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LTTELSON AND HEALEY BALLED
ON FENDER LAW
Today Chief of Police Healey will
again confer with Corporation Coun
sbI Ettelson on the fender ordinance.
Council, by a vote- pf 40 to 20,
Wednesday refused to Accept a let
ter from Healey explaining why he
had not enforced the ordinance.
Council also pushed another order
again directing the chief to carry
out the order passed Nov. 1 and is
sued certificates of approval to cer
tain fender companies.
"The State Street Business Men's
ass'n and the HI. Man. ass'n are the
real forces behind this delay," said
"It seems as though we have the
reverse English here," said Aid.
Buck. "Instead of the administration
trying to help the council enforce
one of its orders they are fighting it.
The corporation counsel and the
chief are on the wrong side of the
fence. It appears they are on the
side of the business interests.
"As the counsel for the .111. Man.
ass'n has declared the law to be
valid, I fail to see how a supposedly
neutral person in this controversy,
the corporation counsel, can dis
agree with him."
When the discussion waxed hot,
Aid. Cullerton arose.
"The law is unfair," he cried. J
"Every auto owner has to pay $300
for a test" And then he went on to
make other statements which were
later corrected by the aldermen.
"Instead of the ordinance being
wrong, it is Aid. Cullerton who is
wrong," said Kennedy. "The clause
which he read so hastily applys only
to the fender companies and they
iave already paid this amount. The
city has also paid for tests. The
technical board has pronounced the
fenders practicable. The chief says
they are not efficient Then the or
der should be passed compelling the
chief to tell the fender companies
their fenders are no good."
"In the two years, and a half J have
been fighting for this ordinance I
Jiave been very simple," said Aid.
Kerner. "I have accepted amend
ments from aldermen purporting to
be friends, who have shown their
teeth here tonight for the first time.
I fell for their talk. I feel that this
ordinance was all right two and a
half years ago and that the real pur-
pose of the amendments is to get
Following this order council
passed another instructing the cor
poration counsel to stay out of the
mandamus suit in the circuit court
compelling the chief to enforce the
Ettelson had already filed an ap-pearance-and
a demurrer to the-suit
"The corporation counsel has de
clared a law illegal and then goes
into court to fight its legality. He is
an opponent of the city of Chicago,
a very 'peculiar' situation," said
Kerner. "I am trying to protect the
corporation counsel from this 'pecu
liar' situation. It doesn't look right
to see an attorney who has made a
law go into court to fight this very
law, and that is what he is doing."
Council also deferred and published
the ordinance creating -the subway
commission. Aldermen also, by
standing vote, expressed their sym
pathy with the Chicago Teachers'
Federation in their loss of Catherine
Goggin, treasurer, wljp was killed by
a fenderless Marshall 'Field truck re
cently. o o
BITS OF NEWS
New York. When immigration
men asked Mrs. Aspasia Diamesis,
from Greece, whether she had any 9?
monev. she managed unblushingly
to findliere and there about her per
son $26,000 in gold.
Washington. Cyclone Davis wants
some one to write "Death March of
the Republic." He confided this in
letter to Miss Edith Adele Jacobs,
Auburndale, Mass., acknowledging
receipt of her ''National Defense