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THE DAY BOOK
tf. i). COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
300 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Editorial, Monroe 333
T1U amiuraii, jionroe soa
JelepnoneS Circulation. Monroe 3826
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 cents a Month. By Mall, United
States and Canada. 13.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postoffice at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
CROSSING BRIDGES -IN AD
VANCE. Two sets of dear folks in
this country are in deep worry and
we can't help them out a bit.
The November report" of the Na
tional City bank of New York em
phasizes the labor situation and says:
"The available supply of labor is so
fully employed that the situation is
on the verge of being critical." ,
Somehow this newspaper can't
work itself into a state of gloom and
terror over the prospects of every
body having a job. We don't see any
thing very critical about it, but
something very beautiful. It's the
viewpoint. Were we a bfg monied in
stitution, with vast idle resources, we
probably could see a crisis in the fact
that not everybody else was hard up.
Then there's the automobile situa
tion. The close of the 1915 season
will show that there are In service
2,250,000 pleasure cars. Manufac
turers' estimates for the coming year
are three-quarters of a million,
which would give approximately
3,000,000 cars, or one to every 30 in
habitants, white, black, native, for
eign and so on; 1919 would find
over 5,000,000 pleasure cars in use or
one to each twenty of inhabitants and
tia business of over $1,000,000,000 a
ear. There must come a time when
le number of new users will fall off
ipidly.t What will this tremendous
Justness do then? The replacement
of wornout cars and parts will sup
ply an enormousmarket, but certain
ly not sufficient to take care of man
Heaven help us! But by 1919 it
may be a flying machine to each 20
BUILT THAT WAY. -Speaking of
the possibility of Germany doing it,
an economist says that "Whena gov
ernment takes over the food supply
of its people a crisis is approaching."
This, like all other attempts to ap
ply generalizations to Germany, is
pretty much drivel. According to the
expert economists, Germany ought
now to be standing at sqme corner of
the world begging for bread. Before
the war Germany imported annually
$1,250,000,000 worth of farm pro
ducts and food. By the laws of fig
ures and theory she shquld have been
starved to death three months ago.
The people of Germany are so or
ganized, amalgamated with and ab
sorbed by their government that the
latter can take over their finances,
food, family relations anything that
the government requires for the gov
ernment's purpose. It will be "a de
cided reversal of form" if the Ger
man people refuse any sacrifice de
manded by their government in the
business of war.
Every time the allies bolster up
one Of their old cabinets a lot of bu
reaus also go on the bum.
If it comes to the worst England
will be in a position to shoot back
some of that loan at ub.
"Why is Richard cailed Dick?"
asks an exchange, For the same rea
son that John is called Jack.
St Paul is feeling the effect of the
recall of Greek reservists. Shines
have jumped from 5 to 10 cents. .
In the olden times men wooed with
clubs. Now the women have clubs of
their own. v . , -
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