OCR Interpretation

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1916-09-13/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

u m v w pvvmpngppqpvpipvppmmmp
The multi-million dollar Ward
Baking Co.r biggest bakers of bread
In the world, whose loaves are eaten
by over a million people a- day in
New York and Chicago alone, was
named as cheap cheaters yesterday
by City Sealor Morns Eller. The
firm has been selling a loaf marked
"three-fourths pound," which weighs
under 12 ounces.
The city sealed asked Corporation
Counsel Sam Ettelson for legal ad
vice on what to do. Sam told Eller
not to do anything at jjresent in the
line of court action. But Ellen sent
out another squad of investigators
to get more evidence against the
bread thieves.
Other cheaters were uncovered,
but they were invariably found to be
large bakers. Not one little baker
was crooked.
Eller said yesterday that he might
wait for the office of Corporation
Counsel Ettelson to get in its work,
or he may not If he decides to go
ahead suits may be filed in the mu
nicipal court today. The short
weight loaf is a violation of a city
EUer's investigation started whn
State's Att'y Hoyne, U. S. Att'y Clyne
and aldermen of the city council wef e
Stirred into action by a statement
of bahers in convention here that
they were going to pull the nickel
loaf, favorite of the poor class, off the
market. It was rumored that they
would refuse to sell bread to any
grocer who persisted in selling the
small loaf.
The bakers insisted they were fac
ing ruin unless something was dofne
to give them more profit But Con
gressman Rainey of Illinois in a
Washington statement three weeks
ago said that some of the largest
bakeries of Chicago were subsidised
by the packers and that the bread
boost was ordered so the people
would forget the boost in the price
of meat Rainey asked an investiga-
Two housewives' leagues, repre
sented by Mrs. Julian Heath of
the national organization and Mrs.
John Bley of the local league, met
U. S. Att'y Clyne yesterday and asked
him for action. He answered them
by calling Paul Schulze of the
Schulze Baking Co. and Fre,d Barn
heisel of H. H. Kohlsaat Co. to his
office. The books of the bakers are
going to be examined by "Clyne. If
the poverty claim was bunk it will
be shown, he says.
The Daily News slammed the name
of the Ward Co. in a headline on the
front page yesterday. But the Ward
Co. has not advertised in the trust
press lately.
Wrapping paper charges have in
creased so much lately that it costs
a, butcher about a cent to wrap and
tie every parcel of meat was the
claim of the United Master Butchers
of Chicago yesterday in a meeting.
A federal investigation of the high
cost of paper was asked. House
wives were asked to hnng basket to
market as less paper Is needed then.
New York, Sept 13. Size of loaf
of bread has been steadily diminish
ing and, unless flour and other -ingredients
become cheaper, bakerg
promise greater reduction. Loaves
now twt) ounces under normal
weight '
o o
Cleveland. One man perhaps fa
tally injured, several others had nar
row escapes in cave-in in new wa
terworks tunnel two and half miles
from 'shore and 65 feet under bpt
tom of Lake Erie.
New York. Will of Wm. W. Law
rence, pres. Nat'l Lead Cov leaves
$1,000,000 to Princeton.
Greensboro, Md. Lady Eglantine,
world's most famouB ifen, who laid
316 eggs in year, dead.
Plattsburg, N. Y. Chas. E. Hughes
ended 39-day transcontinental tour
with speech to 2,000 -here last night

xml | txt