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LAST EDITION LAST EDITION
SEXTON ATTACKED ON PHONE DECISION
CITIZENS WILL MAKE KICK TO COUNCIL
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postoffice at
Chicago, m., Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL. 4, NO. 6
Chicago, Saturday, Oct 3, 1914
SCHOOL TEACHERS AND PUPILS ARE
VICTIMS OF FUND JUGGLING
School Board's Actions in Fixing New Budget Arouses
Teachers Money Grabbed From Their Fund
Children Suffer From Lack of Books.
The school board, that body which
holds the welfare of the thousands of
Chicago's school children in its
hands, has been acting yery queerly.
There has been considerable argu
ment over the new budget; argu
ments that do not sound well com
ing from a body that should hold it
self above criticism.
The board needs money is the cry.
They have tried to invent ways of
getting it. They were even talking
of charging pupils admission to night
school. But they were wise enough
not to try and ram that down the
throats of the people.
Under the old budget there was no
attempt to keep within appropria
tions. For instance, the appropria
tion for the elementary teachers' sal
ary usually made about January each
year on Secretary Lewis E. Larson's
estimate and the board's adoption,
has always been in excess of what
they, the teachers, have been paid.
Each year they have dipped into that
salary appropriation and used all the
way from $50,000 to $300,000 out of
that appropriation for other pur
poses, making it a contingent fund,