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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 06, 1912, Image 10

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WHY -TACKLE M'WEENY?
All of the business organiza
tions of the Northwest Side made
2. protest to Chief McWeeny yes
terday against the-use of the po-'
lice force for the private benefit
f the newspaper trust, complain
ing that the people of .Chicago
rwere being robbed right and left
because policemen were off their
regular beats and working for
Jthe newspapers.
But why protest-to McWeeny?
He is merely obeying orders.
jMayor Harrison !s the respons
ible official. McWeeny has to do
vhat the mayor tells him to do;
and the mayor appears' to be do
ting what Andy Lawrence tells
ihim to do.
SASSIETY IS PEEVED
My, but our well known sassie
jty women are peeved over that re
mark of the president of the life
ansurance rnen that sassiety wo
jmen are bad risks. Listen to this :
"Society women live much
more hygienically than others.
Women of the higher class re
jmain healthy because work isn't
hecessary for thenl, while women
fcvho must labor are liable to dis
' fcase.' .
This was given out by Mrs.
Herman Butler from her summer
home, at Winnetka. Here's an
other: "Society wpmen are not prone
o die youngs They know more
bf the principles Of right Jiving
than do persons in an humbler
Strata."
That one's from Mrs. James L.
Houghteling. Still another:
"The-woman who earns Jier liv
ing must work when well and
work when ill. The society wo-1
man realizes it is her duty -to pre-
serve health for the privilege ofr
Jiving leisurely." Mrs. Arthur i
Aldis. "
Now'wouldn't that get yourc
goat? And do you get on to
some of the expressions?
"Women of the higher cla.ss'r
remarks Mrs. Butler. Who im
thunder was talking of "women
of the higher class?" The insur
ance president said "society wo-.
men," quite, distinctly.
' There is some truth in Mrs.
Butler's remarks though. Wo-
men who must labor are liable:
to catch disease especially when
they are worked to death in in-
sanitary factories owned by the.
husbands of "society women."
"Persons in an humbler strata," -says
Mrs. Houghteling. Not wo
men in an humbler strata, but per-
sons -Jow, common, humble per
sona. There certainly is iiothing
humble about Mrs. Houghteling.
But it sure does seem as if these
sassiety women were dodging the '
issue. As we remember it, the-in- 4
surance president didn't talk
about how well sassiety women
knew how to live hygienically,
nor how much -they rested.
"Women of that Sort," he said,
"eat indigestible food, and drink
so much, that their systems are
wrecked and they go the quick'
route to the grave. They are bad
risks."
I Only one Englishman, has ever
been elected Pope.

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