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ONE CENT-THE DAY BOOK-ONE CENT
AUTOMATIC PHONE VOTE UP TO
After three years "of-changing and
shaping over the automatic phone
ordinance it is expected that ordi
nance will come squarely to the city
council for action tomorrow.
From the time it was first intro
duced in June, 1913, it has been at
tacked as "crooked," "a steal," "a
grab." Votes of aldermen tomorrow
will be carefully checked "up by the
Public Ownership league and other
bodies. It is predicted aldermen vot
ing for it will have to face their au
tomatic phone vote in all future cam
paigns so long as they are in politics.
Morton L. Johnson of press commit
tee of Public Ownership league said
"Watch your alderman on that
automatic phone vote. When the or
dinance was first introduced it gave
the billion dollar Bell phone trust per
mission to buy the automatic phone
system for $6,300,000. As the ordi
nance now stands, and as it will be
voted on tomorrow, it fixes $1,300,
000 as the price which shall go to the
automatic phone company. For
sanctioning this deal, the city is to
get $500,000. Somebody else is get
ting the difference. There are mil
lions of dollars of swag, loot, booty,
for persons or interests manipulating
this deal. Even though Victor F.
Lawson in the Daily News and Wal
ter L. Fisher as the special counsel of
Mayor Thompson try to whitewash
the deal as clean and honest, it is
stench in the nostrils of every man
who faces it as a business or civic
Philadelphia. 2 bandits who en
tered mills of Germania Worsted Co.
shot and killed man. fatally injured
another and escaped with $2,000 in
Agricultural Extension school,
conducted by agricultural classes of
Chicago schools and the Dep't of
Agricultural Extension, U. of L, will
be held daily, 7:30 p. m., next week,
Northwestern TJ. bldg., Lake and
Emmet Rood, A. F. of L. organizer,
will speak at open meeting of Wom
an's Auxiliary of Chi. Postoffice
Clerks' union, 2:30 p. m., Sun., 613
City club Sat. luncheon, Raymond
B. Fosdick, New York, will compare
police situation in America with that
South Side German branch Social
ists will hold mass meeting, 2:30 p.
m., Sun., Lashobers' hall, 5153 S.
Ashland av. Speakers: A. Koettgen
and Clarence L. Brooks, 29th ward
candidate for alderman.
Community conference, West Side
People's Forum, Church of the Re
deemer, Warren av. and Robey st.t 8
p. m., tonight Judge Fisher will dis
cuss "The Chicago Boy Problem."
CHICAGO GRAIN. Grain down.
Provisions up. May wheat close,
WHOLESALE PRODUCE. Eggs,
18ic; butter, 35c. (
NEW YORK STOCKS. Irregular
cautious market at opening; more
Fair and somewhat coldar tonight;
lowest temperature about 18; Satur
day fair, with slowly rising temper
ature; moderate north to northeast
winds. Temperature Thursday:
Highest, 44; lowest, 25.