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with a radius of three miles of the
Recommend measures for the
physical and moral rehabilitation of
Make reports, from time to time to
the mayor and tbecity council.
. Police officers and the prosecuting
attorney's office are not relieved of
any of their duties, but will be asked
to co-operate with the morals board.
There Is no clause in the ordinance
compelling the police to act on any
,of these suggestions.
The board will consist of five mem
bers, one of whom shall be the
health commissioner and one a doc
tor. The appointments are in the
hands of the mayor.
This ordinance was originally
framed by George L. Reker of the
corporation counsel's office, who,
during months of service in the Mor
als Court became convinced that a
new method was necessary to handle
the vice question.
Reker believed that enough inves
tigating had been done. He wanted
provisions to help the "regulars" of
the court. A home where delinquents
could be sheltered until they were
equipped to fight an honest battle
for existence was his solution.
But this idea, which would be
worth more than a score of new "in
vestigations," has been quietly
Another good ordinance drawn by
Reker preventing the issuance of, spe
cial bar permits by the mayor "at
any time a public dance is being
held," will be considered by the
health committee next Thursday.
Special permits for other occasions
will be issued as in the past.
The United Societies is opposing
any ordinance abolishing special bar
permits. But at a meeting of the
executive board last night speakers
declared modification of present
regulations would be acceptable.
This "modification" would prevent
the issuance of permits to any one
except organizations such as consti-
tute the membership of the United
Societies. Which is a fine idea in
LORIMER PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Former U. S. Senator William Lor
sten this morning and pleaded not
guilty to three indictments growing
out of the failure of the La Salle
Street Trust and Savings Bank.
The three indictments, charging
conspiracy to ruin the bank, embez
zlement and receiving deposits at the
institution when it was insolvent,
were read and Lorimer, prompted by
his lawyer, replied "not guilty" to
Yesterday Lorimer appeared in
court and demanded an immediate
trial. It was agreed that the cases
should be called by Feb. 1, if .not be
fore. The ex-senator Is at liberty on
WEICLE CASE CONTINUED
Attorneys for Louis J. Weigle have
stalled the McKinney-Weigle trial by
getting a continuance in the old case
and taking a jury trial in the new.
The old case was re-opened upon
a motion to set aside the order of
"not guilty" entered in the "John
Jones" case by Judge Graham.
The new charge, of which The
Day Book told an. exclusive story, is
set for trial at 9 o'clock Wednesday
morning in Judge Newcomer's court.
Weigle still declares his innocence
of the girl's charges and beyond this
has refused to discuss the matter, his
answer to all reporters being "see jny
' FIVE RESCUED IN FIRE
Mrs. Julia Jacobson affd her four
small children were rescued by fire
men today in a blaze which started
in the plant of the Independence Park
Electric Co., 3656 Irving Park blvd.
The members of the Jacobson"f am
ily, asleep on the second floor of, the
structure were overcome by smoke
which rolled up the stairways. Two
other families fled to the street
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