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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 12, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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Sec'y of War Baker has named
Henry Souther, one of the. foremost
engineers of the U. S., consulting en
.gineer to handle the increasing aero
nautical problems of Vour .'govern
ment o o i
Washington. Too mucfi sjed in
foggy weather blamed for wreck at
Amherst, 0., March 29r which result
ed in the death of 27 and injury of
47; in report made by Chief Belnap
of safety division of interstate com
merce commission.
Norfolk, Va. Twenty-three ne
groes burned to death at Wallace
town, following explosion of gasoline
tank in moving picture theater.
National wealth of Holland in
creased since the war began by, $60
per capjia.
Hundreds of young boys who dis
appear from home find a harbor in
newspaper alleys and are chased out
in the small hours bythe newspaper
bosses to "hustle" papers.
Because of this the newspaper
trust has run -afoul of the juvenile
court Joel Hunter, chief probation
officer, has given the loop papers the
opportunity of remedying this evil
before starting prosecution. So far
all the papers but the Herald have
ignored his warning. The Herald
says it will stop the practice IF the
other papers agree to it
This is noi the first time the news
papers have been threatened with ac
tion if they did not stop. But always
in the past they have fought bitterly
against giving up the services of the
little runaways who are 'willing to
work all night even in the dead of
winter, for small pay and a chance to
roost in the rear of the newspaper
offices. And they got away with it
One of the most popular refuges of
the boys has been what is. known as
''newspaper alley," which runs be
tween the Herald and the News. In
.this alley the youngsters are tafught
the rudiments of effectivejiewspaper
It was in Ihis- alley that a number
of the strikebreakers used to crush
the union boys in the great newspa
per strike were developed to the
point where they were able to use
guns and fists for the trust press. ' ; s
One investigator from Hunter's of
fice, who has been working oh the
case, said that he already felt sure
that hundreds of boys who left home
a?e being hidden in the newspaper
' "It is impossible that the newspa
per circulation managers don't real
ize that these boys are runaways,"
said this investigator. "In some in
stances the boys are too young to
be allowed to workin-tb,e daytime,
let alone be allowed to chase all night"

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