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NATURE STUDY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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and Wall St.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1920.
STREET REPAIR PLAN
No street repairs paid for out of tho
vehicle tax fund will bo made by con
tract with paving Arms this year.
The city council flnanco committee,
at work on tho distribution of tho
$1,318,439 vehicle tax proceeds, re
fused to npprovo Commissioner of
Public Works Francis' plan that tho
decision as to whother repairs shall
be made by contract or by tho city
with day labor, bo left to tho strcot de
partment "Wo had enough of that in tho pav
ing of Wubash avenue from 12th to
22nd street," said Aid. A. J. Fisher.
"Tho city refused to ncccpt tho work
and now tho whole caso Involving
$132,000 Is In court."
Other members argued that since
tlm cltv Una a half million dollars in
vested In tho municipal asphalt plant,
It would bo unbusinesslike to authorize
BIG BUILDINGS BOOSTED
Building Interests In Chicago sec
onded enthusiastically tho recommen
dation of tho council committeo on
buildings and city hall that tho re
Btrlction on tho height of buildings bo
fixed nt 2G0 feet instead of 200 feet
ns at present.
It wns said that tho passago of tho
proposed onllnanco would result in an
Immedlato start upon a number of
projects which have been held up by
tho ban on high buildings. Somo of
tho moro Imporant nro:
Blackstono Hotel Annex.
Board of Trndo.
Federal Reserve Bank.
Now Illinois Trust and Savings
Bank merger building, Jackson, be
tween Clark and La Salle.
Railroad warehouses, Cannl strcot,
between Jackson and Taylor.
If tho amendment Is approved by
the council those now buildings will
bo as tall as tho Conway, Chicago Tele
phone and Continental and Commer
cial National Bank buildings. Tho
change In tho restrictions was
favored by Jarvls Hunt nnd Ernest
R. Graham, designers of many loop
Mr. Graham pointed out to tho com
mittee that Chicago streets nnd alleys
are wider than those of New York,
which does not curtail building
hetghts. Ho said that tho taxing
value of tho central district will In
crease $100,000,000 in ten years if loop
construction Is allowed expansion up
ward. CHICAGO ELKS
ELECT W. J. SINEK
Chicago lodgo No. 4 of tho Elks has
olocted William J. Slnok exalted ruler
by a unanimous vote. Tho local Elks
are preparing this spring for the
grand lodgo convention, which ex
pects to call 300,000 visitors to Chi
rago tho week of July 5.
Tho local entertainment committees
and Mr. Slntk have already begun
plans for tho decorating of tno city
during this great Elkf carnival. Tho
cost of this will be moro than $100,
Popular 22d Ward Alderman
Should be Returned to the
The voters of tho Twenty-second
ward should re-elect John H. Bauler
to the city council. Ho has proven
himself to bo an able, honest, faithful
and Influential alderman.
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National, Btata and Local Pal
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Popular Clerk of
WIN IN 26TH
William II. Wesboy, popular city
collector, will bo tho next Republican
committeeman from tho 2Cth ward
unless all signs fail. Mr. Wesbey Is
tho cboico of tho rank and fllo of tho
party and there Is llttlo doubt of his
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H. H. MERRICK
President of the Great Lakes Trust & Savings Bank.
Ewlng's restaurant nt 182 West
Washington street is n favorlto eating
place for business nnd professional
Clayton F. Smith is a popular Dem
ocratic leader, whose friends predict
future honors for him.
Ascher Brothors have a string of
movie theaters that for beauty and
comfort cannot be beat In tho world.
Emll M. Holdkamp of Watry und
Holdkamp, Chicago's well known and
reliablo optometrists and opticians,
predicts a banner year In all linos
of business for 1920.
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the Circuit Court.
Tho North Sido Turner Hall Res
taurant, located at 820 North Clark
strcot, is first-class in every rospoct.
