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THE DAY BOOK
EDITOR 4ND PUBLISHER.
660 S. PHOBIA. ST. CHICAGO. ILL.
Circulation, Monro 3S34
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier Jn Chi
cago. 30 cents a Month. By Mall.
United States .and Canada. S3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
II. 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago.
I11., under the Act of March I. 1879.
A JOB FOR T. R. There's more
than one way to skin the Mexican
cat Some seem to think the best
way-is to make Roosevelt a major
general and lead an army of invasion
into Mexico. But that would mean
fighting, bloodshed and wholesale
murder of both American and Mexi
can soldiers. We might save blood
shed by going about it in another
way. Let Teddy join the Mexican
army, arouse its members to a high
pitch of patriotic enthusiasm, be
come commander-in-chief, teach the
Mex to sing "Onward Christian Sol
diers," and then march the whole
blamed army up to the border and
surrender to Gen. Funston.
This seems to be a practical and
bloodless way out of the mess, for
T. R. has had experience at that sort
of thing. It's exactly what he did
to the Progressive army. When the
real Progressives got organized and
under way, and were sweeping the
country from the Pacific coast east,
Teddy joined 'em, sang with 'em vand
became their leader and then led
them up to the Old Guard and sur
rendered the whole darned bunch.
If he's smart enough to do that
with 4,000,000 insurging Americans,
T. R. certainly ought to be able to
put the same thing over on the Mex
icans. And just think how easily we
could, conquer the world without
bloodshed If we worked the Teddy
gag In each country that felt like
And there's fame and glory in it
for Teddy. He might send his name
roaring down the corridors of the in
ternational hall of fame as the Great
THE ORPET BOY. In parks and
boulevards statues of so-called he
roes and great men have been placed.
The "theory is that the oftener we
are reminded of the world's great
noble stragglers the better our own.
lives will be. Lincoln's big bronze
figure in Lincoln park, looked at by
thousands daily, is supposed to be
somewhat inspirational of the Lin
coln life. Does the principle of sug
gestion herein involved work the
other way too? By running pictures
of the cringing, faltering Orpet boy
from day to day, and by printing
every word, syllable and whisper that
comes from the Orpet boy, are the
newspapers helping produce more
lives patterned after the Orpet boy?
Is this, too, preparedness?
Germany now has iron money in
A BATH AND CLEAN DUDS