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SCHOOL BOARD SOLDIERING IN
MORE WAYS THAN ONE,
A protest against the board of ed
ucation's rushing through 'under a
suspension of rules and without con
sent of the people," its little- scheme
"of saddling military training upon
the high school pupils of Chicago is
voiced in a resolution introduced at
the city council meeting today by
Aid. Rodriguez. -
As co-partners in the militaristic
scheme of the board, Rodriguez in
dicted the newspapers of Chicago,
which .through biased or false news
stories and editorials try to convince
their readers that all the people of
Chicago are in favor of military
"The board of education is willing
to spend thousands for war, but not
one cent for peace," said Aid. Rod
riguez in a spaech in support of hls
resolution before it was reierrea to
the schools committee.
- "If the school board is so anxious
to be up and doing, let me suggest a
few things it-can 4o with great ben
efit to the quarter of a million chil
dren who attend the public schools,
"Permit me to suggest that the
school board put the public schools
in such order that our children wjll
not have to live in dirt and filth while
they attend their classes.
"There are many schools in this
city that are foul with dirt. You
would not live in homes so dirty.
You men demand that the rooms in
your homes be thoroughly cleaned
and kalsomined.jDainted and papered
at least once a year, but the school
looms only get this once in from
three to eight years. The floors" of
the schoolrooms are cleaned but fivte
times a year."
SEVEN HURT IN WRECK
Oil City, Pa., Jan. 24. At least
seven were injured, several of them
passengers, at the McClinticville
yards of the Pennsylvania railroad
on the outskirts of Oil Gity shortly I
before noon today when a passenger,
train jumped the track and was pari
tially wreck by a freight train.
GERMAN FLEET REPORTED
LOSER IN NORTH SEA
London, Jan. 24. Unofficial ver
sions of Monday night's battle of de
stroyers in the North sea led to the
belief today that British forces had
inflicted severe defeat on German de
stroyer flotilla. Holland dispatches
indicated seven German vessels had
been sunk. Officially the score stood
one to one both British and German
forces losing destroyer but it is
known that enemy ships lost a great
many more men and that they were
hit more often and with more effect.
The German official statement re
porting the engagement, as received
here today, makes no mention of the
loss of any German vessels, aside
from one (presumably the V-69),
which is declared to have reached a.
Dutch 'harbor. , "
One Jritish destroyer was sunk,
the German statement said.- Except
for the torpedo boat which made a.
Dutch port, the German flotilla re-'
turned to its base with slight losses
according to the official announce
ment, Berlin via Sayville Wireless.
Successful progress of German
forces in 'Rumania reported. Gn
north bank of the St. George Tul
cea was again abandoned.
Enemy forces lost six aeroplanes
on western front yesterday.
Paris.- Successful French raids
on German lines at different point?
south of Chfijy and in the Woevre
announced. Great activity of pa
trols in region of Seille. l
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TO MEET ON COAL DEAL
Coal merchants and officials of the
Coal Teamsters' union were to get
together this afternoon to confer
over the terms of the agreement
which the union men has asked the
dealers to sign.