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of education who voted to re-elect
Mr.Loeb president of the board."
Sec'y Larsen then began reading a
letter from the Illinois Alliance of
Protestant Women, signed by Agnes
Brown, president It was an excoria
tion of the Catholic church as domi
nating the public schools. A Cath
olic priest was quoted as saying the
public schools are "cesspools of
vice." Three trustees took the floor.
"Stop that trash," was the inter
jection of Trustee Ralph C. Otis, a
Democrat, Protestant appointee of
former Mayor Harrison.
"Why do we have to listen to
this?" came from Trustee Harris W.
Huehl, Republican-Protestan ap
pointee of Mayor Thompson..
1 Mrs. Vosbrink, Catholic, broke in
with a motion that the letter from
the Alliance., of Protestant Women
"be tin-own. in the waste basket." The
unrest of the board meeting became
a turmoil. Sec'y Larsen looked at
Pres. Loeb. The president nodded
his head. It was the signal for Lar
. sen to quit reading.He quit with the
statement that ther,e were further
communications along the same line,
the reading of which would be dis
Later the whole, situation was
muddled when Mrs.' Vosbrink, Cath
olic, after adjournment chatted In
extreme sociability with Mrs. Charles
Young, whose husband Is a member
of the board of education and a for
mer, officer of the,Guardians of Lib
erty. Mrs. Vosbrink had her right
arm over the shoulders of Mrs.
Young fix the manner of one woman
whob.as affection for another.
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Washington. State department
may ask uspenson Qf German Con
sul Bopp, Saa Francisco, pending ap
peal .of case for conspiracy to higher
Washington. Senate passed bill
forbidding transmission in mails of
liquor advertising in any form into
.states which prohibit such advertising.
CAPT. WESTBROOK. IS MADE
ASST CHIEF OF POLICE
Capt Wesley Westbrook of Stan
ton av. station was appointed first
deputy of police today. He is 41
years old and has been on the force
since Sept JL4, 1896. Westbrook was
the man who led the attack on Mcln
tire, the crazed negro, a few months
October, 19, 1905, he became desk
sergeant, Feb. 1, 1912, a lieutenant,
and March 4, 1916, captain. At that
time he was the youngest captain on
The new assistant chief of police is
considered a man, along the lines of
Chief Schuettler. He is game and.
on the job.
Former Chief of Police Healey was
reinstated as a captain today. He
was granted a 29-day furlough at hla
own request Said he wanted to take K
HOYNE TO ASK INDICTMENTS
IN GRAFT CASES MONDAY
Stage's Att'y Hoyne annbunced
today that the grand jury would
meet Monday at 2 p. m. The first in
dictment will be asked against for
mer Chief of Police Healey, Billy
Skidmore, Tom Costello, Lieut
White and "Mike de Pike" Heitler.
Hoyne will ask Chief of 'Police
Schuettler to recommend the revo
cation of -Skidmore's license. ,
The state's att'y complimented
Schuettler on the appointment of
Capt Westbrook as bis assistant
Cedar Rapids, la. Charged with
enticing Franklin Junkerman into a
Chicago hotel room and extorting
$15,000, Doris Byrnes and Peggy
Reed, two young women of Cedar
Rapids, and Harold W. Jirka, Chica
go attorney, indicted by Linn county
Washington. Democratic sena
tors denied reports it was decided at
caucus, held Monday to refuse salary
inCreas.e asked by postal employes.