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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 28, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 5',
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DAILY COMMENT ON
We have discovered something on
which the Chicago newspapers are
They all favor swatting the fly:
Which is what the fly gets for being
non-partisan and never advertising.
Those who' believe in non-partisanship
owe. a vote of thanks to the Mil
waukee Socialists "for stimulating
non-partisanship in that city.
One victory by Socialists in a mu
nicipal election drove all the Demo
crats and Republicans into one party,
which calls itself non-partisan.
It wasn't much of a trick at that,
for there wasn't any real difference
between Democrats and Republicans.
The Marshall Field ads say: "No
effort will be spared to make the ser
vice in the new store exceed the high
standards hitherto attained."
That doesn't mean high standards
of wages or anything like that- Be
cause there ain't no sich thing.
Wages still have to stand on their
tip-toes to peek over the bread line.
Here's one from Carsorr, Pirie,'
Scott's ad: "Note the fabrics, note
the patterns, colprs, style and last
ly tailoring. Of that we are proud."
Wonder what wages they pay the
'help that do the tailoring of which
they are proud?
Are they as proud ofthe wages
they pay as they are of the work they
get out of the workers?
That boulevard link will cost over
$7,000,000, and about one-third of it
will come out of the pockets of tax
payers all over-town.
It would be interesting to know just
what benefit the small home-owners
get out of it the ones who don't own
But then Chicago is accustomed to
being taxed.for the benefit of the loop
and thef ew.
Most of the street celaning is done
in the loop. We musfkeep. our front
yard clean for the benefit of strangers
who come to town to buy, in the loop
PEOPLE AND THINGS
Strangers don't go down to see
Bubbly Creek, y'know.
Our -political advice to Day Book
readers is to get all the information
then can and then vote as they darn
Own yourselves. Control your own
votes. Do your own thinking and
your own voting.
If you like what you have been get
ting all your lives, hang onto one of
the other of the old parties or wear
the collar of a boss.
The working class ought to know
exactly what to expect in politics.
But don't give the municipal judges
any mbre power than they have now,
unless you want human life made
more of a tragic joke in Chicago than
it is now.
The more power you give to the
courts the more power you give to
newspaper bosses who want to con
trol courts by brow-beating judges.
And mighty few courts know how
to use what power they have.
They.'ar afraid of the newspapers,
because' they think the newspapers
mould public opinion and control
Lillian Bell Bogue got a divorce
Lillian is one of those magazine
writers who. can tell any wife how to
get along with any husband.
The Ladies' Home Journaland the
Woman's Home Companion have
printed oodles of copy - from Mrs.
Bogue on how to be happy though
Another case of practice taking a
smash at theory.
"You can't starve the railroads
without starving the country, says
the highly steamed Inter-Oash.
And you can't have robbery freight
rates without robbing every Tom and
Bill who buys anything hauled over
Mme. Curie is the onlyperson who
has received two Nobel prizes.