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about motor buses for the ' boule
In regard to the cost of the aboe-
mentioned system of handling traffic,
$18,000,000 will build about 56 miles
of elevated road, "while beneath the
surface, or subway system; this same
amount of money will build only 7
miles, probably less, according to
quicksand pockets, etc., encpunterep,
H. A. Hansen.
BOOST FOR FRANK RACEN.
In reading over the trust sneets
Tnesdav mornine I noticed a write-
up referring to asbum move made by
Peter Reinberg. He naa TanK ta
em removed from the finance com
mittee. He claimed that he didn't
want any one to dictate to him. He
nlsrT states that he didn't want any
bulling done while he was president.
Now, then, the trust sneets crasnea
in and hollered their heads off about
it. But the Trib nor any other sheet
didn't mention the good Ragen has
done since he's befen on that com
mittee. Only a few days ago Ragen asked
Reinberg-to issue baskets to the poor
for Thanksgiving. Reinberg's an
swer to this question was puf in the
- Trib on the page next to the society
sheet. They figured you or me would
miss it No such luck. They only
-gave it a ten-line write-up. Why
didn't tHey run it in the local neVs,
wher.e it belonged? But poor Peter
Reinberg. He don't know where
he's going -to sleep tonight N I know
for a fact that his greenhouses" ex--tend
(or miles around on the North
Side. And who does he cater to?
Not you are me. Til tell you who his
patrons are: Potter Palmer, John
Shedd, Marvin Hughitt, Blackstone
hotel, Congress ' and pthe Sherman
house and the rest of 'the big plutes
too numerous to mention.
He wouldn't sell a poor man a pan
sy. He caters to the rich only. If we
had a few more Frank Ragens in the
County bldg. we wouldn't need to
raise hell when we wanted a show i
for our white alley. Whenever in
Jrouble the people don't go to Rein
berg or the trust press. No! They all
go to Ragen regardless of whether
they know him cr not Now Day
Book readers, you who are out for
fair play, don't forget that when the
time comes I want you alljto give
Frank Ragen an even break,and if I
,am not mistaken Ragen will be our
next president of the board. Jim
Maloney, 5255 Paulina St, Member
of Steam Fitters' Local 597.
v MUNICIPAL MARKETS. Your
paper is certainly worth 2 cents and
will be worth 25 cents if you can stir
up enough agitation to get municipal
markets into the city of Chicago.
You have a wonderful and exclusive
field (Lake Shore folks can't com
pare with this exclusiveness) in try
ing to make the working class get '
something for themselves.
It was a most remarkable thing at
election time to see the working peo
ple go out and put Aid. Lawley into
OHe of the offices of Chicago which
requires business sagacity of the
shrewdest and-most progressive type.
And all the time notva "peep" was
made about the $25,000 and more
that was sunk on the south shore in
a" so-called market building.
Did you ever see it? The crime of '
the "setting" of eggs in cold storage
warehouses is not to be compared
with the "setting" of an aldermanic
committer after reading a complete
and authentic report of the market
conditions in Chicago and the im
portance of mstalling municipal
This market report plainly states
that 10 to 20 per cent of what is now
paid for food for poorer families
could be saved through city markets.
It put that class in the independent
list as compared to its being depen
dent on charity part or all of the
If you have not read this market
report, get it No better report was
ever gotten out by the city. But the