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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 26, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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Oct. 28, and Syracuse, at Boston,
Nov. 25.
The work of Doane at fullback and
Mitchell at right half has been large
ly responsible for the success of
Tufts.
COCHRAN'S COMMENT
THE HEADLESS TRIB. When
Jim Keeley quit the Trib and got the
Herald the Trib lost its' head and
has been floundering ever Bince. It
has been losing friends probably
faster than any paper in Chicago
ever did before. Its only consistent
policy is that of knocking. It never
overlooks an opportunity to knock
organized labor; it has led the fight
against the public school teachers
and backed Jake Loeb even when he
appointed himself judge and jury and
ordered a school principal out of
town. It has viciously knocked
President Wilson with rabid editor
ials and vicious cartoons. It has in
sulted every reader who happens to
be for Wilson, and every man or
woman who prefers peace to war. It
called Henry Ford an anarchist be
cause he exercised his privilege as'
an American citizen and favored
peace and advocated the election of
Wilson. Whoever conducts its policy
now seems to see red and foam at
the mouth whenever he contem
plates the possibility of the American
people refusing to vote as the Trib
wants 'em to vote. He acts as if he
thinks Trib readers belong to him
and ought to do as the Trib orders
'em to do and if they don't they're
yellow cowards. It wants public of
ficials to be tools of the Trib. It
wants to be the government of Chi
cago and tell everybody where to
head in or get off. It would like to
boss the mayor, the state's attorney,
the governor and all the judges and
wants the people to defeat any can
didate for office who doesn't bow
down and worship the Trib golden i
pcalf. Its entire policy is doing more
to build up the Herald and tear down
the Trib than Jim Keeley himself. It
couldn't play Keeley's game better
if Keeley were mapping out the Trib
policy to suit his own purposes for
it is destroying its own greatest as
set, its good wilL
A ROTTEN CAME. Even if Prin
cipal Heil was guilty of sending the
so-called "poison letters,"it was a
dirty trick on both Mrs. Heil and
Mrs. Moore, and the innocent Heil
children, to give them to the news
papers. If Jake Loeb wanted to stop
a disgraceful affair he could haye
done it without banishing Heil from
Chicago, or giving a sensational
story to the papers. He could have
saved everybody concerned from
mortification and avoided a public"
school scandal. Of course, Loeb
himself would have had to keep out
of the limelight and gone without all
that newspaper publicity, but a real
man can forego the pleasure of pub
licity if by so doing he can save inno
cent women and children from
shame. I don't know whether Heilt
is guilty or innocent, but I do think '
the president of the school board
has unnecessarily stirred up a nasty
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
We have other authority than
Hoyne's for criticism of the police
department In 1914 Hdyne said the
detective bureau was a den of thieves
and he convicted some of them.
Only a little later Mayor Thompson
himself said in an interview in the
Trib: "The police department stinks.
The police department is honey- a
combed with grafters, who are col-
lecting money all over the city." Big '
Bill evidently knew what he was
talking .about, Hoyne is merely
turning on more light Bill ought to
thank him for it. Hoyne warned
him personally of some of th'e police
crooks before Thompson appointed a
chief.
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