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Aid. A. A. McCormick To tell you
perfectly frankly, I think they are
going to take snap judgment on us.
After the committee reports are
taken up they are going to take a
vote to adjourn so we- cannot get a
chance to vote on this school trustee
proposition, so I make this motion
that when we adjourn we adjourn at
Then followed a few moments of
jockeying until' the administration
saw that if McCormick's motion was
carried, the Sullivan-Thompson deal
would be stopped or the Sullivan
Democrats would have to vote in
favor of the Thompson school board.
This they did not want to do openly.
Then the fracas continued. '
Aid. A. A. McCormick Mr. Presi
dent, if the chair and members of
this council will agree to vote on this
school board proposition, up or down,
I will withdraw my motion.
Aid. Cullerton That school inci
dent is closed in every way conceiv
able. Aid. A. A. McCormick Oh, no.
Aid. Cullerton By the rules of the
council and everything else. Don't
take up the time of the council on
that stuff. This is delaying. Now
there is a motion by Aid. McCormick
for the council to adjourn at 6 o'clock
The Mayor Yes.
Aid. Cullerton Then I move that
the council adjourn now.
The Mayor Did you make that
motion? Do you, alderman (address
ing Aid. Cullerton) ?
Aid. Cullerton I make the motion
that we adjourn now instead of ad
journing at 6 o'clock.
Aid. A. A. McCormick And if Aid.
Cullerton's motion to adjourn pre
vails it not only will tie up the city
and the teachers, but you are going
on record as confirming that board.
Aid. Block Mr. President
The Mayor Are you ready for the
Cries of "roll call" were raised.
Jhe Manor Tt Is m,oyed.and, sec
onded that we do adjourn. As many
as favor the motion say aye.
Then followed a viva voce vote
amid numerous cries of "roll call!"
The Mayor The ayes have it and
the council stands adjourned.
Mayor Thompson lumbered slowly
down the steps from the rostrum
and a screaming uproar broke. A
dozen aldermen started toward him.
One threw a book which barely
missed him. He left, however, fol
lowed by a number of department
heads. Corporation Counsel Ettel
son, who had coached the mayor
throughout the session, went down
the steps and then returned to the
Meanwhile every alderman in the
room was on his feet shouting ad
vice to his friends and epithets at
Aid. Schwartz cleared up thp situ
ation. "I move that we elect Aid. John
Richert as chairman of this council,"
he yelled. It was carried and Rich
ert took the rostrum.
Then the council slowly pushed its
way to the point where the mayor's
school board was brought back for
consideration. Here the aldermen
voted overwhelmingly to oust the
Thompson-Lundin board. The vote
Democrats. Coughlin, Kenna,
Hickey, Home, Kaindl, Szymkowski,
Kunz, Adamkiewicz, Powers, Franz,
Fick, Adamowski, O'Toole, W. J.
Lynch, T. J. Lynch, Byrne. 16.
Republicans. Norris, Anderson,
Cross, Rea, Michaelson, Hazen. 6.
Democrats. Schwartz, Biff, Doyle,
Woodhull, Block, McNichols, Klaus,
Krumdick, Novak, Ahern, Smith,
Maypole, Walkowiak, Tuohy, Bowler,
Bauler, Ellison, Haderlein, Roeder,
Long, Kerner, Toman, Kostner,
Republicans. Nance. A. A. Mc
Cormick, Kimball, R. H. McCormick,
Steffeo, Wallace Lipps, .Watson LU-