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THE CHICAGO EAGLE
Oi&irHes S . Peterson Republican Candidate "for President and Member Board of County Commissioners CHARLES S. PETERSON was 5 born in Daglosen, Sweden, came, to America when fourteen years of age, and has made his home in Chicago since that time. Serving his trade as a printer, he later went into business for himself and is now president of the Peterson Linotyping Company, the Reg an Printing House and the G. D. Steere Bindery all under one management. He is active in every movement for good government, and a firm advocate of efficiency and economy in the administration of public affairs. He is pledged to a businesslike administration of the County affairs, should he be elected President and Mem ber of the County Board, and to nrooressive and heloful ac tivities in each of the great in stitutions administered by the Board. . During the world war Mr. Peterson raised Company First Regi- ment. Volunteer Training Corps and aerved " captain He . P"" drive for funds in behalf of the government or for the relier ana assistance the boys at the front and their families at home. . Mr Peterson is an active patron of the arts and deeply interested in & educaUonaf activities. He is a liberal contributor to - all movements having in charge the care of little children, the aged and the indigent. ... H seeks office as President and Member of the Board of County tawwinpaHNNi and or more men and women in his own employ. . Vote for JOHN H LYL Republican Candidate for JUDGE of the MoKiicipal Comrit VOTE FOR Frank S. Righdmef Republican Candidate FOR RE-ELECTION AS Judge of the County Court VOTE FOR JOSEPH A. MENDEL Democratic Candidate for County Commissioner VOTE FOR Alfar M. Ilejublicsn Ccsildita For Judge of the T-teacipal Court 17 k 11 TU r ' i r L i. 29TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT Vote for John I. Joyce Republican Candidate for State Senator ehael Ourso Republican Candidate for State Representative Ernest U. Turner Republican Candidate for State Representative EILEGIDOfJ iAV Tnoday, fov. 7th Vote for JOHN P. GIEBONS Democratic Candidate ' for CLERK of the Criminal Court VOTE FOR UeiDsbeEaher- Domocralic Candidate for Judge of the unicipal Court VOTE FOR FRANK P. DANISCH Democratic Candidate for Judge of the Municipal Court kSkS Forecast of the Congressional Elections TX7ASHINGT0N. The last of the v v primaries in the West for the nomination of candidates for United States senators and representatives has been held and the election cam paign is on. With only one-third of the senate to be elected the Republi cans, who now have a majority of 22, are assured of continued control of that body, in the next congress, though possibly by a reduced majority, and the principal question the election will answer is whether the Republicans are to retain control of the house also. The Harding landslide of 1920 gave the Republicans the unusual and whol ly abnormal majority of 169 in the house, too unwieldy and unmanage able a majority, say the party leaders, America's Interest TTNCLE SAM, it appears, has some- thing at. stake in the control of Constantinople. The United States government, it is explained authorita tively in Washington, has certain defi nite Interests in Asia Minor and in, the final settlement of the controversy over the Dardanelles. Aside from the duty of enforcing the rights of ; the citizens of the United States under the so-called Capitula tions treaty negotiated with Turkey many- years ago, this government is bound to protect the lives and property of Americans in Asia Minor, and fully intends to do so. All rights under the so-called Capit ulations treaties were declared null and void by the sultan of Turkey at the outbreak of the World war, but this government protested at the time and has never admitted the cancella tion. Germany and Austria accepted this nullification, but the other powers ;actd in the same manner as the Unit ed States. The allied nations have maintained naval and military forces In Turkey not only to enforce their capitulatory Nineteen Army Officers Are Promoted "PRESIDENT HARDING has ap- proved the selection of six brig adier generals to be promoted to major generals and thirteen colonels to be brigadier generals the largest promo tion list of high-ranking army officers ever announced In time of peace at one time. Secretary Weeks said hat the nomi nations would be transmitted to the senate before the end of this- year and as vacancies occurred in the grades affected. The nineteen promotions were made possible in part by the recent volun tary retirement of five major generals and two brigadier generals from active service, which also inade it possible "Harmless Animals" "O LEARY-EYED and warty croco- dlles a yard or so in length, whose digestion enables them to chew up broom handles as a man would a toothpick, may be "harmless" In the legal sense of the word when shipped by parcel post, but Postmaster A. L. Behymer of Cincinnati has his own personal doubts about the matter. In addressing