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Religious Denominations in Metropolitan Chicago

Source: Executive Secretary of the Chicago Church Federation Metropolitan Chicago, according to a survey made by the Chicago Church Federation, has nearly 2,000 churches with members and adherents in excess of 3,000,000. About 2,500,000 of these are divided equally between Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant denominations and miscellaneous sects, or about 1,250,000 each. There are approximately 300,000 Jewish adherents in the Metropolitan Area. There are about 380 Catholic churches and the Protestant organizations possess more than 1500 buildings, A summary of active members and churches for most of the Protestant denominaions in Chicago follows:

No. of

Active Denomination

Churches Membership

Ministers Baptist.....

126
38,539

252 Baptist-Colored..

187
112.008

153 Christian Reformed..

7,000 Church of the Brethren.

6

1,424 Church of God...

2,000 Church of the Nazarene

11
1,290

19 Congregational...

86
33,551

170 Disciples of Christ

9,714

43 Episcopal ........

121
39,266

145 Evangelical.......

7.500

36 Evangelical Free....

1,000 Evangelical Mission Covenant

5,512 Evangelical and Reformed.

37,320 Lutheran Augustana Synod....

21,977

46 Danish Synod....

455 Norwegian Synod.

9.300

36 American Synod.....

4,979 United Danish Synod..

800 United Lutheran Synod

59,201 Missouri Synod..

86,406

196 Mennonite.

500 Methodist .......

75,292

250 Norwegian-I

930 Swedish ...

3,143 Colored .........

7,000 African Methodist Episcopal

16,744 African Methodist Episcopal Zio

4,250 Colored Methodist Episcopal..

6,240 Free Methodist .........

620

15 Polish National Catholic......

9,590 Presbyterian......

120
52,056

272 Reformed Church in America

15
6,227

15 Reformed Episcopal.....

1;020 Reformed Presbyterian..

60 Seventh Day Adventist..

2,076 Society of Friends.......

392 Swedenborgian ........

375 Unitarian ......

3,953 United Brethren in Chris

678 United Presbyterian....

1,760 Universalist.

1.325 Welsh Presbyterian.....

550 Community and Independent.

18,900 Total ......

1.676
692,923

2,189

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Chicago School Statistics

Source: Chicago Board of Education School Average

School Average

Teachers'
Year

Schools
Daily

Year Daily Schools

Teachers' Salaries Ending Attend.

Ending Attend.

Salaries 1910. 233,865.3 279 $7,341,054.59 1936.

436,027.0

385

$28,067,306.22 1915... 278,148.2 302 10,162,124.96 1937...

430,987.4 385 29,139,179.86 1920. 304.518.0

294

18,600.815.15 1938... 424,320.8 389 33,897,792.14 1925... 390,032.7 299 30.717.875.73 1939.

419,212.9 394 35,738.911.91 1930.. 435,422.2 357 36.000.757.61 Il 1940.

411,641.9 394 36,449,055.85 1935....

438.275.3 385 27.878.222.63 111941...... 399.438.6 HIGH SCHOOLS, 1941-1942

JUNIOR COLLEGES AND NORMAL SCHOOLS Number Teachers Enrollment

Number Teachers Enrollment Sept. 1941. ........

4,608 130,817
Normal

90

1,713 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Junior

199

4,891 336

8,071 281,096

Chicago Fire Department

Source: Secretary, Chicago Fire Department
Commissioner, Michael J. Corrigan-$10,000. Lieutenants (282), $2,900.
Deputy Chief Fire Marshal, Anthony J. Mullaney Pilots (5), $3,200.
$7,500.

Marine engineers (6), $3.020. Second Deputy Chlef Marshal, Michael J. Cody Fire engineer in charge of equipment and main$6.000.

tenance (1), $4,800. Division Fire Marshal, drill master, George E. Supervising fire engineer (1), $3,900. Graves.

Fire engineers (254). $2.880. Division marshal, deputy inspector, Edward F. Firemen, 1st class (1,770), $2,500. Green-$5,000.

