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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 22, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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maikets. Hysterical business men,
failing- at a greatly increased rate,
through their chambers of commerce
demand markets. Others, tearing
their hair, lingering on the verge of
ruin, frantically, like, a rat in a trap,
nosing around everywhere for a
chance to escape, are hunting for
markets. What is a market? Peo
ple who need things constitute a
market. Throughout the United
States at this hour millions of people
need things so badly that they are
suffering and dying for the want of
them. They are roaming the streets
of our cities, even as they did h
France before 1793, like lost and
hungry dogs, not knowing what to
do or where to go. These are hu
man beings, men, women and chil
dren. These millions in themselves
are potential markets; collectively
they constitute an artificially atro
phied market larger than any which
can be found anywhere in the world.
What is the matter with our cham
ber of commerce cultivating that
market by paying living wages? Is
this too sensible a suggestion to be
within the contemplation of our busi
ness men? Americo Vespuci the
Second.
SOME CHEESY ADVICE
Editor Day Book I want to get
you "wise" to the fact that you are
being cheated.
Why, you ought to get a "rake-off"
on -all those ads the big newspapers
got from the Bauer "Cheese" Co.
If you hadn't so freely exposed the
value of that wonderful cheesy
remedy, Sanatogen, I doubt if the
other newspapers would have re
ceived this added profit
Take a "tip" from me, Mr. Coch
ran and join the Newspaper Associa
tion. ,A11 you'll have to do is to expose
"fake remedies," but be sure to make
that agreement about that rake-off.
I am sure you can keep six issues go
ing a day and before you'll know it
you'll have your, feet on your desk
and four servants running around '
your house. What do you say?
Louis Silverman, 2619 Flournoy'st.
TAXING VACANT LOTS ....
Editor Day Book Mr. Geo. V.
Wells say: "Taxing the vacant lots
would do little good." I think a tax
of even one-fifth of the possible
ground rent of vacant land would
compel the owner to improve or sell;
In one case he would employ labor;
in the other he would cheapen lots.
This process must raise wages and
cheapen opportunity. If so, a tax on
vacant lots must do an immense
good; in fact, unemployment would
cease. C. P. Hunt, 530 Aldine av.
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COOKS INSTALL &FFICERS
The installation of the newly-elected
officers of the Chicago Cooks' and
Pastry Cooks' Union, Local 865, will
take place tonight at their clubrooms,
167 N. La Salle st. John R. Thomp
son, A. C. Herb and other owners of
union restaurants have promised to
be present. There will be a stag and
smoker.
The following officers are to be in
stalled: John Staggenburg, presi
dent; Julius Cook, first vice pres.;
Albert Ehrhardt, second vice pres.;
John Bernhard, third vice pres.; Fred
Ebeling, fin. sec'y and bus. agent; N.
P. Christensen, treas.; Gust Hegen, J.
Haggerty and Martin Hanson, trus
tees; B. F. Johns, inspector; Fred
Schaible, inside guard; Frank Zeit
vogeL" outside guard; Chas. Corrigan,
John Staggenburg and Martin Miller,
delegates to local joint executive
board, and Fred Ebeling and John
Staggenburg, delegates to Chicago
Federation of Labor.
Mrs. Matilda Zwalena of Parkers
burg, Pa., gave birth to twins, which j
were born In different counties. A
baby son was born at her home, after
which she was hurried to a hospital
in Lancaster, where a second child, a
girl, was born
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