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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
To The Loop Press. Here's a tip:
Take it from me, you're making a
big mistake overlooking that Lewis
meeting at Orchestra Hall next Mon
day night. The women all over town
are in dead earnest in their support
of the fight of the Penny Phone
league for a phone in every home
with good service at a "penny a call.
Theyare dead opposed to permitting
the Phone Trust to gobble the Auto
matic and junk it. They want a municipally-owned
and operated tele
phone system; and I believe they're
going to get it. The women folks are
watching the phone advertising in
your papers and the lack of news
about the meeting next Monday
night, when Congressman Lewis, fa
ther of the parcel post, will talk on
the postalization of telephones and
telegraph. Better get busy and get
in the game. Suppressing the "news
won't suppress the meeting.
The Candidates. The promisesof
most of the party candidates for nom
ination ior mayor are iuu or gutter
ing generalities. The various clubs
of men and women all over-town start
out for one candidate or, the, other
without waiting to know what each
candidate stands for. They 'appear
to be for the man and the party, or
faction, no matter what interests in
government the candidate standsibr.
That is blind partisanship.
How many voters before joining a
factional club have made inquiry to
find out what candidate or candidates
the public service corporations are
How many of them know whether
there is a bi-partisan deal on where
by the corporate interests are trying
to' nominate one of their tools on
"each ticket, so that they can't lose
rio matter how the people "vote?
' How do the candidates stand on
municipal ownership of the city tele
How do they stand on, jitney buses
to relieve the traction situation?
How many sfrapjiangers know
whether the man theyare 'support
ing is a candidate of the street rail
ways or a real representative of the
Who's back of Harrison? Who's
back of Sweitzer? Who-'s back of
Olson? Who's back of Thompson?
The two old-party nominees will
undoubtedly come from these four
men. The Socialist candidate is al
Who'll have the strongest pull with
Harrison if he is elected mayor? And
Sweitzer, Olson or Thompson?
If YOU own your own vote and
want to vote for YOUR interests,
don't you think YOU ought to first
find out what each candidate stands
for before blindly following his ban
ner? The corporations must be back of
some candidate- one in each of the
old parties. They always are. It's
part of their business. -They need
officials who will tjbeytheir orders
and represent THEM Instead of the
people. Hadn't YOU better look
around before letting somebody pin
a tag or label on YOU?
t-O 0 "-
"Who was that unobtrusive man
at the-wedding receptipn ? He stayed
in a corner all by himself and no one
paid the slightest attention tb him."
"Gh, that was- the bridegroonV