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p Fire department unable to reach the
' scene because of bad roads.
Andrew Gustafson, 1504 Highland
av., hurt in crash involving four
autos at Sheridan and Belmont.
Sam Herzberg, cigar man, is bank
rupt Assets $187, liabilities $10,059.
Samuel Kenoff, killed by auto driv
en by Henry Hilgers. Hilgers under
John Bushman and his sister-in-law
arrested on serious charges on
complaint of wife.
Police asked to search for Eliza
beth Catalano, 422 Loretta ct Dis
WAKEFORD TO INSIST ON FAIR
DEAL IN PAVING
At the regular meeting of the
Wakeford Improvement ass'n last
night resolutions were passed urg
ing the executive committee to push
through a new plan which will be
another protest against the special
assessment levied for the paving of
the streets of Wakeford. Just what
the committee has been ordered to do
is a mystery.
The improvement ass'n lost its
court fight yesterday when Judge
Williams held that the order of ap
proval of the board of local improve
ments placed on the work of the
John McGarry Paving Co. was made
in good faith.
This was done in the face of the
testimony of citizens who said that
the contract with the city was vio
lated daily and the testimony of ex
perts that the streets were not paved
according to the specifications.
The $100,000 contract was award
ed last July to the McGarry Co. The
job was rushed and finished late in
the fall. Jan. 24, when snow cov
ered the ground, it was approved by
the board. A few weeks later citizens
had this order put aside by Judge
Smily, who held that the board had
not acted in good faith when it ap
proved the job. The case was brought
into court again by the board. Three
different judges refused to try it
Judge Williams, sitting in the chair
of County Judge Scully, yesterday
decided the case in favor of the city.
Att'y Geo. Foster, who represented
the board, defended the work of the
paving contracts. Members of the
improvement ass'n say they do not
intend to "lay off" the case.
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS SAY
BUILDINGS ARE FIRETRAPS
Four Chicago school buildings are
firetraps and menaces to the lives of
That is what Trustees Clemensen
and Mrs. Vosbrink told the school
The schools they named as fire
traps are: Clay school, Burley av.
and E. 133d; Hanson Park school,
Linder and Grand avs;- Madison
branch school, Kimbark and 18th;
Warren branch school, Stoney Island
av. and 81st
Engineers were instructed to visit
the schools and report on their safety.
"Why spend $1,000,000 for new
school grounds when the city is filled
with firetrap buildings that daily-peril
our children," said Dr. Clemensen in
an effort to have $250,000 lopped off
the grounds appropriation and to be
spent in making schools safe.
SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET PASSED
After the longest delay of any year
in the history of Chicago schools, the
school board's finance committee has
passed the building budget totaling
$5,267,375. The board will ave to
borrow twice the amount borrowed
Of the money $1,000,000 will go for
grounds and $3,000,000 for new
Mayor Thompson has again played
pacifier and gotten the school board
and city council on speaking terms.
Trustee Ralph C. Otis now says he is
willing that city council should view
the board's books. "The books would
would have been turned over long
ago had not some councilmen wanted
to play politics," said Otis,