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Name of Fifth Avenue Originally Bestowed
a Chicago Street at Suggestion of
New York Criminals
Chicago still acts like an overgrown,
country town as reflected in the acts
of its aldermen. The whole county
is laughing in a sneering way at the
ridiculous change made by the City
Council in the name of Colorado
Avenue. Colorado Avenue called af
ter an American state and located
xn the West Side has had its name
changed to Fifth Avenue in honor
of New York's well known thorough
fare. After the great fire of 1871,
when Chicago was filled with safe
blowers, pickpockets and monte men
from New York, the name of "Wells
Street, called after Captain Wells,
who lot his life in the Fort Dear
born massacre, was changed to
Fifth Avenue to make the New York
plug uglies feel more at home here.
A few years ago the name of Wells
Street was properly restored in honor
of the man who died to defend Chi
cago's first inhabitants. Who or
what influenced the aldermen to in
sult the .West Side with the name
of Fifth Avenue, because it's so New
Yaukish hasnot developed.- - But -it
makes Chicago look very suburban
to say the least.
J. V. Swanson, secretary of the Fed
eral Civil Service, states that Chi
cago's next postmaster wull be se
lected by means of an oral examina
tion in compliance with President
Harding's recent announcement. Mr.
Swanson said the examiners would
come from Washington to interview
the candidates. Postmaster William
B. Carlile's term expired in March.
The position pays $8,000 a year.
The second installment of the in
come tax for the Chicago district is
expected to bring $50,000,000 into
the office of the collector of internal
revenue within the next few days.
Because of the looked for congestion
it is expected no penalty will be at
tached to those paying as soon as pos
sible after Wednesday the limit day.
A final effort will be made to bring
about sufficient harmony between the
city council and Mayor Thompson
to permit an agreement on the. re
districting of the city into - fifty
wards, as directed by the voters near
ly a year ago. Chairman Thomas F.
Byrne of the redistricting committee
was directed to request the mayor
to send a representative to the meet
ings of the committee which begins
work next week..
President Acts on the -Advice of
Attorney General Daugh
Contracts for the Disposal of Surplus
Army Harness Declared Null and
Void Temporary Army Offi
cers Are Involved.
Washington, June 16. Contracts for
the disposal of surplus army harness,
valued at $25,000,000, were obtained
by a conspiracy between temporary
officers of the army, according to At
torney General Daugherty.
Acting on the advice of the attorney
general, President Harding ordered
the War department to declare imme
diately the contracts null and void.
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Harness Company, which got "the con
tract, are former temporary officers of
the army.
Text of Statement.
The following statement was issued :
"The President, at the advice and
recommendation of the attorney gen
eral, transmitted through the secre
tary of war, declared certain contracts
with the United States Harness com
pany to be null- and void.
"These contracts were entered into
by the former director of sales, with
the approval of Secretary Baker, and
provided that the large accumulation
of stock of surplus military harness
and accessories were to be turned over
to the United States Harness company,
to be reconditioned and sold or sold in
its original condition upon a profit
sharing basis.
Grounds for Action.
"The grounds for the recommenda
tion of the attorney general upon
which the President acted were that
these contracts had been entered into
in violation of sections of .the criminal
code prohibiting officers and, employees
of the government 'from having an in
terest in government property or con
tracts. "The facts developed by the attorney
general led to the conclusion that these
contracts had been entered into as a
result of a conspiracy on the part of
certain former temporary officers of
the army."
Every country town west of the
Missouri River used to have its Fifth
Avenue, its Broadway and its Bowery.
Chicago aldermen who used to keep
barber shops and livery stables in
some of the towns wouldn't lose Fifth
Avenue for anything. 'That's the
reason they have saddled it on the
West Side this time.
Charles R. Corbett popular vice
president of the Century Trust &
Savings Bank, is not only esteemed
by thousands of the customers of
that thriving and splendid bank, but
is looked upon as one of the ris
ing young men of the financial world.
An event of importance in local in
surance circles is the merger of the
firm of Law Brothers, general agents
in Chicago for the Royal Insurance
Company, Ltd., and the firm of Moore,
Case, Lyman & Hubbard, which was
Announced yesterday. The merger
will result in the discontinuance of
the local offices of the Royal, as
Moore, Case, Lyman & Hubbard
henceforth will handle the local bus
iness of that company, the premium
receipts of which amount to over
Perhaps Wesbey, who is running
Lincoln Park, can explain why the
park beach at the foot of Addison
street is being filled up with cinders.
It makes business good for private
bathing beaches and drives the peo
ple away from their own beach.
Anthony J. Conrad, the well-known
cashier of the Baker State Bank at
5823 Roosevelt road, is very popular
with the business men of Cicero, in
the heart of which thriving part of
Chicago the Baker ban kis situated.'
The Century Trust & Savings
Bank at State and Adams Street is
one of Chicago's solid concerns. It Is
growing stronger " in public fa
vor every day. .
