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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 02, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7',
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hew dreadnought Nevada on Sat,
Police looking for midwife who per
formed illegal operation which result
ed in death of Mrs. Anna Berman,
Fisher's taolor shot at 3848 S. State
damaged by fire. Guests of hotel
over store routed.
Gypsies held battle at marriage last
jught in Price's hall, 645 W. 12th.
La Salle st. heard of New York
rumor thafgovernment was going to
issue $200,000,000 worth of bonds for
III. Bar ass'n approved appointment
of Louis Brandeis to supreme court
HER DAD BUYS THEATER JUST
FOR HER TO STAY IN
She wanted to become an actress,
so her dad, who is a city commission
er in Portland, Ore., bought a theater
and now she is a "leading member"
of the stock company playing there.
MUCH MYSTERY ABOUT MORALS
REPORTS TO POLICE
The inspector of morals conditions
in Chicago is Francis C. Hanna, a
former newspaper man who has
made good. Hanna took an exam
ination to get the job. His office al
ways seems to be busy. He has a
corps of investigators always work
ing. Numerous reports are made.
Reports are made and they are
turned over to the chief of police. A
Day Book reporter heard the reports
were not acted upon, so he asked
Chief Healey what he did with them.
Healey said he gave them to the
captains of districts the reports re
"Do you check up to see if the cap
tains act on these reports?" the re
"No," said the chief. "Why should
"Do you keep any record of the
reports in this office to 'enable you
to see whether or not other reports
come in about the same place?"
"No; why should I?"
' The reporter had attempted to in
terview Hanna to find out how many
reports of his are "forgotten" or
"mislaid" by the police department.
Hanna said he couldn't talk without
permission from his superior, Second
So the reporter asked Major Funk
houser how many reports he had
turned over to the chief in the last
six months and in the six months
previous to that time.
Funkhouser didn't know. He said
the figures would be in the yearly re
port of his office, out in a month.
He refused the reporter permission
to interview Hanna.
The reporter took his request to
the chief of police. Healey said: "Go
back to Funkhouser." Later Funk
houser said: "Go back to Healey."
So the reporter gave up.
He had failed to get the story,
whether or not the police are really
acting upon the information coming
from the morals inspector's office.