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must make every penny of profit out of its readers. I am not using can
vassers to solicit subscribers, and have carrier routes only in a" limited
territory that can be reached readily from the office of publication.- I can't
afford to establish routes unless it will pay the carrier to buy the papers
and deliver them. 1
I have The Day Book on all news stands in the loop and on prominent
corners on the West Side; and am extending the service only as I can get
enough circulation through news stands to make it pay. It will take a
large and compact circulation to make The Day Book pay as a one-cent
Everybody tells me I can't make an adless paper pay. My reply is that
THE PEOPLE CAN MAKE IT PAY AND THAT IT CAN ONLY PAY BY
SERVING THE PEOPLE SO WELL THAT THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO BE
To be a free newspaper that is free to serve the people honestly it
cannot be the organ of any party, faction, creed, private or special interest.
It must be free to give everybody a square deal and print the truth.
It isn't perfect,-and won't be perfect; for I'm the editor, and I am not
perfect. I am human, and The Day Book will be just as human as I am;
and just as human as the others who write for it. If I don't make it what
the people want, it will be because I can't find out what they want; for I
have ho strings on me, advertising or other, that can prevent me from
making The Day Book-a daily newspaper to serve the people honestly if I
only know how.
The Day Book does not pay now. It probably won't pay for some time.
But it has already served a useful public purpose in helping the people to
see the value of a free press that is free to serve, and also in shaming other
newspapers into printing news they have been accustomed to suppress.
If I succeed in carrying out my jrarpose, The Day Book, as an adless
daily newspaper, will become one of Igpfaost important public utilities in
Chicago a public servant. fWt
To the many who have expressedapproval of The Day Book, and asked
what they can do to help make it a success; I have no suggestion to offer
other than this: Help The Day Book get more readers by telling your
friends about it and where they can get it I know of no other service
anybody can render.
"Run continued on Kenwood Trust
& Savings Bank, 47th street and
Grand blvd., but other banks and cor
porations deposited as much as was
drawn out. Run believed to have
been started by neighborhood gossip.
George Prusener, 14, 3719 Eberly
av., who was driving his father's auto
when if ran down and killed Mildred
Gloy, 16, exonerated by coroner's
jury. Coroner Hoffman sent recom
mendation to Chief of Police Mc
Weeny that ordinance forbidding
minors to operate cars be more
Explosion of gasoline stove on
which she was cooking breakfast set
fire to dress of Mrs. Folcala Stant
well, 745 Forquer st. Probably fat
ally burned. Extinguished flames
Stella Uiotrowski, 2121 Pleasant
pi., struck and severely injured by
auto owned and driven by Arthur
Glickaus, 917 Garfield blvd., on West
ern av. near Elston.
Charles Kane, 24, 524 W. 57th st.f
shot in alleged attempt to hold up
saloon at 5443 Shields av., Monday,
died at St Bernard's Hospital. An
thony Carney, bartender, who shot
Kane, held at Stockyards station.