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f Book. Tknow that Joe Medill Pat
i terson of 'the Tribune had high con
fidence in the value of the pictures.
He wanted to show them. When Maj.
Funkhouser declined to issue a per
mit the Tribune .was-..going ahead
anyway, knowing well that Funk
houser's action wouldn't stand in
"Then Big B.usienss spoke. The
State street stores said it would be
bad for business. All the wires the
Western Electric could pull got into
action. And it was all off.
"On the Saturday of the Eastland
horror the Tribune had movie cen
sors look over its pictures in the aft
ernoon. The censors on recommen
dation from Major Funkhouser issued
permits to the Trib to show-if all film
of dead bodies was cut out Later
Major Funkhouser said no pictures at
all could be shown It was then the
Tribune asserted itself and said it
would not obey the city hall and the
pictures would go on exhibition Mon
day night The Trib so advertised in
"It was then that Simpson, Rosen
wald, Sprague and the dominating in
terests of Chicago spoke.
"Don't you believe we have news
paper government in Chicago. There
is a higher power than the newspa
pers. It's the advertisers who tell the
newspapers where to get off."
REDFIELD HEEDS PROTESTS
ASKS REAL INQUIRY
?ec'y Redfield today suggested
an independent commission to
appointed by the president with
sanction of a congressional
jictment might be a good thing for
tflearing up the Eastland muddle.
He said .he believed such a com-
.nipsion should be foiuposed of ST
Federal Dis't Att'y Clyne stated ho
had 100 detectives gathering in East
land evidence to present to the fed
eral grand jury.
Cap't Ira B. Mansfield, federal in
spector, testified before the Redfield
hearing stating that two months ago
in an inspection of the Eastland he
had found her shaft In very bad
shape. He testified that he had never
personally gone into the balldjL
OLANDER "CALLS" REDFIELD
WANTS TO TESTIFY
Signed statement of Victor dan
der, sec'y Lake Seamen's union, in
this week's bulletin of Illinois Fed
eration of Labor: '
"Immediately on learning of the
Eastland disaster I charged that the
U. S. steamboat inspection service, a
bureau of the department of com
merce, was responsible for the condi
tions that made the disaster not only
possible, but inevitable. Since April
16, 1914, I have been trying to in
duce the secretary of commerce to
investigate the inspection service in
order to compel officials to perform
"In my letters to Mr. Redfield I
cited case after case in which inspec
tors had failed to perform their du
ties. Since the Eastland sinking I
have tried my best to put this infor
mation before the public so that any
attempt to 'whitewash' the responsi
ble parties might be exposed and
stopped. I shall continue this work"
REDFIELD GETS THREATS
Sec'y of Commerce Redfield, whose
investigation of the Eastland disaster
has riled all Chicago,' received two
letters threatening his life.
"If you don't get out of Chicago we
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' avai expert anu representatives of I pushed the people on the Eastland,"
. ioi employers nnd the "g-nieral ' read one letter in woman's writing
J ,,H signed Murder.
v. n i- :i - F'C,'Tdf,on of Labor Tho other nots was afe short and
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