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COUNCIL PASSES NEW MORALS COMMISSION ORDHJ ANGE-fr-.
REJECT DEMAND FOR LARGER POLICE FORCE
Because the newly- created morals
commission would "eliminate graft
and corruption in the police depart
ment" and "devote itself more to
preventive than corrective measures
in the treatment of tBe-social evil"
it "was passed by the aldermen with
out a dissenting vote last night.
Newspapers gave as the reason for
this the sudden withdrawal of the
opposition of the United Societies.
The ordinance gives the mayor
power to appoint five persons,, pne to
be the commissioner of health, one a
physician and three other citizens.
The commission will study immor
ality, consider measures for the re
habilitation of fallen women and the
prevention of disease, and will co-operate
with authorities in the suppres
sion of disorderly houses.
Following a verbal duel between
Aldermen Geiger and Merriam the
council defeated a so-called emer
gency measure asking for more po
lice last night. Alderman Geiger, fol
lowing a speech, in which he asked
that the order for the appropriation
be passed, said that the request came
indirectly from Chief Gleason.
Merriam then said Geiger's mind
was muddled and that this order
should not be rushed.
Members of other committees ajso
advised against haste.
Chief Gleason presented to the
council his "squeal book," showing
the number of robberies in the last
40 days to be 378.
The council also
Concurred in Mayor Harrison's ap
pointment of William E. Schlake as
member of the school board to re
place Dean Sumner, resigned.
Received letter from mayor saying
that council did unnecessary act in
providing that sinking funds be used
to buy city bonds before maturity, as
was now being done. "
Asked finance committee to con
sider city's share in making good
roads congress to be held this month
Asked building committee to re
quire men instead of women ushers
in theaters, as men were braver in
Referred to building committee
proposition to build sheds at stock
yards to house $3,000,000 worth of
prize cattle, so government author
ities can keep them under surveil
lance for hoof and mouth disease for
Ordered local transportation com
mittee to take up question of sub
way "links" for Ashland av. and Ro
Proclaimed Dec. 3 Illinois day.
Received report from City En
gineer Ericson as to why he advo
cated higher rates for lighting to be
paid by city to sanitary district.
Passed several surface car service
ordinances, some without approval
from board of supervising engineers.
Sent to health committee an opin
ion from aw dep't holding that city
had right to divert traffic from streets
on -which hospitals are located.
Gave permission for purchase of
Rocky Ledge property for public
The council will meet next Mon
TO MAKE MAYOR SAY YES OR NO
Next Saturday the H.-H. leaders
will march into Mayor Harrison's
office and demand that he become a
candidate for mayor for the sixthi
time. They say they're going to
make him say "yes" or "no."
"Waiter, give me the menu."
"We have none, but I can tell you
what we have."
"You must have a jolly good mem
ory." "Not at all. I simply look at the