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1 THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
. EECITOR AND PUBLISHER.
800 SP. rPEOREA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
VV.r,i..-, Editorial. Monroe 333
leleptlOneS Circulation, Monroe 383t
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Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the.postottice at Chicago,
I1L. under the Act of March 3. 187?.
HARDtLINES FOR VIC. Poor old
Vic Lawson, former boss of Chicago,
is having .'hard lufck these days. The
cards areirunniig nasty for him. He
doesn't like 'Thompson because
Thompson publicly advertised Law
son as a taxdodger. He didn't want
Thompson to be nominated. But
Thompson was nominated. Then
Lawson didn't want him elected. The
New supported Sweitzer. News read
ers failed, to obey orders. They vot
ed for Thompson. Thompson was
elected. Then came the- street car
strike, with great glory for Mayor
Thompson. Lawson was peeved for
some reason. But he didn't dare
jump on the mayor. Thompson was
too popular. So poor old Lawson
emitted an editorial from nght off the
top of a sour stomach and roasted
the tar out of Aldermen Kennedy and
Rodriguez, two of the best members
of the city council. I mean best for
the public, not best for Lawson.
Vic might write a letter to Doc
Evans of the Trib and ask him what's
good for a sour stomach.
Some of the newspaper editors who
merely barked during the street rail
way strike, and had no solution to
offer, are now yelling for a compul
sory arbitration law1 governing pub
lic service corporations and their em
ployes. It is bunk. The law can't
body can force a man, by law, tofl
work if. the man doesn't want to ;
work and won't work. No law can
prevent a man from striking if he
doesn't want to work. He can't be
deprived of his right to have some
thing to say about the terms and con
ditions under which he will work.
Unions and corporations can agree
to arbitrate their differences, but the
law can't make them do it
A square deal in the street railway
arbitration will do more to make ar
bitration popular than a law attempt
ing to make it compulsory.
As for the corporations, the law
can prevent the use of strikebreaking
thugs and gunmen. It can put a stop
to the corporation game of import
ing desperadoes, organizing them
into a private army and using them
to whip workingmen into subjection
by the use of brute force. When
that game is stopped, then corpora
tions will feel more like arbitrating.
The Daily News is one of the news
papers that merely barked during the
strike, and which is now demanding
compulsory arbitration. Editor Law
son doesn't know what he is talking
about This is getting to be a habit
with his paper.
The discovery that deep plowing
ruins corn wins for us an argument
that we thought lost 35 years ago.
First chance we get we're going back
and convince Frank that it wasn?t
because we were lazy that we didn't
bear down on the plow.
Many a fellow calls himself a self
made man when he has only made
good on half the plans and specifica
tions laid down by his parents.
Italy has forbidden the exporta
tion of gorgonzola cheese. Merciful
heavens, are they going to use that
against the Teutons?
We suspect that either the winter
resorts closed too soon or the sum
mer resorts opened too early.
A cabaret is a honkytonk .glide?
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