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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
Julius Rosenwald is credited with
doing another good thing with some
of his money.
This time it is starting banks to
loan money to workers without credit
and at low interest.
There is no doubt about the good
intentions of Julius so far as his little
imagination will let him go.
But we can't quite get Julius when
he pays below-the-bread-line wages
to his own employes.
. Why not start dealing out justice
to his own employes?
It's entirely proper for anybody to
go to church who wants to go there,
and it won't hurt anybody to go to
Which one doesn't make much dif
ference. There's some good in all of
But it is none of the telephone
company's business whether its sub
scribers go to church or stay at
w And it would be downright impu
dence on the part of the 'phone com
pany to instruct the operators to tell
subscribers to go to church.
The telephone companies will have
its hands full minding its own busi
ness, and it may save the operators
some mortification if they are allow
ed to do the same.
There are enough legitimate ways
of meddling in other people's busi
ness without trying to drag 'phone
operators into it and very likely
against their will.
' Clarence Darrow is quoted as say
ing that -Gov. Ferris gave him and
other representatives of the copper
miners a hearing, and "listened with
interest and sympathy."
Nobody ever questioned the inter
est, the sympathy or the good inten
tions of Gov. Ferris.
' The criticism of him is that all that
rough stuff can he pulled off in his
state and the governor does nothing.
For five months those who were
being treated like slaves and convicts
by the mine managers might as well
have told their troublets to a brass
If the governor only knew he would
probably find that the mine man
agers themselves have nothing for
him but a quiet laugh up the sleeve.
The Tribune is so peeved because
its cute little president of the county
board can't run the majority, that it
can't give an honest report of a meet
ing. If at. can give an honest report, it
The plain truth of it. is that the
Tribune wanted to rule the county
board, and didn't get away with it
What the Trib might do when -it
runs things is illustrated by what it
did when it controlled the school
I refer now to that midnight school
lease," when the newspapers robbed
the school children of Chicago by the
terms of a rotten lease of school
lands now occupied by the Tribune
and the Daily News at ridiculously
It would be interesting to know
now how the employes of the Siegel
Cooper stores who bought stock in
that concern are going to come out.
When that stock was sold to the
employes, it was supposed to be a
great favor to them.
How about it now?
Editor Here, what's this?- Bill'
Jones' son was struck by lightning
in the west end". Waddaya mean,
Cub Reporter Why, that's the
side the sun sets on. '
New York cafes have been given
permission to sell booze all night on
New Year's Eve. Gotham's welcome
to the New Year may be happier than
ever, but what a lot" of cold, gray
dawns there will be!