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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 nien 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. Two
attorneys from the -corporation
counsel's office appeared before
Judge Walkqr of the circuit 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 answefed 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 itr favor of this,
"If you are going to withdraw,"
he said to the men defending Chief
Healey, "there is no use even hear
ing th- testimony and arguments.'.
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.
MANN'S PREPAREDNESS SPEECH
ONLY PERSONAL VIEW
Washington, Jan. 27. Various
views were passed by members of the
house today regarding the probable
effect of Republican Leader Mann's
speech advocating "preparedness.
Leading Republicans declared that,
while Mann generally reflected the
Republican viewpoint, he spoke for
himself alone and gave his personal
views for personal reasons, without
attempting to guide the Republican
Although there is greater unanim
ity among the Republicans than the
house Democrats on preparedness,
leaders admit many Republicans do
not share Mann's views regarding ne
cessity of a large standing army. Sen
timent for building up the militia
rather than greatly increasing the
regular army or creating the conti-
nental reserves is widespread on the
Republican side. ,
"My wife lost her purse with $15
in it while going downtown today,"
said the suburbanite, lighting his
cigan "While going to town or com
ing home?" asked his neighbor.
"Didn't I say she had $15 in it?"
The new delay in enforcement of 1 came back the suburbanite.
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