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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 14, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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JAKE LOEB TRIES AND CONVICTS
QUICK ON TREASON CHARGE
Oscar M. Heath, instruct6r in Eng
lish at Englewood high school, to
day stands suspended from the
school system on order of the school
board president. The crime of which
he is alleged to be guilty is that of
Qriting and printing a pamphlet pro
testing against the federal goyern
ment's'ehtrance into the war.
"I do not regard my article as
treasonable," said Heath today.
"While Pres. Loeb undoubtedly has
authority to order my suspension
from the school system, it is not
within his rights to brand me as a
traitor to the nation and guilty of
th'e crime of sedition and treason.
' That is a question for the United
States government to decide, not for
Pres. Loeb, although Loeb seems to
think there is no power higher than
himself."
Heath has been m the Chicago
school system slhce 1908. He calls
himself an "American Socialist" and
points to an ancestry of four genera
tions of American citizens. He is
going to take his case to circuit and
supreme courts for hearing. He be
lieves the courts will say that Jake
Loeb went beyond his limit incharg
ing treason and sedition.
Loeb is a Russian Jew born on
Archey Road with an ancestry that
traces to Kovno, Poland. He made
no effort yesterday to keep his name
out of the papers.
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"TO tt WITH THE H. AND H.!"
WAR SLOGAN OF MARSE HENRY
New York, April' 14. Here's
Marse Henry Watterson's contribu
tion to the war slogan contest:
w "To h.ell with the Hapsburgs and
the Hohenzollerns."
Col. Watterson of the Louisville
Courier-Journal sent his contribution
to committee of Oyster Bay, whicl,
with help of "T. R" is to select an
appropriate battle cry.
"What's the matter with it?" asks
Jtfarse Henry,
MARTIN CARLTON, NAMED B
CHAMBERMAID, MISSING
Lest trusting friends or bitter en
enies doubt now that Martin Carlton
skipped trial on charges of a cham
bermaid that he ruined her, his bond
of $800 was forfeited yesterday when
he failed to appear in the court of do
mestic relations.
Carlton, a high-priced employe of
the Illinois Steel Co. in South Chica
go, was confronted by a man who
claimed that he had deserted a wife
and baby ten years ago and had been
living under an assumed name since.
After his exposure he sold his steel
stock, drew his money from the
bank, borowed all he could get from
acquaintances and fled, police say.
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PLAN TO MAKE VAGRANTS HELP
GROW COUNTRY'S FOOD.
The law which makes it a crime
for a fellew to be penniless and job
less the vagrancy law will be
strictly enforced, according to Chief
of Police Schuettler, arid men will be
sent to the Bridewell, where they
will be put to work on nearby farms.
Through an agreement with Chief
Justice Olson, the vagrant will be
soaked with a stiff sentence and his
services will be used by the county
to help grow eats.
Another 10-cent jump made wheat
situation niore acute today and
forced the price of standard flour to
$11.90 a barrel.
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CARDINAL CALLS CATHOLICS
NewYork, April 14. Cardinal Far
ley today issued a call to arms to
Catholics.
"No demand on our American
manhood or t American citizenship
will go unanswered or will not find
us true Americans, true children of
our church that never were found
wanting in any crisis of American
history," he said in the call
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London. Two British hospital
ships sunk in English channel, one
by mine, other by submarine
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