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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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their turn to take the daring leap
through the revolving portaL
Her moment came, she tbjought,
and the aged woman darted forward.
But she was not as fast as the door,
whirled around by younger .and
stronger shoppers. ,
Mrs. Babbitt was caught and
Traffic Policeman J. Poor heard
her screains andhe cries of the
women who surrounded her and h
pushed his way -through the crowd.
As the injured woman was unable to
move, they carried her to a counter
and laid her there until an ambu
lance from the 'Mercy hospital ar
rived. As the hospital, today Mrs. Bab
bitt's condition was described as se-
rioUS; but the wounds probably will
not prove fatal
Her age and the dangerqus loca
tion of the fracture may cause com
plications, physicians said.
Although they seldom result in
deatbf the accidents caused by re
vplving doors are even more numer
ous than department store 'elevator
accidents. They are usually painful,
but thousands of them, 'ST a slight
nature, are never reported to the po
lice. Most women are glad to get
through a speeding door with only a
bump or pinch. Hundreds shun
s stores where doors revolve too
The revolving door is used because!
the stores want to get crowds in
quickly without allowing cold air or
dust to follow. They are alsomseful
in handing crowds, because they au
tomatically regulate them.
" The bieeer the crowd is the more
often the door is pushed. This makes j
it go arouna iasier ana mere is less
possibility of a crush of women
rushing at it But the faster the door
rjevolves, the more frequent acci
dents occur.
At sleast a dozen damage suitys,
filed during the past year, have
na'nwd the State street ,revolving
,doors ascause of serious injuries ,
Attorneys in suing the stores -jsay
that if they would give up some
counter and window display room
they could put in more doors and
avoid the rush, with accidents-that
follow. But that costs money. And
the stores are insured against acci
dents. -
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With Chief Healey and the police
ep't devotirig their entire energies
j3t an effort to see that no saloons are
'open after one a. m., Chicago seems
to be swept by a regular crime wave
that has found its climax of publicity
in the robbery of the homes of Geo.
M. Reynolds and David B. Jones. In
the fashionable Hyde Park district
the home of Dr. R. W. McNealy, 5017
Blackswne av., was entered and
$3,000 worth of jewels stolen.
The trust press, which has been
goading Big Bill and Chief Healey on.
to d. dry campaign that has resulted
in the detailing of every policeman
on duty in the ciay at 1 a. m. to
watch saloons 'and see that no one
gets a drink after hours, can now be
expected to rave about the high
handed robberies.
The Jones home a 1435 Astor st,
directly in the rear" of the .Reynolds
mansion, was entered shortly after
1 a. m., while the police were all over
on North Clark street, watching sa
loons. Between $3,000 and $3,5Q&
worth of jewelry was taken. Jones
is a director of the Mineral Point
Zinc Co.
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Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Garfield,
"Babe" Claremont, cabaret girl, and
John Mbller arrested-in flat ai 113
E, 45th, in connection"with robbery
of home of J. T. Dorgan, 5347 Prai
rie av.
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Tarentum, Pa, Bank messenger
and guard, taking $9,000 to Flaccuk
Glass Co.'s offices, Jield up and
robbed, by three masked men.
M.iaaiSdtoaMfeur"' r-T-'k -i "K-Mrwfttiif

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