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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 18, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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Mr. Brisbane's article on Colorado for
'The American Press'," July 8.
"To make sure of it I am enclosing
an additional copy. I am wondering
whether any portionof-:this editorial
could be used in our bulletin." July 9.
Ivy Lee decided to use the Brisbane
editorial. He wrote Rockefeller
July 11:
"Your euggestion that we utilize, if
possible, a portion of the editorial in
the American Press in the form of a
bulletin is at hand and I will be glad
to work it up."
How the star Rockefeller writer
and the star Hearst writer Tield in
side office talks and smoked up and
got together is hinted at in this let
ter of Lee to Rockefeller July 24:
"I had quite a talk with Mr. Bris
bane yesterday and I think it a good
opportunity for you to write a per
sonal letter to Mr. Brisbane, suggest
ing to him the wisdom of publishing
a statement of facts concerning the
Colorado situation. I would suggest
that you devot your whole letter on
this subject to enclosing a copy of
Cong. Kindel's speech and saying to
Mr. Brisbane that in the event he de
sires additional Information you
would be glad to have it furnished
him."
So the proof stands up that while
the Hearst papers were trying to blow
up Keeley's advertising and wreck
the Herald by showing its Big Busi
ness connections, the Hearst organ
ization was playing flunkey and earn
ing "Thank you'r ffom the greatest
and most sinister single financial in
terest in the nation.
GOV'T HITS AT BILL POSTERS
The Bill Posters and Distributing
ass'n was attacked as a"trust before
Federal Judge Landis yesterday. Its
branches exist in every city of size
in the United States. It fixes prices
all over the country, according to
testimony in the trial.
Charles Bernard, secretary of the
association-until 1912, was the im-
J portant witness". He told Judge Tjan-
dis that the prices for the whole
country are fixed at an annual meet
ing of the association.
The government is seeking to
break up the organization because it
has been charged with stifling com
petition. o o
WOMEN TO WAGE VICE WAR
THAT MEN FAILEp ON
Where the regular police, Major
Funkhouser's band of morals men,
the Committee of Fifteen and the
Law and Order league have failed,
the women are going to try. , Thirty
first street between Indiana and Cot
tage Grdve avs. may be "cleaned up."
In the neighborhood of which
Major Funkhouser's men have said,
"We do not admit there is any vice
existing," the women who live next
door and around the corner from dis
orderly houses met yesterday at the
Lakota hotel and "discussed plan to
chase vice from the neighborhood.
Although no definite action was
taken, several hours were spent by
the women in telling of the night life
in some of the swell disorderly flats
where monogramed limousines stood
before certain doors all night
Along Calumet avenue, wnere the
school children run to their classes
passing "respectable boarding
houses" with the shades still down,
scenes which are better imagined
than described are enacted nightly.
In spite of repeated declarations by
the police department that Thirty
first street is -clean, the women who
attended the meeting yesterday told
of many houses, the best in the
neighborhood, which recently have
been bought by people with unsavory
reputation.
In was intencfed to organize the
women into a Second Ward Civic
league, but two disappointments
from Mrs. Thompson, wife of the
mayor, .and Chtef of Police Healey
turned the affair into a simple protest
meeting.
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