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PROVED HE WAS NO JOKE:
WILL HE DO IT AGAIN?
- When Bob Hodge put down
the workingman's pick and shov
el an.d, without money and with
out political friends, announced
that he was going to run for sher
iff of King county, Washington,
and that he 'would put the job on
V a basis of honesty instead of
graft, he was looked, upon as a
Hewas and is a big, two
listed, undiplomatic; outspoken
individual,, wbo might have been,
from his wonderful physique, a
"white hope' As such he might
have been taken seriously. As a
man who was going to wrest a
fine, fat job from a clique of po
litical grafters and turn it over
to the people well, he was just a
But He ceased to be a joke as
the campaign went on. Hodge
called things by their right names
and the people applauded. There
tvas nothing "smooth" or "foky"
about Hodge. He talked lang
nage that everybody understood.
He promised Some big things,
tpo. And, after hejvas elected he
made good on every one of them.
Then, when he announced his-
-- candidacy for governor, he was
.again hailed as a joke, by the silk
"hatted and carefully-manicured
stand-pat politicians, ' who have
been milking the state, unmolest
ed for years.
.But aireadv. thus eaclv' in the
tampaign, HodgesSgainis; ceasing
to'beajoke. " He fs making a re
markable camaign throughout
the state, and, everywhere, he .is
meeting" with a "wonderful re
sponse on the part of the people
to the real.dyedjin-the-wool pro
gressive doGtrines he is preach
ing. ForHodge talks to the pep--pie.
He holds no secret endorse
ments. He is a poor man, and lie ,
talks with and associates with the
great mass of the people wh:o are
not engaged in Big Business.
Bob Hodge is with the Com
motr People the workers in
mines, stores, factories, forests
and fields. He is no joke, j
WWII "RT7. SfVRTC!
, Sir Almroth Wright has got
pretty nearly all feminine Eng
land stirred up by announcing, in
a public card, that militant suff
ragettes are women who are phy
siologically disappointed of in
complete. And, he says, 'take
my. own profession. When a
medical man asks that he should
.not be the yoke-fellow of a medi
cal woman; he does so because be
would wishto keep up, as7 be
tween men and women, some of
the modesties and reticences up
on which our civilization has been
Now, the medical woman, is, of
course, never on the side of mod
esty, or in favor of any reticen
cies." Her desire for knowledge
-does not admit of these."
We don't know what action
the London doctors will take in
this matter btt, if we' were a Lon
don doctor, we'd either rise and
call Sir Almroth a short and ugly
word, or put a complete set of
leather window panes into our.
office and residence.