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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEORIA ST. CUICAUO, ILU
TelenhnnPI Editorial, Monroe 353
1 ViefJllunea circulation, Monroe 3b2
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
caso, 10 cents a Month. By Mull,
United States and Canada, f 3 00 a
EntereU as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
IIL, under the Act of March 3, 1379
BRANDEIS. I heard a peculiar
pbjection to Brandeis the other day.
It was that some Jews had said that
if President Wilson really wanted to
please the Jews by appointing one of
their faith to the supreme court
bench he should have picked out
some Jew who was more satisfactory
to the Jews. I would hate to be
lieve that President Wilson appointed
Brandeis because of his religion, and
I don't believe it I believe he ap
pointed Brandeis because he knew
him as a MAN, believed him to be
admirably qualified for the job and
didn't care a darn what religious
faith he professed. And that's the
way all big-brained Jews, Catholics,
Protestants or Whatnots religiously
want to be judged."
I'm acquainted with Brandies. I
have broken bread with him in his
own home and have,-en joyed the priv
ilege of meeting his family there.
And I never thought of his" creed or
nationality. But I do admire his big
ness as-a MAN and patriot.
Properly, no man should be ap
pointed to public office unless he is
fit for the job. And if he's fit for
the job I don't care where the goes to
church or whether he goes at alL
That's HIS business. It's none of
MAYBE WE CAInHONK Eleven
to 12, to 13, to 18, to 40 or 60 cents
probably, says Thomas Hisgen, who
fought and iought the Standard OUT
Co. about prices of gasoline. ' This
leads a great editor of limousine ca-
pacity to ask:
"Is this a huge squeeze from a
monster hand unnecessitated by any
valid reason?" t
We guess not We guess that it is
a huge squeeze from a monster hand
for the very valid reason that the
hand aforesaid wants more money
and tooting prices is the easy way
to get it
Will we stand for it? Honk ! Honk !
No, sir! We will investigate "the sup-1
ply and demand explanation given
for 20 or 50-cent gasoline, we willJ
Our U. S. district attorneys will get
busy, they will! They'll find that the
supply and demand are in good
health, and we'll sue the Standard"
Oil Co., we will. Honk! Honk! Getf
out of the way, Standard Oil Co.!
Gasoline has become a common
necessity. It is a necessity of busi
ness life, home life, farm life. It
turns the wheels of the merchant's
delivery truck. It fries our bacon"
on the family cook stove. It reaps,
lifts, carries back and forth on our
farms. Does anybody think that"
we're going to lie down while an Oc-'
topus raises this necessity beyond our
reach? Never! We'll have the law
And our governing body, the U. S.
supreme court, will tell us, "We dis
solved the Octopus." And the Octopus1
will raise gasoline another two cents
to pay for defending itself against
our law suit!
Honk! Honk! That's about all wev
can accomplish. And, by the Great
Horned Spoon! we have to buy gaso
line with which to do even that
What the Turks need in Asia Minor
is a general who can fall back about
400 miles "in order to occupy a more1
Gasoline taking 2-cent jumps!
What we want to know is, can the
Ford machine run with a candle fori
fuel? - I