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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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constitutional rights from foes from within as well as from foes from
I admit that the noon-day drills might straighten out the muscular
kinks in tired workingmen so they could do more work in the afternoon,
but we're talking now about an army for industrial defense. Sincerely,
N. D. COCHRAN, Editor of The Day Book.
Hearst's Chicago Evening Ameri
can which fostered the "safety first"
crusade, but which does not equip its
autos with fenders, is the latest to be
sued because a circulation auto truck
knocked a man down and ran over
The man is Frank Goodman, a
teamster, 2033 Homer av. He is just
getting out of the hospital, where he
lay for months with a broken leg and
other injuries.
Prank happened to get in front of
the" big fenderless delivery truck as it
swerved around a corner at Fullerton
and Robey on Sept. 17.
He was knocked down and run over
before the heavy machine could be
brought to a stop. The driver was nof
His leg was fractured at the ankle
and physicians say he may be per
manently injured, according to Attys
F. H. Rockhold and Henry Pollenz,
who filed the suit
How much longer people will be
maimed and killed by crushing auto
trucks before the fender law is put
into operation may be settled this
A decision is expected from Judge
Walker of the circuit court on the
mandamus uit brought to compel
Chief Healey to issue certificates of
approval to fenders which passed the
test of the city board of engineers.
When these certificates have been
given out, there remains no excuse
for big concerns to refuse to put safe
guards on their machines.
All evidence in the case was taken
Saturday and Judge Walker has the
matter under advisement.
The suit was directed against Chisf
of Police Healey, and when it came
up for trial the corporation counsel
sent two men to defend it
The city council then told the cor
poration counsel to keep his men out
of the defense of the case. The coun
cil did not want to pass a law and
then have city lawyers try to prevent
its enforcement.
When the corporation counsel's of
fice withdrew at the order of the
council, the law firm of Jones & Ball
sent in attorneys as "friends of the
court" to tell him the fender law was
not a valid one. They claim its word
ing is vague.
Aid. Kerner, who drew the law, is
certain it is a good one. If the court
decides it is not valid, a new ordi
nance or amendment to this one will
be prepared.
o o
City Prosecutor Harry Miller in a
report to be transmitted to the city
council tonight will say that the evi
dence in reports submitted to him re
garding cabarets did not warrant pro
secution. Miller says that the only
evidence from the morals squad re
ferred to the Fox Trot Club in the
Morrison Hotel, which he says is now
closed. Statements of witnesses con
flicted, he states.
Tonight in the council Aid. Kimball
will introduce a resolution for a city
wide investigation of cabarets. Kim
ball and Aid. Merriam made a per
sonal investigation of cabarets a few
nights ago, and say they found evi
dence of law violations. Miller has
asked them to give him this informa
tion " . -

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