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Averts School Fire Loss

KANSAN - Sunday - 18 March 1923 - Vol. 27, No. 257


The elimination vote on candidates for the board of education in Kansas City is only a week away and it is none too soon to begin looking up the merits of the twenty-three men who seek the nomination.  It is the first time since the first election a generation back this city has been confronted with the necessity of electing all six members at the same time.

This condition was brought about by an investigation into the affairs of the old board in the fall of 1921.  The investigation resulted in the resignation of all members of the board in the face of ouster on a charge of extravagance and mismanagement of the finances of the schools.

Considerably more than a year has elapsed and figuring the people have largely forgotten their former conduct in office, two members of the board, which resigned are seeking to be elected again.  Both are out as candidates for the long term.  They are:

David Friedman and Grant S. Landrey.

The Kansan does not believe the people of Kansas City can afford to put these two men into positions of control on the board of education again after the disastrous results to tax money shown in the investigation of eighteen months ago.  There is plenty of good material without them.  The only way to judge what a man will do in public office is to look at what he has done.

On that basis no man or woman who is interested in the way tax money is spent, or who is concerned about the conscientious conduct of the public schools of the city, can afford to cast a vote for men who stepped out under the shadow of transactions that threatened ouster in the courts of the state.

Look up the names on the ticket and be ready to case a ballot for the good of the schools when you go into the booth on primary day.

And be sure to vote.

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