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JUN 9 1919!
THIRTIETH YJBAlt, NO.
TO SCHOOL B0A3D
Mayor William Hale Thompson Sends
to City Council His Appointees
for the Coming Years
The So-Called "Solid Six" Are Reappointed and
Jacob M. Loeb Is Left Off
Tho mayor ou Monday sent in tlio
names a! tho following appointees
on tho Hoard of Education:
Klvo year terms: i
Mrs. Lulu M. SnodgrasB, 5737 Raco
Samuel dossier, 87S X. La Sallo
Dr. Boleslnus Klarkowski, 19G2
Evergreen n venue.
James D. Rozny, 2204 S. Crawford
Mrs. Frances E. Thornton, 2524
North Kimball avenue.
Dr. Sadio Day Adair, 38C0 Lulto Pork
Edwin S. Davis, C740 Bonnott nvo-nuu.
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Hart Hanson, 1G44 Humboldt boule
vard. Ueorgo I). Arnold, 4819 West End
Francis 15. Croarkln, 3C10 Grand
Messrs. ( easier, Klnrkowskl, Rozny,
nnd Croarltln nro the new appnlntoos.
Mesrs. Arnold, Hanson, Severing
hnus, and Davis und Mrs. Snodgrnss
and Dr. Adair arc tho "solid six."
Mrs. Thornton is a inomhor of tho
"Getting Into New Law Suit."
Tho council already has confirmed
tho appointment of Jacob M. Loob,
president of tho present board, and
Mis. Thornton for 11 vo year terms, un
der tho Otis law, but tho mayor and
tho city law department held that they
did not qualify within thirty days of
their appolntmont, ns tho Otis law
"Wo may bo (jotting Into n now law
suit ou this," said Aid. A. A. McCor
mlck, who raised tho council rulo re
quiring appointments by tho mayor
to bo laid over for n weok.
In his letter to tho council tho
mayor pointed out thnt nowspapors
had criticized tho "solid six." Ho
said Tho Trlbuno nnd Dally Nows, in
particular, told all there was to bo
told about tho appolnteos, especially
tho "solid six."
Ho rocltcd tho history of tho pass
ago of tho Otis law and of tho refusal
of tho council to approve his appolnt
mont of n now board.
Tho lottor continues:
"Tho Chicago Daily Nows and Tho
Chicago Trlbuno bitterly opposed cor
tain of theso appolnteos, to whom
thoy roferrcd ns tho 'solid six,' evi
dently meant as a term of derision,
but in reality a titlo of honor for tho
manner In which thoy stood solidly
for tho Interests of tho pcoplo against
tho sinister Intorosts which would ex
ploit and plunder tho peoplo. Those
nowspapors editorially advised tho
city council to opposo tho soloctlon
of a board at that time, nrgulng thnt
in tho mayoralty oloctlon soon to bo
hold tho peoplo might elect a different
mayor and that ho should havo tho
appolntmont of tho board of educa
tion. On November 18, 1918, tho city
council voted against approving tho
nominations boforo thorn.
"In this way tho question of tho
approval of tho mayor's appolntoss
as mombers of tho board of educa
tion was mado a political quostlon
and becamo ono of tho Issues of tho
mayoralty campaign, In nearly every
ono of some 300 speeches on munici
pal affairs which I mudo during tho
primary nnd election campaigns nnd
in many communications sont through
tho malls to tho peoplo of Chicago,
I took occasion to discuss tho school
question, which my oppononts had
mado an Issue of tho campaign, nnd
I pledged tho peoplo of Chicago that
if I should bo reelected mayor tho
' argest Waky Cavculatiim Arooaf
t2 Per Year In Advance.
persons to whom tho Chicago Dally
Nows and Chicago Trlbuno objected
would bo reappointed.
"This question having been thus so
widely discussed and tho question
having been mndo nn ,lssuo of tho
campaign, the peoplo by their votes
approved thoso members of tho
Mr. Ocsslor Is n cigar manufacturer
and at prcsont Is a member of tho li
brary board. Dr. Klarkowski Is a
physician and was born In Poland.
He Is married and hns four children.
Mr. Croarkln is nn attorney. Mr.
Kenny Is nn architect.
"Boforo I becamo a physician," Dr.
Klarkowski snld, "I used to bo a
teacher In tho public schools. I was
n teacher for eighteen years."
