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THIBTY-JTIllST YJSATl, NO. 127.
12 Per Year In Advance.
CBICAGOy SATUJtDAT, APKIIj JJ, 1920.
T!f 'oimw. "W J I OLE K V M BE R 1 fl S J
if villi yrl 1 1 K I ci2iiiiC
Chicago Boosters Publicity League Dis
gusts Many Chicago People by Mad
Attempt to Raise Million Dollars
While Asking Chicago tins for Million Dollar Touch,
Some Leaders Live in Other Towns; and Hold-
ing Aversion to Weeklies Knockers
Union Roasts Dailies. But Give Ads
We have boon hearing u grout deal
lately about tlio Chicago Uoostcrs'
Publicity League but wo aro Btlll In
it quandary Ilka many of our fellow
citizens as to whero the "boostora"
conio from and what thoy aro trying
Of courao tlio main object of tho
"boost" Ih to boost tho collection of
$1,000,000 for tho sake of boosting
Whether this secondary boosting is
for tho purpose of boosting somo
body's bank account or everybody's
bank account is n question.
It certainly In our opinion will not
boost tho bank accounts of tho pcoplo
who subscribe tho million dollars to
carry out tho mysterious boost.
Neither will It boost tho bunk ac
counts of tho long suffering tax payers
whoso minds uro aggravated b. con
stant reminders of their liability for a
Personal property tax In addition to
Special assessment tax
Uoulovnrtl link tax
Ileal cstato tax
Street widening tux
Lako front tax
Forest prosorvo tux
llclglnn baby tax
Dorcas Society tax
Lying In Ieaguo
Lying out lcaguo
Lying on gonoral principles lcaguo
Fcdornl war tux
Kxcess profits tax
Stato tax ' "
Highway tax .'
Incomo tax -., . '
Hed Cross collection
Illuo Cross collection
Green Cross collection
and other llttlo taxes which in addi
tion to now, and high license, high
Chicago rents and othor boosts lmvo
boon somewhat filling in tho way of
satisfying an appotlto for moro boosts.
IN THE CITY HALL
What the City Officials and Men
of Affairs Are Doing for the
Well, after all tho years of litiga
tion over tho voting machlno contract
has ended victoriously for tho city on
Tuosday. Chicago taxpayors aro
uliead many thousands of dollars.
Tho long light began In 1013, wlion
tho Empire Voting Machlno Company,
of Now York, entered suit against tho
city for pnymont for 300 machines.
Tho contract, mado by tho board of
election commissioners In 1911, called
for 1,000 machines at $942,500. Flvo
hundred woro raado and 200 woro ac
cepted and paid for by tho city.
Tho machines woro found to bo
worthless, tho city contended, so tho
remaining 200 machines woro rejected,
Tho manufacturers Insisted on the,
Urgeit Weekly Circulation Among
Pwple el Influance and Standing
Pcoplo who lived hero at tho tlmo
of the Chicago lire, and
Pcoplo who lived hero through all
tho panics, miseries, failures and
trials of tho years that aro past, are
asking who aro tho olllcluls of this
"Hoost Chicago" movement that Is ap
pealing for a million dollars at a tlmo
when everything else Is "appealing"
from tho coal pllo to tho pantry
Of courso wo would nover hoar of
this "boost" if It woro not for tho ad
vertising It Is receiving.
And ns advertising costs money a
"boosters" campaign for tho kale is
in ordor ns usual.
And an advertising advisory council
Is nt work.
And this Is our oxcubo for replying
to a query as to who Is at tlio head of
tho advertising campaign?
V. Frank McCluro Is tho chairman
of tho Advisory Advertising Council
of tho Chicago Uoostcrs Publicity
Wo lmvo boon nsked how many
old Chlcagoitns were connected with
this Chicago Uoostcrs Publicity Ad
Well to satisfy our own curiosity In
this matter so fur as tho Advertising
Advisory Council Is concerned wo
looked for W. Frank McCluro's nnmo
in tho last Chicago City Directory
published tho directory Issued for
W. Frank McCluro's nnmo Is not to
bo found under tho McCluro's In tho
city directory for 1917.
So tho Chicago Tolophono Co. direc
tory for February, 1020, was appealed
to with this result:
McCluro, W. Frank, 25 Fast Jackson
Blvd. Telephone, Harrison 8723.
McCluro W. Frank, It. toll Wllmetto
Wllmetto is located botwoen Kvans
ton, 111,, and Milwaukee, Wis.
Can It lie possiblo that tho head
booster or tho Chicago Uoostcrs'
Lcaguo does not oven livo In Chicago?
KItlinr tho tolophono directory Is
wrong or tho Interest In raising n
million for boosting purposes Is not
confined ontlrely to tho long suffering
pcoplo of Chicago.
Wo lmvo nover known tho tolophono
directory to bo caught In a llo.
