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LOOKING FOR BOMBS IN OIL CASKS-READY,
FOR SHIPMENT TO ALLIES
Extraordinary precautions are being made in the examinations of con
eignments of freight for European countries, the recent activities of the
b'omb plotters having aroused the shippers to the necessity of doubly safe
guarding the war munitions leaving this country for Europe. The photo
graph shows how even oil casks are being examined for fear that some
alert person might have dropped a bomb into the bunk holes of the casks.
FORGAN QUITS AS BANK HEAD
SOME BANK NEWS
James B. Forgan, Chicago repre
sentative for J. Pierpont Morgan,
has received a promotion. He an
nounces it to the people of Chicago
by telling that he has retired from
the presidency of the First National
Trust & Savings banks. Hereafter
Forgan will have nothing to do ex
cept sit in as chairman of the board
of directors of the First' National. He
will take that position in January.
He will then practically control the
finances of the middle west.
Forgan is 63 years old. Owns
stock in nearly all big Chicago banks.
Is chairman of Chicago & Connect
ing Railroads, which is capitalized at
At one time Forgan headed com
mittee of millionaire bankers who
appeared before board of review to
ask for reduction in their tax assess
ment. This year they told the board.
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