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DEFECTIVE McGUIRE IS "TOO BUSY" TO TELL
"Tom McGuire of the McCuire &
White Detective Agency has been re
tained to obtain witnesses favorable
to the defense." Statement of Ben
jamin C. Bachrach, attorney for Max
Annenberg, Tribune gunman and cir
culation manager, when asked why
McCuire was appearing in the An
nenberg shooting case.
The Day Book continued the quest
for the answer to the inspiring ques
tion: How does one go about "ob
taining witnesses favorable to the de
fense? Yesterday The Day Book sent a
reported to ask the question of Tom
McGuire, the gentleman most likely
to be able to give a full and efficient
answer to the question.
Mr. McGuire, who knew this par
ticular reporter, apparently was
afraid o fhim, and hid in his office
for hours while the reporter twiddled
his thumbs outside.
Thus The Day Book was left with
out an answer to the question yes
terday. So today The Day Book adopted
more cunning. It sent to Mr. Mc
Guire's office a reporter whom Mr.
McGuire had not then had the pleas
ure of meeting, with instructions
that he should ask Mr. McGuire for
the necessary information.
Not knowing the reporter was
from The Day Book, Mr. McGuire
came out to see him, shook hands
with him and remarked that it was
a warm day.
"How do you go about 'obtaining
witnesses for the defense,' Mr. Mc
Guire?" asked the reporter.
McGuire's face reddened. It is to
least, he was rude enough to try and
shut the door in the reporter's face.
Possibly the reporter had antici
pated this, because his foot happened
to be in the doorway and the door
did not slam.
"I just want to talk to you for a
minute, Mr. McGuire, -said the re
porter, softly, "just a minute."
"You're from The Day Book,"
spluttered Mr. McGuire, thus display
ing his detective ability.
"Yes," said the reporter, "how do
you 'obtain witnesses favorable to
the defense?' "
"I won't have anything to do with
The Day Book," McGuire shouted.
"Are you the man who wrote that
story about me yesterday?"
"Nope," said the reporter, "I just
came down here because the city
editir wanted me to ask you how you
'obtain witnesses favor "
"I won't talk to you; I won't talk
to you!" shouted McGuire.
McGuire's employes in the outer
office seemed to be enjoying the con
versation. "I'm busy," said McGuire, more
calmly, but glaring at the reporter.
"Only take you a minute to an
swer the question," said the reporter.
"How do you go about 'obtaining
witnesses favor "
But McGuire had fled and there
was the sound of a key turning in the
Still The Day Book is not without
hope. Mr. McGuire might be success
ful in "obtaining witnesses for the
defense'' in the Annenberg case, and
in such circumstances it might be
possible for zealous investigators to
find out just how Mr.. McGuire turned
Two women who had not seen each
other for many years met unexpect
edly in the street.
"How do you do?" exclaimed one,
"Now, this is delightful !"aid the
other, who was the elder. "You
haven't seen me for eleven years, and
yet you know me at once! I cannot
have changed so dreadfully in all that
time. It flatters me!"
"Oh, I recognized your bonnet!"
said the first.