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U. S. SWAMPED WITH HEN FRUIT CHANCE
FOR CONSUMERS TO LET OUT HORSE LAUGH
LET 'EM COME WE SHOULD DO
A LOT OrWQRRYING
CHICAGO HOUSEWIVES WILL
NOT BE SORE ABOUT THIS
New York, Nov. 19. Big egg
"kings" of the tJ. S. who planned to
reap harvests of profits by selling
ship loads of eggs to allies are wig
wagging public for help.
Allies failed to make heavy pur
chase of eggs in this country this f alL
Egg "kings" are caught with surplus
of eggs on their hands and prospects
of mild winter. In 24 big cold stor
age warehouses in the TJ. S. lie more
than 1,0(10,000,000 eggs, or more than
ten apiece for every man, woman and
child in the country.
Unless the housewives of the coun
try come to their rescue and buy cold
storage eggs wholesale men declared
today several big men face prospects
of financial ruin.
The price of cold storage eggs to
wholesale dealers today was 2 cents
lower than on the same day last year.
The market is wobbling badly.
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Actor My popularity is growing
they've named a cigar after me!
Friend I hope it draws better
A Philadelphia egg magnate is out
for revenge. Just to get eyen with
Chicago packers who have grabbed
all cold sotrage space in the country
he is going to unload 240,000 dozen
strictly fresh eggs on the Chicago
Eggs are now retailing at 40 cents.
He figures that this one shipment
will bring the price down to 25 cents
a dozen. The "philanthropist" says
he bought the eggs in Texas.
Since the outbreak of the European
war the meat trust has been crowd
ing the cold storage houses with
their products. Even the Booth Co.
of Chicago, which deals largely in
eggs, butter and fish, has meat stored
in its vaults. New storage houses
are being erected in the stockyards,
where blocks upon block of buildings
are stacked and hung with meats
Members of the stock yards ex
change have been predicting a ter
rific slump in prices since the start
of the war. This is the first one.
ETTELSON'S DECISION IN TWO
CASES DON'T TALLY
Friends of the Automatic phone
forfeiture program are elated over
the opinion handed out by Corpora
tion Counsel Ettelson yesterday say
ing that the franchise of the Auto
matic Fire Prevention Co. should be
forfeited because it has failed to
measure up to the franchise.
The opinion flatly contradicts Et
telson's view in the matter of the Au
tomatic Phone Co., in which he stated
a "forfeiture would be invalid, etc."
"The cases are identical'.said Aid.
Merriam, "except that the city has a
stronger argument against the phone
company than against the fire alarm,
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