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VOL. 4, NO. 132 Chicago, Wednesday, March 3, 1915 398
FRAME-UP BETWEEN SCALPERS AND
THEATERS EXPOSED TO PUBLIC
J. T. Anderson Tells How Scalpers Operate Show
Connection With Theater Says Monopoly is
Planned Council Investigating ,.
The city council intends going
after the ticket scalpers of Chicago
with a heavy hand. Already mem
bers of the judiciary committee are
investigating the remarkable confes
sion made by J. T. Anderson, who
worked for Ernie Young and other
theater ticket brokers."
Yesterday he told how the scalp
ers made a profit of $200,000 a year.
Today he imparted the information
that through -tie. iafluence of a ring
.of theater managers a monopoly of
the scalping business will soon be es
tablished. The man at the head of
the proposed omonojpply is a Phila
delphia milHoaaire, according to
are framing an anti-scalping law, ioW
he attempted to branch out in base
ness for himself and how the "trust"
put him out of business.
"There is a fifty-fifty agreement
between the ticket brokers and the
theaters," said Ariderspa, Brokers
are supplied with tickets ieur days
before a seat sale Is opened? .Some of
the twenty brokers now operating
seH as many as 100 tiokets a night"
Anderson said that the scalpers
took out' from 50 to 80 tickets every
niht and a great deal, more on. Sat-
urdays and Sundays.
These tickets are for v the choice
seats. Those that are not sold, are
returned to the box offices by 8
o'clock of the evening" of the pMfar-,