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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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selling ships to France. Coal com
pany has long contract for hauling.
Mrs. Morse Davis, who attempted
suicide, after husband died in death
pact, declared insane.
Edward Whitney, De Jonghe hotel,
arrested on charge of forging postal
Warrant charging keeping of gam
bling house issued against John Clif
ford," owner Bnglewood cafe, 6225 S.
Susie Stade, 19,'2064 Flournoy st,
arrested when found with Ed-Tem-pleton,
2014 W. Adams, Says she
was held captive in house.
Theresa Slama, 5037 Winchester
av., asked police to seek brother,
Police investigating fire at 3540 S.
Rockwell. Firemen found burning
oil scattered about basement
U. S. Att'y Clyne may put man to
work on Morrison case today, rumor.
The battle of Electrical Workers
No 9 against the spoils system on
the sanitary board and for better
wages and a closed shop threatens
to grow by nightfall. Many street
lights were out last night as a result
of the walkout of powerhouse opera
tors. More are expected to join the
strike tonight The union men claim
that henchmen of ward bosses are
being shoved in to do the work of
skilled electricians, regardless- of
their ability. James M. Dailey, chair
man of the finance committee and
political boss of the sanitary board,
took immediate steps to hire strike
breakers to take the place of the
union men. '
Washington. Radiagram from
Admiral Pond said A. J. Anderson
and W. Planck died of injuries re
ceived when steampipe burst on the
cruiser Memphis during storm off
Santo Domingo; three men of gun
ftoat Castine drowned.
A few moments before Pres. Jake
Loeb of the school board called last
Wednesday's meeting to order, at
which the question of reinstating the
ousted school teachers was discussed,
he was handed a letter from the
widow of the late Charles C. Ffrench.
The letter thanked the school board,
for their kindness in her sorrow and
concluded as follows:
"My husband was profoundly in
terested in the work of the school
board. It was his great hope that
eventually there would come a bet
ter understanding between the board
and that splendid body of workers,
the public school teachers of Chi
cago." Jakey Loeb shattered tradition and
did not read the letter from the
widow of his late associate. Ffrench
was against the operation of the
Loeb rule. He sympathized with ef
ficient school teachers who were
dropped because they "wouldn't go
along with Jake." The teachers ex
press the suspicion that Jake didn't
read the letter through fear of its
effect on the school board.
The Chicago Teachers' Federation
will pay the salaries of all members
of their organization who were oust
ed by the Loeb rule. A tag day is
planned and prominent citizens have
volunteered to give financial aid.
"One teacher has a sister who is
ill of tuberculosis and dependent on
her," said Miss Margaret Haley, bus
iness representative of the federa
tion. "Another teacher has just been
released from a hospital
' "B'ut these teachers will be taken
care of bv the federation. Some of
the board members asked us if we
needed money. We assured them the
federation would let no teacher suf
fer. No teacher will be left In a po
sition where she must submit to the
board's demands and sacrifice her in
dependence," -

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