the National Associa tion of Postmasters, Mr. Behymer ex plained that live animals and various kinds of barnyard stock, under the law, were entitled to mail privileges, If, in transit, they wore badges in scribed "Harmless. The Cincinnati postmaster was in clined to doubt that fair postmistresses or a bevy of young women clerks in the home postoffice would look upon a crate of live mice as "harmless." Also, Mr. Behymer appeared not to look with serenity upon the prospect some day of being obliged to "attend, water and feed various fowls and irritated live stock." The evolution of the egg, he felt, was not so bad, explaining that first Too Much Oil on rpilE SEVEN SEAS are wide, but . civilization is fouling them so rap Idly that something must be done about it. An international conference of the principal maritime .nations of the world will convene at Washington this winter at the Invitation of the United States to consider measures to be taken to rid the world seacoasts of the menace to fisheries, property and migratory birds In the Increasing pollu tion of coastal waters by oil ejected from steamships." President Harding, acting In com- I Dliunce with legislation enacted re c U ijiiruivii-. who hold that about 50 make the tidiest, handiest margin for all prac tical purposes. Close to 100 districts normally Dem ocratic in the last decade were swept into the Republican column by the Harding avalanche and many of these are expected by the political sharps to revert to type in the No vember election this year. -Also the Republicans say they are prepared to lose a considerable number of addi tional districts- which they generally carry by a comparatively small plu rality. Republican leaders would prob ably be satisfied with a majority of 40 or 50 in the house. If the Republicans carry the house they will be In control of congress during the second half of Mr. Hard ing's term. Mr. Harding will have the majority necessary to put through the remaining legislation on the program to which he and his party are com mitted and will have a free opportunity to lay a solid foundation for a bid for renomination. If, however, the Democrats carry the house the G. O. P. will be in trouble for the next two years, if not longer. in Constantinople rights and to protect the lives and properties of their citizens, but also under the provisions of the armistice concluded between them and Turkey at the close of hostilities In the war. Under this armistice, the allies re tained the right to keep the Darda nelles open by force If necessary. The vast Importance of these straits, coupled with the growing commercial importance of the United States and the consequent expansion of its mer chant marine, makes it imperative that the best interests of this government should not be. endangered by any set tlement that is made. for the army to retain the services of thirteen colonels who would have been separated from the service by the re duction in that grade in accordance with acts- of congress. Brigadier generals to be major gen erals as given in the list are: A. W. Brewster, on duty War de partment retirement board. Edward M.iLewIs. commanding Sec ond division, at Camp Travis, Tex. Robert L. Howze, commanding First cavalry division, El Paso, Tex. William Lasslter, assistant chief of staff, War department. George B. Duncan, commanding Fourteenth Infantry brigade, Fort Omaha, Neb. Ernest Hinds, on duty War depart ment retirement board. The colonels to be brigadier generals are: John B. McDonald; Charles H. Barth; Willoughby Walke; John B. Bellinger, who will be assistant quar termaster general ; Richmond P. Davis ; John M. Palmer, aid de camp to Gen eral Pershing ; Brlant H. Wells ; Ed ward L. King; Frank R. McCoy; Har old B. Fisk; Halstead Dorey; Hugh A. Drum ; Stuart Heintzelman. in the Parcel Post the parcel post handled crates of egga, then the contents of such eggs after hatching, In the form of live chicks, only to be followed by full-grown chan ticleers and domesticated motherly hens. But when alligators and other grue some creatures happen along In the usual run of business and, as was the case recently at &n Ohio postoffice, escape from their crate and wallow about the office snapping broomsticks and otherwise giving vent to playful pranks until reduced to the official "harmless" stage, he declared it was about time to call a halt. the Troubled Waters cently by congress, has authorized Secretary of State Hughes to issue Invitations to the conference. An interdepartmental committee rep resenting the Departments of State, War, Navy, Commerce, Interior and Agriculture and the shipping board is at work determining which nations will be invited and formulating a program for the conference. New Jersey, in whose state are some of the finest bathing beaches on the Atlantic coast, is the father of the conference. It is intended that the result of the conference will be an International agreement whereby each nation will pledge itself to see that masters of ships flying its flag will exercise every precaution in the ejection