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SCHOOL GOVT TO BE FIXED
OVER BY MAYOR IS JAKE
LOEB IN OR OUT?
Mayor Thompson is tackling the
biggest Job that has been? up to him
since he went into office. As soon as
Gov. Lowden signs the Baldwin-Otis-Mueller
bill he will have full power
to name eleven men and wpmen who
will constitute the new board govern
ing Chicago's public school system
with a wider authority than any pre
vious school board.
And even if Gov. Lowden doesn't
sign the bill and the present school
board law sticks on the statute
books, then it's the mayor's duty to
appoint this year 15 new members of
the present board of 21. Counting
Trustee Charlie Peterson, whose re
appointment by the mayor was not
approved by the council, the mayor
will have 16 new members to name.
Prom inside the school board
among people close to the Thomp-son-Lundin
organization comes the
talk that howsoever the new school
board is to be reorganized, these six
trustees stand a strong chance for
reappointment: Pres. Jake Loeb, E.
J. Piggott, Charles R. Young, Mrs. F.
E. Thornton, Ernst J. Kreutgen,
Charles S. Peterson.
If Jake Loeb is named again by
the mayor, the City Hall will shake
with the tumult of the forces lined
up against the official who on his
own initiative wrecked the merit sys
tem and dropped 68 teachers last
June without notice or trial.
"Mayor Thompson's appointment
of Jake Loeb to stay on at the head
of the public school system will be
the signal for the hottest parlia
mentary fighting the council cham
ber has known in a long time," said
an alderman of the council schools
committee today. "I doubt whether
the mayor will name Jake. I knew
men in the Thompson-Lundin crowd
who believe the mayor would be
signing his political death warrant if
he appoints Jake. For years and
years afterward every time he made
a speech to a workingmen's audi
ence, some guy would be hollering:
'How about Jake Loeb?'"
Jake Loeb's friends are pushing
hard for his reappointment The
Illinois Manufacturers' ass'n, the
State Street Stores ass'n, Sears-Roebuck,
the stockyards crowd", school'
land leaseholders, contractors the
line-up for Jake is small numerically,
but itls a powerful combination, The
big guess is on what the mayor will
FRENCHING GERMAN-FRIED IS
CHEF'S LATEST JOB
Guisseppi Creppi was an Italian
who drew down a fancy wage in the
Hotel Sherman kitchen for his skill
learned in a French school of culi
nary art in Germanizing the Irish
potato. But since the war break
German-fried potatoes have not been
such, a popular restaurant order. So
Creppi found himself without a Job.
Creppi hied himself south on Clark
street to the Kaiserhof hotel, but he
was unfortunate in arriving there on
the very day that the hotel changed
its Teutonic monicker to the more
American "Atlantic hotel" He didn't
land a job.
He tried again, but he couldn't
speak German and the head chef
couldnVspeak anything else, so he
again failed to land.
But Creppi, it is said, is now back
at thA Sherman, Frenchine -the fry-
ring spuds In delicious and most sa
BLOW SAFE GET $150. '
"Fire escape safeblowers" visited a
building at 314 S. Franklin 8t early
today. On the first floor, occupied
by Ghas. Bodack & Co., they were .
unable to open the safe. They then
climbed the fire escape to the fourth
floor, occupied by F, G. Smith & Co.,
dry goods. $150 taken from safe. On
the seventh floor they got a small
amount of monev from the safe of
Weisener & Sons, billposters.