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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 30, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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gardlng thousands of cases' Amer
ica would refuse to believe the facts
and figures I have gathered regard
ing ignorant women, or what is call
ed our highest classes, who many
with nointention of consummating
their sacred vows within, a year and
some times longer."
Dr. Ogle intimated that the Amer
ican nation has no reason jto point
with scorn' to other nations whose
childbirth records are low.
"Such conditions in almost every
case result in driving husbands from
their homes to indulge themselves
elsewhere," continued Dr. Ogle. "The
layman must know the truth and
only by a physician's advice and
proper teaching to supplant criminal
prudery of parents can conditions be
Dr. Ogle said he was voicing no ar
gument for unlimited offspring.
o o
The board of education registered
another bad mark In the school rec
ords today. A board meeting at which
it was planned to throw a slam into
State street for the "queer" apprais
als on lands held by influential State
street merchants was scheduled to be
called off. Not enough members
would see fit to be in town when the
school lease matter came up for a
Angus Shannon, attorney for the
board, recommended some time ago
that the valuation placed on school
lands which determined the amount
of rent to be paid should not be given
the approval of the board and suit
should be filed to overthrow the fig
ures presented. The matter was
scheduled to came to a head today
at a special meeting. This has been
called off, according to Sec'y Larson.
In 1885 the legislature decided that
the value of school lands should be
Sjgt by three men, chosen by the cir
cuit court. Using the! rappraisal as
a basis, the rent which the board
should receive was to be determined.
This rent was to be used to pay sal
aries an dprovide supplies'.
The last appraisers, Bertram Wins
ton, big business lawyer; Jesse Hol
dom, fought by union labor as un
fair to their cause, and Simon
Strauss, millionaire bond broker, did
wnat no omer appraisers uave J"um
the nerve to do. &F
They were supposed to set the val
ue of the school block which extends
from Madison to Monroe and from
State to Dearborn, in accordance
with the values of land nearby.
How well they didn't do this is
shown by the results of their apprais
al. "Lot 3, block No. 42," rented by
Jake Kessner, on Statenear Madison,
was appraised at $360,000 in 1905. .
In 1915, while land about soared in
value, these three gentlemen set the
value at $322,560. Kesner will pay
correspondingly less for the upkeep
of schools. The children will suffer.
The Chicago Real Estate board, a
corporation tool, set the value of the
same land at $403,200, but Jake Kes
ner is paying rent on a $322,560 valu
ation. Around the corner the McVicker
Theater Co. is paying $50,000 a year
more to run their show on land that
was originally leased from the boara.
but that has been sublet at vastly
greater prices.
If the boar dof education set its
stamp of approval on this deal it
would be hard to beat in court If
the board on, the other hand, re
fused to "O. K." the appraisal, a law
suit would follow with fair chances of
But rather than declare themselves -for
or against big business thefli
members of the board, according to a
statement from the office of the pres
ident, Michael Collins, will not show
up at the meeting.
Then the matter will go over until
another set of trustees is appointed
by Mayor Thompson.

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