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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 07, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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NOON EDITION
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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 6, NO. 135 Chicago, Wednesday, March 7, 1917 398 t5E'
STARTLING FACTS ARE
SHOWN AT BEARING
ON PEOPLE'S GAS
Gas Ordinance Moves Along as City Hall Connections
of Gas Co. Are Uncovered Aid. Block, Buck
and Merriam Say Price of Gas Will Be
Higher Under Heat Unit Standard.
The Wall Street Journal, mouth
piece of the money baron bosses of
the financial center of the world, con
siders the recent primary election
which wiped the names of Aid. Mer
riam, Buck and Kearns from their
party slates as favorable to the in
terests of the Peoples Gas Light &
Coke Co.
Aid. Merriam called attention' to
that fact before yesterday's meeting
of the gas committee of the city
council.
Att'y Don RIchberg, for the com
mittee, read. a. letter from. Sam In-
sull, head of the gas company and,
incidentally, boss of the Common
wealth Edison and traction interests,
which denied that the gas company
mixed in politics.
Then Aid. Merriam suggested that
the letter be kept in the private files
of the committee for reference.
"I think the committee should
know, incidentally, that the Wall
Street Journal thinks the primary
election resulted rather favorably for
the gas company," he said. "That
was the trend of an article printed
March V'

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