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LETTERS WRITTEN. T0 1
THE DAY BOOK
f SOME OTHER BOYS
Editor Day Book: I read with in
terest your article in The Day Book
regarding working boys. Myself and
a few other boys were walking up
Western avenue, and when we came
to Van Buren street we met a few
friends of ours, and we just got into
a conversation when the officers
came along and told us to "get the
hell out of there."
I would like to know what we are
to do, as we are a httle too young
to stay in poolrooms.
Kindly publish this at your earliest
convenience and oblige some of the
boys in the neighborhood of Van
Buren street and Western avenue.
One of the Boys.
HERE'S A KICK
Editor Day Book: In reading The
Day Book Friday, June 5, 1914, 1 saw
your editorial, "Why Do Policemen
Chase the Boys Off the Corner," and
also the letter sent by the boys.
I have lived in that neighborhood
for a number of years and know that
if they behaved themselves as they
should, instead of insulting women
and girls, fighting smaller boys than
themselves and taking money away
from children who go to the store for
their mother, they wouldi hot be
chased by the police. They range in
age from 14 to 16 years, smoke cigar
ettes and shoot craps. A Reader.
GREEDY EXPRESS COMPANIES
Editor Day Book: I have been an
interested "reader of The Day Book
for some time. I have noted your
different fights, some of which I ap
proved, especially the 'downtrodden
department store girls in their fight
for wages and a Saturday holiday.
I work for the American Express Co.,
and work hard. We have long hours,
our work js never donet yet the gen
eral agent lias cut our alreadv small
vacation of one week to a measly five
days. I wish your paper was power
ful enough to cause some reform to
be made in the express companies.
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