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rest of the state are so powerful in
opposition to municipalization that
this modern method of city develop
ment cannot be adopted by the peo
ple, if they desire to adopt it, then the
sooner we define and face this prac
tical defiance of democratic "govern
ment, the better.
"I am not disposed to be stam
peded by the melancholy refrain be
ing unusually emphasized just now
about bad service, the responsibility
for which, as I see it, lies in no small
part at the gates of the local trans
portation committee. I should like
to see as much zeal and pressure for
wholly practicable service improve
ments as is being exercised toward
the granting of anew franchise.
"The proposed bill represents a
continuation of the franchise pol
icy. It raises a basic question as to
whether, in dealing with our trans
portation problem, we should con
tinue the franchise policy or adopt
the policy of municipalization."
SAFEBLOWERS CRACK THREE
"BOXES" ONE IN SUB-STATION
SafebIow.ers whirled through the
city last night in gay abandon and
blew three safes before they were
through. One of the jobs will inter
est the federal gov't; it was a postal
H. H. Kohlsaat & Co.'s bakery, 12
E. 18th st, was first visited. There
the safe yielded $600.
Sub-postal station No. 264, located
in the drug store of R. A. Shapiro,
1259 W. 12th, was next. The safe
was dragged from the front of the
store to the rear, where the gang
could work more comfortably, and
there blown open, $51 Jn stamps and
$35 of Shapiro's money being taken.
They neglected a kit of brand-new
tools in their flight.
The safe in the 'office of the Bry
ant Electric Co., 223 W. Jackson,
added $76 in cash and $21 in stamps
to the proceeds of the night.
After that the gang went home
and to bed.
FLYING SQUAD GET BANDITS
AFTER SENSATIONAL CHASE
Flying squad of detective bureau
displayed skill in capturing auto
bandits "who robbed man of $2.50 at
California and Flournoy, Sunday.
The victim reported the hold-up to
Warren av. police station and the de
scription was sent to detective bu
reau. Sleuths set out to locate the
bandits. At Sacramento and Harri
son the auto was sighted going east
on Harrison. A chase followed for
a few blocks. The bandits went over
a curbstone, along the sidewalk and
on down the street again. The chase
Lieut. Mooney and his riflemen
rammed into the auto bandits' car at
Irving and Polk St., breaking down
the rear wheels. Several shots were
fired by the bandits. No one was
injured. All taken to bureau, where
they gave the names of Prank Ford,
Dan Walsh, Darius Dickens, Thomas
Higgins and William White. In
White's pocket was found 75 car
tridges. He claimed to have met the
other men in the poloroom of Frank
Hurley, Kedzie and Flournoy, where
they made their plans.
One of the prisoners admitted hav
ing tried to hold up a Harrison street
car at Central av.
o o N
SAFE BLOWING SQUAD LATEST!
Something new in police business
was promised by Chief of Police Her
man Schuettler today when he or
ganized a "safe-blowing squad." This
squad will not spend its time blow
ing safes, as its name might indicate.
It will be sent out to rid the city of
a certain class of citizens who have
the discouraging habit of prowling at
night with a tube of nitroglycerin or
a stick of dynamite in their clothes.
Lieut. James Larkin of the detec
tive bureau will boss the new squad.
It was organized to offset the in
creasing number" of safe blowings in
the past month. One theory is that
Chicago has been made the home of
an experienced gang of cracksmen.