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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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THE DAY BOOK
iVT. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
EM SO. PZCORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
TlUn Editorial. Monroe 353
Telephones circnUtlon. Monroe 3838
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mail. United
States and Canada, S3 00 a Tear
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postoOlce at Chicago,
DA. nnder the Act of March t, 1879.
fering frqm that awful afflictiQnea-
cer, to tne world Y surely yn.cie
Sam doesn't want to make money out
of the saving of lives. Radium is
about the scarcest thing in the world
and one of the most valuable. If Un
cle has found a way to secure it more
cheaply he should show his process,
in all its details, to all the world. To
secrete and profit by this blessing to
suffering humanity would be playing
an ignoble part. ' ,
HITS THE BORROWER. It is as
serted that, under the "Houston
Plan" of taxation, which exempts
bank deposits, such deposits in Hous
ton have largely increased and that
money can be had from the banks
of that city on short time loans at 6
per cent, whereas the prevailing rate
of interest in other Texas points is 8
per cent.
Why not? Placing a tax on monies
on deposit in banks must necessarily
induce many to keep their surplus
funds in safe deposit vaults or other
hiding places and the less money the
banks have to loan the higher the
interest rate, of course.
. Houston's experience is but anoth
er proof of the fallacies of our uni
versal tax system and an argument in
favor of home rule in taxation.
Like women's suffrage, it's slow in
its movement but "coming along."
LET IT BE TOLD. It is a fine
work those U. S. chemists at Denver
have done in discovering "a new se
cret process" for producing radium
and it is finer still to believe that gov
ernment radium will be at the com
mand of the suffering poor as well
as the rich But
Why keep the process secret?
Uncle Sam has done a fine thing
in giving to the world a $300,OQO,000
canal. Why not give this process
which means hie to thousands suf-
THE INCONSIDERATE CORPSE.
A man pops up in San Diego who
was declared legally dead by the
courts years ago, and whose wife ixas
remarried and is living happily in.
Berkley with her new husband and
family.
The trouble with these Enoch
Arden cases is that some innocent
woman and more innocent children,
always shoulder the shame of the
aftermath. Once declared dead, as. a
result of his own intentional act,, a
nan ought to have the decency to
stay dead.
SHORT ONES
J. Og. Armour and Jim Patten
should hasten to the defense of the
Dardanelles. Every shot fired blows
a fraction off the price of wheat
The fellow who is most grateful fop
advice when it isn't needed usually
gets maddest when anyone tries to
give him the advice he needs most.
Political economists declare that
international marriages promote war.
How do international marriages dif
fer from any others in that respect?
Yim Hill says business needs a rest
cure. All right, Yim, you furnish, the
cure we'll furnish the rest person
ally. u
It is a fortunate thing for the Brit
ish that the cruiser Essex did not
take Heine Zimmerman off t$e
Apache when she stopped it to seejif
it was transporting Germans Hed
have disrupted the entire military or
ganization m. a. week.
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