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CORPORATION COUNSEL DEFENDS HEALEY IN
COURT FOR NOT ENFORCING FENDER LAW
Your fender law has been stalled
again. And there is more "funny
business" to come. - --
When a city council passes a law
to protect citizens by putting fenders
on auto trucks, then repasses it five
times with little changes; when it
orders the chief of police to enforce
the law and when he doesn't, some
thing is wrong.
But when a corporation counsel
paid by the people sends his men into
court to protect the chief of police
who refuses to carry out the provi
sions of the law passed unanimously
by the counsel, the whole business
That's what happened today. Two
attorneys from the corporation
counsel's office appeared before
Judge Walker of the eircuit court to
defend Chief Healey, against whom
a petition for a writ of mandamus
has been filed in the fender case.
Judge Walker knew that the coun
cil received an order at its last meet
ing protesting against the use of the
corporation counsel to defend a chief
of police who refuses to make big
business interests equip their autos
with fenders. An order calling off
the corporation counsel's men is now
pending in the judiciary committee.
So he asked the men from Ettel
son's office if they were going to de
fend Healy in spite of the fact that
the council may order them not to
Ass't Corporation Counsels Cleve
land and Devenish answered that
they would not if the council so or
dered. The case was put over until
after the next meeting of the council
so the attitude of that body could be
Judge Walker was in favor of this.
"If you are going to withdraw,"
he said to the men defending Chief
Healey, "there is no use even hear
ing the testimony and arguments."
The new delay in enforcement of
the fender law will probably be about
two weeks. Meanwhile people are
being killed and maimed regularly by
fenderless auto trucks.
It will enable the foes of the fender
law, and they are now showing them
selves in the open, to make them
selves stronger in the council. And
it will allow the killing of more pe
destrians on the streets of Chicago,
The latest delay is simply another
bump in the scarred face of the fen
der law. It has been tossed about,
pigeon-holed and fought in the coun
cil, on State street, by the Illinois
Manufacturers' ass'n and by the trust
press for almost three years.
POSTAL-AUTHORITIES MAY HIT
AT "LITTLE REVIEW"
A radical editorial in Margaret C.
Anderson's "Little Review" seems to
have aroused the ire of the U. S. pos
tal inspection service.
Beyond admitting that the matter
was under advisement, M. L. Igoe,"
acting district attorney, refused to
discuss the case, but it is known that
an investigation is being made and
that the opinion is held in official
circles that the editorial is a clear
violation of the law prohibiting the
sending of certain lands of literature
through the mails. It was intimated
that publication of the "Little Re
view" will be ordered discontinued If
it is found that the law was violated
by the editorial. '
Washington. Special train left
Chihuahua yesterday to bring em
ployes of Yoquiro Development Co.
and other Americans who, have taken
refuge with them from Minaca.
Stockholm. Ford permanent peace
tribunal, minus several members,
held first formal session. Commis
sion will first study causes of war.
Providence, R. I. The state rested
its case in murder trial of Mrs. Eliza
beth Mohr shortly after noon todajj-