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"GIVE US BREAD, J. P. MORGAN!"
CRY STARVING WOMEN
New York, Feb. 21. Pres. Wilson
today wjll receive an appeal from
thousands of women in world's rich
est and largest city who are unable
to get food. They are pleading for
some action that will bring food to
their starving children. They have
pointed out that their husbands'
wages have pitifully failed to keep
pace with rapid advance in food
The resolution to be forwarded to
the president was adopted at a mass
meeting just after it had been decid
ed that 500,000 women will march in
Wall street past offices of J. P. Mor
gan & Co. and that another huge
throng will parade Fifth av. at night
in protest against food prices.
Forward hall, where the meeting
was held, was entirely inadequate
for the crowd that surged about its
Jacob Panken, a lawyer, told peo
ple that J. P. Morgan & Co. is hold
ing thousands of tons of food for
shipment to Europe and advised the
women of the East Side to organize
for a huge demonstration in Wall
street. He pledged funds of Hebrew
labor unions to aid in fight for food.
As a result of yesterday's demon
stration at City Hall, Mayor Mitchel
is expected to hear a committee of
five at his offices today. Another
demonstration also is planned.
DOING A JESSE WILLARD ON THE
OLD H. C. L. ,
Los Angeles, Feb. 21 House
wives' league of Los Angeles today
declared boycott against potatoes un
til they sell for less than 5 cents a
pound. Lima beans are 11 cents a
pound wholesale; onions, 12c a
Milwaukee. Free lunches still as
free and abundant as ever.
St. Louis. Prices slightly lower
today on all foodstuffs.
Kansas City. New slogan is
"Every man his own gardner." Plan
to turn every back yard and every
vacant lot into garden this summer.
San Francisco. Housewives of
San Francisco plan to join in boycott
on high priced foods.
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HIGHER PRICES IN 1918!
St Paul, Feb. 21. Food prices
will be much higher next year, says
A. C. Eklund, pres. Minnesota Retail
Grocers' ass'n. Predicts another ad
vance in price of potatoes and an
other 30 per cent jump in canned
DON'T KID US STRAPHANGERS!!
The Cook County Real Estate
Board is sending out a 4,000-word
statement on the home rule and the
traction question. It is in the form
of an open letter to Aid. Capitain of
council transportation committee.
Present home rule bill the Medill
McCormick committee bill won't be
any help to this town unless it's
changed in several places is the con
tentfoif. Judges, courts, juries, lawyers and
masters in chancery will have too
much to say about the street car
game and the city council won't get
a look-in on the regulation of serv
ice, as powers are specified in the
home rule measure now up.
The Insull-Busby-Blair combine
will run their cars any way they
please and if the city council or the
board of supervising engineers try
to regulate them the Insull-Busby-Blair
combine will appeal to the
courts, keep their lawyers horsing
around in litigation and judicature
years and years and years while
the straphangers go on straphang
ing. That's what has been going on
and that's the condition that won't
be corrected by the proposed home
rule law, as the Cook County Real
Estate Board sees it "Come across
with something that will work and
please don't kid us with this kind of
home rule stuff," is the nub and sub
stance of the declaration.