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COUNCIL REFUSES TO OUST BOARD
MAYOR'S ORDER MADE NULL
BY CITY FATHERS
THE CIVIC BODIES MAY ACT
Chamber of Commerce, Municipal
/.eague and Merchants and Maniu
facturera* Association Asked
The city council refused yesterday
to ratify the action of Mayor McAleer
In removing 'the library board.
The city's legislative body decided,
In order that politics might be entirely
eliminated, the Investigation, If any,
iihall be held by the Merchants and
Manufacturers' association, the Muni
cipal league and the chamber of com
merce, and Invited these three civic
bodies to appoint a committee to hold
euch an investigation.
"This action Is perfectly satisfactory
to us," say the four library directors.
"All 'we want Is a court of competent
Jurisdiction and a square .deal. We
are and always have been ready for an
investigation if one is desired and
have no fear whatever of publicity, as
•we • have* made our charges and are
prepared to prove them."
"We have the evidence," declared a
prominent member of the board at the
close of the meeting yesterday, and his
sentiments were reiterated by every
Club Women Present
Miss Jones, accompanied by a coterie
of perhaps fifty club women, occupied
a portion of the gallery of the council
chamber during the session, while a
far larger number of women and busi
ness men gathered in the gallery to
support the library directors.
Oscar Lawler, as attorney for • the
library board, ■ read a ' communication,
the 'carefully prepared , bombshell on
which he, with the board, has been at
work for ■ the past week. The com
munication proved £ bomb indeed and
made, a number of charges against
Mayor McAleer and also Miss Jones'
ability and methods of conducting the
The library directors also put them
selves on record as being perfectly
willing to go into any Investigation
that: might be deemed necessary, pro
vided such' investigation- might be held
before a court, of. competent Jurisdic
tion. Lawler stamped . the entire
squabble as a comic opera extrava
Harris for Miss Jones
Attorney Will A. Harris, represent
ing Miss Jones, said in answer to Law
ler: "We' were ready for an investiga
tion before the mayor, we are still
ready and waiting. All we want is a
square deal. Miss Jones was displaced
without warning, without a chance to
meet the" charges which they made
against her. The community ought to
know the facts. Our children are
being educated in the. library and we
want to know that it is conducted
. Attorney Earl Rogers appeared in
behalf of Mayor McAleer 'and renewed
the mayor's request that ' the council
Join with him in an investigation of
the library board. '
;The well known criminal attorney
'gave evidence that he knew his client's
case was hopeless and therefore In
dulged in. a little fun at Lawler's ex
pense. "If this is a comic opera," said
Rogers, "then my dear friend Lawler
must lie the chief comedian, and be
fore long we will have him In tights."
: ; ,The mayor's message was referred to
the committee of the, whole, which re
ported the following resolution, which
was unanimously adopted by the coun
cil at the afternoon session:
Council Stands Firm
"Whereas, The honorable mayor has
transmitted to the city council a com
munication notifying it of the removal
by him ■ from , the office of member of
the board of directors of the Los An
geles public library of Isidore B. Dock
weller, Foster C. Wright, John W.
Trueworthy and S. Q. : Marshutz and
5 the council having duly considered the
"Now, therefore, It is hereby resolved
that the council refuse at the present
■ time to assent to such removal and,
. "Be It further nesolved, that the
Merchants and Manufacturers' associa
tion, Municipal league 'and, chamber
of ! commerce be and they are .hereby
requested to appoint an Impartial and
unbiased ■ commission to .■ investigate
the subjects in controversy, this body
hereby pledging Itself to abide by tho
determination of such a conmilsslon."
Bach, of the four library directors ex
pressed his satisfaction with, the coun
cil's action. The decision Is considered,
to.mean practically the closing of the
Incident. Even should the three com
, merclal and municipal bodies named
decide to investigate, the Judges will
be. business men and the library direc
tors,'feeling they have done their duty,
say they have no fear of the finding*
of such a tribunal.
Lawler Makes Charge*
Some of the charges made in Oscar
Lawler's address fairly took the breath
away from the club women present who
wer« supporting the board, while the
attorney many times drew applause
from the other sections. In the course
of hia address he'tald: .. • ■ , V
"The comic opera features of the
b flair i should . not blind " u» ■' to cert ain
CLUB WOMEN, AT; CITY HALL AFTER THE LIBRARY INVESTIGATION
serious conditions. A governing board
in the city government is sought to be
removed without investigation. It Is
not pretended by any one that the
board acted illegally or irregularly. The
board claims that it acted in good faith
and for the betterment of the service.
No evidence has been presented to the
"We are prepared to prove legally be
fore a competent . court our own full
Justification and the informality, irre
sponsibility, bad faith and absurdity of
the agitation which I followed our dis
missal of one librarian for. cause and
the appointment of a successor, also for
cause. . . ...',:. .' '
"The mayor called an ''lnvestigation.'
We declined to become a party to any
such action, as he had' no ..power to
subpoena witnesses. We would, have
been forced to rely on- 'volunteers' and
could not put the witnesses under oath.
How then were we to prove the falsity
of the .'popular demand' howl that has
been used so extensively, and to prove
that all this never had the official sanc
tion of one single club or organization.'
"These things are pertinent to the in
quiry. It is conceded we acted legally.
We claim also that not, only in good
faith but wisely. Until the contrary Is
proved we stand in. the presumption of
Asks Strict Investigation
"We therefore ask you to make a
strict and legal j investigation of this
whole affair. For a long-time previous
to the dismissal, of j Miss Jones the
directors have been in receipt of com
plaints alleging discourtesy on the part
of library attaches, Jealousy and bicker
ing among the employes seriously af
fecting their efficiency and discipline,
absence of books for many times j the
periods specified by the' rules, such im
proper indexing and arrangement of the
books on the shelves as to render them
Inaccessible; the possession and sale
of books belonging to the library by
second-hand dealers/ frequent and con
tinuous absences from the library of the
librarian without leave, general in
efficiency in the business management
of the' library, including the purchase of
supplies under expired contracts, with
out calling for bids, and othe^ matters
indicating a lack of ability on the'part
of the librarian,- all of which were from
time to time investigated by -us ana
developed substantial foundation.
"Mayor McAleer was consulted at
every stage of the proceedings and ap
proved each step. He himself advanced
another reason for removing Miss Jones
by charging her with pernicious activ
ity in politics in attempting to secure
the appointment of a close personal
friend of hers to a position on the
board. N . *
"Our people have during the past few
years been frequently impressed with
the force and magic of the simple
phrase 'A square deal.' That is all wa
ask, and we think the inquiry pertinent:
'Have we received It up to this time?'
and we submit the question to you with
the assurance that you will give us
CORONER'S JURY CHARGES
M. VALA WITH MURDER
At the inquest held yesterday ovei
the body of Jesus Correllls, murdered
early Saturday morning in his tent at
Chatsworth Park, the verdict of | the
coroner's Jury charges M. . Vala witr.
the crime. I
Hair Vigore Ask your
neighbors about It. One will
say, "^restored color to my
gray hair." Another, "It has
checked my falling hair.*' An-
other, " A splendid dressing
for tho hair." tflfrSSi:
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