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WILL THE BOARD OF REVIEW MAKE THE STATE
STREET CREW COME ALL THE WAY THROUGH?
What is the board of review going
to do about the State street stores?
It's six weeks- now since Jimmy
Simpson, vice president of Marshall
Field & Co.; Dan Kelly, manager of
Mandel Brothers'; Eddie Hillman of
Hillman's, and a general committee
from the big stores came to the board
and asked for a tax cut of $1 ,000,00a
Because George Reynolds of the
Continental & Comercial bank and a
committee of bankers got a straight
cut last year of 15 per cent In their
taxes, those watching the deal say it
is anybody's guess now as to whether
the big stores will be handed a cool
million in that much sliced off their
taxes through lowered quadriennial
Tom Webb, wholesale coffee man'
who is president of the board of re
view, stated six weeks ago he would
notify the state's attorney's office
when the hearing came off on State
st. assessments. Hoyne's men have j
not had notice of hearing and are as- '
suming it's to come this week.
Assessments the big stores ask to '
have lowered are in some cases lower
than four -years ago, or exactly the
same figures as four years aso. To '
be specific, the south end of Roths
child's store land is valued at $6,500
per front foot now as in 1911. Siegel
Cooper's land has slumped from
$5,500 to $5,000 at the north end of
the store, and from $5,500 to $4,000
at the south end.
Will the review board say publicly
that land is going up and up m price J
everywhere in Chicago except down
town, where bigger shopping crowds
than ever are jamming the side
walks? The general raise of assessments
on State st. is 8 per cent The stores
-v n Vno"k-off of 20 per cent Will
they get it?
riauk Ryan, a political manager
in the Roger Sullivan organization,
and Fred Blocki, member board of
directors of the Consumers' Co., are
the two other members of the review
board besides Tom Webb. What will
they hand State st? A lemon or
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GERMANS DRIVE RUSSIANS OUT
OF REGION OF VILNA
Petrograd. 300,000 Russian troops
falling back from region of Vilna are
under heavy attack on both flanks by
Germans, who are attempting to sur
Their position is more critical than
that of any Russian army since the
Austro-German campaign began.
Confidence expressed here that Slavs
either will make good their retire
ment without being forced into gen
eral battle or, failing to do this, will
smash their way out of German trap.
Germans have suffered enormous
losses in past few days' fighting in
their attempts to encircle Russian
yilna armies. Cavalry forces attack
ing right of retiring Slav forces are
being mowed down by Russian ar
tillery, but persist in their attacks.
Bavarians attempting to cut off Rus
sian retreat from south are within
few miles of Ldda-Baranovitshi rail
way, but are meeting with stubborn
Paris. Germans bombarded St.
Menehould, killing large number of
civilians, among them assistant ma
yor. City hall and other public build
Rome. Both Greqce and Rouma
nia are watching every move made by
Bulgaria and making ready to war (
on side of allies if Bulgaria joins Aus-tro-Germans.
Most new gowns cost Just one good
The bane of flat life is sharp neighbors.