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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4,'NO. 202 Chicago, Monday, May 24, 1915
ARMOUR WILL LOSE
If the Automatic Forfeiture Suit is Started J. Og.
Admits Secret Phone Contract.
The biggest surprise in local -news
jtoday is this: J. Ogden Armour, the
Whites Greater Ghi. Fed
eration to Aldermen.
From letter of Greater Chicago
Federation to Mayor Thompson and
"Aldermen must remember the
Automatic phone question was a
chief issue in the last campaign.
Many aldermen placed themselves on
record as oppose dto any. merger of
Automatic with Chicago Telephone
Co. Aldermen who voted last Mon
day for forfeiture are deserving the
thanks of people of Chicago. Voters
wjfl not ask them to reconsider. The
people are with them. The Greater
Chicago Federation is on record as
opposed to a merger of the two com
panies and commends ihe stand tak
en by council and asks them to
stockyards millionaire, talking
through his man, Robert J. Dunham,
who sits for Armour on the board of
-directors of the Chicago Tunnel Co.,
That a contract was made between;
the tunnel company and the Ameri
can Telephone & Telegraph Co. mora
than a year ago for the automatiq
phone system to he sold to the Chi-f
cago Telephone Co. for $6,300,000.
Over and over again the question
has been asked in city council com
mittee rooms and on the council
floor: Who is behind this phone
Seal? Who wants to sell and'why?
Who is working the wires around the
city hall? Who lined up the news
papers to go quiet on the game? Who
started ihe bankers howling against
forfeiture? Who started the stock
and bond sellers of La Salle street
yelling against hurting the market?
Who linedr am the Stock Exchange
and the Board of Trade to pass reso
lutions to send to tthe city council?
As a dramatic climax to all this,
Ji Ogden Armour sticks his head oui
of ajiole and-says:
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