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paign of pvibU:4ty toget other-advertisers
to boycott the Trib.
How deep does that go? How far
does advertising control of newspa
pers go in CbjcagoSAnd what 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 gene'ral
newspaper policy of trying to control
the city government in the (Interest of
the loop? Is it solicitation for the good
df Chicago, or is it because the big
advertisers dp 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 all Chicago come into the
loop to buy?
Are the newspapers as solicitous
about clean streets outside the loop
-How mutih newspaper policy on
boulevard links, boulevard control,
the parking of autos, etc., is due to
the fact that dealers in automobiles
are big advertisenend hence have
liig influence with newspapers?
Do 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 upoaadvertfsing for its
existence? . - .
Is it true that we have no free press
in Chicago aside from- The Day
Book because no newspaper that
takes advertising can be 'free and
live? - v
Is our proud boast of free speech
and a free press merely a popular de
lusion7 And is the fact that we DO
NOT have free- spee'cj 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
control newspapers through advertis
ing patronage? '
ONE AMMONS BILL 13ETS BY
SENATE TWO ARE KILLED
Denver, Col., May 12. The special
session of the Colorado legislature
called By Gov. Ammons to appro
priate money to defray military ex
penses incurred by the state during
the Colorado coal strike and to con
sider other legislation will probably
do nothing but appropriate.
The senate today began considera
tion of a bill appropriating $1,000,000"
for the militia, which passed the
house late yesterday 44 to 15.
The senate killed two other meas
ures fathered by- the gqvernor. The
enacting clause of the bULestablish
ing a permanent constabulary m the
coal .fields was stricken, out and the
bill empowering the governor to pre
vent the sa.le and possession of fire
arms was pigeon-holed in committee.
,The military courtmartial which
has opened at the state rifle range to
investigate the recent battle of Lud
low was recessed until tomorrow.
WATER WALL DESTROYS
Investigation today showed that
thousands of dollars' worth of prop
erty was destroyed yesterday after
noon by the five-foot wall of water
which swept in from Lake Michigan.
Plessure craft were wrecked the
'Jackson Park lagoon flooded and
even larger boats badly damaged.
'The body of a man wag swept ashore
at .Belmont avenue, -out oeiorctne.
police could reach it the receding
wave had washed it back.
CLEASON TO PROBE HURLEY
Chief Gleason today promised the
Waitresses' Union that he will inves
tigate Mike Hurley, Officer 813, who
lias become notorious by the way he
has arrested "and handled the wait
resses during the strikes at "Henrici's
Miss Belle Golden and brother, A. S.
Golden, 2316 Rice st, hurt. Auj