"I like to see progressive school
system,", Mr. Rozny stated. " I taught
'In the publlc-chools. -Slnco I bo-
en in o un architect I havo designed
school buildings, so I think I know a
little about school matters."
Mr. Croarkln used to teach schools
in Missouri, and is a graduato of
Christian Brothers' collcgo, St. Louis,
and Lako Forest.
Mr. Loob refused to tnlk ou tho
mayor's action. Tho formor clnlms
thnt his appolntmont was confirmed
by tho council and thnt ho is a mom
bcr of" any now board appointed by
tho mayor. It wus Indicated that Mr.
I.oob would appeal to tho courts it
tho council ousted him.
BIG BANK MERGER
Illinois Trust & Savings Bank
and Merchants' Loan & Trust
. Company To Unite.
In lino with tho action Inst weok
of directors of tho Merchants' Loan
& Trust Company approving tho pro
posed merger, members of tho execu
tive committee of tho Illinois Trust
St. Savings Bank, representing a ma
jority of tho board of directors, voted
Monday In favor of consolidation with
tho Merchants' Loan. Tho resolu
tions adopted by both sets of olllclnls
wero substantially Identical.
Assets of tho two banks will bo
Jointly owned as of August 1 noxt
nnd stockholders will bo shortly
nsked to npprovo this plan. Ou tho
ditto montloncd E. D. Ilulbert will
become president of both banks and
John J, Mitcholl chairman of tho two
boards. After that dato tho banks
will bo operated as ono institution
undor ono authority, but physically
divided In tho matter of administra
"Sonato Bill No. 5, An act aimed at
ambition and olllcloncy In tho llro de
partment," is tho way ilromon who
havo united to light that mcasuro havo
analyzed It. Organized ns "Civil
Sorvlco Equal Rights club," several
hundred ilromon aro petitioning mom
bors of tho legislature to opposo tho
bill or amend It, polntlug out what
they term its discriminating features.
It tho bill passes, mon who havo
seen military sorvlco will bo glvon
prcforonce in tho promotional list. As
about fifty promotions nro mndo ovory
two years, tho ilromon doclaro tho
bill will mean no llroman who has not
soon military sorvlco need try for a
hlghor post. This, thoy assort, will
Impair tho onicloncy of tho depart
ment nnd wreck nil hopo ot Ilromon
over Improving their condition.
Meetings wero bold, by tho ilromon
nt Engino Houso No. 2, South Water
street and Wnbnsh nvenuo. Clmrlos
Loffert of Squad Co, No, 1 was named
president of tho Equal Rights club
and Frank McAulIffo, a lieutenant ot
Engino 40, was named socrotary;
"The organization represents about
90 per cent of tho firemen," explained
Cnpt. T. J. Scanlon of Hook nnd Lad
der No. 31. "The men aro not unwill
ing to givo somo recognition to men
in military service, but let it bo In
merit marks, nnd prefcrenco in tho
original examinations. Thoy surely
would not want to bo given a prefcr
enco in promotional examinations,
when tho injustice of such n move
is pointed out."
It Is tho claim of mombers of tho
Equal Rights club that tho monsuro
boforo tho loglslnturo Is not bolng
pressed by tho veterans of tho great
Tho Ilromon also doclaro thoy wero
undor first call In tho draft classifica
tion nnd tholr right to promotion
should not bo .cut off because they
wero not called to arms.
P. C. Jacobson, tho popular presi
dent of tho prosperous Rellauco Dlo
nnd Stamping' Company, locnted at
501 to 511 North La Sallo street, Is
ono ot tho most highly respected busi
ness mon of Chicago. Ho is always
pulling for tho advancement of Chi
cago's Interest and as a wide awako
citizen does much for tho city's advancement.
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MAY 24, 191J).
CITY MILK DEPOTS
Chicago Will Supply Citizens
With Milk atj Reasonable
Assistants to Corporation Counsel
Ettelson started work on un ordi
nance empowering Health Commis
sioner Robertson to establish three
municipal milk stations for the salo of
milk at not to exceo'd 11 cents a quart.
If present laws will not permit
currying out of tho scheme Commis
sioner Robertson said emergency leg
islation would bo sought white tho
legislature Is In sosslon.
'I ho threo stntlons would be locat
ed on tho North. West and South
sides near railway transportation nnd
would be used for pasteurizing nnd
bottling. Groceries and other stoics
would be supplied for distributing to
tho general public. A prollt of 1 cent
n quart would bo allowed dealers.
