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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
MO S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, IL.U
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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago. 30 cents a Month. By Mail.
United States and Canada, J3.W a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago.
Ill- under the Act of March 3, lt9.
A NEW PUPIL FOR THE JUDGE,
We have told you before something
about Judge Griffith Jones of the
sunrise court of Los Angeles, who
gets up at 5 o'clock each morning to
meet the drunks in the city jail and
to talk to the youths of the city's
Last Easter morning Judge Jones
was on highway to told his morning
He spied a ragged urchin in a
tree, preparing to rob a robin's nest.
What are you doing there?
asked Justice Jones, and the lad
shamefacedly admitted that he was
robbing the nest for Easter eggs.
"Stay with us, Sonnle," said the
big-hearted judge. "We are going
to have a little meeting. I'll get you
some eggs later." So the boy stayed.
And in that odd way of his Judge
Jones, instead of chiding his boys,
told them a simple little story of a
drunkard. Then, under the spread
ing branches of the sycamore he
held a little Easter service, all his
own. The ragged urchins sang the
Easter carols and at las"t the new
lad joined in. And he sang with a
strange, new gladness in his heart,
for.h'e had found friends in a world
where he had thought all men were
So the stranger joined Judge
Jones' class and promised to be a
"good boy," meaning it, too, frem
the depths of his boyish heart.
Whereupon the robin in the tree
above burst into melody free, thril
ling and splendid, for a boy soul had
perhaps, been saved, and as a crea
ture of Divinity, even as was the lad
himself, the robin, too, rejoiced.
A little thing to take so long to
tell about, you say? No, it is not a
little thing; this making a man of
the boy who would have robbed a
robin's nest on Easter morn.
And the lad got his eggs, at that
CITIZEN TAFTS SENSE. Bill
Taft says: "Analyze the people who
today are roasting President Wilson
and you will find a lot of them were
roasting Taft and a few years ago
were roasting McKinley.
"This is a terribly trying time for
the United States. President Wilson
is the president for all of us and I
am a citizen of the United States."
And such a darned good one that
being president didn't spoil him, like
it did others we might mention.
ART MOVIES CENSORSHIP.
"Are Movies Art?" asks a leading
magazine on its front cover; and, in
side, two writers discuss the ques
tion from different viewpoints.
It seems to us that movies are not
yet art. But they have a fair chance
of becoming art if the silly censor
ship under which they now operate
is relaxed, or, better, abolished. With
the so-called "national board of cen
sorship" there is small quarrel, be
cause this is a Frankenstein engi
neered by the movie men themselves
and they have only to say the word
to abolish it.
But worse than criminal are the
state and city consorship, undei
which gome of the best pictures evei
filmed have been kept from manj
states and cities, and other pictures
have been cut and chopped untii
there is little left
Under the unlamented Funkhousei
Chicago refused to permit the
screening of Upton Sinclair's "Jun
gle." And many cities have not y-