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SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS ONE
SQUABBLE AFTER ANOTHER
Squabbling and ever more squab
bling is the order of the day whea
the board of education meets these
days. Pres. Jake Loeb's business
methods, so-called, seem to be creat
ing just as many spitfire discussions
as in the old days before the Great
Under the Great Jake's suzerainty
the school trustees call each other
boobs and simps, throw up their
hands in disgust, threaten to resign,
threaten to leave the room, threaten
ruin and starvation, threaten well,
what don't they threaten.
Vice Pres. Eckhart yesterday
threatened to resign again. It was
the steenthtime this year Eckhart
has said he's going to quit -unless
things get better. It was Trustee
Edward J. Piggot who bothered Eck
hart again. Over and over it has
happened that Eckhart has had a
plan worked out and all of a sudden
Piggot comes along and asks ques
tions, wants to know how and why.
Yesterday the dispute was whether
cut stone or terra cotta should be
the material for the new Lindblom
high school cornices. '
Two weeks ago and a month ago
the spat between Piggpt and other
trustees was whether "Morton Mac
Cormac, statistician, should have his
salary raised from $4,000 to $10,000
and be given a new department to be
called "The Efficiency Department."
This proposition was killed-4n board
This makes it necessary for Mac
Cormac to put painters at work
swabbing off the signs whicE were
painted on motor trucks for the new
efficiency department that fizzled.
Mrs. Wm. Gallagher raised the
point that .the school budget ought
to contain an appropriation for sal
aries for the 68 teachers who were
dropped by the Jake Loeb majority
last June. The courts are still con
sidering the matter; a decision may
come that the wrecking 6f ckil serv
ice and violation of civil rights in
volved is illegaL Therefore Mrs. Gal
lagher said there ought to be funds
available for these teachers' salaries
if their rights are restored. The
board voted no.
Action on appointment of Dudley
Grant Hayes as supervisor of com
munity centers and vocational edu
cation was postponed two weeks.
CITY HALL LOSES FIGHT TO
City council last night voted 27,
014,383 budget for running city in
1917. Aid. Michaelson led several
attempts to make additions, but was
defeated by a vote that ranged
around 47 to 16 each time. MichaeJ
son's most dramatic play of the daf
was his threat in the morning that
he would show later who are the
"raiders" of city money. This was
followed by Aid. Utpatel's demand
for reducing gas litigation committee
moneys from $193,000 to $120,000.
Aid. Merriam said $10,000,000 of
consumers' overcharge money is In
volved in the gas litigation and any
alderman who backed Utpatel's
move would have "gas company"
written on his forehea'd. Merriam.
pointed at Corporation Counsel Et
telson, standing near Utpatel, and
said Ettelson was the real sponsor
of the Utpatel resolution.
On roll call the City Hall forces
lost one-half of their phalanx of 16
votes. Only 8 of the phalanx stuck.
The rest voted for Merriam and the
BORDEN RAISES MILK' PRICES
The farm products division of the
Borden Condensed Milk Co. an
nounced increase of 1 per cent per
half pint in price of cream. New
scale in effect today. Route cream
will sell at 11 cents a half pint and
higher grade cream at 13 cents. Un-
sweetened condensed milk has gone
up 1 cent. Other companies expected
to follow the Borden lead.