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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 28, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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worth df -their properties, and -would establish beyond doubt that Chicago's
real estate values make land buying here one of the safest' investments ob
tainable."' i - . 1 -.'.- -
Council is to. be asked to make the day a legal holiday.
I'm strong for holidays no matter what event or thing they qeks-
brate ; for the people Tfave a good time" doing as they please on holidays,
without regard to whaTthe day is supposed to celebrate.
All the real estate celebration on such a holiday would amount to
would be advertising. And quite naturally that would mean, dollars for news
paper puDiisners. am it wouian t
hurt anybody who had no money to
buy land, provided they can afford
the holiday for holidays mean loss
of wages.
When our great leaders of public
thought decide that the people shall
have a holiday to celebrate some
event, they decide, of course, that all
employes paid by the day or hour
shall take the holiday at their own
expense.
Now if Keeley will arrange his
holidays so that pay of employes will
go on just the same, with nobody
docked for knocking off work and
celebrating, I will favor holidays to
celebrate the business of other ad
vertisers. We could then have De
partment Store Day, Patent Medicine
Day, Automobile Day, Booze Day,
Loan Shark Day, Clothing Day, Rail
road. Day, Commonwealth Edison
Day, Chicago Telephone Day, Jewelry
Day, Theatrical Day, Want Ad Day;
etc., etc.
With all those holidays scattered
judiciously throughout -the year be
tween Memorial Day, Fourth of July,
Christmas, New Years, Washington's
Birthday, Labor Day, Columbus Day
and whatever-holidays sve already
ha-ve, the people could t have a good
time'ofltj
Ahd,hlf-'we all "liked' it we could
gradually grow the thing along until
eery" day would be a holiday, or as
the ae.tr -said:- "Every day'll (be
Christmas bye and bye."
As publisher of an adless news
pdjkif, however, I ask to be permitted
to inject one little holiday of my own
tBat has n& connection with "business
and Advertising:-
I would have that-day celebrate hu-i
manity, and wouldn't be particular
whether it were -called Humanity
Day, Brotherhood Day, Golden Rule
Day or some other name.
I would have this holiday made an
exhibit of what Chicago has done in
the way of developing humanity; and
I believe I would have a parade.
,1 can imagine a mighty interesting
exhibit of humanity in that parade.
We could start the procession with
Chicago babies wheeled in bajby-car-riages
by Chicago mothers. Mothers
who can't afford baby carriages could
carry babes in their arms.
Mothers who own autos would be
permitted to ride, provided they held
their babes in arms; and mothers
without autos would, be permitted to
walk. But all kinds of mothers should
he in' the exhibit. "Yes, I would permit
husbandless mothers to parade, too.
with their fatherless babes.
After'the mothers'would come the
children older than babes in arms.
Jji order to make the exhibit illustra
tive of life as it really is in Chicago,
children whose parents can afford it
would ride in autos. Children whose
parents get such low wages that they
must send their children into the
stores and factories well, those chil
dren would have to, walk, of qourse.
And 'I would Tiave them walk intheir
working clothes. Each child would '
wfear wharft can afford.' ' '
To be a truthful exhibition oflihfc
manity as it is, we should haYe
kinds- of children.
I would have boys who go to work
at a tender age alongside of boys
who havemorieyattd time fqr loafing;
college' students in ttieif rh rah rags'
walking alongside their brothers of
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