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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 24, 1913, Image 12

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Louis Fiene, one-time pitcher for
the White Sox, has been released by
Kansas City.
MEREllYGOMMENT
Those newspapers that are sore
at Lieut-Gov. O'Hara because he had
the nerve to investigate low wages
must have been disappointed when.
Gov. Dunne found the state still here
when he got back from his vacation.
They would have haH a "good"
story if O'Hara had run off with the
state. But he quietly sat on the lid.
Tut, tut, gentlemen! The Butts
committee is investigating voting
machines not silk stockings. Any
how, so far as they are acting offi
cially. What would the city gain by con
senting to the Automatic Telephone
being sold to the bigger company?
What would it get the people who use
telephones and pay a good stiff price
for that use?
Sure the express companies are
fighting extension of the parcels post.
It would be educational, too, if the
government should show it can han
dle the express business to better
public advantage than private capi
tal does.
Doubtless the coal trust and the
railroad magnates will fight Sen.
Poindexter's government ownership
plans in Alaska for the same reason.
Yet Poindexter is advocating an
Alaskan plan of government owner
ship that means justice for every
workingman on the job and the best
possible service to the public. Be
sides, it will be an educational ex
periment. If capitalism is so sure, govern
ment ownership will fail, it' ought to
be tickled to death to have it tried
out in Alaska.
If YOU want to get an idea of how
far our daily life in a Christian nation-
is from being a Christian life,
just picture in your mind what would
happen if you actually tried to live
the Golden Rule a single day in Chi
cago. The Daily News is running a series
by aldermen on "Why I Love My
Ward." Let's hear from Gazzolo on
why he loves the 18th.
But why not a series from the peo
ple of each ward on "Why We Love
OUR Aldermen?"
Election Commissioner Howard S.
Taylor testified in the voting machine
quiz that he was an editorial writer
on the Examiner before he got his
present job.
Fitzmorris, mayor's private secre
tary, graduated from the same paper,
and President Campbell of the civil
service commission is still business
manager of the Examiner. Andy
Lawrence did right well with the ad
ministration. Andy learned his politics in Cali
fornia in the employ of former U. S.
Senator Hearst, daddy of William
Randolph.
Maj. Funkhouser wants to regu
late the dancing of all girls under 24
years old. Make it 50 and be done
with it, Maje. Or else put all the girls
in a glass cage until they get mar
ried. There is an awful lot of regulation
of private conduct by law and or
dinance nowadays. Most of the middle-aged
men of today would have
been in reformatories in their youth
if the laws had been then as they are
now.
And human nature doesn't appear
to be any purer now than it was then.
Children were raised by hand then.
Now we are trying to raise them by
machinery.
If it keeps up, parents may have to
turn their children over to a police
man or some association of high
brow sociologists to take all the hu
man nature out of them.
o o
That life may be sustained with a
lung capacity of one-fourth to one
sixth of the normal has been proven
by the independent methods of sev
eral French experimenters.

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