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or what Big Business wants the newspapers to make ,the; people, helievet
they want. . , -
Last year when they were shouting for Teddy and the Bull Moose
platform those highly moral family organs The Tribune and The Post
' hollered their editorial heads off for a minimum wage fqr Women and the
rest of that very excellent Progressive platform.
Now, however, it's different. The low wage issue' is a live one, and a
minimum wage for women might .ffect the profits of the big store' adver
tisers. So the Progressive organs are about as progressive as a pair of
crabs, and are backing up to beat the band.
The inference is that they are for a minimum wage outside the loop,,
or for all employers' who don't advertise.
Hearst's just as bad. He's a great friend of the workirigmari so long
as the wdrkingman is a meek, mild, .lamblike mollycoddle and don't ask
for better -wages or the right to orgariize. And He'll make a fierce fight for
the poor devils in far-off China. '
But right here in Chicago his papers have loopitis, which so -affects the
editorial eye that it can't see the workingman except through eye-glasses
manufactured by Big Business.
And Paddy Layin would be his ideal as' a labor leader.
; So Chicago politics is loop-sided, machine-made, boss-controlled,
rummy, reactionary and rotten. To get mixed up in it would be about as
delightful as crawling through a sewer fon your bands and knees'.
I'll crawl in when the people themselves are ready to crawl along and
clean the sewer.
STqRM SWEEPS COUNTRY BfG
The tol lof dead in the storm that
swept .20 states of the West and" Mid
dle West will reach the '100 mark.
Six hundred .were reported injured
and a property loss aggregating at'
Communication from towns in the
South today brought reports of ter
rible destruction "by tornadoes. The
wire damage has been so great that
it may- be several days before the
exact number of deaths is known.
Chicago only received a slap on the
wrist compared witl other places. '
Wire communication with the out
side world was almost completely cut
off for some time yesterday and last
night. Long distance telephone wires
were the only possible way of get
ting much pews outside of, Chicago
and they were not Jn excellent con
dition. The states that, the most damage
-was done in are; Illinois, Indiana,
"Ohio", .Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennes.- stroyed.
A cold wave followed the stdrnrand
sp'ring-like weather in the Northwest' ,
was .succeeded today by zero tem
perature: The mountain states were
Terre Haute, Ind. Eva Miller, 11,
struck on head by brick blown from
roof of her home. Hospital. May die.
Many .houses unroofed. . Thousands
of dollars property damage. -
Kriightstown, ind. Storm and
heavy snow caused hear wreck be
tween T. H. I. &.E.-car and a freight
train here. One woman seriously hurt
in rush of panic-stricken passengers, v
Two men hurt. . "
.Columbus, O. One workmen kill
ed and 3 injured ,When wall at the
Burdell Sweatpad Factory was blown"
t I ronton, 0. Thousands of dollars
worth 6f property damage. C. H. &
D. Ry. depot wrecked. WalTof largest
business .block blown in. Residences
and churches partially and wholly de-