Tho finest meals aro being served
thoro day and night by tho best cook
in Cook county, Mrs. Appol, and It Is
patronized by tho best pcoplo In Chi
cago. Samuel Kcrsten, popular with every
body, nnd leader In tho plumbing and
heating trade, Is often talked of for
Richard H. Hennessey, the weM
known building eoatraeter, ku m
honored record (or ability na etaV
Henry P. Norcott stands high in
tho estimation of tho businoss world
of Chicago. Mr. Norcott Is president
of tho well known real estato houso
of H. O. Stotm od Company, and Is
activo In ovc' 'ovomont that has
for Us object tv nottorment of Chi
cago. Joseph A. OTJonnell, former leg!
lator nnd park commissioner, It one
of the most popular memfceM el tni
Sheriff Cbarlos W. Peters has con
ferred a favor on all law-abiding citi
zens, wot and dry, by cleaning out
tho blind pigs In tho county towns.
Lakes Truit & Savings Bank.
vels of air, witter nnd soil and the life hlbtory of nnlmnls and plnnts nro val
uable to them both as Information and ns Incentive. Interest Is the bnsls of
iippllcntlnii. Nature study holds n child's Interest nnd utilizes, develops nnd
extends It. This study should hnve dependent continuity In tho grades and
should tank with reading, writing and nrlthmetlc In credits.
"With this beginning In nalurnl science the future citizen Is moro likely to
give appreciative consideration to tho conservation of the natural resources of
his country. Conservation means the fullest tibo without wnsto or abuse."
Senator Medlll McCormlck of Illi
nois (portrait herewith), chairman of
tho special sennto committee for con
sideration of a national budget, an
nounced the other day that the sub
committee composed of himself, Sen
ators Keyes, Edge, Simmons, nnd
King, unanimously had agreed upon
a national budget measure. The sen
ate bill Iw a combination of the Mc
Cormlck bill, Introduced several weeks
ago, and the Good bill, which was
patcd by tho house last fall.
There will bo set up In the treas
ury department a budget bureau,
which shall collect all department es
timates nnd revise them. The secre
tary of the treasury will npprovo them
to the president, who Khali linvo power
to revlso the estimates. The presi
dent, before the 10th of December
each year, must submit his budget to
Ill order to penult the secretary
of the treasury to serve as a real flnanco ofllccr nnd not compete with his col
leagues In tho cabinet ns a spending ofllccr, tho extraneous bureaus In tho
trensury will ho transferred to other departments.
BENSON OF THE
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trim thu navy I short handed, but this was to bo expected with the release of
thousands of young men from war period enlistments, who nt once sought tho
higher pay of mercantile pursuits."
AUTHORS TO FIGHT ROYALTY TAXES
Rex Beach (portrait herewith),
tho Chicago novelist, Is president of
tho Authors' league, nnd the league bus
decided to go to grips with Undo Sam
on the Income tax. Royalties from
books, short stories, plays and other
literary work ore dividends, tho writ
ers hnvo decided,
With this as a major promise, the
Author's league has reached thu con
clusion that witters, struggling nnd
otherwise, are nut subject to the bur
densomo normal tax provisions of tho
fcdernl lncomu tax, and they hnvo ad
vised their l.bOO or more members to
fllo their returns accordingly.
If they tire sustained by tho com
missioner of Internal rovenuo they will
hnvo to pny only tho surtax which
Is on dividends totaling moro than
Tho league's fight on tho "Inequal
ities that now bear so henvlly upon tho
writer nnd the artist" wus started at
n meeting of the executlvo committee, which is composed of Gelett Burgess,
Georgo Creel, Owen Duvls, l'nrker Fillmore, James Forbes, and others.
HALE H0LDEN WILL HEAD THE "Q" I
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City 01 yearn ago. Coutrary to the
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Jlrs. John Dickinson Sherman,
clmltniM.ii of tho conservation depart
ment of the General Federation of
Women's club", Is pushing nature
study In the nubile schools, with tho
approval of Dr. I'lillnntlcr I'. Claxton,
United States commissioner of edu
cation and tho support of the 2.C00,
000 federated club women of tho coun
try. Her 1020 report, which denls
with conservation, natural resources,
Americanization, thrift, home and
xchool gardens, natural tcencry and
national parks und other activities of
her department, sets forth that the
hoya and girls of today particularly
need thco studies thnt will develop
Individuality, strength of character
rud human .sympathy. She says:
"Our boys and girls need n com
prehensive, prnctlcal coursn of nature
study natural science that Is based
quite as much upon actual outdoor
nature ns upon textbooks. The mar
GETS GOOD START
A navy equal to any In tho world,
not for purposes of aggression, but as
a stabilizing power, Is advocated by
Admiral William S. Benson, recently
retired, nnd now bend of tho United
States shipping board. Incidentally,
he smilingly says: "Tho only man who
knows why I was appointed to tho
shipping board head Is President Wil
son, nnd ho didn't tell me."
