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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 17, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5',
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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY H. M. C.
Conductors. Too many folks
blame the street car service on the
conductors. They can't help it! A
motorman and conductor must take
the crowd that comes. And too often
said crowd has too many grouches
among it. And consequently the life
of some conductors is often what
Sherman said war was.
A conductor is only human and
acting under orders. A big majority
of them put themselves out to be nice
to our women folks. Let's give 'em
credit for that.
It does a man good to see a con
lean way out of his place and help an
elderly lady or a cripple on his car.
The conductor doesn't have to do
that. That is one of the moves that
indicates that he IS human.
When the rear end pilot of a street
car says, "Take the next car," it is
because he has got all he can handle.
There should be another car along
very shortly. If there isn't, it is the"
fault of the service. The conductor
knows there SHOULD be another car
in a minute or so that's why he tells
you to wait.
Folks get sore in fact, hotter than
the deuce if a conductor makes a
mistake. To err is human. If they
never pulled a mistake they wouldn't
be conductors. They'd be reformers.
Of course, there are1 always some
bad ones in ever set. of people, but
the percentage with conductors is no
greater than with any other class.
Anyway, give the conductor his
share of fair play and you'll get it
And I should imagine a "Good
morning" sounds good to them now
That Automobile.Coop. The trou
ble is, the rich folks know that their
dough will get them most anything
they want. Even the idea that they
have the coin does a great deal to
ward landing them the things that
their dear little plush-covered hearts
Now they have landed that auto
mobile coop that they have been aft
er in the downtown section. They will
soon be chugging over into Grant
Park with their benzine buggies. And,
there in the shade of a puff of smoke
from an I. C. engine, will rest said
automobiles until father has finished
his daily chores.
In the meantime, the guy who
hasn't the price to buy a quart of
gasoline had better look out less he
be told to get off the grass of a public
The autos have had the boulevards
all to themselves and now they've got
a portion of a public park all to them
Anyway, the I. C. Railroad and the
big automobile owners can jaunt arm
in arm around Grant Park and give
our little ol' windy city the merry ha,
LETTERS TO EDITOR
Editor Day Book: Under a head
ing "He's Got a Complaint," in reply
to "A Cop," I hope that you will
champion a just cause, namely put
ting the dogcatchers under the police
pension fund. Does a "cop" ever stop
to consider the dangers that a dogr
catcher encounters in his daily work,
namely, the handling of vicious dogs,
which he has to catch running at
large on the streets?
Does a "cop" know that two-thirds
of the dog license money goes to
support his pension, which amounts
to $130,000 a year, which is $86,667
from the work of fourteen men?
Does a "cop" realize that if it were
not for the dogcatchers that women
and children could not walk upon the
The dogcatchers catch on an aver
age of 10,000 dogs a year, which are
50 per cent femaJes, and- breed twice
a year, averaging four pups to each
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