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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Country-Saving. As near as we
can get at it, the soldiers in all of
the European armies have gone to
war to save their respective coun
tries. Each fighting soldier is suppos
ed to be fired with the patriotic zeal
which makes him thank God for the
opportunity to die for this country.
That is to say, German patriots
have devastated the homes of their
Belgian brothers and are now march
ing over the bodies of the their Bel
gian, English and French brothers to
get to Paris in order to save their
German native land.
Russian patriots are riding rough
shod over the homes of their German
brothers in Eastern Prussia, and are
ready to do the same to their Aus
trian brothers to the Southwest, in
order to save their Russian native
English patriots have crossed the
English channel to fight alongside
of their French and Belgian brother
patriots to save THEIR native land
AustTians, Belgians and Montenegrins-
all patriots and brothers- are
fighting back and forth across the
boundary, each going into anoMer
"country to kill and destroy in order
to save his native land.
Way over in the east of Asia the
patriotic ' Japs are about to invade
British China in order to save then
native land, or help England save it
although what they are really fight
ing for there is China's native land.
Next King George will bring natives
of India and Africa from their native
land to come over and kill Germans
out of patriotism even if some of
the Pagans have to take off their
shoes to fight
And to smear patriotism around a
bit more, Turkey is being urged to
get patriotic too and swarm over
Christian Europe as madly as the
warring Christians all out of love
for land, native or other.
I don't take much stock in that na
tive land bunk myself. The adjective
isn't necessary. Any old land will do
especially the other fellow's. And
no matter who wins the soldiers who
fight and survive will get none of it '
They will get only the proud privilege
of going back to work and being tax
ed to pay the cost of the war of mon
archs and moneys-lenders.
Isn't it great to be a patriot?
Time to Organize. The papers
representing the employing class are
urging manufacturers to organize to
grab off some of the foreign trade
that European manufacturing coun
tries will lose because they are fight
ing instead of manufacturing.
Why isn't it a good time for em
ployes to be organizing, too?
The higher the cost of living goes
the less wages will buy, and hence
the lower wages go.
If Uncle Sam is going to grab the
business bone the war dogs of Europe
are fighting for, then labor should be
inposition to get a bite at the bone.
But it will have to organize, and or
ganize, and keep on organizing.
"In union there is strength."
Advertising Cains. The Herald is
making first-page brags about its big
gains in advertising. Says it has
gained 296 columns in August, while
the Examiner gained only 9 columns
and the Tribune lost 29 columns.
But why shouldn't the Herald gain,,
when back of it are the Marshall Field
millions and the pull of the Conti
nental & Commercial Bank combine?
If that combination of moneyHtnd
pull won't get advertising for a thick-and-thin
organ of Big Biz, I don't
know what will outside of circula
tion. At that the Trib has nearly twice
as much advertising as the Herald,
and gets it because of circulation
rather than because the handlers of
the Field millions are stuck on the
No matter how much they gain hi !
I advertising, however, I think all ?f
...? - fc