B. H. Rubenzik, popular assistant
cashier of the Mercantile Trust &
Savings Bank, is one of the rising
young men in the financial world.
JLeave judicial election dates as
they are. There are so many offices
to be filled at the November elections
that judges on the ticket are over
looked. They should be chosen at
an election for judges only
Both the Chicago Bar Association
and the Illinois Bar Association have
adopted resolutions protesting against
the passage by the Illinois legislature
of the bill Introduced by Senator
St., Chleaaa, IIL
Schulze to change the date of the
-election of Superior Court judges In
Cook County from June, 1922, to No
vember. The legislature passed the bill
changing; the date of general pri
maries and party committeemen elec
tion from September to April.
Leonard J. Grossman the w-ell
known lawyer and general counsel for
the Checker Taxi Company is much
talked of for judge. He would make
a good one.
Great complaint is heard of the run
down condition of Lincoln Park. A
man named Wesbey who used to have
a City Hall job is superintendent.
No wonderr
The Hood Tires and Tubes are the
best on the market. Try them with
quick service at Casazza Brothers,
Distributors, 165 West Illinois Street.
Phone,' State 7053.
Coroner Peter M. Hoffman is 'one
of the most popular public officials
in the United States. His devotion to
duty and good common sense have
won the approvaLof all the people.
With the mayoralty campaign still
nearly two years off, one candidate
is already in the field. He is former
Sheriff John E. Traeger.
!Mr. Traeger is vice president of the
Stockmen's, Trust and Saving Bank.
At a meeting of Chicago and down
state bankers at the Chicago Athletic
Association, a resolution was adopted
urging him to run for mayor. He
said he would do so, on condition
that he get the support of the Coali
tion forces.
There has been a big fight at
Springfield all week between the Chi
cago political camps over the en
actment of the state administration's
proposed state tax commission bill.
Mayor Thompson, surrounded by
his political cabinet, commanded the
forces demanding the bill, which cen
tralizes in Governor Small's commis
sion complete authority over all lo
cal taxing bodies, while George E.
Brennan, Robert M. Sweitzer, P. A.
Nash, and D. J. Egan, lined up the
Cook County Democrats against the
Charles J. Vopicka, who rendered
such distinguished services to his
country and to humanity as United
States Minister to the Balkan States
is back in Chicago and living at
3S50 Washington Boulevard.
The attempt to put the Board of
Trade out of business failed at
The best President the Illinois State Board of Equalization ever had. His
firm stand for the right did mu ch to change things in Illinois.
Edmund D. Hulbert, the highly re
spected president of three of Chi
cago's biggest banks does not believe
in dodging any of his responsibilities
as a citizen. He believes it is every
man's duty to do jury service when
called. When he was Included in
a panel of veniremen called before
Judge David in the Criminal Court
he did not ask to be excused. His
first jury service was in the trial of
a negro for murder.
Mr. Hulbert is president of the
Merchants Loan and Trust Company,
Illinois Trust and Savings Bank and
the Corn Exchange National Bank.
Paul H. Wiedel, Chief Clerk, makes
many friends for the Board of As
sessors by the courtesy with which he
and his subordinates treat the public
aa well as for the ability with which
he discharges his duties
18, 1921.
City Administration Is
Using Its Power to
Council Is Trying to Get at the
Truth of the Matter by
In vest i gating
Absence of Chief of Police Fitzmor
ris from his office Tuesday after
noon thwarted efforts of the council
committee on lpcal transportation to
end the taxicab war.
After five hours of bitter charges,
countercharges and wrangling be
tween aldermen and officials of the
Yellow, Checker, Hotel La Salle and
Hotel Morrison taxicab companies
the committee sent a subcommittee
to request the chief to suspend the
taxicabstand ordinance until it can
be tested in court.
Aldermen L. B. Anderson, Timothy
A. Hogan and James Bowler hurried
to the chief's office on the second
floor, but were told he left for
"While we were there a clerk left
his private suite with correspon
dence," said Alderman Anderson.
"This battle is going to be kept up
because the police are arresting
Checker drivers for not having a
license to park at the stands."
Charles A. Green, attorney for the
Hotel Morrison Cab Company, told the
committee he had got a writ of man
damus compelling the police to issue
stand permits for his cabs, but that
the court order Is Ignored.
Louis Romana was quoted as saying
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that he formerly worked for the
Yellow Company and that while in its
employ he was given a Checker
painted cab and told to use It for
wrecking Checker cabs.
The committee tentatively agreed
to recommend to the council that it
suspend the stand ordinance .until
the city's powers in the matter can
be determined by a test suit to be in
stituted by the Morrison Company.
John F. Cullerton, business man
ager of the fire department, issued a
statement declaring "there is abso
lutely no politics in connection with
the firemen's drive to increase the
reserve fund of their Mutual Aid and
Benefit Association. "Some business
firms believe the ticket money for
ball games between the New York
and Chicago departments August 10,
11, and T2 is to go to some political
faction," Mr. Cullerton said. "There
is not a word of truth in it." Nearly
$12,000 has been received by . City
Treasurer Clayton F. Smith, custo
dian of the fund.
