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MEETING TO ASK WHY POLICE ARE BIASED
BUCK TRIPS ASSOCIATED EMPLOYERS
SUMMER PARK GAMES HANDED A "SHOW UP"
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 5. NO. 28 Chicago, Friday, October 29, 1915 398cggj
EXPERTS PROTEST AT
PHONE MERGER PLAN
Aldermen Told Automatic Can Be Operated at Cheaper,
Rate, Bell Company Would Make Subscribers
Pay Purchase Price.
The legal talent which attended the
meeting of the city council commit
tee on gas, oil and electric light were
shocked yesterday at the proposal of
Judge Foster, att'y for the committee,
which is debating the report of K. B.
Miller on the disposal of the plant of
the Automatic Phone Co.
The plum tree which was blossom
ing so beautifully was blighted and
the hopes of fat fees and plums were
sadly shaken by the speeches of
Judge Foster Alderman Kennedy and
Morton L. Johnson, president of the
Penni: Phone leKue.
"The Bell Co. wants to pay the
Automatic $6,300,000 for their plant,'
which our engineer has told us is only
worth $1,150,000," Judge Foster told
the aldermen "That extra $5,000,
000 is the value they have placed on
the franchise of the tunnel com
pany. If this deal is put through let
the city get the $5,000,000, for it is
the city's property which is being
"Let's watch that five million close
ly," said Aid. Kennedy. 'If this sale
is consummated I think that the city
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