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GUARD NEW YORK WATER SUPPLY
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New York militiamen guarding the Catskill aqueduct to prevent bomb
plotters from destroying the American metropolis' water supply.
TAKE A REAL STEP TOWARD
A long step toward real municipal
markets where the poor ma? buy
coal, Ice and foodstuffs at cost price
Was taken Wednesday when the mat
ter, introduced into the council by
Aid. Rodriguez, came up before the
judiciary committee and was referred
to a subcommittee of three for report-Aid.
Rodriguez, Buck and Kimball
will meet and draw up a bill intended
to give such enabling legislation as
will be necessary to. Then if the
plan gets by the judiciary commit
tee and later the council, it will be
sent to the state legislature for pas
sage of laws to legalize the idea.
Whether or not the markets are
ever used, they will be a powerful
weapon to be wielded for low prices
and the food speculators will hesitate
to hold up the people, it Is believed.
But active use, especially on the
West Side, would relieve the suffer
ing of the poor considerably.
The judiciary committee passed fa
vorably on a memorial to congress
asking that the interstate commerce
commission be given power to regu
late the price and shipment of food
stuffs to combat efforts of speculators.