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LETTERS WRITTEN TO
THE DAY BOOK
Editor Day Book:
Uecelve my heartfelt congratula
tions to the second birthday of that
splendid newspaper, The 'Day Book.
I am in love with it and it gladdens
my soul whenever I read it It is so
far above the other papers as is clas
sic literature among cheap trash.
The Day Book voices the feelings t
of the people for Justice in that clear,
strong language so dear to every
truth-seeker. It is a necessity to all
the people and its continuancy and
growth is therefore amply assured.
. God blass you and your co-workers
for every step and penstroke you do
in this great work of yours. With the
highest admiration, I am,
4056 Colorado Av.
Chicago, 111., Oct. 1, 1913.
THE EXAMINER'S VICTIMS
In connection with the $6,000 in
cash prizes offered by the Chicago
v Examiner I wonder if the publishers
have thought seriously of the disap
pointments, suffering and misery that
will he the portion of the tens of
x thousands who will have labored and
struggled in the interest of the Ex-
, aminer's circulation and will get
nothing for their service 'except the
memory" that they had "tolled,
clutched at the prize, failed and
Zj- Reduced to a demonstration, is it
not a,fact'thatrthe Examiner's prize
offer 'is merely the securing of $50,-"
000 to $100,000 worth of labor ser-
vice at acost of from $6,000 to $8,
000, ninety-nine perjcerit of the work
ers -receiving absolutely nothing for
the time, zea,l and actual money spent
in. hustling to-increase the' receipts Of
the publishers? - '
? -In ancienttimes' pyramids, tern
Dies - and tTalaces were built by the
duped millions for the glory o kings
"arid-pagan deities,-but in this refuted .
age of labor unionlsm-those-who' are
still permitted to exploit "publicity'
for profit flash money prizes for the
hungry masses to scramble xf or and
so secure their ten thousand workers
without the payment of i cent for the
vast service rendered. "i
Is it not time that reforms should
begin at the top? These publishers
know that they are sure of thou
sands of workers because the masses
are hungry. If a picture could be
drawn showing the broken hearts,
the distorted faces, the reeling home
ward in despair, the tired eyes, the
hands of the ten thousand who failed
clutching nothing, would the selfish
Hearst interests repent?. Would they
decline to again Inaugurate this mad
scramble of unpaid and disappointed '
workers? -Not on your life J No; not
until general human Intelligence
arises to such a point that it. will
pillpry "of lynch'all thQfie-whd at
tempt -stich campaigns o"tieartless
ness and. graft will those' at the top
forego any of their miserable, cus
toms or .methods- no matter,, how
cruel or how bereft ofythe 'ethical
standards T about which J they 'them
selves prate so much.
Our newspaper, publishers care
nothing for the havoc and degen
eracy wrought through their un
bridled exploitation of murder, di
vorce and degeneracy" trials and the
time will come when .the public,
grpwn Intelligent, will take from the
privilegad few the power to exploit
"publicity" for profit by. me'ans of the
hellish trinity known as the news,
editorial and advertising columns.
" " 7140 Normal Ave. !
Husband Where is the hammer?
Wife You had it yesterday. "I'm not
asking where it was yesterday."
"You had it yesterday and no one else
has had it since." "Huh! Well, if you
had the least bit of consideration for
mv f eelines you would have used that
hammer for something or other after
r had done with It, and then you
would -know whereit- Is!'' - - -