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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 01, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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Ever see "an egotistical, hysteric
al pinhead"? Well, that's what
Harry Atwood, assistant city at
torney and City Hall spokesman,
called Aid. Robert M. Buck at a
luncheon of the Woman's Thompson
Republican club of Austin, opening
the campaign for Hazen.,
Joe Holpuch, contractor and bank
er, member of the board of educa
tion, was on the job, too. He said
Aid. Buck's work in the city council
has all been pretty coarse and the
elective school board bill will never
pass the legislature.
On the other hand, the 33d Ward
Woman's Independent Political club
takes a different view of Aid. Buck.
They say come to look him over -on
his record of what he's done, Buck
is a long ways from being a pin
head. Their statement:
"He has been in the thick of every
council fight against graft and in
efficiency; against commercialized
vice, and for a stricter regulation of
the liquor traffic. He has stood fop
the human side of things as opposed
to financial greed; for the interest
of the consumer in all public utility
controversies; for impartiality in the
policing of labor disputes; and for
the democratization of the public
school system and its establishment
on a rational basis, in line with the
best modern educational standards.
"The following is a partial list of
the specific matters he has worked
and voted for in the council:
"An effective system of municipal
waste disposal and the permanent
elimination of the contractor.
"Prevention of the sale of liquor by
drug stores and in dance halls.
"Retention of the moving-picture
censorship and the morals inspection
division of the police department.
"Maintenance of professional
standards at the Municipal Tubercu
losis Sanitarium, without political in
terference. "Forfeiture to the city of the fran-
chise and property of the Automatic
telephone system for failure to fulfil
its contract with the city.
"Equipping of automobile trucks
with fenders.
"Exposure and prevention of pav
ing frauds. N
"Safeguarding of the consumer's
interest in fixing new gas rates.
"A constructive program for the
reorganization of the Chicago school
system, including provisions for a
small elective school board, concen
tration of administrative powers in
the hands of the superintendent and
permanent tenure for teachers dur
ing efficiency. This report, embody
ing proposed state legislation, and
passed by the council under Mr.
Buck's leadership with but two op
posing votes, is conceded to be a
most notable contribution to educa
tional thought"
A number of local improvements
such as better transportation and;
waste collection are pointed, to.
Among the 300. women who signed
the statement are Mrs. James B.
Gardiner, secretary; Mrs. George C.
Sikes, Mrs. Victor Olander, Mrs. John
E. Northup, Mrs. J. G. Schaefer.
Mrs. Emma H. Allen, 1132 Farwell
av., asks separate maintenance
from JohnA. Allen Allen Motor Co.,
Fostoria, O. Says he was unfaithful.
Mrs. Thos. Matson, who lived on
houseboat in Calumet river, acci
dentally drowned.
Ernest Floyd, former Chicago real
estate man, withdrew $150,000 alien
ation suit against sister-in-law, Alice
Cunningham, and J. H. Mackenzie,
wife's uncle. Reconciliation hinted.
Policeman Patrick V. Startup be
fore trial board for failure to report
for duty Jan. 15, said he fell asleep
in church.
F. Herman Gade, Norwegian con
sul here, wants conservator appoint
ed for property of Mrs. .Anna John
son, 73, who recently inherited
$8,000. Says she is feeble-minded.
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