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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1913, Image 8

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The school, committee of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor was yes
terday instructed to investigate the
rapidly increasing 4eath rate among
children, following the adoption of a
resolution presented by Mary O'Reil
ly, representing the Teachers' Fed
eration. v
Miss O'Reilly showed a chart of
figures that proved in itself a striking
arraignment of a city that spent over
a million dollars on voting machines
and scarcely anything for the care of
the poor.
This is the resolution adopted:
"Whereas, The reports of the
Health Department show 1,773
deaths from contagious diseases for
the first seven months of the year,
an increase of 651, and a total num
ber of 42,528 cases, an Increase of
16,936 cases, the increase being caus-
ea Dy an epidemic or preventable,
contagious diseases of children, and
"Whereas, The city now faces a re
newed outbreak of the epidemic, up
on the opening of the schools, be
cause of lack of proper protection of
school children from contagion and
lack of proper protection of homes
and food supply, and
"Whereas, The cases of diphtheria,
scarlet fever and measles alone cost
the people' of Chicago $10,326,742- in
six months, a burden which, with the
suffering and sorrow, has been borne
by the workers of Chicago j'theref ore
be it
"Resolved, That the facts concern
ing the terrible danger which threat
ens the children be given the widest
publicity by this body and all union
men and women be urged to give
their aid to the efforts of the Health
Department to isolate the cases of
contagious diseases, and protest chil
dren from contagion, and be It fur
ther "Resolved, That copies of this reso
lution be sent to the Health Depart
ment, the School Board and the City
Council and that those bodies be urg
ed to take steps to meet this emer
gency before it is too late."
Delegate McCarthey seconded Miss
O'Reilly's resolution with some scath
ing remarks concerning the useless
expenditure of money on the lake
front water carnival while little chil
dren were dying.
Several of the delegates, however,
were warm in their praise of Health
Commissioner George B. Young for
the effective work he has done on a
scant appropriation.
" -o o
Andrew Kranz, 15, 852 Reese st,
Emil Trams, 1105 Webster av., and
Henry Ebey, 944 Montana St., In
jured when street car crashed into
truck on which they were riding at
Halsted and Division sts.
Threats of death against witnesses
in the grand jury probe of the elec
tion of last fall were reported today
to Special Prosecutor John E.
Stockholders' Protective Ass'n. to.
day challenged statement of Henry
A. Blair that the Rockefeller inter
ests would be able to hold control of
traction systems in Chicago.
Harold Schneider, charged with
the murder of Joseph H. Logue, the
diamond merchant, by the police,
and Johnny Faith, today demanded
an early trial, saying he could clear
himself at any time.
Joseph Rheirdander arrested bv
Patrolman James Malloy of the Des
plaines street station, for shooting
Edward Cooney, his best friend.
Cooney, his best friend. Cooney lived
with wife at 1108 West Randolph st.
Rheinlander lived at 1041 West Ran
dolph. Cooney is 31 years old and
whers 328 pounds. Rheinlander was
26, and only weighs 160. Cooney
caught Rheinlander with his wife.
Bill Posters' and Billers' Union has
declared Star & Garter Theater un
fair. Star & Garter recently fired two
billposters and Dick Ryder, manager
of the theater, tried to do his own
billposting. He was rescued.

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