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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 31, 1912, Image 4

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POLICE REORGANIZATION PLAN IS PASSED
The police reorganization plan
was passed by the city council
last night by a vote of 52 to IS.
It will be in operation within
a week. All it needs to become
a law is the mayor's signature,
and Harrison has been one of the
plan's leadmg boosters.
By the provisions of the new"
ordinance, a civilian deputy in
spector of moral "conditions is
created. The police telegraph
operators are made members of
the department, eligible for pen
sions. Civil service examinations
will be provided for applicants for
positions as detectives. Any
man on the force" may take the ex
aminatidns. Once' more the United Societies
cracked the whip, and the alder
men cringed before its influence,
Chief Bailiff Cenriak of the mu
nicipal court wds accused of
threatening- aldermen with the
opposition of the United So
cieties in the next election if they
voted for the inspection of sa
loons, cafes, dance halls and simi
lar ,places.
Aid. Capitain introduced an
amendment providing for such in
spection. It was tabled on mo
tion Qf Aid. Geiger, chairman of
'tijg police cpmmittee.
Aid. Kunz. supported the
amendment. "Are you going to
see our girls ruined because you
are afraid of the United Chari
ties ?'he shouted. "If there are
any places, in this city that need
supervision, our dance halls need
it. I am surprised that the alder-
have allowed themselves to be
influenced by the threats of Cer
mak that the United Societies
would oppose you when you ran
fpr re-election. Did he mean that
the United Societies would not
give you the $250 each for your
campaigns that they gave you the
last time you ran ?" x
The provision cutting down
the number of police stations was
knocked out.
The civilian deputy commjs
sioner of morals -will have Super
vision of the clerical work of the
police department.
It will cos,t approximately
$120,000 to put the new ordi
nance int6 operation.,
The money is tp be expended
by the same city administration
that declared it must retrench in
every vay possible because of a.
supreme coim-j decisjpn lopping
off $3,500,000 from the; pity reve
nue. This retrenchment took the
form of,cutting the pay of police
men and firemen 20 per cent, but
raising thesfilary of Chief Justice
Olson of the municipal court $2,
500 a year after he wa.s elected.
Olson was a Republican, and ha,
might, have held up appointments
by the new Democratic bailiff and
clerk.
Twenty policemen have resign
ed because their pay was cut,
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'You have never thought seri
ously of marriage, have you?"
'Many a time." "Then, how is it
vou have never marriprl V "That
jnen of the sub-committee would j i? the reason."
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