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An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 5, NO. 48 Chicago, Monday, November 22, 1915
COCHRAN TELLS WHY
Says Big Bill Is on the Tob6ggant but Thinks It Is the
Fault of His Fool Friends Wants Thompson
to Be Mayor Himself,
WM. HALE THOMPSON,
MAYOR OF CHICAGO
You're on the toboggan. Mebbe you don't know it, but I do. And f
don't think you are, wholly to blame unless it is for being steered by fool .
friends who are not up-to-date and insist on playing stone-age politics.
Thousands who supported you "have lost faith. I'm not one of them.
I still think what I thought when you were running for mayor that you
mean to do the right thing, but are surrounded by fool political advisers
who hope to commercialize your administration and cash in while the
cashing is good.
You made a bully start. You were elected mayor by an overwhelming
majority and with the public utilities, the State street stores, the loop
newspapers and Big Biz generally against you.
They played Bob Sweitzer for a sure thing and backed him to the limit.
But I told you before election that you didn't need the newspapers, "the pub
lic utilities, the department stores, Bis Biz or even the Deneen orgariiza