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of free speech. Miss Lydia E. Spen
cer of Baltimore Is quoted as saying
she believed the Chicago Board of
Education owed an apology to the
public and if such apology were not
offered the public should see that the
members of the board are dismissed.
Chairman Lynch of council
schools committee today sent invita
tions to all trustees of the board of
education and to Margaret Haley of
the eTachers' Federation, to appear
before the committee tomorrow.
"I'm ready to go-before the council
committee and answer any and all
questions," said Trustee Max Loeb
today, "Though the committee has
not power to remedy the situation, it
does have the power to bring out im
portant facts about the operation of
our schools system, which should be
more widely known."
At a meeting of the citizens' com
mittee, headed by Mary McDowell,
which promoted the mass meeting of
protest against the action of Loeb,
held in the Auditorium, resolutions
againstthe enforcement of the Loeb
rule were passed. The resolutions
sugegsted the superintendent of
schools as the proper person to de
cide on the efficiency of the teachers
in view of the absence of civil service
rules. The resolutions also demand
ed that efficient teachers be retained
by the board of education, regardless
of their religious, labor or political
affiliations. The Woman's City club
also passed similar resolutions.
A meeting of the committee- to
draw up plans for the organization
of the Public Educational league will
be held in Bernard Flexner's office
London. Supreme offensive of
allied armies on western front has
entered its second phase, with Brit
ish and French guns preparing for
another infantry rush against Ger
Opposite British front German ar
tillery is making a stronger reply
than during last week's cannonading.
German reserves continue to press
forward to reinforce Somme lines.
Thus far the kaiser has not shifted
troops at any other sector of west
tern front to meet allied attack.
On practically all fronts where al
lied armies are now engaged in
"great squeeze," offensives have set
tled down from spectacular strokes
to systematic grinding in of the Aus-tro-German
lines. The Russians
alone, now threatening to break out
in an offensive along their entire 800
mile front and reported already to
have invaded Hungary, are counting
their progress by miles each day.
Italians are making steady but
very slow progress in their offensive
against Austrians in Trentino.
Thus far the French, operating in
the allied offensive, have occupied
about four times as much territory,
captured more prisoners and gen
erally have appeared more success
ful than the British north of Somme.
Paris. German attacks on Verdun
front continued with greatest vio
lence last night, despite the tremen
dous pressure of the allied offensive
along the Somme.
Press Camp Headquarters of the
British Army in France, July 5.
German units from Verdun front
have appeared in action againstthe
British north of the Somme, having
been transferred in last few hours to
stem allied offensive. German counter-attack
at Thiepval repulsed.
London. British troops made fur
ther progress at important points
last night in heavy fighting between
Ancre and Somme.
Berlin. In stubborn hand-to-hand
fighting German troops under Prince
Leopold of Bavaria repulsed Rus
sians near Baranovitschi, inflicting
N. D. Parker, alleged con man now
under arrest, says he was once guest
of King Edward.