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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WOULD
SUPERVISE "TAG DAYS"
Bluffed by a dozen wealthy mem
bers of Chicago's charity trust, the
judiciary committee of the city coun
cil stands in a fairwayto hand, oyer
to the Ass'n of Commerce, i. e., big
business, absolute control of the tag
days of the city.
The plan now under consideration
as outlined in an ordinance prepared
by Aid. Kjellander, at the request of
high-brow charity, is that only or
ganizations that have been investi
gated and given the "O. K." by the
exponents of big business can solicit
on the streets of the city.
Only one alderman, Rob't Buck,
questioned the ordinance. And only
one alderman, J. J. Coughlin of the
1st ward, questioned the right of big
business to control Chicago system
of licensed begging.
Aid. Buck threw a monkey-wrench
into the plan to slip the ordinance
through the committee. He insisted
on debating it He asked for time.
Coughlin asked by what right the
big business interests should control
The women had just explained
that the. ordinance prepared by Aid.
Kjellander would give the Children's
Benefit league one tag day and an
adult charity league, yet unformed,
All other organizations which in the
past have taken advantage of the
tag day privilege of begging cash in
1 the loop would be barred, they said.
Then the women explained that
only such charities as had been in
vestigated by the Chamber of Com
merce would be admitted into the
Children's Benefit league or the
other yet unformed adult charity or
ganization. "The whole trouble is this," de
clared one listener who preferred not
to be quoted. "This business of beg
ging from the working man is get
ting to be profitable.
"Why should we give big business.
which has through low wages made
many of the destitute families that
will get assistance, the right to say
who shall get the money begged
from the pockets of workers who
may, on the loss of their jobs, be
destitute in a few weeks themselves?"
ELLEN GATES STARR CALLS
Seymour Stedman, Socialist att'y,
who once ran for mayor of Chicago,
and others spoke last night at Mc
Laren school for the candidacy of El
len Gates Starr as alderman of the
19th ward. Miss Starr told what she
would try to do if she were placed in
"Among the things we want are
shorter hours, increased wages and
to generally make the laboring man
as good a consumer as he is a pro
ducer. "His dishonor the mayor," she
continued, "is probably the most
successful grandstander the city
ever had. I am thinking of the way
he walked aw? y with the credit for
settling the street car strike, which
really belonged to the two Socialist
aldermen, Kennedy and Rodriguez.
We now have an administration
which disgraces any civilized coun
try and more Socialist aldermen are
needed to clean it up."
SUE AUTO CO. FOR AD BILL
Suit for $2,000 has been filed
against Harry Neuman Inc., widely
advertised auto dealer, by the Clyde
Riley Advertising System, which con
trols the high-class theater program
advertising of the city.
According to Att'y Fred Lowenthal
of Lowenthal & Lowenthal, the Neu
man Co., "just won't pay for their ad- j)
vertising and must be sued for the
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Although nearly a million were
minted, the United States cent of
1799 is an extremely rare coin and
brings prices of from $40 to $75,