers that
both his children had been educated
in the public schools. He gave the
general impression that he preferred
public schools as agjrinst private for
the education of his children. He
made no" specific denial, however, of
The Day Book's statements about
St, Mary's-in-the-Woods and Uni
versity high.
Now the beans are al spilled and
Aldermen Merriam, Kimball and
Nance from Hyde Park district all
point to tfakey Loeb as out of order
in aallilig Hyde Park high school
an institution of "snobs" while he,
Loeb, is sending his own boy to the
pre-eminently snob school, Univer
sity high. And Jakey himself goes
on jece.rd with the admission that
his boy is in a private school getting
manicured from hoof to head for a
famous aristocratic university.
"The method and manner ofxMn
Loeb's assault on the- Hyde Park
school is outrageous," said Aid. Mer
riam. "What he says' and the way
he says it are utterly unworthy of
the president of the board of educa
tion in a great city like Chicago.
Chicago is entitled to a hoard presi
dent who can discuss the schools of
our city with greater accuracy, great
er fairness and in a less intemperate
fashion than Mr. Loeb now employs
His rough attempt to hold Hyde Part
high school in public contempt h
worthy the severest rebuke."
The board of education tried a
whitewash job yesterday. Jakey
Loeb as president once more leaped
into the role of "defender of a wom
an's honor."
A sub-committee report -was
brought) in condemning Aid. Robert
M. buck, though itot naming him,
for the way council schools commit
tee handled Mrs. Fr E. Thornton in
its report on a school land deal
wherein Mrs. Thornton was named.
Loeb took the stand Mrs. Thornton's
record is perfectly clean and beyond
reproach in the land deal and Aid.
Buck's course is that of a "dema
gogue." . Mrs. Gallagher took the view that
no aldermen has made any
"charges," that council schools com
mittee has merely-confined itself to
statements of alleged fact What
"charges" are in the air have been
hurled by newspapers, and if any in
dividual is in line for blame his guilt
should be specified in something else
than a vague designation as "dema
gogue," according to' Mrs. Gallagher.
Bessie Hanson, a siste of Mrs.
Thornton, owns a land site which has
been recommended for purchase for
a school playground. The taxes on
the land were paid this year by Mrs.
Thornton's husband. Until the Buck
sub-committee got busy it was not
generally known that Mrs. Thornton
was voting as a school board member
for the financial advantage of prop
erty her sister owns and her hus
band pays taxes on.
The foregoing are the main allega
tions of the Buck sub-committee re
port. None of these allegations was
denied urthe board of education sub-
committee report adopted yesterday.
It was not denied, however, that
Mrs. Thornton's sister owns the
property proposed for salend that
ner husband paid taxes on it.
In October city council meetings
the question will come up of whether
the city council can 6. K the -school
board's afttion in permitting a mem
ber to vote fayorably on a land deal

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