UNION MEN PROTEST AGAINST APPOINTMENT
OFPADDY LAVIN AS POLICECIjIEF
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VOL.3rNO:25 Chicago, Monday, Oct. 27; Iffi" ' , ONE.CENT
COOK COUNTY WOMEN ARE FIGHTING
FOR MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP
Committee, Headed by Mrs. Charlotte Rhodus, Called on
Mayor Harrison and' Made Known Their Wants '
Would Have City Handle All Public Utilities
Fhstlon Program Automatic Telephone. .
The Woman's Party of Cook County has shown Its value to the city of
Chicago by the' launching of a practical fight for municipal ownership.
They,are already urging the city to take over the Automatic Telephone Co.
A committee from the Woman's -Party, headed by Mrs. Charlotte
Rhodus, called on Mayor "Harrison and urged the necessity of municipal
ownership. " .
Mayor Harrison told them that he' was a believer in it and offered his
aid in bringing it torpass. The women'put the purchase of the automatic
directly up to him, but he declined to answer definitely, saying, however, he
was open to conviction. '
The demand for municipal ownership 'of all public utilities was first
made in an open letter to' the mayor from the Woman's Party, "f he letter
read as-follows: , -
"We believe the "time is.ripe.for municipal ownership of all public utili
ties in the city of Chicago and that your subway jirogram would meet with
great popular favor if Jt should' be made to include a comprehensive and In
dependent subway systenCto be-owned and operated by; the city. of Chicago,,
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