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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 28, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10',
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that easier naturalization methods
are required. They certainly are
needed badly. Why is it not possible
for a man getting his second papers
, to give the names and address or
phone numbers of his witnesses in
stead of begging -and nagging some
to go with him. Nine times out of
ten he must pay these "friends,"
either in cash or otherwise, and the
trouble necessitated by many and
many a man to get his second papers
has caused him to say: "Oh, well,
you don't hear it only outside of Sun
day schools." Many of the present
day voters received their papers ille
gally, for years ago it was a common
occurrence for some election worker
to see the men in his ward who were
not voters, and, mattering not about
the length of time they had been
in this country, bring them down in
a bunch some evening. To questions
they answered yes, although many
of them had not been the half of
five years in this country.
Simpler methods whereby a man
can get his second papers out with
out being under the present obli
gation to others are certainly badly
ABOUT RUBBING KNEES
Editor Day Book Reading an ar
ticle in The Day Book about flirting
and crowded cars, I would like to
write this and not ashamed to do so,
While working on Washington st.
near Clinton last winter I lived out
on the South Side and had to take
a Halsted st. car. I would walk over
to Washington and Halsted. This was
at 5:15 p. m. and the cars would be
so jammed and packed it would be
impossible even to get a foothold on
the rear step.
Then I started to go to Randolph
and Halsted, but the same thing
happened there. I went up to Lake
St. and found if I went half way in
the block and flipped on I would have
a chance to get on, so I did.
" I always found that nine-tenths of
the people would rather stand in the
aisles or back part of the car than go
to the front, so it got so all the other
people getting on at Lake st. would
put me first, for they knew I would
make way to the front.
A lot of people call it rough stuff
and boldness, but I should worry, as
I would rather get to the front than
be an aisle hog.
About rubbingv knees, I think it is
all bosh. Any one going home after
a hard day's work at 5:30 p. m., on
a Halsted st. car, is too much both-
hered trying to stand up to flirt or rub
knees. I know it, for I stood a lot
of it last winter.
Why, sometimes a person would
not even get a chance to turn around.
I know from experience, "for there
were always about ten or fifteen
young ladies getting on at Lake st.
who lived south of Garfield blvd. and
they had to stand up every night.
Another bunch would get on at 35th
st. and "the car would be so jammed
and packed a fellow could not help
rubbing up against the other sex.
So you can see who is to blame.
None other than the street car peo
ple. Walter C. Anderson, Fort Stan
ton, N. M.
A CONDUCTOR'S VIEW
Editor Day Book. As a constant
reader of The Day Book and as a
conductor I wish to scratch off a few
lines as to the result of Judge Sa
bath's ruling concerning passengers
standing on the rear platform of cars.
I only wish that Judge Sabath was
interested enough to board an In
diana av. car about Harrison st. and
Wabash av. some night between 5
and 6 o'clock. If he did this he would
very quickly see and feel the good
he has done for the public to improve
He would have the pleasure o"
pushing, shoving and fighting hi
way through the crowded platform sc,
as to get into the car, and, on nine
cars out of ten," if- he continued tci
push and shove he would find noij