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from supreme court. Said Kneisel:
"Chicago Telephone Co. will not
only junk the automatic. It will add
$4,000,000 to its capital account
Higher rates to users' wtti be neces
sary to pay interest on this added
Walter Fisher at this point for the
first time clashed with the corpora
"If we get the state utilities com
mission to order the inter-connection,
solicitors for the Automatic
Phone Co. will get more subscribers,"
Aid. Bowler The Chicago Tele
phone Co. wouldn t give automatic
subscribers the lower rate they now
Fisher They wouldn't, voluntar
ily. Sam Ettelson State utilities act
positively prohibits interconnection in
this instance. (Reads law).
Fisher What's that got to do with
it? I don't see where you're at. That
is not an express prohibition.
Ettelson I think it clear.
Fisher It don't listen clear to me.
Aid Lawley said committee ought
to know "what price would be paid
the city in the event it would not for
feit" Company officials may be
brought in Monday afternoon on this.
"If council adjourns for the sum
mer without placing the forfeiture or
dinances on file, matters are left In
status quo and the city's rights not
affected," said Foster. "You ask me
for my opinion on public policy in
this. I tell you it is better to go
slow than go wrong. It seems to me
it would be a horrible thing to junk
the Automatic plant It would be as
bad for the city in any even to lose
control of the Automatic. It is a great
asset for Chicago. Sale of it to the
Bell interests would be a misfortune,
a handicap, in more ways than we
have time now to discuss, but which
may be worth presentation later."
A tourist without money is a tramp
and a tramp with money is a tourist
1TO QUIZ MRS. YOUNG IN THE
SCHOOL BOARD PROBE
The legislative committee investi
gating schools today will question
Sup't Ella Flagg Young regarding
the public schools system.
Yesterday Pres. Collins of the a
school board was on the stand. He w
replied: "I don't know about that,"
and "You'll have to ask Mrs. Young
about that," to so many of the ques
tions asked that he was accused of
being ignorant of the affairs of the
board, by Meyer Stein, att'y for the
committee, who questioned him.
The committee is not yet through
with Mr. Collins, but they desire to
obtain some information from Mrs.
Young before questioning him again.
Here are some of the questions CoF
lins failed to answer:
How much does the board spend in
Does the board buy text books?
By what authority are the taxes
What is the income of the board?
Is there a special bank account in
the name of the secretary or auditor
for an entertainment fund?
If the board profits by selling books
to pupils to what fund does the mon
At one time Collins contradicted
himself by stating that leases on
some State st property would run
for 70 years, and later saying that the
board never signed leases for more
than 10 years.
BITS OF NEWS
Battalion Chief P. J. Egan badly In-
jured in fire, Public Drug Co., 26 S. W
State. Caught In flames and falling
debris. Chemicals exploded. Loss
Ralston H. Gardner, vice president
Jas. T. Gardner's railway appliance
concern, 80 E. Jackson blvd,, sued for
F. B. Flack, 30, 2142 Dayton, sui
School board is free from graft,'
says Pres. M. J. Collins,