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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 24, 1913, Image 1',
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PARIS WILL SPEND $40,000,000 TO DESTROY THE
ISLAND OF TUBERCULOSIS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D.v-Cochfan; yg 500 South Peoria St.
Editqr and Publisher.. 398 TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 252 .Chicago, Thursday, July 24, 1913 ONE CENT
WILL CITY LET TELEPHONE TRUST
JUNK THE AUTOMATIC 'PHONE?
Biggest Job In the History of Chicago About To Be
Pulled Off By Council Means Absolute Telephone
Monopoly In the Entire United States.
Read this story. It shows how, with the consent of the
Chicago city council, the Bell telephone trust expects to
get control of the patents of the automatic telephone for
the entire United States, remove its most dangerous com:
petitor from the-Reld, deprive the nation of a wonderful
and useful invention, and establish an-absolute telephone
monopoly in the United States.
The pet argument of the Bell telephone trust, when it -wants to absorb
a rival, is that one telephone is better than two, and that two telephones
are a nuisance which everybody knows.
But there is more to it than that as subscribers will find out when
they become victims of a telephone trust, get rotten service and' pay for
the one telephone what they have been paying for two.
The Chicago Telephone Co. is now asking the city to permit it to buy
out the Illinois Telephone & Telegraph Co., which operates the automatic
'phone. The Illinois Co. first wants the city to release it frjom the clause
which provides for forfeiture of its franchise if it makes "any agreement
which would tend to make competition inoperative."
That clause was put in the franchise to protect the people of Chicago.