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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 15, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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LETTERS WRITTEN TO
THE DAY BOOK
r ' ON WAGON TRAFFIC
Editor Day Book: In regard to
wagon traffic on the street car tracks,
I wish to say that the loads most of
the teams in Chicago have to drag
make it impossible to pull them for
any distance on asphalt pavements
on a heft day. It gets too soft and
some of it is in such bad condition
that it is unfit fop traffic. If the city
would use some of the vehicle tax
money to repair the pavements and
give us more brick, granite or block
pavements the traffic on the car
tracks would be much less.
, F. P. Haveman,
I , K , . 3119 Polk St
F CHANCE FOR PLAYGROUNDS
Editor Day Book: I am very
thankful that you have taken up the
boys' trouble. We are in the 14th
Ward and there are about 10 vacant
lots on the corner of Western ave
nue and Huron street. They have
.tried to build on them several times,
butare unable to lay a foundation
on acpount of a quarry underneath.
It seems to me that property could
be bought for a song and there are
soJmany children in our neighbor
hood,' all nationalities, that would
benefit by it Mrs. Gersch,
2454 Huron St
I ABOUT AUTO ACCIDENTS
.Editor Day Book: 1 wish to ex
press my earnest opinion regarding
automobilists and accidents. In
reading the city news you find that
two-thirds of the mishaps causing
death and injuries are from owners
of cars and others from incompetent
chauffeurs. A man who has been a
teamster cannot be-a perfect driver
in a year, let alone two or' three
weeks. It is just the same with a
motor school- chauffeur, "having
.worked nd nowemployed at -an au
tomobile salesroom. Owners come
to the service department for brake
and other adjustments." One owner
asserted his brakes did not hold, and
he just took a chance on stopping. A
chauffeur should be compelled to
keep all parts of the car adjusted.
A rigid examination concerning effi
ciency, actual break, horse power dif
ferences in -magnetos and the source
of travel the current takes, how the
efficiency is-maintained or increased;
etc., also having owners take same
examination would get rid of some
speed merchants or boulevard un
dertakers. B. B A Chauffeur.
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UNUSUAL
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She I had a most unusual dream
last night. I dreamt you kissed me.
He What is there so unusual'
about that? T
She Well, you see, I so seldom'
have a nightmare. r
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"Speaking-of curtailing the curric-
ulum in the public schools," com-
municates A. Reader, "why not cut"1
out anatomy? The pupils have
plenty of opportunity to study It on x
the streets nowadays." Peoria Jour-1
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