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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 12, 1912, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOR
500 S. PEORIA ST.
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TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 2, No. 13 Chicago, Saturday, Oct.-12, 1912 One Cent
ADMINISTRATION CHARGED AS ACCOMPLICE
OF MARSHALL FIELD IN STREET GRAB
The city administration was
charged with being the accom
plice of Marshall Field & Co. in
" the attempt to grab the ground
under Washington street, be
tween Wabash and Holden court,
at a meeting of the City club yes
terday. An ordinance giving the Mar
Shall '-Field store this property
" for the merely nominal rent of
$3,400 a year is" now before the
city council.
Said Secretary Hooker of the
' City club in regard to the or
dinance: "It has been said that the city
administrati6n has no connection
with this measure.
""But I knbw that various city
departments were consulted
about it before it was, introduced
in the city council.
"Why? Perhaps some of the
people who are showing so much
energy n pushing Jlus grafr
know. I do not' . 1
The debate on the .grab was be
gun by Robert jRedfield, attorney
for Marshall Field & Co.
Redfield has perhaps put over
more special privilege grabs in
Chicago than ahy 'other man in
the city. He got the sub-sidewalk
ordinance jammed through.
Redfield spilled a lot of bunk
about "the greatest retail store in
the world, employing 15,000
workers" yesterday.
. He carefully refrained from
mentioning the wages "the great
est retail store in the world" pays
its 15,000 employes.
Redfield was followed by Aid.
William J. Healy. Healy said he
thought it was a good thing to
"encourage a big institution like
Marshall Field."
It doesn't seem to have oc
curred to Healy that the one
thing MarshalL Field & Co. do
not need any encouragement in is
stealing the property of the peo
ple of Chicago.
Aid. Utpatel, who is the only
alderman who has consistently
fought the Marshall .field grab,
spoke after Healy.
Utpatel pointed oufthat the
newspapers which take Marshall
Field & Co. advertising have sup
pressed the truth about the grab.
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