ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Congressman McDermott I clip
the following from the Chicago sec
tion of the American Socialist:
"The Day Book has not yet passed
its opinion on the importance of the
election of Jas. T. McDermott as con
gressman from the 4th district. The
Democratic party has placed itself on
record by electing him, still we would
like to have The Day Book say what
it thinks of a party which has such
The Day Book didn't bother its
head about McDermott or any other
candidate for congress except Frank
Buchanan; and we did what we could
to help Buchanan because of his la
bor record, and most distinctly NOT
because he was a Democrat
My position would have been the
same as to Buchanan had he been a
Republican, Socialist or Progressive.
I simply don't care a darn what payty
any man oeiongs to.
At the same time I wouldn't judge
any party by one of its representa
tives, whether that representative
happened to be McDermott or some
body else. If I were to judge the
Democratic party by an individual, I
would have one opinion of it on Mc
Dermott's account and quite another
on Buchanan's account.
I don't attach any importance to
the election of congressmen as Dem
ocrats or Republicans. I do attach
much importance to the kind of a
MAN a candidate is and what he
stands for. I was much more inter
ested in Congressman Buchanan's ef
fective work for labor than in his
Democracy; and I don't remember
having thought of McDermott during
the campaign. I don't even know
who ran against him. If the people
of his district wanted him and. elected
him, I don't see why I should worry.
If they want a congressman who re
signed under fire they're entitled to
what thex want. i..vut..tw.
LETTERS TO EDITOR
OPEN UP THOSE SCHOOLS!
Editor Day Book I have urged
some of the people of Chicago to
agitate for the opening of the old
Hyde Park annex high school, 54th.
and Kenwood av., and the old Ray
school, 57th and Kenwood, for the
How monstrous to leave these
buildings boarded up and uninhabited
and men and women sleeping in al
leys. I hope you will turn loose good and,
hard on such selfiishness.
How I do miss you, little Day Book.
JJ D U
St Paul', Minn., Nov. 19.
Editor Day Book The Danish pa
per Dannevirke reports the following
proclamation by Kaiser William to
his soldiers at the eastern front:
"Remember that you are the chos
en people and that the Holy Ghost
is in me and with me as kaiser of
Prussia. I am the Almighty's instru
ment; I am his sword, his representa
tive. Death and destruction to those
who are against me Death and de
struction to those who do not believe
in my mission! Death and destruc
tion to the cowards. Let ali enemies
of the German people go down to de
feat God demands their destruction,
the God who through me commands
you to execute his will. William
Imperator Rex." A Reader.
AN ANSWER TO BILLY 0.
Editor Day Book So Billy 0., 27
years old, thinks "This is a darn fine
life when one has the money, an au
tomobile and another girl every
night often from the best families!"
That Billy O.'s poor, foolish victims
pay, goes without saying, and Billy
"should worry." But I wonder if
Billy O. thinks he will get off scot
free Wait Billy O. Within five
years from now you will reek with,
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