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1 PRICE OF BUTTER DROPS;
Butter slid down three notches
todays The wholesale price quot
ed is 37 cents.
.Various reasons are given for
the reduction, none of them very
convincing, but the fact that
most interest centers on, is that
the priqe has been reduced The
consumer, the much talked of ul
timate consumer, only has to pay
42 cents a pound for butter that
cost around 48 cents last week.
The Elgin Board of Trade and
the Chicago Butter and Ec?
Board emphatically declare that
"weather conditions" aloie are
responsible for the cut. The gov
ernment investigation is given no
credit at all for the benefaction.
The Elgin, board gave an evi
dence of its respect for the inves
tigation when it increased its
"sphere of influence" by receiving
into membership dealers in sur
rounding states. Any dealer in
butter or commission hpuse may
become eligible for membership.
This action was taken as a re
sult of a resolution presented by
President Potter, and it is prob
able that it also will -be investi
gated, and Potter called as a wit
ness. Independent butter, and egg
dealers said today that a heavy
supply of the cheaper grades of
butter have been placed on. the
market from the cold storage
houses, and that this is respondi
i ble for the cut in the orice nf hp
, .Elgin grade. In this way, it, is
said, the butter trust hopes to'
cut down the cold storage.Jsurpls:
before the government gets tHe?
o o . J
MINERS AMEND AGAINST
. CAPITAL CONTROL
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 23. i
Modeling another constitutional
amendment along lines approved,
by Socialists, the United Mine
Workers today specified thatR
hereafter candidates for interna-1
tional office must have worked at; "
least five years in or around coajj
mines, and must also have been
members of the union for at l?astrt
fV.T-0 0 -rooT-c-
This amendment was adopteld .
because of expressed fears that
capital may seek to control higti!
office in the miners' union. Thos.."
L." Lewis, former president of the;,
miners, made a losing fight to'
have one year's membership sub-
stituted for 3 as necessary for,,;
holding an international office n
the union. '
Notwithstanding the cjefense
of the National Civic Federation (J
by John Mitchell yesterday, op-
position to it by the mine work
ers will continue, according tof"
prevailing sentiment in the con
A CHANCE FOR BOYS ;
West Side boys who want tcvb
start in business by delivering
The Day Book on routes near
their homes are invited to apply:
at the office of The Day Book,
No.500 So. Peoria street, corner t
of Congress. Call afternoons be-L
tjveen 4'and 5. p'-clack.- iui;i iu,i',&