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This is the most powerful wireless
station on the American continent
and has talked directly with Hono
lulu and with ships in the Pacific
ocean. It enables the navy depart
ment in Washington to keep in daily
touch with all U. S. war vessels.
A'HEARST MAKES DEAL TO SUP
w PORT JOE SIMAN.
The Hearst papers have taken up
Joe Siman, the Fred Lundin-Tom
Curran candidate for city clerk on
the Republican ticket And thereby
hangs a tale.
" . When Roy D. Keehn was made the
boss of the politics of the Hearst pa
pers in Chicago he immediately made
a deal with the Thompson-Lundin
forces. Under the terms of this deal
Keehn agreed to support the admin
istration and, when it was consistent,
boost the Lundin candidates. What
Keehn and Hearst got out of Nit only
Fred Lundin, Bill Thompson and Roy
When John Siman, city clerk and
real progressive, died, Tom Curran
got Lundin and Brundage to give his
vacancy to brother Joe Siman. They
figured it would be a wise political
play as the name, Siman, was bound
to get votes.
But in John Siman's lifetime one
of his bitterest political foes on the
Southwest Side was brother Joe.
John Siman always stood for con
struction. Joe was Tr-fcorimer-Cur-ran
henchman and helped defeat his
brother several times when John
Siman ran for alderman.
Curran and Lundin are more anx
ious to have Siman land that job as
city clerk than they are to have Jim
Cullen elected city treasurer. So
fpthey made a special request of Keehn
that he throw the Hearst support to
Siman. Keehn has been doing it.
Washington. Contract for 100
steel cable anti-submarine nets
awarded by navy department to the
American Steel & Wire Co. of Phila
GIRL SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR
CONTEMPT OF JUDGE BALD
Miss Bessie Birmbaum sentenced
to 60 days in County jail by Circuit
Court Judge Baldwin yesterday for
contempt of his anti-picketing in
junction. According to testimony given, Miss
Birmbaum went to rooming house of
Miss Ray Aprill, 1351 N. Maplewood
av., on March 13, to try to convince
her that work at this time was
wrong. Miss Aprill claims she was
Both women belong to Interna
tional Garment Workers' union. Miss
Aprill had gone on strike, but went
back to work for want of support,
as she is alone in city. Judge Bald
win released prisoner on $600 bond,
FIRE CHIEF AGAINST THE
DOUBLE PLATOON '
Fire Chief O'Connor has come
out against the double platoon sys
tem, whjch is supposed to go into ef
fect April 1. Although the men won
a council victory on this after years
of fighting, O'Connor tried to put the
kibosh on it before a meeting of the
council finance committee.
O'Connor gives as his excuse the
plea that it will take 600 additional
men in order to make . the system
successful. Under the ordinance they
will be on duty 24 hours and off 24
hours. At present they are off every
HIT BY AUTO TRUCK
Arthur Davenport, 15, 3745 N.
Richmond, hit by truck of Jos. P.
Carney, teaming contractor, 7302 W.
Madison, while crossing Jackson
blvd. at State st. Foot badly crushed
and internally injured. Peter Car
ney, driver and 'brother of owner,
held by police.
Petrograd. Admiralty council has
made formal oath of allegience to