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WALL ST, GETS THE MOST -OF
, YOUR- TELEPHONE NIOKEL
Drop a nickel in the slot and use
a phone. Who gets the most of your
Evidence in the case of the Public
Ownership league before state utili
ties com'n against sale of the auto
matic t6 the Chicago Telephone Co
shows that Wall street financiers get
most of your nickel. , And this story
shows how Wall streetruns the big
billion-dollar Bell phone trust so- as
to hornswoggle phone users by
charging fake equipment costs onto
Letters of Pres. B. E. Sunny of Chi,
Tel. Co. in record evidence statenisil-
ities commission shows Sunny on the
inside of the America Telephone &
Telegraph Co. And because meth
ods of the A. T, & T. looked suspi
cious and might be attacked m
crooked, Sunny asked the big Bell
phone trusj to quit squeezing a 4
per cent raKe-on from small com'
panjes on new installations.
Letter of Sunny to Vice Pres.
Thayer of A. T. & T. Sept 10, 1812,
says his attention has been called to
.orders of the company's chief engv
neer relating to testing transmitters
and receivers in phones of associated
companies. Sunny was then a vice
president of the A. T. & T., president
of the Wisconsin Telephone Co, ana
president of the- Chi. Tel. Co. And
he wrote Thayer:
"Both the Wisconsin Telephone
.Co., before the commission, and the
Chicago Telepohne Co., before the
city council--committee of gas, oilN
and electric light, have had the great
est difficulty in defending the 4 per
cent payment to the A. T. ft T. Co.
for-, supplying and maintaining tele-1
phones and transmitters. I am sure
you will appreciate that to winy out
instructions contained in the Chief
engineer's letter will make it still
more difficult to defend the payment
of 4y2 per cent and that It wsuM bj
readily and confidently alleged that
the licensee company was paying the
A. T & T. t6 have work done and was
at the same time doing it them-
Sunny quotes theChief engineer's
instructions as ""ordering that ex-'
changes must "as far as possible put'
instruments in condition so that they
can be replaced in premises of new,
subscribers without being handled at
all by the Western Electric Co."
Utilities commission takes' up au
tematic sale hearing again tomorrow
in Insurance Exchange bldg. Officers
and directors of Chi. Tel. Co. and of
tunnel .company are subpoenaed for
MOB RUSHES MRS. STOKES AT
BJRTH CONTROL MEETING
Rose Pastor Stokes
New York. When Mrs. Rose Pas
tor Stokes, one-tfme cigarraaker and
now wife of J. G. Phelps Stokes, mil
lionaire Socialist, addressed a meet
ing Jn Carnegie hatt on "Birth Con
trol" a-riot occurred.
Mrs. Stokes offered free pamphlets
giving "the secret of birth coiitroL"
-Everybody started for the platform.