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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 26, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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April , 3 August 5
May. 7 September 4
June 3 October 8
July. 7 Total 37
Thirty-seven have been-run down
and crushed to death by fenderless
auto trucks since a law-was passed
demanding that big biz put them on
their heavy autos. And still the city
hall is delaying.
During the past eleven months 58
citizens have been ground to death
beneath the wheels of unprotected
auto trucks. According to these fig
ures, a half dozen others will have
been killed under auto trucks during
this month.
Twenty-six of the 58 who lost their
lives under the truck were children
sd young that they needed other
safeguards than their childish senses
gave them.
In August, a half year after the
fender law was passed, Ghief Healey
donated the se of the council cham
bers one afternoon to those hirelings
of big business wiho wanted to state
their objections to the fender law.
Before the meeting started, how
ever, Healey anounced that the fen
der law would be enforced despite
whatver might be said about it Then
big biz told why it did not want the
fenders.
The express companies crowded
the meeting and the Cdmmercial
Auto Owners' ass'n recited its woes.
Each speaker said that the fenders
would cost too much, be impractical
and impede traffic.
Whatever was the effect of the
meeting, Healey did not put the fen
der law into effect
Some, gentlemen found the delay
useful. Among them were the
members of the State Street Retail
Merchants' ass'n, or department
store managers' club.
They decided to make a protest
against this horrible fender law
which would force them to buy
fenders costing from $50 to $100.
They paid for' insurance which re
leased them from liability. So they
visited the city hall one day.
Although this was the time that
clubwomen and striking clothing
workers found it hard to catch the
mayor "in," the bunch from over on
State st were received by Big Bill.
They asked him to round up the
council in an effort to kill the fender
law.
There are three days left in which
the chief was instructed to enforce
the fender law. One council meeting
remains before Dec. 1. The engi
neers, according to one of them, have
passed several fenders. Still the law
is useless.
Whose fault is it?
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TAG DAY TOMORROW FOR GAR
MENT STRIKERS
The committee which have charge"
of taggers to collect a fund as an aid
to striking clothing workers will meet
tomorrow at 7:30 a. m. Two head
quarters have been selected, 920 S
Ashland av., and 1243 N. Wood st
Taggers will be at every importarit
street corner tomorrow.
From sales of the Jewish Daily For
ward by strikers $1,200 was placed in
the coffers of the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers' Union yesterday.
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NEW MEXICO INVADED
Washington, Nov. 26. In series of
attacks on American soldiers at No-
gales, American soil was invaded by
Villa spldiers, American troops fired
on by 500 Villastas and an American
consular officer insulted yesterday,
according to dispatches to war de
partment from Gen. Funston. Large
reinforcements of American troops
are today being rushed to Nogales.
No American casualties in fight
ing were reported. Mexican casual
ties, were 5.
Funston said Villista Gov. Randall
later apologized to Colonel Sage.
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Padded brick thieves smashed win
dow, Greene Co., 230 S. Michigan av.
Got valuable furs.
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