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ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY! WHAT IS THE' BIG
GEST FAKE IN CHICAGO? SEND IN AN OPINION
What is the greatest fake in Chi
cago? Here is one ofthequestions Chi
cago people don't know how to an
swer when strangers come to the
The newspapers have run many
popularity contests to find out who
is the most beautiful girl, the fast
est motor car, and so on.
You can locate champions of many
sorts around Chicago.
But nobody has located the biggest
fake in Chicago.
What is it?
Where is it?
When it is?
And is it a who instead of a what?
The champion fake what, where,
when and who is it can anybody
There's the United Chanties. Some
say that's the head fake. Is it?
And there's the loop district
crammed and jammed with people
who read newspapers and never go
anywhere or buy anything or do any
thing for fun or money except in the
loop. Is the loop it?
How about the Morals Squad?
The board of censorship of moving
How about the board of Supervis
ing engineers which regulates arid
regulates traction service and stops
overcrowding of street cars?
The South Park board land con
tract with the Illinois Central railroad
is that worth a prize?
And the City Plan Commission for
making Chicago beautiful in the loop
and along the lake shore, while kids
all over the West Side don't have
room to play shall we pin a medal
And say, by golly, we almost for
got it where does the trust press
come in, the combined newspapers of
the Chicago Publishers' ass'n they
are worth thinking about
And there are other candidates.
In a few days The Day Book is go
ing to start publishing the letters of
people who know something about
the champion fake, the. supreme fake,
the mammoth cyclopean fake that
surpasses them all in Chicago.
Send in your vote. The ballot is
preferential. That is, you indicate
your choice like this:
Greatest Fake in Chicago First
choice, ; second choice,
; third choice
This guessing contest pos-i-tive-ly
will begin as soon as Pay Book
readers begin sending in their
MANY JOIN UNION OF CLOTHING
WORKERS HOLD MEETINGS
Shop meetings held by the Amal
gamated Clothing Workers at Hod
Carriers' .hall, with tailors and cut
ters, employed at Lamm & Co., Fred
Kaufman, J. L. Taylor and H. M.
Marks resulted in many of the work
ers' joining the union.
Shop meetings are scheduled for
every night in the Wpek beginning
April 19 and two very large mass
meetings will be held.
In a statement issued by Frank Ro
senblum of the Clothing Workers he
declares that the clothing workers
are now realizing that a strong
union is their only protection against
the abuses existing in the trade at the
present time. They demand the right
to organize, a living wage, fair treat
ment, the right to bargain collective
ly and the abolishing of the blacklist
ing systems of the employers.
They don't want a strike, but if
there is no other way to get consid- ,
eration and fair treatment they mean
to fight for what is just
Rev. J. J. Franklin, Cincinnati, re
ported loss of $175 on Clark st. car
Safe of Randolph Market Co., 3021
Lincoln av., blown. Over $500 taken.