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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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CHIEF HEALEY TO HAVE GRAND EATS WITH
BANKERS AND UTILITY HEADS
BY CARL SANDBURG
. .Charles Clarence Healey, our po
lice chief, is to sit in at a dinner next
Thursday nsiht. For the chief it
won't be an ordinary affair of eats.
He is the guest of nonor. His person
al staff is giving the dinner to and for
him.
' Notice what a keen personal staff
the chief thas. See who the gentle
men are p'icked as frame for the may
or, picked as surrounding flowers to
form a circle of beauty and dignity
ab'out the chief. Notice how com
pletely the chief will get away from
the gray, drab atmosphere of crime.
See how completely the chief will be
detached from what Mayor Thomp
son has called the "stink" of the po
lice department.
Fpr toastmaster they have Charles
G. Dawes. Decisively he is not a
burglar or a safe-blower. He's presi
dent of the Central Trust Co. He
loaned the Lorimer La Salle street
bank $1,250,000 for a few minutes,
while the state bank examiner was in
town. If Dawes or somebody else
hadn't done it 'the Lorimer bank
would haVe gone to smash years
earlier.
Among speakers down on the pro
gram are Leonard Busby and Samuel
IqsulL The company of Busby and
Insull will be a pleasant change to the
chief after roughing it with pickpock
ets, shop-lifters, wire-tappers and
swindlers. Busby is head of the Chi
cago surface lines. Insull is head of
the Commonwealth Edison company
and the elevated roades combine. The
police chief is their friend, and they
are going to crack jokes and walnuts
with him.
Other yelloyf and purple pansies in
the personalities to circle the police
chief are designated as "the commit
tee in charge." They include John T.
Ph-ie1, of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co.,
and James Simpson, vice president of
Marshall Field & Co. Chief Healey
has done his part to keep fenders off ,
department store trucks, and it is
cheaper for Pirie and Simpson to go
to the dinner than stay away.
Julius Rosenwald also is named on
the "committee in charge." The only
mystery is: Why was Morris Rosen
wald of Rosenwald & Weil left off,
and why were the Kuppenheimer
brothers, Jonas and Louis, not includ
ed? The chief gave them about all
they wanted in the garment strike.
Fred Upham is on, too. He's head
of the Consumers' company and the
hundred of big, yellow, smashing
trucks hauling coal over the streets
look better without fenders to him.
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NO FEAR FOR AMERICANS IN
NEW U-BOAT CAMPAIGN
Washington, Feb. 29. Americans
are in little immediate .danger from
the new Teutonic U-boat campaign
which goes into effect on the stroke
of 12 tonight, official Washington
was agreed today. There is small
likelihood of any Americans being
killed or injured, it is declared.
Administration's policy, however,
today awaited receipt of German evi
dence that England has given all
merchantmen commanders secret or
ders to attack submarines.
Ambassador Bernstorff's note to
Sec'y Lansing, repeating assurances
against unwarned attack of passen
ger liners, was to be laid before the
cabinet today by Eresident Wilson.
It was clearly indicated this govern
ment will withhold response or the
'ormulation of any new policy until
the alleged British admiralty orders
arrive.
AMERICAN SLAIN IN MEXICO
Washington, Feb. 29. Grover C.
Varn, American, murdered last night
at his home 25 miles north of Du
rango, Mexico, reports to state de
partment said today. Villistas held
responsibly

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