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CHICAGO DADS HAVE GOT TO
DIG DOWN FOR $15 FOR SON'S
SCHOOL TRAINING SUIT
Has Jinral Jake Loeb's 'public
school military training struck a
snag? How many parents will feel
like lowing4n $15 for a. soldier's
uniform? That's what Cap. Steever
says a uniform will cost "Uncle Sam
isn't 'gomg to buy the uniform.
Neither is the state nor the city. So
every school boy's dad will have to
dig down and bring up the 15.
Cap. Steever says the uniform can
be used as an evening suit a'nd also
worn to graduate in and he thinks
it will last the four years. No doubt
the boys would like that uniform for
, evening dress, because the girls sure
do fall for a soldier's uniform with
brass buttons on it But mother will
have to do some tall patching to
make it last four years; and if the
boys sit down-in Jt much one of the
patches may be on the seat of the
There's another problem, too. One
of the papers indicates that Jake
Loeb's first lieutenant, John Eckhart,
chairman of the military training
commission, is getting cold feet on
the rifle thing. Cap. Steever, u: S. A.,
says Uncle Sam '"rill drop the whole
thing if the school soldiers don't drill
with rifles real rifles, too the kind
Uncle Sam supplies.
Anyway you put it, the boys must
drill with regular rifles, and Cap.
Steever thinks they ought to have
uniforms at $15 a throw. Uncle
Sam will furnish the rifles, but Dad
must dig for tlie uniforms. Mebbe
Jake Loeb could get the uniforms at
cut rates from Sears-Roebuck by us
ing a little pull with his brother Al
bert, who works out there.
BITS OF NEWS
David Schrdow, 19, 1017 Frank,
and Nathan Katz arrested as holdup
ddwin B. Schaffer, wanted in St
Paul on bigamy charge, arrested
here. ' I
WEALTHY BREWER SOUGHT JN
GIRL MURDER MYSTERY
Philadelphia, Jan. 4. Gossips to
day named a wealthy brewer from
the west, well known in Philadelphia,
in connection with the murder of
Grace Roberts, pretty artist's model
and plaything of rich men. This man
is said to have visited the girl the
night of the murder in a drunken jr
condition and to have threatened her.
It was rumored that she was about
to sue him for breach of promise. He
is now under surveillance.
Miss Colbert was buried today in
Holy Cross, cemetery. Bohemia
which she loved too well paid her
striking tribute, despite the sordid
stories of her life brought out in the
murder investigation. Anonymous
friends purchased for her a silver
casket costing $450.
A great crowd watched the cortege
leaving the house, hurried to the
cemetery and even followed in auto
mobiles. Police reserves had to be
stationed at the grave and the house.
PAT O'DONNELL INDICTED '
Attiy Pat O'Donnell, Max Kleiman,
Harry Green and Max Weisbaum
were indicted byjhe grand jury to
day for conspiracy to dafame and
conspiracy to suborn perjury, ac
cording to reports around the crim
inal courts bldg. The charges came
through D'Donnell's accusations .
-against Ass't State's Att'y Henry
Berger. 43'Donnell and Charley Erb
stein are soon to be tried on indict- "
ment growing out of the Capt Stor
CAPT. SMITH EXONERATED
Capt. Jqs. C. Smith, who with
Capt. Wm. O'Brien was suspended- .
when the city administration cast
about for "goats" in the short vice
crusade of last summer, was exoner
ated by the civil service com'n, to
day. He will resume his position's
captain immediately. This is taken
to mean that Capt O'Brien will re
ceive the same treatment