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LETTERS WRITTEN TO
THE DAY BOOK
I 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 hot day. -It gets too soft and
some of it is in such bad condition
that it is unfit for traffic. If the ci,ty
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. Hayeman,
I t . . " 3119 Polk St.
r 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,
but are unable to lay a foundation
on account of a quarry underneath.
It seems to me that property could
be bought for a song and there are
so many children, in our neighbor
hood, all nationalities, that would
benefit by it Mrs. Gersch,
2454 Huron St.
ABOUT AUTO ACCIDENTS
Editor Day Book: I wish to ex
press my earnest opinion regarding
automobOists 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 sqhopl chauffeur,? having.
worked and now employed at anaar
tomobile salesroom: Owners come
to the service department fq? brake
and' other adjustments. 'One owner
asserted hjs brakes did not hold, and
he just took a chance on stopping. A
chauffeur should be compelled
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 rtakes, how thet
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.
She I had a most unusual dream
last night I dreamt you kissed me.
He What - is there so unusual
She WelL you see, I so seldom
hav,e a nightmare.
o o "
"Speaking of curtailing the. curric
ulum in the public, schools," com
municates A. Reader, "why not cut
out anatomy? The pupils have
plenty of, opportunity to tudy it on
the streets nowadays." Peoria Jour-
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