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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 08, 1912, Image 9

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It is evident that, unless the
people wake up, the Marshall
Field grab of the city land under
Washington, between Wabash
and State, is going to be jammed
through the city council.
The council committee on
streets and alleys last night voted
1 10 to 2 to recommend that the
council grant the required build
ing permit.
The two aldermen who voted
.against the grab wereUtpatel
4and Hey. This should be remem
bered in their favor.
But two aldermen alone can
'not stop theigrab, and the situa
tion is now up to the people. If
.the people make a strong enough
protest against any more city
jjifts to Marshall Field, then the
council 'won't dare jam through
."the grant.
, When the grab first came up in
the council, there was a lot of op
position to it. Gradually that op
position has been worn down by
'what methods the aldermen who
i.have changed sides themselves
.know best and now the council
.is about ready to lie down and be
a good dog and give the Field es
.tate what it wants.
.There are a dozen 'good reasons
twhy this big department store
'which piles up millions bypaying
its girl employes $6 a week,
should not get that land.
V In the first place, the Marshall
Field estate has no earthly right
to ground under the streets of the
jpeople of Chicago not at any
In the second place, the rental
the Field estate offers the city for
that ground $3,400 a year is
utterly ridiculous.
Aid. Utpatel last night told the
streets and alleys committee
that the ground was worth $10,
000 a year.
Aid Utpatel is modest. That
ground is worth many times $10,
000 a year as it stands just now,
and if the, people decide to build
a subway its present value will be
multiplied ten times.
Another excellent reason why
Marshall Field should not get the
land is that if it does every other
department store in the city will
be hollering for a like privilege.
It's up to the people to get
after their aldermen, and see to
it that grab of the people's land
doesn't go through.
President Taft is making auto
trip to Montpelier, Vt., where he
wilh address legislature tomor-
Wilson speaks in Norton and
Topeka, Kan., and Kansas City,
Roosevelt speaks in Detroit and
Saginaw, Mich.
o o
. A young married woman made
for dinner a hash which did not
look at all appetizing. "I am
afraid," she said to her husband,
"that I've left something out and
that it's not very good." Th hus
band tried it. "There is nothing
you could leave out that would
make a hash taste like that," he
said. "It's something you've put

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