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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
The Staats-Zeitung. The Illinois
Staats-Zeitung, published in German,
is fighting Germany's battles here in
Chicago. Commenting on President
Wilson's appeal to the people of this
country to be neutral, that paper says
"this undoubtedly well-meant appeal
was quite unnecessary" and adds
that "an appeal ought to have been
addressed to England to observe a
neutrality demanded by the United
The purport of the rest of the edi
torial is that Japan is seeking trouble
with this country, but the real pur
pose of the editor is evidently to help
arouse public sympathy here for
The mild criticism of President
Wilson, however, would indicate that
the Staats-Zeitung is more interested
in Germany than in this country.
Else the editor Wouldn't get peeved
when President Wilson asks neutral
ity of individuals as well as of the
There may be some danger of the
Staats-Zeitung editor permitting his
German zeal to outrun his American
Anyhow, when the president wants
the editor's advice he -will probably
ask for it
War Styles for Women. Now they
tell us that fall styles for women will
have some resemblance to military
But will the women stand for it?
Women are naturally opposed to
war, although for some reason or
other they seem to think well of war
riors. But when war has got through
with its wholesale murder women
have to pay the big price.
Now they have a chance to quit
being style-slaves, issue a new declar
ation of independence and notify the
manufacturers of women's.garments
that they won't buy and won't wear
anything that looks like war.
The game of the manufacturer Is i
to appeal to whatever prejudice a wo-1
man has in favor of one of the war
ring nations, thus enabling woman '
to wear that country's colors or some
touch in her dress that will indicate
It would be a good thing if women
would stand by President Wilson for
American neutrality and do nothing
to affront her neighbors whose sym
pathies may be opposed to hers.
If the tradesmen who establish
styles play this game out I hope the
women will let war garments rot on
the shelves of the stores.
Editor Day Book: Your editorial
"Boss-Owned Candidates" Is a dandy.
The question "Areere any candi
dates for office, wtio want to repre
sent the people, all of the people, in
stead of a boss or faction," is timely.
I know of one John P. Tansey,
candidate for county commissioner
who is not on any slate, but close
enough on the list to one slate to
break both slates.
I was reading his platform. It lis
tens good to me. It reads in part:
"The first and about the only duty
of a county commissioner, after pass
ing out the annual budget, is to see
that the dependents of Cook county
are humanely cared for.
"There is something definite, some
thing to tie to, something worth
thinking about It seems to really
"I do not believe the county com
missioners and their employes should
attempt to judge of the merits of
I cases whether a man is sick or poor,
through his qwn fault or otherwise.
The fact that he is ill or injured or
old and infirm ought to be sufficient
to insure him food and shelter and
medical care, regardless of the cir
cumstances leading up to those con
ditions. It is a poor charity that hag
gles. "There ought to be no special