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I has no voice in the management o?
THE DAY BOOK
the Tnb. If he did, it probably
wouldn't be the crazy sheet it is now.
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR 'AND PUBLISHER.
BOO S. rEOniA ST. CHICAGO, IUt
Telenhone.t Editorial, sioarsc 353
""' circulation. Monroe 36WJ
SUBSCRIPTION By "Carrier In Cnt
cajro. 30 cents a Month. By Mail.
United States and Canada, f 3 00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the poatoffice at Chicago.
1IL, under the Act of March 3, 1SJ9
THAT AUTOMATIC DEAL-The
combined influence of the Bell tele-
, phone trust and the Chicago Tunnel
company--with no protest fronmny
Chicago newspaper but The Day
Book persuaded the city council
and the state board of public utilities
to approve the purchase of the Auto
matic telephone plant by the trust.
y. All that was needed to complete the
deal was the consent of Attorney
General Gregory. But all the pull Og.
Armour, the Bell phone trust, the-
' Chicago telephone Co. and the Chi
cago Tunnel Co. couldn't move
. Gregory to play the game for the
plutes. And now it's all off. The
scheme to help Armour and his pals
unload the Automatic on the phone
trust and, then let them make phone
users in Chicago pay for itJias been
busted. The people's council in Chi
cago were willing to see them
robbed. So was the state board of
public utilities. But the attorney
general of the United States couldn't
be bought, bulldozed and browbeat
en and h saved the telephone' sit
uation in Chicago. Score another
big mark for the Wilson administra
tion for killing a rotten deal.
THE TARDY FIREMAN. Mr.
Hughes is the tardy fireman. After
the fire's out he rushes to the scene,
all het up with, ferocious zeal, and
tells the boys how "to put it out
MEDILL AND THExTRIB It isn't
fair to hold Medlll McCormick re
sponsible for the Tribune, even
though he is one of the heirs of Jo
seph Medlll, land his brother Bertie"
runs the sheet Medlll. McCormick
AS BREAD GOES OP. As far
fetched as it may seem to be, we are
willing to stake our reputation as a
prophet upon the statement 'that tie
rise in the price of bread, or the re
duction of the size of the loaf and
the enlargement of the diameter of
the hole in the doughnut, is due to
stimulate pro-ally sentiment in Amer
When Turkey entered the war we
mentioned that, sooner or later, we
far away Americans would feel the
stoppage of the supply of Russian
wheat We are feeling it now, in
dollars and cents and in queer sensa
tions atthe pit of our stomachs.
Sentiment of the heart and senti
ment .of the head both give way to
sentiment of the stomach. When a '
man gets so hungry that he is im
pelled to steal he doesn't care very
much whether he robs a friend or ah
enemy. About the time bread takes
another jump- as it must eventually
do, many of us over here are going
'to pull awfuj.' hard for the thing
which will restore to us the good, old,
full-sized, 5-cent loaf. Which will be
a victory for the allies in the Bal
kans. Thus we are in line to have
our sympathies foroed, for the first
time since the war begun, by the
action of the bakers and, funny ,
thing, most of those bakers are German-Americans.
TO HELP HIM OUT
"You are lying so clumsily," said
the observant judge to a litigant rtvhc
was making a dubious statement ol
Ms case, "that I would advise you to
get a lawyer." i-Browning's Mags