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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 05, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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JAKE LOEB AND JOE HOLPUCH IN CLASH WITH
nities throughout the state.
"Purchase of text books by boards
of education for free distribution to
pupils in the public schools."
Entrance of Jake Loeb and Joe
Holpuch into the Buck and Merriam
wards during the present campaign i
is bringing the public school Issue
close home to voters. Between now
and primaries thousands of voters
will get a statement from the Illinois
Woman's Legislative Congress en
dorsing the city councils school elec
tive school board bill. It Is signed by
the executive committee, of whom
these are members:
Mrs. Harriet Taylor Treadwell,
Political Equality league; Mrs. B. F.
Langworthy, president Illinois Parent-Teachers'
ass'n; Amelia Sears,
Woman's City club; Davida Harper
Eaton, Mrs. Alice Dow Allison, Wom
an's City club; Mrs. Ignace J. Rels,
treasurer Jewish Woman's council;
Margaret B. Dobyne, 111. Equal Suf
frage ass'n; Dr. Anna Dwyer, state
charities commission; Mrs. Helen
Hefferan, Eaglewood Woman's club;
Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley, Mrs. L.
Ida M. Lane, Alice Bradford Wiles,
Chicago Woman's club; Mrs. Frank
L. Bellows, president league of Cook
county club; Mrs. George R. Dean,
JuvenileProtective ass'n; Miss Jes
sie Spafford, president Illinois Fed
eration of Woman's clubs; Mrs.
Maud" Cain Taylor, Mrs. Harriet
Stokes Thompson, Political Equality
league; Mrs. f Mary C. Wilson, presi
dent Catholic Woman's league; Mrs."
Ira Couch Wood, president Illinois
Training School for Nurses; Mrs.
Esther Witkowsky, Jewish Woman's
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preisdent Chicago Teachers" Federa- )
British Field Headquarters in
France. Everybody at the front be-
The city council bill in the state
legisuature knocking out the present
school board of 21 members appoint
ed by the mayor and substituting an
elective board of seven members will
have the almost solid backing of
Illinois women's organizations, who
began sending out literature this
The Illinois Manufacturers' ass'n,
the Associated Employers of Illinois
and Jake Loeb majority of the, schooU
board are getting ready to lobby
against the bill. Jake Loeb's attacks
on Aldermen Buck and Merriam late
ly are part of the campaign to de
feat the elective school board bill.
Aid. Buck was head of the council
subcommittee that prepared the
bill and Aid. Merriam was one of its
Woman's City club, Chicago Wom
an's club, Jewish Woman's council,
Illinois Federation of -Woman's clubs
and Illinois Equal suffrage ass'n are
some of the larger organizations
backing the bill. They are notifying
members that the Illinois Woman's
Legislative Congress endorsed the
following principles for amendment
of the schooHaw governing cities of
100,000 population or over:
"A school board of seven members
to be elected at large on a nonpar
tisan ticket providing for a recall.
Tenure of six years for board mem
bers; salary not to exceed $1,500.
"Legal status for superintendent.
Tenure for teachers after probation
ary period of three years. 'Provision
for teachers' councils.
"All vocational education support
ed bytexation, federal, state or local,
shall be incorporated into and made
an integral part of our present school
"A fair proportion of the cost of
pubHc education, both general and
vocational, shall be met 'by state
taxation. Funds so collected to be
distributed so as to equalize opportu-
lieves war between America and Ger
many is certain.