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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 13, 1913, Image 1

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THIS DAILY NEWSPAPER USES ONLY BIj I Yrt
AND IS EASY ON YOUR EYE$
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran, & 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and Publisher. 398 Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2NO,116 Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1913 ONE CENT
THE STORY OF THE DAY BOOK, WHO MAKES IT
AND WHY IT IS BEING PUBLISHED
Who the Editor la and Where He Comes From A Daily
Newspaper Without Advertising, and Hence Free
to Tell All the Truth Thaes Fit to Print.
By N. D. Cochran.
This is a statement by N. D. Cochran, editor and publisher of
The Day Book. It is made because so many people wonder what
the purpose of this odd newspaper is, and because there is no earthly
reason why there should be any mystery about it.
As The Day Book is different in many ways from any other
newspaper on earth, this statement necessarily must be different.
While I don't like the personal pronoun "I," still its use in this con
nection will help to make the purpose of the paper plain.
To begin with I am 49 years old. sound in wind and limb, have
one wife, seven children and three grandchildren, and have been in
the newspaper business in Toledo, Ohio, for about 30 years the
last ten years as editor of The Toledo News-Bee, which I believe
has a larger circulation per capita than any other newspaper in the
United States, and has fought with Golden Rule Sam Jones, Brand
Whitlock and other independents to free Toledo from political,
judicial, industrial and financial bossism to the point' where Toledo
is the freest city in this country today, and has a government rUn
in the interest of the people themselves.
Th Day Book is an experiment. The father of the idea arid
myself, after many years of experience in journalism, want to find
out if an adless newspaper can be made to pay, and whether the
people of a great city like Chicago want a paper that is free to tell
the truth without fear or favor.
The convenient size of the paper is possible because it is afn
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