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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 25, 1913, Image 1

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FEAR PHYSICAL FORCE MAY BE USED TO TAKE
THAW AWAY FROM N. Y. OFFICIALS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper
N. D. Cochran, xggs Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. u?p5 Automatic 51-442.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 2, NO. 280 Chicago, Monday, Aug. 25, 1913 ONE CENT
WHY MARSHALL FIELD STORE CAN
GRAB STREETS OF CHICAGO
One Reason Is That Most Newspapers Represent the
' Selfish Interest of Advertisers Rather Than the In
terests of the People The Pennsylvania Rail
road, the 3 Phone T rust and Newspapers.
BY N.p. COCHRAN .
I have, a note from a woman reader about the blocking of public streets
by private interests. She says:
"I wanted to go from State street to Wabash avenue today on the south
side of the street, and found that I could not even go around the new Field
annex building, but must cross the street and walk on the north sidewalk
in Washington street the street itself being closed to traffic to allow the
Field estate to grab space under the streets as it has done over the streets
of the people. It occurred to me then that such usurpation as this, per
missible only because the heavy advertising of the store closes the mouths
of the daily papers, is a neat way to make anarchists. What does your paper
think?"
The reader's mistake is in assuming that the streets belong to the peo
ple. Theoretically, the streets do belong to the -people. In the sense that
the people have any control over what belongs to them, the streets do not
belong to the people.
They belong to whoever can. take them and, gfik.away.with-.it.. The
owners of the Field store are rich enough and influential enough to help

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