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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY H. M. C.
Being a "Perfect Fool." The other
night, in company with a friend, I
passed a couple of young girls who
were laughing, as the common say
ing goes, "to beat the band." My
friend turned to me and said: "Don't
they act like perfect fools?"
That is just about enough to set
you thinking. Just was is a fool?
Those two girls were evidently having
one grand time. At least their loud
laughing indicated such. They were
bothering no one and no one was
bothering them. About the only thing
to lay the laughing to, perhaps, is
one of those traveling salesman
Anyhow, their systems were shak
ing forth great peals of laughter and
they were thoroughly enjoying it.
Now, if that is what you call being
one kind of a fool well, it wouldn't
be a bad idea if we would all play
fool now and then.
Of course, that don't mean to rip J
up any street corners or startle the
neighborhood, but one good hearty
laugh in the open is worth two
choked up in your insides.
And, besides, this particular night
was a beastly hot one and it really
cools one off to see two folks disre
garding the heat long enough to
laugh at something else.
That Oak Park "L." It's been a
funny game of checkers the Oak
Park elevated company and the pub
lic utilities commission have been
playing. And where the funny part
comes in, the Oak Park "L" has for
gotten to make its move.
The commission has been there
with, bells on, moving that the com
pany do this and moving that they do
that But the. "L" side of the game
has been asleep or else too wide
The latest move in the game says
that the "L" must either elevate their
tracks out in the west end or stop
their cars at every street crossing.
That sort of indicates that the com
mission made one move and then
backed up on it. First it was de
manded that the company do one
thing elevate. Now they have the
choice of elevation or stopping at
Isn't that the blamedest game of
move you ever heard of? When you
come right down to brass tacks, how
ever, it looks as if it is still the com
mission's play. And that play is to
MAKE the "L" road put things in
condition so that folks out in West
Austin and Oak Park are safe when
the "L" trains come buzzin' by.
Austinites and Oak Parkers are
getting tired of Watchful Waiting.
LETTERS TO EDITOR
THE LABOR AFFAIR
Editor Day Book: I have been,
reading your little paper since its in
ception and am very glad that or
ganized labor has a true friend in the
newspaper business. In the last few
weeks a Chicago paper has been on
the warpath against labor leaders
and business agents. In reply to this,
war I would respectfully ask a favor
of you by publishing the following
The agitation in the Chicago Her
ald against corrupt labor leaders and
business agents is nothing else than
an attempt of the employers to beat
organized labor to a frazzle by try
ing to railroad some one responsible
for the increase in wages and good
working conditions workingmen are
getting continually. If the bosse3
who have published names and
checks given these men would not
try to play the innocent, but state
true facts, it would clear the entire
situation much quicker than to have
courts decide whether anything has
been done illegally.
Let these bosses admit that they
do not want union men to work for
them, and when caught in that sit
nation onajob they assume that they
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