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BIG DOINGS AT SPRINGFJELD
TUESDAY ON SCHOOL LAWS
Next Tuesday is Jet for vthe big
main hearing at Springfield on pub
lic school laws for Chicago. A- R.
Shannon, attorney for the v school
board, and John L. Lovett, secretary
of the Chicago Public School, league
' V (DL Manf rs. ass'n) , were in Spring
afield yesterday arid trfday. So were
Ida L. Fursman and Nano T; Hickey
." of the Teachers' Federation execu
. tive board.
Ralph C. Otis and Max Loeb, school
trustees, have been over the ground
- lately and wilf be at the hearing
. - Tuesday; ' ' '
. .The two biggest-things that will be
putinjor left out of the Otis-Mueller
bill are a tenure clause, for teachers
and authorization of school land
"sales by the school board .alone with
out check by the city council.
Jtev. Ruf us A. White of Chicago is
one of the active lobbyists on the re
ligious issue. He is said to have tie
olared.tb.at the Otis-Mueller bill "is a
good ariti-Roman Catholic bilL"
. Mrs. Ida L. Fursman, president
,yf Teachers'" Federation, personally
a Christian .Scientist, whose father
was a Methodist clergyman, insists
that the religious issue unfairly- in
" vjectqd into the legislative situation.
"Teachers, parents arid .children
will all- get more benefit from any
. legislation enacted if it approached-
without prejudice," is her statement
"The right of a teacher to a trial, and
- a public hearing before dismissal is
.a right that ought to .be protected
."by our state laws. The civil feervice
system should concern itself only
with efficiency and honesty of public
servants. Whether a woman is Cath
. olic, Methodist or Baptist should not '
be made an issue." .
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ENTER! THE AUTO BUS!
Fifteen-year franchise, on boule
vards and parks was granted Chica
go Motor Bus Co. by south park
hnjtrd. Trtwir rnntps ffrp. nlanrifidr
Grant .pm XR?mifciptt'gtyXo JacK-l
son. park (bathing beach); Grant
park 'to Marquette park Marquette
park to Jackson park";. GarfieldLblvd
and South Park av. to Jackson park
Park board is to receive sliding
percentage of operatirig profits, be-"
ginning at 4 per cent, with $10,00(1
a year guarantee.
RICHBERG DEFENDS HIS GAS
PACT: GOOD TERMS, HE SAYS
The special counsel of the gas, .off
and electric light committee which
is handling -the. 'negotiations between
the city and the Peoples Gas Light.
& Coke Co.,' relative-to a changes In
the standard andNprice.- of gas, to
day answered charges that the or
dinance .offered the committee at its
last meeting was a gift for the. gas
Donald Richberg, the counsel, callg
attention to the-fact that he didn't
start in to compronuse with the' gas
company experts -with the Idea of
getting -lower prices for. gas. The.
cost of material which, the corpora
tion must, buy for the manufacture
of gas has gone up so rapidly that
cheaper gas is quite out of the ques
tfon at .present
The best settlement he wished foi
was one which would hold the price
of gas about the same as it is for a
few years, then give a decrease as
the cost of materials comes down. ,
According "to .Richberg, the. gas
company has the right under an old
ordinance to raise the price of gas
by lessening its heat units, that Is,
the heating power, and at the same
time filling all the requirements oi
its contracts with the city.
It was to avoid this that the ex
perts for the city agreed to the-scale
presented to the gas committee
'.Richberg says that one-tenth ol
the gas consumers will lose by the
new scheme and nine-tenths will
School survey commit recon.
meaa?4 Iquj- alqVtQ Sup't Sheo.,