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LAST EDITION ONE CENT jl
LUDLOW DISASTER BLAME IS PLACED
f JON SHOULDERS OF JOHN D., JR., BY WALSH
THE DAY BOOK
-An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
' vVOL. 4, NO. 208 Chicago, Tuesday, June 1, 1915
PHONE DEAL S
OFF ONCE M
'jFolsom Has Forfeiture Ordinance in His Inside Pocket
Down at Springfield It Won't Go to Council
? Tnnicrhf Mav fit Other Aftinn hv
' Action on the automatic phone
grab is stalled off again by the city
law department. There won't "be
4 'any ordinance brought in at the coun-
cil meeting tonight breaking the
franchise .of the automatic company.
Such an ordinance was ordered by
councilat its last meeting. But Bryan
.Craig, assistant corporation councel,
Jtold Aid. John C. Kennedy today that
le city's head lawyer, Dick Folsom,
rent to Springfield this morning and
jok'the ordinance with him.
'Over two years now tnere nasi
jeen drag and delay one snag after
another," said. Aid Kennedy. . "Here's
millions dollars' worth of property
standing around almost useless.
Some say it belongs, to the people.
Others say it belongs to speculators
and bankers. We want to throw the
case into the courts and find out ex
actly who owns it in. opinion of the
courts. And when we try to get ac
tion there-are bankers' protests, may
oral vetoes and inaction from the
city law department We may find
another way to do this."
Aid. Merriam and Aid. Buck said
the automatic phone question is one
that ought to be settled early. They
hinted the council has another way"