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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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federal' officials to" help
fight on living cost
Washington, Nov. 29.-The de
partments of agriculture, commerce,
postoffice'and many members of con
gress are leagued today in an effort
to check the high cost of living. Their
efforts are the direct result of ap
peals' from the public whose tills are
, tapped by some of the highest costs
on record.
General boycotts,' food dictator
ship, a food embargo, government,
price control all these and more are"
recommended in an overwhelming
mass of .messages to President Wil
son, cabinet members arid congress
men. While these appeals will not aSect
tomorrow's Thanksgiving price list
with turkey heading it at 30 to 45
cents per poundofficials hope to
make at least a dent hereafter.
The agriculture . departmenj; is
working on plans for an increased
crop yield as an effective remedy.
The commerce branch , reported
"some progress" today in pondering
food cost -and distribution problems.
Th nnst office department has ad
vanced .a proposal to make necessi-rJ
ties more reacnabie ana less cosuy
through the parcel post.
Meantime congress threatens to,
agitate everything from a food em
bargo '.to gqvernment price-fixing.
. There la a vast sentiment for a gov
ernment commission to fix prices,
though the principal issue will prob
ably be trver an embargo.
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Jake Loeb and Oscar Dei Priest
were beaten jm city council schools
committee this morning by a vote of
11 to 1. Aid. De Priest tried to stop
the committee approval of an ordi
nance to end secrecy of .school board
records asrun by Jake Loeb: De
Priest was the only alderman to vote
against: the subcommittee measure
aimed at forcing Jake Loeb to open
the "doors and let the ity council
have a look at documents, journals,
contracts and leases they want to
Proposed salary for elective, school
board - members ' was raised from
$1,500 to ?2,500 a year.
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Petrograd. Ridges and heights
eastward and southward of Kirlihaba
captured -by Russian troops.
Paris. Continued progress of al
lied forces north and west of Monas
tir reported. East of Cerna Serbians,
carried and retained a height north
westof Crunitza despite, violent coun
ter attacks.
Northeast of Moriastir French, zou
aves are pursuing Teutonic forces
and carried height east of Hill 1050
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. Re
pulse of attack by British company
near Givenchy and southwest of
Lens announced- In Somme sector
hostile fire increased during evening
along north bank of the Ancre
Gen."Falkenhayn's army advanced
victoriously on whole Walla obiaa
London. If wedge Field Marsha)
Von Mackensen is driving toward;
Bucharest, ".capital of Rumania, can
be dulled .or stopped until Rumanian
army has faljen back to new line of
defenses presumably along Arggeta
river, Rumanians; reinforced by
Russians,, may yet turn retirement
into victory.
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"Bind pigs" in .the silk-stocking
Kenwood district! Shocking 1 But
so the city legal dep't says. Suits
wre filed, today in the Municipal
court against four Kenwood drug
gists. They are: Jas. Guthrie, 738 B.
47th; Byrd Bigham, 3994 Viaceanes
av.; W. J. Kotzenberg, 1001 E. 43rd,
and' Chas. Ritzke, 4059 Indiana av.
Charged with gelling booze Nor. 24
to city investigators.

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