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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 16, 1911, Image 11

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No doubt peopje-aye read with
interest .the stories in Xhicago
dailies of. theattejpipts-of the "po
, lice to stop racfcytrack ."gambling.
This gambling isart.done'on'hQrse
races run in Chicago. T;hebets,
are placed ,onsraces appoints asiar
distantras Jaurez,' Mexico, t -
But have ycTujioticed. the part
the newspapers themselves .play
in'this'gamblijfig-ganie? v Y ,
Why, for example, dqessuch' a
family, paper as,LawsptfsJDajJy
News print results5 of horse race's
away off-in Mexico each night ?--
Is it for-theinformation-of-the
men, women and qluTtfrerr'af "Chi
cago who are tremendqursly3ihterr
ested in those race's? J .
Or ip is for the benefit of race
track and poql .room! gamblers?
Who 'is interested 'in either the
entries for tomorrow's races 'or
the results of today's at Jaure,
Mexico, unless it be 'the pool
room sharks and th'poor suckers
who bet on tfyose'races and 'hand
their money over tpltbe sharks?
Isn't the newspaper that-prints
the entries and results,,.' under
such conditions a part-of-that
gambling game?
Don't they-Tielp .thV-gambling
sharks by keeping up the interest
in those faroffraes?-! "
An interesting illustration of
how the newspapers suppress"
news concerning one another de
veloped yesterday. Charles' and
Zoe Wilson were convicted under
the Mann act 'of- importing
women for jmmoral purposes."
The Joupal says thkt Wilson
was employed as 'a; printer on an
evening paper, -vand The (News
says he was foreman of a news
paper composjng room "before he
was arrested. ',-
" The fact 'is, Wilson 'was gen
eral superintendent ' of the com
posing room of Hearst's two Chi
'cago papers atthe time he-and his
wile, were'.arrested for white slav
ery? ":-
VTrhe same-vpplicy. was pursued
wlien'ipcent'AItman' and Dutch
Genftleman-were murdered. They;
vete referred to as labor sluggers, ,
and.rione of-the dailies in the pub
lishers' .trust printed the fact that
both Afiman and' Gentleman had
been' emfrlpyes of ''the 'Hearst
papers, "aii'4 that Moss ""Enright,
who killed Altaian in the Briggs
house bar;'wasxtn employe of The
Tribune. ,. , - I '
The. 'Tribune broke overrthe
newspaper courtesy not long ago.
When a Record-Herald slugger
was arrested for'slugging a Tri
bune newspaper boy, The Tribune-printed
the fact. But the
other papers in "the trust sup
pressed the news. '-'
, Then when a" Journal-slugger
beat up a man who ran a news
stand, every one ,. of the papers
forgot t'o print anything about it.
. Yet there has'heen more slug
ging by newspaper sluggers than
byso-called labor sluggers. But
that kind' of slugging is the kind
the people don't read about in the
papers. ' . '
Neither .do they tell the people
that nearly 'every one of the so
cafled labor sluggers- mixed up

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