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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8',
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AN CHIZZLY WEATHER EDITORIAL
BY JIM MANEE
Well, fair reader, you are cornered at last that is, you'll have tn ac
knowledge you are cornered if you live, up to that "FAIR reader." In the
first place we will all agree that it is mighty disagreeable to have icicles
hanging from your eye-lashes.
And now for the old saying "Laugh and the world laughs with you;
cry and you'll freeze your tears."
So "you've got to laugh. And as, long as that is the case, go to it good
and strong. Don't snicker; roar out loud. You never can tell, some one
may hear you and the people do say that laughing is catching. Wouldn't you
rather your face would be.in a laughing attitude than with a scowl if it were
to freeze. Some faces themselves would do the freezing keep out of that
class. ' ,
That one old saying reminds me of another "Nobody loves a fat man."
That's all bunk, especially in the winter time. Here's proof; when riding
down to work in a street car in the morning when the temperature in the
car is hovering around 40 degrees, what more could a person want than to
squeeze in between a couple of fat men?
Winter brings out numerous humorous happenings; for instance:
A person may slip and fall on the walk,
You laugh and laugh 'till he raises.
But if you should slip and somebody laughed,
'Twould make you sorer than blazes.
Anyway, it is an ill wind that blows nobody good. It's that same wind
that has been freezing the skating pond 'round town. That means that the
kids are profiting. If you are one of the "old folks" and don't skate, any
way you can feel good for the kids' sake.
If you can't squeeze a laugh out of your system over one of the good
things that come with winter why something seems to tell me you are a
. I believe that the man who wrote, "Your a Good Old World, After All
Is. Said and Done," knew what he was talking about.
,WELL, MAYBE THEY'LL ALL GO
THE OTHER WAY IN, 1914
Washington, Feb. 16. Retail
prices advanced in varying degrees
from 1 to 42 per cent on 13 staple
articles of food during 1913, and de
clined in but two instances, accord
ing to a report made by the bureau
of labor statistics.
The percentage of advance was:
Potatoe 42.3; eggs, 14.2; round
steak, 12.9; ham, 10.6; rib roast, 8.8;
sirloin, 8.3; bacon, 8.2; hens, 7.5; pork
chops, 6.3; butter, 3.7 ; milk, 2.7; corn
meal, 1.7; lard, 1. Sugar declined 8.8
per cent and flour declined 2.6 per
Retail prices last year were 70.9
per cent above the average for the
ten-year period from 1890 to 1899.
They 'were 7.9 per cent above the
1912 average and 16.9 per cent above
the 1911 average.
CAR MEN AFTERCOUNCILMEN
Defeat of all aldermen who voted
against higher wages and shorter
workday for street car conductors
and motormen is aimed at by the or
ganizations of those workers. The
Union Leader, their official paper,
calls the roll on the alderman this
week. The 40 who were against the
car men are named and the 26 who
were for them. "Support your friends
and defeat your enemies" is the