of oil from their ships and in no case will eject It where it will drift shoreward. Because no nation has jurisdiction on the high seas beyond the three-mile limit, an agreement is the sole manner In which the object can be attained, domestic legislation being inoperative. M4 mO DECLARATION Q?'Vmj, C1PLES AND SCLU HONS ADOPTED DY THE COOII COUNTY REAL ESTATE DOARD CIIICAGO. The Cook County Real Estate Board is a business organization com posed of conservative business and tax-paying citizens. WTe believe that business is as essential to our civi lization as air is to the life of the individual, that it is the machinery of business which supports schools, churches, government and our so cial institutions; but that as air may be poisoned and deadly, so may the evil methods of evil men corrupt and debase business, and endanger our life,, our property and menace our government. We are alarmed at the power and influence of the criminal profiteer. The American people during the war were told the profiteer would be shot. He has not been shot, but instead he is often found as a leader in move ments to suppress the lesser criminals which by his example he has created. The profiteer at the top is the gun man at, the bottom, while the former gets . away with millions the latter, following his example, wants to get away with hundreds in the way best known to him. Judges and courts, offi cers of the law and legislators in stead of boldly taking cognizance of the facts and proceeding to put the profiteers or parent criminals In jail and driving them out of the commu nity, have, instead, become the dupes and instruments of those criminals, and are leading in the hue and cry against their criminal offspring so that the crimes of the parent law breakers may go unpunished. We apprehend not the slightest danger in America from violent an archy or bolshevism, our political in stitutions offer no soil for the growth of such theories. But we are in grave fear of the small group in our coun try, brazen, impudent, blind and greedy, who have no. God nor flag, nor country and are now in control of the money and natural resources of our country, and who are fast assum ing the same relation to our people as have been maintained toward their people , by the similar privileged and profiteering groups in Europe who were responsible for the. terrible war and who are now rapidly manufactur ing other wars. Inherited and accumulated wealth in the hands of the few whose minds and methods are foreign and antago nistic to our institutions is America's peril, as it is the only serious men ace to our individual lives, peace, happiness and prosperity. And, whereas, the ownership of our public utilities in Chicago in private hands is synonymous with the corrup tion of our local government and of ficials, and the exploitation of our citizens is an example and incentive to. thuggery, and " WHEREAS, the Cook County Real Estate Board and the people of Chi cago have repeatedly demanded pub lic ownership of its traction lines and other utilities, and WHEREAS, It has been found that the City, while possessing the power of condemnation to acquire our trans portation systems, cannot exercise this power, unless some plan is de vised to provide the funds necessary if such power is exercised, and WHEREAS, it is absolutely neces sary that the power of condemnation be invoked if the City is to purchase the Surface Lines from the traction financiers, as according to all evi dence and experience, they will de mand an exorbitant price for their properties, and WHEREAS, there has been a per sistent and increasing agitation for the immediate building of subways in the downtown section of the City, and WHEREAS, subway construction is so extremely expensive at the low est estimate cost, four times as much per mile as elevated and twenty times as much as surface lines, and if the City undertake the building of the subway now, with its limited finan cial ability, it will leave no resources with which to purchase the lines and so get control of the System; nor will it have sufficient funds to build more than the mere beginning of a subway system, and v WHEREAS, if the City should in vest its money in a Subway System, the cost would be so great that the interest on the debt would seriously cripple if not completely destroy the City's chance of purchasing any fur ther traction properties, and WHERAS, there seems to be con- certed effort in many directions to block the City from being placed in a position to exercise condemnatory powers, therefore, be It RESOLVED, that the Cook Coun ty Real Estate Board reiterate its position in favor of municipal own ership of public utilities, and RESOLVED, that we condemn the proposed subway plan now being agi tated as insincere and hypocritical; and RESOLVED, that, while we have no 'political affiliations or preferences, we approve the so-called Thompson Plan of Ownership and operation of the traction properties with its con demnation and trustee-management features as the most practical plan submitted, and be It further . .a RESOLVED, that a copy , of these resolutions be sent the Mayor, and members of the City Council and to the Judges and other local and State Officials, and be given such other pub licity as is possible, and be it fur ther RESOLVED, that the Local Trans portation of, this boarcl be authorized to co-operate with other Civic organi zations of the City in carrying out the purport of these resolutions. JAMES M. KENNEDY, ' ! Secretary. ' WILLIAM II'LOEHDE, President. JOHN BURKE, Popular Managing Director of the Congress Hotel. VOTE FOR FRANK P. DANISCH FOR JUDGE OF MUNICIPAL COURT One of the most popular men on any ticket for Municipal Court judge is Frank P. Danisch for many years clerk of the Municipal Court and a former alderman with a good record. He is a lawyer of experience and ability. He is making a splendid can vass and his speeches have been do ing much to give pep to the campaign on behalf of the Democratic ticket. Mr Danisch is calling attention during the course of his campaign talks to a matter that is of vital im portance and that must be remem bered by the voters. This is the fact that the judicial candidates' names will be submitted to the voters' elec tion day on a separate ballot. Voters are admonished to remember this and see to it when they enter the, polling place that they are supplied with the little ballot containing the judicial candidates' names. Voters of every party and faction can unite upon Frank P. Danisch as a man who will do honor to the bench, and stand for law and justice in the Municipal Court. . ELECT SAMUEL E. WEINSHENKER JUDGE OF MUNICIPAL COURT Samuel .E. Weinshenker should be elected Judge of the Municipal Court, November 7th. Mr. Weinshenker is one of the Democratic candidates and is making a campaign which is at tracting voters to the whole ticket He is an able lawyer and his service as a member of the Legislature was of great . value to the people. He is a graduate of one of the best law colleges in the west. Mr. Weinshenker is a native of Chi cago and is proud of the city of his birth. His ambition is to give it hon est and faithful service as an able and upright Municipal judge. Alfar M. Eberhardt, Republican can didate for Municipal Court judge, received the following notice in the report of the Chicago Bar Associa tion, published before the March, pri mary on judicial candidates: "He is an industrious law yer of high ideals and temperament ally fitted for the position. We deemed him qualified." Congressman A. J. Sabath has made a fine public record. His votes in Congress have always been on the side of the people. V Charles Krutckoff always made good public record. frank c. mciici:.:z;:. Republican Candidate for Ro-czct! on z. Jud-s cf tha Ccjr.ty Cc":. U. S. SCHWARTZ HITS "EXPERT" GRAFT Alderman U. S. Schwartz declared the internal revenue department was neglecting its duty if it did not collect the proper tax on the $3,000,000 fees collected by the five experts of the board of local improvements involved in the fee scandal. " The alderman, who leads the sub committee of the counqil finance in vestigating the fees scandal, main tained there was no question that the five experts had obtained the great bulk of their fees illegally. Nor was there a question, the alderman stated, that the ruling of Solicitor Cary Mapes of the internal revenue depart ment, exempting them from income taxes was wrong. "The employment of these experts was illegal for two main reasons," Alderman Schwartz stated. "One was that there was no appropriation for their hire, and the other that they re ceived from twenty to forty times what the service performed was worth. The council appropriated $460, 000 for these experts, and they took from the city treasury $2,742,000. There is no question whatsoever that the $3,282,000 payment was illegal. "The income tax bureau knows, or should know, that a perscn can not possibly be a city employe unless he is legally employed. It is the duty of the internal revenue bureau to tax crooked income as well as honest in come." S. J. GORMAN FOR CON-GnSSSHAN-AT-LARGE Simon J. Gorman, popular in busi ness circles as well as politics, is making a great race as Democratic candidate for congressman at large. He is making a fight for personal liberty and is opposed to prohibition, root and branch. The friends of the beer and light wine movement are working hard for Mr. Gorman's elec tion and so are all men who believe in freedom on principle. Mr. Gorman is very popular with the automobile people owners, dealers and patrons and is the proprietor of one of the largest and finest public garages in the country. Personally Mr. Gorman is a man of great force of character and sterling ability. He is the type of man who will well represent the great state of Illinois in Congress. Vote for him November 7. . You will never be sorry for having, done so. The Chicago Eagle reaches fifty thousand of the people of Chicago who mould sentiment and make pub lic opinion. Paul Wledel, the well known chief clerk of the Board of Assessors, is talked of for higher honors.