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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Police captains and politicians
said to be involved in the spread of
the slot machines through certain
parts of the city are expected to base
their defense on opinions "from for
mer Corporation Counsels Sexton
and Folsom, in which certain types
of machines were held legal.
It is rumored that this will be the
high card played when the badly
muddled situation exposed by the
Citizens' ass'n is" probed by the civil
service commission.
In July, 1912, former Ass't Cor
poration' Counsel Harry J. Ganey
drew up an opinion holding a certain
type of machines legal In the early
part of 1915, under former Corp.
Counsel. Richard S. Folsom's regime,
Ass't Leon Hornstein drew im an
other opinion upholding Ganeys
opinion Later when the. newspapers
set up a hqwl Corp. Counsel Ettelson
reversed Ganey and Hornstein and
declared slot machines illegalT
Using the Ganey and Hornstein
opinions as their defense is said to be
the means by which the. city admin
istration expects to pull itself out of
a bad hole. The suspended captains,
Caugblin, O'Toole and Cronin, had
threatened to expose Thompson
Lundin politicians if they were made
the "goats" to satisfy the howl of the
newspapers for victims. Already
Ass't Corp. Counsel A. O. Erickson
and Frank Buszin, two strong
Thompsonites, have been hooked. On
the other hand, the Citizens' ass'n
has been making quiet threats to
take the whole affair to State's Att'y
Hoyne if the whitewash brush was
applied to the civil service board In
quiry. By making Sexton and Fol
som the goats the Thompson-Lun-din
crowd can crawl out of a tight
New York. C. F. Thornton, Ja
maica druggist, says he has found a
way to make paper from garbage,
especially watermelon garbage.
Judge Robinson today ordered a
rigid inquiry into the case of two
wealthy men, said to be members of
the South Shore Country club, who
were caught in a raid on a fiat at
3516 Grand blvd early Sunday morn
ing, in which a l4ear-Qld girl was
found. ' $
The judge's interest was aroused
by the mysterious disappearance of
the bonds and copies of complaints
In the cases. The police of the
Stanton av district claim the bonds
and copies of the complaints were
sent down to the clerk of the mu
nicipal court's office. Frank P.
Danisch, clerk, has also ordered an.
Investigation. .
The men when arrested gave the
names of "W. B. Bronson, St. Louis"
and "L. C. Meyers, Cleveland." But
there are said to be fictitious. The
men are said to be wealthy business
men and prominent members of the
South Shore club. Their bonds were
signed by A. T. Reed of the South
Shore club.
The women arrested with the
men in the "wee.-small hours" were
t)ora Lewis and Estella Pressman.
The girl was Pauline Crichlow.
There is a report that she is a daugh
ter of one of the women.
The juvenile cotot is also investi
gating the conditions in the flat be
cause of the presence of the 14-year-old
girl. She has been sent to a
boarding school, pending thermal
disposition of the case.
Arthur B.-McCoid, reformer and
advocate of a "dry Chicago," was
sued for $6,000 yesterday by John
L. Bpbo, a broker, 234 S. Fifth ay.
Bobo's attorney, Henry H. Kennedy,
says McCoid induced Bobo to'invest
in a taxicabcomany on the promise
to buy 'the stock back at any time.
When Bobo tried to get him to take
the stock, Kennedy says McCoid re
fused. '
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