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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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Chicago coach in filling the place of
Pete Russell, star quarterback and
field general of the eleven last fall.
So far no man has been brought for
ward capable of taking , over the
work of Russell. " -
Sidney Hatch, unattached, won
the lO-mile run in connection with
the fair of the South Shore Country
club yesterday; time, 1:05 3-5. Sec
ond to him was J. Costopolis, Greek
0. A. C, and C. L. Mellor, Mystic A.
C, was third. '
Tentative plans, were laid yester
day at theannual meeting of the Bil
liard and Bowling Protective ass'n of
Chicago for an amateur three-cushion
city league, representing ten or a
dozen leading rooms in and outside
the loop. A committee of six was
named to de-vise means of organiza
tion, it being instructed to report
back to the board of directors. It is
proposed to open play almost imme
diately after the close of the .baseball
season. The committee follows: C.
F. Conklin, chairman; N. J. Brack, P.
Scherzinger, J. H. Menk and John J.
G. Hemmer.
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BAN ON PUNCH BOARDS
A ban was laid on punch boards
last night by Chief of Police C. C.
Healey when he saw the report of
the Citizen's.ass'n, which has gather
ed data on their operation. .x '
According to this report, children
are the best agents for the gambling
devices. Tney sell eignty cnances
for about 20 cents each and give the
winner a $4 camera.
LA BUY PASSES VIOLET UP
When Violet Stewart appeared be
fore Judge La Buy in the S. Clark st.
court yesterday for trial on a charge
of check-raising the judge threw up
his hands and refused to try her. The
case will be transferred.
Judgefia Buy tried her once be
fore and fined her $10 and costs on
a charge of beating a board bill at
the Grasmere hotel
The girl vfjsnt to State's Att'y
Hoyne and told the facts in the case,
stating that she had been fined when
she refused to promise not to -sue
the hotel for false arrest. Hoyne
started a court action and got the
money back from the city. Miss
Stewart then sued the hotel and the
judge.
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WILSON SIGNS BILL MARKING A
STEP TOWARD COLLECTION
OF INCOME TAX
By Basil Manly
Washington, Sept 21. A step to
ward complete collection of the fed
eral income tax was .taken in the de
ficiency bill, just signed by the pres
ident, which directs the bureau of
efficiency to overhaul completely all
methods, now used by the bureau of
internal revenue.
The necessity for a house-cleaning
in the bureau of internal revenue
was first pbinted out in the articles
published in The Day Book exposing
the wholesale evasion of the income
tax. My investigations showed that
the methods in use not only failed to
reveal the essential facts regarding
the collections actually made. No
body in the bureau had. any idea of
such elementary facts as: How much
revenue was collected at the source;
how much tax was derived from real
estate incomes, etc.
The internal revenue bureau has
had a shake-up coming for a long
time and it looks like it may get it
now.
The-.first vthing fdr an efficiency
experts to realize when they tackle
the bureau is that publicity is the
greatest promoter of efficiency.
If the income tax returns had been
public records the, internal revenue
bureau would have been kept up to
the mark automatically. The man
who works under' a spotlight can't
soldier.
The first recommendation of the
bureau of efficiency, should be pub
licity of income tax returns.
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