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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1912, Image 10

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And so, if the people wish to vote for the increased power for
Andy Lawrence, if they wish to vote for the continued terror of
o is to cast their votes for HoyncHearst gunmen, ajl they need" to d
Lewis Rinaker is the candidate of Victor Lawson, publisher of
the Record-Herald and Daily News.
When The Day Book asked Rinaker his attitude toward news
paper thugs, Rinaker also said he had never heard of such persons.
Yet only yesterday morning a Lawson gunman was shot dead
as he tried to hold up a citizen of Chicago. And on the dead breast
of the gunman was found a deputy sheriff's badge.
If the people wish to vote for the increase of Lawson's power,
for the freedom of Lawson's gunmen to hold up and shoot and kill,
then they need only cast their votes for Rinaker.
A subscriber of The Day Book has sent to our office a clipping
from The Day Book on Rinaker's stand on newspaper thugs, along
with Rinaker's open letters to voters, -and asked The Day Book to
compare notes.
Rinaker's open letter is not a definite thing. It makes no
promises. It points to Rinaker's previous record and says that a
vote for his opponent, Maclay Hoyne,'is a vote for Andy Lawrence.
Past records are not of the slightest importance in this election.
It is what candidates for the office of state's attorney will
promise to do if elected that is important.to the people now.
And when Rinaker, in his letter, refers to Maclay Hoyne as his
only important opponent, he is trying to deceive the people just as
the trust newspapers are trying to deceive the people,
George I. Haight and William A. Cunnea both have definitely;
promised to end the terrorism of newspaper thugs if elected.
That is why their names are never so much as mentioned in the
columns of the trust newspapers.
It is up to the people to decide the kind of state's attorney they
want, and the people in their choice should not be blinded by party
tags or fetiches.
The issues are clear cut. If the people want newspaper terror
ism to go on, if they wish to go on seeing citizens shot down on the
street and their murderers go free and unpunished, all they have to
do is vote for JRinaker or Hoyne.,
If the people want newspaper terrorism ended, if they, want a
fearless man, unbound and unfettered by promises given to any other
than the people, in the state's attorney office, then the people can
choose for themselves between Cunnea and Haight.
And it is up to the people to make their choice themselves at
the polls tomorrow. But before going to the polls the people should
realize the issues before them.

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