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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 04, 1912, Image 19

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START WAR ON HIGH COST
OF LIVING FEB. 1
The Federated Marketing
Club's, which proposes to reduce
prices by collective buying
through purchasing agents when
prices are low, and storing the
foodstuffs until needed, will be
gin operations Feb. 1, according
to an announcement by Francis
B. Atkinson, secretary of the gen
eral committee on organization.
According to Mr. Atkinson
rapid progress has been made in
the work of organization and re
cruiting members. The plan
provides for the formation of lo
cal clubs and their affiliation
through a general organization.
The federation aims to insure
purity and honest weight by a
system of inspection under direct'
control of the clubs, and to pro
vide a market for food industries
of the farm and city. The organi
zation will be a means of commu
nication between farmers and
other producers who wish to
quote prices to groups of city cus
tomers. Where the local membership is
large enough to justify it, dis
trict offices will supply members
each day, in convenient time for
marketing, with copies of a paper,
to be known as the Daily Local
Marketing News, which will
contain information as to pro
duce and special bargains which
are offered in all shops catering
to each particular district.
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Morethan three-fourths of the
world's 9,600,000 telephones are
in the United States.
LOVE LOST, EX-GROOM
SUES FOR $100,000
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This is the latest portrait af
Mrs. Ethel Croker Breen, young
est daughter of. Richard Croker,
former Tammany boss. Her
husband, John J. Breen, once
groom in a riding school, is suing
father-in-law Croker and his sons
Howard and Richard Croker, jr.,
for $100,000, charging alienation
of his wife's affections.
"Perfectly Ridiculous."
A drunken man's excuse.
The Christmas presents we get.
The names our neighbors give
their babies.
The novelist's idea of a heroine.
Most everybody's idea of every
body else.
They say it takes nine tailors to
make a man but one can some
times make a man mad.
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