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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN'
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILK.
Telephones 5?"2! "jri"; aff!
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Entered as second-claps matter April
21. 1914, at tbe postofflce at Chicago.
III., under the Act of March 3. 1SJJ.
POLICE HUNCHES. The case of
Capt Horace B. Wild in Judge Fry's
court shows how the police "play
hunches." Capt. Ted Richardson of
the South Park police saw Capt Wild
stick a sign on the front of the Lake
View bldg. as the preparedness pa
rade was passing. The sign told the
'marchers they were marching for
"Wall Street." It made Copper Rich
ardson feel the flag was being Insult
ed, anarchy was afoot and some kind
of state or city laws broken. So he
arrested Wilde and booked a charge
of "disorderly conduct" That was
Looking into the law books with
the city prosecutor and going over
the case, it was decided there wasn't
anything especially "disorderly"
about placing a sign in front of a
building. Thousands and thousands
of flags, banners, festoons and signs
were stuck on building fronts that
day for the preparedness parade. The
charge was changed to "placing a
sign on a building without a duly
authorized permit." This was the
technical point on which Wild was
tried and discharged by Judge Fry.
The "hunch" on which Copper Rich
ardson arrested Wild fell flat. It was
a bum hunch. Thousands of citi
zens were guilty of the same viola
tion of law for that day in placing
flags, banners, festoons and signs on
buildings without permits. The gist
of the affair is that a police captain ,
lost his head and made an arrest
based on his own personal pre
judice. V '
J. ROSENWALD AND J. LOEB.
By the way Julius Rosenwald hands
out money tc establish negro Y. M.
C. A. clubhouses and permits the
University of Chicago to put up Ros
enwald hall for the geology depart
ment it looks as though Julius wants
to be known as a friend of man and
a doer of good.
The Sears-Roebuck millionaire is
driving his limousine up the wrong
alley, however, when he steps into
the school board situation and gives
out an interview endorsing the latest
move of Jake Loeb.
Julius can ramble right along and
throw $50,000 contributions to the
suffering Jews of Poland and Pales
tine, and he can build more club
houses for social workers on the Des
plaines river. But when he endorses
the gag rule of Jake Loeb he adds
to the suspicions of Chicagoans
Does Julius know there's a differ
ence between being a philanthropist
and a lover of human freedom?
LIGHTING HIS OWN