SIEGEL, COOPER & CO, DRUG DEPT. HIT IN
DRUG WAR CARPENTERS VOTE AGAINST THE
BOSSES' PLAN EXPLAINS "PAJAMA" STORY
THE DAY BOO
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 198 Chicago, Wednesday, May 19, 1915 398!
JOHN D. PUBLICITY
' Vase' Deal With Rockefeller Is Talked Over by Banker,
Harry Wheeler of Chicago and Ivy Lee Want
to Control News Letters Tell Story.
' "Ours is a government of news
papers." Wendell Phillips.
"There is a power more over
whelming than that of a tornado or
an earthquake. That power is pub
lic opinion." Daniel Webster.
"Enclosed please find check to
your order for two thousand dollars
($2,000) as a loan applicable to the
initial expense of organizing the pub
licity campaign which you are under
taking on behalf of the coal operators
in Denver. As checks from the oper
ators' committee reach you, this
money may be returned to us. I
should be glad to have you spend any
night next week with me in New
York that we may discuss work your
office has been doing." Letter of
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to Ivy L.
Lee, teh Rockefeller family press
agent, June 10, 1914.
The Rockefeller-Lee letters given
out this week by Frank P. Walsh as
chairman of the U. S. industrial re
lations commission show the most
carefully worked out plans ever laid
by a big money interest for control
of news and shaping of public opin
ion. Local mystery in the affair centers
around Harry A. Wheeler, vice presi
dent of the Union Trust Co. of Chi
cago and former president of the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States. There was a big publicity
deal of some sort hooded up witU
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