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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
Darn the Lawyers. Graham Tay
lor, who hands down from high-brow
heights swell humanitarianism for
the Daily News, offers as an argu
ment for the election of John E.
Northup as county judge that North
up was preferred by 900 lawyers
while Judge Scully was preferred by
That's -a darned poor argument,
and would be just as poor if the fig
ures had been t'other way around.
Then Taylor proceeds to say that
"this judgment coincides with that of
the public-spirited citizens as to the
qualifications of these two candidates
for the county judgeship."
What I want to know is, how in
thunder Graham Taylor knows what
the judgment of public-spirited citi
zens is. I think it is a safe bet that
there are public-spirited citizens who
favor Scully, others who favor North
up and still others who favor Cun
nea; and I don't think Graham Tay
lor knows enough to speak so gener
ally for public-spirited citizens.
He may think he knows. That is
often evident by his cocksureness
when writing stuff for the News. But
I think Taylor only does a little think
ing himself, figures out what Law
son wants and then assumes that all
public-spiirted citizens ought to want
what Lawson wants whether they do
My own judgment is that Northup
was picked long ago by the trust
newspapers, and advertised in ad
vance of the primaries by being made
a special state's attorney with a spe
cial grand jury, and then given lots
of special advertising in the news
papers that are playing the game.
I am satisfied that Northup is the
candidate of Big Business and Special
Privilege, and that either Cunnea or
Scully is infinitely to be preferred to
him by the general run of voters in
all parties. Anyhow, it's a bad sign
when most of the lawyers are for
him. Very few lawyers are good citi
zens. Most of them are for sale td
the highest bidder, and Special-Privilege
is generally the highest bidder.
Being Regular. Some Democratic
politicians who don't like Roger Sulli
van are supporting him for U. S. sen
ator for no better reason than that
they want to be regular.
Some Republicans are supporting
Sherman for, the same reason or
lack of reason.
But did it ever occur to YOU that
nobody has to be regular except a
man who wants to run for office some
Ninety-nine per cent of both Re
publicans and Democrats are not of
ficeholders and don't expect to be.
Being one thing or the other makes
no difference to them, so far as their
daily bread and daily life are con
cerned. The average partisan is a
Democrat or Republican because his
father was before him, or because he
got started that way and let it be
come a habit It doesnt get him a
His party never did anything for
him and never will. Each party 13
run by the organization, and the or
ganizations are run by the office
holders. The so-called public servants
are the party masters.
To a man who owns himself and
controls his own vote provided he is
not a capitalist there can be no
argument as to the respective merits
of Roger Sullivan, Larry Sherman
and Raymond Robins.
Sullivan got rich through the Og
den Gas franchise, and his interests
are the interests of the public-service
corporations. Sherman has been a
mere tool of these same interests.
Robins has been a workingman and.
has always been a partisan of the
working class. His interest has been
in humanity, while Sullivan's has
been in dollars, and Sherman's is
There would be no difference in the
situation if Sherman were rutmirg .3