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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 05, 1912, Image 16

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LET HER SPROUT!
Mayor Shank's potato
1 idea has sprouted. Two
thousand citizens of In
dianapolis have organized
a company, with shares at
$5 each, to do things to the
rapacious middleman and
cold storage extortionist.
The consumers have arisen
against extortion and will
deal directly with the pro
ducers. Good idea? Of course it
is, and well worth watch
ing. Thirty-five years ago the
other victims of the mid
dleman, the producers, re
belled. We had co-operative
grange stores in many
cities. The scheme
successfully carried
out, would todav be -a
grand thing. But it was depend
ent upon the consumers standing
together. They didn't, save in
spots.
Now the consumers are trying
it on. Will they stand together?
That's the whole question.
There is no extortion or abuse
on the entire list that cannot be
corrected if the masses will pull
together. How can there be pri
vate cinch or class cinch, if the
people government are loyal
to organized competition with the
cinch-holders?
Abnormally high prices are
now spurring consumers to do
just what the producers wanted
them to do, years ago. Maybe
now that both parties on the line
from soil to stomach are being
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badly pinched the idea will be
made to work, and we will be able
to live without the fellows to
whom we've been paying heavy
rake-offs for simply handing
things to us.
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x There are six (6), a half dozen
elevators in Japan.
Which about numbers the
buildings in Japan tall enough to
need elevators.
Chimney-sweeps in Switzer
land wear silk hats as a badge of
office. Just the same as ward
politicians do here. Johnnie, you
may tell the class where the dif
ference is

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