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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 19, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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a court order restraining United States treasury officials from, alleged,
attacks on the bank, and this may result fn an investigation which will
mean trouble for Washington financial interests, which have been charged
with corrupt practices for years. Left to right the picture shows the prin
cipals in the fight: Charles C. Glover, president of the bank; Secretary of
the Treasury William G. McAdoo and comvtroller of the Currency John
Skelton Williams. The Riggs National bank in the background.
Evidently the people of Chicago
have positive ideas on the city's big
gesrt fake. The answers to the fake
contest are pouring in. Here are
some for today:
By Warren O. Ferrett, 3745 In
diana av.: 1, United Charities; 2,
Morals Squad; 3, Publishers' Ass'n.
Here's what Jas. Stark, 126 W.
Erie, says: "What is the greatest
fake in Chicago? The greatest
church, of course. Give us something
easy. It's a 10 to 1 shot that you're
no fake if you print this."
'James McGuire, 125 Throop st,
says that "one of the greatest fakes
that I see is the 'safety first' signs
on high-powered autos that are driv
en by speed maniacs."
A man, who doesn't wish his name
known, submits this:
"Do you invite an explanation of
the answer as well as naming the
'Biggest Graft J
"The first, second and third biggest
graft in Chicago are The One and
only Corporation Soul of the state
of Illinois, its Agents and Dependen
cies. "Through tax exemption and im
munity from inspection of its ac
counts it can collect from innumer
able sources, giving nothing in com
pensation; deposit these vast funds
in our different banks, exerting an in
fluence for its own needs; invest
through 'dummy' stockholders in
our chief public utilities corporations
to the extent of an invisible control
contrary to public policy; invest in
real estate in our 'best buys' and hold
through an agent for rise in value or
who knows, and last, but not least,
control economically our public life
to its own profit and our stagnation.
"Its agents can be in politics, cor
ralling our chief industries, National
Biscuit, eta; in labor unions as the
invulnerable 'walking delegate' sell
ing out the unions at the psycholog
ical moment; lobbying on our senate
to undermine our public school sys
tem; work to control equal. suffrage;
systematically 'boycott' its adver
saries and generally be a public det
riment through lack of public inspec
tion. "Its dependencies can be, for all we
know, paying institutions, sweat
shops, laundries, etc., procuring the
signatures of our biggest bankers to
begging letters with no assurance but
their word that they are in need do
receive public moneys at present for
their 'care of charge committed to
them by our courts' and yet are ex
empt from tax of any sort exempt
from inspection exempt from in
come tax and are or is the biggest
graft in Chicago and the chief cities
of this nation."
Here's what J. Ruhwedel thinks:
1, Trust Press; 2, Morals Squad; 3,
United Charities.
That's all for today. But they're
still coming in. Shoot along your
idea of the three greatest fakes in
: o o
Washington. A medicinal drug
experimental farm has been started
in Virginia to produce material for
rimes thp Qiinnlv nf wTiinh hoc hoan
a sale to our public school boards, j cut off by the war.
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