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UNITED CHARITIES ASKED TO
EXPLAIN WHAT THEY DO
Judge Stelk wants to know what
the United Charities is doing with the
hundreds of thousands of dollars of
the people's money they are copping
off every year on the plea they 'are
helping the poor.
Stelk's curiosity and anger were
brought to a climax by the way the
U. C. did not take care of Mrs. Mar
tha Rybarczwk, 1345 Bowen av., the
mother of two children, one 5 years
old, the other 4 months, after the
husband and father had been sent
to the Detention hospital.
On March 23 Michael Rybarczwk,
the husband, was sent to the hos
pital for mental observation. The
wife and three children were left de
pendent and suffering from a dan
gerous illness. Judge Stelk recom
mended that the United Charities be
appealed to. That day a report was
sent the U. C. Nothing was done.
March 27 another appeal was
made. This was also ignored. An
appeal was also sent Louise McGuire,
the district sup't She likewise re
fused to be interested.
Thursday Judge Stelk ordered
Isabel Carruthers, court attache, to
get busy and find out why nothing
had been done to aid the family.
The latter said the U. C. was not in
terested in Mrs. Rybarczwk because
she had admitted that at one time
she had done something wrong.
Stelk then ordered the U. C. offi
cials to appear in his court and ex
plain just what good they were doing
with the people's money. "I am going
to find whether they can be com
pelled to spend this money in the
manner the people who contribute
believe they are doing'," said the
Ceo. Zenner, employe of Wells
Printing Co., 2501 Dearborn, was
sent to cash check for $39. Met man
who lured him under "L" structure
nt 25th st and took money from him.
STATE REP. O'BRIEN, OTHERS,
HIT BY GRAND JURY IN
VOTE FRAUD -QUIZ
The March grand jury made a
sweeping drive on those responsiblS
for vote frauds when they handed
down a batch of indictments. Most
prominent among those hit was
State Rep. Lawrence O'Brien of the
lower North Side district He was
indicted on a charge of paying Jas.
Monroe, judge in the 34th pet, 21st
ward, $5 for stuffing the ballot box
at the February primary. Bonds
were fixed at $5,000.
Others hit were: Thomas Kenny,
Dem. judge, 18th pet, 18th ward,
John Halpin, alias "Irish," and Ed
Mullen, alias "Boston," charged with
acting as repeaters in the 18th ward.
Bonds, $5,000 each.
Al Brodie, Dem judge, and Oscar
Nenner, Dem. clerk, 13th pet, 20th
Abraham Donovensky, Michael
Klein, Henry Siegel, Albert Blum and
James London. All indicted in con
nection with vote frauds in the 20th
Judge Fitch told the members of
the March grand jury that they could
not continue their probe next week.
When March ends they must go. He
pointed to the October grand jury,
which was . held together three
months as a bad example.
DEMOCRATS RENOMINATE OLD
OFFICERS OF HOUSE
Washington, March 31. Demo
crats of the house caucused Friday
with 33 members absent and renom
inated by acclamation, all of the old
officers of the house. J
Representative Gallivan of Massa--chusetts,
leading Democrat ''hold
out" was one of the absentees.
Representative Shackelford, Mis
souri, nominated Champ Clark for
speaker. The whole caucus, accord
ing to members, was a love feast,
with no sign of dissension.