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'BUNK! PIFFLE! ROT!" AN ANSWER FOR TOMAN
Aid. John Toman, of the thirty
fourth ward, is a zealous soul, and
a seeker after light
At last night's meeting of the
council, Toman introduced a reso
lution providing that Chief Mc
Weeny, Captain of Detectives
Halpin and three police captains
should be asked to give their
opinion of Mayor Harrison's po
lice reorganization plan before
the council .considered it.
This resolution not only shows
the zeal of Aid. Toman and his
desire for information, but also
the innate kindliness of his soul.
Therefore, we are tickled to
death to hand Aid. Toman the in
formation he so much desires, and
we can do it without even going
to the trouble of having a reporter
go down and pester Chief Mc
Weeny, Halpin and three police
We know the opinion of those
gentlemen on the police reorgan
ization plan that Was drawn up
by Harmon M. Campbell, busi
ness manager of the Hearst
papers and president of the civil
service commission advanced by
the Hon. Major Miles and en
dorsed by the equally Hon Mayor
Career H. Harnson.
We know this opinion because
we have had Chief McWeeny and
other police officials explain it to
us at painful, and sometimes pro
fane length. v
The opinion is simply this:
"Bunk! Piffle! Rot!" And then,
with infinite pathos: "If that
there reorganization plan passes,
Chicago won't have any mare go-
lice force than a hen has teeth."
We hope that this will satisfy
the Hon. John Toman's thirst for
information, even although we do
not think he need worry much
about that ordinance being passed
in any great hurry.
As we understand the or
dinance, it was designed as a club
to hold over the head of Gov.
elect Dunne and his friends,
should- they have a desire to see
a real Democratic Chicago mayor
Outside of this resolution, the
council did not do much last
night. Summed up, the result of
the meeting was :
Passage of the cold storage or
dinance by vote of 61 to 2.
Presentation of order for con
solidation of smoke and boiler in
Order for investigation of col
lapse of Home theater.
Deferring for two weeks action
on order for removal of obstruc
tions' from loop sidewalks
Presentation of ordinance
dcawn by Aid. Hazen for better
identification of newspaper men.
Passage of ordinance requiring
elevated roads to wholly inclose
Appointment of Otto F. Warn-
ing member of school board.
Passage of resolution j)rotest
ing commission control over Chi
cago public utilities.
Urging of plan to separate ad
ministration of fire department
from actual fire fighting part.
Continuation of Aid Kunz's
fight against increase in salary of
Chief Justice Olson,