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Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postoffice af
Chicago, HL, Under tie Aetof March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
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VOL.3, NO. 216 Chicago, Thursday, June 11, 1914 ONE CENT
PENNY 'PHONE LEAGUE WANTS CITY
TO TAKE OVER AUTOMATIC PUNT
Petitions In Circulation To Submit It To Voters In April, .
1915 Automatic Company Has Not Lived Up To j
Its Franchise Agreement With the City
BY N. D. COCHRAN , I '
Thone experts have1 Shawn in The Day Book how it is possible for the
people of Chicago to have penny 'phone service and a 'phone in every home.
I believe municipal ownership, through which this can be done, is more
easily possible as to telephones than as to any other public utility just now;
and I need not point out what a blessing that would be to thousands who
cannot afford 'phone service except occasional calls at a nickel each.
The Penny 'Phone League now has in circulation petitions to the Board
of Election Commissioners asking that the matter of acquiring the plant
and equipments of the automatic company be submitted to Chicago voters
at the regular election to be held the first Tuesday of April, 1915. Thou
sands of registered voters are signing the petitions.
Attention is called to the fact that the grant to the Illinois Telephone &
Telegraph Co (the Automatic), provides that if this company shall either