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A LITTLE INTERVIEW
Maclay Hoyne, Democratic
candidate for state's attorney, is
being backed by Andy Lawrence,
publisher of the Hearst papers.
"Therefore the people have a
right to know how Hoyne feels
about the Hearst gunmen who
have been terrorizing the city.
These Hearst gunmen already
have committed two brutal, cold
blooded murders. Without prov
ocation and without warning,
Hearst gunmen sent Conductor
Frank Witt and Teamster George
Hehr to face their Maker.
Indictments have been return
ed only in the Witt case. Indict
ments were refused in the Hehr
case for "lack of evidence."
Evidence is presented to grand
juries by the state's attorney's
The "Day Book already has
"commented on the strangeness of
the "lack of evidence" in the Hehr
case since two Hearst gunmen
admitted firing shots at Hehr to
the Desplaines street police.
That the people may know
Maclay Hoyne's attitude toward
such licensed murder, The Day
Book today interviewed Maclay
Hoyne, and this was the conver
sation that took place:
"If you are elected what will
you do about the Hearst gun
men?" "I don't know anything about
"What will you do about the
murderers of George Hehr?"
"I never heard of the murder
of George Hehr."
"What will vou" do about the
WITH MACLAY HOYNE
notorious Barrett brothers, now
working for Hearst when they
should be in jail?"
"I never heard of the Barrett
"What will you do about such
Hearst gunmen Who may commit
murder -while you are state's attorney?"
"I shall strive to convict every
murderer indicted by the grand
(Note: Hoyne did not say he
would try and get all murderers
indicted by the grand jury. When
a man is indicted for murder he
has to go to trial before jury of
his peers unless, of course, an
obliging state's attorney quashes
the indictment and The Day
Book is quite willing to leave the
cases of Hearst gunmen in the
hands of juries, even supposing
the state's attorney strives not to
"Will it make any difference to
you, as state's attorney, if any in
dicted murderers should happen
to be in the employ of William
"I would prosecute murderers
in the employ of Hearst as quick
ly as murderers in the employ of
any other man."
After a-close study of this con
versation, The Day Book can
come to only one conclusion.
Mr. Maclay Hoyne is entirely
too durned ignorant of present
day conditions in Chicago to
make a good state's attorney.
If he doesn't kndw a thing
about the Witt or Hehr murders,
if he never heard of the Barrett
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