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COUNTY BOARD TAKES A SLANT
THfe picture "Intolerance," so big
hat the newspapers, business firms
nd charity trust are afraid of it,
won the county board trustees last
night when they saw it at the sug
gestion of Member Frank Ragen.
A secret undercurrent of hate,
started by the charity trust clinging
to the county's payroll and centered
about the juvenile court, started dis
cussion of the honest film before the
county board. Charity experts don't
like it; it hurts their business for
organied charity is a business.
Ragen, a clean-fighting cotton
stocking from back of the yards, had
seen the picture; and he had seen
the workings of the trust in Chicago.
' So he introduced a resolution at the
last meeting asking each member of
the county board to attend the play
last night. They did.
When the quiet' audience filed out
of the showhouse the group of coun
ty board members "went along. They
didn't look happy. But what they
saw will make it harder for the or
ganized charity experts in the future,
it is expected.
The picture? Let Ragen tell about
it in his own way:
"It's the biggest thing for the peo
ple that I have seen 't or a long time,"
he said last night "It's about the in
tolerance that one group of people
has for the manners and thoughts of
"Personally, I would like to see
the innocent rich of Lake Shore
drive and Grand boulevard see this
picture. It might jolt them ififo ask
ing what becomes of the money they
give to organized charity.
"I think that -we have parallel
cases of intolerance right here in
"I think our charity trust is the
United Charities. It gets $100,000 a
year for the poor and spends $85,000
on salaries, investigating the wants
pf those who ask aid.
'"The juvenile court sisters are out
daily grabbing babies from the poor
people who do not raise them after
the manner of the swells.
"Every charity expert and every
plain citizen, the rich and the poor,
should see 'Intolerance.' It will tell
each many things about the other."
TELLS WHY PUBLIC SCHOOL
GOVT LAGS IN CHICAGO
Public school government has
been reorganized in nearly all the
large cities of the United States in
recent years. Only three cities, Chi
cago, New York and Providence, are
lagging. The trouble in. Chicago is
"indifference and apathy of the peo
ple" Such was the analysis of the
schools situation made by Mrs. Wil
liam S. Hefferan before Chicago
Woman's club yesterday. As chair
man of the Woman's City club com
mittee on schools, and as an officer
of Parent Teachers' league, Mrs. Hef
feran said she Wanted it made clear
that there is no special fight on with
the present school board. Arguing
for the passage of a state law chang
ing the school board to six elective
members, she said:
"We have no fight with the present
administration force. We have had
the same sort of a board for 50
"Teachers ought to have a tenure
of office and the right to a hearing
when charged with inefficiency. We
have failed to recognize the teachers'
Aid. Robert M. Buck said the
squabbles of the school board should
be resolved Into Teal issues that could
be voted on by the people at the polls.
Instead of the present school .board
of 2J. members "stuffing bean bags
with cherry pits," He said a board of
six members elected at a general
election separate from- other elec
tions, the same as judicial elections,
would bring a better school system.
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