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need suggestions. It needs "educa
tion." Recently -when poverty stared
the board in the face it placed in the
schools a "universal clock," that has
proved a universal urisance. Each
clock costs $40 a totaTof $12,000.
"Why tell the time of day all over the
world? Who cares. The clocks fur
nish better amusement for, the teach
ers. While they were behig installed
children could not get writing paper
for their work.
There was and there is talk of forc
ing the underpaid teachers and-other
employes to take, an extra two weeks
vacation without pay. This would
close the schools for two weeks. "Why
not close the school? permanently'
and save lots of money maybe?
Teachers now complain the short-,
age of supplies comptls them to. giver
out of their own purses $1 to' $2 a,
week to purchase things necessary
for the pupils.
Pity th,e poor school board. You
will, when you read what follows.
Twice a month a beautiful green
limousine drives up to each public
school and a young man delivers a
smalf 'package of checks. These are
the tnonthly pay checks of the teach
ers. They are like ordinary checks,
worthless unless signed by the bene
ficiary; Formerly the principals used
to call at the board's office monthly
to coIlect checks for the teachers.
Recently this limousine plan was es
tablished, probably when the board
sawTiard times on the horizon. Each
car has its own chauffeur and "pay
master." The board of education
pays"l?400 a month for this delicious
joke?a If the board mailed- the
checkg or sent them by parcel post
or "even by special delivery it could
lavishes wealth on penst ink and pa
per, p c
There is, of course, a reason for
this Jbntract It is said I don't
knawhow true it is that somebody
who likes the limousine idea, is relat
ed Wsomebody who holds two fat
A-.W-.Yti Via hnnTfPR fimnlov.
Yes, indeed, dear reader, the board
of education needs suggestions for
economy (wink). Bunk.
WHITE PLAGUE MAY 'ROB THE
LAW OF MRS. IDA SNIFFEN
New York, Feb. 22. The white
plague may send Mrs. Ida Sniffen
Walters to the grave before she goes
to trial for the murder of her two
nameless infants, children of her law
yerlover, Lorlys Elton Rogers.
Dr. Riegelman, coroner's physician,
admitted today that Mrs. Walters Is
a victim o tuberculosis. One lung is
affected, he said, and the woman
poisoner is beginning to show the ef
fects of long confinement in Lebanon
No traces of the bichloride of mer
cury she swallowed after poisoning
her babies were disclosed in the ex
amination. Consequently, District
iftnrrnfiv Martin nrobablv will ask
'tha't Mrs. Walters be removed from
,-the hospital to a jail Cell within a few
days despite her- tubercular condi
tion. "Unconscious suggestion," will be
Mrs. Walters unique defense, her at
torney fttyaTrairt Levy, announced
today. 'He will attempt to convince
the jury- that Mrs. Walters poisoned
the two babies under the impulse of
mysterious psychic forces.
"Mrs. Walters was In despair,"
said Levy. "She became convinced
that Rogers wife would never grant
him a divorce so he could marry her
and give her babies a name.
"She wished in her heart that they
were dead realizing the disgrace
they must bear. Unconsciously the
forces of mental suggestion drove her
to this terrible act"
A revolver which has ben designed
for the nervous woman to carry in
her vanity bag is probably the small
est weapon of its Idnd in 'the workL.
From the tip of the hammer to -the
end of the barrel it measures about;
three inches, and it fires a steel bul
let about twice the size or a p