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for a breathing spell for playgrounds
or for a factory site when needed?
But I fail to see where an extra
tax would stimulate the building busi
ness. Buildings are always erected
when business demands them.
At present there are hundreds of
buildings standing idle. Isn't it just
as reasonable to place an extra tax
on vacant buildings as on vacant
A higher tax on lots would work a
hardship on the little fellow who is
struggling along trying to pay for
his lot, hoping some day to own his
own little home. J
It would cause much of such prop-
erty to revert back to the big land
grabber. It would place homes just
a little farther out of reach of poor
Now, if you are looking for some
place to levy a tax, why not tax
There is about fifteen or twenty
million dollars' worth of such un
taxed property in Chicago.
They enjoy every protection from
the fire department and the law that
belongs to any other institutions.
Why should they be exempt? Lee
Green, 22 Ada st
ARISTOCRAT COMES AGAIN
Editor Day Book This thing of
football between the English and
German soldiers gives me another
great idea: Why not settle the whole
matter that way? Our class is blamed
for neither fighting nor furnishing
money, but what can we do when
they make fighting so rotten danger
ous? What gentleman wants to get
blown up or jabbed? I was some
good as half-back at college and
would not mind being of use in that
way. If football rules would not do
for the war game they could be mod
ified; for instance, when you get a
man down stand on him and hold him
a prisoner. Only get rid of those bally
guns and bayonets, then real
strength and skill will win, and one
Bide or the other would get ahead.
Dooced stupid, standing in wet
trenches and never -getting on. But
nothing can be done so long as the
lower classes seem to like it Aristocrat.
WHO IS TO BLAME?
Editor Day Book I am a reader
of The Day Book and have read so
much about prostitution and who is
to blame, I will give my opinion on
who is to blame.
1 The rotten system of our
2 The board of education.
3 The department stores and low
wages at large.
4 The parents.
5 Our city government.
6 The courts and judges.
7 The high-priced lawyers.
9 Newspaper trust and adver-
10 High cost of living.
11 Loan sharks.
12 All kind of charity organiza
tions or so-called beggars.
If any one of these parties would
like to know how they are to blame
for prostitution I can explain to them
my views about it. Arnold Strauss,
2714 W. Monroe st.
WHY CHASE FOR JOBS?
Editor Day Book Will some kind
reader please tell me why everybody,
from the U. S. government down to
the cheapest and most superficial re
former, in nervous excitement is
turning heaven and earth upside
down these days to get jobs for men
and women whose services are not
needed by society? Also, please tell
me why these men and women
themselves are wearing out the side
walks and perfectly good shoe soles,
as well as obstructing traffic, in look
ing for non-existing jobs.
Instead of nervously seeking work
in closed factories, why don't these
people remain comfortably at home,
enjoying the fruits of their labor dur
ing the past year, and in a peaceful
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