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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 07, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Between Madison and Van Buren
streets on Halsted this morning there
were seventeen walking cops, five
mounted cops and oneJatrol wagon.
To a visitor to Chicago that sure
ought to be a boosting sight for the
The motorcycle cops have culti
vated the "power of the gun, club
and star" attitude.
When no speeders are in the im
mediate vicinity, the riding crew oc
casionally chug up to the curb near
some clothing house and bark out a
ew "move on's" then Tide away
Our idea of nothing to be in Chi
cago is a policeman.
The public's general feeling for
officers has dropped so low that It Is
going to take a hard time getting on
i,t's feet again.
And it will never "come back" while,
the present commanding officers are
in charge.
Ot, at least, until the working class
is given the same protection that the
bossing class go along with.
Some fine situation for a city when
the women folks have to go out and
keep watch on the town guardians of
law and order, to see that they don't
maul and beat women workers up.
Wonder how many of the real sit
uations in Chicago will be mentioned
out on the coast when that "Chicago
Day" at the 'Frisco fair is pulled off.
Why not frame up a speech some
thing like this:
"In Chicago by the beautiful Lake
Michigan we have large buildings,
beautiful parks, wonderful boule
vards, big department stores, exten
sive street car lines, etc."
But do not mention the facts that:
A good many of the large build
ings are owned by taxdodgers.
oome of the beautiful parks have
"keep off the grass" signs stuck all
Around in them.
The wonderful bolevards are for
the rich class and the newspaper
automobile trucks and wagons.
The big department stores pay
starvation wages.
The street car lines give rotten
It is best to use discretion in telling m''
just what is really going on in Chi
cago. o o
Just which way the wind blows in
teachers' matters was shown yester
day when the primary results in the
nomination of candidates for trustees
for the pension fund were disclosed."
And the wind blew right hard to
ward candidates openly supported by
teachers belonging to the federation
which school board trustees would
vote out of the schools if a court of
law did not put out a restraining
Four candidates were named, two
to be selected from these later as
trustees. Two interests were repre
sented lie federation and the Chicago
Teachers' league, an organization
friendly to the school trustee ma
jority. And the four put up by the federa
tion went over with a rush. The
highest' vote for a federation candi
date, Harriet S. Thompson, was
4,682; for a league candidate, 1,828.
Jessie E. Buehler, Eleanor L. Now
lan and Mary A. Swett, federation
candidates, were also successful, the
lowest federation candidate leading
the highest league candidate by over
2,300. (jn
One significant fact is that in spite
of the heavy fight which has been
made on the Chicago Teachers' Fed
eration, the league, a bitter rival or
ganization, got 500 less votes for its
highest candidate this year than last,
although the number of voting teach
ers Increased 8001

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