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..CITIZENS BACK RYAN IN HIS
Cap't John J. Ryan of the Stanton
av. station last night told a commit
tee of citizens that-ie had given no
tices to more than 20 tenants of
houses and flats on Grand blvd. be
tween 35th and 39th sts. to move
within a month.
The squadroom of the station was
crowded with business men and prop
erty owners of the district, who were
appealing to the captain to "clean
up." The captain, in turn, asked them
for their assistance. He said that a
man, one of the heads of the old 22d
st levee, was acting as "fixer" for the
"Following the election 60 immoral
women came from all parts of the
city to make thei rheadquarters in
this neighborhood," said Cap't Ryan.
"I have succeeded in chasing a good
man yaway, but there are many left.
Some houses we have raided time and
again. The 'fixer' makes it impossi
ble for us to convict them in the
"We have more trouble in one night
over here than other stations have in
.a week. Some of the places are old
residences into which the resort
keepers have moved. These are
hard to handle, as the offenders pose
'under the cloak of respectability.
"Sergeant John Kelley, who is in
charge of my vice squad, has made
'900 raids and arrests in the last six
.months. His life and those of the
members of his squad have been
threatened a score of times. Threats
of death have been sent to Morals In
spector Hanna, who has superintend
ed some of the raids."
During the past six weeks the vice
squad has made three raids on the
J$ew Douglas hotel, 2502 Cottage
Grove av. Ike Berger, according to
,the police, owns the place. He has
t twice escaped through the courts.
Fourteen inmates of the hotel will be
arraigned before the morals court to-day,
A committee of 25 citizens will
attend this morning's session of the
court to watch.
Following promises to co-operate
the meeting adjourned. Future meet-
ings are planned by Cap't Ryan.
STRIKE SITUATION RESTS TIL!
Chiefs of the car companies and
union heads are each claiming that
their side gained actual points and
moral victory in the Mayor Thomp
son arbitration plan.
It's all over now. The temporary
jitney bussifier, now happily reunited
to his strap, is probably no longer so
deeply interested, since he does not;
have to walk.
The company officials, including In
A. Busby and B. L Budd, presidents,
say their side won, because thejr say
a victory was gained for unlimited
The union leaders, all of them, are
elated. They call it a great victory
for fair arbitration.
It is not an unlimited arbitration,
It is agreed, before arbitration starts,
that the company is to do away with
the "tripper" system, that the men
shall receive 50 per cent of straight
runs, that the night men be paid $3
for six hours or less, that all books
of the company wanted shall be
opened, that the working day be
completed in reasonable length of
time. So wfll the demand of the
men that the number of grades be re
duced from nine in five years to two
in one year. It is understood in ad
vance that there shall be no reduc
tion of wages.
Both sides say they are satisfied
and the straphangers are resting
their tired shanks in pleased con
tentment. The unions and companies expect
to definitely name their representa
tives on the arbitration board Satur-
day. With smiling Mayor Thompson
as the third man, the board will be
gin its meeting next week. The find
ings of the board will be final and will
be effective from June L
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