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LETTERS TO EDITOR
THAT SKUNKY TASTE
Editor Day Book: I protest
against the Schlitz Brewing Co. all
the time advertising that beer in light
bottles has "that skunky taste." I
have found "that skunky taste" in
Schlitz beer sometimes just as
in the others. I think the Schlitz
Co. is a bum sport to all the time ac
cuse the other breweries of selling
rotten beer. The Schlitz Co. is help
ing the Anti-Saloon League. A
WHO PAYS FOR GOOD ROADS?
Editor Day Book: There is noth
ing so obnoxious to the mind that
is stagnating in blissful ignorance
as reiteration. It refuses at first to
notice. It then becomes indignant.
Indignation begets attention, and at
tention removes stagnation and
brings results. The proof of this is
the amount of money invested in
street car advertisements, electric
signs and bulletin boards. If Perkins
Pink Socks are repeatedly called to
our attention we will begin by hating
Perkins and end by wearing his
socks. Provided the socks are good.
Reformers should note this fact
and not be discouraged.
Crystallize the reform and reiter
ate. For this reason it is in order to
call the attention of the voters of Chi
cago to the bad policy of endorsing
so many bond issues, which increase
the debt of the city and the burdens
of the producing forces of the city,
and give the pecuniary benefits of the
improvements wholly to the small
proportion of the people who own the
land upon which we live. This is
wrong. The people who get finan
cial benefit by taxation should pay
the taxes. People whose condition is
made worse by taxation should not
be made to pay for their own destruc
tion. It is asked of the voters of Cook
county that they vote an additional
burden of $2,000,000 upon all the peo
ple of Cook county in the shape of
bonds to be used to pay for the build
ing of good roads. This is a proposi
tion to tax the labor and capital of
Cook county for the benefit of the
land owners. Voters should order the
postponement of this action until leg
islative action and constitutional
amendments permit the payment of
the expense of such improvements
by assessing the lots and parcels of
land adjacent which receive the bene
fits, in proportion to the benefit re
ceived by each. Geo. V. Wells, 6050
South Park Av.
VACANT LAND WHY?
Editor Day Book: Onthe north
west corner and on the" southwest
corner of Madison st. and Kedzie av.
are two pieces of vacant property
each 150x125 ft. I understand that
Wieboldt offered $1,500 a foot for
one corner and the Anheuser Busch
Brewing Co. $1,500 a foot for the
other corner. What I would like to
know is what amount of taxes he
pays on those pieces of property.
There are 225 feet of billboards on
each one. I can't see how it could be
classed a vacant property when those
billboards bring in a big revenue.
I understand a man named Smith,
a banker, owns them. If you could
stand around there for awhile you
would hear every little while who
owns them or why are they vacant.
I am informed that 60 per cent of the
land in Chicago is vacant and held
for speculative purposes. Henry Ho
gan, 1068 W. Harrison St.
MOTHERHOOD AND SIN I
Editor Day Book: In a splendid J
recent article you ask: "Is there any
reason why we should make the or- '
deal of motherhood harder than na
ture herself makes it?" And, referring
to "the woman who was soon to be
a mother," you describe the disdain-
ful smiles of passing women or the
smirking and winking of unthinking
men. In reply, allow me to ask: How '
can we expect women to respect
motherhood when we teach them