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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 02, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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CITY HALL OUT FOR CROCAN AS
HOYNE DECLARES FOR TOUHY
The City Hall machine came out
In the open for Barney Grogan, can
didate for alderman of the 18th ward,
today. As a retaliation, State's Att'y
Hoyne openly espoused the candida
cy of John J. Touhy.
Republican workers were instruct
ed to work for Grogan. However, if
a vote for Grogan can't be landed
voters were to be urged to vote for
John R. Lewis, Republican candidate,
picked by Grogan, so as to split the
Hoyne will flood the 18th ward
with a squad of detectives to pre
vent a repetition of the primary
frauds, from which several indict
ments resulted. Inaddition, Hinton
G. Clabaugh, federal agent, will be
on the lookout for frauds.
The Municipal Voters' league sent
out a special bulletin today urging
the election of Touhy and advising
Republicans .not to waste their votes
by marking the ballot for Lewis. "A
vote for Lewis is a Vote for Grogan,"
says the league.
The league bulletin says: "Touhy,
independent candidate, is a young
man capable of making a good alder
man. His record is celar. He is am
bitious to make a name which the
ward will be proud of.
"Grogan, Democratic candidate, is
hopeless. His record is disgraceful.
Since the days before his saloon was
closed on official report showing it
to be a resort for prostitutes and
pickpockets he has been a blot on the
ward. What woman or man could
vote for such a character to watch
over the welfare of the people?
"A vote for Lewis is a vote for Gro
gan." The Chicago Building Trades
Council has come out aggressively
for Touhy. Labor officials have vol
unteered to assist at the polls to
morrow. Republican leaders, led by
Aid. Carl Murray, will also man the
polls for Touhy.
Bishop Samuel Fallows, Harriet
Vittum and leaders of the women'.l
organizations in the ward spent Sun
day In sending out special appeals for
the Touhy candidacy. "I am sure the
better element of the ward will be
solidly behind Touhy," said the
Touhy issued a statement predict
ing his election by a comfortable plu
rality. "The independent voters of
the ward realize they must unite on
me to stop Grogan,"' he said.
LABOR YaKES NO STAND ON
WAR OR PEACE.
After an hour of spirited debate on
war and peace, the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor refused to go on record
for or ayainst either. Several resolu
tions aid communications were sent
to the executive committee for con
sideration. The striking ladies' garment work
ers will be given aid by the federa
tion as a result of an order. passed
by the union men yesterday. Ben
Schlessinger, president of the cloth
ing workers, announced that the
strike was going on to a finish.
Public ownership and operation of-,
any subways built in Chicago was
advocated yesterday in a resolution,
passed by the labor body. i
REV. WILLIAMS "IN AGAIN."
State's Att'y Hoyne last night
charged the Rev. Elmer L. Williams,
politician-pastor of the North Side,
and Frank Campbell, head of the
Campbell Detective Agency, with in
spiring the threats of disbarment
proceedings against him. They
based their cry on the fact that he
failed to prosecute the salonnkeep
ers who got "in wrong" with the
Thompson political machine.
Hoyne said that in his opinion
Campbell was peeved because he
turned him down cold on a request
for some of the prosecutor's sleuth
ing work. Williams, in his political
activities, has been tied up with the
Francis Becker machine in the 21st;