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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 27, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION ONE OPT,
828 BODIES FOUND-PROBES BEGIN
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, PaUy Except Sunday
VOL 4, NO. 255 Chicago, Tuesday, July 27, 1915 39ff
HOWE HAMPERED IN
INVESTIGATION BY
HIDDEN INTERESTS
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Ship Owners Control Federal linspectors, Says Andrew
Furuseth Rockefellers and Steel Trust Back of
the Great Lakes Ship Companies,
EASTLAND'S TOLL
Bodies recovered 828
Bodies unidentified 9
Western Electric Co.'s list of ' ..
missing 413
Total known dead and missing.. 1,241
Estimated number on boat, at
least 2,550
Approximate number of saved. .1,000
Who were- the business interests
trying to take away from State's
Att'y Hoyne the power and the evi-J United States steamboat tagpncHut;
dence to prosecute those guSty-of
the Eastland sinking?
Andrew Furuseth answers. He is
president of the International Sea
men's union. He has been in Wash
ington every session of congress for
twelve years trying to get safety laws
for seamen and passengers. He says
the two biggest shipowning interests'
on the Great Lakes are:
L The Rockefellers.
2. The Steel Trust.
"It paid these interests to have a
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