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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 27, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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wwch put the city in its present sit
uation after promises that the car
lines could be bought by the traction
fund in 1927.
The Fisher-Capitain-Busby crowd
are already at work following out the
scheme as put forward by the expen
sive traction and subway commis
sion. Fisher's permissive bill is a
part of their frantic attempts to get
the jump on the other interests. They
have the advantage of possessing,
heart and soul, the local transporta
tion committee and having Walter
Fisher with his News and Tribune
connections on their side this time.
The banking interests are backing
Fisher because of the magnitude of
the grab offered by his side, because
a long-term franchise is proposed
and because they will get 6 per cent
interest on investment where they
are now getting only 5.
The "Big BUI" wing of the Repub
lican party showed its hand at the
last council meeting when Mike Fah
erty's pet plan of subways to the loop
by special assessments was offered.
The real municipal ownership
crowd, the bulk of which is made up
of Chicago Federation of Labor, va
rious unbiased city clubs, a Socialist
element, and the independent forces
in the city council, want service bet
terments immediately by use of po
lice powers, city council resolutions
and public untility commission com
plaints. They want to make the best
of the present street car contracts
without a combination of vthe elevat
ed lines with the surface cars and
without an expenditure of fifty or a
hundred million dollars for service
betterment which the city will have
to pay back before it can own and
operate its own street car lines for
the benefit of the people and not the
traction companies. This element
wants a. traction system planned te
spread the loop out all over the city
and to avoid congestion which sim
ply betters department store business
and increases the value of loop land
and buildings.
g ' V
In the tabove flags up-and-down
lines indicate blue, horizontal lines
white. The Brazilian flag is a yellow
diamond in a green field, with a pur
ple globe and white stars, and the
words "Ordem e Progresso" (Order
and Progress) on a vmite band.
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New York. 6-cent loaf of bread,
now cheapest on market, will disap
pear from New York counters Mon
day it was announced by largest
producing wholesale bakers.

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