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Entered aa leeqpti'ClaM matter April
II. 1314, at the postofflce at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3. 1J7
IS JUDGE WADE THE LAW?
I Imagine that about the last thing
the loop press would misrepresent Is
a Judge, yet I find that the reports
of the arrest of Judge Wade of the
speeders' court agree in substance
as to the following facts:
Motorcycle Cop James Murphy of
the West Park police followed a
speeding auto, notified the owner
that hf was going 39 miles an hour
and served him with a summons.
The owner was Judge Wade, and the
august judge said to the cop:
"Don't you know who I am?"
'I do not," said the cop.
"I am Judge Wade of the speeders'
court," replied hizzoner.
"Sprry, your'honor," returned the
officer, touching his cap respectfully,
"but I'll have to serve you with a
summons to appear in court." '
The newspaper stories then say
Judge Wade tore up the summons
and threatened to call a city police
man to pinch the park policeman.
It might strike the average man
that Judge Wade showed contempt
not only for an officer of the law, but
for the law itself. What difference
did it make whether the cop knew
who Judge Wade was or not? And
even if he did know, what difference
did that make? Is Judge Wade
merely Judge Wade, sworn to admin
ister the law,, as it Is, pr is Judg e
Wade tfie lawiteelf.
What right has Judgi Wa.de to H0-'
late th Jaw?
Does the law against speeding aay
that no citizen may exceed the speed
limit except the judge of the speed
What would Judge Wade do to any
other citizen who would tear up a
legal summons as Judge Wade is re
ported to have done?
How much respect for the law will
Judge Wade's conduct inspire in
other owners and drivers of automo
biles? What would Judge Wade say to a
violator of the speed law if that vio-
lator were yanked up before the
learned judge and were to say: "I
was only doing what you did, your
"We would like to hear a discus
sion from the bench by the learned
Judge Wade on the law and its en
forcement when a judge violate
WE' DON'T BELIEVE IT
For Sale, Cheap--A young female
billy gdat for 50c, if taken at once.
Home Organizer, New Albany, Ind.
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