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VOL. 2, NO. 290 Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 6, 1913 ONE CENT
STROUD MAKES THE 'PHONE TRUST
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE
Bone of -the Chicago Telephone Co: Meets Stroud at
v Meeting of the Woman's Party of Cook County
But Stroud -Was Master of the Situation.
The Chicago Telephone. Company magnates have finally been goaded
into publicly recognizing, the growing strength, of the Telephone Users' As
sociation and its protest. against their method, of doing business. .
This much was proven when they sent a representative to the meeting
of the Women'sParty of Cook County yesterday to answer to the charges
made ag'ainst them by Harold D. Stroud, organizer of the Telephone Users'
Association, who addressed the meeting. , .
H Stroud's 'talk was in the nature of a lesson to these earnest women,
whose attention had never previously been called to the malpractices of the
telephone company. And.the telephone, bosses must have anticipated his
influence, for shortly; after Stroud began to talk they telephoned and asked
permission to" send some one over and, present their side of Ihe case. Their
, request was referred to Stroud and he eagerly assented.
A. R. Bone, their commercial superintendent, who ought to know some
thing oftheif side-o'f the case, was sent overr and ha. squirmed in his seat
until Stroud had finished.
Stroud termed the present telephone rates as "unscientifically based
and discriminatory to" a ridiculous degree'." He delved Into the history oJ
the telephone and, the days when"the-telephone was a luxury that only-the
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