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Imitted oh approval of proper authori
' Danger from politicians running
municipal markets was warned
against by JohnJD. Rudd, national
president United Butchers. He said
"a lot of politicians who don't know
how to' turn off a water faucet" can't
run markets. One butcher shop or
grocery wfll close its doors for every
stall in a city market, Rudd believes.
"Let the city build and operate its
own slaughter houses," argued A.
Yampolsky, president Chicago He
brew Butchers' Benevolent Ass'n.
"Farmers and cattlemen will have a
place to bring their hogs and cattle.
Then butchers can buy on the hoof.
Price-fixing by the Armours and
Swifts will be ended."
City slaughter houses are wanted
and would be practical, according to
Mrs. Leonora Z. Meder of the city
welfare bureau. Her position is that
in time the city will be forced to have
its own abbatoirs and now is a good
time to establish them. Mrs. Meder
says her ten investigators are not suf
ficient to uncover the real food hogs
and fix the guilt. Fifty more are
needed to complete a constructive
To get city control over wholesalers
and speculators, Aid. James H. Law
ley will introduce an ordinance into
the city council Monday requiring a
license from every commission man
and wholesaler. The license can be
revoked any time its holder won't
let th& citv officials see his books.
Records of all buying and selling
deals, with prices, will be required.
Armour & Co. let out a loud cry
of protest yesterday, claiming all
their books are ORen to the govern
ment and they have nothing to do
with high prices.
Art Meeker issued the statement.
Part of it says: "No human power
can control, regulate or modify price
tendencies until the law of supply and
demand is Tepealed." Another is this
one: "From the first of this agitation,
eyery scrap of information in Ar
mour & Co.'s possession, has been
available and was offered to the fed
eral authorities immediately after
the announcement of an inquiry was
A Day Book reporter two weeks
ago asked the secretaries of J. Ogden
Armour and Arthur Meeker for the
figures showing how much meat Ar
mour & C. sold Europe last year and
how much the past two months. At
both offices The Day Book was told
Armour & Co. give out no informa
tion to anybody about their exports
i o o
"Mr. Wilgus tried to kiss me last
"How dared he?"
"He didn't I dared him."
Paris. The government has ar
rested 500 young Apaches, mostly
habitual criminals, and carted them
in vans to prison.. It wlil be- a long
time before they will see the under
world of Paris again.