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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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the people of Illinois and his friends
as governor of the Sucker State the
next four years.
PRESSURE ON THOMPSON FOR
SCHOOL BOARD PLACES
The executive committee of the
new Chicago Public School league is
already up to its neck in practical
politics, and to outsiders looking in
it looks like a political fighting arm
of the Jake Loeb majority of the
board of education.
John L. Lovett, secretary of the
league, which has offices in room
516, Westminster bldg., was asked
today whether the report was true
that the executive committee of the
league went to Mayor Thompson and
laid before the mayor a list of names
of "prominent citizens" who would
make good school trustees to fill
"No list was presented the mayor,"
"Did the executive committee call
on the mayor?"
"Yes, the committee has been to
see the mayor and offer him its serv
ices in the public schools situation.
Men of ability and character, able
enough and honest enough to grap
ple with the serious situation that
confronts Chicago, should.be named
for the school board."
"And the committee suggested to
the mayor, .that "Jake Loeb has the
ability and character?"
"Yes, Mr. Loeb was suggested as
the committee's choice for re-election
to the presidency of the board."
"What kind of pressure is being put
on Mayor Thompson to get a school
board that, will kill the Teachers'
Federation py be understood from
looking over-names of some mem
bers of the "executive committee"
that called on the mayor: Alfred
Urion, counsel for Armour & Co. and
president of the school board when
the famous Tribune midnight lease
was put through: Charles Piez, for
jaer president Illinois Manufactur- ,
ers' ass'n; Jacob J. Abt, president of
the Wholesale Clothiers' ass'n.
Mayor. Thompson is expected to
send the city council the names of
seven new school trustees sometime
this month. The policy of holding
up the mayor's appointments while
candidates-are questioned on what
they stand for will be continued, ac
cording to aldermen.
POLITICAL EQUALITY LEAGUE
TO HOLD BAZAAR
Chicago Political Equality league
bazaar to be held in Elizabeth room
of Congress hotel, Sat, offers count
less bargains to the early Christmas
shoppers. Needlework for the home, '
books for the book-lovers, vanity pre
parations for young and old, good
things to eat, candy for the children
and grown-ups, useful things for the
baby at the baby booth, dolls for the
girls and toys for the boys, prizes
from the anglers delight booth and
rare novelties from the old curiosity
shop, and beautiful flpwers for every- .
Bazaar patrons will be petitioned
to sigffthe early shopping resolution
adopted by the Political Equality
league at .one of the bazaar booths.
Miss Edith Swift will have charge of
the petitions. , ,
CLAIM MOErISON INSANE '
A suit to have Old Man Morrison,
the millionless millionaire, declared
insane was begun yesterday by two
women who describe themselves as .
Mrs. Sarah Morrison Smith and
Mrs. Hazel Morrison Bowers, cou
sins of the eccentric loop land
They also ask that the $2,000,000
worth of loop property given by Mor-
rison to his attorney, James WarcL 1
be given back to him.
Twin Falls, Idaho. Harold and"
Lynn Lovelace, 12 and 11, acquitted
on charge ol murdering Pron F T.
Hamil on ground they were incapable
of comprehending extent of crime.