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eral open raps at the Herald lately,
printed Thompson's statement in full.
In filing suit against the Herald for
the alleged libel, Att'y Rob't Gentzel
called the stories objected to a 'far
fetched attempt to hurt the Thomp
son machine and its workers.
FIGUSE THAT MILK"
Mrs. Koch was accused in a story
printed April 1 of talking politics to
Mrs. Catherine Murphy of 2531 N.
Mozart st. while on the city payroll as
a census taker. She denied this. Her
husband is secretary of the 28th ward
CHICAGO MILLIONS LATE MILK NEWS
Health Comm'r Robertson today
figured that his stand in forcing the
milk dealers to abandon their plan to
raise the price of milk a cent a quart
saved the city $3,600,000 a year.
"If we say 1,000,000 quarts of milk
are sold in Chicago every day a dif
ference of a cent a quart means a
difference of $10,000 a day in what
consumers would pay for milk," said
Robertson. "That is $3,600,000."
Milkmen say Robertson is too
modest in his figuring. They say Chi
cago uses 1,750,000 quarts of milk a
day and that Chicago consumers
would have paid $6,300,000 a year
more for their milk if the dealers had
gotten by with their plan to boost
"There should be a state board of
dairymen examiners," said Robert
son. "We have a board of examiners
for undertakers to see that they prop
erly prepare bodies for burial, but
make no examination of the dairies
from which may come milk that will
kin our babies.
"There is a woeful waste in distrib
uting milk. Wagons of a dozen dif
ferent milk companies fight for trade
on every street This in the end
means an extra yearly cost of hun
dreds of thousands of dollars which
Chicago citizens have to pay. There
should be more co-operation and less
competition between milk dealers."
beiore John Dill Robertson fin
ishes his term he will be hailed as
the greatest health com'r Chicago
has ever had," was Mayor Thomp
son's only comment on the milk
The Mokena plant of the Bowman
company was destroyed by fire last
night at a loss of $10,000. There is
nothing to indicate that the blaze
was incendiary in origin.
The milk strike is over. The Ira
J. Mix Co. fourth largest milk deal
er in the city is the only company
which has boosted its price to 9 cents,
Mix intimated today that the other
companies were all ready to boost
the price, but had been frightened
out of such action at the last minute.
He, with others, predicted that the
big companies would wait a few
months and then jump the price.
"We might as well do it now as wait
a month or two and then boost the
price when there will be a big yell
raised by the public. The others will
have to come to it"
The end of the strike came after
an all-day conference between deal
ers and the Milk Producers' ass'n in
Health Com'r Robertson's office.
Whey they first expressed willingness
to pay the rate demanded by the
farmers, the dealers said they would
raise the price a cent a quart to
recompense them for their loss. Rob
ertson would not hear to this.
Bqwman, the biggest of the hold
outs, signed with the farmers last
night Borden will not sign until the
board of directors of the company,
located in New York, can ratify the
willingness of the company's local
officials to sign the scale.
The U. S. district attorney's office
is investigating to see if either the
dealers or producers' ass'n violated
the Sherman antitrust-law.