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man in the Doyle-Zim deal, will meet
his new mates at Philadelphia.
The Western league has assumed
liabilities of the Wichita club and
will pay the salaries Qf players to the
end of the season.
Now a real fight for the light
weight title is being boosted. John
ny Kilbane has received an offer to
meet Fred Welsh in a 10-round bout
and will accept if he gets his price.
Such a battle would draw well, for
Kilbane proved Labor day by knock
ing out Chaney that he has a punch
of sizable proportions.
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ARE MORNING PAPERS AND
CHEAPER STATE ST. STORES
HAVING A LITTLE WAR?
Have the morning papers declared
war on the "cheaper" department
stores which do not adyertise with
Big Business along Sttate street
was stirred by this question because
both the Herald and Examiner print
ed a story how Otto Glassner, buyer,
died in the rug department of the
Boston Store from heart disease.
Several months -ago the City News
bureau, newsgathering shop of the
loop dailies, got an order from the
Newspaper Publishers' ass'n, press
trust of Chicago, to send out all sto
ries which had been suppressed in
This because the morning papers
wanted to get a line on some quiet
"knock" stories which would hurt
the stores which never advertise
with them, according to a newspaper
rumor. The first good, clean slam
story came today.
Every department store on State
street has a standing rule that pub
licity is to be avoided when possible.
Old Marshall Field Was the first to
start the idea that the Field store
name should be seen only in adver
tisements. The understanding has
been general ever since; trust papers
seldom carry department store;
T names when it reflects against the
When Glassner died yesterday on
the Boston Store floor the morning
papers had their chance. The story
was not a hard slam, but merely a. "
lilttle slap. People don't like to go
into a room where a man died of
heart disease the day before. Such
yarns hurt trade, but the morning W
papers printed this one.
If they keep on rapping quietly,
the cheaper stores may come to and
advertise in their papers, is the
morning publishers' idea, according
to the story.
Until now, cheaper stores have
not paid the morning papers for
space because they don't care to
reach the "highbrow' crowd which
can afford to read a paper before go
ing to work. The folks who get a
chance to see the paper at the break
fast table are not customers in the
lower-priced stores, is their belief.
The cheap stores want to get those
who have to hustle to work so early
they can't find time for. perusal of
the morning papers and their ads.
Just three times have papers defied
State street department stores, to get
The Chicago American and Ex
aminer, Hearst's sheets, fought the
department stores tooth and nail
when they first came out because the "
stores refused to place ads with -them.
The stores didn't want any more
papers on the field and took that
method of discouraging Hearst. He
battled with them, using union labor
as a weapon, until they came across;
then he dropped union labor and
hooked up with the trust press gang.
The Inter-Ocean was another to A
fight State street Its guarrel was not
so successful, however, and the pa
per went broke after losing millions.
Not a Hne of State street advertising
was placed in this sheet for years; it
hammered department stores just as
regularly as they slighted the paper
until it went broke for lack of funds'