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The effort now should be toispreadl that the poolcniia: refcMj the
the loop about the city more.
It is a hardship on workers' who
toil outside the central district to
have t opass through the loop and
suffer from the congestion" during
the rush hours to reach their work.
This should be done away with.
"There are several lanes of traffic
in the city besides the ones to and
from the loop. These should be
built up and encouraged. To do this,
several West Side 'street, Racine,
Ashland, Western Robey and the like
should be extended and all obstruc
"Then people could .pass back and
forth without thenecessty of run
ning through the crowded downtown
district Because of the lack of lo
i cal transportation, several districts
in the city are really cut off from the
,resL For instances, the spot west
of the river to Halsted, from Harri
son toJEQnzie. Transportation is so
poor that we find an enormous pe
cent of the people who live there
work and stay within this small area.
s People should be encouraged to
move about the city.
"In the tl'Strict just north of the
river and east of State street there
are 10,000 people living with only
two car lines. The result igthat
most of them work right in the vicin
ity because is is hard to get in and
out of the neighborhood.
"We neeL additional cross lines.
Under the proposed plans, 80 per
cent of the population of the city
would be within three-eighths of a
mile of rapid transportation: The
elevated lines arenow serving about
one-fourth of the people."
Brinkerhoff said that there are
550,000 people using: the "elevated
lines daily, wfcile about 2,000,000 pay
fares, on the street lines: There are
334 cash fares a year per person a
Aid, Toman asked the subway
commission if it had thought about
extending te Douglas Park -branch-t-
the elevated -east to the' lake, so
front and .take advantage of
"There might bfi"a lot of peo;
also who would want te buy on
West Side if they could reach
without nassine throueh the
This shoulbbe encouraged," he sai
DONT MENTION THE KAISER
WHILE IN CANADA
K'tchener, Ont, Jan. 2. To pre
vent rioting over the possibility of
this city's Teverting to the pre-war
name of Berlin, martial law is in
I force today.
Riots followed the municipal elec
tions, in which David Cross, Jr., with
15 aldermen, all members of the citi
zens' league, were elected. The
league favors the return of the name.
The office of the News-Record,
which supported the citizens' league,
was dismantled by mobs before 'the
military took charge. The city is
BITS OF NEWS
IieuL Gov? Barratt O'Hara took
the stand before-Judge 1$. M. Landis'
today and denied that he "had any
connection with the bond shark "ring.
Florence Kerner, 18, Wheaton,
killed by Aurora-Elgin train at Col
lege av. station, Wheaton. On way8
to Chicagoto work. " '
EleanorKline, 19, ki'Jed, and sister,
Emily, badly hurt when train, hit
buggy near West Chicago.
Sander and Margin" Markoitr,
1414 S. Human av., held up by two
armed men at Human av. andTjJgug
las blvd. $45 and jewelry -valufji at?
$650 taken. i " ,
Abe Rubenstein, ordered by Judge
Landis to return $575 taken Jroirf
Jos. Smiglak, bankrupt, and aWJppay
fine of. $100, refused to do ft. Defied
Lancjis. Looked up in marshal's
Gustave Bergstrom, 52, Becgstrom
& Jagor, 1620. N. Francisco av., found
dead. Gas tube in mouthi Reason
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