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WHAT'S' ANSWER OR WHERE'S
THE LEAK NOBODY KNOWS!
f With the appropriations of the mor
als investigators cut to one-fourth
of its original amount and several
days elapsing between the time the
reports of the investigators are
turned in and distributed to the va
rious captains, Chief Healey is "sur
prised" to find vice again flourishing
in certain police districts. Where the
"leak" is nobody knows.
Under the administration of Chief
Gleason reports of the investigators
were turned over to the precinct cap
tains immediately and acted upon
with the co-operation of the investi
gators immediately. Now they are
turned over to Healey's office by Sec
ond Deputy Funkhouser. The chief
turns them over to the captains of
the different districts. In the major
ity of cases the places have been
warned in the meantime and when
detectives are sent out to make the
raids they break into the apartment
of some "nice old lady" and are
scared stiff at the threats she makes.
This is what the chief will discuss
with the captains at the council he
has called for this afternoon.
One of the districts where vice has
come back to Its own is the East Chi
cago av. police precinct. Women
have been reported soliciting on the
streets repeatedly. The rear roomB of
the N. Clark sL saloons are filled with
unescorted women. The "short stop"
hotels are doing a big business.
The East Chicago av. station is
now filled with Chief Healey's friends
who served with him on the mounted
squad and who have "graduated"
into plain clothes very recently. The
chief, in one sweepin order, dis
placed men who had been on the vice
squad there for years to make place
for his favorites, who, by the reports
turned in, have proved themselves in
capable of handling the situation. The
old timers, with their valuable store
of knowledge, are rotting in precincts
which caver resident districts wnere
the only crimes" are an occasional
holdup or burglary.
QUEEN OF MARDI GRAS DANCES
Flores Howard, Queen of the Mardi
Gras in 1914, and one of Dixie's love
liest girls, who danced before 26 gov
ernors at the governors' conference
just Held at Bostont Mass