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CLEANUP OF CROOKS EXPECTED AT POLLS
State's Attorney Hoyne expects to
make a clean-up of missing members
of the auto thieves' trust, pickpock
ets, con men, traffickers in women
and gun men at the polls tomorrow.
Acting on tips that several men
whom he has wanted to question in
connection with recent vice and graft
scandals will work at the polls, he
has arranged to send detectives and
investigators into the Second, Third,
Seventh, Ninth, Eighteenth, Twenty
first, Thirty-first, Thirty-second and
In- the Seventh, Thirty-first and
Thirty-third wards Hoyne has been
tipped off that old-time gangsters
have been imported by City Hall po
liticians to aid in defeating Aids.
lYlerriam, Kearns and Buck, who are
candidates for renomination. In the
Eighteenth ward Hoyne expects to
nab at least fifteen men, whom he
has long been seeking, and who are
said to have boasted to friends they
were "going to help Barney Grogan
whip John J. Touhy." The latter is
the candidate of the regular Demo
cratic organization and is being aided
by several union labor leaders.
These men include witnesses
friendly to Billy Skidmore and "Mike
De Pike" Heitler and are wanted in
connection with Hoyne's probe of the
West Side underworld. Crooked po
licemen, among them several high
officials who have been hit in Hoyne's
clean-up, have been circulating
through the ward urging friends to
vote against Touhy. City Hall poli
ticians are urging the nomination of
From the Seventh and Thirty-third
wards both County Judge Scully and
Hoyne received reports of a plot by
the opponents of Merriam and Buck
to scare the better element of voters
away from the polling places by
sending tough-looking gangsters into
The Twenty-first ward battle Is
also intense. There the followers of
John F. O'Malley say they're going
to toss the hide of Aid. Ellis Geiger
onto the sands of the lake shore.
O'Malley is behind the candidacy
of Bernard J. Conlon, state's repre
sentative. The battle has lined up as
a silk sock-cotton sock affray, with
the latter behind Conlon and the
Lake Shore drive folks and the news
papers behind Geiger.
Another hot scrap is expected in
the Twenty-fifth ward, where .Aid.
Capjtain's open endorsement of the
traction grab has turned many of his
former followers away from him. Al
bert J. Bernard is his chief opponent
for the Republican nomination.
Martin Carroll, whose name ap--pears
on the ballot as a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for 13th
ward aldermax, announces his with
drawal. He is urging his friends to
support Payton J. Touhy. Touhy is
being opposed by ex-Aid. T. J. Ahern,"
who has the backing of the Sweitzer
Sullivan forces of the ward.
CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING -
City Harbormaster Adam J. Weck
ler and his "bride" commemorated
their golden wedding anniversary by
a celebration in St. Alphonsus'
church, Lincoln and Southport av.,
to which 200 friends were invited.
They will take a second "honey
moon" trip to the South.
TO SELL FOOD AT COST
New York, Feb. 26. Representa
tives bf 126 unions and Socialist
and women's organizations today
planned to urge upon Gov. Whitman
a legislative appropriation of one to
ten million dollars to be used. for the
purchase of food which would be sold
at cost to poor.
$500 LOOT FOR SAFEBLOWERS
Safeblowers gotaway with $500
when they entered the offices of the
Century Moving Picture Theater,
1421 W. Madison sL, this morning, v