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palgn of ihipllcitjrto get other adver
tisers to hoycott tie Trib.
How deep does that go? How far
does advertising control of newspa
pers go in Chicago? Andwhat chance
have the" people of getting the truth,
If the big advertisers, don't want them
to have the truth?
What is responsible for the general
newspaper policy of trying to control
the city government the interest of
the loop? Is it solicitation for the good
of Chicago, or is it -because the big
advertisers go business in the loop?
Is newspaper policy in Chicago on
subways due to the public interest,
or "to a selfish desire on the part of
loop advertisers to build subways that
will make ail Chicago come into the
Are the newspapers as solicitous
about clean streets outside the loop
How much newspaper policy on
boulevard links, boulevard control,
the parking of autos, tcj js due to
the fact that dealers in automobiles
are big advertisers, and hence have
big influence with-newspapers?
Dq auto advertisers boycott news
papers that don't use their news and
editorial columns to play the business
game of those advertisers?
Is it true that.there is a combina
tion of nine or ten big loop adver
tisers who have the power to make
or break any newspaper in Chicago
that depends upon advertising for its
Is it tru that we have-no free press
in Chicago aside from The Day
Book. because no jiewspaper that
takes advertising can be free and
Is our proud boast of free speech
and a free press merely a popular de
lusion? And is the fact that we DO
NOT have free speech due to the fact
that there is no such thing as a free
Do Big Business and Special Privi
lege rule in this country because they
eohtrol newspapers through advertise
wg patronage.? , - .
f SOCIALISTS DECIDE TO RUN A
PAPER OF THEIR OWN
The National Socialist Party yes?
terday broke away from one of Its
traditions that has held sway over
twenty years when the national com
mittee voted 45 to 10 that the party
shall own and run a weekly news
paper. Clashes over the wisdom of the1
plan lasted four hours,, Then Morris
Hillquit and J. Stitt Wilson, who led
the debate for the newspaper, -won
out over Victor Berger and George
Goebel, who opposed a party-owned
The editor will be picked by party
referendum. These rules were set
forth to guide and control the editor:
In the news policy activities of thB
Socialist Party shall have first place.
Next shall come labor conflicts, lo
cafi national and international.
Next in impartanqe are official
declarations of the party.
The, editor shall be in accord with
the expressed view of the Socialist
Party in controversies being touched
on in the news. The editor can ex
press himself if he does it over his
own signature in the open forum.
Disputes shall be handled only 4n
the "open forum" .and no writer to
the forum shall have more than 500
BRICKMAKERS' STRIKE STILL ON
The arrogant attitude of the brick
trust proved too much for the city
council committee -which sought to
end the brickmakers'- strike and to
day negotiations look as far off as
The committee, headed by Aid.
Martin J. Healy, held two meetings
yesterday. At the first Prank KaB--ten,
business agent of -the Brick
makers' Union, appeared but William
Schlake, president of. the Illinois
Brick Company, ignored the commit
tee and remained away-Jtt the after
noon session Schlake appeared but
refused to do any peaceful talking.
The committee. wflL hold another
I lasting Wednesday saorning, ,