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THE DAY BOOK
An .Aaless? Newspaper,
Daily Except Sunday
REVENUE AGEtyT SAYS LOCAL
COLD STORAGE HOUSES
SHOULD PAY BANK TAX
That Chicago cold storage ware
houses do a banking business and
should pay a bank tax was asserted
today by Daniel Chapin, general rev
enue agent, here. .Declared that evi
dence submitted to federal grand -jury
showed warehouses owed $200,000
back taxes for last year if govern
ment tax on money loaned were im
posed upon them. He will ask au
thorities in Washington to impose the
tax, which is'$l per $1,000.
The practice, revealed in probe into
food situation, of warehouse propri
etors to loan money on products
stored is basis for assertion that they,
should pay bank tax.
WANTS TO. CORRECT PRICES
WITHOUT A BOYCOTT
New York, Dec. 12. Something
better than boycott as means of iold
ing down food prices will be result of
federal investigation now under way,
investigators hoped today.
"It would be a sad commentary on
our laws if we have to advise the pub
lic to starve," said Deputy Dist. Att'y
Markevich. "That's what a. boycott
"Food speculators would not feel
alarmed over a boycott; they would
simply keep their stuff a little longer
in their warehouses. Only ones to
suffer would be small dealers,. j?ho
are -injured as much7 by the practice
of the sharks as the general public
Matthew Schneider, 5258 S. Lin
coln, saloonkeeper, arrested for Sun
day violation, discharged. Other 26
HIGhl. COST HICCOUGHS
Whq, Played This Dirty Trick
on the Public?,
' NO. 11
" By Jim Manee
' Ba, 13a, black sheep,
. Have you any wool?
Yessir, but I
Haven't any pull.
-. , What's the use of wool when
The taoney-loving pack
Hog; up all the profits;
v I'li keep it on my back.
P. S. The price they pay for wool
nowadays makes a lamb feel sheepish.-
The price they ask for it is an
oo i i
BITS OF NEWS
$3,000 damage by fire at C. H.
Kroeter & Co., harness factory,. 846
Jas. He Lawley today resigned as
city alderman to take up new duties
as member of sanitary board.
C. Husf 2638 Horner, Carson-Hrie-Scott
dep't store driver, hurt
when wagon was iiit by Racine av.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
broke on German peace proposal.
Steel down to 120. Bethlehem
suffering. Interest in general list
Snow tonight followed by fair
Wednesday; cold wave; temperature
Wednesday morning about 6; fresh
northwest winds. Temperature Mon
day: High, 34j low, 26.-