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They have an. instantaneous refer
endum on an adless paper, because as
it depends wholly upon its readers for
ALL revenue they can kill it in a day
if it goes wrong. And they make it
practically what they want it to be.
I have no fads or hobbies I want to
promote. I am trying to find out what
the people want and give it to them.
I am trying to establish a daily news
paper that the people can make or
break. It is more important to them
that it succeed than it is to me. I
don't want to use my readers for any
selfish purpose. I am entirely will
ing that they use me. From choice
I prefer to be a public servant. No
letters are omitted merely because I
don't agree with the writer's opinion.
Some are too longior the space avail
able. Some are abusive. Some are
libelous. Some are merely , attacks
on individuals. I don't recall the let
ter Uretz referred to, but if it came
from a Socialist I don't imagine it
was either libelous or abusive. As I
don't recall it, and I don't remember
of having seen it at all, I can't argue
about why it wasn't printed. I do
know, however, that I don't omit let
ters merely becauEe they advocate
Socialism. I am entirely willing to
publish letters criticizing me or The
Day Book. They might be deserving
and convincing. Cochran is merely
one individual. Take a crack at him
if you want to. The Day Book won't
be any nearer perfect than its edi
tor, and I happen to know he's a long
ways from perfection. About all I
can hope for him is that he will be
human. N. D. Cochran.
LETTERS TO EDITOR
Editor Day Book: It appears to
me mighty queer that intelligent so
ciety women are starting employ
ment offices for the girls that are be
iner laid off for the lack of work.
"What good are the employment of
fices going to do if there are no jobs?
It would be much better if those
society folk would open free lunch
counters for the army of young girls
that are out of work.
Personally, I don't believe in or
ganized charity, but in this case soup
houses would at least keep their bod
ies together for a while and perhaps
prevent the stronger of them from
falling for the animal lust of men.
It would be better for humanity in
general and particularly the wealthy
As it is the men of the same class
contribute the most to the shame
of our pretty girls enough said.
Mrs. Tom Barrett, 217 N. Sheldon St.
YOU'RE RIGHT, SO FAR
Editor Day Book: I have been a
constant subscriber of The Day Book
for the past six months and have ad
mired the impartial stand which you
have taken in different matters.
Can you imagine my surprise when
I read your statement in The Day
Book of Sept. 9, which reads as fol
lows: "England is bringing non-Christians
into the scrap as fast AS GER
MANY." I would like to hear from you
where Germany is bringing non
Christians into this war. An Amer
Editor's Note. You are right up
to date. My comment doesn't go un
less the Turks get in on Germany's
side of the scrap. N. D. C.
THE WORKERS PARTY
Editor Day Book: No doubt your
article in The Day Book of Sept. 9
on "Why Don't the Workers of Chi
cago Take a Tip From the Capital
ists" will bring you many and varied
answers, but there Is only one answer
as to the reason why, and that is,
because the great majority of the
workers of Chicago as well as any
where else, are not, as yet, class-conscious.
And that means exactly
what it says.
Look at the capitalist class? Don't
you think they are class-conscious?,
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