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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Gov. Cox of Ohio. I have known
the governors of Ohio back to the
time of Charles Foster, who after
ward became secretary of the treas
ury. In this list were Foraker, Camp
bell, Bushnell, McKinley, Nash and
Harmon. And my judgment is that
Gov. James M. Cox, who has just
been defeate'd for re-election, was the
greatest governor of them all great
est in the sense that he did more for
the people of Ohio.
He enjoys the unique distinction of
making good on every promise he
made to the people in the campaign
preceding his election two years ago.
On the night of Monday, Nov. 2, this
year, in his closing speech of the cam
paign, he said at Toledo:
"I regarded every campaign prom
ise I made as a promissory note, and
I have paid 100 cents on the dollar."
He told the truth. He was called
a boss because he insisted that his
party majority in the legislature keep
faith with the people and make good
He ran 50,000 ahead of his ticket,
but was defeated by a few thousand
votes, and since election has an
nounced that he will never again run
for office, but will devote his time to
his newspaper properties. He owns
live, progressive dailies in Dayton and
Springfield, has served two terms in
congress and one as governor.
More progressive legislation for the
benefit of the people of Ohio, and es
pecially the working class, was put
on the statutes of Ohio during his two
years' administration than during the
entire service of any other governor
Ohio ever had.
Jim Cox didn't become the national
figure that Foster, McKinley, Fora
ker and Harmon did, but he was by
far the greatest governor for the peo
ple of his own state. His defeat at
the last election was a distinct loss
for Ohio, though probably a gain for
Gov. Cqx himselfi
LETTERS TO EDITOR
THE REPUBLICAN COMEBACK.
Editor Day Book--Your editorial
in The Day Book of Saturday even
ing, Nov. 7, explains the real reason,
for the comeback of the Republican
party and all true American citizens,
regardless of party affiliations.
You mention the Menace and the
Guardians of Liberty as responsible
for this anti-Caiholic uprising, which
is true. Our organization does not
deny the right of any candidate who
seeks for office, be he Protestant or
Catholic, providing he upholds the
laws and constitution of his office,
and does not favor legislation for the
"Catholic church," which is in pol
itics and whose slogan is: "Make
Your same editorial states that
this is news to the general public and
other papers are afraid to print same,
which certainly is a truthful state
ment, and I, as an American citizen,
thank you heartily on the fearelss
stand you are taking in publishing
the truth, which sentiment is taken
up by all loyal and true patriotic
American citizens. W. Vollbrecht.
THAT "MORALS" DOPE.
Editor Day Book Much interest
just now in VICE.
Many well-fed politicians and well
dressed "social workers," who spend
much of the time in well-heated par
lors are willing to spend a few hours
wiping VICE off the earth.
Geiger and Nance propose a farm
where "fallen women "may be sent to
receive moral enlightenment." Mr. A.
Rogers again writes in your Day
Book as follows:
"Let me tell the Morals Commis
sion, through The Day Book, that I
think their commission and .thous
ands more commissions would never
"What do they expect a single man
to do? Go to an insane asylum?
People of this kind-are always lock-