Firemen, 2nd class (56), $2,440. Division Fire Marshal, fire prevention bureau,

Firemen, 3rd class (96), $2,320.

Candidates, 66. Salary $2,140, Joseph Graham.

Number of engine companies 122. Division fre marshals (13), $4,500.

Hook and ladder companies 49. Chiefs of battalions (56), $4,000.

High pressure companies 10. Captains (191), $3,200.

Water towers 3.

Chief Manufacturing Industries, Chicago Area, 1939

Source: United States Bureau of the Census (The industrial area of Chicago, as defined by the Census Bureau, comprises Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake and will counties in Illinois and Lake county in Indiana.)

Wage

earners Industries

(average

Value of for the Wages products year)

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Macaroni, spaghetti, vermicelli, and noodles.
Machine and hand typesetting (including advertisement type-
Machine-shop products, not elsewhere classifed......
Machine-tool and other metal-working machinery accessories,

metal-cutting and shaping tools, and machinists' precision tools
Malleable-iron castings.........
Malt liquors....
Mattresses and bedsprings...............

..
Meat packing, wholesale.........
Mechanical power-transmission equipment..
Men's and boys' hats and caps (except felt and straw)....
Men's and boys' suits, coats, and overcoats (except work clothing)

- made in contract factories.
Men's and boys' suits, coats, and overcoats (except work clothing)

- made in inside factories or by jobbers engaging contractors. Men's neckwear-made in inside factories or by jobbers engaging

contractors...........................
Metalworking machinery and equipment, not elsewhere classified
Mulinery .........
Mirror frames and picture frames...
Mirrors and other glass products made of purchased glass....
Miscellaneous fabricated products not elsewhere classified......
Motorcycles, bicycles, and parts.
Motor vehicles, motor-vehicle bodies, parts and accessories.....
Musical instruments, parts, and materials not elsewhere classified
Newspapers: publishing and printing ...........
Nonalcoholic beverages. ...
Nonferrous-metal foundries (except aluminum)....
Nonferrous metal products not elsewhere classified.....
Omce furniture....
Oleomargarine-not made in meat-packing establishments.....
Oven coke and coke-oven by-products..............
Paints. varnishes, and lacquers................
Paper and paperboard mills.........
Paper bags, except those made in paper mills..
Paperboard containers and boxes not elsewhere classified.....
Partitions, shelving, cabinet work, and office and store fixtures
Pens, mechanical pencils, and pen points......
Perfumes, cosmetics, and other toilet preparations......
Periodicals: publishing and printing........................
Petroleum refining ......
Photoengraving. not done in printing establishments (including

preparation of plates)...
Photographic apparatus and materials and projection equipment

(except lenses)...
Pickled fruits and vegetables and vegetable sauces and seasonings
Planing mills not operated in conjunction with sawmills.....
Power bollers and associated products.....
Prepared feeds (including mineral) for animals and fowls....

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Sausage casings-Dot made in meat-packing establishments.....
Sausages, prepared meats, and other meat products--not made in

meat-packing establishments...
Screw-machine products and wood screws..
Secondary smelting and refining of nonferrous metals, not else-

where classified.......
Sheet-inetal work not specifically classified..
Signs, advertising displays, and advertising novelties....
Soap and glycerin...
Sporting and athletic goods not elsewhere classified
Stamped and pressed inetal products (except automobile stamp-

ings) ..
Steam and other packing: pipe and boiler covering ....
Steel castings...
Steel works and rolling milis....
Stoves, ranges, water heaters, and hot-air furnaces (except
electric)....... ..................

.. .. . . Suitcases, briefcases, bags, trunks, and other luggage... Surgical supplies and equipment not elsewhere classifie

thopedic appliances...
Textile bagsnot made in textile mills....
Tin cans and other tinware not elsewhere classified.......
Tools (except edge tools, machine tools, files, and saws)...
Trousers (semidress), wash suits, and washable service apparel.
Vending. amusement, and other coin-operated machines...
Wallpaper.......
Window shades.....
Wire drawn from purchased rods.....
Wirework not elsewhere classified...
Wiring devices and supplies...
Women's and misses' dresses (except house dresses)-made in

contract factories....
Women's and misses' dresses (except house dresses)-made in

Inside factories or by jobbers engaging contractors..... Women's, children's and infants' underwear and nightwear of

knitted fabrics........ Women's, children's, and infants' underwear and nightwear of

silk and rayon woven fabrics...

