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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 08, 1912, Image 13

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I THE PRESS DURING THE"HOLIDAY SEASON AND NOW
Have you forgotten the recent
holiday season ?
Look up the files of your last
week's papers, note the bulk of
the first new year's issue : read
over the yards of prosperity'slush
that filled the special editions, as
part payment for the heavy ad
vertising procured.
Did the newspapers tell the
truth then or are they telling it
now ?
You know the extent of their
prosperity dope as to the past
year and their prophesy for the
present 'year.
This is what they say now.
The fif(h day of a cold-wave
which m all probability will last
many days more, ended last night
as unpleasantly as it began. It
left Chicago breathless and as
suming therpoor constitute 50 per
cent of the population half
frozen.
Charles H. Wacker, head of the
United Charities, estimated that
there were 150,000 idle men in
Chicago.
Estimating as poor, half of Chi
cago's inhabitnats, they have to
hand out a bunch of fake news
paper statements about prosper
ity. One hundred and fifty thou
sand idle men aren't idle , by
choice and if prosperity was with
or had paid not a few, but all of
Chicago's people even a brief visit
the 150,000 idle would not be
looking for either sympathy or
assistance.
Former Secretary of the Treas
ury, Leslie M. Shaw, not being in
fluenced by big advertising con
tracts treats the subject as fol
lows: "During our more than a cen
tury and a quarter of national his
tory no man has evdr walked the
streets in vain for work, no man
has even gone -home to find his
wife in rags and children hungry,
because of dishonesty in public
office, because of late or early
frosts, because of droughts or
floods, because of grasshoppers,
or boil weevil, because of cyciones
or earthquakes ;" but millions have
suffered -.the loss of employment,
which is worse than all the
plagues of' Egypt, through the
lack of statesmanship at Wash-'
ington.
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fRS. RAZGRBACK. ANSWERED
THE TWOfcBEU- ONUS
TO Be. COMFROMTEP WtTH
THIS QUESTOt4.
" IF MRS. YtoUSAST iEARS
A HOBBLE SKIRT AM l A
SAILOR HAT, HOV4 POES"
WILLIAM THoW GODLDOtf? ,

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