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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 16, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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LAST EDITION
ONE CENT,
BIG VICTORY FOR STREET CAN MEN
MUCH DAMAGE IN OHIO CAUSED BY FLOOD
THAW A FREE MAN BOND PLACED AT $35,000
THE DAY BOOK
'' An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 4, NO. 246 Chicago, Friday, July 16, 1915
398
How a billion-dollar national phone
, trust is behind the grab of the little
Automatic phone system of Chicago
was brought out today before council
gas-oil committee.
B. F. Sunny, the $75,000 a year
president of the Chicago Telephone
Co., testified. Stephen Foster, attor
new for the committee, put the
screws to Sunny. Foster knows the
inside. He is attorney for companies
fighting against being strangled by
Jhe Bell monopoly. By hard, drag ging;
and many keen questions, Foster got
from Sunny these facts:
Patent rights worth big money wffl
go to the American Telephone &
Telegraph Co. (the Bell monopoly) if
the city permits the Automatic sys
tem to be sold to the BelL
Nobody at the Chicago Telephone
Co., not even Sunny himself, is sure
the Automatic system will be used if
the Chicago Telephone Co. gets it.
Chances are it will be scrapped.
Sunny, the Bell crowd, ani every
body in oijlt, are planning to add. tli$
PHONE PRES. SUNNY
PLEADS IGNORANCE
JLhi. Phone Head I ells Council Committee He Doesnt' U
Know Why Billion-Dollar Bell Trust Wants to Gob
be Automatic System in Chicago and Doesn't
Know What He Would Do With Automatic
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