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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 27, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION
ONE CENT
LABOR UNIONS RAP TRUST PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 179 Chicago, Tuesday, April 27,4915
398
COUNCIL STAGES SCRAP
OYER "PULL" JOBS
Aldermen by Narrow Vote Retain Power to Land Jobs jk
For "Constits" With Big 'Corporations Merriajn
and Kennedy Make Warm Fight.
r Can an alderman take a job for one
of his friends from a street car com
pany, the'gas company, the telephone
company
And then -later turn around and
kick and slam that company when,
something is up in the city council
can he?
. On this question the new city coun
cil was. split by a vote of 35 to 33 last
inght The high point of excitement
of the first meeting presided .over by
Mayor Thompson was reached in de
bate on this. Aid. Merriam' started it
by a motion to amend the rules -with
this:
"No member of this council shall
solicit, either for himself or for any
other person, employment with any
railroad or public service corporation
operating-in the city of CBcagoV'
"You can't take favors from a cort
poration with one hand and regulate
thir rates with the other hand,".said
Merriam. "You are called to1 vote on'
ordinances which determine rates,
You decide on corporation deals of
millions of dollars. There may be,
aldermen so honest they can take,
jobs from these corporations and
then vote against those same corpor-t
ations when ordinances are up. But
I believe it is safer for the city tq
have the Same rule as the state util
ities commission, whose members are
forbidden to sof ask for jobs jfor
friends with any utility."
"I don't care what kind of a reso-f
lution you pass of this nature," re
plied Aid Sitts. "I will go on writing;
letters to public, service corporations
asking for positions for poo.r, unfor
tunate men of my ward who. mxi

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