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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 28, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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IF WOMEN GET STARTED,- SAM
INSULL, LOOK OUT!
Fifty-cent gas;
Three-cent electricity;
Penny-a-call phone service.
That's what womenwho meet un
der auspices of the Woman's Tarty
of Cook County are going to discuss
at Hotel La Salle Friday afternoon.
They are going to talk about how
niqe it would be to have these things,
then they're going to talk ways of
getting them.
If men supposed to protect the in
terests of people of Chicago and see
that Chicago gets a square deal from
utilities corporations don't soon get
busy and make utility corporations
give Chicago a square deal the wom
en may go about the matter them
selves. If they do, lookout! These women
who will meet next Friday are not
Alices-Sit-by-the-Fire. They're wom
en who understand the economic and
political needs of Chicago as well as
their fathers and husbands do. They
know that Chicago is being held up
by the Utilities gangs, and if the men
don't soon do something' they are go
ing to act themselves. If they start
there will surely be something doing
in this man's town.
At the Friday meeting committees
will be appointed to start things.
"We know gas can be sold for 50
cents or less and be highly profita
ble," said Charlotte C. Rhodus, presi
dent of. the Woman's Party. "We in
tend to carry on, a vigorous campaign
for a reduction from 11 to 3 cents for
electric current We promise to help
secure 250,000 subscribers for the
Automatic-phone system when the
city council is ready to operate this
plant. A municipally-owned telephone-would
mean service at one cent
a call and more efficient than that
now given."
Frederick W. Ballard, electric light
copmiissioner of Cleveland, will tell
inside facts about ownership and op
eration of a municipal electric light
plant and why every city should own
and operate its own- plant Balfard
runs a municipal electric plant in
Cleveland that sells current for 3
cents a kilowatt, where Chicago pays
11 cents.
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Washington. Forma! proceedings (
of 49th encampment of G. A. R. began '
today. 10,000 veterans registered at
Camp Emery las night 300 trains
more of veterans and visitors today.
Boston, Mass, Mrs. Henry Cabot
Lodge, wife of Massachusetts senior
senator, dead. Heart disease.
New York. Because her hus
band's relatives concealed from her
before their marriage, that her hus
band stuttered, Mrs. Maria Locasti
has begun suit for divorce. ,
New York. Police found roll ot
500 movie tickets on searching Peter
Packa, accused of theft "I'd had
free movies for a year if you guys
hadn't butted in," said Peter ruefully.
Linden, N. J. Henry Bunty, 91,
has been deposed as Justice of the
peace because of his "youthful zeal''
in imposing fines- for "blue law" of
fenses. The office was filled with Mil
ton C. Louden, 90 years old.
Franklin, N. J. This village has
highest-paid policeman in state. He
receives $1,500 a year and has noth
ing to do but break up fights between
foreigners who quarrel over the Eu
pean war.
Oberlin, O. Because it has no en
dowment Oberlin college band has
gone on strike, refusing to play at
football games or other college
affairs.
Phoenixville, Pa. Four workmen
killed and six or more injured early
today when Reading passenger train
ran into score of workmen In tunnel.
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BITS OF NEWS
J. Og. Armour greeted English
Franco financiers in Chicago. Sir.
Ruius Isaacs. ".bRirman of commis
sion which confiscated $15,000,000
worth of Chicago meat, rode to hotel
with Armour in auto. , '-
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