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THE DAY BOOK!
W Z. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
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Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3. 1879.
PREPAREDNESS. It doesn't
mean merely preparedness by learn
ing to shoulder arms and pull th.
trigger of a gun. It means "more
than building up a big standing army
of .professional soldiers. It means
preparedness in every way of the
manhood of this country to protect
and preserve our democratic insti
tutions. And that means that the
first place to get busy on prepared
ness is to so rearrange our industrial
and social life that everybody born
in this country will be sure of a
chance to have pure air, wholesome
food and the sanitary housing that
mean health and opportunity to de
velop as sound, healthy human be
ings in both mind and boyd.
And it means a policy that is car
ried out from babyhood to old age.
It means that we can't eat our
cake and have it. We can't grind
the souls and bodies of children and
adults into cold, hard dollars and at
the same time make them physically
and mentally able to fight bravely
and intelligently to protect their
country when it is attacked.'
To make strong men we've got to
start with strong, healthy babies who
will grow into strong men and wom
en. We can't breed strong, healthy
babies from half-starved, poorly clad
and miserably housed, disease-weak
ened fathers and mothers.
We've got to quit measuring our
national wealth in terms of dollars
alone, and begin measuring it in
terms of humanity.
Now is a good time to begin pre
paredness by abolishing child-labor,
eliminating occupational disease, kill
ing off consumption and syphilis,
raising wages and establishing a
shorter workday, giving the workers
more time and opportunity for
healthful recreation, carefully guard
ing the health, and happiness of ALL
mothers, insuring work at decent
wages for all fathers, making it pos
sible for the young to get married
i and raise babies and making certain
that everybody has full opportunity
to develop into a sound, healthy man
THE QUICK OR THE DEAD
When it comes to the performance of
high comedy, don't overlook the
courts and the law.
Anselmo Sosa and wife lived as
fine a married life at San Diego as
anybody can, for several years, when
Sosa suddenly disappeared. Mrs.
Sosa waited for some years for An
selmo's return but, .finally, desiring
his real estate, asked for letters of ad
ministration on the ground that he
May 2, 1910, the court declared An
As soon as he learned that he was
dead, Sosa returned to San Diego
from Mexico, and went to lawing for
his real estate and vitality.
Sept 27, 1915, the court declared
During Anselmo's deadness Mrs.
Sosa married another man, and the
Sosa's realty, life and domestic rela
tions have been in an awful mess of
litigation for a considerable period.
Now cometh word from Santa Ana
that Sosa is dead again, dead enough
to 'bury, this time. In other words,
they've got the corpse. But, rather
than run any risk of another legal
resurrection, it is intimated that the
San Diego courts may attend Aa
selmo's funeral in a body.