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THE EIGHTEENTH WARD SCRAP
JAKE LOEB A TARGET
Possibly for the first time in the
ward's history the residents of the
18th ward are witnessing an alder
manic campaign conducted along
constructive lines. And for the first
time the underworld gang of the
West Side is being pushed into the
John J. Touhy, the young Demo
cratic leader who was one of the
members of State's Att'y Hoyne's
successful campaign and who is now
the regular Democratic candidate for
alderman of the 18th ward, is ignor
ing the "Mike de Pike" crowd that
are seeking his defeat and is teach
ing the people of the ward something
of the politics played by the City Hall
machine and Jakey Loeb, president
of the school board.
Touhy has gone into the czar-like
tactics of Loeb in discharging effi
cient teachers who were members of
the Chicago Teachers' Federation.
The people of the ward are encourag
ing Touhy in this.
In speaches last night Touhy also
attacked the State street merchants
who are seeking to divert all business
to the loop. He is asking an exten
sion of business to the West Side.
His attack on the proposed traction
grab has also proven a popular sub
ject The apathy that was apparent in
the 18th ward campaign last week
has entirely disappeared. Attend
ance at recent Touhy meetings seem
to bear out his contention that the
18th ward residents are tired of being
the "football" of gang politicians.
The recent vice and graft scandals in
which politicians interested in de
feating Touhy because he is a
"Hoyne man" figured has stirred
them to wrath. They say "Mike de
Pike" and the rest of the gang, will
be through as political powers after
this campaign is over.
The election board is expected to
act today on the complaint of Shelby
' M. Singleton of the Citizens' ass'n 1
that there are 1,700 fraudulent
names on the 18th ward pool books.
Investigators from the state's att'y's
office are said to have checked up on
this evidence and reported that the
Singleton complaint is well-founded.
Hoyne is now preparing to take the
matter before the grand Jury.
'NO LAW TOO SACRED TO BREAK'
SAYS MARGARET SANGER IN
BIRTH CONTROL ARTICLE
"No law is too sacred to break,"
writes Mrs. Margaret Sanger, in an
article in her magazine, "The Birth'
Control Review," published in New
She cites Moses, Christ, Joan of
Arc, Geo. Washington, Thoreau and
Wm. Lloyd Garrison as law breakers.
"If woman must break the law to es
tablish her right to voluntary moth
erhood, then the law shall be brok-v
en," reads the article. "Birth con
trol Is the most vital issue before the
country today. The people are wak
ing up to the fact that there is no
need for them to bring their children
into the world haphazard, but that
clean and harmless means are known
whereby children may come whjen
they are desired and not as helpless
victims of chance." '
Mrs' Sanger is now involved in four
lawsuits brought against her for con
ducting a tirth control clinic.
Indianapolis. Both houses of leg
islature passed bill granting women
suffrage similar to that enjoyed by
them in Illinois.
Washington. Organized labor op
posed senate espionage bill when
hearings were begun by house Judi
New York. Carnegie corporation
has given $324,744 toward $5,000,000
fund being raised for pensioning
Protestant Episcopal clergymen. "
Notre Dame, Ind. "Just war is
the sublimest act of a nation," said
Rev. Dr. John J. Cavanaugh, pres.
Notre Dame univ, '