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ALD. BUCK'S RECORD ON PUBLIC
SCHOOLS GETS t)NCE-OVER
Aid. Thomas F. Byrne of city coun
cil schools committee yesterday met
a committee of street car men from
the 33d ward. They wanted to know
the who and why and the ins and
outs of Aid. Buck's record. Byrne
"I was on the sub-committee of
three that did most of the heavy
work for the council in the schools"
situation. I can't recall a single
time that Aid. Buck or Aid. Kennedy
showed any signs of quitting or
weakening on the job.
"I am convinced that the Illinois
Manufacturers' ass'n as well as large
corporations, real estate and con
tracting interests would like to see
Aids. Buck and Kennedy beaten at
the polls and removed from the city
"The working people of Chicago
can be thankful their side was taken
as it was. If I lived in the 33d ward
and wanted to vote for the people,
for labor, for freedom and justice,
and a better Chicago, I would vote
Byrne used to be secretary of Div.
260 of the street car men's union.
After his resignation he went into
the plumbing business.
"Tommy, does it make any differ
ence with the street cai companies
that you used to be a union man?"
he was asked.
"A couple of times when I sent
men to Sup't Weatherwax askinjffor
jobs, Weatherwax told 'em there was
nothing doing and let me understand
it was useless for me to ask the car
companies for anything."
NOT TO ENFORCE FENDER LAW
Chief of Police Schuettler, after
400 auto truck owners visited him,
agreed to postpone enforcement of
the fender ordinance until the Busi
ness firms could get their machines
equipped with fender safeguards.
"I don't want to cause these busi
ness men any hardships by having I
T them arrested," was the chiefs ex
planation when he agreed to a tech
nical violation of the law in their
BEGIN COUNCIL INVESTIGATION
OF WESTJSIDE BLAST
Aid. Herman Miller and Hugh
Norris, representing the council com
mittee investigating the 14th pi. ten
ement gas blast, held a hearing at
the Marcy Center, near the scene of
the disaster, last night and heard
four witnesses. The quiz was then
suspended until Saturday night.
Mrs. Bessie Feldman, wife of the
janitor, told of repeated visits of gas
company employes on inspection
tours through the building, upon
which occasions very little repairing
was done. The other witnesses tes
tified that the fire was started by an
explosion of gas.
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TELEGRAPH BRIEFS '
Springfield, Mass. 11,000 muni
tion makers in Westinghouse plants
which reopened today wear tags say
ing they work at own risk. Plants
Washington. Naval officers who
made special study of requirements
recommend expenditure of $6,250,
000 in enlarging naval bases at San
Francisco and on Puget Sound.
Washington. Rep. Madden of Illi
nois made chairman of Republican
committee which wilf have charge of
organization of incoming house of
representatives, party control of
which is still in doubt.
San Diego, Cal. Radio-telepffonic
communication established between
aeroplane in flight and land-receiving
station for first time in history of
American aeronautics. Capt. Culver
talked three miles through air.
New York. A. E. Smith, pres. of
movie producing company, told legis
lative investigating committee one
film star demanded $1,000,000 yearly
wage. He didn't sign her. Said pro
ducers are losing money because of