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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 20, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Victor F. Lawson, Publisher Daily News.
James Keeley, Publisher The Herald. m
Robt. R. McCormick, Publisher The Tribune.
John Eastman, Publisher The Journal.
John'C. Shafer, Publisher The Post.
Wm. R. Hearst, Publisher The American and Examiner.
Say, YOU:
You are publishers of the loop press. Nearly all of
the people of Chicago depend upon you for the news.
Whatever success you have achieved, and 'whatever
money you have piled up as newspaper publishers, you
owe to your readers, the people of Chicago. THEY
the people have made YOU.
You don't owe a nickel to your advertisers. If they
don't profit by advertising in your papers they are
darned fool business men for spending money for ad
vertising. If they do profit by advertising, then YOU
are under no obligation to them at all.
I have had as much newspaper experience as any of
you. I know the game as well as any of you. And I
know that every successful newspaper publisher owes
his success to his readers.
And I say that nine out of ten of YOUR readers are
in sympathy with the underpaid, overexploited garment
workers, who have a right to live and who are demand
ing nothing more than that right. )
All they ask now is ARBITRATION. And the hu
man hogs the clothing manufacturers sit back on
their haunches in their hog pens, defy the public senti
ment of Chicago and REFUSE TO ARBITRATE.
They are not satisfied with that. They are trying to
drive the garment workers into slavery with hired thues

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