A caroful perusal of tho list of
officers of tho Chicago Uoostcrs' Club
contract being curried out and tho bill
of $325,000 was on tho point ot being
pnld whon tho buroau ot public effi
ciency Intervened with taxpayers' pro
ceedings beforo Judge Uuldwlu in the
stato courts In 1912.
In 1913 tlio manufacturers brought
suit In tho fedoral courts to recover
Tho ninttor was stubbornly con
tested nnd finally camo up for trial
bofore Judgo Landls in 1915. A Jury
found for tho city. An nppoal was
taken by tho company, which resulted
In tho decision ot yesterday upholding
tho 1915 verdict.
In tho opinion, which was handed
down by Judges Frnncls K. Uakor,
Snmuol Alschulor, and Kvan Kvans,
tho judges hold that thoy woro called
upon to decldo only whether tlio city
was compelled to pay for 300 ma
chines for which no appropriation of
tho city council had beon nindo. Tho
ovldonco was to tho effoct nn appro
priation by tho council was nccossary
beforo a contract was mado.
discloses tho names of a few gentle
men who llvo in Chicago.
Most of them llvo somewhero clso
when thcro Is no collection going on
for n boost.
Ono of tho officers who does live in
MMjuniuiii.n 1'j.iiii :irr
Chicago Is Mayor Thompson and ho
has our sincere sympathy as wo can
didly bollovo that ho was led to father
somo othor fellow's scliomo In allow
ing tho uso of his name for this out
of town campaign,
Judging from published accounts tho
principal object of tlio "Iloostcr" Club
Is to hummer tho Chlcngo Dally Nows
and tho Chicago Trlbuuo when boiuo
of Its officials aro not engaged in
knocking tho weeklies.
Tlio following from tho Chicago
American of March 20 is u saniplo of
tho kind of boosting the Knockers
Union otherwlso tho Chicago Uoostcrs'
Publicity Club is doing:
There was a warm meeting of tho
printers' division of tlio Chicago
noostors' Publicity Club last night
at tho City Club, attonded by 300
J. Lowls Coatli, chairman of tho
division, said, In part:
"Chicago has hud udvortlslng, and
u lot of It, In tho past ten years. It
has linil some damnable advertising,
nnd It bus been done by tho Chicago
Tribune, which has robbed tho school
children of tho city, nnd by Victor
La whom, whoso connection with tho
Municipal Voters' League Is too well
known to talk about.
"Those papers have scandalized
and thrown so much mud nt this city
that It has been necessary for tho
business men of Chicago to get to
gether to ralso $4,000,000 In order to
put clean paint on our houso to cover
up tho mud and dirt thrown by these
"Wo should not only rrfuso to ad
vcrtlso In theso papers, but we should
refuso to buy and read thorn. If thoy
do not llko Chicago, why in h 1
don't they get out of It?"
This speech was cheered for fully
llvo minutes, and tho men guaranteed
that the division would go over tho
Wo aro happy to see that tho Chi
cago Hoo3tcrs' Publicity League con
tinues to put Its big uds for the million
dollars In the Chicago Ttlbuno nnd
Dally News and wo hopo thnt theso
public spirited papers lmvo given tlio
boosters n special rato for knocking
WOOD IS CLEAN
Tho Illinois receipts and expendi
tures In the campaign for Con. Leon
ard Wood are wldo open to Inspection
by properly authorized persons. This
statement was made by Col. Nathan
SAMUEL A. ETTELSON
and Able Corporation Counsel of the City
William MacChosuoy, Illinois mana
ger of tlio Wood campaign.
A statement Issued through the
Wood publicity department said:
"Our books and accounts are being
kept by tlio Great Lakes Trust Com
pany under tho direction of II. II. Mer
rick, treasurer of the committee. I
wish to rolterato that wo will gladly,
pormit any authorized person to go
over theso books and to satisfy him
self as to tlio proprloty of our 'ex
penditures." Col. MacChesney was
tho quoted authority for this state
ment. County Commissioner Albert Nownk
has nindo a splendid public record
slnco liis olectlon to tlio county board.
Ho Is always looking aftor tho Inter
ests of tho pcoplo as his votes prove.
Ills constituents aro proud of him nnd
woll satlafiod with his record.
Boosters and Not Knockers Interested
in Making Chicago a Seaport by
Deep Waterways Dine Together
Men Who Live in City, Where They Make Their
Money, Naturally Desire to See
Huelncss men arc tho real boosters
Uuslnoss men who like to llvo In
tlio city where they make their
Business men who feci grateful for
tho past and hopeful for the future
Are the real boosters.
One hundred and sixty of the men
who lmvo pledged themselves to lead
In tho woik of making Chicago the
host-known city of tlio world ban
queted Tuesday night nt tlio Hotel
Sherman. They were tho chairmen
of the trades division of tlio Chicago
lloostors' Publicity Club.
Thomas K. Wilson, tho packer, was
chairman of tho meeting. Almost his
first sontenco concerned tho implied
charge that tho underlying purpose
of tho club was politics.
