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COUNCIL ASKS MAYOR TO NAME, JUNE 10 AS
"PREPAREDNESS DAY" OTHER DOINGS
The city council last night voted
for the preparedness parade featured
by the Ass'n of Commerce, the Illi
nois Manufacturers' ass'n and other
Big Business organizations.
With only two dissenting votes
those of Aid. Rodriguez and Kennedy
the city council asked that the
mayor name June ,10 as "Prepared
ness Day" and name a committee to
work with the commercial commit
tee who framed the stunt.
John M. Glenn, the busy sec'y of
the I1L Manufacturers' ass'n, says he
has arranged with the big bosses to
have all their employes forced to take
part in the parade.
The council also took a hand in
international affairs by a prolonged
discussion of a resolution offered by
Aid. Kennedy asking that Pres. Wil
son and congress use every effort to
avoid a break with any foreign
power. This was placed on file. Aid.
Merriam's resolution of "peace with
honor," after a long and hot scrap
was beaten 33 to 17. " r
The mayor was victorious in his
fight for appointments announced
last week. The biggest fight was
' the appointment of Jos. J. Elias,
Thompson leader in the 29th ward,
to the local improvements board.
Aid. Hrubec presented affidavits
which purported that Elias, as treas
urer of a church fund, had refused
an accounting. One of the affidavits
was repudiated by the signer.
Another communication, on Elias
was the letter dug up by Hrubec and
Buck that Elias had tie city send
free cinders to a contractor who con
trolled 75 votes. In spite of this
scrap Elias was confirmed by a vote
of 54 to 13.
Other Council Doings
Confirmed appointment of C. R.
Francis as city att'y and F. L. Fran
cisco as city's repreesntative on the
board of supervising engineers.
Passed ordinance foe stegt car
extension on Lake Park av., between
47th and 55th sts. Illionis Central
has long fought this.
Chicago Law and Order league's of
fer to finance survey of four-mile
limit on North Side was shoved over
to license committee.
Central Polish relief committee
given permission to have tag day
June 12. Order to permit only two
tag days a year buried in judiciary
- Aid. Kennedy asked law dep't to
give opinion on power of city coun
cil to close barber shops on Sunday.
Proposal to raise municipal judges
pay sent to finance committee.
Finance committee asked to look
into proposal that surplus Bridewell
funds be used for relief of families
of destitute prisoners.
Chief Healy's answer' that he did
not think he had to submit Funk
houser's vice report to council sent
to judiciary committee.
COUNCIL SIDESTEPS AUTO
Aid. Otto Kerner, aroused at the
increased number of deaths caused
by fenderless -auto trucks, last night
asked that the city equip all their
motor trucks with fenders. He asked
that the rules be suspended and that
the order be immediately passed. His
proposal was voted down ahd the
matter sent to the finance commit
tee. The report of the public safety
commission, just published, shows
254 deaths caused by autos in 1915
as against 5 in 1905. Of these, 38
were caused by fenderless' auto
trucks. There were also 333 acci
dents caused by" fenderless auto
Louis Kassell, 60, night clerk, Man
hattan hotel, 801 S. State, risked life
to warn 154 of fire which filled five
floors, of hotel with dense smoke,