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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 19, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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At a recent election in Sweden the
fact was revealed that only 3.6 per
cent of the women voters were dis
qualified for failure to pay taxes, as
compared with 24.6 per cent of the
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FEDERAL JUSTICE READY TO
BUTT IN ON 'PHONE DEAL
The federal department of justice
will take a hand in the Chicago tele
phone situation if the Chicago Tele
phone Co. tries to put through its
grab of the Automatic.
A letter from G. Carroll Todd, as
sistant to Att'y Gen. kcReynolds,
was received yesterday by W. S.
Vivian, secretary of 'the Independent
Telephone Ass'n of America, to this
effect. Todd writes:
"If the Bell company shall attempt
to consummate its contract for the
purchase of the property of the Illi
nois Telephone and Telegraph Co.
without first submitting the matter
to the Department of Justice as. pro
vided hi the second section of its let
ter to the attorney general under
date of Dec. 19, 1913, the department
will take appropriate action."
When Vivian described the Chicago
situation to the federal authorities he
cited the section of the Bell com
pany's' letter last December promis
ing to behave and not act "in re
straint of trade." The section reads:
"Neither the American Telegraph
and Telephone Co. nor any other
company in the Bell system will'
hereafter agree directly or indirectly,
through, purchase of its physical
property or of its securities, or other
wise, dominion or control over any
other telephone company owning
controlling or operating any ex
change or line which is or may be
operated'in competition with any ex
change or line included in the Bell
system, or which constitutes or may
constitute a link of any system so
operated."
Vivian said his understanding is,
that if through any jugglery the city
council should obey Senator Sam.
Ettelson and other lawyer-politicians
who are plugging hard for the sale of
the Automatic, the deal would not be
legal and the federal government
would knock-the prop from under 1U
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