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that thought it was a personal idea
and had no place in a scientific re
port" Kennedy read a statement from
Poor's financial manual. In 1913, it
stated, the surplus of Armour & Co.
was $84,000,000. The net income for
the same year was $11,356,000.
He gave the numbers of houses in
the 4500 block on Laflin street where
seven men and nine women died in
one year from tuberculosis. In 1908
1909 there were 429 deaths of per
sons be'tween 16 and 50 years of age
from tuberculosis. In the district
32.8 per cent of deaths are from tu
berculosis. One out of three children
die before two years of age. The
death rate is seven times that of the
University of Chicago district, a half
hours' walk distant
Crowded housing, cheap food, ir
regular work, breathing fertilizer dust
and working where water drips from
above into work rooms are among
causes or the high death rate from
tuberculosis, it was stated.
READERS NAME BIGGEST FAISEJ
WHAT'S YOUR IDEA?
Well! Well! Well! They are coming
in with their guesses on what is the
greatest fake in Chicago. . Everybody
is going to learn a little before we
get through with this.
Besides the candidates mentioned
yesterday, several new ones are
named in letters to The Day Book
today. Answering the question,
"What is the Greatest Fake in Chi
cago?" these are among the first bal
lots in the preferential voting:
W. H. Lathrop, 3313 S. Wood St.,
sends in the following:
1 Partisan politics in municipal
2 Municipal Voters' league.
3 The ads of the loop stores in
the evening papers (the, bargains are
no cheaper than those in the other
local stores, besides you pay more in
time and carfare).
Danjel A. Ureta has some interest- J
ing ideas of Chicago's greatest fake.
Here they are:
"It seems to me the greatest fake
in Chicago (as well as in other big
cities) are the cunningly trimmed and
decorated department store windows,
especially those of Marshall Field,
Mandel Bros., Stevens, etc.
"Just observe philosophically the
crowd of poor $6-a-week working
girls standing and gazing for hours
at the $100 to $2,000 gowns of the
latest design put out in those win
dows. What is the purpose of exhib
iting these costly gowns?
"Those who can afford to buy these
gowns would not disgrace themselves
by rubbing elbows with the 'cheap'
crowd around the windows, but in
stead are ushered right into the sam
ple parlor as they step out of their
"Why should money-mad mer
chants, who manage to squeeze every
possible cent from their stores, waste
enormously valuable space on State
st just to show the crowds what
gowns are worn by the rich?
"Is it merely to create jealousy,
envy and animosity in the hearts of
the poor daughters of the toilers and
thus indirectly hint to them to se'll
their bodies for the sake of enjoying
wearing such gowns?
"Psychologically the temptation is
indeed very strong, and if this it not
the cunning intention of the big
stores, then their window shows are
the most atrocious fakes every intro
duced in a civilized community."
An unsigned reader send the fol
lowing selections: 1 The police de
partment. 2 The sohool system with
ever changing systems. 3 Board of
moving picture censors.
There they are for today. There
are more coming. The Day Book
would like the contributors to send
in their real names. If you want the
names kept confidential we'll do it
Mary Tobin, principal of Marquette
school, Wood and Harrison, exoner
ated of cruelty charge
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