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- " r ONE CENT-NooN EomoNi-Oia CBff HOLD EIGHT THOUGHT BANK BANDITS THE DAY BOOK AnAdless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday VOL.5, NO. 103 Chicago, Friday, January 28, 1916 398c AUTOMATIC PHONE TO BE SOLD TOJELL CO. Council Committee Recommends Deal City to Get $500,000--Four Aldermen, Trying to. Protect People, Brushed Aside Fight Goes to Council Floor. Pour aldermen failed in. their ef forts to get a "square deal" for the people when the ordinance allowing the sale of the Automatic -Phone Co. to the Chicago Telephone Co. for $6,300,000 was passed out of com mittee yesterday They were Buck, Merriam, Kearns and Kimball. The ordinance has been juggled around in the gas, oil and electric light com mittee of the council for months. The rest of the aldermen have stalled as though they- Were afraid to acti upon it. The bone of contention at yester day's meeting was the amount which the Chicago Telephone Co. should be allowed to add to their capital ac count for rate-taking purposes and the amount the Automatic Co. should pay to the city as compensation for being allowed to consummate the sale. The aldermen adopted the valua, tion of $1,532,054 estimated by their engineer, Kempster B. Miller. This was a slap in the face of Walter Fish er, counsel' for the mayor and "friend" of the people, who said it was too law; and to Bernard Sunny, president of the Chicago Telephone Co., who" valued the plant at over itatrnmmmmmmmmmmi masm