474 Chicago-Manufactures; Forest Preserve, Police, Sanitary District

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1.180
1.334

276
541
230

1.201
600

39

180

Deer Grove and Camp
Reinberg ......

Palatine.....
Elk Grove...

Elk Grove..
Mors Woods...... Wheeling.
Pottawatomie Woods..Wheeling.....
Winnebago Woods .... Northfield....
Portage Grove and Al-

lison Woods........ Northfield ..
Somme Preserve... Northfield ...
Turnbull Tract, New
Trler .........

Northfield.
Chewab Skokie, New
Trier ...

Northfield ...
Memorial Woods

Northfield... Harms Woods........

Niles..... Linne Woods....

.....Niles ...... Oshkosh Woods.......Maine..... Northwestern Woods.. Maine...... Belleau Woods or Sen

Maine.
Marne Reservation....Maine.
Miamis Woods... ...Niles.......
Sauganash or Caldwell

Preserve........... Niles, Chicago
Che-Che-Pinque Rese. Leyden.
George Rogers Clark
Reserve...........

Leyden .......
Thatcher's Woods. River Forest...
Steele Preserve.. River Forest ....

1,445

320 517 218 197 31

Cummins Reserve..... River Forest ...... 8.83
Riverside Woods & Zoo Proviso, Riverside. 1,735
Calumet Portage...... Lyons..

253
Warren G. Harding
Woods..........
Proviso....

740 Cantigny Woods...... Lyons.....

368 Argonne Forest ... Lyons..

4,919
Sag Forest ......
Lernont, Palos.

230
Palos Hills...... Palos, Lemont. 3,645
Black Partridge.. Lemont....
Humphrey Woods..... Orland.

1,008
Beverly Hills or Ryan
Woods

Calumet. Chicago. 183 Mascouen Reserve.... Bremen, Orland... 999 St. Mihiel Reserva....

675 Kickapoo Grove...... Thornton, Calum 462 Whistler Preserve..... Calumet ..

240 Beaubien Preserve.... Chicago, Th

270 Wolt Lake Preserve.... Chicago...

120 Burnham Woods...... Thornton, Chica 375 Shabbona Woods....., Thornton.....

605 Gurdon S. Hubbard Forest .....

Bloom, Thornton. 1,655 Wood Wilson Woods... Bloom..

90 Sauk Trall...........

Bloom.......

1.188 Miscellaneous...

1.359.24 Total.....

34.642.97

Bremen. Calumet

nto

ne Woods..in

Maine.

46 1,579 300

935 1.620

325 280 131

Chicago Police Department

Source: Secretary Chicago Police Department Commissioner, James P. Allman-$9,000.

Lieutenants (120), $3,072. Chief Uniformed Force (1), $6,750.

Sergeants (479), $2,900. Chief Traffic Bureau (1), $4,500.

Patrolmen (5,626), $2,140 to $2,500. Supervisor of Police Division (6), $4,500.

Policewomen (57), $2,140 to $2,500. Secretary (1), $4,698.

Matrons (26). $2,140 to $2,500. Chief Detectives (1), $6.750.

Chief Police Operator (1), $2,960, Deputy Chief of Detectives (1), $4.770.

Patrolmen-Operator (28). $2,500. Captains (46). $3,720,

Total Personnel (including Miscellaneous), 6,695.

Sanitary District of Chicago
(Term of trustee is for 6 years, salary $7,500 a year)
1 Term

Term
Expires
Name
Expires

Name
1942 | John J. Touhy.

1944 James M. Whalen... 1942 IIJ. L. Friedman.....

1944 1944 Joseph T. Baran..

1946

Term Expires

Name

1946

Paul V. Collanni....
Thomas F. Byrne....
Ross A. Woodhull...

