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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12',
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man under a shower- of rights and
Johnny Tillmann had the advan
tage of Willie Schaeffer at the end of
ten rounds in Milwaukee. In the
same show Johnny O'Leary beat
Johnny LUstig in ten rounds.
Outfielders Al WfcWand and Jim
Kelley and Pitcher Clinton Rogge
were purchased from the Pittsburgh
- Feds by the Indianapolis A. A. club.
SUES FOR LIFE LOST UNDER
FENDERLESS SWIFT AUTO
If Cheaf of Police Healey had en
forced the fender law passed last
March, Louis R. Schwengel might be
alive today. And little Grace Schwen
gel, 8 years old, might still have a
If he Swift & Co. auto truck which
passed the corner at 47th and State
sts. on the 25th of October had been
safeguarded with a fender Schwen
gel would have had a chance for his
But Schwengel stepped from the
curb just as the heavy 3-ton truck
approached. It was getting dark and
he didn't see the oncoming auto
which, according to witnesses, was
making considerable speed.
The driver, John Snowden, honk
ed the horn and threw oil the brokes,
but the monster alto slowed down
too late. Before it stopped one of
the heavy front wheels had passed
over the chest of Schwengel.
Other pedestrians dragged the mu
tilated body of Schwengel from un
der the stockyards truck. He was
taken to a drug store, where he died,
another fenderless auto victim.
One man called up his wife, Mil
dred Schwengel, in the little home at
3744 N. Leavltt st, and told her of
Mr. Schwengel's death. She was
Mrs. Schwengel sued Swift & Co.
for $10,000 yesterday to see if she
cannot make the big packing concern
pay something to onset the poverty
the loss of the family provider caused.
Att'y Lazgrus Krinski of the firm
Foreman, Levin & Robertson, which
filed suit, investigated the accident
before doing so. He says that a fen
der would have prevented the death
of Mr. Schwengel.
"Swift & Co. should have put a
fender on that auto truck," declared
Krinski last night "The law had
been on the statute book since March
and the city board of engineers had
passed on several fenders as efficient.
The moral thing to do was to put a
safeguard on the auto without wait
ing for a law to force this.
"The life of the father of a fam
ily such as Schwengel was is worth
more than all the dollars Swift & Co.
could spend for fenders in fifty years.
"Of course, the fender law should
have been enforced before that time,
but even then a concern with the
money Swift & Co. has should have
loosened up without waiting for the
chief of police to enforce the law, to
prevent just such accidents as result
ed in the death of Mr. Schwengel."
JUDGE URGES HELP FOR GIRL
BEFORE SHE REACHES COURT
"Help the girl before she falls. It's
too late when she gets into morals
court." Tha was the advice Judge
Uhlir gave the Women's Protective
The association was about to adopt
by-laws limiting the endeavor of its
members to the municipal courts.
Judge Uhlir told them this was
"Your mission is the prevention of
vice, not its cure," he said: "Your
strength is in the personal work
which will finally do away with the
morals court. Scatter to every part
of the city, penetrate into the homes,
get at the core of the eviL It's too
late to do the girl real good after she
has gotten into the morals court
Eliminate the evils that cause her to
3,000 collected yesterday for Polish
relief fund, which now reaches near