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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 18, 1912, Image 10

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Even. in fetching English we depend too much on Latin granv
. The EngliaV'language is a living language. It is changing
every uay, aim una win nave iu uc Lars.cn miu
account before long.
Every child in the public schools should
be taught the rudiments of a trade. Two
years ago, I tried to get the -board of edu
cation to appoint a walking delegate teacher,
for every school. , T
The idea was that this walking delegate,
would visit all the factories, machine shops,
stores and other businesses within three milesi
of a-school, and find out from the proprietors
what qualifications they needed from boys
and girls seeking jobs.
Then the walking delegate was to talk
over the jobs with the children or with their
fathers and mothers so they could choose
which sort of job they would like best. f
The child -was to be taught along lines that would specially fit
him or her for his choice of job during the last two years in school."
The board of education turned down my plan, but I'm going tDr
bring it up again, and I yet. hope to try it out in the Chicago schools-
i" .'
WM. E. JOHNSON-IS ONE OF OUR BEST PUSSYFOOTERSl
Txr t. ... oi, to "D..,,. I J,-:, 4.1, ,. .! il
Washington, 'Sept. 18. Pussy
foot Johnson's been Pussyfooting
agam, and there js much gloom in
the sovereign state of West Vir
ginia :to say nbthihg1of the of
fice of Collier's Weekly.
Pussyfoot Johnson's chief
business in life is pussyfooting
and hating liquor and Uncle
SamV department of the interior.
" The folks in Wes't Virginia are
fixing to Have a wet vs. dry elec
tion November 5, and the cam
paign has been sizzling for some
'time
A f ew weeks ago, the editdrs of
a few West Virginia weekly,
newspapers arose on their hind
legs and set up a howl about how
the liquor interests were trying to
bribe the newspapers of the state,
I he editors also produced let
ters proving said attempts ,at
bribery, and the stock of the drys!
went up right away.
- Whereupon Collier's Weekly
jumped in with aji awful splashr
about the "dirty tactics of the1
wets." " .
Having got this out of its sys
tem, Collier's investigated, and
fdund Pussyfoot Johnson, bap
tized William E. Johnson, press
secretary for a big temperance so-
ciety.
AUHhese "letters "offering to
bribe West Virginian editors v
were written by Johnson, for the ,
sole and only purpose' of getting'
a line on said editors, v

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