At a meeting held in the . offices
here of the Sinclair Refining Com
pany Monday J. W. Carnes, man
ager in charge of bulk sales, was
made sales manager as well as a di
rector of the company.
Hughes Tells Brown Alumni U-S.
Must Attend to Own
Declares America's Influence Should
Not Be Frittered Away on Political
Questions Abroad Which Do
Not Concern Us.
Providence, i. I., June 16. Secre
tary of State Charles E. Hughes, told
a gathering of his fellow alumni of
Brown university that It was not desir
able that America's helpful influence
should be frittered away "by relating
ourselves unnecessarily to political
questions which involve rivalries of in
terest abroad with which we have no
proper concern."
"It Is equally true," he continued,
"that we cannot escape our relation to
the economic problems of the world."
He said the prosperity of this coun
try largely depended upon the eco
nomic, settlements which might be
made In Europe and that the key to
the .future was with those who make
and control these settlements.
Sentiment Still Here.
America, the exemplar of free Insti
tutions, aiding humanity In their pre
servation, he said, called forth the
supreme endeavor in the World war.
"This sentiment is still with us," he
added. "We have, not lost," said he,
"the capacity for the high and un
selfish endeavor which linked us in
unity and joy of service in the crisis
of the great war. The springs of faith,
of mutual trust, of fellowship, have
not dried up.
"Our men did not go forth to fight
for this nation as one of imperialistic
designs and cunning purpose, or to
protect a land where service might
find its surest reward. They offered
their lives and all the energies of the
country were harnessed in the supreme
effort, because we loved the institu
tions of liberty and Intended to main
tain them, because we hated tyranny
and the brutality and ruthlessnesa
which found expression In the worship
of force and because we found our fate
linked with that of the free peoples
who were struggling for the preserva
tion of the essentials of freedom.
"You cannot obtain such a unity of
effort in this country, with "voluntary
sacrifice on every hand, capping the
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most extraordinary demands-of gov
ernment, unless that effort Is Inspired
by lofty ideals. It was America, the
exemplar of free institutions, aiding
humanity in their preservation, that
called forth the supreme endeavor.
Friendly to All.
"It would not be fitting for me at
this time to discuss our foreign .ela
tions. But I am glad to say that the
message of America is one of cordial
friendship to all nations. We have no
questions which mutual good will and
processes of reason cannot solve. The
only method of diplomacy we know Is
that of candid discussion of the merits
of problems.
"This country seeks not an acre of
territory by reason of its participation
In the struggle that let1 to victory. We
simply ask that we shall not be ex
cluded from equal privileges wherever
our interests are affected.
"I believe that our people are thor
oughly determined that we shall safe
guard . our future by reserving inde
pendence of action In such exigencies
as may arise according to our concep
tion of duty at the time.
"They are not disposed to put their
liberty in pawn, hor is It desirable that
our helpful influence shpuld be frit
tered away by relating ourselves un
necessarily to political questions which
involve rivalries of interest abroad
with which we have no proper con
cern. It is equally true that we can
not escape our relation to the economic
problems of the world.
"We desire to see conditions stabi
lized and a renewal of the productivity
which depends upon security of life
and property upon the perception of
opportunity and the feeling of hope
fulness which is needed to quicken In
dustry. We desire also to find a sound
basis for the helpful intercourse of
peace and to see the beginning of a
new era of international justice se
cured by the application through ap
propriate institutions of accepted prin
ciples of right."
Honorary Degrees Given.
Twelve honorary degrees were con
ferred. The degree of doctor of laws
was given Baron Emil de Cartler, Bel
gian ambassador to the United States ;
Albert J. Beveridge, former United
States senator, and Judge Reuben E.
Walker -of Concord, N. H.
Harry Sanger, of 17 North La Salle
Street, organizer of the famous Sanger
tours, has . entered the twelfth
year of the pleasure giving service.
His experience is worth much to his
patrons, as they are relieved of all
details and worries ordinarily con
nected with traveling. The tours this
year will embrace a considerable
number of Yellowstone park, Glacier
park and Alaska. .
Attention is called to the fact that
it is necessary to make reservations
well in advance of the date of de
parture, in order that transportation,
hotel accommodations, etc., may be
properly provided.
James M. Whalen of the Cook
County Civil Service Board is one of
the" rising Democratic leaders who is
often talked of for mayor. He has
youth, popularity and good common
sense among his assets.
Dominick Marubio, the well known
and successful teaming contractor,
would make a splendid alderman if
he would consent to make the race,
he is a self-made man who numbers
his friends by the thousand and one
of the most highly esteemed busi
ness men of the great North Side.
The Brevoort Hotel main restau
rant is famed for its excellence and
its display of the highest type of hos
pitality. FOUNDED 188D
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