Admiral Benson Is clean cut, nlcrt
nnd typical of the olllcers of tho Amer
ican navy. As head of naval oper
ations during tho war, ho ban Intimate
knowledge of world policies of nil tliu
great powers, but ho smilingly de
clines to talk about thu matters affect
ing the navy nnd mercantile Interests
upon which Issues of debate have
"I hnvo no fenr of tho futuro de
velopment of tho American navy from
luck of mini power or any other rea
Halo Holden (portrait herewith)
nnd Clnudo Georgo Burnham, hnvo
been selected to take tho helm of tho
Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy rail
road and tho associated systems
when Uncle Sam relinquishes control
on March 1, They nro among tho first
of tho rail kings to bo named for tho
coming crn of American transporta
tion under jirlvnto control. Both aro
Clilcugoans, und in years gone by they
havo won their plnco us lenders of tho
railroad men In tho greatest railroad
center of tho world by hard work.
Mr. Holden will become president
and chairman of tho executlvo com
mittee of tho "Q," which position ho
held before tho wur. As president of
tho "Q," ho Is also president of tho
Colorado and Southern.
Mr. Burnham will bo executlvo
vice president of the Burlington and
Colorado and Southern.
Mr. Holden was born In Kansas
traditions of the ralle, he did not start
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A. R. MARRIOTT
Vice President Chicago Title & Trust Company.
Mayor Thompson was the father ot
municipal playgrounds. He Intro
duced and secured tho passage of the
first ordlnanco creating one while he
was an alderman.
Judge John Stelk of the Municipal
Court Is ono of the moat popular Jur
ists on the bench. He la fearleae,
able and honest.
Calvin F. Craig, the able president
of the Mechanic! ft Tradera State
Bank, deserves great credit for the
well deserved popularity of that big
West Side Institution.
Sheriff Charles W. Peters Is mak
ing a good record.
John U. Smyth, tho well known real
cstnto nnd Insurance man, is always
a booster for tho west side.
Vice President of the
Albert J. Hopkins, tho popular for
mer United Statos Senator, 1b looked
.upon by thousands of Illinois Repub
licans as tho logical man to nomlnato
William R. Fetser, the popular
Seventh Ward alderman, Is In line
for higher honors. -
James Agar ot the well known John
Agar Packing Company would make
a splendid state treasurer ot Illinois.
He Is a business man ot high char
acter and a political leader of force
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Popular Writer and L'eader In the Clterary World,
Georgo W. Krug of tho Now South
ern Hotel ot Chicago, is ono of tho
most popular hotol men In tho United
States. His guests, would mako him
presldont If thoy could. Speaking ot
tho presidency, tho Now Southern at
Michigan nvcnuo and 13th strcot is be
ing put In great shape" for tho recop
tlon of delegates and visitors to tho
Republican National Convention, and
also for tho Elks National Convention.
Peter Relnberg has made a splenaUa
reoprd as president ot the ceuaer
Francis S. Pcabody for United
States senator is the winning bat
tie cry for 1920.
Joseph F. Haas has always made
a good public record. He is a man
of the people.
Chicago Trust Company.
Charles E. Tlmroth, tho popular
prosldont of tho Tlmroth Trucking Co.
would mako n good County Commis
sioner. Ills nomination would moan
John W. Eckhart, the well knows
miller, Is respected as a democrat!
leader as well as a recognised power
In commercial life.
Lawrence P. Romano of tho well
known Morse-Romano Co., Is ono ot
tho best liked men In the investment
and real estate lino in Chicago. His
ability and courtesy havo won for
him an army ot friends,