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THE PUBLIC FORUM
SHORTWEIGHT BREAD LOAVES
Why is the Schulze Bread Co. al
lowed to label Butternut bread
"three-fourths of -a jjound" -when to
day I weighed four "different loaves
in the grocery and they all weighed
exactly 10 ounces with the wrappers.
Also, the waxed wrappers' are not
for the good of the public. Instead
of being for sanitary reasons they are
used to lessen the percentage of stale
bread. Mrs. T. Church, 600 E. 51st
T the only ones to have any attraction
for the male.
Keep your eyes open, young man,
and you will find plenty of the old
fashioned girls. From One of the
Many Modest Young Ladies.
GATEMEN'S PAY. I wish you
would please print this in your Day
Book. I think the public ought to
I do not think that there are any
men working for so low a wage as
the gatemen on the Metropolitan
West Side Elevated R. R. Fifty per
'cent of them get $50 per month. That
makes a little over 14c per hour. The
other 50 per cent get $40 p'er month.
That is a little over lie per hour.
They work 12 hours a day and every
day in the month. They have to pass
a physical examination and they test
their eyes on colors and lights. They
have to tend the gates of the Met
Elevated R. R. and the B. & O. R. R.
also, and it takes a man in good con
dition to stand the work. A Gate-man.
TO W. J. P. "Tell me your com
pany and I will tell you what you
are." An old, old saying, neverthe
less a true one.
No doubt you have not as yet made
the acquaintance of any modest
young ladies and my advice to you
is "to watch and wait" Defore ex
pressing your opinion upon the mod
esty of all the young ladies in a great
big city like Chicago.
Even in a loop department store
by looking you will find plenty of
them, but owing to their modesty no
one pays any attention to them, as
they are totally eclipsed by their
bolder companions, who appear to be
FRENZIED MONEY GRABBER.
The frenzied money grabber does
not care for folks outside his own,
and what he gives to charity he fig
ures on getting back with compound
After he accumulates enough to
keep a hundred families in comfort
he still clings to the habit of grab
bing more. He knows no better. ' He
does not realize the exact use
to which the gifts of nature should be
put He insists on his divine right
to fleece the poor of what they earn
by the sweat of their brow.
He hears not the wails of the suf
fering poor, nor heeds the look of an
guish on their .faces. Little children
of the poor (one of God's grandest
works) in his eyes are undesirable,
insignificant creatures. Money, gold,
money, is the woeful cry of the mon
ey grabber. The destroyer of all beau
tiful, the annihilator of the rights of
man, the instigator of all misery, is
the right definition of the frenzied
money grabber. Frank Smith.
BRYAN'S RESIGNATION, What
was at the bottom of Mr. Bryan's, U.
S. secretary of state, resignation?
Do you suppose that with him the
backbone of our peace advocating
government is gone?
If so, why would it not be a good
Wnd proper thing for you, dear ed
itor, to send a few representative
copies of your little newspaper and
show President Wilson that you have
with deep sincerity stood by him in
such things which were best for the
nation and in the question of peace
toward other nations. And that you
have not printed a single thing which
would throw a shadow on him or his
administration. 'Tell him that there
are- a good many in our great city