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Windsor cafe, 1244 N. Clark. Skull
fractured. Believed to have fallen.
Appellate court affiirmed Circuit
Judge Smith in giving Mrs. H. J.
Bryant, divorced wife of Chas. W.
Gillett, custody of two children.
Abandoned baby girl found on the
doorstep by John F. Delaney, 1008 N.
Gerard Garvey, 37 E. 95th, going
home in auto ambulance after recov
ery from injuries sustained two
weeks ago, lost finger when ambul
ance was wrecked by street car.
Capt E. Z. Steever, war instruct
or in Chicago schools, thrown from
Frank Hamlin, master in chancery
to Judge Foell, recommended that
wet restaurants close at 1 a. m.
PARENTS'- MASS MEETING ACCUSES SCHOOL
BOARD AS STOCKYARDS TOOL
About 350 mothers, fathers and
children of the McAllister school dis
trict met last night in their public
school and organized the McAllister
School Protectice ass'n. Speakers
accused the board of education of
plans to abandon the school in the
interest of manufacturers and the
stockyards. A delegation is to visit
the school board tomorrow and pre
Aid. Thomas Doyle said he is an
old pupil of the school, that it was
the first Chicago school in which
Sup't Shoop was a principal, and it
isn't the quality nor location of the
school that has put it in bad with the
board of education. He said:
"If they are allowed to get by with
what they have already done, the
school will be abandoned entirely.
Somebody id the central manufac
turing district is interested in getting
the school removed; that is clear.
"Sup't Shoop and Pres. Loeb denv
this. They say they are inte'rested
only in cutting down the per capita
tax. I will meet your delegation at
the school board rooms and we will
ask them again at the school board
offices what they mean.
"Four classrooms have been tak
en away from this school and trans
ferred to the Armour and McClelland
schools. There are 213 children who
are now compelled to walk longer
distances to school and to cross Hal
sted, Racine and Union av. street
car line. Those who go to the Mc
Clelland school must pass a corner
where four children and one adult
have been killed by automobiles in
the last two years."
"The attendance at this school
ten years ago was 508," said Chair
man Arthur Gerber of 3631 S. Hal
sted st- "It is now 506. Not school
interests, but other outside interests,
want to remove this schooL When
we see what is going on in the school
board we have a right to ask wheth
er there is graft in this. While they
talk to us about reducing expenses
they are going to spend $10,000 for
an automobile. The highest-priced
car 1 know anything about is $3,000.
That will leave $7,000 for Smiling
Charley, the Chaffeur, and the rest
of it for gas to run the school board
through the year."
Mrs. George F. Tierney of 3709 S.
Morgan st. said that with the City
Hall and the school board taking or
ders from manufacturers and stock
yards interests, about all that's left
for the people of the McAllister
school district is "smoke, ashes and
"Why should the school board pay
$1,500,000 for a North Side high
school and not have money enough
to repair the rickety wooden stairs
of this school in a working class dis
trict?" asked Mrs. Tierney. "They
always say they haven't enough
money. If Armour paid his taxes as
you people do there would be enough
money to pay for school repairs.
"With a board of education ap
pointed by a mayor who doesn't care;
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