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THE DAY BOOK
500 SOl PEORIA ST.; , ' jg39& TEL. MONROE .353
Voj.,l)No.75'. Chicago; .Saturday, Dec. 23, 19ll On& Cent
NEWSPAPERS NbTINTERESJEDIN PEOPLE'S
END OF SUBWAY CONTROVERSY . j
Business 'Men's Associations from Outside, the Loop
' Forc'e'd.to Print Papers of. Their Own To Give the
' Public Opinion. " ' .
t Money talks and loop money is talkingt with' a loud vpice'just
now on th'at-proposed subway. , v ' -t
One might 'think;' from reading the newspapers, that the wilt
of the people, couldn't be .heard outside the loopand thai the people
were 'unanimous for tne kind of a subway the big stores and the.
newspapers' want '
They are howling now "for a down-town subway at an estimated
cost of $10,000,000,' part of whjch is to be met 'by .using, thesb-called,
"people's share' of Chicagfc street railway earnings. . ,
" The newspapers 'glibly tell us that the people want this, andj
the people wanttthat just now it's the subway jiut there .is noth
ing'at all.fronTtne people themselves. That is nothing of that kindk
in the big newspapers-. , .. , r .
If you were to talk to the people themselves, they would, very
likely tell you thatvlong waits and packed ca"rs could be helped by
more cars;that through routes froni norths to south and east .to
west limits -would mean v fewer cold waits at transfer points; that
universal transfers Svould be better than double fares; and that,,
enough extra ."trippers during rush hours and lojwer fares, would be
a great help' to the people who ride on street carsts
But' such' practical problems of today don't seem to interest
the newspapere.' 'They're all worked up. about" the subway, and
seem t6 beengaged in akeen competitiop to make a big hit with
the' big" advertisers in the loop. .
But. the people, "are taking, some interest' in the scheme even if
the newspapers don't'. tell about it.
" It seems that some 42 improvement clubs and business men'-sf.
association's from all 'Chicago outside the loop have- formed a.
Greatef Chicago Federation, and are opposed to the newspaper
subway. -.-.'-- -