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him and urge your friends to cast
their ballots for him. Yours very
truly, (Signed) "ROY 0. WEST.
"P. S. Women may vote for can
didates for this office."
West has been called as a witness
and is expected to take the stand to
morrow. It will be the first time that
West has been questioned in a tax in
quiry in criminal proceedings. He has
several times been attacked in civil
procedure, but never before in a sit
uation where those bringing the suit
declare that those found guilty should
have the penalties specified by crim
West is a member of the national
committee of the Republican party.
No big pow-wows of that party are
complete without West. Margaret
Haley of the Teachers' Federation
has repeatedly said she found West's
law firm handling cases for 160 cor
porations at the time she investigated
his class of business in law. The In
ternational Harvester Co. has been
West denies he wrote tne letter
asking for votes for Powell. The let
ter went to hundreds of the rich and
powerful. West will be asked if any
word at all came to this ears about
this remarkable letter, and, if it was
not by his authority, why such a let
ter ,was written on stationery of his
the wrap the effect of a shawl rather
than a cloak.
OFFICIALS WILL BE THE ONES
-" HIT IN .TAX PROBE
Tax officials whohave allowed the
tax laws of the state to become a
joke will be the fellows picked for
punishment if the inquiry into tax
fixers brings out the evidence of their
This is the threat from State's
Att'y Hoyne who said today: "Tax
payers who got their taxes cut down
or had their taxes wiped off the books
through cancellation are not the in
dividuals chiefly to blame. The re
sponsibility rests more heavily on the
elected officials. If the inquiry dis
closes that they have violated the law
that is another matter."
A letter signed with the name of
Roy O. West in rubber-stamp style
on the office stationery of West &
Eckhart, the law firm of which West
is a member, will be brought into
Judge Owens' court tomorrow.
This letter was mailed out to hun
dreds of ' taxpayers. It makes the
bold, clear argument to these taxpay
ers that they should vote for Isaac N.
Powell for the Board of Review be
cause West reduced their tax assess
ments. The letter, dated Oct. 20,
"Dear Taxpayer: I note that as a
member of the Board of Review of
Cook County I reduced your as
sessinent last Summer. My term of
office as member of that board will
expire on Dec. 31, and on Tuesday,
Nov. 3, my successor will be elected.
On the Republican ticket will appear
the name of Mr. Isaac N. Powell as a
candidate for that office. Having
known Mr. Powell in Chicago for
many years and knowing him tp be
honest, patient, industrious, pos
sessed of broad common sense and
acquainted with values, I commend
his candidacy to your consideration.
If you shall, see your way clear to
support "him, I hope you will vote for j
KEEPING IN TOUCH
He had waited 30 minutes for a
slow waiter to bring his dinner.
"Now," he said to the waiter, "can
you bring me some cheese and cof
fee?" "Yes, sir, in a minute, sir."
"Andr" continued the diner, "while
you are away you. might send me
a postal card every now and then."
Woman's Home Companion,
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NO DOUBT! 0 j