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Millionaire merchants cant make money selling to
The people will get their eyes open and read the papers that fight their
battles, and the merchant who refuses to advertise in such papers will grad
ually lose customers and finally turn profit into loss. '
New merchants will jump at the chance to advertise in newspapers
that people are reading, and will finally get the business of the merchants
who are trying to punish the people by bulldozing the newspapers.
Big Business CAN'T WHIP THE PEOPLE.
It may kill off newspapers it can't boss, but other newspapers will take
their place and other merchants will get the business. And finally the news
papers thaOare true to the people will live and thrive, while those that be
tray the people will go to the junk heap.
How timid the newspapers are is illustrated by the fact that they are
afraid to meet this issue. They are money-mad. They have put them
selves at the mercy of their advertisers. They are afraid to stand by the
people for fear they will lose advertising patronage.
So I will have to make the fight for the big advertising newspapers
that want to be free but dare not declare their independence. I can do it
because The Day Book WILL NOT BE DEPENDENT UPON ADVER
TISING. And I will gladly make the fight to set the other newspapers free. All
American citizens who want to be free, who want liberty, who believe in
democracy, should be in this fight for a free press. For it involves their '
liberty. It involves every great social problem that has to be solved.
This fight is so tremendously important that newspapers might better
leave out the stories of murder, suicide, robbery and crime generally and
cover their front pages with stories of this war on democracy.
I BELIEVE ALL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS WANT TO BE FREE.
THEY WON'T TRUST THEIR OWN STRENGTH. BUT THE PEOPLE,
FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION, SHOULD MAKE THE FIGHT TO FREE
THEM FROM THIS VICIOUS FORM OF SLAVERY.
I BELIEVE, AND I SAY TO THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO, THAT THIS
IS A MATTER OF SUCH TREMENDOUS IMPORTANCE TO CIVILIZA
TION ITSELF, THAT THERE IS NO QUESTION BETTER WORTH
EARNEST DISCUSSION IN PUBLIC MEETINGS, IN ALL GATHERINGS
OF CITIZENS AND EVEN AT THE FAMILY FIRESIDE, THAN THE RE
LATION OF NEWSPAPERS TO ADVERTISERS AND THE PEOPLE.
BIG RACE STARTS
WAITERS SCORE VICTORY
St. Louis, Aug. 29. Striking union
waiters scored partial victory. James
H. McTague, owner of the Maryland
Hotel and McTague's restaurant,
signed an agreement that he would
employ only union men when he
opens McTague's restaurant, Sept. 8.
He closed the place for remodeling
when strike was called.
Will keep negro strikebreakers im
ported from Chicago at the Maryland
Hotel until contract expires Decem
ber 1 and will then employ union
white men. Pickets withdrawn.
Elgin, III., Aug. 29. With at least
30,000 people watching them, Ralph
de Palma, winner of last year's race,
Dawson, Mulford, Endicott and
Wishart started. on the 305-mile au
tomobile race for the.5,000 trophy
hung up by the Chicago Automobile
Club and the additional prize of
The course this year has been ma
terially improved and "hairpin
curve," where so many accidents
have occurred in former races, is al
most entirely eliminated.