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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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Schulte got two hits and stole two
bases.
Benny Leonard, in his first local
workouts preparatory to his match
with Ritchie Mitchell, stepped at a
lively pace yesterday, boxing three
rounds each with Charley Scully and
Kid Hogan. Benny used his left ex
tensively, but kept his right under
cover. Today Leonard is carded for
a ten-round workout at the Arcade.
Three-Cushion Champion Charles
Mc Court set a new record in
the Interstate Three-Cushion Bil
liard league in Cleveland last night,
defeating Hugh Heal, 50 to 17, in 36
innings. Mcuourt naa a run or nine.
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MEN TEACHERS URGE SCHOOL
CHILDREN BE TAUGHT
GARDENING
The Chicago Federation of Men
Teachers has sent the following
open letter to the sup't of schools
and the school board:
"The Federation of Men Teachers
feels that the publicischfcols, both pu
pils and teachers, must Jake an ac
tive part in the development of the'
nation's resources. One of the most
important of the teachers' functions
is constant emphasis on the idealism
which prompts America's participa
tion in this struggle between autoc
racy and democracy. Only in this
way can the nation be assured that
its liberalism will not be perverted to
selfish ends ami that effective soli
darity will be attained.
"As an immediate and practical
form of national service we urge
hearty co-operation with thQjsugges
tion of the president of the board Of
education and the sup't of schools
that the boys in the schools contrib
ute to the nation's food supply. In
the organization of the project we
urge that the following considera
tions should be of paramount impor
tance: "1. The boys should feel that they
are performing a national service.
The spirit of idealism will be more
effectively fostered by co-operative,
T work under school auspices than by
scattering the boys among outlying
farms.
"2. We believe that the cultivation,
under the-direction' of teachers with
practical experience, of vacant tracts
of land in the city will also serve as
an object lesson to the citizens of
Chicago, as well as bringing more
land into use.
"3. The work, thus supervised,
could be made an important educa
tional agency and would permit the
boys to remain under both school and
home influence.
"4. We shoulfi profit by Europe's
experience. Educated manhood and
womanhood is the nation's greatest
asset in both peace and war, and we
must nof sacrifice even to a real
emergency the increased national ef
ficiency which can be attained only
through organized educational train
ing and discipline.
"T.he school authorities have re
sponded to -a presentation of the
above considerations and to an offer
of service by suggesting that groups
of high school teachers supervise the
development of the Cragin tract by
high school boys on a co-operative
basis. We pledge ourselves to see
this project through and hope it will
prove merely a beginning.
"Respectfully, Chas'. rB. Stillman,
President Federation of Men Teach
ers; C. 6. Willard, Secretary.
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BANKERS BEFORE GRAND JURY
Yesterday was bankers' day befrfre
the federal grand jury. A dozen big
bankers Were lrauled. up and 'ques
tioned about the price of grain. The
bundles of warehouse receipts, books '
and" other data seized by the govern
ment a week ago were examined.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
April 17, 1845 Carthage, 111., com
munication. Mormon trouble in Han
cock county laid to-political reasons,
leading "loco foco" papers of the
state side with the Mormons and
against old citizens.

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