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Incompetency and inefficiency as school trustees and would render tha
best public service by resigning.
I feel deeply on this matter of the public schools. It isn't because of
any particular interest in the, Federation, for' I am as much interested in
efficient teachers who are not members of the Federation as I am inter
ested in efficient teachers who are members of it.
The schools and the children are by for the most important consider
ation, and my interest in the Federation is because of the fact that it has
been, in my judgment, the greatest protection of parents, children, all
teachers and the public school system against vicious attacks on the
school system and attempts by ignorant, incompetent and inefficient school
trustees and greedy political gangsters to gain control of the schools.
I don't want to-see the children in the public schools of Chicago taught
by teachers who have to cringe to and fawn upon political ward heelers to
hold their jobs.
I don't want to see the public school teacher's tenure of office depend
upon how many votes her family can deliver to a political machine.
I don't want teachers in the public schools who have given long years
of faithful service to the children made to feel that "superior" and "excel
lent" records count for nothing at all against the ignorant greed of po
litical trustees who haven't brains enough to superintend the education of
pigs and monkeys.
I believe it is high time the parents of children in the Chicago public
schools were demanding the right to elect their own representatives on' the
LOEB RULE STARTS MEETINGS
AND COURT FIGHTS BODY
OF 15 IN ON IT
Parent-Teachers' ass'ns and other
organizations city-wide will hold
neighborhood meetings to challenge
school board action dropping 68
teachers, of whom 41 had recards as
"efficient" Full discussion of school
board control by school land lease
holders, contractors and politicians.
Committee of 15, Mary McDowell,
chairman, meets City club today and
will make statement of how religious
issue was used to fog and fool Chi
cago. "I'm a Methodist," said Miss
McDowell today. "I'm against Loeb
rule. The Teachers' Federation is
not Catholic. A majority of its offic
ers are Protestant. The public has
First Ass't State's Att'y Frank
Johnston conferred with I. T. Green
acre for Teachers' Federation on
bringing contempt proceedings
against Loeb and trustees. Claim
Judge Sullivan's injunction violated.
Slander suits against Jake Loeb
are to corpe. Loose branding of all
dismissed teachers as "incompe
tents" and "mentally unsound" the
basis of action.
All four dismissed teachers, mem
bers of pension board, went to board
meeting this afternoon with their
Attaorney, Greenacre. Claim dis
missal as school teachers not in ef
fect until June 30 and therefore they
are still members.
Att'y I. T. Greenacre, representing
Chicago Teachers' Federation, an
nounced that petition asking that
Jake Loeb be cited for contempt of
court will be filed this evening or to
IT'S UP TO THE UNIVERSITY
So far as Mayor Thompson is con
cerned the Devon av. district will re
main wet. He has refused to under
take the enforcement of the law pro
hibiting the sale of liquor within four
miles, of Northwestern "U".
"It is up to Northwestern univer
sity to prosecute violators of the pro
hibition provision," said Thompson,