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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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The pampered parasites of Hyde
Park high school, the fraternity and
sorority creatures, the educated
boobs, the tango kids and the wrist
watch snobs, got the raking over of
their young lives from the floor of
the board of education last night.
And jt was Jake Loeb, highbrow-millionaire-clubman-insurance
who kicked them in their figurative
In the first place, Loeb said Hyde
Park is the "society" school of the
city. More wealthy children who
read the social columns -of of the
morning papers Before they read
their lessons; more tango and "che
mise" dancers attend Hyde Park than
any other school. -
Also there are more1 thieves, more
snobs, more trouble makers and more
pleasure lovers, Loeb said.
The transfer system, which allows
the wealthy and influential to go to
one school and makes the poor at
tend another on the South Side, is
the trouble.
Until the new Hyde Park high
school was built at a cost of a mil
lion, the Englewood and Wendell
Phillips schools had a regular crowd
of rich and poor mixed.
But when the great school went up
in the swell district across from
Jackson park all the wealthy and
young creatures who hoped to flut
ter abouf the candle of society left
the other schools for Hyde Park.
In the first semester of the new
school a fraternity flat was discov
ered where children in a certain set
gathered to drink wine and dance
and often continue their orgies all
Sleuths for the board of education
found that a certain young fellow
with more money than brains was
the ringleader. They fired him and
threatened several other pets of so
ciety. He had been using his pa
rents' flat during their absence for 1
the midn ght parti":; n whVi hiIi
school students and street-walkers
Loeb's attack on the South Side
school yesterday was prompted, he
said, by the number of complaints
of petty thievery and secret society
activities reported to him. He wanted
the transfer system abolished. This
allowed outsiders to get into the
school, he said. Principal Hiram
Loomis was efficient, he declared, bu
the crowd in the school was too
much for him.
The board voted to stop issuance
of transfers. All Softth Side society
children in the future will go to the
school in their district, whether it is
high-brow or not
Edw. J. Brundage appears to lead
Richard J. Barr in see-saw .race- for
G. 0. P. nomination for att'y-gen. by
. Vance McCormick and A. Mitchell
Palmer believe Penn. will go Demo
cratic. Fred E. Wheaton, Dem. state chair
man in Minnesota, says Sen. J. Ham
Lewis made big hit in Minnesota.
Woodrow Wilson, Ollie James and
Bainbridge Colby, Bull Mooseeader
in N. ., now out for Wilson, will
speak in Illinois.
Gov. Dunne and Roger Sullivan
burned hatchet at Gov. Dunne's din
ner in executive mansion in Spring
field. Roger says Democrats"""wilI
sweep Illinois. .
, o o I
Charges made by a 19-year-old girl
resulted in the arrest last night of
Dr. Everett D. Rogers, a retired phy
sician, 4947 Scott st. The girl is
Mary Carlson, 4634 Indiana av. The
alleged offense occurred while the
girl was employed as a domestic in
the Rodgers home. - The doctor
branded the charge a blackmail
scheme. He was released on bonds
signed by his wife, Mrs. Mary EL
Rodgers, principal of the Kirk school,

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