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LOOP SCHOOL LAND LEASE
INTERESTS WORK HARD TO
KEEP THEIR CONTROL
Working like scene shifters and
ctage carpenters behind a stage cur,
' tain, the downtown schdol land lease
interests are plugging awny tq keep
control of i the board of education.
While the Tribune and News, both
school land lease renters less than
current market ' rate, ' nrfc pushing
Mayor Thompson on 0110 Bide, the
new' Chicago Public School lougue,
backed mainly by Illinois Manufac
turers' ass'n leaders, are pushing Big
Bill on the other side for what they
Charlie Wacker, chairman Chicago,
Plan commission and director of the
Chicago & Calumet Dock CO., asso
ciated in real estate with the Mar
shall Field estate, is one the friends
of Jake Loeb want the mayor to,
name. Others are La Verne Noyes,
manufacturer, and" Banker Jim? For
gan. Without any wire-pulling,' all in the
open daylight for the whole town to
hear, a committee from the Chicago
Woman's club Wednesday waited 011
the mayor and put before him names
of men they believe would make real
neutrals and non-partisans, reduc
ing the number of cat-and-dog fights
that take place regularly around the
school board. They propose:
Mrs. W. F. Dummer, 679 Lincoln
- parkway; Prqf. Geo. H, Mead, 153 E.
60th Bt., professor of historical re
search at the Univ. of Chicago; Allen
B. Pond, 64 B. Van Buren st, archi
tect; Slgmund Zeisler, 0749 Wood
lawn av., attorney; Miss Sophonisba
B. Breckinridge; Mrs. Wm. S. Heffer
an, 5200 Kenmore av.; Mrs. Mary E.
McDowell; Mrs. Henry Kuh, 4404 El
lis av.; Payson S. Wild, 5535 Univer
sity av.; Prof. Franklin Bobbitt, Univ.
of Chicago, and Dr. Alice Hamilton,
associated with Hull House.
"He stands for the same things I
stand for," is Mayor Thompson's
comment on whether he Is for Jake
Loeb for re-election as school board
president Mrs. Florence Vosbrlnk
and Ernest J. Kreutgen are twa
members the mayor is said to favor
Trustee Clemensen charged yes
terday a plot is on to nose out Sec'y
"Lewis Larsen, narrow his field of au
thority, and put Morton MacCormac,
statistician, in control of the admin;
istrative machinery of the schools1
system. MacCormac was put on as
statistician on request of Mayor
Thompson that he be given a "per
MacCormac has been hustling4
His biN for automobile hire during
AugUBt was $1,000. How thk bill
itemizes is a matter of finance the
city council schools committee is
barred from scrutinizing because of
the school board policy of refusing
aldermen the right to look at school
.LET 'EM COME, MEN!
Sharon, Pa., Nov. ,24. 3.000 men
employed by the Independent steel
companies have been granted 10 per.
cent increase in wages.
'Lowell Mass. Cotton mills here
announce increase in wages to 18,
000 workers, but do not Bay how
much. t '
Manchester, N. H. Amoskeag
Mfg. Co., cotton, announces third
increase Jn year to 18,000 workers.
How much is not Btated.
BEWARE! YOU'LL SWEAR!
Calumet. Mich. Students of Red
Jacket high school were arrested be
cause a Finnish policeman mistook
their school yell for "Indecent" lan
guage." He said it was-all of that la