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BANDITS GET A MILLION IN BILLS
GIRL MAY TELL COUNCIL POLICE BODY
ABOUT POLICEMAN CRUSHING HER RIBS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 5, NO. 10 Chicago, Friday, October 8, 1915
TRIB FORCED TO SLAP
Clever Chap Gets By With Ad That Led to $5,000
Swindle Indictment on.Charge of Getting Money
Under False Pretense Follows Twas a
The Chicago Tribune, self-styled
"World's Greatest Newspaper," was
forced to swallow a bilter pill this
morning. The Trib had to print a
story which told how Stephen Go
recki of 1121 Noble st was swindled
out of $5,000.
The bitterness lay in the point that
Gorecki was lead to slaughter by a
clever young chap through a want
advertisement in the Trib.
. The case was just another proof
that swynJlora are operating, through.
the "want ad" columns of the Trib
une and News.
On Oct. 11, 1914, the Tribune print
ed an advertisement which offered a
young girl the chance to become a
moving picture actress, stating that
the accepted applicant would be given
a part immediately.
Among those who answered the ad
vertisement was Miss Mary Gorecki.
She kept her ambitions toward the
-moving picture stage almost a secret
until an appointment with Charles
Hetherington grew from the answer
to the Tribune 'ad.
TJiso-ske told her fatter, Stefbaa