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URGE HOUSEWIVES TO QUIT
BUYING MEAT NOW
"In view of the exorbitant advance
in the prices of meats, we, the execu
tive board of the "Illinois Woman's
Democratic League, do hereby pro
test and urge Illinois housewives to
a Decome vegetarians unui suan ume
i as nrir.es are restored to their normal
level." Proclamation issued today to
. Several grocers on the West Side
who boughfrsugar before the advance
of prices will continue to sell their
sugar at 6 cents until their present
supply runs out and they are com
pelled to buy more.
This move was decided upon after
, a conference with Sol Westerfeld,
president of the Retail Grocers' Ass'n.
The beef barons weakened slightly
under the fire of public opinion today
and meat declined somewhat. Retail
pork chops went from 28 to 18 and
20 cents. Leg of mutton fell 1 cent
In sugar the retailers point to Mc
Neil & Higgins, Franklin McVeagh,
W. M. Hoyt and Sprague, Warner &
Co. as the ones who were charging
the most. They fixed the price up to
almost 8 cents.
CALL IT A "RANK VERDICT"
Union waitresses are up.ia arms
over the verdict returned this morn
ing by a jury in Judge Scott's court
by which Catherine Jacobs, a union
picket, was fined $5 and costs. They
have asked for a new trial and a hear
ing on that will be held Saturday.
Kitty Dalton is on trial at present.
Bf o o
w WOULD STOP OWENS' MOVE
Edward M. Gorman, Democratic
candidate for congress from the-first
district, yesterday applied for an In
junction in the United States district
court to restrain Judge Owens from
sending any more suspect notices to
' legal voters In the first district. Since
the First Ward Democratic organiza
tion refused to support Owens for-re-election
he has been trying to prune ;
their voting list by means of the elec
tion commissioners' office.
HOYNE TO APPEAL ROSENWALD
STOCK TAX CASE
State's Att'y Hoyne announced to
day that he would Appeal Judge Ol
son's decision which gave the board
of review the right to tax Mrs. Julius
Rosenwald on only one-fourth of her
"I will take it to the supreme court
If necessary," said Hoyne. "I will ask
that she be made pay on full valua
tion. I want to find out if the board
of review with the assistance of Judge
Olson can reduce taxation to that ex
tent." HOW ABOUT IT, CHARLEY?
Pity poor Charley Kellermann!
His fix is indeed a tough one. As
election commissioner he holds the
power to decide whether women can
vote for county commissioners or not.
Of the other members of the board,
Doc Taylor says they can't and Tony
LCzaroecki says they can. So it's up to
Kellermann for the deeming vote.
Kellerman is running for sanitary
district -trustee. Women CAN vote
for that offlce. But Charley has al
ways been supported by the liquor
interests. In fact, he was at one time
president of the United Societies,
which fought the equal sunrage mil.
One has to have an awful elastic
imagination, to see Kellermann satis
fying both sides. Pity poor Charley.
BERLIN PRICES NORMAL
Washington, .Aug 14. American
Association of Commerce and Trade
in Berlin cabled through Ambassador
Gerald that food prices are normal
An unverified report .has been re
ceived here that the International
Harvester plants in Moscow and- Le
vitsky, Russia, valued at $1,000,000,
have been confiscated by the Russian
government. No confirmation.
St. Louis, Mo. Chicken cheaper ,
than round steak. ., . .-