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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 27, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9',
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THE DAY BOOK"!
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Telephones Clrculatl. Monroe 3S3S
SUBSCRlWlpN By Carrier Jn.CWcAso.,
SO cnt a Month. Br Malt United
States and Canada, Jii)8 a Tear. ,
Entered as lecond.claaa matter April
21, 1911, at the poitptflce at Chicago,
nil, nnder the Act or MarcS t, 18T9.
BATTING AVERAGES Ty Cobb
is. a great batter, but be doesn't
knock out a" borne run every time he
steps up to the plate. He has been
known to strike out. Buthis batting
average is great, That's-wbat he is
judged by his batting' average. The
Day Book doesn'tmake a .home run
every time it goes to bat. It is just
as apt to strike out r knock a foul
into the bleachers as Cobb is. -$p
don't get peevish if you read some
thing now and then that doesn't suit
YOU. Just add up the times at bat
and. the safe hitsr divide the number
of hits by the times at bat and you'll
have the batting average. If it's over
.500 it's befter than Cobh.'s.
The Day Book doesn't satisfy .me.,
I often' read things in it I don't like..
Sometimes things I have written my
self don't look so awful good when
they get cold. So kee$ the score
and judge by the batting average.
j who pulled the strings played Wkm,
There Is grave danger of the lines
in the campaign now on being dra'wn
along religious Unes, something thai?
win profit neither party to such an1
unfortunate controversy. 3tJ
It may profit the politicians who
make use of such play upon opiniocP
and prejudice,, but it can't help the3
rank and -file which is played upon.
There is no difference between. tdS
man who asks the people to Vote tor
a man because he is a Catholic" of
Frotstant or Jew and the man -wh&
asks others to vote against a candi
date because he is a Catholic. '
The poprest reason for electing any
man to public office in this republic
is his creed, or want of it; and it's
just as poor a reason for keeping him
out of office.
Gitizens of all creeds should frow
down any attempt of politicians to
turn the municipal campaign into k
war of creeds. Let all men worship
God.as their consciences dictate- fend,
keep their religion out of politics, t
is'bafl politics and worse religion for
any candiate to drag his church or
his neighbor's church into a political
Now would be a good time to rea
the Declaration of Independence and
the American constitution at the fam
BREAKERS AHEAD. Some sen
timents run deeper than partytsm.
Recently the Illinois legislature got
away from the old alignment of Re
publicans and Democrats and mem
bers lined up as Wets and Drys.
Religion runs even deeper than
that. It cut ar figure In the recent
primary and in both parties. In their
greed for votes both Catholics and
Protestants among the politicians
The remains! of an extinct race
have been found in Kansas and Ne
braska; possibly Populilsts.
Jim Patten wants a business mart
(preferably Patten) for president;
and perhaps put-and-call legislation
To cure a man of drinking take
down In shorthand everything he
says about himself in a barroom and
read it to him the next day. h
English ships in the Irish sea. afj&
flying the Irish flag, and having ne'e
put it up, we shudder to think what
will happen If they try to take it down
jwipL an Irishman or board, . H