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MOON. EDITION., " NOON- EDITION-
THE GOLDEN POOL-BY ROBT. W. CHAMBERS,
STARTS IN THIS ISSUE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
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VOL. 3, NO. 12
Chicago, Saturday, Oct. 11, 1913
PROGRESSIVES BLAST THE LID OFF
THE PROPOSED 'PHONE GRAB
Speakers Tell Progressive Club of the Betrayal of the
City by the. Automatic Telephone Co. Trust News
' papers Slight Meeting Chicago Telephone
Co.Fail to Send Man to Debate Question.
The lid was blasted off the proposed telephone merger and the frame
up by which tlje telephone trust hopes to take over and junk the automatic
was revealed at a big meeting held by the Progressive Club last night.
Sen. Walter Clyde Jones, Dr. Clarence B. Strouse and Harold D. Stroud
aroused the members of the. club by their speeches, wherein "they told how
the Automatic Telephone Co. had betrayed the city and had stolen a tunnel
and now proposed to hand over the telephone service to a monopoly the
American Telephone & Telegraph Company.
The trust newspapers were attacked for covering up the game of the
telephone magnates. It was predicted that if the story of last night's meet
ing, which was really big news, reached the people it would be either in a
brief or in a badly' distorted form. This morning's papers proved their
Never before since the birth of the Progressive party has a subject met
with such enthusiastic approval. The members have pledged their support
to this big fight for the people.
The Chicago Telephone Company, which was invited to send a repre
sentative, refused' to stand for a debate on the steal and sent no one.
" Sen," Jones, told how the automatic;, was grafted underground ub$