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4,000 FOOD BASKETS, WILL WAKE
MANY THANKFUL TOMORROW
It is estimated that approximately
20,000 people will have cause to be
thankful tomorrow through the dis
tribution of 4,000 baskets of food
by County Agent eMyers. Each bas
ket contains a five-pound rib roast,
sweet and Irish potatoes, celery, ap
ples,' oranges and a box of crackers,
and from'early this morning women
have been standing in line waiting
for the precious donation.
Mrs. Florence Sarno, 907 West
Taylor street, an Italian woman of
21, who says she was married when
she was 12, appeared with her brood
of five children, the oldest) 8 years,
the youngest 8 months. ShU was
given a basket.
Mrs. Carrie Campbell, 18, who said
her husband deserted her, came with
her 8-mohths'old baby. She will be
sent to her mother in Alba, Mich., so
that she is home for Thanksgiving
Mrs. eHlen McBain, 24, mother of
two children, said she had been de
serted by her husband and she was
given a basket.
At many of the county institutions
a Thanksgiving dinner will be served
to the inmates. '
COLD STORAGEMEN "SKEERED"
Washington, Nov. 26. Dozens of
letters reached the department of
justice from cold storage men ap
parently alarmed by the department's
investigation in the high cost of liv
ing. Practically all sought to assure
the attorney general that there is no
cold storage combine nor any at
tempt to corner the egg market.
CALL IT "FRAME-UP"
Trinidad, Col., Nov. 26. Leaders
of the United Miners characterized
as "frame-up" statement made by
Louis Zancanelli, a miner, that he
killed George Belcher, chief of the
Baldwin-Feltz mine guards, at the
Instigation of union officials.
NO DAY BOOK ON
Tomorrow being a holi
day there will be no issue of
The Day Book. However,
it will come to bat as usual
WOMEN KEEP UP WAR ON EGGS
The high price of eggs in Chicago
may be the cause of an investigation
by the federal grand jury, independ
ent of the nation-wide probe contem
plated by Att'y General McReynolds.
It is said that there are now 18,
000,000 doze neggs in Chicago. In
April these eggs cost the cold storage
men 17 to 19 cents a dozen. They
now cost the housewives 42 to 49
It is to remedy this condition that
the women of Chicago may call a
general, strike against the present
cost. Mrs. Caroline Bley, president
of the Clean Food Club, which start
ed the campaign against costly eggs,
says that several other organizations
are falling into line. She estimates
that more than 150,000 persons are
not eating eggs.
Here is what eggs could be sold
for if the people concerned in the sale
of eggs abandoned their get-rich-quick
Cost to cold storage man, 18 cents;
storage charges, insurance, etc., 2
cents a dozen; cost to wholesaler (4
cents dozen profit), 24 cents dozen;
cost to retailer (4 cents dozen profit) ,
28 cents dozen; cost to consumer (5
cents dozen profit), 33 cents.
This would make the cost to the
consumers 16 cents less than the
prices asked in the more stylish dis
tricts. In the poorer neighborhoods
they were selling for 42 cents.
Ascum What, in your opinion, is
best business to which a young man
can give his attention? Tellit His
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