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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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The Goggin fund was started at a
meeting of the Teachers' Federation
when the teachers saw that in case
the Loeb rule should be upheld some
where the Teachers' Federation
would be forced to discontinue the
Jacob Loeb, boss of school board,
let out a regular 3,000-word type
written wail last night right in time
for the Tuesday morning papers
which are good fields" for publicity
seekers. Loeb asks the people of the
city to sob with him because he says
the Catherine Goggin Memorial Fund
is to be used to pay the salary of
Margaret Haley, the spirit of the Chi
cago Teachers' Federation.
And Mr. Loeb rises up as a Paul
Revere to shout, through the con
venient Tuesday morning papers,
that the labor unions are thinking of
declaring a strike on the school sys
tem. Furthermore, Loeb says the feder
ation is appealing to ignorance and
class prejudice to make the teachers
And he expresses his regret aloud
in an injured tone that the school
teachers will get $254,929 more in
salaries than he wanted to pay them.
This is the regular raise that Loeb
has been trying to kill for two years.
Loeb has spent some years in
watching the wage-cutting methods
of the Sears-Roebuck mail order
house, where his brother Albert is
the main squeeze. Loeb and Julius
Rosenwald are pals.
Margaret Haley had something to
say about Loeb's press agent state
ment last night. She calls Loeb a
true representative of the 2 per cent
of the population which owns 60 per
cent of the money and considers it
self given the divine right to rule
She says what makes Loeb sore is
that the teachers of the city are tel
ling our children the truths about the
relative value of money and human
Loeb's statement says that the
Goggin Memorial Fund is to be used
to pay Miss Haley's salary. But he
adds that it was so arranged by Miss
Haley herself.
salary of Miss Haley.
It is a memorial of the death of
Catherine Goggin, killed by a fender
less motor truck of Marshall Field &
Co., the biggest State street store.
The same store had fought a law
which provided a fender for motor
trucks until the chief of police would
not enforce it.
Victor Olander, secretary of the
Federation of Labor, answered Loeb's
statement in this manner:
"In the past, except for the aid
given by the teachers' organizations,
the labor unions of the state have
been practically alone in the fight to
prevent the strangling of the public
school system. Let such persons as
have permitted themselves to be mis-
Jed by Mr. Loeb and his cohorts try
to disprove that assertion. I think
their eyes will be opened."
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"Wm. Lorimer will pay dollar for
dollar on all just debts," said his at
torney, Wm. Albert Fink, at his trial.
Grand jury expected to return ad
ditional indictments in vice-graft ring
Women's Trade Union league yes
terday entertained the theatrical
company presenting "The Weavers"
at the Princess theater. "The Weav
ers" company is co-operative, the
actors owning and presenting the
play, a
Boys' Brotherhood Republic's "job
day" success. More than 500 boys
got jobs at salaries up to $10 a week.
John Sinko, deaf-mute thief who
kicked Mrs. Barbara Landmichael,
3636 W. 59th, when he snatched her
purse, chased and beaten into uncon
sciousness by husband.

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