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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
Chicago's great military hero,
Maje Bertie McCormick, as publisher
of the Trib, has stepped on a hornet's
The Trib is now regarded as the
leader of the fight on the Teachers'
With foxy Vic Lawson in the back
ground, and the Illinois Manufactur
ing association back of both.
Bertie might better stop, look and
And ponder on what happened to
the Hearst papers when Andy Law
rence played the goat and led the
fight on union labor in the pressmen's
It was tough on the pressmen and
stereotypers, but look at the other
With the American and Examiner
trailing behind the News, Tribune,
Herald and Journal in volume of ad
vertising. The Trib, editorially, appears to be
losing what little head it has left.
And that little will disappear if the'
sojers are called out and Maje Mc
Cormick has to go to war.
Now's the time for all public school
teachers to show their colors.
Are the teachers who are not in the
federation going to let those who are
in do all the fighting?
Let ALL teachers join the federa
tion and it will be all over but the
During the spring campaign the
fighting was directed against the
And now the school board mem
bers have cleverly turned the fight
onto the Teachers' Federation.
By the way, isn't it funny how fast
Maje Bertie has promoted himself?
As soon as he jined the army as a
maje, the Trib took charge of the
Unied States and began issuing or
ders to President Wilson.
If Jim Keeley isn't tied up to the
Illinois Manufacturers' association!
he has a fine chance to put one over
on the Trib while it's wobbly.
Go to it, Jim. Now's your chance.
Make a fight for the teachers.
Now and then John Eastman-comes
across with some valuable informa
tion. For instance, on Friday he tells us,
in an editorial on "Improving the
"Medical science is attacking dis
ease from both ends."
If that's the case the optimistic
may hope that they can begin to see
the end of disease.
In fact, both of 'em.
In the meantime, some of our
best-known detectives are still de
tecting the slippery guys that got
away with the Armour diamonds.
Why not consult some friendly
Anyhow, let us hope the price of
meat won't "be jumped to smooth out
the little dent in the Armour mil
lions. ' Even the little Post has joined the
trust press anvil chorus against the
Indicating that it is a poor Post to
However, the dark individual in the
woodpile showed his wooly head
when the Illinois Mf'g Ass'n gave its
thanks unto Big Bill.
Has anybody seen the book trust
sneaking down some dark alley, with
a billy in one mitt and a dirk in the
WASN'T DOING A THING,
HER WATCH IS GONE
Mrs. Charles Schroeder, 1756 Sedg
wick, was awakened at 1 a. m. by a
creepy noise. She felt a creepy feel
ing, then she spied a burglar mov
ing across the floor on his hands and
knees. "What are you doing there?"
she asked. "Nothing," the marauder
replied, then ran. A ?25 watch was