THE PUBLIC FORUM
"WHAT IS THE USE"
By Ceo. B. "McComb
What is the use of worry?
What is the use of fears?
Why do you alwayshurry
To cross the bridge of tears?
What is the use of sorrow?
Why do you always sigh?
The sun will shine tomorrow
In a bright and summer sky.
Why are you always pining?
Why are you always sad?
Each cloud has a silver lining
And tomorrow you'll be glad.
So just you keep on smiling,
No matter what may come,
The dreary hours beguiling
With laughter, song and fun.
And just forget the worry,
And just forget the fears,
And just forget to hurry,
When you get to the bridge of tears.
GRADE CROSSINGS AND AUTOS.
Motor Age for April gives a very
interesting article regarding grade
crossings and automobiles. It says:
"Owners and drivers throughout
the state of California are affected
vitally by a recent decision handed
down by the supreme court, which
once and for all time places upon the
operator of a car the duty of coming
to a full stop at dangerous railway
crossings, whether or not that cross
ing is protected by warning bells. It
also takes away from the driver the
right to collect damages where he
fails to hear a whistle blown or a
"Under this ruling drivers cannot
collect damages for accidents, even
when the view of he track is not
fully free and open, and when no sig
nal from approaching train is heard,
unless he has brought his car to a full
stop at a point where he can look up
and down the track before attempt
ing to cross. The decision, which"
was handed down by Judge Melvin
and concurred in by Henshaw and
Lorigan, was in the case of 0. G. Grif
fin against the San Pedro, Los An
geles & Salt Lake railway."
Let it be sincerely hoped that the
state of Illinois won't hand down such
a law (favoring the railroads). What
show would the autoist have in get
ting a fair deal with a decision of this
Why doesn't the supreme court
compel the railroads "to remove all
obstruction from these death traps,
where in most cases the autoists are
unaware of danger until it is too late?
Fewer accidents would occur. P. VV.
REPLY TO NOLAN. In regard to
the letter from Nolan of 2522 W.
Jackson blvd. in The Day Book, about
the smell of the fish peddlers' baskets
on the Halsted st. cars, I beg to an
swer same in this manner:
If Mr. Nolan can afford to live on
Jackson blvd. and go to work as a
sport, he ought to be thankful that he
is not one of us poor unfortunates
who must go out and make a living
for a family with a fish basket on
So, Mr. Nolan, please smell your
part and let these men make their
livelihood, as there are many other
peojle who also ride the cars daily
and take the smell good-naturedly.
Ruby Davis, 1206 W. 13th St., and
Edward Smith, 1330 S. Jefferson St
WE HAVE U. P. Does The Day
Book get the Associated Press news?
What does The Day Book give its
readers that isn't in the other pa
pers? G. R.
The Day Book's telegraph news is
all from the United Press, which
serves about twice as many after
noon papers in the United States as'
the Associated Press. The only other
newspaper in Chicago getting the
United Press service is the Evening
Post The Day Book also prints ex-
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