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THE DAY BOOK
JV. 2). COCHRAN
EDITOR AHD PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
Editorial. Manroe 3S3
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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 .cent a Month. Br Mali. United
States and Canada, $3.00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postottice at Chicago.
Ill, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE WESTERN ELECTRIC.
Hove YOU noticed that with all of
the various investigations of the
Eastland .horror none of the inves
tigating Bodies has investigated the
charges published in The Day Book
to the effect that the employes of the
Western Electric felt that they HAD
TO GO on that excursion or lose their
Of course, this charge, if true, does'
not strike at the cause of the acci
dent, but it is important just the
same. It is a vital problem in indus
trial relations. It shows the depen
dency of the single individual em
ploye when not protected by a union.
If employes lost their lives by going
on an excursion they didn't want to
attend; if they went on tie Eastland
against their will, and because they
feared the loss of their 'jobs if they
refused or failed to goj then the pub
he has a right to know all about it
Such an investigation may save the
lives of other employes in the "future
v by providing against coercion of em-
9 ployes in matters outside the shop
and its legitimate business.
DON'T HURRY THE"LETTING."
The Washington Post, with a
strong odor of war in its aristocratic
nostrils, declares that the country
wants an extra session of congress
immediately and the letting of con
tracts fo ammunition, uniforms and
Our guess is that the country does
not want an extra session of congress
until President Wilson feels that he
cannot handle present war affairs
without one, and that he will not call
one for the special purpose of pre
paring for war at a remote date.
Undoubtedly the next congress will
consider the great question of a na
tional policy as to preparedness for
war. In this session there ought to
be a splendid fight over the matter of
letting contracts for war supplies.
The slogan "Let Uncle Sam Do It!"
is going to be heard. The letting of
contracts of the war department has
been a matter of shame and robbery
in times of peace as well as in times
war. There should be a radical
change. The country may want pre
paredness, but it does not want it un
der the old scheme of gougery by pri
WHY NOT "AMERICANS"? Hoa.
Julius Kahn, addressing the Jewish
Chatauqua at San Francisco, objects?
to the term "American Jews," but
wants them called "Jewish-Americans."
It is a plea for the hyphen.
But why not call them just "Amer-,
leans," if they are good citizens? Al
hyphen or anything else depicting a
nationality, or a class, or a clan, in,
this country, is bad.
Whenever you see an overgrown
boy still dressed up like a baby doll
it's a safe bet it's the father of the
house whose breath comes in short
Question: Are 3,000 iron crosses
on German soldiers worth a million
and a half iron crosses on six-foot;
strips of earth? '
Germany objects to our shipping
arms to England. Suppose we limit:
It to wooden legs?
Billy Sunday believes in handing
out the punch but not drinking it
Generally speaking, the plainer the
woman, the plainer she talks. - -