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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 25, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION
ONE CENT
CRUSHES WIFE'S SKULL WITH HAMMER
AS CHILDREN LOOK ON CUTS OWN THROAT.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 203 Chicago, Tuesday, May 25, 1915
398
CITY WILL BREAK THE
PHONE FRANCHISE
Ordinance Smashing Contract With Automatic Ordered
by City Council From Corporation Counsel Folsom
Mayor Vetoes First Phone Move,
The whole question of the city's
right to take and own the automatic
phone system is thrown over to a
later meeting of the city council An
order passed last night tells Corpora
tion Counsel Folsom to write an or
dinance breaking the automatic com
pany's franchise and paving the way
for court action to seize the auto
matic system under the forfeiture
clause.
When Folsom brings in this ordi
nance the big test vote will come
again as to whether the city council
takes its orders from the people or
from J. Ogden Armour, the Stock Ex
change, the Board of Trade and the
bankers. 'The council's action last
night came after a veto from Mayor
Thompson of the order for court ac
tion a week previous. The veto was
cold, legalistic and didn't say any
thing about an attempt of bankers
and speculators to grab off millions.
"If the corporation counsel was of
the opinion such an ordinance direct
ing forfeiture should be passed, why
did he not prepare it and submit it
to the council?" asked Aid. McCor
mick. "That would be the first step
for him to take under the council or
der. Why did he not act in conform
ity with his opinion instead of rec
ommending the mayor to veto?"
"I can't answer that question for
the corporation counsel," said
Thompson. "I suppose he awaits fur
ther orders of the coundL"
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