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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST, CHICAGO, ILL.
TV, ;&.,.,,, Editorial, Monroe 363
lelepnones Circulation. Monro 3S2
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. JS.aq a Tear.
Entered as secondrdass matter April
31. 1914. at the poatofflce at Chicago.
HL. tmder the Act of March J. 1879.
WILSON IS RIGHT. If President
Wilson were afraid of the big city
newspapers and willing to obey their
orders he wonld declare war on Ger
many right off without waiting for
any information about the sinking of
the Arabic except such news as got
by the British censors.
But he isn't afraid of the jingo
press and is determined to use -his
ownjudgment - So he will not go off
half-cocked, but will wait for official
reports before rushing this country
headlong into the European war. And
he will hear the German as well as
the- British side of it before making
up his mind just what this country's
duty to humanity and itself is.
I'm neutral enough to want to hear
both sides before taking one of them.
Wilson knows more about the in
side of this war than any editor in
the country; and I believe the people
have more confidence in -his mature
deliberation than in the frenzied
opinions of a lot of fool editors.
If Wilson has permitted himself to
be stampeded by these very same
papers we would have been at war
with Mexico when wholesale murder
broke loose in Europe.
Wilson was right then, and he's
right now. As our old friend Davy
Crockett once remarked: Be sure
you're right, then go ahead.
,And the more modern Dewey re
marked upon a recent historical oc
casion: When you are ready, Grid-
ley, you majr fire. Or words to that
And when Wilson knows just
where he's at and what he's doing, he
has my permission to shoot
In the meantime, he's getting too
darned much excited advice from ed
itors who are too old for conscription
and who haven't the slightest inten
tion of shouldering a gun.
POT-BELLIED PATRIOTS. The
training of business men at Platts
burg for military purposes and the
proposed camp for the same purpose
near Chicago may result in much
good for pot-bellied patriots, even if
it doesn't save the country from some
While there has been a gradual
improvement in the matter of excess
ive drinking among the men of this
country there has been not corre1
sponding crusade against intemper
ate eating; and pot-bellied business
and professional men are among our
most important products.
It seems- that men who have more
tnan they need and can eat more
than they need are bound to take ad
vantage of opportunity; and we have
millions of desk and office men whose
work doesn't require physical exer
cise eating their heads off titree times
a day wearing out their'Hmeys and
putting the rest of their insides on
So we have Bright's disease, nerv- i
ous prostration, neuritis gastritis, J
rheumatism, gout, dyspepsia, indiges
tion, constipation and a thousand
and one ills of the flesh that are making-physical
mollycoddles of memwho
inherited robust constitutions.
Whether it is patriotism or some
thing worse that is inspiring fhe pot
bellied persons with? soft haiids and
soft clothes to get oat under the sun
and march and drill and .sweat the
result will make better men of them
physically and, perhaps, mentally.
Doctors say that quite as much poison-works
its way out of the system j
through the. pores of the skin as, .
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