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SCHOOLKIDS LEARN GOVERNMENT BY MAKING
AND ENFORCING OWN LAWS 4.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, cgg 500 Sooth Peoria St.
' Editor and Publisher. TgPJ dy8 TeL Monroe 353.
VOL.2, NO. 206 Chicago, Thursday, May 29, 1913
EVERY CITY HAS A SOUL, AND A CITY'S SOUtt
IS THE COMPOSITE SOUL OF TH PEOPLE
The Difference Between Cities Is Only the Difference
Between Their Ruling Class The Same Prayer,
for Justice Is' In the Human Heart
All Over the World
BY N. D. COCHRAN
I cannot answer many of the encouraging and helpful letters that comet
from day to day, but the authors will find most of the questions answered
in these talks with readers ; and I Want them to understand that they are
helping others when they inspire me to write something that helps people
The original intention was to establish the adless daily newspaper in
New York, but Chicago was finally selected in the belief that there was a
bigger soul right here in Chicago; and I wanted to help that soul find ex
I had b'een studying Chicago for years, as well as one might through
its newspapers, before I came here. I didn't expect the city's soul to show
itself in newspaper policy, but I did know it would show in spots more
through the work of reporters than through the opinions of editors.
. I think more of reporters than I do' of editors, and I have had much
P experience with both. Reporters start out in their youth with noble am-
n bitions and exalted ideals, and it takes years of repression and the mercen
ary policy bf the business office to shrivel their souls and make cynics of
' But the writers always manage to get some of a city's soul into the
I most thoroughly commercialized newspaper, even if they have to sneak it
f in through a well-written human interest story.
i And the cartoonists most of them are idealists and dreamers; and
l. their human philosophy works through to the public in a picture. For ex
e ample, there is more soul in McCutcheon's cartoons than in the entire edi-f
torial page of TheTribune. , , . .fc
You can't imagine McCutcheon drawing cartoons to create public sea-j