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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 05, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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right now are at the absolute top of
their game.
Brooklyn will also have an intact
line-up and there can be no alibi on
the score of condition. With Barry
absent Carrigan will do the, bulk of
the catching. He ianeeded to steady
his infield and also to handle some
pitchers. He always catches Dutch
Leonard, who will open the ball if
Shore is not ready.
R. F. Waldomanl -University of
Pennsylvania freshman, was fatally
injured in football practice Monday.
His neck was broken in tackling a
Loyola academy had an easy time
downing Senn heavies, 31 to 0. Loy-t
ola men tackled hard and low and
many fumbles by Sehn runners re
sulted. Bob Randolph, Northwestern
tackle, was operated on for appendi
citis yesterday and will be out of the
game for the remainder of the sea
son. Randolph was counted on to
hold down a tackle position regu
larly. Swede Halstrom, last year fullback
of the University of Illinois eleven,
has enrolled at the University of Chi
cago and will begin practice with the
freshmen tonight. Halstrom will not
be available to Coach Stagg this fall
because of the one-year rule, but will
be a big aid in pointing the varsity.
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Yesterday the Tribune announced
the awards of its hero medals "for
conspicuous courage in the public
service." The awards were made by
Chief Justice Harry Olsen, Col. H. Q.
Carbaugh, U. S. A. (retired), and the
editor of the Tribune.
One of the medals was awarded to
a public school teacher. Of her the
Tribune says:
"The selection of a woman as pne
of the medal recipients is based on
the conviction that courage and pres
ence of mind may be displayed as
yell Jn, .preventing a possible catas-1
trophe as in rescuing the victims
after the event
"Miss Prendergast is a school
teacher in charge of one of the rooms x
in a Chicago public school. Crossing
the hall one afternoon she plainly
smelled the smoke of burning wood.
An instant later she saw a thhicurl
of smoke coming up through a crack W
in the floor.
"Without giving the alarm or caus
ing any excitement she entered her
room and dismissed the children, who
marched quietly out Then, with no
more than a minute's delay, she no- -tified
the principal and assisted in
getting all the other pupils' out, the
building being entirely emptied in
three minutes.
"It would have been easy and per
haps natural to have sounded an
,alarm of fire, in which case a tre
mendous crush on the stairs with
consequent casualties would have
been almost unavoidable."
This teacher who got a Tribune
hero medaLf or "conspicuous courage
in the public service" was Amelia D.
Prendergast She is a member of the
Teachers' Federation and one of the .
excellent teachers who was brutally
fired from the public schools by Jake
Loeb and his lickspittle followers on
the board of education and Jake
Loeb and his gang were. backed up
in this brutal fight by the Tribune.
Yes, the Tribune pinned a medal
on Amelia Prendergast after it had
hit her on the head with the Jake
Loeb club. It would be interesting to
know how many parents of the chil
dren whose lives she saved rushed to
her defense when the medal-givers
were throwing her out of the school
house. , fjj
Aurora, III. Miss Lillian Hayden,
19, Batavia, left for Skagway, Alaska,
to wed Geo. Huth, Chicago, now a
banker there.
Bloomingion, III. Democratic
campaign in Central Illinois opened
with address by Sec'y Josephus Dan
iels to mass meeting; here;

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