Forty-one Railroads Enter City of Chicago Chicago is often referred to as the railroad center depots in the city and there is a daily traffic of

1.294 passenger trains. Chicago has 160 railway of the country. Forty-one railroads enter the city

yards, 73 freight stations and 85 locomotive termiand they represent 40 per cent of the mileage in

nals. Sixteen belt lines in the city have a trackage the United States. The roads occupy six major of 2,122 miles.

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Retail Trade in Chicago in 1939

Source: United States Bureau of the Census
Num-1
Em-| Wages

Num

| Em | Wages Kind of business

ess ber of Salesployes In Yr. Kind of business ber of Sales ployes In Yr. stores $1,000 Av. No. $1,000 |

stores $1,000 Av. No. $1,000 Total, all stores | 47,832 1,514,829 184,849/204,193 M'tor-vehicle d'rs

15.610

665

1,246 Used-car........

1451
5.896

375

578 Food Group.... 17,411 268,961 24,7691 29,998 Ac'ry, tire, bat'ry.

219

8.605 1,020 1,514 Grocery, no meats 5,757 70.7154.969

4.679 Filling Stations 2,161 47,069 4,405 4,486 Grocery, meats... 3,574 94,437 8,571 7,800 Dairy products... 217 1,6281 151

146

Lumber, bldg 931 30.179 4,022 10,832 group......

634 32,378 2,748 4,508 2.095 36.648 2,826 3,354 Lumber yards... 141 16,059 1.373 2.469 Candy. nut..... 383) 3,772 756 535 Bldg. materials... 45 6,425 372 585 Confectionery.... 1,903 6.963 797 506 Heating, plumb..

1001

3,518 4351 678 Delicatessen ..... 1,450 7.769) 3701 299 Paint,glass, wallp 330 5,777 503 691 Fruit, vegetable 584

5,3951
575 485| Electrical supply.

18
599

65 Bakeries, caterers 735 6,413 1,122 775 Hard're group..

879 10,771 8911 1,163 Other stores.....

2.130 331

417
Hardware......

876 10,655 882 1.153

Eating Places... 4,193 85,830 26,776 19,921 General Stores

Res't, cat'ias, I'rin 2.755 77,496 24,909 18,593 (with food)...

Lunch, coun. st'ds 1,341 7,287 1,644 1,092

Soft drink, ice c'm 97 1.047 2231 236 General merch

Drinking places 6,710 53,575 8,381 8,165 andise group. 1,070 452,212 58,937 61,158 Places with meals.

967

16,552 3,4091 3,512 Department.....

581 406,325 51,216 55,366 Places, other..... 5,743 37,023 4,972 4,653 Dry goods .......

532 7.655 648 700|| Drug Stores.... 1,903 62,139 8,516 8,292 General other... 142 10.7051 1,114 1,163 With fountain... 1,558 56.847 7.928 7.608 Variety ......... 333 26,967 5,871 3,840 Other.....

w er.. ......

3451 5,292 5881 684 Apparel Group. 4,420 151,623 18,820 21,972 Liquor Stores Men's furnishings 378 7,347 622 765 packed goods. 607 16,852 1,258 1,381 Men's clothing...

20,321 1.813 3,009 Family clothing. 172 23.315 3.027 3,917 Other R'tail S'es 5,301 141,818 14,809 20,406 W'men's rdy-to-W 1,026 44,527 5.793 6,150 Fuel and ice..... 1.181 60.707 6.053 8.234 Furriers, tur shops 162 7.842 776. 1,470 Fuel-oil.......

62 3,126 184 291 580 6,332 1.480! 1.131 | Jewelry stores.. 376 12.6701 1,072 1,979 Corset & lingerie..

1861
1,983

248
203 Book.........

137 5,963 988 1.241 Hosiery ......

148 2,406 501 2151 Stationery ..... 2071 1.660 192 190 Other apparel.... 155 2,000 280 308 Cigar stores, st'ds 7511 10,743 834 959 Custom tailory. 279 5,859 849 1.288Florist .........

