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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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THAT TRACTION REPORT WAS
AS CLEAR AS MUD
"In order to carry the increased
fixed charges due to the heavy in
vestment capital investment, it will
be necessary for a period to make a
charge of 2 cents for a transfer."
The above is a complete para
graph under the subhead of "Two
Cent Charge for Transfer" as it "ap
peared on page 32 in the summary
issued by the traction and subway
commission Wednesday of the com
mission's report to city council. It is
followed by these two paragraphs:
"At the present time over 28,000
passengers daily use both surface
land elevated lines and pay double"
fare, or 10 cents. This amounts to
$450,000 per annum.
. "On the basis of a 2-cent charge
for a transfer, two and one-half
times this number of- passengers
would have to pay the extra charge
of 2 cents before the companies j
would be as well off financially as at !
present Should the combined serv
ice prove as attractive as the com
missioners hope, provision has been
made for the prompt reduction of
the transfer charge as rapidly as the
earnings will warrant." -
The subhead "Two-Cent Charge
for Transfer," followed by a para
graph failing to specify, that the 2
cent charge is to apply only to sur
face and elevated line of transfers,
was responsible for The Day Bpok's
statement Wednesday that every
transfer would cost 2 cents under
the proposed plan.
The matter of transfers was fur
ther confused by Sec. 7 on Page 8,
where provisions of the new plan
are stated:
"(7) A system of transfers to be
arranged between all surface and
rapid transit lines upon payment of a
2-cent charge. This charge will be
necessary at first in order to help
carry the heavy capital expenditures
of the construction period, but shall
b eHmj.na.tea; gradually,; thereafter
if the earnings of the corporatioa
will permit."
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NOT TO RECOMMEND NELSON
FOR POSTMASTER
Sen, J. Ham Lewis has sent word
to friends of Oscar Nelson, state fac
tory inspector,- that he will not name
Nelson among his -suggestions to
President Wilson next week for the
Chicago postmastersrfp. Nelson is
an officer of the Postoffice Clerks"
union.
Gov. Dunne is reported to be the
man most likely to be named for the
postal job.
Charles H. Wacker's friends have
put pressure on Sen. Lewis to land
the job for Wacker. As chairman of
the Chicago plan commission, Wack
er is supposed to class up as a non
partisan, public-spirited, citizen. The
main pOint urged against him is that
he is too close to Big Biz. Wacker
has endorsed the Illinois Central
South Park board land contract
which Aid. Littler and others con
demnraRd city council for years has
refused to approve. Also Wacker is
a director of the Chicago Canal &
Dock Co., a realty corporation with
Marshal Field estate connections.
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CONFESSED AUTO THIEF SAYS
HE BRIBED POLICEMAN
When "Abie the Agent" Raymer,
confessed auto thief, blurted out
things 'about paying cash to fix po
licemen and the state's attorney's
office, he started something. Inves
tigations along both lines were beguri
today under directions of Asst
State's Att'ys Sullivan and Quinn.
Able was first shot, then arrested!
when he attempted to ride off in the
car of a man who owed Abie $300
from another stolen car that Abie
had sold him, as he tells the story.
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St Charles, Mo.- Hfgh cost of
print paper given as reason for sus
pension after Jan. 1 of the Democrat
local German daily, one of oldest in
tKa state "

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