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and probably will. The success of the
proposition would be hampered with
out the aid and co-operation of men."
OFTTIMES POLITICAL TRUTHS
BUBBLE TQ THE OPEN
When politicians go forth to battle
sometimes the truth of the game
This present campaign is a very
dangerous one for the old-time
bosses. Never was a campaign much
more filled with bitterness. The rea
son is apparent. The faction that car
ries the county prizes will have a
tremendous chance at the mayoralty
plum next year. So they are at each
Now it comes out how banks in-
fluence politics. Barney Snow, who
used to be an alderman out south
until he and Charley Deneen fell out,
is mad clear through.
And he has opened up and shout
ed what an Important part In Chi
cago and Cook cottnty affairs the al
most unheard of Southwest Trust &
Savings Bank plays.
Foremost among the stockholders
is Roger Sullivan. But there are
Barney Snow, in an attack'on Les-
'sing Rosenthal, who is a supporter
of the Deneen ticket, said in part last
"One more question: Does Mr.
Rosenthal desire to indorse that
style of 'combination polities' which
secures the selection of Mr. Litzinger
of the Southwest Trust & Savings
Bank as Republican candidate for
county treasurer, the selection of Mr.
.Strfckart of the same bank as Demo
cratic candidate for the same office,
while Michael J. Flynn, a stockholder
of record in the same bank as recent-
'ly as June 1 of this year, holds the of-
'fice of city treasurer? And if this
'brand of commercialized and bipar
tisan politics meets his approval will
he with equal frankness approve of
'the course of City Treasurer Flynn
in keeping heavy deposits of city
money in this bipartisan bank at 214
per cent interest, when other banks
paying the city 2y2 per cent are given
only trifling deposits?
"Is he ready to go all the way in
approving commercialized politics, or
where does he draw the line?"
Snow should know whereof he
speaks. He was one of the wise old
owls of the city council when Milton
Foreman and the rest of them were
Among the directors and stock
holders of the bank are:
Bernard A. Eckhart, the millionaire
flour man and one of the angels of
the G. O. P. Eckhart used to get
honorary jobs such as president of
the West- Park Board. He is now
treasurer of the Republican state
The bank seems to have gone even
farther than entering Litzinger as a
Republican and Stuckart as a Demo
crat. For awhile it had Dan Cahifl In
the Democratic race in the hope of
splitting the Irish vote with John
Bradley, the Harrison-Dunne man.
But when they found Stuckart was
strong enough alone he withdrew.
Then there's Tim Healy, Deneen
boss of the South Side. He sits in
at party caucuses and names slates.
John F. Smulski, rormer state
treasurer and one of the old bosses.
Dave Shanahan, one of the wire
pullers in the lower house down at
Springfield and formerly the Lorimer
Abel Davis, one of the big G. 0. P.
They've even got an H.-H. man in
John Traeger, candidate 'for sheriff.
Tom Healy is president and Ed
Litzinger is vice president. Each con
trols 505 shares, a majority of the
bank's stock. .
Ralph Van Vechten, vice president
of the Continental & Commercial Na
tional Bank, Is a stockholder of the
Southwest. He and Bernard Eckhart,
who Is a director of the Continental
& Commercial, establish a relation
ship wit hthe banking trust.