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the source be Catholic or non-Catholic.
I don't care how devout a Catho
lic any unionist may be, how earnest
a Socialist, how orthodox a Jew or
how sincere a Protestant let them
get their religion where they please,
and worship God how they please,
but in the war for industrial justice
let them hold firmly together as
brothers in their union.
Politically I don't worry about the
whole mess. I know I can't get all
workers together in one party at this
stage of social development. That is
a matter of education and evolution.
Time will solve the political problem,
and I'm a good waiter.
Politics and Newspapers. Back of
all this politics is the newspaper war.
It is the field against Hearst, the
News, Journal and Post against the
American, and the Tribune, Record
Herald and I.-0. against the Exam
iner. There was a tight little trust before
Hearst came to town, and the Trib
and News had things pretty much
their own way. When Hearst broke
in he fought the trust press, was
backed by labor and got a big circula
tion and influence.
He made his first mistake when he
broke his word to union labor and
joined the publishers' association.
Once the other fellows got him
hooked and landed into the trust,
they had him where they wanted him.
And they played him for a soft
mark when they so manipulated the
fight with union pressmen as to make
Hearst, through Andy Lawrence, take
the initiative and do the first locking
Having climbed to success on the
back of labor, Hearst turned around
and kicked it in the face. And ever
since that lockout, labor has been
kicking back with both feet.
The Harrison politicians are b,eing
punished as much for their alliance
with Hearst as for anything else.
They are now in the awkward situa
tion of being tied up. as Democrats
with newspapers that are doing their
darndest to crucify President Wilson,
Secretary Bryan"and the entire na
tional Democratic administration.
There is some consolation in the
fact that while the other papers have
licked Hearst and are rapidly break
ing down the Harrison faction, they
are not yet in coritrol of politics
That is good, for I can't see where
government by Lawson and Keeley
would be better than government by
Hearst and Lawrence. That midnight
school lease, tha yearly robs the pub
lic schools of Chicago of thousands of
dollars, is a fair sample of newspaper
government through the Trib and
The first Carter Harrison had the
people of Chicago with him, and he
told all of the newspapers to go fly
Government by newspapers in Chi
cago means government for the loop
through the bigJadvertisers.
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