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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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This time she was not so fortunate.
She waited her turn in the shuffling
moh that was trying to get out of
the store, jumped forward into the
door and did her best " -.
But the aged woman's steps were
not agile enough for a husky,
thoughtless young fellow who
pushed into the door behind her. He
gave the already speeding door an
other shove and it struck the woman
and threw her to the sidewalk vio
lently. Her hip was fractured in the fall.
Employes hurried her to the store's
private hospital and then to another
one on the outside. The police were
not allowed to interfere.
Mrs. Etten has recovered to a de
gree after several months spent in
bed. She had Reker file suit against
the store.
Reker, in doing so, says:
"The revolving door is dangerous
to life and limb. It's a machine used
by the State street stores to crowd
the greatest number of customers in
and out of the stores without allow
ing cold air to blow into the sales
rooms. "There should be more serious
regulation of the revolving door. Too
many of those in operation on State
street are allowed to swing around
faster than the people supposed to
use them, can walk. This should be
"I think that either these doors
should be done away with by law or
the stores should be forced to have a
man to watch them as they do mov
ing stairways. There are numbers
of people injured regularly by them.
"Most of these accidents we never
hear of, for either the stores do not
report them to the police as the law
provides, or the unfortunate who is
hurt is able to walk away and does
not want to be bothered by prosecut
ing the stores.
"There is a very serious fire dan
ger in these doors. I believe there
is a law which says that all revolv-
i. s doors must be fixed so that in i
case of emergency they can be col
lapsed quickly so as to let the peo
ple run out without pushing around
the door.
"We are going to be shown that
these doors are wrong the first time
a State street store gets on fire. We
are going to have a crowd of people
trying to force their way out of the
stores through the doors which will
either be going so fast that one can
not enter them or so slowly that they
will not handle the crowd.
"I believe that the situation is of
enough public interest to force an
investigation by the city council."
London, April 4. In introducing
the new budget in commons this
afternoon, Chancellor of the Exche
quer McKenna said he assumed the
war would last at least "the entire
financial year."
The financial year of which the
chancellor spoke does not terminate
until March 31, 1917.
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Washington, April 4 Charges that
deputy internal revenue collectors
have been on the payrolls of tobacco
manufacturers implicated in the to
bacco frauds are under investigation
by Collector of Internal Revenue
John E. Low, Jr., at New York, it was
learned today.
It is said Carl Whitney, attorney
for 30 arrested manufacturers, will
claim deputies received salaries of $5
or $10 a week for collusion with man
ufacturers. o o '
Frank Hartkopf, saloonkeeper,
Lawrence av. and Bernard, chased
three holdup men with a club.
Knocked one unconscious.
Ben J. Short, who was attorney for
Barney Bertsche, is also attorney for
Francis Becker.

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