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ITHE DAY BOOK!
N. JX COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEOniA ST. CHICAGO, IIX.
Taleiihanet Editorial, Monroe 353
IBtefJlluruitS circulation. Monroe 3S3e
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chi
cago, 10 cents a Month. By Mall,
United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter .April
21, 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago,
111., under the Act of March 3, 1873.
ARTHUR BRISBANE AND TE
DIOUS LIARS. Swinging around
the circle a few weeks ago, Woodrow
Wilson let out one honest-to-God
speech that had a real point to it He
talked about "tedious liars."
There are long-distance liars, cir
cuitous liars, making their real aims
under a fog of exterior purposes.
They waste the time. They have the
liar's habit and before they get down
to telling what they want they must
tell a mass of fabrications and
pseudo-truths. "Tedious liars" block
I feel sort of mussed up men
tally and "filled with conflicting
thoughts," to borrow a phrase from
Jack Lait, when I look at some of the
goings-on in our nation ana city.
Here's Arthur Brisbane, for instance,
the Hearst editorial star, writing two
columns of advice to young men on
It's a good thing to save money,
says Brisbane. Look out how you
spend your wages or you'll go to the
poorhouse, says Brisbane. Cultivate
self-control by acquiring the econo
my habit, says Brisbane.
Here we have a man whose salary
is over $1,000 a week, known as a
spender who slings money right and
left, has dozens of shirts in his ward
robe, lives in a big house with men
servants to tend his laundry and feel
of the water before he takes his bath.
And this guy writes two-column
editorials for laundry girls and laun
dry wagon drivers and working peo
ple, advising them to save their
money. What he writes is printed in
a newspaper owned by a lonely, he
wildered boy, whose father died and
inheritance law machinery then for-
I cibly kicked the lonely boy into mil
lions ana millions.
When I read a Brisbane editorial
on economy printed in a Hearst
newspaper I have the same feeling I
would have if I should listen to a lec
ture on "Chastity and Womanly Vir
tue" delivered by Minnie Everleigh.
I know exactly what Brisbane is
doing, just as he himself knows ex
actly what he is doing. He feeds
this advice to the poor to be econom
ical because the bankers want that
advice fed to the poor.
As wages run in mpst industries
today, the poor don't have a chance
to know the value of a dpllar because
they live on nickels and dimes. They
eat fried mush when they need eggs.
And if a kid is in bed with a fever
they think twice before they buy
anything like oranges or lettuce.
Only when the graveyard looms do
they buy for their sick children the
fresh garden stuff Hearst and Bris
bane spread over their dining tables.
More truth is in grocery ads of
Siegel-Cooper and The Fair and
Hillman's than in the Hearst advice
to save your money. These ads say:
"Eat good things; eat our strictly
One point of value about Clifford
Raymond's Almanac in the Sunday
Tribune is the way it says so oftea
that man is a respectable animal, the
oven of the kitchen range is a house
hold altar and a well-spread table fe
a work of poetry.
What Hearst and Brisbane tell sa
about saving money is all llterafly
true In its separate sentences. But
there is a time when listeners in the
pews have a right to rise and ask:
"Who are you and what do you know
about what you're saying?"
I ask a niche among historic epfc
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