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THE DAY BOOK
At . COCHRAN
EDITOR AKD PUBLISHER.
BOO SO. PBORIA ST. CHICUUW. IlL.
ClrctiUtlfta. Monroe 3823
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chlcagb,
30 cents a Month. Br. Mall. United
States -and Canada. )3.0( a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postoffice at Chicago.
111., under tbe Act of March 3, 1879.
LET UNCLE SAM DO IT! Upon
opening the bids for the construction
of battleships 43 and 44 at the navy
department not one of the proposi
' tions submitted by private concerns
were within the $7,800,000 set by
congress. To the contrary the New
York and Philadelphia government
plants submitted bids of $7,000,000
each, while the Mare Island yard sub
mitted an estimate of $7,413,156 for
the turbine ships.
The navy department will endeav
or, it is said, to have the private yards
reduce their bids. Why so? This
country is about to enter upon an ex
tensive plan of ship building, cover
ing a period of many years, and in
volving millions upon millions of dollars.
It has been demonstrated that the
' government output is equal to, or bet
ter than, that of private- concerns.
Uncle Sam should immediately build
more and even better naval yards so
as to be absolutely independent of the
private extortioners. A million dol
lars saved on each battleship will pay
for the plants in a few years. Besides,
we will have the hew navy to main
tain and, therefore, will need greater
ship building facilities.
It's just as well to start now as
-". CREATE THE NEED THEY
CURE. The Krupp works, the
biggest gun maker, has earned a sur-
1 plus of $6,000,000, which it will give
to chanty. This is blood money,
any one can see, and it will buy bit
ter bread for Germans' widows and
It is not so clear, but it is just as
true, that all big charity funds in
America as well as in Germany are
blood money drained from the mass
es. Peace hath its VICTIMS as well
as war. Special privilege and graft
slaughter their victims slowly, but
just as surely do they create the need
for the charity which they af terwartf
One advantage of solidly built
towns is the elimination of billboards.
The dogs of War seem to have mis
taken poor little Serbia for a burglar.
If you're talking about the war and
can't pronounce the name, sneeze
and you're all right .
A manufacturer is using the slo
gan, "The auto with a conscience."
How can it hate ah engine, too?
It is said T. R. will head the Bull
Moose ticket again. Possibly that
new river he went up In South Amer
ica was not Salt Creek.
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