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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
SOO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
. . , Editorial. Monroe 3S3
JelepflOneS Circulation. Monroe 3830
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. (3.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postoMlce at Chicago.
111., under the Act o March 3, 1878.
STARS, CLUBS AND GUNS. The
right to carry a gun and club and the
authority that a police badge gives a
man has a rotten effect on a good
This is made more apparent every
time a big strike breaks in Chicago.
The1 law says something, at least,
about policemen being hired by the
city and paid with the taxpayers'
dough to protect life and property.
Too many coppers have misconstrued
this meaning. Their actions indicate
that they believe the lives referred to
are those that belong to the Big Busi
ness bosses and the property, that
which is capital owned.
The man who earns a mere living
and the shack in which he may live
well, they just don't count
In the present clothing workers'
strike Chicago policemen have shown
no backwardness in taking sides.
When mounted officers charge into
bands of girl workers and when beat
cops wield their clubs haphazard over
the heads of men strikers, just where
does the police side of it fit? Puz
zle! When a clothing house boss can
own his home, have a couple of auto
mobiles, money in the bank and wear
diamonds, and yet howls against pay
ing his workers the men and wom
en who have made his money for him
enough money to live comfortably
on; and when this same boss can get
police backing in case of a strike, just
where do the employes fit?
The only thing left for them is the
backing of the general public. That's
how the situation in the clothing
strike now on stands.
PULL. Where do trust papers get
the pull that enables them to run
their newspaper delivery autos and
wagons haphazard over Chicago's
boulevards? Why don't the corner
or beat coppers enforce the laws in
regard to wagon traffic on the boule
vards and in regard to automobile
The horses and wagons of the trust
press go pell-mell out the various
boulevards, tearing across street
crossings and picking their way past
autos, pedestrians and anything that
happens to get in the way on the
The automobile trucks that belong
to the trust press break all idea of
speed law as they tear out Madison,
North Clark and Michigan av. What
they do on the boulevards is a crimes
rIf other autos or wagons pulled this
sort of stuff arrest would be the re
sult and probably a stiff court fine
But the trust press wagons and
trucks go merrily on their way.
Why and how do they get away
It is interesting to watch how the
drivers of some of the trust press
wagons and autos toss corner cop
pers a paper as they go speeding by
a corner crossing.
Will the allies have Turkey- for
Who ever thought a daschund
could hold a lion at bay?
If every man's life was an open
book you couldn't send it through the
How, asks the dyspeptic, with
cereals going up, can we expect
breakfast foods to stay down?