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The supreme court, however, re
versed Judge Caverly and said the
law is all right This was in July,
"I hold for th defendant (Mandel
Brothers)," sald""Judge Williams
yesterday. IDs opinion did not go
any farther. He asked Leon Horn
stein, assistant corporation counsel,
whether an appeal would be taken to
the supreme court. Hornstein said
"Is it the same sort of a case with
the same principles of law which will
go up to the supreme court," a Day
Book reporter asked Hornstein.
"As I view the case, yes," he re
plied. "I shall prepare briefs and
present the same arguments as be
fore and I believe the ordinance will
be upheld again.
"The sub-basement at Mandel
Brothers can continue to operate at
least until October. It will take the
supreme court that long to give its
"Today is forty-two days before the
June term of the court opens. If
Judge Williams' decision of today
had been given fifty days before June
1 we could have presented our appeal
"If the supreme court holds against
Mandel Brothers, as it did previously,
then the attorneys for Mandels can
file a petition for a rehearing. By the
time that petition has been decided
on the Christmas holidays will be
passed. So Mandel Brothers are
safe for the holiday season."
Summary Mandel sub-basement
case: Letter Mayor Harrison to Bldg.
Com. Erickson, February, 1913, say
ing complaints coming that Mandels
violating building law. Ericson con
fers with corporation counsel; suit
begun March, 1913. Judge Caverly
opinion ordinance "unconstitution
al," October, 1913. Supreme court
held Caverly's "judgment is re
versed," ordinance is "reasonable,"
July, 1914. Petition for rehearing,
October, 1914, refused by supreme
court December, 1914. Ordinance to
legalize sub-basements introduced by
First ward aldermen February; sub
committee killed it. Second prosecu
tion of Mandel Brothers started in
municipal court, March, 1915. Judge
Williams holds for defendant, April
LACK OF PLAYGROUNDS LED
FRANK BODIE TO CRIME
When Frank Bodie lost h,is job just
before Christmas he looked hard for
another. Every morning he followed
the elusive and deceiving want ads
and returned home at night disap
pointed and discouraged.
He grew ashamed of asking his fa
ther for pocket money.
By doing odd jobs about the neigh
borhood h earned enough to "go
around with the gang."
The boy lived at 2343 W. Ohio st.
The nearest playground being ten
blocks away and only for little chil
dren, he spent many evening playing
pool with the fellows.
Saturday night he was shot by a
policeman, Edward Baumgartner,
new on the force, while breaking into
a candy store. His pockets were
filled with candy and cigars. No
money had been taken.
His 3 companions have been ar
rested. Today they will testify at
the inquest. The coroner's jury will
probably commend the policeman for
doing his duty instead of condemning
the city for failing to supply a place
of recreation for the boys.
WANTS RECEIVED APPOINTED
FOR ROCK ISLAND ROAD
The American Steel Foundries Co.
of New Jersey filed a petition in the
federal court today asking that a re
ceiver be appointed for the Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. At
torneys for the railroad immediately
filed an answer admitting the allega
tions set forth in the plaintiff's peti
tion that it is not and will not be able
to meet its current expenses out of-its