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number from one of a group of -"A"
operators In on a call or order wire,
assigns the trunk, takes plug if as
signed trunk, selects the jack of
called line out of a group of 10,000 in
a space of six feet long, three feet
high, tests jack to learn if line is
busy, inserts plug, removes plug
when disconnect signal is displayed,
all in the space of four seconds.
What success the Penny Phone
league has had thus far has been in
a large measure due to the interest
and work of the women. The wom
en can render further aid by writing
their alderman, congressmen in their
district and Illinois U. S. senators,
hold neighborhood meetings, obtain
petitions and get signatures on same.
Congressman David J. Lewis of
Maryland, known as the father of our
parcel post, is coming to Chicago to
talk on the government ownership of
the telephones. Place and time of
meeting will be announced as soon
If you are Interested In better tel
ephone service at reduced rates, Im
proved wages and conditions for over
200,000 telephone employes, aid the
Penny Phone league by writing your
aldermen, congressmen and U. S.
Write each of the aldermen in
"Dear Sir Since the Automatic
Telephone Co. has now admitted that
it does not have the 20,000- subscrib
ers required by the terms of its fran
chise, its plant should be forfeited to
the city. Mr. Beckwith, our corpora
tion counsel, has shown by an un
warranted interpretation of the com
pany's franchise that he cannot be
relied upon to protect the city's in
terests in this case.
"Therefore, I urge that you work
and vote for a specjal attorney satis
factory to the Fenny Phone league
and other civic organizations to con
duct this case in the city's behalf.
Yours truly, "
Write your congressman and two
fiHpnifl U. S. senators: '
"Resolved, That we heartily -ap-,
prove of the immediate postalization
of all telephone lines, as outlined In
senate document No. 399 and In Con
gressman David J. Lewis' speech de
livered by him before the house of
representatives on Jan. 16, 1914. r
"Resolved, That we will appreciate
your active efforts to bring about the
speedy enactment of the proper leg
islation to consummate this object."
Literature and information on the'
telephone question can he Obtained
by writing to Morton L. Johnson, 911
N. Leclalre av.
o o 1
"There goes Miss Van Carp. She
was born with a gold spoon in fier
"Was it a gold spoon? With a
mouth like that I thought it was a
Canton, O. Mahoning and Stark
counties are near clash over who will
pay burial expenses of unknown
tramp. Died dn dividing line.