Education: Merry McAndrew

Most potent of the puffs that blew corpulent William Hale Thompson into the mayoralty of Chicago last April was his loud cry: "Americanism!" Once in office, the Mayor announced a crusade against School Superintendent William McAndrew, imported three years before from New York City because his recognized ability was needed to improve Chicago's educational system. Mr. McAndrew had vexed the Mayor. He had interfered with the easy-going manner of awarding contracts for school buildings. He had taught that the U. S. Army retreated before the advance of the British on Washington, D. C., in the War of 1812. Roared Mayor Thompson:...

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