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I N. D. COCHRAN
, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
SOO 8. PEORIA ST.' CHICAGO. ILti.
Totonhnnoo Editorial, Monroe 33.1
J-KiVynullVS circulation, Monroe 3&S6
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a Month. By
Mail, United States and 'Cana
da, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-class matter April
- 21. 1914, at the postofflce at Chlcaso.
III., under the Act of March 3. 1879.
JAKE LOEB'S BACKERS. 4 Tri
bune editorial says: "Mr. Loeb, in our
opinion, is fighting this issue for the
children and for the community and
every parent should support him."
Yes, the Tribune' is supporting
- Jake Ixeb, the fire insurance agent,
for president of the school board, and
would have its readers believe it has
'the interests of the public school
children at heart. But is that the real
reason for the Trib's interest in
school board politics?
Let's see. The Tribune building
stands upon land which belongs to
the public schools of Chicago. The
Tribune pays rent for that land. It
is Iqop land, at the corner of Madi
son and Dearborn streets. Year by
year as Chicago has grown in popu
lation and 'loop interests have main
tained the loop congestion for their
own selfish purposes, rental values
have gone up on land all around the
i Tribune building, but it hasn't gone
up there. The Trib is paying the
x same annual rent is paid years ago.
And the reason for it is that at a mid-
night session of a Tribune-controlled
' school board years ago the lease was
fixed so that there can be no change
in the Trib's rent during the entire
term of its 99-year lease. Land all
- around the Tril? building may in
crease in value tenfold, but the
school children of Chicago will get
not a penny increase from the Trib. ,
And McCormick and Patterson heirs
of Joseph Medill are content to loaf .
in luxurious ease knowing that the.
Tribune is robbing the school chil-,
dren of Chicago.
The Daily News also occupies land
owned by the' public schools, and
protected in the same way by -that ,
infamous midnight session of a
newspaper-controlled school board.
The Tribune and the News are the
only dailies who are making a fight
for Jake Loeb's"re-election as presi-.-dent
of the school board.
: 'o o
IT ALL DEPENDS
Which reminds us Mike Ryan was
buzzing with his friend Pat Clancy
about wonderful athletic stunts.
"Why," says Ryan, "I seen a fella
jump twinty feet, backwards."'
"Ah, gawan wid ye," says Clancy,
"who ever heard of sich a thing?
Twinty feet backwards! Thafs out- .
rageous!" "Why," says Ryan, "it was
yer own brother, John, that did it"
"Oh, says Clancy, "well, maybe he
could do it"
GOBBLE , GOBBLE !
I WELL, I GOT THRdUStf