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be taken from' Funkhouser and
placed in the hands of the chief of
It is even hinted among several
aldermen that if Thompson will not
oppose the step the "office of second
deputy will be abolished and the en
tire police force reorganized.
"From the numerous complaints I
have received," the mayor-elect said,
i'l do not think the second deputy's
branch of the police department ia
working out in good shape, It is a
sort of fifth wheel and results in a
conflict of duty.
"I do not approve of the investiga
tors' methods. Using the people's
money to set traps and entice people
to violate the law I do not believe is a
proper expenditure. I believe the city
council will be in favor of curbing
the second deputy's power."
CAPT O'BRIEN THREATENS BIG
SHAKEUP OF DETECTIVES
Another shakeup at the detective
bureau apepars certain. Cap't W. P.
O'Brien yesterday told the detectives
that he was going befpre the civil
service commission with the crime
record for the past month in one
hand and a few records of inefficiency
in the other.
"Pickpockets are breaking into
Chicago during the last two weeks
to an alarming extent," he said.
"They commenced in the crowds on
election night and are with us since.
"Why are you letting up now? Are
you too busy watching the political
barometer and iiguring on who is go
ing to be chief of police while citi
zens are being robbed by pickpock
ets? Why should you be less vigilant
now than six months ago? Citizens
are entitled to protection all the time,
and they must get it regardless of
your political figuring."
ADMITS BEATING PUPILS
Edward Moore, manual training
teacher of the Marquette school, yes
terday told the 'school board trial
committee that he had twice admin
istered corpbral punishment to a
Several boys, along with Albert
Horrell, testified to beatings admin
istered to them by Moore.
Mary Tobin, principal, who is al
leged to have sanctioned the whip
pingsx and Ada Dyson, a teacher, will
LABOR TROUBLE SERIOUS
Two breaches widened today in la
bor circles. The split between the
carpenters and Carpenters' & Build
er assn't came after weeks, during
which the storm threatened.
In the other break, that of the
sheet metal workers, the manufac
turers' association sided with the
union men and broke negotiations
with the Building Construction Em1
True to their threats the carpen
ters went out at midnight last night
and a strike was officially declared
against the Carpenters' &. Builders'
asB'n. Seven hundred firms, accord
ing to Sec'y Galvin of the Carpenters'
district council, are not affected by
the strike because they have signed
up with the union. The strike of the
carpenters will decide the action of
several other building trades unions.
They are conferring today.
PLAN BIG LABOR LOBBY
Fearing that the legislature is
planning to adjourn shortly and is
rushing through its work without
giving proper attention to labor leg
islation, John Walker, pres. of the 111.
Fed of Labor, has called for a gigantic
lobby which will convene at Snring
field on April 27 and 28.
The meeting will be composed of
the executive board of the federation
and the legislative committees of its
More than a thousand delegates
will be present
Arthur Stiles filed petition to com
pel reinstatement to old job as dap
tain of West Park police.