MANDEL EMPLOYE BUSY 'WITH
Mr. Dunne, superintendent of Man
del Bros., that's the way he intro
duces himself, has been visiting al
dermen in the council chambers in
the city hall.
Several days ago Dunne had a long
talk with Aid. Martin. It lasted a
good half hour. At its conclusion a
Day Book reporter buttonholed Aid.
Martin and asked him what his at
titude was regarding the ordinance
legalizing the use of Mandel Bros.'
sub-basement as a salesroom.
"I think it's a good measure and
that it should pass," said Martin.
"Here these fellows have gone and
built this place at a great expense
and equipped it to make it safe and
sanitary. I don't think we should
always be trying to put these fellows
Today the City club will discuss the
sub-basement ordinance. Miss Har
riet Vittum of the Northwest univer
sity settlement, Architect Allan B.
Pond, Former Corporation Counsel
William H. Sexton, Richard E.J
Schmidt, architect, and E. A. Ren
wick will all give their views on the
"Our committee on houses has
condemned this measure with the ap
proval of our board of directors,"
Miss Harriet Vittum told a Day Book
reporter. "We believe that if we
sanction this violation of the law that
it will be a bad precedent"
FENDERLESS AUTO TRUCK RUNS
DOWN MESSENGER BOY
In the County hospital lies another
victim of a fenderless motor truck.
He is Sydney Rubin, 14-year-old Pos
tal messenger, whose skull was frac
tured in front of 163 W. Washington
st late yesterday.
The truck is owned by the Adams
Express Co., one of. those who pro
tested again the ordinance requiring
that all auto trucks be equipped with
clared illegal by Corporation Counsel
The 111. Man. ass'n, State street
stores and express companies pro
tested against it
BRITISH CABINET IN A SPLIT
London, Dec. 28. British cabinet
faced gravest internal crisis of war
when it met shortly before noon to
day, with conscription issue to be de
cided. It was current rumor that several
ministers would resign, possibly be
fore the day was over, unless the
government agreed on some form of
compulsory service. David Lloyd
George, according to one report,
threatened to quit last night.
On the other hand, it was reported
in many quarters that Premier As
quith and possibly Sir Edward Grey
would leave the cabinet if the con
scription advocates won today's bat
tle. In that case it appeared certain
that Lloyd-George would be elevated
to the premiership of a new minis
try. The issue, it was generally be
lieved, will be decided today.
POLICE KILL CHAUFFEUR OF
BOY AUTO GANG
Obeying instructions, the police
shot to kill last night In a battle
with auto bandits on the West Side
they "got" Salvatore Mansello and
wounded Russell Gregory. The third
boy captured is Raymond Kennedy.
The boys had stolen an auto be
longing to A- Wengler, a cigar man
ufacturer, from in front of 1946 W.
Madison st The car was wrecked
against a pillar of the Oak Park "L"
structure at Western av. and Lake
st, when Mansello was shot through
Upon being questioned Gregory
told how he belonged to a gang of
thirty boys who had stolen hundreds
of autos and robbed many stores on
the Northwest Side in the past few
weeks. His story is being investigate
fenders. This law was recently de-1
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