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STAND BY HOYNE AND HOFFMAN!
State's Attorney Hoyne has set a new mark in inves
tigations. He was on the job personally right after the
Eastland turned turtle, and proceeded to get evidence
before there was any chance to hide documents, hurry
witnesses out of town or frame up a defense that would
have made some hired man the goat.
He started in on an investigation that was the real
thing and had for its purpose getting at the TRUTH.
It was an investigation that wasn't intended to
whitewash anybody or to protect any powerful inter
ests or individuals.
On the contrary, it was an investigation that was to
be thorough, impartial and intended to give the public
the entire truth.
State's Attorney Hoyne and Coroner Hoffman have
been working together from the very outset, and with
the same public purpose in mind. In their efforts they
had the hearty co-operation of First Deputy Superin
tendent of Police Schuettler, who did all in his power to
help them get at the truth.
We believe the people of Chicago have full confi
dence in State's Attorney Hoyne and Coroner Hoffman,
and we also believe that all federal, state and municipal
authorities will best serve the public by earnestly help
ing these officials in every possible way in their admir
This is no time for quibbling over precedence or
authority. It is no time for playing politics.
And if any of Mayor Thompson's friends, political
advisers or subordinates in the city government make
the mistake of conniving to thwart the efforts of Hoyne
and Hoffman in this crisis, we feel confident that the
moment Mayor Thompson himself reaches Chicago he
will bring such subordinates up with a round turn and
throw the whole weight of his influence and authority