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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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issues vitally affecting every school
kid in Chicago were discussed yes
terday. The "Trib" didn't have the
story, and the Examiner and Herald
both carried about 200 words.
Sixteen-year-old Clifford Sullivan,,
killed when a truck of the Herald
skidded at Michigan av. and Lake
sL on Feb. 29, was a good boy. And
Clifford had a home at 1149 BeHen
This is the gist of the information
that several friends of Clifford have
asked to have published "since the
death of the newsboy and the circula
tion of reports understood by them
to mean that Clifford wasn't a hard
Friends of the boy, including his
aunt, Clara Moore, asked that it be
explained that Clifford had a steady
position with the Herald and was
making good when the accident cut
off his life, and when not at work for
the Herald spent most his time at
He never had to sleep in the Her
ald alley, as many unfortunates do.
Gossips in the neighborhood have
been misconstruing published re
ports about the boy since his death,
it is said. His friends want to close
the mouths of the critics with the
truth about the youngster.
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Morton MacCormac, whom the
mayor wants to reward for his good
work as political lieutenant by ap
pointment to the job of statistician
to the school board, was to be ex
amined today as to his qualifications
by a committee of the board. It was
expected that this committee would
recommend him, as the board seem
ed favorable to giving the mayor the
This job is one that is supposed to
be filled by civil service examination
and not by political appointment - i
Max Loeb will lead the fight to tho
finish against MacCormac in the
school board, and the City club will
sway its weight of influence against
the mayor making a politipal plum
of the statistician job.
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When is newspaper advertising the
same thing as bribery? The ques
tion is raised now by the Greater Chi
cago Federation. At its meeting
March 30 a committee will report res
olutions protesting against Chicago
Surface Lines, Commonwealth Ed
ison and other public utility corpor
ations pouring big money into news
paper cash boxes for advertising gen
erally regarded as bunk.
"Newspaper advertising on the part
of our utility corporations goes mer
rily on," says an editorial in the
North-West Side Commercial ass'n.
monthly bulletin, out today. "Vast
negotiations are about to be effected
between some of these companies
and the city. This resorting to news
paper patronage on the part of the '
companies cannot fail to create sus
picion. "The skeptic may say: 'Buying the
influence of the newspapers can be
done without advertising.' This is
.true. But in that event the newspa
pers would lend themselves to a di
rect bribery connivance, punishable
with penitentiary sentence for its
publishers and managers involved.
"An embarrassing possibility is the
fact that an unfriendly state's at
torney may become possessed of suf
ficient evidence to convict In the
selling of advertising space, however,
and there is no restriction as to (JJ
rates, all the purpose of bribery can
be accomplished by a method under
legal cover."
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Observe closely that Seattle wom
an posed successfully as a man for
20 years, until the police arrested her
as "a lazy husband." 'There's a mo
ral in it, fellers, a deep one.

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