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WWW!)fV MINm fcfcfcKfcMN 2c NOON EDITION 2c BALFOUR TO HELP 0. S. TO PREPARE THE DAY BOOK -An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday VOL.6, NO. 175 Chicago, Monday, April 23, 1917 3 FIGHT ON JAKE LOEB IN CITY COUNCIL TODAY Labor Men Call Him Enemy to Unions Ask Aldermen to Refuse Confirmation Sullivan-Thompson Combine Hinted. The most exciting question in Chi cago politics today is whether Mayor Thompson, at today's council meet ing, will re-appoint Jake Loeb to be president of the school board. On all sides it is admitted Big Bill is taking his political life in his hands and making the most reckless plunge of his career if he names the present school .dictator to run things another term in office. What mixes up the situation is a few simple facts like these: Loeb is a Democrats. The mayor is Republi can. By naming Loeb the mayor will supply one more argument for the passage of a state law abolishing party lines 'and names from ballots in city elections. Roger Sullivan's influence is being used in behalf of Jake Loeb. Sulli van and Jake Loeb are hand-in-hand on the big main issues in Chicago, and the Sullivan support which will be ueetfed to confirm Jake Loeb tth