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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 30, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION ONE CENT
BILLY SUNDAY'S SERMON TODAY "POSITIVE
AND NEGATIVE RELIGION" MILK STRIKE IS
THREATENED THE LATEST LOCAL NEWS
r THE DAY BOOK
-An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.4, NO. 155 Chicago, Tuesday, March 30, 1915
398
SHAW AND PARMALEE TAXI COS. HIT
BY COUNCILS TAXI RATE CUT
About One-fifth Lopped Off the Cost of a Taxi Ride
Shaw Co. Yells That It Will Lose Money
Ferry and Kjellander Think Different
Taxicab rates are cut about one
fifth by action of city council last
night The ordinance must be signed
by Mayor Harrison before it goes into
effect
The Shaw Taxicab Co. will lose
$64,000 a year in receipts, according
to their manager, John Hertz. Aid.
John Kjellander and Public Service
Commissioner Ferry believe that with
lower rates more people will ride in
taxis- and the Shaw Co. won't lose in
the long run.
Anyway, the Shaw Co. has a com
mission arrangement with the big
loop hotels by which large profits go
to the hotels. The La Salle and the
Sherman, it was said before the ju
diciary committee, have rake-offs
ranging around $15,000 a year.
The chauffeurs' union and the in
dependent taxicab men are glad the
rates are to be cut Tim Neary, bus
iness agent chauffeurs' union, was
strong for the reduction downward.
He says it'll mean more business for
the fellows outside the loop hotel mo
nopoly. The Shaw Co. has fought the
chauffeurs' union and had the aid of
the city government. Jerry Laugh
lin, plain clothes man, was loaned by
the police department for the special
use of the Shaw Co. If an independ
ent chauffeur didn't Kke to be shoved
off the street by a Shaw taxi then
Jerry Laughlin stepped in and ex
plained the rights of the Shaw Co.
The new rate is 40 cents for the
first half mile or fraction thereof, one
person. This is 10 cents less than it
was. Mayor Harrison has not signi
fied that he is against signing the
ordinance.
J

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