"The scheino is meeting with gen
eral approval," said Doctor Robertson,
"Something must bo dono to get milk
to tho poor at a lower price than is
now being charged."
Patrons of tho large dealers who
belong to tho Illinois Milk Dealers'
Association will pny 14 cents n quart
beginning today. Some of tho small
dealers will continue to chnrga 13
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CHIEF THOMAS O'CONNOR,
Respected Head of the Chicago Fire Department.
Tho roport of tho Illinois public
utilities commission from Jan. 1, 1914,
to March 5, 1919, showed that It hud
disposed of G,359 formal potltlons nnd
complaints, The number of com
plnlnts is rcgnrded as being small,
although covering llvo yoors, duo to
tho fact that so many skilled employes
wero called in tho draft.
A canvass by tho commlttoo shows
thnt ovoi'y stnto In tho Union, with
tho oxcoptlon of Dolnwnro has a state
commission, Nona ot thoso commis
sions has been abandoned nnd nono
of tho powers originally glvon has
boon taken away, Many commissions
havo had tholr jurisdiction extended,
rather than restricted.
Chicago Respects and Honors the Head
of Its Great Fire Department
Whose Record Is Clear
For Devotion to Duty and Faithfulness to Public
Trust No Man Is More
Fire Marshal Thomas O'Connor has
made a mngnlllccnt record ns chief
of the Chicago Fire Department slnco
his appointment to that responsible
position llvo years ago.
He has run tho department ns every
good citizen wished it to bo run, with
out nny reference to politics nnd
with n solo doslro to safeguard tho
Intorosts of tho peoplo of Chicago.
Tho best ovldenco of Chlof O'Con
nor's success can bo found in tho
lino records, showing lossos at a min
imum under his administration.
That Is tho reason that tho Board
of Underwriters Is unanimously In
favor of his continuance In olllco.
In tho llvo years thnt ho has filled tho
position of his Illustrious predeces
sorsDenis J. Swonlo, William Mush
am, John Campion and Charlos Soy
forllch, under all of whom ho gavo
valiant and devoted sorvlco, thoro
has been no gioat disaster or prop
erty destruction. And within that po
riod this country has passed through
tho greatest wnr In history, when
agents of tho onomy havo boon active
In Incendiary attempts hor and
overywhoro In tho United Stntes.
Not only tho Insurance mon, who
watch tho operation of tho llro de
partment moro closoly than tho gen
oral public, but citizens in genoral,
clamor for the reappointment and con
firmation of Marshal O'Connor, be
cause they know that to his activity
and restless devotion to duty Is to bo
nscrlbed tho immunity from llro per
ils the city hns enjoyed is largely due.
It Is bcllovcd thnt Mayor Thompson
hns no Inclination to Ignore tho pop
ulnr demnnd, nnd thnt "Big Tom"
will succeed himself for another
Chief O'Connor hns risen from tho
ranks. He has won his spurs by hard
and tireless work. Born In Ireland,
April I, 1SC3, while tho Civil Wnr was
In progress and its issue doubtful in
the minds of many patriots, ho en mo
to Chicago In 1S79 nnd beenmo n
member of tho (Ire department March
S, 18SC. Swonlo was then lire mar
shal. O'Connor's llrst position wns
that of a truckman on Truck 1, Dec.
I, 1889, he wns promrjrtcd toyjlouto'n
ant of Truck 9, which had its quar
ters In tho famous old Exposition
building on tho lako front, nnd ho
wns under Captain Donohoe. On July
1, 1893. he wns mndo captain of
Truck No. (i, near tho Fuller & Fuller
drug establishment, a position of
heavy responsibility. Four years Inter
lu was advanced to tho rank of chlof
of the Sovontoenth battalion, with
(pint tors at 114th strcot and Michi
gan nvenuo. Ho was transferred
from thero n year and n half later to
the Ninth battalion, 22d street and
Wentworth avenue. Ills next pro
motion wns to bo assistant llro mar
shal at the house at 14th street nnd
Michigan nvenue. Thonco ho wns
transferred to headquarters In tho
enpnclty of first assistant to Marshal
Upon tho denth of Chief Seyferllch
IN THE CITY COUNCIL
Important Public Business Before
the Chicago Board of Aldermen
Aid. Walter P. Stoffon offored res
olutions asking tho council to np
provo n hill now boforo the legisla
ture making It n felony for nny hut
peaco olllcors to curry concealed
weapons. This bill has tho approval
of the police, who declaro such a law
would lessen vlolont crlmo. Tho res
olutions woro adopted.
