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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 17, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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storage. Art, Meeker Armour Co.,
says there should be no reason for
advance in egg prices.
Poultry. 25,000,000 lbs. in stor
age. Should last several weeks.
Ice. Boss Upham again in con
trol. Has already announced price
advance under normal conditions.
Expected to squeeze more money
from people. Enough to last lone
week on hand,, dealers say.
Green Vegetables. Probably will
be a rarity. Dealers only keep three
days' supply on hand.
'Food Transportation. Auto trans
portation leaders say motor trucks
can transport many tons of food
stuffs from nearby towns. In addi
tion to trucks there are 100,000 pri
vately-owned autos, some of which
may be available in a crisis.
. Industry. Thousands of factories
will probably close as soon as strike
is declared. Can't run without ship
ments. -50,000'may be thrown out of
work at stockyards. Steel mills and
foundries will undoubtedly close.
o o
Detroit. Offices of Michigan Cen
tral railroad at noon declared general
embargo on all freight shipments,
effective immediately.
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"Uncle Bill" Halpin, 30 years in
police charge of "newsboys' alley,"
dead.
Grand jury considered new indict
ments in 18th ward vote fraud case.
INVENT PERISCOPE GUN FOR TRENCHES
oj, . . .
S, Guilberson, Jr., and L. L. Rich
ards of Los Angeles, Cal., have just
invented this periscope rifle to make
trench warfare safer, The soldier's
head is below the entrenchment
while he fires his rifle, sighting it
through the periscope. The rifle is
being tested by the war deDartment
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