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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 5, NO. 123 Chicago, Monday, February 21, 1916
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DEAL FOR AUTOMATIC
PHONE GETS JAMMED
Judge Windes Hearing Arguments on Suit Which
Would Enjoin Council and Mayor Making Sale
Alleged City Would Lose $4,000,000.
Judge Windes opened chancery
hearing at 2 o'clock this afternoon to
decide whether an injunction shall be
issued to stop Mayor Thompson and
"certain aldermen" of the city coun
w cil from passing the automatic phone
ordinance.
Courts hearing started at 2 p". m.,
the same time the city council opened
a session at which the phone ordi
nance had been slated for vote.
Att'y Charles P. Schwartz, who
brought theinjuiiction'BUlWor.JolDx.
Fitzpatrick, taxpayer and officer of
Public Ownership league, said:
"If the city council passes the or
dinance while the injunction suit is
being heard before Judge Windes and
before Judge Windes has announced
a decision, such action of the city
council would be illegal. Mayor
Thompson and city officials were
served with notices to appear in cir
cuit court.
"As a courtesy to the city Judge
Windes delayed the hearing from
morning till afternoon-in order to
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