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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 23, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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not be lost, government CDntrol of
prices, including rent, food and fuel;
higher income tax, limit on profits
and payment 6f as much of cost of
war as can be met out of current rev
enue. WANTS DEATH PENALTY FOR
ENEMIES OF PUBLIC
Spate's Rep. Guy Guernsey will in
troduce a bill in the state legislature
making it a gapital offense to jeopaf
dize the water or food supply or the
health of the public. If the anti-capital
punishment -bill, now pending,
should pass, Guernsey said he might
offer an amendment, excepting the
following offenses:
Injury to or destruction of water
works plants, or intakes to water
plants, or water mains.
Destruction of food depots or ware
houses. Destruction of food supplies by the
use of kerosene or other agency.
Obstructing the transportation of
milk or other supplies.
"There is one objection to making
a prison sentence the maximum pen
alty," said Guernsey. "An enemy
might pause before the death pen
alty, but with a prison sentence he
would figure' after the war had ended
and public indignation had abated he
could be pardoned.
"President Wilson has said an
abundant food supply was an essen
tial of the war. I think Illinois should
back him up by passing a law for
hanging any person convicted of ma
liciously destroying stores of food or
waterworks plants."
Police grabbed a German yester
day in the lobby of the Western
Union building. He was first quizzed
by Capt. Morgan Collins of the Cen
tral Detail. and later turned over to
the gov't. The man was trying to
get into the basement through which
hundreds of telegraph wires run In
cables. His arrest is considered Im
portant. Writings of Ben Reitman, anar
chist leader, which were circulated
' in Chicogo bet w--k, rr ji i ex
amined by the gov't. Scott Mcaring's
speeches are being watched by fed
eral agents.
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"TEAR OUT KAISER PRAISE!"'
The Bohemian National Alliance,
which has a membership of 80000 in
Chicago, appeals to the parents of
Chicago to stand back of the de
mand of the school board to tear out
the .page in the spellers devoted tea"
eulogy of the kaiser. The support of
the Polish National Alliance will also
be sought.
Parents are urged to tear the page
out of their children's books and send
them to the Alliance headquarters,
3625 W. 26th. When 100,000 of the
pages have been collected they will
be sent to the-school board. Jake,
Loeb's school board faction declined
pto expunge the praise of the kaiser
when the demand was made last
Friday.
SCHOOL TEACHER ENDS LIFE
Because ill health tired out Miss
Leneta Moler of Colorado Springs, a
public school teacher in Marquette,
Mich., she leaped to her death early
yesterday morning from a third-story
window in Evanston.
After quitting her position a week
aao she went to the home of Mau
rice E. Baird, 101 Main sL, a family
friend. Queer actions of Miss Moler
worried him. He wrote to her mother,
who came to Evanston to take. Miss
Moler home.
When Mrs. Moler awoke at 1:30
yesterday mofning she found her
daughter missing. She reached the
window in time to see her daughter
leap.
Amsterdam. Col. Gen. Baron von
Palkenhausen appointed governor
general of Belgium, according to re
port from Hanover.
London. British hospital ships
Donegal and Lanfranc sunk. Twelve
of crews and 63 wounded, including '
15 German wounded, missing.
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