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NE CENT-THE DAY BOOK-ONE CENT
ETTELSON WITHDRAWS FROM
With his strongest prop, the cor
poration counsel, kicked from under
him, Chief of Police C. C. Healey
stands well to lose his fight against
enforcement of the fender law.
Corporation Counsel Ettleson to
day withdrew activity from the case
which had been started against
Healey by a fender company to force
him to put the safety law into opera
tion. In doing so, however, Ettleson took
it upon himself to explain fully the
reasons Healey gave for not putting
the law into effect
Today's actioa in the fender case
means that the corporation counsel's
office will not defend the chief of po
lice when he refuses to obey a law
passed by the aldermen.
The withdrawal comes only after
the city council almost unanimously
passed an order instructing Ettelson
to stay out of the case. The alder
men do not want to see a lawyer paid
by the city help the chief of police
when a court must be appealed to to
make the police head even try out a
law of the city.
Although the document filed today
before Judge Walker in the circuit
court is simply a withdrawal of the
corportion counsel from the case, Et
telson takes the opportunity of tell
ing why Chief Healey doesn't en
force the fender law.
Healey, it says, wants to see fend
ers on auto trucks. But he thinks
that because the law is not clear in
his mind as referring only to auto
trucks, he should not cause owners
of auto trucks pain by trying to en
The State street stores, express
companies, Illinois Manufacturers'
ass'n and "automobile row" have de
clared against the fender law time
Mandel Bros, is the only store
which up to this time has shown
willingness to go ahead of the law
and try out fenders on its trucks.
Manager Kelly of that store says he
will not wait for Chief Healey if he
can find an efficient fender.
Study closs of Political Economy
and Socialism meets every Thurs.
night, 3d floor, Hull House. Free.
Public meeting, Fri., auspices Chi.
Teachers' league, Harrison Tech.
high school Harry Lipsky, Jas. P.
Hosic will speak and Jos. Holpuch
Arthur M. Lewis will lecture, aus
pices 33d Ward Woman's Study club,
Hertrick's hall, 4201 Armitage av.,
Fri., 2:30 p.m. Free. Refreshments.
Socialist study class at Douglas
Inst, 3352 W. 12th, every Sat after
City Club luncheon, Sat, Walter L.
Fisher will discuss "Preparations for
Young Peoples' Literary Educa
tional club meets Sat, 8 p. m., 111.
Preparatory school, 3317 W. 12th.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Grain and
visions down. May wheat close,
WHOLESALE PRODUCE. Eggs,
291.C; butter, 30c.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Fraction
al gains by many activet stocks a
opening followed by lull.
Fair tonight and Friday; "not much
change intemperature; lowest to
night about 5 degrees; moderate
winds, mostly westerly. Tempera
ture Wednesday Highest, 17; low