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THREE IN AUTO-CAR CRASH
MAY DIE OTHERS HURT
y Three of the five injured when the
auto in which Edw. A. Robertson,
treasurer of Robertson Bros. Mfg.
Co., 1036 W. 37th, was riding with
four girls was hit by a street car at
47th and Drexel blvd. last night to-v
day face death.
Washington Park hospital reports
Robertson's condition unchanged.
His skull is believed fractured.
I. C. hospital -reports condition of
Miss Gertrude Johnson, 8540 S. Pau
lina", and Miss Louise Landee, 4108
Ellis av., "fair." Both may die.
Miss Florence Robins, 4108 Ellis,
and another girl were bruised.
, Police say Robertson told them he
did not know the girls, all of 'whom
work down town.
RUTH CRUCER'S MURDERER
CONFESSES IN ITALY?
New York, June 23. Confession
at Bologna, Italy, by Alfredo Cocchi
that he murdered Ruth Cruger was
reported in press dispatches to police
heads here today.. According to
them, Cocchi made clean breast of
With this culminating evidence of
laxity of police methods which per
mitted a murderer to slip out of their
hands, preparations were made for
even deeper probe of whole New
- York police system.
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KENNEDY CHEERED AT MEET
Aid. John C. Kennedy was given a
great ovation when introduced as
the man who would fire the mayor
last night at the Conference on De-
' mocracy and Terms of Peace.
Sarcastic remarks concerning the
sincerity of the nation's entry into
the world war and a demand for spe
cific terms of peace characterized
the meeting. Police did not interfere.
Henry Hanson, 8031 South Shore
drive, got divorce. Presented writ
ten confessions of wife of Intimacy
jrith Charles Bown.
SAYS U. S. IN AVIATION PUSH
'NEGLECTS OTHER ARMS
Paris, June 23. America is talking
too much about the vast fleet of
aeroplanes and not paying enough
attention to equally vital infantry
and artillery arms of offense, in the
opinion of high member of Maj. Gen.
Pershing's staff. x
PRISONER FRACTURES SKULL
D. J. Roberts, convicted of burg
lary a few days ago in Judge Broth
ers' court, slipped today and frac
tured his skull.
Roberts was coming across the
bridge from the court to the County
jail wheh the accident occurred.
His attorneys had just appealed
the case, claiming they had gathered
new evidence. The court will con
FLOODS IN WISCONSIN
Milwaukee, June 23. With rain
still falling after an eight-hour del
uge, reports today were coming in
from njany points in Wisconsin of
floods. Menominee river valley on
outskirts of Milwaukee under several
feet of water. Several houses washed
WANTS FOOD MONOPOLY
London, June 23. Lord Rhondda,
England's new food chancellor, be
lieves there is only one way to re
duce prices and control food, and
that is by a state monopoly lodged in
one man's hands.
LOCAL WAR NOTES
Chas. Cregier of Highland Park
sailed for France yesterday. Ambu
"Five Club" organized in Chi. to
obtain money for Red Cross. Mem
bers pay $5 a month.
Lieut. John Sousa's band will giva
two concerts at Great Lakes train
ing station, June 28.
Phi Gamma Delta frat placed 55
of its members In reserve officers'
training camp at Ft Sheridan.