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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 19, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 2',
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cule and ostracism unless he ended
his columns to suit the blackmailers.
There was a basis for the stories.
Hayward, under a different name,
had served- a t,erm in prison for for-
gery. His crime came at the end of
a long debauch on which he embark
ed when his wife eloped with one of
his "closest friends" and the world
in which he lived slipped from be
neath his feet in a moment and he
turned to drink for consolation.
"It will hurt the paper if I stay,"
he wrote in a note he left behind as
he ran from the threat of scandal.
The News, on which he worked,
printed his letter. There was a mass
meeting attended by hundreds and
its message to Hayward, in his re
treat, was, "Come back, Hank, we
The Glad Hand Club was formed
to welcome him and to extend to all
others the word that, in Cumberland,
it is only the present that counts and
that each day opens a new page in
life for all who care to write new
records on it.
Hayward won't . come. He sent
back a letter from Louisville, Ky.,
saying that he was going on.
ALL ARE ANXIOUS TO FIND HIM
The governor of Maryland has re
stored citizenship rights to Hayward
to -.show the completeness of Hay
A mass meeting denounced those
who whispered the story of his past
The proprietor of the paper on'
Harry S. Hayward and incidents
from his career which led to crime
and back to usefulness.