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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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their thought on the fender question
to Mayor Thompson and his chief of
, police, C. C. Healey, and they gave
both of them a "piece of their mind."
They told Thompson and Healey
that it was their buslnes to test out
the fender law, to give it a chance
and not to kill it just because a cor
poration counsel, appointed by the
mayor, said the law was no good.
They reminded Thompson that' if
the Marshall Field & Co. truck which
killed Miss Goggin had been pro
tected she would have been recover
ing today. The driver, police and.
fender experts admitted that.
The women told him that his busi
ness was to enforce the laws passed
by the city council and let courts
overrule them if they are wrong.
These women, the fourth club of
ladies that has endorsed fenders, ask
ed Healey to give the fender law a
chance. They are out on the strets
daily and know of the auto truck
danger. ,
The idea behind their protest was:
"Enforce the fender law and if Big
Biz is sore at you we'll, stand behind
you."
B. L. T. of the Chicago Tribune
says that type metal is cheap and
white paper is still procurable, but
evidently the type the trust press
and the paper of the loop sheets is
too valuable for space for the thought
expressed by the Women's Civil
league.
Their resolution, in full, reads:
"Whereas, A board of engineers,
consisting of CoL Henry A. Allen,
Claude E. Pitch and Hugh Borland,
civil service employes, has gone on
record as stating that the proper use
of safety devices examined by them,
under the provisions of the ordinance
of June 23, 1913, would reduce the
fatal accidents due to unprotected .
auto trucks to 2, per cent and would
reduce the serious injuries from the
same cause to 25 per cent; and
"Whereas, It is with deepest re
gret that we learn of the many fetal .
1 accidents occurring daily in our city,
due to the non-enforcement of tne
so-called fender ordinance, passed
June 23, 1913; and
"Whereas, It is with profound sor
row and regret that we learn of the
death of our co-worker and friend,
Catherine Goggin, whose life was
suddenly crushed out on Jan. 4, 1916,
by an automobile truck; and
"Whereas, The coroner's jury in
its report of Jan. 5 and 6 recom
mended that the city council take
immediate steps tending toward the
enforcement of the safety measure;
and
"Whereas, We a reconstrained to
believe that had the ill-fated truck
responsible for the death of our de
parted friend been equipped with a
safety device she would still be with
us; so therefore be it
"Resolved, That we do hereby pro
test against the non-enforcement of
this ordinance and that we demand
immediate action on the part of the
authorities intrusted with the en
forcement of said ordinance until
such time as the courts pass on the
validity of said ordinance, and that
a copy of these resolutions be spread
upon the minutes of the Central
Council of Civic Leagues and copies
thereof be sent to the mayor of Chi
cago and to the City Press."
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ORGANIZE SPEAKERS ASS'N
Fifteen public speakers gathered
last night an,d organized the Nation
al and Protective Union of Public
Speakers. The object is to promote
radicalism and the dissemination of
all subjects of public importance.
Permanent headquarters will soon be
opened in conjunction with which W
there will be a library, billiard tables
and other conveniences for edifica
tion and pleasure. The "first meeting
will be held tomorrow, 1 p. m., at
temporary headquarters, 7 Congress,
for permanent election of officers.
At last night's meeting The Day
Book was endorsed as the only fair
publication in Chicago.

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