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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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baum, 2511 W. Madison, and S. Gian
noni,.2471 Madison, arrested for sell
ing drinks to .minors.
Helen Sims, 14, 2843 Barry av.,
who disappeared Nov. 24, still mis
sing. Charlotte Perkins Gilman says
girls should wed only men physically
E. C. Shankland, who helped plan
Municipal pier, resigned as chairman
of subway commission.
John Jurs, Elgin roadhouse owner,
fined $50 for selling liquor without
Fire caused $3,000 damage Har
vard Congregational church, Har
vard and Kenilworth. Oak Park.
Mrs. Jos. Brown, 4028 Federalgot
- warrant for husband. When police
came they found Brown dead from
gas and knife wounds.
Frank Damico arrested in connec
tion with murder of Harry Pontorno,
private banker, killed near Benton
Harbor, Mich., Aug. 3.
Mrs. Anna Thomas, 7221 Green
wood av., granted divorce. Named
Marie Holby.
Former State Sen. Johann Waage
arrested for failing to pay chop suey
Little theater needs $10,000 a year
subsidy to continue existence.
Policeman W.'J. Bowler shot self in
finger while cleaning gun.
John W. O'Leary re-elected pres.
Ass'n of Commerce.
Tnos. Orlich, 9955 Commercial av.,
killed while working as belt elevator
operator in By-Products Coke Co.
Seven out-of-town women arrested
on shopliftingcharges.
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BUDGET $4,000,000
City council voted yesterday to re
duce budget this year $4,000,000 be
low last year's figure. Expected if
this policy holds 2,500 city employes
will be laid off.
Automatic phone forfeiture ordi
nance made special order of business
for. meeting of, Peo,30t
Chicago is the. only city in the coun
try where newspapers have fastened
their fingers in the public school
system and through legalized fraud
are cheating parents and school chil
dren out of money that ought to go
for better school equipment and op
eration. , This and other public school mat
ters were discussed by Ida L. Furs
man, president Chicago Teachers'
Federation, before the Milwaukee
Teachers' ass'n yesterday. She told
how the Teachers' Federation was
organized to combat salary reduc
tions, how suits were started against
corporations and nine million dollars
of revenue added to the treasury of
Chicago, one-third of the amount go
ing directly to the public school sys
tem for betterments.
The Tribune and the News were
placed in the same class with pick
pockets and yeggmen in the matter
of morals, except that the Tribune
and the News were able to get away
with it because the fraud and theft
are legalized. Said Mrs. Fursman:
"The Teachers' Federation and a
few public-spirited citizens were
aroused to the fact that land set
aside for the public schools in our
city was being grossly mismanaged
by existing boards of education.
Powerful interests were able to get
upon our school board men who
looked after their interests rather
than the interests of the public
schools. Two notable examples of
this abuse of power are the two leas
es granted to the Chicago Daily Tri
bune and the Chicago Daily News."
Mrs. Fursman then described the
effort of Jane Addams and Raymond
Robins when members of the board
of education to break the Tribune
and News leases. She told one chap
ter after another of the bitter strug
gle through which the federation has
Only. Uir.ee .Chicago .newspapers

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