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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 20, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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the fire insurance agent who is head
of the school board has constantly
received the warmest co-operation
from the fire insurance combine's at
torney, Sam Ettelson, who is chief
adviser to the mayor as corporation
counsel, and who as state senator in
stigated the Baldwin committee at
tacks on the Teachers' Federation?"
Ettelson's man, Baldwin, is asking
the state legislature to cripple the
city council and give the school board
full power over school land sales. It
is the same Baldwin whose commit
tee staged Jake Loeb as a witness to
spatter discredit on the Teachers'
Federation. It is the same Baldwin
whose committee blew up when its
attorney, Myer Stein, was shown by
Margaret Haley to be offering "ex
pense money" to other members of
the committee. It is the same Bald
win again working for Ettelson, the
fire insurance lawyer, the Armour
Harriman Automatic phone lawyer,
and Mayor Thompson's personally
chosen lawyer.
Jake Loeb personally is to enter
the 7th ward Friday night for an at
tack on Aid. Merriam. The school
board czar has a peculiar standing
among 7th ward young people. Once
he declared there are too many wrist
watch boys in the Hyde Park high
school. Later he issued an order
stopping certain boxing matches
among the lads of Hyde Park high
school, alleging the fighting was too
rough too, too rough!
In 33d ward the Hazen folks are
out with a circular headed "Save the
Aldr Buck's friends will discuss the
schools issue tonight at Howe school,
Lorel av. south of Chicago av. Speak
ers are Rev. Fred A. Moore of the
Church of the Redeemer; Wallace G.
Clark, sanitary district trustee; Mrs.
Win. F. Young, John E. Northup.
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Indianapolis. Lower house ap
proved recommending passage of
woman suffrage bill with but one
'no' vote. Has passed senate.
New York, Feb. 20. Crying "We
want bread, we want bread!" more
than 1,000 women from the tene
ment districts, bareheaded, scantily
clad, their warmest garment being
the shawls about their shoulders,
stormed the steps of the City Hall
today, demanding relief of Mayor
Mitchel from the Jiigli cost of food.
Some declared their families were
starving. Most of the women car
ried babies, their faces showing the
pinch of hunger, in their arms. The
women were headed' by Mrs'. Ida
Harris, pres. of the" Mothers' Vigi
lance league, and ' "Sweet Marie"
Ganz, well known through her work
in the tenements. They came from
the Rutgers Square tenement dis
trict, where pushcart peddlers have
been steadily boosting prices until
the women declare they are no long
er able io feed their families.
Walking quietly across City Hall
park, "the women were at the very
steps of the building before they
were noticed. They swept up the
steps en masse. The doors were
banged shut in their faces by the po
lice. Wild cries followed. The police
drove the women down the steps.
Marie Ganz then made a speech to
the woman. She urged them to re
main in the street and not to do any
thing that would give the police an
excuse to arrest them.
Miss Ganz and Mrs. Harris wero
then admitted to the building to
speak for the women. Mrs. Harris
said she represented no political or
ganization. "My husband is a
watchmaker," she said. "We have
three children and barely manage to
get along. But other mothers who
can't get along urged me to do some
thing. This is the result. We were
promised a public school for a meet
ing next week. By that time hun-

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