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cultivation and the crops we need is
for congress to establish a guaran
teed minimum price for staples.
We are going to tell you later how
congress may be induced to take this
great step to insure early victory
against the enemy. But just now, set
tle down on this needful job of the
back yard and the vacant lot and help
your country to win.
Every bushel of potatoes you raise
is as good as a five-inch shell!
PASTOR DIDN'T LIKE LINEUP, SO
HE QUIT CHURCH
Because he told employers in his
flock that to overwork child labor
was to break the commandment
"Thou shalt not kill"; because he
told mothers that their children
should be sent to church to worship,
not to enjoy themselves; because he
raked the rich men in his pastorage
who played golf during the church
hour; because he denounced the plan
of selling the best pews in the church
to wealthy who could pay for them,
and because the congregation listen
ed and grew cold, the Rov. R. Calvin
Dobson, pastor of the aristocratic
Highland Park Presbyterian church,
found it best to resign today.
He wrote a letter to the Chicago
presbytery explaining conditions and
asking another assignment.
SEN. JOHN POWELL ACCUSED BY
Warrants have been issued for the
arrest of State Sen. John M. Powell
and Harry Martini, a police char
acter, on a charge of contributing to
the delinquency of two young girls.
The warrants were issued after the
girls told the story of a drinking
party and hotel trip to Ass't Statp's
Att'y Robert E. Hogan, assigned to
the juvenile court A newly-elected
alderman, nicknamed "Cupie," an ex
alderman and a policeman also face
arrest. The girls say they were in
troduced to Powell by a woman who
epokc to them in a "movie."
MARTIN CARLTON, NAMED BY
Lest trusting friends or bitter en
enies doubt now that Martin Carlton
skipped trial on charges of a cham
bermaid that he ruined her, his bond
of $800 was forfeited yesterday when
he failed to appear in the court of do
Carlton, a high-priced employe of
the Illinois Steel Co. in South Chica
go, was confronted by a man who
claimed that he had deserted a wife
and baby ten years ago and had been
living under an assumed name since.
After his exposure he sold his steel
stock, drew his money from the
bank, borowed all he could get from
acquaintances and fled, police say.
GAS CO. CUTS ITS QUARTERLY
DIVIDEND ONE PER CENT
The Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co.
cut its quarterly dividend down to 1
per cent yesterday. That makes the'
annual dividend 4 per cent instead
of 6, as it has been in the past.
Two reasons are given for the
change. The company and some
business men say that the high price
of the materials that go into the
making of gas and the increased cos.t
of labor have cut profits.
Other business men, antagonistic
to the gas company, say that the cut
in dividends is a stall by the firm to
get sympathy from the city council,
which is considering a grant to allow
the firm to make poorer gas to cost
A cut in operating expenses is
what the company needs, according
to some. Tremendously high salaries
for the men at the top and legal fees
among the highest of any concern
In the city are the loads which are
cutting dividends, some business men
The stock has dropped from 120
to 90JL' on the market during the
Rio Janeiro. Brazilian govern
ment will arm merchant ships.