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quack press. Never mind if some of
it is antique. We can sniff the battle
from afar, and we know Miss Haley
can pull some new stuff that will help
us all. We want-our children, our
boys and girls, tp know WHO IS RE
SPONSIBLE FOR LACK OF PLAY
ROOM IN CHICAGO.
They don't learn it in the average
Sunday school. Let Mrs. Haley go
on and pull up the quack press from
the roots. Alfred Gordon..
WAGONS ON CAR TRACKS
Editor Daj Book: In One Man's
Opinions on improvements of street
car traffic, you state car tracks were
made for cars, not wagons, to run
on, also that there are other streets
for horse traffic. Let's have another
opinion, this time from a driver of
horses. That's the old lame excuse
of the car companies for not putting
on more cars blame it on the driver
There are very few streets fit for
team traffic without car tracks upon
them.-as tracks are on all long dia
gonal streets and cross practically all
bridges and viaducts, on some leav
ing no space between track and curb.
Did you ever notice that between
the tracks the pavement is level and
in good condition, while between
track and curb it slopes very danger
ous to both beast and skidding of
cart, to say nothing of the many
holes and ruts, for which bless the
gas, electric light, telephone and
other corporations for not replacing
in the same condition they were be
fore being torn up.
Now, if you really want to keep
traffic off those streets, quit paving
other streets with asphalt. Said
pavement is a joke, like rubber in
summer, making a team pull twice its
load, which, no humane driver will
do, and in winter is slippery and not
fit to travel because a horse wants
something to dig his toe chalks in.
Or enforce a five-minute rule for
loading or unloading at curb, keep
pavement between track and curb in
GOOD condition and last, but not
least, allow no autos to anchor at
curb. W. Hecker,
1721 W. Huron St.
A WORKER'S POEM
-Dear Editor: I'm a often reader of
The Day Book. Also very interested
in the future of that adless paper. I'm
an unskilled workingman, so I have
little time to spare. Enclosed you will
find a few words which were written
by me while thinking about our pres
ent injustice and misery:
What Is the Use ? ? ?
What is the use of that beautiful
When we cannot enjoy it.
What is the use of that fine house?
When we cannot live in it.
What is the use of all the good food?
When we cannot have it.
What is the use of all governments?
When their main object is tyranny.
What is the use of all man-made
When there is no justice.
What is the use of our present civili
zation? When we are still in slavery.
What is the use of our present educa
tion? When most of our future genera
tion is forced to drop it very
early, while a few mighty ones
take the best of it.
I hope it will come a time
When right will make might,
When men will realize that no man
can be real happy
When mdst of us are unhappy,
Or all of us cannot.be real happy
When one is unhappy.
IMPROVING THE SERVICE
(Associated Press notice to Editors.)
In first sentence Trinidad story,
"mules, officers and horses," please
eliminate 'officera. -Peoria Jojjrnal.