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FIVE STATES ARE HIT HARD BY FATAL STORM
IS HEALEY ACT OPEN TOWN MOVE?
CHIEF SENDS OLD TIMERS TO "THE WOODS"
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 239 Chicago, Thursday, July 8, 1915 398
FISHER PLEADS FOR
THE PHONE TRUST
Gives Mayor Thompson the 'Opinion Predicted by The
Day Book Judge Foster Says Automatic Can Be
Forfeited to the City The Big
Fight Now On.
Summary of day's news In Auto
matic phone situation:
Judge Stephen Foster, special
counsel for city gas-oil' committee,
springs new point that Chicago Tun
nel Co. broke its franchise when it
made an agreement to sell out to the
Bell phone trust.
Walter Fisher reads 20,000 word
opinion to gas-oil committee, which
says in effect that city ought not to
forfeit the automatic and should "be
fair" to public service corporations.
Ettelson and Schuyler, attorneys
for Chicago Tunnel Co., answer
Judge Foster's opinion and beg city
not to forfeit Automatic system be
cause it would stop the sale to Bell
phone trust and their clients would
A 56-page brief by Judge Foster
given to gas-oil committee today
rakes the Chicago Tunnel Co. as a
franchise-breaker trying to make a
clean-up of $6,300,000 by a sell-out,
which sell-out the city distinctly for
bade in the 1899 ordinance, and
which the Automatic company prom
ised never to make.