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IN REPLY TO PROTESTS FROM UNITED STATES
GERMANY DODGES THE MAIN ISSUE
EXPLOSION PRECEDED FIRE ON MINNEHAHA
THE DAY BOOK
An Adicss Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 4, NO. 241 Chicago, Saturday, July 10, 1915 398
FOSTER SAYS PHONE
SUIT WOULD WIN
Aid. Bergen, Council Leader for Sullivan Aldermen,
Moves to Kill Forfeiture Ordinances Vithdraws
on Warning From Walter Fisher.
Automatic phone moves of the day:
Council gas-oil committee finished
hearing lawyers and meets Monday
afternoon to pass on whether whole
question goes over until after council
Aid. Bergen moved to file forfeiture
ordinance, but withdrew it when Wal
ter Fisher said it would harm city's
record in future court proceedings.
Walter Fisher guesses Automatic
company did not break its franchise
when it made contract to sell to Bell
interests for $6,300,000 two years
ago. Doesn't look raw to him.
Att'ys Fisher and Foster agree that
inter-connecting service hooking to
gether the Automatic and the Bell
system looks practical so far as the
law is concerned.
Arthur Kneisel, telephone engineer,
reports to committee that the tJvvp
systems can be hooked together.
Done in Los Angeles and other cities.
Henry P. Bergen, floor leader of
the Roger Sullivan aldermen in the
city council, is the first alderman to
take a stand backing up the Armour
interests who own the Automatic
"I am against this forfeiture," said
Bergen, "because it is not for the best
interests of the city."
Stephen A. Foster, special counsel
for gas-oil committee, finished an
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