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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 13, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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SOME GOSSIP ABOUT THE GAME
IN NEWSPAPERDOM
On the Inside of newspaperdom
the boys are having some fun out of
the game of ping-pong the Trib and
Exam are playing with the Herald.
Jim Keeley is -working under a
heavy handicap because of the J3ig
Business interests back -of him finan
cially. Recently Keeley was asked
to write an epigram for The Scoop,
published by the Chicago Press Club.
He wrote:
"I was a Whitechapel newsboy. I
own the Chicago Herald. I owe one
million dollars."
The million is supposed to be di
vided as follows: The Field estate,
Julius Rosenwald and the Continen
tal & Commercial bank, $250,000
each; La Verne Noyes, the windmill
man, and Sam Insull, the electric
magnate, $100,000 each, and Jim Pat
ten, the grain gambler, $50,000.
'It seems that the Continental &
Commercial bank gathered in a fresh
bunch of Record-Herald bonds every
time it absorbed a new bank, until
it had a fine collection of something
like $300,000 of those cute little
pieces of paper; and this is the inter
est Levy Mayer is supposed to rep
resent in the financial syndicate
back of the Herald. Mayver is also
lawyer for big booza interests.
The story goes that the Exam
helped push the fight on Julius Ro
senwald as a taxdodger and forced
the Herald to rush to his defence.
Then the Trib started its strap
hangers' campaign against the street
railways to force the Herald to de
fend Sam Insull and the Field es
tate, which is largely Interested in
street railways, the Commonwealth
Edison and the Chicago Telephone
Company.
So all the Herald has to do is to
rush to Rosenwald's defense when
the Chicago Title & Trust Co., the
Public Efficiency Bureau, United
Charities, low wages and philan
thropy are attacked; to the defense
of the Field estate and Sam Insull
when Commonwealth Edison, Peo
ple's Gas, Chicago Telephone, street
railways and loop property are in
trouble, etc., etc., etc., world without
end, Amen.
In the Wet and Dry fight the Trib
took the Dry end of it to forcre the
Herald to defend the booze interests
represented by Levy Mayer. The
Trib also took the Sherman end of
the senatorial fight, knowing that
the Herald backers were Republi
cans, and left the Herald only the
Robins end of the fight.
And back of 'em all is Victor F.
Lawson, who wants the Herald to
get there, so he can get his money
out of it It seems that Lawson in
sisted that Keeley get a million to
run the paper with after Lawson un
loaded the Record-Herald on him. Of
that million defense fun, 15 per cent
was called in last May and 25 per
cent in October, making 40 per cent,
or $400,000, that has gone into the
pot since May.
The game of the Exam and Trib
is to keep the Herald in a iam de
fending the Big Biz interests back
of it.
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COULD TOUCH IT OFF
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She Did papa ask you" if you could
support me?
He Yes; and i; told him I had
money to burn.
She Well?
He Well, then he said you'd be a
good match, for me!
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