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DAILY COMMENTS ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
O, you straphangers
Keep your eye on the jitney bus.
Riding in the open air beats riding
in a subway.
Evidently Boss -Deneen has put
something over on theTrProgressives
That's progressing like a crab.
Had there been fusion on a man
like Merriam there would have been
some justification for nonpartisan
As for newspaper support well,
Judge Olson might study the career
of the late Aleck McCormick.
John Bull may go too far with that
John Paul Jones kicked it in the
slats something like 100 years ago.
And if England pushes Uncle Sam
into that European scrap, she's liable
to push your Uncle in on the other
The joke's on the Beef Trust,
Og Armour got in a big hurry to
take the anti-German end of it early
in the game.
Now the anti-Germans are holding
up the Beef Trust's ships.
In Los Angeles the jitney buses are
operated under private ownership.
Chicago can go that town one bet
ter by operating her own buses.
Then there will be no trouble about
regulating the service for the con
venience and comfort of the people.
Private profit and public service
don't pull together in public utilities.
There's one thing the people of
Chicago DON'T want,
And that's a department store
The millions who ride on street
cars .live outside the loop.
If taxdodgers would pay their fair
share of taxes the public schools
wouldn't be shy of funds.
It's shameful when school author
ities talk of asking teachers and em
ployes' to donate two weeks' wages to
make both ends meet.
If the Trib and News were paying
rental for that school land on a fair
valuation it would help some. '
But they skinned the school-children
with the infamous midnight
Margaret Haley had better get
after taxdodgers again.
New York. Half a dozen homeless
and jobless men balked when they
were put to work making kindling
of old caskets.
Washington. The board of educa
tion plans to put "mdvies" into the
schools as an aid to the teaching of
geography; history and physiology.
Columbus, 0. Extreme styles are
interfering with concentration -in
high school classes. The school board
announced in ruling that it would
suspend pupils indecorously clothed.
Springfield, O. 0. F. Baughman,
machinist at New Carlisle, "invented"
a carbureter-less auto engine and
tested it out. Physicians think he'll
recover. Six others were injured.
U. S. WILL DEMAND REPARATION
Washington, Jan. 21. If Great
Britain admits charges of hauling
down the cotton steamer Green
brier's American flag this govern
ment undoubtedly will demand rep
aration. The state department today
had its international law experts bus
ily engaged in searching precedents
to determine whether this alleged act
constitutes an insult to the stars and
CAR CO. GETS SOAKED IN COURT
Twenty-one $50 fines for the street
car company's refusal to display des
tination signs were returned by a jury
in Judge Heap's Court yesterday.
Health Comm'r Young has added a
new feature to his fight on improper
ly ventilated cars. He has ordered all
of his employes to report to him the
condition of the cars they ride on.