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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 03, 1912, Image 20',
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It would take some form of magic to evolve a poem tragic
With the office boy as subject of the song;
He's 'too flippant, fresh and merry, with a cheer extraordinary,
So you couldn't sigh about him very long.
There is nothing in his payment which would tmy him costly raiment
And he has to tend to business in a way '
But he isn't over driven, and he frequently is given
To the reading of a "thriller" day by day!
lYou will often find him sitting with a dignity befitting
In the boss's vacant chair when he is out. .
And he calls the head clerk "Billy," and his secretary "Millie,"
Though his manner is a thing they kick about!
He is wise to all the chatter that an office force can' scatter,
And he knows the latest scandal 'round the placet
Though you may not chance to spy him, there -is not a thing gets
And he wears a knowing smile upon his face!
When there comes the baseball season, he is ready with, a reason
Why he needs a little respite now and then, ,
And. he knows each heavy hitter and each pitcher and his "spitter"
And .the history of all the baseball men.
He's an-imp sophisticated, he's the livest thing' createH; (
He's the essence of felicity and joy; . ' ' "V '
He is keen and bright and flossy, he is likeable andsauey
He is Yolith and4 Fun and Mischief he is boy!
NEW MORAL LAW.
Born out of the English coal
strike is the new moral law, "thou
shalt pay no-man for his work less
than suffices for a decent living."
This is tbe law of the minimum
wage. Men are awakening to it
But close upon the discovery of
this law tFeads a momentous
question: "What is 'a decent liv
ing?" and the r answer to that
question will sttetph forward into
the unknown centuries foj there
is yet another law that drives men
on and on. Nothing 1? good
enough to be final. There is no
If the white carnation is the
emblem for Mother's Day, why
not the popy fot Father's Da'?