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to us. -If Annie had given up Tim he
would probably be today a drunken
outcast with all his splendid energy
and talent for his work on the police
force wasted. Annie would have been
unhappy and alone no child to
make her proud and tender.
You see, little book, we have to
pay and pay to the last pound of flesh
to the last heart beat for our
mistakes and we should thank the
fates if, like Annie and Eliene, we
can be big enough and brave enough
to choose the right thing at what
ever cost to ourselves at the time.
(To Be Continued.)
THREE BILLS PROPOSE CHANGE
IN SCHOOL BOARD
Three bills are now before the
state legislature proposing to change
the public school government of Chi
cago. Rep. Carl Mueller has put one
in on request of School Trustee
Ralph C. Otis to cut membership of
board from 21 to 11 and elect super
intendent for two years instead of
No school teacher coiild be dropped
by the methods used by tfie Jake
Loeb majority last June if the Mueller-Otis
bill passes. It fixes a tenure
of office for teachers. Promotion of
teachers would be through a board
of examiners, i
The Mueller-Otis measure is said
to have the approval of a majority of
the board of education.
Election of school board by voters
instead of appointment by the mayor
is demanded in the, city council bill
prepared by the Buck sub-committee.
Sen. Percy Baldwin is in with a bill
to take away all city council control
over the school board. The bill has
been approved by the senate commit
tee on education. Baldwin is a pal
of Sam Ettelson, corporation coun
sel and state senator, and was chair
man of the " schools investigation
committee which went up in smoke
when its finances were exposed by
the Teachers' Federation.
Jack, the gallant member of the
"king's navee," had returned home
and was regaling his family with
tales of the North sea.
"Ah, I tell yer, we 'ad some awful
rough nights out there! Nights I
thought I'd never live through!"
"Bah!" cried his father, an old mer
chant seaman. "You an' ye rough
nights! Why, the North sea's like a
lake compared to bits o' the Pacific
I been in ! You young fellers are too
mollycoddled in the modern navy.
Why, once I was in a typhoon in the
South seas and it blew so 'ard that
the cap'n gave orders to cut away
the mast and when the carpenter
came on deck the gale blew the teeth
clean out of his saw!"
"Grr! That's nothing!" snorted
Jack, contemptuously. "Why, Beat
ty's squadron the other .day caught
a gale and it happened to catch their
guns end on and it blew the breeches
right orf 'em!"
"Jack," said the old man, "I take
back iny sneering remarks after
that! I can see you're a good sailor
in every way." '
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