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O who is- a-'successful business man.
That would bar some mfghty good
men, but it1 would keep out an awful
. lot of crooks.
SAYS THE "L"CO. COULD HELP
Editor Day Book: There are hun
dreds of acres of idle land under the
'L" tracks on the North, West and
South sides of the city, and it would
be a fine thing on the part of the "L"
company if they would dedicate the
use of this unused land to the chil
dren of Chicago 'for playground pur
poses. It would require no great outlay in
money and make this land inviting
to young and old. Swings could be
put up, indoor ball diamonds laid out,
benches provided . and shrubbery
furnished to make these spots ex
cellent places for rest and recreation.
A good plan would be to set aside
a section for ball games, another for
running, jumping and similar amuse
ments for boys; one section for
swings df various kinds. A section
could be set aside for girls; one for
little tots, also one for grown-ups.
The lighting system could be very
modest, and if the city could not see
its way clear to take over this propo
sition, it is very likely that a big
hearted public would arise to the oc
casio'n and gladden the hearts of
thousands who would in this way be
benefited. Ceo. J. Spinner.
NEED PLAY SPACE
-Editor Day Book: In The Day
Book I noticed that the mayor, C. H.
Harrison, was won over by your arti
cles in The Day Book favoring more
playgrounds for hoys.
Now, we have a congested neigh
borhood bounded by all double car
track lines, and all traffic, autos and
motorcycles go Iown these streets,
so the children hardly have room to
move along. This district is between j
Burling and Orchard and3enter and j
-"Willow streets, "where the Newberry"1
,puBlic school, Arnold school, Waller
high school and two orphan asylums'
are and all children from the pa
Tochial schools. These all are within
a square block. The Newberry and
Arnold schools have an average of5
1,200 children each, so I think this
neighborhood ought at least have a
little playground of some kind. They
can't even have recess at one time
for want of space. Mrs. A. B.
UTILIZE LATENT ENERGY
Editor Day Book: You struck a
live lead when you started the move
for play room, and I want to join the
other willing workers by adding a
suggestion. There isi a vast, unused
force in the boys and girls of Chicago,
which, if organized and rightly di-
rected, will enable them to obtain by
their own efforts the neede'd conces
sions and privileges, with the added
satisfaction- of having accomplished
Let the boys and girls of this city
organize companies and on a given
day march through our downtown
district, carrying banners with ap
propriate inscriptions, and present a
petition of the mayor and council.
Chicago and the nation can make'
no better investment than the ex
pense necessary to properly develop
the young. The children of well-to-do
parents who do not feel the need
as keenly in their own cases will
gladly and generously assist in the
movement There will be little if any'
opposition on account of expense by
the people of Chicago to a reasonable
plan properly presented. T. B. M.
SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE
Editor Day Book: "I admire the
manners of some men." This remark
was directed toward a gentleman'
who had labored all day and was sit-'
ting in a street car. The young worn-""
an who made 'the remark was hang
ing to a strap, chewing um and at
tracting attention by letting the oth
ers know she 'was -compelled to-fefca4i
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