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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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SANDBURG DISCUSSES ETTELSON "STATE
STREET LANDED A REAL FRIEND"
men accused of "persecution," as it
is the Trust Press Munday is now ac
cusing at Morris, and which Lorimer
when he goes to trial on charges of
bank wrecking will accuse as arch
conspirator against him. Yet when
it comes to appointment of a corpora
tion counsel, the head man of his
cabinet, the legal adviser to stand at
his elbow and tell him the law, he
names Sam Ettelson, partner of Dan
Schuyler, who is city hall spokesman
for the State street stores which paid
$2,944,250.15 last year to the news
papers now slamming Bill Thompson
in the slats.
The naming of Ettelson will not
stand as a favor to the Jews so long
as striking Jew wage earners on the
West Side by the scores are being
lammed over the head with city po
lice clubs and hauled in city police
wagons to face charges of disorderly
conduct and unlawful assembly.
It was Ettelson who backed the
bunk home rule bill that so disgusted
real home-rulers in the last legisla
tive session that they refused Chi
cago any extension of its powers.
What Ettelson urged then was a pub-
BY CARL SANDBURG
When Sam Ettelson got his job as
corporation counsel last night the
State Street Stores a&s'n landed a
friend. Ettelson's law partner, Dan
Schuyler, is officially attorney for the
State Street Stores ass'n. Both of
'em hang their hats in the mayor's
office when they please. They are in
on the know.
Any time big store managers along
State street want to hear what's go
ing on in the City Hall they ask their
lawyers who now sit amidst the in
nermost sanctoriums. Also and more
over, when Dan Kelly of Mandel's or
Jimmy Simpson of Field's or Eddie
Hillman want to give the mayor an
earful of information, tips and
hunches, why all they gotta do is
whisper it to the firm of Ettelson &
Schuyler, and ere many clock ticks
have ticked the same info, tips and
hunches are given the once-over into
the ear of the lord mayor.
Here's William Hale Thompson,
free from political debts and finan
cial obligations to State street and
the ramified corporation interests.
And he's getting slammed with
rights, lefts and uppercuts from the lie utilities commission for Chicago
bis advertising newspapers. What's
his answer? Why, nothing except to
go ahead and appoint as the city's
chief lawyer the one man who has a
direct cash business connection with
alone, the commission to be appoint
ed by the mayor of Chicago.
As attorney for Automatic Phone
Co., fire insurance trust, as creator
of the Baldwin committee, benefactor
the State street stores who are -high ' of school land leaseholders, Ettelson
royal meal ticket on which big ad- stacks up as sure thing. Nothing hazy
vertising newspapers feed their faces, about him. That Mayor Thompson
Of course, whenHhe newspapers should appoint a personal friend, an
pounded Lorimer so hard on those individual he regards as having rare
bribery charges, at the same time personal charm, might be expected.
protecting politicians, bankers and
business interests in on that deal, Bill
Thompson naturally lost respect for
them. He considered Lorimer as
good as some of the others protected !
Why a lot of wet aldermen should
vote for a corporation, counsel wicu
Ettelson's record on home rule isn't
so clear.
A dry Chicago will come before
by the big papers and that was one many years if the wet aldermen al
reason he led a parade to welcome low the Ettelsons to map out Chi
Lorimer back from Washington. It I cago's home rule policy in the state
js as the Trust Press then the Lorimer legislature.

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