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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 07, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 6

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a great .deal to us and should be
controlled properly.
"It seems strange that jLnd'epen-
dents hesitate to compete in the
packing business. Why? A fear ex
ists that the packers -will .drive them
out of business.
"The big newspapers, friendly to
the packers, say that an investigation
of the meat industry will hurt the
market and raise the price of meat
I don t think- so.
' "Another cog in the great machine
is the system of market papers, most
of which are controlled by the pack
ers. They prist what they want the
cattle raiser to know. I think they
should also be independent"
The big complaint of the growers is
that unfair treatment and price-cut
ting by the packers has driven so
many growers out of business that
the nation stands in danger of a meat
famine. The fewer cattle there are
the higher prices will be, they de
clare. They ask a federal quiz, govern
ment ownership of stockyards and
some independent plants at the big
markets to provide competition.
, FEDERAL DEPUTY MARSHALS
SEEK BIG MEAT MEN
While packers were sitting in, lis
tening to complaints of cattle grow
ers, federal deputy marshals were
seeking them with summonses (to the
TJ. S. grand jury, called into session
yesterday to consider the high cost
of food.
Louis Swift, Tom Wilson, W. F.
Burrows, Libby, McNeil & Libby,
Art Meeker, vice president of Armour
& Co.; Edward Morris and J. W.
Brown, manager of the Armour pro
duce dep't, were the men sought
Although the sleuths searched the
yards from end to end, they were un
able to find one of the plutes they
were after.
Bankers also drew attention from
the grand jury. J. P. Olson, vice
pres. First National; H. M. Garrison,
ric'y Illinois Tryst & Savings bank; ,
W. F. Gleason, ass't cashier National
Produce bank; D. V. Webster, sec
First Trust & Savings bank, and W.
N. Jarnigan, ass't cashier National
City bank, were summoned.
Their testimony is expected to
show just who really does own the
produce held in cold storage while
people are paying fancy prices. The
"who" are reputed to be some of our
biggest packingtown millionaires.
Jim Wetz, so-called egg king dum
my, was a witness" before the grand
jury yesterday afternoon. He
emerged from the room very angry
and excited.
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DID MOIR QUIT CLUB WHEN
LITTLE LADY WON?
Harry Moir, Hotel Morrison head,
has up and quit the Chicago Athletic
club. The whys and wherefores of it
are making talk. While hundreds of
eager, anxious, hoping andTistening
men are on the waiting list of the
club trying their doggonedest to
bust in Harry Moir just up and re
signs, and says:- "I'm through with
this here club and I'll never some
back."
Gossip says Moir tried to raise rent
of Miss Florence Couthoui for her
cigar stand in Hotel Morrison. The
lady also runs the cigar stand in the
Chicago Athletic club. He used his
infloonce at the club against 'her in
the club, the story runs. And she,
used her infloonce. And, by crickey,'
says the gossip,- the little lady won.
She is still the chief dispenser of ci
gars, clgarets ana cnewmg tobacco
at the club.
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"BATTLE WHITE PLAGUE"
A call to battle aeainst the white
plague, was made yesterday by Dr.
J. D. Robertson-, health conYr. jHe
says tuberculosis is killing off thou-"
sands and Costs the city about $50,
000,000 every year.
Mrs. James Rodie, ago 99, of Mel
rose, Mass., says eating candy has
prolonged her life. .

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