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THOMPSON DISCUSSES LAKE
FRONT IMPROVEMENT PLANS
Mayor Thompson talked to the re
porters for an hour in his office on
the lake front improvements of the
Chicago Plan com'n, The, mayor
really knew what he"" was talking
about and so was very interesting.
Wm. Hale Thompson does not
want a narrow lagoon, a few hun
dred feet wide, between the proposed
filling and present edge of the lake.
He wants an island built a mile off
shore; to have a trolley running
along it; to have bathing heaches,
tennis courts, golf links and every
thing else to make it a playground
for the people of Chicago.
"The lake is only 26 feet deep a
mile off Chicago's shore line," said
the mayor. "We have a wonderful
natural advantage and I'm going to
ask the people of Chicago to boost
for this improvement Let the gov
ernment build the first big breakwa
ter and then let us make this land
behind it. This city, the second
largest in the country, is without
harbor protection. It is a shame.
Some day this will be the greatest
inland seaport in, the world. These
improvements will help make it so."
GAS CASE TAKEN FROM JUDGE
The gas litigation was lifted from
the hands of aged Judge John Gib
bons yesterday. This follows a com-"
plaint made by Donald Richberg, at
torney for the council gas, oil -and
electric light committee. '
Gibbons was the judge in whose
hands the gas cases have been held
since 1911. The city claimed the cor
rect gas rate was 70 cents a thou
sand feet. Gibbons sef the price at
80 cents and turned the case over to
a special commissioner.
During the four years "which
elapsed since the start of the litiga
tion consumers paid the gas com
pany about $10,000,000, which must
be returned if the city wins the case.
Judge Frederick A. Smith, as chief
justice, entered the transfer order.
The case will go to hi court
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A-A-CHOO! 'WARE MAN WHO
SNEEZES! IT'S GRIP!
This grip (formerly la grippe) bus
iness is something not to be sneezed
at This burg is full of it, how full
one cannot say, but to hear the doc
tors tell, there are" anywhere from 1
to 300,000 cases.
Sears, Roebuck & Co. report that
10 per cent of their workers have the
grip. Marshall Field & Co. admits
that grip is prevalent among its em
ployes, and an inside tip, relates that
the basement workers are especially
heavily hit from the illness. It seems
that a big portion of the State street
workers suffering from grip are those
who work in the so-called "bargain" .
"Lots of fresh air is the best pre
ventative against grip," says Health
Commissioner Robertson, and all the
docs seem to agree with him.
Keep clear of the gink that tries to
sneeze in your face; the universe
gets most of its grip germs from the
sneezing of grippers and grip is a
Another step toward electrification
of the steam lines entering the city
was taken yesterday when the rail
way terminals committee of the.
council instructed the railway ter
minals commission to prepare plans
for the abatement of the railroad
The report of the Ass'n of Com
merce on electrification, which cost
a half million and was paid for by
the railroads, was turned over to the
body to be used at its proper value.
The report of the commerce body
recommended electrification, but
saicPit was not feasible at present be
cause the railroads were not finan
cially able to bear cost of the change.
Some men are spendthrifts oth
ers are spend-thrifty.