589 5,832 764

882 Men's shoe..... 127 4.989 519 518 Gift, nov'ty, sinir 303 1,764 209 183 Family shoe.. 556 13,408 1.490 1.634News..........

550 2,849 494 193 Women's shoe... 81 8,165 1.082 1,057 Omnce, store ap'ce 1071 8,530 1,030 1.747 Furniture

Omce, store, house group. 1,150 59,808 6,237 9,437 school supply.. 96 5,915 642 985 Furniture......

4201
28,446 2,5281 4,084 Opticians.......

174
2,372

4021

583 Floorcoverings ...

901
7,963 546 1,037 Photo'ic sup. cam.

2,008 160 243 Drapery, curtain

Sporting goods ...

2,718 229 368 upholstery.....

964
107 130 Plano, mus. Inst..

6.359 654 1,161 China, glassware,

Scientine, med'al Inetalware..... 29 8251 1321

inst and sup'ly.

6701

118 Interior dec'tors.. 62 1.733 111 155 Other retail stores 4181 6,534 695 873 Other home fur'n. 137 2,101 607 604 Sec.-hind stores 708 4,677 665 859 Household appli . 122 9,515 1,683 2,418 Tires, accessories.

77

1.052 117 224 Radio, hou'ol ap'e 136 6.555 388 592 | Pawn shops.....

1.252 143 264 Automotive grp.

678)
126,680 7,578 12.398 | Other sec.-hand.. 1721 1,209

199

243 Motor-vehicle. ... 274 95,748 5,436 8,933

357

Millinery:

37

164

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Chicago Stock Exchange Transactions and Seat Prices

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Source: Chicago Stock Exchange
Stocks Bonds

Seats
Stocks | Bonds

Seats Year Shares Par Value High Low Year

Par Value High Low 1890.. 1.097,663 $18,268,600

1932.. 15,642,000 $10,597.000 $9,590 $2,500 1900, 1.418.738 8,362,600

1933. 18.288,000 1,433,000 10,000 3,000 1905.. 1.544,319 8,567,500

1934.. 10,178,000 847,000 6,000 2.000 1910.. 894.362 7,347,000

1935.. 12,483,000 429,000 5,000 2,000 1915.. 715,557 9,316,100

$750 || 1936.. 19,436,000 194,000 7,500 2,000 1920.. 7.367.441 4.652.400 18.250 4.900 || 1937.. 14,239,000 45,000 3.500

2,000 1925.. 14.102,892 8.748.300 6,000 4 000 || 1938.. 7.707.000 221,600 2,000 1,500 1928..

38,941,589 7,534.600 75,000 22,000 1939.. 8,420.000 1,776,000 2.100 1,500 1929.. 82.216,000 4,975,500 *110,000 60,000 | 1940. 6,850,000 526,000 1,500 1,500 1930. 69.747.500 27.462,000 45,000 | 12,000 || 19 11 ** 4,131,000

35,600 1,200 550 1931. . / 34,404,200 12.480.500 24.000 15.100 l

«Prior to September 5. 1929, when number of memberships was increased from 235 to 470. The High and Low after September 5, 1929, was $50,000-$26,500.

**To Sept. 27, 1941.
Arthur M. Betts is Chairman of the Board; his term expires June 1, 1942.
Kenneth L. Smith is President; his term expires June 1, 1942.
Condition of Members of Chicago Clearing House Association

Source: Chicago Clearing House Association; figures are as of June 30, 1941
C1. H.

| Surplus & Demand | Time No. Clearing House Members

Capital L Profits Deposits Deposits

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$43,948,000 $1,077,141,000 $184,134,000 59,904,000 1,438,354,000 171,283,000

4,231.0001 2,320,000 3,807,000 168,203,000 12,760.000 11,017,000 328,406.000 81,318,000 12,395,000 302,933,000 27,770,000 1,070,000 36,199.000 1.553.000! 23,625,000 4,560,000

680,000 16,584.000 4,142,000 2,645.0001 77,536.0001 6,210,000

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