"Nothing could bo further from tho
truth," ho told tho gathering. "Wo
aro associated to make Chicago
greater nnd not to piomulgato tho In
terests of any individual."
Mayor Thompson, who originated
tho Hcostors' Club Idea, took tlio lloor
to say that ho didn't euro what "somo
"There's no politics in this move
ment," ho asserted. "If tills is a good
thing for Chicago, then why should I
not participate In it? What sort of a
mayor do somo folks want ono who
sits In his olllcc afraid to start any
thing for tlio city's advancement lest
he be charged with playing politics?"
He suggested ways by which $0
worth of free publicity might bo ob
tained for every dollar actually paid
".Many Chlcngo concerns spend vast
sums In advertising their products
and their business. I wonder It wo
could not pcrsundo some to pool their
advertising funds and do some com
munity advertfslug that would bring
tliin the results they seek as Individ
uals anil at the same time advertise
The trades committee nlready has
subscribed more than $000,000 of the
$1,000,000 sought. The drlvo ends
AND STILL MORE
Four proposed bond issues totaling
Items of Interest Concerning Men
and Measures in the
llepiesontatlves of forty Chicago
and Now York bond hoiites saw tho
county commissioners open bids for
tlio Issue of good roads and Juvenile
Court bonds, each of a million dollars.
The bids accepted give $1,0:15,700 clear
to (lie county.
The county forest preserve commis
sioners finally approved the purchase
of 2,."00 acres of the Skokle marsh,
which skirts tlio ridge west of Kvans
ton and other north shore communi
ties, and turn It Into a sort of para
dise for bltils.
They have arranged to set up shel
ters for tho birds and to sow rlco
patches that will attract birds of all
species. Chief Forester Kennliott will
have charge of tlio work.
"When the win biers know they have
tieo tent and free food, and immunity
Talk About Men and Matters
Connected With Public Affairs
in Ail the Different Camps
Alderman John Uudeikiu. of tho
Twonty-fourth wanl. and three other
poisons aie named defendants in a
nOO.OOO libel suit filed b Attorney
Joseph A. Weber, opposing Alderman
iladerlolu In the election
Tho action, filed by Attorney (leovge
(tenuis, Is based on statements in a
pamphlet circulated in the Twenty
lourth ward. The other defendants
uro Louis Huethllng, 1230 N Wells
street, anil Kdwnrd Noldo and his wife
uf 3259 N Western avenue.
Supplementary nldermaiile election
will be hold on April 0 In theso wnrds:
Fifth, Klghth, Ninth. Twolfth, Twenty
first, Twenty-second, Twenty-fourth,
Twenty-sixth, nnd Twoiity-soventli
wards, and there will be a preliminary
election in the Klovonth for tlio Oil
Charles R, Peace, popular candidate
for Republican Ward Committeeman
of tlio Twenty-first ward will win.
$34,200,000 will bo placed on tho bal
lot to bo passed upon by tho people
at the April 13 election as a result of
action by the city council.
The street lighting proposal, tho
largest of the four, calls for an ex
penditure of $ir,000,000 at tho ruto
of $:),000.000 a year for live years. It
had almost unanimous support In the
council, only six votes being recorded
against it All of the proposals were
approved by largo majorities. Tlio
purpose nnd amount of each of tho
Improvements nnd exten
sion of the electric street
lighting system $13,000,000
Creation of additional small
parks and recreation
Completion of tho 1011
bridge construction pro
Construction of a soldiers'
vention hall (',000,000
from men with lilies and boys with
slingshots," said Potter Itolnborg,
piesldent of the county board, "they'll
swarm out then? In clouds."
The stilp to be purchased Is tho
lower end of the marsh. Its waters
are sulllclent. It lias been pointed out,
to nurture all the biids in the north
ern section of the forest preserve.
The Sknkio lias long been tho inecca
of ornithologists, and Chicago's Au
dubon Society knows It well,
Charles II. Wucker, chairman of the
Chicago Plan Commission, credits
Kciiilicrg with originating the Idea of
purchasing the tiact and turning It
Into an aviary.
.Mr. Worker, Col. It. It. McCoiinlck,
Victor F. Law son, and other members
of the Forest Preserve Committee,
have given .Mr. Weinberg much en
cMirageineiit In the furtherance of th
Chailes .1 V-uew, popular candidal'
for alihriuaii In the Twenty-lltst ward
Is legnnlcil b his many supporters
as n sure winner In tho April election.
Agnew sin prised even his most en
thusiastic friends whon he came near
capturing a majority of tho otes In a
field of lour candidates at tlio Feb
ruary election and Judging from the
wny ho cm led some of tlio doubtful
north-east end "Gold Const" precincts
It looks like Agnew Is a sure wlnnei
on neM April 0 by a big niajorlt.
Largest Weekly Circulation Among
People of Influence and Standing