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

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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Rotten Phone Service. I frequent
ly have this experience with my Bell
phone: Somebody calls me up and
is talking to me; in the middle of a
sentence the connection is broken;
I have lost my party.
Presently a pleasant voice comes
over the wire. It is the operator. 1
begin to kick about the broken con
nection. "Did you call, or did the party call
you?"
"They called me, and I was talking
when somebody broke the conversa
tion and shut us off. I "
"Hang up the receiver please and
give them a chance to call again."
That's all I get out of it. There's
no use in kicking, except to get the
bile out of my system. The phone
trust has things its own way. You've
got to take such service as it gives
you.
That couldn't happen with the au
tomatic phone. Nobody can break
your connection except you or the
person to whom you are talking. No
body can butt in and listen to your
conversation. You don't have to ring
and ring and ring and wait and wait
and wait. You either get your con
nection at once, or you don't And
you'll get it unless the other party is
busy.
You can't get the wrong number
unless you make the mistake your
self, our disconnection is immediate.
If you get the busy signal you know
it is telling you the truth.
WHY should Chicago throw away
the chance to get good service and
get rid of rotten service?
Is there any better reason than
that the phone trust advertises in the
newspapers?
That Gentle Sex. See what the
mashers have "gone and done." They
have caused the separation of men
andwomeji bathers, a one of $e
bathing beaches. AH the blame falls
on the mashers.
Here is a tip for some of those
streetwalkers and mashers. How
would you like to have some rowdy
flirt with or torment your sister?
How would you like to have some
strange male being bother your
mother on the street or at one of the
bathing beaches? How would you
like to have your sweetheart pester
ed by some man she did not know?
Well, that is just what you are do
ing. Every time you become obnox
ious to some one of the gentler sex
you are being insulting to someone's
sister, mother or sweetheart
You would like to make free use
of your physical power on anybody
who stepped on your toes by insult
ing a member of the gentle sex who
was dear to you. Look out you
haven't got the same thing coming
to you from some other male mem
ber. And, too, you have gone and spoil
ed our battling. Cut it out and we
can all get together again.
It sounds better to say "You splash
me and I'll splash you" than it does to
say "I'll smash you if you mash any
of my sweethearts, sisters or my
mother." H. M. C.
LETTERS TO EDITOR
ABOUT EXCURSION BOATS
Editor Day Book: I fear your
days are numbered if you continue to
describe such crimes as those that
occur on board our excursion steam
ers. Words fail me to depict the
.horror aroused by your assertion that
on these boats a- young man was
actually seen to hug a girl, whilst
another shamelessly kissed his wife
and yet another embraced his sweet
heart. Is it possible that the paltry
sum of $16,000 is all our city coun
cil will contribute to suppress these
shocking practices? Do they not
realize that these young people must
be totally depraved? Are they not
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