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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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The "wild west" show'at the old
Cub baseball park got into a jam last
Tickets which purported to- give
free admission to the bearer were
given out in the loop yesterday.
Owners of such tickets' rushed to the
park in thousands last night.
When they demanded free admis
sion they were told that the ticket
would admit them, but they must
pay from 25 to 75 cents for reserved
seats. Many paid, but more went
home disappointed.
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Two charges that the packers of
Chicago own the "bakeries and that
they are conspiring to hold up bread
prices were delivered to the federal
trade commission by Congressman
Eainey of Illinois in Washington yes
terday. He asked for an investiga
tion. Bread is higher in United States
than it is in Europe, althougn the
Europeans are buying Chicago flour
at greater prices than we get it for,
declared Rainey. '
"Bread sells at tfie same price all
over Europe," he said. "The price'
there, although they have been at
war two years, is only 3 cents foivl2
ounces. Here it is 5 cents for the
same amount and they are trying to
increase it to 6.
"Let us look into the situation," he
said. "Faul Schulze of Chicago is
head of one of the largest baking in
stitutions in the country. Recent
ly he said a 6-cent loaf of bread is In
evitable 'if the .present high price pf
wheat continued. - v
"I have evidence convincing me
-the Chicago packers are financially
.interested in his bakery and really
control it.
"I am convinced that the packers
of Chicago own the bakeries. They
don't want the price of bread to stand
still while the price .of meat is betoft I
kited, because the people will eal
more -bread and less meat. So they
boost bread to 6 cents just as meat
goes up."
Rainey asked for an Investigation.
The commission is expected to turn
this down as it did the request for a
quiz of the high -price of wheat and
flour a week ago.
Chas. Schulze, head of the Schulze
Baking, denied Rep. Rainey's charges
that the packing interests controlled
the Schulze Co. "The charges are
untrue," he said. "The man who
made them must be crazy."
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Washington, Aug. 24. "Black
rust" probably will be cause of send
ing wheat prices Boaring to, unheard
of levels, with coming of spring wheat
output, according to dep't of agricul
ture. One ofliciarsaid $2 wheat now
appears probable.
One of most severe epidemics of
this black rust ever recorded has
swept wheat belt of northwest, with
unprecedented damage predicting
production far below normal.
Commercial reports arriving at de
partment not only substantiate pre
dictions of government experts, but
tend to place the loss at a far greajter
figure, with correspondingly high,
prices cerfein for fall and winter.
Two dollar wheat means a prob
able jump in flour to $11 a barrel
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S. J. Kononc&mp, president Com
mercial Telegraphers' union, signs
a letter asking trades unionists to
vote for Adelbert McPherson for
"He is a, member of many years'
standing in Chicago telegraphers'
union," says Konencamp. "He as
sisted in the strike against the West
ern Union and Postal Telegraph
companies in 1907. As a union man
he would fight for the political plat
form of the American Federation of
Labor if elected to congress.-'!.

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