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BECKER, CLAIMING INNOCENCE, EXECUTED
LABOR HEAD WOULD TESTIFY IN SHIP QUIZ
SCHOOL LEASE FIGURES FAVOR TWO PAPERS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 258 Chicago, Friday, July 30, 1915 398
HOYNE TO PROSECUTE
GUILTY MEN DESPITE
iTrial Will Show Defects in Federal Service and Prevent''
Whitewash Government Aid and City Law
Official Score the Commerce Body.
State's Att'y Hoyne's arrest of U.
S. Steamboat Inspectors Robert
Reid and Charles Eckliff is the strong
est point now in favor of the people
of Chicago who want lake steamship
jP travel made safe.
Action was rushed before the state
grand jury today and if indictments
are voted this afternoon or tonight
against Reid and Eckliff they will go
to trial. Then Hoyne will turn a
searchlight on the U. S. steamboat
inspection service and the people of
Chicago wOl Jbave a chance to
what sort of a reckless inspection
system has grown up.
This is exactly what Sec'y RedflekL
Solicitor Thurman and Gen. Uhler of
the steamboat inspection service
don't appear to want. Their password
is "Hush." If there must be a crim
inal trial of inspectors it may be they
want that trial in a federal court with
district attorneys and investigators
subject to federal influences.
The finger of "whitewash" accusa
tion pointed at Sec'y Redfield by the
gee I .people-and, newspajMers-gf ChjqarQ