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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 17, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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enough to Keep all kinds of day and
nignt schools going.
The Daily News and the Tribuno
are both occupying public school
lands with their newspaper buildings
and at a rental based on a "ridicu
lously low valuation.
This rental was fixed by a newspaper-bossed
school .Board when the
infamous midnight lease was execut
ed. And that lease forbids a revalua
tion of the land at any time until the
99-year .lease expires by limitation.
Neither the Daily News nor the
Tribune is in position to lecture a
Chicago Board of Education about
public school expenses until they
come before the public with clean
hands. And they can't come before
the public with clean hands so long
as they continue to shove down into
their pockets thousands of dollars
annually that rightfully belong to the
school children of Chicago.
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LETTER TO EDITOR
SIZING UP THE CAiMDIDATES
Editor The Day Book: Now that'
the primaries are over, Democrats
who are in sympathy with the policies
of Woodrow Wilson must face a
choice between principle and party.
For the last two months, vehement
gentlemen who call themselves Pro
gressive Democrats have orated the
length and breadth of the state
against the nomination of Roger Sul
livan. During the controversy we
learned that friend Roger had clean
ed up a tidy fortune through a crook
ed gas franchise. We have been in
formed that back of him are fran
chise grabbers, vice interests, graft
ing politicians, kept newspapers, Big
Business, booze and all the anti
Democratic forces in the state. This
is doubtless true, and, while we knew
it all before, these same crusading
gentlemen have made our assurance
doubly feure. Let us give them all
credit for sincerity
Yet in spite of the efforts of our
good governor ancj mayor, and
thanks to fluent promises and ready
cash, Friend Sullivan was nominatec
This, of course, slightly checked the
crusade, but in a cause co righteous
we expected a renewal of the conflict
the day after the primaries. But, no !
Says Gov. Dunne in extenuation:
"I am a Democrat and I have never
bolted a ticket yet" Sure not. It
takes a mind of your own to do that.
'Mkybe Billy O'Connell won't let you.
Says Harry Woods, who was par
ticularly holy in his pre-convention
attitude : "Roger, the best man, won,
and I will support you with my money
and my vote."
A primary then would seem to con
stitute a, political baptism involving
remission 'of all previous political
sins.
God help Illinois when individuals
with such warped Intellect and mor
als can label themselves Progressive
Democrats. This party loyalty is the
same kind of bunk as flag-waving
patriotism and equally profitable to
the professionals.
Maybe we are expecting too much.
"The politicians never get far from
the trough anyway. Illinois has two
senators at Washington, one a pro
fessional imitation of Abe Lincoln
and the other chiefly famous for his
whiskers, excellent attributes in
vaudeville, but hardly useful in state
craft. And now they want to hand
us Roger.
Raymond Robins may be a poor
Democrat, but he is a mighty good
Democrat, and Wilson needs the lat
ter more than the "former. Hugh
Reid, 1107 N. Parksida Av.
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UP-TO-DATE SHAKESPEARE
Sweet are the uses of advertising.
AU the world's a "film.
Baseball acquaints a man with
strange Fed fellows.
The course of true peace never did
run smooth.
Discretion is the better part of Villa.
For in my youth I never did apply
hot and rebellious grape juice in my
I bipod, Columbia Statev
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