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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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terstate Three-Cushion Billiard
league.
Charley Thomas, former president
of the Cubs, is said to be one of the
bidders for the Denver franchise in
the Western league, which has been
put on the market.
Maryland's four big race tracks are
safe. The Maryland senate yester
day killed a bill intended to prohibit
racing in the state. It had been
passed by the house.
Howard Carr, manager of Ever
Hammer, has been ordered to appear
before the Wisconsin boxing commis
sion and explain why he struck In
spector Buehlow at the fight in Ra
cine last Friday night Howard may
be punished by suspension for life
from Wisconsin pugilism.
Track athletes of the middle west
will close the indoor season in the
annual championship games of the
Central A. A. U. at Patten gymna
sium Saturday night The cream of
college, academy and athletic club
athletes from the district are entered,
with the Chicago Athletic assn fa
vorite because of its outdoor suc
cesses last year.
Coach John Mahan's Illinois A. C.
squad is expected to push the Cherry
Circle aggregation hard, but Delaney
has collected a well-rounded squad
which has lately struck its stride, as
shown by the imposing array of
points gathered in the recent Mis
souri A. A. games at St Louis.
Entries for the meet were received
until noon yesterday in order to ac
commodate some of the coaches who
were not sure of their teams. When
the last cards were listed more than
200 athletes had been nominated for
competition.
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"" THERE WAS A REASON?
Decision of the civil service com'n
on the shakedown charges against
Mrs. Louise Osborn Rowe, com'r of
public welfare, will probably be
reached this week. Mrs. Page Waller
Eaton charges Mayor Thompson's 1
"best appointee" with shaking her
down for one-third of her salary.
The commissioners have excused
an early decision by saying they
wanted to let Corp. Counsel Ettelson
talk with Hoyne. Other persons in
that office claim it was held up be
cause of the bad effect it might have
on Thompson's candidates in the
primaries.
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TWO MORE DEATHS ADDED TO
FENDERLESS AUTO TOLL
Two deaths and two serious in-:
juries were chalked up against the
fenderless auto truck yesterday. Two
children were among the victims.
Donald Allen, 8 years old, of 4938 s
N. Leavitt st was roller skating at
Argyle and Leavitt st when the fire
auto truck of Engine Company No.
70 swung around the corner and ran
him down. His death was almost in
stantaneous. John Roder, 2447 W. 47th st., died
at the County .hospital from effects
of an accident on March 30. He col
lided with an auto truck while riding
a motorcycle and was thrown under
the motor.
Charles Gawne, 8 years old, of Oak
Park was taken to the Oak Park hos
pital suffering from severe injuries to
his legs and back as a result of being
run. down by a fenderless auto truck.
Mrs. Grace Fergus of 1441 Winne
mac av. was probably fatally hurt by
an auto truck of the Standard Oil Co.
at Clark and Argyle sts. Driver was
arrested.
A new ordinance requiring fenders
on auto trucks is now in the office of
the corporation counsel awaiting an
opinion as to its validity. It was in
troduced into the council by Aid. Otto
Kerner. The judiciary committee
sent the ordinance to Ettelson for an
opinion because he declared the last
one illegal and Chief of Police Healey
refused to enforce it
Scientists figure that with 5,000
years the shores of Sweden and Nor
way have risen from 200 to 600 feet,'

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