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FFRENCH TELLS ABOUT ROBE
OF SECRECY LOEB SPREAD
Charles C. Ffrench, school trustee,
testifying before the council commit
tee on schools, said that the purpose
of the Loeb rule and the names of
the teachers who would be hit by its
passage was a secret from all school
board members who were not mem
bers of the Jake Loeb inner ring.
Ffrench said all his efforts to get
information from Loeb and his crew
were met with refusal because it was
known that he would line up with the
"Do I understand that you, as a
school trustee, could not get infor
mation about a proposed official act
of the board of education?" asked
"That is correct?" answered
Ffrench also said he had gone to
John D. Shoop, superintendent of
schools, to find out who were to be
dismissed, and that even. Shoop had
been kept in the dark byJake Loeb.
Mrs. W. E. Gallagher said her ex
perience in seeking information was
similar to Mr. Ffrench's.
VILLA AGAIN IS REPORTED
Washington, July 8. "Unsupport
ed rumors were again received today
of the presence of Villa at a place
called Canutillo, on the Rio Florida,
west of Parral," said a war press bu
reau announcement today.
"It is said that Villa's wounds
were caused by a bullet that passed
through the back muscles of both
thighs without striking a bone, and
that Villa has recovered sufficiently
to walk with a limp -and to ride with
greater ease," the statement said.
New York. "Japan welcomes
American money and investments
and wil lsteadfastly maintain open
door policy in China," Count Okuma,
Japanese prime minister, declared in
interview with New York Times cor
respondejit a Tokiot
RETURN 14 INDICTMENTS IN
WAR ON AUTO THEFTS
The thief that copped the flivver of
Jas. P. Bicket from in front of 6211
University av. started something.
Bicket, who happens to be news edi
tor of the Chicago American, also
started something; he opened up on
auto thieves with some warm stories.
His stories roused the police and
State's Att'y Hoyne to activitiy
against the- auto thieves' trust, and a
week-old campaign brought results
yesterday, when indictments were
returned against fourteen accused
of knowing what becomes of hun
dreds of stolen cars.
Three of those indicted were
termed "receivers" by the police
They are Mrs. Elvina Stiles, Waltei
Evans and Louis Erb. Those ac
cused of doing the actual work are
R. D. Whitehead, L. A. Whitehead,
W. E. Whitehead, Ed Tennigkite,
Walter Furniss, Roy Abbott, Waltej
Relihan, Eail Dear, Frankie Burns,
Bennie Kleiman and Jack Alimony.
All denied their guilt Especially
vigorous was Mrs. Stiles, wife of the
foreman, of general delivery of the
postoffice. She declared that her
connection with the crowd was only
as a bondsman.
WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS IS
PREDICTED GOOD WILL GROWS
Mexico City, July 8. That Sec'y
of State Lansing has pledged with
drawal of American troops from
.Mexico in his answer to Mexican
note, is popular belief here.
It is general impression that the
United States abandons idea of in
tervention and expresses a willing
ness to negotiate future difficulties.
There is great satisfaction over re
ports that Mexico and the United
States will reach both a peaceful and
practical solution of their difficulties.
Sentiment has undergone a marked
change and it is quite likely that de
monstrations and parades to shoi
friendly feeling for the United Statet
will be held tomorrow.