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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 20, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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One egg every other day is not
enough for a consumptive.
That was one of the things which
eight former patients went to the
meeting of county commissioners
last night to complain about
These men were kicked out of Oak
Forest tuberculosis sanitarium, a
county institution, because they
kicked against the food.
"Every one knows that tuberculars
should be given all the eggs and rich
milk they want," said Oliver Bye, 214
W. Elm st
"We got one egg every other day,
and the eggs were not fresh. The
meat was of such low quality that
we patients were of opinion that it
often was decomposed.
"The suppers were real jokes. For
instance, we would have boiled pota
toes,, weak tea, bread and oleomar
garine. Nothing else! The tea was
atrocious. Few drank it
"We did get milk to drink, but re
cently they cut down on this. One
day we found that ice water was at
our dinner plates instead of the cus
tomary glass of milk. We knew that
milk was good for us and we thought
we know that ice water was bad for
sick people at meal time. But our
protests brought us nothing, though
every patient not too sick to hold a
pencil signed a petition of protest
"Eight of us were kicked out of
the institution for daring to ask for
enough food to satisfy our hunger.
"Last summer seven were dis
charged for getting up from the table
and refusing to eat the sad fare.
They were compelled to draw slips
for the day of their discharge, be
cause the officials did not want to
cause a scene by firing them all at
H. A. Bailey is superintendent and
Dr. H. A. W.tterson is physician in
charge of the institution.
The complainants were not able tc
get a hearing before the county com
missioners last night Frank Ragan
was the only commissioner who
would listen to them. He tried to se
cure a hearing, but failed. He prom
ises to fight for an investigation.
The complainants: Oliver Bye; P.
B. Ward, 6639 Union av.; J. J. Roon
ey, 6556 W. Justine; Chas. Woodruff,
2334 W. Jackson; John King, Benj.
Medtes, Sinclair and Vaughn.
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Chicago's members of the state
militia will begin leaving for Spring
field at 8 o'clock tonight Local ,
commanders sent word to Adj't-Gen.
Dickson that all companies had been
recruited to the minimum strength
of 60 men to each company and
Dickson flashed the order for the
movement tonight.
The First and Second infantries
will leave tonight The First cavalry,
the Eighth infantry and Batteries D
and E leave tomorrow. They will
probably be held at Springfield 60 or
90 days unless some unforeseen sit
uation arises on the Mexican border.
814 recruits were added to the mili
tia yesterday.
Aid. Utpatel introduced an order in
the city council last night that all
city employes, who are members of
the militia, be given full pay while in
service, it was rererrea to tne
finance committee.
An ordinance to put moving stair
ways on all loop "L" station to save
thousands of toilers daily climbs was
brought into the council by Aid. W.
0. Nance last night
It was referred to the traction
committee, where it probably will be
interned. ,y
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Dan Martin, bartender loop cafe.
65 W. Madison, made fun of strang
er's whiskers. Stranger tossed Mar-
tin through plateglass window. Was
Peter Zebick, professional "strong

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