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"Kindly put this announcement in
tomorrow's (Saturday) Day Book,"
wrote Oscar A. Ryberg in sending an
announcement of a Seymour Sted
man lecture at K of P. hall, 11037 S.
Michigan av., Sunday. The Day
Book would have lived to have print
ed the announcement, only it was re
ceived at this office Saturday two
hours after the last edition had gone
to press. According to the postmark
on the envelope it was not mailed at
Pullman until 11 a. m., Saturday. If
we did not make this lengthy explan
ation, of course The Day Book would
be blamed because that announce
ment was not in Saturday. Get 'em
in on time.
The last of a series of four lectures
given under auspices of the 34th ward
English-speaking Socialists will be
delivered by Mordecai Shulman, Jan.
19, at Lawndale halls, Ogden and
Trumbull avs. Subjects, "National
ism, Militarism and Socialism." Dis
cussion after lecture. Everybody
23d ward branch of the Public
Ownership league of Cook county
will meet, Wednesday eve., Jan. 19,
8 p. m., at Lincoln Turner hall, 1923
Diversey pkwy. Speakers: Aid. Ken
nedy. "Teachers' Federation"; Aid.
Merriam, "Telephone Satuation," and
Thirty-third ward Woman's Study
club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2
p. m., at home of Mrs. Clarke, 2319
N. California av.
ENGLISH BUY UP CROPS
Bucharest, Jan. 17. English syn
dicate today closed deal for purchase
of 80,000 cars of Roumanian grain,
paying $50,000,000 in gold. The en
tire Roumanian grain surplus will be
purchased by allies, it is understood
here, in conformity with plan of
starving out Germany.
POLICE HOLD SON WHO PLOTTED
MURDER OF PARENTS
Late last night a mother sent com
fortable night clothes to her two sons
who were locked up in a cell of the
Oak Park jail. A few hours before,
the two boys, according to evidence
in hands of detectives, had plotted the
death of this same mother and their
The mother is Mrs. Furnian D. Up
dike, wife of a wealthy retired broker
of 227 Forest av., Oak Park. The
sons are Irving, 32, member of the
Board of Trade, and Herbert, 20.
Friday night Herbert broke down
and told his father that Irving, the
older brother, had planned to kill him
and Mrs. Updike. They wanted to in-
herit the old man's fortune, estimated
at over $2,000,000.
The father got in touch with P. D.
O'Brien, former chief of detectives,
and the Oak Park police. He told the
boy Herbert to go through with the
plans of his older brother.
When the sons met in the garage of
the Updike home last night there
were several policemen and a ste
nographer listening to them through
The detectives heard the boys plan
ning to put a ladder against the bed
room window of the parents. One of
them would climb up and open a win
dow. Once inside he could finish the
aged couple with gun equipped with w
Maxim silencer. This the detectives
say they heard.
Then they broke in and arrested
Fair with slowly rising tempera
ture Mondoy. Tuesday probably un
settled with rising temperature:
moderate to fresh westerly winds. ,