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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 22',
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THE PUBLIC FORUM
SPORT SHIRTS. Why is it that
a fellow faces a lot of kidding when
he first dons a sport shirt? I'd like
to know what there is more sensible
for a man during these hot days than
a sport shirt? Doctors tell us that
with the temperature hovering
around the 90 mark the neck should
be kept cooL The sport shirt has
solved that It is also dressier than
transacting your business with your
collar off and your shirt collar tucked
in at the neck. I'd like to hear some
legitimate kicks against the sport
shirt James Allen.
THE HOUSEMAID QUESTION.
What oh what is to become of
households in need of domestic help?
It seems impossible to get girls who
will do general housework for a fair
wage, a good home and considerate
treatment Where, tell me, is the old
fashioned "hired girl" who would do
general housework- The "maids"
now demand $8, no washing, ironing,
cleaning; Thursday and Sunday aft
ernoons and evenings off, etc.
A small family is always insisted
upon. There are four adults in our
family and one boy of 7; we are
thinking of chloroforming three;
then we may get a maid.
Our last domestic would not an
swer the telephone or the doorbell.
They all say they are good "plain
cooks"; some of 'em are "plain," but
cooks, never! We have had three in
quick succession and not one could
get up a breakfast of toast, soft
boiled eggs and coffee. If that is not
plain cooking, what is? One appli
cant refused to come to our well-
furnished, up-to-date flat because
the girl's room did not open off the
kitchen; it was so much more con
venient that way.
We office workers do not begin to
know what independence means. II
we acted the way the domestics do
we would he floating around looking
What are householders going to
do for help at a moderate price? A
girl who is getting $6 a week and a
good home and has absolutely no ex
pense is certainly making more
money than an office worker who
gets $12. The domestic can save at
least $5 per week without any sacri
fice, and the office girl who makes
$12 cannot save a cent Worried'
PARTY WITHOUT AN ISSUE.
Never before in the history of the
two great political parties has the
party in power passed so much vital
and important legislation as to prac
tically leave the other party without
an issue. The important issues of
the past campaigns have been so
well cared for by the present admin
istration that it will be a very diffi
cult matter to convince the people
that there is any need to "turn the
The currency question has been
cared for by the federal reserve act;
the tariff will be looked after by a
competent commission; rural credit
banks are now being established; a
federal trade commission is at work;
the income tax is also a law; child
labor has a law. A larger army and
navy bill will soon become a law and
a number of other important bills
have been passed. All of the above
legislation was so important and
necessary that the Republicans in
congress dared not oppose them.
Our present congress is to be con
gratulated for its efficient work and
for the splendid support it gave to
a great president R. F. C.
STYLES. The men laugh at the
way women "fall" for the styles. And
they've got a nerve to do it. The
men folks are just as bad as the
Every year you see new styles in
men's hats, men's shoes, men's suis
and men's other things. And the
men all come strutting out in them.
It is to laugh. When the men folks