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DAILY COMMENT ON
In making the navy dry, Naval
Sec'y Daniels barred wine for officers
as well as grog for the enlisted men.
That part of-itjs all right. There
is no reason why officers Bhould .have
special wet privileges.
Old John Barleycorn wifi now quit
sailing the seas under the stars and
And there will be fine openings for
dry young men in the navy.
The politicians are all excited, and
tomorrow the great American citizen
will proudly Cast his vote.
But we imagine things will be no
different on Wednesday.
We save the country like loyal
patriots at every election, but find
afterward that it is the same old
country, the same old people and the
same old bunk in government.
Apparently it makes little differ
ence in the average man's every day
life whether the eagle or the rooster
makes the most noise over the re
sult. We are interested in knowing how
great newspaper 'influence is in the
All of thfr hevyspapers appear to be
agreed that Marian Drake ought to
be elected and John Coughlin de
feated. Tomorrow night we will know
what the voters thought of it.
Probably the advantage is with
Coughlin, because he is in the ward
365 days in the year and those who
want to purify First Ward politics get
busv only in camnaigns.
Residents of the First Ward will
probably listen more sympathetically
to uplifters when the uplifting takes
the form of sympathetic interest all
the year around.
It is also a safe bet that the influ
ence of our "best" business men in
the loop will be lined up alongside pf
that of the tenderloin,
And if Coughlin is the man the vot
ers want, then that is representative
PEOPLE AND THINGS
The voters are entitled to what
they want even if others think they
should want something else.
We imagine that most of the news
paper outcry against Coughlin is
made with the full knowledge that it
won't influence many votes in that
Naval Sec'y Daniels isn't the only
man to take a smash at the Demon
Vic Lawson, right here in Chicago,
has barred all booze from the Record-Herald.
Hereafter readers of the Record
Herald will be supposed to be good.
Readers of Hearst papers are told
not to drink red lickker, but they are
permitted to lap up here.
. .Readers of The Day Book have our'
permission to do as they darned
Peaceful picketing is lawful and
the waitresses used no violence in
picketing Henrici's, BUT
They mustn't do it again.
The three judges finally got that
decision out of their system. And
it's a peach if you dont' care what
The lawyers will now study the de
cision and try to guess what it means.
Parents of seventeen-year-old Lulu
De Bett, 4201 W. Monroe street, who
was to have been married on April
19, to Benjamin Gorgo. 718 S. Aber
deen street, appealed to the police to
day to search for the girl, who disap
peared Saturday while en route to a
bridal "shower" party. She was de
scribed as very pretty,, dark-haired
and dark-eyed and about five feet six
For street wear, makers are show
ing many varieties of the Inverness
and military capes in eponge, serge,
garbardine, fancy mixtures, checks
and small plaids.