Ou rocommcndntlon of tho building
commlttoo tho council adopted reso
lutions declaring against tho housing
bill now boforo the loglslnturo. Tho
council nsked that tho loglslnturo, in
stead of passing this bill, appoint
n commissioner of architects and
builders to study tho housing prob
lem and recommend nn ndequnto law
to tho legislature.
Resolutions nsklug congress to
mnko nn enrly sturt toward providing
an appropriation for n now west sldo
postolllco wns ndopted.
A short time ago tho council
adopted resolutions asking tho logls
lnturo to pnss u bill giving army and
navy mon In tho European wnr piof
cronco in civil sorvlco oxnmlnntlons.
It turned out that tho bill gavo theso
mon proforonco in promotional as
well ns original entrance morit oxnm
lnntlons, something tho council does
not wish to do, ns this, It Is dcclnred,
would dostroy olllcloncy in practically
ovory city hall department. Tho coun
cil wishes men with military records
to havo proforence in original exam
inations, but shy at tho Idea of ex
tending this to promotional tests.
Tho commltteo on schools, dm nnd
civil sorvlco wns Instructed to cor
rect tho council's notion,
Tho school board's $29,500,000 tux
lovy nrdlnnnco wns passed without
any discussion. Tho now lovy Is
based on additional taxing powers
glvon tho board by tho legislature.
Uso of tho vehlclo lax-streot ro
pair fund in rewarding politicians
will bo prohibited under an ordlnunco
passed Monday by tho city council,
WIIOLB M5I15E1I 1514
In 1914, Chief O'Connor was appoint
ed to succeed him.
His career to dato hns been ono of
honorable nnd strict attention to duty
and of usefulness to his fellow citi
zens in safeguarding life nnd prop
erty. His reappointment by Mayor
Thompson would bo regarded as an
other popular act of tho mayor, and
would give great satisfaction to all
of his fellow citizens.
As n result of the prosperity ot tho
ConsresB, Hotel,, thovCongriBMHotul
nndAnnci: company boo 11 i; Willi 'con
struct un nuxlllnry hotel nt Harrison
strcot nnd Wabash avenuo and will
hand out more than $1,000,000 in divi
dends In the near future,
Tho new melon in dividends wns
cut at n recent meeting ot stockhold
ers nnd directors. A dlvldond of 50
per cent In stock and :t por cent In
cash will go to stockholders. Tho
capital stock of the concern Is In
ci cased from $2,000,000 to $1,000,000,
thereby, providing for tho stock divi
dend. Half of tho Increase goes to tho
company treasury. Tho :i per cont
dividend Is payable ou both tho old
and new stock July 1.
Tho uuNllliiry hotul will havo front
ages of SO feet nnd 173 feet mid will
be as high as tho city ordinances al
low. It provides that tho commlslsonor
of public works must llrst obtain
council approval before lie authorizes
ropalrs where tho cost will bo over
15 por cont of tho cost of now pave
ment. Tho fund amounts to over $1,000,000
and Is created through automohtlo,
motorcycle, team nnd othor vehlclo
They provldo for tho unification ot
tho elevated and surfaco linos, au
thority to thp city to build subways;
authority to lease tho lines and op
erate thorn through n cqinmlsslon
Resolution of condolence on tho
death ot former Aid. John II. Hurtwlg
of the Twenty-third wnrd, and Win.
T. Mn polo of tho Thirteenth nnd
Fourteenth wards wero adopted.
Ma or Thompson's appeal for an
appropriation to light tho Chicago
Surface Lines' petition to tho stnto
public utilities commission for an In
cionso lu foro wns reforrcd to tho
City employes of Swedish ancestry
wero voted a holiday Juno 21,
Swedish Mld-Suminor Day.
TIiq council by unanimous voto ap
proved tho four bills now boforo tho
legislature for enabling legislation for
tho city. Tho bills provide for tho
unification of tho surfaco and olo
Mited lines, subways, power for tho
city to lease tho unified systems, and
financial plans, Nono of thoso pro
visions can bo effect I vo If tho logls
lnturo passed tho bills, until thoy nro
Incorporated In nn ordlnanco and ap
proved by tho votors.
Ln?wt WecMr Grtubtkn
Peopla of Inftuanoi tad