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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 30, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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to reason that the directors and offi
cials don't want to "waste" precious
cash, reduce the dividends and sad
den the heart of the stockholders.
If you don't like the "service" pro
vided by the "generous heartel"
company you are afiiberty to walk.
After walking morning and evening a
few miles through slush and snow for
a few days, you will then be in a posi
tion to appreciate the "packing pro
cess" ana not Je eternally iuciung.
F. Isler. I-
TO IMPROVE SITUATION. Our
industries at the present time must
be democratized. If a few men "are
to own and. control all our domestic
necessities, where goes our republic?
The labor problem can never be
solved as long as one set of men own
the tools (machinery), while another
set use them.
When all those connected with in
dustry become together owners and
users, then will come the harmony
and union which have been so long
striven for. The capitalists contin
ually parade the idea that because,
they were once poor1 boys ana com
menced at the very bottom of the
ladder as mill hands and messenger
boys, each and every one of their
wage slaves can also become a cap
italist, and each one own large fac
tories, steamships and railways.
This, of course, is not true, but
they blind some people with these
ideas. They still boast that because
a few men have become millionaires
all can do the same.
This is plain nonsense. How could
175t000 weavers each own a plant
costirig over a million? At the pres
ent time Only one in 20,000 owns one
of these plants. Let me ask you a
question? How many of your work
ing friends have become capitalists?
None! Then how can these capital
ists' foggy ideas ever come true?
They never will because they never
cam' They are too misty.
What shall we do? What is the
remedy? The only remedy is to abol-.
ish the present jsyatam of private
ownership. What'SHl be the result?
The result wfllJ(oommon owner
ship, which will So-away with all the
present evils when the present sys
tem Is abolished; not sooner. S. Bai
koff, 1032 S. Racine av.
A PARODY. I am an ardent read
er of your Day Book and wish you
would print this parody on "When
Youxe a Long, Long Way From
Home," so that some of the moguls
of Chicago win give it the once over
and soften their hearts and give a
poor man a job.
When you're a long, long way from
work,
I know where the suri is never shin
ing, Where the people are always pining,
Waiting for some work, to do,
So they can" live, and their families,
too.
What's the use to keep them waiting,
Give us work they're always saying.
If you think it's wrong
Just listen to their dear old song.
- Chorus
When your a long, long way from
work
It makes you feel like you're dead
broke.
It's hard to find a boss that's true,
Who wttl give you some work to do.
And when the children commence to
cry
For something to eat that they have
not got,
Then you will cheer them up with
kisses y
What a cruel world this is,
Tears start running down your eyes,
That's when the sunshine turns 'to
gloom,
When you're a long, long way from
work.
Henry Trent, 120 W. 111th st.
Dncntnnrl III Tf
Roseland, ill.
Chicago, this spring, is lo have a i
mayoralty campaign of fusion and
profusion, to say nothing of efuafoa
and probable cOnfifsloS
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