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The Huntsville Daily Times
The Huntsville Daily Times
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Description: Chicago Financial Crisis At An End;
Chicago Judge Was Anxious For Truth

Date: February 20 1930

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 9, Columns 7 & 8

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CHICAGO, Feb. 20 (AP) – With millions available for a pool to operate the debt-burdened local governments until July 1, at which time 1928 tax money will begin trickling into the treasury, the financial crisis in Chicago and Cook county was adjudged at an end today.
Whether or not the $74,000,000 estimated as necessary operating expenses will be fully subscribed was still an uncertainty today, but with approximately $50,000,000 assured, efforts were doubled to get long overdue salary checks ready by Saturday for the thousands of patient teachers, firemen, policemen, nurses and other city and county employees.
The conference arranged by Silas H. Strawn, chairman of the citizens’ relief committee, and Lewis E. Myers, millionaire school trustee and representative of Mayor William Hale Thompson, solved the problem of how the relief funds were to be obtained.
Eighty-five bankers, business men, railroad and utility heads an manufacturers poured out their millions

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CHICAGO, Feb. 20 (AP) – It remained for John Coin to reveal that a man who would be well dressed should wear a smaller shoe Sunday that we wears week days.
“Ordinarily,” he told Judge Immenhausen, “I wear a size eleven. On Sundays I wear a ten. The smaller shoe is more suitable for dress.”
“What size have you on now?” inquired the court.
“Tens,” said Coin.
“But this,” interposed Judge Immenhausen, “isn’t Sunday.”
“That is on account of George Washington,” replied Coin. “I’m dressing up in memory of George Washington.”
“And where did you get those size tens?” asked the court.
“I would rather not discuss such matters here,” replied Coin, with hauteur.
“I believe those shoes are George Niculita’s, and that you took them from his feet without his knowledge,” said the court. “Ten days in jail, including Washington’s birthday. Leave the number tens here for Niculita. And also try to remember what it was that George Washington replied when his father said, “George, my son, who has cut down the cherry tree?”

Submitted: 07/04/10

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