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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 06, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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only realize that I'm sincere about
this we'll get along fine. I was the
first mayor to close the saloons on
Sunday, but I regret to say that those
whom I thought would support me
because of that have ben the first to
condemn. They are constantly
shouting about the 15 or 20 violations
that are bound to occur every Sun
day and forget the 7,000 violatioins
that I stopped when I closed the sa
loons." The women accused the police of
being responsible for conditions. The
mayor said he was watching that but
he had ben unable to do much with
the guilty police because of the civil
service latw.
At the conclusion of the conference
Airs. Mathes said she believed it had
been fruitful and that the mayor
would take steps to remedy conditions.
WOULD PREVENT BLIND BABIES
No needlessly blind babies in Illi
nois is the motto of the El. Society for
the Prevention of Blindness, which
has instituted a publicity campaign
for the treatment of babies with sore
eyes.
According to the president of the
society, there are 2,000 blind people
in this state who, if given proper at
tention, would have their eyesight
today. Take your baby to one of the
free clinics and have its eyes treated
by the state, suggests the society.
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Washington. President has an
nounced plan of writing letter to
congress urging prompt action in the
case of Louis D. Brandeis, whose
nomination for supreme bench is be
ing held up by the senate committee
deadlock.
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HONOR UNCLE JOE ON 80TH BIRTHDAY; GOOD
FOR 20 MORE, HE SAYS
Washington. Uncle Joe Cannon
will be 80 years of age Sunday, May
7. He will be the honored guest at
a feast at which 80 of his confreres
will sing his praises. Uncle Joe has
been in congress forty years and he
Bays he is good for twenty more.
The recipe?
"Well, I smoke stogies and cuss a
little now and then, you know," says
Uncle Joe.
The celebration will last three
days, according to the program ar
ranged by Cannon's admirers

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