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patch didn't tell the whole story.
Maybe the workers were beginning
to threaten strike unless they a little
of that amazing zinc prosperity.
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEOniA ST. CHICAGO, ILU
n- r Editorial, Monroe 333
JelepnOneS Circulation, Monroe 3830
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
SO cents a Month. By Mall, United
States and Canada. $3.00 a Tear.
Entered, as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postotlice at Chicago.
Ill, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
A VOLUNTARY INCREASE IN
WAGES. Bartiesville, Okla. With
the zinc smelters rushed to fill war
orders, a voluntary increase of 15 per
cent in wages was announced by the
Bartiesville smelters. News Dis
patch. Now isn't that kind! The manufac
turers of zinc, having lots of busi
ness, give the producers of the metal
an increase of 15 per cent in wages.
But there's another side to the
story. Last July zinc was selling a
11 cents a pound in Chicago. Guess
what it's selling at today.
Thirty-three cents a pound!
Three hundred per cent increase
over last July, that's all ! And the fel
lows who steam and boil and labor in
the making of the stuff are to get 15
per cent increase.
Zinc is mined in large quantities
in the southwest. It costs no more
to mine it now than last July. It
costs no more to smelt it; except that
voluntary (!!!) little increase in
crease in wages.
If the manufacturers and mine
owners made three cents a pound
profit on zinc before the war, when
it sold at 11 cents a pound, their
profits are now 700 per cent greater.
We presume demand has shoved
the prices up. Demand that is, the
consumers also paid that "volunta
ry" 15 per cent increase in wages. So
let's give the credit to the right party.
t perhaps tbe foregoing news dis
A California man is in court be
cause a neighbor named a pet don
key after him, whereupon he waxed
violent, which proves that the donkey
was the party with a kick coming.
Paterson, N. J., claims she got
great benefit from Billy Sunday be
cause he made debtors pay up oH
time bills. Grocers and butchers
Give it to Mr. Hoist; he was ready
either to claim credit for smashing
the steel trust or a great beat in being
first to predict the government would
lose its suit
Grand Lodge Freemasons of Ger
many repudiates the French and Ital
ian grand lodge. Another fine de
monstration of the miserable folly of
Life is growing harder and harder
for us married men. Gov. Whitman
6"f New York was in Sacramento and
heard the baby in Albany crying. No
Sometimes our brain is particular
ly dense. For instance, we cannot
understand why if the steel trust isn't
a trust Barnes is a boss.
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