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LAST EDITION 2c REFORMERS KNOCK NEW LEVEE IDEA THE DAY BOOK An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday VOL. 6, NO. 59 Chicago, Wednesday, December 6, 1916 3 OG ARMOUR'S YARDS MOB MAY FORCE MEAT FAMINE Packing Plutes Are Squeezing tattle Growers Out ofi Business Raisers in Convention to Ask Gov't Quiz Plan Federal Stockyards and Co-operative Packing Plant. ' That J. Ogden Armour and the rest of the plutocratic gang of beef barons in control of the stockyards of the nation are a menace to the people was the startling declaration of the country's biggest cattle raisers in convention at the Hotel Sherman to day. By squeezing, cheatingahd .gutting prices on cattle, meanwhile hogging the profits from 20 to 40 per cent on their investment, the packing com bine of the country is steadily driv ing cattle growers out of business. We had about- 58,000,000 cattle in 1890 and about 62,000,000 people in the country. Today there are less than 50,000t000 -cattle grazing the.